Day 1: Mauritius South Coast

On arrival at Mauritius’ Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, please proceed through Customs and Passport control and collect your luggage. Proceed to Counter No. 24 in the Arrivals Hall, where you will be met by a representative from Private Ocean Islands and transferred privately by road to Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa. Transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

Enjoy three (03) nights at Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa on a Full Board basis.

Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa is a five star boutique lifestyle beach resort located around a pristine horseshoe coral sand cove, on the largely untouched south coast of Mauritius. This luxury boutique resort is spread out over 36 acres of tropical beachfront garden and offers only 61 Suites and Villas offering the highest level of privacy and space to the esteemed guests. Breathtaking sea views from all Suites and Villas.

Beach and shorefront in natural perfection: one side of the ocean offering a calm, soft sloping beach & swimming area while the other side of the ocean offers a spectacular view on the waves of the Indian Ocean.

Shanti Spa is built around an enchanting tea pavilion, surrounded by lily ponds and indigenous flower gardens. Covering over 7,000 sqm and comprising 25 treatment rooms, Shanti Spa is one of the largest and most comprehensive spa in the Indian Ocean.

Trained masseurs and spa therapists work alongside personal trainers and Ayurvedic Doctor to encourage optimum health and mental well-being.

Shanti Spa is dedicated to provide guests with a total immersion in discovering a well-being oriented lifestyle and a holistic therapy approach. 
At the heart of the wellness focus is the integration of Yoga, Meditation, Fitness, Pilates, Holistic treatments and Ayurveda philosophies along with purifying whole body therapies incorporating the five elements of nature thus creating harmony between the mind, body and the spirit.

FACILITIES: Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment rooms, International therapy treatment rooms, Couple’s spa therapy suite, Scrub and Consultation rooms, Relaxation room, Oriental Spa treatment rooms, Beauty salon with multipurpose rooms for facials, manicures and pedicures, Watsu pool, Tea Pavilion, Meditation and personalised yoga session rooms, 2 Yoga Pavilions, Outdoor spa pool and adjacent Jacuzzi

An authentic and truly exceptional experience through the 14 different culinary offerings with a dine-around option within Half Board or a credit tray charge may apply. Different meal plans available: Half Board, Full Board & Spa Inclusive Half Board Plus

“STARS” RESTAURANT *
The Resort’s signature beachfront restaurant, home of the “Aquacasia” cuisine, celebrating the bounty of the Indian Ocean and culinary diversity of surrounding islands.

PRIVATE “FISH SHACK” EXPERIENCE  *
The rustic beachside feet in the sand open-air experience surrounded by the Indian Ocean, serving freshly grilled seafood and BBQ specialities. (This venue is opened depending on weather conditions).

“RUM SHED” BAR & GRILL RESTAURANT *
Restaurant, Bar & Grill - Genuine shabby-chic venue is the ideal place to enjoy a rum based cocktail or a family style sharing menu and A La Carte comfort food and grill specialities. The bar offers a collection of rum of over 200 types from 36 countries.  

“LA KAZE MAMA” GARDEN RESTAURANT
Discover the truly authentic Mauritian home cooking in a memorable outdoor setting with buffet style and live cooking. (Operating once/twice per week depending on weather conditions) 

RED GINGER BAR & POOL LOUNGE *
The perfect place for a pre-dinner aperitif or late-night cocktails, with views over the infinity pool and beyond to the Indian Ocean.

IN-SUITE / VILLA DINING *
24 hours In Suite / Villa Dinning available for those who prefer an intimate meal in the privacy of their Suites / Villas.

SHANTI MOMENTS
There has never been a better time to take off for very special experiences. Surprise your partner or spoil yourself with unforgettable moments. Discover the unique selection of private moments and enjoy a vacation of a lifetime

