Luxury holiday kids’ clubs

We’re upping the stakes in the luxury family holidays sector with the makeover of our complimentary Constance Kids’ Club.

Girl on beach at Constance Halaveli

Girl on beach at Constance Halaveli

With a new name, comes new discovery and memorable experiences to last a lifetime.

Our younger guests aged 4-11 are invited to unleash their spirit and adventure at Constance Kids’ Club, where discovery will be a key part of each daily theme.

Fully trained and enthusiastic Coordinators will be leading trips of island exploration, local crafts, culinary activities and scavenger hunts to name a few, encouraging kids to engage with their exciting, exotic holiday location.

The facility and activities will provide opportunities for children from various countries to interact and play with other children in or around their own age group.

Space to play and be

Our new Kids’ Club areas will give children the space they need to be themselves and take part in what they’re interested in. The clubs will be divided into separate areas to help children feel comfortable and encourage them to take part in the complimentary activities.

The reception area will welcome parents and children to register for the program whether the kids are ready to join in on the fun right then, or come back at another time. Cubbies will be provided for all children.

An open play space will host dance parties, talent shows and even a place to perform a circus for parents. A new theme day will use this space as well as the culinary kitchen where the children will create their own pizzas, make ice cream and enjoy some smoothie sweets and treats.

Children on trampoline at Le Prince Maurice

Family friendly Le Prince Maurice

Arts and Crafts

In the new Arts and Crafts space, the Constance destination will help determine what local crafts the children will be creating. From palm frond weaving to bamboo rain sticks by way of traditional favourites such as decorating cookies and cupcakes.

Computers, Wii and PlayStation

What children’s space wouldn’t be complete without a little technology?

The computer station allows children supervised internet access where they can play games and participate in creative projects. Gamers will also have fun when it comes time for Wii play and PlayStation tournaments.

Outdoor space

For our younger guests whose imagination is at their peak, there is even a space to create their own fun.

Children can enjoy the outdoor space and swimming pools, which provides fun for all ages from swimming relays to tag games.

Opening hours and evenings

Most of our hotels and resorts provide playground equipment that’s available after the club has closed for the day, allowing parents to join in playtime with their children.

The newly remodelled Kids’ Club will be open every day so you can choose whether you would prefer to book the kids in by the hour or for the full day.

You can also indulge in some grown-up time in the evenings with our babysitting service. Or if the kids just want to have more fun then we have a programme of evening entertainment so they can hang out with their friends while you hang out with yours. Kids’ evening programs include Food Frenzy, Minute Madness and a Pajama Party.

Kids club at Constance Hotels  & Resorts

Kids club at Constance

Constance Kids’ Clubs at our hotels and resorts

With an official launch at Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius during the first week in July, the new Constance Kids’ Club will be available at:

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Celebrate World Environment Day with Constance in the Seychelles

This week at Constance Ephélia and Constance Lémuria we are proud to be part of the global celebrations for World Environment Day on 5 June 2013.

Turtle preservation at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Baby turtles make their way to the water

Eco-tourism has always been important to us and to mark this special day we have developed a programme of events exploring the precious natural resources that surround us in the Seychelles.

Minister of the Environment visits Lémuria

To help us celebrate we are pleased to welcome the Minister of the Environment who is visiting Lémuria and will take part in a tree planting ceremony to launch our World Environment Day festivities.

World Environment Day events at Ephélia

  • Tree planting
  • Nature walks
  • A special promotion at Spa de Constance including a natural detox using a coffee scrub and lemon grass oil massage and an aloe vera relaxing experience with body massage and facial
  • An organic dinner at Helios Restaurant
  • Exciting kids activities such as a zip line through the forest, a mangrove walk and exploring the island by kayak and pedalo
Zip wire at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Zip wires at Constance Ephelia

World Environment Day at Lémuria

  • A bio breakfast
  • A tree planting ceremony
  • Special ‘green’ cocktails
  • A chef’s garden dinner
  • A range of nature activities for kids including an age appropriate workshops on trees and deforestation, leaf drawing and an exploration of the island walk/ride

Protecting the local environment at Constance

Since first coming to this beautiful region our aim at Constance has been to make as little impact on the natural environment as possible and to protect the biodiversity we find here.

In Lémuria this has meant safeguarding the stunning beaches around the hotel on the island of Praslin, as well running a turtle preservation programme to protect our most precious visitors – the endangered hawksbill and green turtles.

Legend Restaurant at Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Legend Restaurant at Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Awards at Ephélia

From concept to design and construction of Constance Ephélia we strove to protect the natural environment on Mahé as much possible. In 2011 we were recognised for this with the prestigious Landscape Gold Award at the South African Landscape Industry Award.

In 2012 we were immensely proud to have our work at Ephélia recognised by the Seychelles government with a Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Certificate, acknowledging the biodiversity and culture of the Seychelles.

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Golf blogger rates Legend and Links golf courses in Mauritius

Golf blogger and writer David Gilroy raves about the courses at Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius.

Luxury golf holidays at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Luxury golf holidays at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Gilroy, who is writing a book about the correlation between improving your game and improving your business, found the championship Links and Legend courses an enticing challenge.

