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It's time once again for La Paulée at Constance Le Prince Maurice. This grand celebration is held once a year at the resort, and pays homage to the traditional Burgundian celebration to mark the end of the grape harvest season that was once a widespread practice in France. Over the years, La Paulée has transformed from the original communal banquet for growers and their workers into grand galas attended by wine connoisseurs. Continue reading below the photo of the event.

La Paulee at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Held April 25 to 30, 2017, La Paulée de Meursault is a special event at Le Prince Maurice where everyone that attends brings their own wine, which sparks a friendly, but intense competition as bottles are uncorked, shared, and imbibed. Designed to capture the essence of Burgundy's joie de vivre, the event is ideal for those who appreciate fine wine and cuisine. Read more below the resort photo.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Constance Le Prince Maurice is a romantic, all-suite tropical hideaway located on the northeast coast of Mauritus. Designed by architect Jean Marc Eynaud and designer David Edwards, the property offers a tranquil setting mixing nature with modern styling. There's an infinity pool, beaches, nature reserves, U Spa, and multiple restaurants, including Archipel with a partially open-air setting overlooking the pool and beach.

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Designed to provide luxurious escapes and timeless adventures, Constance Hotels and Resorts offers a variety of properties across the Indian Ocean. Uniquely created, each resort presents one-of-a-kind experiences for guests. From Constance Le Prince Maurice with villas on stilts to the all-inclusive Constance Moofushi Resort providing a barefoot chic paradise, the high end collection of luxury resorts has a mix of exotic settings to appeal to a range of travelers. Discover more about the resorts below.

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Constance Le Prince Maurice

Villas on stilts at Constance Le Prince Maurice
Designed by architect Jean Marc Eynaud and designer David Edwards, the property offers a romantic environment where style, space, and architecture combine for an exotic setting. Nestled amongst lush tropical greenery, the peaceful retreat offers suites and villas inspired by Feng Shui, with all beds standing high above floor level to promote the circulation of Qi. The Archipel restaurant serves expertly crafted cuisine with a Mauritian twist, and Le Barachois is a floating seafood restaurant in the midst of a natural fish reserve. The U Spa by Constance provides a range of treatments along with a heated pool, cold plunge pool, sauna, steam room, and hair salon. For recreation, there is a state-of-the-art fitness facility with personal training, tennis courts and lessons, plus private yoga. There are two 18-hole golf courses, a kid's club, and a range of water sports including kayaks, pedalos, snorkeling, windsurfing, and glass-bottom boat excursions. 
 
 

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Constance Belle Mare Plage
Set along a white sand beach and a turquoise lagoon, the stylishly renovated Constance Belle Mare Plage offers a lively, yet cozy environment with guest rooms, suites, and distinctive villas. Located on a sheltered bay protected by an offshore reef, the resort is ideal for watersports, and combines a tropical setting with chic architecture inspired by the unique location. There are four trendy bars, including the Blu Bar with signature Tiki Chic cocktails and a Barista Corner for espresso creations with a rum twist. The resort's six restaurants provide a range of options, such as the innovative La Citronnelle with live cooking stations, and the seaside Indigo serving sushi, fresh seafood, and South East Asian specialties. There's also a spa that incorporates aromatic natural products created with plants from the Indian Ocean, Ymalia organic cosmetic products, Brice Nicham Studio with professional podiatry services, treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, cold plunge pool, and two whirlpools. For recreation there are four swimming pools, water sports, Constance Kids Club programs, two championship golf courses, tennis, diving center, and a fitness facility with private and group classes. 
 
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Maldives

Constance Halaveli Maldives

Constance Halaveli Maldives
Shaped like a curved Dhoni boat with a private island setting in the Maldives' North Ari Atoll, the Constance Halaveil Maldives offers a relaxed retreat where guests can relax in their own plunge pools, stroll white sand beaches, and discover colorful marine life in the island's turquoise waters. The all-villa resort features an intimate, hideaway feel with 57 Water Villas, 9 Beach Villas, 11 Family Beach Villas, 8 Double-Story Beach Villas, and a Presidential Beach Villa. Designed to create an environment that inspires guests to relax and rejuvanate, there is a spa with a range of treatments, yoga room, relaxation deck, Thai treatment room, steam room, and hot and cold plunge pools, plus the Constance Kids Club with programs for young guests while the adults relax. For dining, there are three restaurants including the Jing Restaurant specializing in East meets West fusion cuisine. There's a diving center, plus tennis courts, fitness center, beach volleyball and soccer, badminton, and chess. 
 
