Set on the south coast of Mauritius, Shanti Maurice is the ultimate luxury hideaway offering breathtaking views of the hills and Indian Ocean. A fabulous array of pursuits provides families and couples the chance to do everything or absolutely nothing.
At a Glance
All accommodation is generously sized and ocean facing
Herb and vegetable gardens provide the chef with fresh and organic ingredients
The Nira Spa - one of the largest spas in the Indian Ocean combining Ayurvedic regimes with international treatments
Fish Shack on the beach with barbecues and traditional sega dancing
All villas have their own private pool which can be heated at your request during the winter months
The Rum Shed offers 180 varieties of rum
Try the Tamarind prawns at least once during your stay, and ask for some chilli paste with your meal, it accompanies so many dishes!Rachel Edgar
Head on over to the Fish Shack for the best barbecue experience - fresh fish, salads and a generous dessert selection. Make sure you try a few Sega dancing moves while you're there!Rachel Edgar
Learn Mauritian cooking skills at the culinary course in the vegetable and herb gardenVictoria Douglas
For an experience to remember, the kids club can arrange overnight camping on the beach – no parents allowedAna Albiol
Ensure you visit Sunny at the Rum Shed for a shot of his special infused rums, the lemon grass and ginger is a real favoriteJack Mace
La Kaze Mama is a regular dining event and the perfect way to enjoy traditional Mauritian food prepared by a Mauritian family. The pharatas are out of this world!Emma Mark
Enjoy the complimentary use of the Nira Spa's Jacuzzi, pool, sauna and steam roomKirsty Harper
Visit La Kaze Mama and let the children try making the traditional Mauritian bread with Mama herself!Claire Walker
Avoid the crowds of the regular swimming with wild dolphins spot. The Boathouse at Shanti Maurice organizes trips on their own boat for hotel guests only. You may also be able to snorkel with sea turtles and sting raysRachel Edgar
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Shanti Maurice is a truly luxurious resort set on the south coast with lush tropical gardens providing a beautiful backdrop. Water features, lawns and a small indigenous forest filled with exotic birds make this place truly special. The stunning white sand beach can be viewed from all suites and villas. Coral reefs circle the sand and clusters of black volcanic rock create pools as the tide goes out. The beach is always tranquil, since only non-d water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing, pedal boats, snorkeling and kayaking are on offer. Activities such as waterskiing, fishing and scuba diving can be arranged further afield.
The 61 spacious suites and villas at Shanti Maurice are all ocean facing and are among the most generously proportioned in Mauritius. The villas all have private pools and are surrounded by exotic private gardens, terraces and courtyards. The culinary experience at Shanti Maurice is an unforgettable mix of local and international cuisine. Fresh from the ocean, the garden or nearby farms, the chefs offer local produce and imaginative choices. With casual beach barbecues, fine Cape-inspired dining at the oceanfront restaurant and simple, healthy fare from the wellness cuisine menu, there is something to inspire every palate.
Personal tours of the Herb Garden can be taken and picnics can be arranged in the beautiful gardens. Activities include yoga, meditation, nature walks and treks, deep-sea fishing, tennis, cooking classes and golf, which is available at the nearby Avalon Golf Estate. For those who prefer to relax, the Nira Spa is an absolute must offering an extensive menu of body and beauty treatments. The spa therapists work with nutritionists, personal trainers, yoga masters and Ayurvedic physicians to encourage optimum health, mental wellbeing, revitalised senses, positive dietary changes and spiritual awakening.
Whilst the adults are relaxing, the children can be kept well entertained at the specially designed Kids Club set within its own grounds beside the Nira Spa. Facilities here include a splash pool, games room (including snooker, table football and tennis), children’s DVDs, computers, PlayStation and Wii games. There are different activities arranged each day and children can choose to join in as they wish.
At Shanti Maurice there are various options and styles of room or villa. All are spacious and have an ocean view and lovely gardens. The Junior Suites are generously proportioned and designed to blend modernity with practicality and are housed in attractive villa buildings with four suites per villa. Like all guest accommodation at Shanti Maurice, the suites are equipped with plasma TVs, DVD players and broadband Internet access.
