Thrill-seeking adventure at Constance Ephelia

If you’re a thrill seeker looking for adventure in a paradise setting, head to Constance Ephelia.

Zip lining at Constance Ephelia Resort

Zip lining at Constance Ephelia

Set amidst an indigenous forest with gorges, rocky outcrops and views across Port Launay bay are our 8 new zip lines, run by SMAC Adventures.

Already proving hugely popular with holidaymakers looking to try something new, the course is designed to provide guests with an exhilarating experience.

With sessions available every day, you can zip from side to side across a deep mountain gorge descending almost down to sea level.

Take a look at these videos on You Tube for a glimpse of what to expect.

 

Love adrenalin-packed adventure?

Find out about our climbing wall at Constance Ephelia, which includes artificial and natural routes, suitable for all ages from aged 6.

Or visit our website for more information on Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles.

How to improve your golf game with pilates

If you’re looking to improve your golf game, pilates can help you to build core stability, develop better balance, flexibility and mental focus. Golf pros including Tiger Woods, David Duval and Annika Sörenstam all incorporate pilates into their regular training regimes.

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Playing golf at the Legend, Belle Mare Plage

Guest blogger, Nicole Bausch – registered physiotherapist, MCSP, certified pilates instructor and golf enthusiast – gives an insight into using pilates to improve your game.

Pilates is the ideal partner for all golfers looking to improve their performance and stay healthy on the greens.

Over the last century the golf swing has changed and a modern swing requires a wide shoulder turn while restricting turn in the hips, building torque in the muscles of the lower back and shoulders. Any physical restrictions that impact on ability to swing the club efficiently will limit your ability to improve your game.

Golf and Pilates share the same basic principles, both requiring flexibility and strength.

Golf at Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Golf at Constance Lemuria

Pilates can help to:

  • increase flexibility of the hips to allow the rotation of the trunk over the hips in the backswing and the follow-through
  • increase flexibility in the upper back to allow the torso to rotate over a fixed, stable lower body
  • build strength in the posterior hip muscles to provide a stable lower body for the trunk to rotate over in the backswing, and to allow a firm lead side for the golfer to hit against in the follow-through
  • build strength of the deep abdominal and core stabilising muscles to stabilise the spine and dissipate the forces that are generated during the swing, as well as helping the golfer maintain the posture during the swing to help them keep the swing on the correct plane
  • build strength in the muscles that stabilise the shoulder girdle, which includes the shoulder joint itself and the shoulder blades. This will allow the golfer to keep the arms connected to the trunk, which allows efficient transfer of energy from the body to the arms and ultimately to the club head.

Right to the core
Having a strong core allows a golfer to achieve better positioning over the ball, giving an improved swing. When the golfer emphasises initiating from the core through peripheral limbs, power is generated from the ground up, which leads to an increase in club head speed so the golfer will drive the ball further.

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Combine a luxury holiday with playing golf

Preventing injury
Pilates is not only beneficial for golfers who want to improve their performance, it is also effective in reducing the risk of injuries. Lower back pain is the most common complaint followed by elbow and shoulder injuries.

Lower back pain can occur as a result of the increased rotation and extension in the modern golf swing. Pilates can help increase the range of motion in the trunk and hips, to decrease the incidence of golf related low back pain. Pilates can also help to enhance core stability and strength to decrease the risk of fatigue.

Preparation
Warming up before golfing has been shown to decrease the incidence of golf injuries. Pilates exercises and stretching can be integrated before hitting the green.

Golfer’s tonic at Constance Hotels

After a few rounds on the green at Constance hotels, treat yourself to a wonderful massage. Our Golfer’s Tonic is a stimulating massage which aids in relaxing and preparing muscles, preventing injuries, improving suppleness and reducing the risk of inflammation before and after golf. Find out more about the golfer’s tonic massage.

Playing golf at Constance

We have 3 18-hole championship golf courses at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Le Prince Maurice and Lemuria.

Find out more about golf at Constance Hotels Experience.
Our guest blogger, Nicole Bausch teaches Pilates at the Natural Fitness Centre, Eastbourne, UK.

Golf championships at Legend and Links courses

The Legend and Links golf courses at Constance Belle Mare Plage set the scene for two exciting championships in the last month.

Winners of Mid Amateur, Senior and Ladies Open 2012, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Winners of Mid Amateur, Senior and Ladies Open

Mid Amateur Championship, Senior Open and Ladies Open

In July, the Legend hosted the Mid Amateur Championship, Senior Open and Ladies Open.

This 18-hole championship golf course was the site for a day of exciting golf and celebrations. The championship was co-sponsored by State Bank of Mauritius and L’Atelier by William.

Winners:

Ladies Open

  • Valerie Raffray (Score 38 – 1st Net)
  • Josiane Rey (Score 38 – 2nd Net)
  • Marie Anne Martin (Score 36 – 3rd Net)
  • Francine Delloye (Score 32 – Gross)
Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course

Senior Open

  • Gautum Saddul (Score 42 – 1st Net)
  • Nand Sooredoo (Score 41 – 2nd Net)
  • Fran Read (Score 38 – 3rd Net)
  • Paul Lim Fat (Score 24 – Gross)

Mid Amateur

  • Herbert de Robillard (Score 40 – 1st Net)
  • Emmanuel Corneillet (Score 40 – 2nd Net)
  • Thierry Koenig (Score 36 – 3rd Net)
  • Patrick Chui Wan Cheong (Score 30 – Gross)

Kyocera Open

At the end of June, the Kyocera Open was played at the Links course.  Sixty golfers entered the 4th edition of the tournament, sponsored by Kyocera and their Mauritian supplier Central Business Equipment.

Kyocera Open, Constance Belle Mare Plage Udish Ramsaha (1st Net)

Kyocera Open, Udish Ramsaha winner of men’s

Winners:

Men

  • Udish Ramsaha (Score 39 – 1st Net)
  • Jean Pierre Mamet (Score 39 – 2nd Net)
  • Dhanish Binda (Score 34 – 1st in Gross)

Seniors 

  • Gawtum Saddul (Score 43 – 1st Net)
  • Michel Coutureau (Score 31 – 2nd Net)
  • Paul Schweers (Score 20 – 1st in Gross)

Ladies

  • Ginger Delacretaz (Score 40 – 1st Net)
  • Marie Anne Martin (Score 35 – 2nd Net)
  • Valerie Raffray (Score 30 – 1st in Gross)

For full results and more information about tournaments in Mauritius, visit Mauritius Golf Federation.

 

MCB Tour Championship 2012

This international golf championship takes place 7-9 December at the Legend golf course.

Find out more from the MCB Tour Championship 2012, and watch this space for updates.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Find out more about the beautiful 5* Belle Mare Plage, situated on a 2km stretch of perfect white sand beach.

World-class diving at Constance Halaveli

Situated on the North Ari Atoll of the Maldives, Constance Halaveli is a diver’s paradise.

Hermit crab

Hermit crab

With its rare marine fauna and profusion of beautiful and exotic sealife, diving and snorkelling at Halaveli offers an experience you will never forget.

Available for year-round diving, it’s a PADI 5 star Instructor Development Gold Palm Resort.

The huge range of dive sites makes it suitable for beginners and experienced divers. Children from 8 years upwards can also enjoy learning to dive in this beautiful spot.

Here’s a glimpse of the underwater world at Halaveli. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos, or read our article Spotlight: Constance Halaveli.

 

 

Turtle and divers

Turtle at Halaveli

 

Blue Angel Fish

Blue Angel Fish

 

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.

Find out more about: