Guide to the best luxury gifts for 2013

Put a little luxury under the tree this Christmas with our round up of what this year’s best luxury gifts guides are advising you to buy.

Best luxury gifts: Givenchy’s shark tooth necklace

Best luxury gifts: Givenchy’s shark tooth necklace

Net-a-porter

Harpers Bazaar

Esquire

Best luxury gifts: Dinosaur Bone Cufflinks

Best luxury gifts: Dinosaur Bone Cufflinks

Vanity Fair

CN Traveler

  • Always a classic Liberty’s classic prints never go out of style and now you can wrap you modern classic, the iPad in a 1960s lanthe design Liberty iPad case
  • Iconic camera brand Leica is on many people’s wish list this Christmas so why not treat someone you love to the lightweight, WiFi enabled Leica C
  • For globetrotting friends why not encourage them to follow in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary with the stylish vintage ‘Everest Edition’ Globe-Trotter suitcase. This was the kind of case used by Hillary and is still made of the same material.

If you’re still looking for more gift inspiration Luxurytopics.com has links to all the major luxury brands with hundreds of gift ideas.

Find out more about our 7 luxury hotels and resorts in the Indian Ocean – visit our website Constance Hotels & Resorts.

 

Vogue recommends a trip to Le Prince Maurice this winter

Vogue magazine has recommended Constance Le Prince Maurice to readers looking to escape the European winter.

Vogue recommends Spa de Constance

Vogue recommends Spa de Constance

The Wonder of Winter supplement in its December issue describes:

‘Le Prince Maruice is a luxurious but laid-back resort, where you can relax in solitude, catch local bands in the bar and swim under the stars after a long dinner at one of the many restaurants.’

It goes on to advise readers to visit the spa, where guests can revive winter skin by having the Sisley Phyto Aromatic Radiance Facial during their stay.

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Top views in Mahé, Seychelles

Home to the nation’s capital, Mahé is a stunning lush mountainous island surrounded by perfect white beaches at the heart of the Seychelles archipelago.

Morne Seychellois

Morne Seychellois National Park

Take the time to drink in the island’s beauty at one of our top spots for views in Mahé.

1. The Tea Factory, Sans Souci

Take the drive up winding roads through dense forest to discover the stunning mountaintop view from this, still-operational, Tea Factory. Nip into the factory and discover how tea is made and buy some local tea before venturing outside to enjoy panoramic views across the western slopes of Mahé to the ocean beyond.

2. Le Jardin du Roi Spice Garden, Anse Royale

Set on the mountaintop with stunning views down to the beautiful Anse Royale below, this renovated plantation still grows and sells local spices. Enjoy the views and local Creole dishes at the plantation’s small outdoor restaurant.

3. Mission Lodge, Sans Souci

Located just below the summit of Sans Souci, this ex-boarding school for freed slaves on Mahé’s west coast has some of the best views on the island. Drink in views across the ocean to Eden island, Cerf and St Anne’s Marine Park.

4. Morne Seychellois National Park

Take a 45 minute walk through the Jurassic forests of Morne Seychellois National Park and you’ll reach the summit of Morne Blanc with views across the island’s lush interior and out to the ocean beyond.

5. La Louise, Eden Island

With its luxury accommodation, eateries, marinas and shopping arcades Eden Island is a great place to visit in its own right. But cross the bridge from Mahé on to Eden and you get a rare view back at Mahé which takes in Victoria and the entire east coast. On the far side of the island are views across the ocean to Ile au Cerf, St Anne Marine National Park and a scattering of smaller islands.

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#UltimateMauritius Bloggers at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Our team of #UltimateMauritius bloggers have been posting their adventures all week – here are some of our favourite photos so far…

Luxury Travel Mom's Keaton after water sports in Mauritius

Luxury Travel Mom’s Keaton after water sports in Mauritius

 

#UltimateMauritius Bloggers

A beautiful flower captured by Kirsten Alana

 

#UltimateMauritius Bloggers

Watermelons in the market by Ishay Govender, of Food and the Fabulous

 

#UltimateMauritius Bloggers

The pool at Le Prince Maurice photographed by Peter Parkorr

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Follow the adventures of our #UltimateMauritius bloggers:

 

An Instagram adventure: #UltimateMauritius

Do you dream of a trip to Mauritius? Let our guest bloggers take you on a visual journey as we select our favourite Instagram images taken over the last few days, as part of our #UltimateMauritius blogger trip.

 

Instagram adventure

Kirsten Alana captured the plumeria flowers that flow throughout the grounds of Constance Belle Mare Plage

 

#UltimateMauritius

Travel Unmasked’s Peter Parkorr discovers the wine cellars at Le Prince Maurice

 

The beneifits of being the son of a Luxury Travel Mom

Luxury Travel Mom’s 8 year old son learns to water ski for the first time

 

#UltimateMauritius

Ishay Govender, of Food and the Fabulous, admires the colourful umbrellas adorning the street at a local Mauritian market

 

#UltimateMauritius

Kirsten Alana captures a beautiful Mauritian sunrise

 

#UltimateMauritius

Described as “a dream chill out destination” Ishay Govender couldn’t resist this photo of the suites on stilts

 

#UltimateMauritius

Kirsten Alana embraced a wealth of colour as she explored the local markets

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Follow more of the journey with our guest bloggers at #UltimateMauritius.

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Bloggers discover #UltimateMauritius with Constance Hotels & Resorts

We’ve invited 4 leading travel bloggers from the UK, US and South Africa to visit us and tell the story of the Constance experience through their own eyes.

Uncover the beauty, flavours and colours of Mauritius in the words of four leading bloggers as they take you with them on an adventure of discovery around the island.

#UltimateMauritius

Join our guest bloggers on a journey of discovery

Getting underway at Constance Le Prince Maurice this weekend you can follow their #UltimateMauritius adventures on Instagram, Twitter , Facebook and their blogs.

Our guest bloggers are:

Peter Parkorr of Travel Unmasked (@PeterParkorr)

Peter gave up his day job to dedicate his life to his true passion, travelling. His blog aims to share that passion and inspire others to take to the open road.

Ishay Govender of Food and the Fabulous (@FoodandtheFab)

Winner of the Best Food and Wine Blog 2011, South African food and travel writer Ishay claims that it is making the connection between food, culture and tradition that fires her passion for travel.

Kim-Marie Evans of Luxury Travel Mom (@LuxuryTravelMom)

Luxury travel writer and mother of four, Kim-Marie believes that exotic travel does not end with having kids. She’s travelled and reviewed luxury holidays with her family from as far afield as Rwanda to the South of France.

Kirsten Alana of Aviators and a camera
 (@KirstenAlana)

Photographer and travel writer Kirsten gave up a humdrum job and unsatisfying life to travel the world and have adventures. She sees her travel blog as a way of giving back by inspiring her readers to live the life they dream about.

Follow and join the conversation with Peter, Ishay, Kim-Marie and Kirsten on their adventures – they’ll be posting on their blogs, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #UltimateMauritius as they discover the beautiful island of Mauritius.