Ultimate luxury Indian Ocean hotels

For those special occasions when only the most exclusive holiday retreat will do, experience the essence of luxury at our three Ultimate Hotels.

Water villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Water villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Our Ultimate Hotels are set in three idyllic Indian Ocean locations:

Here, you can live life to the max in an entirely different way.

Each hotel offers style, space and an initmate mood for when you’re looking for a bolthole to rest awhile from the adrenalin-fuelled pace of daily life.

In recognition of the luxury offered at each of these hotels, they were invited to join the ranks of the largest luxury hotel consortium, Leading Hotels of the World.

Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

  • Enjoy nights of perfect sleep on Egyptian cotton sheets with your choice of pillow to ensure your ultimate comfort.
  • Indulge yourself with the latest treatments using only the best natural ingredients at one of the exclusive Spa de Constance with acclaimed skincare partners including Shiseido, Valmont and Sisley.
  • Savour the very best in fine dining from chef’s trained by some of the world’s leading, Michelin-starred chefs and enjoy wine from first class sommeliers with wine cellars to rival some of the best in Europe.
  • Enticing choice of sports and adrenalin fuelled activities including diving, yoga, tennis, sailing and golf.
Luxury golf holidays at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Luxury golf at Lemuria

Find out more

Visit our website to find out more about each of our Ultimate Hotels – Constance Hotels & Resorts

And read more on our blog:

 

 

 

Top 5 wildlife adventures in the Seychelles

The beautiful tropical islands of the Seychelles are a paradise of biodiversity ripe for discovery.

Pink  pigeon, Seychelles

Pink pigeon

Rare birds, plants, marine life and animals abound on these idyllic islands. Seize the opportunity to explore two UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as extensive national and marine parks.

Conservation in the Seychelles
Conservation is taken seriously across the archipelago and eco-tourism is actively encouraged by local and government conservation groups. As a result over the last 40 years access to areas of ecological interest have been improved making exploration easy and fun for tourists of all ages.

1. Seychelles National Botanical Gardens
An ideal place to see some of the rare species of flora and fauna of the Seychelles is the Botanical Gardens in Victoria, Mahé.

Come and discover the beautiful collection of exotic and endemic plants, and meet some of the local inhabitants including a population of giant tortoises – some of which are over 150 years old – and a colony of fruit bats.

2. Birds of paradise
Bird lovers flock to the Seychelles to see the nearly 250 different species, including 12 endemic to the islands. Many can be found on Mahé but for keen ornithologists an exhilarating boat trip to Aride or Cousin island is a must. Read more about the Top 5 Seychelles islands for bird lovers.

Some notable birds to watch out for:

  • Seychelles magpie robin and Seychelles warbler, both brought back from the edge of extinction by local conservationists
  • Sunbird
  • Blue pigeon
  • Scops owl
  • Frigatebirds
  • Terns, sandpipers and herons are particularly prevalent with more than 60 different species
Diving in the Seychelles

Diving in the Seychelles

3. Discover the ocean
The whole family can enjoy the wonders of discovering over 1,000 species of fish that are found in the six national marine parks and crystal waters around the archipelago.

Whether you decide to try scuba diving at Constance for adults and children over 8 years, or you prefer snorkelling there is plenty to discover.

The vibrant coral reefs around our shores are home to a wide variety of marine life including the rare hawksbill turtle, yellow snappers, clown fish, humphead parrot fish and manta rays.

4. UNESCO World Heritage Sites
For those who fancy travelling a bit further afield an excursion to the World Hertiage Sites are a real treat. The Atoll of Aldabra is the largest raised coral atoll in the world and home to the Aldabra giant tortoise.

The Vallée de Mai on Praslin, rumoured to be the original ‘Garden of Eden’, is home to the famous Coco de Mare the largest seed in the world. Wandering into the Vallée is like discovering an ancient world of giant palms with leaves measuring 6 meters across and an abundance of rare flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for the national bird, the Seychelles Black Parrot, which is only found here.

Baby turtles at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Baby turtles at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

5. Constance turtle conservation
Budding conservationists and naturalists alike should visit Constance Lémuria to meet our turtle manager.

Dedicated to protecting the endangered hawksbill and green turtles who return to our beaches year after year, he will be happy to show you any currently nesting or hatching turtles and is always keen to share his knowledge on these rare, beautiful creatures.

Whether you’re looking for intrepid exploration or just to immerse yourself in the dramatic biodiversity the Seychelles has to offer there are plenty of discoveries to be made here.

Find out more

 

Shiseido offers new taster spa collection at Constance

World renowned Japanese beauty brand Shiseido introduces a collection of taster spa treatments for guests at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Ephélia and Lémuria.

Shiseido spa at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Shiseido spa at Constance

These treatments provide relaxation and visible results, using Shiseido’s award winning products and formulas.

