Wine tasting with a difference in the Maldives

Savour the taste and aroma of some of the world’s best wines amidst the laidback elegance of Constance Moofushi at one of our wine tasting events.

Wine tasting at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Wine tasting at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

If you think wine tasting has to be stuffy and formal, think again. At Moofushi our wine tasting is held on the beach with guests gathered around tables in the gently lapping lagoon.

Our sommelier selects a range of excellent new exciting wines combined with some more traditional classics to share with guests who are encouraged to chat and discuss their reactions to each wine.

Examples of wines chosen for tasting include:

  • Sauvignon Blanc, Marianne Estate, 2011, South Africa (dry white)
  • Cotes du Rhone, Domaine de la Janasse, 2010, France (red)
  • Moscto d’asti, Prunotto, Italia (sweet white)
  • Malbec Rose, Tapiz, 2011, Argentina (dry rose)
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Wine tasting, Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Wine tasting at Moofushi

 

Ultimate luxury Indian Ocean hotels

For those special occasions when only the most exclusive holiday retreat will do, experience the essence of luxury at our three Ultimate Hotels.

Water villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Water villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Our Ultimate Hotels are set in three idyllic Indian Ocean locations:

Here, you can live life to the max in an entirely different way.

Each hotel offers style, space and an initmate mood for when you’re looking for a bolthole to rest awhile from the adrenalin-fuelled pace of daily life.

In recognition of the luxury offered at each of these hotels, they were invited to join the ranks of the largest luxury hotel consortium, Leading Hotels of the World.

Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

  • Enjoy nights of perfect sleep on Egyptian cotton sheets with your choice of pillow to ensure your ultimate comfort.
  • Indulge yourself with the latest treatments using only the best natural ingredients at one of the exclusive Spa de Constance with acclaimed skincare partners including Shiseido, Valmont and Sisley.
  • Savour the very best in fine dining from chef’s trained by some of the world’s leading, Michelin-starred chefs and enjoy wine from first class sommeliers with wine cellars to rival some of the best in Europe.
  • Enticing choice of sports and adrenalin fuelled activities including diving, yoga, tennis, sailing and golf.
Luxury golf holidays at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Luxury golf at Lemuria

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Visit our website to find out more about each of our Ultimate Hotels – Constance Hotels & Resorts

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Tips for maintaining health and fitness

Personal trainer and fitness instructor at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Isabelle Lamant, gives her tips for maintaining a healthy body and mind.

Isabelle Lamant, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Isabelle Lamant at Le Prince Maurice

Hi everyone,

Today I would like to talk about my own personal health regime, and what I’ve learned along the way to keep myself fit and well.

As I love food but also love to feel healthy, I strive to find a good balance between pleasure and fitness.

At 31, I’m proud of the balance I have achieved but I know it is something that will become more difficult as I get older. I always tell clients, the biggest challenge of our life is finding a balance which makes you feel good both mentally and physically. For me it’s very important for my self-esteem and self-confidence to enjoy life and keep control on my body.

Good health is about paying attention to the exercise I do and what I eat.

My approach to healthy eating
Breakfast
I change my breakfast depending on what I’ve eaten and drunk the night before. If I have indulged in a lovely big meal then I will only take a small plate of fruits and a tea or coffee.

If I had a light dinner, I will have some milk (not cow’s milk) with something I love to eat such as biscuits or chocolate. My secret is to indulge in good quality treats but never in large quantities.

Lunch
I eat only what my body needs and only what fits on one plate. I don’t eat bread, or only very occasionally. I also never take dessert after lunch, I take it 2 hours later so it’s better for my digestion.

Isabelle Lamant exercise classes at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Aqua fitness with Isabelle Lamant at Le Prince Maurice

Dinner
This is often only a light meal because the body stocks fat during the night. If we eat a lot in the evening, we give the liver too much work to do which can affect our sleep and cause fat retention.

