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Three distinct beaches and a magnificent garden
Situé sur une péninsule privée, Le Shandrani dispose de trois plages distinctes et d'un magnifique jardin tropical. L'hôtel se fond harmonieusement dans une nature abondante et constitue une véritable invitation à l'aventure et à la découverte.
Situated on a private peninsula, The Shandrani has three distinct beaches and a magnificent tropical garden. The hotel melts harmoniously in an abundant nature and constitute a real invitation to the adventure and to the discovery. Entouré d'une nature abondante sur une côte chargée d'histoire et protégée pour son parc marin.
Des balades en forêts et dans les îles avoisinantes.
Un choix de trois plages avec des ambiances totalement différentes.
Situé dans un parc de 50 hectares avec ses plantes exotiques.
Quatre restaurants aux spécialités variées.
Toutes les facilités pour les familles(appartements famille et mini-club).
Son centre de remise en forme.
Chambres Supérieures 173
De Luxe (18 sont communicantes) 108
Chambres Famille 6
Appartements Famille 36
Suites Senior 2
AMENAGEMENT DES CHAMBRES
Toutes les chambres font face à la mer et sont équipées de :
Climatiseur (avec réglage individuel) - Salle de bains avec baignoire, douche et toilettes séparées - Lit double ou lits jumeaux - Mini-bar - Coffre individuel - Sèche-cheveux - Téléphone direct international - Télévision (avec canal vidéo et radio) - Bouilloire électrique (thé et café offerts).
Hotel Shandrani in the south...
Hotel Shandrani in the south east corner of the island. Few km far from the air port. Very well designed and has few great restaurants.
Couldn't fault the Shandrani
I travelled to Mauritius with my mother, brother, sister-in-law, husband and 4 children aged 8, 10, 12 and 13. After a long overnight flight it was a joy to arrive at our final destination with a very short transfer to the hotel. We were made to feel very welcome and as our rooms were not quite ready the staff gave us towels so that the children could change and enjoy the cool clear water of one of Shandrani's pools. The noise of aircraft(as mentioned in previous reviews) was not a problem; infact it was quite a novelty. The staff were delightful and attentive at all times, they were especially brilliant with the children. We were on the Serenity package(all inclusive) which I would recommend. The food was good and plentiful as were the snacks, pancakes and cocktails, both acholic and non. There were birds in the dining room at breakfast, largely due to the fact that it was open sided. However, they were closely monitored by the staff, they removed plates as soon as they were finished with, and all bread was covered. We booked one superior room, one 3-bedded and one family apartment; and were keen that they were all relatively close and had stated so when we booked. We were delighted to find that we were all housed in one building, albeit one room was on the first floor. The hotel offers the most amazing range of sports and activities, from water skiing, to snorkelling trips. Someone from our group played golf and tennis daily, we recommend you bring your own equipment as hiring is expensive. During our 10 day stay it rained only once, very heavily for about 20 minutes, it wasn't humid and there was no need to cover up during the evening. Finally the entertainment, it was local and limited but if you have enjoyed what the hotel has to offer by day you'll want to be in bed early anyway. To be frank, if you want noise and clubbing don't go to the Shandrani - that's why we did!!! We plan to return.
Catamarans head north from Grand Bay to Ilot Gabrielle, from Shandrani to Ille aux Cerfs or from Tamarin Bay to Port Louis. Each boat carries snorkelling equipment, and a delicious barbecue is prepared by the crew. Listen to great music as well.
This is a full day trip.
Near to the airport is this beautiful little bay.
You can see why it is called Blue Bay.
Some of the more expensive hotels are in this area, like Shandrani.
We just stopped here on our way to the airport.
No housework for two weeks!
We have just returned from a two-week holiday at Shandrani. It was our third visit and we really chilled out. It was wonderful to go all-inclusive (the Serenity package) and not be stressed if children didn't eat their lunch.
The Miniclub is one of our favourite aspects of Shandrani: our children had golf lessons, sailing lessons, kayaking lessons and hunted for crabs whilst we ate dinner for two. Our 10-year old went scuba diving three times (organised through the diving centre when we got there).
If charter flights are allowed into Mauritius then it would put us off returning to Shandrani - we noticed an increase in air traffic from our last visit two years ago - but its location is ideal when you have an airsick child that needs to get on terra firma as soon as possible. The old bumpy road to the resort has been replaced by a new one and the transfer time was seven minutes.
