Constance Memories – photos taken by you

We’ve had a fantastic response to our Constance Memories photo competition.

We asked you to send us your photos  from holidays with Constance Hotels Experience since 1975 to the present day.

Constance Moofushi Resort, photo taken by Nicole Petsa

Constance Moofushi Resort, photo taken by Nicole Petsa

We’ve now received thousands of beautiful photographs and captions from our community of Constance fans, and we’re busy publishing them all on our Facebook page.

Once they’re all published, within the next few days, we’ll be announcing the winner of our luxury 7-night holiday to the newly refurbished Constance Le Prince Maurice, as well as the winners of our other fabulous prizes from Valmont, Shiseido and Art de Vignes.

Here’s a taster of some of the photos we’ve received.

And you can view all of them, as they are published, in our Constance Hotels Experience Facebook photo albums page.

 

 

Constance Halaveli Resort, photo taken by Angel Gomila

Constance Halaveli Resort, photo taken by Angel Gomila

 

Constance Ephelia Resort, photo taken by Antonio Garcia Martinez

Constance Ephelia Resort, photo taken by Antonio Garcia Martinez

 

 

Family holidays at Constance Le Prince Maurice, photo taken by Fabrice Tourres

Family holidays at Constance Le Prince Maurice, photo taken by Fabrice Tourres

 

Top 8 reasons to go to Mauritius

Mauritius has long been a favourite with honeymooners and families, and as the doors reopen at the 6* Constance Le Prince Maurice, a new generation of luxury holiday aficionados are set to discover what the island has to offer.

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Here are our top 8 reasons to go to Mauritius right now.

1. Natural beauty

Palm fringed white-sand beaches, turquoise seas and vibrant coral reefs make for a tropical island paradise. Add to this mountain peaks, lush green river gorges and waterfalls, and it’s not hard to see why Mauritius stands out as a top island destination.

2. Beautiful climate

The island’s tropical climate makes Mauritius an all-year round option if you’re looking for warmth and sunshine.

From December to April, it’s hotter and more humid, while from May to November it’s cooler and drier. The best time of year for diving is November to March.

3. Indian Ocean

What better playground for water sports enthusiasts than the Indian Ocean. Warm seas, colourful reefs, and an abundance of sea creatures make this a great place for diving and snorkelling. Children aged 8 and up can learn to dive with our expert team.

At Constance we also offer wind-surfing, kayaking, water-skiing, sailing and more.

4. Family holidays

From the sheltered shoreline and stunning natural beaches to our children’s menus, spacious accommodation, new family suites at Le Prince Maurice and a huge choice of activities, Constance hotels on Mauritius are popular with families.

We offer free kids’ clubs at Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice, as well as a bookable baby sitting service.

5. Luxury golf

Legend golf course at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course

Set in a stunning location with great weather, superb food and a training academy run by golf pros, Constance Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice attract experienced and novice golfers alike.

Our 2 championship golf courses, the Legend and Links, are the setting for many tournaments throughout the year including the MCB Championship.

6. Culture and heritage

The island enjoys a multi-cultural heritage, and it shines through in the eclectic mix of food, festivals, dance, celebrations and temples you’ll find here.

7. Horse racing

Mauritius is home to the oldest race course in the southern hemisphere – The Mauritius Turf Club. Situated at Champ de Mars, Port Louis, it was first established in 1812.

Popular today with locals and tourists, entry is free and attracts crowds of up to 30,000 every Saturday.

8. Constance Le Prince Maurice

Le Barachois, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Le Barachois restaurant

With its reputation as one of the most romantic hotels in the world, Le Prince Maurice has just undergone a major refurbishment.

When it first opened in the late 90s, Le Prince set the pace for luxury resorts on the island, and this latest revamp sets it apart yet again as a high-functioning delight of a hotel.

Exuding a grown-up luxury that’s hard to beat, Le Prince Maurice will draw you in from the moment you enter the gates.

