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.

Win a bottle of Serge Lutens ‘Chêne’ on Twitter

Head over to Twitter to win a fantastic bottle of Serge Lutens ‘Chêne’ (75ml) by answering this simple question:

Which famous Dutch explorer inspired the design and decor at the hotel?

Simply tweet @constancehotels with your answer.

If you’re not sure, you can find some clues on the Constance Le Prince Maurice website.

All correct entries recieved by Wednesday 8 August will be entered into the prize draw. We’ll announce the lucky winner on Thursday 9 August.

Good luck.

Read our Twitter terms and conditions here: http://bit.ly/chetc

Exclusive wines at Constance Le Prince Maurice

A new state-of-the-art wine cellar, stocked with exclusive wines from around the world, is to open at Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Wine tasting at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Wine tasting at Le Prince Maurice

Set to become one of the best stocked wine cellars in Mauritius, there’s capacity for more than 15,000 bottles.

Guests will be able to visit the wine cellar, situated next to L’Archipel restaurant. We’re holding regular wine tastings with our expert sommeliers, where you can explore the world of wine and sample delicious cheeses and deli treats.

Some of the fabulous wines stocked here include:

  • Champagne Salon 1966 from Mesnil sur ogier, France
  • Vin de Pays de l’Hérault Domaine de la Grange des Peres 2004/05/06/07/08/09, France
  • Swartland – Mullineux Schist Syrah 2010 – the first vintage of one exclusive wine, South Africa

The new wine cellar is air-conditioned and humidified at 85% to maintain perfect storage and maturation of the wine. Beautifully designed, the cellar has an arched ceiling with brick tiles, marble floor and solid wood used throughout.

Find out more about the super deluxe refurbishment at Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Ready to book your holiday? Visit our website to check availability and book now.

Win a 6* luxury holiday to Mauritius

Enter our latest competition and you could win a luxury 7-night holiday for 2 at the newly refurbished 6* Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius.

Couple enjoying luxury beach holiday at Le Prince Maurice

Luxury beach holiday at 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.

For example, if your photos are from 2006 you can enter them from 20 July – 6 August, and again in the final week from 29 August – 4 September.

Photos taken 2000-2012
Enter: 20 July – 6 August

Photos taken 1990-1999
Enter: 7-13 August

Photos taken 1980-1989

Enter: 14-20 August

Photos taken 1970-1979
Enter: 21-28 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.

Sisley spa treatments at Constance Le Prince Maurice

When the deluxe 6* Constance Le Prince Maurice reopens in September, spa enthusiasts can discover a fabulous range of treatments from Sisley.

Sisley at Spa de Constance, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Spa de Constance

Renowned for their use of essential oils and plant extracts, Sisley specialises in treatments that combine massage techniques with the power of aromatherapy, to reunify your body and mind.

Here’s a glimpse of the Sisley treatments on offer at the brand new Spa de Constance, Le Prince Maurice.

 

Facials

Phyto Aromatic Hydrating facial

Created with young skin in mind, the Phyto Aromatic Hydrating facial is extremely gentle leaving skin fresh and petal-soft.

Phyto Aromatic Radiance facial

Before a party or to lift a dull and blotchy complexion, book yourself a Phyto Aromatic Radiance facial and see immediate effects: Your face will look less tired and your skin will be left radiant and clear.

Phyto Aromatic Restorative facial

The perfect way to relax damaged and irritated skin, the Phyto Aromatic Restorative facial soothes, repairs and calms, replacing lost moisture and leaving skin irresistibly soft. An intensively rich balancing treatment.

Relaxing at Spa de Constance

Relax with Sisley treatments

Phyto-Aromatic Purifying facial

Created for combination, oily and problem skins, the Phyto-Aromatic Purifying facial cleans and regulates sebaceous secretions without affecting the skin’s water balance.

The pores are tightened, skin purified and the complexion evened out. After the treatment your face will look clear, fresh and glowing.

Phyto Aromatic Lightening facial

The Phyto Aromatic Lightening facial uses the advanced technology behind Sisley’s Phyto-Blanc range. Thanks to a precise method of application, your complexion is left even and clear. With frequent facials, or with daily use of the Phyto-Blanc range, it is a luxurious and relaxing way to gain a radiant and bright complexion.

Phyto Aromatic facial for men

Exclusively formulated for men, the Phyto Aromatic facial for men hydrates, tones and freshens skin.

Sisleÿa Anti-Ageing Phyto Aromatic facial

Following 10 years of research to create the Sisleÿa Global Anti-Age range, the  90 minute Sisleÿa Anti-Ageing Phyto Aromatic facial helps to regenerate your skin leaving it looking younger and healthier. Fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed, the epidermis toned, firmer, and skin more resilient. Ask about the different options when booking your treatment, depending on skin type.

The Intensive Hydrating Anti-Aging Phyto Aromatic facial

Profoundly re-hydrates dehydrated skin. This facial encourages water circulation within the epidermis and restores the ideal skin water balance. The skin becomes suppler, toned, and regains ‘bounce’, glow and the radiance of youthful skin.

The Supreme Anti-Aging Phyto Aromatic Treatment

The Supreme Anti-Aging Pyto Aromatic Treatment lasts for 90 minutes, and includes a 20-minute muscle massage for instantly firmer skin with better vitality. Sisley has created an exceptional ritual combined with a unique massage product: the Baume Expert Visage. Using the most effective massage techniques and using the latest anti-aging skincare from Sisley: Supremÿa La Nuit.

Each muscle is worked in turn, first alone then area by area. In just one session, Sisley’s Suprême Anti-Aging treatment gives the skin an instant boost, erasing all signs of fatigue, restoring radiance and recontouring tissues in a spectacular way.

Spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice

 

Body treatments

Intensive Hydration Phyto Aromatic body treatment

The Intensive Hydration Phyto Aromatic body treatment enhances vitality.

Combined with the benefits of hydrating essential oils, it gives the body a feeling of total wellbeing, while the skin and internal energies are re-balanced.

The Slimming Phyto Aromatic body treatment

Using the advanced technology and expertise of Sisley’s slimming products, the Slimming Phyto Aromatic body treatment offers the perfect combination of rhythmical modelling and draining actions to sculpt the figure. This is a smoothing and toning anti-cellulite treatment for a sculpted body and glowing skin.

The Anti-Aging Firming Phyto Aromatic body treatment

Specially formulated to counteract the effects of time on the skin, the Anti-Aging Firming Phyto Aromatic body treatment combines Sisley’s Anti-Aging expertise with the effectiveness of a targeted massage. Treating the individual, this treatment provides the skin with tone and elasticity and efficiently targets areas prone to skin slackening and loss of firmness. Immediately, the skin is firmer, more supple and smoother.

Find out more about the super-deluxe refurbishment of Constance Le Prince Maurice.