Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa - Mauritius
Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa - Hotel Overview
Set on the rugged south-east coast of the island on a secluded peninsula lapped by magnificent Blue Bay Marine Park and facing Île-aux-Aigrettes natural reserve, Shandrani Resort & Spa boasts three immaculate private beaches. This 5-star luxury allows you to relax knowing that your whole stay will be hassle-free! Six types of luxurious and spacious accommodation are on offer: Superior, Superior Beachfront and Deluxe rooms, Family Apartments, Senior and Family suites.
Five restaurants invite you to sample mouth- watering gastronomy served with a choice of the best imported wines. Grand Port is the perfect place to taste international recipes and Creole specialities, while Porto Vecchio provides fine Italian and Mediterranean-style fare. Boucanier is a fine dining restaurant, Sirius serves light tropical cuisine and Teak Elephant is a Thai restaurant.
When it comes to sport and leisure, the resort has something for everyone. A range of land and water sports from water-skiing to golf as well as a sailing school and a diving centre will delight the active ones.
Other facilities include a spa and a wellness centre, associated with the world-renowned Clarins brand.
Room types at Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa
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This modern and comfortable room offers a beautiful view onto the lush gardens. Ideal for a couple, guests will enjoy the intimate bedroom and en-suite bathroom that extends onto the cosy lounge area and terrace.
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The room is an area of 75m ², located on the garden will or 1st floor with sea view. Particularly suitable for families with young children, Family Apartments offer a children's room has a custom furniture to order.
Superior Beach Front
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Only a few steps away from the beach, this room offers guests comfortable holiday accommodation in an idyllic location. The bedroom opens onto the lounge area and terrace, where guests will enjoy beautiful sunrises.
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The Deluxe room is newly renovated, creating a contemporary yet peaceful haven, ideal for couples. The bedroom has a spacious en-suite bathroom and extends onto a modern lounge area and terrace that in turn continues onto a semi-private garden, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the island lifestyle.
Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa - Hotel Restaurants
The hotel’s five restaurants and two bars give a whole new meaning to variety.
Le Grand Port
Overlooking the beach and the hotel’s main pool Le Grand-Port, the hotel’s main restaurant, serves excellent international and local fare. It is the perfect option to sample new recipes sourced around the globe while enjoying the convivial atmosphere which centres around the buffets and live cooking stations.
If you fancy light tropical cuisine, opt for Le Sirius restaurant, located at the tip of the peninsula.
Specialising in fine Italian and Mediterranean-style cuisine, the Porto Vecchio restaurant is a gem with its casual, yet elegant atmosphere.
If you are looking for an upmarket dining experience, head for Le Boucanier, the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant. The restaurant’s wooden deck combines with soft lighting to create a cosy, comfortable, welcoming ambiance.
Close to the Sirius restaurant, the Teak Elephant, specialises in Thai cuisine and delights guests with its elegant setting opening up onto Shandrani’s golf course.
Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa - Spa
Shandrani Resort & Spa is a hotel where luxury and freedom go hand in hand, and well-being and plenitude are the focus of all expectations.
It is not just one but two Spa areas affiliated to Clarins where guests indulge in relaxation and rejuvenation amidst lush tropical surroundings.
La Source Spa
"La Source Spa" provides a sophisticated setting drawing on an oriental-inspired lifestyle. It features 11 treatment rooms divided into two wings. Hewn from elegant pieces of wood, Moorish-style doors open onto the saunas and hammams. The relaxing rooms open onto a reflecting pool and massage cabins have their own walled gardens. The second wing exudes a "zen" atmosphere and features treatment rooms designed around a spacious wooden deck. After a treatment, guests are free to relax on the sun deck and help themselves to herbal tea or juice from the bar.
La Source Wellness
The picturesque La Source Wellness' creates a blend of luxury and simplicity with private treatment rooms resembling reed shelters set within a tropical haven. The design catches your attention at once with its generous proportions and stunning setting. The centerpiece is a magnificent pool accentuating the grand dimensions. Its pure symmetrical lines define the area with an effortless sense of style enhanced by the plays of light on the mirror-like water.
Accessible by stepping stones in the water, a centuries-old badamier tree makes a perfect focal point while providing the ultimate retreat for relaxation after pampering. Earth shades and thatched roofs built at tree level ensure the 20 single and double massage cabins blend seamlessly with the surroundings. Framed in a green oasis, the private treatment rooms turn each visit into the ultimate experience. Hibiscus and frangipani trees lend beautiful bursts of colour to the garden while the delicate fragrance of jasmine fills the air.
Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa - Sport & Leisure Activities
Like all Beachcomber hotels, Shandrani offers a range of land and water sports, most of which are complimentary.
Beachcomber Sport & Nature (an exclusive eco-tourism programme combining trekking, kayaking and canyoning)
Bicycle riding - Bocciball - Golf - 9-hole golf course Par 29 ("Pitch & Putt") - Table tennis - Tennis (6 floodlit courts) - Volley-ball
Aerobics - Cardio - Stretching - Weights - Yoga - Personal training
Aquagym - Diving - Diving Centre affiliated to PADI and National Geographic - Glass-bottom boat - Kayak - Kitesurf - IKO-certified kitesurf school (International Kitesurf Organisation) - Pedal boat - Sailing - Sailing school certified for adults and children - Snorkelling - Water-skiing - Windsurfing
Shandrani's speedboat is available for private excursions
Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa - Kids Facilities & Kids Club
Available to kids aged 3 to 12 years, Shandrani's mini-club is housed in a Creole-style house, attractively fenced in the heart of the tropical gardens. Both indoor and outdoor areas were designed and furnished with miniature furniture and special accessories for children's enjoyment and comfort.
A traditional swing and a jungle gym guarantee loads of fun in the gardens. The mini-club interiors consist of a large room divided into smaller activity corners dedicated to painting classes, TV watching and book reading. Another smaller room is a rest area equipped with small beds. A baby-sitting service is also available with supplement. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance at the Reception.
Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa - Hotel Facilities
- Table tennis
- Club teens 03-11 years
- Air Conditioning
Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa - Location
Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa - Tripadvisor Reviews
What to Do in the Hotel's RegionGolf - East
Mauritius has a long experience as long as golf is concerned. Indeed, this sport was introduced in 1844, under the British rule, thus becoming the third country in the world to be introduced to golf.
Mauritius has set itself the objective of becoming the best golf destination in the Indian Ocean, and gradually a worldwide reference. It is worth mentioning that, in 2008, the country was the Golf Destination of the Year title by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGRO).
Today, Mauritius hosts eight 18-hole golf courses, as well as five 9-hole golf courses, most of them being situated within hotel resorts along the coastline. Most of them have been designed by famous golf course designers like Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els and Rodney Wright.
Golf courses have certified instructors, and all the materials like golf balls, clubs, caddies and carts can be hired. For those who wish to try their hand, private golf lessons are also available.
The unique thing about golf in Mauritius is that it can be practised under optimal conditions in breathtaking background scenery of gorgeous mountains and beaches that surround most of the golf courses.Kitesurf East
Although a lot of people are not aware of it, kite-surfing has its roots as far back as the early 1800s, but was formalized in the mid 1990s. It is often described as a mixture of different water and flying sports like windsurfing, wakeboarding, surfing and paragliding.
Mauritius, with its wide lagoons and South East Trade winds offers all the required ingredients for a thrilling kite surfing adventure. Mauritian waters offer opportunities both to beginners and experienced kite surfers; it is thus seeing more visitors choosing the destination for its kite surfing opportunities.
The country now counts 8 registered kite surf schools and rentals. As most water sports, these services are usually available within hotel premises, but are not limited exclusively to the hotel’s customers. Moreover, these schools main instructors have got the International Kiteboarding Organisation certification. These schools also offer kiteboard rental either per day or per week. The equipment is of international standards and regularly updated. Some schools also offer downwind and lagoon crossing trips for small groups interested in surfing around the island. However, they have to be booked well in advance for logistics reasons.
Even if experienced kite surfers are tempted to just go with the flow, it is advisable to have all necessary information, so as to know where the best spots are, what is the best time of the year and what are the precautions needed on specific spots.
Since water temperature will not go below 20°C, there is no unsuitable season for kite surfing. Even the winds make it possible to kite surf all year round. However, during the months of June to January, winds can get very strong.
Where in the East?
The advantage with the East coast, including the South East coast is that the kite surf spots there are adapted for all levels, the best period being from April to November. Spots in this region include Belle Mare, Pointe d'Esny and Blue Bay spots. Shallower spots are also available in Poste Lafayette, La Colombiere, Trou d’Eau Douce and L’ile aux Cerfs. The main drawback of this region however is that the lagoons are irregular in depth, and coral patches can thus be a hazard. Moreover, there are several passes in this region, with strong currents that can pull the kiters outside the lagoon. It is thus advisable to kite well inside the lagoon in this region.
