Interview with our first guests to check into Le Prince Maurice

Our first guests to check into the newly refurbished Constance Le Prince Maurice were Jacky and Pierrette Beasse.

Mr and Mrs Beasse at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Mr and Mrs Beasse at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Having travelled extensively across Europe from their home in Champagne Ardenne, France they had never flown by plane before visiting  Le Prince Maurice in September.

Why Constance Le Prince Maurice?

‘We have visited many other European countries but this is the first time we have travelled by plane. We waited a long time because we wanted to be sure that when we did we would experience the best.’

Planning the trip of a lifetime is not easy and Mrs Beasse wanted to be sure that they got exactly what they were looking for.

‘I looked everywhere on the internet, I went on different websites such as Trip Advisor as well as discussing different destinations with people on forums. We also had friends who came here and recommended Le Prince Maurice hotel.’

They weren’t disappointed. ‘We have many words to describe the hotel such as ‘luxurious’, ‘elegant’, ‘serene’. While we have been here we have been so relaxed it’s been like floating on a cloud. From the moment we arrived we were well taken care of and received a great welcome, much better than we had ever experienced in a French hotel – in fact they could learn a thing or two from Le Prince Maurice.’

The couple made the most of their time in Mauritius. ‘We are enjoying the beach and the boathouse, where we went for a ride on the glass-bottom boat. We also enjoyed the new swimming pool – we were alone so it was even better. We have taken walks in the beautiful gardens as well as several outings.’

And the best thing about the holiday…

They find it hard to sum up what part of their holiday they have most enjoyed. ‘Our suite, the décor of the hotel, its charm and its surroundings are all so beautiful. We have really enjoyed the calm of the hotel and especially that of the restaurant L’Archipel. We would also like to say a special word for Linda who was the first person to serve us on our arrival, she knew exactly how to make us comfortable and we really appreciated it.’

Find out more

Visit the Constance Le Prince Maurice website for more information, and to find out about booking and availability.

Find out what Mr and Mrs Beasse wrote about their stay on Trip Advisor - ‘L’excellence dans l’hôtellerie.

Renowned Brice Nicham spa treatments now at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Celebrated foot guru Brice Nicham is bringing his much-coveted treatments to Spa de Constance at Le Prince Maurice.

Brice Nicham

Brice Nicham

A firm favourite with celebrities and those in the know, Brice has developed a reputation for offering first class foot care and posture treatments designed to put a spring back in your step.

Having travelled the world for many years, as a podiatrist dedicated to VIPs, Brice has been working on a unique foot care menu.

Brice’s pedicure

Brice’s approach to foot care has been voted the best in Paris by Marie Claire magazine. The concept encompasses three areas of expertise that are rarely offered as one package.

  • Medical: a treatment for skin and nails such as corns, calluses and in-growing nails, to get optimum results for comfort and beauty.
  • Beauty: your nails be transformed thanks to clippers, gouges, files and a diamond-coated reamer all of which give them shape, uniformity and a natural gloss.
  • Well-being: first scrubbing, then a special massage from your toes up to the knees work to improve blood circulation, articular mobility and any adipose stasis of the forefoot.

‘My posture’

Enter the era of intelligent care thanks to ‘My Posture’ by Brice Nicham.

Brice Nicham Footcare at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Brice Nicham footcare. Photo by Ludovic Andral

Unique and visionary ‘My Posture’ is offered in the most famous football clubs and tennis leagues around the world. And now guests at Le Prince Maurice can improve their personal sporting best and performance.

Your postural check-up allows us to analyse any problem connected with a bad posture such as multiple pains in your knees and back and consequently to adapt efficient treatments tailored to your needs.

Find out more and book your treatments

Find out more about Brice Nicham’s Health Pedicure Room Service, manicures, anti-ageing and nail colour treatments from the spa brochure on our Constance Le Prince Maurice website, spa section or visit Brice Nicham’s Health Pedicure Room Service website.

Recipe: Coconut cake from Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try making this delicious coconut cake from Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar.  Simple to make, it’s perfect served with vanilla ice cream.

Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, photo taken by Sandro Rizzetto

Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, photo taken by Sandro Rizzetto

Ingredients

  • 250g grated coconut
  • 250g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 60g self raising flour
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 sprig of vanilla

1. Cream together the butter with the sugar.
2. Break the eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Add the egg yolks one by one to the butter mix. Then add the grated coconut, flour and condensed milk, mix well.
3. Line a round cake or sponge in, t12 cm in diameter, with aluminum foil and butter the bottom and sides.
4. Pour in the cake mix and bake. Cook for one hour at 150°C. Check the cake is cooked with the tip of a knife, the blade must be kept clean.
5. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool completely before taking it out of the tin.
6. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or cinnamon.

