Halaveli is top prize for romantics this Valentine’s

Constance is making this Valentine’s Day extra special for diners in France, giving them the chance to win a luxurious trip to Halaveli.

Billecart-Salmon Champagne competition

Billecart-Salmon Champagne competition

A holiday at the elegant lifestyle hotel in the Maldives is the first prize in a competition run by Billecart-Salmon Champagne.

How to enter

Around 350 restaurants across France will give diners a free half bottle of Brut Rosé and the chance to enter the exclusive competition on 14 February.

The 5 day holiday to Halaveli will sit along other prizes from luxury brands including Mont Blanc, Lexus, Moulin Rouge and Dalloyau.

Find out more

Find out more about the competition, including details of participating restaurants, on the Billecart-Salmon Champagne website.

Find out more about Constance Halaveli, Maldives.

Foodie holidays in Mauritius

Indulge your passion for food and join us for the celebrated Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau in Mauritius this March.

Delicious food at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Delicious food at Constance

The renowned annual festival takes place at Constance Belle Mare Plage from 18-25 March 2013.

This exciting event sees 6 European Michelin star chefs team up with 6 of our island chefs to create outstanding dishes using local ingredients before having a final cook-off competition to see which team wins.

Culinary holidays with Constance

Enjoy one of these special festival packages, and immerse yourself in a week that will be filled with culinary delights and surprises.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

  • Prestige Room – Package of 7 nights including a  6 star dinner orchestrated by Michelin star Chefs.
  • Single: €2,200  inclusive of Half Board
  • Double: €3,000  inclusive of Half Board
  • Extra nights will be charged at  €360 for Single and €460 for Double

Constance Le Prince Maurice

  • Junior Suite – Package of 7 nights including a  6 star dinner orchestrated by Michelin star Chefs.
  • Single: €3,600 inclusive of Half Board
  • Double: €4,300 inclusive of Half Board
  • Extra nights will be charged at  €  700 for Single and € 750 for Double

Offer valid for all stays from 18 to 28 March 2013

Book now

Visit our website to check availability and book your holiday at the Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau.

Find out more about Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Constance Hotels partners with Etihad Guest

Constance Hotels & Resorts has a partnership with Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.

Etihad Airways and Constance Hotels & Resorts

Etihad Guest

Etihad Guest members can earn miles for qualifying stays at all Constance Hotels & Resorts.

Members are also entitled to discounts at all restaurants and bars. In addition and, subject to availability, Etihad Gold and Etihad Gold Elite members have access to complimentary upgrades, early check-in and late check-out facilities.

Find out more about Etihad Guest on the Etihad website.

Dream wedding destinations in the Indian Ocean

At Constance romance is woven into every element of what we do making our hotels and resorts the ideal destination for your wedding.

Wedding at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Wedding at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

We understand that when you book a wedding with us you want everything to be perfect.

Our wedding co-ordinators take the time to ensure they know exactly what you want. Even before you arrive at the resort of your choice your wedding co-ordinator will discuss your vision for the big day with you.

Each of our 7 unique resorts and luxury hotels offers a complete wedding package, each one reflecting its own style of romance and embracing local wedding customs.

Highlights include:

  • picking you up from your suite or villa in a flower-strewn buggy
  • a ceremony in a stunning location
  • champagne, cake and a secluded candlelit dinner at one of our elegant restaurants.

Choosing the right location for you

Luxury wedding at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Luxury wedding at Moofushi

Enjoy the laidback barefoot chic of Moofushi and Tsarabanjina, the vibrant energy of Belle Mare Plage and Ephélia, or the elegant luxury of Le Prince Maurice, Lémuria and Halaveli.

At Moofushi couples can stroll barefoot to their own private sandbank where friends can gather for the ceremony. Keen divers can even get married underwater.

At Halaveli couples can enjoy a romantic aromatic wedding night bathing ceremony or spend the night under the stars in a bed specially made up outdoors.

Tailor made for you
We offer a host of romantic escapades so you can create the wedding of your dreams:

  • Romantic boat trips
  • Special sensual spa treatments for two, either in a couples treatment room at the spa or in the privacy of your accommodation
  • Candlelit and flower baths
  • Romantic star-gazing nights under the stars
  • Dining for two in a stunning secluded location
Mr and Mrs Billam wedding at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Mr and Mrs Billam at Le Prince Maurice

Find out more

Read about some of the weddings that have taken place recently at our resorts:

Healthy eating with Constance

From super salads to seeds that pack a vitamin punch Constance Halaveli Executive Chef, Glen Cooper, gives his top 6 tips to navigating the salad bar and eating your way to a healthier you.

