Romantic retreats for Indian Ocean lovers

Indulge yourselves with a fabulously romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Take your pick from our luxury hotels and resorts that offer everything from secluded spaces, intimate suites and first-class service, to adrenalin fuelled sports and dancing barefoot on the beach late into the night.

Nature has helped us create the perfect romantic environment with white sand, turquoise waters and lush tropical foliage.

So we’ve added to it, to bring you the ultimate lovers’ retreats with luxury accommodation, indulgent spas and some of the most seductive restaurants in the world.

Gastro dining with Constance

Each resort and hotel has a choice of restaurants, here’s a glimpse of what’s on offer:

  • Le Barachois at Le Prince Maurice – accessed by a lantern-lit gangplank running through mangrove trees to arrive at a beautiful secluded restaurant floating on the lagoon.
  • Blue Penny Café at Belle Mare Plage – the very best in romantic fine-dining with a wine cellar to match.
Romantic dining at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Table for two at Lemuria

  • Legend at Lémuria – Like a tree-top house, Legend’s wooden deck is set amongst the Seychellois foliage with dramatic views over ocean. Perfect for a quiet, candlelit fine-dining. Or for the ultimate romantic meal, book our exclusive table for two on the rocks overlooking the water.
  • At Moofushi we take seclusion and privacy one step further by offering you and your partner the opportunity to dine together at a table for two under the stars on your very own sandbank.

And so to bed…

Whichever accommodation you choose, you’ll find yourself seduced by elegant luxury and romance. Escape to one of our water villas floating above the tranquil waters of a lagoon at Moofushi, Halaveli and Le Prince Maurice, or head to the seclusion of the hillside villas at Ephélia or the peaceful rosewood bunglows at Tsarabanjina.

All rooms, suites and villas have a private outdoor area specially designed for late night star-gazing with the one you love. We’ll even add to the romance by drawing you a candlelit bath with scented oils and flower petals.

Rekindle your sense of adventure

Wedding at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Wedding at Tsarabanjina

Take time to play and enjoy some of the fast, adrenalin-filled sports we offer – from sailing a catamaran across the ocean, to zip-sliding, diving with sharks, and water skiing. If you’re looking for something a little less heart-thumping, we have 3 championship golf courses in Mauritius and at Lémuria, Seychelles.

Spa treatments for two

At our spas, we embrace togetherness by offering couple’s treatment rooms and treatment packages. At Le Prince Maurice the Sisley Spa offers a couple’s package seductively entitled ‘In the mood for Love.’

Feeling tempted?

Find out more about each of our resorts on our website at Constance Hotels & Resorts, or visit our Facebook page to find out what other guests have to say about their favourite hideaways in the Indian Ocean.

 

Tee off in ultimate luxury at Constance Hotels

For the definitive luxury golf holiday look no further than Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Lémuria in the Indian Ocean.

Golf pro at Constance Lemuria

Golf pro at Constance Lemuria

At Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius and Lémuria in the Seychelles our ultimate luxury holiday experience means keen golfers can indulge their passion without compromising on style.

The elegant 5 star hotels offer discreet, attentive service, stunning accommodation, sumptuous spas and refined fine-dining combined with beautifully conceived 18-hole championship golf courses in stunning locations.

Golf at Constance Lémuria

Winner of the 2012 World Travel Awards Leading Golf Resort in the Indian Ocean for the fifth year running, Lémuria truly offers the opportunity to play golf in paradise.

Boasting the only 18-hole golf course in the Seychelles, the hotel’s course with its terraced greens and stunning views across three beaches is often described as one of the most beautiful courses in the world.

After your round, sit back and enjoy the view with a glass of champagne at the clubhouse or meet up with friends to enjoy a sophisticated fine-dining experience at The Seahorse restaurant overlooking the 11th green.

Luxury golf at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Champagne at the 15th hole, Lemuria

Golf at Lémuria includes:

  • Free green fee for resort guest
  • Free club cars
  • Coaching sessions with golf pros by arrangement
  • Golf equipment available to rent
  • The chance to book tee-off times with the online concierge service before you arrive

Constance Le Prince Maurice

At Le Prince Maurice golfers will find luxury both on the course and off, with two 18-hole championship courses to play and all the facilities to enjoy at this elegant boutique-style hotel.

