Recipe: Sweet orange-ginger ganache

These delicious chocolates are quintessential Constance treats, recently served at the Chocolate Show at Constance Ephelia.

North Beach at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

North Beach at Ephelia

Ingredients

  • 500g dark chocolate
  • 300g cream
  • 75g butter
  • 50g fresh ginger
  • 1 orange zest
  • 25g preserved orange peel
  • 400g dark chocolate for the coating

1. Chop the chocolate and place in a bowl.
2. Peel and chop the ginger.
3. In a pan add cream, ginger and the orange zest and leave it to infuse for 10 minutes.
4. Strain the flavoured cream and return to heat.
5. Pour over the chocolate and mix until smooth.
6. Stir the softened butter.
7. Pour the contents into a round shaped mould.
8. Refrigerate until firm.
9. Cut into shapes, squares, diamonds, rectangles, circles.
10. Melt the 400g dark choclate in a bain marie.
11. Make curves with the crystallized chocolate.
12. Dip the chocolates one by one.
13. Leave to crystallize.

The recipe makes approximately 50 chocolates.

Find out more about Constance Ephelia from our website.

Golf competition: Week 1, The Result

The wait is over –  find out the result of this week’s Constance golf challenge.

Golf at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Golf at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Each week for the next 5 weeks we’re posting a fun golf challenge on our Facebook page. This week, we were at the 9th hole on the Constance Legend golf course, playing a blind shot.

Did you choose the right option? Visit our Facebook page to watch the video of our golf pro play the three shots, and find out who is this week’s winner.

It could be you next time

Come back on Monday 10 November to test your golf skills in next week’s challenge.

MCB Championships

We’re counting down to the European Senior Tour MCB Championships in December hosted at the Constance Legend Golf Course in Mauritius.

Constance Ephelia gains Seychelles Sustainable Tourism certificate

Constance Ephelia has recently been certified as a sustainable tourism resort, and now carries the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label.

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

North Beach, Constance Ephelia

This certificate is awarded to hotels that incorporate sustainable practices into their everyday business operations, to help safeguard the biodiversity and culture of the Seychelles.

Opened in 2010, Constance Ephelia has been recognised as a leader in the Seychelles for working to conserve the biodiversity of the natural landscape around which it’s built.

In 2011, Ephelia was awarded the prestigious Landscape Gold Award, in recognition for its superior landscape construction.

The resort is situated on 2 of the most breathtaking beaches on Mahé, and overlooks the marine national park of Port Launay.

There are 7 different types of accommodation including hillside and spa villas, 5 restaurants and 6 bars, 4 swimming pools, a fully equipped gym, tennis and squash courts, climbing wall, zip wires and a dive centre.

The choice you’ll find at Ephelia has made it a haven for families, offering plenty of space to run around. Yet the resort exudes a boutique-feel you’d expect from a smaller hotel, and many couples choose to get married and honeymoon here.

Find out more about Constance Ephelia on our website.

 

Sparkle with Shiseido this festive season

Get into the festive spirit with Shiseido’s sparkling spa and beauty packages.

Shiseido spa at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Shiseido spa at Constance

Glowing skin and a renewed sense of well being will get you ready for the party season. Guests at Constance Lemuria, Ephelia and Belle Mare Plage can take their pick from these special Shiseido treatments:

Indulgent Face and Body Experience
90 min
An indulgent back, neck and shoulder massage, followed by a prescribed 60 minute facial.

Sparkling Zen Face and Body Experience
90 min
Treat yourself to this spa must-have, including a back, neck and shoulder massage, mini facial, and scalp massage.

Advanced Super Revitalising Diamond Facial
75 min
Get your skin glowing with this prescribed Shiseido Qi Facial.

Diamond Dazzle make-up application
30 min
Shiseido’s revolutionary make up line will bring out the best of your beauty. Natural, sophisticated or glamorous. It’s up to you.

Find out more

 

 

Tom Lehman sounds a warning to MCB Tour Championship hopefuls

Tom Lehman has just ensured that there will be some sleepless nights among his challengers for the MCB Tour Championship next month as they strive to discover a way of overcoming him.

Lehman wins Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Tom Lehman

Tom Lehman

On his first visit to Mauritius a year ago, Lehman emerged victorious on the Legend course at the Constance Belle Mare Plage and he will arrive back on the island in arguably the best form of his life after destroying a quality field in the USPGA Champions Tour finale, the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, this weekend.

The tournament, just held on 1-4 November 2012 at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, is the American equivalent of the MCB Tour Championship.

The 53 year old Lehman left the likes of Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Jay Haas, Fred Funk, David Frost and Corey Pavin chasing his shadow with a final round five-under-par 65 that left him with a six-stroke advantage at the close.

The $440,000 that Lehman picked up for a thoroughly clinical performance secured his place at the top of the Champions Tour order-of-merit for the second year in succession, making him the first player in the Tour’s history to achieve the feat.

Englishman Roger Chapman, winner of two Senior Majors this year, finished a highly creditable fourth in the season’s rankings after a disappointing final day at Scottsdale.

But it was Lehman who occupied centre stage in the latter part of the tournament. He trailed on the first 2 days after his rounds of 68 and 62 were eclipsed by the 66 and 60 of Jay Haas. But the man from Minnesota began to exert his authority in round 3 with a 63 and started the last day a shot ahead of Couples and two in front of Haas.

That was as close as anyone got to Lehman in the final round as he strode majestically to victory.

In the process, he served notice of intent to anyone good enough or brave enough to take him on in Mauritius. Now there’s an invitation.

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Constance Memories photo competition winners

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered our Constance Memories photo competition on Facebook recently.

Photo by Tesuo Isazawa, Constance Moofushi

Photo by Tesuo Isazawa, Constance Moofushi

Over the coming weeks we’ll be publishing more of the stories behind the thousands of stunning photographs we received from the Constance community.

Take a look at our album on Facebook to see all the photos entered: Constance Memories winners album.

And in case you missed the announcement of the winners, here they are:

Best 3 photos of the last decade

  • Marek Kluzniak
  • Angel Gomila
  • Nicole Petsa

Winners of each category

Photo by Sven Goelles, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Photo by Sven Goelles, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Winner of Design & Architecture:
Sven Goelles

Winner of Family:
Fabrice Tourres

Winner of Food, drink and entertainment:
Charbel Bou Serhal

Winner of Spa & Sports:
Juan Pablo Dominguez

Winner of Staff/Behind the scenes:
Stacey Dwyer

Winner of Weddings & Honeymoons:
Tesuo Isazawa

Photo by Juan Pablo Dominguez, Constance Moofushi

Photo by Juan Pablo Dominguez, Constance Moofushi

Winner of Beach, Nature & Wildlife:
Jorn Moraal

Winner of Excursions:
Ralf Grosseboerger

Winner of prize draw:
Laura Paterson

Visit us on Facebook

Visit our Facebook page to see all the photos – Constance Memories winners album.

We’ll be running more competitions in the near future – watch this space.

And in the meantime, keep posting your Constance holiday photos on Facebook or through Twitter – we love seeing them and reading your comments about your holidays with us.