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Constance Le Prince Maurice is Fit for a Princess

Le Prince Maurice Suites

Five star, luxury resorts don’t have to be for adults only. At almost three years old, Athena is a girly, girl. She loves to dress up and get her hair done. Regardless if we’re hiking a mountain or attending a luxury event, she wants to wear a tutu and have her hair in braids. Visiting a place like Constance Le Prince Maurice can be as much a treat for her as it is for any adult. While here, we feasted on exceptional cuisine, slept in a dreamlike suite, played at the Kid’s Club, splashed in the infinity pool, and pampered ourselves at the spa. Le Prince Maurice is fit for a Princess and it made us feel like we were at a celebration of life and wellness every day of the week. Gone are the days of leaving kids at home with grandparents. There is a whole world out there to explore and it is pretty fantastic when you can experience it with your children.

Warm and luxurious, our suite was elegantly decorated in spice tones with a pinch of Mauritian warmth. We walked in to a bed full of special gifts for both Athena and I including a fan, beach toys, a beach bag, chocolates, and a Constance Kids’ Club t-shirt. Inspired by Feng Shui principles to create the perfect sense of harmony, all beds at Le Prince Maurice stand high above floor level to help the circulation of Qi. Athena climbed up by using the bench at the foot of the bed. She was engulfed by the puffy pillows and soft linens as she opened her gifts and talked about how she was going to use them all. We were in a heaven of luxury.

Suite at Constance Le Prince Maurice

After full days of touring the country, swimming, participating in water sports, and enjoying spa services, we finished each day with a bath. The massive soaking tub was a treat for Athena and then an equal treat for me when she went to sleep. She swam in the bubbles and played with her toys. Her blow-up Mauritian Dodo Bird was an ideal companion, while I enjoyed the solitude of a hot bath while she slept.

Bathroom at Le Prince

Luxurious doesn’t mean boring or stuffy. There are two pools at Le Prince Maurice. One pool is more of a quiet area but the main pool is the most stunning infinity pool fit for family fun. Steps provided a place for Athena to play and me to relax and the swim-up bar allowed us to stay hydrated without even getting out of the pool.

Pool at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Pool Fun at Constance Le Prince

While the Kid’s Club is for children between the ages of 4-11, parents can attend the club with their younger children. The Constance Kids’ Club includes a swimming pool, an outdoor stage for talent shows, a trampoline, a playland with a slide, video games, film screenings, introduction to tennis, introduction to golf, water games, mini-bowling, beach-volleyball, and fishing. We started each day by jumping on the trampoline and having pretend cupcakes. And don’t assume it was just Athena; I’m a big kid too.

Kids' Club at Constance

Big Kid at Constance Kids' Club

Cupcakes at Constance Le Prince Maurice

As much as I like to play and be a kid, Athena likes to be pampered like an adult. USpa is a wellness and beauty temple, a unique haven dedicated to relaxation. Its secluded location away from the bustling parts of the resort is ideal to enjoy exclusive treatments in complete serenity. A whole range of treatments are available for adults and children. While I had a Signature U-Experience Massage, Athena enjoyed a relaxing massage and had her nails painted. Side by side in the couples’ treatment room, we kept smiling at each other with pure joy.

USpa at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Child Treatments at USpa

The casual chic dress code at all Le Prince Maurice restaurants encourages guests to dress in their best clothes. For breakfast and lunch, swimwear, bikinis, beach sandals, sarongs, and T-shirts are not accepted, with the exception at the pool’s deck and on the beach. For dinner, T-shirts, shorts, blue jeans, sandals, and sports shoes are not allowed in their restaurants. We saw staying at the resorts like a celebration. Like any other major celebration like a wedding or anniversary party, you wouldn’t wear those things so they shouldn’t be worn at this celebration either. It’s not often enough that we get to truly toast our health, our family, and our life. By dressing up each evening, Athena and I celebrated. We took the time to select our clothes and style our hair and fully cherish these moment together. We are blessed.

