2011 Seychelles Regatta

Jeremie Beyou has won the 3rd Seychelles Regatta. The event took place on 21-29 May 2011. Renowned Frenchman Beyou was racing on the Hyundai Boat and came in just 2 seconds ahead of Michel Desjoyeaux on his Nicholas Feuillate Yacht.

Catamaran in the Indian Ocean

Catamaran in the Indian Ocean

Catamarans race from the main island on course to some of Seychelles’ jewel islands. The annual event attracts some of the world’s most experienced sailors and skippers. They’re drawn by the idyllic location and the opportunity to test their skills against the South Easterly trade wind that cuts across the Seychelles between May and September.

Results for the 2011 Seychelles Regatta

  • First: Jeremie Beyou – Boat Hyundai
  • Second: Michel Desjoyeaux – Boat Nicholas Feuillate
  • Third: Francois Gabart – Boat

Find out more about the 2011 Seychelles Regatta

Enhancing biodiversity in the Seychelles

Constance Hotels Experience is furthering its commitment to the environment by

Ephelia North Beach

A view of Ephelia's North Beach

enhancing conservation of Biodiversity at Port Launay next to the Constance Ephelia Resort in the Seychelles.

In partnership with Sustainability of Seychelles (S4S), we have submitted a full project proposal with the aim of:

  • Taking pro-active measures to improve the coordinated management of the fragile mangrove ecosystem adjacent to the Constance Ephelia Resort site
  • To start looking at co-management of other adjacent natural areas such as the resort grounds and Port Launay Marine Park

The project has three main objectives and these are to:

  1. Enhance collaboration between the resort and community partners for conservation of the natural areas adjacent to the resort
  2. Improve conservation management of the mangrove swamp in Port Launay
  3. Raise awareness of our resort team members, clienteles and community on the importance of the natural areas adjacent to the resort and how to protect them.

We hope the above project will lead to greater awareness of biodiversity conservation issues amongst our resort team members, clients of our resorts and the local community.

The aim is that all visitors and residents increase their participation in actions that will contribute to the improvement of biodiversity conservation in the resort and surrounding area.

Celebrities support Le Prince Maurice Prize in Mauritius

Richard E Grant

Richard E Grant at Constance Le Prince Maurice

The luxury resort of Constance Le Prince Maurice on the eastern shores of Mauritius plays host each year to the island’s literary award, Le Prince Maurice Prize.

Celebrating the best in literary love stories, the prize alternates each year between a French and British novelist.

Celebrities who have taken on the role as Patron of the prize include:

Richard E Grant (above, right)
Actor and author Richard E. Grant, best known for his inebriated performance in Withnail and I, and more recently Gosford Park, and Filth and Wisdom.

 

Tilda Swinton and guests

Tilda Swinton at Le Prince Maurice Prize award ceremony

Tilda Swinton (right)
Oscar winner Tilda Swinton, who won Best Supporting Actress in 2008 for her role in the acclaimed film Michael Clayton.

Sebastian Faulks
Author Sebastian Faulks CBE, who wrote one of the UK’s best loved novels, Bird Song as well as Charlotte Gray, Human Traces and the James Bond novel Devil May Care.

Each year, three shortlisted authors are invited to enjoy the luxury of Le Prince Maurice for a week of cultural exchange with Mauritian students and authors.

Recent authors to visit include Julia Gregson, Sadie Jones and William Sutcliffe.

Find out who’s on the shortlist for this year’s French literary love stories or visit the website Le Prince Maurice Prize.

Wishing you a wonderful Easter Sunday

Kakoo kids clubs

Enjoying the sun at Constance Belle Mare Plage

If you celebrate Easter, everyone here at Constance Hotels Experience wishes you a wonderful day, whether you’re celebrating at one of our luxury experience hotels in the Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles or Madagascar, or you’re enjoying our Black Pearl hunt at Constance Belle Mare Plage or you’re simply at home enjoying the day with family and friends.

Have a wonderful day!

Hunt for Black Pearls this Easter in Mauritius

Is there a clue for the pearl hunt by the pool at the Constance Belle Mare Plage?

Is there a clue for the Easter Black Pearl hunt by the pool at the Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius?

Celebrating Easter at the Constance Belle Mare Plage Hotel in Mauritius isn’t all about chocolate – although of course, our fantastic culinary experts do create some wonderful desserts, chocolates and pastries for the occasion.

Even more exciting than chocolate (if that’s possible) this Easter weekend is our Black Pearl hunting extravaganza.

Designed as a fun new take on the classic Easter egg hunt, our Black Pearl hunt helps guests to explore our luxury resort, learn more about Mauritius, its history and of course enjoy themselves in the process.

The hunt will run in collaboration with Atelier by William. Participants will need to search throughout different locations in our luxury hotel resort to find answers to clues and qualify for a prize draw.

Taking place this Easter Sunday (24 April), the winners get an amazing prize of a Black Pearl worth from 10,000 to 15,000 Mauritian Rupees.

Climbing wall launched in luxury Seychelles resort

Climbing in a luxury setting at the Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

Climbing at the Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

As you know, at Constance Hotels Experience, we’re all about creating a unique, exciting and exceptional luxury experiences for our guests.

With that in mind, we’re always looking for new ways to give our guests something extra – and this time we’ve come up with a thrilling and unique addition to our luxury experience.

Already incredibly popular with honeymooning couples and divers (see our top 3 dive spots in Seychelles), the Constance Ephelia Resort now proudly sports an amazing climbing wall for guests of all ages and climbing ability to enjoy, too.

 

The wall allows a beautiful climbing experience with both artificial and natural routes. Feedback from guests so far has been extremely positive.

 

Who can use the climbing wall?
The wall can be enjoyed by anyone from 6 years to 60+ years.

Do I have to be an expert climber?
Absolutely not. The experience is very safe as people are fully attached in a harness. Instructors can  – discreetly – help you up in the more difficult passages. Men, women and children can enjoy this wonderful, unique experience in the heart of the Seychelles.

Advanced climbers are welcome at the Constance Ephilia, Seychelles

Advanced climbers are welcome

Is there anything for advanced climbers?
Advanced climbers can enjoy the walls and there are advanced climbing courses where people can learn how to use the equipments, climbing techniques, safety procedures and more.

What time do climbs take place?
Operating staff are fairly flexible on the hours you can climb, although early morning and late afternoon are cooler than midday.

They will adjust to your wishes but as a general rule of thumb, climbing takes place between 8am and 6pm.

Is there more coming soon?
Soon, we will also be offering some other cliff climbing on Mahe island as well as a zip wire and canopy ride in the next couple of months.

More information? Visit the Constance Ephelia Resort website.