Celebrate your love of the game with our deluxe golf experience. Enjoy a welcome pack of tees, pitch remover, score cards and brochures and a 30 minute complimentary ‘course discovery’ with one of our pros when you make a reservation for either course.

Legend golf course, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Legend golf course, Le Prince Maurice

The Legend Golf course offers the very latest in modern golf advancement built to USPGA specifications and using Tif Dwarf grasses to ensure a perfect playing surface. Designed by Hugh Baiocchi the course is a par 72 set in the stunning heart of an indigenous forest.

Together with the hotel’s other 18-hole course, The Links, the resort has hosted the MCB Tour Championship since 2009.

Golf at Le Prince Maurice includes:

  • Unlimited green fees at both courses
  • Coaching from pros of the Marc Farry Golf Academy
  • Blocked tee-off times
  • Unlimited bookings for tee-off times before arrival with our online concierge service
  • Free club cars
  • Shuttle to courses available non-stop from 7am-7pm
  • Limousine service to golf courses bookable
  • Weekly complimentary golf clinic with golf pro

Indulge after your game

Take time to relax after your game with a trip to the Spa de Constance where a masseur will work specifically on golf-worn muscles. The ‘Golfer’s Tonic’ at Le Prince is particularly popular.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

If you’re looking for luxury golf at a larger resort why not try Constance Belle Mare Plage. Set on one of Mauritius’ most beautiful beaches, and renowned for its family friendly vibe, it shares the stunning Legend and Links golf courses with Le Prince Maurice.

 

Top 5 reasons to head to the Indian Ocean

Beautiful beach at Constance Lemuria Resort

Beautiful beach at Lemuria, Seychelles

If you’re in need of some warm sunshine right now, there’s no place better to head to than the Indian Ocean.

Here are our top 5 reasons why you should pack your bag and escape to one of our unique resorts or super deluxe hotels.

1. Beaches, beaches, beaches

Imagine the softest white sand between your toes, and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean stretching as far as the eye can see. Your holiday playground is set on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world – from Anse Georgette, the private beach at our Seychelles’ Lemuria Resort, to the soft sands of Moofushi.

2. Luxury

It’s hard to resist the idea of a little luxury at this time of year, and Constance hotels offer this in spades. Wonderfully designed rooms, delicious food, stunning locations and an attention to detail means you can expect to find everything you could want in just the right measure.

3.  Sunshine

While it’s freezing cold in the Northern hemisphere, it’s hot and sunny across the Indian Ocean. Immerse yourself in the warmth of the sunshine, and give your body the boost of Vitamin D it needs to restore that delicious sense of well being.

Diving with turtles at Constance Moofushi

Diving with turtles at Constance Moofushi

4. Diving, spa, watersports

If you tire of the beach or infinity pool, rest assured there are plenty of things to do. From water skiing, windsurfing and tennis to golf and spa treatments, and some of the best diving sites in the world – there’s no shortage of entertainment.

5. Gourmet food and fine wine

The Constance culinary spirit is central to the luxury experience you’ll find at our resorts. Expert chefs use the freshest local produce to create meals of exceptional quality, and our wine cellars are stocked with many inspiring wines that you won’t easily find elsewhere. Enjoy relaxed beach dining during the day before indulging at our elegant restaurants by night.

Find out more about our hotels and resorts on our website, Constance Hotels & Resorts.

30 Days of Discovery – a prize a day for 30 days

At Constance Hotels & Resorts we seek out the greatest experiences from around the world to share them with you.

Wine tasting at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Wine tasting at Constance

This month, we’re launching our 30 Days of Discovery.

Every day, for the next 30 days, you can enter a daily prize draw for a chance to win some great prizes –  from the latest iPad mini to Sisley and Valmont beauty products and Constance goodies.

