Honeymooners share their memories of Constance

Your honeymoon is one of the most special holidays of your life. Find out what made it so fabulous for three couples who enjoyed their honeymoon at Constance last year.

Constance Halaveli

Stephanie Moy and Wei Wang

Stephanie Moy and Wei Wang at Halaveli

Stephanie Moy and Wei Wang at Halaveli,

When Stephanie Moy and Wei Wang were looking for somewhere special to spend their honeymoon in November 2012 they discovered everything they were looking for at Constance Halaveli, Maldives.

‘Being on top of the world, having just been wed, we wanted a resort that would make us feel like we were VIPs 24/7, had luxurious accommodation, exciting activities, a great spa, breath-taking views, good dining options and somewhere we could just relax and unwind.’

For them it was the private infinity pools on the terraces of each of the luxurious water villas which clinched the deal and they weren’t disappointed.

‘We loved the abundance of underwater wildlife surrounding the resort. We loved walking on the jetty and spotting so many different types of fish without having to look hard.’

‘Your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime trip, it’s not just any vacation, so pick a location that has everything you want to do. Whether you like exploring new places and being on the go or just unwinding and relaxing and being pampered with superb service, we recommend that you pick a place you both want to go!’

Justin Antony and Samantha Fernandes

Justin Antony and Samantha Fernandes at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Justin Antony and Samantha Fernandes at Halaveli

Another couple lured to the unique luxury of Halaveli by the promise of secluded water villas and private infinity pools was Justin Antony and Samantha Fernandes.

When they went on honeymoon in December 2012 they were looking for the sedate elegance of a hotel which catered for honeymooners and couples, where they could create the kind of special memories which would last a lifetime.

‘There were so many special memories! The one we loved the most was our private candlelit dinner on our outdoor deck, by the pool.
Sitting on the deck, the view of the ocean was awesome and the gentle sound of the waves lapping against the villa. The dinner was the fish that we had caught during the fishing excursion the previous day, it was cooked and brought to us by the in-room dining service. The brilliant blue water and pristine white sand will always be a memory.’

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Chirag and Vipasha Singh

Chirag and Vipasha Singh at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Chirag and Vipasha Singh at Ephelia

Chirag and Vipasha Singh also picked out one of the unique dining experiences offered at Constance as being their most special memory of their honeymoon in the Seychelles resort Ephélia in December 2012.

‘The thing we love the most – tough to single out one from so many – but the candlelit dinner on the beach at Cyann, which was organised upon request. But overall it was the way we were looked after, honestly we were spoilt during our stay.’

The Singhs would offer this advice to couples looking to book the most special of holidays.

‘A honeymoon is a once in a lifetime experience, no other vacation can be called a honeymoon, so try to do something you’ve never done before, it will allow you to create a memory for life.’

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The ultimate luxury holiday at Halaveli

Luxury is more than just a word at Constance Halaveli. We strive to source the very best of everything to offer you the ultimate holiday experience.

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Total privacy and the perfect night’s sleep

We began by finding the most tranquil lagoon in the Maldives with the perfect white sand beaches. Then we built the longest jetty in the Maldives, to ensure our guests the luxury of peaceful seclusion in all of our accommodation.

To be sure that every guest has the very best night’s sleep we then sourced a variety of pillows of different softness and support. Guests can now choose from their own pillow menu how they prefer to sleep.

Just to get you in the optimum tranquil mood for sleep we even offer a bathing ceremony of specially selected aromatherapy oils and candles to relax your body and mind.

Dining at Halaveli

Guests at Halaveli will also discover the highest quality fine dining from our chef at Jing who has fused his passion for local flavours and ingredients with an expertise in the very latest European techniques.

Sommelier Sathia at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Sommelier Sathia at Halaveli

To ensure the perfect dining experience head sommelier, Cedric Jacob, travels the globe to find the very best wines from the New and Old worlds to serve at the tables of our restaurants. In fact, he’s so proud of his selection guest are invited to his cellars to share his passion with a wine tasting experience.

Indulge at Spa de Constance

Those looking to pamper themselves at Spa de Constance will find that no effort has been spared to uncover the very latest treatments to integrate into a spa-menu celebrating Eastern and Western traditions.

At Spa de Constance Halaveli we use only Ila products sourced from the finest natural organic ingredients and hand-crafted exclusively for us.

At the Valmont Spa, luxury swiss skincare specialists Valmont offer a new range of body products as well as their famous rejuvenating facial treatments.

Whatever your needs, at Halaveli we aim to meet them and if there’s anything we haven’t thought of, all you have to do is ask.

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Halaveli is top prize for romantics this Valentine’s

Constance is making this Valentine’s Day extra special for diners in France, giving them the chance to win a luxurious trip to Halaveli.

Billecart-Salmon Champagne competition

Billecart-Salmon Champagne competition

A holiday at the elegant lifestyle hotel in the Maldives is the first prize in a competition run by Billecart-Salmon Champagne.

