Mauritius

Shandrani Beach Resort and Spa – Hotel Review

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Our 10 day honeymoon at Shandrani Beach Resort and Spa, in Mauritius, is by far the best holiday experience of my life. This all-inclusive resort has set the standard by which I judge all other resorts and hotels. So far, it’s unbeaten!

About Shandrani Beach Resort

Set on a private protected peninsula surrounded by the Blue Bay Marine Park, with three separate and distinct beaches to enjoy, you simply don’t get a better beach holiday. The resort features four different ocean front restaurants, two fully stocked bars, and a Clarins spa and wellness centre ready to cater to your every need.

We were advised to book tables at the restaurants ahead of our trip to avoid disappoint – they do get booked up.  I would advise trying them all, but you definitely want to book a table at Teak Elephant. In the evenings, the dress code for all restaurants are smart casual, so no shorts or beachwear allowed. During the day it’s more relaxed.

Along with a range of alcoholic beverages, the bars also offer snacks and pancakes from 3pm. I mean, can anyone say heaven!

Are You Not Entertained!

If you like to soak up the sun, there are two pools as well as a relaxation pool at the spa. During our stay I never felt that the pool area was overcrowded or busy. Sure there were children jumping in and out, but I enjoyed the lively atmosphere.

If you’re looking for some activities to fill your day, you won’t be disappointed! There’s a range of land and water sports that are included in the price.

Golf (the hotel features a 9-hole Par 29, “pitch & putt” golf course), water-skiing, glass bottom boat rides, kayaks and pedal boats are just a few of the activities on offer.

I also need to highlight the snorkelling trips – also included in the price – were absolutely amazing! On my very first trip out I was overwhelmed at the amount of fish we saw! To be honest, I was freaked out. I didn’t want to disturb anything. It wasn’t long before I was begging to take the kayak and snorkel in other areas.

Just remember to book for activities!

There is also a tour desk which allows guests to consult with hotel staff and select the best tours and activities in the area. These tours are at an additional cost.

Need more reasons to visit:

– Unlimited imported wines and international brands of spirits
– Unlimited champagne as from 6 p.m.
– Beach trolley and pool service
– Mini-bar with water, soft drinks and local beer
– Kids club for children aged 3 to 12

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