The Oberoi Mauritius
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... morning it was possible to see sand in the water stirred up by the ships propellers, making us wonder if this dock was perhaps less deep than some of the others we have visited.
The Island of Mauritius , home of the Dodo, was first discovered by the Portuguese in the 1500s and subsequently colonised by the Dutch, French, and finally the British (1814), gaining independence from us all in 1968. 70% of the population are Indian (3 different religions) and about ...
... I still remember when Prisunic first opened its doors and people lined up to go in. We were around 7 or 8 years old and mom had surprised us with new pair of shoes that she bought from there. She was the best mom ever, always did so much for us! She loved us so very much! Such a shame that we can't spoil her now. Final stop at Couvent de Lorette de Curepipe, our high school - girls only. School had just finished and we were able to visit all around, the ...
... The next day we went to the best beach in Mauritius that I saw so far. Sorry guys you are going to be jaealous, but don't say I didn't invited you to come to here;) we had a lovely day on the beach where also some kitesurfers there and we finally had some small waves! After that we went to Mahebourg and looked around. After we went out for dinner we had some nice drinks on the beach! The next day we went short to that beautifull beache: Point ...
... point. When we were playing cards, it was like we'd known each other since forever. In the day we went out to work, and since we had different work hours, I'd go out on my own to explore the island. I would reach the bus stop, and get on whichever bus came first. It didn't matter where I was going, as long as I was going somewhere. I ended up travelling to every corner of the island, and not necessarily the touristy places. I saw the hidden, untouched places, ...
... We’ll have to look for a calm spot as it will be Easter Sunday. The island is about 70% Hindu, but there will still be crowds at the beach as there are every weekend. It should be an enjoyable day.
Back in Quatre Bornes I again ate at the Happy Rajah. It seemed appropriate to eat in a restaurant where unleavened bread is on the menu 365 days a year. I ordered a garlic naan with my meal and it was delicious, not really a bread of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Oberoi Mauritius Pointe Aux Piments
Whilst having a candlelit dinner the evening we arrived watching the sunset, The Oberoi signature music drifted out onto the terrace from our immaculate luxury pavilion room 'all the things you hear, just be glad to be here', we have since tracked down and purchased said track due to the most amazing holiday my fiance and I have ever had.
This hotel is set in the most idealic setting, the gardens are wonderfully maintained and the staff are highly trained, all in all a very pleasant experience.
Myself and my wife stayed at The Oberoi in Mauritius in November and cannot speak highly enough about the place. If you want a luxurious, relaxing holiday, where your every whim is catered for, then this is the place for you. The food, the service, the beach, the pools, the villas, the spa, the staff - all are 5* plus. We took the hotel car, with private chauffeur to Grand Baie to an incredible fish restaurant (Cafe De La Plage) which came recommended from the Hotel's Concierge. Wow!
I've never posted anything, but I have to disagree with "Nice, but not as amazing as it should be".
My wife and I have just returned from a marvellous holiday at the Oberoi Mauritius. We were made welcome right from the first moment we stepped into the hotel until the moment we left. All the staff quickly knew our names and all staff were solicitous, kindly and charming always ever helpful. As to not being allowed out(previous review) we were offered the hotel car and given a list of restaurants and bars where we could go. The best value was The Bell at Grand Baie, with the Cafe On the Beach and The Capitaine at either Port Louis or Grand Baie excellent as was the Labourdonnais Hotel in Port Louis. It was really a marvellous holiday made all the better by the attentive staff. By the way make sure you take the FREE nature walk on the Sunday morning, it was close to heaven but as hot as the other place. Thank you Oberoi
We just returned from our honeymoon. Since we moved around a bit, our game was to see what each hotel did for us as honeymooners. As indicated by the honeymooners in the other review, the hotel comped a couples massage and dinner on the beach. We did not receive an upgrade, and they were not at capacity. Our villa was closest to the spa, so there was more traffic outside our door than elsewhere on the resort. The room was immaculate and well serviced. We especially appreciated the honeymoon turndown which had flower petals all over the bed and a candlelit bubble bath one evening. Although no one met with us to discuss our beach dinner, we were able to order whatever we desired from the regular dinner menu, which was really nice. We expected a set menu, and were pleased to enjoy whatever we chose. Since the food was much more expensive at the hotel, having a free dinner thrown into the rate leveled things for us. We had appetizers in the $20-$30 USD range.
Mauritius is a fascinating island, previously a colony of the Dutch, the French, and until the latter part of the 20th Century, the British. It is a popular destination for Europeans seeking winter sun in generally up-market hotels. There are probably more 5-star hotels per square mile on this relatively small island (about the size of Tenerife, bigger than Madeira) than anywhere except Hong Kong and Singapore. Competition among hotels is fierce. In my opinion, The Oberoi shines in this company.
We have just returned from 8 days at the stunning Oberoi Mauritius where we celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary on the 29th September. Hotels seldom live up to glossy brochure promises, and as a couple we have experienced many let downs over the years, but the Oberoi exceeded our expectations. It is a beautiful, serenely peaceful oasis with attentive, respectful staff who could not do enough for us. We found the atmosphere truly magical from the moment we arrived, when welcomed like royalty in a specially constructed greeting pavilion with incredible views of the immaculate grounds and turquiose Indian Ocean. We were pampered by smiling staff throughout the hotel, including being served complimentary ice cold water and fruits and handed cooling towels by the Oberoi beach boys as we lay on our sun loungers. The view from our room was idyllic, a garden of tropical blooms, overlooking a turqoiuse bay, backed by a dramatic mountain range. We were so relaxed by the time we left for the airport we had to be virtually poured into the car! We found the Oberoi a lovely place to celebrate 25 years of marriage and were made to feel like the only guests staying there, it was very special. However, after reading a recent review from the Chicago Honeymooners who incidently must have been there at the same time as us, I must both disagree and concede with some of his points.
We stayed at the Oberoi Mauritius in Sep 2004 for our honeymoon. It was a nice place, but for the cost, I expect a higher level of service and attention to detail.
Honeymoon at the Oberoi
My wife and I spent a week at the Oberoi during our honeymoon in September 2003. The gounds were fantastic and the staff were the nicest we have ever encountered. The rooms are very nicely appointed and the pools are quiet and relaxing. Be sure to eat everything on the menu as the food from breakfast all the way through dinner is fantastic. We left the hotel one night for dinner and almost wished we didn't. Be sure to visit the spa as it is great and relaxing. One caveat, if ou need a plush sandy beach, the Oberoi is not the best place to be. The pools are great and you have access to the water for swimming and snorkeling, but the beach was rocky. We would still certainly go back.