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.’

Iyengar yoga master Lorraine McCannon to visit Halaveli

Rethink your approach to fitness and find ultimate relaxation through Iyengar yoga at Constance Halaveli this March.

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Yoga retreat at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Senior level one yoga master to the stars, Lorraine McCannon, will be teaching Iyengar yoga at Halaveli from 3-10 March.

Follow in the footsteps – barefoot, of course – of McCannon’s former pupils Orlando Bloom and senior management of multinational corporations Goldman Sachs and Rothschild.

Tailor-made teaching techniques

An expert in teaching yoga to all levels, McCannon aims to tailor her teaching technique to the needs of Halaveli guests.

‘Yoga is a practical tool that can be adapted to suit all ages and levels of fitness. It improves general health and most importantly, brings deep relaxation which helps to improve one’s whole perspective on life,’ she explains.

‘Classes can be taught irrespective of differing levels of experience, age, fitness and health. Students may wish to focus on increasing energy levels, improving strength, suppleness and postural awareness, strengthening the immune system and releasing stress, all of which bring about a profound sense of well-being.’

Lorraine McCannon, Iyengar yoga teacher

Lorraine McCannon

Guided by the teachings of BKS Iyengar

McCannon studied under reknowned teacher BKS Iyengar, described as the father of modern yoga. She has appeared on BBC TV and radio talking about the benefits of yoga.

Find out more

Visit Lorraine’s website, Art of Yoga, and find out what happened when she set out to teach yoga to London’s Metropolitan Police.

Learn more about what Iyengar yoga can do for you.

And take a look at the Constance Halaveli website to check booking availability.

Indulge a taste for truffles with a special Mauritian dining event

Savour the exquisite taste of one of nature’s most delectable delicacies with an evening dedicated to truffles at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage.

L'Archipel, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

L’Archipel, Le Prince Maurice

The gastronomic event will take place on 31 January and will celebrate the versatile nature of truffles with a special menu at L’Archipel at Le Prince Maurice, and the Blue Penny Café at Belle Mare Plage.

Highlights of the Wine and Truffle menu at L’Archipel will include:

  • Canapés of ‘lollipop’ of foie gras and truffle, a spoonful of truffle risotto, a tartare of seafood in truffle oil
  • Scallops with truffle
  • King prawns in jelly with black truffle
  • A roulade of poultry and foie gras with a julienne of truffles
  • A range of delicately made truffle-infused desserts

Highlights of the Truffle menu at Blue Penny Café will include:

  • Crisps of traditional pain au beurre with black winter truffles
  • Soft boiled eggs with asparagus and truffles
  • A risotto of scallops, artichoke and truffles with a mushroom foam
  • Sweetbread with ‘black diamond’ truffle and gnocchi
  • An iced truffle tiramisu

Find out more

Winners of 30 Days of Discovery

Thank you to everyone who has entered our 30 Days of Discovery competition.

We can now announce the winner of the grand prize of the latest iPad Mini is Elodie Binet-Frenkel.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Congratulations Elodie – we’ll contact you by email shortly.

Catch up with your daily dose of inspiration

Every day, for the last 30 days, we’ve offered a prize a day plus a daily dose of inspiration. If you missed any, and want to look back we have created a board on Constance’s Pinterest with all images and links to the articles.

Winners from the last 30 Days

Here are all the winners of the 30 Days of Discovery competition. We’ll be contacting everyone over the coming few days to arrange delivery.

  • Polina Zinoveva – Day #1
  • Laura Dentico - Day #2
  • Steve Birkin - Day #3
  • Yuv Poonet - Day #4
  • Elinor Bevan - Day #5
  • Patrice Pouts - Day #6
  • Rina Hep - Day #7
  • Liliana Medina - Day #8
  • Simon Grundy – Day #9
  • Gill Doyle - Day #10
  • Martin Ludo - Day #11
  • Florent Gay - Day #12
  • Andreas Mereschko  - Day #13
  • Davina Williams - Day #14
  • Sabine Maier - Day #15
  • Alex Lievens - Day #16
  • Joanne Roper - Day #17
  • Paolo Pacino - Day #18
  • Marlon Sayer – Day #19
  • Richard Quarry – Day #20
  • Scott Widderick – Day #21
  • Antje Allraun – Day #22
  • Maxine Nye - Day #23
  • Eva Forner - Day #24
  • Jane Green - Day #25
  • Jo Jo Young - Day #26
  • Sabrina Luthi – Day #27
  • Ralf Boettcher – Day #28
  • Kate Edwards – Day #29
  • Elodie Binet-Frenkel – Day #30
More competitions coming soon….
Watch this space, we’ll be launching more exciting competitions in the coming months. In the meantime, visit us on our Constance Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

 

‘The hotel was fantastic’: Billy Connolly and Pamela Stephenson at Le Prince Maurice

When Billy Connolly and Pamela Stephenson Connolly stayed at Constance Le Prince Maurice last month, it was the first holiday they’d taken together in 30 years.

Over water villas at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Over water villas at Le Prince Maurice

Following their week long sojourn in an over-water villa at the luxury resort in Mauritius, they reveal all in this weekend’s Guardian:

‘…the hotel was fantastic and the food the best I’ve ever had’.

Read the article in full about Billy Connolly and Pamela Stephenson Connolly’s holiday to Constance Le Prince Maurice on the Guardian website.

And find out more about the deluxe Constance Le Prince Maurice and check booking availability.

 

 

 

Barefoot luxury at the newly revamped Constance Tsarabanjina

This March, we’ll be launching a unique castaway experience on the beautifully remote Madagascan island of Tsarabanjina.

Barefoot luxury at Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Barefoot luxury at Tsarabanjina

At Constance Hotels we are carrying out a multi-million pound revamp to add a splash of luxury to the Crusoe-chic that is Constance Tsarabanjina.

With The Sunday Times listing Tsarabanjina in its 100 greatest holidays on the planet, this is the year to discover for yourself what makes the resort so stunning.

Luxury all-inclusive package

When we re-open Tsarabanjina in March, guests will be able to enjoy all the treats the resort has to offer under one luxury package. So from the moment you arrive, you can relax knowing that all your needs will be catered for.

Laid-back elegance

Careful to maintain the barefoot charm and eco-friendliness that guests have always loved about Tsarabanjina, we have revamped our beautiful beach huts with the added luxury of air conditioning.

Embracing Malagasy culture we’ve updated the interiors using natural materials, and local art and sculpture based on marine life to add a boutique feel to the beachfront accommodation.

Guest can chill out in relaxed luxury on the bungalow’s enlarged terrace complete with elegantly comfortable furniture for hanging out with loved-ones or friends.

Beach at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Laid back beach vibe

Lie back and enjoy this indulgent beach experience with our new massage rooms complete with ocean views, and an outdoor shower carved into the island rock for a genuine outdoor experience.

In the main building we’re also remodelling the reception and restaurant blending the Malagasy culture and art with a dash of Constance luxury.

How do I get there?

To top it all off we’ve made the inaccessible more accessible – the new helipad means you can choose to transfer from the mainland with minimal effort, or take the boat from Nosy Be.

Find out more