Inspired by our creative passion to bring you the finest things in life, we’ll also be bringing you a daily dose of inspiration.

From discovering new wines, food and spa treatments to tips on where to go, what to see and new places to seek out.

And as a bonus, if you enter the prize draw daily you’ll increase your chances of winning the iPad mini.

Visit our Constance Hotels & Resorts Facebook page to enter the 30 Days of Discovery daily prize draw.

Today’s Discovery: Top 10 beaches in Mauritius

Wreck diving in the Maldives

Join TGI Dive Instructor, Natalie Skipworth, as she shares the unique adventure and exhilaration of a wreck dive at Constance Halaveli.

Wreck diving at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Natalie Skipworth wreck diving at Halaveli, photo by Marco Care

Stepping on the dhoni, a traditional Maldivian fishing boat, the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean stretch out before me.

The sky is blue and cloudless and although it’s only a short ride to the dive site, and I’m eager to enter the water, I almost wish the journey wouldn’t end.

Arriving at the wreck

All too soon we arrive and my instructor tells me it’s time to get ready. She jumps in to check the speed and direction of the current, and surfaces with a smile, telling us the visibility is amazing and the fish are keen to see us.

We grin like idiots as we gear up and look each other over, strapping on computers, checking weight belts and air gauges, making sure nothing will ruin this perfect afternoon.

Entering the water

The first breath underwater is like coming home for me. As we swim down and across, following the guide, the wreck looms into view. It should be threatening, sinister even, but this wreck has been put here deliberately, sunk by the dive centre specifically for divers to enjoy.

What you can expect to see

The abundance of life is incredible in such a short stretch, and within the first 10 minutes we’ve spotted white tip reef sharks, stingrays, a napoleon wrasse, and even a turtle or two.

This wreck is slightly deeper than most and the first person reaches their air supply reserve within 30 minutes. The guide signals us to do a safety stop and inflates her surface marker buoy.

Blowing bubble rings through her regulator to pass the time she points out fish of every colour on the teeming reef.

We drift along for 3 minutes, almost blinded by the reds, yellows, oranges, blues and greens of the sealife, and surface together close to the dhoni. One of the many advantages to diving in the Maldives is that the boat follows you.

Handing up our equipment with the help of the instructor, we climb the ladder back onto the boat, tired but happy.

Find out more

Read more about Constance Halaveli on our website or catch up on other articles of interest on our blog:

Jump to it

January is a time to rethink fitness and our approach to health and well being.

Diving at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Time to get active

Constance hotels offer space to escape to where you can reduce your stress levels, embrace a healthier lifestyle and enjoy some grown up play time.

We take an holistic approach to fitness – from the fresh goodness of food grown locally and prepared healthily, to the chance to exercise in a completely different type of environment.

If you’re struggling to make it down the road to the gym, here’s an idea of what you can expect to find at our 7 resorts in the Indian Ocean.

Join us at Le Prince Maurice for Aquagym or the more strenuous Fit Paddle in our infinity pool.

The fully equipped gyms at our spas feature some of the latest fitness technology such as the Kinesis Conditioning equipment at Ephélia and Halaveli which focuses on balance, flexibility and stability.

Bespoke fitness programs

Our personal training staff, including French fitness guru Isabelle Lamant at Le Prince Maurice, are on hand to create bespoke programs to help you reach your targets.

Alternatively,  have a go at one of our organised classes from Sculpt Zumba to a Beach Workout and yoga. Many of our resorts also offer tennis courts, and at Ephélia you’ll find a natural climbing wall and squash courts.

Adrenalin sports

Active holidays at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Tennis at Constance

If your idea of paradise doesn’t include the gym, try these adrenalin-filled sports available at most resorts:

  • Scuba diving
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Pedalos
Golf at Constance

And if golf is your game, then walking the tiered greens of Lémuria’s 18-hole golf course will give you a great work out. Or play a round on each of the two championship golf courses at Le Prince Maurice and Belle Mare Plage.

Get inspired

Try GQ’s beach workout by Ren McKnight,  or visit our website to read more about each of our Constance hotels.