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.

Refurbishment work gets underway at Le Prince Maurice

The last guests checked out at the weekend, and work to refurbish Constance Le Prince Maurice is now underway.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Le Prince Maurice

Find out more about our plans for the super-deluxe refurbishment of this highly-rated hotel.

We’ll be posting articles over the coming 2 months so you can see the stunning new features as they take shape.

And to celebrate the revamp, we’re launching a fabulous competition offering you the chance to win a luxury 7-night holiday for 2,  including flights, at Le Prince Maurice when it reopens. Watch this space for competition details later this week.

 

Gallivanter’s Guide: Le Prince Maurice gets fantastic review

The latest edition of The Gallivanter’s Guide is now available, and this month it features a review of Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Find out what reviewers Lyn Middlehurst and David Maslin think of our 6* deluxe hotel in Mauritius.

Sometimes, travel advisors and guests are guilty of learning by rote the names of a location’s ‘best’ hotels, and repeat the recommendations of these sacred cows ad infinitum, even when everything has changed beyond recognition.

This is decidedly true of Mauritius. The old favourites, such as Royal Palm, Le Touessrok and One & Only Le Saint Géran can no longer be classed as high-end, in my opinion. They all require serious investment and, perhaps, more importantly, a fresh perspective on what the high-end guest truly requires these days.

Equally, the new kids on the block are not necessarily better, for it takes rather more than a serious marketing budget and a sexy website to make a great hotel.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Villa 30, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Villa #30, a true home from home

We first stayed at Le Prince Maurice in 1999 and were enthralled by this intimate and elegant Aman-like resort. Fourteen years later, the 89-suite property remains timelessly beautiful – its Feng-Shui architecture by Jean Marc Eynaud and interiors by Martin Branner and Dale Keller, enhancing its 148-acre footprint that, uniquely, encompasses lush interiors, a splendid beach and a fishing reserve, or barachois.

We stayed for the umpteenth time, half way through the resort’s major refurbishment, and were thrilled to discover new exceptionally comfortable beds, soft down and feather duvets and pillows and fine cotton bedding edged with coffee coloured thread.

The dark wood floors had been polished to perfection, whilst chic cinnamon and spice-hued soft furnishings and objects lifted the look, and flat screen TVs, Apple minis, Nespresso machines, iHome Ipod dockers and thoughtfully stocked minibars demonstrated that this resort had been listening hard to its guests.

Villa #30 – best in the resort?

Private pool and deck at Villa 30, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Private pool and deck at Villa 30

We stayed in what is, for me, the nicest Pool Villa in the resort, for #30 sits on the gentle curve of the white sand beach, where the bay joins the barachois – a calm mangrove-set fishing lake that meanders lazily into the verdant distance.

Not only do you have your own generous plunge pool, lounging deck, outdoor dining table and thatch-shaded verandah, but you also have two palapa-covered loungers on the sand reserved just for you and stocked with bottled water.

Inside, there is a second full size dining table and a remarkably extensive room service menu, so that if you want to hole up here for the duration, you can.

There is a guest loo and shower off the sitting room, and a dressing area off the bedroom that leads into the twin vanity bathroom, which has an extra outdoor tub. The bathrooms are looking somewhat dated but in every other respect, they work well.

Bedroom at Villa 30, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Bedroom at Villa 30

Villas # 29 and 31

Apart from Villa #30, I highly recommend the other two pool Villas at the barachois end of the resort; #29 and #31, as these are very secluded. For the best beach views, though, #30 and #31 win hands down. The remaining 6 pool suites are at the other end of the beach, beyond the main pool, so work better for those who prefer a more central location.

Princely Suite

There is one 2-bedroom Princely Suite at the far end of the beach, which although spacious requires a rethink design-wise in my view; but I hear this is happening, along with the refurbishment of the main lobby, so this, too, could be a great option for families or friends.

Junior Suites

Junior suites at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Beautifully designed junior suites

Entry-level suites are junior suite sized; either L-shaped or I-shaped; set in 2- storey blocks of four, with terraces or balconies. A lagoon-facing suite, such as #27, offers the best views, as some are set back in the gardens. However, I prefer the I-shaped suites, such as #28, which are very Aman in style and configuration.

What helps to make the resort so special?

