A journey of a lifetime

Being stuck indoors in the heat of August can make us hanker for childhood summers when every day brought a new adventure and a chance to try something different.

Watersport at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Watersport at Constance Belle Mare Plage

This August, recreate that summer holiday feeling, revive your spirit of adventure and embark on a journey of a lifetime. Ditch the car, leave the office behind and escape on a last-minute trip abroad.

Set yourself free in the Indian Ocean

The stunning islands of the Indian Ocean are the ideal grown-ups’ playground with a climate of warm sunshine and clear waters.

Constance Hotels & Resorts in Mauritius, Maldives, Seychelles and Madagascar offer adventure and excitement a-plenty so you can rediscover the wonder of trying something new along with a host of adrenalin fuelled activities.

Revive your spirit of adventure

Reconnect with that supercharged feeling you get when you do something for the first time. Trying something new gives us a burst of energy and enthusiasm that we carry with us long after the experience itself.

Challenge yourself to try new things whether that be wine tasting in the still water off Constance Moofushi, learning traditional Seychellois dance at Constance Ephélia or learning to cook Mauritian food from our top chefs at Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Big game fishing, Constance Tsarabanjina

Big game fishing, Constance Tsarabanjina

Get your adrenalin pumping

If you’re looking for something a more fast-paced why not try pitting your wits against the ocean with some big game fishing or catamaran sailing.

Thrill-seekers will enjoy speeding across the ocean on water skis or wakeboards or letting the wind take them on windsurfs and kite surfs.

Scuba diving in the Indian Ocean

For those who haven’t scuba dived before, the adventure below the waves awaits you in reefs teeming with vibrant marine life and qualified instructors on hand to guide you.

In the waters off Constance Tsarabanjina you can discover reefs previously unexplored with a kaleidoscope of colourful marine life.

Even experienced divers can try something new with night dives available at Le Prince Maurice, Belle Mare Plage and Ephelia and heart-stopping shark dives at Moofushi and Halaveli.

Take time out for you

Rock climbing at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

Rock climbing at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

In the hectic modern world we can be so busy rushing about for other people that we don’t have time to think about our own needs. Why not make this the summer that you kick-start a new program of wellbeing for you?

For sports fans why not book a session with one of our tennis coaches or take up golf and learn from the pros at our Marc Farry Golf Academy, based on our championship golf courses in Mauritius at Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice.

Let one of our personal trainers introduce you to one-on-one yoga sessions, or learning how to meditate and breathe to create a greater sense of inner calm.

Last year the trend was for staycations, but 2013 is seeing a revival in people seeking adventure beyond their home shores. Make it the year that tried something new.

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    Best sunglasses for Summer 2013

    Shield your eyes from the sun without compromising on style. Taking inspiration from Vogue, here’s our guide to the best sunglasses for 2013.

    Dolce & Gabbana

    Dolce & Gabbana

    1. Best Aviators

    Ray-Ban Aviators

    Ray-Ban have taken their classic Aviators and given them a new twist this summer with new colours not just for the frames but for the lenses too. Colours include funky blue, pink, green and brown.

    2. Best round frames

    Linda Farrow Luxe – Perfect Teashades

    These 70s-style round frames make a fun stylish statement for summer.

    3. Best for retro-cool

    Emporio Armani

    Round shades are hot right now and the retro appeal of these 60s inspired wood-effect frames put these bang on trend.

    Cutler & Gross

    Cutler & Gross

    4. Best for geek chic

    Dolce & Gabbana

    Trust Dolce & Gabbana to bring some fun to the current trend for heavy, thick-rimmed glasses with shades in a number of vibrant colours including pink, plum and powder blue.

    5. Best for oversized

    Victoria Beckham – Metal Drop Temple

    Arguably the queen of oversized eyewear, Victoria Beckham has created these beautiful handmade silver frames with dark rose lenses. Perfect for hiding behind, pretending to hide or just shielding from the sun in style.

    6. Best for making a statement

    Cutler and Gross – Mother of Pearl

    These 70s inspired frames are an inspired blend of fun and style with mother of pearl octagonal frames.