The taster collection is already available at Belle Mare Plage, and will be on offer at Ephélia and Lémuria in the Seychelles from June.

Guests can choose from the following:

Shiseido Deluxe Facial Experience
45 minutes

Shiseido Express Facial Experience
30 minutes

Shiseido Relaxing Body Experience
60 minutes

Shiseido Relaxing Back Massage
30 minutes

Find out more

Ultimate luxury hotels in a super-league of their own

Experience luxury on a whole new level at our ultimate high-end hotels – Le Prince Maurice, Halaveli and Lémuria. Distinctive, indulgent and utterly more-ish, these gems offer a new take on luxury that make them hard to resist.

Pool at Presidential Villa, Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Pool at Presidential Villa, Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Escape to the idyllic islands of Mauritius, Maldives and the Seychelles and you’ll discover for yourself why the Leading Hotels of the World Group include our three Ultimate hotels in their exclusive club.

Presidential villas

If space and seclusion are high on your wish list – as well as your own garden, gym, jacuzzi, pool and office - then try one of our Presidential Villas or the Princely Suite at Le Prince Maurice.

Take a break with your family or friends and let our staff, including butler, look after all your holiday needs. Whether it’s a quiet dinner for two on the beach, a private excursion or just a PlayStation to keep the kids entertained, we’ve thought of just about everything. And if there’s something we haven’t anticipated – you just need to ask.

Sumptuous spas

Head to the tranquil environment of one of our spas, and discover the restful serenity of Spa de Constance. Indulge in the holistic properties of the best new and traditional treatments from around the world or put yourself in the gentle hands of skincare specialists Shiseido, Sisley, Valmont and Ila.

Isabelle Lamant, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Isabelle Lamant, Le Prince Maurice

If you want to kick start a new health regime, or just refind that glorious self from yester-year, why not hire one of our personal trainers? They will create a fitness program specially for you, so you can take that sense of reinvigoration and focus back home with you. Renowned fitness guru, Isabelle Lamant is proving a huge hit at Le Prince Maurice, getting guests back on track and feeling better than they have in years.

Luxury on the greens

One of the world’s most beautiful golf courses is located at Lémuria, and one of life’s rare pleasures can be enjoyed here: a chilled glass of champagne overlooking the ocean and terraced greens at the 15th hole.

If you’re looking to up your game, then the two championship golf courses at Le Prince Maurice should help. Enjoy the deluxe golf experience including guidance from one of our pros at the Marc Farry Academy.

The ultimate in fine dining

Jing restaurant, Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Jing restaurant, Constance Halaveli, Maldives

No luxury holiday would be complete without a selection of gourmet fare. Enjoy the very best in modern haute-cuisine with a hint of island flare in our exclusive, fine-dining restaurants.

  • Jing at Halaveli
  • Legend at Lémuria
  • Le Barachois at Le Prince Maurice

Experience the finest wines from around the world under the guidance of our highly trained sommeliers. Wine lovers can even enjoy a guided tour of our extensive cellars and special tastings with the head sommelier.

Want to know more?

Take a look at our website to find out more about what’s on offer at our Ultimate hotels – Constance Hotels & Resorts

And catch up on another article you may have missed: Secluded hotels and resorts with passion

Constance’s young star chefs at Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau

The very best young local chefs from Constance are set to battle it out this week for the accolade of winner of the Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau 2013.

Culinary at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Dining at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Here’s a run down of who is appearing at this year’s festival in Mauritius.

Sasha Dinnoo – Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

For Sasha Dinno of Le Prince Maurice being granted a place in this year’s Culinary Festival is a dream come true.

Beginning her career as a trainee at Le Prince Maurice, Sasha Dinnoo has literally grown up in the hotel’s exclusive kitchens, working her way up through their demanding ranks.

Known by her colleagues for her humility and passionate commitment to service excellence, she is excited about the opportunity to learn from the prestigious European chefs.

Elodie Oudeuil – Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Belle Mare Plage Chef Elodie Oudeuil is passionate about all aspects of food from the excitement of working in a busy kitchen to cooking with quality fresh ingredients.

She is very proud to be competing in this year’s Culinary Festival, especially because she is representing Belle Mare Plage in the competition.

Oudeuil is known for her calmness in the kitchen combined with her excellent powers of organisation.

Shanifa Larue – Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Belle Mare Plage hosts festival

The 19-year-old chef began her culinary career with Constance at Lémuria.

Larue has gone on to be recognised twice as employee of the month as well as being voted Star of Lémuria.

Very focused Larue never stops learning while she is in the kitchen.

Driven to progress in her career, she is eager to show her talents in the competition and contribute her own personal touch and knowledge of Seychelles cuisine.

Beguitta Ally – Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

Beguitta Ally dreams of being the first female cook to win the Bernard Loiseau trophy.

