Competition: describe Constance Le Prince Maurice in 3 words

Constance Le Prince is undergoing a super-deluxe refurbishment this summer.

Lobby at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Lobby at Le Prince Maurice

Already favoured by celebrities, honeymooners and luxury holiday goers, Le Prince Maurice is set to secure its reputation as one of the most desirable resorts in the Indian Ocean.

To celebrate, we’re running a string of competitions over the next 2 months.

This week, we want to know what Constance Le Prince Maurice means to you? Tell us which 3 words best describe the hotel, and you could win a magnum of Art de Vignes wine.

To enter, simply post your entry on the blog below, on our Facebook page or tweet @constancehotels.

The competition closes at midnight on Thursday 28 June. We will announce the winner on the blog, Facebook and Twitter on Friday 29 June. Read our competition terms and conditions.

Good luck!

Read more about the transformation of Constance Le Prince Maurice and find out more about the resort in our Spotlight on Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Looking for a luxury escape?

From bijou beach bungalows to palatial presidential villas, our luxury accommodation offers the perfect hideaway for the holiday of your dreams. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s on offer.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice

The 6* deluxe Constance Le Prince Maurice is a favourite among honeymooners, couples and families, and with good reason. It offers that rare mix of stunning architecture and open spaces, blended with a wonderfully intimate atmosphere.

  • Junior Suites – these suites offer massive beds, luxury bathroom and a delightful terrace with views across to the beach and beyond.
  • Villas – the villas are set directly on the beach, ideal for families looking to combine a villa holiday while enjoying all the amenities of a 6* luxury resort.
  • Princely Suite – consisting of 3 suites, this stunning abode offers the ultimate in luxury – total privacy. Set in its own garden, it comes complete with 2 pools and 3 private terraces.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Stretching along one of the most beautiful sheltered beaches in Mauritius, Constance Belle Mare Plage is a larger family friendly resort with a great choice of restaurants, bars, and sports facilities including 2 championship golf courses.

Junior Suites – popular with couples, these suites stretch the length of the resort and are situated around the swimming pools or with direct views out to the ocean.

Deluxe Suites include a living room and option to connect to a Prestige Room, offering extra space.

Villas – ideal for families, the villas feature a private pool, living area and 2 bedrooms.

Presidential Villa – contemporary design, floor to ceiling windows, space aplenty and 2 villa butlers to cater to your needs make this villa a luxury offering that’s hard to resist.

 

Maldives

Constance Halaveli

Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Constance Halaveli Resort

A place to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern living – Constance Halaveli is a 6* retreat known to style followers for its luxury accommodation, exquisite food and prestigious spa.

Water Villas – a romantic hideaway for couples, these beautiful wooden villas on stilts are elegantly designed with high-raftered ceilings and contemporary decor. Take a dip in your very own plunge pool before exploring the magical underwater world.

Family Beach Villas - our elegant villas make the perfect luxury family holiday getaway. Set in its own private garden with plunge pool, each villa sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children. In-villa dining is also available.

Double Storey Beach Villas – contemporary design, plenty of space and your own sun terrace and plunge pool. Just beyond is the idyllic beach – one of the best natural playgrounds in the world. Ideal for a larger family with 3 children, or 2 couples and 1 child.

Presidential Villa – for when you want an uber-luxe experience the presidential villa comes with its own pool, private gym, outdoor jacuzzi, spa treatment room and butler. Sleeps up to 6 adults and 3 children under 12 years.

Constance Moofushi

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Constance Moofushi Resort

The epitome of barefoot luxury, Constance Moofushi is set on its own island surrounded by calm, turquoise water and one of the best house reefs in the Maldives.

Beach Villas – these luxury villas are set on a pristine beach. Contemporary styling using wood, stone and bamboo creates a relaxing mood. Ideal for small families and couples.

Water Villas - beautifully proportioned stilted villas with huge beds, spacious bathrooms and private terrace with access to the ocean. Perfect for couples and small families with one child under 12.

Senior Water Villas - uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean combine with unparalled luxury. Modern design features include rough stone basins, sculpted wooden furniture and marine lanterns.  Sleeps 2 adults, and 2 children under 12 years.

Seychelles

Constance Lémuria

Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Constance Lemuria Resort

A smaller 6* luxury resort set amdist the stunning natural beauty of Praslin. Three perfect beaches and 3 world-class restaurants are just some of the reasons people return time and again to Constance Lémuria.

Junior Suites - these palm-thatched suites are situated in lush gardens just 15 metres from the shoreline. Beautifully designed using natural materials that fit with the Seychellois landscape – wood, marble, limestone and pink granite.

Senior Suites - incorporating the same design features as the junior suites, here you have additional space across 4 rooms – bedroom, bathroom, shower room, and lounge including dining table.

Luxurious Villas - palm-thatched villas set next to the beach come with a relaxed vibe and offer beautiful views of the ocean. Special feature includes a sunken al-fresco dining area set in centre of the swimming pool.

Presidential Villa – three suites, 3 swimming pools, staff, chef and security – what more could you ask for? Perched next to its own beach, this huge villa has the feel of a private hotel within a hotel.

Constance Ephélia

Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

Constance Ephelia Resort

Set amidst a 300 acre nature reserve, Constance Ephélia is popular with families, spa connoisseurs and honeymooners. A larger resort, there’s plenty to choose from with restaurants and bars to suit all moods, and sports including a natural climbing wall.

Junior Suites - each suite enjoys views of the Indian Ocean, and comes furnished with large bed, luxury bathroom and spacious indoor seating area.

Senior Suites - offer more space making them ideal for families with 1 child under 12 years. Luxurious with the paddle-friendly shoreline of South Beach right on your doorstep.

