Top family holidays in the Indian Ocean

Discover a luxury resort where stylish surroundings and a family-friendly space are not mutually exclusive, and you’ll never look at family holidays in the same way again.

Family holidays at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Family holidays at Belle Mare Plage

At Constance hotels and resorts we blend an exuberant dash of luxury with a genuinely warm welcome to children.

Our Unique resorts – Ephélia, Moofushi, Belle Mare Plage and Tsarabanjina – have become havens for families looking for a bolt-hole where they can experience exciting new adventures together and then kick back to enjoy the kind of service you dream of when you’re back home.

The choice you make will depend on what features high on your family’s must-have list. Here’s a look at what you’ll find at our Unique resorts.

Choice of accommodation

Luxury villas
Enjoy your family holiday with plenty of space and privacy around you in one of our private villas. At Ephélia and Belle Mare Plage you can indulge in the added luxury of your very own villa master who will see to all of your family’s needs. Share breakfast in your own outside dining area, lounge by your own pool, watch the kids play in your private garden and then head down to the beach or to one of a selection of restaurants for lunch.

Spacious suites
Smaller families will relish the space of the elegant suites at Belle Mare Plage and Ephélia with plenty of room to sleep two adults and a child. For bigger groups it’s also possible to book interconnecting suites where the family can enjoy the space of their own seating area, fully furnished balcony and room for everyone to relax after a day on the beach.

Kids’ clubs and babysitting service

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Take time out for yourself knowing your kids are well looked after. We offer a babysitting service at Moofushi, Ephelia and Belle Mare Plage. The kids’ clubs at Belle Mare Plage and Ephélia are a great way for your children to make friends and have adventures of their own. Activities for 4-12 year olds include:

  • Guided excursions around the island
  • Glass-bottom boat trips
  • Underwater sea walks
  • Painting and craft activities
  • Games and competitions
  • Crab hunting

Chidlren love trying new things so let them seize the opportunity. While with us they can try:

  • Cookery classes with our chefs
  • Yoga on the beach
  • Children’s spa sessions
  • Classes in traditional island dance
  • Golf lessons at Belle Mare Plage
  • Scuba diving with trained instructors

Fun and games

Zip wire at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Zip wires at Constance Ephelia

Share the fun and remember the joy of laughing out loud while you try something new with the whole family. Whether it’s the exhilaration of our zip wires and natural rock-climbing wall at Ephélia or snorkelling with the kids for the first time in the waters of Madagascar, you’ll be creating the memories of a lifetime.

Family activities at our Unique resorts include:

  • Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking and Hobby Cat
  • Beach volleyball
  • Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Table tennis

Kids food

Family meals at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Family meals at Constance

There’s nothing like watching your kids devour a plate of delicious, fresh cooked food, particularly when you don’t have to cook it yourself. All our Unique resorts offer children’s menus at times when your kids are hungry. Designed to appeal to young appetites our kids’ menus are created with fresh, healthy ingredients which will keep you and your little ones happy.

All inclusive

Older kids love the independence of hanging out at the bar with their friends ordering fruit smoothies and snacks, watching movies in the villa or challenging friends to various games. At Tsarabanjina and Moofushi our all inclusive Cristal package means you can give them the freedom of the resort without worrying about the bill. They may even reward you for their new independence by delivering fruit juices to you on your sunbed.

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Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Constance Tsarabanjina

Visit our website to find out more about each of our Constance hotels and resorts in the Indian Ocean.

Our Ultimate Hotels offer high-end luxury in beautifully designed spaces. Families return year after year to experience the delights on offer. Find out more about holidays at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Constance Halaveli and Constance Lémuria.

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Constance – where family and luxury go together

Take time to reconnect with those you love most with a holiday in paradise in one of our luxurious villas.

Family villa

Spacious family villa, Halaveli

Having the luxury of space, your own garden, plunge pool and villa master gives you the perfect combination of independence to do your own thing, while having 5* services right on your doorstep.

Travelling long haul with your family at least once is part of the magic that holiday memories are made of. Once you arrive, here’s a glimpse of what you can expect.

Meal times at Constance

Have breakfast together on your own terrace, laze in the sun while the kids play in your own private pool and let the villa master take care of everything.

Then dine out with all the family, or enjoy a cosy dinner at ‘home’, prepared to any special requirements you have by our chefs.

We’ll even look after the kids with our in-villa babysitting service so that you can enjoy that rare pleasure of a drink or dinner shared without any interruptions.

Activities for all the family

Family holidays, Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Family holidays at Ephelia

We know sometimes it can feel like a juggling act to keep your brood happy when there are different ages and generations together.

