Constance Le Prince Maurice wins 2013 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

Constance Le Prince Maurice has won the 2013 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award in 3 categories.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Beach perfect

According to Trip Advisor, only 1% of all accommodation listed on Trip Advisor this year has been given the Travellers’ Choice Award.

Constance Le Prince Maurice has won in the following categories:

Constance Le Prince Maurice has been winning over regulars and new guests alike since its major refurbishment last year, securing its reputation as one of the most intimate and enticing luxury hotels in the Indian Ocean.

Trip Advisor review

The perfect honeymoon destination bar none

‘My wife took charge of my initial honeymoon planning attempts and vetoed my original blueprint of Sri Lanka book ending the Maldives…

Suite on Stilts at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Suite on Stilts at Le Prince Maurice

We stayed at Constance Le Prince Maurice for the second week and absolutely loved it. Amazing rooms, decor, ambience, attention to detail, food, discreet but friendly staff, surrounds. Only blemish was one day of adverse weather.

Was I upset we missed the Maldives? No. This is an ultimate Indian Ocean honeymoon destination that will blow your socks off.’ Read the whole review.

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Bid to dine at Michelin star restaurants in our online charity auction

In celebration of the Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau, we are holding an online charity auction, offering exclusive dinners for two at a selection of Michelin-star restaurants across Europe.

Inside Chez Bruce, London

Inside Chez Bruce, London

All proceeds from the charity auction will go to a ground breaking school for disadvantaged teenagers in Mauritius – Etoile de Mer.

The online auction will start on 18 March and run for five days to mark the Culinary Festival.

Each lucky bidder will win an exclusive dinner for two at one of a selection of Michelin-star restaurants, including London’s Chez Bruce.

How to take part

Join us on Facebook, Twitter or here on the blog to find out more about how to take part in the auction when it launches on 18 March 2013.

The charity - Etoile de Mer

At Constance, we have supported the Mauritian school for teenagers, Etoile de Mer, for some years. Now, with your support, we can help the school expand so the founder, Christine Baudot, can take in more children. Currently demand is far in excess of the number of places available.

The school welcomes children from 12 years old who come from deprived families living in the neighbourhood, and who have struggled in their primary education.

The school’s proven non-academic approach is enabling pupils to thrive as they build self-confidence and personality, teaching them non-vocational skills, as well as how to read and write.

Find out more

Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest Constance news, competitions and offers, including the launch of this online charity auction.

Find out more about the 2013 Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau.

 

Secluded hotels and resorts with passion

At Constance we put passion at the heart of everything we do to create a luxury holiday experience with a soul of discovery.

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Everything that goes into making your holiday so special is created by teams of dedicated staff who have one thing in common – a shared passion for what they do.

From the dedicated architects who first discovered our idyllic locations to our chefs striving to find the best ingredients, everyone at Constance is driven by this desire to bring guests the very finest experiences from around the world.

Idyllic Indian Ocean beaches

Our team at Constance began by travelling this beautiful region and selecting what we consider to be the most stunning, unspoilt beach locations to house our hotels.

We work hard with leading architects to ensure that our presence in these idyllic locations blends perfectly with the beautiful surroundings, creating as little impact on the environment as possible. We were rewarded for our efforts in 2011 with a Landscape Gold Award for our work creating Ephélia.

And we have just repeated this carefully imagined process for the relaunch of the stunning and secluded Tsarabanjina in Madagascar.

Architect at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Architect at Constance Ephelia

Ecological passion

Our passion goes beyond the grounds of our hotels, as we work to ensure the surrounding environment is protected for future generations.

Keen marine biologists at Halaveli are working on a reefscaping programme to repair coral that was damaged in the area by the tsunami of 2004.

While at Lémuria in the Seychelles, we have our very own turtle expert who overseas and protects the annual return of Hawksbill and Green Turtles to lay their eggs. Read more about turtles at Lemuria.

Fine wine and food from around the world

Tirelessly seeking out the very best wines from around the world our sommeliers, including Jerome Fauré, Head Sommelier, and Cedric Jacob at Halaveli, travel to vineyards and wine fairs across the New World and Old as part of their search.

So proud are our sommeliers of their precious finds that in each resort they are more than happy to invite you to wine tastings to discover these wines for yourself.  Read about the new state of the art wine cellar at Le Prince Maurice.

Sommeliers at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Discovering new wines

At Constance we take food very seriously and our chefs’ obsession with sourcing the best ingredients, and then using local flavours and spices to create something new and exciting, can be tasted in every dish we serve.

We celebrate this culinary passion every year in Mauritius with the Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival when we invite Michelin-star chefs to compete on teams with our local chefs – sharing ideas, inspiring and teaching.

Experts with passion

At Constance we are committed to sourcing the very best experiences for our guests and sometimes this means inviting top specialists in their field to join us and share their passion.

At Le Prince Maurice we are proud to have French fitness guru Isabelle Lamant inspiring guests with her holistic approach to fitness.

And celebrity podiatrist Brice Nicham has introduced his revolutionary approach to footcare at the hotel’s spa.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi

Sound tempting?

Find out more about each of our 7 resorts in the Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius and Madagascar, on our Constance Hotels & Resorts website

Keep up to date with latest competitions, events and inspiration from Constance and join our community on Facebook.

