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At a glance

  • You'll love

    Romantic dining

    Luxe Sisley spa

    Floating-bar sunsets

  • Kids will love

    Free kids club

    Frog and crab hunting

    Exciting watersports

  • Don’t expect

    Neighbourhood dining

    Buzzy nightlife

    Surfing waves


Lapped by the Indian Ocean’s beryl waters, child-friendly resort Constance Le Prince Maurice has beachfront, lake-edge and palm-shaded luxurious suites made for family escapades under the Mauritian sun. The free club lets kids play, bounce, splash and snorkel from breakfast to bedtime, allowing parents to indulge in a dreamy session at the Sisley spa or sneak off for sundowners on the romantic floating bar.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Constance Le Prince Maurice with us:

A fruit basket, bottle of wine (champagne for GoldSmiths) and for GoldSmiths staying five nights or more, a 30-minute back or foot massage each


‘Child-friendly pools, trampolines, a treehouse and all manners of supervised games and classes in a cheerful kids club are handy for making friends, and ideal for parents wanting to retreat to an indulgent spa for an afternoon of tropical pampering. ’

Smith & Family


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Need To Know


89, including 76 family-friendly suites.


12 noon; earliest check-in, 2pm. Guests can access the shower-equipped Orchid Lounge or pay an extra night’s stay for a guaranteed early check-in including breakfast and lunch. Late check-out (including a snack) is available for half a night’s stay.


Double rooms from £467.25 (€525), including tax at 15 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include a buffet breakfast. Children Under-2s sharing parents' bed stay free; extra beds for under-12s can be added to rooms for €80 a night.


In-room manicures and pedicures are available; get beach-ready feet with treatments for healthy nails, anti-ageing rituals and chip-proof polish.

Please note

There's a festive-meal supplement for stays over Christmas Eve (€130 per adult and €60 per child) and New Year's Eve (€265 per adult and €90 per child).

At the hotel

Swimming pools, spa, private beach with watersports facilities, restaurants, bars, kids club, gym, playground, beach volleyball, mini golf, tennis courts, library, DVD library, free WiFi throughout.

In your room

Flatscreen TV, DVD and CD player, iPod dock, free WiFi, bathrobes and slippers, minibar, free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Constance Le Prince Maurice toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

Dotted between the headland’s mangroves, palm-tree gardens and pristine beaches, the resort’s thatch-roofed suites and villas are serene tropical spaces with beautiful linens, dreamy beds and colourful Mauritian textiles. Two-bedroom Family Suites have been cleverly designed with little ones in mind: children have their own bedroom with bunk beds and bathroom equipped with steps up to the sink. These suites are all on the ground floor, leaving older children free to run around the gardens as they please. For glorious sea views and a patch of sand that will feel like your very own, ask for one of the two Family Suites on the beach.


The free-form main pool stretches between the thatch-roofed central pavilion and the edge of the beach, weaving between the dining areas and terraces. Children are welcome any time but the pool isn’t supervised – you can watch your little ones from the comfort of the four-poster day-beds dotted around the pool. Nestled deeper in the grounds, the second more secluded pool is slate-lined and surrounded by decking, with shallow steps ideal for splashing water babies. Cushioned teak loungers and matching parasols are lined up around the edges; snoozy broods can set up camp on the surrounding grass in the welcome shade of palm-trees.


In a tranquil garden spot, the luxurious Sisley spa (open from 9am to 8pm) has six treatment rooms and two couples’ rooms, built around a small heated thermal swimming pool. Guests have free use of the steam room, Jacuzzi and chilled bath, and there’s an extensive menu featuring pampering Sisley facials, warm-oil Shirobhyanga massages or the signature Rum Spirit, a two-hour ritual using fragrant vanilla and cinnamon. Trained by award-winning Parisian tootsie-pamperer Brice Nicham, therapist Franck takes a medical approach to manis and pedis. There’s a full programme of indoor and outdoor yoga, Pilates and Power Plate at the gym (open 6.30am–8.30pm). Over-12s are well catered for too: they can enjoy aromatic coconut or rose foot baths, mini massages, and candy-coloured manicures.


Bring plenty of sunscreen and insect repellent if you’re planning on exploring inland Mauritius with little ones.

Book ahead

Book babysitting three days ahead. The hotel can arrange a barbecue dinner on the beach under the stars with a day’s notice.