 

Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives

Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives
Located on the South Ari Atoll, considered one of the best diving spots in the world. The upscale property combines Crusoe Chic Barefoot elegance with the amenities of a deluxe resort, for an overall relaxed and luxurious setting. Accommodations are set within Beach and Water Villas, all with wooden terraces, air conditioning, and spa-inspired bathrooms. The all-inclusive property offers guests two restaurants: MANTA with a trip-around-the-world buffet, and Alizee an a la carte beach grill, plus two bars for a range of tropical cocktails. There's an entertainment lounge, fitness center with a yoga pavilion, pedal boats, catamaran excursions, snorkeling, windsurfing, and kayaking. Guests can book massages, facials, and body treatments at the U Spa, visits to local fishing villages, Maldavian style fishing experiences, and sunset cruises with a traditional Dhoni. 
 
 

Madagascar

Constance Tsarabanjina

Constance Tsarabanjina
Consisting of 25 private Beach Villas fenced by tropical plants, the Constance Tsarabanjina offers white sand beaches and azure blue waters. The eco-friendly property has sustainable thatched roofs, opportunities to explore the area's biodiversity with guided nature walks, snorkelling in the Mitstio seas, and private cruises. Beginners and qualified divers can participate in PADI scuba diving courses, and there is drag net fishing, traditional evening fishing, and boat trips to the famous "Grande Mitsio," a basalt column site. Serving fresh seafood and Malagasy cuisine, the resort's restaurant is nestled on a private beach with a relaxing and laid-back atmosphere. 
 
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Seychelles

Constance Ephelia Seychelles

Dining at Constance Ephelia SeychellesPerched along two of the top beaches on the island of Mahé, the sprawling resort overlooks the Port Launay national marine park. Set amongst tropical plants and rare vegetation, the property offers 42 contemporary guest rooms featuring smart  glass bathroom walls that can be transparent or opaque, air conditioning, TVs, and private balconies. There's also luxurious Junior and Senior Suites as well as Family Villas with private pools. For young guests, there's the Constance Kids Club with supervised activities like local crafts, culinary lessons, island exploration, and scavenger hunts. The U Spa by Constance spa village is set amidst tropical gardens with 14 individual treatment rooms and 4 couples' treatment rooms, plus a sauna, steam room, heated pool, jacuzzi, cold plunge pool, Kneipp foot path, reflective pool, and spa yoga pavillion. Guests can select from five restaurants and bars, each with contemporary styling and a touch of African influences, including Cyann with signature dishes that combine French techniques with local and Asian flavors. 

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Constance Lemuria Seychelles

Championship Golf at Constance LemuriaReopened in November 2016 after a major renovation, the exclusive Constance Lemuria is located on the only 18-hole championship golf course in the Seychelles. Providing a modern approach to design, the resort provides the highest standard of luxury while preserving the natural beauty of the environment. Scattered along two private beaches, suites and villas are 15 meters from the shore, discreetly nestled within tropical gardens. Guests can dine at four on-site restaurants with an array of signature dishes, or enjoy cocktails at one of the property's five bars. There's a Constance Kids Club with a variety of supervised activities for young guests. While adults can relax and rejuvenate at the U Spa providing customized massages, facials, and body treatments, along with a sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, cold plunge pool, and hair salon. Guests receive complimentary green fees at the property's 18-hole championship golf course, and there is tennis, kayaking, body boarding, windsurfing, and Scuba Diving available.  

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Set in the midst of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti provides a luxurious space for exploring the world's best-known wildlife sanctuary. There are 77 secluded guest rooms, along with a spa, and infinity pool overlooking the surrounding Serengeti wilderness. The property has announced new activities and events for the upcoming Green Season. Learn more about what's new at the resort in the article below from our sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor

What's New at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti

With the dry season in full swing, and the animals awaiting the rainy season for water, now is the time to head to the Serengeti to see the animals seek water from the Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti’s watering hole. As the resort prepares for the Green Season, Four Seasons has announced a variety of upcoming activities and events to make your journey to the safari even better. Read more below the photo. 

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

The Four Seasons Safari Lodge has got you covered in terms of celebrating holidays abroad. The resort is offering a variety of options for you and your family to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Easter this spring. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, the team of Maji Bar and Terrace will be spending their February 14 waiting to welcome guests with a glass of sparkling wine, while the chefs prepare a special menu for the evening. Following dinner, guests will snuggle up poolside to watch a movie at the pop-up cinema on Maji Terrace, served with popcorn and s’mores for your sweet tooth.  The lodge has got more about celebrating romantic getaways on its website.

