FT singles out Le Prince Maurice

Maria Shollenbarger of The Financial Times has given Constance Le Prince Maurice a glowing review describing it as, ‘one of the island’s best-established luxury retreats’.

Aerial view of beach and infinity pool at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Beach and infinity pool at Constance Le Prince Maurice

In her article for the FT’s How to Spend It section, Shollenbarger believes that Mauritius is re-emerging into the spotlight as a luxury Indian Ocean destination for discerning travellers.

Compared to other luxury hotels in the Maldives she says that, ‘Le Prince Maurice holds an ace in its pocket in the form of exceptional tranquillity: its private bay and narrow, smooth and eminently swimmable beach are protected by a natural land protrusion at its southern end.’

Read Maria Shollenbarger’s full article Ocean Swell in FT’s How to Spend It.

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Constance Lémuria on Expresso TV

Discover the secluded, beautiful beaches and lush, verdant nature surrounding Constance Lémuria on the island of Praslin, Seychelles.

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Luxury seeps through everything we do at Lémuria from our pampering fragrant bathing ceremonies and pillow menus to the sumptuous spacious suites and expansive villas, complete with your own villa master.

South Africa Expresso TV

Leigh-Anne Williams from South African TV breakfast show Expresso recently visited the resort as part of an Expresso feature on the Seychelles and described the island as, ‘one of the most sought after destinations in the whole world’.

Private beaches

One of the highlights of a visit to Lémuria are the stunning private beaches including Anse Georgette where guests can welcome the morning with an exercise session based on gentle yoga stretches.

If you’re looking for something more active, discover the mysteries of the Indian Ocean. Diving, swimming and snorkelling all offer an opportunity to see an incredible array of beautiful marine life within metres of the resort.

Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Spa treatments on the beach at Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Spa de Constance

Those in pursuit of relaxation will find a haven of tranquility at our Spa de Constance. Set in a quiet corner of lush Seychelles greenery where you can treat your body and mind to the ultimate in relaxing and reviving treatments based on all-natural, fresh, local products.

See the Coco de Mer and visit La Digue

On Praslin guests can visit the unique Vallée de Mai forest, home to the fascinating Coco de Mer. Or take a 15 minute boat ride to the world famous beaches of neighbouring island La Digue.

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Constance Le Prince Maurice on Trip Advisor

We are always thrilled to hear that you’ve enjoyed your time with us. Here’s what people are saying about Constance Hotels & Resorts on Trip Advisor right now.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

This review is from Jane Mann, a guest who recently returned to Constance Le Prince Maurice for her second visit:

‘Paradise re-visited’

Reviewed June 2, 2013

I have never been back to the same hotel in my years of travelling this fantastic globe, and wondered if I had made a mistake in choosing to return to Le Prince Maurice. I need not have worried. The hotel was even more luxurious after its refurbishment, and the service… well, what can I say.

Greeted by name by every member of staff… the General Manager introduced himself again over dinner, the Spa manager came over at breakfast to ask how my massage had been the previous day, the receptionist greeted me as a long-lost friend and the guest relation’s manager up-graded me and treated me like royalty.

Spa de Constance, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Spa de Constance, Constance Le Prince Maurice

I am an ordinary, hard-working widow, who spends the money earned from my stressful job on exotic holidays. I left this beautiful hotel feeling utterly pampered and very special. I am sure it will not be my last visit. Thank you Constance Le Prince Maurice. You are a gem amongst hotels.”

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Vintage Lifestyle magazine describes Ephélia as a ‘slice of heaven’

South African magazine Vintage Lifestyle has described Constance Ephélia as the ‘crème de la crème of Seychellois island style and hospitality’.

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

On a recent visit to the resort the magazine describes the Seychelles as an idyllic holiday destination and Ephélia as the perfect place to stay.

5 star luxury in Seychelles

‘We stayed at the breathtakingly beautiful 5 star Constance Ephélia Resort on the island of Mahé. Here we enjoyed swimming in our private pool at our private villa where all you can hear are birds singing, the rustling of leaves in the coconut palms and small waves washing onto the North Beach just a few steps away.’