Having trained in tourism she has always been passionate about cooking and it was that passion which brought her to Ephélia.

Her positive attitude, and her ability to listen and learn from advice is what has got her this far in the competition and she hopes she can go all the way.

Hem Pulami – Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Pulami discovered his passion for food in his home country Nepal. Having worked in local restaurants he joined the kitchen of Hotel D, la Annapurna Casino Ann in Kathmandu.

Deciding to widen his experience Pulami joined the culinary team at Halaveli in 2009.

Starting as a commis chef in the resorts signature restaurant Jing he has recently been promoted to demi chef de partie in recognition of his hard work and dedication.

Sampath Mariyadasa – Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Sampath, originally from Sri Lanka, is passionate about food and relishes the opportunity to work with the European chefs in order to learn as much as possible from them.

Constantly practising his culinary craft, Mariyadasa is creatively inspired to create new and exciting dishes.

His willingness to seize new opportunities at Moofushi has meant that he is always learning new techniques and he hopes to use these skills to win this year’s competition.

 

Photos of this year’s Island Chef contestants

Sasha Dinnoo

Sasha Dinnoo

 

Elodie Oudeuil

Elodie Oudeuil

 

Shanifa Larue

Shanifa Larue

 

Beguitta Ally

Beguitta Ally

 

Hem Pulami

Hem Pulami

 

Sampath Mariyadasa

Sampath Mariyadasa

Spotlight: Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

If you’re looking for an indulgent Indian Ocean experience, head to the elegant surroundings of Constance Lémuria in the Seychelles’ archipelago. Situated on the idyllic island of Praslin, few places can match the beauty and serenity of this ultimate island getaway.

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Beach paradise at Lemuria

Find your own secluded spot on one of three unspoilt white-sand beaches, escape to the spa or play a round or two on the only 18-hole golf course in the Seychelles.

Sumptuous accommodation

At Lémuria you can take your pick from spacious, contemporary suites or indulge in the opulence of your own luxury villa. The villas come with their own pool and garden running down to the beach. And there’s even a villa master on hand to make sure your holiday is just as you want it to be.

Fine dining with a touch of spice

Fresh delicious food is a key ingredient to any holiday. At Lémuria, each of the three restaurants provide a different ambience. Choose from the tree-house style of the Legend Restaurant to the breathtakingly situated Beach Bar & Grill perched above the ocean. Then savour a range of flavours with everything from light lunches and Creole seafood grills to European-style fine dining.

A golfer’s paradise

Luxury golf at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Luxury golf at Lemuria

The Par 70, 18-hole golf course at Lémuria is often described as the most beautiful golf course in the world. It’s an opinion shared by the World Travel Awards who have awarded it Leading Golf Resort in the Indian Ocean every year for the past five years.

This is golf with an extra dash of luxury. Swing your clubs over a series of beautifully terraced greens built into the magnificent granite hills of Praslin with ocean views from every hole. Then finish with a chilled glass of champagne at the clubhouse.

Golf at Lémuria includes:

  • Free green fees for guests
  • Free club cars
  • Coaching sessions with pros, by arrangement
  • Golf equipment available to rent

And you can even book your tee-off time with our online concierge service before you arrive.

Spa haven

Spa on the beach at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Spa treatments on the beach

The simple beauty of the natural environment on Praslin makes it the ultimate backdrop for a spot of pampering.

Try an outdoor skin treatment in the Shiseido Pavilion before entering the calm haven of our Spa de Constance where you can choose from a long menu of treatments including Hot Stone massage, Ayurvedic and Shiatsu massage, natural body scrubs, wraps and polishes, and a full range of beauty treatments.

Our staff offer coaching in meditation and yoga, so you can learn some new techniques for dealing with the fast-pace of daily life and take that sense of reinvigoration home with you.

Discover the beauty of the Seychelles

And if discovery is something you crave while on holiday, quench your thirst for adventure with our outbound and adrenalin sports.

Watch the sunset at the beautiful Anse Georgette or explore the award-winning beach Anse Lazio.

Dive into the stunning underwater world around the island of Praslin, completely unspoilt thanks to strict conservation in the region. Diving or snorkelling the granite reefs around Lémuria is like discovering a vibrant underwater kingdom with a breathtaking array of marine life.

Turtle conservation

Turtle preservation at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Baby turtles make their way to the water

Some of the world’s most endangered creatures, the Hawksbill and Green turtles, are offered protection at Lémuria. We have our own Turtle Manager who runs our turtle preservation programme, alongside the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles, and we are always happy to let guests watch or help out. In March 2013, over 250 baby turtles were released into the water following another successful turtle-nesting season at Lémuria.

Watch baby turtles making their way to the sea from the beach at Lémuria – from blog Wanderforth.

Find out more

Discover more about the delights of Lémuria, and check booking availability, on our website – Constance Lémuria, Seychelles.