Luxury suites and villas in the Indian Ocean

For some luxury accommodation is an elegant water villa floating above a lagoon, to others it’s a spa villa complete with treatment rooms and a pool, and to others still it’s a villa with ample space for all the family.

Suite on stilts, Le Prince Maurice

Suite on stilts, Le Prince Maurice

With so much choice on offer across our seven Indian Ocean hotels and resorts here’s a glimpse at some of the options each location offers.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Relish the ultimate richness and elegance of a deluxe modern boutique hotel built to perfectly blend with the beauty of the white-sand beaches and lush foliage of Mauritius.

The traditional thatched roofs with ceiling fans and warm wooden floors of the accommodation create an intimate atmosphere and reflect the island’s spice trade history while the modern stone-tiled bathrooms ooze style and opulence.

  • Suites – warm wood and stone create an inviting colonial-style elegance.
  • Villas – spacious splendour in large beachfront villas with their own private swimming pools. Refined décor and stylishly furnished outside spaces make this accommodation to luxuriate in.
  • Princely Suite – regal elegance abounds in this private villa within a hotel, complete with staff, 2 pools and 3 terraces.

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

As with everything at Belle Mare Plage, the range of accommodation is about offering you the flexibility to find the perfect fit for you. Cool stone flooring combines with rich woods and warm fabrics to create comfortable, understated luxury.

  • Suites – the Junior Suites at Belle Mare are some of the most popular, beautifully furnished and equipped with private balcony or terrace. The Deluxe Suites face the sea, and include a living room and option to connect to a Presitge Room making them ideal for families.
  • Villas – elegant beachside villas celebrate Mauritius’ architectural traditions with wide thatched roofs on the villas and outside dining areas. Each spacious villa has a private pool and garden a short walk from the beach.
  • Presidential Villa – for the ultimate indulgence drink in the opulent charms of cool polished-stone flooring, high-rafted ceilings and rich woods in this stylish 2-storey villa. Enjoy the peace of your own pool and garden, and let the two villa masters take care of everything.
Deluxe villas at Constance Lemuria

Deluxe villas at Constance Lemuria

Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Everything at Lémuria exudes an elegant, sedate Seychellois luxury. The accommodation emanates refined modern style combining cool marble, limestone and local pink granite with elegant warm rich wooden furniture.

  • Suites – lie in bed and watch the ocean from your beachside suite or relax at the end of the day on your private terrace or balcony.
  • Villas – enjoy the seclusion of romantic in-villa dining in a sunken dining area set at the heart of the villa’s wrap-around pool. The verdant green of the Seychellois foliage is reflected in the waters around you to create a tranquil space of elegant luxury.
  • Presidential Villa – nestled into the island’s granite rock this 2-tier villa provides access to your own stunning Seychellois beach, 3 swimming pools and staff to take care of you.

Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

The laid-back luxury and open spaces at Ephélia guarantee that all the family can come and relax here, and there’s a great choice of stylish accommodation.

  • Suites – unwind in sleek modern suites with chic boutique-style bathrooms and elegantly furnished outside areas set against the stunning mountainous backdrop of Mahé.
  • Villas – at Ephélia choice is everything and that includes the villas. Guests can choose from Beach and Family Villas offering privacy and space as well as access to the beach and resort activities. Or if you’re looking for a more intimate, secluded experience then our Spa, Hillside and Presidential Villas are hidden away from the rest of the resort offering a peaceful retreat.
Water villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Water villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

The accommodation at Halaveli reflects the elegant, open air luxury of the hotel. From its Water Villas to the Presidential Villa, expansive glass doors are flung open to create a space where the interior blends seamlessly with exquisite outdoor terraces looking out over ocean views.

  • Water Villas – these elegant wooden villas are suspended over the tranquil lagoon with steps leading from your private terrace down to the ocean. Also included is your own private infinity pool.
  • Beach Villas – choose a single or double storey villa to fit all the family and enjoy your own private corner of this luxury island. Your own walled garden, a short walk from the ocean, will contain a swimming pool, furnished terrace and dining area. Embrace the outdoors in the stunning open-air bathroom.
  • Presidential Villa – the ultimate in opulent accommodation, this villa includes a spa room with treatment tables, private gym and swimming pool. A vast, luxurious space for you and your guests or family.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

The elegant rustic charm of the accommodation at Moofushi blends traditional Maldivian crafts with rattan, bamboo and wood to create an inviting, laidback Robinson Crusoe-style luxury.

