What’s on in Mauritius 2014

The beautiful island of Mauritius is a year-round holiday destination with a climate which entices sun-worshipers and water sport-enthusiasts throughout the year.

Kite surfing in Mauritius

Kite surfing in Mauritius

As the intense heat and humidity of Mauritius’ Southern Hemisphere summer begins to subside we round up the highlights of the best events on the island in the cooler, balmy days of July, August and September.

July 2014

Whether you want to get involved or just go along as a spectator you’ll be wowed by one of the most beautiful marathon routes in the world. Taking a coastal trail through villages, and even a UNESCO site, the whole event ends with fun and celebrations on the beach.

Kiteival is an annual kite surf festival open to all level of kiters. With festival venues around the island the festival organisers hope to introduce kiters from around the world to the best spots and lagoons on the island. Take part, or just enjoy the spectacle.

August 2014

Take time while in Mauritius to discover the work of pARTage, an association of Mauritian artists working together to promote contemporary art in the Indian Ocean by showcasing local artists.

Champ de Mars Racecourse, Mauritius

Champ de Mars Racecourse, Mauritius

Inspire the kids or just go along to witness some breathtaking tennis from the next generation of tennis stars at this International Tennis Federation event.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi – 29 August – 8 September

The Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is a vibrant spectacle on the island. Commemorating the birth of the god Ganesh, the festival is celebrated for 10 days. On the last day, Anant Chaturdashi, Hindus carry an idol of Ganesh in a procession through the streets to local rivers and beaches to immerse him in water before sunset.

September 2014

Champ de Mars is the historic racecourse in Port Louis belonging to The Mauritius Turf Club (the oldest horse-racing club in the Southern Hemisphere). Always worth a visit to rub shoulders with local Mauritians and VIP visitors alike, the Maiden’s Cup is a popular event in the racecourse calendar.

  • Father Laval Day – 9 September

A celebration of the birth of Jacques Désiré Laval, a French missionary and doctor who came to Mauritius in 1841 and became the protector of the slave community, many of whom believed he had miraculous healing powers. On this day thousands of Mauritians visit his tomb in Sainte Croix, Port Louis which is still believed to possess healing powers.

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Recipe: Fresh fruit juice mocktail

This delicious tropical fruit cocktail from Constance Moofushi, Maldives makes a refreshing treat on a hot day.

Manta, Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Ingredients

  • 80ml watermelon juice
  • 80ml guava juice
  • 80ml mango juice
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 1 scoop of ice
  • 1 mango slice for garnish

Method

1. Prepare a slice of mango for the garnish.

2. Measure the ingredients and place into a blender.

3. Fill the blender with ice and blend all together until smooth.

4. Pour into a serving glass and add mango garnish.

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Constance Ephélia wins at International Hotel & Property Awards

We are extremely proud that Constance Ephélia has won the award for best Beach Hotel at this year’s International Hotel & Property Awards.

Constance Ephélia, winner of best Beach Hotel at the International Hotel & Property Awards

Constance Ephélia, winner of best Beach Hotel at the International Hotel & Property Awards

The prestigious design awards, hosted by UK design magazine ‘design et al’, recognise innovative luxury design and creative interior and architectural thinking.

This award is especially important to us because it is not only voted for by design industry insiders and ‘design et al’ readers, but by you, the guests who have experienced the resort and its creative design in person.

Constance CEO, Jean-Jacques Vallet, congratulated the resort architect Jean Marc Eynaud and said, ‘It is in line with our business concept of offering our guests elegant properties located in extraordinary sites and unique in their natural beauty. Properties that are sensitive to their surroundings, using designs in wood, stone and marble to blend smoothly with the local environment.’

Mauritian architect Jean Marc Eynaud, who also designed Constance Le Prince Maurice, Constance Lémuria and Constance Belle Mare Plage, specialises in tropical contemporary architecture which works in harmony with its environment.

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Luxury Travel Blog offers guide to quirky sights in Seychelles

Coco de mer

The rare Coco de Mer is found at Vallee de Mai on Praslin Island in the Seychelles

The sights and sounds of the Seychelles come alive in Matthew Coe’s article for A Luxury Travel Blog.

Highlights of the stunning Indian Ocean archipelago described by Coe include the iconic Coco de Mer. He suggests visiting UNESCO World Heritage site Valle de Mai on Praslin to see the unusual palm seed in its natural surroundings.

Other quintessentially Seychellois experiences suggested by Coe include visiting Cousin and Curieuse Island to witness its stunning wildlife and climbing Nid d’Aigle for a breath-taking view of La Digue.

Read the full article ‘top quirky sight in the Seychelles’ on A Luxury Travel Blog.

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Beautiful golf courses in the Indian Ocean

Take a glimpse at our 18-hole championship golf courses in Mauritius and Seychelles where you can tee off against a backdrop of lush verdant hillsides, white sand beaches and the clear water of the Indian Ocean.

The Legend Golf Course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

The Legend Golf Course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

The Legend

The Legend

The Legend, home of the MCB Tour Championship

The Legend, home of the MCB Tour Championship

The Links at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

The Links at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

The Links

The Links

World class golf courses in Mauritius

World class golf courses in Mauritius

Golf at Constance Lémuria

Golf at Constance Lémuria

Luxury golf holidays in the Seychelles

Luxury golf holidays in the Seychelles

Golf in paradise

Golf in paradise

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MCB Championship to return to legendary golf course at Belle Mare Plage

This year’s European Senior Tour will once again be decided on the greens and fairways of the Legend golf course at Constance Belle Mare Plage in December.

The Legend - The training ground for the Marc Farry Golf Academy

The Legend, home of the MCB Tour Championship

Last year’s MCB Tour Championship culminated in an epic final round between golf legend Colin Montgomerie and Englishman Paul Wesselingh who went on to win not just the MCB Tour Championship but the Order of Merit as well.

This year’s event, to be held on 8-14 December, is expected to be just as exciting with Colin Montgomerie and Tom Watson currently topping the Order of Merit.

Guests staying at Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice during the tournament will be perfectly placed to enjoy all the action.

Play with the pros

Keen golfers can even get involved with a two-day pro-am tournament on 10 & 11 December when guests at Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice can play in teams with a selection of senior professional golfers across the two championship golf courses.

Entry forms can be downloaded from our website now.

Improve your game

Watch how the likes of Colin Montgomerie and David Frost do it and then take a lesson at our Marc Farry Golf Academy and learn to swing like a pro.

Watch all the action in 5* luxury

As well as access to all the championship action on the golf course guests can enjoy Constance luxury with 5* service, elegant, spacious accommodation, fine-dining restaurants and sumptuous spas.

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