Find out more about Spotlight: Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina.

Student plays golf at Constance Belle Mare Plage to raise money for charity

Student Matt Balmer raised over 2600 Euro for a Mauritian charity when he played at the Mauritius Golf Open in December 2011.

Matt Balmer and family presenting charity donation to Centre Joie de Vivre, Mauritius

Matt presents his donation to Centre Joie de Vivre

This summer, Matt returned to Constance Belle Mare Plage with his family to donate the money to Joie de Vivre, a special educational needs centre on the island.

In his own words, here’s Matt’s inspiring story.

I have been coming to Mauritius on holiday for the last 15 years with my family. We always stay at Belle Mare Plage.

Since I was 5 years old I have wanted to play in the Pro Am at the Mauritius Golf Open and in December 2011 my dream came true.

When I knew I was coming to the MGO, I decided to try to raise some money for charity – the Berkshire Autistic Society in the UK, and the Centre Joie de Vivre in Mauritius because my Mum was part of the Pink Ladies golf team that raised money for the centre 8 years ago.

Raising sponsorship

I got sponsorship from friends and family, and Constance Hotels kindly donated a 5 night stay at Constance Belle Mare Plage at auction.

I raised a good amount of money and donated 2,600 Euros to the centre in Mauritius while on holiday this summer.

I currently attend Cranleigh School in Surrey, UK and am studying for my A levels. I hope to go to Birmingham University to follow my passion for golf, and do an Applied Golf Management degree.

When I leave school next year, I want to take a gap year and hope to come back to Mauritius with a friend to do some voluntary work for Centre Joie de Vivre.

Find out more about golf at Constance Belle Mare Plage

 

Constance Memories photo competition winners

We’ve just announced all the winners of our Constance Memories photo competition.

Photo by Marek Kluznick, Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Photo by Marek Kluznick, Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Of the thousands of beautiful photographs the Constance community sent in to the competition, we’ve chosen winners for the following categories.

Best 3 photos of the last decade:

  • Marek Kluzniak
  • Angel Gomila
  • Nicole Petsa

Winners of each category

Winner of Design & Architecture:
Sven Goelles

Winner of Family:
Fabrice Tourres

Winner of Food, drink and entertainment:
Charbel Bou Serhal

Photo taken by Charbel Bou Serhal at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Photo taken by Charbel Bou Serhal at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Winner of Spa & Sports:
Juan Pablo Dominguez

Winner of Staff/Behind the scenes:
Stacey Dwyer

Winner of Weddings & Honeymoons:
Tesuo Isazawa

Winner of Beach, Nature & Wildlife:
Jorn Moraal

Winner of Excursions:
Ralf Grosseboerger

Winner of prize draw:
Laura Paterson

Visit our Facebook page to see all the photos – Constance Memories winners album.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone for sending us your wonderful memories of holidays at Constance. We hope you can visit us again in the Indian Ocean soon.

In the meantime, we’ll be running more competitions in the near future – and publishing your photos in lots of exciting ways. Watch this space.

And remember you can post your holiday photos at any time to the Constance Facebook wall.

 

The Times tips Constance Le Prince Maurice ‘best for spa breaks’

Constance Le Prince Maurice has been tipped as the best hotel for spa breaks on Mauritius by The Times newspaper this weekend.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Suites on stilts at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Following a major refurbishment at the hotel, Spa de Constance is the must-go spa destination on the island with a range of new offerings including treatments designed by renowned foot guru Brice Nicham, famed among the Manhattan glitterati and celebrities around the world.

The new Sisley spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice offers a range of treatments including phyto-aromatic facials for men and women, including the hugely popular anti-ageing range, and body treatments that enhance vitality and target areas prone to loss of firmness and tone.

Other spa highlights include the new warming rum d’esprit body scrub, made from tamarind salt, cinnamon, sugarcane and rum.

Le Prince Maurice is redefining the way hotels deliver the luxury experience.

Quietly discreet and delightfully grown up, Le Prince offers a romantic getaway where you can laugh, love and reconnect.

Read the article 10 best places to stay on Mauritius on The Times website.

Find out more on the Constance Le Prince Maurice website.