Heading over to the north west of Mauritius, The Oberoi sits on a quiet coastline, and has been welcoming guests for years. The brand started off in India, and has a real focus on service and authenticity, and that’s exactly what you get with their property in Mauritius.
I stayed here in October 2019. This post is no way affiliated with the company I work for, and is based on my own experiences and personal opinions.
The location of this place is a weird one. As I said, it’s on the north west coast of Mauritius, which is great weather wise, as it tends to be warmer and less windy. You’re also relatively near to local towns, and you can take bikes out to explore these, which I love. The beach however was a bit of a disappointment. There isn’t one really, apart from a very small cove with a small handful of sunloungers. They have also built a man-made sand area, which has more loungers available, but it doesn’t feel like a beach. For me, I’d therefore only stay here if I could have a room with a private pool, as there are so many other better beaches on the island.
The interiors and architecture are really interesting, and having also visited Oberoi hotels in both Bali and Lombok, it’s a style that is unique to the Oberoi brand. It’s very traditional, with winding garden paths and individual pavilions and villas. Lush tropical gardens cover the grounds, and the buildings have warm colours, exposed stone work and dark woods. It feels elegant and classic, but dependent on your personal preference, some may say that it feels a little dated.
The main pool here is really cool. It’s huge and infinity, with Mauritian statues adorning the pool edge.
Food and beverage
This was a real highlight of the Oberoi – everything was bloody delicious! There are three restaurants, and everything is a la carte, which I love. All the food you eat is freshly cooked and prepared, which is so much better than buffet! As well as this, all three of their restaurants are part of the half board plan, apart from specific nights in the Gunpowder room. The first night I had lamb shank, which literally fell off the bone, and had been cooked for 7 hours – it was heavenly.
I also loved the pre-dinner entertainment in the bar – live music every night of various styles, where you could sit and enjoy a drink in sophisticated peace.
The facilities here are great as well, and the Oberoi offers so many inclusions for guests staying with them. We did a morning stretching class, and a glass bottom boat ride, but you can also do yoga, take bicycles out, paddle board, kayak and more. The in-room facilities were also fantastic, with Netflix on the TV, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
The service really was top notch here, and I really couldn’t fault it. Staff were welcoming, warm, friendly and gracious and restaurant staff remembered our favourite drink after only two nights. Whatever you required, they supplied, and always with a smile. Service was swift and attentive in the restaurants, and turn down and house keeping were done at decent times.
Overall, The Oberoi Mauritius is a beautiful 5* hotel, perfect for couples looking to relax and unwind with good weather, brilliant service, and even better food. The only thing letting this place down is the lack of beach, so you may want to combine it with something on the east coast.