Trends 2013: adventure honeymoons

Adventure honeymoons are the latest trend for newlyweds according to travel writer for the Huffington Post, Jane Anderson.

Sailing at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Sailing at Constance Belle Mare Plage

In her blog, Anderson explains the popularity for adrenalin-packed adventure honeymoons saying many couples are experienced travellers before they marry so are looking for new experiences to make their honeymoon ‘special’.

Combine thrills and romance at Constance

Create a honeymoon that perfectly blends the romance of a luxury 5* island getaway with a rush of adrenalin-fuelled excitement at Constance Hotels and Resorts.

Whether you want to start your married life off with a shark dive, a zip line adventure through tropical forests, pitting your wits against the mammoths of the ocean in big game fishing or exploring the Indian Ocean by torchlight on a night dive, Constance delivers in spades.

Scuba diving

Qualified instructors at all our hotels and resorts can teach you how to dive and then take you out to explore the stunning reefs and marine life of the Indian Ocean.

Even experienced divers will feel the rush of trying a night dive for the first time or joining a shark dive at Constance Moofushi and Constance Halaveli. For keen swimmers a night-time snorkel excursion is also available at Halaveli.

Rock climbing at Constance Ephélia

Rock climbing at Constance Ephélia

Rock climbing and mountain biking

Learn rock climbing on the challenging granite climbing walls at Constance Ephélia before zip lining back down to earth through the rich Seychelles’ foliage.

Combine the romance of exploration with the thrill of mountain biking in Mauritius and the Seychelles with bikes available at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Constance Lémuria and Ephélia.

Sailing and out at sea

Or if you’ve been inspired by the recent adrenalin-pumping action of the America’s Cup, then you can sail on a catamaran. Fly fishing, night fishing and kite surfing also feature.

Start your married life together with the thrill of adventure and start striking a few things off your bucket list.

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Constance Chief Operations Officer interview with blog Luxury Topping

Constance Chief Operations Officer, Andrew Milton, described Constance as a luxury hotel group ‘inspired by passion’ in a recent interview with leading luxury business blog, Luxury Topping.

Andrew Milton, Constance's Chief Operations Officer

Andrew Milton, Constance’s Chief Operations Officer

Explaining what made Constance special within the luxury hotel sector, Andrew said it was the group’s emphasis on personal service.

‘Each individual guest becomes special the moment he steps into one of our hotels. We create experiences that live long after the guests have left our resorts.’

An example of this he said was the number of couples who discover Constance as a wedding or honeymoon destination and then return year after year ‘and become friends’.

Andrew describes how one of the things that makes Constance stand out in the Indian Ocean hotel market is that while each hotel has the signature ‘Constance Hotel’s feel’, each also had a ‘sense of place’ based around the local culture and people at each island location.

During the interview Andrew outlined how far Constance has come from its origins back in the 70s as the owner of a small hotel in Mauritius. Today the group owns seven luxury hotels and resorts across Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives and Madagascar. But he stressed that Constance is not resting on its laurels and continues to innovate.

‘We have recently launched “Constance Kids Club, inspired by fun” upping the stakes in the luxury family holiday sector.’

Another area that is constantly growing and developing is what Andrew describes as the ‘Culinary Spirit’ of Constance.

‘We host the Bernard Loiseau Culinary Food Festival yearly attracting Michelin chefs from around the world and our Sommelier team in each resort offers the largest wine lists in the Indian Ocean.’

‘We pride ourselves on serving beautifully presented and delicious cuisine accompanied by the world’s great wines.’

To read the full interview with Andrew Milton visit Luxury Topping

Winter sun holiday offer with Constance

With Autumn drawing in there couldn’t be a better time to book your winter getaway in the sun.

Combat jetlag with a relaxing massage

Combat jetlag with a relaxing massage

Now we’re making it even more tempting with our special winter sun holiday package.

What’s on offer

Buy the winter sun package when you book to stay at any Constance hotel or resort in Maldives, Mauritius or Seychelles from September 2013 to April 2014 for at least 5 nights and you can enjoy a:

  • welcome cocktail
  • 30 minute jetlag-busting massage
  • dinner on the beach (excluding drinks)
  • 45 minute spa treatment
  • diving orientation for beginners or 1 excursion

Beat the winter blues and book your holiday in the sun today.

