Have you won our name the sea creature competition?

We recently ran a “Name that sea creature” competition and have received hundreds of entries. Thank you to everyone that has entered we have been overwhelmed by the response. We have read through each and every entry and after much deliberation we selected 3 winners. See below to see if you have won and we will be announcing a new competition soon.

Sea anemone, Maldives

Sea anemone, Maldives

Our winning name is Rannamaari by Alison E. “the name of the Maldavian supreme goddess of the sea. It’s a stunning creature and certainly looks regal.” Congratulations Alison please get in contact with us (see below) to claim you Serge Lutens Fragrance.

Ray in the Indian Ocean off Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Ray in the Indian Ocean off Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Our winner is “Stray” as suggested by Sarah Kirk. We enjoy portmanteaus and we really enjoyed your entry. Congratulations Sarah get in contact with us (see below) to claim bottle of Art De Vignes wine

Bruuni Cleaner Shrimp

Bruuni Cleaner Shrimp

And the winner of our Facebook shrimp photo competition is “monsieur Sébastien crevette- rouge IV” as suggested by Lance van den Heever-Liebenberg. Well done Lance on winning a magnum of Deutz Champagne (see below for contact details).

Congratulations to all our winners please get in contact with us via email (community@constancehotels.com)  Twitter or Facebook with your contact details.

Interview with the winner of our 5* holiday of a lifetime competition

Conny and Alan Jones

Conny and Alan Jones, winners of our 5* holiday competition

Conny Jones, who lives in the UK, is the lucky winner of our 5* holiday of a lifetime to Constance Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius.

She’ll be heading out to Mauritius with her husband of 30 years, Alan. Find out what winning the holiday means to Conny and Alan.

Q: How do you feel about winning the competition?
A: I was absolutely stunned and over the moon. I’d just got home from work. I work long days as a ward sister and I usually check my emails when I get home to unwind. I nearly didn’t open the email because I thought it was nothing. I had to read it five times. Then I just screamed. My son said ‘what’s up’, and my husband was saying ‘no, it’s a timeshare’. We all looked at it again and again and said, ‘it’s real’. We couldn’t believe it.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, junior suites

Constance Le Prince Maurice, junior suites

Q: What does it mean to you to be going to Mauritius for your 30th wedding anniversary?
A: It’ll be amazing. We’ve just had our 30th anniversary. We’d wanted to go to Rome for a week but both our children are doing exams, AS and A levels. They’re 17 and 18 years old. So we went to North Devon for the weekend instead but it rained all the time so we thought we would have to do something else. Then this came along.

Luxury spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Indulgence at Spa Constance

Q: What are your hopes and expectations of Le Prince Maurice?
A: I’ve been looking at the little video of the hotel on the website, trying to imagine what it’s going to be like. I’m really looking forward to the feeling of being pampered. To feel rich and looked after. I think it’s just going to be amazing. All our holidays have been done on the cheap before. The sheer luxury, food, scenery, watersports… it will be amazing.

Q: How does your husband feel about the holiday?
A: My husband finally believes it. He’s really looking forward to it. At Christmas he works really hard in the Christmas tree trade, and in January he usually gets a bit depressed. Christmas will be easier this year knowing that we’ve got the holiday coming. Our children are teenagers and don’t really like sunshine holidays. They did ask ‘is it for 4 people’ but we said, no, it’s just for 2!

Q: Do you often enter competitions, and win!
A: For the last couple of years I’ve entered competitions but I got fed up with it and stopped altogether. It was only a couple of months ago that I started again, and now I only enter ones that I really want. I’ve won small things before like cosmetics. We won a family weekend in London once with tickets to the theatre. But I saw this competition on the Loquax competition site and thought it looked good. I’m still amazed I’ve won.

Read our Spotlight: Constance Le Prince Maurice. Mauritius

Name that sea creature: win champagne, perfume and wine

Snorkelling in the Maldives

Snorkelling in the Maldives

Win champagne, fragrance and wine with Constance.

We need your help to give a pet name to our friendly sea creatures below. They live in the Indian Ocean off Constance Halaveli in the Maldives.

Come up with the best name (winners will be chosen by us, so be creative) and you could win.

To enter, just comment on this blog post, or on our Twitter feed with the name or names for one or both of the below sea creatures.

Bonus: there’s a bonus sea creature to name on the Constance Hotels Facebook page – name this one and you can also win a Magnum of Deutz Champagne. Enter as many times as you like.

We’ll be choosing a winner next Friday 22 July, so get creative. Read our competition Terms and Conditions.

1. Name the Sea Anenome and win a Serge Lutens Fragrance

Sea anemone

Sea anemone in the waters off Constance Halaveli, Maldives

2. Name the Stingray and win a bottle of Art De Vignes wine

Ray in the Indian Ocean off Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Jenkin's Whiptail Stingray

Why not send us your underwater photos from the Maldives or tell us about your experiences of diving and snorkelling in paradise. You can get in touch with us via Twitter, Facebook or the comments section below.