One of the major draws to Le Prince Maurice is the pontoon restaurant, Le Barachois. Set among mangroves and natural reserves, the restaurant provides absolute serenity. We felt like royalty as we delighted in Chef Cuiliano’s expertly-prepared, inventive dishes. The mouthwatering desserts were also a highlight.

Floating Restaurant at Constance Le Prince

The gourmet restaurant, L’Archipel, is surrounded by beauty as well. With the ocean in the foreground and the pool alongside, L’Archipel is picturesque.

Archipel Restaurant Constance Le Prince Maurice

I was away from Athena for an entire month while I sailed to Antarctica. It was the most difficult and rewarding travel experience of my life. By juxtaposing exquisite luxury and family amenities at Constance Le Prince Maurice, I was able to connect with Athena and rejuvenate my mind and body.

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68 thoughts on “Constance Le Prince Maurice is Fit for a Princess

  1. Mary says:

    Truly awesome sounding experience and photos. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Lesley says:

      Thanks for reading, Mary. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I visited. We long to return.

  2. Mary says:

    Truly awesome sounding experience and photos. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Lesley says:

      Thanks for reading, Mary. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I visited. We long to return.

  3. Meg says:

    Amazing! I want to be in that pool right now.

    1. Lesley says:

      I want to be back in the pool too, Meg. It was refreshing and stunningly beautiful.

  4. Meg says:

    Amazing! I want to be in that pool right now.

    1. Lesley says:

      I want to be back in the pool too, Meg. It was refreshing and stunningly beautiful.

  5. Kristen says:

    We just booked one week at Constance Le Prince Maurice. I hope our daughters will love it as much as Athena did. I have a couple questions about transportation and activities. Can I email you? What is your email address?

    We don’t leave until September so I have time but I’d appreciate your knowledge and help.

    Kristen

  6. Kristen says:

    We just booked one week at Constance Le Prince Maurice. I hope our daughters will love it as much as Athena did. I have a couple questions about transportation and activities. Can I email you? What is your email address?

    We don’t leave until September so I have time but I’d appreciate your knowledge and help.

    Kristen

  7. Lesley says:

    Hi Kristen,

    My email address is lesleycarter@live.com

    I’d love to share any information I can and I’m excited for your up-coming experience at Constance. It was one of my favorite hotels in the world!

    Looking forward to chatting soon,

    Lesley

  8. Lesley says:

    Hi Kristen,

    My email address is lesleycarter@live.com

    I’d love to share any information I can and I’m excited for your up-coming experience at Constance. It was one of my favorite hotels in the world!

    Looking forward to chatting soon,

    Lesley

  9. Erin says:

    We just researched this hotel and it’s exactly what we need for our family. My husband can golf and we can relax at the pool and spa. I can’t wait to eat at that floating restaurant. I’ll send you photos when we’re there. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Erin

    1. Lesley says:

      The golf is fantastic. You could even eat at the restaurant on the golf course while your husband golfs. (Or just play in the pool or relax at the spa 😉 )

  10. Erin says:

    We just researched this hotel and it’s exactly what we need for our family. My husband can golf and we can relax at the pool and spa. I can’t wait to eat at that floating restaurant. I’ll send you photos when we’re there. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Erin

    1. Lesley says:

      The golf is fantastic. You could even eat at the restaurant on the golf course while your husband golfs. (Or just play in the pool or relax at the spa 😉 )

  11. Lindsay says:

    What a gorgeous place. Love the girly feet photo!

    1. Lesley says:

      It was one of my favorite hotels in the world. I’d love to return or try out ore of their properties.

  12. Lindsay says:

    What a gorgeous place. Love the girly feet photo!

    1. Lesley says:

      It was one of my favorite hotels in the world. I’d love to return or try out ore of their properties.

