Fine dining at Constance Ephélia Seychelles

Guests at Ephélia will be savouring a fine dining treat at Cyann tomorrow evening with a menu based around the prestigious Château Angelus Premier Grand Cru Classé (A).

Cyann Restaurant, Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Cyann Restaurant, Constance Ephelia

Here’s a mouthwatering peak at tomorrow night’s menu:

  • Chef’s canapés with Champagne
  • An amuse bouche of sea scallop carpaccio with strawberry and basil accompanied by a Saint-Émillion Grand Cru Chateau Bellevue, 2010
  • A starter of tomato mosaic with soya mustard dressing and espellette pepper served with a Saint-Émillion Grand Cru Chateau Bellevue, 2008
  • Roasted red snapper with chorizo and porcini with a duck jus reduction also served with a Saint-Émillion Grand Cru Chateau Bellevue, 2008
  • Grilled Australian beef with mash potatoes, chips and truffle sauce served with Saint-Émillion Grand Cru Classé B Chateau Angelus, 2007
  • A cheese course of Brillat Savarin with mesclun and Chioggia beetroot with a coco and pink garlic dressing served with Saint-Émillion Grand Cru Classé B Chateau Angelus, 2005
  • A trio of cherry surprise served with Eau de vie de Framboise

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Top 5 golf championships for 2013

For all golf fans and those just curious to learn more, here are the dates for the top 5 golfing events in the second half of 2013.

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Legend golf course, Mauritius

1. The US Open – June 13-16
The second big major of 2013, the US Open will be held at The Merion Course, Pennsylvania in June. Watch Webb Simpson defend his title after his dramatic victory last year.

2. The Open Championship – July 18-21
Played this year at Muirfield, Scotland, this will be the sixteenth time the 142-year-old tournament will be played at the East Lothian club. Ernie Els will defend his title on the Muirfield course, the same course on which he won the Open back in 2002.

3. Women’s British Open – August 1-4
One of only two tournaments classified as majors by both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour, the Ricoh Women’s British Open will be played at the historic Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland.

4. PGA Championship – August 8-11
One of golf’s four major championships the PGA Championship, hosted by the PGA of America, will be played at Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, NY. This year Rory McIlroy will be defending his runaway victory from 2012.

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

Championship golf course

5. The Evian Championship – September 12-15
Elevated to major championship status by the LPGA this year, the Evian Championship is one of the highest paying tournaments in women’s golf. The event is played on the shores of Lake Geneva at the stunning Evian Resort Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France.

Golf at Constance Hotels & Resorts
In December, we’ll be hosting the annual MCB Tour Championship in Mauritius at the Constance Legend and Links golf courses.

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Top French and South African winemakers visit Constance in Mauritius

Wine lovers are in for a treat in May at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Throughout the month specially selected winemakers from the new and old world will be visiting Constance to host wine dinners which compliment the very best wines they produce.

10 May – Marianne Estates visit Constance Le Prince Maurice
Described as ‘South African wine with a French soul’. The Estate’s wines are grown on the foothills of the stunning Simonsberg region in South Africa under the guidance of Bordeaux expert and Frenchman Christian Dauriac. Alex Brodbeck of the Estate will introduce his wines to our guests at a special wine dinner.

17 & 18 May – Domaine Marcel Lapierre visit Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage
Marie Lapierre of Domaine Marcel Lapierre will host wine dinners at both resorts to introduce guests to its robust, organic Beaujolais wines. Grown in the heart of the Beaujolais region, the Domaine returned to traditional, fully-natural vine-growing techniques in 2005.

The wine producers have kindly agreed to take time during their stay with us to offer training and guidance to our team of expert sommeliers at both resorts.

Find out more

Visit the website Marianne Estates  and read about Marianne Estates on the Schiller Wine blog.

Visit the website Domaine Marcel Lapierre

And read more about Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage, and check booking availability.

Valmont supports coral reef regeneration programme in Maldives

Valmont has extended its partnership with Constance Halaveli to support reef health and biodiversity on the beautiful Maldivian island.

Marine life at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Marine life at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Having opened the Valmont spa at Halaveli in 2012, the leading Swiss skincare brand is now backing an ambitious sustainable initiative to support rehabilitating the coral reef in the Maldives.

Creating an artificial reef to promote marine life

To encourage the coral reef to grow quickly and provide shelter for other marine animals, we have created a man-made underwater structure, where broken coral fragments can be attached.

Seduced by the regeneration programme that began a year ago at Halaveli, Didier Guillon CEO of Valmont Group has chosen to donate $5,000 per year, to buy and maintain these structures. This move is a reflection of the brand’s commitment to global sustainable co-operation initiatives.

How Constance manages the Reefscaping program

The initiative was originally started in 2011, backed by Mr. Vallet, CEO of the Constance Group, himself heavily committed to sustainable development projects.

The Constance Halaveli Spa team now manage the program, backed by the support, enthusiasm and deep involvement of Halaveli resort General Manager Renato W Chizzola.

Valmont Spa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Valmont Spa at Halaveli

Valmont spa at Constance Halaveli

With immaculate white sand beaches and beautiful turquoise lagoon, Constance Halaveli naturally blends into the idyllic setting of the South Ari Atoll.

It’s in this magnificent setting, that Valmont opened their spa a year ago. One of the exclusive treatments on offer here is the popular Valmont After Diving Treatment.

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Bordeaux Château Angélus winery to visit Constance Ephélia

Savour one of the very finest French wines, with a menu designed to highlight it, in the luxurious surroundings of Constance Ephélia.

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Ephélia has announced a treat for wine-lovers and gastronomists with a week-long celebration of the Premier grand cru Château Angélus.

From 4-9 May the Seychelles resort will be hosting a ‘table d’hote’ menu around the celebrated Bordeaux wine.

Guests will be able to savour the subtle tones of the wine with a menu created by our head chef to bring out its rich, vibrant qualities.
Château Angélus is a Bordeaux from the Saint-Émilion appellation in the Gironde region. It has been ranked a Premier grand cru classé (A) since 2012.

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Director Magazine describes Moofushi and Halaveli as ‘luxury escapism’

In a glowing review of our Maldives resorts, Lisa Stokes writing in Director Magazine says Moofushi and Halaveli offer guests their own ‘little piece of paradise’.

Constance Moofushi

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

The review, which appears in the April edition of the magazine for business leaders, describes Moofushi’s appeal as being its ‘clear turquoise waters and Crusoe-chic elegance’.

Constance Halaveli

In Halaveli it’s the luxurious accommodation with private deck and pool which blew Stokes away. ‘The vast accommodation is so spectacular that you needn’t venture out.’

Spa in the Maldives

She did however manage to pull herself away from the luxury of her villa to sample the spas at both resorts, where she enjoyed the serene, stress-relieving environment of the tranquil treatment rooms floating on stilts above the lagoon.

Of particular note, Stokes praises the couple’s massage followed by champagne and strawberries at Moofushi, and the soothing Valmont treatments at Halaveli.

‘Each open-sided treatment room offers sea views and a glass-floor peephole so that you can spot tropical fish as any stress or tension is soothed away.’

In conclusion Stokes describes the resorts as the perfect place to ‘completely escape the stress of a busy working life.’

Read the full review online at Director magazine.

Find out more

Visit our website to find out more about Constance Moofushi and Constance Halaveli and check booking availability.