Island romance of Mauritius

It’s not hard to see why Mauritius is consistently described as one of the most romantic places in the world.

Le Barachois, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Le Barachois, Le Prince Maurice

Its stunning palm-lined white sand beaches and turquoise seas set against a dramatic mountain backdrop make it the perfect destination for a romantic Indian Ocean getaway.

That’s why at Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice we’ve woven romance into the very heart of what we offer.

We have staff who are attentive but discreet, restaurants which make the most of our breathtaking location, secluded areas for relaxation around the resort and accommodation built for seduction.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

The grown-up elegance of Le Prince Maurice sets the mood for quiet romance, designed to offer guest peace and seclusion. From it’s luxurious accommodation to its quiet beaches and infinity pool, there’s plenty to enthral here.

The resort also boasts one of the most romantic restaurants in the world, Le Barachois, serving freshly caught seafood. The romance begins as you wind your way through mangrove trees down a lantern-lit wooden gangplank to reach a restaurant which floats on the moonlit lagoon.

Even the pampering luxury of the Spa de Constance need not separate you from your loved one. Skincare specialist Sisley offers a special treatment for couples enticingly called ‘In the mood for love’.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Romantic dinners at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Romantic dinners at Belle Mare Plage

Spa de Constance at Belle Mare Plage also offers couples’ treatments such as the Zen Ritual and Honeymoon massage, and the resort offers plenty of opportunities for romance.

You can dine in style at the Mediterranean-inspired La Spiaggia, tucked away from the main resort with stunning views across the ocean. And if you’re looking for something less formal, the beachside Indigo restaurant and bar has a romance all of its own.

Complimentary kids’ clubs

Couples with children can take advantage of the kids’ clubs and babysitting service available at both resorts, to take the little ones off your hands so you have time and space for romance.

Weddings and honeymoons

Wedding of Mr & Mrs Billam at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Wedding of Mr & Mrs Billam at Le Prince

Both Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice are popular wedding and honeymoon destinations offering romantic extras like secluded dinners on the beach and 24-hour room service.

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Constance Ephelia gains Seychelles Sustainable Tourism certificate

Constance Ephelia has recently been certified as a sustainable tourism resort, and now carries the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label.

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

North Beach, Constance Ephelia

This certificate is awarded to hotels that incorporate sustainable practices into their everyday business operations, to help safeguard the biodiversity and culture of the Seychelles.

Opened in 2010, Constance Ephelia has been recognised as a leader in the Seychelles for working to conserve the biodiversity of the natural landscape around which it’s built.

In 2011, Ephelia was awarded the prestigious Landscape Gold Award, in recognition for its superior landscape construction.

The resort is situated on 2 of the most breathtaking beaches on Mahé, and overlooks the marine national park of Port Launay.

There are 7 different types of accommodation including hillside and spa villas, 5 restaurants and 6 bars, 4 swimming pools, a fully equipped gym, tennis and squash courts, climbing wall, zip wires and a dive centre.

The choice you’ll find at Ephelia has made it a haven for families, offering plenty of space to run around. Yet the resort exudes a boutique-feel you’d expect from a smaller hotel, and many couples choose to get married and honeymoon here.

Find out more about Constance Ephelia on our website.

 

Secret corners of the world – Constance Tsarabanjina

For those searching for a remote hideaway far from the noise and bustle of modern life, Constance Tsarabanjina off the coast of Madagascar is a dream come true.

Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Secluded beach bungalow at Tsarabanjina

Relaxation and nature are the main attractions at this exclusive island retreat, named Madagascar’s Leading Luxury Lodge at this month’s World Travel Awards. Whale watching, snorkelling and nature walks can be combined with sampling seafood pulled fresh from the ocean and massages are given on the beach at sunset.

Barefoot living combines with Constance luxury

A vision of laid-back luxury, Constance Tsarabanjina combines the barefoot charms of beach living with the luxury of Constance Hotels to create a truly unique holiday experience.

Tsarabanjina, with it’s 25 thatched rosewood bungalows, spaced out over the island’s two main beaches, is all about creating comfort and luxury in a relaxed back-to-nature environment.