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    Recipe: Halaveli’s Shrimp Laksa

    Laksa is the traditional dish that comes from the Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine. With the recipe originating in Singapore, our team at Halaveli has adapted it to our customers’ palates. An explosion of flavours and tastes!

    Shrimp Laska

    Shrimp Laksa

    Ingredients

    The Laksa broth:

    • 400g vermicelli
    • 500ml coconut milk
    • 50g chopped ginger
    • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 4 or 5 chopped shallots
    • 1/2 bunch fresh coriander, washed
    • 1 teaspoon tumeric
    • 3 teaspoons curry powder
    • 12 shrimps (about 100g each), peeled and deveined
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 3 or 4 cumbava leaves
    • 1 litre chicken stock
    • 160g Silken Tofu

    1. Boil a large pot of water. Add the vermicelli and cook them until they are tender.

    2. Drain and rinse them to prevent them from sticking. Set them aside.

    3. In a wok, bring the coconut milk to a boil until the coconut oil separates and forms a layer on top.

    4. Finely chop all the spices and fry them until they fill the air.

    5. Add the shrimp, soy sauce, cumbuva leaves and chicken broth. Boil them and adjust the seasoning.

    Finishing and presentation

    Divide the vermicelli into 4 bowls, then add the broth and arrange the prawns and tofu, cut into large cubes.

    Garnish each bowl with fresh coriander and fried shallots. Our chefs add some lemon, a small endive and some pear slices.

    Distinctive hotels and resorts in the Indian Ocean

    Looking for somewhere with a stratospheric wow factor? Indulge your fantasies with this glimpse of the seven Constance Hotels and Resorts in the Indian Ocean.

    Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius:

    The white sandy beach of Constance Belle Mare Plage

    The white sandy beach of Constance Belle Mare Plage

    The famous Legend golf course at Belle Mare Plage

    The famous Legend golf course at Belle Mare Plage

    Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius:

    The Barachois Restaurant, Constance Le Prince Maurice

    The Barachois Restaurant, Constance Le Prince Maurice

    Poolside at Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

    Poolside at Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

    Constance Lémuria, Seychelles:

    Enjoy the beach at Constance Lémuria

    Enjoy the beach at Constance Lémuria

    A romantic meal for two in the Seychelles

    A romantic meal for two in the Seychelles

    Constance Ephélia, Seychelles:

    A luxurious Spa Villa at Constance Ephélia

    A Spa Villa at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

    The luxurious Presidential Villa at Constance Ephélia

    The luxurious Presidential Villa at Constance Ephélia

    Constance Halaveli, Maldives:

    The beautiful Constance Halaveli from the air

    The beautiful Constance Halaveli from the air

    The spacious Water Villas at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

    The spacious Water Villas at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

    Constance Moofushi, Maldives:

    Ultimate beach relaxation at Constance Moofushi

    Ultimate beach relaxation at Constance Moofushi

    Cleansing mind, body & soul at Spa de Constance, Moofushi

    Cleansing mind, body & soul at Spa de Constance, Moofushi

    Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar:

    The secluded island of Constance Tsarabanjina

    The secluded island of Constance Tsarabanjina

    A private spa experience in Madagascar

    A private spa experience in Madagascar

     

     

     

    Wiebe ‘speechless’ after dramatic Senior Open Championship win

    In the longest playoff in the history of the Senior Open Championship, US golfer Mark Wiebe won his first title at Royal Birkdale on Monday morning.

    The Links, Constance Belle Mare Plage

    The Links, Constance Belle Mare Plage

    He beat German Bernhard Langer, a two-time Masters champion, at the fifth extra hole of a sudden-death playoff.

    Wiebe, the eighth American winner, said he was “speechless”, continuing: “I just was luckier today and last night than Bernie I guess. I also feel like Bernie has won, what, a couple hundred tournaments. He’s won so many, I feel like this was my turn.”

    David Frost, winner of MCB Tour Championship 2012, also played well and finished 3rd in the tournament.

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    Babymoons in the Indian Ocean

    Your first pregnancy can be a magical time, and more and more couples are making the most of this special time by scheduling a holiday together before the baby arrives – otherwise known as babymoons.

