Shanti Maurice, a Nira Resort in beautiful Mauritius was put under scrutiny by the brilliant traveller resource, National Geographic this week. As a super luxury resort, part of the Shanti Hospitality Group – Shanti Maurice is renowned for its luxury accommodation and beautiful setting. Find out what National Geographic Traveller had to say, here…
Shanti Maurice is a boutique lifestyle resort with an award-winning spa, located around a pristine, horseshoe-shaped coral sand cove, on the largely untouched south coast of Mauritius near the small town of St Felix.
Set between the turquoise of the Indian Ocean and the vivid greens of the sugarcane fields, this luxurious resort provides its guests with access to the sights, sounds and flavours of the mix of Indian, African, French and Chinese influences forming the Mauritian culture. From sourcing the majority of the restaurants’ ingredients off the island’s farmers and fishermen, to supporting village crafts by supplying hand-woven beach carriers, the team at Shanti Maurice works with the community to respect its environs and minimise the impact.
Shanti Maurice comprises 61 spacious suites and villas, spread across a 36-acre landscape of fragrant tropical gardens. All 17 villas — including the Presidential villa — are located on the beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean, and have a private pool, outdoor rain shower and dining pavilion. Design is a contemporary yet timeless blend of Mauritian and African culture and style. The resort welcomes couples and families, and offers a Kids’ Club and Kids’ Activities Programme, with recreational pursuits such as non-motorised watersports, tennis, and range of arts and crafts, including shell-painting, clay-modelling and ‘treasure hunts’.
The resort also makes an ideal setting for a wedding or honeymoon. Couples can exchange vows in Shanti Maurice’s wedding pavilion, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, or under the resort’s ancient Badamier tree, with a backdrop of lush mountains. The resort can also arrange memorable wedding receptions in the village’s 18th-century chapel, complete with a Mauritian choir.
The pride of the almost exclusively local staff at the resort is evident throughout the Shanti Maurice experience, which manifests itself in a warm and caring service. The resort’s philosophy is built on a desire for guests to use Shanti Maurice as a base from which to experience the very best that the ‘real’ Mauritius has to offer. Shanti Maurice’s wish is that travellers arrive as guests, leave as friends and, hopefully, return as family.
Find out more at the Shanti Maurice website