At Tsarabanjina you can revel in a simpler way of life, so you won’t find any televisions or other noises to disturb your island retreat and even the staff are well practised at being on hand when needed, without intruding into your space or the peace of this beautiful island.

Diving at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Diving with yellow snapper

The barefoot living carries through to the sand-floored bar, a perfect space to meet up with friends and unwind. To fit with the laid-back vibe board games are provided.

And in keeping with the resort’s elegant rustic charm, meals of fresh seafood are served in the restaurant at communal tables or if you prefer a seafood platter can be served to you on the beach.

Exploring the island

The staff at the Tsarabanjina are passionate about the island and its environment and will be on hand to take you on guided walks around the island, on boat trips to discover the local area or to help you explore the teeming underwater world.

Whether you want to discover the unique natural world Madagascar offers or simply enjoy the seclusion of your own beach bungalow looking out over the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean, Tsarabanjina offers a tranquil idyll of laid back luxury.

Whale watching at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Visit Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina from August to November, and you stand a good chance of spotting humpback whales as they make their way to one of their favoured breeding grounds off the Malagasy mainland.

Whale watching at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Whale watching at Lodge Tsarabanjina

Every year, these majestic creatures leave the cold waters of the Antarctic seeking out the warmer waters closer to the Equator. Many humpback whales swim to the channel between Ile Sainte-Marie off the East coast of Madagascar to breed.

It’s estimated there are only 10,000-15,000 humpback whales in the world. An endangered species, they have a life expectancy of 45-50 years.

Have you seen a whale in the wild?

If you’ve spotted a whale in the wild, we’d love to see any photos you have of the experience – you can post them on our Constance Hotels Facebook page or tweet them using Twitter, mentioning @constancehotels.

Tips for observing whales

Learn more about how to observe whales from Wild Whales.

Find out more about Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Top 6 reasons to visit Spa de Constance in Mauritius

Retreat to Spa de Constance and awaken your senses.

Spa de Constance at Constance Hotels Experience

Spa de Constance

Here are our Top 6 reasons why a holiday at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Belle Mare Plage will have you feeling like new again.

1. Immerse yourself in luxurious surroundings

Steal yourself away to the peaceful surroundings of the spa. Tucked away in a quiet spot at both resorts, these spaces effuse a sense of well-being from the moment you cross the threshold.

At Le Prince Maurice, you can enjoy the thermal pool, relax on loungers, indulge in a treatment or two, and get to work at the fitness centre.

At Belle Mare Plage, seek time out in the beautiful treatment rooms before enjoying a soak in the whirlpools, plunge pool, steam bath and sauna.

2. Restore your equilibrium

Take your pick from our extensive spa menu, and feel the tensions of daily life melt away.

Massage at Spa de Constance

Massage at Spa de Constance

The revamped spa at Le Prince Maurice is a haven for tired minds and bodies. The new Sisley spa offers a range of treatments using essential oils and plant extracts, combining massage techniques with the power of aromatherapy.

Choose from new signature treatments at Spa de Constance including Rum Spirit, a gentle body exfoliation using aged amber rum, sugarcane and cinnamon. Ayurvedic and Thai massage, Shiatsu and reflexology are also on the menu.

At Belle Mare Plage, popular treatments include volcanic clay body scrubs, nourishing herbal wraps, aromatherapy scalp massage, and Golfer’s tonic – the perfect ending to a long day on our championship golf courses.

3. Tailor made for you

Brice Nicham, world renowned footcare practitioner, introduced a range of treatments at Le Prince Maurice last month.

His much-sought after pedicures and posture treatments are tailor-made.

The unique ‘My Posture’ check up allows us to analyse any problem connected with a bad posture such as multiple pains in your knees and back and consequently to adapt efficient treatments tailored to your needs. Read more about Brice Nicham treatments at Constance Le Prince Maurice.

At Shiseido spa, Belle Mare Plage, the treatments are based on the belief that the beauty of a person’s skin, mind and body lies in the balance of Qi – the vital energy force that runs throughout the body.