But at Constance, we think we’ve got it covered. From complimentary kids’ clubs and Playstations and Wii’s in some villas to a huge choice of watersports, gym, spa, restaurants, bars and the beautiful natural playground of the powder soft beach.

Seize the opportunity to share your passions with your little ones. Whether it be kids’ sessions in golf, yoga and diving or simply hanging out at our and enjoying some pampering, there’s plenty of choice.

Live, learn and laugh together in a place where there’s space to breathe and time to remember what makes you all smile.

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Read our 8 reasons to take your kids to Constance hotels

Get advice and tips for travelling with children from Parenting Support Centre website.

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Top 8 reasons to go to Mauritius

Mauritius has long been a favourite with honeymooners and families, and as the doors reopen at the 6* Constance Le Prince Maurice, a new generation of luxury holiday aficionados are set to discover what the island has to offer.

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Here are our top 8 reasons to go to Mauritius right now.

1. Natural beauty

Palm fringed white-sand beaches, turquoise seas and vibrant coral reefs make for a tropical island paradise. Add to this mountain peaks, lush green river gorges and waterfalls, and it’s not hard to see why Mauritius stands out as a top island destination.

2. Beautiful climate

The island’s tropical climate makes Mauritius an all-year round option if you’re looking for warmth and sunshine.

From December to April, it’s hotter and more humid, while from May to November it’s cooler and drier. The best time of year for diving is November to March.

3. Indian Ocean

What better playground for water sports enthusiasts than the Indian Ocean. Warm seas, colourful reefs, and an abundance of sea creatures make this a great place for diving and snorkelling. Children aged 8 and up can learn to dive with our expert team.

At Constance we also offer wind-surfing, kayaking, water-skiing, sailing and more.

4. Family holidays

From the sheltered shoreline and stunning natural beaches to our children’s menus, spacious accommodation, new family suites at Le Prince Maurice and a huge choice of activities, Constance hotels on Mauritius are popular with families.

We offer free kids’ clubs at Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice, as well as a bookable baby sitting service.

5. Luxury golf

Legend golf course at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course

Set in a stunning location with great weather, superb food and a training academy run by golf pros, Constance Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice attract experienced and novice golfers alike.

Our 2 championship golf courses, the Legend and Links, are the setting for many tournaments throughout the year including the MCB Championship.

6. Culture and heritage

The island enjoys a multi-cultural heritage, and it shines through in the eclectic mix of food, festivals, dance, celebrations and temples you’ll find here.

7. Horse racing

Mauritius is home to the oldest race course in the southern hemisphere – The Mauritius Turf Club. Situated at Champ de Mars, Port Louis, it was first established in 1812.

Popular today with locals and tourists, entry is free and attracts crowds of up to 30,000 every Saturday.

8. Constance Le Prince Maurice

Le Barachois, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Le Barachois restaurant

With its reputation as one of the most romantic hotels in the world, Le Prince Maurice has just undergone a major refurbishment.

When it first opened in the late 90s, Le Prince set the pace for luxury resorts on the island, and this latest revamp sets it apart yet again as a high-functioning delight of a hotel.

Exuding a grown-up luxury that’s hard to beat, Le Prince Maurice will draw you in from the moment you enter the gates.

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Delicious family meals at Constance Halaveli

When you’re going on a luxury family holiday, it’s reassuring to know your hotel offers child-friendly meals.

Boy on beach at Constance Halaveli Resort

Play time on the beach

At Constance Halaveli, we offer delicious food with enough wow factor to ensure your children eat more than just the contents of the bread basket.

Here are some of the treats you’ll find on our children’s menus. All of these dishes are available at any time in each of our 3 restaurants, as well as at the kids’ Kuda Club.

Monkey Tail Sandwiches

Children love the name and parents love that it’s a healthy option. The Monkey Tail sandwich includes cucumber and carrots, and is served with gluten free organic vegetable chips.

Mini Halaveli Burger

Our signature Halaveli burger is a favourite with adults, and it’s now available in miniature for children. Made from angus beef, it’s packed with iron and served with fresh tomato and lettuce in one of our signature mini buns.

Mini burger at Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Mini burger

Italian Adventure

Pizza and pasta is a familiar feature on kids’ menus, and at Halaveli we offer delicious mini versions of traditional favourites along with pumpkin and pea risotto for the ultimate Italian Adventure.

Oreo Cookie Racing Car

This tasty dessert has been specially created by our Pastry Chef, and is made with cheesecake, jelly and oreo cookies.

Special dietary requirements

We also cater for special dietary requirements. Our Executive Chef can meet with you on your arrival at Constance Halaveli to discuss any concerns you may have. Please contact our Reservations Coordinator about any dietary requirements when making your booking or speak to our Guest Relations team when you arrive.

