There’ll be a crackle in the air across the Indian Ocean this Christmas as Constance lays on some fabulous celebrations at its 7 resorts in the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar.
Here’s a glimpse of some of the special events we have in store if you’re trading a white Christmas for tropical warmth.
Each Constance hotel is offering a mix of international and locally influenced celebrations, and many run from mid-December to early-January.
Where: Constance Halaveli Resort
What’s there to do: photo safari, fruit carving, partner massage class, Indian cookery class, beach cinema night, live Boduberu dancers, Jetty marathon on the longest jetty in the Maldives, visit from Father Christmas.
Children’s activities: let’s get making – crowns, masks, kites, lanterns, binoculars, face puzzles, candles and more; water balloon fight, crab race and star gazing, pirate sunset walk, table tennis.
Culinary delights: Christmas Day international menu, Tandoori under the stars, Lobster and caviar menu, Paella on the beach, Middle Eastern buffet, Champagne picnic, Chocolate fountain brunch, New Year Gala Dinner, New Year’s Day brunch, Wines of the world, Champagne.
1. Where: Constance Lémuria Resort
What’s there to do: spa – complimentary classes, scenic photography walk, introductory scuba diving, paddle boat tournament, walks to Anse Georgette, golf contests, bike ride round Praslin, daily spa treatments including Ancient Greek Therapy, Balinese Boreh Wrap, Arabic Sultan Therapy, Old China Empress’ Treatment.
Children’s activities: hair braiding, fishermen’s game, Mowtya Dance, Creole games, volleyball, scavengers’ hunt.
Culinary delights: Martini and Jazz evening, Lobster Feast, Champagne on the beach, Indian Food evening, White evening – dress in white and dance under the stars with resident DJ.
2. Where: Constance Ephélia Resort
What’s there to do: yoga, bike ride, nature walk and talk, Christmas tree decorations, tennis social, volleyball, cocktail making, kayak tour to Port Launay Marine Park, Christmas morning mass, New Year – disco, black and white evening, cocktails with hotel management.
Children’s activities: pizza making, rugby on the beach, bocce ball, treasure hunt, mangrove walking, badminton, table tennis.
Culinary delights: Creole bouillabaisse, Fisherman’s night, Lobster menu, Little Italy evening, Creole grill and BBQ, Couscous night, Oyster bar.
1. Where: Constance Le Prince Maurice
What’s there to do: scuba diving, bike rides, watersports, tennis social, special spa treatments, yoga, fitness, Christmas carols on Christmas Eve, free shuttle to Christmas Day mass, live music, fireworks on New Year’s Eve and DJ music til dawn.
Children’s activities: scuba diving, pool treasure hunt, kite flying, craft making, family soccer, karate, frog hunt, mother and daughter make up demo, foam pool party, fishing, henna tattoos, visit to tortoise park, evening beach BBQ.
Culinary delights: cocktails by pool on Christmas Eve, gala dinner, New Year’s Eve gala buffet and cocktails.
2. Where: Constance Belle Mare Plage
What’s there to do: cookery lessons, beach party with cocktails, golf and fun, musical entertainment every night, tropical night, disco.
Children’s activities: special cinema party and popcorn, cookery lessons, beach disco, BBQ night, pyjama party, craft making, lunch with Father Christmas.
Teen activities: snokelling, mini golf tournament, kung fu, table tennis tournament, boccia ball, water ski initiation, beach football, bike tours, yoga, salsa, glass bottom boat trips.
Culinary delights: Pearl and seashells evening with jazz, Iberique with Latino band, Steak House evening with New Orleans menu, From Provence to Italy wine dinner, Mauritian Street Food evening, Lobster menu, Christmas Day buffet, Seafood grill on the beach, New Year’s Eve buffet or Wine dinner at Blue Penny.
Christmas gifts for Constance holidays
Are you or loved ones travelling to a Constance hotel for Christmas or New Year? Our spa, golf and dining vouchers make perfect Christmas gifts, and you can buy them online now. Find out more from the Constance Hotels Experience website. Select the hotel of your choice, then go to ‘online concierge’.
And if you want to know more about what it’s like to stay at Constance Hotels, don’t miss our article about The essence of the Constance Hotels Experience.