Travel blogger falls for Prince Maurice charm

Hip travel blog Live Young Abroad is singing the praises of the ultimate lifestyle hotel Constance Le Prince Maurice this week.

Lounge Bar, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Lounge Bar, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Following a holiday to the Mauritian hotel in January the blogger describes, ‘The design of the hotel is fresh, the restaurants are all open air, the atmosphere is relaxing and you can feel the peace entering your body and soul while you are climbing the little stairs separating you from the reception.’

Read the full review of Constance Le Prince Maurice on the Live Young Abroad blog.

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Romantic hideaway at Constance Moofushi

When people dream about a romantic beach getaway they think of soft white sand, crystal waters, luxury accommodation and discreet, attentive service. Whether they know it or not, they’re dreaming of Moofushi.

Senior Water Villa, Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Senior Water Villa, Constance Moofushi

At Moofushi romance is everywhere. Begin your getaway by relaxing in our luxury accommodation. Either in a beach villa or floating above the tranquil waters in one of our water villas, privacy is guaranteed.

Dine under the stars

Enjoy the Crusoe spirit of Moofushi and retreat to your own table for two on a private sandbank overlooking the ocean. Dine together under the stars by candlelight while ‘man-Friday’ delivers deliciously fresh, simple food.

Try something new

If you’re in the mood for company why not spend the evening chilling out together with cocktails at the bar or watch a movie on the beach with an outdoor screen.

A holiday at Moofushi is about sharing your passions with the one you love. If you enjoy being pampered why not indulge in a couples’ treatment at our Spa de Constance.

Dinner on beach, Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Dine on the beach

If your passion is fishing try something different with a romantic trip night-fishing. Or take a dive and explore the ocean with your loved one at your side.

At Moofushi, whatever you love you can do it together.

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Indian Ocean hideaways: Romantic retreats for Indian Ocean lovers

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Top 5 beaches in the Seychelles

Many of the world’s most beautiful beaches are located on the islands of the Seychelles archipelago. Here we select 5 of our favourites.

Anse Georgette, Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Anse Georgette, Constance Lemuria

1. Anse Georgette 

We’re not just picking Anse Georgette because it happens to be the beach that our exclusive Lémuria hotel is nestled on. It was also voted number 1 beach destination by Trip Advisor this year, along with the island of Praslin where it’s located. The beautiful seclusion of this beach, a perfect white-sand cove sheltered by rocks teeming with sealife, make it one of those special places that will linger in your memory for years to come. Read more on Trip Advisor.

2. Anse Source d’Argent

A short boat-ride from Praslin is the stunning, tranquil island of La Digue where beautiful beaches are everywhere you turn. But probably the best of them all is Anse Source d’Argent, voted the second best beach in the world in CNN’s recent World’s 50 Best Beaches. CNN claims the salt-white and flamingo-pink sands and stunning reefs made it a major contender for the top spot. Read more on Travel CNN.

Port Launay, Seychelles

View from hillside villa at Ephelia

3. Port Launay

One of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahé, Port Launay is situated on the north-west side of the island ensuring calm, tranquil waters perfect for swimming. Constance Ephelia looks out across Port Launay Marine Reserve.

4. Anse Beau Vallon
Set in the north-west of Mahé Beau Vallon has stunning views across crystal waters to Silhouette and North Island. It is a perfect example of what you would expect from a Seychelles’ beach. A seemingly endless stunning white-sand beach offering you the chance to find your own secluded spot away from local restaurants and bars.

5. Anse Major
Accessible only by foot or boat this beautifully secluded beach on the island of Mahé is a haven of white sand and calm turquoise waters. Sheltered by granite it offers privacy and tranquillity as well as some amazing snorkelling opportunities.
Find out why Gareth Huw Davies rated Anse Major one of the best in the Seychelles in The Daily Mail.

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Moofushi and Halaveli in Top 10 resorts on Dreaming of Maldives

We are thrilled to see that readers of the blog site Dreaming of the Maldives have voted Constance Halaveli and Constance Moofushi into their top 10 Maldives resorts.

