Is it time for a digital detox?

As we look forward to some time off, many of us are thinking about clocking-off and going on holiday. But in our permanently switched-on society, it’s become the norm to check emails from the beach while trying to make the most of our time away from the office.

North Beach, Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

North Beach, Constance Ephelia Resort

So it’s no surprise that one of the biggest trends of 2012 is for a digital detox – people seeking out ‘cold spots’ where technology doesn’t reign and you can’t use your phone.

In an article for The Sunday Times Style Magazine, Martin Raymond co- founder of the trend forecasting think tank The Future Laboratory says, ‘Increasingly, we’re seeing that people are craving more time to contemplate and meditate. The brain needs to think and relax, to find head space to come up with solutions and be creative… Being constantly connected is proving to be a problem. We need to give people time alone to get off the grid.’

If this sounds familiar, and makes you anxious just thinking about it, use some of your downtime to find the perfect holiday escape.

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Our Constance hotels offer the ideal bolt hole, where you can immerse yourself in a world of natural beauty. While we won’t ask you to check in your laptop and iPhone, you will be able to indulge in walking barefoot on powder soft sand, swimming in the ocean with brightly coloured marine life, and dining al fresco under beautiful star-lit skies.

And these treasured moments will last a lifetime in your memory.

While making changes to your everyday life can significantly reduce your stress levels, taking a break from it all can make it easier to instigate that change.

Find out more about our 7 resorts in 4 stunning locations from our Constance Hotels Experience website.

Top 5 reasons to head to Constance Lémuria

If you’re looking for 5* luxury and romance in a breathtaking location, Constance Lémuria is the place to be.

Beach at Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Beautiful setting for Lemuria

Here are our 5 top reasons to head to Lémuria this year.

1. Enjoy the Seychelles’ leading resort

At the most recent World Travel Awards – the industry equivalent of the Oscars – Lémuria was voted the Seychelles’ Leading Resort. And with good reason.

All suites and villas are situated right on the beach, just metres from the shoreline. Chic contemporary design throughout makes this a place where you’ll feel utterly indulged.

2. Play golf in paradise

Boasting the only golf course in the Seychelles, many golfers hail the 18-hole championship course as one of the most beautiful in the world.

With a Par 70, it offers a challenge to all level of players. Coaching is available, and we offer complimentary green fees and golf buggies to all hotel guests.

18-hole championship golf course, Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Championship golf course

Find out more about golf at Lémuria.

3. Explore some of the world’s finest beaches

Set on the island of Praslin, you’ll have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world as your playground. Anse Georgette, Anse Kerlan and Anse Lazio all regularly feature on must-see lists. Powder soft sand, crystal clear waters, turtle nesting sites, palm trees, and not a beach bar in sight. Pure, natural wonder.

4. Indulge at our first-rate spa

Our award-winning spa offers a fabulous range of pampering treatments, from both Spa de Constance and Shiseido. Treat yourself to time out from the hectic pace of everyday life and restore some inner equilibrium. Popular treatments include hot stone massage, hydrotherapy, Indian, Thai, Ayurvedic and Shiatsu massages, Golfer’s Tonic Treatment and our special honeymoon spa package. Find out more about our spa menu.

5. Savour the cuisine at our world-class restaurants

Beach Bar Grill, Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Beach Bar Grill

At Lémuria, we blend traditional Seychellois flavours with fine international cusine. The locations for our 3 restaurants create an intimate dining experience, and our 4 bars offer a wonderful space to sip on a few sundowner cocktails and breathe in the night air.

Looking for a great deal?

Take advantage of our late deal offer to Constance Lémuria - book before 31 August 2012 for 7 nights or more, and we’ll give you a 30% discount on your holiday. Subject to availability. Check dates and book your holiday on our Constance website.

Luxurious pampering for expectant mothers at Constance Ephélia

At Constance Ephélia, Seychelles we offer a fabulous range of treatments suitable during pregnancy.

Spa Village at Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

Spa Village at Constance Ephelia

The backdrop to this Indian Ocean retreat makes it the perfect spot to restore equilibrium to mind and body: 120 hectares of lush tropical vegetation, pure white sand beaches and brilliant turquoise seas.

Here’s a taste of some of the treatments on offer.

Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy massage focuses on the unique needs of the expectant mother and baby. This massage helps you to relax, and brings relief from swelling, stress and muscle cramps.

Cushions and pillows are used to place you in a relaxing side-lying position to ensure proper spinal alignment and support. Mild stretching and light Swedish massage is used to soothe the body, and reduce aching in stress-bearing joints such as the ankles and lower back. You will leave the session feeling relaxed, restored, and rejuvenated.

Prenatal Yoga

Using gentle yoga postures and breath brings greater awareness to mind, body and spirit, and gives you space and time to connect with your baby. Conducted in a calm, peaceful environment, the yoga helps to strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort.

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Family delights at Constance Ephélia

Looking for a family holiday destination that combines 5* luxury with a relaxed atmosphere?

Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

Constance Ephelia

Constance Ephélia Resort is a haven for families, offering space aplenty for your kids to run around yet exuding the sort of boutique-feel you’d expect from a much smaller hotel.

And as a destination, the Seychelles is ideal for families – beautiful beaches to play on, calm warm water brimming with sea-life, delicious fresh food, great weather… the list goes on.

Here’s a glimpse of some of the services we offer for families staying at Ephélia:

Gecko Club
For children aged 4-12 years, our vibrant kids’ club offers a space where children can make new friends, enjoy a huge range of indoor and outdoor activities, with an emphasis on fun, creativity and discovery. The club is open from 9am-9pm.

