based on 7 nights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
based on a family of four sharing a junior suite Ocean View on a half board basis, including private road transfers.
At a Glance
Explorers Kids Club delivering superb childcare ensuring an amazing vacation, Adults and Kids alike
Located on the wild and untouched south coast of Mauritius
The largest spa in the Indian Ocean combining Ayurvedic regimes with international treatments
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
All rooms and villas are ocean facing
La Kaze Mama is the perfect authentic Mauritian restaurant set in the kitchen garden of the hotel.
Best time to Visit
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Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate with year-round warmth, although the south-east trade winds help keep things fresh. The summer months are from December to April, when it can be humid. The winter runs from May to November, and while cooler and drier, is best described as akin to a perfect English summer.
The best months to visit Mauritius are May to early December. January and February are the wettest months. Cyclones rarely hit Mauritius 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 high central plateau it will be some 5°C cooler. The highlands are also the wettest part of the island and it can rain here at any time of year. When the winds are at their strongest in July and August it can feel cooler on the east coast. These conditions make Mauritius one of the world most popular kitesurfing destinations. For calmer waters and lighter winds, head to the west coast during this period.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Shanti Maurice
Set on the south coast of Mauritius, Shanti Maurice is a luxury hideaway offering breathtaking views of the green-clad hills and Indian Ocean. A fabulous array of pursuits provides families and couples the chance to do everything or absolutely nothing.
Shanti Maurice is a magical 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-motorized 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. Cape-inspired dining at the Fish Shack, or simple, healthy fare from the wellness cuisine menu, there is something to inspire every palate. Dining at Shanti is generally a more relaxed affair than other Mauritian resorts, making it particularly suitable for families.Whilst the adults are relaxing, the children are guaranteed a fantastic vacation. Shanti Maurice and Scott Dunn have collaborated in creating the first Explorers Kids Club in Mauritius, set in 2000sqm of its own grounds beside the Shanti Spa. Facilities here include a splash pool, games room (including snooker, table football and tennis). The Explorers team organize a huge array of exciting activities for different age groups, ensuring your little ones are raring to go to the Explorers club each day.
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 Shanti 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 well-being, revitalised senses, positive dietary changes and spiritual awakening.
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 flat screen TVs, DVD players and broadband Internet access.
There are a further eight Luxury Villas with swimming pool, five Beachfront Suit Pool VIlla 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 Beach Access suites are located on the first floor with large balconies with views of 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 Beach Access||
Covering 81m², the Junior Suites are among the most generously proportioned in Mauritius. The Beach Access suites are located on the ground floor with large terraces that lead straight onto the beach. 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.
|Spa Junior Suite||
Covering 81m², the Junior Suites are among the most generously proportioned in Mauritius. The Beach Access suites are located on the ground floor with large terraces that lead into the resort gardens. The Spa Junior suites are located closer to the Shanti Spa. 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 Ocean Front||
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 Pool Villa||
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.
|Beachfront Suite Pool Villa||
The large living room adds an elegant extra dimension to the Beachfront Suite Pool Villas. Bringing the total space up to 375m², the living room gives the villa a sense of bright and airy spaciousness.
The five Beachfront Suite Pool 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.
|Luxury Double Suite Pool 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.
|Shanti Villa with Pool||
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.
Our Explorers Kids Club at Shanti Maurice, set in 2000sqm of grounds within the resort, offers a truly fantastic Mauritian experience to our younger guests. Catering for children aged 4 months to 11 years, our club is a purpose built facility that provides a host of activities across 4 age groups, specifically designed to be fun, engaging and educational. Our Explorers Kids Clubs aim to make the most of the destination and really showcase the wonderful environment that Mauritius provides.
There are separate spaces for different age groups, air-conditioned sleep rooms for younger children and exciting activities including golf, archery, tennis and watersports for the older children. Complimentary snacks through the day also keep your children fully fuelled for lots of fun filled action!
The energetic and passionate Childcare Team at Shanti, trained by Scott Dunn, will ensure your kids will have a great time making new friends, taking part in new activities and gaining new experiences. At the end of your stay, the whole family will leave with vacation memories they will treasure for years to come.
