Constance Le Prince Maurice reopens to fabulous reviews

Since Constance Le Prince Maurice reopened last month, following an exciting new refurbishment, it’s been hotly tipped as the must-visit hotel on Mauritius right now.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice

From Harper’s Bazaar to The Times newspaper, word is Le Prince Maurice has hit its pitch yet again and is setting the style-tone for the island.

Here’s a round up of what’s been going on at the resort:

Find out more about Constance Le Prince Maurice, including availability, from our website.

Interview with our first guests to check into Le Prince Maurice

Our first guests to check into the newly refurbished Constance Le Prince Maurice were Jacky and Pierrette Beasse.

Mr and Mrs Beasse at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Mr and Mrs Beasse at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Having travelled extensively across Europe from their home in Champagne Ardenne, France they had never flown by plane before visiting  Le Prince Maurice in September.

Why Constance Le Prince Maurice?

‘We have visited many other European countries but this is the first time we have travelled by plane. We waited a long time because we wanted to be sure that when we did we would experience the best.’

Planning the trip of a lifetime is not easy and Mrs Beasse wanted to be sure that they got exactly what they were looking for.

‘I looked everywhere on the internet, I went on different websites such as Trip Advisor as well as discussing different destinations with people on forums. We also had friends who came here and recommended Le Prince Maurice hotel.’

They weren’t disappointed. ‘We have many words to describe the hotel such as ‘luxurious’, ‘elegant’, ‘serene’. While we have been here we have been so relaxed it’s been like floating on a cloud. From the moment we arrived we were well taken care of and received a great welcome, much better than we had ever experienced in a French hotel – in fact they could learn a thing or two from Le Prince Maurice.’

The couple made the most of their time in Mauritius. ‘We are enjoying the beach and the boathouse, where we went for a ride on the glass-bottom boat. We also enjoyed the new swimming pool – we were alone so it was even better. We have taken walks in the beautiful gardens as well as several outings.’

And the best thing about the holiday…

They find it hard to sum up what part of their holiday they have most enjoyed. ‘Our suite, the décor of the hotel, its charm and its surroundings are all so beautiful. We have really enjoyed the calm of the hotel and especially that of the restaurant L’Archipel. We would also like to say a special word for Linda who was the first person to serve us on our arrival, she knew exactly how to make us comfortable and we really appreciated it.’

Find out more

Visit the Constance Le Prince Maurice website for more information, and to find out about booking and availability.

Find out what Mr and Mrs Beasse wrote about their stay on Trip Advisor - ‘L’excellence dans l’hôtellerie.

Renowned Brice Nicham spa treatments now at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Celebrated foot guru Brice Nicham is bringing his much-coveted treatments to Spa de Constance at Le Prince Maurice.

Brice Nicham

Brice Nicham

A firm favourite with celebrities and those in the know, Brice has developed a reputation for offering first class foot care and posture treatments designed to put a spring back in your step.

Having travelled the world for many years, as a podiatrist dedicated to VIPs, Brice has been working on a unique foot care menu.

Brice’s pedicure

Brice’s approach to foot care has been voted the best in Paris by Marie Claire magazine. The concept encompasses three areas of expertise that are rarely offered as one package.

  • Medical: a treatment for skin and nails such as corns, calluses and in-growing nails, to get optimum results for comfort and beauty.
  • Beauty: your nails be transformed thanks to clippers, gouges, files and a diamond-coated reamer all of which give them shape, uniformity and a natural gloss.
  • Well-being: first scrubbing, then a special massage from your toes up to the knees work to improve blood circulation, articular mobility and any adipose stasis of the forefoot.

‘My posture’

Enter the era of intelligent care thanks to ‘My Posture’ by Brice Nicham.

Brice Nicham Footcare at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Brice Nicham footcare. Photo by Ludovic Andral

Unique and visionary ‘My Posture’ is offered in the most famous football clubs and tennis leagues around the world. And now guests at Le Prince Maurice can improve their personal sporting best and performance.

Your postural check-up allows us to analyse any problem connected with a bad posture such as multiple pains in your knees and back and consequently to adapt efficient treatments tailored to your needs.

Find out more and book your treatments

Find out more about Brice Nicham’s Health Pedicure Room Service, manicures, anti-ageing and nail colour treatments from the spa brochure on our Constance Le Prince Maurice website, spa section or visit Brice Nicham’s Health Pedicure Room Service website.

