- Style Asia meets Africa meets Europe
- Setting Turtle Bay beachfront
Set in around 20 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, The Oberoi hotel, Mauritius, occupies an enviable spot overlooking Turtle Bay on the gorgeous northwest coast of Mauritius. A honeymooner’s heaven, it offers everything you need for an idyllic island break – palm-thatched villas with Indian Ocean views, two gourmet restaurants and a spa in which therapists will pummel away the pressures of your life at home. It’s bliss.
Need to know
- Rooms 72, divided into Luxury Pavilion, Luxury Villa and Royal Villa categories.
- Rates Double rooms from $502.09 (€370), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
- More details Rates include breakfast.
- Facilities Spa, steam room, sauna, gym, tennis courts, private beach. In rooms: satellite TV and DVD player, broadband internet access, electronic safe, telephone, minibar, butler service.
- Poolside The huge infinity pool, fringed by rocks and atmospheric crumbling columns, offers amazing views out across the 600m beach and over the Indian Ocean.
- Check–out Midday. Check-in, 2pm.
Children Kids are welcome at the Oberoi. Up to two under-eights can stay in their parents’ room for free. Extra beds are complimentary.
- Also As you'd expect, a full range of watery entertainment is on offer: windsurfing, waterskiing, diving and sailing are among the activities you can try. As well as a sauna, steam bath and pool, the Spa has private spa suites and a beauty parlour.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Every room has a four-poster bed and marble bathroom with sunken bath and shower, as well as a private terrace. The Royal Villas are the most decadent option, set within their own generous tropical gardens complete with large private swimming pools and thatched dining pavilions, though the Luxury Villas with Private Pool tick all the right sumptuous and pampering boxes, too.
- Packing tips Bring binoculars. Even in the unlikely event that you’ll stay on shore throughout your stay, you’ll want to get a good look at the dolphins, flying fish and reef sharks frolicking in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
Food and drink at The Oberoi
- Hotel restaurant The Restaurant, an open-sided pavilion with a high thatched roof, specialises in classic European and Asian dishes, as well as local Creole cuisine, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Lagoon Pool Restaurant offers a less formal lunchtime menu of salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes.
- Dress code Fresh and floaty – lots of white to show off tans.
- Top table Ask for a private table down on the beach, and dine on fresh seafood with your feet in the sand.
- Last orders The last drinks are poured at 11pm.
- Room service 24 hours.
- Hotel bar A relaxing space under a thatched roof, in which you can recline with wine, cocktails or even a cigar.