Off the east coast of sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius and the Seychelles often top lists of the world's most romantic—and secluded—destinations. Frequently such isolation can result in a lack of amenities, but the Constance properties have found the perfect balance between being full-service resorts and destinations with a sense of remoteness. Constance Le Prince Maurice
in Mauritius boasts two 18-hole golf courses, a Sisley spa, five restaurants and bars, as well as a kids club that will delight the under-16 set. Meanwhile, the Seychelles's Constance Lemuria
centers its activities around the water, with stunning pools, diving in the granite reef, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and the only golf course in the Seychelles.
is located in South Africa's lush Garden Route, a region that benefits from a mild climate and breathtaking landscape of mountains, valleys, rivers and the ocean. The peaceful retreat is an ideal stop for those heading from Cape Town to one of the game reserves in the eastern part of the country, and is a coveted destination for golfers. The three courses were all designed by South African pro golfer Gary Player, who claims The Links course as his best work.
To the north, a two-hour drive outside of Pretoria, sits The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City
, a hotel as mystical as it is imposing. The property exudes over-the-top luxury, from the mosaic-tiled swimming pools to the golf courses, one of which has a 13th hole with an unusual obstacle—Nile crocodiles!