Sitting prettily along a pristine horseshoe-shaped, coral-sand cove, with the surrounding Indian Ocean and sugar-cane fields seemingly plucked from a postcard, prepare to have your heart completely captured by Shanti Maurice in Mauritius. With private pool villas and fragrant gardens bursting with frangipani, bougainvillea and mango trees, it’s your wedding and honeymoon all wrapped up in one tropical island paradise package.
Nuptials take place in a wedding pavilion at the end of the jetty jutting out to sea or beside the resort’s ancient Badamier tree with the dramatic backdrop of lush mountains.
After exchanging vows, couples can celebrate with a romantic, three- or five-course dinner set up in the private gazebo on the beach. Fireworks or a private beach bonfire will add an extra special quality to the occasion, as will fusing some local Mauritian culture into the mix, such as a traditional Sega dance performance.
The complimentary ‘Shanti Romance’ package includes garment pressing, a one-tier wedding cake, sparkling grape breakfast and three-course dinner for the bride and groom at Stars Restaurant. The bride and groom-to-be can also opt for the enhanced ‘Shanti Island Paradise’ package, which includes photography, bridal hair and make-up, spa treatments and a bubbly breakfast. The resort can even take care of the soundtrack, with live musicians including a violinist and guitarist serenading your special moment. A dedicated wedding concierge ensures a seamless experience, and can arrange everything from post-ceremony cocktails on the beach to a butler-drawn aromatherapy bubble bath at your villa.
Exotic yet sophisticated, and offering dreamy seclusion for lovebirds, the Luxury Double Suite Pool Villa is a honeymoon fantasy realised with a private temperature-controlled swimming pool with Jacuzzi beds that face the ocean (the beach is mere footsteps away), an oversized bathtub, rain shower and outdoor shower.
For a living reminder of your treasured moment, Shanti Maurice can arrange a personalised tree-planting ceremony or you can attach your personal ‘wish tags’ to a 100-year-old tree.
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