Here are some of the exciting activities your little Explorer can expect to get up to at Shanti Maurice:
|Globetrotters (4mths - 2yrs)||
Fur our youngest guests the Globetrotters club offers superb childcare in a purpose built space, offering activities to engage and excite while adhering to strict carer:child ratios. A sleep room also allows your child time to recharge
Adventurers at Shanti will be treated to a busy time, from an introductory golf lesson , kite making, perfecting their tennis swing to helping in Shanti’s Kitchen Garden
Voyagers will venture outside of the hotel to the Avalon golf course, learning the art of the drive from the golf pro before heading out to sea to explore the coral reefs surrounding Shanti Maurice’s beach. Voyagers will also take to a different kind of range, for a spot of archery.
Pioneers will master the art of the Mocktail at the Rum Shed bar with the Shanti Mixologists, head away from the hotel to the La Vanille nature reserve to learn about the unique ecology of Mauritius before encountering one of the most famous residents of Mauritius, the giant Tortoise. On the water they will undertake a snorkel safari and discover the unique under water world just yards from the beach.
Of course after all that one needs to relax, so a trip to the Shanti Spa (the largest in the Indian Ocean) is in order, with head massages and mini manicures the order of the day.
Babysitting is available in the evenings on a request basis, bookable locally and is chargeable per hour.
Shanti Maurice offers a host of facilities including two floodlit tennis courts, a jogging track, and a fully featured gym.
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 wares. The resort offers WiFi connectivity in public areas and internet access in all rooms. The well stocked library is the ideal place to unwind, alternatively feel free to browse the web with two Apple desktop computers with printing facilities, or avail yourself of a selection of international newspapers and magazines. There are also daily complimentary yoga sessions within the glorious Spa - the largest in the Indian Ocean.
Stars is Shanti's main restaurant, serving breakfast lunch and dinner each day. In the mornings a delicious buffet breakfast is served, with an international flavor, while by night, the restaurant lights dim, while jazz music fills the air. The cuisine is international and delicious
Lakaz Mama is perhaps the most magical eating experience at Shanti Maurice. Opening a few nights per week, this wonderful little restuarant, tucked into the kitchen garden celebrates everything that is Mauritian and gives you a genuine sense of place. Serving traditional Indian Ocean cuisine amongst storm lanterns and festoon lights, you will get a sense of escapism rarely found in a five star hotel.
|The Rum Shed||
Shanti's take on a Mauritian pub! Made out of an old shipping container, The Rum Shed makes for a super relaxed atmosphere serving delicious, simple food in a tapas style. Expect feet in the sand dining, live music, bonfires and of course access to a plethora of rums from around the world!
|The Fish Shack||
Perched on the volcanic rocks at the waters edge, there could be fewer more visceral places for a restaurant serving the freshest locally caught fish & seafood. Sit under festoon lanterns as the Southern Ocean swells crash on the rocks just meters away.
Shanti Maurice resort offers non-motorized 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. Golf is available at the nearby Avalon course, about 10 minutes drive away, or at the Heritage Telfair, 15 minutes away by car.
Andrew Peckham (Guest)
Had the most amazing time at the Shanti Maurice, it was absolutely wonderful exactly what we needed! Its such a relaxed place and the staff were great super friendly and couldnt do enough for us. It was brilliant thank you so much for organising!
Claire Walker (Staff)
Every aspect of this hotel is great and wonderfully thought out. There is a lot of Mauritian traditions built in to create great food and a traditional experience you won't forget. The food and music at La Kaze Mama was brilliant and set the scene for a wonderful evening. A great beach and pool area with stunning views make it and do not forget to try out the Rum Shack for a great evening!
Kirsty Harper (Staff)
Shanti Maurice is a fabulous property that oozes relaxation, from its beautiful stretch of beach to the large spa this is a great getaway to have a well deserved break. Offering both villas and suites, in regards to style these didn't stand out to me but I think the overall property makes up for this along with the high standard of service and food. They have a range of different concepts for their restaurants which really mix up the dining options when staying for a longer period and a visit to the Rum Shack is a must!
