The Oberoi Mauritius
What We Love
- Private atrium outside your shower
- Free activities including star-gazing and yoga classes
- Delicious food using prime imported ingredients and local specialties
- Outdoor couples massage
- Artwork by Mauritian artists
- Stunning views from every room
What To Know
- Transfers are available to/from Sir Sewoosagar Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) for a fee
- Breakfast is included in rate
- Free WiFi available in public areas only
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
One might think that at a far-flung African isle, tucked behind Madagascar, I’d have to skimp on creature comforts. But the Oberoi Hotel’s amicable service, natural elegance and secluded setting is as close as I’ve ever been to paradise. Hidden away along the north coast, not far from the island’s vibrant capital, The Oberoi is set on 20 acres of sub-tropical gardens. It feels grand without losing its island charm.
Mauritius is a culturally diverse, microcosm-of-the-world destination with 87 different races and religions. I pass a Hindu temple, decorated lavishly with sun-washed pink columns and yellow and blue carvings of Ganesh. I hear chanting of Shiva Om in the distance. I take the winding country road past sugar cane fields where a group of mud-covered workers convene for lunch to the sounds of sega music playing from an old stereo.
I arrive to a welcoming passion fruit thirst-quencher that helps cut the heat. On the beach, half-submerged stone heads are perched throughout the pale sand. Past lush gardens, my villa is decorated in neutral colors and indigenous elements. The headboard, woven from sugarcane leaves, is a nod to one of the island’s tradition.
The bathroom has a sunken tub and shower set with a view that makes it hard to tell where the exterior begins. The tub faces a private pool and garden atrium and I slide the glass door open so I can bathe with the butterflies and birds. It’s bliss. This alone is well worth the 24-hour journey from New York.
Resort food can be ho-hum but The Oberoi has hired Chef Igor Bocchia, who makes delicious repast from imported and local ingredients. Succulent aloo pharata, Mauritian puffed up flat bread called ti puri and Creole sausages with coconut chutney win me over. All of the resort’s restaurants are set in half-open pavilions so I never feel too far away from the sea and the stars. The night sky is so brilliantly starry that The Oberoi organizes stargazing activities with a local astronomer.
The nearby town of Port Louis perks me up; the blazing sun, the pungent smell of spices and the mosh-pit of people doing their daily chores instantly remind me of Delhi, India. The bazaars and markets sell everything from local fruit to the latest Bollywood flicks to Yankees gear. I laugh with a young boy in a Derek Jeter jersey. For lunch I buy a dholl puri, a flatbread made from smashed yellow split peas with vegetable curry. I wash it down with an ice-cold alooda (a milkshake filled with agar) that’s just sweet enough.
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Best hotel i have ever stayed at.
Nothing to complain about at this hotel. The room where insanely nice and the staff extremely professional. Hopefully we will go back to Mauritius and then we will stay here again.
I have stayed at the Oberoi in Gurgaon multiple times, so I was looking forward to trying out their property in Mauritius. As usual, they did not disappoint! There is a lot to like about The Oberoi, Mauritius, but above all else, the service level is unmatched. Every single staff member we dealt with was incredibly friendly and happy to answer any questions we had. They also assisted with renting a car (which for a one day rental, worked out to be the same price as getting a round trip taxi to many of the nearby areas), provided a free GPS, and mapped out an itinerary for us based on our interests. I highly recommend looking into this option at the front desk.
It also happened to be my girlfriend's birthday during our visit. They left her a bouquet of flowers in the room, and surprised her (and me) with a chocolate cake after one of our meals.
The room itself was fantastic. Very large with a sitting area, walk-in closet, large bathroom with a tub, and a patio off the back. We had a view of the ocean, with an easy walk to both pools and the beach.
Lastly, the location was phenomenal! Right on the beach, and the free water sports were a huge plus (paddle boarding, kayak, paddle boat, glass bottom boat, kayak, etc.). We did an organized kayak tour one afternoon (also complimentary) which I highly recommend.
If you visit Mauritius, you MUST stay at the Oberoi!
Mauritius, thank you for allowing me to visit you again and I sure will be back many more times! It is Hotels as The Oberoi and hospitality they extend that has travellers as me going back to Mauritius again and again. The Oberoi, Mauritius truly felt like my own Private Luxury Home. To begin with, a unique aspect of Oberoi was its homely hospitality with its seamless blend with luxury. There is a sense of being welcomed and warmth right from the moment one steps foot on the property. The landscaping leading up to the reception had me in awe and gave me a taste of luxury and attention amidst which I would be spending my time there.
The reception and staff..the best.
The Rooms..oh they are like private luxury villas with absolute privacy. WONDERFUL !!
The Garden landscaping..gorgeous.
The restaurants ..you have multiple options and they are all fantastic. My stay was short and i was therefore unable to try the Gunpowder house..it looked gorgeous and the concept fantastic and unique..reminded me of an era bygone. I sure look forward to trying it when I am in Mauritius next.
My meals were mostly in 'The Restaurant' and I was truly impressed the attention to detail the chef personally put into every order. Hats off to him.
The spa..brilliant. And I owe them a special thanks for the oil they packed and gave me in a tiny bottle, on request.
The swimming pool..perfectly idyllic and peaceful..non chaotic.
Most importantly The Oberoi is one of the few resorts in its luxury category that is in comfortable proximity to city commercial centres. We were just about 10/12 minutes from the sunset boulevard and commercial centres if in case we wanted to hop by or step out.
The ambience.. pure bliss.
The beach along The Oberoi is slightly rocky but not for a single moment did I miss the sandy beaches. The hotel has managed this shortcoming well with the right landscaping, placement of sunbeds and the wonderful Spa.
The Oberoi Mauritius, thank you very much for your hospitality and I sure do hope to visit again.
The Oberoi is a perfect place for a private getaway. Peace. Bliss.
The Oberoi is a class above the rest. Incredible attention to detail by the staff. Stunning grounds. The best Mojito I have ever had (ginger and chilli!) and great snorkelling at the natural marine park right in front of the resort. Highly recommended
Impressing attentive service with a natural smile. From ALL staff members.
Wonderful well-kept garden, created with great attention to details and spacious Pools.
Tastefully dishes on a menu that leaves nothing to be desired.