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 £517.32 (€587), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
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.
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 babysitting three days ahead. The hotel can arrange a barbecue dinner on the beach under the stars with a day’s notice.