Food and drink

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Constance Le Prince Maurice’s four open-air restaurants make the most of Mauritius’ balmy climate and lagoon setting. Beneath the main pavilion’s thatched roof, Archipel wraps around the main pool, an atmospheric terrace of carved wood, crisp linens and candlelight. In the mornings, the breakfast buffet is laid out by the busy open kitchen area; at night, poolside fire pits flicker in the evening breeze. Tall-toqued chefs add a light Mauritian touch to fusion dishes and fresh seafood. Casual Asian Corner is an extension of the Laguna Bar, with wicker bucket chairs and polished wooden floors, where you can can feast under the stars on tapas-style sushi, sashimi and dim sum. The Beach Deck is a casual lunch affair for sun-seekers and shallows-paddlers: snack on fish tartare or palm-heart salads from your seafront sunlounger. Down a lantern-lit walkway winding through mangroves, Barachois’ wooden platforms float on the lagoon; romantic tables for two sit under stretched white canopies. It’s the perfect sunset setting to feast on Madagascar Faye Faye crab or grilled lobster from the Indian Ocean; keep an eye out for Johnny, the three-metre-long shark who can sometimes be spotted circling beneath.

Family fare

Children are welcome anytime at all the restaurants, though the grown-up atmosphere at Barachois is more suited to over-10s. Highchairs and a thoughtful children’s menu are available. Order vegetable and fruit purées and yoghurt for the babes; there’s a range of tempting starters and mains for older children, such as pick-your-own-toppings thin-crust pizzas and calzone, fish goujons or croque monsieur. Afternoon goûter is a feast of fruit cake, chocolate pancakes and fruit platters, and sweet-toothed little Smiths will be spoiled with chocolate cake, fruit tarts and crème brûlée.

Hotel Bar

In the main pavilion, elegant Lotus Bar has a colonial feel with romantic nooks and secluded spaces where families can wind down with books and games before bedtime, without disturbing other guests. On the other side of the main pool, Laguna Bar is illuminated by sculptural pendant lights, with polished woden floors and low mesh bucket seats to lounge in. Outside, the decked terrace’s white molded seating is shaded by parasols and overlooks the pool and beach; at night, tea lights dotted around the tables glower in red glass holders. Book a babysitter to escape to Barachois’ romantic floating bar, with stunning sunsets and vistas to Mauritius’ distant mountains. With over 20,000 bottles and eight sommeliers, fine wine is of huge importance to the owners of the resort. Head sommelier Jerome Faure guides guests through the incredible and very cold wine cellar (they have pashminas to keep those shoulders warm); book a babysitter and ask for a private dinner there to test their recommended pairings.

Last orders

Breakfast is served 7.30am–10.30am; lunch 12.30pm–3.30pm and dinner 7pm–10pm. Laguna Bar is open 9am–12pm, and Lotus Bar 6.30pm–11.30pm.

Smith Insider

  • Top table

    You’ll feel like you’re picnicking at the beach at the Beach Deck – grab a table on the edge of the sand so you can enjoy your meal while the kids build sandcastles.

  • Room service

    24 hours. Breakfast in bed 7am–11am with pastries and breads, vanilla or citrus honey, French toast, waffle, pancakes, cooked eggs and smoked marlin. An all-day menu of tempting salads, pizzas and sandwiches is available 11am–6.30pm. For dinner (6.30pm–10.30pm), feast on grilled lobster in a creole sauce or the catch of the day; you can also order the day’s special from Archipel. Overnight, a light menu of cold cuts, soup, pasta, cheese and pastries is available 10.30pm–7am. Bottles and sterilisers are available – just ask if you need milk heated up.


    Grab a picnic to explore the island: the hotel can prepare packs for adults (grilled vegetables with kalamata olives, smoked marlin sandwich) and kids (chicken and cheese sandwiches, fruit compotes), stocked with extra goodies such as crisps, fresh fruit, cookies or chocolate mousse.


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Parent approved

‘Child-friendly pools, trampolines, a treehouse and all manners of supervised games and classes in a cheerful kids club are handy for making friends, and ideal for parents wanting to retreat to an indulgent spa for an afternoon of tropical pampering. ’

Smith & Family

Kids Club

On its own patch of shaded lush garden, free kids’ club Les Petits Princes is a tropical playground for children aged 4–11, with supervised indoor and outdoor activities daily (10am–7.30pm). Outside, there are swings, slides, a treehouse, trampolines and a safety-fenced shallow swimming pool open for parent-supervised play from 9am to 9pm; inside the club’s thatched huts, little Smiths will find gaming, internet and Mauritian arts and crafts stations. There’s no need to book ahead: children can join at any time to make friends and take part in relays and tag games, crab and frog hunts, pizza- and ice-cream-making workshops, or to try their hand at nail art or hair braiding. Over-8s can venture out onto – and into – the water with free water-skiing and glass-bottom boat trips, as well as scuba diving initiations in the pool. Lunch, a tea break and dinner with the club team are available at extra cost, as is babysitting.


Qualified babysitters from the kids club team are available from €12 an hour (minimum six hours); book three days in advance.


The sprawling grounds make it difficult to set up baby monitors for dinner à deux at the restaurants, but bring your own if you're staying in one of the seafront villas: you'll be able to relax on the beach while Little Smith has a nap.

