Leave the tourist shores of Mauritius and head south towards Souillac. Continue the road through the villages with evocative names: Nouvelle France, La Flora, Britannia … while admiring the scenery. The big summer rains have brought a lot of water, vegetation south of Mauritius is lush, tropical green harmony with the blue of the sky and the lagoon.
It is in a quiet corner of this beautiful southern coast of the island, which stretches from Pointe d’Esny to Le Morne, that nestles the Shanti Maurice: a luxury 5-star hotel that exudes well-being and refinement. Small (61 keys) and delicate, the Shanti Maurice occupies an exceptional natural location in the heart of a tropical park made of tropical almond and mango trees, at the junction between the rugged coastline and the lagoon south of the island. This is the ideal place to come relax, at the edge of the Indian Ocean: the spa massages (Ayurvedic treatments, oriental and bio, provided in 24 luxurious cabins) are divine and yoga sessions source of serenity. End of the day, if you went to visit the Black River Gorges, nearby, or the charming village of Mahebourg – which houses a “bazaar” bubbling and the lovely naval museum, you can opt for a dip in the beautiful infinity pool, facing the reef nearby, and benefit from a few relaxing bath tub. As refreshing as relaxing.
The pleasures of the palate complement these delights: the cuisine of Shanti is fresh (thanks to the large garden and orchard that provides local fruit and vegetables) and light, in a word, exquisite!
Parents seeking relaxation can also spend an enjoyable holiday with family, within the resort. While adults decompress, children are fully supported by the ultra-dynamic kids club that organizes nights camping tent (on the hotel website), tours around the island and all kinds of activities dedicated to young people. In the early evening, parents and children can gather to go to dinner together as a family at La Kaze Mama, the open-air restaurant dedicated to the Mauritian family kitchen: an opportunity to taste the authentic island of Mauritius.
Top 3 what we liked at the Shanti Maurice:
The mini kids club pool
Stand Up Paddle Yoga
The original culinary creations fruit (fresh smoothies and pineapple and chili sorbet!)
Shanti Maurice, Chemin Grenier, Mauritius