An incredibly elegant resort, Le Prince Maurice attracts a well balanced mix of couples and families; a carefully located kid’s club, Les Petits Princes, set well away from grown-up areas. Senior staff has been here since the resort’s inception, so when you return, you are welcomed ‘home’ by the charming Guest Relations Managers, Meera and Manjoola.

Dining at Le Prince Maurice

The cuisine, under French Executive Chef, Michael Scioli and Food & Beverage Manager, Samuel Pellegrini, gets better and better, whether you opt for a light lunch on the beach deck, Blu, a snack in the chic Bar, or a Michelin-level dinner in L’Archipel, where Head Sommelier, Jérôme Carlier has some excellent  recommendations , including a raft of Rosés.

Le Barachois, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Le Barachois, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

The pinnacle of unique dining, however, is to be found at the dinner only Le Barachois – one of the world’s most original restaurants. You reach it via a meandering stilted walkway that snakes across the barachois; the handrails punctuated by lanterns; the only sound being the occasional splash of fish and the lapping of water against the mangroves. After around 5 minutes, you reach the restaurant, which consists of 5 floating, tented pontoons linked by teak gangplanks. The dinner menu here is now quite simple, but the experience is exceptional, including a ‘floating sommelier’.

Spa de Constance

The Spa Constance was being remodelled when we stayed and I was encouraged to hear that Spa Manager, Sophie Demaret, was intent on introducing some chemical free options.

And the other things that make Le Prince Maurice stand out from the crowd…

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Sheltered beach at Le Prince Maurice

Other lures are the excellent boutiques and the golf practice course, although if you crave serious golf, then sister property Constance Belle Mare Plage, which is almost next door, offers two 18- hole championship courses.

General Manager, Christophe Plantier and Resident Manager Ashok Bhugoo run an extraordinary resort that, encouragingly, gets better each time we return. Do go.

Gallivanter’s Rating:

Extraordinary

Find out more

 

Competition: describe Constance Le Prince Maurice in 3 words

Constance Le Prince is undergoing a super-deluxe refurbishment this summer.

Lobby at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Lobby at Le Prince Maurice

Already favoured by celebrities, honeymooners and luxury holiday goers, Le Prince Maurice is set to secure its reputation as one of the most desirable resorts in the Indian Ocean.

To celebrate, we’re running a string of competitions over the next 2 months.

This week, we want to know what Constance Le Prince Maurice means to you? Tell us which 3 words best describe the hotel, and you could win a magnum of Art de Vignes wine.

To enter, simply post your entry on the blog below, on our Facebook page or tweet @constancehotels.

The competition closes at midnight on Thursday 28 June. We will announce the winner on the blog, Facebook and Twitter on Friday 29 June. Read our competition terms and conditions.

Good luck!

Read more about the transformation of Constance Le Prince Maurice and find out more about the resort in our Spotlight on Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Constance sommeliers trained by Jonathan Bauer Monneret

Jonathan Bauer Monneret, currently sommelier at Le Royal Monceau inParis, recently trained our sommeliers from Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Jonathan Bauer Monneret

Jonathan Bauer Monneret

Jonathan previously worked with the Constance Group, and was voted Best Young Sommelier of France in 2009 at the age of just 24 and won the Paul Haeberlin competition this year.

Our sommeliers were taken through their paces by Jonathan, focusing on improving their knowledge and skills in the following:

1. A red wine tasting, and presentation of the wine. Each candidate was asked to speak about the wine for 5 minutes, and then again for 2 minutes.
2. Give a presentation about 2 bottles of wine: Condrieu Les Terrasses de Vernay Estate Empire 2009 and Vin de Pays d’Oc Domaine de la Baume Sauvignon Blanc 2010.
3. How to decant wine.
4. Tasting Sushi and maki, and matching with 2 different wines.

Competition coming soon – win the holiday of a lifetime

Do you dream of enjoying a luxury holiday on a tropical paradise island?

Main restaurant at Constance Le Prince Maurice

L'Archipel at Le Prince Maurice

Well now’s your chance to make your dreams come true.

We will launch our latest competition at the beginning of July – giving you the chance to win a holiday to the beautifully refurbished 6* deluxe resort of Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius.

Subscribe to our blog on this page, ‘like’ our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter to get the latest updates and chance to win this fabulous prize.