Recipe: Cocktail from Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Try this delicious tropical cocktail from the idyllic Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar.

Tsarabanjina Cocktail

Tsarabanjina Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 lime cut in pieces
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 4cl white rum
  • 2cl blue curaçao
  • Ice

1. Put the pieces of lime into the glass and press them in the sugar.
2. Add white rum, blue curaçao and ice.
3. Decorate the rim of the glass with the sugar and a slice of lime.

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Dream wedding at Constance Le Prince Maurice

The high-end paradise resort of Constance Le Prince Maurice created the stunning backdrop for the wedding of David and Carina Billam.

David and Carina Billam at Constance Le Prince Maurice

David and Carina Billam

David, an officer with the British Royal Navy, and his wife Carina were our second guests to check-in following the refurbishment at the resort.

When David and Carina started researching resorts for their forthcoming marriage they knew they wanted somewhere that exuded a discreet elegance and luxury.

What made us choose Le Prince Maurice
‘We chose Le Prince Maurice due to its understated luxury. From trawling the internet it appeared to be a discreet, luxurious and romantic location. The wedding package provided everything we needed as well as allowing for extras that we both wanted at a reasonable price.

In addition recommendations from travel agents were nothing but outstanding, it was sold to us as one of the top hotels in Mauritius – which it quite obviously is.’

On arriving at the resort the couple were struck by the warm welcome they received. ‘The lobby was incredibly impressive and we were instantly greeted by both the General Manager and the General Resort Manager, both of whom were so welcoming it gave us the impression that we were being welcomed by a long lost family.’

The staff made all the difference
The couple were delighted with the beauty of the resort but reserve their strongest praise for the staff who made their stay so enjoyable.

‘The hotel was truly reflected by the photos we viewed online, although in reality it’s far more beautiful. The location and scenery are amazing and certainly put a smile on your face each day but what keeps that smile there is everyone who works here. It feels like people are kind from the bottom of their hearts and it doesn’t make you feel that people are being wonderful purely because they are paid to be.’

David and Carina Billam on the beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Romance on the beach

The Billams were offered the opportunity to upgrade to a villa at Constance Belle Mare Plage, ‘Carina and I said no, purely for the fact that we would have missed the people at Le Prince Maurice.’

Quality in every sense
When the couple were at home dreaming about their wedding and honeymoon they imagined the luxury of ‘being able to enjoy each other’s company with no consideration for home and the stresses that work brings.’ And that is exactly what they found at Le Prince Maurice.

‘Every morning we woke up to the most incredible breakfast buffet. If the weather was promising we’d head to the beach and spend the hours tanning up and relaxing in the sun. In the evening we’d enjoy the incredible selection of food on offer – our personal favourite is the Asian tapas cooked by Li Junwei. On other days we visited the market in Flacq, the capital Port Louis and took a day trip to Ile Aux Cerfs.’

What they hoped for from their idyllic wedding location was a world of elegant luxury, ‘quality in every sense,’ which, as they describe, ‘is exactly what is delivered at Constance Le Prince Maurice.’

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Visit our website to find out more about Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Or read about weddings and honeymoons at Constance Hotels Experience.

Winner of our Constance Memories competition

We’ve had an amazing response to our Constance Memories competition, and have received thousands of fantastic photos.

Photo taken by Laura Paterson, Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Photo taken by Laura Paterson, Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Every one who sent us photos for the competition has been entered into the prize draw for a 7-night holiday including flights to the deluxe Constance Le Prince Maurice.

And the winner is…

Laura Paterson from Australia.

Congratulations Laura – we’ll contact you by email very shortly.

Facebook: Laura Paterson’s photo album

Winners of best photos from each decade and category

Thank you to everyone who entered.

We’ll be announcing the winners of each decade and category over the next few days. Prizes for these include luxury Valmont vanity cases and Shiseido products.

If you’re photos haven’t been posted to Facebook yet, watch this space as we’ll be adding more next week.

Take a look at all the photos entered to the competition

Visit our Facebook page to view all photos entered.

 

 

Golfer’s paradise at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Already pioneers of golf in the Indian Ocean, at Constance Hotels we’ve just launched a new deluxe golf experience at Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius.

Legends course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legends course

Visitors to this jewel in the Constance crown will know Le Prince Maurice attracts a discerning clientele, offering unparalleled service in a discreet and understated manner.

Guests can now enjoy a first class golf holiday at this idyllic boutique-style hotel.

Play on championship golf courses

Our 2 championship golf courses in Mauritius, the Legends and the Links, are recognised by the PGA and other federations.

Situated at Constance Belle Mare Plage, a short drive from Le Prince Maurice, these 2 courses have been hosting the MCB Tour Championship, one of the tournaments on the European Senior Tour calendar, since 2009.

