Our Facebook page now has a number of video clips and tours of our resorts in the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar.
Recent customers to our Constance resorts in Mauritius, the Seychelles and Maldives have posted some great feedback on Trip Advisor. Naturally, we want to share these with you.
Here are some of the most recent comments:
‘Heaven on earth’ from Julieboulton5
Best holiday we have ever had and we have travelled all over the globe. Excellent in every way. Everybody should go here at least once in their life time. If you want a place to completely relax and unwind, eat and drink the best, be pampered by the best of staff, and be surrounded by beauty on this paradise island, then Constance Halaveli Resort is for you.
Room Tip: All rooms are excellent you cannot go wrong
‘Heaven, peace and relaxation combined in one’ from ACS21
Excellent rooms, service. Friendly staff, comfort and you feel as you are a VIP.
‘Nice house reef, good value for money’ from lovemoofushi
Just came back, enjoyed everything. The resort has very nice house reef. Suggest to book the seaplane schedule in advance, otherwise u might need to take the 7:00 seaplane to the resort, this is no good if u arrived Male at late flight.
Check out is 12:00pm , if u have late flight, should consider something to do for the rest of the day. The resort is quite full for the moment. The food is fine, good variety. pleasure to stay. I would highly recommend.
‘Perfect Maldivian Island’ from Tracy187
We stayed in a Water Villa on Moofushi last week, mid May. As per other reviews yes they are a good walk away from the main area but that makes them pretty private as you can snorkel straight off the steps of your water villa and we hardly saw anybody in the water there. The villas were also very luxurious with some unique design elements to it which I loved.
The food in the main restaurant was great, take lunch up on the covered area off the main restaurant and watch sharks and fish whilst eating. The staff were also lovely and even carried our plates up to our seats for us as we came back from the buffet, not that our plates were that heavy! A very sweet touch.
The pool is really lovely and relaxing with hardly anybody in it and literally a stroll away from the clearest water imaginable. The All Inclusive package is rare on 5* islands and a great idea and its lovely to be able to just grab drinks from the mini bar if you are relaxing on your decking. If you have any doubts at all, just go – you will love it as much as me!
‘Enchanting’ from charlot74
We return from the Seychelles excited! After staying on Mahé (Ephélia) we spent a week at Lemuria Resort on Praslin: Top of the Top “Chateau” … beauty, charm, luxury, peace ….. Excellent reception. Exceptional location, beautiful architecture, built in granite boulders and lush vegetation, cascading infinity pool is also built into the rocks: magnificent.
Read more of this review on Trip Advisor in French or select the translate button on the Trip Advisor website.
‘Top service – the best hotel in Mauritius’ from Rennscheier
This was our 2nd stay at the Prince Maurice. The service and especially the good food we liked most definitely. Certainly a top destination for golfers. This was our 7th stay in Mauritius. We have stayed in many good hotels in Mauritius (Touessrok, Dinarobin, Paradise Cove ..) Our favorite is the Prince Maurice. Tip: book half board – you will not regret it …
Our corporate chef Bruno Le Gac regularly shares some of the great culinary experiences on offer at our Constance hotels.
This week the spotlight is on the luxury beach picnic in the Seychelles.
The beach of Anse Georgette is located at Constance Lémuria Resort on Praslin in the Seychelles.
Regarded as one of the world’s top 10 beaches, Anse Georgette has been left untouched and in pristine condition.
No bar. No restaurant. No beach cabana. No loungers.
The beach is just a few minutes walk or quick golf cart ride from the main reception at Constance Lémuria, through mango and sea-coconut trees, and other tropical plants.
If want to enjoy a full day on this glorious beach, try our beach picnic experience. Delivered straight to where you’re sitting, the picnic comes in a fabulous basket and includes delicious snacks such as:
- open sandwich with home-smoked big game fish
- Creole style chicken kebabs
- grilled Seychellois vegetables tossed with coriander pesto and al-dente pasta
- local seasonal fruits.
