Family fun in the Seychelles this Easter

What better way to forget about the short, cold days of winter than to plan an Easter getaway to the island idyll of the Seychelles. Here are our top 5 reasons to visit.

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

1. Weather
Lie on a beach and drink in the vitamin D your body’s been craving through the long winter months. April is the perfect time to visit the Seychelles as it marks the end of the islands’ rainy season ensuring perfect temperatures of around 29ºC. Revel in lots of warm sunshine while calm breezes gently rustle the palm trees.

2. Beaches
The Seychelles is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. At Constance Lémuria, you’ll have access to the eye-wateringly beautiful Anse Lazio, frequently cited as the most beautiful beach in the Seychelles. Unspoilt, pristine beaches lapped by warm turquoise water.

3. Family
Relax in the knowledge that your kids will love a holiday in the Seychelles as much as you. Whether you choose the elegant luxury of Constance Lémuria or the vibrant spirit of the larger Constance Ephélia there is plenty for everyone to do. Older kids will be thrilled by the choice of sports and water sports available and younger kids will love the free children’s club.

Family holidays, Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Family holidays, Constance Ephelia

4. Diving
Explore the Indian Ocean in perfect conditions in April. As the waters calm after the rainy season divers can fully appreciate the vivid, colourful spectacle of the numerous dive sites around Lémuria and Ephélia. Water temperatures average around 29ºC at this time of year and visibility is often 30 meters or more. If you’re looking for something a bit different, try a thrilling night dive.

5. Fishing
Feel the rush of excitement and adrenalin of pursuing one of the great game fish through the crystal waters of the Seychelles. The deep-sea fishing season starts in April and runs through to October. Pit your wits and your strength against giants of the sea including tuna, barracuda, wahoo, sailfish and marlin.

And lastly… as recommended by The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times recommends Constance Ephélia as the perfect spot for Easter with the family this week. In the article, journalist Jeremy Lazell writes: ‘Ephelia sits in 300 acres of tropical gardens… with tennis, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and a kids’ club free, four swimming pools and two white sand, palm fringed beaches that are worth the air fare alone.’

Tee off in ultimate luxury at Constance Hotels

For the definitive luxury golf holiday look no further than Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Lémuria in the Indian Ocean.

Golf pro at Constance Lemuria

Golf pro at Constance Lemuria

At Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius and Lémuria in the Seychelles our ultimate luxury holiday experience means keen golfers can indulge their passion without compromising on style.

The elegant 5 star hotels offer discreet, attentive service, stunning accommodation, sumptuous spas and refined fine-dining combined with beautifully conceived 18-hole championship golf courses in stunning locations.

Golf at Constance Lémuria

Winner of the 2012 World Travel Awards Leading Golf Resort in the Indian Ocean for the fifth year running, Lémuria truly offers the opportunity to play golf in paradise.

Boasting the only 18-hole golf course in the Seychelles, the hotel’s course with its terraced greens and stunning views across three beaches is often described as one of the most beautiful courses in the world.

After your round, sit back and enjoy the view with a glass of champagne at the clubhouse or meet up with friends to enjoy a sophisticated fine-dining experience at The Seahorse restaurant overlooking the 11th green.

Luxury golf at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Champagne at the 15th hole, Lemuria

Golf at Lémuria includes:

  • Free green fee for resort guest
  • Free club cars
  • Coaching sessions with golf pros by arrangement
  • Golf equipment available to rent
  • The chance to book tee-off times with the online concierge service before you arrive

Constance Le Prince Maurice

At Le Prince Maurice golfers will find luxury both on the course and off, with two 18-hole championship courses to play and all the facilities to enjoy at this elegant boutique-style hotel.

Celebrate your love of the game with our deluxe golf experience. Enjoy a welcome pack of tees, pitch remover, score cards and brochures and a 30 minute complimentary ‘course discovery’ with one of our pros when you make a reservation for either course.

Legend golf course, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Legend golf course, Le Prince Maurice

The Legend Golf course offers the very latest in modern golf advancement built to USPGA specifications and using Tif Dwarf grasses to ensure a perfect playing surface. Designed by Hugh Baiocchi the course is a par 72 set in the stunning heart of an indigenous forest.

Together with the hotel’s other 18-hole course, The Links, the resort has hosted the MCB Tour Championship since 2009.

