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
- 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
What can I say about the Prince Maurice it is the most wonderful Hotel, from the moment you get out of your taxi you feel the air of relaxation descend. The warm welcome makes you feel so special and if you have been a guest before it's just like coming home! This was our third time back to the Prince Maurice and it was as wonderful as before. This hotel is exceptional, the suites are fantastic we had a suite overlooking the garden pool area which was just perfect. The food is superb, a great deal of effort goes into serving such wonderful cuisine in all of the Restaurants. Do make sure to dine in the Barachois floating restaurant you may even see the resident shark swim past! Wine tasting with the Sommelier Jaison was just so informative, he gave us wonderful wines to taste and his knowledge of wine is so impressive. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and as it was a 'Special' number of years the Hotel arranged a candlelight dinner overlooking the beach and a champagne breakfast, memories to treasure. Dominique thank you for giving us such a genuine warm welcome and for taking the time to chat to us over a delicious cocktail. You have a team of staff to be very proud of as they all are just so friendly, professional and make a stay a the Prince Maurice so memorable we have to return again !
I felt compelled to write this review even though we are just a few nights into our holiday! We have received outstanding service at the hotel - from check in with Dominique (Manager) - thank you so much for helping us with the beautiful room choices, much appreciated and Sameera to dining (notably breakfast in Archipel - Atish and all his colleagues - and lunch in the Asian restaurant - Anousha and all her colleagues), not forgetting the team at the boat club (Roy, Anthony, Steven, Fabrice and everyone else, thank you for your patience and smiles) and the friendly faces at the spa too. My juices and eggs at breakfast are a highlight. Apologies for not putting everyone’s names down - I haven’t space nor memorised all
just yet! Do not hesitate to come here if you want to be truly spoilt in a luxurious setting. Now, off to the floating restaurant for dinner we go....
My husband and i had the best meal here. Although not staying at the hotel we came here for his birthday and were treated like royalty. Cocktails beforehand were amazing.
Food and setting 10/10
Food and setting 10/10
My wife and I were at Prince Maurice at the beginning of June.
All of the positive reviews are completely true but I will add that clearly all staff are employed for their super-human ability to remember guests names - unbelievable.
The only (very) small criticism is that the journey from the beach to any toilets is a bit of a trek; good exercise though I suppose!
Safe was opened and two items removed (pen knife/wallet containing sterling currency). These were subsequently found hidden in junior suite accommodation, a few days later. Cannot confirm if any money had been stolen. Travelled in July 2017.