It can be difficult to have light dinners every night but I try to have 4 per week to stay healthy and have a beautiful shape. Mashed vegetables with mashed potatoes or lentils is my favourite because it stabilises my hunger. The day after I can really feel the benefit on my skin and my tummy.

Exercise workouts
Just because I’m a fitness coach it doesn’t mean that I exercise for hours each day. I guide my clients and teach them but I don’t do each exercise because my body has limits and doing too much is not good.

When I work I do some exercises like abs, butts and arms with my clients and then on my own I often walk a minimum of 45 minutes a day.

I spend 20 minutes in the sea not only swimming, sometimes just standing in the waves meditating. I also do housework. It is the best exercise to tone up the whole body: cleaning, sweeping, polishing…. exhausting but a good workout!

I hope that my experience gives you inspiration to create your own balance. Remember the key is not to get frustrated. Eat what you like but in small quantities and always make sure you are eating good quality meat, fish and vegetables.

Good luck.

I’ll see you next month for a range of exercises in pictures.

I wish you all the best until then.
Isabelle

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Try making one of our healthy detox juices and crunchy salad & fresh Basil Blush juice

Read more about Isabelle’s fitness classes at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius and her top tips for wellbeing in 2013.

Fine dining at Constance Ephélia Seychelles

Guests at Ephélia will be savouring a fine dining treat at Cyann tomorrow evening with a menu based around the prestigious Château Angelus Premier Grand Cru Classé (A).

Cyann Restaurant, Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Cyann Restaurant, Constance Ephelia

Here’s a mouthwatering peak at tomorrow night’s menu:

  • Chef’s canapés with Champagne
  • An amuse bouche of sea scallop carpaccio with strawberry and basil accompanied by a Saint-Émillion Grand Cru Chateau Bellevue, 2010
  • A starter of tomato mosaic with soya mustard dressing and espellette pepper served with a Saint-Émillion Grand Cru Chateau Bellevue, 2008
  • Roasted red snapper with chorizo and porcini with a duck jus reduction also served with a Saint-Émillion Grand Cru Chateau Bellevue, 2008
  • Grilled Australian beef with mash potatoes, chips and truffle sauce served with Saint-Émillion Grand Cru Classé B Chateau Angelus, 2007
  • A cheese course of Brillat Savarin with mesclun and Chioggia beetroot with a coco and pink garlic dressing served with Saint-Émillion Grand Cru Classé B Chateau Angelus, 2005
  • A trio of cherry surprise served with Eau de vie de Framboise

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Top 5 golf championships for 2013

For all golf fans and those just curious to learn more, here are the dates for the top 5 golfing events in the second half of 2013.

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Legend golf course, Mauritius

1. The US Open – June 13-16
The second big major of 2013, the US Open will be held at The Merion Course, Pennsylvania in June. Watch Webb Simpson defend his title after his dramatic victory last year.

2. The Open Championship – July 18-21
Played this year at Muirfield, Scotland, this will be the sixteenth time the 142-year-old tournament will be played at the East Lothian club. Ernie Els will defend his title on the Muirfield course, the same course on which he won the Open back in 2002.

3. Women’s British Open – August 1-4
One of only two tournaments classified as majors by both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour, the Ricoh Women’s British Open will be played at the historic Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland.

4. PGA Championship – August 8-11
One of golf’s four major championships the PGA Championship, hosted by the PGA of America, will be played at Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, NY. This year Rory McIlroy will be defending his runaway victory from 2012.

18-hole championship golf course, Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Championship golf course

5. The Evian Championship – September 12-15
Elevated to major championship status by the LPGA this year, the Evian Championship is one of the highest paying tournaments in women’s golf. The event is played on the shores of Lake Geneva at the stunning Evian Resort Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France.

Golf at Constance Hotels & Resorts
In December, we’ll be hosting the annual MCB Tour Championship in Mauritius at the Constance Legend and Links golf courses.

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