Located off the coast of Africa, east of Madagascar is the Island Nation of Mauritius. Virtually undiscovered by North Americans, it is one of the most luxury getaways in the Indian Ocean. Being one of the most developed of the Mascarene Islands, Mauritius’ biggest asset is the relaxed charm of its warm and welcoming people. In part two of our series we go to the southern part of the island, seeking out the best places to visit.
Once landing on the island of Mauritius you may want to escape the hustle and bustle of Port-Louis and head south towards St. Felix for a less developed and more authentic experience on the island. The south coast is not typical to the post card illustrations of Mauritius and contains the most interesting places for people who are interested in French colonial history. Full of rich vegetation and beautiful rocky cliffs, views are simply breathtaking. It is unlike any other beach experience.
If you are looking for the perfect getaway and space to relax, Mauritius’ most luxurious hotels has to be Shanti Ananda Maurice. Spread over 36 acres of tropical gardens, with breathtaking views of the hills and the Indian Ocean with its coral reefs, the resort is located in the south of Mauritius at St. Felix.
The goal of Shanti Ananda Maurice is to offer a place for you to explore your inner self and go beyond the simple indulging of the body and senses, creating a truly holistic experience. Their spa features therapies for total renewal dedicated to restoring balance and harmonizing energies. Ayruvedic Treatments and Oriental Therapy are just some of the services they offer.
To ensure total privacy each of the spacious suites and villas at Shanti Ananda Maurice feature beach front locations overlooking the sea.
Shanti Ananda Maurice also features wonderful dining experiences for all pallets. With signature cuisines prepared by internationally acclaimed chefs at their restaurant Da Maurizio, they also have a lounge bar Red Ginger that offers both alfresco and indoor options and has one of the largest selections of wine available.
And if that wasn’t inticing enough, from now until October 15th, Shanti Ananda Maurice is offering a 50% discount on their Bed & Breakfast rates!
Also, the longer you stay the greater discount you receive with their “Free Nights on Spa Packages”. The hotel is also offering a special incentive of 7 nights for the price of 5, 10 nights for the price of 7 or 14 nights for the price of 10. Valid on all spa packages also until October 15th 2009.
If you are planning our first trip to the island of Mauritius, you will soon discover why it is considered by so many people to be a paradise!