Shared pleasures: Wine tasting at Constance Hotels & Resorts

At Constance our sommeliers are not just passionate about wine but about sharing that passion with you.

Wine tasting at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Wine tasting at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Our Constance head sommelier Jerome Faure, travels the world, old and new, to uncover the very best wines and bring them back to our cellars in the Indian Ocean.

He brings with him not just the wines themselves but their stories, their histories, the knowledge of the land on which they were grown so that all our sommeliers can share that knowledge with you.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

At Constance Le Prince Maurice our state-of-the-art wine cellar has capacity for more than 15,000 bottles and guests are invited to regular wine tastings where our sommeliers will guide you through some of our favourite wines.

Wines at Le Prince Maurice 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

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

At Constance Halaveli, guests can enjoy a range of sublime wines under the guidance of head sommelier Cedric Jacob, who trained in his native France.

Wines at Halaveli include:

  • Chablis, ‘Terroir de Courgis’, Patrick Piuze, 2010, France, Burgundy
  • VDP des Bouches du Rhône, Villa Minna, Red, 2007, France, Provence
  • Waterkloof, Sauvignon Blanc, 2010 – South Africa, Stellenbosh

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Amidst the laidback luxury of Constance Moofushi wine tasting takes on a more ‘chilled out’ approach with tables set up in the tranquil lagoon so that guests can sample wines with the ocean lapping at their feet.

Wines at Moofushi include:

  • Sauvignon Blanc, Marianne Estate, 2011, South Africa (dry white)
  • Cotes du Rhone, Domaine de la Janasse, 2010, France (red)
  • Malbec Rose, Tapiz, 2011, Argentina (dry rosé)

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Our passion for wine spans from the grand, world famous ‘old world’ producers to the small independent artisans and the cutting edge producers of the new world. From famous vintages to new offerings, it is this range that you’ll discover at Constance.

 

 

Kickstart the Fast Diet at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Improve your sense of wellbeing with the Kickstart Fast Diet programme at Constance Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius.

Enjoy the Fast Diet at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Enjoy the Fast Diet at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Guests will discover carefully created calorie-counted menus, spa treatments and expert fitness advice as part of a program set up in partnership with the Fast Diet co-creator Mimi Spencer.

Delicious dishes

The chefs at our restaurants have worked hard to ensure that for guests following the diet, fast days are as pleasurable as non-fast days with a menu of delicious, freshly prepared calorie-counted dishes.

A Fast menu is available at our restaurants as well as for in-room dining. Highlights of the menu include dishes such as:

Breakfast

  • Poached eggs with smoked marlin (175 calories approx)
  • Pineapple with natural yogurt and honey (240 calories approx)

Lunch

  • Poach shrimp salad in an aromatic stock, crispy vegetables, fruits and palm hearts (147 calories)
  • Prince Maurice Niçoise salad with fresh Albacore tuna (366 calories)

Dinner

  • Poached red snapper quenelles Mediterranean vegetables, preserved lemon mezza luna (273 calories)
  • Grilled lobster (352 calories)
  • Tarragon scallops (113 calories)
Relax at the Laguna Bar, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Relax at the Laguna Bar

Mimi Recommends – for non-fast days

Mimi Spencer is eager to help guests achieve results even on non-fasting days. We have worked with Mimi to create a range of particularly healthy options across our restaurant, drinks and spa menus labelled ‘Mimi Recommends’.

Delicious healthy meals on non-fast days include:

  • A selection of sushi, sashimi, maki from our Asian restaurant
  • Creole Prince-style ‘bouillabaisse’ with lobster, scallops, shrimps, grouper, clams and baby squid
  • Madagascar faye faye crab with avocado, tomato, lemon and chilli
  • Palm heart from our hills with Mango, aragula and red chilli

Win a holiday to Constance Le Prince Maurice

The Mail on Sunday (UK) is offering readers the chance to win a 7 night luxury holiday for 2 to Constance Le Prince Maurice including flights with Air Mauritius, half board with a complimentary spa treatment and personal training session for each person.

Visit the website to find out more and enter to win a holiday to Constance Le Prince Maurice: Mail Online

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Constance Hotels brings leading French winemakers to Mauritius

Head sommelier Jerome Faure is thrilled to be welcoming leading French winemakers from Domaine Alain Graillot and Chateau de Mille to Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius in January and February.

Welcoming renowned French winemakers to Constance

Welcoming renowned French winemakers to Constance

Chateau de Mille

Pierre Pinatel is the owner of Chateau de Mille, one of the oldest properties in the Luberon region.

The chateau was built as a summer retreat for the popes of the 14th century when the first vineyards were planted. Today the small yield wine is still produced here in a traditional way.

