Until I stepped into Constance Le Prince Maurice, I hadn’t appreciated that there actually is something to the whole Feng Shui design philosophy. The hotel is not only one of the most elegant and classy establishments in Mauritius, but there’s a positive energy here and it’s very easy on the eye.
The sound and sight of water seems to follow you wherever you go. This zen-like feeling carries on into the accommodation that comprises junior suites—some on stilts over water and others with a garden view—beach villas with pools, and the sumptuous Princely Villa that has a secluded stretch of beach all to itself.
The location feels remote, the idea of a true escape, and there are 60 hectares of lush grounds and an impressive natural fish reserve. There’s also an iconic floating bar, the superb Le Barachois restaurant and two further restaurants and bars, as well as the beautiful wine cellar where many of the 25,000 bottles are heirlooms. The hotel excels at gourmet experiences, from romantic degustation dinners and family beach breakfasts, to private New World wine tastings with canapes, there’s never a dull moment. And this complements other facilities including the beachfront infinity pool, lap pool, Asian-themed spa, complimentary green fees at two top golf courses, and a host of watersports. And when it comes to evening entertainment, it’s a cut above: an excellent jazz singer; a pianist; and hauntingly beautiful sounds from an Indian folk band.
There’s a grown up feel, but the resort is welcoming to families, with a kids’ club and suites to suit. If you like an exclusive and intimate feel, a meticulously maintained resort with a small army of super friendly staff—320 in this case—and somewhere that guests dress for dinner, you are bound to fall in love.
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