He was particularly impressed with the knowledge shown by his caddie:

‘My caddie was called Miguel (8 handicapper)… Within five holes he was handing me clubs without any discussion and with only one exception he was right every time. He knew when to chat, when to keep quiet and got me round in 5 over par.’

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Prestigious South African winemakers visit Constance Le Prince Maurice

At Constance Le Prince Maurice we are thrilled to be welcoming South African winemakers Chris and Andrea Mullineux to host a wine event on June 11.

Lounge Bar at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Lounge Bar at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

As well as meeting guests and inspiring a sumptuous menu around their excellent wines, Chris and Andrea will be offering training to our sommeliers.

Mullineux Family Wines from Swartland, South Africa, is part of the Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa having produced no less than seven Platter’s 5-star wines.

Andrea Mullineux was a founding member of Swartland Independent and is also one of only 5 women to be inducted into the Cape Winemakers Guild.

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Top 10 food festivals in Europe

Take a culinary trip around Europe with a tour of some of the top 10 food festivals on the continent.

A Taste of London

A Taste of London

Here is our selection of the most delicious dates to put in your diary.

1. Taste of London, UK, 20-23 June

A chance to sample food from a cross-section of some of London’s finest restaurants, all in one place. Regent’s Park plays host to this sumptuous festival where visitors can taste dishes from 40 restaurants, enjoy demonstrations from some of England’s leading chefs, and meet a host of local food and wine producers.

2. Rock Oyster Festival, UK, 21-23 June

A celebration of Cornish food, this fun family festival in the grounds of Dinham House on the Camel Estuary has something for everyone. Stalls selling the very best local produce as well as eclectic live music and providing family entertainment.

3. Glynde Food and English Wine Festival, UK, 13-14 July

Set in the beautiful grounds of Glynde Place, East Sussex, this food and wine festival brings together the very best English chefs, produce and wine for a weekend of culinary treats. Guest chefs doing live demonstrations include John Torode and Lisa Faulkner as well as wine tasting tips from expert Stephen Skelton.

4. Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival, UK, 5-15 September

Ten days of culinary celebration of local food, wine and restaurants include tastings, demonstrations and special offers at local bars and eateries. The largest festival of its kind in the South of England, this is a treat not to be missed.

5. Feria du Riz, Arles, France, 12-14 September

Celebrating the harvest of the region’s distinctive red Carmargue rice, this festival in the Roman city of Arles is an ancient tradition and a vibrant treat for the senses. There’s a decidedly Spanish feel to the fun with street stalls selling fresh seafood paella and other fresh produce, parades, music, Carmargue horses and even a bull-run through the streets and bull fights in the Roman arena.

Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival

Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival

6. Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival, UK, 14-15 September

Over 20,000 people travel to the beautiful Scottish loch to take part in this food festival with live cooking demonstrations, local produce, real ale and a Continental market.

7. I’Primi D’Italia, Foligno, Italy, 25-28 September

A tribute to classic Italian fare including soups, pasta, rice and gnocchi this fun, lively festival includes master classes, demonstrations, tastings and quirkier events like pasta sculpture. There’s plenty to entertain the kids including a chance to design their own pasta shapes.

8. Fiesta De Marisco, O Grove, Spain, 4-13 October

One of Europe’s biggest food festivals dedicated to seafood includes everything from crabs, shrimps, clams, barnacles and scallops. One of the highlights of the fortnight is the annual competition to come up with an imaginative new mussel dish.

9. Baltic Herring Fair, Helsinki, Finland, 6-12 October

A tradition dating back to the 18th Century the Baltic Herring Fair held in the city’s harbour has grown into an international event including food stalls selling herring and other sea food prepared in a variety of ways. Other local produce including bread and crafts are also on offer.

10. International White Truffle Fair, Alba, Italy, 7-14 October

Celebrating the beginning of the prized white truffle season this annual festival attracts some of the world’s best chefs who come to take part in the ‘invitation-only’ white truffle auction (prices go as high as £1,600 a kilo). Locals seize the opportunity to show off a range of Piedmont delicacies including roast pork, salami, polenta, almonds and Moscato d’Alba wine.

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Visit our website to find out more about our 7 luxury hotels and resorts in the Indian Ocean: Constance Hotels & Resorts

Trip Advisor awards for Constance Hotels & Resorts

Trip Advisor has singled out our Maldives and Mauritius resorts – Halaveli, Moofushi, Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice – for its prestigious Travellers’ Choice 2013 award. The Travellers’ Choice puts the resorts onto Trip Advisor’s ‘World’s Top Properties’ list, marking them out as must-go destinations.

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

We are also thrilled by the news that Trip Advisor has awarded its Certificate of Excellence to all seven Constance hotels and resorts.

Based solely on glowing feedback from our guests, the Certificate of Excellence is awarded only to companies that consistently receive top ratings from Trip Advisor travellers.

Once again we would like to thank our guests for taking the time to share their Constance experience on Trip Advisor which has led to us being recognised in this way.

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