Harper’s Bazaar escapes to Constance Le Prince Maurice

The latest edition of Harper’s Bazaar showcases Mauritius as one of the most luxurious destinations in the world, famous for its top-end hotels and high rate of return holidaymakers.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

In this month’s magazine, Lydia Bell reveals the delights of the newly refurbished Constance Le Prince Maurice – a ‘grown-up paradise where adults can indulge a sense of romance’ amidst a world of pampering and exceptional service.

Find out more on the Harper’s Bazaar website or buy the October issue from quality news stands now.

Tempted to book a late break or winter sun holiday?

Visit our website to find out more about availability at Constance Le Prince Maurice and rooms at Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Constance Memories – photos taken by you

We’ve had a fantastic response to our Constance Memories photo competition.

We asked you to send us your photos  from holidays with Constance Hotels Experience since 1975 to the present day.

Constance Moofushi Resort, photo taken by Nicole Petsa

Constance Moofushi Resort, photo taken by Nicole Petsa

We’ve now received thousands of beautiful photographs and captions from our community of Constance fans, and we’re busy publishing them all on our Facebook page.

Once they’re all published, within the next few days, we’ll be announcing the winner of our luxury 7-night holiday to the newly refurbished Constance Le Prince Maurice, as well as the winners of our other fabulous prizes from Valmont, Shiseido and Art de Vignes.

Here’s a taster of some of the photos we’ve received.

And you can view all of them, as they are published, in our Constance Hotels Experience Facebook photo albums page.

 

 

Constance Halaveli Resort, photo taken by Angel Gomila

Constance Halaveli Resort, photo taken by Angel Gomila

 

Constance Ephelia Resort, photo taken by Antonio Garcia Martinez

Constance Ephelia Resort, photo taken by Antonio Garcia Martinez

 

 

Family holidays at Constance Le Prince Maurice, photo taken by Fabrice Tourres

Family holidays at Constance Le Prince Maurice, photo taken by Fabrice Tourres

 

Top 8 reasons to go to Mauritius

Mauritius has long been a favourite with honeymooners and families, and as the doors reopen at the 6* Constance Le Prince Maurice, a new generation of luxury holiday aficionados are set to discover what the island has to offer.

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Here are our top 8 reasons to go to Mauritius right now.

1. Natural beauty

Palm fringed white-sand beaches, turquoise seas and vibrant coral reefs make for a tropical island paradise. Add to this mountain peaks, lush green river gorges and waterfalls, and it’s not hard to see why Mauritius stands out as a top island destination.

2. Beautiful climate

The island’s tropical climate makes Mauritius an all-year round option if you’re looking for warmth and sunshine.

From December to April, it’s hotter and more humid, while from May to November it’s cooler and drier. The best time of year for diving is November to March.

3. Indian Ocean

What better playground for water sports enthusiasts than the Indian Ocean. Warm seas, colourful reefs, and an abundance of sea creatures make this a great place for diving and snorkelling. Children aged 8 and up can learn to dive with our expert team.

At Constance we also offer wind-surfing, kayaking, water-skiing, sailing and more.

4. Family holidays

From the sheltered shoreline and stunning natural beaches to our children’s menus, spacious accommodation, new family suites at Le Prince Maurice and a huge choice of activities, Constance hotels on Mauritius are popular with families.

We offer free kids’ clubs at Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice, as well as a bookable baby sitting service.

5. Luxury golf

Legend golf course at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course

Set in a stunning location with great weather, superb food and a training academy run by golf pros, Constance Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice attract experienced and novice golfers alike.

Our 2 championship golf courses, the Legend and Links, are the setting for many tournaments throughout the year including the MCB Championship.

6. Culture and heritage

The island enjoys a multi-cultural heritage, and it shines through in the eclectic mix of food, festivals, dance, celebrations and temples you’ll find here.

7. Horse racing

Mauritius is home to the oldest race course in the southern hemisphere – The Mauritius Turf Club. Situated at Champ de Mars, Port Louis, it was first established in 1812.

Popular today with locals and tourists, entry is free and attracts crowds of up to 30,000 every Saturday.

8. Constance Le Prince Maurice

Le Barachois, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Le Barachois restaurant

With its reputation as one of the most romantic hotels in the world, Le Prince Maurice has just undergone a major refurbishment.

When it first opened in the late 90s, Le Prince set the pace for luxury resorts on the island, and this latest revamp sets it apart yet again as a high-functioning delight of a hotel.

Exuding a grown-up luxury that’s hard to beat, Le Prince Maurice will draw you in from the moment you enter the gates.

Find out more

Find out more about our Constance resorts on Mauritius, book now or join us on Facebook and Twitter for latest updates, news and offers.

 

Luxury redefined at Constance Le Prince Maurice

After an exciting refurbishment, Constance Le Prince Maurice finds it groove as the ultimate must-book hotel on Mauritius right now.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Still elegant and refined yet more romantic than ever, here are some of the delights awaiting guests when they walk through the entrance.

Asian Tapas and sushi
The popular Laguna Bar has a new Asian Tapas corner, where Japanese food lovers can enjoy delicious sushi while soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying views across the infinity pool and beach.

Wine cellar at L’Archipel
A new state-of-the-art wine cellar measuring 175m² adjoins L’Archipel restaurant, dedicated to exclusive wines and with a capacity for 15,000 bottles. There’s an area for wine tasting, with a selection of cheese and deli foods on offer.

Spa de Constance by Sisley
Sisley is the latest addition to our spa. The concept and philosophy of the wonderful Sisley brand transports you to an exotic and sensorial world. Treatments combine massage rituals from around the world with the power of aromatherapy to reunify body and mind.

