Wesselingh battles to Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open win

Paul Wesselingh has won his second tournament of the season following a dramatic play-off at the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open with former MCB Champion Kevin Spurgeon.

Paul Wesselingh

Paul Wesselingh

The two British golfers battled it out on the Swiss Bad Ragaz course with Spurgeon ultimately drawing level with Wesselingh forcing the pair to play extra holes. It was only a birdie on the third extra hole, the 18th, which secured the win for Wesselingh.

Kevin Spurgeon is no stranger to dramatic battles having fought hard to win the MCB Tour Championship held in Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius, back in 2009.

This latest win places Wesselingh at the top of the European Senior Tour Order of Merit after just four events this year.

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Enter our name the sea creature competition

Enter our competition to name sea creatures found at Constance Halaveli in the Maldives, and you could win a set of luxury Valmont Fit and Tone body treatments.

Valmont Fit and Tone Body Treatment Set

Valmont Fit and Tone Body Treatment Set

To enter

All you have to do is choose names for our collection of awe-inspiring sea creatures below. Be as creative or quirky as you like.

Then post the names by leaving a comment on this blog post below, on our Facebook page or using our Twitter feed @constancehotels. Remember that if you’re the winner, we need to be able to contact you so include an email address, your Twitter handle or a message on Facebook.

Competition closes on Monday 15 July 2013 at midnight. Winners will be announced here on Wednesday 17 July 2013.

Bonus prize

And as an added bonus, if you post your own photo of a sea creature onto the Constance Facebook wall, we’ll enter you for a prize draw to win one of our sought after Constance USB memory sticks, designed in the shape of a room key in a beautiful black croc leather pouch. Again, winners will be announced on Wednesday 17 July 2013.

1. Name the Scorpion Fish

Scorpion fish at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Give our Scorpion fish a name…

 

2. Name the Green Mantis Shrimp

Green Mantis Shrimp at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

I need a name too…

 

3. Name the White Tip Reef Shark

White Tip Reef Shark at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

… and me…

 

Valmont at Constance Halaveli

At Constance, we’re passionate about diving and proud of the work we do to protect the environment around our hotels for future generations.

The prestigious Swiss skincare brand Valmont, who opened a spa at Halaveli last year, has partnered with us to further support our coral reef regeneration programme at Constance Halaveli.

Since the tsunami in 2004, we have been working hard to encourage marine life to thrive once again in this area. With the help of Valmont, the programme is gathering momentum and we are seeing real progress in coral growth and the regeneration of sea life for which the Maldives is renowned.

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The world’s most exclusive diving experience at Constance Halaveli

Visit Constance Halaveli and indulge in the most exclusive, deluxe dive experience ever conceived.

Diving at Constance

Diving at Constance

TGI Diving Maldives in collaboration with Constance Halaveli and Sultan’s of the Sea have created a diving experience that is second to none.

Step aboard the luxury 20-metre yacht for 24-hours of luxury living and incredible diving at some of the Maldives’ most exciting dive sites spread over several stunning atolls.

With up to four of you able to enjoy your stay onboard the Azimut yacht, there’ll be a personal chef, dive instructor, massage therapist and videographer to make sure you have the experience of a lifetime.

The Azimut yacht will be entirely yours for 24 hours so you can choose to sleep aboard in the sumptuous luxury of the yacht’s cabins, or return to your villa at Halaveli. To book the exclusive diving experience, email TGI Diving Maldives directly at Constance Halaveli: dive@halaveli.com

Step on board the Azimut yacht

Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by your own dive instructor, and a personal chef who will prepare a breakfast of fresh truffles, King of Kings Beluga Caviar, Alaskan King Crab Legs, smoked Wild Balik Salmon (fewer than 1,000 fillets are produced each year) and Manuka Honey.

Then it’s time to set sail and encounter the diverse marine life and stunning underwater world that surrounds Constance Halaveli. You can expect to encounter whale sharks, mantas, reef sharks, Pyramid Butterfly fish, moray eels, hawksbill turtles and more.

Visibility is excellent in the Maldives, making this a diver’s paradise whether you are experienced or just making your first foray into diving.

