Escape the winter chill and book your room or suite at the magnificent 5 star Constance Belle Mare Plage on the paradise island of Mauritius
Snow, ice and blizzards are standard at this time of the year, but you can start 2016 off in the sun if you prefer. And we have just the island resort hotel in mind. Part of prestigious hotel brand Constance Hotels and Resorts’ unique establishments, the beautiful Constance Belle Mare is a glorious retreat. Located on the island’s spectacular east coast, the hotel offers superlative world class luxury and pampering, making it one of the most sought-after destinations on the island of Mauritius.
Constance Belle Mare Plage is one of the island’s oldest hotels. It’s also situated on one of Mauritius’ most exquisite stretches of golden sand beach. It originally opened in 1975 as a small self-catering resort with just 10 bungalows; since 1992 it’s been part of the Constance group of hotels and resorts. Two years later, the group opened the island’s famous Legend Golf Course, which is located across the road from the hotel.
Overlooking 2km of perfect white sand and surrounded by 37 acres of magical tropical gardens, this luxury hotel now offers guests five different types of accommodation. The hotel, which was rebuilt and renovated to five star status before opening in 1992, offers guests a choice of rooms and contemporary suites as well as exquisite, exclusive family villas that boast their own private gardens, swimming pool and butler. Whether you’re young, old, active or wishing to enjoy a private, tranquil getaway, the accommodation can cater to your requirements.
Guests enjoy a choice of seven excellent restaurants, each offering specialized cuisine, from international to traditional island fare. Gastronomic experiences include a romantic Mediterranean dishes at La Spiaggia which is located right on the sea. The Deer Hunter is situated in the clubhouse overlooking Legend golf course and offers traditional Mauritian dishes. Then there’s Blue Penny Café, an intimate setting filled with the sound of waterfalls cascading. Food is a gourmet delight, and there’s an excellent wine cellar and cigar cabinet to treat the hedonist in you. The hotel also boasts a choice of five bars offering a selection of drinks and cocktails.
The Legend golf course, which was designed by South African golf legend Hugh Baiocchi, is one of two golf courses owned by the hotel. Legend, the first 18-hole course on the island, began a trend that has made Mauritius a dedicated golf destination. Spreading over 70 hectares in what used to be a reserve for deer, who still roam the course, Legend is a must on any golf aficionado’s list. There’s also The Links, the second golf course owned by the hotel .which opened in 2002. It’s also an 18-hole championship golf course, but that’s where the similarity ends. The Links, like its name, is designed on a links concept, with rolling wide fairways. Both golf courses offer a Golf Academy, where guests can enjoy professional coaching by qualified instructors.
Of course, golf is not the only sport to enjoy at this sumptuous seaside resort.
Constance Belle Mare Plage boasts an excellent diving centre that takes guests on deep sea diving adventures. They can also enjoy snorkeling and a wide selection of water sports, including pedalo boats, windsurfing and waterskiing. Landlubbers can rent bicycles and explore the spectacular surroundings.
The state-of-the-art U Spa by Constance and the equally pampering Ymalia Spa both offer a choice of heavenly body and beauty treatments, while children aged between four and 12 years enjoy the complimentary Constance Kids club, a wonderland for children offering daily programs.