Videos of paradise!

Our Facebook page now has a number of video clips and tours of our resorts in the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar.

Below is a taster of the wonderful Constance Ephelia Resort in Seychelles. You can find more videos, photos and information on our Facebook page.

A day in the life of a Spa Manager

At Constance Hotels Experience, our spas offer an oasis of calm where guests can restore a sense of equilibrium to their mind and body.

Sophie Demeret, Spa Manager at Constance Le Prince Maurice Mauritius

Sophie Demaret, Spa Manager at Constance Le Prince Maurice Mauritius

Sophie Demaret is our Spa Manager at Constance Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius. Take a look at her typical day spent running the spa on this tropical island.

I wake up at 6.30 am. The first thing I do is open the window. No music, only birdsong. I live in a single-storey house surrounded by exotic trees. It’s a pleasant and peaceful place to live.

I go and wake up my son, gently tickling his head. His name is Hugo, he’s 11. He inspired me to develop the kids’ spa range of treatments at Constance Hotels.

I take a shower – I love this moment of wellbeing, feeling the warmth of the water. Then I feed my two cats who are patiently waiting next to their dish!

For breakfast I enjoy a violet black tea, toast and orange juice. I listen to the news on France Info, and then I get ready for work.

I live just 15 minutes away from work, which is pure luxury. To reach the hotel, I pass along an amazing winding road that weaves through a forest and takes me close to nature; the heart of Mauritius. On this island, nature surrounds us.

I get to work at 8.15am. A few members of the team are already setting up the treatment rooms, fitness centre, golf, tennis and reception desk.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, main entrance

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

I check my email and schedule. Then I prepare for our morning meeting at 8.45am.
Before I leave, I check the appointments and write down things we need to do that might help our guests have an unforgettable stay.

After the meeting, I go around the rooms with a therapist in order to check hygiene, the set up, the flowers. The Spa Constance offers a natural approach where treatments include Ayurvedic massage, reflexology, shiatsu, aromatherapy and Thai massage.

I never take anything for granted. The team and I spend a lot of time trying to improve what we do and to find new ideas. We’re developing new treatments at the moment which is very exciting. I love the idea that each person takes part and expresses him or herself.

Our team is diverse: Creoles, Hindus and Tamuls. It’s a fascinating melting pot, and we have to adjust to each other. Our guests are international so it makes our work really interesting and multi-cultural.

 

During the week, I don’t have a break from work. From time to time, I allow myself a foot reflexology massage with a therapist. It helps me regenerate, and increases my energy levels.

Treatment room at Spa de Constance

Treatment room at Spa de Constance

Throughout the day I spend my time with the team on the ground, meeting with clients and discussing with them about their stay and their expectations.

This job involves perpetual self-questioning and lots of patience. We’re dealing with human beings - both therapists and clients.

I love my job, and everyday I get to learn new things.

My day finishes late at night. I clean my office before leaving so that everything is in order for the following day.

When I get home, my family is waiting for me. I put some music on, and light some incense. Sandalwood is one of my favourites. Then we cook a light meal together, while talking about our day.

Find out more about 5 massage therapies to soothe away stress and the spa for children and teenagers at Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Movie night on the beach at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

At our Constance Moofushi resort in the Maldives, couples can now enjoy an evening under the stars watching a film of their choice.

Couple enjoying movie night on the beach at Constance Moofushi

Movie night on the beach at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

A private area is set up on the beach where you can relax on comfortable loungers in front of the screen, and enjoy snacks, popcorn and drinks.

This chilled out evening is a great way to relax after a day’s diving or snorkelling on the reef.

A day at the races – horse racing Mauritian style

Situated at Champ de Mars, Port Louis, on the west coast of Mauritius is the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere.

Race course in Port Louis, Mauritius
Horse racing in Port Louis, Mauritius

Set against a stunning backdrop with mountains on one side and sea on the other, the racecourse at Champ de Mars was established in 1812.

Today, it’s open from May to November each year. Crowds of up to 30,000 gather every Saturday, and the races start at approximately 12.30pm until 4.30pm.

The atmosphere is electrifying as the horses set off around the course. In between the races, loud music keeps the mood upbeat and spectators can mill about.

Entry is free or there’s a small charge to sit at the Lodge for a bird’s eye view of the finishing line. Alternatively, drive up to the Citadel that overlooks the racecourse. From here you can look down on the action, and take in the view across the mountains and out to sea.

To find out more, visit the Mauritius Turf Club website that includes the latest results and news from Champ de Mars.

The winner of our 5* holiday with flights to Mauritius is…

Fireworks

The wait is finally over and we are ready to announce the winner of our  holiday for two to our 5* resort, Le Prince Maurice. We have had thousands of entries over these past few weeks and have selected our winner with a random draw.

Answers to the competition questions can be found here.

And the winner is….

Conny Jones from the UK. Congratulations Conny and thank you to everyone that took the time to enter. Please keep coming back as we will be running more competitions on our Blog, Facebook and Twitter. We have lots of great prizes to give away Deutz champagne, wine from Art de vignes and perfumes from Serge Lutens’.

Win a 5* Holiday Competition: the answers…

Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius - aerial view of villas

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Our Win a 5* Holiday competition is now closed.

If you entered and are anxiously waiting to see if you’ve won, you’ll first want to make sure that you made it through to the prize draw. To do that, you needed to answer our 3 questions correctly, so for those of you who entered,  here’s the correct answers:

Question 1

We asked: Which of these celebrities has not stayed at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius: *

  • Richard E Grant
  • Sebastian Faulks
  • Leonardo de Caprio
  • Tilda Swinton

A whopping 95% of you got the answer to this correct (Leonardo de Caprio) – you should have been able to find the answer in this celebrity blog article.

Question 2

We asked: Which of the below species of tree are native to Mauritius, where the Constance Le Prince Maurice is based?

  • Takamaka
  • Tripitaka
  • Ivory Beech
  • Golden Elm

Again, nearly 95% of you got this correct – it was of course the Takamaka tree.

Question 3

We asked: What is the name of the other Constance Hotel Resort in Mauritius, apart from Constance Le Prince Maurice?

  • Constance Halaveli Resort
  • Constance Ephelia Resort
  • Constance Moofushi Resort
  • Constance Belle Mare Plage

There’s no flies on you – 96% of you got this answer right with Constance Belle Mare Plage.

We’ve now taken all of the correct entries and have put them into a prize drawer – the winner will be picked at random later today…

Not long to wait now for one lucky winner to find out they’ve won the trip of a lifetime with Constance Hotels Experience.