Constance Hotels & Resortsby Darren Dunne
Constance Hotels & Resorts offer guests a portfolio of family-friendly, dreamlike properties across a broad swathe of the Indian Ocean. With stops in Mauritius, The Seychelles, Maldives and Madagascar, read on as we take a closer look at what guests can expect with a stay at Constance Hotels & Resorts.
Set on a private island locally referred to as The Jewel Island, Constance Moofushi offers all-inclusive barefoot chic in a gorgeous locale. A keen appreciation of nature can be found here, noticeable at once thanks to the thatch roofing that adorns each villa. Inside the villas, the décor is simple yet luxurious and each sports a terrace that looks out over the Indian Ocean. Take the time to explore some of the diving sites on the nearby South Ari Atoll; it’s located on the migration route of mantas, whale sharks, dolphins and sea eagles.
Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius
If one were to draw up a checklist for a dream resort destination, it would likely come out looking a lot like Constance Belle Mare Plage. Guests have easy access to endless white sands, two championship golf courses, the epicurean delights of seven eclectic restaurants and a world-class spa facility. All of these activities can be enjoyed guilt-free thanks to the presence of the Constance Kids’ Club, a haven of daily activities for smaller VIPs.
Nature and modern architecture seamlessly mesh at Constance Lemuria, a luxury resort on the sandy white beach of Anse Georgette. Major efforts were made during the construction of the resort not to upset the delicate natural balance of the local area, and designers worked around existing natural elements like rocks and trees rather than removing them. Sea turtles come to the nearby beach to lay their eggs, and guests are invited to watch the spectacle unfold (from a respectful distance of course). Don’t forget to pack your golf clubs; Constance Lemuria is home to the Seychelles’ only 18-hole golf course.
Constance Prince Maurice, Mauritius
A lush natural paradise, Constance Prince Maurice is an unforgettable resort located an hour drive from the historic Mauritian port of Port Louis. The property boasts stunning overwater suites, each of which is garbed in rich earthly tones, standing on stilts above a natural fish reserve. The main hotel pool is the centerpiece of the resort, snaking between the hotel’s large central pavilion and the edge of the beach, with plenty of dining areas and terraces dotted throughout. It’s hard not to get out and explore such picturesque surrounds, including amenities such as tennis lessons, waterfront yoga sessions and seaside 18-hole golf.
Constance Halaveli floats in the majestic North Ari Atoll like a curved Dhoni (Maldivian boat) paying tribute to the rich marine bounty that can be found within its environs. Colorful fish, manta rays and reef sharks are regular attendees of the turquoise waters of the North Ari Atoll, making this the perfect resort for diving enthusiasts. On land, 86 spacious villas provide luxury lodging for discerning guests, while foodies are treated to three restaurants, two bars and a wine cellar.
Set across two white sand beaches on the island of Mahé, Constance Ephelia Seychelles is more of a small town dedicated entirely to one’s restful vacation than a resort. The scope of this all-encompassing resort is a sight to behold, with a Spa Village, five restaurants, gym, tennis courts and squash facilities all forming part of the complex. The prestigious U Spa is even recognized as the largest spa facility in the Indian Ocean. If that all sounds like a little too much stimulation, simply kick back on the terrace of your luxurious villa and soak in the ocean or garden views.
Let off some steam at Constance Tsarabanjina and enjoy private island living with no TVs, no phones, and most importantly, no worries. Seclusion is a major selling point for visitors here and the only tweets one will be exposed to are those sung by the many local exotic bird species. Days are spent strolling the beach, snorkeling and sailing, before retiring to the sand-floored restaurant to sample one of its exquisite seafood dishes.