Find out more

Find out more about our Constance resorts on Mauritius, book now or join us on Facebook and Twitter for latest updates, news and offers.

 

Luxury redefined at Constance Le Prince Maurice

After an exciting refurbishment, Constance Le Prince Maurice finds it groove as the ultimate must-book hotel on Mauritius right now.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Still elegant and refined yet more romantic than ever, here are some of the delights awaiting guests when they walk through the entrance.

Asian Tapas and sushi
The popular Laguna Bar has a new Asian Tapas corner, where Japanese food lovers can enjoy delicious sushi while soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying views across the infinity pool and beach.

Wine cellar at L’Archipel
A new state-of-the-art wine cellar measuring 175m² adjoins L’Archipel restaurant, dedicated to exclusive wines and with a capacity for 15,000 bottles. There’s an area for wine tasting, with a selection of cheese and deli foods on offer.

Spa de Constance by Sisley
Sisley is the latest addition to our spa. The concept and philosophy of the wonderful Sisley brand transports you to an exotic and sensorial world. Treatments combine massage rituals from around the world with the power of aromatherapy to reunify body and mind.

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Indulge at Le Prince Maurice

New family suites
Twelve new thatched-roof family suites, with a choice of sea or garden views, feature a main en-suite bedroom, children’s room with bunk beds and bathroom, and a spacious sitting area. Some suites offer direct access to the beach.

What else is new?

  • Add to this a new heated lap pool bringing the number of pools to 2
  • a floating bar near Le Barachois, Mauritius’ only floating restaurant where guests can enjoy live music and DJ sets long into the evening while trying our infamous cocktails and selection of wines.

Constance Le Prince Maurice has already earned itself a reputation as being one of the most romantic hotels in the world. This latest refurbishment takes it to a whole new level.

Enticing, intimate and totally indulgent.

If you want to check availability, visit our website or message us on Facebook or Twitter.

Find out more about about Le Prince Maurice:

Family fun at Constance Belle Mare Plage

If you’re hankering after a family holiday, take a look at what Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius has to offer.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

The view as you enter Belle Mare Plage

Set on an idyllic 2km stretch of the softest white sand, this resort comes with a fabulous choice of suites and villas, 4 swimming pools and 6 restaurants serving family-friendly food at times when children are hungry.

If you’re looking to enjoy a few rounds on our 2 championship golf courses, take time out at the spa or simply relish in some treasured time spent with your partner, our free all-day kids’ club offers a space where children can immerse themselves in a world of wonder.

The KaKoo Club

The KaKoo Club welcomes children from 4-12 years. Children under 4 are also welcome, accompanied by parents or through our chargeable babysitter service.

Under the care of our friendly expert team, your children can explore, make new friends and try out sports and activities.

What’s on offer at KaKoo and beyond

Family holidays at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Family holidays at Belle Mare Plage

We offer a large outdoor playground, both lawned and sandy as well as a shaded, heated swimming pool, climbing frame and swings. Kids can join in group games like hide and seek, ball and catch me if you can or get creative indoors trying out vegetable printing, necklace and mask making, and more. Our indoor facilities include a wide range of books, board games, a TV lounge with video games, and a secluded toddler play area.

Beyond the club, your children can try out diving, golf and water skiing and enjoy days out with our staff to the water park, lions’ park, and many other interesting places on Mauritius.

All that activity will make them hungry, so we provide special children’s meals at lunch, while for dinner we take them to our main restaurant where they can choose from the sumptuous buffet just like the grown ups. We also provide special menus for babies and toddlers.

Find out more about Constance Belle Mare Plage

Blending luxury and comfort, with space aplenty to roam, Constance Belle Mare Plage is hard to beat if you want a resort that ticks all the boxes for every member of your family.

