Golf: Mark Mouland to go fishing for Champions Tour glory

Welshman Mark Mouland, the first player to win back-to-back Mauritius Golf Open titles, has earned himself a regular place on the lucrative USPGA Champions Tour next year.

Mark Mouland

Mark Mouland

Mouland has been a regular visitor to Constance Belle Mare Plage for many years and followed his first win in 2002 by successfully defending his title 12 months later.

The 51-year-old former European Tour player – who has often indulged in his passion for big-game fishing while on the island – joined the senior ranks last year and scored his maiden title success, in the Portuguese Senior Open, a few weeks before flying out from England for the inaugural MCB Tour Championship.

This year Mouland made a limited number of appearances on the Champions Tour after winning a conditional card at the 2011 National Qualifying Tournament. Vut an outstanding performance in this year’s gruelling event in Florida earned Mouland third place with only the top-five finishers being guaranteed full playing rights for 2013.

Of the other MCB Tour Championship entries this year, Sweden’s Anders Forsbrand gained conditional exemption for next season while Australian Peter Fowler and Englishman Barry Lane finished high enough in the final placings to give themselves opportunities of securing a limited number of appearances.

Find out more about the MCB Tour Championship 2012 at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius.

Escape to a beach retreat this Christmas

Imagine spending this Christmas walking barefoot down a white sandy beach beside the Indian Ocean instead of battling down a cold, rainy high street.

North Beach at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

North Beach at Ephelia, Seychelles

Imagine sitting laughing and chatting with those you love while enjoying your Christmas dinner under a clear, star-lit sky.

At each of our luxury Indian Ocean resorts we’ve been busy planning this festive season to make sure you have the holiday of a lifetime.

What’s on this Christmas?

Whether you’re looking for a party atmosphere or the chance to restore your equilibrium, you can take your pick from fine dining events with Michelin star chefs, beach barbecues, cocktail evenings, live music, beach cinema, seafood feasts, yoga on the beach, special spa treatments from Shiseido, Valmont and Sisley, beach sports, water sports and more.

Our resorts are also a haven for families. Plenty of space and the natural playground of the beach mix with our vibrant complimentary kids’ clubs and child friendly restaurants to provide an environment where you can relax and indulge in the luxury of a 5* resort knowing every member of your family is taken care of.

Want to find out more?

Children's water skiing at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Kids’ water skiing at Belle Mare Plage

Visit our Constance Hotels & Resorts website for more information about each resort, and watch this space as we’ll shortly be publishing more articles on our blog about what’s happening at our resorts this festive season.

Meantime, here are some articles you may have missed:

And if you’re staying at home, and looking for ways to reduce the pressure this time of year can bring, The Huffington Post has some great tips on how to avoid the stresses of Christmas.

 

A taste of India in the Seychelles

We’re thrilled to announce that world-renowned Indian chef and restaurateur, Vineet Bhatia will be visiting Constance Ephélia this December.

Chef Vineet Bhatia, Constance Hotels & Resorts

Chef Vineet Bhatia

The first Indian chef ever to receive a Michelin Star, Bhatia’s approach puts a contemporary twist on traditional Indian cuisine.

Vineet Bhatia’s influence

Bhatia’s global influence as a restaurateur now spreads from Mumbai to Geneva, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Mauritius.

‘I would describe myself as a global Indian whose inspiration is deeply rooted in India with an ever-burning desire to put Indian cuisine on the forefront,’ he says.

Events at Ephélia

Bhatia will run special dining events at Cyann Restaurant, Constance Ephélia from 29th December to 1st January.

  • 29-30th December – A glimpse of Vineet Bhatia’s A La Carte including three starters, three main courses and two desserts
  • New Year’s Eve & New Years Day – A five course taster menu
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Michelin star Chef Serge Gouloumes to visit Seychelles

Chef celebre Serge Gouloumes, of the world-famous Le Mas Candille in France, will be visiting Constance Lémuria and Constance Ephélia from 7-13 January to share his culinary passion with Constance guests.

Chef Serge Gouloumes

Chef Serge Gouloumes

The famous French chef will be organising special dinners and events, and offering a number of cookery classes at both Constance Lémuria and Constance Ephélia.

If you’re interested in improving your culinary skills and wowing your friends with a bit of gourmet French cooking back home, then this is the event for you.

Gouloumes has spent much of his career travelling the world and has been inspired by the mix of exotic spices and fresh ingredients of Seychellois cuisine. It was his fusion of exotic spices with the haute cuisine traditions of France that won him a Michelin star.

Find out more

 

Daily Mail discovers ‘sensational’ Constance Le Prince Maurice

‘Mauritius at its most delicious’ writes Mark Palmer of the Daily Mail about his recent visit to Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

From the tranquil setting of the resort along a sheltered bay, to the spa, two 18-hole golf courses, luxury villas and floating fish restaurant, Palmer states:

‘Constance Le Prince Maurice has just re-opened after a makeover and the results are sensational… there is a Zen-like atmosphere over the whole resort’.

Read Mark Palmer‘s article about Constance Le Prince Maurice in the Daily Mail online.

Find out more about the resort

Sparkle with Shiseido this festive season

Get into the festive spirit with Shiseido’s sparkling spa and beauty packages.

Shiseido spa at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Shiseido spa at Constance

Glowing skin and a renewed sense of well being will get you ready for the party season. Guests at Constance Lemuria, Ephelia and Belle Mare Plage can take their pick from these special Shiseido treatments:

Indulgent Face and Body Experience
90 min
An indulgent back, neck and shoulder massage, followed by a prescribed 60 minute facial.

Sparkling Zen Face and Body Experience
90 min
Treat yourself to this spa must-have, including a back, neck and shoulder massage, mini facial, and scalp massage.

Advanced Super Revitalising Diamond Facial
75 min
Get your skin glowing with this prescribed Shiseido Qi Facial.

Diamond Dazzle make-up application
30 min
Shiseido’s revolutionary make up line will bring out the best of your beauty. Natural, sophisticated or glamorous. It’s up to you.

Find out more