Overview: The Oberoi Seashore Resort Mauritius

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In the present day: Overview of The Oberoi Seashore Resort Mauritius

The Oberoi Seashore Resort Mauritius captures the spirit of the Indian Ocean island in a 5-star resort that mixes its considerable pure magnificence with refined luxurious. Having fun with a wonderful place on the shores of Turtle Bay, the resort is ready inside a lush subtropical backyard, providing nearly 600 m (2,000 toes) of oceanfront with a mixture of white and golden sand seashores. Advantageous worldwide delicacies and Creole specialties are served in the principle restaurant, On the Rocks, and within the restored Gunpowder Room, whereas non-public candlelit eating might be loved on the seashore. Villas have non-public swimming pools or gardens, ocean views, and sunken bathtubs. The spa options alfresco remedy suites and a variety of signature Oberoi remedies.

The Oberoi Seashore Resort Mauritius options in my high 10 lists of the finest luxurious resorts in Mauritius and the finest Oberoi Inns & Resorts on this planet.

Have you ever ever stayed at The Oberoi Mauritius? In that case, what was your expertise? Go away a remark.

On this evaluation (extra information and photographs beneath my YouTube video):


PROS & THINGS I LIKE
  • Positioned a cushty 15 km (10 miles) from the island’s capital Port Louis, The Oberoi Mauritius enjoys a distinctive place amongst luxurious motels in Mauritius. The 5-star resort is ready on the sheltered shores of quiet Turtle Bay on the island’s west coast, opposite to its high-end rivals within the luxurious market (4 Seasons at Anahita, Shangri-La Le Touessroc and One&Solely Le Saint Géran), that are all positioned on the east coast. Unfold over 20 acres of lush, sub-tropical, beachfront gardens, the resort is bordered on the coast by a reef & ocean nature park and luxurious sugar cane fields behind. Wealthy in colourful marine life, untouched coral reefs and even boasting a shark pit within the extra distant open waters, Turtle Bay and the encircling Indian Ocean are a wonderful setting for an unforgettable scuba diving expertise.
  • The Oberoi Mauritius’ pretty structure attracts upon its pure environment and is impressed by the Asian and African heritage of the inhabitants of the island. Referencing its African roots, the resort’s public areas and villas are comprised of a number of tachted roof pavilions, whereas spectacular stone head sculptures from Indonesia are featured within the grounds and Asian artifacts are peppered all through. Famend Thai architect Lek Bunnag and famous panorama designer Invoice Bensley have collectively tried to create seamless concord between the resort’s exterior and its interiors. As an example, all of the guestrooms and public areas of the resort combine superbly with unique foliage, flowers and timber. Indigenous supplies have been used to reinforce the native magnificence whereas preserving the setting, comparable to sugarcane leaves for the thatched roofs and volcanic boulders as pure backyard partitions.
  • The Oberoi Mauritius has 71 guestrooms in 5 classes, together with one Royal Villa and one Presidential Villa, each with non-public swimming swimming pools, 16 Luxurious Villas with non-public swimming swimming pools, 5 Luxurious Villas with non-public gardens and 48 Luxurious Pavilions. Inside designer H.L. Lim has created inside every of them an atmosphere of serenity utilizing comfortable and refined natural-colored materials and timbers, imbuing the areas with a soothing, mild vibe that makes for an attention-grabbing visible distinction to the brilliant, natural hues animating the outside areas. Throughout my keep, I used to be upgraded to a Luxurious Villa with non-public pool. The pool was set in a lush backyard which additionally included an open-air eating pavilion. Inside, the bed room featured a cover mattress with sitting space. The en-suite toilet, overlooking the non-public walled backyard, additionally featured a separate bathe stall and an expensive sunken marble bathtub.
  • Located on the seashore stage with uninterrupted ocean views, the spectacular Presidential Villa options conventional thatched roofs, handpicked furnishings and authentic art work. The residence boasts a king-size bed room, a spacious lounge and an expensive toilet overlooking a non-public courtyard. Nestled inside the non-public backyard is one other non-public villa that may accommodate two further friends. The Royal Villa – essentially the most opulent villa of all – lies inside a lush tropical backyard and is available in a calming impartial shade palette that completely enhances the ocean and backyard views. The unbelievable villa options a chic lounge, three bedrooms, a non-public pool and a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean. It additionally contains an open-air pavilion that serves as a perfect setting for al fresco eating.
