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

 

 

 

All aboard: the secret to a great family holiday

Whether you want to celebrate an important birthday or anniversary or you simply want to spend time together in a neutral environment, going on holiday with kids, parents and grandparents in tow is the new luxury holiday choice for many.

Family friendly meals at Constance Hotels Experience

Family friendly meals

Choosing the right kind of holiday

Taking multi-generational holidays together offers extended families the chance to relax away from the pressures and chores of everyday life. But it’s important to choose the right type of family holiday.

Family members of different generations often have very different interests and needs.

The secret to a great multi-generational holiday is to find an environment where everybody gets a chance to relax and do the things they enjoy. The key thing to remember is that you needn’t do everything together, you just need to find somewhere that gives you space to enjoy time together as well as time apart.

Plan a luxury island getaway

Luxury resorts, like Constance Hotels & Resorts in the Indian Ocean, make for the perfect location to celebrate with all the family.

The beautiful locations of Mauritius, Maldives and the Seychelles form the perfect backdrop. The personal 5* service Constance provides for all its guests, young and old, caters for the individual needs of each family member.

Family holidays at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Family holidays at Belle Mare Plage

Luxurious spacious villas with private pools or separate elegant suites with safe, beautiful beaches and a selection of swimming pools provide a playground suited to grandparents and grandchildren, in an environment both can enjoy.

Of course the more time the grandparents spend with the children, the more free time busy parents have to enjoy the 5* facilities including a wide range of water sports, activities and sumptuous spas.

The Constance Kids’ Club means children can create their own adventures, so that you can take time out with the older generation.

Indulge in a range of sumptuous treatments together at the Spa de Constance or spend the day on a champion golf course amidst the dramatic scenery of Mauritius or the stunning terraced golf course of Constance Lémuria.

Take to the ocean with older kids and grandparents with a raft of exciting activities including sailing, fishing, windsurfing, water skiing and wakeboarding.

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Top 10 family adventures in the Seychelles

Revive your family’s spirit of adventure in the Seychelles with activities from searching for lost pirate treasure to feeding giant tortoises. Here’s our guide to the best family adventures in the Seychelles.

Zip lining at Constance Ephelia Resort

Zip lining in the Seychelles

• Search for the legendary pirates’ treasure on a trip to Moyenne Island

A short boat ride from Victoria, Mahé, is the National Park of Moyenne Island, a Robinson Crusoe-style desert island with no human inhabitants and over 100 giant tortoises. Parents will enjoy the rare biodiversity of the island while kids will adore the legend that says the two graves belong to pirates who also buried their treasure somewhere on the small island.

• Experience a thrilling zip line ride through the jungle canopy on Mahé

Based at Constance Ephélia, SMAC Adventures offer adventure sports including zip lining, rock climbing and abseiling for adults and children over 4. See the beautiful forests and mountains of Mahé in a new and exhilarating way on eight different zip lines up to 120m long. Or try scaling the island’s natural granite crags with climbing for beginners through to advanced. Check out the fun on SMAC’s Facebook page.

• Try some traditional local crafts at Domaine de Val des Près

Based around the Gran Kaz Plantation House on Mahé this National Heritage Site not only celebrates local crafts and culture but gives you the chance to get involved with a series of craft workshops for the whole family.

• Explore the ocean on Teddy’s Glass Bottom Boat

Board the boat from Beau Vallon Bay, Mahé and discover the jewels of the Indian Ocean with your family. See the vibrant corals and the rainbow colours of lush marine life that live on and around the reefs from the safety of the glass bottom boat. Then jump into the water for some snorkelling and the chance to get a closer look. The excursion then takes you to a secluded beach for a bbq and swim before heading home.

A giant tortoise, part of Mauritian wildlife

A giant tortoise

• Meet giant tortoises in their natural environment on Curieuse Island

A short boat ride from Praslin is Curieuse, home to a colony of hundreds of Aldabra Giant Tortoises which walk freely around the island. Tourists are encouraged to interact with these regal creatures feeding them snacks of greens and watermelon. There is even a tortoise ‘nursery’ on the island where they care for young tortoises from birth to five years. Of course, being the Seychelles there are also glorious, deserted beaches for the kids to enjoy too following a 30 minute nature walk across the island.

• Discover the interior of Mahé with a wildlife walk to Sauzier Waterfalls

Setting off from Port Glaud this beautiful forest walk will take you past traditional Creole homes and the guide’s own farm where groups can stop off to meet the resident bats and farm animals. The short walk is perfect for families – kids and (brave) adults are then rewarded at the end with a refreshing dip in the crystal pools at the foot of the beautiful waterfall.

• Spend the day swimming and hanging out at Beau Vallon Beach

While the Seychelles has a plethora of beautiful, deserted beaches sometimes it’s fun to hang out amidst the hustle and bustle of locals and tourists. Beau Vallon Beach on the North Coast of Mahé is a beautiful white sand beach with restaurants, bars, craft shops and cafés lining its shores. Water sports abound and the cafés have a great selection of ice creams and smoothies to keep the kids happy. The best time to visit is on a Wednesday when the evening Bazar Labrin market brings fresh food stalls, live music and an authentically local vibe to the beach.

• Explore the unique biodiversity of the UNESCO World Heritage site Vallée de Mai

Famous for its unique coco de mer seeds, legend has it that this Nature Reserve on Praslin island was the site of the original Garden of Eden. Kids will love exploring the nature trails through the national park and discovering the rare endemic plants and wildlife here. Set them a challenge to catch sight of the rare, endangered Black Parrot.

Family fun at the beach

Family fun at the beach

• Horse riding in the Seychelles

Available on most of the islands, horse riding is a thrilling way to explore the local area. Whether you’ve done it before and want to gallop down a white sand beach or if you’re just trying it for the first time and want a gentle nature trek, local guides will ensure the experience is unforgettable. Riding in the Seychelles is popular so it is worth contacting your hotel before you arrive so that they can book the excursion for you.

• Seychelles National Botanical Gardens

The National Botanical Gardens is a perfect way to spend the afternoon in Victoria, Mahé, with all the family, particularly if you want to see one of the islands’ giant tortoises. Meet the tortoises and check out the colony of fruit bats feeding and roosting in the trees, then while away the afternoon exploring the beautiful tropical gardens.

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Healthy holiday menu for kids

Discover a family holiday in the Maldives where elegant luxury goes hand in hand with a warm, child-friendly welcome.

On the beach at Halaveli

On the beach at Halaveli

Sit back and relax in a deluxe hotel where you know your children aren’t simply an afterthought, fobbed off with chips and ice cream, but are catered for by top chefs with a healthy holiday menu designed to inspire them.

Halaveli chef Holger Joost believes that the secret to a successful children’s menu is in the combination of fresh healthy ingredients and comfortable tastes and textures kids crave.

‘We treat the kids with just as much attention as the adults, we consider that luxury,’ describes Chef Holger, and that means giving them food they love.

Healthy eating

‘It all has to do with finding the balance between comfort and healthy. So, for example, offering frozen yogurt with berries instead of ice cream – there’s still that comfortable icy-cold feeling but it’s healthy.

‘Instead of soft drinks we are implementing a smoothie program with organic honey – it still has the sweet refreshing taste but none of the preservatives.’

Picky eaters

That’s all very well for most kids but for some parents a major concern about a family holiday can be a child who is reluctant to try new things.

Chef Holger claims fussy eaters don’t faze him, ‘We can cater to any child who has particular aversions to foods. That is what luxury is, tailoring everything to better serve our guests.’

Fresh smoothies at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Fresh smoothies at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

An organic approach

At Halaveli the children’s menu is almost entirely organic because Chef Holger believes that growing kids need their intake of pesticides limited.

He also slow cooks the food to ensure they get the maximum nutrients from the fresh, organic ingredients. ‘Instead of fast, flash fried food we are cooking foods at a lower temperature for a longer period of time to preserve more nutrients. The main concept is staying away from premade foods and preservatives.’

Sophisticated tastes

Chef Holger recognizes that many of the children who stay at Halaveli are already familiar with the more sophisticated flavours of good dining and he intends to stimulate and satisfy those with a taste for great food.

‘So many kids today are raised to enjoy quality food that most of the time their standards are higher so we cater to those high standards.’

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Luxury family villa: a 5* home away from home

Imagine a family holiday which combines the space and freedom of having your own private family villa with the luxury, indulgence and facilities of staying in a 5* hotel.

Double storey villa at Constance Halaveli Resort

Double storey villa at Halaveli

That illusive combination of style, space, privacy and service with the lavish facilities of a luxury hotel was the inspiration for our villas with their own exclusive butler service, private gardens and pools.

Spend days water skiing, scuba diving, sunbathing, luxuriating in the Spa de Constance.

Travelling with kids

If you’re travelling with your kids, let them experience the adventure that is the Constance Kids’ Club before returning to the peaceful haven of your own villa for precious time reconnecting as a family.

Venture out to explore the variety of delicious dining options or spend a quiet night in around your own table with the in-villa dining option.

Villa butler

Your villa butler will be on hand to organise excursions, book spa treatments, arrange meals as well as seeing to any other needs you and your family might have.

Constance Belle Mare Plage – Mauritius

Relax and unwind in the sumptuous space of our beautiful palm-thatched, two-storey villas set amidst stunning landscaped lakes and gardens close to the beach at the peaceful northern end of the resort.

Constance Lemuria Presidential Villa

Constance Lemuria Presidential Villa, Seychelles

The two double bedrooms are laid-out over two floors so that once you’ve put the kids to bed you can come downstairs and enjoy your evening in the spacious living quarters and outside dining areas without disturbing them.

Children enjoy the private garden with a terrace and pool while older kids can venture out to explore the beach beyond.

Constance Le Prince Maurice – Mauritius

Choose between the ultra luxe space of the beachside villas at Le Prince Maurice or the spacious Family Suites with an extra kids’ bedroom.

High-rafted ceilings, elegant colonial-style decoration and vast, spacious rooms full of light create a stylish boutique vibe. In the villas, kids can play in the private pool or a few steps beyond and they’re on the perfect white sand beach and the calm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Constance Halaveli – Maldives

Enjoy the peace and seclusion of your own two-storey palm-thatched villa set in a garden of verdant palms and tranquil pools. The spacious, cool accommodation is set over two floors giving you and your family room to spread out.

Located on the quiet southern side of the island, all family villas are set on the beautiful beach, a short walk from the hotel’s amenities and Kids’ Club.

Hillside villa at Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

Hillside villa at Ephelia

Constance Ephélia – Seychelles

Set in the lush hills and stunning mangrove forest to the west of the resort and close to the beach, the family villas at Ephélia have two or three bedrooms, sleeping up to six people.

The large gardens with pristine pools and cool, spacious living space laid out in sleek modern woods and stone give the villa an elegant, laid back, welcoming feel.

Presidential villas – for an extra touch of luxury

Experience a little extra luxury in the ultra luxe Presidential Villas at Constance Lémuria, Halaveli, Ephélia, Le Prince Maurice or Belle Mare Plage.

All Presidential Villas include up to three double bedrooms, two swimming pools and staff on hand to look after all you and your family’s needs.

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First class service at our luxury hotels and resorts

Our dedication to offering first-class personal service to all our guests is something that comes up time and again in Trip Advisor and other review sites.

Luxury service from staff at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Luxury service at Halaveli

From the friendly greeting you receive at reception to touches like the turn-down service in your bedroom, our staff are there to look after your every need.

At Le Prince Maurice, Ephélia and Halaveli, you can even choose from our pillow menu to ensure you get the perfect night’s sleep you crave on holiday. Find out more about getting the best night’s sleep at Constance.

Tailor made experiences

We want you to enjoy a holiday that feels like it was made just for you. If you’re staying in one of our villas, our staff can arrange a private dinner in your villa. At a number of our hotels and resorts, we have unique private dining spaces where you can enjoy an indulgent meal with your friends and family. At Moofushi, a table for two can be set on your very own sandbank.

Kids Club at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Kids Club at Constance Le Prince Maurice

And for the kids…

It’s not just the adults who benefit from the high standards of personal service. At our Constance Kids’ Clubs fully trained and enthusiastic Coordinators lead trips of island exploration, local crafts, culinary activities and scavenger hunts to name a few, encouraging kids to engage with their exciting, exotic holiday location.

Take advantage of our baby-sitting service and enjoy the pleasure of a meal or drink uninterrupted. More about our Constance Kids’ Clubs

Inspired by passion

Our staff love sharing their knowledge. So feel free to talk to our Sommelier about wine, our Spa therapists about the best treatments for you, our fitness instructors about exercise and our diving experts about the best sites to explore in the beautiful ocean.

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