Eco kids at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Mauritius is an ideal family holiday destination, and at Constance Belle Mare Plage our exciting new eco kids programme gives your children the chance to appreciate what this unique island has to offer.

Family holidays at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Family holidays at Constance Belle Mare Plage

KaKoo Club, our free all-day kids club, is a haven for younger visitors where your children will make new friends and build adventures of their own.

We offer excursions to the botanical garden, bird park and lion park. We’ll introduce your children to the underwater world with trips on our glass bottom boat and underwater sea-walks – helping to create some very special holiday memories for them.

Back at Kakoo camp, your children can capture these memories through painting, crafts and games. You can be sure they’ll have plenty to talk about when you rendezvous at the end of the day, and will regale you with endless bed time stories about their adventures.

Constance Belle Mare Plage walks the line perfectly between larger family resort, and an indulgent grown-up space that offers you the total resort experience for all ages.

Find out more on the Constance Belle Mare Plage website.

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?

Visit our website to find out more about each of our hotels, or to check booking availability.

And if you want to keep up with the latest news, competitions and events from Constance Hotels Experience, visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

 

Top tips for what to pack when travelling with children

We recently ran a competition asking what item you always take with you when travelling with children.

Kids Club at Constance Hotels Experience

Kids Club with Constance

You sent in some great ideas. We’ve selected some of the best, both serious and funny.

All are guaranteed to help any parent when travelling with children. And some might also act a reminder to pack our sense of humour when travelling with little ones!

The winning entry came from Roleen McNeilage:

  • Balloons and pens to draw faces on them to keep them amused.

And here are some of the other great entries we received through the Constance Facebook page and our Twitter account @constancehotels. Enjoy!

  • Favourite cuddly toy and blanket, with an address around the toy’s neck in case it gets lost!
  • Calpol – you never know when you might need it
  • Their favourite toys
  • A lot of patience
  • Duck Tape – works everytime
  • A portable DVD player
  • A Harry Potter CD
  • Baby wipes
  • Their own pillow
  • Sun cream
  • Crayons and drawing pad, or mini whiteboard and pen
  • Lots of activities and nibbles or alternatively… the grandparents!
  • Plasticine
  • Food - my son can’t go for more than 5 mins without eating something
  • The ultimate kid toy (for boys) for a nice vacation in a Constance beach resort is a small Hot Wheels pick-up truck on large wheels. Perfect to play in the sand. Create a crazy race track in the sand with your son, use shells, stones to decorate the roads, build bridges, tunnels… and you’re all set to enjoy a good book for a few hours.
  • Babysitter or nanny
  • Nightlight – turns a scary new bedroom into a pleasurable experience!
  • New books we know they’ll like
  • Nintendo ds and electronic games

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Children's yoga at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Yoganimals at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Yogani'mals at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Young visitors to the 5* deluxe Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius are delighting in the latest offering for children – Yogani’mals.

After having introduced spa treatments for children, Le Prince Maurice is launching yoga classes for our younger guests.

What happens at Yogani’mals?

The essence of Yogani’mals is to awaken children’s senses, and teach them about yoga through simple, fun exercises.

These yoga sessions for children help lengthen attention span, improve their sense of balance, enable a better understanding of how their body functions and strengthens them physically.

Regular classes are available through Spa de Constance, lasting up to an hour.

Here’s another photo of one of our young guests trying out yogani’mals:

Child doing yoganimals at Constance Le Prince Maurice
Yogani’mals, monkey pose
 

Children’s yoga at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Yoganimals at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Yogani'mals at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Young visitors to the 5* deluxe Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius are delighting in the latest offering for children – Yogani’mals.

After having introduced spa treatments for children, Le Prince Maurice is launching yoga classes for our younger guests.

What happens at Yogani’mals?

The essence of Yogani’mals is to awaken children’s senses, and teach them about yoga through simple, fun exercises.

These yoga sessions for children help lengthen attention span, improve their sense of balance, enable a better understanding of how their body functions and strengthens them physically.

Regular classes are available through Spa de Constance, lasting up to an hour.

Here’s another photo of one of our young guests trying out yogani’mals:

Child doing yoganimals at Constance Le Prince Maurice
Yogani’mals, monkey pose
 

Summer 2012 special – children stay free at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Children on trampoline at Prince Maurice

Family friendly Le Prince Maurice

Why not treat your family to a fabulous holiday at the 5* deluxe Constance Le Prince Maurice. One child under 12 years stays free of charge when sharing adults’ room in a single or double Junior Suite or Villa.

The offer is valid from 15 April – 20 October 2012, with a minimum of 2 nights stay. The package includes daily breakfast and dinner for adult and child.

Find out more including terms and conditions from the Constance Hotels Experience website.