Top 8 reasons to go to Mauritius

Mauritius has long been a favourite with honeymooners and families, and as the doors reopen at the 6* Constance Le Prince Maurice, a new generation of luxury holiday aficionados are set to discover what the island has to offer.

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Here are our top 8 reasons to go to Mauritius right now.

1. Natural beauty

Palm fringed white-sand beaches, turquoise seas and vibrant coral reefs make for a tropical island paradise. Add to this mountain peaks, lush green river gorges and waterfalls, and it’s not hard to see why Mauritius stands out as a top island destination.

2. Beautiful climate

The island’s tropical climate makes Mauritius an all-year round option if you’re looking for warmth and sunshine.

From December to April, it’s hotter and more humid, while from May to November it’s cooler and drier. The best time of year for diving is November to March.

3. Indian Ocean

What better playground for water sports enthusiasts than the Indian Ocean. Warm seas, colourful reefs, and an abundance of sea creatures make this a great place for diving and snorkelling. Children aged 8 and up can learn to dive with our expert team.

At Constance we also offer wind-surfing, kayaking, water-skiing, sailing and more.

4. Family holidays

From the sheltered shoreline and stunning natural beaches to our children’s menus, spacious accommodation, new family suites at Le Prince Maurice and a huge choice of activities, Constance hotels on Mauritius are popular with families.

We offer free kids’ clubs at Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice, as well as a bookable baby sitting service.

5. Luxury golf

Legend golf course at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course

Set in a stunning location with great weather, superb food and a training academy run by golf pros, Constance Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice attract experienced and novice golfers alike.

Our 2 championship golf courses, the Legend and Links, are the setting for many tournaments throughout the year including the MCB Championship.

6. Culture and heritage

The island enjoys a multi-cultural heritage, and it shines through in the eclectic mix of food, festivals, dance, celebrations and temples you’ll find here.

7. Horse racing

Mauritius is home to the oldest race course in the southern hemisphere – The Mauritius Turf Club. Situated at Champ de Mars, Port Louis, it was first established in 1812.

Popular today with locals and tourists, entry is free and attracts crowds of up to 30,000 every Saturday.

8. Constance Le Prince Maurice

Le Barachois, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Le Barachois restaurant

With its reputation as one of the most romantic hotels in the world, Le Prince Maurice has just undergone a major refurbishment.

When it first opened in the late 90s, Le Prince set the pace for luxury resorts on the island, and this latest revamp sets it apart yet again as a high-functioning delight of a hotel.

Exuding a grown-up luxury that’s hard to beat, Le Prince Maurice will draw you in from the moment you enter the gates.

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Luxury redefined at Constance Le Prince Maurice

After an exciting refurbishment, Constance Le Prince Maurice finds it groove as the ultimate must-book hotel on Mauritius right now.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Still elegant and refined yet more romantic than ever, here are some of the delights awaiting guests when they walk through the entrance.

Asian Tapas and sushi
The popular Laguna Bar has a new Asian Tapas corner, where Japanese food lovers can enjoy delicious sushi while soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying views across the infinity pool and beach.

Wine cellar at L’Archipel
A new state-of-the-art wine cellar measuring 175m² adjoins L’Archipel restaurant, dedicated to exclusive wines and with a capacity for 15,000 bottles. There’s an area for wine tasting, with a selection of cheese and deli foods on offer.

Spa de Constance by Sisley
Sisley is the latest addition to our spa. The concept and philosophy of the wonderful Sisley brand transports you to an exotic and sensorial world. Treatments combine massage rituals from around the world with the power of aromatherapy to reunify body and mind.

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Indulge at Le Prince Maurice

New family suites
Twelve new thatched-roof family suites, with a choice of sea or garden views, feature a main en-suite bedroom, children’s room with bunk beds and bathroom, and a spacious sitting area. Some suites offer direct access to the beach.

What else is new?

  • Add to this a new heated lap pool bringing the number of pools to 2
  • a floating bar near Le Barachois, Mauritius’ only floating restaurant where guests can enjoy live music and DJ sets long into the evening while trying our infamous cocktails and selection of wines.

Constance Le Prince Maurice has already earned itself a reputation as being one of the most romantic hotels in the world. This latest refurbishment takes it to a whole new level.

Enticing, intimate and totally indulgent.

If you want to check availability, visit our website or message us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Eco kids at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Mauritius is an ideal family holiday destination, and at Constance Belle Mare Plage our exciting new eco kids programme gives your children the chance to appreciate what this unique island has to offer.

Family holidays at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Family holidays at Constance Belle Mare Plage

KaKoo Club, our free all-day kids club, is a haven for younger visitors where your children will make new friends and build adventures of their own.

We offer excursions to the botanical garden, bird park and lion park. We’ll introduce your children to the underwater world with trips on our glass bottom boat and underwater sea-walks – helping to create some very special holiday memories for them.

