Le Prince Maurice

Choisy Rd, Poste De Flacq, Mauritius
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Luxury in a Stunning Location

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 28, 2011

Overview
Constance Le Prince Maurice is a 5 star luxury hotel set in 60 hectares of gardens, beach and mangrove reserve. It is 45 km from the airport and 35 km from Port Louis.
It is named after Prince Maurice of Orange and of Nassau who pioneered the discovery of spices and particularly nutmeg – which is the hotel's logo.
Rooms
Our room was on stilts with a balcony overlooking the fish reserve, accessed by a wooden walkway through the mangrove trees. The room itself was lovely – very spacious and beautifully furnished with a huge comfy bed and everything you would expect from this standard of hotel, including a mac with internet connection and a wide screen TV/monitor.
The bathroom was really good with a separate big walk in shower, 2 basins and a very big, deep bath as well as plenty of mirrors and lots of storage space.

The location too was lovely. You approach down a very long driveway with palm trees and agricultural land on each side of the drive. The pool and restaurant face the beach and the sea. To the right is the main beach leading around the small headland and to reef. To the left is the mangrove reserve, my favourite bit! This area had wooden walkways over the mangroves leading to Le Barachois restaurant and to the rooms over the reserve. Here we would see many beautiful birds and watch all the fish in the water below.
Facilities -
Spa
Fitness Centre
Tennis Courts
Golf
Free Watersports –
The hotel boat leaves at 2pm every day for a snorkelling trip to the reef, which is about 10 to 15 minutes away. They provide snorkels, masks, fins, towels and water. We went most days as we really enjoyed it. The same boat goes out for a glass bottom boat trip every morning.
Kayaks can be taken out from the hotel, either into the sea or the permitted area of the mangroves.
Waterskiing
Windsurfing
Pedalos

The beach is good – not the best I have been to but very nice, and of course swept and cleaned every morning. The swimming area is roped so boats cannot enter but can be a bit too shallow at low tide. Sunbeds are on the beach, with thatched shades and water is complimentary on the beach. They also bring round fruit and cold flannels for refreshment frequently throughout the day. The pool area is not as good as the baech. The pool itself is fine but we found the service not so good at the pool and there are not enough sunbeds.
There are boutiques, a library and business centre and the concierges can organise trips and taxis but we did not find them very informative about trips so we organised our own.
There are 2 restaurants which I will cover in separate tips – Le Barachois and L’Archipel and 2 hotel bars as well as a fitness bar. We mostly used the lounge bar for pre-dinner drinks which was very nice and comfortable with good service and a good, if expensive, cocktail menu.

Unique Quality: I particularly liked the way the hotel is very open. All the restaurants and public areas have open sides to let the breeze through so no need for the awful A.C.
What really made this hotel special for me was the mangrove reserve - walking to Le Barachois restaurant in the evening over the walkway, seeing all the lovely birds and passing the lagoons with all the fish swimming around and kayaking along the mangroves in late afternoon. Truly a stunning location.

Directions: 45km from Port Louis

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Address: Choisy Rd, Poste De Flacq, Mauritius

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Amenities at Le Prince Maurice

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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