Also, don’t miss our blog post about snorkelling paradise: the Maldives.

Good luck naming our sea creatures – remember, the names we deem most creative, funny or entertaining will win.

Below are our dive masters at Halaveli who took these shots. Lucky, aren’t they.

Dive masters from Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Dive masters from Constance Halaveli, Maldives

The winner of our 5* holiday with flights to Mauritius is…

Fireworks

The wait is finally over and we are ready to announce the winner of our  holiday for two to our 5* resort, Le Prince Maurice. We have had thousands of entries over these past few weeks and have selected our winner with a random draw.

Answers to the competition questions can be found here.

And the winner is….

Conny Jones from the UK. Congratulations Conny and thank you to everyone that took the time to enter. Please keep coming back as we will be running more competitions on our Blog, Facebook and Twitter. We have lots of great prizes to give away Deutz champagne, wine from Art de vignes and perfumes from Serge Lutens’.

Weekly roundup: competitions, holiday inspiration and culinary delights

This new weekly feature offers a roundup of the content on our blog from the past week, in case you missed anything. Split into categories, it’s another way for you to easily find the posts of value to you.

13 – 19 June

Exclusive offers and competitions

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Could you win a trip with flights to Constance Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius?

Only 2 days to go to win the holiday of a lifetime!
The deadline for entry to our Win a 5 Star Holiday to Mauritius competition is looming – if you haven’t entered yet, do so before midnight GMT on Wednesday 22 June!

New competition: the item I can’t go on holiday without is…
This week we launched a new week long competition on our blog, twitter and Facebook page. Winners can choose from a magnum of champagne, a Serge Lutens fragrance or a bottle of wine.

Competition winners announced: Most Romantic Holiday Pictures
We announced the winner’s of last week’s Twitter competition to win a bottle of Deutz Champagne – all they had to do was enter their most romantic holiday snaps to us.

Culinary

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Blue Penny table decorations

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Blue Penny

Recipe: chicken and prawn fricassee, stewed Chinese bredes with boucane
Want to create some of our chef’s amazing dishes yourself at home? Every Friday, we post some of the most amazing, delicious and popular recipes online. Why not try this chicken and prawn fricassee out at your next dinner party?

Constance Star Martini
Talking of dinner parties, why not kick things off with this unique cocktail created by our very own head bartender, Guillaume Grafeuille?

Inspiration

Frog, Madagascar

Frog, Madagascar

Holiday inspiration: Madagascar – walks on the wild side
Planning the trip of a lifetime and need some inspiration? Our regular ‘holiday inspiration’ features will give you the information you need. Last week, we gave you the low down on the unique island of Madagascar, where the Constance Tsarabanjina Lodge is located.

Spa & Sports

Fish underwater in the Maldives

Snorkeling in the Maldives

Snorkeling paradise: The Maldives
Love snorkeling? Then you’ll love the Maldives. Check out our guide to what makes snorkeling in the Maldives a unique experience.

US Open Golf 2011 gets underway, 16–19 June
The US Open got underway last week and as Constance Hotels Experience has some championship golf courses of our very own, we thought we’d tell you the places you can find out all you need to know about the Open.

News and Events

Winners of 2011 Le Prince Maurice prize for literature

Winners of 2011 Le Prince Maurice prize for literature

Le Prince Maurice Prize for romantic literature
The winner of the 2011 Le Prince Maurice Prize was announced last week at a wonderful awards ceremony in Mauritius. Find out who won and see photos from the evening here.

BBC Good Food Show Summer 2011
A round up the BBC’s Good Food Show from Summer 2011 in the UK.

WIN a luxury, 5-star holiday in Mauritius, flights included

Constance Le Prince Maurice Resort, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice Resort, Mauritius

Constance Hotels is running a fantastic competition to win a luxury 7-night stay for 2 at the 5-star Constance Le Prince Maurice Hotel in Mauritius.

As well as half board in an exceptional luxury Junior Suite, the prize includes flights from our partners, Air Mauritius* and access to two championship 18 hole golf courses.

All you have to do is answer 3 simple multiple choice questions about Constance Le Prince Maurice and you’ll be in with a chance of winning. And the answers can all be found on this blog!

Enter the competition now by visiting the Constance Hotels Experience Facebook page.

Perfume, wine and champagne on Twitter

Weekly prizes can also be won on Twitter throughout May, including bottles of wine from the wonderful Art de Vignes, magnums of champagne from Champagne Deutz and high-class French perfume from Serge Lutens.

*Flights must be taken from an Air Mauritius Gateway. Prize does not include transfers to and from the airport to Constance Le Prince Maurice. Holiday insurance isn’t included.