Babysitting service
Ideal for parents with younger children as well as those hankering for some alone time together, our babysitting service is available 24 hours a day.

Kids fun on the beach at Constance Ephelia Resort

Kids playing on the beach at Ephelia

Equipment
Travelling long haul with children can be tiring, so we provide the equipment you need so you can cut back on what you have to pack.

  • Beach toys are available for children to use free of charge, to be returned at the end of each day
  • Nappies available, make your request with reservations prior to arrival
  • Highchairs, buggies, cots and bed linen, reading books, baby monitors and walkie talkies all provided where needed
  • Same day laundry service

Dining
Children’s menus are available in each of our 5 restaurants, along with family friendly eating times. For babies, we make fresh purée.

Children’s activities
Ephélia is situated on a pristine beach, with calm seas ideal for children who want to swim and paddle.

Kids climbing wall at Constance Ephelia Resort

Climbing wall

Even very young children love to try on a snorkel and look at the fish swimming around their toes. Older children can try their hand at diving at our professional dive centre.

Our climbing wall and zip lines are brilliant fun for daring kids, and the centre is open from 9am-4pm.

To top it off, we also have 4 swimming pools, tennis courts, kayaks, pedalloes, fishing trips, and special children’s activities and shows during festive seasons.

Find out more about Constance Ephélia Resort on our website.

8 reasons to take your kids to Constance Hotels

If you’ve ever thought that children and luxury holidays don’t mix, think again. Imagine a tropical island idyll where you and your kids can immerse yourselves in a world so relaxing, you’ll never want to leave.

Family holidays at Constance Hotels Experience

Family holidays at Constance

Cue Constance.

Our elegant resorts exude a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere, so you get to enjoy a luxury family holiday knowing that your children will be welcomed with open arms.

To give you a taste of what it’s like at one of our resorts, here are 8 great reasons to trade the traditional camping holiday for an all-out luxury family get-away.

1. Beaches

The beaches at each of our 7 resorts offer the softest sand imaginable and paddle-friendly shorelines. At Constance, these natural playgrounds come with sand butlers  - on hand to bring refreshments, lunch and snacks so you don’t even have to move from your oversized lounger. Relax and soak up the rays while your children make race tracks and fairy castles with sand, stones and shells.

2. Sports

Kids love to be active, and good weather means they can enjoy the great range of sports we offer including kayaking, golf, yoga, cycling, tennis, swimming and diving.

The calm, warm water of the Indian Ocean makes it ideal for children to don a mask and snorkel and discover the magical underwater world brimming with tiny nemo fish, colourful corals and awe-inspiring turtles and manta rays.

3. Kids clubs

Kids club at Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Kids club at Constance Lemuria

Our complimentary kids’ clubs for 4-12 year olds allow you to enjoy some time-out while your kids make new friendships under the care of our experienced and friendly staff. The emphasis is on adventure, fun and discovery – from crafts and face painting, to exploring the beach as pirates and mermaids.

4. Excursions/activities

If you want to discover the cultural side of Mauritius, the Maldives, Madagascar and the Seychelles, there’s a huge range of excursions and activities on offer. From discovering exotic and rare wildlife, to boat rides and exploring local markets, these day trips are fun, refreshing and will open your children’s eyes to a totally different world around them.

5. Eat

At Constance, we’re known for our exceptional cuisine. Children’s menus, family friendly restaurants, early dinner sittings and in-villa dining means you don’t have to compromise on the food that you eat, just to ensure that your kids will eat theirs.

Cheesy soldiers, Banana, mango and pineapple sushi, Thai fishballs, Banana berry split and Oreo cookie cheesecake are some of the delights you’ll find on our menus for children.

6. Pamper

Family friendly meals at Constance Hotels Experience

Family friendly meals

We know that many parents can’t wait to indulge in some spa pampering to restore equilibrium to frazzled minds and tired bodies. Take advantage of our kids’ clubs while you head off to the spa, or bring your children with you for one of our children’s spa treatments. With the focus on fun and trying something new, popular choices include ‘flowers in the hair’ and ‘bubble foot bath’.

7. Relax

Amidst the hubub of daily family life, it’s all too easy to forget to just sit down and relax together. At our resorts, we take care of everything so you can down tools and enjoy your holiday as a family.

We’ve thought of all the extras so you can cut back on what you need to bring with you -  nappies, cot bedding, toys, baby food, buggies – but if there’s something we haven’t included, you just need to ask.

8. Enjoy time as a couple 

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Constance Moofushi

And once your children are tucked up in bed, take advantage of our babysitting service so you can indulge in some time with your loved one. Enjoy romantic beach dinners, sunset walks along the shore, cocktails, live music, and the utter joy of a meal shared without any interruptions.

Sound tempting?

Visit our website to find out more about each of our hotels, or to check booking availability.

And if you want to keep up with the latest news, competitions and events from Constance Hotels Experience, visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

 

Villas at Constance hotels

‘Go and open the door. Maybe outside there’s a tree, or a wood, a garden, or a magic city.’

Villa door at Constance Belle Mare Plage

The villa door

These are the words of Czech poet Miroslav Holub (1923-1998) inviting you to enter into a new world in his poem ‘The Door’.

Open the door to any of the private villas at Constance Belle Mare Plage and you’ll discover a world you can escape to complete with a tree, a garden, the friendly face of your villa master, and your own pool, space and oasis of privacy and tranquillity.

Just what you wish for when dreaming of your long-awaited escape to a tropical island paradise.

Find out more about the luxury accommodation on offer at each of our resorts.