The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius

A romantic gem on Turtle Bay beach

Tucked within 20 acres of lush garden overlooking a turquoise lagoon, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius is a private-club-like Indian Ocean escape. Perched on Turtle Bay’s white sands, the property is just a 20-minute ride from the island nation’s capital of Port Louis, putting paradise within easy reach once you touch down.

Inspired by Mauritian heritage, the tropical resort is a sensory symphony of soothing colors, natural textures and unusual architecture, all of which blend beautifully with the its stunning surroundings. Locally sourced materials like coconut wood and sugarcane thatch reinforce a sense of place, while eco-conscious care has been put into the choice of artwork and artifacts — images depicting island life are mounted on handmade recycled paper. The result is a casually elegant ambiance sprinkled with rich cultural influences.

Thatched-roof villas, many with their own private pools, dot the property, while oceanfront dining ensures you’re never far from paradise.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Service at The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius is warm, welcoming and genuine. Upon arrival, you might even be greeted by general manager Dhiren Pereira alongside smiling staff offering cool towels, welcome drinks and Mauritian hospitality.
  • Step back in time with dinner in The Gunpowder Room, a fine-dining venue housed in an actual 18th-century French ammunitions storage facility. Dine on traditional Creole cuisine (a Japanese omakase menu is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays) surrounded by rustic stone walls, antique wine barrels and period chandeliers.
  • The serene, light-filled Oberoi Spa specializes in locally inspired pampering featuring regional ingredients like rooibos leaf, sea salt and baobab oil. Opt for a detoxing Terre Blanche body mask that uses calcium-rich bentonite clay, South African buchu and aloe to leave your skin soothed and cleansed.
  • Dive into the Mauritius hotel’s crystal-clear lagoon with an array of complimentary water sports, like kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing and snorkeling. For those who would rather stay dry, gratis one-hour glass-bottom boat tours take off daily from the property’s boat house.
  • Other complimentary leisure pursuits include wine tastings in The Gunpowder Room, yoga classes at Oberoi Spa and a Touching Senses program of cultural activities like stargazing with a dash of Hindu mythology, a ceremony at Maheswarnath Mandir temple, painting lessons and a cocktail-making class with local fruits.

Things to Know

  • While the luxury hotel caters more toward couples and honeymooners, children are welcome here. The Hub kids’ club keeps tiny travelers occupied with its own heated pool, foosball, ping pong, a mini bowling alley and tree house, in addition to daily activities like koi feeding and banana boat rides.
  • The property’s perch on the northwest coast of Mauritius is scenic, but its beaches are rockier than those on the southern end of the island. Bring water shoes if you’re looking to take a dip in the ocean.
  • Staff will spoil you during your stay. Expect treats like mojito ice cream delivered to your poolside lounger or a candlelit rose petal bath waiting for you upon returning to your room in the evening.

The Rooms

  • Each of the Mauritius resort’s 71 thatched-roof pavilions and villas boasts four-poster beds, marble bathrooms with sunken tubs and furnished terraces with gorgeous garden or ocean views.
  • Closest to the beach, Premier Villas with Private Pool set a romantic scene with a heated pool encircled by a walled courtyard. A private alfresco dining pavilion is an idyllic spot for an intimate dinner for two.
  • The 7,000-square-foot Royal Villa with Private Pool is a scenic sanctuary with ocean vistas around every turn. In addition to a sea-facing infinity pool and gorgeous marble bathroom, the accommodation comes with a separate living room pavilion with high, vaulted ceilings, Mauritian artifacts, an attached sundeck and plenty of windows to let natural light stream in.

The Restaurants

  • Sitting atop dark volcanic boulders, aptly named On The Rocks is a casual spot for freshly grilled fish and other seafood specialties, like nicoise salad and prawn-topped pizzas with sea breezes. Stop by for a light lunch or visit during dinner for more elegant options, like Australian beef tenderloin or New Zealand prime lamb chops.
  • Beneath a classic thatched-roof pavilion is The Restaurant. Breakfast is accompanied by ocean views and light breezes, while dinner brings a romantic ambiance with candlelight bouncing off the surrounding reflecting pool and the lights of Port Louis twinkling in the distance.
  • Breakfast at The Restaurant goes beyond just your standard oatmeal and eggs (though both are available). Try unique dishes like a Moroccan omelet with chickpeas, cumin and merguez sausage; pancakes with a caramel-almond crunch and lotus biscuit sauce; or fried lentil dumplings with mint chutney.

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Getting There
Turtle Bay Pointe aux Piment, Mauritius
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