  13. Suzanne says:

    Little princesses are a delight. I hope she has fun always.

    1. Lesley says:

      Thank you! She’s a pleasure to be around and share new experiences. I am blessed.

  14. Suzanne says:

    Little princesses are a delight. I hope she has fun always.

    1. Lesley says:

      Thank you! She’s a pleasure to be around and share new experiences. I am blessed.

  15. Gloria says:

    Love the tutu. My girls want to do everything in a tutu.

    1. Lesley says:

      Yep, I can’t get her out of a dress even when we’re playing at the park. I have a picture of her from this trip riding on a turtle with her tutu on. 😉

  16. Gloria says:

    Love the tutu. My girls want to do everything in a tutu.

    1. Lesley says:

      Yep, I can’t get her out of a dress even when we’re playing at the park. I have a picture of her from this trip riding on a turtle with her tutu on. 😉

  17. Wow that pool is just amazing and I can just imagine her hiking the hills in that tutu.

    1. Lesley says:

      I love an infinity pool that overlooks the ocean or sea. It’s one of my favorite resort features.

      See wouldn’t take that tutu off. It was her official Constance uniform.

      Have you ever stayed at a Constance hotel before? They also have two in Maldives that I’m dying to try.

  18. Wow that pool is just amazing and I can just imagine her hiking the hills in that tutu.

    1. Lesley says:

      I love an infinity pool that overlooks the ocean or sea. It’s one of my favorite resort features.

      See wouldn’t take that tutu off. It was her official Constance uniform.

      Have you ever stayed at a Constance hotel before? They also have two in Maldives that I’m dying to try.

  19. This is a kingdom fit for a princess AND her queen. It looks like you had a lovely time and every detail was perfect. Beautiful photos.

    1. Lesley says:

      Thank you! I love traveling with Athena. She brings so much happiness and joy into our lives. I’m grateful to be able to see so much with her. Do you have children?

  20. This is a kingdom fit for a princess AND her queen. It looks like you had a lovely time and every detail was perfect. Beautiful photos.

    1. Lesley says:

      Thank you! I love traveling with Athena. She brings so much happiness and joy into our lives. I’m grateful to be able to see so much with her. Do you have children?

  21. Claudia says:

    My niece is five and she would totally love this place!

    1. Lesley says:

      Five is such a great age for travel. They understand limits but still look at the world with such wonder and happiness.

      Have you been to Mauritius before? I’m so happy I discovered it. It was far but worth the flights.

  22. Claudia says:

    My niece is five and she would totally love this place!

    1. Lesley says:

      Five is such a great age for travel. They understand limits but still look at the world with such wonder and happiness.

      Have you been to Mauritius before? I’m so happy I discovered it. It was far but worth the flights.

  23. It looks like you had a great time. As a solo traveller I’m wondering how this would work for me though. In your photos it looks as if there’s plenty of space for everyone?

    1. Lesley says:

      I checked out the reviews from solo travelers on Trip Advisor and they are fantastic. Here’s the link if you’re interested – http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298345-d304181-Reviews-Constance_Le_Prince_Maurice-Pointe_de_Flacq.html#REVIEWS

      🙂

  24. It looks like you had a great time. As a solo traveller I’m wondering how this would work for me though. In your photos it looks as if there’s plenty of space for everyone?

    1. Lesley says:

      I checked out the reviews from solo travelers on Trip Advisor and they are fantastic. Here’s the link if you’re interested – http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298345-d304181-Reviews-Constance_Le_Prince_Maurice-Pointe_de_Flacq.html#REVIEWS

      🙂

  25. Dana says:

    I will definitely have to add Constance Le Prince Maurice on my list of places to stay. I appreciate when luxury hotels are kid friendly. My 8 year old and I are in need of a visit to the spa!

    1. Lesley says:

      Have you gone to the spa with your 8 year old before? This was my first time with Athena but she had fun and she’s excited to go again. I assumed she was too young before this but I’d go back for sure.