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

The blog, which covers luxury getaways in the Maldives, asked readers to vote throughout 2012 for the resort they most dreamt of visiting.

With 50 resorts to choose from, readers selected Halaveli and Moofushi as being among the most aspirational.

Take a look Dreaming of Maldives blog, and at what they said about Constance Halaveli and Moofushi.

Have your say for best resort of 2013 ont Dreaming of Maldives blog

Mauritius hot off the press

Mauritius is one of the most hotly tipped destinations in the Indian Ocean right now.

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Recent articles in The Sunday Times, OK Magazine and Star Magazine all agree that the white-sand beaches, calm turquoise waters and elegant luxury accommodation make Mauritius a hard destination to beat.

OK and Star Magazine take a look at what attracts celebrities including Davina McCall and Ewan McGregor to the discreet and initmate setting of Constance Le Prince Maurice.

While Susan d’Arcy of The Sunday Times writes:

‘Ten years ago Mauritius was the go-to place in the Indian Ocean. Then the Maldives roundly eclipsed it. But now the island is fighting back… In truth, its beaches, though tropically terrific, are no match for the heart-stopping perfection of those in the Maldives. However, if you’re after a stress-free break, Mauritius fits the bill much better.’

D’Arcy goes on to write that further appeal lies in the ease of the transfer to Mauritian hotels and their extensive dining options as well as access to local culture.

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And subscribers to The Sunday Times can read Susan d’Arcy’s article in full: ‘Mauritius moves on up

Healthy eating with Constance

From super salads to seeds that pack a vitamin punch Constance Halaveli Executive Chef, Glen Cooper, gives his top 6 tips to navigating the salad bar and eating your way to a healthier you.

Healthy food at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Delicious and healthy food at Constance

1.Choose dark greens
Start your salad off right by going for a base of dark leafy greens, such as spinach or romaine leaves. One packed cup will give you more than half of the recommended daily value of vitamin A as well as nearly 100% of your vitamin K. Leafy greens also supply vitamin C, folate and fibre. Lighter greens such as iceberg do not offer nearly the same nutritional value and are mostly made of water.

2. Include colourful veggies
Add one cup of the most colourful, bright fresh vegetables in the salad bar. Raw is best. Aim for carrots, broccoli, beets, ripe tomatoes, and bell peppers – they add more fibre and vitamins compared to pale coloured vegetables like cucumbers or celery. Steer clear of vegetables soaked with mayonnaise or creamy dressings – they add saturated fat and calories to your meal.

3. Choose lean proteins
Chickpeas and kidney beans are one of the best sources of protein on the salad bar. Add one-half cup of beans to your greens for a protein and fibre rich meal. Grilled chicken breast is another option, as is plain tuna (packed in water, not oil). Hard-boiled eggs are an excellent protein option – opt for more white than yolk to cut fat and calories.

Local produce at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Local produce at Constance Hotels & Resorts

4. Mix it up with crunch and zest
Adding walnuts, sesame seeds, or sunflower seeds will give you extra crunch without the added saturated (and possibly trans) fat of croutons and crunchy Asian noodles. Add one heaped tablespoon for a healthy dose of heart-healthy nutrients and fats. For an extra tang, add one tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese. A little Parmesan goes a long way in flavour as compared to other shredded cheeses, such as cheddar or mozzarella.

5. Extra garnishes
Adding fresh fruit to your salad is a healthy sweet option, but only add about one-half cup because the sugar can still add up. Avoid canned fruits that come in thick syrups like mandarin oranges or peaches and opt for grapes, orange slices, chunks of watermelon or other melon, and fresh berries.

6. Dressing your salad
One of the most crucial ingredients of your salad is the dressing. Avoid creamy mayonnaise-based dressings because they are high in fat and calories. Even low-fat or fat-free salad dressings are loaded with sodium, sugar, and saturated fats. The healthiest option is to dress your salad with a mix of extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and pepper, using only enough to lightly coat your greens. Add a little, toss your salad to ensure even distribution, add a little more, if needed.

Looking for recipe inspiration?
Check out this delicious salad of Spinach, chorizo and baby potatoes served with sous vide poached egg on the Cook Sister blog.

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