Back at Kakoo camp, your children can capture these memories through painting, crafts and games. You can be sure they’ll have plenty to talk about when you rendezvous at the end of the day, and will regale you with endless bed time stories about their adventures.

Constance Belle Mare Plage walks the line perfectly between larger family resort, and an indulgent grown-up space that offers you the total resort experience for all ages.

Find out more on the Constance Belle Mare Plage website.

Enjoying Ramadan at Constance Halaveli

At Constance Halaveli, we’re celebrating Ramadan with a special tea and shisha promotion at our beautiful Jahaz Bar.

Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

On the beach at Halaveli

Tea time

Indulge in an unforgettable afternoon tea experience, with fresh teas and baklava. The teas we offer include:

  • Earl Grey
  • Chamomile flowers
  • Cinnamon spice
  • Pure Peppermint
  • Green

 

Shisha pleasures

One of the pleasures of Ramadan is to spend a relaxing evening in convivial company enjoying a Shisha of your favourite flavour.

Jahaz Bar, Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Jahaz Bar

  • Apple
  • Double Apple
  • Mint
  • Mint and Grape
  • Grape
  • Cinnamon
  • Strawberry
Find out more about Constance Halaveli

Is it time for a digital detox?

As we look forward to some time off, many of us are thinking about clocking-off and going on holiday. But in our permanently switched-on society, it’s become the norm to check emails from the beach while trying to make the most of our time away from the office.

North Beach, Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

North Beach, Constance Ephelia Resort

So it’s no surprise that one of the biggest trends of 2012 is for a digital detox – people seeking out ‘cold spots’ where technology doesn’t reign and you can’t use your phone.

In an article for The Sunday Times Style Magazine, Martin Raymond co- founder of the trend forecasting think tank The Future Laboratory says, ‘Increasingly, we’re seeing that people are craving more time to contemplate and meditate. The brain needs to think and relax, to find head space to come up with solutions and be creative… Being constantly connected is proving to be a problem. We need to give people time alone to get off the grid.’

If this sounds familiar, and makes you anxious just thinking about it, use some of your downtime to find the perfect holiday escape.

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Our Constance hotels offer the ideal bolt hole, where you can immerse yourself in a world of natural beauty. While we won’t ask you to check in your laptop and iPhone, you will be able to indulge in walking barefoot on powder soft sand, swimming in the ocean with brightly coloured marine life, and dining al fresco under beautiful star-lit skies.

And these treasured moments will last a lifetime in your memory.

While making changes to your everyday life can significantly reduce your stress levels, taking a break from it all can make it easier to instigate that change.

Find out more about our 7 resorts in 4 stunning locations from our Constance Hotels Experience website.

Top 5 reasons to head to Constance Lémuria

If you’re looking for 5* luxury and romance in a breathtaking location, Constance Lémuria is the place to be.

Beach at Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Beautiful setting for Lemuria

Here are our 5 top reasons to head to Lémuria this year.

1. Enjoy the Seychelles’ leading resort

At the most recent World Travel Awards – the industry equivalent of the Oscars – Lémuria was voted the Seychelles’ Leading Resort. And with good reason.

All suites and villas are situated right on the beach, just metres from the shoreline. Chic contemporary design throughout makes this a place where you’ll feel utterly indulged.

2. Play golf in paradise

Boasting the only golf course in the Seychelles, many golfers hail the 18-hole championship course as one of the most beautiful in the world.

With a Par 70, it offers a challenge to all level of players. Coaching is available, and we offer complimentary green fees and golf buggies to all hotel guests.

18-hole championship golf course, Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Championship golf course

Find out more about golf at Lémuria.

3. Explore some of the world’s finest beaches

Set on the island of Praslin, you’ll have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world as your playground. Anse Georgette, Anse Kerlan and Anse Lazio all regularly feature on must-see lists. Powder soft sand, crystal clear waters, turtle nesting sites, palm trees, and not a beach bar in sight. Pure, natural wonder.

4. Indulge at our first-rate spa

Our award-winning spa offers a fabulous range of pampering treatments, from both Spa de Constance and Shiseido. Treat yourself to time out from the hectic pace of everyday life and restore some inner equilibrium. Popular treatments include hot stone massage, hydrotherapy, Indian, Thai, Ayurvedic and Shiatsu massages, Golfer’s Tonic Treatment and our special honeymoon spa package. Find out more about our spa menu.

5. Savour the cuisine at our world-class restaurants

Beach Bar Grill, Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Beach Bar Grill

At Lémuria, we blend traditional Seychellois flavours with fine international cusine. The locations for our 3 restaurants create an intimate dining experience, and our 4 bars offer a wonderful space to sip on a few sundowner cocktails and breathe in the night air.

Looking for a great deal?

Take advantage of our late deal offer to Constance Lémuria - book before 31 August 2012 for 7 nights or more, and we’ll give you a 30% discount on your holiday. Subject to availability. Check dates and book your holiday on our Constance website.