A taste of India in the Seychelles

We’re thrilled to announce that world-renowned Indian chef and restaurateur, Vineet Bhatia will be visiting Constance Ephélia this December.

Chef Vineet Bhatia, Constance Hotels & Resorts

Chef Vineet Bhatia

The first Indian chef ever to receive a Michelin Star, Bhatia’s approach puts a contemporary twist on traditional Indian cuisine.

Vineet Bhatia’s influence

Bhatia’s global influence as a restaurateur now spreads from Mumbai to Geneva, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Mauritius.

‘I would describe myself as a global Indian whose inspiration is deeply rooted in India with an ever-burning desire to put Indian cuisine on the forefront,’ he says.

Events at Ephélia

Bhatia will run special dining events at Cyann Restaurant, Constance Ephélia from 29th December to 1st January.

  • 29-30th December – A glimpse of Vineet Bhatia’s A La Carte including three starters, three main courses and two desserts
  • New Year’s Eve & New Years Day – A five course taster menu
Read more 

Time to play – escape to the Indian Ocean

At Constance we understand how important it is to take time out to kick back and relax. Whether you enjoy listening to a DJ spinning tunes, dining in elegant surroundings, chilling out by the beach or deep-sea diving, at Constance we’ve got it covered.

Diving at Constance Moofushi, photo by Dan Thompson

Diving at Moofushi, photo by Dan Thompson

Get active

If you’re looking for a physical challenge all our resorts offer a raft of activities including waterskiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, catamaran and laser sailing, diving and beach volleyball.

In the Seychelles, Constance Ephélia even challenges guests with a natural climbing wall and zip wires.

If golf is your passion then we’ve got the perfect playground for you at our two 18-hole championship golf courses in Mauritius shared by Le Prince Maurice and Belle Mare Plage, and the only golf course in the Seychelles at Lémuria.

Enjoy some fun golfing frolics at the Belle Mare Plage clubhouse where, during our golf evenings, guests are challenged to putt the ball from the bar.

Music and laid-back fun

Sometimes playing can be more about chilling out than sport and adventure, and for those times we offer a combination of good music, stunning locations and an atmosphere of laid-back fun.

Weddings at Constance Hotels & Resorts, photo by Marat Gimatdinov

Wedding joy, photo by Marat Gimatdinov

Dance the night away under the stars with our resident DJ at Constance Halaveli’s Jahaz Lounge on a Saturday night, while at Le Prince Maurice guests will soon be able to enjoy the new floating bar at Le Barachois with cocktails, DJs and more.

Live life on the beach

Playing hard can be tiring so why not take it down a notch with a barefoot dining experience right on the beach – eating good food outdoors can really feed the soul.

At Tsarabanjina and Moofushi we offer guests a chance to unwind with films on the beach on selected evenings. Grab a sun lounger and chill in front of a modern classic.

Keep the laid back vibe going with a beach massage on the beautiful Anse Georgette at our Lémuria resort, or on the rocks above the sea at Tsarabanjina, Madagascar.

If a spa is your way to play, come and let us look after you in any of our Spa de Constance, available in all resorts.

Kids clubs at Constance

Constance Belle Mare Plage, photo by Christina Barrett

Kids’ fun at Belle Mare Plage, photo by Christina Barrett

At Constance playtime isn’t just for kids. But if you do find yourself thinking of their needs above your own, we run kids’ clubs to keep them entertained while you have your very own, grown-up kind of fun.

For more information about playtime in the Indian Ocean read the Guardian article ‘In with the in crowd’ by Jill Crawshaw.

Or find out more about why Constance Halaveli and Moofushi have been listed in the top 3 resorts in the Maldives by A Luxury Travel Blog.

The photos you see here

All the photos in this article are taken by our guests. We think you’ll agree they look like they’re having a great time. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos sent in by people who love a Constance holiday, in our Constance Memories competition photo album.

Constance Ephelia, photo taken by Michel Phou

Constance Ephelia, photo taken by Michel Phou

 

Constance Halaveli, photo by Morton Norby

Constance Halaveli, photo by Morton Norby

 

Honeymoon at Constance Hotels & Resorts, photo by Yury Razduev

Honeymoon at Constance, photo by Yury Razduev

Constance Halaveli and Moofushi named top luxury resorts in Maldives

Constance Halaveli and Constance Moofushi have been named as top luxury resorts in the Maldives by A Luxury Travel Blog this month.

