4.5
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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast and a three-course dinner (excluding drinks) are included in the Jetsetter rate
  • The Nira Spa – about as authentic an Ayurvedic experience as you’ll find outside India
  • Eating giant Mozambique prawns from the BBQ on the beach
  • Expansive, chic suites and villas
  • The laid back yet professional attitude of the staff — nothing is too much trouble
  • Utterly unpretentious, it has its fair share of celebs but no one takes much notice

What To Know

  • As romantic as it is, Shanti Maurice is also perfect for families, with plenty of private space, a kids club and even a pop-up spa for children during the holidays
  • 40 minutes from the airport on the quiet south of the island, this is more remote than other Mauritian resorts
  • Request a ground floor suite with beach access to step straight out onto the icing sugar sand
  • The resort is too remote to explore the island on foot, but hiring a car is not expensive and is worth doing for at least a day to explore the verdant interior

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

It began life as an Ayurvedic spa retreat, but, thank goodness, Shanti Maurice has reconsidered its offering. Now, although the spa is still superlative, the resort – with its bold, clean design and emphasis on the natural surroundings – takes center stage.

{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/2573/prop-51740-1332872903-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”Catching the sunset from the beach is an unforgettable experience.”}Spread amongst lush tropical gardens, 61 suites and villas overlook a Robinson Crusoe-worthy swathe of sand and the Indian Ocean. Some villas have private swimming pools, others outdoor showers, but all are vast, with boat-sized hardwood beds floating on a sea of marble. Even in the suites, immense bathrooms feature deep luxurious baths, twin sinks and a dressing area, while oil burners fill the rooms with scent of the spa’s signature Africology products.

It’s just a shame you’ll not spend much time in your suite; because, between the manicured beach, the cool lap pool, maze-like infinity pool and expansive spa, there’s little need to stay inside. Besides, the resort’s philosophy is all about engaging with the island. Besides the superlative service, the almost exclusively local staff know Mauritius inside out, and are happiest when they are helping a guest explore.

Les Petits Dodos kids club offers yoga, guided jungle walks and activities during the Easter and summer holidays, while the Cabana offers child spa treatments at the foot of a badamier tree, leaving the real spa a kid-free zone. Which is a blessing, because with 25 treatment rooms set in tropical jungle, Ayurvedic treatments and organic African oils, it really is a superlative experience.

Back at the resort, join a yoga class at dusk, take in the sunset at the Red Ginger Lounge bar, overlooking the ocean, and revel in the knowledge that the hardest decision you’ll have to make today is where to eat. Signature restaurant, Stars, has a great reputation on the island for its contemporary take on Cape cuisine, washed down by an exhaustive South African wine list. Pebbles has authentic Mauritian dishes and specific “wellness cuisine” for those on spa packages; while beachside barbecue Fish and Rhum Shack serves the morning’s catch with salad from the resort garden. A serving of sand between the toes comes at no extra charge.

How to Get There

Shanti Maurice A Nira Resort
Riviere Des Galets
Chemin Grenier, 0000 Mauritius

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1432 Reviews
feel-good oasis
Reviewed 8 hours ago

Well maintained quiet hotel with lots of nature.
Very nice SPA and pool area.
The staff Davison, Avikesh, Tarish as well as Teeshan did a good great job.!
The rooms as well as the hotel and beach were very clean.
We felt very well in the 14 days and recovered well.
Thanks Marina, Tara and Roli

Needs a helping hand
Reviewed 2 days ago

The resort in well situated by the sea. Great beaches with reserved loungers. Two swimming pools in the center. Our room was well appointed, spacious with very good room cleaning service. The staff are helpful, polite and very willing to assist. Sadly, the service is rather slow. Food not as good as we expected. Suspect this is due to too many restaurants and too many dishes. It needs stream ling to improve its quality. Quite an incongruous situation arises when dinning on the veranda when it rains. The buffet is under cover some way from it and to reach it one must brave the heavy tropical rains. It happened to us on two occasions during our stay. To reach the food, we were forced to run through the rain or be accompanied by a member of the staff with an umbrella. Whichever way you may try, the result is soggy food and wet clothing and footwear. All this in view of senior management.
It needs an injection of new senior management to solve such ineffable situations, help the staff and restore the resort to the heights it claims to be.

Relaxing boutique holiday retreat
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was attracted to Shanti Maurice as I had read a lot about their spa and yoga/meditation classes. The spa and classes didn’t disappoint. The spa manager is also an Ayurvedic Dr and she gives a free consultation which is very insightful as to your body type, foods suitable for you and suggestions on how to improve your health.
There is a huge choice of treatments so we arranged half board with a daily spa treatment which was good value.
I had several superb massages from therapists Kinga & Sham.
I also had Reiki and attended the daily yoga class both of which were taken by Anil who was a super teacher.
The food is lovely, again lots of choices across many menus which was very flexible as we were on the dine around package. We ate from the Stars 4 course table d’hote, plus the Stars a la carte, as well as the indian a la carte and the Sushi menu. The sushi was amazing and we met the sushi chef who was super - that was my favourite.
All the staff were friendly but special thanks to Shamy for his fabulous coffee making skills in the morning and his lovely manner. Sheila was very helpful and friendly too at every breakfast. The staff were all very helpful and friendly - Ashwin, Jonathan and Bhim too.
Sunset views at dinner were spectacular.
Service at dinner at Stars was sometimes a little slower than we would have liked but we enjoyed the views while waiting.
We had super advice from the Operations Manager, Teeshan, on spa treatments for my trapped nerve and trying different food menus - his advice on both turned out to be my favourite experiences- thank you!

Beautiful resort
Reviewed 4 days ago

Shanti Maurice is a beautiful property in Mauritius. The rooms are spacious and well maintained.Staff is helpful but service can be quicker.
The resort has many restaurants and one can try variety of food like Indian, Mauritian etc . Rum tasting is also offered at Rum shed.The fresh fish catch cooked to your taste is worth a try.
The spa sessions are wonderful and relaxing.Swimming pools are well maintained and one can enjoy a great swim .
The resort offers many interesting activities too.

The Magic of Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Shanti Maurice from 28 January to 7 February. What an amazing experience. We were on the Ayurvedic package which a wonderful spa package, but it is not obligatory. The resort is small but has a large expanse of green and a lovely beach, well-spaced out over several acres. Our room went straight onto the beach where we had our own assigned beach chairs. The food was amazing, we were advised by our consultant to eat from the dosha menu. What fabulous food that was, prepared fresh for us every meal. There is of course other restaurants on site which have fabulous grilled/ barbeque foods, a la carte menus and buffets most evenings with local fresh food. The staff were amazingly friendly and we have returned feeling better and happier than any holiday we have been on before. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a little peaceful magic. We can't wait to return.