We took Vitamin B multi supplements and sprayed ourselves with lots of repellent and only got bitten twice at the end of the fortnight. Our children were wearing mosibands around their ankles and didn't get bitten at all!
The a la carte restaurants were very good - the presentation was excellent and there was a decent wine list - but the buffet food (which was served 4 nights a week at the main restaurants) was disappointing.
The new spa is 'to die for' - a fantastic hammam design set around a fountain courtyard: I had a 2-hr wrap, scrub and massage on our wedding anniversary.
Whether we return again really depends on if charter flights are allowed in - if so, we may look for somewhere else to holiday in future. But until then we would recommend Shandrani, particularly for families and water sport enthusiasts.
I have no bad word to say about the Shandrani. It is an amazing hotel, with fantastic service, staff, rooms and facilities. The fact that it is next to the airport is not a major issue, planes fly over about 4 times a day and they are no interruption to your holiday.
I highly recommend for couples as the setting is very romantic. The beaches are gorgeous, especially the wild beach - true paradise. Would defiantly go there again.
Wonderful! Would love to visit again...
Myself & my husband have just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks at the Shandrani, as well as holding our wedding & honeymoon there. We stayed on All Inclusive basis & is definately worth the money!
The hotel covers a huge area with beautiful & well maintained grounds as well as boasting several beaches.
As this was our honeymoon, we chose to pay a little extra for a 'Deluxe room' & we were extremely pleased with the spacious room and it was very tastefully decorated to a high standard. Also, the Deluxe rooms are positioned near to the 'Wild Beach' which is by far the most beautiful of the beaches!(Although be aware that this beach is quite rough & not very safe for small children or weak swimmers). My parents also came but they stayed in a standard Superior room. Although the superior room was very nicely decorated and spacious enough for 2 people, the one thing that let it down was the 'air-conditioning'- this was rather out-dated and was not nearly as powerful as the system we had in our deluxe room. It was extremely humid throughout the whole of our stay & I would definately recommend spending a little more for the deluxe room with better air-conditioning!
MINI-BAR...Be careful what you consume in your mini-bar as there was no price list in our room for the first 4 days & only soft drinks is included in the All Inclusive package. They also put alchohol and snacks,sweets & chocolate in the mini-bar to tempt you but this is at an extra cost!
There are 3 restaurants & the Buffet restaurant at the Shandrani. One of the Restaurants ('The Boucanier') is a very nice seafood restaurant which isn't included in the All Inclusive package. We didn't eat there but my parents did and said it was definately worth paying extra for!
Although the food at the Buffet bar,lunchtime snack bar & the Italian ('Port Vecchio')was of very high standard, 'The Sirius' was by far our favourite one with a wide variety of choices for 3 courses and the food was absoloutely superb! The staff were very efficient and extremely friendly and the restaurant had a beautiful ambience!(often with Musicians playing local instruments & singing in the background).
One main attraction the Shandrani had to us was that it was only a few minutes drive from the airport & after a 12 hour flight, it was wonderful to have only an 8 minute drive to the hotel.
Therefore, it is quite obvious that you will experience quite a bit of noise from the aircrafts throughout the day & see them take off over the hotel. This may not suit everybody looking for a peaceful holiday but it didn't bother us in the slightest and it was actually quite a novelty watching the planes at such close proximoty!
Our wedding ceremony was beautiful and even though a cyclone arrived on our wedding day, the bad weather didn't spoil a thing! The wedding co-ordinater ('Irene') was lovely & so helpful, she arranged everything for us & made our day extra special. She even gave us the superior suite for our wedding night which was gorgeous!
I would definately recommend the Shandrani for any couple wanting a quiet & romantic holiday with a relaxed & friendly atmosphere.
Excellent honeymoon resort
We stayed at the Shandrani for our honeymoon and it was better than we dared hope for. Despite unseasonal bad weather for the first week, we had a fantastic time. Our room was enormous with balcony over the beach. Our cleaner kept our room immaculate (what a shock to come home to housework!), the food was great. We were on the Serenity package and never felt that we were restricted. Plenty of alcohol and local cocktails for sundowners, three course lunches, pancakes every day!
The marine park off the beach is outstanding! We thought it better than what we saw of the Great Barrier Reef. We went snorkelling most days - it's great - you just put your name down on the list and jump in the boat. Again with waterskiing, my husband wanted to go out on the water early in the morning and they found someone to get the boat ready for him, no problems.
