The rare Coco de Mer is found at Vallee de Mai on Praslin Island in the Seychelles
The sights and sounds of the Seychelles come alive in Matthew Coe’s article for A Luxury Travel Blog.
Highlights of the stunning Indian Ocean archipelago described by Coe include the iconic Coco de Mer. He suggests visiting UNESCO World Heritage site Valle de Mai on Praslin to see the unusual palm seed in its natural surroundings.
Other quintessentially Seychellois experiences suggested by Coe include visiting Cousin and Curieuse Island to witness its stunning wildlife and climbing Nid d’Aigle for a breath-taking view of La Digue.
Read the full article ‘top quirky sight in the Seychelles’ on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Take a glimpse at our 18-hole championship golf courses in Mauritius and Seychelles where you can tee off against a backdrop of lush verdant hillsides, white sand beaches and the clear water of the Indian Ocean.
The Legend Golf Course, Constance Belle Mare Plage
The Legend, home of the MCB Tour Championship
The Links at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius
World class golf courses in Mauritius
Golf at Constance Lémuria
Luxury golf holidays in the Seychelles
Golf in paradise
This year’s European Senior Tour will once again be decided on the greens and fairways of the Legend golf course at Constance Belle Mare Plage in December.
The Legend, home of the MCB Tour Championship
Last year’s MCB Tour Championship culminated in an epic final round between golf legend Colin Montgomerie and Englishman Paul Wesselingh who went on to win not just the MCB Tour Championship but the Order of Merit as well.
This year’s event, to be held on 8-14 December, is expected to be just as exciting with Colin Montgomerie and Tom Watson currently topping the Order of Merit.
Guests staying at Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice during the tournament will be perfectly placed to enjoy all the action.
Play with the pros
Keen golfers can even get involved with a two-day pro-am tournament on 10 & 11 December when guests at Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice can play in teams with a selection of senior professional golfers across the two championship golf courses.
Entry forms can be downloaded from our website now.
Improve your game
Watch how the likes of Colin Montgomerie and David Frost do it and then take a lesson at our Marc Farry Golf Academy and learn to swing like a pro.
Watch all the action in 5* luxury
As well as access to all the championship action on the golf course guests can enjoy Constance luxury with 5* service, elegant, spacious accommodation, fine-dining restaurants and sumptuous spas.
A dhoni shaped structure for the coral growth project
We at Constance Halaveli are excited to be moving into the second phase of our coral growth program, following the completion of the successful first phase.
So far, in partnership with Valmont and Water Solutions, we have planted more than 250 coral fragments in two locations in the lagoon and are thrilled to report they are thriving.
For the second phase of the project a structure shaped like a traditional dhoni boat will be planted with coral and submerged to attract marine life to an area in the lagoon which is currently without coral.
Once the project is completed these new areas of coral reef will attract new marine life and will become a major attraction for snorkellers. In the meantime we hope to get guests involved in the project so that they can learn more about the beautiful coral reefs we are growing here.
Constance Belle Mare Plage
Create and win a fabulous 7-night holiday for two to Constance Belle Mare Plage, including flights with Air Mauritius and activities on the island of Mauritius.
Visit our Facebook page between 30 June-6 July 2014 for your chance to enter the Dreams Made In Mauritius holiday competition.
We’ve teamed up with Air Mauritius to offer this fantastic prize including 7-nights half board at Constance Belle Mare Plage, return flights with Air Mauritius and a choice of activities both at the resort and around the island.
Choose from spa treatments, champagne breakfast, romantic dinner, wine tasting at Belle Mare Plage, as well as fun activities around Mauritius including catamaran cruise and ziplining.
Visit our Facebook page now to enter the Dreams Made In Mauritius competition. The competition ends on 6 July 2014.
Want to know more about Mauritius? Visit the Made in Mauritius blog.
Constance Halaveli boasts a wine list to rival many European Michelin-starred restaurants and head sommelier Florian David is rightly proud of the extensive wine cellar that features some of the world’s best wines.
Wine recommendations from Constance Halaveli
With more than a thousand fine wines mainly from Europe, South Africa and New Zealand, Florian considers that Halaveli has the best selection of wines in the Maldives.
One of the things which makes Halaveli’s selection so unique is that many of the wines are sourced from the winemakers directly by our sommeliers.
Our teams visit vineyards across the new and old world to search out the very best wines from traditional as well as innovative new winemakers.
Florian’s top wine recommendations
Of all the fine wines in our cellar, here are Florian’s top recommendations.
Florian says, ‘We at Halaveli have the best winemakers from France.’
- De Montille – the lively legend of Volnay and Pommard
- Raveneau – the king of Chablis
- Lucien Lemoine – one of the most talented Burgundian winemaker of the past 10 years
- La Grange des Peres – the most elegant of all the Languedoc wines
- Domaine de Trevallon – the ultimate proof that there is great wine in Provence
‘We also have the very best vintage of the grand Bordeaux wines.’
- Pauillac, Château Lynch Bages, 5th Cru Classé 1990 – the best vintage of the past 30 years
- Pauillac, Château Pichon Baron Longueville, 2nd Cru Classé 1989 – less famous than 1990 but beautifully well-balanced
- Margaux, Château Margaux, 1st Cru Classé 1990 – simply a legend
- Bordeaux, Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1945 – the most feminine vintage ever and also the most difficult to find (although not, of course, at Halaveli)
- Sauternes ‘Creme de Tête’, Château Gilette 1961 – an amazing vintage from an amazing producer
‘To finish, we also have the finest and most exclusive Champagne.’
- Dom Perignon 2003 and 2004 – the shining star of Champagne
- Cristal 2005 – the Champagne Tsar
- Cristal Rose 2005 – probably the most exclusive Rose Champagne
- Salon 1997 – The Grand Cru of Champagne
- Billecart Salmon, ‘Clos St Hilaire’, Blanc de Noirs 1998 – a Champagne with a sensitive soul of Pinot Noir
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