Constance Prince Maurice
What We Love
- Rate includes daily buffet breakfast
- Splendid isolation, on a private peninsula void of beach vendors
- Lantern-lined floating restaurant, Barachois
What To Know
- The rooms are marketed as suites but are really just big rooms, so don’t expect separate spaces
- If you want to play golf, you’ll have to drive to sister resort Belle Mar Plage — but Le Prince Maurice guests receive free tee times
- Early checkins and late checkouts are hard to get
- There will be compulsory Christmas and New Year's Eve gala dinners on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 respectively
- Christmas dinner costs approximately: $176 per adult, $78 per child 7-12 (children 6 and under attend for free)
- NYE dinner costs approximately: $355 per adult, $124 per child 7-12 (children 6 and under attend for free)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
One of Mauritius’s most come-hither hotels, the unabashedly romantic Constance Le Prince Maurice is a 60-acre resort of Feng Shui-inspired bungalows flanked by lush tropical gardens and Indian Ocean. Spice Island elegance abounds in the marble-floored lobby, with vaulted thatch roofs, four trickling fountains and a colonnade that sweeps your eye out to the slate-blue-tiled infinity pool and the sparkling azure Indian Ocean. It’s just shy of over-the-top, and right in that sweet spot of exotic appeal, thanks to the vision of Mauritian architect Jean-Marc Eynaud.
Bed and Bath
Equally ornate are the 76 guestrooms and 13 villas, where saffron-colored fabrics, colonial-style furniture and polished teak floors celebrate Mauritius’s heritage as a stop along the nautical spice route. Thatched-roof villas are intimate overwater bungalows equipped with living and dining areas. Spacious bathrooms are nearly as big as the bedrooms and feature separate showers and soaking Whirlpool tubs.
The food is superb, especially at the fine dining restaurant Archipel, which helped earn the resort its status as the country’s only member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux hotel association. The second restaurant, Barachois, earns points for its design — it occupies five connected docks over a marine reserve — and its simple grilled seafood. Likewise, the spa is one of the island’s standouts, with treatments ranging from Frenchified Sisley facials to rigorously authentic ayurvedic massages, and more of that stunning architecture: The two couples treatment suites are some of the most romantic around.
How to Get There
We arrived off an 11 hour flight from London, slightly frazzled and in need of some R&R. Having moved into our lovely suite, we quickly settled by the pool for an afternoon of sun and relaxation. Our first contact was with the charming Mahess, who has worked at the hotel for 18 years and, in the words of one of the management team ‘ is an icon’. Having cooled us down with chilled spice infused flannels, Mahess’ next question was: ‘and would you like me to clean your sunglasses? The attention to detail, genuine friendliness and impeccable service, backed up by a wonderful hotel in a beautiful sheltered location made for a truly memorable and relaxing holiday.
Constance Prince Maurice is definitely the place you want to stay if you want to relax and be treated as you have always wanted.
All staff is very kind and professional. The food quality is just excellent and very high level. This is even more appreciated as the dress code is "elegant" in the evening and all customers respect this rule.
If god stopover to create paradise, it must look like Constance Prince Maurice
My husband and I have just returned from our honeymoon, where we were in South Africa for 8 days and Mauritius for 5 days.
On arrival to the hotel, we were instantly impressed by the look and decor of the hotel. The charm was evident, even down to the reed diffusers which they use, which I tried on more than one occasion to buy, unfortunately not for sale - which would be my only comment to please allow your guests to buy the wonderful smell!
Our room was lovely and have to say one of the biggest bathrooms I’ve ever had the pleasure of having in a hotel.
All the staff were super friendly and couldn’t do enough to make our staff comfortable and enjoyable especially Akvanda who worked in customer relations, apart from being a lovely sweet lady, she went out of her way to make our honeymoon special.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Le Prince Maurice, the food was amazing & facilities fantastic!
Rather belatedly, following our trip in March, our review of our most fantastic holiday.
We went to Constance Prince Maurice for our delayed honeymoon. Our expectations were high for this ‘once in a lifetime experience’ and they were not only met but exceeded on almost all fronts.
