Competition winner: the thing I can't go on holiday without is…

Screenshot of twitter entries to competition

Some Twitter entries to 'The Item I can't go on holiday without is....'

We had an amazing number entries to our weekly competition to win either a wonderful Serge Lutens fragrance, magnum of Deutz champagne or a delicious bottle of Arts De Vignes wine.

It’s been fantastic to see you all commenting on our social pages on blog, Twitter and Facebook.

But, as with all competitions, there can be only one winner.

We’ve enjoyed reading about all of your holiday essentials this past week. We put all of your wonderful comments into a prize drawer and drew one lucky winner at random.

And the winner is…

The winning entry: I can't go on holiday without my coconut shampoo

Congratulations to Emma Lympany and her winning entry

Emma wins a choice of either Serge Lutens fragrance, Deutz Champagne or Arts De Vignes wine. Congratulations!

Watch this space for our next weekly competition coming soon.

In the meantime, here’s some of the other entries to this competition – thanks again for your entries, everyone – we really enjoyed them.

Screenshot of some of the Facebook entries to the competition

Some of the wonderful entries on Facebook

Some great blog entries

Some of your great comments on our blog

Remember, today (22 June) is the last day for entries into our amazing holiday competition to win a 5* holiday to Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius with Constance Hotels Experience.

Weekly roundup: competitions, holiday inspiration and culinary delights

This new weekly feature offers a roundup of the content on our blog from the past week, in case you missed anything. Split into categories, it’s another way for you to easily find the posts of value to you.

13 – 19 June

Exclusive offers and competitions

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Could you win a trip with flights to Constance Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius?

Only 2 days to go to win the holiday of a lifetime!
The deadline for entry to our Win a 5 Star Holiday to Mauritius competition is looming – if you haven’t entered yet, do so before midnight GMT on Wednesday 22 June!

New competition: the item I can’t go on holiday without is…
This week we launched a new week long competition on our blog, twitter and Facebook page. Winners can choose from a magnum of champagne, a Serge Lutens fragrance or a bottle of wine.

Competition winners announced: Most Romantic Holiday Pictures
We announced the winner’s of last week’s Twitter competition to win a bottle of Deutz Champagne – all they had to do was enter their most romantic holiday snaps to us.

Culinary

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Blue Penny table decorations

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Blue Penny

Recipe: chicken and prawn fricassee, stewed Chinese bredes with boucane
Want to create some of our chef’s amazing dishes yourself at home? Every Friday, we post some of the most amazing, delicious and popular recipes online. Why not try this chicken and prawn fricassee out at your next dinner party?

Constance Star Martini
Talking of dinner parties, why not kick things off with this unique cocktail created by our very own head bartender, Guillaume Grafeuille?

Inspiration

Frog, Madagascar

Frog, Madagascar

Holiday inspiration: Madagascar – walks on the wild side
Planning the trip of a lifetime and need some inspiration? Our regular ‘holiday inspiration’ features will give you the information you need. Last week, we gave you the low down on the unique island of Madagascar, where the Constance Tsarabanjina Lodge is located.

Spa & Sports

Fish underwater in the Maldives

Snorkeling in the Maldives

Snorkeling paradise: The Maldives
Love snorkeling? Then you’ll love the Maldives. Check out our guide to what makes snorkeling in the Maldives a unique experience.

US Open Golf 2011 gets underway, 16–19 June
The US Open got underway last week and as Constance Hotels Experience has some championship golf courses of our very own, we thought we’d tell you the places you can find out all you need to know about the Open.

News and Events

Winners of 2011 Le Prince Maurice prize for literature

Winners of 2011 Le Prince Maurice prize for literature

Le Prince Maurice Prize for romantic literature
The winner of the 2011 Le Prince Maurice Prize was announced last week at a wonderful awards ceremony in Mauritius. Find out who won and see photos from the evening here.

BBC Good Food Show Summer 2011
A round up the BBC’s Good Food Show from Summer 2011 in the UK.

The winner of our most romantic holiday snap competition is…

Romantic sunset holiday picture

@lauraball123's winning romantic holiday snap

Many thanks to everyone who entered our #winfizz competition on Twitter this week.

All of your wonderful entries were place in our prize drawer and the lucky winner whose photograph was drawn is…

@lauraball123!

Many congratulations to Laura, a magnum of champagne will be winging its way to you shortly.

