Tom Lehman sounds a warning to MCB Tour Championship hopefuls

Tom Lehman has just ensured that there will be some sleepless nights among his challengers for the MCB Tour Championship next month as they strive to discover a way of overcoming him.

Lehman wins Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Tom Lehman

Tom Lehman

On his first visit to Mauritius a year ago, Lehman emerged victorious on the Legend course at the Constance Belle Mare Plage and he will arrive back on the island in arguably the best form of his life after destroying a quality field in the USPGA Champions Tour finale, the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, this weekend.

The tournament, just held on 1-4 November 2012 at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, is the American equivalent of the MCB Tour Championship.

The 53 year old Lehman left the likes of Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Jay Haas, Fred Funk, David Frost and Corey Pavin chasing his shadow with a final round five-under-par 65 that left him with a six-stroke advantage at the close.

The $440,000 that Lehman picked up for a thoroughly clinical performance secured his place at the top of the Champions Tour order-of-merit for the second year in succession, making him the first player in the Tour’s history to achieve the feat.

Englishman Roger Chapman, winner of two Senior Majors this year, finished a highly creditable fourth in the season’s rankings after a disappointing final day at Scottsdale.

But it was Lehman who occupied centre stage in the latter part of the tournament. He trailed on the first 2 days after his rounds of 68 and 62 were eclipsed by the 66 and 60 of Jay Haas. But the man from Minnesota began to exert his authority in round 3 with a 63 and started the last day a shot ahead of Couples and two in front of Haas.

That was as close as anyone got to Lehman in the final round as he strode majestically to victory.

In the process, he served notice of intent to anyone good enough or brave enough to take him on in Mauritius. Now there’s an invitation.

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How to take underwater photographs at Constance Moofushi

Constance Moofushi is located on the stunning South Ari Atoll in the Maldives, and regarded as one of the best diving spots in the world.

Diving at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Diving at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

This divers’ paradise has a spectacular house reef with migratory ocean species such as mantas, whale sharks, dolphins and sea eagles as well as stingrays, sea cucumbers, lionfish, snappers eels, and table corals as large as 3 feet.

And now, you can learn to photograph this incredible underwater world with our underwater digital photography course.

When you visit Moofushi, enrol at our Bluetribe Dive Centre and pick up quick and easy tips that will transform your underwater photography and wow your friends and family back home.

The course includes:

  • 2 short theory sessions
  • 2  photo editing sessions
  • 2 scuba dives or snorkel dives.

And if you don’t have your own camera, you can rent one at the dive centre.

Find out more about diving at Constance Moofushi from our website.

 

Feel good factor with Constance hotels

While we’re all looking for something a little different from our luxury holidays most would agree a good dose of pampering is key.

Spa treatments at Constance Hotels

Spa treatments at Constance

That’s why at our 7 hotels and resorts we offer a fully equipped spa and practitioners who have travelled the world to bring back the very latest treatments.

From our own Spa de Constance to the renowned Sisley, Shiseido, Valmont, Ila and Brice Nicham, here are some of our favourite treatments on the Constance spa menus.

1. Shiseido’s Japanese Beauty Paradise

This 2-hour treatment was created by skin-care specialist Shiseido exclusively for the spa at Constance Belle Mare Plage. It begins with a Japanese foot ritual, a back scrub and massage and finishes with a 75 minute Qi facial treatment. Pure bliss.

2. Top to Toe Traveller’s Massage

Offered at the Spa de Constance, Constance Ephelia, this restorative full body massage is designed to combat the effects of jet lag, fatigue and stress leaving you free to enjoy the rest of your holiday relaxed and refreshed.

3. Brice’s Pedicure

Brice Nicham at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Brice Nicham pedicures

Brice Nicham is a world-renowned podiatrist who brings his expertise to the Sisley spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice. His pedicure embraces medical issues such as corns and calluses, as well as beauty and well-being by combining treatment, pampering and massage. Certain to put a spring in your step.

4. Golfer’s Tonic

This stimulating massage aids relaxation and prepares the muscles used in golf to help prevent strains or injuries. By improving suppleness it reduces the risk of inflammation before or after your round. Available at Belle Mare Plage, Le Prince Maurice and Lemuria.