Horseback riding is definitely not new to Mauritians, nor Mauritius. The least one can say is that it is a sport deeply rooted in the traditions of the country. The fact that we find here the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere is proof enough of that. The passion of horse racing is shared by (almost) all Mauritians. And that, irrespective of their ethnicity or social class...
But horseback riding is not practiced only on the Champ de Mars racecourse. There are quite a few equestrian centers on the island. You can most definitely stroll down the wide (and white) sandy beaches of the island on horseback. With the lapping waves in the background, you can enjoy the sun and scenery as a bonus. During the day, the sportiest and most experienced can also take a dip in the sea with their horses! This is a unique experience that can only leave you with good memories. In the evening, enjoy the sunset as you stroll quietly, alone, with your partner or your family.
The beach is not your favorite playground ? Well, you can also enjoy horse riding in lush vegetation on beautiful domains at the heart of the island. Some even extend over 2,000 hectares. You can also find equestrian centers in various localities of the island.
In the East
One of the largest domain of the island is located on the east coast. You can ride for more or less an hour and a half in a breathtaking scenery that will make you see Mauritius in a new angle. The icing on the cake? A whole bunch of activities and services are available for those accompanying the riders !
Ile Aux Cerfs Island
Tucked away in the secluded Eastern Coast of Mauritius, the renowned Ile aux Cerfs Island or literally known as Deer Island is a haven of relaxation, fun and entertainment. The island is spread over a lush vegetation of 100 hectares and is visited by tourists and locals due to its sandy beaches, beautiful lagoon and with a wide range of activities.
Known also for its best snorkeling areas, Ile aux Cerfs has beautiful coral reef teeming with a vibrant marine life where you can enjoy the rich underwater world. You do not have to be a good swimmer or diver to discover the realm of the marine ecosystem. You can try the underwater sea walk where you will have the chance to feed the beautiful fishes. Or simply try the thrilling parasailing to enjoy the bird’s eye view of the incredible Island and turquoise lagoon.
Also the island consists of many facilities such as small market, bathrooms, restaurants and also a five-star hotel with a golf course designed by the famous golf player Bernhard Lange. The course covers 38 hectares on the southern half of the Ile aux Cerfs Island with the holes snaking up and down the length of the island, boasting naturally undulating topography, volcanic rock outcrops, lakes and gullies, and a variety of tropical trees and plants.
Ile Aux Aigrettes
The virgin nature sanctuary of exotic and indigenous species, Ile aux Aigrettes - a tiny coral island (26 hectares) just off the Southern Coast of Mauritius is a nature reserve under the supervision of the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. The island is a natural museum and home to many endemic and native animal and plant species.
Its flora is mainly composed of coastal ebony forest and strand scrub vegetations. There are 97 known introduced plant species on the island, and 28 are considered as major weeds. Pink Pigeons, Mauritius Fodies and Mauritius Olive White-eyes have also been reintroduced, along with the Aldabra Giant Tortoises (to replace the extinct giant tortoise species once found here). The beautiful endemic Ornate Day Gecko Phelsuma ornata still occurs on the island naturally. Captive Mauritius Fruit Bats can also be viewed on the island for educational and awareness purposes.
The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation solely manages and conducts tours. The usual tours take between 1½ and two hours and start from Pointe Jérome, around 250m Southeast of Le Preskîl hotel. Longer 'eco tours' of two to 2½ hours are also available. These allow you more time on the island and let you meet some members of the scientific teams working there. Tours involve a good deal of walking; wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and water. At the end of the tour you can visit a small museum and shop.
Domaine De L’etoile
Domaine de L’Etoile is a huge private nature reserve extending over 1200 hectares of lush green forests and dense valleys. It has kept the island’s most spectacular panorama, indigenous forests, and bountiful valleys. This splendid reserve invites nature lovers to rejuvenate in the Eastern part of the island.
Expect exciting adventure moments such as the giant zip line course of 3,500 meters where you will get to see the breathtaking views, along with thrilling quad and buggy drive, horse riding, hiking and archery.
This former sugar domain is one of the most preserved regions in Mauritius boosting indigenous forests rich of several varieties of plants and trees with the famous ancient ebony trees and endemic species. The Domaine also includes crystalline sources and rivers that extend to distant mountains. Its natural environment favors the survival of wild animals, while you will be able to admire deers, boars, monkeys and bats as well as rare species of birds such as the “Cateau Vert” and the “Crescerelle”.
