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
This was our 16th year on the trot, it is the most relaxing and best hotel in the world, the location,great service by wonderful staff and the restaurants are complimented by beautiful suites.
It is set in beautiful gardens where you can enjoy the beach and the azure sea. You would love the spa.
Very much enjoyed during our stay thanks to the GM and the staff for their warm welcome and affection.best service, best food and best place for relaxation.loved the peaceful atmosphere and the great views specially the barachois restaurant and its surrounding.
This is a five stars luxury hotels, and it deserves it all.
As soon as you enter the lobby, you will be amazed by the incredible environment smell and by the huge infinity pool ahead of you, really spectacular. Rooms are colonial style, very spacious, beds are very comfortable. The beach is nice, quiet, and the water is shallow, warm and pristine. As soon as you arrive at the beach they set the bed for you with towels and give you cold water, they even clean your sunglasses in case you need it, they serve cold and incredibly scented refreshing towels and sometimes even small pieces of fresh fruits.
Breakfast is amazing, you can find a wide selection of fruit (thanks to our friend Mihir who kidly sliced fresh mangos and passion fruits for us each morning), sweets (need to try the french tost and waffles, to die for), cereals, cheeses, and everything you can desire.
There is a comfy gym, a mini golf course, two tennis courses, a kids area and an incredible spa, but I have to admit spa services are far too expensive (85 euros for a blow dry is really too much).
I loved to spend time on the lagoon, especially after the sunset, this is a protected fish reserve where you can even appreciate giant sea turtles.
There is even an eli pad in case you need a tour of the Island starting a few steps from your suite.
There are really a few thing missing for this resort to reach perfection, on my opinion.
>Bath products: they have their own bath products which are not bad at all, but I would have appreciated branded products, such as Bulgari or similar, or even small samples from Sisley (the spa is branded Sisley);
>there is always confusion with half board package, you always have to check what’s included and what’s not, but a lot of delicious dishes are unfortunately not included, especially at the blue penny restaurant at Belle Mare La Plage resort. You’re allowed to order one entrè, one main and one dessert, but they honestly never charged us for one or more extra plates ordered.
>Archipel restaurant: nice restaurant, good services, but entré portions ridiculously small, and too much time elapsed between entrè and main (even an hour).
Overall great and highly recommended experience, one of the best hotel and service ever experienced.
This was the third time we came back to Prince Maurice . Everything here is perfect. The staff is exceptionally service minded , the food is excellent and all facilities ( golf , training center ,spa , boat house etc ) are first class. We consider Prince Maurice to the best luxery golf, spa and beach hotel in the world . We have already booked our stay for 2019.
A wonderful , relaxing and luxurious location . The stuff is very well trained and they can manage every demand that you have. The villas are very comfortable and offer a very intimate experience . I have only wonderful words about the hotel, the restaurants and staff. The food was delicious and the variety of the wines was extraordinarily. It’s a 5 stars experience. Definitely will return.