Family Villas – our 2 and 3 bedroom villas are set in a private courtyard garden with swimming pool. Comfortable family living just a short walk from the restaurants and bars of the resort.

Beach Villas - set on the beautiful North Beach, these villas come with private pool and restful garden.

Hillside Villas – romantic and offering a feeling of total escape, these 1 and 2 bedroom villas are set into the northern hills overlooking spectacular North Beach and Port Launay Marine Park.

Spa Villas - indulge in top knotch spa treatments without leaving your villa. Private spa area features double treatment room, hot tub, steam shower and laconarium.

Presidential Villa –  a 3 bedroom villa with gym, spa, pool and outdoor dining terrace. This is the deluxe option when you’re looking for extra space and facilities.

 

Madagascar

Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Situated on one of the islets of the Mitsio archipelago, Lodge Tsarabanjina is a barefoot idyll where you can embrace the Robinson Crusoe lifestyle without leaving behind all the luxuries.

Thatched bungalow – nestled in a private spot on a beautiful powder-soft sand beach. A private balcony, hammocks, deck chairs and uninterrupted views to the shoreline make this a fabulously romantic spot for couples to enjoy some time together.

Feeling tempted?

Visit our Constance Hotels Experience website to find out more about each resort, and check availability using the online booking system.

 

Constance Hot List: where to eat in the South of France

If you’re heading to the South of France this summer, seek out these top tables in the region. Recommended by Bruno Le Gac, food connoisseur and Resident Manager at Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Serge Gouloumes

Serge Gouloumes

Mougins

In Mougins, I recommend the table of my friend Serge Gouloumès at Relais et Châteaux Le Mas Candille. Here, you’ll experience the greatest products of the South – talent and generosity.

Menton

In Menton, chef Mauro Colagreco is super hot right now at Le Mirazur. Expect a beautifully creative and tasty cuisine, light and full of fresh vegetables.

Marseilles, old port

Lionel Levy is doing a great job at his restaurant Une Table au Sud, located right on Marseille’s old port. Splendid fish, respecting the Mediterranean techniques and products, and the creativity of uber-friendly chef Levy.

Do you have any recommendations?

If you’ve dined at a fantastic restaurant in the South of France, we’d love to hear your recommendation. You can post a comment below, on our Facebook page, or through Twitter @constancehotels.

Wild food foraging in Mauritius

The trend for wild food foraging continues to grow. Heading out into the countryside to search for wild berries, plants and nuts is a healthy alternative to nipping down to the supermarket.

Pink peppercorns

Pink peppercorns

But you have to know what to look for.

In Mauritius right now – from end May to end July – you’ll find the wonderful Baies Roses, or pink peppercorns, from the species Schinus terebinthifolius.

If you’re staying at Constance Belle Mare Plage, you’ll find them growing wild at the Legend golf course by hole 6. Keep your eye out for these lovely little berries, and pick some to try.

At Constance, we regularly use the pink peppercorns in our kitchens. Just picked, they have a delicate slightly minty taste without being spicy.

Ideal with grilled fish, these berries are also delicious in desserts, such as Pineapple Flambée with Baies Roses.

Happy foraging.

Have you been foraging for wild foods in Mauritius?

If you have, let us know what you’ve found. You can post your comments here, on our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @constancehotels.

Want to cook with foraged food?

Discover new foraged food recipes with Stylist

 

Recipe: Strawberry cucumber champagne cocktail

Opt for some decadence this weekend and try out our summery champagne cocktail made with cucumber and strawberries. Perfect for a summer wedding party.

Cucumber Strawberry Champagne Cocktail

Cucumber Strawberry Champagne Cocktail

For each glass you’ll need:

  • 120ml Champagne
  • 40ml Strawberry Puree
  • 30ml Cucumber Juice

Pour all the ingredients into a Boston glass or Martini jug and stir well. Once the ingredients are well mixed pour into a chilled champagne glass. Deliciously simple.

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Top tips to help prepare you for your wedding day

The lead up to your wedding day can cause a certain amount of stress for every couple. On top of everything you need to organise, the emotional whirlwind of excitement and anticipation can at times feel overwhelming.

Wedding arch on the beach at Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Weddings on the beach at Halaveli

Our Spa & Wellness Manager, Marissa Garcia Junio, at Constance Halaveli gives her top tips to help you look gorgeous, and leave you feeling on the top of the world as your big day approaches.

1. Good sleep

Try to get a few good nights’ sleep before your wedding day. If your mind is buzzing, try a calming warm camomile tea with honey every night for a week before your special day. It will help you relax and at the same time assist in cleansing your body of toxins.

2. Pamper yourself

Give yourself a day off from all the preparations and book a full day of pampering at your favourite spa. Start with an invigorating scrub and wrap, followed by a relaxing massage and facial. Don’t forget your hands as lots of people will want to take a look at your ring.

At Halaveli’s Spa de Constance, we offer the cult organic brand Ila spa. These products are ideal for couples looking for an antidote to pre-wedding stress, and the chance to to unwind and revitalize.

3. Time to yourself

Wedding on the beach at Constance Halaveli

Romance on the beach

As you get busy preparing everything for that very special day, take some ‘me’ time to gather your thoughts and prepare yourself physically and mentally.

The day before your wedding prepare a warm bath filled with scented salts, light some aroma candles and set the mood with relaxing music while drinking your favourite champagne.

Spa at Constance Halaveli

At Constance Halaveli, we offer 2 spa treatments that can be included in your wedding package.

  • Kundulini back massage for 2, which relaxes and restores the chakra energy levels
  • Space for Togetherness Massage encouraging relaxation

Find out more about wedding packages at Halaveli.

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