The Oberoi Mauritius: The Lowdown

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If you’re after absolutely top notch service, a truly five-star ambience and a sense of utter peace, then the Oberoi Mauritius should be at the top of your list.

What’s the Oberoi Mauritius really like?

The Oberoi Mauritius embodies quiet, discreet, adult luxury with an Asian feel.  There are just 71 rooms, set in 60 acres of tropical gardens, so the overall feel here is private and tranquil- even the simplest rooms, the Luxury Pavilions, are 70m2 and have a terrace to relax on and watch the world go by. For those who want an extra treat, the Luxury Villas are larger still, with their own little private garden- a few of these also come with a small private pool- we could see that if you had one of these it’d be tempting never to leave your room. Largest of all are the Royal Villas, and any of these rooms can be linked up for groups or families travelling together.

The Oberoi has a small pretty cove of a beach, two pools to float in and two restaurants. The main restaurant serves Asian, European and Mauritian influenced food, while On the Rocks is an excellent barbeque restaurant and for a special treat the “Gunpowder Room” is open twice a week. A tip from us: if you’re travelling at a peak time of year and want to eat at one of the latter two, just let us know so we can pre-book for you. While this isn’t really a place for party animals, there’s also a bar serving good cocktails- we tried them, just to make sure. It’s also worth mentioning, that service here is quiet, but stellar- easily amongst the best we experienced anywhere on the island.

What can I do at the Oberoi Mauritius?

The spa is very much part of the experience at the Oberoi, with traditional Mauritian treatments offered alongside yoga and meditation. Gym bunnies have treadmills and cross trainers, and we were surprised that such a peaceful resort had such an array of watersports to choose from- there’s water-skiing, windsurfing, hobie cats and lasers to sail and sea kayaks to take out on the water. For an extra fee there’s also diving and deep-sea fishing on offer. It’s worth noting the beach here is a wee bit rocky, but with two fabulous pools there’s no shortage of swimming options, and the payoff is some fabulous offshore snorkelling.

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