All Inclusive Luxury In Mauritius

by : Barry Crimble

Shandrani Hotel, Mauritius

The Shandrani Hotel in Mauritius is one of the only fully all inclusive luxury hotels in Mauritius. The superb accommodation, restaurants and facilities ensure that whatever you are looking for in a holiday will be met and indeed exceeded. The uniqueness of the Shandrani All Inclusive experience is the sheer enormity of what is included in the price. Not only is there a range of wines and spirits, but also cocktails and champagne by the glass. On the activities side of things, there is a superb Bob Marlin Miniclub for children, sailing, waterskiing, pedaloes, sea kayaking, tennis, golf and even scuba diving for qualified divers included. You can even spoil yourself with a 45 minute massage during your stay.

For fine dining, there are 4 restaurants you can choose from, all offering the All Inclusive menu. Le Grand Port is the main restaurant, situated overlooking one of the hotels two pools. Here you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner. The views over the Blue Bay shows off Mauritius to its best, with the Indian Ocean, and lush vegetation beyond the beaches. Here you are invited to relax and enjoy a buffet style dining, a really superb option for families with differing tastes and appetites!

If Italian fare is your choice, then the Porto Vecchio will suit you perfectly. The restaurant also overlooks the main pool, but is more intimate in its design, with an excellent discrete service. Porto Vecchio opens for lunch and dinner, and is an idea spot to relax in while watching the waterskiing during the day!

Le Sirius restaurant is in one of the most stunning spots of the hotel. Located next to the Wild Beach, you will hear the gentle lapping of the waves in the background. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a superb a la carte menu in the evening. It's located close to the hotels second pool, so you just need to wrap yourself in a sarong during the day for a lunch time snack.

Le Boucanier is the final restaurant at the Shandrani. It is the most intimate restaurant which is restricted to adults only, and offers some of the Indian Ocean's finest sea food. Le Boucanier is open for dinner only.

The accommodation at Shandrani has all recently been refurbished, and offers some of the most spacious on the island. The leading room category, the Superior Rooms are a generous 50 square meters, and located close to the main facilities and reception. The split level rooms, with terrace or balconies, can accommodate up to 2 adults and a child.

The Deluxe rooms are more spacious at 60 square meters, again with terrace or balconies. They are located along the beaches towards Le Sirius restaurant. Again they will accommodate up to 2 adults and a child.

For families the Shandrani has some superb family apartments. There are 36 in total and each has 2 bedrooms. The main bedroom has an en suite bathroom, and the children's room has bunk beds, which are ideal for younger children. For larger or bigger families, interconnecting Superior or Deluxe rooms may be more suitable.

Finally if you are celebrating it may be worth considering a Senior Suite. The 2 senior suites are located on the ground and first floor, and offer 110 square meters of accommodation. They have direct access to the beach, and a beautiful bedroom, huge bathroom and dressing room, plus a lobby area with an additional sitting area. The terrace or balcony is twice the size of the other room categories, and located overlooking one of the hotels quietest beaches.

A host of other activities are available at the Shandrani hotel, including a range of land and water sports, a spa, superb children's club for children under 12, activities for teenagers or just lounging on one of the 3 beaches and dining amongst luxury hotels in Mauritius.