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Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius – Paradise for Kids – Constance Hotel Review

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Hi guys!

Keaton recently had the chance to review Le Prince Maurice, a Constance Hotel in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

I say Keaton, because though I was to carry his bags, it was his stamp of approval they were seeking. While researching this five star tropical get away I came across phrases such as: “Experience the ultimate romantic hideaway, where stunning architectural design meets relaxed luxury.”

Were children really welcome?

Or were they tolerated as long as they didn’t mess up anyone’s romance in the middle of paradise?

Constance Hotels Le Prince Maurice Mauritius review

The check in lobby-I’m serious

Keaton gamely skipped school and flew from New York-to London-to Mauritius. What a sport right?

The reviews were right about it being idyllic, but they missed the part where children aren’t just welcomed, they are completely adored.

Le Prince Maurice Constance Hotels Mauritius

Never a dirty look for splashing-or squealing

Le Prince Maurice Mauritius

Recovering from jet lag

The Kids’ Club is branded for Le Petits Princes (totally not making that up). It is open all day, is free, and you drop them off whenever you want for as long as you want. My children have never liked kids’ clubs, I couldn’t even get them to go to the one on the Disney Cruise ship. Keaton wanted to go to this one EVERY day. Why? Because he was treated like a little king there.

Meet Corine.

Le Prince Maurice

Yes, I begged her to come home with us

It is said that the Mauritians are warm. That is an understatement. There is a gentleness of spirit and kindness that is never contrived. Initially Keaton wanted nothing to do with Kid’s Club, after spending a day with Corine I couldn’t get him to leave. Is it any wonder? She took him water skiing, and would wait on the beach with a towel to snuggle him up in.

When he wanted to tool around in the pedal boat, Corine gamely hopped on.

Le Prince Maurice

She really seemed happy to do it-I was happy to watch

An afternoon of glass bottom boat riding? But of course. And she fed him fresh fruit from skewers while pointing out Dorie below.

Seriously, I can’t compete.

But it wasn’t just the Kids’ Club personnel who welcomed him with open arms, it was every staff member from the General Manager to the housekeeper. Very few people knew we were there to do a review. Also, they didn’t expect tips. Do I sound jaded? There was truly nothing beyond the pale that this child could ask for.

Sushi grade tuna for “his” stay cat:

Le Prince Maurice Mauritius

Shhh….kitty stalking

Endless drinks at the swim up bar:

Le Prince Maurice Mauritius

Why yes I’d like another virgin Pina Colada-merci

He even accompanied me to the spa. He was hungry, so they ordered Nutella crepes for him (natch). Then applauded his sugar high induced gymnastics routine:

Le Prince Maurice

I LOVE Nutella!!!!!

He was welcome at dinner at the floating Barachois, in the Wine Cellar and for Shabu Shabu. Children’s food was always offered and a pashmina was wrapped around his shoulders when he was cold or tired.

Le Prince Maurice

The floating Barachois-a shark named Jonny B Good lives below

Childrens’ activities include:

Waterskiing (they teach them in the most amazing way-on a flexible board with a gentle pull from the sandy beach in to bath temperature warm water)
Snorkeling
Paddle Boarding
Glass Bottom Boat rides
Pedalo
Tennis
Golf Putting Range
Kids’ Club
Kids’ Spa Packages

But really, any activity can include children. Although he was not allowed to saber the champagne bottle. He asked.

We took a little field trip to the local market in search of carved dodo birds. All of the vendors were also incredibly sweet to him, offering him lychees, coconut water and the chance to hold dried octopus. This market was unlike any I had ever been to. They sold the same fresh produce, linens, spices and random goods, but no one was aggressive in any way. I left convinced that if I had lost Keaton I would certainly find him spread out on some lovely lady’s sequined fabric while she fanned him to sleep.

Mauritius

Still not sure what you do with dried octopus

I’m not often completely surprised by a hotel. The warm embrace we’ve received at Le Prince Maurice has really caught me off guard in the most fabulous way. Keaton gives it two thumbs way up. Any family looking for an exotic locale with perfect weather where they can feel completely safe with their children could not go wrong here.

Keaton and I are on assignment to make a video for Constance Hotels about the family experience here. Spoiler alert. It’s going to be full of fabulosity. Constance Hotels is hosting us, Air Mauritius flew us here, and we are being compensated for our work. But as I’ve said before, all travel is free to Keaton and his opinion cannot be bought.

21 Responses to "Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius – Paradise for Kids – Constance Hotel Review"

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  1. Jennifer

    November 12, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I am so glad you took the challenge and made the trip! It sounds like an incredible place.

  2. @mrsoaroundworld

    November 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    You are so adopting me. I was curious to read about your stay at this resort – because of the kids. Seriously, no dirty looks from anyone?

  3. Laura

    November 12, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I’m so booking my trip! What an amazing vacation for you guys. Thanks for sharing. xo

  4. sally

    November 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Do you think they were so nice to Keaton so you would write a good review?

  5. Kim-Marie

    November 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Sally,

    I would think the same thing. I wish I counted as a VIP, they play host to such real VIP’s as the Prince of Saudi Arabia. Almost no one had any idea why we were here and the reaction was so consistent I really believe that it’s their nature to embrace you. I doubt most children are greeted by the GM however! :)
    KME

  6. Preeti Kaur

    November 13, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Keaton looks so happy :) Such a cutie
    xoxo

    personalfashionhub.com

  7. Julie Baker

    November 14, 2013 at 11:14 am

    KM, If your kids ever get bored with all this jet-setting your nieces and nephew are completely available for hire. Heck, they’re available for free. .. :) xo,

  8. Kim-Marie

    November 16, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Julie,
    I would love to do a cousin getaway! We miss you guys, loved all of your Disney pics :)
    KME

  9. Kim-Marie

    November 16, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Preeti,
    Thank you, he was spoiled rotten there. I worry about him when he grows up and finds out this isn’t normal!
    KME

  10. Kim-Marie

    November 16, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Laura,
    Do South Africa and Mauritius together if you’re already there. I mean, go big or go home right :)
    KME

  11. Kim-Marie

    November 16, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Ana,
    Seriously, no dirty looks. It was really something, the Mauritians are extremely warm and there were only Europeans at the resort. I have video of a British couple cheering him on while he skis, I had never met them, the guy was so impressed as he had tried skiing the day before and couldn’t do it. It could also be that it’s hard to be crabby in paradise!
    KME

  12. Kim-Marie

    November 16, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Jen,
    With so many online bullies, I had no choice! You guys were right though :)
    KME

  13. Kirsten

    November 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Already missing all our adventures. I mean really, let’s just go back tomorrow m’kay? ;)

    LOVE this review. My vote for best of any of our blog posts and we haven’t even published ours yet!

  14. Kim-Marie

    November 18, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Keaton has talked about Mauritius non-stop since we’ve returned home. He’s keen to go there for Easter. Not sure he understands that it’s ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD!!
    KME

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