Activities and Services

Included

  1. 1x Fruit platter in Suite or Villa upon arrival
  2. Free access to high speed Wi-Fi in Suites, Villas and public areas
  3. In-room-entertainment system including games, news & video on demand in 6 different languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian)
  4. Satellite TV 49’’ LCD flat screen in Suites and 55'' to 60'' LCD flat screen in Villa , telephone, safe, air conditioning, ceiling fan, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, Espresso machine in Suite/Villa
  5. Complimentary access to the Shanti Spa with lap-pool & jaccuzzi, sauna and steam bath
  6. Free usage of the State of the Art Technogym equipments at the fitness center & gym, 9 holes putting green, tennis court, bicycle available free for use within the Resort for a maximum of 2 hours per day, jogging track and free usage of the resort library
  7. Complimentary access to a selection of land sports as well as non-motorized water sports at the Boat House as per the weekly calendar of activity
  8. A complimentary 30 minutes Portrait Photography session with a professional photographer from the Resort. Shanti Maurice reserves the right to withdraw this service offering at any point of time and without prior notice.

Excluded

  1. Meals and beverages not specified
  2. International and Internal flights
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Laundry

Day 2: Mauritius South Coast

Full Day Rum & Tea Discovery Tour

Discover Bois Cheri the first tea plantation in Mauritius dating back to 1892. A guide will lead you through the factory and the tea plantation, offering you to discover the history, stories and tales of the Bois Cheri and the importance of tea productions in Mauritius. After the guided tour of the tea factory, you will visit the tea production museum learning more about the history of tea in Mauritius. The Bois Cheri offers a great panoramic view of the south of the island. End the visit at the chalet offering a great view on the lake and enjoy a delicious tea tasting of the different Bois cheri tea flavours.

On your way to Bois Cheri stop by Grand Bassin. Considered by many as the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius, the Ganga Talao  is a  large  lake formed  out  of  a crater,  situated  near  the  western  boundaries of the island, atop the mount ains . It is surrounded by several colorful temples and idols of gods and goddesses; and witnesses a humongous fair every year during the festivals.

Located south of the island, a few kilometers north of Souillac, the estate of Saint Aubin has been cultivating sugar cane since 1819. The estate consists of a distillery, a beautiful colonial house once the residence of the former owner now transforms in a "Table D'h6te" restaurant. There is  also  an  anthurium greenhouse, a vanilla nursery and a gift shop. The distillery known for creating the first sugar cane-based rum of the island. The tour will show you all the rum trade secrets. The visit will end with a  rum cocktail workshop and tasting before going to the restaurant for a delicious lunch in a charming colonial ambience.

Activities and Services

Full Day Rum & Tea Discovery

Day 3: Mauritius South Coast

Learn the Local Cuisine Tour

Le Domaine des Aubineaux, an oasis of greenery, peace and tranquility just steps from the town of Curepipe invites you to share the creativity and know-how of its local Chef.

It is in a historic setting that the chef of Les Aubineaux Restaurant will teach you the art and how to prepare a typical Mauritian dish. After buying fresh local products at the "Bazaar" of Curepipe, you cook your meal using the utensils of yesteryear. Come and join the useful to the pleasant through this unique culinary experience.

After experiencing this authentic cooking class head to the famous spot of Trou aux Certs dormant volcano viewpoint to admire the view of the towns and cost of the island

Activities and Services

Learn the Local Cuisine

Day 4: Poste de Flacq

Private transfer by road from Shanti Maurice Resort  & Spa to One&Only Le Saint Geran.

Enjoy three (03) nights at One&Only Le Saint Géran Mauritius on a Full Board basis.

“Incomparable and distinguished, One&Only Le Saint Géran nestles peacefully in the silver white sands of its own private peninsula. Here, under the gentle sway of thousands of coconut palms towering over immaculate gardens, Mauritian influences reign supreme. The resort’s friendly calm and easy luxury is complemented by service that is attentive, yet unobtrusive. Spacious suites with terrace or balcony face out privately to the Indian Ocean.

A sheltered lagoon provides calm waters for an array of complimentary water sports ideal for adults and children alike, while the One&Only Spa offers a privileged sanctuary of quiet pampering with its own private lap pool. The lush Gary Player 9-hole golf course, located within the resort's manicured grounds, has its own clubhouse and the One&Only Golf Academy.

All rooms feature a private terrace or balcony facing either the ocean or cove, and a back door opening onto a tropical garden. Beds are covered with Egyptian cotton sheets, piled high with goose down pillows. Every piece of hand selected furniture along with the artful colours of Indian Ocean spices contribute to the suites' gentle ambience. Spacious bathrooms are beautifully appointed, with great cascading showers. All guests enjoy personalised 24-hour butler service.

