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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 1388 Reviews
Family time
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had a two night say with my wife and 3 kids at Shanti from the 10th to 12th December. It is set on a magnificent private beach. The villa was spacious and the food awesome. The staff were really really polite, helpful at all times and attended to all our requests. I would definitely re visit and recommend Shanti as one of the best luxury resorts in Mauritius.

Still the best oasis of peace in whole Mauritius
Reviewed 7 days ago

Been there for the second time and did not get disappointed. Shanti Maurice offers the perfect mix between high end quality of food, Spa and hospitality, intimacy and relaxation. A small and fine resort with unique places such the Kazé Mama and Rum Shed Restaurants or premium beach barbecue dining with only little guests for the perfect intimate experience far away from the big resorts.

Family Vacations @ Shanti Maurice Mauritius
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had chosen the property after doing an extensive research and after looking at some of the best properties in Mauritius . Even before visiting the Property we had updated them on our requirements and the reason for the trip.
We had done a pre arrival registration to avoid any hassles. Despite this the welcome and arrival was not smooth and took more time than we expected.
To our expectations the property was great and the rooms were above par. The private Villa pool was exceptional and well maintained, the view from the room ( we had booked the best available 2 Room Villa - Amrita Villa) was amazing with appropriate furniture and fixtures.
The area where the property lacked was definitely Service , the biggest let down . This is when we had our room being VIP tagged.
The staff was slow and callous , the dinner and breakfast service was super lazy and slow . The service staff was highly unprofessional and unskilled and clearly showed that they were temporary staff with limited or no training to work at such a luxury property.
The maintenance at the room and washroom was below a 3 star property.
The in room phones were not working , the WC was broken. It took 2 days to repair and resolve the issues.

We had inform the management that the main purpose of our visit was to celebrate our daughter birthday and requested them to decorate the Vila ( even provided them with props and other articles to decorate the Villa) but they did nothing and when we asked why they did not do it there was no response.... another act of callous service.
But there were some improvements after the F&B Mgr Mr Amit joined back and we registered multiple complaints.
But at such luxury hotels there should not be such issue... all in all not a great luxury property to have a holiday.

Glorious 5 night stay in early December
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I spent 5 sublime nights in a junior suite with a view of the sea, a handful of steps from the water. It was quiet, peaceful, romantic and felt truly relaxing to be fed and watered every day and to have to make very few choices. Half board was adequate. I am glad we did not pay extra for full board as it was more economical to share a fresh tuna burger or get a salad for lunch as needed. No one wants to put on a stone whilst on a beach holiday!

We booked with Destination2 and paid less than the advertised price for half board. Everything went smoothly and I would highly recommend booking with them. I would not have wanted to pay any more than we did.

Cons: we waited for 2 hours for dinner at rum shed one night; there were always annoyingly long queues for eggs/omelettes at breakfast; the staff was not always prompt enough in raking the beach in the mornings (no one wants to wake up to trash/debris - nice not to be reminded to human induced climate change and pollution on holiday!); the bread and other baked goods at breakfast could be improved; the cocktails really weren’t good and were set at London prices - the recipes should be revisited immediately!

I would say the experience overall was a very good, 4 star one rather than a 5 star one. Would recommend/visit again.

4 star service, 5 star everything else - magical, romantic, secluded and Mauritian
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Shanti Maurice and the Four Seasons in Mauritius in November for our honeymoon.

I'll get the bad out of the way first: Shanti Maurice does have some slight issues with service in the restaurants (especially at lunch time) and they are quite a bit away from the world-beating service we received at the Four Seasons. All of the staff are extremely well-meaning and our issues certainly didn't extend to the service at the spa or the management. But if you're someone from whom slightly disorganised/slow service at meal times will ruin your stay, I would stick with somewhere like the Four Seasons.

However, Shanti Maurice more than makes up for this in other ways and, if we had to choose between returning there or at the Four Seasons (which was incredible), I think we'd choose SM. Because:

1) The resort is beautiful and the beach is stunning.
2) The villas are lovely, very spacious and extremely private - made for a very romantic experience away from other people (which is always nice!).
3) The pool with the villa was far bigger than we had expected and was heated to a perfect temperature - it was an incredible luxury and something that many other resorts don't really offer (generally, they're small plunge pools).
4) The Rum Shed and Kaze Mama are absolutely wonderful both in terms of food and overall experience - those nights were our favourite.
5) The care taken with the landscaping of the resort - the planting, the maintenance etc. - is second to none.
6) The spa is probably my favourite I've ever visited - the treatments are superb, the staff are incredible and the spa itself is beautiful. It helped that the treatments were pretty much half the price of those at the Four Seasons...!
7) The activities, especially the yoga and meditation, were just lovely.
8) Unlike the Four Seasons, SM has a lot of character - it felt Mauritian and not just generic 'tropical'. Don't get me wrong, the FS was one of the best places we've ever been but you could have been anywhere in the world really.

In short, SM has 4 star service but 5 star everything else. If they can sort out some of the glitches, they will have something very special. If you can see past some annoying little blips, it's a fantastic place to spend some time.

Top tips:
- Villa 215 was ours and it was super quiet and secluded.
- I'd recommend ordering breakfast to your villa to avoid the rush of the buffet. It's very reliable - they (mostly) get the order right and it will be on time
- Don't miss Kaze Mama and the Rum Shed.