  • Beach Villa – enjoy the peaceful sensation of swinging on your own hammock in the privacy of your own beachfront terrace before padding barefoot to the huge, comfortable bed.
  • Water Villas – the Crusoe-chic continues in the high palm-thatched water villas where the massive wooden deck surrounds the villa giving ocean views on every side and making the living space outside as inviting as in. The Senior Water Villas include a sumptuous outdoor bath on stilts over the ocean.
Beach villa at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Beach villa at Tsarabanjina

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Barefoot elegance and charm off the beaten track epitomise the laidback vibe of Tsarabanjina and that includes its accommodation.

  • Beach Villas – This small, intimate resort is all about peace and seclusion so the handful of 25 villas are spaced out over two of the island’s beaches. Rustic wooden furniture complimented by Malagasy craft items create an aura of castaway chic while the air conditioning of the sleeping areas adds a welcome touch of modern luxury.

Top dive sites in Mauritius

The warm waters surrounding the island of Mauritius make it an ideal year-round diving destination.

Fish in Indian Ocean

Underwater world of the Indian Ocean

Here’s a look at some of the top dive sites on the East and North West coasts of the island.

Belle Mare Plage

The dive school at Constance Belle Mare Plage caters for beginners right through to qualified divers.

Small numbers go out on the boat to the reef that’s a short distance off Belle Mare Plage, or the lagoon off Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Here, you can expect to see beautiful corals and large shoals of colourful fish. You may get a chance to see the rare stone fish, dolphins, guitar shark and turtles, as well as whales further out to sea during the winter months.

In addition to the incredible underwater creatures you’ll see, the service you get both diving and on board the boat is everything you’d expect from a 5* luxury hotel.

Ile Aux Cerfs

Scuba diver and shoal of fish

Incredible underwater world of diving

The tiny island of Ile Aux Cerfs is renowned for its sandy beaches and calm waters. The coral reef is beautiful and brimming with marine life.

You can arrange diving trips to the island either from your hotel, or once you arrive at Ile Aux Cerfs.

Grand Baie and Trou aux Biches

If you’ve already explored the East coast, and want to see more of the underwater world of Mauritius, head to the North West coast, where you’ll find some great dive sites including Whale Roc, Lost City, The Tube and Waterlilly.

Expect to see huge numbers of fish, corals, rays and sharks. There’s a wreck of a Japanese fishing boat at Stella Maru, just in front of the reef. Here, an abundance of sea life have made this their home over the last 15 years.

Share your dive experience

And if you’ve got photos from a diving experience in Mauritius, you can post them to our Constance Facebook page. We’d love to see them!

Constance Belle Mare Plage – one child stays free

Constance Belle Mare Plage is an ideal family resort - offering plenty of space, 4 swimming pools, a paddle friendly beach and a great choice of family-friendly dining.

Kakoo Club, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Kakoo Club, Constance Belle Mare Plage

With our special offer, one child under the age of 12 years goes free when sharing with adults in single or double Prestige Room, Junior or Deluxe Suite.

The offer is valid until 19 October 2011, with a minimum of 2 nights stay.

Package includes:

  • Daily breakfast and dinner for adults and children

Find out more about this special deal for one child to stay free of charge at Constance Belle Mare Plage, including terms and conditions.

Top 10 beaches in Mauritius

Situated in the Indian Ocean, the island of Mauritius is surrounded by turquoise sea, flanked by hundreds of white sand beaches.

Here’s our list of the top 10 must-see beaches in Mauritius.

Grand Baie beach, Mauritius

Grand Baie beach, Mauritius

1. Grand Baie

On the sheltered north coast, Grand Baie is teeming with hotels, restaurants and shops. It may not be the quiet spot it once was but it’s definitely worth a visit and has a magnificent beach. You can enjoy watersports and deep sea fishing from here too.

2. Péreybère

One of the most popular places for swimming on the island is the northern beach of Péreybère. Popular at weekends with local Mauritians, the water is beautifully clear.

3. La Cuvette

Close to Péreybère is this gem of a beach. It’s a small, horse-shoe shaped beach with glass-like water. There are shady spots under the trees dotted along the top edge of the sand. Get here early at the weekend as it’s popular with local people.

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

4. Belle Mare Plage

On the peaceful East coast is the beach belonging to Constance Belle Mare Plage. This long stretch of beach gently curves around the bay, and faces directly out to the reef beyond. The water is calm for swimming. Catch amazing sunrises from here if you’re up early enough, and at night you can enjoy some fabulous star gazing.

5. Roche Noires

North of Belle Mare Plage along the East coast is the beach of Roche Noires. Black volcanic rocks line part of the water’s edge, wedged deep into a long stretch of white sand. Calm water makes it safe for swimming. The east coast gets the offshore winds in the winter, making it a good spot for sailing.

6. Blue Bay

In the south-east of the island, near the airport, is the well-known Blue Bay beach. Soft sand, clear calm water and shady spots make this beach very popular at the weekend. Further along the beach are some rocks, from where you can head into the water for some great snorkelling. 

