Golfer’s paradise at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Already pioneers of golf in the Indian Ocean, at Constance Hotels we’ve just launched a new deluxe golf experience at Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius.

Legends course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legends course

Visitors to this jewel in the Constance crown will know Le Prince Maurice attracts a discerning clientele, offering unparalleled service in a discreet and understated manner.

Guests can now enjoy a first class golf holiday at this idyllic boutique-style hotel.

Play on championship golf courses

Our 2 championship golf courses in Mauritius, the Legends and the Links, are recognised by the PGA and other federations.

Situated at Constance Belle Mare Plage, a short drive from Le Prince Maurice, these 2 courses have been hosting the MCB Tour Championship, one of the tournaments on the European Senior Tour calendar, since 2009.

Stay at Le Prince Maurice, and you’ll enjoy the following luxury golf services:

  • Unlimited green fees at the Legend and the Links golf courses
  • Blocked tee off times on Legend and Links – 8.30, 10.30 & 13.30
  • Unlimited advance bookings for tee-off times before guest arrival
  • Free dedicated Constance Le Prince Maurice club cars on each course (including GPS, upon reservation & availability)
  • Complimentary high quality golf material (Cleveland 2012) available for use
  • Shuttle available non-stop for resident golfers every hour from 7am to 7pm
  • Limousine transfer to golf courses (payable, upon reservation & availability)
  • 30 minutes complimentary course discovery with a local professional (upon reservation on either course – The Links or The Legend)
  • Weekly complimentary golf clinic with a golf pro on the hotel putting green
  • Welcome pack: tees, pitch remover, score cards & golf brochures
Le Barachois restaurant, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Dining at Le Barachois, Le Prince Maurice

The Legend course, the first of its kind in Mauritius, designed by South African champion Hugh Baiocchi, is the crowning achievement of Constance Belle Mare Plage, located along one of the most superb beaches on the island.

The Links, opened in November 2002 was designed by Rodney Wright and Peter Allis.

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Isabelle Lamant joins Constance Le Prince Maurice

To celebrate the sumptuous refurbishment of the Spa de Constance at Le Prince Maurice, world-renowned fitness guru Isabelle Lamant will be joining our team in October and introducing guests to her unique blend of dance, yoga and gymnastics.

Isabelle Lamant

Isabelle Lamant

Inspired by her love of graceful movement, Isabelle’s classes are based around her philosophy of balance integrated into fitness, dance and yoga. Isabelle has a background in gymnastics and classical dance, which she has since combined with intensive yoga and pilates training.

‘After seven wonderful years of personal training in Paris and Versailles I’m excited to come to Mauritius and work with the Constance Group,’ she says. ‘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.

Each session will also show how guests can integrate practical exercises into their daily life so that they will not forget so soon their lovely gymnastic sessions when they return home. No matter what their physical abilities or experience may be, my sessions work for anyone.’

Exercising to a healthier more balanced lifestyle

Based around ‘control and fitness’ and ‘sculpt and balance’, Isabelle’s aim is to help her clients exercise their way to a more healthy, balanced lifestyle. She believes her role as a teacher is to empower each participant to define and reach their own personal goals both physical and psychological.

Yoga for children

Children's yoga at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Yoganimals

In response to medical studies around the world which have proved that yoga can help children improve motor skills, concentration, posture and breathing, Isabelle has also designed a fun-filled program for our younger guests called ‘Yoganimals’. Find out more about children’s yoga at Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Previous experience and training

Famous for teaching at some of France’s most exclusive spas, including Espace Payot on Paris’ Champs Elysées and Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in Cap d’Antibes, Isabelle has also trained contestants for Miss France and Miss Tourism International in Malaysia.

State certificated in Fitness (CREPS -France), Isabelle acquired her skills whilst studying for a certificate in Pilates in 2007 and got her degree Vinyasa Yoga (Yoga dynamic) in Paris with Gérard Arnaud, diploma recognized by the French Federation of Yoga and Yoga Alliance US.