Emma Mark (Staff)
Shanti Maurice offers some of the most unique and innovative dining concepts on the island ensuring that "foodies" are well looked after. The resort is also ideal for those needing some rest and relaxation as not only does Shanti have a very tranquil atmosphere, it also has an unrivalled spa with specialist treatments and a particular focus on quality yoga.
Jack Mace (Staff)
Shanti Maurice is a real jewel in the crown of the resorts in Mauritius. Hidden away amongst the dense tropical coastline all suites and villas offer a great level of privacy and their own pools which can be heated in the winter months if you find the water too refreshing. The array of dining options is outstanding and with Stars, Pebbles, Rum Shed, Fish Shack and La Kaze Maman on offer you will never be bored of the variety of cuisine available. The amazing kids club, Le Petit Dodo, is open 12 hours a day and ensures you can be as relaxed as possible safe in the knowledge that the children are enjoying their time as much as you.
Ana Albiol (Staff)
Set on a gorgeous 1km stretch of beach, Shanti Maurice has a calming effect as soon as you enter the resort. Tranquillity is the order of the day with lush vegetation and natural local stone and woods being used in the building of this idyllic retreat. With just 61 suites, the property has an incredible offering of dining options included on the half board meal plan. Ensure to ask us to pre-book in high season for La Kaze Mama for authentic Mauritian home cooked cuisine and ensure you visit the Fish Shack, under the stars and with the soundtrack of the waves in the background.
Jessica Robinson (Staff)
Shanti Maurice is quite a different style property. It is a small, boutique hotel set amongst luscious greenery with an intricate feel. It has a calm and tranquil atmosphere, the perfect place for a relaxing spa retreat, with the spa being the largest in the Indian Ocean. They offer an extensive list of spa treatments, alongside yoga, meditation and pilates.
I love the Rum Shed; you can enjoy a great range of 180 different rums, from around the world with your feet dipped in sand. The hotel also offers a variety of different dining experiences. This is not only a place for adults, with a wonderful kids club; children can enjoy the great facilities and activities on offer.
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
Personally, Shanti Maurice is my favorite property in Mauritius. The suites are great but not anything out of this world, however for me it's all about the concepts at the hotel. There is obviously a creative imagination behind the dining and experiential aspects of the hotel. I particularly loved the Rum Shed where you can try different rums from across the globe in a really unique shabby chic setting. I didn't get a chance to try it but I'd imagine that La Kaze Moma, a special dinner in the herb kitchen Mauritian style, is a really memorable experience. The spa here is divine - amazing facilities, I'd happily do a spa retreat here. I liked the fact that some of the suites and villas lead directly on the beach and the setting here is quite wild with a long stretch of beach you can potter along without a string of hotels as in other parts of the island.
I'd highly recommend this property for a honeymoon and also as an option for younger kids as the kids club is tailored towards the younger end.
Louisa Currey (Staff)
Shanti Maurice is hidden away on a private 1km stretch of beach. The reef is the closest to the shore here, meaning that the water is best for swimming and there are no motorized water sports. This keeps the hotel quiet and gives it a relaxing atmosphere. Home to the largest spa in Mauritius, Shanti Maurice is the best place for those looking for a wellness retreat. All villas have a private heated pool, individually controlled to your preference. The dining options here a really varied, with some unique experiences. Have dinner at 'Grandma's Kitchen' in the herb garden where you can try some local cuisine, alternatively for the best ocean view dine at the Fish Shack on the beach and watch the locals Sega dance. Rum lovers can feel at home at the Rum Shed where there are 180 varieties on offer!
Alice Moseley (Staff)
Shanti Maurice is home to a fantastic spa with 25 treatment rooms. Lots of unique dining spots here - from the Rum Shack which is home to 180 different rums to the Fish Shack by the waters edge where they celebrate what the fishermen have caught that day. For a true Mauritian experience enjoy local dishes in the vegetable garden where the food is prepared and cooked by a Mauritian grandmother. Bear in mind that the southern location of the hotel means the reef is close to the shore so no water sports are on offer.
