A delight for the senses

Guests at Constance Le Prince Maurice can now enjoy the exotic scent of our new fragrance, Stance.

Infinity pool at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Infinity pool at Le Prince Maurice

Blended by the celebrated French perfumier Michèle Gay, the fragrance evokes the heady, spice-filled ambience of the Mauritian resort.

The perfume combines the exotic scents of clove, cinnamon, cardamom, grapefruit and ginger used in traditional Mauritian cuisine with base notes of myrrh, patchouli and vetiver creating a delight for the senses.

A member of Société Française des Parfumeurs, Gay made her name creating the concept of culinary perfumery, pairing essential oils of the perfume world with those of the culinary world.

Fans of her work include Céline Dion, Patricia Kaas and Aude de Thuin.

 

Enjoy this poem written by Michèle Gay to celebrate the launch of Stance:

As rare and unique
as the Constance-Prince Maurice,
stance is its new fragrance.

stance,
a rare word describing a poem,
a set of verses with full and flawless meaning
whose rhythm is found
in and twixt every line.

stance,
perfect poetry of the Constance-Prince Maurice,
found in every time and place
of a holiday that delights our senses.

Yet this perfume has suspension and silences
that bring us greater appreciation of life…
so very like the Constance-Prince Maurice

allowing us to truly be.
At the very heart of ourselves,
far from simply seeming, just being.

stance,
is an indulgence that we give
and that we encounter
and which always surprises us.
It is a different approach to perfume.
Never overwhelming,
it exudes the harmony of the Constance-Prince Maurice,
welcomes us, winks at us,
stays with us and keeps us reaching for its rarity.

stance,
is a rite of perfume.

stance,
is an indulgence ….
born of the meeting of place and nose
following the Culinary Perfumery path.

Michèle Gay
daringly flavours our dishes
and here captures Mauritian curry in perfume.

Her Culinary Perfumery
leads us to a cuisine-perfume
where, in head, heart and base notes,
myrrh, patchouli and vetiver meet and mingle…
that which French luxury has embraced with passion…

stance,
presents us the reflection
A spice-essence heart,
clove, cinnamon, cardamom,
the ginger opening,
the sandalwood base of molasses magic,
sweep us away to the Grapefruit Garden
on the sugar plantations of Constance.

stance,
takes us back to the roots
and values of Constance
and reminds us of the very best…
the Constance-Prince Maurice.

With the merest wafting,
wherever you might be,
stance
always brings you back
to Maurice’s perfect poetry…

 
Find out more about Michèle Gay on the French Entre Autre Choses blog or visit our Constance Le Prince Maurice website.

The Sunday Times enjoys R&R at Le Prince Maurice

The Sunday Times journalist Karen Robinson finds Constance Le Prince Maurice is the perfect spot for some hard-earned rest and relaxation.

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Beach at Le Prince Maurice

Highlights include immersing yourself in the entire foodie experience – from taking cookery classes to learn how to make Mauritian food such as creole-style fish salad and vegetable samosas, to dining at the luxury resort ‘where lobster medallions with ravioli is a highlight; dim sum and sushi at the new Asian corner; and the floating restaurant on the barachois… whose dinner menu teems with fish, giant prawns and crab’.

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Island romance of Mauritius

It’s not hard to see why Mauritius is consistently described as one of the most romantic places in the world.

Le Barachois, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Le Barachois, Le Prince Maurice

Its stunning palm-lined white sand beaches and turquoise seas set against a dramatic mountain backdrop make it the perfect destination for a romantic Indian Ocean getaway.

That’s why at Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice we’ve woven romance into the very heart of what we offer.

We have staff who are attentive but discreet, restaurants which make the most of our breathtaking location, secluded areas for relaxation around the resort and accommodation built for seduction.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

The grown-up elegance of Le Prince Maurice sets the mood for quiet romance, designed to offer guest peace and seclusion. From it’s luxurious accommodation to its quiet beaches and infinity pool, there’s plenty to enthral here.

The resort also boasts one of the most romantic restaurants in the world, Le Barachois, serving freshly caught seafood. The romance begins as you wind your way through mangrove trees down a lantern-lit wooden gangplank to reach a restaurant which floats on the moonlit lagoon.

Even the pampering luxury of the Spa de Constance need not separate you from your loved one. Skincare specialist Sisley offers a special treatment for couples enticingly called ‘In the mood for love’.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Romantic dinners at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Romantic dinners at Belle Mare Plage

Spa de Constance at Belle Mare Plage also offers couples’ treatments such as the Zen Ritual and Honeymoon massage, and the resort offers plenty of opportunities for romance.

