Last week saw the exciting visit of Marie Lapierre of Domaine Marcel Lapierre to Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage for a wine tasting evening and fine wine training event.
Wines from Marcel Lapierre
Marie was accompanied by her daughter Camille, and together they introduced us to their stunning reds from the Château Cambon and the Vin de France Raisin Gaulois 2012.
Marie explained to our team of Constance sommeliers how the Domaine vines have been cultivated organically since 1981, and about how the wines are made in carbonic maceration.
The wines are light and fruity and can be enjoyed with fish, chicken, goats cheese, charcuterie or as an aperitif. Guests joined our sommeliers to taste the wines and find out more about Domaine Marcel Lapierre.
Explore a dramatic landscape hewn from volcanoes and softened by verdant nature with a trek through Mauritius’ mountainous interior.
Moka Range, Mauritius
Take a break from sun bathing and discover mountain hiking in Mauritius, exploring the stunning beauty of an island sculptured by nature into an array of mountainous peaks, waterfalls and tropical valleys, many of which are protected within national parks.
The three mountain ranges on Mauritius offer a variety of short and longer hikes, from easy to the more challenging.
These peaks aren’t high in comparison to major mountain ranges of the world but the views are breathtaking and the chance to see more of the island is one not to be missed.
Take your pick from the Moka range in the east near Port Louis, the Black River range in the south-west and the Grand Port in the south-east.
With peaks ranging from 480 to 828m many can be explored with a good map and some walking boots but some of the more challenging peaks will need a guide.
The very best mountain hikes include:
Le Pouce – Despite being one of the tallest peaks on the island at 811m the walk up Le Pouce is one of the easiest making it perfect for those looking for spectacular views without too much difficulty. Situated in the Moka range it overlooks the capital Port Louis with 360º views around the island.
Constance Le Prince Maurice
Lion Mountain – For those looking for more of a challenge Lion Mountain in the south east, named because locals thought the mountain resembled the creature, is only 480m but is a longer, slightly more difficult hike. The half-day trek is well worth it for the stunning views of the lagoon when you reach the summit.
Black River Peak – Surprisingly the highest peak on the island at 828m is also considered one of the easiest hikes and one of the most scenic. Most of the walk is along a ridge through beautiful endemic trees and plants with a stunning view across the island and the west coast from the summit.
The Corps de Garde – For those looking for a serious challenge a hike up this 780m peak on the west of the island will get your pulse racing. A secluded, remote hike through basalt rock and tropical plant life gives stunning views over the ocean and the mountains of the Casela Nature Park in the south.
Here, you can live life to the max in an entirely different way.
Each hotel offers style, space and an initmate mood for when you’re looking for a bolthole to rest awhile from the adrenalin-fuelled pace of daily life.
In recognition of the luxury offered at each of these hotels, they were invited to join the ranks of the largest luxury hotel consortium, Leading Hotels of the World.
Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:
Enjoy nights of perfect sleep on Egyptian cotton sheets with your choice of pillow to ensure your ultimate comfort.
Indulge yourself with the latest treatments using only the best natural ingredients at one of the exclusive Spa de Constance with acclaimed skincare partners including Shiseido, Valmont and Sisley.
Savour the very best in fine dining from chef’s trained by some of the world’s leading, Michelin-starred chefs and enjoy wine from first class sommeliers with wine cellars to rival some of the best in Europe.
Enticing choice of sports and adrenalin fuelled activities including diving, yoga, tennis, sailing and golf.
Create your own
Create a special treatment package just for you with a combination of back, neck and shoulder massage, scalp massage, hand and forearm massage and foot massage.
Time is luxury
Book a 90 minute massage and we’ll throw in a sumptuous 30 minute wrapping treatment. For those tempted by the luxurious 90-minute Sisley facial, we’ll now treat you to an eye, lip and scalp treatment as well.
Combine a sensorial Sisley facial treatment with a Brice Nicham pedicure and get both for a specially reduced price or indulge in a combination of Brice Nicham hand and foot treatment and receive an inviting discount.
French designer Gordana Gasparovic has created a stunning new necklace collection for us at Constance Le Prince Maurice. Re-using beautiful vintage fabrics such as Chanel and Hermes silk scarves, Gordana is famed for creating bold and stylish necklaces.
The necklaces will be available to buy at the spa at Le Prince Maurice from mid-April.