Discover the stunning landscapes of Madagascar

Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island covering an area of 587,041km2 with a diverse range of startling, stunning landscapes.

From the forested mountains of the north, the rainforest of the east coast, the steppe landscape of the centre to the dry desert of the south with its famous baobabs, Madagascar is an island with many different faces.

The tsingys of Bermaraha

The eerie, otherworldly landscape of Bermaraha with its jagged topography of limestone needles (tsingys) is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The tsingys of Bermaraha

The tsingys of Bermaraha

A protected UNESCO World Heritage Site

A protected UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

A sacred spot for the Malagasy people for over 500 years, the royal city was the religious capital, seat of royal dynasties and the royal burial ground for kings from the 16th to the 19th century.

Ifaty

The collective name given to the picturesque fishing villages of Ifaty-Mangily and Madio Rano on the southwest coast. Behind the villages lies the arid spiny forest of the Reniala Nature Reserve.

Ifaty

Ifaty

The Avenue of the Baobabs

A truly spectacular site the avenue of baobas lines the dirt road between Morondava and Belon’I Tsiribihina in western Madagascar. The trees are around 30 metres tall and more than 800 years old.

The Avenue of the Baobabs

The Avenue of the Baobabs

A baobab sunset

A baobab sunset

Tsarabanjina

The small private island of Tsarabanjina, home to the laidback luxury of the Constance Tsarabanjina resort, is an islet of the Mitsio Archipelago off the northwest of Madagascar. White sand beaches and clear blue water surround an interior of tropical forests. The island is home to the tomb of the Sakalava kings of the Mitsio islands still honoured by locals today.

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

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Travis Perkins Masters win sees Montgomerie smash Tour records

Colin Montgomerie has smashed a number of European Senior Tour records with his win at the Travis Perkins Masters.

Golf at Constance Hotels and Resorts

Golf at Constance Hotels and Resorts

As well as shoring up his place at the top of the European Senior Tour order of merit, the win sees Montgomerie break the tour record for quickest player to win four events, having made only nine appearances so far.

Montgomerie has also become the first player to win more than €500,000 on the European Senior Tour.

The win came after Montgomerie was able to secure a ten-stroke victory at the Woburn Golf Club over his closest rival Austrian Gordon Manson.

With such substantial winnings Montogmerie is on course to win the Senior Tour Order of Merit awarded at the MCB Tour Championship at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius in December.

To read more about the Travis Perkins Masters victory and all the latest news from the European Senior Tour visit the tour website.

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Constance promotion sees Turkish Airlines members earn more miles

A special promotion with strategic partners Turkish Airlines will see loyalty program members earn triple miles for stays at Constance Halaveli and Constance Moofushi.

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

From 1 September to 30 November 2014 members of Turkish Airlines’ Miles & Smiles loyalty program can earn triple miles for every dollar spent at the Constance Maldives hotel and resort.

All guests need to do to qualify is to mention their Miles & Smiles membership number at the time of booking and then present their membership card at check-in.

At Constance’s hotels in Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar Miles & Smiles members will continue to earn 1 bonus mile for every US$ spent.

Terms & Conditions

Triple miles offer is valid for stay between 1 September until 30 November 2014 only

  • Triple miles offer, applicable at Constance Moofushi & Constance Halaveli only
  • Stay at other Constance hotels and resorts, single mile will apply
  • To quote Miles & Smiles membership number at the time of booking
  • A valid Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles membership card must be presented upon check-in
  • Offer is valid only for members of Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles named on the membership card
  • Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and for Elite Card & Elite Card Plus members only
  • Constance Hotels & Resorts’ Terms and Conditions apply
  • Members will be able to earn miles on accommodation if booking is on public rates
  • If booking is on TO rates, calculation of miles will be different, miles will be earned on extras* and not Accommodation
  • Booking on Interline rates are not eligible for miles unless stated otherwise upon confirmation of booking.

*Extras: All extras will be considered EXCEPT services provided by external partners like Dive centre, MAT flights, boutiques…

Please contact claimmiles@constancehotels.com to claim your miles within 12 months of your stay with the following:

1.Your Name and Miles & Smiles Number

2. Date of arrival and departure

3. Invoice Number of your stay

4.Please retain all original receipts until Miles are credited to your account.

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Constance Hotels & Resorts launches new U Spa experience

Constance has launched a new spa experience across all our hotels and resorts in the Indian Ocean. U Spa uses an holistic approach to guests’ needs, creating a wellbeing program specifically tailored to meet each guest’s needs, preferences and goals.

U Spa at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

U Spa at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

Our U Spa offering includes a range of updated treatments, fitness activities and nutrition to create a full sense of wellbeing and happiness for our spa guests.

Each guest will have the chance to meet with a spa host to discuss potential treatments and approaches, before creating a unique U Experience Card to ensure your U Spa experience is designed specifically for you.

The U Spa team

U Spa is run by a team of international, highly skilled therapists, spa hosts and spa managers, overseen by Naturopathic Doctor and Corporate Spa Manager, Dr Chase Webber.