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8 reasons to take your kids to Constance Hotels

If you’ve ever thought that children and luxury holidays don’t mix, think again. Imagine a tropical island idyll where you and your kids can immerse yourselves in a world so relaxing, you’ll never want to leave.

Family holidays at Constance Hotels Experience

Family holidays at Constance

Cue Constance.

Our elegant resorts exude a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere, so you get to enjoy a luxury family holiday knowing that your children will be welcomed with open arms.

To give you a taste of what it’s like at one of our resorts, here are 8 great reasons to trade the traditional camping holiday for an all-out luxury family get-away.

1. Beaches

The beaches at each of our 7 resorts offer the softest sand imaginable and paddle-friendly shorelines. At Constance, these natural playgrounds come with sand butlers  - on hand to bring refreshments, lunch and snacks so you don’t even have to move from your oversized lounger. Relax and soak up the rays while your children make race tracks and fairy castles with sand, stones and shells.

2. Sports

Kids love to be active, and good weather means they can enjoy the great range of sports we offer including kayaking, golf, yoga, cycling, tennis, swimming and diving.

The calm, warm water of the Indian Ocean makes it ideal for children to don a mask and snorkel and discover the magical underwater world brimming with tiny nemo fish, colourful corals and awe-inspiring turtles and manta rays.

3. Kids clubs

Kids club at Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Kids club at Constance Lemuria

Our complimentary kids’ clubs for 4-12 year olds allow you to enjoy some time-out while your kids make new friendships under the care of our experienced and friendly staff. The emphasis is on adventure, fun and discovery – from crafts and face painting, to exploring the beach as pirates and mermaids.

4. Excursions/activities

If you want to discover the cultural side of Mauritius, the Maldives, Madagascar and the Seychelles, there’s a huge range of excursions and activities on offer. From discovering exotic and rare wildlife, to boat rides and exploring local markets, these day trips are fun, refreshing and will open your children’s eyes to a totally different world around them.

5. Eat

At Constance, we’re known for our exceptional cuisine. Children’s menus, family friendly restaurants, early dinner sittings and in-villa dining means you don’t have to compromise on the food that you eat, just to ensure that your kids will eat theirs.

Cheesy soldiers, Banana, mango and pineapple sushi, Thai fishballs, Banana berry split and Oreo cookie cheesecake are some of the delights you’ll find on our menus for children.

6. Pamper

Family friendly meals at Constance Hotels Experience

Family friendly meals

We know that many parents can’t wait to indulge in some spa pampering to restore equilibrium to frazzled minds and tired bodies. Take advantage of our kids’ clubs while you head off to the spa, or bring your children with you for one of our children’s spa treatments. With the focus on fun and trying something new, popular choices include ‘flowers in the hair’ and ‘bubble foot bath’.

7. Relax

Amidst the hubub of daily family life, it’s all too easy to forget to just sit down and relax together. At our resorts, we take care of everything so you can down tools and enjoy your holiday as a family.

We’ve thought of all the extras so you can cut back on what you need to bring with you -  nappies, cot bedding, toys, baby food, buggies – but if there’s something we haven’t included, you just need to ask.

8. Enjoy time as a couple 

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Constance Moofushi

And once your children are tucked up in bed, take advantage of our babysitting service so you can indulge in some time with your loved one. Enjoy romantic beach dinners, sunset walks along the shore, cocktails, live music, and the utter joy of a meal shared without any interruptions.

Sound tempting?

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Looking for a luxury escape?

From bijou beach bungalows to palatial presidential villas, our luxury accommodation offers the perfect hideaway for the holiday of your dreams. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s on offer.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice

The 6* deluxe Constance Le Prince Maurice is a favourite among honeymooners, couples and families, and with good reason. It offers that rare mix of stunning architecture and open spaces, blended with a wonderfully intimate atmosphere.

  • Junior Suites – these suites offer massive beds, luxury bathroom and a delightful terrace with views across to the beach and beyond.
  • Villas – the villas are set directly on the beach, ideal for families looking to combine a villa holiday while enjoying all the amenities of a 6* luxury resort.
  • Princely Suite – consisting of 3 suites, this stunning abode offers the ultimate in luxury – total privacy. Set in its own garden, it comes complete with 2 pools and 3 private terraces.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Stretching along one of the most beautiful sheltered beaches in Mauritius, Constance Belle Mare Plage is a larger family friendly resort with a great choice of restaurants, bars, and sports facilities including 2 championship golf courses.

Junior Suites – popular with couples, these suites stretch the length of the resort and are situated around the swimming pools or with direct views out to the ocean.

Deluxe Suites include a living room and option to connect to a Prestige Room, offering extra space.

Villas – ideal for families, the villas feature a private pool, living area and 2 bedrooms.

