Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa 

Free your spirit

Relaxation is the order of the day at this leafy boutique retreat blessed with idyllic beaches and an impressive wellness offering.

Luxury comes in the form of space and time at this beyond-inviting five-star resort backed by wooden hills and sugarcane fields in the sleepy south of Mauritius. Fringed by coral sand coves, its 36-acre grounds make a tranquil setting for a small collection of spacious ocean-view suites and pool villas created using natural materials such as granite, lava stone and wood to harmonious effect. There’s an easy rhythm to days here, however you choose to fill them. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the superb spa, take a yoga class on the beach or try your hand at archery. Mealtimes are an adventure in themselves, with the flavours of the island complemented by those of Arabia, Asia, India and the Mediterranean.

Why we love Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa

  • It has pristine beaches, one a gently sloping stretch of sand for leisurely swims and the other a windier slice of coastal scenery

  • With 36 acres of tropical gardens to hide them in, the 61 ocean-view suites and villas don’t just feel secluded, they are secluded

  • The wellness facilities are truly impressive, ranging from yoga classes in open pavilions to a comprehensive Ayurveda offering in the spa

  • Children are warmly welcomed with their own Explorers Kids Club, which has its own pool and a wide-ranging programme of things to do

5 stars
Apr - May, Sep - Oct
Mauritius
12 hours
On adjoining beach-edged coves on the less-developed south coast, just over an hour by road from the capital, Port Louis
Approx. 40 minutes’ transfer from the airport
All Inclusive Option, Boutique, Spa, Villas

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability

With a main restaurant that offers an appealing hot-weather-friendly menu, a toes-in-the-sand seafood restaurant and a rotating selection of options for lunch and dinner, you’ll be spoiled for choice at Shanti Maurice.

Stars
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the main restaurant features dishes from the Indian Ocean, Asia, Arabia and the Mediterranean. Grab an outdoor table overlooking the beach for the full experience.

Fish Market
Enjoy a middle-of-the-day pause at this rustic al fresco spot on the beach where super-fresh seafood is the main event, and return for a barbecue buffet in the evening.

La Kaz Mama
Open for dinner, weather permitting, this relaxed outdoor venue has a menu of flavour-packed home-style Creole favourites.

Asian Lounge
Lunch or dine on exquisitely prepared and beautifully presented sushi and other Asian delicacies in this courtyard restaurant. It’s not open every day, so booking is advisable.

Just Thai
Feast on authentic Thai flavours overlooking the beach at this open-sided lunch-and-dinner spot, open on selected days.

Indian Delights
With dishes cooked by a team of chefs from across India, you can be sure of a genuine taste of the sub-continent. It’s open for lunch and dinner several days a week.

Arabic Cuisine
Another lunch-and-dinner venue with limited opening days, this one focuses on the spiced and scented delights of Middle Eastern cooking.

Rum Shed Bar & Grill
Spend a relaxed few hours grazing on delectable rum cocktails, traditional Mauritian snacks and more substantial dishes from the barbecue and wood-fired oven at this hideaway eatery.

Private Fish Shack
Experience Perfect for a romantic evening or relaxed family celebration, this laid-back culinary experience provides a simple but sublime feast of grilled seafood and barbecued treats on the beach, served by your personal butler.

In-suite/villa dining
If you can’t bear to leave your suite or villa, fancy a pan-global meal or have the midnight munchies, there’s 24-hour room service.

Tucked away in the leafy gardens, the characterful Rum Shed has an irresistibly chilled-out atmosphere to go with its extensive rum list and knockout Mauritian snacks.

What's included

Breakfast at Stars

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at Stars • Dine-around dinner at selected restaurants around the resort
Full Board • Breakfast at Stars • Dine-around lunch and dinner at selected restaurants around the resort
All Inclusive • Breakfast at Stars • Dine-around credit of 3000 MUR to use on lunch and dinner at selected restaurants around the resort • Beach and pool service including beach snacks, selected drinks, and ice cream • Unlimited house Champagne served in all outlets from breakfast until 11.30pm • Selected somelier-picked South African wines • Selected imported spirits and local rums • Classic and creative cocktails made by mixologists • Local and selected international beer and lager • Soft drinks, seasonal juices and local mineral water • Specialty coffee served by barista team and local and international tea varieties • Minibar refreshed once a day with a selection of soft drinks and local beers Lunch box prepared for excursion days (need to be booked 24 hours in advance) Afternoon tea at Red Ginger Bar & Pool Lounge VIP Club Level lounge access 10% discount on massages and private yoga or sport programmes Use of sauna, steamroom, lap pool, Jacuzzi and lounge areas in the spa Up to three yoga group sessions per day (as per programme) Green fee at Avalon Golf & Country Club and scheduled transfers (reservation for transfer and tee time are required 48 hours in advance) Non-motorised watersports

For all meal plans: some dishes are available at a supplement while credit can be put towards meals at selected restaurants outside of the dine-around plan; room-service dishes are subject to a compulsory tray charge; venue opening hours and operating days vary

For all inclusive guests: drinks are served as part of the package until 11.30pm in bars and until 5.30pm on the beach/by the pool; after this time, drinks will be charged as per the resort's price list; selected drinks marked in the menu are available at an extra cost.

The fabulous Shanti Spa is one of the largest in the Indian Ocean, with 25 treatment rooms, where you can indulge in globally inspired therapies from detox mud wraps to vanilla massages, and a host of other delights. There’s a dedicated Ayurveda section, a wet area with a lap pool, Watsu pool and spa bath, and a hammam. For the ultimate wellness experience, book a specialist multi-day spa package to tackle anything from stress to weight. The resort prides itself on its status as a leading venue for yoga, with an extensive section in the spa that includes hot rooms and airy pavilions, plus platforms by the beach and in the garden. There are complimentary daily yoga and meditation classes, with options to try hot yoga and aerial yoga along with better-known forms such as hatha and iyengar. Private sessions for the children, family or just for you in your room can also be arranged. A modern fitness centre stocked with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment is complemented by a host of outdoor facilities, such as two floodlit tennis courts, a floodlit jogging track and a pitch-and-putt course. Other activities include mountain biking, bocce ball, table tennis, archery and beach football. Guests also have access to the 18-hole championship course at Avalon Golf Estate, including complimentary green fees.

At the well-stocked boathouse, you’ll find a PADI dive centre operated by Blue World Explorer. There’s also snorkelling equipment for exploring the resort’s underwater nature trail, along with kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and pedalos. You can also arrange surfing, parasailing and kitesurfing lessons and deep-sea fishing outings at an additional cost.

There’s a local focus that runs throughout the resort. The grounds are planted with endemic, and occasionally rare, plants; the menu uses ingredients from local growers, the in-house orchard and the vegetable garden; and the shop stocks a range of Mauritian artisanal products, from rum to luxury body scrubs.

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