What's there already?

For babies

• Highchairs • Steriliser • Bottles • Cot beds • Cot bedlinen • Changing mat • Baby bath • Playmat • Soft toys

For toddlers

• Highchairs • Booster seat • Cot beds • Cot bedlinen • Potties • Bathroom step • Changing mat • Socket covers • Swimming aids • Toddler-proof toys • Sandpit • Crayons/pens • Craft materials • Picture books

For older children

• Car booster seats • Snorkels • Bikes to borrow • Bike helmets • Board games • Craft materials • Gaming consoles • Playground • Trampoline • Snooker table • Puzzles • Books


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Things to do

The resort’s programme of activities reads like a veritable A-Z of holidaying, with everything from an amazing kids club to yoga on the beach. When you tire of gargantuan feasts, spa pampering, boutique shopping and idle sunseeking, head to Constance Le Prince Maurice’s private beach: there’s a host of free seaside activities including water-skiing, kayaking, glass-bottom boat excursions and snorkelling. Pony rides and pedalos, tennis courts and trampolines… When your little ones run out of steam, ask the staff to set up mini loungers on the sand so they can catch up on some Zs.

Hotel activities

It would be easy to fill the days with waterside frolics at Constance Le Prince Maurice: the long, wide stretch of white-sand beach runs the width of the hotel and the waters are placid, with no current and only light winds in certain seasons. Water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaks, sailing, pedalos and snorkelling are all free; for a fee, the hotel also organises scuba diving lessons, catamaran cruises, kite surfing, and fly fishing off Barachois’ pontoon. Head out on a diving safari to explore the northern, west or south-east coasts, where wrecks and shark pits await; when you’re all sun-and-sea-ed out, flop down on a parasol-shaded sunlounger and beckon some bar service.

And there's more…

Activities and excursions organised by the kids club vary throughout the year; check the timetable on arrival to see what’s on offer, as some activities (such as pony rides) may not be available.

Local Guide

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Facing the Indian Ocean on Mauritius’ east coast, Flacq is a district of pristine coast, quiet coves and translucent lagoons. Many a day can be spent lounging on the white-sand beaches and building sandcastles, but it pays to leave the comforts of the resort to explore the island, with its rich history, exciting colourful markets and tasty cuisine. Hop on a boat to Ile aux Cerfs, a pretty island off the village of Trou d’Eau Douce to the south, or watch the fishermen drawing in their catch at the sleepy village of Cap Malheureux to the north. Don’t miss Port Louis’ bazaar, a vast and bustling market where you can soak up the local atmosphere and put your bargaining skills to the test.

If your little Smiths love all things creepy, crawly and scaly, head to La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes an hour’s drive away. Giant tortoises roam free in this sprawling nature park and adventure playground, home to reptiles, crocodiles and 23,000 species of insects. Head inland, an hour’s drive saway, for a unique view of Mauritius’ forests and rivers. Children as young as four can strap in at Chazal Ziplines to fly through the treetops, swim in natural riverbeds, and splash through waterfalls. Bring plenty of mosquito repellent if you’re going to explore the river and the banana and sugar cane plantations along the way; sessions include a wholesome Mauritian lunch at the table d’hôte. A 10-minute drive from Port Louis, Domaine Les Pailles offers a glimpse into Mauritius colonial past. Tour the grounds on horse and cart, and visit the 18th-century sugar mill and distillery: kids can ride on a miniature railway, explore the museum and have a go at horse riding; adults can indulge in a spot of rum tasting.

Cari poulet? Bol renversé (upside-down bowl)? Fish vindaye? If you’re looking for Mauritius’ national dish, look no further than dholl puri, paper-thin flatbreads stuffed with fragrant spicy lentils. Pull up a plastic chair at Dewa & Sons (+230 464 5646), a short drive from Port Louis – locals flock to this unassuming family-friendly pitstop, and are sure to point you in the right direction. Off Trou d’Eau Douce’s pretty public beach, a 20-minute drive from the hotel, tranquil family-run  Chez Tino (+230 419 2769) has an inviting terrace with views across the bay. Juicy rock lobster and enormous prawns are the stars of the menu, and kids will love the bite-sized samosas, fresh salads and rice dishes too. Book in advance to eat lunch at Escale Créole, where mother Majo and daughter Christine dish up authentic Mauritian fare in a laid-back garden setting, a short drive from Port Louis. Generous servings of rougaille sausage stew, perfumed curries and flavourful pickles are set on large vichy-checked family tables – just help yourselves to a second or third helping, but make sure to leave enough room for a slice of banana or coconut cake and a swig of the punch-packing spiced rum, made to a well-guarded family recipe. Vintage cars and an old plane are scattered among the fruit and spice trees at eccentric Chez Tante Athalie (+230 243 9266), which serves up delicious Creole fusion food with a tempting set-menu and à la carte options of fresh seafood and grilled meats. Stop here en route to the bountiful Pamplemousses botanical gardens, a 10-minute drive away. In the shade of age-old trees, Le Fangourin's elegant mountain-view dining space serves fresh Mauritian cuisine such as octopus salad with a coriander and citrus confit, or a creamy red snapper coconut curry. Bring the children – they can explore the lush tropical gardens of the sugar museum next door.

