While International Earth Day is celebrated once every year, at Constance Hotels & Resorts, we celebrate every day with care and commitment to delivering the best service while keeping a sustainable environment.
Conscious of climate change damages and our responsibility towards the planet; we have implemented several eco measures, as well as adopted the best sustainable practices and green initiatives to become a leading eco-luxury hotel brand in the Indian Ocean.
Six of our hotels are Gold members of the Green Globe certification with an average score of 90%, showing our commitment towards continual improvement in sustainability performance. Both guests and team members at all our hotels and resorts are encouraged to participate in green actions. From building coral frames in the Maldives to tree planting in Seychelles, they are encouraged to participate in green actions for a sustainable today and a better tomorrow for those who will be visiting our islands in the future.
There are also different awareness programs designed to rebuild the connection with nature and preserve the local culture. Constance Ephelia in Seychelles do mangroves planting and conservation. Both guests and community members, especially students for environmental education tours, learn about the contribution of mangroves in the global ecosystem. Regular planting excursions are organised by the hotel as part of their CSR responsibilities.
The resort also boasts a mangrove nursery where all planted seeds are monitored helping in the propagation and rehabilitation of the seven different mangrove species growing in that area.
The hotel’s newest addition is the new nature hike trail which allows guests to visit and connect with the fauna and flora in the surrounding – starting with a scenic route, the new hike ends at the highest viewpoint of the resort with the most breathtaking views.
At Constance Lemuria, Grande Anse Kerlan beach remains the number one site on Praslin Island with a proper Turtle Conservation Program which is overseen by the Turtle Manager, Robert Matombe. Eco-guided tours are available upon request where Robert takes great pleasure sharing his knowledge on the fauna and flora around the hotel to the guests.
The check-in and welcome amenities also consist of the “Lemuria passport” - passport which includes a list of endemic and local plants, fruits and animals that guest can come across during their stay and visit in Seychelles.
In the Maldives, Constance Halaveli supports biodiversity conservation. Natural protected areas, areas of high biodiversity value are served to educate the divers about the protected zone before starting their diving program.
A “Nature Guide Booklet” offered in each villa provides information on native wildlife and plant species that are found on the island. Moreover, the “Green News magazine” featured on the in-house TV channel in guests’ villas also raises awareness and promote the resort’s sustainability practices.
One of the guests’ favourites is ethnic souvenirs. These souvenirs made by locals are made with coconut husk/ leaves, wood and woven materials. These can be found in the on-site boutiques and their purchase is encouraged to support native crafts.
At Constance Moofushi, substantial efforts were made to drastically reduce the usage of plastic.
It all started 7years ago with the implementation of reusable glass water bottles. From the restaurants to the Villas, all plastic bottles have been replaced with reusable glass water bottles.
Constance Moofushi’s team members are always on the lookout for the best green initiatives. The latest one was a recycling competition on the occasion of Global Recycling Day. The winner of the competition made an eco-friendly bottle out of coconut shells to replace all existing plastic sanitiser containers. This project will be implemented as part of the hotel's actions in banning plastic and promoting recycling.
Further actions include in house productions. The resort makes its sea salt in four flavours: beetroot, lemon, herbs and smoked. The charcoal, chilli and aloe vera used at the Spa are all produced/sourced in-house.
On April 22nd, Constance Hotels & Resorts will celebrate international Earth Day with the guests and team members. All year long, the group thrives to achieve a positive environmental impact and look forward to continuing the implementation of eco-friendly and culturally enriching practices that can only enhance and nurture our destinations and guest experiences
Find out more on sustainability at Constance Hotels & Resorts here.