Shanti Maurice A Nira Resort
Nestled around a half-moon shaped bay, the villas and suites of Shanti Maurice mirror the blend of sensations that make Mauritius one of the most awe-inspiring places on earth.
Set in a sparkling turquoise sea, the beautiful island of Mauritius basks in an all-year-round sub-tropical climate. The coastline is surrounded almost entirely by coral reefs, and dramatic mountains rise above the extinct volcanic craters, rivers and waterfalls of the island's central plateau.
Shanti Maurice is located on the south coast of Mauritius at St. Felix and is approximately 35 km or a 40-minute drive south-east of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, which is situated at Plaisance.
Shanti Maurice inhabits a picture perfect setting, with its beachfront location and surrounding green hills, rising above the sugar plantations. Suites and Villas boasting some of the largest private pools on the island sit directly at the beach overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
The suites, villas, interior design and cuisine brim with African, European and Chinese influences contributing to a uniquely relaxing atmosphere. Built of local materials to reflect the spirit of the island, Shanti Maurice unites the elements around its setting of tropical sun, sparkling ocean and rolling landscape that meets the infinite sky.
Located in the southern and most unspoilt part of Mauritius, the resort is ideal for couples and families or those looking for a unique spa experience. A children's and teens club offering a selection of activities from snorkeling to yoga programmes ensures that the days of the younger guests are fun filled whilst parents can restore their harmony and balance through the luxurious body and beauty treatments on offer at the Nira Spa or even enjoy a round of golf at a nearby eighteen-hole championship course.
Restaurants & Bars
The culinary art is sacred at Shanti Maurice, encompassing an unforgettable blend of indigenous and artisanal experiences. Fresh from the ocean, Shanti's own gardens or nearby farms, the resort's chefs offer local produce prepared in newly imaginative ways. With casual beach barbecues, fine Cape-inspired dining at the oceanfront restaurant and simple, healthy fare from the Garden Wok menu, Shanti Maurice caters to the most discerning of palates.
Stars, serving the finest, freshest Cape food, truly shines at night. With exquisite, perfectly prepared dishes and a setting offering views over a starlit Indian Ocean, the restaurant turns dinner into a memorable occasion. This is the place to lose track of time as the hours slip by while you savor your favourite wine. The culinary influences are South African, but the ingredients are primarily local. Executive Chef Willibald Reinbacher and his team create simple yet lightly-designed dishes that excel in execution and flavour. Likewise, the wine list reflects the tastes of the Cape, along with the best that the Old World has to offer.
In a relaxed setting open to ocean views and gentle breezes, the cuisine at Pebbles celebrates the rich diversity of Mauritian history and culture. From delicately spiced curries that embrace time-honoured Indian and Creole traditions, to fresh salads bursting with local goodness, the expert hands of its chefs create a wonderful fusion of authentic recipes and contemporary gastronomical delight. Pebbles is the resort's all-day dining restaurant. Indulge at breakfast with delectable pastries that are finely crafted and baked every day, or enjoy a lazy lunch sampling fish caught the same morning by local fishermen. The restaurant also offers a wellness cuisine menu for guests that are looking for healthier and lighter options.
Fish and Rhum Shack
The celebrated Fish and Rhum Shack at Shanti Maurice, offering the most authentic Mauritian evening on the island, has become an instant hit with guests and discerning locals alike. The rustic beach-side barbecue, surrounded by lantern-light and the sound of waves breaking on the reef, is the perfect location for an unforgettable feast under the stars. The freshest fish, meat and game is grilled on request and served with a selection of salads and herbs hand-picked from the resort's garden. The menu, depending on the previous night's catch and the morning market, might include grilled prawns, lobster, sea bass, tuna, snappers, chicken and lamb chops. Cocktails feature rum from the local distillery, while the beer selection introduces the finest offerings from the village brewery. Sega dancers regularly wow guests with the captivating beats and rhythms of the national song and dance. This is a Mauritian experience not to be missed.
Red Ginger Lounge
Shanti Maurice's lounge bar is the place to meet for a lunchtime drink, pre-dinner aperitif or late-night cocktails. By day, the bar offers views across the glistening waters of the infinity pool and beyond to the Indian Ocean. At night, discrete lighting picks out the sculptures and foliage in the exotic poolside gardens. The lounge offers alfresco and indoor dining options with a wide-ranging menu and wine list. Every evening, whilst the bar team mixes classic cocktails, local musicians provide entertainment, bringing Mauritian culture and sounds to live.
Spread over 36 acres of tropical gardens with breathtaking views of the hills and Indian Ocean, Shanti Maurice offers many shady picnic spots. All you need to do is pick your favorite one, where you will be provided with all essential picnic accessories, from the wine cooler to the cushions. The resort's chefs can create wholesome meals ranging from simple salads to fresh fish and game. A salad of sauteed shrimps, avocado, papaya, mango, hearts of palm, pear tomatoes, almonds and sweet and sour vinaigrette, accompanied by a bottle of cold Chablis, is typical picnic fare.
Alongside the lush landscape gardens of Shanti Maurice lies a bountiful herb and vegetable garden, providing the Chef with fresh and organic ingredients for the day's dishes. The garden plays home to over thirty varieties of herbs and vegetables, and depending on the season, lemon balm, parsley, rosemary, basil, mint, and coriander are grown, along with vegetables such as beetroot, aubergine, broccoli and onion.
Activities & Recreation
Shanti Maurice Resort Mauritius plays host to a myriad of leisurely pursuits that range from the energetic to the contemplative, for the more youthful and those wishing to feel so, taking place on dry land or otherwise. The wide variety of sports and recreational activities include non-motorized water sports, tennis, golf, jogging, trekking, power walking, aquafit, pilates, finger painting, garden tours and cooking classes, to name but a few.