At One&Only Le Saint Géran, dining is an experience of gastronomic worldly discovery and delight, worthy of all senses. With an acclaimed modern-Indian restaurant, the Indian Pavilion and the resort’s own cutting-edge dining concept, PRIME contemporary grill, guests can expect a culinary experience that is the pick of Mauritius, and far beyond imagination. Smart wear is requested in all the restaurants and bars in the evening.”

DINING FOR ALL FIVE SENSES

PRIME – The celebrated steakhouse serving the finest Australian Angus Wagyu beef, fresh seafood and local produce has come into its own with a new rustic aesthetic that incorporates open food preparation stations, impressive wine displays, and a new ‘water courtyard’ seating area.

Tapasake – The most breathtaking lagoon venue with over-water seating offers a completely original fusion menu that blends the concept of Spanish tapas with exciting pan Asian flavours, for a trulyunique experience.

La Terrasse – In the much loved, main restaurant, chefs prepare a wide range of delicious local and international specialities before your eyes in brand new open kitchen stations. At the same time, re-modelled al fresco dining pavilions sits atop outdoor water features for a stunning open-air dining experience.

L’Artisan – This new artisanal bakery and coffee shop provides the perfect haven to enjoy informal, light fare – from fresh salads, to handmade sandwiches and pastries, at any time of the day.

Expert tips

DRESS CODE POLICY AND RESTAURANT ACCESS FOR CHILDREN:

PRIME

  • Dress Code - Smart Elegant dress code is recommended for your comfort. Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers or smart jeans, minimum of shirts with collar and closed shoes.
  • Age Policy - 2 years and above. Parents with infants under 2 years are invited to have early dinner starting as from 06:30pm

TAPASAKE

  • Dress Code - Smart Casual dress code is recommended for your comfort. Minimum of tailored shorts, shirts with sleeves, closed shoes or sandals. Flip flops are not allowed.
  • Age Policy - 2 years and above. Parents with infants under 2 years are invited to have early dinner starting as from 06:30pm

LA TERRASSE

  • Dress Code - Smart Casual dress code is recommended for your comfort. Minimum of tailored shorts, shirts with sleeves, closed shoes or sandals. Flip flops are not allowed.
  • Age Policy - All ages are welcome

LA POINTE

  • Dress Code - Shorts, T shirts, shirts and any footwear are allowed. No swim wear or towels allowed in the restaurant.
  • Age Policy - All ages are welcome

Included

  1. Fitness Centre – Open Daily
  2. Water Sports: Hobie Cat and Laser boats, Kayaks, Pedalos, Windsurfing, Snorkelling trips, Water Ski, Glass Bottom boat, Stand Up paddle, Water Bikes
  3. Chargeable Water Sports and Land Sports: Tennis, Padel (first Padel courts in Mauritius), Football, Volleyball, Petanque, Mini Golf and Mountain Biking
  4. Books, CDs and DVD Library
  5. For Guests staying in Suites: In-room check-in; Unpacking and packing of luggage; Garment pressing service upon arrival only one item per guest; Complimentary mini-bar excluding alcohol; Butler service
  6. In-room flat screen TV; Nespresso machine, selection of tea and turndown amenities
  7. Internet/ADSL connection and Wi-Fi access in room
  8. A selection of soft drinks from the refreshment center will be provided for guests to enjoy in the Suite/Villa at no charge. The drinks are for consumption in the Suite/Villa only and cannot be taken elsewhere in the resort.
  9. Daily water and fruits in room
  10. Use of sauna, steam rooms and lap pool at the One&Only Spa

Excluded

  1. Meals and beverages not specified
  2. International and Internal flights
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Items of a personal nature
  5. Laundry.

Day 5: Poste de Flacq

Beer, Wine, Scenery & Local Cuisine Tour

Driven by the thrill of diversifying their local product portfolio beyond wines and spirits, Oxenham Craft Brewery speaks innovation and savoir-faire in a different way. Brewed with an undeniable touch, the crafts beers translate uniqueness and palatable pleasures. Rooted to traditions while keeping up with the trends, the beers are true reflections of the culture.

