FT singles out Le Prince Maurice

Maria Shollenbarger of The Financial Times has given Constance Le Prince Maurice a glowing review describing it as, ‘one of the island’s best-established luxury retreats’.

Aerial view of beach and infinity pool at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Beach and infinity pool at Constance Le Prince Maurice

In her article for the FT’s How to Spend It section, Shollenbarger believes that Mauritius is re-emerging into the spotlight as a luxury Indian Ocean destination for discerning travellers.

Compared to other luxury hotels in the Maldives she says that, ‘Le Prince Maurice holds an ace in its pocket in the form of exceptional tranquillity: its private bay and narrow, smooth and eminently swimmable beach are protected by a natural land protrusion at its southern end.’

Read Maria Shollenbarger’s full article Ocean Swell in FT’s How to Spend It.

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Delectable wine dinner at Constance Moofushi

Executive chef at Constance Moofushi Stephen Wheeler and head sommelier Romain Sauzier have come together to create a unique wine pairing event.

Wine tasting at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Wine tasting at Constance

At the wine dinner on Friday 21 June, guests at the Blue Lounge will be served a sumptuous 5* menu with fine wines from around the world.

Highlights will include:

  • salad of smoked duck with white bean veloute served with a Stump Jump White, McLaren Vale, Sauvignon Blanc, Reisling, Marsanne, Rousanne, 2010 Australia
  • seared scallops in pancetta, poached leeks and foie gras butter sauce served with a Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc, 2012, New Zealand
  • roast angus beef fillet, celeriac cream, asparagus and morels served with Sud Ouest, Vin de Pays, Cuvee Sabourin, Syrah, 2011, France
  • brie and ruffle tian, camembert samosa, pear and raisin chutney served with Ken Forrester, Petit Chenin, Chenin Blanc, 2011, South Africa
  • lemon and mango crumble, coconut ice cream served with Muscat de Risevaltes, Mas Amiel, Muscat, 2010, France.

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Top 5 cameras to take on holiday this summer

Want to make sure you capture your holiday memories with some perfect images this summer?

Constance Halaveli, Maldives photo by Marek Kluznick

Constance Halaveli, Maldives photo by Marek Kluznick

Here’s a selection of some of the best cameras on the market as chosen by Red Magazine this month:

1. The best budget buy – Fujifilm FinePix AX350

With a price tag under £100 this is perfect for taking holiday snaps. Features include 16MP, 5x optical zoom and HD movie. It also has a simple web upload feature so you can easily share your pics on social media.

2. The best for active photography – Olympus Tough TG-310

Childproof, waterproof, shockproof and freeze proof this really is the ultimate holiday camera for anyone who likes to take pictures while on the move. With 14MP, 4x optical zoom, HD movie and 3D stills.

3. The best investment – Nikon D90

More than just a digital SLR camera, the D90 allows you to film movies in Motion Jpeg with exceptional D-SLR image quality. It has a high-resolution 3” LCD monitor and advanced retouch functions so you can take photos and edit them in the camera. Other features include 12.3MP, CMOS image sensor, 65-millisecond shutter release time lag, scene recognition with face detection.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives, photo by Ming Lok Kwok

Constance Moofushi, Maldives, photo by Ming Lok Kwok

4. Best for vintage style – Lomography DianaF+

This is a return to the golden age of analogue photography celebrating the lo-fi, colour saturated photographs of the 1960s Diana original. Lomography has kept the lightweight body, simple shutter and soft-focus lens and added a pinhole and Endless Panorama option. For photography fans, other features include colour gel filters, removable super-wide-angle and pinhole lenses and variable shutter.

5. Best for family holidays – GE DVZ

Perfect for a family holiday adventure this pocket video camera can take anything you throw at it whether that’s white water rafting or playing in the sand. Waterproof to 5m, dust proof, it’s even freeze proof. Features include 3x optical zoom, full HD movie, CMOS sensor, image stabilisation, face detection and 2.5” LCD screen.

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Phil Golding wins Wales Senior Open

Phil Golding is celebrating after his victory at the Speedy Services Wales Senior Open this weekend, 15-16 June.

Legend Golf Course, Mauritius

Legend Golf Course, Mauritius

The 50-year-old Englishman played a storming last round at the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club to finish five under par and collect the £37,500 prize money, beating home favourite Ian Woosman.

Winner of the Mauritius Open back in 1996, Golding returned to the island last year when he qualified to compete in the MCB Tour Championship, held at Constance Belle Mare Plage, for the first time.

On his current form we look forward to welcoming him back to Mauritius for the MCB Championship again this December.

For more information on Golding’s win and to keep up to date with all the news from the European Senior Tour visit the European Tour website.

 

Constance Lémuria on Expresso TV

Discover the secluded, beautiful beaches and lush, verdant nature surrounding Constance Lémuria on the island of Praslin, Seychelles.

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Luxury seeps through everything we do at Lémuria from our pampering fragrant bathing ceremonies and pillow menus to the sumptuous spacious suites and expansive villas, complete with your own villa master.

South Africa Expresso TV

Leigh-Anne Williams from South African TV breakfast show Expresso recently visited the resort as part of an Expresso feature on the Seychelles and described the island as, ‘one of the most sought after destinations in the whole world’.

Private beaches

One of the highlights of a visit to Lémuria are the stunning private beaches including Anse Georgette where guests can welcome the morning with an exercise session based on gentle yoga stretches.

If you’re looking for something more active, discover the mysteries of the Indian Ocean. Diving, swimming and snorkelling all offer an opportunity to see an incredible array of beautiful marine life within metres of the resort.

Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Spa treatments on the beach at Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Spa de Constance

Those in pursuit of relaxation will find a haven of tranquility at our Spa de Constance. Set in a quiet corner of lush Seychelles greenery where you can treat your body and mind to the ultimate in relaxing and reviving treatments based on all-natural, fresh, local products.

See the Coco de Mer and visit La Digue

On Praslin guests can visit the unique Vallée de Mai forest, home to the fascinating Coco de Mer. Or take a 15 minute boat ride to the world famous beaches of neighbouring island La Digue.

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Recipe: Mango and ginger ice cream

At Constance Lemuria we have several huge wild mango trees, heavily laden with ripe sun-drenched fruit.

Mangoes

Mangoes

This simple and delicious recipe was dreamt up by the pastry chef as he looked up at the trees.

Ingredients

The mango:

  • 1kg mangoes

The mango coulis:

  • 200g mango puree (made with the ripest)
  • 25ml Malibu

1. Peel the mangoes and cut them into large cubes. If you like you can mix them with seasonal fruits.
2. Pour the mango puree into a bowl and add the Malibu. Dilute it if necessary with fresh coconut water until you get the desired consistency.
3. Pass it through a sieve (mango coulis should be smooth) and store it to cool.

The ginger ice cream:

  • 125ml liquid cream
  • 250ml milk
  • 100g sugar
  • 75g honey
  • 50g ginger

1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
2. Sieve everything through a cheesecloth strainer and pour the contents into the ice cream maker.
3. Blend it until it reaches the desired consistency.
4. Make some little biscuits or cat’s tails as an accompaniment

Finishing and presentation

Place the mango cubes on the bottom of a plate, bowl or cup. Pour the mango coulis over them.

Finish it off with a dollop of ginger ice cream and some cat’s tails biscuits.