Head to the serene area of the restaurant where you will have the chance to savour the tantalising dishes with the genuine flavours of the local cuisine.
Belle Mare Beach
The Belle Mare beach is located in the secluded Eastern part of Mauritius. The beach has fine white sand fringed with lush casuarinas trees and is considered as one of the longest beaches in Mauritius.
It stretches from the Belle Mare village to the south till the village of Trou dÈau Douce.
The enticing Belle Mare beach has many top-end resorts and villas due to its incredible location and features.
Its shallow bay and crystal clear sea water has undoubtedly attracted many locals and tourists as well. You can relax, and sun bath or swim in the southern part of the beach, where you can practice a range of water activities such as snorkelling.
Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy deep-sea fishing for tuna, marlin and mako shark which are pretty much popular in this eastern part. Belle Mare also serves as a convenient base camp for a trek to 1,575-foot Lion Mountain, where sweeping views reward those who make the challenging hike to its peak.
Blue Bay Beach
Located in the South Eastern Coast of Mauritius, just some 15 minutes from the international airport, Blue Bay beach is an idyllic relaxing hideaway to get sunburn. The beach is very renowned for its best preserved marine ecosystem, incredibly serene ambiance, and shimmering emerald blue water.
The protected Marine park offers a great spot for glass bottom boat tours, diving and snorkeling. Take the chance to explore the rare beauty of the striking aquatic species, as the bay is a shallow haven of coral and colourful fish in all shapes and forms.
The Blue Bay beach can be somehow packed with many people picnicking during weekends, providing you a chance to mingle with the friendly locals. In addition, you will find plenty of snack food outlets offering tasty local food, or if you are craving for some other kind of cuisines, then there are many nearby restaurants available. But if you want some lone and tranquil time, then you can also visit the gorgeous Pointe Désny beach, where you can sunbathe, and relax.
Blue Bay Marine Park
The Blue Bay Marine Park is a Protected Area situated in the South Eastern Coast of Mauritius. This marine park extends over 353 hectares (3.5 km2) where you can find a diverse and rich fauna and flora especially the corals, mainly for a brain coral of diameter 6-7metres, with 108 of coral, 233 fish species, and 201 species of mollusks.
Besides, it also consists of mangroves, algae, sea grasses, corals, and other marine organisms. Different fish species include Damselfish, Surgeonfish, Butterfly-fish, juvenile Sailfin tangs, as well as tiny Pipefish and large Trumpet fish.
The marine park is an idyllic diving and snorkeling spot, as there is crystal clear water which offers great visibility with an average depth of 5.5m.
This area has the most vibrating marine ecosystem which has been well preserved. With a great view of the reef, fish and of large selection of corals, the Blue Bay Marine Park is a true haven to feast your eyes with the ocean beauty. There are also glass bottom trips where you will have the same privilege access but without getting drenched.
Mahebourg Historical Naval Museum
The Mahebourg Historical Naval Museum pays tribute to the 1810 battle naval of the Vieux Grand Port which lasted several days and was a great attempt by the British to conquer the island. It ended in defeat for the British and both sides suffered heavy casualties. The French victory is inscribed on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
At that time the museum was a hospital which catered for the injured commanders both of the French and English fleets for treatments. The story of the victory is retold in the museum, along with salvaged items - cannons, grapeshot and the all-important wine bottles - from the British frigate Magicienne, which sank in the battle.
The museum occupies three floors, where two of which are accessible to the public. On the ground floor wreckage of sailing ships that took part in the Grand Port battle, original cannon, cannonball, paintings and swords and weaponry of Robert Surcouf, the eighteenth-century corsair, popularly known as the king of the Corsairs. A large relief map shows the complicated reefs of Vieux Grand Port where the great battle took place. The bell, recovered from the wreckage of the St Geran which sunk off the east coast in 1744, is also on display. There is an interesting newspaper cutting of Charles Seabourne, who with survivors from the ship Trevessa, landed at Bel Ombre in the south in 1923 after spending 25 days at sea. On display are the ship's biscuits, a razor and the lid of a cigarette tin which they used to measure water rations. In a separate showcase is a Roll of Honour dedicated to Mauritians who died in World War II.
On the first floor are Labourdonnais' four-poster bed, two palanquins or wooden sedan-type chairs, which were borne by slaves to convey their masters through the country and a collection of coins, curios, model sailing ships and early maps, labelled in French and English.