Then embark on a tantalizing journey of wine tasting at the Takamaka small Boutique Winery, the only winery in the world dedicated exclusively to lychee wine. Discover an excellent selection of wine made in Mauritius through a nice guided visit of a local winery for a unique and enriching experience. A wine tasting session will allow you to sample a fine selection of exotic flavours and try delicious wines while learning about the wine production from the owner himself. Note: HARVEST PERIOD The peeling phase is viewable in November and December which is the season for litchi s.

Continue the journey to the typical village of Chamarel. Lunch will be served at Le Chamarel Restaurant , where the only thing as delightful as the food is the unique bird's-eye view over a mountainous landscape and across to the captivating coastline. Prepare to immerse in a distinctive Creole culinary journey with soulful, authentic local cooking, a peaceful bucolic ambiance. This exclusive concept of Le Chamarel Tab'diri is entirely Mauritian; bringing together culinary concepts from India, France, China and Africa. Tab'diri is a veritable banquet of dishes with a steamin g rice bowl at the heart of a Creole Feast.

End the day by a visit to the 7 coloured earth & waterfalls of Chamarel, treasures not to be missed. The seven colored earth is a natural phenomenon and a prominent tourist attraction. The colors evolved through conversion of basaltic lava to clay minerals. It is a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colours. Next door to the 7 Coloured Earths is Chamarel Waterfall. Standing at 95m, this is the tallest waterfall in Mauritius and it ' s well worth visiting

Activities and Services

Beer, Wine, Scenery & Local Cuisine

Day 6: Poste de Flacq

Day at leisure at One&Only Le Saint Geran

Beach Bar Garden Pavilion Tipi

Day 7: Balaclava

Private transfer from One&Only Le Saint Geran to The Oberoi Mauritius

Enjoy three (03) nights at The Oberoi Mauritius on a Full Board basis.

Overlooking the pristine blue waters of The Turtle Bay, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius complements the natural splendour and beauty of its surroundings. A peaceful and serene abode amidst 20 acres of lush sub-tropical gardens with the majestic range of green mountains offering a dramatic backdrop, The Oberoi, Mauritius offers six hundred metres of oceanfront and turquoise lagoon. The architecture of the leisure hotel takes inspiration from the African and Asian heritage of inhabitants of the island. The endeavour is to harmonise the interiors and exteriors in that the guestrooms and public spaces seamlessly integrate with the exotic foliage, trees and flowers. The hotel offers four restaurants and dining venues that serve International, Indian and Mauritian cuisines, three bars, two swimming pools, an Oberoi Spa and Fitness Centre, conference facilities, one boutique and two floodlit tennis courts. The hotel also offers a range of water sports, including wind surfing, water skiing, snorkeling and sailing.

“Touching Senses” Programme

A programme to discover the cultural and natural richness of Mauritius. Some examples are:- 
 - Cooking demonstration - Heena Painting - Hindu Ceremony - Nature walk around The Oberoi gardens - Painting lesson - Rum tasting - Sculpture lesson  - Stargazing on the beach - Visit to a bespoke Silversmith - Wine tasting  
 

Spa Activities Programme

- Breathing exercise - Body toning workout - Evening walk - Hatha yoga - Jog - Meditation - Relaxation technique - Stretching - T’ai Chi 

Where would you like to dine?

The dining spaces each have a distinct flavour. Dine under the stars or atop rocks on the very edge of the ocean.
Take a seat in the Gunpowder Room, The Herb Trail or The Bar.

On the Rocks.

For a truly unforgettable dining experience, let us show you to a table perched on top of dark volcanic rocks that rise out of the ocean. Fresh seafood from the grill, salads, pasta, pizzas and even your personal catch cooked just the way you like it, are complemented by the sound of waves crashing at your toes. On the Rocks is open for lunch, dinner and light snacks throughout the day.

The Restaurant.

Naturally lit during the daytime and with magnificent ocean views, at night the fine dining restaurant takes on a different avatar. The reflection pool is lit by flaming torches, and across the ocean the twinkling lights of Port Louis harbour can be seen. Savour authentic Creole, international and Indian cuisine within the traditional thatched roof room, or al fresco under the stars. The Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner.