Any resort golf course needs to provide a challenge for the better player, yet offer a playable and enjoyable experience for the recreational golfer. â€˜Le Golf du Chateau' has found the right balance and variation in length of holes, width of fairways, green sizes and ultimately the risk and reward element that is crucial on any championship layout. South African architect Peter Matkovitch designed this golf course to include it all: Love and attention to detail.
Situated on the beautiful south coast of Mauritius, Shanti Maurice â€“ a Nira Resort, boasts one of the island's best beaches. With pristine white sand stretching down to the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the 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. In between the still green mountains and the crystal-clear sea, the curved beach is the perfect place to curl up under a parasol with a good book, and a classic cocktail. The beach is always tranquil, since the resort only offers non-motorized water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing, pedal boats, snorkeling and kayaking.
From dolphin watching to kayaking, the activities arranged by the team at the boathouse include most aquatic pursuits. The fully qualified staff arranges regular group sailing and windsurfing initiation classes, along with snorkeling sessions and kayaking. Other available activities include deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, waterskiing and windsurfing.
Two floodlit tennis courts are located next to the Kids Club. The Concierge can provide a playing partner or arrange a private coaching session with the resort's resident tennis professional. Additionally, complimentary group tennis initiation is offered daily.
Whether you like to take a brisk jog before breakfast, a leisurely stroll at sunset or a moonlit walk after dinner, you'll find that the gardens provide a beautiful backdrop. Accompanied by the melodic sounds of tropical birds, they're a glorious mixture of careful nurturing and wild abandonment. Lush and tropical, the gardens include ponds, lawns and a small indigenous forest. The plant and tree species, some with conservation status, are endemic to Mauritius. Mango and Litchi trees grow in the orchard and Bread Fruit trees, Coconut Palms, Bougainvillea and Frangipani can be seen all across the public and private villa gardens.
The specially designed Kids Club is set within its own grounds beside the Nira Spa and comes complete with its own toddler's pool, games room (including snooker, table football and tennis), children's DVD films, computers, Play Station and Wii games. A weekly activities programme, crammed with fun-filled pursuits, such as flower making, kids yoga, face painting and musical games ensure the younger guests are entertained during their stay at Shanti Maurice Hotel Mauritius. In addition, field trips are arranged to the nearby Crocodile Park and Casela bird sanctuary, where the younger ones can make friends of the furry or scaled variety.
The Library is the ideal place to unwind, relax and enjoy the pleasures associated with the reading of a good book in a serene atmosphere. Alternatively, feel free to browse the internet with the two state-of-the-art iMac desktop computers offering printing facilities, or avail yourself of a selection of international newspapers and magazines.
The Boutique at Shanti Maurice Hotel Mauritius offers an exceptional shopping experience with a treasure trove of striking and beautiful items ranging from clothes, jewelry and home accessories, to local specialties that have been hand selected exclusively for you. Of particular interest is the selection of Mauritian Artisanal items varying from â€˜Poivre D'Or' - 100% natural and exotic preserves, â€˜Chamarel Rhum' - a high quality, eco-friendly agricultural rum, â€˜Cotton des Iles' - a collection of leisure wear where cotton is king, â€˜In'Am' - finest Cashmere, to handmade, natural vegetable soaps and scrubs.
Nira Spa at Shanti Mauritius
Awaken your Senses
One of the most spacious spas in the Indian Ocean, the Nira Spa at Shanti Maurice offers a unique range of therapies, featuring the ancient regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with the latest international wellness regimes that include Hydrotherapy, Cocoons, Body Polishes, Fusion Massage and Watsu treatments. Together, the healing effect is total and the harmony between inner and outer self is complete.
The spa therapists at Nira Spa work with nutritionists, personal trainers, Yoga masters and Ayurvedic physicians to encourage optimum health, mental wellbeing, revitalized senses, positive dietary changes and spiritual awakening.
Feel total renewal and rediscover tranquility through the nurturing touch of Nira Spa's therapies.
Rooms & Suites
The villas at Shanti Maurice Hotel are all ocean-facing and are among the most generously proportioned in Mauritius. All villas feature private pools and are surrounded by exotic private gardens, terraces and courtyards.
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 splendor, while enjoying personal, discrete service. Covering a massive 800 sq. metres, this villa is the most
Two Bedroom Suite Villa
With two bedrooms, two bathrooms with separate dressing rooms, and a large living room, these Two Bedroom Suite Villas are ideal for families or friends travelling together. The vast interior and exterior space gives family members or friends the freedom to spend time together or apart. Meals can be taken in the large dining area or al fresco
Luxury Suite Villa
The large living room adds an elegant extra dimension to the Luxury Suite Villas with Pool, bringing the total space up to 376 sq. meters, and lending the villas a sense of bright and airy spaciousness. The five Luxury Suite Villas have a 54 sq. meter temperature-controlled swimming pool, a private garden and an enclosed courtyard with
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 shaded dining pavilion. Covering 208 sq. meters, the eight Luxury Villas have a temperature-controlled swimming pool, a private garden and an enclosed courtyard with an outdoor rain shower and
Junior Suite Beach Front
Covering 81 sqm, the Junior Suites Beach Front are among the most generously proportioned in Mauritius. Designed to blend modernity with practicality, they're 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
Junior Suite Ocean View
Covering 81 sqm, the Junior Suites Ocean View are among the most generously proportioned in Mauritius. Designed to blend modernity with practicality, they're 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