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Situated on one of the best beaches in Mauritius, Shanti Maurice is an exceptional resort and spa featuring an elegant and extensive collection of private suites and villas. Ideal for both families and couples, Shanti Maurice offers a truly rejuvenating and relaxing island experience. Its location is quiet and all rooms have Indian Ocean views over a protected bay on the southern coast.

Shanti Maurice is known for its superb award-winning spa - one of the largest of all Africa's tropical island spas - and wellness facilities that include Ayurvedic treatments, nutritional advice, personal training, yoga and Pilates, as well as a full range of massage and specialised treatments. You can enjoy a variety of water sports, including snorkelling, sailing and windsurfing, as well as a game of tennis or a round of golf. A special activity is to paddle a 'zayak' (a glass-bottomed kayak) to the coral garden and enjoy it from above.The extensive garden features coconut palms, bougainvillea and frangipani trees, and is the ideal place for a leisurely stroll.

Another highlight is 'La Kaze Mama': you learn to cook authentic Mauritian food in the hotel's herb and vegetable garden under the friendly guidance of the chef at Grandma's Kitchen restaurant.

Children are well looked after at Explorers Kids Club, which has a range of age-appropriate programmes for younger guests aged four months to 11 years. There are only two children under two per nanny, giving parents of toddlers peace of mind. Older kids can enjoy scavenger hunts, sport or supervised excursions.


  • Located on a remote and exclusive beach in the south
  • 36 private acres with no motorised water sports to ensure tranquility
  • Superb spa and wellness facilities inspired by ancient Indian disciplines
  • Fresh local produce used in delicious recipes served in unique locations
  • Extremely extensive kids' club for four months to 11 years


  • Beach activities
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Golf
  • Jogging trails
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Wind-surfing
  • Children's activities
The ultimate spa and wellness retreat in an idyllic location. It's so quiet and peaceful you can't fail to leave rejuvenated.
Rikke Williams

Rikke Williams

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Junior Suite Beachfront

Shanti Maurice offers a variety of Junior Suites that are located on the ground- or first floor, with beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. Some of the first-floor suites feature large balconies with wooden chairs, tables and comfortable sunbeds, while others are located directly on the beachfront and boast large verandas. A number of rooms on the ground floor offer access to the beach via the tropical garden, while a selection of them are located directly on the beach and feature large terraces with dining tables and private outdoor showers. Bathrooms are all en suite and have dressing rooms, over-sized bathtubs, separate rain showers, and twin vanities. All rooms come standard with luxuries like Wi-Fi connectivity, air conditioning and plasma televisions. The Junior Suites can accommodate two adults and two children below 12 years, or three adults.

Shanti Villa

Shanti Maurice Mauritius offers a selection of magnificent ground-floor villas that boast temperature controlled, private pools of various sizes. Some of the villas have access to the beach via the resort’s tropical garden, while others are located directly on the beachfront. All the villas at Shanti Maurice are equipped with built-in Jacuzzi beds, private dining pavilions, and private outdoor showers. The villas can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children below 12 years, or three adults. There are Double Villas available for groups of six adults, or four adults and four children – these also have larger living and dining areas.


The spa and wellness centre provides a comprehensive range of Africology products and Ayurvedic treatments, nutritional advice, personal training, complimentary yoga, meditation and pilates, as well as a variety of massages and specialised treatments. There is a fully-equipped couple's therapy room, a sauna, a steam room and in-room treatments are also available. The Shanti Spa is one of the largest among Africa's Indian Ocean islands. You can stop by the hair and beauty salon for a 'freshening up' (especially if you just have been on safari) before heading for one of the resort's restaurants or lounge bars.

The hotel has a main swimming pool which also features a Jacuzzi, as well as tennis courts and a gym for those guests who want to stay in shape. The more adventurous can hire bicycles or scooters to discover more of the surrounding area or hit the 9-hole putting green. The resort also offers a library, a boutique and has Wi-Fi throughout the resort at 100mbps.

The Explorers Kids Club is one of the most comprehensive in Africa. Professional nannies look after children aged four months to 11 years, giving each group age-appropriate routines and activities. There is a dedicated splash pool, tots' tennis court, an air-conditioned sleep room, an archery station and even an outdoor cinema in the evenings. Activities range from gardening and kite making to cooking and golf lessons, as well as trips to nature parks. Meals are co-ordinated with parents and can include lunch at the restaurant or high tea.

There are 36 acres of tropical gardens to explore and because no motorised water sports are allowed off the beach, peace and tranquility reign.

Outside Shanti Maurice you can enjoy ziplining, shopping and walks in the nearby indigenous forest.


Shanti Maurice has a number of restaurants and lounge bars, each of which serves cuisine based on ancient Ayuvedic principles: using body type to determine the best possible diet. Star serves fresh South African-inspired Cape cuisine, and is a perfectly romantic spot for a candlelit dinner.

Dine on exquisitely prepared dishes in a tranquil Indian Ocean setting. Star celebrates the rich diversity of Mauritian history and culture, with Indian and international influences, through delicately spiced dishes, fresh salads and contemporary flavours. Open throughout the day, Star offers superb cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also offers an exclusive wellness menu. The Star cookbook is an ideal gift to take home for foodie friends wanting to experiment with fusion flavours from Africa.

The Fish Shack serves authentic Mauritian food in a traditional environment. This rustic, beach-side barbecue is lit up by lanterns and dining is accompanied by the sounds of waves breaking on the reef. From fish to meat and game, each meal is carefully prepared and enjoyed while Sega dancers perform traditional dances.

The Rum Shed is the first of two vibrant bars, and offers 180 different rums from 36 different countries. It has a laid-back, rustic atmosphere where you are encouraged to bury your bare toes in the sand as you sip on your special tipple.

The Red Ginger bar features a pool table, TVs for live sport matches and shisha pipes.

Shanti Maurice prides itself on growing its own fruit, vegetables and aromatic spices, which are incorporated into its menus. Enquire about a special lunch in the garden, under the watchful eye of a private chef. Alternatively, travel for 10 minutes beyond the grounds to dine in an authentic, upmaket private home in an experience known just as 'Grandma's Kitchen'. The head of Grandma's Kitchen creates 'La Kaze Mama', a interactive experience where she takes you through the basics of Mauritian home cooking in Shanti Maurice's lovely herb and vegetable garden.

General facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Computer facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Tennis Court
  • Babysitting service available
  • Jacuzzi
  • Children's Club
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking

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