Domaine Alain Graillot

Maxime Graillot now runs the famous Domaine Alain Graillot in the Crozes-Hermitage region using the same traditional, artisan methods established by his father.

The grapes are picked by hand and no chemical weedkillers are used in the production of its complete Syrah-based reds or its 80 per cent Marsanne / 20 per cent Roussanne whites.

Pierre Pinatel and Maxime Graillot will be visiting Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage to host a series of exclusive wine dinners for guests.

Domaine Alain Graillot wine dinners

25 January – Constance Belle Mare Plage, Blue Penny Café
29 January – Constance Le Prince Maurice

Chateau de Mille wine dinners

7 February – Constance Belle Mare Plage, Blue Penny Café
8 February – Constance Le Prince Maurice (including a special vertical tasting of 10 vintages from 1998 to 2009)

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7 things to do in Mauritius

When you think of Mauritius you imagine soft white sand beaches and clear turquoise seas. The Indian Ocean island has these in abundance along with a host of other delights that make this the ideal destination for those looking to combine a luxury beach holiday with a taste of adventure.

Things to do in Mauritius - Helicopter ride over the island

Things to do in Mauritius – Helicopter ride over the island

Here’s our pick of exhilarating days out in Mauritius.

1. Casela Nature and Leisure Park

There is so much to do in this beautiful natural park that your hardest challenge will be fitting it all into one day. The park’s 14 hectares are home to everything from lions and monkeys to giant tortoises. How you choose to explore is up to you with options including guided treks, jeep safaris, Segway, quad bike or, if you’re feeling adventurous, the longest zipline circuit in the Indian Ocean.

2. Take a helicopter trip around the island (available from Constance Belle Mare Plage)

Take an aerial tour of this stunning island by helicopter and get a panoramic view of Mauritius. Explore the stunning coast with it’s picture-perfect lagoons and surrounding islands then go inland to see the undulating sugar cane fields, mountains and forests of the island’s interior.

3. Domaine de L’Étoile

This beautiful former sugar plantation offers visitors the chance to discover Mauritius’ stunning interior with a landscape of rich verdant forests, spectacular views out towards the ocean and open valleys. Again there is a choice of transport on which to explore including quad bikes and 4×4 buggies, horseback, trekking and mountain biking. There’s even an opportunity to live out your Hunger Games fantasy with a 10 hectare circuit for archers featuring 10 artificial 3D animal targets.

4. Explore the capital Port Louis 

Whether you want to visit the capital’s bustling food market with fresh exotic produce brought in daily from around the island, or see a dodo skeleton at the city’s Natural History Museum there’s plenty to see and do in Port Louis. If you want to shop, eat or just sit back and people watch then visit the Caudan Waterfront.

Big game fishing at Constance

Big game fishing at Constance

5. Take a catamaran cruise (available at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage)

Feel the ocean spray on your face and the wind in your sails on an exhilarating catamaran cruise to local beaches and deserted islands. Zip across the water to empty beaches where you can swim in crystal waters and enjoy lunch on the sand.

6. Eureka ‘La Maison Créole’

Set in a nature reserve at the very heart of the island this colonial house converted into a museum offers a tranquil day of walking in beautiful gardens spotting rare flora and fauna before taking a dip in its refreshing waterfall-fed swimming hole.

7. Big game fishing (available from Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage)

Spend the day on the open water pitting your wits against the great game fish of the Indian Ocean including the blue marlin, sailfish, barracuda, wahoo and yellowfin tuna.

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The amazing people of Constance Le Prince Maurice

Four bloggers travelled to Constance Le Prince Maurice to tell the story of the luxury hotel through their own eyes as part of the #Ultimate Mauritius Constance blogger trip.

Here Peter Parkorr of Travel Unmasked tells the story of the people who make guests want to return time and again.

 

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About Peter Parkorr

Peter gave up his day job to dedicate his life to his true passion, travelling. Through his writing, photography and film work he aims to share that passion and inspire others to take to the open road.

Read his blog article: A luxury stay in the Indian Ocean at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

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#Ultimate Mauritius blogger trip

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For the blogger trip, flights were provided by Air Mauritius and island excursions supported by the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.

 

The Sunday Times puts Mauritius in its Ultimate 100 holidays

The Sunday Times puts Constance Le Prince Maurice in its 100 Ultimate holidays

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

The Sunday Times this week names Mauritius, and in particular Constance Le Prince Maurice, as good value for money in its guide to the best holidays in 2014.

The paper describes Mauritius as a destination of choice for those looking for a relaxing luxury holiday at a reasonable price where ‘five-star holidays on the Indian Ocean island (are) cheaper than a four-star holiday in the Med’.

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Discover more about what The Sunday Times thinks of a holiday with Constance:

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