Constance Memories photo competition winners

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered our Constance Memories photo competition on Facebook recently.

Photo by Tesuo Isazawa, Constance Moofushi

Photo by Tesuo Isazawa, Constance Moofushi

Over the coming weeks we’ll be publishing more of the stories behind the thousands of stunning photographs we received from the Constance community.

Take a look at our album on Facebook to see all the photos entered: Constance Memories winners album.

And in case you missed the announcement of the winners, here they are:

Best 3 photos of the last decade

  • Marek Kluzniak
  • Angel Gomila
  • Nicole Petsa

Winners of each category

Photo by Sven Goelles, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Photo by Sven Goelles, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Winner of Design & Architecture:
Sven Goelles

Winner of Family:
Fabrice Tourres

Winner of Food, drink and entertainment:
Charbel Bou Serhal

Winner of Spa & Sports:
Juan Pablo Dominguez

Winner of Staff/Behind the scenes:
Stacey Dwyer

Winner of Weddings & Honeymoons:
Tesuo Isazawa

Photo by Juan Pablo Dominguez, Constance Moofushi

Photo by Juan Pablo Dominguez, Constance Moofushi

Winner of Beach, Nature & Wildlife:
Jorn Moraal

Winner of Excursions:
Ralf Grosseboerger

Winner of prize draw:
Laura Paterson

Visit us on Facebook

Visit our Facebook page to see all the photos – Constance Memories winners album.

We’ll be running more competitions in the near future – watch this space.

And in the meantime, keep posting your Constance holiday photos on Facebook or through Twitter – we love seeing them and reading your comments about your holidays with us.

 

Golf: David Frost warms up with a win

South African David Frost warmed up for this year’s MCB Tour Championship at
Constance Belle Mare Plage in December with a victory on the USPGA Champions
Tour last weekend.

David Frost, golfer

David Frost

Frost came from 6 strokes off the pace on the final day of the AT&T Championship in San Antonio, Texas, to finish level with Bernhard Langer at the head of the
leaderboard.

He then outgunned the German at the second hole of the play-off to score a birdie that earned him the $277,000 first prize.

Frost, winner of the 2010 Mauritius Commercial Bank Open and runner-up in last year’s MCB Tour Championship, was not the only Mauritius-bound player on the
leaderboard.

Welshman Mark Mouland, twice a winner of the original Mauritius Open, stormed into the top 10 on the final day with a five-under-par 67 to share seventh place with
defending MCB Tour champion Tom Lehman.

Double Major winner Roger Chapman never got going and closed with a four-over-
par total of 220.

The action has moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, for the final tournament of the year,
the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, 1-4 November.

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles wins at this year’s World Travel Awards

The deluxe resort of Constance Lemuria, Seychelles has won again at this year’s prestigious World Travel Awards.

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Constance Lemuria

At last week’s event in Singapore – recognised as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’ – the World Travel Awards named Constance Lemuria as:

In addition, the resort is adjacent to Anse Lazio, another award winner:

What makes Lemuria so special?

Constance Lemuria has long been recognised as a luxury island retreat at these awards with particular excellence in golf and spa.

This elegant and eco-friendly resort is set amidst verdant native vegetation, adjacent to 3 of the most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles: Anse Kerlan, Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio.

Palm thatched suites and villas are set just metres from the shoreline, and designed using natural wood, marble, limestone and pink granite.

The hotel’s facilities are superb: 3 restaurants, 4 bars, Spa de Constance and Shiseido spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, complimentary kids club, diving, watersports, gym, tennis, yoga and mountain biking.

Sound tempting? Find out more from the Constance Lemuria website.

 

Kanonkop Wine Dinner at Constance Halaveli

Winemaker Johan Krige, from the famous South African winery Kanonkop Estate, is hosting a special wine dinner at Jing restaurant, Constance Halaveli, this Sunday 21 October.

Jing restaurant, Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Jing restaurant

The menu has been created by our Head Sommelier at Halaveli, Cédric Jacob, and his team together with Executive Chef, Glen Cooper.

At the dinner, with each course we’ll be serving 2 bottles of the same wine but from a different vintage, so guests can learn about the impact of the ageing on the wine.

Here’s the delicious menu we’ll be serving:

To begin

  • Prawn in 3 Textures
  • Pickled ginger mayo & sherry vinaigrette
  • Wine – Kanonkop, ‘Kadette’, Rosé, 2010

Fork & spoon

  • Cinnamon & anise spiced breast of Duck
  • Red fruit gelée & consommé of duck
  • Wine – Kanonkop, ‘Paul Sauer’, 2009
  • Wine – Kanonkop, ‘Paul Sauer’, 1998

Main course

  • Carnival peppered Wagyu beef tenderloin
  • Shitake ravioli & horseradish emulsion
  • Wine – Kanonkop, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
  • Wine – Kanonkop, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004

Dessert

  • Warm Jivara Fondant
  • Pinotage ice cream and compote of red fruits
  • Wine – Kanonkop, Pinotage, 2010
  • Wine – Kanonkop, Pinotage, 2003

Want to find out more?

Find out more about Kanonkop Wine Estate in South Africa.

Visit our website for more information about Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives.

Sourcing the best wines from South Africa for Constance hotels

Our Head Sommelier, Jerome Fauré has been busy this month visiting the Cape Wine event in South Africa, sourcing some of the finest wines to bring back to Constance hotels for you to enjoy.

Jerome Faure and team

Jerome Faure and team sourcing wines in South Africa

Cape Wine is a huge event, with around 450 South African wine makers showcasing their wines.

Accompanying Jerome were Cedric Jacob, Head Sommelier at Constance Halaveli, Sanath Kumar, Sommelier at Constance Moofushi, and Fleur Edel, Head Sommelier at Constance Ephelia.

The team spent 3 days tasting some 600 different wines.

They then travelled to the Swartland region and met with wine makers including Eben Sadie, Andrea & Chris Mullineux, before heading to the Walker bay region, home to Hamilton Russell, Ataraxia, La vierge Winery, Cartology….

Guests visiting our hotels in the Indian Ocean are in for a treat. Jerome said, “After this trip, I can tell you that many South African wines are starting to get better and better, and we have found some really amazing wines.”

What’s your favourite South African wine?

Do you have a favourite South African wine? We’d love to know what it is. You can post comments below or on our Facebook page or follow us @constancehotels on Twitter.

Constance Hotels Experience sommeliers at Cape Wine, South Africa

Sourcing great wines at Cape Wine event

Constance Le Prince Maurice reopens to fabulous reviews

Since Constance Le Prince Maurice reopened last month, following an exciting new refurbishment, it’s been hotly tipped as the must-visit hotel on Mauritius right now.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice

From Harper’s Bazaar to The Times newspaper, word is Le Prince Maurice has hit its pitch yet again and is setting the style-tone for the island.

Here’s a round up of what’s been going on at the resort:

Find out more about Constance Le Prince Maurice, including availability, from our website.