You can dine in style at the Mediterranean-inspired La Spiaggia, tucked away from the main resort with stunning views across the ocean. And if you’re looking for something less formal, the beachside Indigo restaurant and bar has a romance all of its own.

Complimentary kids’ clubs

Couples with children can take advantage of the kids’ clubs and babysitting service available at both resorts, to take the little ones off your hands so you have time and space for romance.

Weddings and honeymoons

Wedding of Mr & Mrs Billam at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Wedding of Mr & Mrs Billam at Le Prince

Both Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice are popular wedding and honeymoon destinations offering romantic extras like secluded dinners on the beach and 24-hour room service.

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Daily Mail discovers ‘sensational’ Constance Le Prince Maurice

‘Mauritius at its most delicious’ writes Mark Palmer of the Daily Mail about his recent visit to Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

From the tranquil setting of the resort along a sheltered bay, to the spa, two 18-hole golf courses, luxury villas and floating fish restaurant, Palmer states:

‘Constance Le Prince Maurice has just re-opened after a makeover and the results are sensational… there is a Zen-like atmosphere over the whole resort’.

Read Mark Palmer‘s article about Constance Le Prince Maurice in the Daily Mail online.

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Château Cos d’Estournel dinner at Constance Le Prince Maurice

At a fabulous dinner at Constance Le Prince Maurice last week, we showcased wines from one of the finest wineries in Bordeaux, Château Cos d’Estournel.

Chateau Cos d'Estournel dinner, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Special dinner at Le Prince Maurice

Mr Jean-Guillaume Prats, Director of Château Cos d’Estournel, joined us to host the dinner. Here’s a glimpse of what was on offer to guests:

Appetizer
Bordeaux Blanc Château Cos d’Estournel 2008

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Palm heart and scallops carpaccio
Bordeaux Blanc Château Cos d’Estournel 2008
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Curry leaves pan-fried ‘sot l’y laisse’, bok choy and sweet potato gnocchi
St Estèphe Les Pagodes de Cos, Château Cos d’Estournel 2009
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Tomato rougail neck of lamb
St Estèphe Château Cos d’Estournel
2ème Grand Cru Classé 2003 & 2007
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Victoria pineapple, Breton shortbread flavoured with exotic fruit
Tokaj Hétszóló 5 Puttonyos, Hungary, 2001

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Top 5 reasons to play golf in Mauritius

Two 18-hole championship golf courses set in an idyllic island location is as close to holiday paradise as most golfers can imagine.

Golf courses at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Golf at Constance Hotels, Mauritius

Here are our top 5 reasons to play golf in Mauritius.

1. The courses

Situated at Constance Belle Mare Plage, the 18-hole, par 72 Legend Golf Course was designed by South African golf champion Hugh Baiocchi. It’s built to USPGA specifications using tif dwarf grasses.

David Frost, former MCB Open Champion, describes the course, ‘ At the Legend you can ensure a velvet-soft playing surface. The course has some great, challenging tee shots and under pressure you need to hit the fairways. From there it is target golf to the pins as well.’

Also located at Belle Mare Plage is the 18-hole Links Golf Course, par 71. Designed by award-winning course designer Rodney Wright and professional golfer and commentator Peter Allis, the Links includes a practice fairway to help you warm up before your game.

2. The Golf Academy

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Constance Belle Mare Plage

At our professionally run Marc Farry Golf Academy, you have the opportunity to improve your game significantly during your golf holiday with Constance. We provide individual or group classes with our resident professionals at both courses.

Whatever your level the Marc Farry Academy Teaching Method will help you improve your grip, posture, alignment and ball position. We even provide lessons for kids so you can start to train the next generation of champions.

3. Après golf spa

Every golfer knows there’s more to golf than getting out there and hitting a ball which is why Spa de Constance offers a range of treatments and exercise programmes designed to loosen tensed muscles and soothe tired minds.

The popular golfer’s tonic offers a 45 minute stimulating massage  which aids in relaxing and preparing muscles, preventing injuries, improving suppleness and reducing the risk of inflammation before and after the golfing activities.

4. Location

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Golf in Mauritius is not just about challenging fairways and perfectly manicured greens, it’s about connecting with the stunning tropical environment. From the breathtaking mountain scenery and beauty of the Indian Ocean to spotting some of the island inhabitants such as local deer and Mauritius Fody, visiting Mauritius is a treat for all the senses.

5. Luxury hotels

Whether you choose Constance Belle Mare Plage set on a beautiful 2 kilometre white sandy beach or the secluded elegance of Constance Le Prince Maurice you’ll be sure of complete indulgence when you come off the green. Fine dining, beautiful beaches and luxury accommodation complete the picture of playing golf in paradise.