The magazine team was amazed by the number of activities on offer at the resort and tried their hands at everything from rock climbing and zip lining to trail hiking and spa treatments. They even took time out to feed the resort’s 110-year-old tortoise, Dusty.

Other highlights outlined by the magazine were the tantalising, 5 star food served at the resort’s five restaurants and the friendliness of all the hotel staff. ‘The staff are like a family at Constance Ephélia Resort, even though there are 800 of them!’

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Read the full article and check out the stunning photographs of Constance Ephélia taken during the trip: Vintage Lifestyle Magazine.

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Food of Madagascar at Constance Tsarabanjina

One of the most lasting memories of a holiday are its flavours and nowhere is this more true than on the remote, exclusive Madagascan island of Tsarabanjina.

Madagascan lobsters at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Madagascan lobsters at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Flavours of Madagascar

Breathe in the scents of Constance Tsarabanjina and you’ll catch hints of cloves, vanilla, black pepper and nutmeg which make up the foundation of Malagasy cuisine.

Local produce at Tsarabanjina

We select the very best produce daily from the local market on Nosy Bé including the freshest spices, fruits and vegetables – luscious pineapples, mangoes and lime, plump pumpkins and vibrantly coloured sweet potatoes.

The fish our chefs prepare is caught off our shores by fishermen from the neighbouring island of Mitsio. Fishing with nets off traditional wooden pirogues, they use the same techniques that Malagasy fishermen have used for hundreds of years.

Fish for your own dinner

It is even possible to have your own pirogue fishing experience with our chefs on hand back on dry land to prepare and cook your very own catch-of-the-day.

For a unique culinary experience you could try lobster caught in the water just beyond your villa, prepared and grilled before your eyes and served to a secluded table for two on the rocks beside the ocean.

Dine on the beach at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Dine on the beach at Tsarabanjina

Local chefs

Our chefs come with an innate understanding of the distinct flavours and traditions of Malagasy cuisine with its Southeast Asian, African, European and Chinese influences. They blend flavours and traditions to create an elegant, authentically Malagasy, 5-star dining experience.

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Trends 2013: Wedding dessert tables

Looking for ideas to make your wedding menu more exciting? Guest blogger Fay Millar of Pink Rose Cakes reveals the latest trends for 2013.

It wasn’t so long ago that the wedding cake was simply a three-tier, royal iced fruit cake, no negotiation.

Wedding cake at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Wedding cake at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Then wedding cakes underwent a bit of a transformation, the use of sponges instead of fruit, fondant icing instead of royal became accepted. Cakes got bigger, bolder, even wonkier.

Now many brides are going even further and opting not just for a cake as their reception centre piece but wedding dessert tables adorned with all manner of sugary naughtiness for their celebrations.

They are set to be a big trend for 2013, perhaps even rivaling cupcakes in their growing popularity amongst savvy, fashion-conscious brides.

As with many trends dessert tables started in the States and spread around the world. The idea that you could have a table laid out with a plethora of cookies, macaroons, miniature cakes, cake pops, sweets and popcorn is wonderfully decadent.

On other occasions it might seem a tad too opulent but at weddings they are a brilliant accompaniment to the main cake and a great way to offer guests something visually pleasing as well as alternative to nibble on.

Ruffle wedding cake by Pink Rose Cakes

Ruffle wedding cake by Pink Rose Cakes

They can also be themed to fit in with wedding itself with everything from chic Parisian black, white and pink tables to rustic, country-style ones with cascades of delicately iced cookies in shades of coffee, cream and ivory.

For the serious cake lovers out there it is also an opportunity to have a second boutique style cake which mirrors the wedding theme.

Normally two tiers, these cakes are much smaller in scale than the main wedding cake but provide the perfect focal point for the dessert table itself and offer the bride and groom another chance to ‘cut the cake’.

From a practical point of view, they can provide extra cake for evening guests or those who just want an extra slice.

The only difficulty is in choosing exactly what is to go on the table, the list of possibilities is deliciously long….

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