Presidential Villa – contemporary design, floor to ceiling windows, space aplenty and 2 villa butlers to cater to your needs make this villa a luxury offering that’s hard to resist.

 

Maldives

Constance Halaveli

Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Constance Halaveli Resort

A place to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern living – Constance Halaveli is a 6* retreat known to style followers for its luxury accommodation, exquisite food and prestigious spa.

Water Villas – a romantic hideaway for couples, these beautiful wooden villas on stilts are elegantly designed with high-raftered ceilings and contemporary decor. Take a dip in your very own plunge pool before exploring the magical underwater world.

Family Beach Villas - our elegant villas make the perfect luxury family holiday getaway. Set in its own private garden with plunge pool, each villa sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children. In-villa dining is also available.

Double Storey Beach Villas – contemporary design, plenty of space and your own sun terrace and plunge pool. Just beyond is the idyllic beach – one of the best natural playgrounds in the world. Ideal for a larger family with 3 children, or 2 couples and 1 child.

Presidential Villa – for when you want an uber-luxe experience the presidential villa comes with its own pool, private gym, outdoor jacuzzi, spa treatment room and butler. Sleeps up to 6 adults and 3 children under 12 years.

Constance Moofushi

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Constance Moofushi Resort

The epitome of barefoot luxury, Constance Moofushi is set on its own island surrounded by calm, turquoise water and one of the best house reefs in the Maldives.

Beach Villas – these luxury villas are set on a pristine beach. Contemporary styling using wood, stone and bamboo creates a relaxing mood. Ideal for small families and couples.

Water Villas - beautifully proportioned stilted villas with huge beds, spacious bathrooms and private terrace with access to the ocean. Perfect for couples and small families with one child under 12.

Senior Water Villas - uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean combine with unparalled luxury. Modern design features include rough stone basins, sculpted wooden furniture and marine lanterns.  Sleeps 2 adults, and 2 children under 12 years.

Seychelles

Constance Lémuria

Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Constance Lemuria Resort

A smaller 6* luxury resort set amdist the stunning natural beauty of Praslin. Three perfect beaches and 3 world-class restaurants are just some of the reasons people return time and again to Constance Lémuria.

Junior Suites - these palm-thatched suites are situated in lush gardens just 15 metres from the shoreline. Beautifully designed using natural materials that fit with the Seychellois landscape – wood, marble, limestone and pink granite.

Senior Suites - incorporating the same design features as the junior suites, here you have additional space across 4 rooms – bedroom, bathroom, shower room, and lounge including dining table.

Luxurious Villas - palm-thatched villas set next to the beach come with a relaxed vibe and offer beautiful views of the ocean. Special feature includes a sunken al-fresco dining area set in centre of the swimming pool.

Presidential Villa – three suites, 3 swimming pools, staff, chef and security – what more could you ask for? Perched next to its own beach, this huge villa has the feel of a private hotel within a hotel.

Constance Ephélia

Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

Constance Ephelia Resort

Set amidst a 300 acre nature reserve, Constance Ephélia is popular with families, spa connoisseurs and honeymooners. A larger resort, there’s plenty to choose from with restaurants and bars to suit all moods, and sports including a natural climbing wall.

Junior Suites - each suite enjoys views of the Indian Ocean, and comes furnished with large bed, luxury bathroom and spacious indoor seating area.

Senior Suites - offer more space making them ideal for families with 1 child under 12 years. Luxurious with the paddle-friendly shoreline of South Beach right on your doorstep.

Family Villas – our 2 and 3 bedroom villas are set in a private courtyard garden with swimming pool. Comfortable family living just a short walk from the restaurants and bars of the resort.

Beach Villas - set on the beautiful North Beach, these villas come with private pool and restful garden.

Hillside Villas – romantic and offering a feeling of total escape, these 1 and 2 bedroom villas are set into the northern hills overlooking spectacular North Beach and Port Launay Marine Park.

Spa Villas - indulge in top knotch spa treatments without leaving your villa. Private spa area features double treatment room, hot tub, steam shower and laconarium.

Presidential Villa –  a 3 bedroom villa with gym, spa, pool and outdoor dining terrace. This is the deluxe option when you’re looking for extra space and facilities.

 

Madagascar

Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Situated on one of the islets of the Mitsio archipelago, Lodge Tsarabanjina is a barefoot idyll where you can embrace the Robinson Crusoe lifestyle without leaving behind all the luxuries.

Thatched bungalow – nestled in a private spot on a beautiful powder-soft sand beach. A private balcony, hammocks, deck chairs and uninterrupted views to the shoreline make this a fabulously romantic spot for couples to enjoy some time together.

Feeling tempted?

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