There are a further eight Luxury Villas with swimming pool, five Luxury Suite Villas with living room and swimming pool, three two-bedroom Suite Villas with large living room and pool and the Shanti Villa, one of the most prestigious accommodations on Mauritius.
|Junior Suite Ocean View||
Covering 81m², the Junior Suites are among the most generously proportioned in Mauritius. The Ocean View suites are located on the first floor with large balconies overlooking the Indian Ocean. The large bedroom has a king size or twin beds and can accommodate 2 extra twin beds. As well as large bedrooms and bathrooms, each Junior Suite has a separate dressing room with an open closet and dressing table.
|Junior Suite Beachfront||
Covering 81m², the Junior Suites are among the most generously proportioned in Mauritius. The Beachfront suites are located on the ground floor with direct access to the beach, and also have their own outdoor rain shower. The large bedroom has a king size or twin beds and can accommodate 2 extra twin beds. As well as large bedrooms and bathrooms, each Junior Suite has a separate dressing room with an open closet and dressing table.
|Luxury Villa with Pool||
With dense private gardens shielding your villa from the beach and surrounding paths, you’ll feel completely at ease as lunch is served in your shady dining pavilion.
Covering 208m², the eight Luxury Villas have a temperature-controlled swimming pool, garden and enclosed courtyard with outdoor rain shower and lounge beds. ‘Sala’ pavilions, for dining or relaxation, stand in the garden, while the interior accommodation includes a large bedroom with kings size bed, bathroom and a separate dressing room with walk-in closet and dressing table. 2 extra twin beds can also be accommodated.
|Luxury Suite Villa||
The large living room adds an elegant extra dimension to the Luxury Suite Villas. Bringing the total space up to 376m², the living room gives the villa a sense of bright and airy spaciousness.
The five Luxury Suite Villas have a 54m² temperature-controlled swimming pool, private garden and enclosed courtyard with outdoor rain shower and lounge beds. ‘Sala’ pavilions, for dining or relaxation, stand in the garden, while the interior accommodation includes a living room, bedroom with king size bed, bathroom and a separate dressing room with walk-in closet and dressing table. 2 extra twin beds can also be accommodated.
|Double Suite Villa||
With two bedrooms with king size beds, two bathrooms with separate dressing rooms and a large living room, these villas are ideal for a family or group of friends. The Villa can also accommodate 5 extra beds. The vast interior and exterior space gives guests the freedom to spend time together or apart. Meals can be taken in the large dining area or al fresco in one of the ‘Sala’ garden pavilions.
The three villas have a 54m² temperature-controlled swimming pool with built-in Jacuzzi, private garden and enclosed courtyard with lounge beds. The outdoor rain shower offers the opportunity to shower beneath the sky and the palms in blissful seclusion.
Offering unrivalled space and unsurpassed privacy, the Shanti Villa is the ultimate blissful retreat. This stylish sanctuary, with phenomenal views across the bay, suits the most discerning guests, who wish to reside in privileged splendour with personal, discrete service. Covering a massive 800m², this villa is the most prestigious guest accommodation on the island of Mauritius.
Half-hidden amidst lush landscaped gardens, the villa has a private swimming pool with built-in Jacuzzi, ‘Sala’ dining pavilions and an outdoor rain shower in an enclosed courtyard. The interior accommodation includes a living room, two bedrooms with king size beds, a butler’s room (which can be used to accommodate two extra adults if needed) and three bathrooms. The villa can also accommodate 5 extra beds.
Children are most welcome and there is a complimentary kids club for children between 3 and 12 years old. Children below 3 years must be potty trained and accompanied by their parents or a nanny. It is beautifully set within its own grounds beside the Nira Spa and comes complete with its own toddler’s pool, snooker table, table football, table tennis, children’s DVD films, computers, PlayStation and Wii games.
A weekly activities program, crammed with fun-filled pursuits, such as flower making, kids yoga, face painting and musical games ensure that younger guests are entertained during their stay. In addition, field trips are arranged to the nearby crocodile park and Casela bird sanctuary.
A babysitting service is also available at a charge and should be booked in advance.
The facilities at Shanti Maurice are very good and include two floodlit tennis courts, together with complimentary tennis initiation and coaching. There are a range of restaurants and bars to chose from, car hire and excursions, as well as a delightful boutique selling a range of local and international goodies. The resort offers WiFi connectivity in public areas and broadband internet access in all rooms. The well stocked library is the ideal place to unwind, alternatively feel free to browse the internet with two state-of-the-art iMac desktop computers offering printing facilities, or avail yourself of a selection of international newspapers and magazines. There is also a fitness center including yoga and the glorious Nira Spa (children under 16 are not allowed in the spa).
Shanti Maurice resort offers non-d water sports including pedalos, kayaks, zayaks, snorkeling and windsurfing. Deep sea fishing, scuba diving and water skiing are available on request and are located off the property. There are group tennis lessons on two floodlit courts, morning yoga sessions, evening meditation, pranayama breathing classes, Ayurveda lectures, cooking classes and fitness center. Tennis coaching and golf are available at the Bel Ombre estate.
Location & Directions
Nestling between sugarcane fields and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Shanti Maurice is located in the southern and most unspoiled part of Mauritius, by St. Felix.
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).