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 1472 Reviews
Amazing !!!
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at the Shanti Maurice for 10 days and loved every bit of it . The villas are gorgeous and spacious , the food is just amazing and the setting idilyc . The main pool with direct view to the sea is so beautiful much better than the st Regis hotel . The beach is superb and there is good snorkelling just right from the resort beach . The service is fabulous , really lovely staff and resort Manager . Rakesh was absolutely amazing looking after my family and helping us organise lots of excursions as well as every single needs we had . Finally the spa is one of the best I have experienced. We love so much this place we will be back !!!

honeymoon at Shanti Maurice
Reviewed 4 days ago

Honeymoon at Shanti best choice ever!! beautiful place , friendly people , everthing top notch .Special shout out for excellent service to Devisan,Anish,Anil,Yogesh , Melana and Samy.Honeymoon photo shoot was very proffesional and the photos are truly amazing. Thank you for making everything so special and adding a personal touch. We will remember this trip for the rest of our lives and we have Shanti to thank for that. May you all be abundantly blessed.

Wonderful break
Reviewed 5 days ago

Greetings to all at Shanti Maurice. Thank you for the wonderful time I had during my short but well deserved break. It’s always nice to be back in the beautiful hotel called Shanti. Nice people warm welcome beautiful smiles that’s the ingredients for a pleasant stay . Mukesh , Brinda, Meenakshi,Sheila, Dido, Satish Thank you. Cannot possibly name all the wonderful staff who make the place so awesome.

Bonne continuation et a bientot.

Kindest regards to all.

Paradise on the south
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most wonderful stay at Shantimaurice. It offers the winning combination of the most perfect setting on its private beach, very comfortable rooms, a peaceful spa and great service. It is a peaceful, calm and colonial style hotel which felt like paradise. We loved the south of Mauritius and this was the perfect hotel.
During our booking process, we were helped by the wonderful Leena who could not do enough to help us understand the various room options and guide us in the right way, from that moment she helped us know we were choosing the right hotel.
We opted for a beachside interconnecting room which was just perfect for us. We had our own sun beds waiting for us at the beach just a stones throw away from our room. Opening the curtains to see see the beach in the morning was bliss.
The beach itself was clean and the sea was beautiful for swimming. The waters were perfect for our little ones to splash about in. The pool was set amongst green tropical plants and had a lovely feel to it.
The stars restaurant for breakfast was perfect with a wide selection of food styled very nicely and overlooked the pool and beach. There is an a l carte breakfast menu which is not always proactively offered but good to know although the wait for items from there was a little slow. Otherwise breakfast was perfect and we enjoyed indulging in the wide selection of juices, fruits and much much more!
We enjoyed our evenings also at the stars restaurant and always found the chefs menu to be a great; beautifully put together, wonderful flavours and a very high level of service. We also experienced La Kaza Mamma restaurant and the rum shed which were both of outstanding quality and nice alternatives. We were highly impressed by such a selection of restaurants for the size of property.
The massage was just wonderful and the spa area was beautiful. We also enjoyed the yoga and meditation on the decking surrounding by the peace of the trees.
Aurelie, the manager, was very present and delivered a lovely friendly but professional service.
Thank you to all.

Weekend Getaway.
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Shanti for the weekend as my family was visiting from overseas.
The booking process was smooth and efficient thanks to Leena, who we spoke with last minute.

The welcome was a bit on the disappointing side however - we carried our own bags into the lounge and no one offered to help nor look up from their desks. We had to ask where to check in and were finally shown to the main bar area. We were then given a welcome drink and a briefing but the whole process took a good 45mins. Dilvesh (I believe his name was), did do the most and made us feel welcome after the mishap.
We had the junior suite ocean access room - a large room with a spacious bathroom and outdoor shower, with direct access to the beach as advertised.
We had our meals at the ‘Stars’ as the weather was not good enough to book La Kaze Mama, which we wanted.
We were disappointed with the service the first night as the waiter kept forgetting our order - my brother got a double order of each course (he didn’t complain) and we had to ask to have our drinks ordered. The food however, was excellent.

We enjoyed the pool/beach during the day and the poolside/beach side service was great - just push the call button on the umbrella, and they’re right there to take your order.

BUT, I’ve stayed at several hotels in Mauritius and unfortunately this hotel had the most average service over all; with the hotels great reputation I expected more.

On the upside - do make sure to book a massage during your stay - amazing!