This April, Four Seasons recommends visiting the Serengeti around Easter (April 16) to see the park once its lush and green from the rainfalls of March and early April. The early herds of the Migration will also be traveling northwards towards the Central Serengeti, increasing your chances of seeing the animals in the wild. The calendar at the Lodge has a lot coming up in April, including spotting big cats on game drive adventures, taking dips in the pools surrounded by elephants, poolside movie nights, wildlife treasure hunts and a spear throwing Massai Olympics for the kids. For adults, learn how to make cocktails or mocktails in a mixology class or a get in the kitchen at Kula’s Restaurant to learn the secrets of African cuisine. Continue reading below the photo.

Dining at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Also recommended for the upcoming Green Season is heading to Rwanda to trek with mountain gorillas. Through a partnership with Terra Incognita Ecotours, Four Seasons is offering guests the chance to escape East Africa to adventure through Volcanoes National Park on a two, three or four day itinerary to trek with the 800 remaining mountain gorillas. Flight connections between Kigali (Rwanda’s capital) and the Serengeti make it simple for travelers to experience both locations in one trip.

A sample of the four day itinerary includes an early evening arrival in Kigali to allow for a good nights rest, before spending day two on a drive out to the mountains after a leisurely breakfast and your choice of lodge for lunch. Day three includes a full day of gorilla trekking, as you and your group leave the lodge with an expert tracker. By late afternoon, guests will return to the lodge for an overnight stay. The fourth and final day brings a descent from the mountains and a return transfer to Kigali. Depending on the time of your flight, we suggest taking a trip to the Genocide Memorial for an eye opening reminder of history.

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Set on a private island, the Six Senses Zil Pasyon is an all-villa retreat in the Seychelles. Offering a secluded setting along with a rock-edge pool, children's activities, cinema, cooking classes, and a private helipad. Learn more about this new Seychelles resort in the article below from our sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor, by Natalie Maneval. Continue reading below the photo.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon
Looking for the next top tropical getaway? Six Senses Zil Pasyon in Seychelles opened in October 2016 on Felicite Island, 30 nautical miles northeast of Mahe. The Felicite is a French word that denotes bliss, and we think that travelers will have nothing but a blissful stay on this island, which boasts both a mountainous terrain and excellent swimming and snorkeling spots — with chances to swim with turtles. Tip: There will be plenty of space on the prime beaches, since Zil Pasyon will be the only resort on the island. Read more below.
The Grand Anse Beach at Six Senses Zil Pasyon
In total, the resort will house 30 villas and 17 private residences to accommodate travelers. The residences are located on the top of the island with 360-degree views and also include two swimming pools and a fully equipped kitchen. Visitors who want to soak in those stunning sunrises and sunsets will want to book a villa. There are 15 of these on the east side of the island, facing Marianne Island, Petite Soeur and Grande Soeur Island. (These are the villas with the amazing sunrise views.) Likewise, the 15 villas on the west side of the island include vistas of La Digue and Praslin Island and, of course, the sunsets. Read more below. 
Bathtub view at Six Senses Zil Pasyon
We hear that dining on Felicite will be a festive affair with six distinctive eateries and bars to choose from. Want to taste a local dish? If so, we advise trying Island Café, which will offer breakfast and dinner dishes based on the Seychellois spice route. It will be a mixture of European, Asian and African fare. And Six Senses fans rejoice, the resort will include the Six Senses Spa Zil Pasyon, complete with a hammam, sauna, saltwater pool, steam, yoga platform and nail bar. Getting There: Zil Pasyon will organize transportation to and from the island. Choose from either a 20-minute helicopter ride or relax on a 90-minute boat trip from Mahe. 
 
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Closed for an extensive renovation project, the Royal Mansour Casablanca, formerly Le Royal Mansour Méridien, is a luxury hotel in the Old Medina of Casablanca, Morocco. Opened in 1952, it has 7 Presidential Suites - so it is no surprise that the five star property is the preferred hotel of the Moroccan Royalty and Nobility. 

Le Royal Mansour Casablanca

Le Royal Mansour, situated centrally in the country's largest city and economic capital, is an oasis of calm. In the heart of the economic capital of the Kingdom of Morocco, it offers a palatial blend of traditional Moroccan architecture with contemporary comfort and modern technology, surrounded by deep-cushioned luxury. The hotel prides itself on its elegance, style and warmth of service, combined with luxurious amenities and excellent cuisine.

