The Importance of Self-Care

Floating in the water at Constance Halaveli Maldives
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Self-care isn’t just a one-time thing or a luxury reserved for special occasions. Forget #SelfCareSundays – do something for yourself every day of the week!

It’s important to incorporate smaller doses of ‘me-time’ into our daily lives to help maintain both a healthy mind and body. And the world agrees! Google searches for ‘self-care’ have risen by 25% over the past year.

Self-care at Constance Ephelia Seychelles spa@bookonin taking some time out at Constance Ephelia Seychelles

Give yourself the attention you deserve by nurturing and replenishing yourself to help you stay at your optimum emotionally, physically and mentally.

How can you change your ways to give yourself much-needed self-care time? We’ve got some ideas…

  1. Switch off autopilot

Many of us go about our daily lives on autopilot, not paying great attention to the tasks we’re doing or the experiences we’re having. Take something simple and really dedicate your mind to it.

herbal bathGo on… dive in!

Our divine bath experience at Constance Prince Maurice is the perfect example of taking something ordinary and making it extra special. Indulge in a long, hot bath with aromas and soft music. Will you choose the rejuvenating ‘Spirit of Lotus’ experience, or perhaps the calming ‘Lavender Dreams’ package…

Spa essentialsUse your ‘me-time’ to rejuvenate your body and mind

Some herbs smell great, while others can have a medicinal effect too – choose them according to your needs, soak in and inhale the healing aromas. Why not make your herbal bath part of your weekly routine?

  1. Be selfish

Try to do something each day, big or small, just because it makes you happy. Love a lie in? Treat yourself to one, maybe even with breakfast in bed!

View from Tsarabanjina beach villaWhy change out of your pyjamas when you can enjoy views like this right from your bed at Constance Tsarabanjina Madagascar?

Big wine fan? Indulge in a special bottle! Treat yourself by choosing from the incredible selection at our superb Blue Penny Wine Cellar. Will you choose a bottle of Pessac-Léognan, Château Haut-Brion 1993 or maybe an extra special «S» de Salon Blanc de Blancs Brut- Mesnil-sur-Oger 1966?

Champagne by the poolCheers to some self-care time at Constance Prince Maurice! Credit: @krishmootoosamy

  1. Unplug and unwind

In our modern daily lives, most of us are constantly switched on, always waiting for the next mobile notification to arrive. It’s important to give yourself a break every once in a while, and what better way to do that then to connect with nature?

At Constance Tsarabanjina Madagascar, you can tour the island exploring all that nature has to offer. Fancy some whale watching or bird watching? Madagascar is famous for its unique wildlife – will you spot the Red Cardinal Fody or the Malagasy Pond Heron?

Malagasy pond heronMalagasy Pond Heron, courtesy of Tropical Birding

Or how about a guided walk through the protected indigenous Ngezi rainforest in the north of Pemba Island, close to Constance Aiyana? You’ll definitely feel far away from emails in this slice of paradise.

Colobus monkey in the treesMaybe you’ll spot the famous Colobus monkey…

Explore the wonder of the Seychelles with a visit to the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve and discover unique natural treasures that are found nowhere else in the world. Stay at Constance Lemuria Seychelles to be within easy reach of this true Garden of Eden.

Beach at Lemuria SeychellesUnplug, unwind, and explore nature from the doorstep of Constance Lemuria Seychelles

  1. Escape your comfort zone

Take a leap out of the day-to-day and try something completely new! How about diving? If you’ve never dived before, take a beginner’s course and get your PADI qualification, which you can then use for future trips. And if you’re more of an experienced diver, head to new sites where you’ll experience awe-inspiring sights…

Scuba divingWhat will you see?

There are plenty of other fantastic activities to throw yourself into too. How about paddle boarding, sailing or kayaking? You might just find your new favourite hobby!

Kayaking in the SeychellesEnjoy the beautiful surroundings while kayaking at Constance Ephelia Seychelles 

  1. Treat your body well

It’s important to take care of your body, so take a little time out to relax and pamper from time to time.

­Yoga is for everyone! If you’ve not done yoga before, an idyllic location overlooking the Indian Ocean is a great place to start…

Yoga on the beachLearn yoga on the beach at Constance Halaveli Maldives

Learn some simple techniques that you can take home with you. It’s a quick and easy way to centre your body and mind.

Spa self-care essentialsPamper yourself!

It’s certainly hard to beat a spa day when it comes to treating your body well. U Spa by Constance uses only the best products and superb therapists to take you to pamper heaven. Why not try our new signature spa treatments at each hotel?

Spa time in the SeychellesStepping into relaxation at Constance Ephelia Seychelles

And don’t forget to eat well, too. Making healthier choices certainly doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy delicious food, as proven by the fantastic menus at our hotels. At Constance Halaveli Maldives, take advantage of our new wellness menu featuring tasty smoothies, exotic mains and indulgent yet healthy desserts.

  1. Head to the sun

Sunshine makes us happier! A sunny beach holiday gives you time to truly kick back in paradise while boosting levels of serotonin, the happy hormone.

Hammock relaxationChill out like @mytwolittleangels at Constance Moofushi Maldives

You’ll also benefit from a much-needed dose of vitamin D, which helps lower high blood pressure, keeps bones healthy and can ease aches and pains too.

Surely the promise of fantastic weather and incredible views like this are enough to tempt you to visit the Indian Ocean for a self-care holiday?

Pretty skies over HalaveliPastel perfection captured by @cath_cath028 during her stay at Constance Halaveli Maldives

  1. Give back

Get even more out of your holiday by giving back to the wonderful communities and environments that you’re enjoying.

At Constance Aiyana Pemba, Zanzibar, join a snorkelling excursion to the Marine Conservation area or explore Swahili culture on a bicycle tour of Makangale Village. When you join these excursions, a portion of the cost is donated to help local projects and people.

Diving around Pemba IslandThe waters around Pemba island are renowned for their fantastic dive sites

And if you love nature, why not join our coral conservation team at Constance Moofushi Maldives to help preserve beautiful coral reefs for generations to come?

Coral scaper frame at Constance Moofushi MaldivesLook out for the construction of coral scapers!

However you choose to do it, make sure to find some time for yourself whenever you can, and truly enjoy it.

Have you taken home some self-care inspiration from your holidays at Constance? Let us know in the comments section!

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  • Reply
    April 15, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Have you considered a loyalty programme? For the group rather than one hotel ! Most groups give recognition of guests who return to the chain /group andnot just the same hotel within the group ! It would be nice to see some recognition for returning !
    Hope it’s something you can implement in the future . Some gift /reward would make returning guests feel more special .

    • Reply
      Constance Hotels & Resorts
      April 25, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      Hi Kh, thanks very much for your message and we really appreciate the feedback! We’ll be sure to pass it on to our team.

  • Reply
    Justine Burgess
    April 16, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Really hoping to win the Marie Claire South Africa magazine prize to come to your Paradise! Definitely in need of some self-care!

    • Reply
      Constance Hotels & Resorts
      April 25, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      Best of luck, Justine! It’s definitely a great idea to dedicate some time to self-care, and where better to do it than an Indian Ocean island paradise?

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