5. Wrinkle Lifting Facial

Offered at the Shiseido spas at Lemuria, Belle Mare Plage and Ephelia this treatment gives skin supple resilience by massaging special anti-ageing lotions and vitamin E capsules into the skin before wrapping the face in a Japanese mask of moisture.

6. Sisley’s Men’s Facial

Available at the Sisley Spa at Le Prince Maurice this facial has been designed by the French skin-care specialist specifically for men. It is a Phyto-Aromatic treatment which leaves the skin well hydrated and toned.

7. Valmont After Diving Treatment

The space at the Treatment Pavilion, Constance Halaveli Resort is enough to induce calm serenity  thanks to its beautiful setting on stilts over the ocean. It makes the perfect place for divers to rejuvenate their skin. This is a 45-minute treatment featuring hydrating masks and massage.

8. Honeymoon Delight

Spa at Constance Moofushi Resort

Spa at Constance Moofushi Resort

Offered at all the Spa de Constance resorts, including Constance Moofushi, this is a sensual, romantic treatment for you and your partner. An intimate, synchronised massage set to relaxing music, it takes place in the secluded couples’ rooms and ends with a glass of champagne. A perfect honeymoon treat.

9. Tropical Stone Detox

This package available from Spa de Constance is a treat for your skin. Starting with a green clay wrap and a facial detox it also features a relaxing scalp massage and hot stones.

10. Outdoor massage

The ultimate in tranquil relaxation, a massage in a secluded spot on the beach with the sun setting and the sound of waves lapping against the shore. This luxurious treatment is available at several of our Spa de Constance but it is a speciality at the Lodge Tsarabanjina as part of its outdoor spa.

Top 5 reasons to play golf in Mauritius

Two 18-hole championship golf courses set in an idyllic island location is as close to holiday paradise as most golfers can imagine.

Golf courses at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Golf at Constance Hotels, Mauritius

Here are our top 5 reasons to play golf in Mauritius.

1. The courses

Situated at Constance Belle Mare Plage, the 18-hole, par 72 Legend Golf Course was designed by South African golf champion Hugh Baiocchi. It’s built to USPGA specifications using tif dwarf grasses.

David Frost, former MCB Open Champion, describes the course, ‘ At the Legend you can ensure a velvet-soft playing surface. The course has some great, challenging tee shots and under pressure you need to hit the fairways. From there it is target golf to the pins as well.’

Also located at Belle Mare Plage is the 18-hole Links Golf Course, par 71. Designed by award-winning course designer Rodney Wright and professional golfer and commentator Peter Allis, the Links includes a practice fairway to help you warm up before your game.

2. The Golf Academy

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Constance Belle Mare Plage

At our professionally run Marc Farry Golf Academy, you have the opportunity to improve your game significantly during your golf holiday with Constance. We provide individual or group classes with our resident professionals at both courses.

Whatever your level the Marc Farry Academy Teaching Method will help you improve your grip, posture, alignment and ball position. We even provide lessons for kids so you can start to train the next generation of champions.

3. Après golf spa

Every golfer knows there’s more to golf than getting out there and hitting a ball which is why Spa de Constance offers a range of treatments and exercise programmes designed to loosen tensed muscles and soothe tired minds.

The popular golfer’s tonic offers a 45 minute stimulating massage  which aids in relaxing and preparing muscles, preventing injuries, improving suppleness and reducing the risk of inflammation before and after the golfing activities.

4. Location

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Golf in Mauritius is not just about challenging fairways and perfectly manicured greens, it’s about connecting with the stunning tropical environment. From the breathtaking mountain scenery and beauty of the Indian Ocean to spotting some of the island inhabitants such as local deer and Mauritius Fody, visiting Mauritius is a treat for all the senses.

5. Luxury hotels

Whether you choose Constance Belle Mare Plage set on a beautiful 2 kilometre white sandy beach or the secluded elegance of Constance Le Prince Maurice you’ll be sure of complete indulgence when you come off the green. Fine dining, beautiful beaches and luxury accommodation complete the picture of playing golf in paradise.

 

Constance Belle Mare Plage stages golf European Senior Tour in December

The European Senior Tour takes place at the Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, this December as part of the MCB Tour Championship.

European Senior Tour Winner 2011, Tom Lehman

Tom Lehman, winner in 2011

Golf fans visiting Mauritius from 7-9 December will be able to enjoy one of the most important European golf tournament series.

Last year, this first-class tournament provided some riveting golfing action, and this year is set to be no exception.