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Constance Le Prince Maurice
Choisy Road, Poste de Flacq, Flacq District, 02300
Hotel setting

Chic-en-Flacq headland

Getting There

On the tranquil eastern shore of Mauritius’ Flacq district, beachfront Constance Le Prince Maurice is nestled in sugar cane plantations, facing the Indian Ocean.


Fly into Sir Sewoosagar Ramgoolam International Airport, named after a former Prime Minister. Mauritius is well connected with daily flights to international hubs such as London, Singapore, Paris or Dubai. The hotel is an hour’s coastal drive from the airport, along the B28 road.


Taxis are available outside most hotels in Mauritius, but ask reception to help calculate your fare so you can negotiate with the driver. The hotel can also organise car rental for guests if you want to explore at your own pace. Buses in Mauritius are reliable, if slow, and can get you to just about any part of the island.


Helicopter transfers from the airport take 15 minutes and should be arranged when booking.

Parent travel tip

To ease your arrival after a long flight with squirmy little ones, book access to the airport’s Arrival Premium Lounge: you’ll be greeted at your plane’s doorstep, fast-tracked through immigration, and set up in a comfortable lounge with drinks and snacks, a bathroom and a kids’ play area while your bags are retrieved and you complete customs formalities (family access from €165).


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Smith & Family  Parent Panel reviews

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Constance Le Prince Maurice – has been selected and approved by parents.

A bucket, a spade, a stretch of white-sand beach: family holidays in Mauritius need little more than this. You may want somewhere to sleep, of course – a thatch-roofed hut jutting out over a tranquil lake, say, with bunk beds perfect for a child or two – and the occasional snack: moreish dim sum, perhaps, or fragrant curries, just-fished lobster, tangy chutneys, morsels spiced with rum or vanilla. Heeding the call of warm, crystal clear waters may have you venturing out onto the lagoon by water-ski, pedalo, glass-bottom boat or Hobie Cat, or seeking hordes of tropical fish with masks and fins. Child-friendly pools, trampolines, a treehouse and all manners of supervised games and classes in a cheerful kids club would be handy for making friends, and ideal for parents wanting to retreat to an indulgent spa for an afternoon of tropical pampering. Yes, escaping en famille to Mauritius’ breeze-kissed coasts should be all about the simple pleasures of life, and, cleverly, Constance Le Prince Maurice has dreamed up the perfect setting to savour them in sophisticated luxury, with spacious family suites, a stunning floating restaurant, and effortless service to boot.

Smith & Family

A Mauritian classic, the Prince keeps reinventing itself and perfecting the art of looking after guests without compromising its old-school charm. Far from faded grandeur, this is ‘island style’ with contemporary flourishes that kept us guessing, such as the contemporary Laguna bar and restaurant that serves sublime sushi.

The kids club is at the heart of the hotel and it promises genuine fun from night-time frog-hunting to free water-skiing lessons all day. Meanwhile these grown-ups made the most of a wonderful spa, and a mini pitch-and-putt green. I must have hit a thousand balls during our three-night stay, but, like golf fairies, they kindly collected them up and neatly built a pyramid of balls for me to start again; who cares if I never got one in off the tee? And none of us will forget the floating bar where we watched all the fish swimming under the bright green light that surrounds the deck.

Now, before you roll your eyes at being told how to dress for mealtimes (as we did to start with), at a beach resort, it is actually rather special not to see any scruffy attire at dinner. You see, the Prince Maurice likes to do things properly, and this five-star stay expects a certain standard from its guests, and in return it will do everything it can to ensure it exceeds expectations – which we were left feeling was more than a fair swap.

Anonymously reviewed by James Lohan, Smith Hotels

The Guestbook  Smith member reviews

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith & Family hotel, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what real-life family guests had to say about Constance Le Prince Maurice in the Guestbook below.


Stayed on Travelled with 1 toddler

We loved

Incredible service, delicious food and drink, fantastic kids club and babysitters. We spent the days lazing on the beach, playing golf and swimming in the pool and the nights trying out the different restaurants. One of the best hotel/resorts we've ever stayed in.

Don’t expect

Lots of noise. Raucous parties. Cheap extras.

Rating: 10/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

The extremely helpful and charming staff and management, the exquisite food, the stunning surroundings and facilities of the hotel.

Don’t expect

Party music around pool, hotel entertainment team etc.

Rating: 9/10 stars