Stay at Le Prince Maurice, and you’ll enjoy the following luxury golf services:

  • Unlimited green fees at the Legend and the Links golf courses
  • Blocked tee off times on Legend and Links – 8.30, 10.30 & 13.30
  • Unlimited advance bookings for tee-off times before guest arrival
  • Free dedicated Constance Le Prince Maurice club cars on each course (including GPS, upon reservation & availability)
  • Complimentary high quality golf material (Cleveland 2012) available for use
  • Shuttle available non-stop for resident golfers every hour from 7am to 7pm
  • Limousine transfer to golf courses (payable, upon reservation & availability)
  • 30 minutes complimentary course discovery with a local professional (upon reservation on either course – The Links or The Legend)
  • Weekly complimentary golf clinic with a golf pro on the hotel putting green
  • Welcome pack: tees, pitch remover, score cards & golf brochures
Le Barachois restaurant, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Dining at Le Barachois, Le Prince Maurice

The Legend course, the first of its kind in Mauritius, designed by South African champion Hugh Baiocchi, is the crowning achievement of Constance Belle Mare Plage, located along one of the most superb beaches on the island.

The Links, opened in November 2002 was designed by Rodney Wright and Peter Allis.

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Isabelle Lamant joins Constance Le Prince Maurice

To celebrate the sumptuous refurbishment of the Spa de Constance at Le Prince Maurice, world-renowned fitness guru Isabelle Lamant will be joining our team in October and introducing guests to her unique blend of dance, yoga and gymnastics.

Isabelle Lamant

Isabelle Lamant

Inspired by her love of graceful movement, Isabelle’s classes are based around her philosophy of balance integrated into fitness, dance and yoga. Isabelle has a background in gymnastics and classical dance, which she has since combined with intensive yoga and pilates training.

‘After seven wonderful years of personal training in Paris and Versailles I’m excited to come to Mauritius and work with the Constance Group,’ she says. ‘My sessions will allow guests to tone up while they are dancing, practice the Dynamic (Vinyasa) Yoga as well as learning how to relax tense muscles and weak joints.

Each session will also show how guests can integrate practical exercises into their daily life so that they will not forget so soon their lovely gymnastic sessions when they return home. No matter what their physical abilities or experience may be, my sessions work for anyone.’

Exercising to a healthier more balanced lifestyle

Based around ‘control and fitness’ and ‘sculpt and balance’, Isabelle’s aim is to help her clients exercise their way to a more healthy, balanced lifestyle. She believes her role as a teacher is to empower each participant to define and reach their own personal goals both physical and psychological.

Yoga for children

Children's yoga at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Yoganimals

In response to medical studies around the world which have proved that yoga can help children improve motor skills, concentration, posture and breathing, Isabelle has also designed a fun-filled program for our younger guests called ‘Yoganimals’. Find out more about children’s yoga at Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Previous experience and training

Famous for teaching at some of France’s most exclusive spas, including Espace Payot on Paris’ Champs Elysées and Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in Cap d’Antibes, Isabelle has also trained contestants for Miss France and Miss Tourism International in Malaysia.

State certificated in Fitness (CREPS -France), Isabelle acquired her skills whilst studying for a certificate in Pilates in 2007 and got her degree Vinyasa Yoga (Yoga dynamic) in Paris with Gérard Arnaud, diploma recognized by the French Federation of Yoga and Yoga Alliance US.

Find out more about staying at Constance Le Prince Maurice from our website and discover more about Isabelle Lamant’s fitness approach on her website.

Asian Tapas at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Effortless luxury and a sumptuous dining experience are two of the reasons guests return to Constance Le Prince Maurice time and time again.

Chef Li Junwei at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Chef Li Junwei at Constance Le Prince Maurice

At Constance, we’re committed to finding the best chefs who can offer our guests the latest culinary styles. At the newly refurbished Le Prince Maurice, we’ve created a new Asian Tapas Corner at the Laguna Bar, headed up by Chef Li Junwei.

Building on the worldwide trend for sushi and Asian cuisine Chef Li Junwei has fused the two ideas to create a fresh and inspiring menu.

‘This is a unique concept,’ Junwei explains, ‘where we serve sushi, noodles, dim sum, Asian tapas and desserts all prepared in front of the guests. As a chef this is very exciting for me as it means I get to talk with the diners, introducing them to Asian culinary traditions and culture.’

Junwei has been a chef for 10 years working across the globe including in Oman, Abu Dhabi and Zanzibar all of which has inspired him in his understanding different cuisines and cultures.

It is this mixing of cuisines which has inspired the menu at the Asian Tapas Corner.

Asian Tapas at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Asian Tapas at Constance Le Prince Maurice

One such dish is the Five Spice Salmon, cooked according to the Chinese smoking tradition but with added Thai spices and a Japanese wakame salad, creating a new, modern flavour.

Laguna Bar at Le Prince Maurice

The laid back vibe of the Laguna Bar, with its deep comfortable chairs and views across the infinity pool to the beach beyond, is the perfect backdrop for tapas dining.

Enjoy by day together with a deliciously healthy fresh juice, or relax into the evening trying out unusual combinations of tapas and drinks. As Junwei explains, ‘Some of our tapas are very light and go well with a strong flavoured drink like a whisky or brandy. Other dishes have a stronger, heavier flavour so I recommend you accompany them with a sweet cocktail like a Mojito or gin and tonic.’

With its romantic setting and this fresh exciting menu created by the culinary passion of Chef Li Junwei, the Asian Tapas Corner is a rare treat for any visitor to Le Prince Maurice.

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