Set in its turquoise sea, the beautiful Island of Mauritius basks in an all-year-round sub-tropical climate. The coastline is surrounded almost entirely by coral reefs and dramatic mountains rise above the extinct volcanic craters, rivers and waterfalls of the Island’s central plateau.
Formed by eruptions from the depths of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius was discovered by Arab sailors during the 10th century. Dutch settlers arrived in 1598 and the Island eventually fell into French, then British hands, before gaining independence in 1968 and becoming a Republic in 1992. Not surprisingly, Mauritius is a fascinating blend of diverse cultures, each with its own customs and cuisine.
On the beautiful south coast, Shanti Maurice has one of the Island’s best beaches. With pristine white sand stretching down to the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the beach can be viewed from all suites and Villas. Coral reefs circle the sand and clusters of black volcanic rock create pools as the tide goes out.
Between the still green mountains and the crystal-clear sea, the curved beach is the perfect place to curl up under a parasol with a good book, and a classic cocktail. The beach is always tranquil, since we only offer non-motorised watersports, such as windsurfing, sailing, pedal boats, snorkeling and kayaking.
Whether you like to take a brisk jog before breakfast, a leisurely stroll at sunset or a moonlit walk after dinner, you’ll find that our gardens provide a beautiful backdrop. Accompanied by the melodic sounds of tropical birds, they’re a glorious mixture of careful nurturing and wild abandonment.
Lush and tropical, they include ponds, lawns and a small indigenous forest. The plant and tree species, some with conservation status, are endemic to Mauritius. Mango and Leitchi trees grow in the orchard and Bread Fruit trees, Coconut palms, Bougainvillea and Frangipani can be seen across the public and private villa gardens.