It’s an experience not to be missed.
Lying in the heart of Praslin Island, Seychelles, is Vallée de Mai – a National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the highly revered Coco de Mer seed.
Vallée de Mai is the only place in the world where you’ll find Coco de Mer - or the sea coconut.
Believed to be a powerful aphrodisiac and fertility symbol, the Coco de Mer is famous for its size and likeness to the female reproductive area.
The seed can weigh up to 30kg and grow to nearly 20 inches in diameter.
General Gordon of Khartoum believed that the prehistoric rainforest at Vallée de Mai was the original site of the Garden of Eden, and that the Coco de Mer was its forbidden fruit.
Today, visitors to the reserve can wander along sheltered pathways beneath the giant palm trees, whose leaves can measure 6m wide and 14 m long. Vallée de Mai is also home to five other endemic palms and fauna, and the rare the Seychelles Black Parrot.
Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, were presented with a rare Coco de Mer during their recent honeymoon to the Seychelles.
Jeremie Beyou has won the 3rd Seychelles Regatta. The event took place on 21-29 May 2011. Renowned Frenchman Beyou was racing on the Hyundai Boat and came in just 2 seconds ahead of Michel Desjoyeaux on his Nicholas Feuillate Yacht.
Catamarans race from the main island on course to some of Seychelles’ jewel islands. The annual event attracts some of the world’s most experienced sailors and skippers. They’re drawn by the idyllic location and the opportunity to test their skills against the South Easterly trade wind that cuts across the Seychelles between May and September.
Results for the 2011 Seychelles Regatta
- First: Jeremie Beyou – Boat Hyundai
- Second: Michel Desjoyeaux – Boat Nicholas Feuillate
- Third: Francois Gabart – Boat
Find out more about the 2011 Seychelles Regatta
At Constance Hotels, we are committed to protecting the stunning natural environments that surround each of our unique resorts, and the rare endemic species that can be found there.
We work closely with local environmental groups to conserve the exceptional landscape and wildlife for today’s visitors and future generations to come.
Here are some of the measures we’ve taken recently:
Design and build of Constance Moofushi – opened in November 2010
Known as the Jewel island – the island’s butterfly design and daring architecture has been developed by Jean-Michel d’Unienville (Mauritius) and Marc Hertrich (France). Careful consideration has been taken to preserve the environment through efficient and non-polluting materials.
The focus is on luxury without being flashy and the beauty of the island location is paramount. Find out more about what we did at The Jewel Island: Constance Moofushi
Enhancing biodiversity in the Seychelles
We are furthering our commitment to the environment by enhancing conservation of Biodiversity at Port Launay next to the Constance Ephelia Resort in the Seychelles.
We are working in partnership with Sustainability for Seychelles (S4S) and aim to:
- take pro-active measures to improve the coordinated management of the fragile mangrove ecosystem adjacent to the Constance Ephelia Resort site – balancing development with the preservation of the wetland area.
- start looking at co-management of other adjacent natural areas such as the resort grounds and Port Launay Marine Park
Find out more about our conservation work at Constance Ephelia.
Turning tap water to bottled water at Constance Halaveli
To eliminate the need to ship in bottled water to our luxury Maldives resort, Constance Halaveli, we have recently installed our own water bottling plant. The plant purifies tap water to mineral quality. Read more about our sustainable approach at Constance Halaveli.
Serving local seasonal produce
Our restaurants serve local and seasonal produce, perfectly suited to the climate and environment surrounding each luxury hotel. Brimming with flavour and beautifully presented, guests can dine on local fish, vegetables and fruits.
Each week we publish a special recipe from one of our hotels. Find out more about our local cuisine.
We’ll be publishing more articles about what we’re doing to protect the local environment. Coming soon…
- interview with our turtle manager in the Seychelles
- discover the coral reef with our diving instructor at Constance Moofushi