If youíre after privacy and seclusion, with amazing sea views just meters from the beach, stay at one of Shanti Mauriceís 61 villas and suites.
Mauritius leads the world with its award winning spas and Shanti Maurice is famous for its boutique Spa.
This spa was voted Best Luxury Hotel Spa in Mauritius 2012, and is one of the largest on the island (75,000 sq ft) with 25 beautifully appointed treatment rooms. After your treatment, you sit in an enchanting tea pavilion and sip on herbal tea, soothed by the surrounding tranquil lily ponds and fragrant blooms. The Spa menu is so vast it is a book, offering a mix of Indian techniques performed by Ayurveydic therapists with natural Africology products. This sums up the beautiful ethnic diversity of the cultures that make up Mauritius.
The resortís accommodation is equally special, each villa has its own 54 sq m swimming pool in its own private garden, outdoor rain shower and thatched outdoor dining pavilion overlooking the ocean and a complimentary butler service. If you're celebrating a special occasion and have the funds to stay here, the 376 sq m two bedroom Presidential Villa is luxury personified. It has a spacious dining and sitting room, two outdoor decked terraces overlooking the Jacuzzi and private swimming pool and gazebo, all with 180 ocean views.
And itís not just the accommodation and spa that set Shanti apart Ė they offer a plethora of add-ons which set them apart from other resorts. On arrival, youíll be welcomed with a refreshing coconut drink, a cool towel infused with Soma, the hotelís own signature fragrance, (which smells delightful throughout the property and is available to buy in the gift shop) and a shoulder massage courtesy of the Spa. The Shanti Times, the resortís weekly newsletter, is delivered to your room and details each dayís activities; at the spa, guided meditation or yoga, for the active; bike excursions to the nearby village, or beginners tennis, and for food lovers, a herb garden tour or cooking class with chef.
Grandmaís Dining is Shanti Mauriceís most delightful concept, where up to eight guests dine at the home of the grandmother of one of the hotelís staff members. Although Grandma doesnít speak English, she welcomes you warmly and her son translates for her. It is a great opportunity to spend a fun relaxed evening dining on amazing Indian Mauritian dishes, whilst getting to know a local family and ask them about their life on Mauritius.