    Enjoy a romantic dinner at Constance Le Prince Maurice

    Enjoy a romantic dinner at Constance Le Prince Maurice

    What to look for in a ‘babymoon’

    The babymoon is an opportunity for a last hurrah of sumptuous, grown-up living before you enter the exciting world of life with a baby. In other words it can be a time to indulge in the finer things – a luxury beach resort, spa treatments, romantic moments, and divine dining.

    With locations across the Indian Ocean, Constance Hotels & Resorts are proving a popular choice for a secluded 5* getaway for just the two of you. With our emphasis on warm, attentive service we ensure that your last trip away pre-parenthood will create memories that last a lifetime, and many a baby-induced sleepless night.

    Make it a romantic break for two

    Savour your time together in the romantic getaway resorts of Moofushi and Tsarabanjina. Relax in the laidback vibe of these barefoot resorts where secluded hammocks swing outside your villa and it’s easy to find a quiet spot to spend time alone together.

    Lounge on the beach watching movies under the stars and eating food fresh from the ocean.

    Or splash out and enjoy the ultimate luxury of a beachfront villa with your own private pool at Le Prince Maurice or a water villa floating over a lagoon with its own infinity pool at Halaveli.

    If you’re looking for total romantic seclusion why not try a hillside villa at Ephelia, where you can lounge in your own infinity pool overlooking glorious views of the Seychelles.

    Relax in your own infinity pool at Constance Ephelia

    Relax in your own infinity pool at Constance Ephelia

    Indulge in 5* luxury

    It can be difficult to get a good night’s sleep when you’re pregnant but at Constance we will do our best to ensure that’s exactly what you get.

    At Le Prince Maurice and Halaveli we will draw you a fragrant candlelit bath for you to relax in before climbing between Egyptian cotton sheets, in vast beds. Select the perfect pillow from our menu. If getting comfortable is an issue just let us know and we’ll provide as many pillows as you need to get a good night’s sleep.

    Service has always been at the centre of what we do at Constance so whatever you’re needs, or cravings, we’ll do our best to make sure you have everything you need for a perfect holiday.

    Delicious, healthy food

    Eating for two means making sure that what you eat is fresh and healthy for you and your baby. At Constance the 5* chefs use only the best, fresh local ingredients to create sumptuous dishes across all our restaurants.

    Whether you want to indulge in elegant fine dining or just feel like a smoothie and salad by the beach, you can be sure that everything is prepared with the utmost care from the very best fresh ingredients.

    For a truly memorable dining experience we can even organise dinner on a secluded section of beach or under the stars in your own villa. At Moofushi you can dine by torchlight on your own secluded sandbank.

    Unwind at the Shiseido Spa, Ephélia

    Unwind at the Spa

    Sumptuous spa treatments for mothers-to-be

    Ease tired feet and aching muscles with a trip to one of the luxurious Spa de Constance’s. Highlights of our special prenatal treatments include:

    • A Fabulous Beauty Treatment for Mothers-to-be at Spa de Constance, Le Prince Maurice

    A gentle, full massage with light, smooth movements to drain away tension from the body.

    • Valmont Mother to be Package at Valmont Spa, Halaveli

    A body scrub to improve circulation, a gentle massage with moisturisation using Valmont products and a facial.

    • Prenatal massage at Spa de Constance, Lémuria

    A 60-minute total body massage designed to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic system.

    Reconnect with your changing body

    Calm the spirit and prepare your body for childbirth with one-to-one yoga and meditation sessions.

    Discover the inner calm brought about by adopting Pranayama breathing or take time to welcome the sun with gentle sunrise yoga sessions or sunset meditation sessions at Lémuria.

    Join fitness guru and personal trainer Isabelle Lamant for yoga on the beach at Le Prince Maurice and get expert advice on fitness during and after pregnancy.

    Wake boarding at Constance Hotels and Resorts

    Wake boarding at Constance Hotels and Resorts

    Time to play

    Dads-to-be can get out on the ocean sailing, paddle boarding, windsurfing or fishing, or if you’re after something a little more high-octane there are motorised water sports available at Belle Mare Plage, Ephelia, Halaveli and Prince Maurice.

    All destinations offer awe-inspiring opportunities to discover the hidden beauty of the Indian Ocean with diving and snorkelling opportunities.

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