Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa
Shandrani Resort and Spa
South Coast, Mauritius
- 7 nights
- from $1300
Shandrani is the first all inclusive luxury five star resort in Mauritius. Set on a private peninsula in the south east of the island, surrounded by the Blue Bay Marine Park and three beaches, it offers excellent water sports facilities.
At a Glance
First fully all inclusive 5* resort in Mauritius
Set on a private peninsula surrounded by three beaches and the Blue Bay Marine Park
Excellent water sports including diving, kite surfing, paddle boarding and sailing
Extensive Spa facilities offering Clarins treatments
Just a short transfer from the airport
Five restaurants invite you to sample dishes of different cuisines served with a choice of fine wines
Head for the "Wild Beach." Absolutely stunning with a soft sandy beach and crashing waves.Katie May
One of the only places in Mauritius you can water ski straight from the Jetty.Scott Dunn team
Make the most of the mini bar, which is complimentary and stocked daily depending on your preferencesAlice Moseley
Shandrani enjoys a beautiful location in a marine park, surrounded by three stunning beaches and 50 hectares of tropical garden, in the unspoiled south east of the island. An informal and relaxed resort, its elegant wood and stone buildings blend beautifully into the surroundings. With its extensive range of land and water sports, good choice of restaurants, it is an ideal location for families and couples.
Shandrani offers guests three beaches to enjoy, a fantastic spa, loads of free land and water sports, there’s some great snorkeling just of the beach in the surrounding Blue Bay Marine Park, a pitch and putt golf course and a choice of spacious accommodation.
The resort has a good range of restaurants including four which offer a la carte or fine dining and an impressive wine list with over 40 carefully selected wines. There's pool and beach side service and nothing to sign for! Food ranges from Creole and Oriental buffet, with live cooking stations, overlooking the beach, to lively Mediterranean style eating. Seafood is a specialty at Le Boucanier and reserving early is always a good idea. The extensive Serenity Plus concept features a la carte and fine dining at four of the five restaurants (the fifth restaurant offers buffet meals which are also included), plus a huge selection of internationally branded drinks, including champagne by the glass from 6pm.
Guests can enjoy a fabulous range of water sports. Shandrani Resort & Spa has the only National Geographic PADI-Diving Center in the Indian Ocean and offers a comprehensive diving program. Explore ancient wrecks off the Southern coast and discover sizzling aquariums of tropical fish on the island’s pristine reefs. The resort has its own sailing club, and can provide lessons for beginners, whilst more proficient sailors can take advantage of the good winds. And for those wanting to take up kitesurfing, the resort has its very own IKO certified school for beginners.
All rooms and suites at the Shandrani are spacious and spread out amongst the award-winning gardens; no room is far from the beach. All rooms, apartments and suites include; individually controlled air-conditioning, private bathroom with bathtub, shower and WC, king size or twin beds, minibar, safe, hairdryer, international direct dialling telephone, free WiFi, television with satellite channels and complimentary tea and coffee facilities.
The open plan Superior Rooms have a great location close to the main facilities and reception.
The rooms feature a bedroom, cosy lounge area and spacious terrace with views of the tropical gardens.
Recently renovated, the Deluxe Rooms offer more space for guests and are located away from the main facilities towards the tip of the peninsula. They feature a large bedroom with lounge area, dressing room and terrace or balcony. Ideal for two adults and two children.
Perfect for honeymooners, these spacious suites have a private staircase with direct beach access and ensure the ultimate in privacy. The suites each offer a luxurious lounge area and king-size bedroom with ensuite bathroom featuring a separate bathtub and large open shower. The bedroom leads to a balcony which overlooks beach and lagoon.
There are 36 two bedroom family apartments located on the ground or first floor, ideal for families with younger children. They feature one kingsize bedroom with ensuite bathroom, lounge area and dressing room, and one children's bedroom with bunk beds (plus optional stowaway bed) and ensuite shower room and balcony. Family apartments are suitable for families with children 11 years old and younger and can accommodate two adults and three children.
There are two spacious Family Suites which occupy a beautiful location overlooking the ocean, for the ultimate luxury family vacation. Split over two floors with a well furnished downstairs lounge and dining room, they feature two kingsize bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms - one upstairs, one downstairs, guest WC, terrace and a private balcony from the master bedroom. They can accommodate two adults and three children.
The Bob Marlin Mini Club at Shandrani is free and welcomes children aged 3 - 12 years, seven days a week. The club is open from 9am to 10pm daily. The Shandrani mini club is run by qualified professionals who provide fun, but also educational, indoor and outdoor activities to keep your little ones entertained and happy. Every day there is a set activities program which you can dip in and out of, if you also want to spend some family time together during the day. Children and infants under 3 years can attend the club but must be accompanied by an adult or babysitter.
With its location, on Blue Bay, Shandrani is the perfect spot for watersports and there's plenty of free sports including; water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, glass bottom boat trips, snorkeling trips, kayaks and pedal boats. There's also weekly free group windsurfing and sailing lessons. Diving and deep sea fishing are also available.
Shandrani has six floodlit tennis courts, a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course, table tennis, volley ball and bocci ball. The hotel offers weekly free group tennis lessons and a pro is on hand for private lessons. Mountain bikes are also available. Guests at Shandrani may make use of the gymnasium which has machines and free weights and offers a number of aerobic classes. There is a luxurious Spa, with a wide range of treatment rooms, including hammams and balneotherapy, hydrotherapy and ayurvedic rooms.
Shandrani Resort & Spa is a haven for water sports lovers. From diving to sailing, from kite surfing to kayaking, it's possible to spend the entire day on the water. For those who prefer to stay dry, there are extensive tennis facilities, and a 9 hole pitch and putt golf course.
Location & Directions
South Coast, Mauritius
Shandrani Resort & Spa is on the south east of the island of Mauritius in the beautiful Blue Bay Marine. It is a short distance from the airport.
When to go
Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate with year-round heat, although the southeast trade winds help it never to feel too muggy. The summer months are from December to April, when it can nevertheless be extremely humid, and the winter, such as it is, runs from May to November, and is cooler and drier.
The best months to visit Mauritius are May to early December. January and February, the peak cyclone months, are best avoided by water-sports enthusiasts and divers. Cyclones rarely hit Mauritius (although Rodrigues has suffered far more regularly than the mainland) but cyclones way out at sea can bring days of squally rain.
Coastal temperatures range between 25°C and 33°C in summer and between 18°C and 24°C in winter. On the plateau it will be some 5°C cooler. The highlands are also the wettest part of the island – it can rain here at any time of year, and even when it’s not raining the area can be cloaked in low-lying cloud. When the winds are at their strongest in July and August it can be blustery on the east coast, though the breeze brings welcome relief in summer.
Apart from the Christmas-New Year peak, Mauritius doesn’t really have high and low seasons. The situation is more dependent on outside factors (such as the French school vacations, which cause a big increase in demand and prices in August).