Dress codeGentlemen are requested to wear long trousers, shirts with sleeves and closed shoes in the evening / after 6.00pm.

The Gunpowder Room.

An original gunpowder room dating back to 18th century French colonial Mauritius, the fine dining space exudes the charm of a bygone era; with rustic stones walls and floors, antique wine barrels and chandeliers. Traditional Creole cuisine is served on Monday to Friday evenings, while an Omakase Japanese menu is available for dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Private dining is available by prior arrangement.

Dress code: Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers, shirts with sleeves and closed shoes in the evening / after 6.00pm.

The Bar.

The bar is open sided with a traditional thatched roof and offers endless ocean vistas. Melodies played here every evening upon the ebony piano are carried on the gentle sea breeze. Comfortably seated at a rustic oak table or a comfortable sofa, you can enjoy cocktails, champagne, prestige wines, local rums.

Dress code: Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers, shirts with sleeves and closed shoes in the evening / after 6.00pm.

The Herb Trail.

On Saturday and Sunday nights, The Herb Trail hosts a unique Communal al fresco setting with an underground fire pit and smoke house set within a herb garden. A four course set menu of dishes slow cooked in an underground fire pit, purpose built within the herb garden. Delicacies include a smoke house meat and seafood sharing platter, lamb slow cooked for the whole day in the fire pit and hand-crafted desserts. Reservation required.

Included

  1. The following Guest Amenities and Activities are provided on a complimentary basis:
    • Bicycles
    • Children activity centre (4 -12 years) for 09:00 to 16:00
    • Daily fruit and floral arrangement
    • Gymnasium
    • In-room DVD player
    • I-Pod docking station
    • Jacuzzi
    • Library of DVDs, books and games
    • Nespresso coffee machine in the rooms
    • Netflix selection of movies and TV shows
    • Satellite television
    • Steam bath
    • Two floodlit tennis courts
    • Wireless internet in rooms, the beach and most public areas.
  2. Water sports on a complimentary basis:
    • Glass bottom boat rides
    • Glass bottom double kayaks
    • Hobbie cat and laser sailing
    • Quatro pedalos
    • Sea kayaking
    • Snorkelling
    • Snorkelling sea propellers
    • Stand up paddle boats
    • Wake boarding
    • Water-skiing
    • Windsurfing

Excluded

  1. Meals and beverages not specified
  2. International and Internal flights
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Items of a personal nature
  5. Laundry.

Day 8: Balaclava

Day 8: Sugar & Smile Tour

Mauritius, with its know-how in sugarcane cultivation and cane sugar manufacture forged over more than three and a half centuries, has since 1978, through continuous innovation, developed 17 different types of special unrefined sugars. Discover this unique product and it s history at l'Aventure du Sucre' and experience a live cane cutting in the Domaine de Beau Plan with explanation of the particularities of the plant in the fields. After the tour, visit the museum then enjoy the sugarcane crushing followed by a rum tasting.

Head to Chateau Labourdonnais , and enjoy a visit of "a chateau in a natural setting" where the history is beautifully merged with architecture, flora and orchards.

End the day with a delicious local lunch at 'Tante Athalie', the best-known table d'hôte in the area, it offers fresh, simple, wonderful Creole tastes overlooking a garden filled with vintage cars, an oasis-like feel to the place. Soon the savours will blend into your palate with a burst of flavours! The end results? Good Mauritian food which is absolutely delicious and simple!

Activities and Services

Sugar & Smile Tour

Day 9: Balaclava

Immersion in the city of Port Louis Tour

Discover the authentic facet of Port Louis, a pleasantly surprising and vivacious city rich of history and culture.  Continue your Mauritian culinary tour amid the  famous and colourful market  stalls.  Imbibe in  the riotous cacophony of colour, creole language and smells. Taste the Mauritian street food, as there is so much to taste and enjoy the local life. This tour includes a small guided coach tour of the city as well. 

  OberoiHotels

Activities and Services

Immersion in the city of Port Louis

Day 10: End of Itinerary

Private transfer by road from The Oberoi Mauritius to Mauritius’ Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport for your onward flight connection.

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