Fast track to fitness with Isabelle Lamant

Fitness guru Isabelle Lamant has built up a loyal following of fans since joining Le Prince Maurice late last year, empowering guests with her exciting approach to getting fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Here she talks about what makes her approach so popular.

Isabelle Lamant at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Isabelle Lamant at Le Prince Maurice

I’ve been working at Le Prince Maurice for five months now and it brings me great pleasure. Teaching my classes here brings me a feeling of real happiness.

Here’s some more about the training I offer guests visiting the resort. Each week I hold:

  • Hatha and Ashtanga yoga classes on the beach
  • Aquagym in the lap pool
  • Tone up, stretching, special abs and glutes classes
  • Zumba circuit training

All of these programs are good for both health and body shape with some guests saying they feel like they’ve visited a health camp during their time with us.

Don’t worry about your fitness levels or your previous experience because I adapt my classes to suit everyone from the beginner to those much more experienced.

Yoga at Le Prince Maurice

During my yoga class we practice breath control and asanas (posture) which improves strength and flexibility. Then the restorative aspect of the session is a delightful way of giving prizes to our muscles after a hard workout. You will learn relaxing postures you can do every day wherever you are.

Toning classes and personal training

Yoga on the beach, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Yoga on the beach at Le Prince Maurice

My tone-up classes will really help work every muscle in your body. Together we will tone-up abs, glutes, arms, back and legs, stretching them to sculpt a beautifully balanced body. I will even show you a routine you can do at home to carry on the good work.
I also offer personal one-to-one training to work specifically the areas your body needs. Sessions can be carried out in the fitness centre, in your room or even on the beach.

I look forward to seeing you soon for your stay at Le Prince Maurice, a place for well being and health.

Isabelle.

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Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau returns to Mauritius

Excitement is building around the 2013 Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius. For guests this is a rare opportunity to sample food prepared by some of the world’s leading chefs all together in one stunning location.

Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival 2012, behind the scenes

Behind the scenes at 2012 festival

Top chefs, including three Michelin star-holder Patrick Berton and two Michelin-starred Eyvind Hellstrom, are lined up to judge the nail-biting culinary competition which runs from 18-26 March 2013.

A selection of six of Europe’s finest chefs will visit Mauritius to cook alongside six of our island chefs with the challenge of creating an award-winning menu from local produce.

Michelin star chefs at this year’s festival:

Dominique Loiseau, President of Jury at Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau

Dominique Loiseau

Judges of this year’s festival:

Highlights for guests include:

Guests at both Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice can get involved throughout the week with cooking demonstrations, special menus created by the visiting chefs and the thrilling prize-giving ceremony.

  • Special dinner at Le Prince Maurice on 18 March orchestrated by Chef Hellstrom
  • Special dinner at Belle Mare Plage on 20 March created by Chef Bertron
  • Morning cooking demonstration by Chef Bertron at Belle Mare Plage’s Citronnelle restaurant on 22 March
  • Gala dinner by the Constance chefs at the Deer Hunter restaurant, Belle Mare Plage on 23 March

The week will climax with a cook-off on the final day in which the island chefs will need to put into practice all they have learned from their Michelin-starred mentors to create the winning menu.

Bertron, a former protégé of chef Bernard Loiseau after whom the festival is named, has described the competition as being, ‘In the spirit of Loiseau’s legacy, it’s about sharing, it’s about training and it’s about transmission.’

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Beach at Belle Mare Plage

Foodie holidays in Mauritius

Indulge your passion for food and join us for the festival in Mauritius this year. Check availability and book now for Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice.

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Last few days to enter 30 Days of Discovery

Constance Tsarabanjina

Constance Tsarabanjina

Don’t miss out. There are just five days left to go on our 30 Days of Discovery. We’re offering a prize a day, including an iPad mini.

Our 30 Days of Discovery is inspired by our passion for discovering the finest things in life – from food and wine, to spa treatments and stunning beaches.

Visit our Constance Hotels & Resorts Facebook page for a daily dose of inspiration and to enter the daily prize draw.

Renowned marine biologist visits Halaveli

Next month, guests at Halaveli will have the opportunity to dive or snorkel with world famous marine biologist and reef conservationist Robin Aiello.

Robin Aiello

Robin Aiello

Robin will be visiting Halaveli from 3-31 March. Well known for her studies into marine animal adaptations and ecology, Harvard graduate and environmental management consultant Robin spends at least 8-10 months of the year on or in the ocean, between working on expedition ships in the arctic and Antarctic, and leading dive trips in the tropics.

Her previous expeditions have included diving with a wide variety of sharks – including Great Whites – to document their behaviour, living underwater for two weeks in a saturation chamber to study coral biology and observing jellyfish under an ice-shelf in Antarctica.