The Times tips Constance Le Prince Maurice ‘best for spa breaks’

Constance Le Prince Maurice has been tipped as the best hotel for spa breaks on Mauritius by The Times newspaper this weekend.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Suites on stilts at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Following a major refurbishment at the hotel, Spa de Constance is the must-go spa destination on the island with a range of new offerings including treatments designed by renowned foot guru Brice Nicham, famed among the Manhattan glitterati and celebrities around the world.

The new Sisley spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice offers a range of treatments including phyto-aromatic facials for men and women, including the hugely popular anti-ageing range, and body treatments that enhance vitality and target areas prone to loss of firmness and tone.

Other spa highlights include the new warming rum d’esprit body scrub, made from tamarind salt, cinnamon, sugarcane and rum.

Le Prince Maurice is redefining the way hotels deliver the luxury experience.

Quietly discreet and delightfully grown up, Le Prince offers a romantic getaway where you can laugh, love and reconnect.

Read the article 10 best places to stay on Mauritius on The Times website.

Find out more on the Constance Le Prince Maurice website.

 

Dream wedding at Constance Le Prince Maurice

The high-end paradise resort of Constance Le Prince Maurice created the stunning backdrop for the wedding of David and Carina Billam.

David and Carina Billam at Constance Le Prince Maurice

David and Carina Billam

David, an officer with the British Royal Navy, and his wife Carina were our second guests to check-in following the refurbishment at the resort.

When David and Carina started researching resorts for their forthcoming marriage they knew they wanted somewhere that exuded a discreet elegance and luxury.

What made us choose Le Prince Maurice
‘We chose Le Prince Maurice due to its understated luxury. From trawling the internet it appeared to be a discreet, luxurious and romantic location. The wedding package provided everything we needed as well as allowing for extras that we both wanted at a reasonable price.

In addition recommendations from travel agents were nothing but outstanding, it was sold to us as one of the top hotels in Mauritius – which it quite obviously is.’

On arriving at the resort the couple were struck by the warm welcome they received. ‘The lobby was incredibly impressive and we were instantly greeted by both the General Manager and the General Resort Manager, both of whom were so welcoming it gave us the impression that we were being welcomed by a long lost family.’

The staff made all the difference
The couple were delighted with the beauty of the resort but reserve their strongest praise for the staff who made their stay so enjoyable.

‘The hotel was truly reflected by the photos we viewed online, although in reality it’s far more beautiful. The location and scenery are amazing and certainly put a smile on your face each day but what keeps that smile there is everyone who works here. It feels like people are kind from the bottom of their hearts and it doesn’t make you feel that people are being wonderful purely because they are paid to be.’

David and Carina Billam on the beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Romance on the beach

The Billams were offered the opportunity to upgrade to a villa at Constance Belle Mare Plage, ‘Carina and I said no, purely for the fact that we would have missed the people at Le Prince Maurice.’

Quality in every sense
When the couple were at home dreaming about their wedding and honeymoon they imagined the luxury of ‘being able to enjoy each other’s company with no consideration for home and the stresses that work brings.’ And that is exactly what they found at Le Prince Maurice.

‘Every morning we woke up to the most incredible breakfast buffet. If the weather was promising we’d head to the beach and spend the hours tanning up and relaxing in the sun. In the evening we’d enjoy the incredible selection of food on offer – our personal favourite is the Asian tapas cooked by Li Junwei. On other days we visited the market in Flacq, the capital Port Louis and took a day trip to Ile Aux Cerfs.’

What they hoped for from their idyllic wedding location was a world of elegant luxury, ‘quality in every sense,’ which, as they describe, ‘is exactly what is delivered at Constance Le Prince Maurice.’

Find out more 

Visit our website to find out more about Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Or read about weddings and honeymoons at Constance Hotels Experience.

Winner of our Constance Memories competition

We’ve had an amazing response to our Constance Memories competition, and have received thousands of fantastic photos.

Photo taken by Laura Paterson, Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Photo taken by Laura Paterson, Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Every one who sent us photos for the competition has been entered into the prize draw for a 7-night holiday including flights to the deluxe Constance Le Prince Maurice.

And the winner is…

Laura Paterson from Australia.

Congratulations Laura – we’ll contact you by email very shortly.

Facebook: Laura Paterson’s photo album

Winners of best photos from each decade and category

Thank you to everyone who entered.

We’ll be announcing the winners of each decade and category over the next few days. Prizes for these include luxury Valmont vanity cases and Shiseido products.

If you’re photos haven’t been posted to Facebook yet, watch this space as we’ll be adding more next week.

Take a look at all the photos entered to the competition

Visit our Facebook page to view all photos entered.