Visit our website to Book Now.

Terms and conditions

Accommodation is on Bed & Breakfast basis, and all-inclusive at Moofushi

All complimentary spa treatments to be taken within first 3 days of stay

Jetlag massage to be taken on 1st or 2nd morning

5 nights minimum stay with possibility to extend, extra nights will be charged at best available rate

All complimentary activities and offers are for 2 persons only, extra activities are charged extra

To arrange diving or excursion, please contact hotel at least 7 days before arrival

To schedule spa treatments, book upon arrival

Package not available to Tsarabanjina

The package is not available for stays between 22 December 2013 and 12 January 2014 inclusive.

Book now

  • Visit our website to book your winter sun package: Book now
  • Alternatively telephone our Central Reservation Office on (230) 402 2777 / 402 2772

Luxury fitness holidays

With a personal trainer on hand to help and guide you, your next holiday with Constance could be the perfect time to kick-start a new fitness regime.

Yoga on the beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Yoga on the beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Whatever shape you’re in, seize the opportunity while you’re with us of having a personal trainer design an exercise programme specifically for you.

Sometimes there’s no better motivation than having someone at your side to check your progress and help you out when you need it.

As well as offering dietary and fitness advice, our trainers will also put together a programme of exercises for you to take home so that you can keep up the good work.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

With a wealth of activities on offer during our luxury fitness holidays such as yoga, gym training and tennis, our trainers will build a programme around your interests to help you enjoy getting into peak condition.

French fitness guru Isabelle Lamant offers one-to-one training sessions to help guests target personal goals. Not only will she design the exercises specifically around your needs but she’s happy to carry out fitness sessions in your room/villa, in the fitness centre, the garden or even on the beach.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

The three dedicated personal trainers at Belle Mare Plage believe that keeping in shape raises levels of wellbeing and self-esteem. They know that for a new fitness regime to stick you need to actually enjoy it, so they increase levels slowly and always try to make sessions fun.

Work out in the gym at Constance Lémuria

Work out in the gym at Constance Lémuria

Each trainer is qualified in body tonic, body sculpt, Tai Chi, yoga, self defence/martial arts, Tae Bo, kick boxing, stretching, spinning, aquagym/swimming lessons for children, body conditioning and pilates.

Relax after a hard session in our wellness area that includes jacuzzis, sauna and steam-bath.

Constance Halaveli

Personal trainer at Halaveli, Arindam Sarkar, creates exclusive, bespoke training sessions and diet counselling for guests of all ages and fitness levels. Arindam is also able to create a rehabilitation programme for guests with specific injuries.

At Halaveli luxury is all about choice so discuss with Arindam whether you’d prefer using the fitness centre facilities including cardio equipment, weight machines, the Kinesis station, free weights or mats or whether you would like one-to-one power yoga, boot camp, body pump or kinesis sessions.

Constance Moofushi

Get active in the beautiful setting of Moofushi and let our personal trainer design a programme of wellbeing including yoga and stretching on the beach and fitness activities in our fully equipped gym.

Choose high-octane cardio including running machines and exercise bikes or work specific muscles with free weights and muscle isolation machines. Or perhaps you’d rather step outside and swim some lengths in our beautiful beachside pool under clear blue skies.

Swim in the pool at Constance Moofushi

Swim in the pool at Constance Moofushi

Constance Ephélia

Personal trainer Ziad Mekdachi likes to begin a personal training programme by discovering exactly what each guest is hoping to achieve and any previous injuries or health issues which need to be worked around.

As well as advising you on which exercise will best achieve your goal, Ziad is a trained dietician who will create a dietary plan to run alongside your fitness programme to create a complete wellbeing package.

Best of all Ziad will be on hand to offer dietary and exercise advice for when you get home so that you can build on all the good work you’ve achieved.

Constance Lémuria

At Lémuria personal training is about building a programme around you whether that means training in the state-of-the art fitness centre or, if the gym isn’t your thing, taking a health walk around the resort, doing a beach work out or mountain biking around the island.