The hotel is in a beautiful setting, on the coast in the North East of the Island. The holiday was off to the perfect start once we stepped out of the taxi. We were greeted by the porters who immediately took charge of our luggage and then we were taken through to the lobby by a senior member of the management team. And what a reception lobby! A beautiful view across the infinity pool and directly onto the beach and across the lagoon. The reception procedure was welcoming, unhurried and thorough taking note of the reason for our stay with particular note taken of any allergies. All whilst we sipped on a welcome drink of fizz. We were then taken to our upstairs suite with views over the lap pool and gardens. The room was beautiful, very comfortable and catered for all our needs.
So the start of our holiday!
We had half board and after unpacking and looking around we went to the main restaurant, the Archipel. Again a beautiful setting, with a wide range of choice on the menu, an extensive wine list and absolutely great, friendly service. The food was wonderful as was the wine. We particularly recommend the Mauritian and Indian options on the menu (which changes daily) and the soufflés! We loved the Archipel restaurant and on one of our visits we were invited to explore the extensive wine cellar – a real treat. There were two other restaurants – The Asian Restaurant and the Barachoise restaurant (a floating restaurant on the lagoon). We ate at both restaurants, once each a la carte and once each with a tasting menu. All three restaurants were excellent and are to be highly recommended.
Breakfast is served in the Archipel restaurant with a tremendous variety of cuisines including Asian. We usually went for the pastries, yogurts and the fruit platters but the cold meats and cheeses, salads, pancakes and cooked breakfasts were all sampled (with relish) at some point during our stay.
The facilities in the hotel were extensive and satisfied all our needs: –
The gym was well equipped and air conditioned with the provision of welcomed cold hand towels and fluids. The gym equipment (Technogym) was well known to us as it is what we use at home.
The water sports were all free. We went out on the glass-bottomed boat twice and went snorkelling twice. It was great fun. Although we did not opt to do so you can also water-ski or use kayaks, pedalos, sail boats or windsurf. You can also play tennis or explore on bicycles
There is a spa but regrettably we never got round to trying it simply because we had so much else that we wanted to do.
There were plenty of sun loungers on the beach, in pairs with sun shades, as well as round both of the two pools (an infinity informal pool and a lap pool). As soon as you decided on a site a beach attendant would come over and lay out towels and provide you with iced bottles of water. The attendants always offered to clean your sunglasses, a nice touch. Some guests ate lunch on the beach but we never did simply because we were not hungry.
The grounds are extensive and we enjoyed walking around to explore the different flora and fauna in the different habitats. Plenty of birdlife, fruit bats, geckoes, a large variety of fish, turtles and tortoises as well as a huge variety of plant life.
We only took two trips out of the hotel during our stay, simply because we had everything that we wanted on site but we did want to see some of the island. We visited a Hindu temple and spent a few hours in the local market in Flacq. We then took a day tip to one of the protected wildlife areas to do some bird watching and explore the island more generally.
The level of service was the highlight of our holiday. Everyone greeted us wherever we went and the staff were always keen to ensure that all our needs were catered for. The staff were engaging and friendly in all areas of the hotel resort – the concierges, the waiters and sommeliers, the bar staff, the pool and beach attendants, the gym guys, the maids, the gardeners and the security staff! We had great conversations with the staff who were obviously proud of their hotel and very proud of their island nation.
We had such a wonderful time that we are planning to go back very soon.
I wish I could give 6 stars plus, what makes this hotel incredible is the feeling of comprehensive unity, a team which works in holistic beat to make this place pulse with natural passion to welcome all guests in incredibly well maintained and peaceful environment. Beautiful welcome after a long flight, gorgeous gardens & beach, well appointed villas, delicious breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner a la carte (we requested mostly vegetarian dishes) attentive staff, and not to forget an extraordinary pastry chef who made the most incredible Easter lasting chocolate creations. Our kids loved the boathouse/ water sport activities, and the kids’ club gentle staff & fun henna creations. A big Thank You to the entire PM team for making our family beach holiday super special. Christophe for overseeing the lovely and tasty surprise welcome details in our villas, Akshada and Dalida for sharing their spirits, smiles and fresh coconut water, Paz for making the best cappuccino :-) and Shann for prompt
seamless re-checking..we will cherish many magical memories and hope to be back soon again🌞!!