 

Ephélia and Lémuria celebrate the art of French winemaking

We have invited some of the most inspirational French winemakers from the Art de Vignes association to visit the Seychelles to share their passion and produce with our guests.

Adam & Eve Restaurant, Constance Ephelia

Adam & Eve Restaurant, Constance Ephelia

Run in connection with a series of dining events, guests will be able to sample wines from:

  • Domaine Mas Amiel
  • Chateau Beaucastel
  • Domaine Des Roches Neuves
  • Domaine De La Pommardiere

The guest winemakers will work in conjunction with the sommeliers and chefs at the restaurants of Ephélia from 3 – 6 March.

At Lémuria guests can enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk with the winemakers before enjoying a wine dinner and golf competition running from the 8 – 9 March.

Find out more

Visit our website to find out more about Constance Ephelia and Constance Lemuria.

Discover more about these winemakers and the fine wines they produce:

Designers triumph across Europe

With Paris Fashion Week launching today and critics heralding this year’s Milan and London as the most successful ever, here’s our pick of the top 5 fashion blogs.

Catwalk

Hitting the catwalk

  • Anna Dello Russo - In her role as editor-at-large for Japanese Vogue, Anna Dello Russo attends catwalk shows around the world and keeps her blog firmly on the pulse of high fashion. Her aim is to give a ‘behind-the-scenes’ view of the fashion industry.
  • Style Bubble - London-based Susanna Lau uses her position as a writer and editor (she formerly edited Dazed & Confused’s online Dazed Digital) to spotlight young and unknown fashion talent. A great blog to follow to discover what’s new at ground level.
  • The Gentleman Blogger - To prove fashion isn’t just for women this dedicated blogger picks out the very best in sartorial style from the menswear collections.
  • Style Scrapbook - A look at all things fashion from the latest collections to what’s happening on the streets this Mexican-born, Amsterdam-based blogger was voted Elle.nl best fashion blogger.
  • The Vogue Blog - Present at all the shows, not to mention the after-show parties, if you’re looking for a frequent update of what’s going on in women’s fashion this is a good place to start.
Find out more

For a list of highlights from London Fashion Week visit Net-A-Porter.

And find out from The Independent why ‘feminine with a fighting spirit’ is the key trend to come this year.

Read more about us on our website at Constance Hotels & Resorts or visit our Facebook page.

Spotlight: Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Discover the unique world of choice offered to you at the beautiful Mauritian resort of Belle Mare Plage.

Family holidays at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Family holidays at Belle Mare Plage

From the high-octane excitement of water skiing and kite-surfing to the sheer pampering indulgence of luxury accommodation and bespoke spa treatments.

A family adventure

At Belle Mare Plage we want you to share the fun and excitement of your holiday with those you love, so we pride ourselves on being a family-friendly resort with plenty for all ages to do.

With a white sand beach that stretches 2km, four swimming pools and seven restaurants all serving kids’ menus, we offer children the freedom to play and explore.

At our all-day children’s club our staff are on hand to ensure the adventure never ends with indoor arts and crafts, outdoor play equipment, pool and excursions to discover the wonders of Mauritius.

Accommodation

Feel yourself unwind in the private luxury of your accommodation.

Families can choose from prestige rooms or junior suites that connect, or for an extra dash of luxury, there are villas with private garden and pool.

Culinary delights

La Spiaggia, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

La Spiaggia, Belle Mare Plage

As the host of the annual Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival, Belle Mare Plage is famous for its unique culinary spirit.

Foodies enjoy the choice on offer here:

  • exclusive fine dining experience at the Blue Penny Café
  • Mediterranean food at La Spiaggia, tucked away at the end of the beach
  • traditional Mauritian cuisine at Deer Hunter, at Legend golf course
  • tasty light lunches served up at The Swing, on the Links course
  • international cuisine at La Citronnelle buffet
  • laid back beach-side dining at Indigo
  • lively daytime vibe at La Kaze, situated near the prestige rooms

Playtime at Constance

Free your spirit at Belle Mare Plage with our range of exhilarating water sports. From waterskiing, windsurfing and Hobie Cat sailing to big game fishing, parasailing and kite surfing, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy the ocean waves.

Underwater enthusiasts can join our team at the Blue Diving Centre to discover the stunning reef just off our shore. At Belle Mare Plage we’ll even teach the kids (8 years +) to dive so they can share the adventure with you.

If you’re looking for thrills beyond the ocean why not try tennis, gym and fitness classes, or a day excursion such as quad biking or mountain biking.

Tee time at Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Keen golfers and beginners alike relish the opportunity to play our two championship golf courses. Hosting the MCB Tour Championship our prestigious Legend and Links courses are a treat for any golfer. Improve your swing with a lesson at the Marc Farry Golf Academy, or book classes for the rest of the family so they can share your passion for the sport.

Pamper yourself

The choice continues in the luxurious Spa de Constance where you can select traditional beauty and body treatments from either the Spa de Constance or the exclusive Shiseido spa.

Popular treatments include massages, volcanic clay body scrubs, nourishing herbal wraps and our fantastic ‘golfers tonic’ to ease tired muscles after a day on our championship greens.

Find out more

Visit our website to read more about Constance Belle Mare Plage and to check booking availability.

Find out why Where2Golf recommends Belle Mare Plage and watch Golf Monthly’s video about golf at Belle Mare Plage.