  26. Dana says:

    I will definitely have to add Constance Le Prince Maurice on my list of places to stay. I appreciate when luxury hotels are kid friendly. My 8 year old and I are in need of a visit to the spa!

    1. Lesley says:

      Have you gone to the spa with your 8 year old before? This was my first time with Athena but she had fun and she’s excited to go again. I assumed she was too young before this but I’d go back for sure.

  27. Orana says:

    What a great looking place! The pool looks simply fab. But my favorite is the pontoon restaurant. my daughters looks about the same age as Athena but I can´t get her into a dress and she hardly ever lets me put her hair up! To each their own style of adventure!

    1. Lesley says:

      I was most excited about the pontoon restaurant too! Another cool thing about it is there is a shark in the water around it. We saw him while we were dining. Athena was excited to have dinner around the fish and she was jumping out of her seat with excitement when the shark swam by.

      Funny how kids have such different style at such a young age. I am not much for dresses or girly things but she won’t leave the house without one. I wonder if it will change when she gets older? Has your daughter ever loved wearing dresses?

  28. Orana says:

    What a great looking place! The pool looks simply fab. But my favorite is the pontoon restaurant. my daughters looks about the same age as Athena but I can´t get her into a dress and she hardly ever lets me put her hair up! To each their own style of adventure!

    1. Lesley says:

      I was most excited about the pontoon restaurant too! Another cool thing about it is there is a shark in the water around it. We saw him while we were dining. Athena was excited to have dinner around the fish and she was jumping out of her seat with excitement when the shark swam by.

      Funny how kids have such different style at such a young age. I am not much for dresses or girly things but she won’t leave the house without one. I wonder if it will change when she gets older? Has your daughter ever loved wearing dresses?

  29. Jennifer says:

    What a gorgeous place! And it looks like you enjoyed it thoroughly.

    1. Lesley says:

      I dream about going back or trying another Constance property. They have two in Maldives. That’s the highest on my list. Have you ever been?

  30. Jennifer says:

    What a gorgeous place! And it looks like you enjoyed it thoroughly.

    1. Lesley says:

      I dream about going back or trying another Constance property. They have two in Maldives. That’s the highest on my list. Have you ever been?

  31. Tamara says:

    We just booked our trip to Constance Le Prince! I read this post at least 20 times and couldn’t stand it any more. We had to book. I can’t wait to see the resort with my two girls. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    Tamara

    1. Lesley says:

      I’m so excited for you, Tamara. You are going to love it. It’s one of my favorite resorts that I ever visited and Athena agrees. Feel free to send me a photo or a note when you’re there. I’d love to read about your experiences.

      Enjoy,

      Lesley

  32. Tamara says:

    We just booked our trip to Constance Le Prince! I read this post at least 20 times and couldn’t stand it any more. We had to book. I can’t wait to see the resort with my two girls. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    Tamara

    1. Lesley says:

      I’m so excited for you, Tamara. You are going to love it. It’s one of my favorite resorts that I ever visited and Athena agrees. Feel free to send me a photo or a note when you’re there. I’d love to read about your experiences.

      Enjoy,

      Lesley

  33. Ralph says:

    Whoa! This place is so great. My son would lose his mind in that water. So great you take your kids along. First time visiting your blog. Looking forward to seeing more travels.

  34. Ralph says:

    Whoa! This place is so great. My son would lose his mind in that water. So great you take your kids along. First time visiting your blog. Looking forward to seeing more travels.

  35. Sophie says:

    Looks like a great family experience. Perfect getaway!

  36. Sophie says:

    Looks like a great family experience. Perfect getaway!

  37. What a dream! The Kid’s Club sounds like the place to be! They should start putting trampolines in the adult hotels haha

  38. What a dream! The Kid’s Club sounds like the place to be! They should start putting trampolines in the adult hotels haha

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