Sarah Tichacek (Staff)
I loved the villas at Shanti Maurice. They are a little smaller inside then other similar properties, but this was more than made up for by the really good size of the swimming pools. It is on a really quiet stretch of beach, with no immediate neighbors. The spa is one of the largest in the Indian Ocean, and the children's club has really fantastic facilities.
Mr Philip Sheen (Guest)
Mauritius was great - Shanti Maurice was a very quiet resort which was perfect, lovely staff and amazing food. We could not fault the place, it is certainly good if guests do not want noise and children! We were in honeymoon heaven in the villas, they really are worth every penny and did not want to leave.
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Browsing the Market in Quatre-Bornes
Take a trip to the town of Quatre-Bornes, located near the west coast of Mauritius, and engage in bartering at the Quatre-Bornes market. This market town is abundant with local and traditional crafts, offering an experience that not to be missed.
Deep Sea Fishing off Mauritius
Deep sea fishing is a year-round activity off the coast of Mauritius, although the peak season for marlin runs from October to April. Besides this most famous sport fish, anglers also catch tuna, wahoo, sailfish, bonito and shark.
Diving in Mauritius
Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius provides warm, clear waters, making both snorkeling and scuba diving very popular. From family diving, to reef or wreck diving, it is possible to dive here at all levels of experience.
Golfing in Mauritius
Golfing in Mauritius is popular, with seven luxury golf courses. Mauritius guarantees a five star golfing experience whether you choose the challenging course at Ile Aux Cerfs or perfect your technique at The Links course at Constance Belle Mare Plage.
Helicopter Tours of Mauritius
Discover the breathtaking scenery of Mauritius from the air as you take to the skies with a helicopter sightseeing tour. Enjoy the exhilarating ride and take in the incredible views in this unforgettable experience.
Island Escape to Ile Aux Cerfs
Embark on a peaceful sailing to Ile Aux Cerfs and revive your senses whilst taking in the glorious sun and appreciating the beautiful surroundings of the tropical forests.
La Kaze Mama
Experience the art of Mauritian home cooking with this unique restaurant concept at Shanti Maurice. Located in the aromatic herb garden, La Kaze Mama enables guests to taste truly authentic Mauritian cuisine in a memorable outdoor setting.
Mauritius Exotic Insights
Discover the local sights and sounds of Mauritius on this scenic tour to some of the island's most interesting and breathtaking attractions, combining nature and gastronomy for an unforgettable day out.
Natural Wonders of Chamarel
The unique mountainous scenery in Chamarel, southern Mauritius, offers something totally different to the white sands and blue waters that Mauritius is well-known for.
Witness a breathtaking bird's eye view of the turquoise lagoons and rugged sandy beaches of Mauritius with an exciting parasailing adventure across the water.
The Rum Shed
A stay at Shanti Maurice would not be complete without a visit to The Rum Shed bar and restaurant, where you can relax, pull up a chair and enjoy over 150 different types of rum in a shabby chic setting.
Tour of the Rhumerie de Chamarel
Enjoy a visit to the Rhumerie de Chamarel for a tour of the rum distillery either in a group or privately, followed by lunch at the popular restaurant, L'Alchemiste.
Ultralight Flight in Mauritius
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Mauritius with a bird's eye view over the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and white beaches in an ultra light aircraft in the safe hands of your own pilot.
Visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens
The collection of tropical plants in the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens is situated in northern Mauritius. A perfect way to spend the afternoon, wander through stunning exotic scenery, and witness the beautiful giant water lilies.
Wild South of Mauritius
Discover some of the most spectacular sights of Mauritius on this full day scenic tour incorporating the very best nature, culture and gastronomy the island has to offer.
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.
How to get there
The airport is located in the south of Mauritius, and the main method of transport is by taxi or private car when on the island. The south coast is approximately a 35km drive from the airport.