Le Royal Mansour Casablanca

Flanked by the Victoria & Albert Waterfront and Table Mountain, the One&Only Cape Town is an ultra-luxurious resort in the heart of the city. Offering a relaxing oasis overlooking the marina, the property has a full-service spa situated on its own island with thermal suites, Global-fusion cuisine including African, Dutch, British, and Japanese-Peruvian flavors, plus a temperature-controlled infinity-edge pool with sweeping views. There's also a KidsOnly program with supervised activities, and the property provides unique offsite excursions to nearby vineyards with the hotel's own sommelier, as well as trips to local beaches and botanical gardens.

For the ultimate experience, the One&Only Cape Town Presidential Suite features a Chef's Kitchen with private entrance, and gym with massage bed. There are two bedrooms with King size beds, including a Master Suite with his-and-hers steam showers and oversized stone bathtub with Table Mountain views, extensive walk-in closets, and separate guest bathroom. Continue reading below the photo.

Master Suite in the Presidential Suite at the One&Only Cape Town

Master suite bathtub in the Presidential Suite at the One&Only Cape Town

There are large terraces, a 12-seat dining room for entertaining or boardroom style meetings, a second lounge with a large desk and workspaces, plus a multimedia entertainment system throughout the suite with 42-inch flat-screen TVs in the bedrooms, offices, and lounge areas. Continue reading below photo.

Living Room in the Presidential Suite at One&Only Cape Town
Guests of the Presidential Suite also receive 24-hour butler service, packing/unpacking services, a private wine tasting with the sommelier, garment pressing, pillow and aromatherapy scent menus, 30-minute personal training session, and luxury sedan airport transfers.

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Enjoy sweeping views of the river Nile and the Egyptian Museum from the luxurious accommodations at The Nile Ritz-Carlton. Situated in downtown Cairo, the hotel has a rooftop bar, Italian restaurant, afternoon tea, and a full-service spa with an Egyptian twist. The high-end property is located between the river and the iconic Tahrir Square, offering a centralized location for exploring the city.

Five Star Alliance Perk Alert: All guests that book with Five Star Alliance receive full breakfast daily at Culina, $100 food and beverage credit, personalized welcome amenity, and VIP status. Also, room upgrades, early check-in, and late check-out based on availabilty.

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Set along Cape Town's scenic route, the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, is located in Camps Bay, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and perched between the Twelve Apostles mountain range and Table Mountain National Park. Within easy reach of the Cape Winelands, the luxury boutique hotel combines African style with classic European comforts, Blue Flag Beaches, afternoon tea service, private cinema, outdoor pool, children's activities, spa, and mountain biking. 

Five Star Alliance Perk: All guests that book through Five Star Alliance receive full breakfast daily, a two-course lunch per person once during their stay, one afternoon tea per person once during the stay, and VIP status. Guests booking a suite and staying a minimum of three nights also receive two complimentary spa treatments. Also, subject to availability at the time of check in/departure, an upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out.

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Conservatory at the Twelve Apostles Resort and Spa, Cape Town, South Africa.

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The Palais Sheherazade and Spa, in the heart of the heights of Fez Medina, is a XIXth Century Palace composed of two Riads. In April 2015, the Palais opened an exceptional 700 m2 Spa by Anne Sémonin. 

The Anne Sémonin Spa Fez features a covered aquatonic pool with chromothreapy, massage station, cascade and hydromassing seats. The exterior pool is surrounded by a luxurious XIXth century Andalousian garden with century old palms, orange threes, jasmin flowers and a stunning giant vegetable wall. The 10 spa treatment rooms offer the following: Balneotherapy with chromotherapy; Experience shower with chromotherapy; Affusion shower; Jacuzzi with chromotherapy; Traditional moroccan Hammam with chromotherapy, steam generator and starry sky; Massage room; Private VIP Spa Suite with jacuzzi, massage tables et traditional moroccan hammam; and Esthetic and body wrap cabin. There is also a hairdressing salon and fitness center.

Is it any surprise that the Palais Sheherazade & Spa is one of the World's Best Spa Hotels for 2016?

Spa at the Palais Sheherazade Hotel in Fez

Palais Sheherazade Spa

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The  heated outdoor pool at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve overlooks the tranquil Homestead patio, with views of the staggering rock formations. On cooler days splashing around in the warm water is the perfect way to work off some energy in the heart of winter.

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