Dare to live a life without walls

A holiday with Constance Hotels is an ideal time to break down the walls of routine and try something new and exciting.

Diving with manta rays in Indian Ocean

Diving with manta rays

Get your pulse racing by shark diving in the Maldives, big game fishing in Mauritius or catamaran sailing in the Seychelles.

Trying something new

Set yourself a physical challenge on your next holiday to push yourself beyond your comfort zone, and it might just change the way you see yourself and your future when you get back home.

More and more people are seeking out holiday experiences where they can try something completely new, increase the flow of endorphins along the way, and return home with exciting stories to tell and a renewed state of mind.

What’s on offer at our resorts

Some of our adrenalin-pumping activities, available at most resorts, include:

  • Diving and snorkeling – the ultimate buzz, explore the underwater world of the Indian Ocean
  • Waterskiing – feel the wind and ocean spray in your face with this high-speed sport
  • Windsurfing and kite surfing – master the skill of harnessing the wind’s power to carry you across the water
  • Wakeboarding – take water-sports to the extreme
Wakeboarding in Madagascar

Wakeboarding in Madagascar

  • Catamaran sailing – sail across the ocean at speeds of up to 20mph in one of our Hobie Cats
  • Mountain biking – heart-thumping off-road experiences through wild and rough terrain

Sometimes trying something new can be as simple as doing the familiar in a different way. So if you’re already a keen diver or angler why not try the experience of doing it at night?

Le Prince Maurice, Belle Mare Plage and Ephélia all offer night dives while Halaveli, Moofushi, Lémuria and Tsarabanjina offer night fishing or big game fishing trips with experienced fishing guides. At Tsarabanjina you can even enjoy a full moon hand line fishing experience.

From tackling the climbing wall and zipwire at Ephélia to dolphin-spotting by speedboat at Halaveli through to diving in Halaveli’s ‘shark pit’, with Constance a change in pace could leave you mentally refreshed and physically rebooted.

Get inspired to start a new adventure

 

Holiday inspiration: wildlife of the Seychelles

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 155 islands, situated approximately 1000 miles east of Kenya.

Constance Lemuria Resort

Constance Lemuria Resort

Favoured as a top honeymoon destination, the island nation is also one of the world’s great success stories when it comes to protecting its flora and fauna.

Conservation work in the Seychelles was started in the 1960s by a group of local conservationists. Since then, the government has successfully introduced strict laws protecting the natural heritage of theSeychelles.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Seychelles is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

1. The atoll of Aldabra
The world’s largest raised coral atoll, Aldabra is isolated and uninhabited. It’s home to the Aldabra giant tortoises. The average weight of one of these male tortoises is a whopping 550lbs (250 kgs).

2. Vallée de Mai on Praslin Island
Said to be the original ‘Garden of Eden’, Vallée de Mai is home to the world’s largest nut and prized fertility symbol, the Coco de Mer.

At Vallée de Mai, you’ll also find giant endemic palm trees and the rare Seychelles Black Parrot.

Coral reefs

Fish hiding in coral

Fish hiding in coral

The Seychelles has six national marine parks and the reefs around the islands are brimming with marine life.

Over 1000 species of fish have been recorded here, including yellow snappers, jack fish, fusilier, clown fish, humphead parrot fish, rays, lion fish, scorpion fish and barracuda. You’ll also find dolphins, whale sharks and sea turtles.

Colourful soft and hard corals fill the reefs, making this one of the top destinations in the world for diving and snorkelling.

Bird life

Seychelles birdlife on Cousin Island

Seychelles birdlife on Cousin Island

The Seychelles has 12 endemic bird species. The national bird is the Seychelles Black Parrot. The Seychelles Magpie Robin and Seychelles Warbler were successfully brought back from near extinction. Other birds include the Aldabra Drongo, Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher and the Seychelles Sunbird.

The bird and marine sanctuary at Cousin Island Special Reserve has won several awards for conservation and ecotourism.

Turtle preservation in the Seychelles

The beaches at Constance Lémuria, on Praslin Island, Seychelles, are important nesting sites for the endangered hawksbill and green turtles.

Turtle at Lemuria, Praslin Island

Turtle at Lemuria, Praslin Island

The turtles return to the same beaches year after year to lay their eggs. Find out more about the work we’re doing preserving turtle habitats at Constance Lemuria.

Conservation work is also happening across theSeychelles to protect the sea turtles from extinction.

Find out more

Read more on our blog about the flora and fauna of the Seychelles:

Constance hotels in the Seychelles