Constance Le Prince Maurice

Enjoy the ultimate romantic candlelit dinner at the floating Le Barachois restaurant prepared by executive chef Michael Scioli. Stunning architectural design meets relaxed luxury on the shores of the Indian Ocean at the Le Constance Prince Maurice.

Lapped by the Indian Ocean’s beryl waters, luxury resort hotel Constance Le Prince Maurice has beachfront, lake-edge and palm-shaded luxurious suites made for romantic escapades. Its many diversions –a free-form pool, luxurious spa and spectacular floating restaurant – are dotted around the sprawling grounds, and the attentive service can’t fail to charm you.

Set among the mangrove trees and accessed by a long, narrow bridge, Le Barachois, the hotel’s most romantic restaurant, offers both delicious fresh fish and wonderful views.

Gourmet credentials – Constance Le Prince Maurice has four restaurants, but by far the most spectacular is Le Barachois. Down a lantern-lit walkway winding through mangroves, four wooden platforms float on the lagoon, leading guests to the perfect sunset setting for romantic dining à deux. A lesser hotel might be tempted to let the scenery hold sway, but executive chef Michael Scioli’s expertly crafted cuisine is almost enough to pull focus from the scenery. Try the finest fresh seafood – Madagascar Faye Faye crab or grilled lobster from the Indian Ocean. (And do keep an eye out for Johnny, the three-metre shark who can sometimes be spotted circling beneath.)

Top tipple – Le Barachois, of course, provides a ‘floating sommelier’ to steer you through the impressive wine list.

Highlights

– Unique floating restaurant

– Excellent Indian Ocean seafood

– Watch sea life swim by as you dine.


Rates from £397.30 per night

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