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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.

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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

Outstanding service , beautiful beach
YasminAPhillips

My first review ever on social media...
What an amazing place. The most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen, a fabulous empty beach and outstanding staff. The Rum Shed is my new favourite restaurant..wonderful steak and excellent cocktails.
Thanks to Shelagh, Akesh, Dess, Chemah, Avikesh, Davison, Yoghesh, and so many more for such a perfect stay

Hmmm...
barbaracD1675QP

On our recent Mauritius trip we booked one night at this place as it was close to the airport and offered early check-in (at extra charge)... and as the Lux Le Morne was booked out already for that day so we needed an alternative.

Apartment was large but somewhat lacking in comfort, e g., a couch would have been nice instead of two uncomfy chairs. Staff seemed eager but a bit disorganised. Overall we got the impression that people were trying to convey a 5 star experience but knew they couldn't quite deliver.

There are certainly worse hotels out there but I would not rush to stay at this one again.

Not quite hitting the sweet spot
993nigela

We had a week here. We echo a lot of what others have said regarding forgotten orders, slow to bring food, etc.
Luckily, there are some lovely staff. Special mention for Nehal and Ajali who are very special members of staff. Polite, thoughtful and courteous.
Too many layers of management swanning around who could be getting their hands dirty, eg at breakfast, filling up the empty juice dispensers, replenishing glasses (when they’ve run out), etc. Drinks and especially food would take ages to come. One night out food took 50 minutes to arrive at the Rum Shed. That’s too long for us, let alone the kids.
Nice spa, good pool and rooms are good