Top French and South African winemakers visit Constance in Mauritius

Wine lovers are in for a treat in May at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Throughout the month specially selected winemakers from the new and old world will be visiting Constance to host wine dinners which compliment the very best wines they produce.

10 May – Marianne Estates visit Constance Le Prince Maurice
Described as ‘South African wine with a French soul’. The Estate’s wines are grown on the foothills of the stunning Simonsberg region in South Africa under the guidance of Bordeaux expert and Frenchman Christian Dauriac. Alex Brodbeck of the Estate will introduce his wines to our guests at a special wine dinner.

17 & 18 May – Domaine Marcel Lapierre visit Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage
Marie Lapierre of Domaine Marcel Lapierre will host wine dinners at both resorts to introduce guests to its robust, organic Beaujolais wines. Grown in the heart of the Beaujolais region, the Domaine returned to traditional, fully-natural vine-growing techniques in 2005.

The wine producers have kindly agreed to take time during their stay with us to offer training and guidance to our team of expert sommeliers at both resorts.

Find out more

Visit the website Marianne Estates  and read about Marianne Estates on the Schiller Wine blog.

Visit the website Domaine Marcel Lapierre

And read more about Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage, and check booking availability.

Valmont supports coral reef regeneration programme in Maldives

Valmont has extended its partnership with Constance Halaveli to support reef health and biodiversity on the beautiful Maldivian island.

Marine life at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Marine life at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Having opened the Valmont spa at Halaveli in 2012, the leading Swiss skincare brand is now backing an ambitious sustainable initiative to support rehabilitating the coral reef in the Maldives.

Creating an artificial reef to promote marine life

To encourage the coral reef to grow quickly and provide shelter for other marine animals, we have created a man-made underwater structure, where broken coral fragments can be attached.

Seduced by the regeneration programme that began a year ago at Halaveli, Didier Guillon CEO of Valmont Group has chosen to donate $5,000 per year, to buy and maintain these structures. This move is a reflection of the brand’s commitment to global sustainable co-operation initiatives.

How Constance manages the Reefscaping program

The initiative was originally started in 2011, backed by Mr. Vallet, CEO of the Constance Group, himself heavily committed to sustainable development projects.

The Constance Halaveli Spa team now manage the program, backed by the support, enthusiasm and deep involvement of Halaveli resort General Manager Renato W Chizzola.

Valmont Spa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Valmont Spa at Halaveli

Valmont spa at Constance Halaveli

With immaculate white sand beaches and beautiful turquoise lagoon, Constance Halaveli naturally blends into the idyllic setting of the South Ari Atoll.

It’s in this magnificent setting, that Valmont opened their spa a year ago. One of the exclusive treatments on offer here is the popular Valmont After Diving Treatment.

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Bordeaux Château Angélus winery to visit Constance Ephélia

Savour one of the very finest French wines, with a menu designed to highlight it, in the luxurious surroundings of Constance Ephélia.

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Ephélia has announced a treat for wine-lovers and gastronomists with a week-long celebration of the Premier grand cru Château Angélus.

From 4-9 May the Seychelles resort will be hosting a ‘table d’hote’ menu around the celebrated Bordeaux wine.

Guests will be able to savour the subtle tones of the wine with a menu created by our head chef to bring out its rich, vibrant qualities.
Château Angélus is a Bordeaux from the Saint-Émilion appellation in the Gironde region. It has been ranked a Premier grand cru classé (A) since 2012.

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Director Magazine describes Moofushi and Halaveli as ‘luxury escapism’

In a glowing review of our Maldives resorts, Lisa Stokes writing in Director Magazine says Moofushi and Halaveli offer guests their own ‘little piece of paradise’.

Constance Moofushi

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

The review, which appears in the April edition of the magazine for business leaders, describes Moofushi’s appeal as being its ‘clear turquoise waters and Crusoe-chic elegance’.

Constance Halaveli

In Halaveli it’s the luxurious accommodation with private deck and pool which blew Stokes away. ‘The vast accommodation is so spectacular that you needn’t venture out.’

Spa in the Maldives

She did however manage to pull herself away from the luxury of her villa to sample the spas at both resorts, where she enjoyed the serene, stress-relieving environment of the tranquil treatment rooms floating on stilts above the lagoon.

Of particular note, Stokes praises the couple’s massage followed by champagne and strawberries at Moofushi, and the soothing Valmont treatments at Halaveli.

‘Each open-sided treatment room offers sea views and a glass-floor peephole so that you can spot tropical fish as any stress or tension is soothed away.’

In conclusion Stokes describes the resorts as the perfect place to ‘completely escape the stress of a busy working life.’

Read the full review online at Director magazine.

Find out more

Visit our website to find out more about Constance Moofushi and Constance Halaveli and check booking availability.

New collection from designer Gordana Gasparovic at Constance Le Prince Maurice

French designer Gordana Gasparovic has created a stunning new necklace collection for us at Constance Le Prince Maurice. Re-using beautiful vintage fabrics such as Chanel and Hermes silk scarves, Gordana is famed for creating bold and stylish necklaces.

The necklaces will be available to buy at the spa at Le Prince Maurice from mid-April.

Necklaces by Gordana Gasparovic at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Necklaces by Gordana Gasparovic

 

Necklace by Gordana Gasparovic, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Vintage fabric necklace by Gordana Gasparovic

Barefoot luxury as Constance Tsarabanjina reopens

Tsarabanjina is the sort of castaway island that travellers dream of finding. With the doors again reopen at the resort following a major refurbishment, guests are discovering that we’ve introduced a few more luxuries to make it all the more comfortable while retaining the barefoot charm of the place.

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Beach at Tsarabanjina

Off the beaten track, this unique island get-away already enjoys a loyal following with its reputation as a place to escape from it all – a place that perfectly captures the mood for a simpler take on luxury.

Beach villas

Careful to maintain the barefoot charm and eco-friendliness, while embracing Malagasy culture, interiors have been updated using natural materials and local art and sculpture based on marine life to create a boutique feel to the beachfront villas.

What’s on offer at Tsarabanjina

Lose yourself to the quiet sound of the sea, enjoy a massage on one of the beautiful beaches, fish for your supper, watch the sunset from your beach villa while enjoying a cold glass of something or simply lie back in your hammock and take it all in.

For anyone looking to indulge in a more active holiday, diving here is second to none.  The Mitsio Archipelago has been recently classified as a marine reserve. There are dive sites here that have barely been explored by anyone before.

Beachside villas at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Beachside villa

And if you’ve never snorkelled before, our experienced guides will give you a short introductory session in the lagoon before taking you on your first snorkelling excursion to discover the underwater species in this part of the Indian Ocean.

Discover Madagascar

Our team will take you on a guided nature walk where you can discover more about the endemic species of Madagascar, and take in the awe-inspiring panoramic views from the top of the hills.

We also run full moon cruises, excursions to local landmarks such as the volcanically formed Organ Pipes, trips to a deserted island or local village and more.

And then of course, there are the Lemurs. Enjoy a boat ride to the Nosy Komba’s reserve where you can feed and interact with these friendly creatures.

All inclusive Cristal package

At Tsarabanjina, we have introduced our popular all inclusive Cristal package so you don’t have to worry about a thing once you’re on the island. You can find out more about what’s included in the Cristal package at Tsarabanjina on our website and read why The Sunday Times names Tsarabanjina and Moofushi in world’s best 20 all-inclusives

Tempted? Find out more…