Each facial and body treatment incorporates Western and Oriental meridian (channels of energy) massage styles, together with tsubo points stimulation.

3. Try a new approach to fitness

Isabelle Lamant at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Isabelle Lamant at Constance Le Prince Maurice

The fully equipped gym at Belle Mare Plage includes an Art Technogym Kinesis wall and Life Fitness Cardio equipment. Classes on offer include yoga, aerobics, aquagym, tennis and personal training.

At Le Prince Maurice, fitness guru Isabelle Lamant has recently joined the team and is introducing guests to her unique blend of dance, yoga and gymnastics.

‘My sessions will allow guests to tone up while they are dancing, practice the Dynamic (Vinyasa) Yoga as well as learning how to relax tense muscles and weak joints.’ Read more about Isabelle Lamant’s approach to fitness.

At the fitness centre, we offer personalised training, power fit sessions, yoga, t’ai chi and tennis.

5. Best for spa breaks

Constance Le Prince Maurice has just been tipped as the best hotel for spa breaks on Mauritius by The Times newspaper. Quietly discreet and delightfully grown up, the resort is breaking new ground in delivering the luxury experience.

In last month’s Spa Secrets magazine, Le Prince Maurice was named best in Mauritius for classic beauty. ‘CLPM is a well-established, well-run, grown-up resort. Hollywood actress Claire Forlani is a repeat guest and this summer, after undergoing a major refurbishment, the resort looks better than ever.’

6. Rest easy and indulge

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice

After all that pampering, treat yourself to some post-spa fun. Enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie by the beach or relax at the bar with a sun-downer cocktail before enjoying dinner at one of our restaurants. From the beachside Mediterranean La Spiaggia at Belle Mare Plage, to the elegant L’Archipel overhanging the infinity pool at Le Prince Maurice, choice is key.

At the end of the evening, retreat to your room where you can drift off to sleep in a state of total relaxation, to wake up refreshed and full of vitality – all set for another day in paradise where you can laugh, play and reconnect.

Find out more

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Interview with our first guests to check into Le Prince Maurice

Our first guests to check into the newly refurbished Constance Le Prince Maurice were Jacky and Pierrette Beasse.

Mr and Mrs Beasse at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Mr and Mrs Beasse at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Having travelled extensively across Europe from their home in Champagne Ardenne, France they had never flown by plane before visiting  Le Prince Maurice in September.

Why Constance Le Prince Maurice?

‘We have visited many other European countries but this is the first time we have travelled by plane. We waited a long time because we wanted to be sure that when we did we would experience the best.’

Planning the trip of a lifetime is not easy and Mrs Beasse wanted to be sure that they got exactly what they were looking for.

‘I looked everywhere on the internet, I went on different websites such as Trip Advisor as well as discussing different destinations with people on forums. We also had friends who came here and recommended Le Prince Maurice hotel.’

They weren’t disappointed. ‘We have many words to describe the hotel such as ‘luxurious’, ‘elegant’, ‘serene’. While we have been here we have been so relaxed it’s been like floating on a cloud. From the moment we arrived we were well taken care of and received a great welcome, much better than we had ever experienced in a French hotel – in fact they could learn a thing or two from Le Prince Maurice.’

The couple made the most of their time in Mauritius. ‘We are enjoying the beach and the boathouse, where we went for a ride on the glass-bottom boat. We also enjoyed the new swimming pool – we were alone so it was even better. We have taken walks in the beautiful gardens as well as several outings.’

And the best thing about the holiday…

They find it hard to sum up what part of their holiday they have most enjoyed. ‘Our suite, the décor of the hotel, its charm and its surroundings are all so beautiful. We have really enjoyed the calm of the hotel and especially that of the restaurant L’Archipel. We would also like to say a special word for Linda who was the first person to serve us on our arrival, she knew exactly how to make us comfortable and we really appreciated it.’

Find out more

Visit the Constance Le Prince Maurice website for more information, and to find out about booking and availability.

Find out what Mr and Mrs Beasse wrote about their stay on Trip Advisor - ‘L’excellence dans l’hôtellerie.