The Sunday Times puts Mauritius in its Ultimate 100 holidays

The Sunday Times puts Constance Le Prince Maurice in its 100 Ultimate holidays

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

The Sunday Times this week names Mauritius, and in particular Constance Le Prince Maurice, as good value for money in its guide to the best holidays in 2014.

The paper describes Mauritius as a destination of choice for those looking for a relaxing luxury holiday at a reasonable price where ‘five-star holidays on the Indian Ocean island (are) cheaper than a four-star holiday in the Med’.

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Top Burgundy winemaker visits Constance Halaveli

Head Sommelier, Florian David, introduced Constance Halaveli guests to the wines of Jean-Marc Lafont at a special wine dinner on 11 January.

Wine dinners at Constance

Wine dinners at Constance

Following in a family tradition that goes back many generations, Annick and Jean-Marc Lafont have been crafting exceptional, highly expressive Burgundy wines since 1985.

Set in the beautiful Ardières valley, Lafont has a deep respect for the environment with the steep slopes meaning that much of the care and harvesting of the grapes must be done by hand.

His winemaking method is also traditional with each terroir vinified in low capacity vats which he believes helps create wines that are consistent and true to type.

These elegant wines are then racked and matured slowly in oak to promote the distinctive flavours and aromas of each terroir.

Last weekend, Halaveli celebrated the wines of Jean-Marc Lafont with a wine dinner at the beautiful Jing restaurant, pairing them with a menu specially created by executive chef Jordi Vila.

Highlights of the dinner included:

  • Asian hot dog served with crush peanut and miso mayonnaise paired with Crémant de Bourgogne ‘Blanc de Blancs’
  • Reef fish ceviche with lime sponge, coriander crisps and apple confit paired with Pouilly-Fuissé 2012
  • Maldivian tuna with avocado, seaweed and grilled cucumber paired with Fleurie ‘Granits Roses’ 2012
  • Marinated duck breast with beetroot puree, parmesan polenta, raspberry cream and a red wine jus paired with Brouilly ‘Gorge de Loup’ 2011
  • Lemongrass panacotta with gulab jamun, cardamom, banana and lemon paired with ‘Les Galopines’ Viognier 2012

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Constance Tsarabanjina named one of the 6 best hotels in the world by The Week

Weekly news magazine, The Week, has declared the private Madagascan island hotel Constance Tsarabanjina one of the six best hotels in the world.

Constance Tsarabanjina, declared one of the six best hotels in the world

Constance Tsarabanjina, declared one of the six best hotels in the world

The magazine rounded up reviews from UK newspapers and lifestyle magazines including Harpers Bazaar, Tatler and the Sunday Telegraph to select its top six.

The piece claims that Constance Tsarabanjina, Hôtel Le Bristol, Paris, a castle in Yorkshire and three others make up a ‘selection of the most exciting places to stay in 2014’.

Based on a review in Tatler magazine, The Week describes Constance Tsarabanjina as a ‘honeymoon haven’ and ‘barefoot luxury at its best’.

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The Times recommends Le Prince Maurice in 50 best spa holidays 2014

The Times has rated Constance Le Prince Maurice, with its special Kick Fast Diet program, as one of the best places to go to lose weight in 2014.

Kick start The Fast Diet at one of the best spa holidays of 2014

Kick start The Fast Diet at one of the best spa holidays of 2014

In its round up of the 50 best spa holidays for 2014, Caroline Sylger-Jones writing for The Times says:

‘What better place to get the hang of the intermittent fasting proposed by the best-selling The Fast Diet than at a cosseting tropical hotel? Co-author Mimi Spencer has devised a ‘Kick-start the Fast Diet’ pack for guests at Constance Le Prince Maurice with nutritious and tasty menus.’

The article points out that at this 5* hotel in Mauritius, you can also enjoy treatments at the Sisley Spa, sunrise and sunset yoga, Pilates and sessions with a personal trainer.

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Harper’s Bazaar describes Constance Tsarabanjina as a slice of honeymoon heaven

Harper’s Bazaar has selected Constance Tsarabanjina as one of its ‘best for honeymoon’ destinations in its January Escape supplement.

Constance Tsarabanjina - a slice of heaven as described by Harper's Bazaar

Constance Tsarabanjina – a slice of heaven as described by Harper’s Bazaar

The magazine tells its readers that the distant isle off the coast of Madagascar can’t be beaten as a secluded honeymoon getaway.

It describes, ‘The pace is slow, but the service is impeccable. Kick off your shoes as you arrive (you really won’t need them again) and dive into the ocean, surfacing for a massage, a lobster lunch and a lazy hour in your hammock watching frigate birds swoop.’

Tsarabanjina is an idyllic castaway island with a scattering of beautiful secluded beach villas so that you can play Robinson Crusoe with a dash of Constance luxury.

Enjoy the Madagascan charm of lounging on quiet beaches, diving in unexplored waters, eating seafood plucked fresh from the ocean and lovingly prepared by our chefs.

Explore an island of unique biodiversity and rich cultural history before heading back to your very own beach villa and watching the stars from your hammock.

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Vallée de Mai celebrates 30 years as UNESCO World Heritage Site

This year the Seychelles celebrates the 30th anniversary of the primeval palm forest, the Vallée de Mai, being declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Set in the heart of Praslin island, a short drive from Constance Lémuria, the Vallée de Mai is part of the beautiful Praslin National Park, an area of ancient forest largely untouched by human hands.

The Coco de Mer

Visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage Site can see a range of endemic species, including the protected coco de mer palm.

A 19th century British explorer was so bowled over by the valley’s beauty that he set out to prove that it was the original site of the Garden of Eden and that the coco de mer palm was the actual tree of knowledge.

Endemic wildlife and plants at Vallée de Mai

A walk around the breathtaking verdant forest, alone or with a guide, is an opportunity to spot rare endemic wildlife including the endangered black parrot, chameleons, Seychelles house snakes and green and bronze geckos.

Alongside the famous coco de mer there are five other types of endemic palms here, the only place on earth where they are all found together, as well as a range of other trees including mango and cinnamon.

Stay at Constance Lémuria

If you’re tempted by the splendour of this World Heritage Site take a look at Constance Lémuria, where you stay in ultimate 5* comfort and luxury while enjoying a holiday of discovery and adventure.

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