Find out more from the MCB Tour Championship website.

Thinking of planning a holiday to Mauritius? Discover more about our two resorts on the island, Constance Belle Mare Plage and the newly revamped Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Top 6 reasons to visit Spa de Constance in Mauritius

Retreat to Spa de Constance and awaken your senses.

Spa de Constance at Constance Hotels Experience

Spa de Constance

Here are our Top 6 reasons why a holiday at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Belle Mare Plage will have you feeling like new again.

1. Immerse yourself in luxurious surroundings

Steal yourself away to the peaceful surroundings of the spa. Tucked away in a quiet spot at both resorts, these spaces effuse a sense of well-being from the moment you cross the threshold.

At Le Prince Maurice, you can enjoy the thermal pool, relax on loungers, indulge in a treatment or two, and get to work at the fitness centre.

At Belle Mare Plage, seek time out in the beautiful treatment rooms before enjoying a soak in the whirlpools, plunge pool, steam bath and sauna.

2. Restore your equilibrium

Take your pick from our extensive spa menu, and feel the tensions of daily life melt away.

Massage at Spa de Constance

Massage at Spa de Constance

The revamped spa at Le Prince Maurice is a haven for tired minds and bodies. The new Sisley spa offers a range of treatments using essential oils and plant extracts, combining massage techniques with the power of aromatherapy.

Choose from new signature treatments at Spa de Constance including Rum Spirit, a gentle body exfoliation using aged amber rum, sugarcane and cinnamon. Ayurvedic and Thai massage, Shiatsu and reflexology are also on the menu.

At Belle Mare Plage, popular treatments include volcanic clay body scrubs, nourishing herbal wraps, aromatherapy scalp massage, and Golfer’s tonic – the perfect ending to a long day on our championship golf courses.

3. Tailor made for you

Brice Nicham, world renowned footcare practitioner, introduced a range of treatments at Le Prince Maurice last month.

His much-sought after pedicures and posture treatments are tailor-made.

The unique ‘My Posture’ check up allows us to analyse any problem connected with a bad posture such as multiple pains in your knees and back and consequently to adapt efficient treatments tailored to your needs. Read more about Brice Nicham treatments at Constance Le Prince Maurice.

At Shiseido spa, Belle Mare Plage, the treatments are based on the belief that the beauty of a person’s skin, mind and body lies in the balance of Qi – the vital energy force that runs throughout the body.

Each facial and body treatment incorporates Western and Oriental meridian (channels of energy) massage styles, together with tsubo points stimulation.

3. Try a new approach to fitness

Isabelle Lamant at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Isabelle Lamant at Constance Le Prince Maurice

The fully equipped gym at Belle Mare Plage includes an Art Technogym Kinesis wall and Life Fitness Cardio equipment. Classes on offer include yoga, aerobics, aquagym, tennis and personal training.

At Le Prince Maurice, fitness guru Isabelle Lamant has recently joined the team and is introducing guests to her unique blend of dance, yoga and gymnastics.

‘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.’ Read more about Isabelle Lamant’s approach to fitness.

At the fitness centre, we offer personalised training, power fit sessions, yoga, t’ai chi and tennis.

5. Best for spa breaks

Constance Le Prince Maurice has just been tipped as the best hotel for spa breaks on Mauritius by The Times newspaper. Quietly discreet and delightfully grown up, the resort is breaking new ground in delivering the luxury experience.

In last month’s Spa Secrets magazine, Le Prince Maurice was named best in Mauritius for classic beauty. ‘CLPM is a well-established, well-run, grown-up resort. Hollywood actress Claire Forlani is a repeat guest and this summer, after undergoing a major refurbishment, the resort looks better than ever.’

6. Rest easy and indulge

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice

After all that pampering, treat yourself to some post-spa fun. Enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie by the beach or relax at the bar with a sun-downer cocktail before enjoying dinner at one of our restaurants. From the beachside Mediterranean La Spiaggia at Belle Mare Plage, to the elegant L’Archipel overhanging the infinity pool at Le Prince Maurice, choice is key.

At the end of the evening, retreat to your room where you can drift off to sleep in a state of total relaxation, to wake up refreshed and full of vitality – all set for another day in paradise where you can laugh, play and reconnect.

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Visit our websites to find out more about our resorts in Mauritius: