What our customers are saying: reviews of our luxury hotels

Lobster, luxurious food

Lobster, delicious food

A true paradise
“I spent one week at the Lemuria Resort last year and it was a true paradise. I saw a lot of 5 and even 6 star resorts in my life and this resort made it definitively in the top10.

I tried all three restaurants and the food was always delicious. The Service during my stay was on a very high level without many flaws and reflects the 6 star standard of the resort.

One of the best things about this resort is its setting: The Lemuria has 3 private (and in this case they are really private – not like the Anse Intendance of the Banyan Tree) beaches.

So is it worth the money? Yes every cent as long as you love the nature of the Seychelles. Would I recommend this resort? Yes without a doubt.”

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Le Prince Maurice, main entrance hall

Le Prince Maurice, main entrance hall

Very Luxurious and elegant
“Le Prince Maurice is an absolutely wonderful hotel. It is stunningly beautiful as you enter its reception area and look across its infinity pool to end your gaze in its lagoon with white sand beach and calm water. Rooms are beautiful and well equipped with e.g. Mac computer (MacTV I believe).”

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Golfing in Lemuria

Lumuria Golf Course

Truly relaxing!
“Right from arrival at LeMuria both my boyfriend and I were impressed with the customer service. We were greeted, bags taken straight off us and we didnt see them until we were taken (by golf buggy) to our room by member of conceirge. The room was big, with a lovely balcony and a bathroom that had shutters so you could see the TV from the bath! (a real plus by my other halfs estimation!)

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Relax in a luxury spa

Relax in a luxury spa

Beautiful, the staff were attentive and I felt totally relaxed
“Had a week here and had the most enjoyable stay. The staff were very attentive and I felt totally relaxed. Lots of water sports all included in the stay my husband learnt how to sail. Stunning location and the rooms were spacious and luxurius.

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Simply Perfect
“To begin with, just in a nutshell: The Constance Le Prince Maurice is simply perfect and one of the two best beach resorts, I have ever spent my vacation in. My spouse and myself stayed for one week in the Constance Le Prince Maurice in September 2009 and we loved it. Both restaurats are simply amayzing.”

Luxury Beach

Luxury beach holidays

Very Luxurious and elegant
“Le Prince Maurice is an absolutely wonderful hotel. It is stunningly beautiful as you enter its reception area and look across its infinity pool to end your gaze in its lagoon with white sand beach and calm water. Rooms are beautiful and well equipped with e.g. Mac computer (MacTV I believe).”

Read the full Constance Le Prince Maurice review on  Trip Advisor.

The DNA of a Golf Course

More than 60 million people play the little white ball game, making golf the most practised individual sport in the world.

But what’s the anatomy of a golf course? Are they just naturally stunning greens in luxury locations or is there a strategy behind a good golf course?

Golf courses – a balance between nature and design

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Lemuria luxury golf course - not just nature!

‘A golf course must be interesting to a player, the player must fight against it, it must be a challenge, not an ordeal!’ says Michel Benedetti – and he should know. He conceives and builds golf courses. In fact, he’s built more than a hundred courses in the world, including The Links and the Lémuria.

A golf course has 9 or 18 holes, fairways, roughs, greens, trees, flowers and a host of other wildlife. But underneath this delightful and seemingly effortless veneer of nature, lies meticulous planning and strategy.

The whole course has been designed and constructed, hole by hole, yard by yard, to ensure a varied and exciting golfing experience. It has to work for both professionals and amateurs.

A truly great golf terrain is thought out in meticulous detail and is a delicate marriage of design, architecture and nature.

Design and architecture of a golf course

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Lemuria luxury golf course - design and landscaping

A great golf course unites the elements: water, the lines of the ground, the subsoil – all in an area of fifty hectares for an 18-holes.

To begin with, designers need a good plot of land. The lie of the land itself and its irrigation systems will affect the end design of a course. But land can and is shaped by designers and architects to create the golf course they have in mind.

Like a car, a golf course can be a Ferrari, a Mercedes or simply a good touring car – it’s all down to good design and architecture.

Earthwork, drainage, canalisation, irrigation, grass, turf and fairway covering, sandpits – the list of things that go into creating and building a complex, luxury golf course are numerous.

Michel Benedetti says of his designers and architects: “we are a like experts out when we build a golf course; it’s a sum of our knowledge and experience which speaks.”

The maturity of a golf course

When it comes to nature, it’s not just the view and location that are important – so is the grass, plants, trees and foliage.

If you think of the earth and grass as the ‘mattress’ the golf ball bounces on, you can start to see how different grasses and soils have an effect on the ‘bounce’ of your little white ball.

The development of the roots and the density of the different types of grass selected for a golf course is essential – as is the soil quality. The maturity period or “growing establishment” of grass is also vital – get this wrong and the whole course could fail.

Ecology and golfing

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Ecology and golfing can go hand in hand

In the coming years, ecology is going to become more and more important to golf courses all over the world. A lot of research is already taking place to develop hybrid types of grass which will need lees fertilizers and less water – perfect for golf locations in hot, dry enviroments.

Equipment for golf course will increasingly rely on solar energy to offset the use of oils and motor engines or diesel which are currently favoured.

Saving endangered species of plants is also something many golf course designers are thinking about.

By combining natural beauty with expert design and architecture with an eye for conservation and ecology, golf course designers are able to give to golfers the best of everything: the feeling of playing among trees, an exceptional environment and the perfect technical golf course.

About Constance Hotels Golf Resorts

Constance Hotels Experiences has contributed a number of our own courses in our  hotels in Mauritius and Seychelles – they are renowned destinations for golf in the sun.

The Legend and The Links in Mauritius and The Lémuria in Seychelles are recognised the world over for both their architectural excellence and their idyllic settings.