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Winter sun in the Indian Ocean

Ephelia Seychelles beach gazing

The winter season may be the most wonderful time of the year for some, but for others it’s more of a long, cold and miserable wait for the return of warmer weather and sunshine!

Dark winters can affect all of us negatively – in some cases it might just be increased tiredness and grumpiness but for others, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can be very serious. Maybe it’s time for a winter sun escape…

 
Constance Halaveli palm treesDoes your ideal winter escape look something like this? Captured by @gloriaghi

So why should you consider leaving the cold behind in search of some glorious sunshine?

  1. Sunshine improves your mood

It’s simple – sunshine makes us happier!

It naturally boosts levels of the hormone serotonin, leaving you feeling happier and less stressed. What’s a holiday for if not to help you kick back and relax?

Constance Belle Mare PlagePicture yourself unwinding in Mauritius at Constance Belle Mare Plage…

  1. Better sleeping patterns

Your body clock is based around natural light levels, so on cold, dark mornings in the depths of winter you might find it much harder to get out of bed…

Breakfast at Constance MoofushiWake up as the sun rises and enjoy breakfast with a view at Constance Moofushi Maldives

Longer, brighter days will make you feel more awake during the day while also helping you sleep better at night. Now that’s a double win! 

  1. Sunnier days, healthier body

There’s plenty of evidence that a decent amount of exposure to the sun can help improve your health in lots of ways.

Constance Prince Maurice winter sun escapeWill you choose an island paradise for a winter escape?

The sun can help ease some skin conditions, but make sure you don’t overexpose yourself. Sticking to the shade during the hottest part of the day, wearing sunscreen and covering up when necessary will help you reap the benefits of those brilliant beams without damaging your skin.

Your skin naturally produces vitamin D when exposed to sunlight, which contributes to healthy bones as it helps you absorb calcium. There’s also evidence showing that vitamin D is good for your memory, improves general aches and pains and could even help fight cancer.

Need any more incentive to take a sunny holiday?

Constance Halaveli jettyIt’s official: holidays in paradise are good for your health! Photo captured by @cansuuygur

So you’re looking for some winter sun… Where should you go?

  1. Mauritius: warm hospitality and even warmer weather!

The subtropical Mauritian climate means the weather is pleasant and sunny all year round!

Constance Prince Maurice poolTreat yourself to some poolside relaxation at Constance Prince Maurice

Pick Constance Belle Mare Plage or Constance Prince Maurice for your winter escape and you’ll find yourself relaxing on beautiful beaches gazing out at the sparkling ocean or playing a round of golf in the glorious sunshine. Winter blues will be banished before you even tee off!

Constance Belle Mare Plage golf courseCan you imagine a more idyllic golf course?

  1. The Maldives: a tropical paradise

Gorgeously warm seas and hot, sunny weather throughout the year… The Maldives is the ideal destination for anyone seeking to be whisked away to a tropical paradise.

Constance Halaveli Water VillaWake up to this view from your private Water Villa at Constance Halaveli

Choose between Constance Moofushi and Constance Halaveli for your tropical winter sun pilgrimage. Can you picture yourself waking up to incredible ocean views and enjoying a fresh fruit breakfast (or maybe even a champagne breakfast…!) in the morning sunshine?

Constance Moofushi ocean hammockSoak up the rays from the ocean hammock at Constance Moofushi Maldives like @ravrayet

  1. The Seychelles: serene, scenic and sunny

Looking for perfect beach weather all year round? Look no further than the Seychelles!

Constance Lemuria paddle boardingEnjoy paddle boarding in the sunshine at Constance Lemuria

Come and see for yourself at Constance Ephelia or Constance Lemuria. Temperatures change very little throughout the year, and yes, the sun will be waiting for you…

Constance Ephelia pink sunsetA beautiful sunset to end a beautiful day at Constance Ephelia, captured by @campsbaygirl

  1. Madagascar: an exotic escape

The largest island in the Indian ocean, Madagascar enjoys a warm and sunny climate all year round. The hottest months are from September to December, but there’s plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed throughout the year.

With unique wildlife and untouched beaches to discover as well as the opportunity to top up those vitamin D levels, Madagascar has it all! Explore all that this extraordinary island has to offer from our eco-resort Constance Tsarabanjina.

Constance Tsarabanjina path to paradiseWhat will you discover?

 As if you needed an excuse, now you can quote your health and wellbeing as reasons to take a tropical winter holiday!

Have you ever enjoyed a sunny winter escape? Where will you go this year?

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