Find out more about staying at Constance Le Prince Maurice from our website and discover more about Isabelle Lamant’s fitness approach on her website.

Thrill-seeking adventure at Constance Ephelia

If you’re a thrill seeker looking for adventure in a paradise setting, head to Constance Ephelia.

Zip lining at Constance Ephelia Resort

Zip lining at Constance Ephelia

Set amidst an indigenous forest with gorges, rocky outcrops and views across Port Launay bay are our 8 new zip lines, run by SMAC Adventures.

Already proving hugely popular with holidaymakers looking to try something new, the course is designed to provide guests with an exhilarating experience.

With sessions available every day, you can zip from side to side across a deep mountain gorge descending almost down to sea level.

Take a look at these videos on You Tube for a glimpse of what to expect.

 

Love adrenalin-packed adventure?

Find out about our climbing wall at Constance Ephelia, which includes artificial and natural routes, suitable for all ages from aged 6.

Or visit our website for more information on Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles.

How to improve your golf game with pilates

If you’re looking to improve your golf game, pilates can help you to build core stability, develop better balance, flexibility and mental focus. Golf pros including Tiger Woods, David Duval and Annika Sörenstam all incorporate pilates into their regular training regimes.

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Playing golf at the Legend, Belle Mare Plage

Guest blogger, Nicole Bausch – registered physiotherapist, MCSP, certified pilates instructor and golf enthusiast – gives an insight into using pilates to improve your game.

Pilates is the ideal partner for all golfers looking to improve their performance and stay healthy on the greens.

Over the last century the golf swing has changed and a modern swing requires a wide shoulder turn while restricting turn in the hips, building torque in the muscles of the lower back and shoulders. Any physical restrictions that impact on ability to swing the club efficiently will limit your ability to improve your game.

Golf and Pilates share the same basic principles, both requiring flexibility and strength.

Golf at Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Golf at Constance Lemuria

Pilates can help to:

  • increase flexibility of the hips to allow the rotation of the trunk over the hips in the backswing and the follow-through
  • increase flexibility in the upper back to allow the torso to rotate over a fixed, stable lower body
  • build strength in the posterior hip muscles to provide a stable lower body for the trunk to rotate over in the backswing, and to allow a firm lead side for the golfer to hit against in the follow-through
  • build strength of the deep abdominal and core stabilising muscles to stabilise the spine and dissipate the forces that are generated during the swing, as well as helping the golfer maintain the posture during the swing to help them keep the swing on the correct plane
  • build strength in the muscles that stabilise the shoulder girdle, which includes the shoulder joint itself and the shoulder blades. This will allow the golfer to keep the arms connected to the trunk, which allows efficient transfer of energy from the body to the arms and ultimately to the club head.

Right to the core
Having a strong core allows a golfer to achieve better positioning over the ball, giving an improved swing. When the golfer emphasises initiating from the core through peripheral limbs, power is generated from the ground up, which leads to an increase in club head speed so the golfer will drive the ball further.

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Combine a luxury holiday with playing golf

Preventing injury
Pilates is not only beneficial for golfers who want to improve their performance, it is also effective in reducing the risk of injuries. Lower back pain is the most common complaint followed by elbow and shoulder injuries.

Lower back pain can occur as a result of the increased rotation and extension in the modern golf swing. Pilates can help increase the range of motion in the trunk and hips, to decrease the incidence of golf related low back pain. Pilates can also help to enhance core stability and strength to decrease the risk of fatigue.

Preparation
Warming up before golfing has been shown to decrease the incidence of golf injuries. Pilates exercises and stretching can be integrated before hitting the green.

Golfer’s tonic at Constance Hotels

After a few rounds on the green at Constance hotels, treat yourself to a wonderful massage. Our Golfer’s Tonic is a stimulating massage which aids in relaxing and preparing muscles, preventing injuries, improving suppleness and reducing the risk of inflammation before and after golf. Find out more about the golfer’s tonic massage.