Golf at Le Prince Maurice includes:

  • Unlimited green fees at both courses
  • Coaching from pros of the Marc Farry Golf Academy
  • Blocked tee-off times
  • Unlimited bookings for tee-off times before arrival with our online concierge service
  • Free club cars
  • Shuttle to courses available non-stop from 7am-7pm
  • Limousine service to golf courses bookable
  • Weekly complimentary golf clinic with golf pro

Indulge after your game

Take time to relax after your game with a trip to the Spa de Constance where a masseur will work specifically on golf-worn muscles. The ‘Golfer’s Tonic’ at Le Prince is particularly popular.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

If you’re looking for luxury golf at a larger resort why not try Constance Belle Mare Plage. Set on one of Mauritius’ most beautiful beaches, and renowned for its family friendly vibe, it shares the stunning Legend and Links golf courses with Le Prince Maurice.

 

Rave reviews for Constance Hotels and Resorts in the Seychelles

South African blogger and Johannesburg Sunday Independent columnist, Hasmita Nair has described her holiday to Constance’s Seychelles resorts as ‘the best I’ve ever been on’.

North Beach, Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

North Beach, Constance Ephelia

Hasmita’s blog, joziliciousblog, about life in Johannesburg and her extensive travels is hugely popular.

This month she’s been raving to her readers about the friendly welcome and elegant luxury she experienced at Constance Lémuria and Constance Ephélia.

‘I’ve been fortunate enough to experience a few Indian Ocean islands. I’ve been to Zanzibar, Mozambique and Mauritius (twice!)… I stayed in 5 star properties on all the above islands, but both the setting and service of all these don’t even come close to what I experienced at Constance.’

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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.

Visit our website to find out more about Constance Halaveli, Constance Lémuria and Constance Le Prince Maurice

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Laid back dining on the beach at Lémuria’s Takamaka

This month we’ve created a new and exciting menu for our Lémuria beach restaurant Takamaka.

Tiger prawn ceviche, Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Tiger prawn ceviche and sweet potato crisps

An elegant take on beach dining the new menu includes dishes such as this sumptuous tiger prawns ceviche with citrus dressing and sweet potato crisps.

Nestled on the white sand of Petit Anse Kerlan with the turquoise ocean lapping at the shore, Takamaka is named after the lush Takamaka trees which offer this secluded spot their shade. A perfect place to watch the sun go down as you enjoy good food amongst friends.

Find out more about Constance Lémuria and check booking availability on our website.

Wine and dine with two of France’s best vineyards at Ephélia and Lémuria

Guests at Ephélia and Lémuria resort can enjoy the unique opportunity to celebrate two of France’s leading vineyards this Christmas with a specially created vineyard menu.

Constance Ephélia

Gonet-Medeville at Constance Ephelia

Gonet-Medeville at Ephelia and Lemuria

Nicolas Rossignol and a representative of the Gonet-Médeville vineyard will join guests at Ephelia on the 25-27 December to introduce them to some of their famous wines and champagnes. A menu has been specifically designed to compliment the famous French wines and to create a dining event not to be missed.

From a family of winemakers Nicolas Rossignol established his own estate back in 1997 in the region of Volnay using ancient winemaking techniques.

Gonet-Médeville has also stayed true to traditional growing methods in the creation of its grand cru and premier cru champagne.

Come and taste the best of the wines they have to offer at Ephélia this Christmas.

Constance Lémuria

Guests at Lémuria resort will get a sneak preview this week when they too are visited by the Family Gonet-Médeville and Nicolas Rossignol for an exclusive wine and dine event.

Highlights of the menu will include:

  • Pan fried foie gras with semi-ripe papaya chutney served with ginger bread puree, salty nut crunch and balsamic jus to be accompanied by a Champagne Gonet Médeville Blanc de Noirs 1er cru
  • Roasted red snapper fillet in a red wine sauce, crispy leeks and sautéed ‘patole’ accompanied by a Volnay 2011
  • Roasted duck breast with sweet spices and honey crust pumpkin gratin and wilted local spinach with tamarind jus accompanied by a Volnay 1er cru Santenots 2009
  • Duo pineapple-vanilla with red berries coulis accompanied by a Château Gilette ‘Crème de tête’

Find out more about Nicolas Rossignol and Gonet-Médeville or visit the Constance Ephélia website to check availability.