  • The Oberoi Mauritius’ gardens embody an ode to nature and a leisurely stroll by way of them is an absolute deal with for the senses. Completely complementing the serenity of its environment, they’re dwelling to a number of species of uncommon timber, shrubs and vegetation that line the snaking terracotta-hued pathways resulting in a big pure lake speckled with water lilies, golden koi carp and geese. The gardens and lawns spill over onto the resort’s stunning oceanfront, which is lined by a strolling path good for a calming stroll early within the morning. The gorgeous property has entry to 600 m (2000 ft) of personal shoreline, the place patches of rocky shoreline are interspersed by stretches of each gold and white sand seashores, that are blessed with views of magnificent sunsets. Throughout the lagoon is a panorama of mountains surrounding the capital metropolis Port Louis.
  • The Oberoi Mauritius options two massive outside swimming pools, every one positioned in a unique a part of the resort. All friends are welcome to make use of the household pool at On The Rocks, which has a size of 23 meters (75 ft). Positioned within the central a part of the resort, subsequent to the On The Rocks Restaurant (extra on that beneath), the pool enjoys uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, has a number of built-in Jacuzzis, and is surrounded by snug solar loungers. The pool at On The Rocks additionally has direct entry to a non-public seashore, the place extra solar loungers are inviting friends for blissful leisure. On the resort’s southern finish is one other pool space – referred to as Turtle Bay pool – which is for adults solely. The Turtle Bay pool has a size of 17 meters (55 ft) and overlooks the ocean in direction of the mountains surrounding the capital Port Louis, however has no direct seashore entry.
  • For the final word indulgent expertise in Mauritius, The Oberoi Spa – positioned in the back of the resort’s lush backyard – presents a number of holistic therapeutic, leisure, rejuvenation and well-being remedies for the thoughts, physique and soul. Visitors can select from a full physique therapeutic massage, a sensory expertise, a physique, face, arms, toes or hair remedy and really feel revived underneath the care of our educated therapists in exquisitely appointed spa rooms and suites. With an intensive spa menu that includes the natural merchandise from South Africa, Terres D’Afrique, friends can expertise the usage of South African pure elements comparable to African vegetation, baobab seeds, Madagascan black and pink peppers for absolutely the blissful moments. The spa can also be dwelling to a properly outfitted gymnasium (open 24/7) in addition to a number of tennis courts.
  • The 4 eating places and bars at The Oberoi Mauritius supply an array of delectable choices to select from.
    • Surrounded by a mirrored image pool lit by flaming torches, the principle restaurant serves worldwide, Indian and Mauritian delicacies for dinner. For the latter, it additionally boasts a vegetarian menu and a particular kids’s choice. Every morning, the venue additionally serves a breakfast (buffet + à la carte dishes), that includes an array of freshly baked pastries, cereals, fruits, yoghurt, freshly brewed tea and low.
    • Lunchtime requires a go to to On The Rocks, the restaurant for al fresco eating because the waves rise in opposition to the rocks by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. With a lightweight menu of salads, pastas, pizzas and snacks, it’s good for a mid-day meal. Visitors may also stick round right here for a barbecue dinner with a recent number of beautiful seafood and meats.
    • Genuine Creole fare is served at The Gunpowder Room, which is housed inside a restored 18th-century constructing. The fantastic eating venue exudes the appeal of a bygone period with rustic stones partitions and flooring, vintage wine barrels and chandeliers.
  • The Oberoi Mauritius has restored 18th century French relics on website which are thought of as nationwide monuments and type a major a part of Mauritian heritage. The present space occupied by the resort served as a fortress within the mid 1700’s and was an integral a part of the protection system of Mauritius. The troops guarded the entry to the northern facet of Balaclava Bay (then generally known as Baie Aux Tortues). This website was the truth is referred to as “La Batterie de la Pointe de la Baie des Tortues”.
  • The resort is managed by Oberoi, one of many world’s most unique resort teams. The Oberoi story wrote its early chapters in 1934 in Shimla the place Mohan Singh Oberoi pioneered the thought of luxurious hospitality in India by opening his first resort. Within the following years Oberoi – assisted by his two sons – continued the enlargement of his group with properties each in India and overseas. In the present day, the group operates 35 motels and cruise ships in six international locations underneath the posh ‘Oberoi’ and five-star ‘Trident’ model. The group nonetheless practices the hospitality philosophy that started with Mr. Oberoi himself and at the moment are echoed by his son and present chairman Prithvi Raj Singh Obero: The visitor is all the things.

