It doesn’t get more luxurious than the 5-star Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa which is set amid 36 acres of palm-filled exotic gardens in between sugarcane fields and the Indian Ocean. With its sophisticated ambience and stylish surroundings, it’s the place to stay if you’re looking for something really special.
The Shanti Spa combines Ayurvedic and contemporary techniques to create a package of treatments to improve wellbeing. There are also various classes on offer, such as yoga, traditional meditation, Pilates and aquafit.
Each of the Shanti Maurice’s villas face the sea, are surrounded by private gardens, terraces and courtyards and have private pools. They are decorated simply in a contemporary Mauritian style, with cream walls, dark-wood furniture and fresh flowers. There are a few levels of accommodation to choose from depending on your budget, all have king beds, a spacious veranda with loungers and a seating area, marble bathrooms, plasma TVs, DVD players, internet access and an outdoor rain shower.
There are water sports opportunities galore including dolphin watching and kayaking, as well as golf just a 10-minute drive away, lessons with a tennis professional on two floodlit courts, as well as excursions to Port Louis.
Stars is the resort’s signature beachfront restaurant, home of "Aquacasia" cuisine and featuring locally-inspired food with a spectacular backdrop. As its name suggests, the Fish Shack offers a beach-side fish barbecue each night by lantern light, as well as entertainment and delicious rum cocktails. For something more casual, head to the Red Ginger Lounge for a lunchtime drink or the Rum Shed for A La Carte dining.
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