Gris Gris beach, Mauritius

Gris Gris beach, Mauritius

7. Gris Gris

The south of the island is home to the most dramatic beaches on the island. Top of these is the breathtakingly beautiful Gris Gris. From the cliffs above you can look down to the wide stretch of sand below, and the large waves as they come pounding into the shore. It’s not safe to swim here but walk along the shell-filled beach and shoreline, and feel your spirit soar.

8. Pomponnette

Children playing on Pomponnette beach

Children playing on Pomponnette beach

Drive west along a winding road through small fishing villages with colourful houses, verdant vegetation and Hindu temples until you reach the long beach of Pomponnette. Untouristy and quiet, the water’s calmer here than at Gris Gris but still be careful when swimming.

9. Flic en Flac

This small village on the West coast is popular with tourists. You’ll find a growing hotel and restaurant trade, as well as dolphin watching tours. The white sand beach is popular at the weekend.

Surfers at Tamarin Bay

Surfers at Tamarin Bay

10. Tamarin

North  along the West coast is Tamarin bay. Tamarin isn’t protected by the reef, so the sea is rougher here than at Flic en Flac. But that makes it ideal for surfing, and long walks along the sand. The Tamarin river forms an estuary here, backed by mountains to the East.

 

Luxury golf holidays in paradise

Lemuria Golf Course

Take in the view at Lemuria Golf Course

If you’re looking for a luxury golf holiday in an idyllic location, Constance Hotels Experience offers 3 championship golf courses in Mauritius and the Seychelles.

Imagine having free access to a top quality golf course, while staying at a luxury beachside resort set against a beautiful tropical backdrop.

Mauritius – two world class golf courses

Constance Belle Mare Plage is located on the East coast of Mauritius, along one of the most beautiful stretches of beach on the island.

Golfers at the Legend Golf Course

Golfers at the Legend Golf Course

The Legend Golf Course is an 18 hole course with a par 72. It has superb fairways, and each of the holes has distinctive characteristics set in the heart of an indigenous forest. The greens have been rebuilt using Tif Dwarf grasses to ensure a perfect surface.

The 17th hole (par 3) is in a stunning location and can prove a test for the nerves, looking across the water and trees to the 18th.

Find out more about the holes at Legend and the course map.

The Links Golf Course

The Links Golf Course

The Links Golf Course is the second Constance Belle Mare Plage championship golf course. It was designed by Rodney Wright and Peter Allis, and its 18 hole course measures 5,942m with a par 71. It sits beneath the West facing clubhouse, and is equipped with a practice Fairway.

It’s also the location of the MCB Tour Championship, a key tournament on the European Senior Tour calendar. This year, the championship runs from 5-11 December 2011.

Find out more about the holes at the Links and the course map.

Guests can take advantage of the excellent Marc Farry Golf Academy, where golf pros give individual and group lessons on grip, posture, alignment and ball position.
 
Lemuria Golf Course

Award winning Constance Lemuria Golf Course

 

Seychelles – award winning golf course

Golf enthusiasts can head to the only golf course in the Seychelles at Constance Lémuria Resort.

The award winning 18-hole course is a par 70, and covers an area of 5,556m. It offers a great challenge to all levels of players, professionals and amateurs alike.

Lémuria Golf borders enchanting beaches along the Small Kerlan Cove and Grand Kerlan Cove, and incorporates a series of waterways with margins of endemic palms and broadleaf woodland.

Find out more about the holes at Lémuria Golf and the course map.

Read more about the golfers’ paradise at Constance Lémuria

Book your lessons or tee time online

Registered hotel guests can use our online concierge service to book your lessons at the golf academy in Mauritius, or your tee time for any of the courses:

 

Hunt for Black Pearls this Easter in Mauritius

Is there a clue for the pearl hunt by the pool at the Constance Belle Mare Plage?

Is there a clue for the Easter Black Pearl hunt by the pool at the Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius?

Celebrating Easter at the Constance Belle Mare Plage Hotel in Mauritius isn’t all about chocolate – although of course, our fantastic culinary experts do create some wonderful desserts, chocolates and pastries for the occasion.

Even more exciting than chocolate (if that’s possible) this Easter weekend is our Black Pearl hunting extravaganza.

Designed as a fun new take on the classic Easter egg hunt, our Black Pearl hunt helps guests to explore our luxury resort, learn more about Mauritius, its history and of course enjoy themselves in the process.

The hunt will run in collaboration with Atelier by William. Participants will need to search throughout different locations in our luxury hotel resort to find answers to clues and qualify for a prize draw.

Taking place this Easter Sunday (24 April), the winners get an amazing prize of a Black Pearl worth from 10,000 to 15,000 Mauritian Rupees.