Looking for a five-star all-inclusive resort that’s surrounded by not one but three beaches? Shandrani Resort located in the South, close to the airport, offers sea-facing rooms, an array of sea activities, premium imported drinks and views that look photo-shopped. It is the perfect weekend gateway for you.
Check-in was quick and efficient. We were taken to our room by buggy as it was raining heavily. After a while, the sky cleared up for a shy sun and we got to venture out the hotel a bit.
They offer different room options, all of them, overlook the ocean. They have superior rooms that come with private balcony, bathtub, mini bar and a king-sized bed. The Deluxe room is more spacious with the same comforts. If you have children with you, opt for the family apartment or family suite as both come with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private balcony. Then there’s the senior suites for those who wants something more posh.
Food & Drinks (6/10)
We were on the Serenity Plus package which means unlimited food & drinks. Enjoy unlimited imported drinks or handcrafted cocktails, the choice is yours. With regards to food, you can choose to dine in any of the five restaurants.
Le Grand Port, the hotel’s main restaurant runs breakfast-lunch-dinner buffet where you can also enjoy the breath-taking views of the pool and lagoon while eating.
The breakfast buffet was good however none of us appreciated the French dinner buffet. I hardly had stuffs on my plate (and you know that good food makes me blissfully happy! that was not the case).
The two other restaurants, Porto Vecchio, which specializes in Mediterranean and Italian cuisines and Le Boucanier restaurant which offers seafood specialities, were both fully booked. Teak restaurant specializes in Thai food.
Nevertheless, I had one of the best eats at Le Sirius restaurant/bar (A la carte) for lunch the next day. We took quite a variety of dishes including a hearty Mauritian menu of squishy lamb curry, rice, lentil soup, salad & fresh tangy green chili paste.
We also didn’t appreciate our tea time at Shandrani Hotel. The tea time is ‘A la carte – limited options’ also means there’s a long long wait before you are served and additionally there’s having to find some free space to sit.
We enjoyed some live music after dinner and later on the DJ entertained the guests till midnight.
They provide free unlimited access to the 9-hole golf course (you need to pay for some of the equipment). You can also benefit from a great range of land activities and water sports. Some of the water sports include water-ski, windsurf, kayaks, pedal boats, snorkeling and glass-bottom trip. You should definitely do the glass-bottom trip and be amazed at the rich marine life. Seeing the graceful giant sea turtle was a treat to the eyes. As for land sports, you can play table tennis, tennis, bocciball, volleyball, football and even cycle around with free bicycles at your convenience. They have a big gym and two swimming pools.
Need a beauty fix or de-stress time?
Shandrani Resort & Spa is known as one of the most exotic spas in Mauritius. The Spa comprises of 11 massage rooms, saunas, hammam and other beauty treatments. Why not make the most of it during your stay?
Staffs were kind and welcoming. We appreciated that they allowed us to keep both rooms till five pm for late check-out. They even arranged for a cake to celebrate my father’s birthday which uplifted the mood after the poor dinner experience.
Shandrani Hotel is a hotel with insane views for sure.
P.s Booking was done through Mari Deal.
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