Golf team at Constance selected to play for Mauritius

Two members of our first-class golf team at Constance Belle Mare Plage will be representing Mauritius in the Zone VI Golf Competition at Lilongwe Golf Club, Malawi from 24-28 April 2012.

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course

Sarran Ramsarran, Golf Supervisor at the Legend Course and Rakesh Channoo, Golf Operations Assistant at the Links Course, have been selected to play in the Mauritian Golf Team as amateurs. Sarran and Rakesh both won several competitions to reach this stage. They will be accompanied by 2 other Mauritians to play in the Mauritian Team.

Thirteen countries are taking part in this golf tournament: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Botswana, Madagascar, Reunion Island and Malawi.

Great progress on coral regrowth project at Constance Halaveli

Since the first frame of corals was placed in the lagoon at Constance Halaveli back in November 2011, we have seen dramatic growth in each piece of coral.

Coral regrowth at Constance Halaveli Resort

Coral is now growing on the sea bed

As of this month, April, they are now strong enough to be taken off their surrogate support system – the handmade frame – and have been planted in the sea bed at Halaveli. This is very exciting for us because this is our first opportunity to see if the Reefscape project will be successful.

In the 10 days since they have been planted, there are several indicators that the corals are able to not only survive but also thrive under more natural conditions. The corals are strong and healthy which are two very good signs that our project will be a success.

Having planted the coral around the Dive Center, we can see that marine life is also thriving. We now have a lot more fish coming to welcome our guests at the arrival jetty. Beautiful.

Enjoy these photos and find more on our Facebook page.

Purple tips of coral regrowth at Constance Halaveli

Purple tips show coral regrowth

 

Fish at Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Marine life is thriving

Diving at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Beautiful coral reefs, turtles, jack fishes, crocodile fishes, scorpion fishes, sponge gardens, balloon fish, grey and white-dotted sharks and giant loaches are just some of the vibrant ocean life you can experience off the coast of Tsarabanjina, Madagascar.

There’s a range of fantastic dives to choose from, depending on your level of experience. Find out more about the Top 5 diving sites off Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina.

Enjoy these beautiful photos of the sea creatures you’re likely to see at Tsarabanjina – with more photos on our Facebook page.

Clown fish, Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Clown fish, Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

 

Peroquet, Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Peroquet, Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Recipe: Iced tea

Enjoy this thirst-quenching iced tea from Constance Moofushi – best enjoyed on a beach in the Indian Ocean but wonderfully refreshing at home too.

Iced tea

Tropical style iced tea

  • 2 tea bags of black tea
  • ¼ fresh passion fruit
  • 3 slices of lemon
  • muscovado sugar

Add hot water to the tea and brew to your liking, then add sugar, passion fruit and lemon slices. Refrigerate until cool or pour over ice.

Romance at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

The Maldives is one of those tropical destinations that features highly on most people’s must-visit list – synonymous with romance and luxury.

Romantic evening on the beach at Constance Moofushi

Romance on the beach

Constance Moofushi has redefined the all-inclusive package with its covetable Cristal package, and has been attracting a hip crowd of couples and families since it first opened in 2010.

White powdery beaches, pristine water lagoons, sunny skies, crystal clear waters – this island offers one of the most luxurious castaway experiences imaginable.

For an extra dash of romance, we can arrange a special dinner on a private island. Dine on the beach, under the stars and the moon, with candles, bonfire, and deliciously fresh, simple food.

Meanwhile at our Fisherman’s Table, you can treat yourself and your family or friends with a sumptuous feast of freshly caught fish and lobster served family style.

Or simply romance the night away with your loved one and take in the beautiful colours of the Maldivian sunset while sipping a chilled French Brut Champagne and sampling sushi canapés.

The choice is yours.

Find out more about The Jewel Island; Constance Moofushi or visit our website for more information about Moofushi.

Fisherman's Table

Delightful Fisherman's Table for families and friends

 

Private dinner setting on the beach

Private dinner setting on the beach

Art de Vignes celebrates fine dining and wine in Mauritius

The talented wine growers of Art de Vignes will be celebrating a week of gastronomy at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage from 20-26 May 2012.

Blue Penny Cafe

Fine dining at Blue Penny Cafe, Belle Mare Plage

Art de Vignes is a club of passionate, dedicated wine growers from French wine-producing regions: Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Corsica, the Jura, the Loire and Rhone.

Organised in collaboration with Jerome Faure, our Head Sommelier, the event is now in its third year. Throughout the week we celebrate fine dining and exceptional wines from the six French winemakers, who also attend the dinner.

Guests at our 2 hotels in Mauritius can enjoy this wonderful opportunity to taste rare wines from the Art de Vignes club, and to meet and discuss their passion for wine with the winegrowers. Add to this the famous culinary delights of our talented Constance chefs and you can see why this is an unmissable foodie event.

Highlights of the week

Sunday 20 May

  • Alphonse Mellot – Sancerre Domain La Moussiere
    Special lobster dinner at Indigo Restaurant, Belle Mare Plage
Monday 21 May
  • Olivier Decelle – Maury Mas Amiel/St Emilion GC Jean Faure
    Mauritian cuisine at Deer Hunter Restaurant, Belle Mare Plage
Tuesday 22 May
  • Thierry Germain – Saumur – Domaine des Roches Neuves
    When Val de Loire meets the Sega – at L’Archipel, Le Prince Maurice
Wednesday 23 May
  • Jean-Marc Boillot – Pommard/Puligny-Montrachet
    Recipes from Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau at La Spiaggia, Belle Mare Plage
Thursday 24 May
  • Marc Perrin – Chateauneuf du Pape – Beaucastel
    4 hands menu at L’Archipel, Le Prince Maurice
Friday 25 May
  • Christine Vernay – Condrieu – Cote Rotie – Georges Vernay
    Summer scents and spices of Syrah and Viognier at La Spiaggia, Belle Mare Plage

Find out more on our Constance Hotels Experience website.