Fill up on Indian Ocean sunshine this Easter

After a long, cold winter, Easter is the perfect time of year to treat yourself to some guaranteed sunshine.

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Across the Indian Ocean you can expect up to 9 hours of glorious sunshine every day in April, with average temperatures ranging from 29-32ºC.

Feel the sun on your face as you lie back and relax on picture-perfect white sand beaches. Then kick start a personal renaissance as you reboot body and mind, and enjoy our range of water sports, spa treatments, fitness classes and deliciously healthy menus.

Madagascar
Constance Tsarabanjina is celebrating its own rebirth this April as it emerges transformed from a multi-million pound refurbishment. It’s the perfect time to come and experience the new barefoot luxury feel of the resort. Find out more about the revamped barefoot chic of Tsarabanjina.

Seychelles
In the Seychelles, April is known as the calmest, warmest month as the winds die down and start to change direction, making it an idyllic time to visit Constance Lémuria and Ephélia.

April to May is also considered one of the best times to explore the stunning marine life which teems through the waters of the archipelago – with water temperatures at a delightful 29ºC and visibility excellent at around 30 metres. This is also the beginning of the big game fishing season in the Seychelles.

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Maldives
Easter is an ideal time to visit Moofushi and Halaveli in the Maldives as April is one of the ‘iruvai’ or ‘dry-season’ months. Guests can enjoy calm seas lapping against their luxury water villas, and dive and snorkel in water with temperatures of around 30ºC.

Mauritius
At the exclusive Le Prince Maurice and the vibrant Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius, there are 2 championship golf courses, superb spas, great selection of restaurants and the lure of stunning reefs off the East coast of the island.

Find out more

Revive your spirit and get yourself back on track this Easter. Visit our website to find out more and check availability at all resorts – Constance Hotels & Resorts.

Read about our Secluded hotels and resorts with passion

And check the best time to visit the Indian Ocean: Responsible Travel.

Dream wedding at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Four years after they first met, Helen and Joe Maughan flew out to Constance Moofushi in the Maldives for their dream island wedding.

Helen and Joe Maughan

Wedding bliss at Moofushi

Helen and Joe chose Moofushi because they wanted a romantic wedding in paradise… barefoot with nothing to worry about except enjoying their big day.

After a civil service ceremony in London, Helen and Joe arrived at Moofushi four days before their wedding, which took place on 2 February 2011.

‘This allowed us enough time to acclimatise and also build up a bit of a tan before the big day. We worked with Corinne the wedding planner, and the Food & Beverage manager who helped us pick the location and arrange what time we were to get married.’

After going through the details, Helen and Joe could relax for a few days before their wedding.

The day of the wedding

On the day of the wedding, Helen and Joe indulged at Moofushi’s beautiful over-the-sea spa with a couple’s massage and facial before heading back to their room to share a bottle of champagne.

‘Joe was then picked up by a golf buggy and taken to one of the water villas to get ready. Corinne brought my flowers round and took the wedding bands. I was met at 4pm by the wedding band and walked to the jetty where I met my husband-to-be! We were then taken to the sandbank on a golf buggy decorated with flowers where the ceremony was then held.
‘The team at Moofushi had done an incredible job making an aisle of flowers and bamboo.’
Helen and Joe on the beach at Moofushi

Helen and Joe's dream wedding

After the ceremony, the couple enjoyed more champagne and wedding cake before having photos taken at different locations on the sandbank and across the island and, in keeping with tradition on Moofushi, planting a coconut tree.

As the sun went down, Helen and Joe shared cocktails and had a romantic dinner of lobster and steak on the beach for just the two of them.

Helen and Joe’s tips for planning a destination wedding

‘We would definitely recommend Moofushi – everything went perfectly and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. To the groom – don’t worry about bringing any shoes or a tie for your wedding as the beauty of getting married abroad is it is so laid back.’

Find out more about getting married at Constance hotels

Visit our website for more information about weddings and honeymoons at Constance.

Did you get married at a Constance hotel?

If you got married at a Constance hotel, we’d love to see your photos. You can post them to our Facebook page.