As part of her visit to Halaveli, Robin will run weekly events in order to share her expertise with our guests.

Events will include:

  • accompanied dive
  • accompanied snorkel
  • kids snorkel trip
  • presentation with slides
  • private dive or snorkel trips on request.
Coral reefscaping at Constance Halaveli

Robin’s visit coincides with our own reefscaping programme at Halaveli in which we are stimulating regrowth in the coral around the lagoon damaged by the tsunami of 2004.

During Robin’s trip to Halaveli, we’ll be posting regular updates, photos from under the ocean and more.

Find out more

Discover more about coral reef protection from the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program.

Visit our website to read more about Constance Halaveli and check booking availability.

Romantic dinners at Constance

At Constance, we’re preparing our restaurants for some extra special romantic dining this week.

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles, Beach Bar and Grill

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles, Beach Bar and Grill

Here’s what’s on the menu at Constance Lemuria and Constance Le Prince Maurice on Valentine’s night.

Constance Lemuria Beach Bar and Grill

Amuse Bouche

Lovers Delight
Lobster & Crab meat salad with sundry cherry tomato confit & Red Fruit vinaigrette

Romantic Sundown
Pan seared scallop with beetroot mousse & local ginger garlic spinach

Love in Paradise
Strawberry sorbet with Takamaka Vodka

Cupid Dream
Grilled lobster tail with tandoori spices and seafood risotto served with mushroom, capers sauce

Love Me Tender
Raspberry parfait with chocolate mille-feuille served with warm wild berries compote

Petits fours

Dinner at Le Barachois restaurant

Le Barachois, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Le Barachois, Le Prince Maurice

Aphrodisiac delicacies
Oysters from our lagoon, served hot with ginger sabayon

Love on ice
Chilled pumpkin and foie gras soup in ice with rose petals

Burning with feelings
Roasted heart-shaped stuffed chicken, prepared in front of you

Pomme d’amour
Intense red apple with forbidden fruits, galangal flavour and Malagasy vanilla

Delicacies

 

Honeymooners share their memories of Constance

Your honeymoon is one of the most special holidays of your life. Find out what made it so fabulous for three couples who enjoyed their honeymoon at Constance last year.

Constance Halaveli

Stephanie Moy and Wei Wang

Stephanie Moy and Wei Wang at Halaveli

Stephanie Moy and Wei Wang at Halaveli,

When Stephanie Moy and Wei Wang were looking for somewhere special to spend their honeymoon in November 2012 they discovered everything they were looking for at Constance Halaveli, Maldives.

‘Being on top of the world, having just been wed, we wanted a resort that would make us feel like we were VIPs 24/7, had luxurious accommodation, exciting activities, a great spa, breath-taking views, good dining options and somewhere we could just relax and unwind.’

For them it was the private infinity pools on the terraces of each of the luxurious water villas which clinched the deal and they weren’t disappointed.

‘We loved the abundance of underwater wildlife surrounding the resort. We loved walking on the jetty and spotting so many different types of fish without having to look hard.’

‘Your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime trip, it’s not just any vacation, so pick a location that has everything you want to do. Whether you like exploring new places and being on the go or just unwinding and relaxing and being pampered with superb service, we recommend that you pick a place you both want to go!’

Justin Antony and Samantha Fernandes

Justin Antony and Samantha Fernandes at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Justin Antony and Samantha Fernandes at Halaveli

Another couple lured to the unique luxury of Halaveli by the promise of secluded water villas and private infinity pools was Justin Antony and Samantha Fernandes.

When they went on honeymoon in December 2012 they were looking for the sedate elegance of a hotel which catered for honeymooners and couples, where they could create the kind of special memories which would last a lifetime.

‘There were so many special memories! The one we loved the most was our private candlelit dinner on our outdoor deck, by the pool.
Sitting on the deck, the view of the ocean was awesome and the gentle sound of the waves lapping against the villa. The dinner was the fish that we had caught during the fishing excursion the previous day, it was cooked and brought to us by the in-room dining service. The brilliant blue water and pristine white sand will always be a memory.’

Constance Ephelia

Chirag and Vipasha Singh

Chirag and Vipasha Singh at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Chirag and Vipasha Singh at Ephelia

Chirag and Vipasha Singh also picked out one of the unique dining experiences offered at Constance as being their most special memory of their honeymoon in the Seychelles resort Ephélia in December 2012.

‘The thing we love the most – tough to single out one from so many – but the candlelit dinner on the beach at Cyann, which was organised upon request. But overall it was the way we were looked after, honestly we were spoilt during our stay.’

The Singhs would offer this advice to couples looking to book the most special of holidays.

‘A honeymoon is a once in a lifetime experience, no other vacation can be called a honeymoon, so try to do something you’ve never done before, it will allow you to create a memory for life.’

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