Whatever form of exercise you choose we’ll give you all the advice and support you need to carry on your new regime when you get home.

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Constance Hotels & Resorts welcomes new Corporate Spa Manager

We are delighted that Dr Chase Webber has joined Constance as our new Corporate Spa Manager. We’ll be publishing a series of articles from him over the coming weeks, looking at how you can improve your wellbeing as well as how to get the most from the spa treatments on offer.

Dr Chase Webber

Dr Chase Webber

In the first of our articles, Chase gives you some insight into his vision, and what you can expect from your Constance spa experience over the coming months.

Hi I am Dr Chase Webber ND, the Corporate Spa Manager. I qualified as a Naturopathic Doctor in 1996 and have been involved in the field of natural medicine, wellness and spa since 1990 where I started my internship in one of the original health spas called The Hydro in Cape Town, South Africa.

In the early 1990s the only spa or “hydros” were a type of retreat where you went for 1 week, were placed on a juice fast, received a daily Swedish massage and hydrotherapy. Hotels at that time had at most a swimming pool and a tennis court. At that time I dreamt of a day that we could combine a wonderful vacation destination and at the same time improve our wellbeing through the natural therapeutic methods we used in the hydro.

Spa holidays in the 21st century

Over the last 20 years the hotel industry has slowly developed in this direction with more and more interested in providing a real spa facility and services for their guests while on vacation.

During these years I became more involved as a consultant for many hotel groups to bring my knowledge in creating more authentic spa environments, treatments, products and services. Some of the major hospitality groups I have worked with over the years include One&Only, Kempinski Hotels, Veranda Hospitality & Leisure and now with Constance Hotels & Resorts.

Kick-starting change on holiday

Spa Village, Constance Ephélia

Spa Village, Constance Ephélia

I am always inspired to bring a sense of fusion to the hotel environment where during your holiday, the perfect environment and time can be used to naturally improve health and wellbeing. In my opinion a holiday is the perfect time to allow the body to naturally find its balance, heal internally and recharge in energy to become prepared for another bout of the modern life. It is always my objective to provide options for each guest to find what they need to embrace this natural need for rest and recovery.

My vision for Constance

My vision for Constance Hotels & Resorts is to update the spa treatments, services, product offerings and experience to provide a more authentic wellbeing effect whilst at the same time feeling completely easy and fun. I aim to provide experiences in our spas that are deeply therapeutic yet are simple and enjoyable.

We all want life and our experiences to feel enjoyable, light, easy and inspirational – I believe wellbeing can be the same, we can achieve health and vitality whilst having fun and enjoying every minute in a beautiful environment.

This will be the future for Constance Hotels & Resorts spa’s: inspiring experiences so enjoyable and yet so beneficial that during your vacation you feel your wellbeing blossom – a feeling of Joie de vivre returns naturally.

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Female sommeliers in Mauritius are aiming high

Our female sommeliers at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage are both striving to become leaders in the predominantly male world of fine wines.

Malin De Lores, assistant sommelier at Belle Mare Plage

Malin De Lores, assistant sommelier at Belle Mare Plage

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Malin De Lores, assistant sommelier at Belle Mare Plage, who attained her wine training at the Constance Hospitality Academy in Mauritius, claims her personal ambition is to become a chief sommelier.

She took a step nearer to her goal last year when she was selected as a finalist in the Best Sommelier of Mauritius 2012 and again this year as the winner of the sommelier competition at the Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau. In July Malin was promoted to Assistant Sommelier at Belle Mare Plage.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Cheryline Coulon, sommelier at Le Prince Maurice, began her career in France before joining Constance. Her ambition is to win the award for Best Sommelier of Mauritius 2014.

Cheryline Coulon, sommelier at Le Prince Maurice

Cheryline Coulon, sommelier at Le Prince Maurice

Cheryline was selected to represent Le Prince Maurice this year in the Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau.

We are very proud of both women whose passion for wine and their ability to share that passion with our guests has made them an important part of our team of sommeliers in Mauritius.

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