Post dive massage and champagne celebration

Spa at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Massage treatment

Take time out between dives as you cruise the atolls and enjoy a sumptuous massage from your onboard spa therapist or soak up the sunshine while enjoying canapés of caramelised foie gras, Waygu beef burgers, wild finger limes, wild strawberries and Fritz Knipschildt’s Chocopolagie.

Savour the memory of your dives with a glass or two of chilled Dom Perignon or Crystal Rose before a light snack of Golden Almla Caviar and oysters accompanied by a Francisco Gomez, Gold Edition Sauvignon Blanc as you cruise back towards Halaveli.

5* dinner on board or at your own desert island

Then watch the sun set while savouring a sumptuous 5* dinner prepared by your chef and served either aboard the yacht or at a table set up on Alikoi, your own private desert island under the stars.

Highlights of the six-course dinner menu will include:

  • Hand-dived Bay Scallops
  • Buda’s Hand Yuzu
  • Wild Bush limes
  • Kobe beef
  • Blue Maine Lobster
  • Dessert prepared with Hennessey XO
Diving at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Diving in The Maldives

Wines including:

  • Pomerol, Château Petrus, 1997, the most expensive red wine in the world
  • Champagne Carbon, 2006, bottled in carbon and created by artisan sommelier Phillippe Jamesse, the best sommelier of champagne

Preparing your equipment before the trip

All diving equipment from Mare’s most exclusive premium range will be selected by you before your arrival in Maldives, and fitted to your exact size and then air freighted to the Maldives to await your arrival.

Fitted premium Mares dive equipment includes:

  • Regulator: Instinct 12S
  • BCD: Hybrid Pro Tec
  • Dive Computer: Matrix or the Matrix HD Air Integrated
  • Wetsuit: Mares Reef full or shorty
  • Mares Equator booties
  • Mares X-streams fins
  • Mares Liquid Skin mask
  • Mares Eos 10R dive torch
  • Mares Strobe Beam
  • Mares Cruise Backpack Pro
  • Mares Dry Bag
  • Mares Cruise Safety
  • Nautilus life line
Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

To book the world’s most exclusive diving experience

Email TGI Diving Maldives directly at Constance Halaveli: dive@halaveli.com

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Top 10 spa treatments at Constance Hotels and Resorts

Soothe your mind and put a spring back in your step with our luxury spa treatments at Constance Hotels & Resorts.

Spa de Constance, Moofushi

Spa de Constance, Moofushi

Here’s a look at some of the most popular treatments our guests choose on a Constance holiday.

• Prince’s Stress Relief (Spa de Constance, Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius)

The spa’s signature treatment this is the ultimate in relaxation, a 4 hands massage using long, smooth strokes to soothe muscles and clear the mind.

• Shiseido’s Japanese Beauty Paradise (Shiseido Spa, Lémuria, Seychelles)

Welcome yourself to the elegant luxury of Lémuria with this treatment exclusively designed by Shiseido for guests of the hotel. Commencing with a Japanese foot ritual and gentle steam it ends with a sublime 75 minute Qi facial.

• Valmont’s Anti Aging UV Repair (Valmont Spa, Halaveli, Maldives)

Developed in Princess Pan Deï Palace in St Tropez this treatment from Swiss skincare specialist Valmont deeply regenerates skin repairing skin damage to the delicate face and décolleté.

Spa Village, Constance Ephelia

Spa Village, Constance Ephelia

• Green Tea Wrap Experience (Spa de Constance, Moofushi, Madives)

An invigorating wrap which purifies and restores the natural mineral balance of your skin with the exotic scents of rosemary and frankincense.

• Sisley’s Intensive Hydrating Anti-Ageing (Sisley Spa, Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius)

A rejuvenating combination of aromatherapy, anti-aging skincare and massage will leave your skin feeling refreshed and firm.

• Enchanting Wave Massage (Spa de Constance, Moofushi, Maldives)

A holistic treatment for body and mind this full body massage combines reiki, tai chi, temple Hawaiian lomi-lomi and Esalen traditions.

• Shiseido’s Nourishing Bathing Ceremony (Shiseido Spa, Ephélia, Seychelles)

Gentle lighting and Japanese fragrances of cherry blossom, green tea and silken rice will transport you to a new level of serenity in this indulgent bathing ceremony concluding with the application of Ultimate Nourishing Body Cream.

Night spa on the beach, Constance Lemuria

Night spa on the beach, Constance Lemuria

• Soulful Soothing (Spa de Constance, Halaveli Maldives)

Set to the scents of benzoin, rosewood, cedarwood, petitgrain and rose this calming treatment includes a soul soothe body massage, softening skin polish and rosewood warmth wrap.

• Tropical Stone Detox (Spa de Constance, Ephélia, Seychelles)

Pamper yourself outside and in with an all-encompassing spa treatment including a green clay wrap, a mini face detox, relaxing scalp massage and concluding in a heavenly hot stone massage.

• Shiseido’s Japanese Jet Lag Therapy (Shiseido Spa, Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius)

The perfect treatment after a long journey Shiseido uses its signature Qi therapy to relieve stress and revitalise cramped, tired muscles. This treatment includes a back, neck and shoulder massage, Japanese scalp treatment and feet and lower leg rub.

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Condé Nast Traveller rates spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Condé Nast Traveller raves about the spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius in the July issue of the luxury travel magazine.

Treatment room at Spa de Constance

Treatment room at Spa de Constance

Naming Le Prince Maurice as one of the ‘island’s most quietly glamorous hotels’, Condé Nast Traveller gives a run-down of the highlights you’ll discover at the hotel’s spa.

‘Sisley’s Sunleÿa line has some of the best suncare products around, and the treatments here are designed to hydrate, fill lines and plump skin… But this is not the only draw…’

The article goes on to mention ‘reflexologist extraordinaire’ Dajee Mohender.

Read the article in full in the July issue of the magazine, or visit the Condé Nast Traveller website.

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Top 5 reasons to book a spa holiday

With daily life passing by most of us at breakneck speed, who doesn’t feel tempted by the promise of a holiday to boost energy levels, fitness and an overall sense of wellbeing.

Spa on the beach at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Spa treatments on the beach

Here are our top 5 reasons to book a spa holiday at Constance this year.

1. Make the spa a part of your luxury holiday

Our Spa de Constance, with their tranquil locations and superb facilities are there when you want them so that if the impulse hits, you can integrate them seamlessly into your dream 5* holiday.

Enjoy the unique biodiversity of Madagascar with an outdoor massage on the rocks above the beach at Tsarabanjina. Or watch the fascinating marine life swim by beneath you while you have a massage in treatment rooms floating above the lagoon at Moofushi and Halaveli.

2. Enjoy exclusive treatments from world-renowned spa specialists

  • Spa de Constance – at all our resorts
  • Sisley – at Le Prince Maurice
  • Valmont – at Constance Halaveli
  • Ila Organic –at Constance Halaveli
  • Shiseido – at Belle Mare Plage, Lémuria and Ephélia
  • Brice Nicham Health Pedicure – at Le Prince Maurice
Basil Blush fresh juice, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Basil Blush fresh juice, Constance Le Prince Maurice

3. Fun, games and discoveries

Staying fit on a luxury holiday doesn’t have to be about spending hours in the gym. Feel your energy levels soar as your body drinks in the invigorating freshness of tropical air, cool salt water and the gentle sunshine of the Indian Ocean.

Play tennis, swim in the ocean or swimming pool, try ocean fishing or water sports. Experience the rush of achievement in climbing the granite rocks at Ephélia then the rush of a zip line through the treetops. Try some morning yoga or take a sunset walk along some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

4. Bespoke spa treatments just for you

Talk to our personal trainers about an exercise routine designed for you. They’ll even give you tips and routines to adapt your new-found energy and wellbeing to life back home.

5. Amazing food and juices

Savour the tastes of the Indian Ocean with fresh, healthy seafood caught daily and grilled with a hint of local spice. Eat a light lunch of sea-fresh sushi or salad under the shade of the trees. Indulge in local cuisine cooked by top class Constance chefs. Enjoy sweet tropical fruits plucked straight from the trees and blended into healthy drinks, juices and smoothies.

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