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 1247 Reviews
Luxury and beyond
Reviewed 1 day ago

One of my first comments on this review has to go to Anish. What makes your luxury holiday even better? An amazing and delicious choice of cocktails. I've been to many places and had quite a share of drinks in my life but nothing compares to the cocktails I was served by Anish at this resort. Each more delicious than the other. Each fitting every mood, "every weather" change, every meal! Each flavour so unique.

Besides him, at the Stars restaurant the service received by Jonathan,Elvis and Davison was impeccable.

Front desk, Mukesh is the person you wanna have around you all the time. He has all the info about any activity, anytime. He was so welcoming and charming and had the best of everything to offer.

All the staff at this amazing resort are worth mentioning because of their great service. Including the ones at the beach.

I HIGHLY recommend this resort to anyone travelling with family or as a couple. Even alone I would because you'll never feel lonely.

I've got so much more to say. All positive.

Good but Not Incredible
Reviewed 2 days ago

I came here for a business trip so I didn't get to spend too much time at the pool or enjoying the beach. The rooms are spacious and well kept. I loved my bathroom. It's a nice property but the service was not amazing. I'm surprised bc I had read such great reviews. However, I found the front desk was not very responsive or helpful. I'm giving it 4 stars because my time spent at the property was limited and the grounds are beautiful and my room overlooked the beach which is hard to complain about.

An excellent sample of hospitality
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to Shanti Maurice on several occasions with my husband and baby, without doubt this is one of my favorite hotels i have stayed. Upon arrival we are always warmly welcomed by MR Mukesh and the staff who are extremely friendly. Each time i have been to this Hotel the foods never cease to amaze me, even the baby food (puree) was so delicious.
we stayed in a beach front villa with a breathtaking view, it was very clean and spacious they even accommodated a crib for the baby. well words are not enough to describe all the good things about this hotel, it's better to experience it.
And thanks to Mr Teeshan who always ensure that everything is perfectly organised for our comfort and for making our days spent there so memorable.

Like in paradise
Reviewed 6 days ago

Shanti Maurice ist a small resort, very calm and relaxed.
The staff is very friendly and cannot do enough to make your stay enjoyable.
Everybody treated us so well from the moment we entered to the end of our stay there. There is no better service than the one we have received there. Especially thanks to Aurelie, Esha, Mr Mukesh and Elvis....

The resort is a litte paradise. You can relax, chill and do nothing except enjoy the sun and the sea. Or you can also take advantage of all the facilities and activities like swimming, snorkelling along reefs, kayaking, playing tennis, chess or golf, attending yoga classes or, having a massage. Amazing facilities on a magical place on earth,what more can you ask for?
We stayed in a pool villa. The villa ist very comfortable, well furnished and you will also have a nespresso machine with complemantary capsules.
There is an amazing bathroom, were you can look in a small private garden.
You have a very big pool for swimming and a terrace, were you can relax and
look at the ocean.

That was such a amazing vacation and we felt very comfortable. We have just returned a few weeks and want to go back very soon...

Heavenly stay :)
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent welcome from the staff, specially from Mr Mukesh (Front Office Manager). We were offered such a great service.. Everything was so perfect. THANKS to Vishal (Head of Butler /assistant Room service) and Mr Sasha (Room service Manager) who also made our small holiday amazing. Not to forget Prishi who made our stay memorable. For the dinner, the setup that Prishi made was WOW! The food was superbe. The romantic turnover was very well organised. Everybody treated us so well from the moment we entered to the end of our stay there. I could not dream of a better service than the one I've received at Shanti Maurice. Memorable stay i should say. I will definitely go back there.. THANK you Team member of Shanti Maurice.