We holidayed here in March - second time in two years. I recommend it very highly.
I am not one to praise lightly - however it is difficult not to be hugely impressed by this hotel. Our experience, over two holidays, has been outstanding.
This is a fabulous hotel that ticks all the boxes - outstanding service, great food, staff who just can't do enough for you, 1st class spa, beautiful spacious rooms all set in magnificent zen like gardens - a sanctuary of peace and tranquility.
FOOD, RESTAURANTS & BAR: We loved the food, there are two restaurants with quite different menus offering plenty of choice for a longer stay. One is slightly formal, the other more relaxed serving a fabulous choice of super fresh seafood - all grilled within view and right on the edge of the water.
There is one bar set high to optimize the ocean view - it just felt heavenly sitting there with a cocktail over looking the shimmering sunset. Get there early to get the best seats.
ROOMS: The rooms / villas layout is designed to create optimal privacy. This year we had a pool villa and it certainly is worth going for this option if you can. The use of natural materials in the bedrooms and throughout the hotel add to the sense of calm and tranquility. My husband, who normally has difficulty sleeping, just slept right through every night we were there.
WATER-SPORTS : Wonderful snorkeling and diving. We went snorkeling everyday - they have three trips daily out to a beautiful reef very close to the hotel beach ( approx 5 mins in a glass bottom boat). Last year we did some diving which was great - not the very best - but certainly plenty to see.
GENERAL: The other attractions for us were the daily activities - such as painting, cookery classes, mediation, walks and one particular highlight was an evening with a visiting astronomer - 'star gazing'. We had a superb clear sky and managed to see Saturn, Jupiter and many more. Definitely worth making time for - every Tuesday evening.
SERVICE: The staff are both highly professional and very friendly at the same time, there is never a sense of over familiarity, but just a deep commitment to customer satisfaction. The general manager, Marc Denton, is very visible. All the other managers are constantly keeping a close eye on things and get involved in serving you and meeting any special dietary needs. I have a gluten allergy - they were fantastic about it, baked special bread, deserts etc.
The reasons we went back can be summed-up by saying that one feels the world is a better place when staying at Oberoi Mauritius. They make everyone feel very special. One senses they are committed to doing everything possible for you to feel rejuvenated. Certainly that is how we felt, revived, refreshed and utterly spoilt.
All the rooms are great - a real feeling of privacy due to design of resort and gardens. Pool villas...
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