The best hidden beaches in the Indian Ocean

Discover the utter joy of stumbling upon a stretch of unspoilt beach where you don’t have to compete with the crowds.

Anse Georgette, Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Anse Georgette, Constance Lémuria

Here’s our rundown of five of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in the Indian Ocean.

Anse Georgette – Seychelles, Praslin

The beautiful, secluded beach of Anse Georgette on the northwest of Praslin delivers the Seychellois dream of white sand and calm crystal waters shaded by lush green foliage. The beach can’t be reached by car – to access it you walk through the golf course of Constance Lémuria – so there are never too many visitors and the reward for your effort is a pristine beach with very few people.

Trou d’Argent – Rodrigues

If you’re looking for that genuine Robinson Crusoe feeling then you’ll be hard pushed to find anywhere more deserted than the stunning Trou d’Argent beach on the island of Rodrigues. The island itself is a remote haven lying 600km to the east of its sister island Mauritius, connected by an inter-island flight twice a week.

Betania Beach – Madagascar

The laid back vibe of the Madagascan region of Morondava makes this beach overlooking the Mozambique Channel one of the most chilled out beach venues in the Indian Ocean. The beach stretches for miles and the only things you will be sharing it with are some local livestock.

Trou d’Argent, Rodrigues

Trou d’Argent, Rodrigues

Anse Lazio – Seychelles, Praslin

Anse Lazio is another stunning beach off the beaten track on Praslin. Lazio has a road and even a couple of restaurants but its situation at the top of the island, off the main roads, means this is still a quiet spot. Trip Advisor recently declared this the best beach in Africa – head there now before the rest of the world gets in on the action.

Gris Gris – Mauritius

The south of Mauritius is home to the most dramatic and quietest beaches on the island. The one that tops the must-go list is the breathtakingly beautiful Gris Gris. From the cliffs above you can look down to the wide stretch of sand below, and the huge waves as they pound the shore. It’s not safe to swim in the water due to the currents, but take a gentle walk along the shell-filled beach and shoreline, and feel your spirit soar.

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Harper’s Bazaar escapes to Constance Le Prince Maurice

The latest edition of Harper’s Bazaar showcases Mauritius as one of the most luxurious destinations in the world, famous for its top-end hotels and high rate of return holidaymakers.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

In this month’s magazine, Lydia Bell reveals the delights of the newly refurbished Constance Le Prince Maurice – a ‘grown-up paradise where adults can indulge a sense of romance’ amidst a world of pampering and exceptional service.

Find out more on the Harper’s Bazaar website or buy the October issue from quality news stands now.

Tempted to book a late break or winter sun holiday?

Visit our website to find out more about availability at Constance Le Prince Maurice and rooms at Constance Belle Mare Plage.

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.

Eco kids at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Mauritius is an ideal family holiday destination, and at Constance Belle Mare Plage our exciting new eco kids programme gives your children the chance to appreciate what this unique island has to offer.

Family holidays at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Family holidays at Constance Belle Mare Plage

KaKoo Club, our free all-day kids club, is a haven for younger visitors where your children will make new friends and build adventures of their own.

We offer excursions to the botanical garden, bird park and lion park. We’ll introduce your children to the underwater world with trips on our glass bottom boat and underwater sea-walks – helping to create some very special holiday memories for them.

Back at Kakoo camp, your children can capture these memories through painting, crafts and games. You can be sure they’ll have plenty to talk about when you rendezvous at the end of the day, and will regale you with endless bed time stories about their adventures.

Constance Belle Mare Plage walks the line perfectly between larger family resort, and an indulgent grown-up space that offers you the total resort experience for all ages.

Find out more on the Constance Belle Mare Plage website.