Healthy food at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Delicious and healthy food at Constance

1.Choose dark greens
Start your salad off right by going for a base of dark leafy greens, such as spinach or romaine leaves. One packed cup will give you more than half of the recommended daily value of vitamin A as well as nearly 100% of your vitamin K. Leafy greens also supply vitamin C, folate and fibre. Lighter greens such as iceberg do not offer nearly the same nutritional value and are mostly made of water.

2. Include colourful veggies
Add one cup of the most colourful, bright fresh vegetables in the salad bar. Raw is best. Aim for carrots, broccoli, beets, ripe tomatoes, and bell peppers – they add more fibre and vitamins compared to pale coloured vegetables like cucumbers or celery. Steer clear of vegetables soaked with mayonnaise or creamy dressings – they add saturated fat and calories to your meal.

3. Choose lean proteins
Chickpeas and kidney beans are one of the best sources of protein on the salad bar. Add one-half cup of beans to your greens for a protein and fibre rich meal. Grilled chicken breast is another option, as is plain tuna (packed in water, not oil). Hard-boiled eggs are an excellent protein option – opt for more white than yolk to cut fat and calories.

Local produce at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Local produce at Constance Hotels & Resorts

4. Mix it up with crunch and zest
Adding walnuts, sesame seeds, or sunflower seeds will give you extra crunch without the added saturated (and possibly trans) fat of croutons and crunchy Asian noodles. Add one heaped tablespoon for a healthy dose of heart-healthy nutrients and fats. For an extra tang, add one tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese. A little Parmesan goes a long way in flavour as compared to other shredded cheeses, such as cheddar or mozzarella.

5. Extra garnishes
Adding fresh fruit to your salad is a healthy sweet option, but only add about one-half cup because the sugar can still add up. Avoid canned fruits that come in thick syrups like mandarin oranges or peaches and opt for grapes, orange slices, chunks of watermelon or other melon, and fresh berries.

6. Dressing your salad
One of the most crucial ingredients of your salad is the dressing. Avoid creamy mayonnaise-based dressings because they are high in fat and calories. Even low-fat or fat-free salad dressings are loaded with sodium, sugar, and saturated fats. The healthiest option is to dress your salad with a mix of extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and pepper, using only enough to lightly coat your greens. Add a little, toss your salad to ensure even distribution, add a little more, if needed.

Looking for recipe inspiration?
Check out this delicious salad of Spinach, chorizo and baby potatoes served with sous vide poached egg on the Cook Sister blog.

Visit our website to find out more about all of our 7 resorts in the Indian Ocean – Constance Hotels & Resorts.

 

Family fun in the Seychelles this Easter

What better way to forget about the short, cold days of winter than to plan an Easter getaway to the island idyll of the Seychelles. Here are our top 5 reasons to visit.

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

1. Weather
Lie on a beach and drink in the vitamin D your body’s been craving through the long winter months. April is the perfect time to visit the Seychelles as it marks the end of the islands’ rainy season ensuring perfect temperatures of around 29ºC. Revel in lots of warm sunshine while calm breezes gently rustle the palm trees.

2. Beaches
The Seychelles is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. At Constance Lémuria, you’ll have access to the eye-wateringly beautiful Anse Lazio, frequently cited as the most beautiful beach in the Seychelles. Unspoilt, pristine beaches lapped by warm turquoise water.

3. Family
Relax in the knowledge that your kids will love a holiday in the Seychelles as much as you. Whether you choose the elegant luxury of Constance Lémuria or the vibrant spirit of the larger Constance Ephélia there is plenty for everyone to do. Older kids will be thrilled by the choice of sports and water sports available and younger kids will love the free children’s club.

Family holidays, Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Family holidays, Constance Ephelia

4. Diving
Explore the Indian Ocean in perfect conditions in April. As the waters calm after the rainy season divers can fully appreciate the vivid, colourful spectacle of the numerous dive sites around Lémuria and Ephélia. Water temperatures average around 29ºC at this time of year and visibility is often 30 meters or more. If you’re looking for something a bit different, try a thrilling night dive.

5. Fishing
Feel the rush of excitement and adrenalin of pursuing one of the great game fish through the crystal waters of the Seychelles. The deep-sea fishing season starts in April and runs through to October. Pit your wits and your strength against giants of the sea including tuna, barracuda, wahoo, sailfish and marlin.

And lastly… as recommended by The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times recommends Constance Ephélia as the perfect spot for Easter with the family this week. In the article, journalist Jeremy Lazell writes: ‘Ephelia sits in 300 acres of tropical gardens… with tennis, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and a kids’ club free, four swimming pools and two white sand, palm fringed beaches that are worth the air fare alone.’