With the choice of three beaches, we never ever felt over crowded. The wild beach is spectacular - the nicest beach we saw in Mauritius. (Their website doesn't do it justice). And there is a beach buggy filled with cold drinks and fruit that makes its way around the beaches to make sure you stay cool. Excellent!
And finally the airport. We'd read lots of reviews and were a bit concerned about this. The resort literally is across the water from the end of the runway. About 5 planes take off a day, but because they are taking off, and not landing, they are gone very quickly. It didn't bother us at all, and shouldn't put people off staying at this hotel.
Not so good as I told to
We have been there the last week of January 2006. We heard so much about the hotel that we decided to stay there for 8 nights. It's quite a diasater for us because it was too quite and there are few young people in the hotel, it was full of old people who only went for breakfast, dinner and slept all day long. You have no chance to have fun not even to the hotel's bar, because everyone goes to sleep at 12 o' clock. The room that we have given, it hasn't met our expectations. It definetly needs redecoration because it reminds you of the last decate. I believe that the hotel is only for old couples or for families with young children. If you are a young couple you must choose another Mauritius Hotel if you want to have good time and a little bit of energy.
The beach at the Shandrani
Le Shandrani beach
The magnificent Shandrani Resort
Shandrani Beach front
We will be spending our 10th wedding aniversary at Shandrani at the beginning of February. I know Shandrani is quite secluded (that's why we chose it) but are there any local shops or villages around where one can purchase items such as toiletries, snack and colddrinks?
Another question - how much money ($) do you think we should take? We are on the Breakfast and Dinner plan and except for the occasional beer don't really drink alcohol.
Mauritius is in general not very expensive, compared with european prices! So puzzle out a normal budget, and take then a bit less and it will be ok! Many places to eat and drink at Mauritius! And prices for taxis etc are good!
this is far from shops (to mauritian norms) if you just like beach and hotel its ok ,if you like to mix with the locals its the wrong place, dipends what you like! been 10 times and prefer the north perybere always rent a bungalow or villa cheap and good.
hope you anjoy
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if you go next time
I've just come back from Mauritius, where we met quite a few people who had previously been to the Shandrani and said it was excellent, much better than where we were (Belle Mare Plage). So I think you've made the right decision!
Moneywise, the big expense is alcohol, so don't worry too much and enjoy yourselves.
Just got back from Shandrani and these are my comments :
I would like to know who rated Shandrani as 5*.
The resort itself is quite 5* but the superior rooms are far from it. If the rooms were clean I would rate it at probably about a 3*.
One of the couples we met stayed at the 3* Lecoco beach last year. In their opinion their room at at Le coco was far better than their deluxe room at Shandrani.
No one warned us about the Chinese new year either. It made the last three days of our supposed "dream" holiday very unpleasant!!!!!! Meals times turned into a cattle auction with pushing and shoving ....
I will definitely go back to Mauritius but not to any Beachcomber resort nor would I recommend it.
As for the money thing ... anything at the hotel was extremely expensive - 1 litre of water was about 75 rupees i.e 2 Euros for mauritian water ( not evian or perrier) in the local super market near the airport 1.5 litres of the same brand of water was 9.25 rupees! A class of soda pop (coca cola) cost the same as a litre of water.
I was wondering if anybody could give me some idea of the dress code for The Shandrani. I am going there on my honeymoon in August and all the travel agent could tell me was they "think Gentlemen must wear collars and trousers of an evening". Is this the case, or are jeans allowable? Is there any dress code for women? I just don't want to waste valuable packing space.
Thanks in advance
Hi i have been a few times ti a few resorts and they are all pretty much the same vibe. I would say that the evnings are slightly fancier but there is NO rule, the look is more elegant and stylish- not really stiff collars etc.. my husband would wear a cool pair if jeans and a good looking t shirt- and fit right in, there are some people who tend to be a bit dramatic and they dress up- but my best suggestion is "stick to your style" wear what you would wear to go out at night back home, enjoy- remeber it susually hot and you dont want to feel too dressed up. the look is relaxed elegance!!!! cheers enjoy
We are getting married at The Shandrani next year. What is your opinion of the resort?
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It's a fabulous hotel in the South East not far from the airport. You won't regret it
check the webpage http://www.beachcomber-hotels.com/en/mu/beachcomber/beachcomber_offers.aspx
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We too are getting married there but not until next October. Please let me know what you thought of it and what the weather was like?
I hope your day was lovely!