Constance Creatives: Water sports at Constance Halaveli

Water sports at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Water sports at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

As one of our long standing members of staff, Ibrahim Amir has been working at Constance Halaveli for more than 30 years, long before it became part of the Constance group, and he’s loved every minute of it.

It was in 1990 that he discovered his true passion for water sports, and changed his job from barman to water sports instructor.

So what inspires him after all these years?

Ibi explains, ‘This job gives me the opportunity to combine the place, which has been my home for so many years, with my big passion: water sports in all regards.’

He describes how important it is to be easily approachable for guests and to give them the best service possible. Behind the scenes, Ibi keeps all the water sports equipment at Halaveli up to date and in great condition.

Ibi’s enthusiasm for water sports is infectious, and he’s our man on the ground at Constance Halaveli making sure we’re up to speed with the hottest new trends out on the water.

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Queen of Retreats recommends Constance Le Prince Maurice

Luxury wellbeing and spa blogger Caroline Sylger Jones praises the Kickstart the Fast Diet package at Constance Le Prince Maurice on her Queen of Retreats website.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Sylger Jones accompanied Fast Diet co-creator Mimi Spencer to Mauritius to try out the Fast Diet package, created by Spencer, which includes special calorie-counted meals for fast days, spa treatments and exercise advice.

‘Mimi’s idea is that, away from life’s distractions and looked after by others, getting into The Fast Diet couldn’t be easier – making it more likely that you’ll continue it when back in your real world,’ Sylger Jones explains.

Available all year round and without the need to pre-book, she was impressed at how easy it was to get involved in the Kickstart the Fast Diet package on arrival at the hotel.

She also praised the fact that Fast Diet dishes are marked on all menus with a special logo to make it easy to follow and even drinks and cocktails come with calorie advice.

Sylger Jones explains that fasting was easier in the 5* luxury of the hotel, ‘It felt good to focus my attention on other things – the view, for example, or the excellent book I was reading, or how comfy the day bed was on my balcony. All in the knowledge that the next day I could eat what the hell I liked from a choice of top notch restaurants.’

She raves about the food on both fast and non-fasting days highlighting ‘lavish buffet breakfasts at L’Archipel’, the sashimi and salads at the laidback Asian Corner and dinner at Le Barachois, the hotel’s restaurant which floats on the peaceful lagoon.

She says, ‘Between eating and not eating I stayed busy with laid back yogic stretching on the beach, lots of swims in the lap pool and the sea, and lying about reading on the beach – where staff served us cold water in natty orange ice bags, cleaned our sunglasses and brought us tubs of Haagan Daaz on non fast days. It’s all very relaxed.’

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The secret to finding the perfect luxury golf and beach holiday

Planning a luxury getaway can be a challenge when one of you is dreaming about white sand and turquoise sea while the other is longing for smooth greens and challenging fairways.

A luxury beach holiday at Constance Belle Mare Plage

A luxury beach holiday at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Nobody wants to compromise when it comes to booking their once in a lifetime luxury holiday so the trick is to find somewhere that genuinely offers you both exactly what you’re dreaming of.

Combine an elegant 5* hotel in an idyllic location with a hotel with one (or maybe two) challenging 18-hole golf courses and the result is Constance Le Prince Maurice, Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Lémuria.

At our 5* hotels and resorts, golfers can spend their days on beautifully maintained 18-hole, championship golf courses while non-golfers relax in luxury on pristine beaches and sumptuous spas or try a culinary class with local flavours.

The perfect beach holiday

Our luxury spas offer sumptuous treatments using natural ingredients in secluded, idyllic locations so that you can truly escape the cares and stresses of every day life.

Those looking for something a bit more active can visit our fitness suites and check in with their very own personal trainer or join one of our yoga or meditation classes on the beach.

For the ultimate fun in the sun we offer an extensive range of activities and water sports including waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, Hobie Cat sailing and deep sea fishing

Golfers’ paradise

We’re passionate about golf at Constance, and that’s why our two 18-hole, golf courses in Mauritius (accessed from either Belle Mare Plage or Le Prince Maurice) have been selected to host the European Senior Tour final, the MCB Championship, since 2009.

Golf holidays at Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Golf holidays at Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

The beautiful Links and Legend courses are also the home to the Marc Farry Golf Academy.

The Lémuria course, built into the beautiful hilly jungle terrain of Praslin, is the Seychelles’ only 18-hole golf course. It’s stunning terraced greens, including the jaw-dropping 15th in which you tee off from a mountain peak and watch the ball fall 50m to the green below, have made this one of the ‘must-play’ golf courses of the world.