CONS & THINGS TO KNOW
  • All meals on the eating places are served à la carte, together with breakfast, which has each its benefits and drawbacks. There’s a small continental buffet, which is a bit underwhelming with solely a restricted bread choice, however that is greater than made up for by all kinds of à la carte dishes. Actually, the breakfast is extra of an à la carte affair, with the buffet solely being an addition to the à la carte dishes (and never the opposite means round). Nonetheless, the breakfast system won’t be the most effective if you happen to in a rush and maybe a mixture of a extra various buffet (introduced in a cooled room) complemented by à la carte dishes would work higher.
  • Whereas I completely cherished my dinners on the Gunpowder Room (distinctive Creole menu) and at On The Rocks (barbecue in a beachfront setting), I wasn’t impressed by the dinner dishes served on the foremost restaurant (the place I had dinner solely as soon as). After all, this may completely rely on my private preferences, however my dinner on the foremost restaurant didn’t blow me off my toes and it wasn’t the gastronomic tantalizing expertise I anticipated. That mentioned, I nonetheless had an satisfying meal and most friends rave concerning the meals at The Oberoi, so I simply might have had a little bit of unhealthy luck.
  • The shoreline of The Oberoi Seashore Resort Mauritius is comprised of some small man-made seashores with golden sand, some small cliffs, and an extended stretch of a stunning and pure white sand seashore. There are some components the place the seashore could be very rocky and I might advise to put on coral footwear when going for a swim within the ocean. Total, the seashores on Mauritius’ west coast will not be as gorgeous as these on the east coast, however the benefit of staying on the west coast are the good sunsets and likewise being nearer to nightlife and loads of eating places & golf equipment (if you happen to really feel like leaving the resort for an evening out).

MY VERDICT
  • Location: 8/10
  • Design: 8/10
  • Pool: 9/10
  • Rooms: 8/10
  • Meals: 8/10
  • Breakfast: 8/10
  • Spa: 8/10
  • Service: 9/10
  • Worth for cash: 8/10
  • Total expertise: superb 8/10

TIPS FOR FUTURE GUESTS & SAVE MONEY
  • Lower your expenses: get complimentary VIP perks when reserving through Virtuoso (e.g. improve, each day breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and a complimentary lunch or dinner for 2 folks per room as soon as throughout keep).
  • Lower your expenses: learn right here my suggestions for getting the most effective deal at a luxurious resort like The Oberoi Mauritius (and/or obtain many free perks).
  • Room tip: the most effective lodging decisions are the villas with swimming pools near the seashore.
  • Learn my suggestions for making ready your journey in time.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Throughout the Mauritian summer season months (November to April) the times are lengthy, sizzling and humid. That is additionally cyclone season with January to March being the wettest months – so if you happen to do go on a vacation to Mauritius at the moment you ought to be ready for some heavy rain.  Because it by no means actually will get chilly on the island in winter (Might to October) the typical temperature merely drops from sticky to balmy.  So typically, the most effective time to go to Mauritius for cooler, drier climate is from Might to December. That mentioned, if you happen to’re planning to remain on the east coast, I like to recommend avoiding the months of July and August as that is when the wind is at its strongest on this facet of the island.


HOW TO GET THERE

The resort  is positioned a 60-minute drive from the airport, and you’ll e-book a non-public switch by way of the resort, or prebook a less expensive taxi. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Worldwide Airport (SRU) is served by many airways (click on right here for a constantly up to date listing of airways that supply direct flights to Mauritius).


PHOTOS

Under is a number of my photographs of The Oberoi Mauritius. To view extra photographs (together with breakfast and dinner), click on right here.

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RESORT GROUNDS
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RESORT GROUNDS
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LUXURY VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL: GARDEN
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LUXURY VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL: GARDEN
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LUXURY VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL: BEDROOM
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LUXURY VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL: BEDROOM
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LUXURY VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL: BATHROOM
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POOL AT ON THE ROCKS
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BEACH AT ON THE ROCKS
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ON THE ROCKS BEACH: SUNSET
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MAIN BEACH
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ADULTS ONLY POOL
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SPA
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THE BAR
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MAIN BEACH: THE GUNPOWDER ROOM
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THE RESTAURANT
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THE RESTAURANT: DINNER

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