We had an amazing response to the competition and would like to thank everyone who entered. Here’s a couple of the other entries:

wedding on beach, bride in her bridal dress

Reuben Freeman and his beautiful bride on the beach

Couple enjoying the sun on holiday

A very happy couple! Entry from Hannah Davidson

Dressing gowns laid out on a bad - competition entry
Romantic dressing gowns from @alittlebitmoe

We’ll be launching another weekly competition later on today, so watch this space – and remember, you can still enter our amazing competition to win a holiday to Mauritius until 22 June.

As a thank you, here are just a few of the other worthy entries to the #winfizz competition on Twitter. Why not enter our next competition this week, guys – you might be luckier next time?

Competitions: win a holiday, win a magnum of champagne

Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius - aerial view of villas

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Thanks to everyone who has already entered one or both of our competitions to Win a Holiday to Mauritus and to Win a Magnum of Champagne. We’ve had an absolutely amazing response and we’re really excited to see who is going to win.

We thought we’d remind those of you who haven’t had a chance to enter yet that there’s still time to win that holiday of a lifetime – and why not win some champagne to toast your win with as well?

Win a 5-star holiday, with flights, to Constance Le Prince Maurice

Our fantastic offer to win a 7 night stay at Le Prince Maurice in one of our amazing villas is running until 22 June, so you’ve still got time to enter.

You can see more details on the Constance Hotels Facebook page, but here’s a little clue as to where you can find the answer to the competition question about the Mauritian tree.

Win a magnum of champagne, just by tweeting a romantic holiday snap!

We’ll deliver a magnum of champagne direct to your door if you tweet us a romantic holiday snap. Here’s some of the great entries we’ve had already:

Romantic photo entry for the Constance Twitter competition

@lauraball123 hopes her romantic picture will win a magnum of Deutsz Champagne

Romantic couple sitting on the beach

Or could this entry from @ReubenFreeman be the lucky winner?

Romantic beach walk

Or perhaps this romantic beach walk Tweeted by @pebblepip?

All entries will  be entered into a prize drawer – all you have to do is tweet us a picture. Read more details of Twitter Magnum of Champagne competition and entry terms and conditions.

There will be more competitions coming on Twitter, so keep track of us there as well as on our new Constance Facebook page.

Top Scuba tips from the experts – you!

Manta Ray Adventure, Diving in the Seychelles

Manta Ray Adventure, Diving in the Seychelles

After our very successful Top Honeymoon tips blog sourced from our wonderful Twitter followers.

As we have a lot of interest in diving at our resorts we thought it would be interesting to ask our fans what advice they would give to first time divers.

Here is some of the best advice we received. I would also recommend you have a look at our Diving in the Seychelles video and our blog post on the Top 3 diving sights in the Seychelles.

@ScottDunnTravel says “Remember to always look around you – above as well as below. You never know what might be passing by or cruising overhead.” Juliet, their diving expert, also offers this sound advice ”To improve your air consumption; relax and breathe deeply and slowly – think yoga!”

@honeymoonsblog suggests “PADI courses are a great idea so you don’t spend your valuable holiday time learning the basics. Instead you can dive straight in!”

@Diversdlyte “Stay calm, breathe slowly, stay hydrated, equalise your ears and take the time to enjoy the sights underwater!”

@BSACDivers have some more helpful tips for beginners on their website http://bit.ly/m5NMF5

Let us know your scuba diving tips in the comments section below…

See also our experts’ top 3 diving spots in the Seychelles.

Win a Magnum of Champagne by sharing your romantic holiday snaps!

Deutz Champagne BottleAt Constance Hotels Experience, we’ve just launched our first Twitter competition to say thank you to everyone of our blog subscribers, Facebook fans, Twitter followers and new friends.

You can win a Magnum of Deutz Champagne simply by Tweeting us your most romantic holiday snaps. You can enter as many times as you like and the Magnum will be posted directly to your door.

To enter is simple – just Tweet the following, including a link to your picture:

“My most romantic holiday snap for @constancehotels #winfizz giveaway LINK TO PHOTO HERE”

Twitter Competiton Example Entry

The link should go to the picture, wherever you’ve uploaded it, be that your blog, a twitter photo service like Twitpic or Yfrog or your website. Below is an example:

Example Twit Pic

Close date
The competition is running from 9am GMT Wednesday 8 June to Midnight GMT Wednesday 15 June 2011.

We’re looking forward to seeing your romantic holiday snaps – and good luck. The champagne is already chilling for you.

Please read the Twitter Competition terms and conditions before entering. All entries are bound by these conditions.