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.

Kick off of the Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival

Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival participants arrive

Participants arrive at Domaine des Aubineaux

The 6th edition of the popular Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival kicked off yesterday (Sunday 13th March) at the Constance Belle Mare Plage hotel in Mauritius.

Excitement mounted as participating chefs arrived at the beautiful Domaine de Aubineaux for their week long festival and competition.

Spices Presentation, Culinary Festival, Constance Hotels

The participating chefs are introduced to local spices

The day began with a visit to the Bois Chéri Museum and Factory and lunch, which was hosted by Jacqueline Dalais.

Chefs experienced some local rum, learned about the spices from the area, as well as palm hearts, anthuriums and vanilla plantations.

Today was a gently warm up so everyone could get to know each other and settle into their luxury, beautiful surroundings. Tomorrow, the competition will truly get started as the participants will visit the Belle Mare Plage’s Blue Penny Cafe and draw lots to decide on the 6 teams. After this they will visit the Port Louis Market in preparation for testing their new recipes on Tuesday!

Download a PDF to learn more about the Constance Hotels Chefs who have organised the festival.

You can also download a PDF to discover more about the Island Chefs and the European Chefs.