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A luxury boutique hotel to delight the senses
The Shanti Maurice - A Nira Resort is nestled on the beach, bordering the Bay of St. Felix and the southern tip of Mauritius Island. Situated between fields of sugar cane, tropical gardens and the Indian Ocean, this luxury 5-star boutique hotel is entirely devoted to delighting the senses. With a renowned spa, refined gourmet cuisine, and exquisite beaches on the turquoise waters, Shanti Maurice hotel represents the best of the Mauritian lifestyle. Only a 40 minute drive from the airport, it is an ideal hotel for couples, assuring a private, romantic stay. Families alike will be enchanted by this paradise, where children are warmly welcomed.
A hotel and island in harmony
The Mauritian architect Jean-Marc Eynaud designed an architecture that blends with the surroundings, playing with space as well as elements like the ocean and tropical vegetation. Local materials such as wood, lava stone and thatch are used, combined with the brilliance of marble and granite. Large, outward-looking windows allow air to circulate. Ponds, fountains and lava sculptures beautifully adorn the extensive gardens.
The 17 villas and 44 suites are spread over 14 hectares of tropical garden and are all facing the Indian Ocean. This direct access to the beach is perfect for beautiful morning walks, just outside your door. The design is contemporary luxury (plasma TVs, air conditioning, speaker systems, coffee machines ...) with a Mauritian influence, a mixture of cultures: Japanese sliding panels, Creole ceiling fans, Indian furniture...
We recommend the upstairs suites, with wide balconies offering a perfect panorama to admire the sunsets over the bay. For a fully exclusive stay, choose one of the sumptuous villas, complete with private pools. A little further away from shore and overlooking the rocky coast, they promise a magical and serene stay.
Tempting Experience: relax in the island's largest spa
The Nira Spa spreads its 7000 m² around a charming Tea Pavilion surrounded by water lily ponds. It is one of the largest spas on the Indian Ocean, with 25 wellness rooms. Spa therapists, nutritionists, personal trainers, Yoga masters and Ayurvedic physicians all work together to offer unique and personalized treatments. Age-old secular Ayurveda medicine is combined with modern Africology products, a blend of 2 cultures in line with the Shanti Maurice philosophy.
On the menu: Soul of Africa, Intonga Amasatchi, African Goddess...ready to travel?!
Services and Activities
The philosophy of Shanti Maurice is that "the traveler arrives as a customer, leaves as a friend and returns as a member of the family.” Everything is created for your happiness alone.
The Kids Club offers a variety of activities (non-motorized water sports, tennis, crafts, and treasure hunts) specifically dedicated to children.
Shanti Maurice also provides a unique setting for a wedding. Couples can say their intimate "I do"s in the wedding pavilion, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. A ceremony in the village chapel dating from the 18th century can also be arranged with the bonus of a Mauritian choir.
In the kitchen, the Shanti Mauritius offers a wide choice of flavors. Chef Willibald Reinbach favors dishes using local ingredients and vegetables and herbs grown in the field. Stars, the gourmet restaurant, offers contemporary cuisine inspired by South Africa. Pebbles Restaurant offers international cuisine influenced by the flavors of India. Fish and Rum Shack, on the beach, pays homage to pirates with rum-based cocktails produced in the local distillery and barbecue dishes with freshly caught fish.
The concierge is always at your disposal to organize trips and excursions: swimming with dolphins at Tamarin Bay, visiting the Bois Cheri tea factory, dinner at a local home, and arranging picnics in the gardens of Shanti Maurice or on the island.
For those who like to keep active, sports such as windsurfing, zip-lining, golf, tennis and hiking can be experienced on the southern end of the island.
The island is in the southwest Indian Ocean and in the heart of the Mascarene Islands. Bathed in turquoise waters, the beautiful island of Mauritius offers spectacular tropical coral reefs, mountains, volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls.
A few kilometers from Shanti Maurice, you can visit to the Rochester Waterfall and refresh yourself in the small pond at the foot of the falls.
The estate of Bois Cheri is a must-see for fans of Mauritian heritage and tea. This plantation was established in 1892 and produces more than half of Mauritian tea! Don't forget to stop at the Chalet Bois Cheri, 1 km from the plantation, to sip coconut-vanilla tea with a splendid view over the plantations and the ocean on the horizon.
• "101 Best Spas in the World" - Tatler Spa Guide 2011