Visit our website to find out more about Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Indian Ocean jewel

Imagine an island as untouched as the one Robinson Crusoe discovered. Mix that with barefoot chic and world-class facilities and you have Constance Moofushi Resort.

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Myrthe Strijbos from The Style Junkies writes about discovering the Jewel Island.

As a frequent traveller I love unspoiled places where you get a taste of seclusion and sheer beauty.

The Maldives were always number one on my must-go travel list. This gorgeous country is, by most estimations, the closest you get to paradise on earth and the ideal choice for lovebirds.

In March my boyfriend and I visited the Indian Ocean jewel and discovered it for ourselves. I can easily say that for experiencing that feeling of going back to nature, indulging in sun drenched days and star studded nights, the Maldives is where it’s at.

The journey by seaplane to this barefoot idyll is a pleasure for the eye – breathtaking views of the azure blue sea, sandy little islands surrounded by turquoise reefs and glorious skies.

Diving at Constance Moofushi

Diving at Constance Moofushi

For a dive junkie, this laid-back yet luxurious resort is a paradise, and considered one of the best dive spots in the South Ari Atoll. And you can see why when you catch your first glimpse of the spectacular soft coral reefs and the giant mantas gliding by.

As you would expect, the accommodation is as spectacular as the location. A quarter of the 110 thatched villas are on the beach, while the water villas and senior water villas are on two jetties, each with a stairway down to the azure lagoon and a private deck.

At Moofushi they capture the best tropical ambiance, the beauty of the location, and the exotic flavours of the Maldives.

And they’ve rewritten the rule book on all-inclusives. Opt for the Crystal Package and you get all meals at Manta Restaurant, drinks (yes, as much cocktails and wine as you want!), mini bar, and more.

What else is there to do…

Beach villa at Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Beach villa at Moofushi

Reach the perfect state of well being and deep relaxation at Le Spa Constance, and for yoga try a lesson from yogi Manish. Check out the water sport centre for surfing, kayaking or sailing. Meanwhile, back on dry land you can siesta on hammocks, chill by the pool or just soak up the sun… Atoll life is good.

 

Find out more about Constance Moofushi

 

The Style Junkies 

The Style Junkies roam the world in search of the most stylish places to stay – boutique hotels, resorts & lodges, restaurants, wellness retreats, bars, beachclubs and other places that deserve a place on anyone’s must-see list. Visit The Style Junkies website to find out more or follow them on Facebook.

Win a 6* luxury holiday to Constance Le Prince Maurice

There’s still time to enter your photos in our competition to win a 6* luxury holiday at the newly refurbished Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Le Barachois

Le Barachois at Constance Le Prince Maurice

As well as half-board in an exceptional luxury Junior Suite, the prize includes flights and access to 2 championship 18-hole golf courses.

Other great prizes include limited edition vanity cases from Valmont and fragrance from Shiseido.

How to enter

To enter, send us your favourite photos from your holidays at Constance Hotels, and a short caption telling us about the memory the photo evokes in you.

When to enter

Between now and 4 September 2012, you can enter your photos.

1. Decide which decade your photos are from

2. Check the dates for when you can enter for that decade, see below.

Photos taken 1975-1989

Enter: 20-28 August

All decades
Enter: 29 August – 4 September

Prizes 

The best photos from each decade, as well as from each category of entry, will be awarded a prize from Valmont or Shiseido. Every entry we receive will also be included in our grand prize draw to win a luxury 7-night holiday for 2 at Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Where will the photos be published?

We’ll publish the best photos and captions on our Facebook Timeline. In addition, every entry we receive will be posted on our Pinterest board and Flickr.

To enter, visit our Constance Hotels Experience Facebook page.

Read our competition terms and conditions.

Sponsors of our competition

Valmont - prestigious Swiss spa now open at Constance Halaveli. Discover the luxurious Valmont spa at Constance Halaveli.

Shiseido - one of the most influential skincare houses in the world, available at Constance. Shiseido at Constance Hotels.