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
Just returned from the most magical memorable two weeks at this amazing hotel , this was our 4th visit in 5 years , every time just gets better and better , we were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary and everyone went out of their way to make it the best ever , in particular we would like to thank Jean Paul and Sen who went out of their way to ensure that we had the most memorable time thank you so much it was very appreciated , the hotel is magnificent , comfortable and has every amenity that you need , the food is a gastronomic delight , lots of choice always beautifully presented and fresh and tasty ,the staff are so friendly and helpful , everyone addresses you by name and aways greet you with a big welcoming smile , okim and souki the beach guys looked after our every need from , cold drinks , lunch on the beach , fresh pineapple snacks and even cleaning our sunglasses , I returned home feeling incredibly relaxed and we are already looking at returning next year . I would also like to mention Manjoola and Akshada and Jeebun thank you for everything that you did to make our time so special , I would highly recommend this hotel , we have been fortunate to stay in some top hotels throughout the world but Prince Maurice is always the one that we want to return to .
When you stay at the same hotel two years running it’s easy to focus on what is better or different this time round; however I can honestly say that this year was better than last!
As before, the quality and choice of the food is outstanding. There was a degustation evening in Archipel, as well as a seafood evening at Barachois, which meant that we actually only ate off the same menu a few times in two weeks. We also had the meal on the beach which was a real highlight. I was a little wary now that the hotel has the complimentary upgrade to full board, but aside from gaining a couple of kilos, the choice was excellent, and around the pool there is also a “lite bites” menu which means you don’t have to get changed to go into the main restaurant.
One of the main reasons we returned was because last year the golf green fees and buggies were complimentary. Unfortunately this is no longer the case, but between our agent and the hotel they covered the majority of the cost given that it was still complimentary when we booked. However this might impact our choice of hotel for 2020, for which we already have flights to Mauritius arranged.
I made use of the spa and the gym while Mr. H was at golf, both of which are excellent. Only small gripe is that I felt pressured to book additional treatments and products while still laying on the couch!
As confirmed wine enthusiasts we were treated to a couple of wine tastings with Nadia and also with the new Hotel Manager. I will be picking his brains for future wine tour itineraries, but it was also great to learn about his planned changes.
Overall this was another fabulous holiday in Mauritius and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the hotel to anyone.
We chose The Prince Maurice for our wedding venue and we could not dream
better. The friendly staffs have treated us so incredibly well.
Our dedicated butler in the Princely Villa was amazing and very attentive.
The food and the service was awesome. Everything was organized to the
We even received the visit of Mr Autrey who personally came to congratulate
us in our villa.
It is impossible to remember the names of all the wonderful staff who made
our stay so special but we would like to say a big thanks to Akshada, Jean
Paul Begue, Yudish, Jaisen and the Hotel Manager.
Will definitely recommend Constance Prince Maurice ????