How to enter

Around 350 restaurants across France will give diners a free half bottle of Brut Rosé and the chance to enter the exclusive competition on 14 February.

The 5 day holiday to Halaveli will sit along other prizes from luxury brands including Mont Blanc, Lexus, Moulin Rouge and Dalloyau.

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Find out more about the competition, including details of participating restaurants, on the Billecart-Salmon Champagne website.

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Healthy eating with Constance

From super salads to seeds that pack a vitamin punch Constance Halaveli Executive Chef, Glen Cooper, gives his top 6 tips to navigating the salad bar and eating your way to a healthier you.

Healthy food at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Delicious and healthy food at Constance

1.Choose dark greens
Start your salad off right by going for a base of dark leafy greens, such as spinach or romaine leaves. One packed cup will give you more than half of the recommended daily value of vitamin A as well as nearly 100% of your vitamin K. Leafy greens also supply vitamin C, folate and fibre. Lighter greens such as iceberg do not offer nearly the same nutritional value and are mostly made of water.

2. Include colourful veggies
Add one cup of the most colourful, bright fresh vegetables in the salad bar. Raw is best. Aim for carrots, broccoli, beets, ripe tomatoes, and bell peppers – they add more fibre and vitamins compared to pale coloured vegetables like cucumbers or celery. Steer clear of vegetables soaked with mayonnaise or creamy dressings – they add saturated fat and calories to your meal.

3. Choose lean proteins
Chickpeas and kidney beans are one of the best sources of protein on the salad bar. Add one-half cup of beans to your greens for a protein and fibre rich meal. Grilled chicken breast is another option, as is plain tuna (packed in water, not oil). Hard-boiled eggs are an excellent protein option – opt for more white than yolk to cut fat and calories.

Local produce at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Local produce at Constance Hotels & Resorts

4. Mix it up with crunch and zest
Adding walnuts, sesame seeds, or sunflower seeds will give you extra crunch without the added saturated (and possibly trans) fat of croutons and crunchy Asian noodles. Add one heaped tablespoon for a healthy dose of heart-healthy nutrients and fats. For an extra tang, add one tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese. A little Parmesan goes a long way in flavour as compared to other shredded cheeses, such as cheddar or mozzarella.

5. Extra garnishes
Adding fresh fruit to your salad is a healthy sweet option, but only add about one-half cup because the sugar can still add up. Avoid canned fruits that come in thick syrups like mandarin oranges or peaches and opt for grapes, orange slices, chunks of watermelon or other melon, and fresh berries.

6. Dressing your salad
One of the most crucial ingredients of your salad is the dressing. Avoid creamy mayonnaise-based dressings because they are high in fat and calories. Even low-fat or fat-free salad dressings are loaded with sodium, sugar, and saturated fats. The healthiest option is to dress your salad with a mix of extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and pepper, using only enough to lightly coat your greens. Add a little, toss your salad to ensure even distribution, add a little more, if needed.

Looking for recipe inspiration?
Check out this delicious salad of Spinach, chorizo and baby potatoes served with sous vide poached egg on the Cook Sister blog.

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Pamper yourself at Constance Halaveli with exclusive Valmont treatments

In a worldwide exclusive, guests at Constance Halaveli are the first to experience luxury Swiss skincare brand Valmont’s first range of products for the body.

Spa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Spa at Constance Halaveli

Valmont is famous for its high-end anti-ageing cellular skin cosmetics. Now it has turned its philosophy of uniting traditional ingredients with the latest cosmetic cellular discoveries to launch a range of body creams.

In a coup for Constance Halaveli, Valmont has agreed to offer guests to our Valmont Spa an exclusive on these luxurious new body treatments until their official launch worldwide in March.

The new range includes a cellulite cream which not only smoothes ‘orange peel’ skin but tones and firms, a firmness correcting balm to shape and refine, a shower cream and a renewing exfoliator.

Visitors to the Valmont Spa can also indulge in the ‘peak of slimness treatment’. Described as creating ‘a true remodelling of the silhouette,’ through a 60 minute process of kneading, friction and smoothing.

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Three Constance hotels named Leading Hotels of the World

Exclusive luxury hotels consortium, Leading Hotels of the World, has chosen three Constance hotels to join its prestigious ranks.

From 15 January Constance Halaveli, Constance Lémuria and Constance Le Prince Maurice will carry the accreditation of Leading Hotels of the World.

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Belonging to the group is a mark that your hotel is one of the most exclusive and high functioning luxury destinations in the world.

Established in 1928,  the group today consists of 430 luxury hotels, resorts and spas across more than 80 countries.

CEO of Constance Hotels and Resorts, Jean-Jacques Vallet, said:

‘We are delighted that three of our hotels have been accredited Leading Hotels of the World. Becoming a member of this organization is a real honour and is the result of excellence, quality and team work.’

The performance of each member is evaluated every 18 months based on a strict criteria examining 1200 different elements. Of the 1000 requests for membership received each year, only 20 hotels receive the title. Selection rests on the group’s belief that the strength of each hotel resides in its capacity to distinguish itself.

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