Playing golf at Constance

We have 3 18-hole championship golf courses at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Le Prince Maurice and Lemuria.

Find out more about golf at Constance Hotels Experience.
Our guest blogger, Nicole Bausch teaches Pilates at the Natural Fitness Centre, Eastbourne, UK.

Golf championships at Legend and Links courses

The Legend and Links golf courses at Constance Belle Mare Plage set the scene for two exciting championships in the last month.

Winners of Mid Amateur, Senior and Ladies Open 2012, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Winners of Mid Amateur, Senior and Ladies Open

Mid Amateur Championship, Senior Open and Ladies Open

In July, the Legend hosted the Mid Amateur Championship, Senior Open and Ladies Open.

This 18-hole championship golf course was the site for a day of exciting golf and celebrations. The championship was co-sponsored by State Bank of Mauritius and L’Atelier by William.

Winners:

Ladies Open

  • Valerie Raffray (Score 38 – 1st Net)
  • Josiane Rey (Score 38 – 2nd Net)
  • Marie Anne Martin (Score 36 – 3rd Net)
  • Francine Delloye (Score 32 – Gross)
Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course

Senior Open

  • Gautum Saddul (Score 42 – 1st Net)
  • Nand Sooredoo (Score 41 – 2nd Net)
  • Fran Read (Score 38 – 3rd Net)
  • Paul Lim Fat (Score 24 – Gross)

Mid Amateur

  • Herbert de Robillard (Score 40 – 1st Net)
  • Emmanuel Corneillet (Score 40 – 2nd Net)
  • Thierry Koenig (Score 36 – 3rd Net)
  • Patrick Chui Wan Cheong (Score 30 – Gross)

Kyocera Open

At the end of June, the Kyocera Open was played at the Links course.  Sixty golfers entered the 4th edition of the tournament, sponsored by Kyocera and their Mauritian supplier Central Business Equipment.

Kyocera Open, Constance Belle Mare Plage Udish Ramsaha (1st Net)

Kyocera Open, Udish Ramsaha winner of men’s

Winners:

Men

  • Udish Ramsaha (Score 39 – 1st Net)
  • Jean Pierre Mamet (Score 39 – 2nd Net)
  • Dhanish Binda (Score 34 – 1st in Gross)

Seniors 

  • Gawtum Saddul (Score 43 – 1st Net)
  • Michel Coutureau (Score 31 – 2nd Net)
  • Paul Schweers (Score 20 – 1st in Gross)

Ladies

  • Ginger Delacretaz (Score 40 – 1st Net)
  • Marie Anne Martin (Score 35 – 2nd Net)
  • Valerie Raffray (Score 30 – 1st in Gross)

For full results and more information about tournaments in Mauritius, visit Mauritius Golf Federation.

 

MCB Tour Championship 2012

This international golf championship takes place 7-9 December at the Legend golf course.

Find out more from the MCB Tour Championship 2012, and watch this space for updates.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Find out more about the beautiful 5* Belle Mare Plage, situated on a 2km stretch of perfect white sand beach.

World-class diving at Constance Halaveli

Situated on the North Ari Atoll of the Maldives, Constance Halaveli is a diver’s paradise.

Hermit crab

Hermit crab

With its rare marine fauna and profusion of beautiful and exotic sealife, diving and snorkelling at Halaveli offers an experience you will never forget.

Available for year-round diving, it’s a PADI 5 star Instructor Development Gold Palm Resort.

The huge range of dive sites makes it suitable for beginners and experienced divers. Children from 8 years upwards can also enjoy learning to dive in this beautiful spot.

Here’s a glimpse of the underwater world at Halaveli. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos, or read our article Spotlight: Constance Halaveli.

 

 

Turtle and divers

Turtle at Halaveli

 

Blue Angel Fish

Blue Angel Fish