Take a lesson with one of our resident golf pros or explore the stunning terrain with friends and after a challenging round we’ll bring you a chilled glass of champagne to enjoy at the 15th so that you can relax and enjoy the beautiful ocean view.

Share the luxury 5* experience

While taking a bit of ‘me time’ on a luxury holiday to indulge a favourite pastime is important, it is also a time for reconnecting with the people you love in elegant, sumptuous surroundings.

At Constance there is always time for private moments and romance whether that be sharing a delicious sundown cocktail, walking together on the beach, taking a sunset cruise, or indulging in a couple’s massage at the spa.

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What’s on in Mauritius 2014

The beautiful island of Mauritius is a year-round holiday destination with a climate which entices sun-worshipers and water sport-enthusiasts throughout the year.

Kite surfing in Mauritius

Kite surfing in Mauritius

As the intense heat and humidity of Mauritius’ Southern Hemisphere summer begins to subside we round up the highlights of the best events on the island in the cooler, balmy days of July, August and September.

July 2014

Whether you want to get involved or just go along as a spectator you’ll be wowed by one of the most beautiful marathon routes in the world. Taking a coastal trail through villages, and even a UNESCO site, the whole event ends with fun and celebrations on the beach.

Kiteival is an annual kite surf festival open to all level of kiters. With festival venues around the island the festival organisers hope to introduce kiters from around the world to the best spots and lagoons on the island. Take part, or just enjoy the spectacle.

August 2014

Take time while in Mauritius to discover the work of pARTage, an association of Mauritian artists working together to promote contemporary art in the Indian Ocean by showcasing local artists.

Champ de Mars Racecourse, Mauritius

Champ de Mars Racecourse, Mauritius

Inspire the kids or just go along to witness some breathtaking tennis from the next generation of tennis stars at this International Tennis Federation event.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi – 29 August – 8 September

The Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is a vibrant spectacle on the island. Commemorating the birth of the god Ganesh, the festival is celebrated for 10 days. On the last day, Anant Chaturdashi, Hindus carry an idol of Ganesh in a procession through the streets to local rivers and beaches to immerse him in water before sunset.

September 2014

Champ de Mars is the historic racecourse in Port Louis belonging to The Mauritius Turf Club (the oldest horse-racing club in the Southern Hemisphere). Always worth a visit to rub shoulders with local Mauritians and VIP visitors alike, the Maiden’s Cup is a popular event in the racecourse calendar.

  • Father Laval Day – 9 September

A celebration of the birth of Jacques Désiré Laval, a French missionary and doctor who came to Mauritius in 1841 and became the protector of the slave community, many of whom believed he had miraculous healing powers. On this day thousands of Mauritians visit his tomb in Sainte Croix, Port Louis which is still believed to possess healing powers.

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Recipe: Fresh fruit juice mocktail

This delicious tropical fruit cocktail from Constance Moofushi, Maldives makes a refreshing treat on a hot day.

Manta, Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Ingredients

  • 80ml watermelon juice
  • 80ml guava juice
  • 80ml mango juice
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 1 scoop of ice
  • 1 mango slice for garnish

Method

1. Prepare a slice of mango for the garnish.

2. Measure the ingredients and place into a blender.

3. Fill the blender with ice and blend all together until smooth.

4. Pour into a serving glass and add mango garnish.

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Constance Ephélia wins at International Hotel & Property Awards

We are extremely proud that Constance Ephélia has won the award for best Beach Hotel at this year’s International Hotel & Property Awards.

Constance Ephélia, winner of best Beach Hotel at the International Hotel & Property Awards

Constance Ephélia, winner of best Beach Hotel at the International Hotel & Property Awards

The prestigious design awards, hosted by UK design magazine ‘design et al’, recognise innovative luxury design and creative interior and architectural thinking.

This award is especially important to us because it is not only voted for by design industry insiders and ‘design et al’ readers, but by you, the guests who have experienced the resort and its creative design in person.

Constance CEO, Jean-Jacques Vallet, congratulated the resort architect Jean Marc Eynaud and said, ‘It is in line with our business concept of offering our guests elegant properties located in extraordinary sites and unique in their natural beauty. Properties that are sensitive to their surroundings, using designs in wood, stone and marble to blend smoothly with the local environment.’

Mauritian architect Jean Marc Eynaud, who also designed Constance Le Prince Maurice, Constance Lémuria and Constance Belle Mare Plage, specialises in tropical contemporary architecture which works in harmony with its environment.

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