It is one of the most beautiful jewels of the Mauritian hotel industry which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. an address “princely” hidden in the heart of 60 hectares of nature, along a pretty green bay in the northeast of the island. Between golden sand, mangroves and ocean, Prince Maurice is designed like a small cozy hamlet where the 89 suites and villas face at the lagoon. But the Prince Maurice is also an architecture recognizable among a thousand, such an impeccable service attention – the Constance signature –, a marvelous spa, two 18-hole golf courses without forgetting Every year the Constance Culinary Festival. Last but not least, the hotel also has three tables including one of the most fabulous restaurants from all over the indian Ocean, perched on stilts in the middle of the mangrove, the Barachois. In such a setting, the Prince here, it’s you! By Alexandre Arditti
There are addresses that reconcile you with life… Is it the majestic gardens, the magnificent view of the beach below, the tropical sun that caresses you with its rays, the architecture of the place open to the four winds, or the benevolent smile of the staff? Impossible to know precisely what causes this letting go, but in a few seconds, the magic of Prince Maurice operates and that is the main thing.
25 years of excellence and refinement
The brainchild of a Mauritian family formerly operating in sugar cane, the hotel opened its doors in 1998 and was named in honor of the former Dutch governor of the place, Prince Maurice Van Nassau. Twenty five years later, the bet is largely won since the establishment has now become a benchmark for luxury hotels, not only in Mauritius but throughout the Indian Ocean. With 64 juniors suites, 12 family suites (very well designed for stays with children), 12 villas by the sea not forgetting the Prince’s Villa, the hotel spreads out like a star on a huge estate embracing several coves and beaches on which it is good to laze at any time of the day, and has managed throughout the years to retain its authenticity and this attention to detail signature of the Constance hotel group.
Spa, golf or diving
Lovers of the little white ball, it’s not one but two courses that await you just a stone’s throw from the hotel: the Links Golf Course and the Legend Golf course. If you’re more into scuba diving, that’s good, the coral reef is not far away and promises some great outings. snorkelling or scuba diving. Finally, for those who consider holidays rather as a parenthesis to take care of themselves, the Constance Spa du Prince Maurice – at the same time colonial, refined and particularly cozy – is quite simply one of the most charming on the island, which nevertheless has some a lot. From the special “jet lag” massage to after-sun restorative treatments, the idea here is to accompany you according to your needs. Sauna, hammam, world massages, facials, manicures and pedicures without forgetting the thermal pool and the signed treatment menu Sisley, everything is there to make you let go, unless you prefer to enjoy a yoga or pilates class on the beach at sunrise. sun: at Prince Maurice, everything is possible, nothing is obligatory…
Dinner at Barachois, a unique experience
Gastronomy is truly in the DNA of Prince Maurice, who for more than 15 years has been organizing together with the Belle Mare Plage, the other group hotel in Mauritius, the Constance Culinary Festival, with the aim of highlighting the richness of local gastronomy alongside renowned international chefs. And for the amateurs, the Prince Maurice wine cellar contains several thousand references among the most prestigious restaurants on the planet, promise of magnificent tastings under the guidance of a team of inspired sommeliers. Among the three tables than the hotel, Le Barachois is much more than a restaurant. It’s a real experience on its own, and we mean it! First of all, he you have to follow a charming little wooden pontoon that meanders above the mangrove. And in the evening, this little bucolic walk takes place under a starry sky which does not spoil anything. Then, at the bend of a lagoon, we discover the place under a moonlight that sparkles on the ocean. Le Barachois is a floating gourmet restaurant delicately placed on large wooden logs, on which are set superb tables with crockery, glassware and prestigious service. On the plate, we find all the Mauritian cuisine in its tastiest, revisited through a thousand and one creations of the Chef with the pride of seafood. In a quite unique atmosphere and we do not maybe more romantic than you are ready to forget, we dine in the middle of nature while time stands still for a few hours. Like an endearing hotel, an absolutely unmissable table in Mauritius, which you never tire of!