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Indulge at Le Prince Maurice

New family suites
Twelve new thatched-roof family suites, with a choice of sea or garden views, feature a main en-suite bedroom, children’s room with bunk beds and bathroom, and a spacious sitting area. Some suites offer direct access to the beach.

What else is new?

  • Add to this a new heated lap pool bringing the number of pools to 2
  • a floating bar near Le Barachois, Mauritius’ only floating restaurant where guests can enjoy live music and DJ sets long into the evening while trying our infamous cocktails and selection of wines.

Constance Le Prince Maurice has already earned itself a reputation as being one of the most romantic hotels in the world. This latest refurbishment takes it to a whole new level.

Enticing, intimate and totally indulgent.

If you want to check availability, visit our website or message us on Facebook or Twitter.

Find out more about about Le Prince Maurice:

Win a 6* luxury holiday to Constance Le Prince Maurice

There’s still time to enter your photos in our competition to win a 6* luxury holiday at the newly refurbished Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Le Barachois

Le Barachois at Constance Le Prince Maurice

As well as half-board in an exceptional luxury Junior Suite, the prize includes flights and access to 2 championship 18-hole golf courses.

Other great prizes include limited edition vanity cases from Valmont and fragrance from Shiseido.

How to enter

To enter, send us your favourite photos from your holidays at Constance Hotels, and a short caption telling us about the memory the photo evokes in you.

When to enter

Between now and 4 September 2012, you can enter your photos.

1. Decide which decade your photos are from

2. Check the dates for when you can enter for that decade, see below.

Photos taken 1975-1989

Enter: 20-28 August

All decades
Enter: 29 August – 4 September

Prizes 

The best photos from each decade, as well as from each category of entry, will be awarded a prize from Valmont or Shiseido. Every entry we receive will also be included in our grand prize draw to win a luxury 7-night holiday for 2 at Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Where will the photos be published?

We’ll publish the best photos and captions on our Facebook Timeline. In addition, every entry we receive will be posted on our Pinterest board and Flickr.

To enter, visit our Constance Hotels Experience Facebook page.

Read our competition terms and conditions.

Sponsors of our competition

Valmont - prestigious Swiss spa now open at Constance Halaveli. Discover the luxurious Valmont spa at Constance Halaveli.

Shiseido - one of the most influential skincare houses in the world, available at Constance. Shiseido at Constance Hotels.

How to improve your golf game with pilates

If you’re looking to improve your golf game, pilates can help you to build core stability, develop better balance, flexibility and mental focus. Golf pros including Tiger Woods, David Duval and Annika Sörenstam all incorporate pilates into their regular training regimes.

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Playing golf at the Legend, Belle Mare Plage

Guest blogger, Nicole Bausch – registered physiotherapist, MCSP, certified pilates instructor and golf enthusiast – gives an insight into using pilates to improve your game.

Pilates is the ideal partner for all golfers looking to improve their performance and stay healthy on the greens.

Over the last century the golf swing has changed and a modern swing requires a wide shoulder turn while restricting turn in the hips, building torque in the muscles of the lower back and shoulders. Any physical restrictions that impact on ability to swing the club efficiently will limit your ability to improve your game.

Golf and Pilates share the same basic principles, both requiring flexibility and strength.

Golf at Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Golf at Constance Lemuria

Pilates can help to:

  • increase flexibility of the hips to allow the rotation of the trunk over the hips in the backswing and the follow-through
  • increase flexibility in the upper back to allow the torso to rotate over a fixed, stable lower body
  • build strength in the posterior hip muscles to provide a stable lower body for the trunk to rotate over in the backswing, and to allow a firm lead side for the golfer to hit against in the follow-through
  • build strength of the deep abdominal and core stabilising muscles to stabilise the spine and dissipate the forces that are generated during the swing, as well as helping the golfer maintain the posture during the swing to help them keep the swing on the correct plane
  • build strength in the muscles that stabilise the shoulder girdle, which includes the shoulder joint itself and the shoulder blades. This will allow the golfer to keep the arms connected to the trunk, which allows efficient transfer of energy from the body to the arms and ultimately to the club head.

Right to the core
Having a strong core allows a golfer to achieve better positioning over the ball, giving an improved swing. When the golfer emphasises initiating from the core through peripheral limbs, power is generated from the ground up, which leads to an increase in club head speed so the golfer will drive the ball further.

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Combine a luxury holiday with playing golf

Preventing injury
Pilates is not only beneficial for golfers who want to improve their performance, it is also effective in reducing the risk of injuries. Lower back pain is the most common complaint followed by elbow and shoulder injuries.

Lower back pain can occur as a result of the increased rotation and extension in the modern golf swing. Pilates can help increase the range of motion in the trunk and hips, to decrease the incidence of golf related low back pain. Pilates can also help to enhance core stability and strength to decrease the risk of fatigue.

Preparation
Warming up before golfing has been shown to decrease the incidence of golf injuries. Pilates exercises and stretching can be integrated before hitting the green.

Golfer’s tonic at Constance Hotels

After a few rounds on the green at Constance hotels, treat yourself to a wonderful massage. Our Golfer’s Tonic is a stimulating massage which aids in relaxing and preparing muscles, preventing injuries, improving suppleness and reducing the risk of inflammation before and after golf. Find out more about the golfer’s tonic massage.

Playing golf at Constance

We have 3 18-hole championship golf courses at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Le Prince Maurice and Lemuria.

Find out more about golf at Constance Hotels Experience.
Our guest blogger, Nicole Bausch teaches Pilates at the Natural Fitness Centre, Eastbourne, UK.