Travis Perkins Masters win sees Montgomerie smash Tour records

Colin Montgomerie has smashed a number of European Senior Tour records with his win at the Travis Perkins Masters.

Golf at Constance Hotels and Resorts

Golf at Constance Hotels and Resorts

As well as shoring up his place at the top of the European Senior Tour order of merit, the win sees Montgomerie break the tour record for quickest player to win four events, having made only nine appearances so far.

Montgomerie has also become the first player to win more than €500,000 on the European Senior Tour.

The win came after Montgomerie was able to secure a ten-stroke victory at the Woburn Golf Club over his closest rival Austrian Gordon Manson.

With such substantial winnings Montogmerie is on course to win the Senior Tour Order of Merit awarded at the MCB Tour Championship at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius in December.

To read more about the Travis Perkins Masters victory and all the latest news from the European Senior Tour visit the tour website.

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Constance promotion sees Turkish Airlines members earn more miles

A special promotion with strategic partners Turkish Airlines will see loyalty program members earn triple miles for stays at Constance Halaveli and Constance Moofushi.

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

From 1 September to 30 November 2014 members of Turkish Airlines’ Miles & Smiles loyalty program can earn triple miles for every dollar spent at the Constance Maldives hotel and resort.

All guests need to do to qualify is to mention their Miles & Smiles membership number at the time of booking and then present their membership card at check-in.

At Constance’s hotels in Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar Miles & Smiles members will continue to earn 1 bonus mile for every US$ spent.

Terms & Conditions

Triple miles offer is valid for stay between 1 September until 30 November 2014 only

  • Triple miles offer, applicable at Constance Moofushi & Constance Halaveli only
  • Stay at other Constance hotels and resorts, single mile will apply
  • To quote Miles & Smiles membership number at the time of booking
  • A valid Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles membership card must be presented upon check-in
  • Offer is valid only for members of Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles named on the membership card
  • Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and for Elite Card & Elite Card Plus members only
  • Constance Hotels & Resorts’ Terms and Conditions apply
  • Members will be able to earn miles on accommodation if booking is on public rates
  • If booking is on TO rates, calculation of miles will be different, miles will be earned on extras* and not Accommodation
  • Booking on Interline rates are not eligible for miles unless stated otherwise upon confirmation of booking.

*Extras: All extras will be considered EXCEPT services provided by external partners like Dive centre, MAT flights, boutiques…

Please contact claimmiles@constancehotels.com to claim your miles within 12 months of your stay with the following:

1.Your Name and Miles & Smiles Number

2. Date of arrival and departure

3. Invoice Number of your stay

4.Please retain all original receipts until Miles are credited to your account.

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Constance Hotels & Resorts launches new U Spa experience

Constance has launched a new spa experience across all our hotels and resorts in the Indian Ocean. U Spa uses an holistic approach to guests’ needs, creating a wellbeing program specifically tailored to meet each guest’s needs, preferences and goals.

U Spa at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

U Spa at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

Our U Spa offering includes a range of updated treatments, fitness activities and nutrition to create a full sense of wellbeing and happiness for our spa guests.

Each guest will have the chance to meet with a spa host to discuss potential treatments and approaches, before creating a unique U Experience Card to ensure your U Spa experience is designed specifically for you.

The U Spa team

U Spa is run by a team of international, highly skilled therapists, spa hosts and spa managers, overseen by Naturopathic Doctor and Corporate Spa Manager, Dr Chase Webber.

Dr Webber – who previously ran a Naturopathic practice for 12 years incorporating therapeutic bodywork, massage, nutrition, herbal medicine and exercise to treat patients – believes the U Spa philosophy sits at the heart of a great spa experience, where the whole person is considered.

Enjoy Classic or Deluxe U Spa treatment

If you’re looking for a goal-orientated massage to help you relax, detox and rejuvenate, our Classic U Spa treatments will meet your needs.
If, however, your needs are better served by an authentic traditional massage we also offer Balinese, Ayurvedic, Thai-Shiatsu and Swedish as well as sophisticated pedicure and manicure treatments and even a Kids’ Spa.

Embrace wellbeing

Embrace wellbeing

For the ultimate in specialised skin care we also offer a range of Deluxe treatments from some of the best international spa brands including Shiseido, Valmont, Sisley and Brice Nicham depending on the resort.

U Spa products inspired by the Indian Ocean

Using the finest quality, 100% natural botanical ingredients combined with the latest advances in scientific research, our U Spa products have been exclusively developed for us.

Scents of the Indian Ocean including ylang-ylang, vanilla, coconut, sweet orange, frangipani and aloe vera are used for their therapeutic properties as well as to create an exotic aromatic backdrop for your treatment.

Guests can purchase the range of cream exfoliators, hydrators and body oils to take home with them.

The U Spa Wellness Experience

Guests can embrace the holistic U Spa approach to create a full wellness program during their stay at Constance, which includes spa treatments, fitness activities and nutrition.

Those looking to improve their fitness can choose from a new bodyweight program to strengthen, stretch and tone their body as well as yoga to improve fitness, postural awareness and wellbeing. Personal Training is also available for a personalised fitness approach.

Relaxing the mind, body and soul

Relaxing the mind, body and soul

Wellness Nutrition

Nutrition is vital to an overall feeling of wellbeing so in addition to the nutritional advice available from our spa hosts and personal trainers, we have created a range of delicious, nutritious meal options available across all restaurants and in-villa dining.

Marked with a ‘W’ on our menus our Wellness Cuisine embraces delicious authentic dishes of fresh vegetables, fish and meat prepared using healthy cooking methods.

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Recipe: Fish tartare with coconut milk

Dream about the Indian Ocean as you try this light tropical fish dish from Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Try our fish tartar and coconut milk recipe

Try our fish tartare and coconut milk recipe

Ingredients

  • 600g white fish fillet
  • 2 pieces lime
  • 150g white onion
  • 40g fresh coriander
  • ½ can of coconut milk
  • 1tsp of crushed ginger
  • 1 piece of endive or leaves of iceberg lettuce
  • 3tbsp of sliced chives
  • 3tbsp of olive oil
  • 2tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Method

1. Cut the fish into small dices.

2. Add salt, pepper, grated lime zest and juice from 1½ limes. Keep in the fridge for 20 minutes.

3. Peel the tomato, remove the seeds and cut the quarters in to small slices.

4. Slice the onion and add to the tomatoes. Add the juice from the remaining ½ lime, 2 tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of mustard, salt and pepper.

5. Take the fish out of the fridge, add the remaining olive oil, the coconut milk, the remaining mustard, chopped coriander, ginger and chives. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

6. Put a layer of tomato and onion salad on the plate, place the fish tartare on top.

7. Decorate with the endives or lettuce, coconut shavings and fresh herbs. Bon appétit

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Beach-chic bridal wear hits the runways for Spring 2015

The designers at the Spring 2015 Bridal Runways clearly had destination weddings in mind with a range of beach-chic bridal wear according to Brides.com.

Beach-chic bridal wear at Constance

Beach-chic bridal wear at Constance

Designers from Oscar de la Renta to Mira Zwillinger and Encore by Watters all created summer bridal-wear with a decidedly beach feel.

Dresses of silk, lace and cotton were lightweight and loose fitting with crop tops, peekaboo lace and short or slit skirts. There was even a summery lace romper complete with shorts, a high scoop neckline and long lace sleeves by Encore by Watters.

Other trends for the season identified by Bride.com include:

  • Off-the-shoulder necklines
  • Colours – including blues, grays, taupe and green
  • Tulle skirts
  • Capes – short and sweet or dramatic and long
  • Collars, particularly lace.

For the full rundown on the Spring 2015 Bridal Runways visit Brides.com

For more information on a destination wedding with Constance in Mauritius, Maldives, Seychelles and Madagascar visit our website.

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5 must see sights in Mauritius

With its stunning coastline, dramatic mountainous interior, vibrant culture and spectacular coral reefs, Mauritius offers visitors so much to see you may need to keep coming back.

Top 5 sites in Mauritius: the view from Le Pouce

Must see sites in Mauritius: the view from Le Pouce

Here are our pick of 5 must see sights in Mauritius.

1. Casela National Park

Whether you choose to hike through it, quad bike over it, take a Segway tour or fly through the air on one of the many ziplines which criss-cross the Casela National Park there is plenty to see and do here. Adventurers can try canyoning, rock climbing or just swimming in one of the many natural pools while nature enthusiasts can enjoy an African safari including a walk with lions.

2. The Coral Garden off Grand Bay

A stunning treat for keen scuba divers, large natural rock structures appear as giant underwater steps adorned by a variety of hard and soft corals including the spectacular gorgonian fan coral. This is a perfect site for spotting larger marine species including stingrays, eagle rays, titan triggerfish and even nurse sharks.

3. Port Louis Market

No trip to Mauritius would be complete without exploring the vibrant bustling life of Port Louis’ daily food market. Mix with local Mauritians as they buy fresh fish, meat, spices, fruit and vegetables and be sure to sample some of the delicious street food on sale like the famous gateaux piments (fried chilli cakes).

Rochester Falls, Mauritius

Rochester Falls, Mauritius

4. The view from Le Pouce (Mauritius’ tallest peak)

With 360º views around the island including a stunning view over the capital Port Louis, a hike up Le Pouce (part of the Moka mountain range) is a must for the more adventurous visitor. Despite its height of 811m, the walk is a relatively easy one, making it a perfect day trip for those looking for an alternative to lounging in the sun.

5. Rochester Falls

This stunning waterfall of clear, fresh water tumbling down dramatic lava cliffs is a perfect spot for swimming and picnicking. Those brave enough can prove themselves by diving from the falls into the deep pool below.

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