Dr Webber – who previously ran a Naturopathic practice for 12 years incorporating therapeutic bodywork, massage, nutrition, herbal medicine and exercise to treat patients – believes the U Spa philosophy sits at the heart of a great spa experience, where the whole person is considered.

Enjoy Classic or Deluxe U Spa treatment

If you’re looking for a goal-orientated massage to help you relax, detox and rejuvenate, our Classic U Spa treatments will meet your needs.
If, however, your needs are better served by an authentic traditional massage we also offer Balinese, Ayurvedic, Thai-Shiatsu and Swedish as well as sophisticated pedicure and manicure treatments and even a Kids’ Spa.

Embrace wellbeing

Embrace wellbeing

For the ultimate in specialised skin care we also offer a range of Deluxe treatments from some of the best international spa brands including Shiseido, Valmont, Sisley and Brice Nicham depending on the resort.

U Spa products inspired by the Indian Ocean

Using the finest quality, 100% natural botanical ingredients combined with the latest advances in scientific research, our U Spa products have been exclusively developed for us.

Scents of the Indian Ocean including ylang-ylang, vanilla, coconut, sweet orange, frangipani and aloe vera are used for their therapeutic properties as well as to create an exotic aromatic backdrop for your treatment.

Guests can purchase the range of cream exfoliators, hydrators and body oils to take home with them.

The U Spa Wellness Experience

Guests can embrace the holistic U Spa approach to create a full wellness program during their stay at Constance, which includes spa treatments, fitness activities and nutrition.

Those looking to improve their fitness can choose from a new bodyweight program to strengthen, stretch and tone their body as well as yoga to improve fitness, postural awareness and wellbeing. Personal Training is also available for a personalised fitness approach.

Relaxing the mind, body and soul

Relaxing the mind, body and soul

Wellness Nutrition

Nutrition is vital to an overall feeling of wellbeing so in addition to the nutritional advice available from our spa hosts and personal trainers, we have created a range of delicious, nutritious meal options available across all restaurants and in-villa dining.

Marked with a ‘W’ on our menus our Wellness Cuisine embraces delicious authentic dishes of fresh vegetables, fish and meat prepared using healthy cooking methods.

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Vote for Constance Hotels & Resorts in World Golf Awards

Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Lémuria have both been nominated to win the accolade Indian Ocean’s Best Golf Hotel 2014 in the inaugural World Golf Awards.

Golf at Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Golf at Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Battling it out for the top spot both Constance hotels offer dramatic courses spread over verdant, tropical landscapes with breathtaking ocean views so it’s up to you now to vote for your favourite. Vote now.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

With its two championship 18-hole golf courses it’s no surprise that the European Senior Tour has chosen Belle Mare Plage to host the tour’s dramatic finale the MCB Tour Championship since 2009.

Guests are able to play both the Links and Legend golf courses with limitless free green fees. Caddies, club cars, rental clubs and tuition from our resident Marc Farry Golf Academy pros are all available to guests.

After a day on the golf course guests can relax and unwind with a special sports massage at the sumptuous U Spa where our experienced therapists will revive and restore tired muscles.

Constance Lémuria

Constance Lémuria is proud to boast the Seychelles only 18-hole golf course. Hewn into the stunning, mountainous terrain of Praslin island, it is often described as one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses.

The front 12 holes lie on the flat land behind the beach while the back 6 holes climb steadily through the hilly jungle terrain to terraced tees dropping to perfectly manicured greens.

The 15th hole is something of a legend as golfers tee-off from a beautiful hillside spot with views over the stunning Anse Georgette and the Indian Ocean beyond, and watch their ball fall 50 metres to the green below. It’s a golf course that will live in the memory.

Again, guests can experience a special sports massage at the beautiful, secluded U Spa after a tiring round.

Vote for your favourite

If you share our passion for golf, we hope you will take the time to vote.

Vote for Constance Belle Mare Plage or Constance Lémuria as the Indian Ocean’s Best Golf Hotel 2014 on the World Golf Awards website.

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Recipe: Fish tartare with coconut milk

Dream about the Indian Ocean as you try this light tropical fish dish from Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Try our fish tartar and coconut milk recipe

Try our fish tartare and coconut milk recipe

Ingredients

  • 600g white fish fillet
  • 2 pieces lime
  • 150g white onion
  • 40g fresh coriander
  • ½ can of coconut milk
  • 1tsp of crushed ginger
  • 1 piece of endive or leaves of iceberg lettuce
  • 3tbsp of sliced chives
  • 3tbsp of olive oil
  • 2tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Method

1. Cut the fish into small dices.

2. Add salt, pepper, grated lime zest and juice from 1½ limes. Keep in the fridge for 20 minutes.

3. Peel the tomato, remove the seeds and cut the quarters in to small slices.

4. Slice the onion and add to the tomatoes. Add the juice from the remaining ½ lime, 2 tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of mustard, salt and pepper.

5. Take the fish out of the fridge, add the remaining olive oil, the coconut milk, the remaining mustard, chopped coriander, ginger and chives. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

6. Put a layer of tomato and onion salad on the plate, place the fish tartare on top.

7. Decorate with the endives or lettuce, coconut shavings and fresh herbs. Bon appétit

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