Constance Hotels brings leading French winemakers to Mauritius

Head sommelier Jerome Faure is thrilled to be welcoming leading French winemakers from Domaine Alain Graillot and Chateau de Mille to Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius in January and February.

Welcoming renowned French winemakers to Constance

Welcoming renowned French winemakers to Constance

Chateau de Mille

Pierre Pinatel is the owner of Chateau de Mille, one of the oldest properties in the Luberon region.

The chateau was built as a summer retreat for the popes of the 14th century when the first vineyards were planted. Today the small yield wine is still produced here in a traditional way.

Domaine Alain Graillot

Maxime Graillot now runs the famous Domaine Alain Graillot in the Crozes-Hermitage region using the same traditional, artisan methods established by his father.

The grapes are picked by hand and no chemical weedkillers are used in the production of its complete Syrah-based reds or its 80 per cent Marsanne / 20 per cent Roussanne whites.

Pierre Pinatel and Maxime Graillot will be visiting Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage to host a series of exclusive wine dinners for guests.

Domaine Alain Graillot wine dinners

25 January – Constance Belle Mare Plage, Blue Penny Café
29 January – Constance Le Prince Maurice

Chateau de Mille wine dinners

7 February – Constance Belle Mare Plage, Blue Penny Café
8 February – Constance Le Prince Maurice (including a special vertical tasting of 10 vintages from 1998 to 2009)

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7 things to do in Mauritius

When you think of Mauritius you imagine soft white sand beaches and clear turquoise seas. The Indian Ocean island has these in abundance along with a host of other delights that make this the ideal destination for those looking to combine a luxury beach holiday with a taste of adventure.

Things to do in Mauritius - Helicopter ride over the island

Things to do in Mauritius – Helicopter ride over the island

Here’s our pick of exhilarating days out in Mauritius.

1. Casela Nature and Leisure Park

There is so much to do in this beautiful natural park that your hardest challenge will be fitting it all into one day. The park’s 14 hectares are home to everything from lions and monkeys to giant tortoises. How you choose to explore is up to you with options including guided treks, jeep safaris, Segway, quad bike or, if you’re feeling adventurous, the longest zipline circuit in the Indian Ocean.

2. Take a helicopter trip around the island (available from Constance Belle Mare Plage)

Take an aerial tour of this stunning island by helicopter and get a panoramic view of Mauritius. Explore the stunning coast with it’s picture-perfect lagoons and surrounding islands then go inland to see the undulating sugar cane fields, mountains and forests of the island’s interior.

3. Domaine de L’Étoile

This beautiful former sugar plantation offers visitors the chance to discover Mauritius’ stunning interior with a landscape of rich verdant forests, spectacular views out towards the ocean and open valleys. Again there is a choice of transport on which to explore including quad bikes and 4×4 buggies, horseback, trekking and mountain biking. There’s even an opportunity to live out your Hunger Games fantasy with a 10 hectare circuit for archers featuring 10 artificial 3D animal targets.

4. Explore the capital Port Louis 

Whether you want to visit the capital’s bustling food market with fresh exotic produce brought in daily from around the island, or see a dodo skeleton at the city’s Natural History Museum there’s plenty to see and do in Port Louis. If you want to shop, eat or just sit back and people watch then visit the Caudan Waterfront.

Big game fishing at Constance

Big game fishing at Constance

5. Take a catamaran cruise (available at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage)

Feel the ocean spray on your face and the wind in your sails on an exhilarating catamaran cruise to local beaches and deserted islands. Zip across the water to empty beaches where you can swim in crystal waters and enjoy lunch on the sand.

6. Eureka ‘La Maison Créole’

Set in a nature reserve at the very heart of the island this colonial house converted into a museum offers a tranquil day of walking in beautiful gardens spotting rare flora and fauna before taking a dip in its refreshing waterfall-fed swimming hole.

7. Big game fishing (available from Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage)

Spend the day on the open water pitting your wits against the great game fish of the Indian Ocean including the blue marlin, sailfish, barracuda, wahoo and yellowfin tuna.

