This set of villas is set into an exuberant natural beauty spot filled with sugar cane fields, exotic gardens and the ever-sparkling turquoise of the Indian Ocean. With its own private beach on a coastline highly renowned for its white-sanded magnificence, this hotel is the encapsulation of tropical island chic. Heritage architecture mixes with a colonial-style interior palette of creamy shades, smooth wood surfaces and plenty of natural light bursting through the sliding terrace doors. Much pride is taken in the culinary arts at the Shanti Maurice A Nira Resort, where imaginative artisanal dishes are finely crafted from local ocean, garden and farm ingredients. From chilled-out beach barbecues and fine Cape-inspired dining to the wholesome creations of Garden Wok, even the most discerning of palates will be left sated. Meanwhile, ancient Ayurvedic remedies and international innovation fuse for optimum well-being at the spacious spa.