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

‘Sparkling with a thoroughly-deserved 6* reputation, the Constance Halaveli Resort is tucked away in its own private hideaway, perfect for a romantic getaway or a relaxing family holiday…

…Casual elegance is what Constance Moofushi Resort is all about. Deliberately veering away from what’s fashionable in favour of a more timeless, natural luxury, the resulting atmosphere here is peaceful and relaxed: wander around shoeless between your villa and the stunning beach and surroundings, or relax on your private hammock.’

Read more of the article ‘The Top 3 Luxury Resorts in the Maldives’ by Alexandra Matts on A Luxury Travel Blog.

Find out more about Constance Halaveli and Constance Moofushi on our website.

Discover fruits and spices of the Seychelles

One of the most pleasurable ways to immerse yourself in island culture is by sampling delicious local cuisine, flavoured by locally grown fruits, vegetables and spices.

Fresh produce, Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Fresh produce at Ephelia

At our two Seychelles resorts, Constance Lemuria and Constance Ephelia, you’ll discover the fusion inherent in Creole cooking where traditions of many nations blend to create the distinctive dishes on offer. Influences include African, European, Chinese and Indian cuisines.

Fruits such as mango, passion fruit, banana and pineapple are combined with local fish to make light refreshing dishes while spices such as lemongrass (‘citronel’), chilli (‘pima’), and onions (la ke onyon) give the food its heat.

Fruit and spice discovery at Ephelia

Our team at Constance Ephelia are passionate about the luscious local fruits and exotic Seychellois spices served in the resort’s restaurants.

Every Saturday guests can enjoy a special fruit and spice discovery evening, where you can learn more about the island’s delicacies.

Find out more

If you’ve been inspired by a visit to the Seychelles and would like to try to recreate the exciting flavours back home, take a look at the recipes in our culinary section.

 

 

Antinori Estates wine dinner at Constance Moofushi

At Constance Moofushi we’ve organised a rare treat for gourmet travellers next month, when our Head Sommelier Romain Sauzier and Chef Ahmed Boukraa team up with premium Italian wine producer Antinori to create a one-off wine pairing dinner.

Wine glass

Antinori wine dinner at Moofushi

Antinori director Stefano Leone has worked with our team to create a menu which perfectly blends the exclusive Italian wines with the dining experience offered at Moofushi.

What’s on the menu

Leone will be at the event, where dishes will be paired with the perfect wine to complement both. In some cases the wine will be used in the preparation of the dish such as the delicious Franciacorta Montenisa Brut and rose petal sorbet.

Other dishes include:

  • a duo of fresh and smoked salmon tartar on an avocado bed, accompanied by an Umbria, Castello della Salla San Giovanni, 2011
  • glazed duck liver with a white grape verjus, accompanied by a Moscato d’Asti, Prunotto, 2010.

The event will be held at the Blue Lounge on Sunday 9 December at Constance Moofushi.

Find out more

 

Golf competition: Week 3 – play the latest challenge on Facebook

Play our golf game on Facebook and you could win a bottle of Art de Vignes wine.

Constance Legend Golf Course, Mauritius

Constance Legend Golf Course, Mauritius

Week 3– Let’s play
Watch this very short video to see where the ball is. Say correctly how you would play the shot and you could win a bottle of Art de Vignes wine.

This week we’re at the Legend 18th hole, taking the second shot. It’s a par 5, 220m to the flag with the wind coming from the right. How would you play it?

Watch the video first, then choose the option you think is correct.

Then come back on Friday 23 November to watch a Constance Pro play all the options and see if you won. Those who stated correctly which shot gets closest to the flag will be entered into a prize draw with the winner announced on that day.

MCB Championship

We’re counting down to the European Senior Tour MCB Championship in December 2012 hosted by Constance Hotels & Resorts in Mauritius. On Monday each week for the next 3 weeks we’ll present you with a fun golf challenge.

Previous results
If you missed the results for previous weeks watch what happened here.