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JustLuxe declares Halaveli a ‘sigh-inducingly relaxing’ destination

JustLuxe describes Constance Halaveli as 'Heaven'

JustLuxe describes Constance Halaveli as ‘Heaven’

Prestigious luxury website JustLuxe describes Constance Halaveli as ‘heaven’ in a recent review.

JustLuxe journalist Carol Driver says, ‘Constance Halaveli, an incredible five-star resort set on its own idyllic island, has only 84 villas, making it a sigh-inducingly relaxing and private destination. It’s perfect for a luxurious getaway, honeymoon, or a memorable wedding location.’

In her review Driver goes on to praise the secluded location of the resort, the elegant, spacious accommodation, the exciting diving opportunities and the excellent food and wine.

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Discover the Kickstart Fast Diet at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Whisk yourself away to Constance Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius where you can combine a luxury holiday with healthy eating on the Kickstart Fast Diet.

Constance Le Prince Maurice - Yoga

The Kick Fast Diet at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Developed in partnership with best-selling author and Fast Diet creator Mimi Spencer, the Kickstart Fast Diet is the perfect way for you to begin the Fast Diet or to give it a boost if you’re already on it.

A combination of food, fitness and relaxation, the Prince Maurice Kickstart Fast Diet includes special menus adhering to the Fast Diet principle of 5:2 – eating normally for five days and fasting for two.

Specially prepared Fast Diet menus

Our chefs have created delicious, freshly prepared dishes that include grilled seafood and locally grown fruit and vegetables with a strict calorie-count so they can be enjoyed on fast days.

For non-fast days there is a range of sumptuous, healthy dishes recommended by Mimi Spencer herself under the ‘Mimi Recommends’ banner.

Kickstart a Fast Diet fitness program

Working with the resort’s personal trainers, guests on the Kickstart Fast Diet can receive a program of one-to-one training sessions including yoga fusion and pilates to make the most of the diet.

Under the guidance of a trainer, exercising on ‘fast’ days can provide particularly effective results.

And relax…

Our Spa de Constance offers a range of treatments, also part of the ‘Mimi Recommends’ range, to help your body reap the benefits of the Fast Diet program. Improve your circulation with a lymphatic body drainage session or try one of our detoxifying wraps.

Win a holiday to Constance Le Prince Maurice

The Mail on Sunday (UK) is offering readers the chance to win a 7 night luxury holiday for 2 to Constance Le Prince Maurice including flights with Air Mauritius, half board with a complimentary spa treatment and personal training session for each person.

Buy The Mail on Sunday on 26 January 2014 for your chance to win.

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Barefoot luxury in Madagascar: Constance Tsarabanjina

Hot on the heels of The Week naming Constance Tsarabanjina as one of the 6 best hotels in the world, here’s a glimpse inside the barefoot luxury haven.

No shoes - Barefoot luxury on the beach

No shoes – Barefoot luxury on the beach

 

Tsarabanjina's elegant Beach Villas

Tsarabanjina’s elegant Beach Villas

 

Catch the shade while relaxing in the hammock

Catch the shade while relaxing in the hammock

 

Tranquil seas

Tranquil seas

 

Barracudas swimming in the waters off Tsarabanjina

Barracudas swimming in the waters off Tsarabanjina

 

Explore the colourful coral reef

Explore the colourful coral reef

 

Catch of the day

Catch of the day

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The amazing people of Constance Le Prince Maurice

Four bloggers travelled to Constance Le Prince Maurice to tell the story of the luxury hotel through their own eyes as part of the #Ultimate Mauritius Constance blogger trip.

Here Peter Parkorr of Travel Unmasked tells the story of the people who make guests want to return time and again.

 

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About Peter Parkorr

Peter gave up his day job to dedicate his life to his true passion, travelling. Through his writing, photography and film work he aims to share that passion and inspire others to take to the open road.

Read his blog article: A luxury stay in the Indian Ocean at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

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#Ultimate Mauritius blogger trip

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Visit our website to find out more about Constance Le Prince Maurice

For the blogger trip, flights were provided by Air Mauritius and island excursions supported by the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.