This property completed Tribes' audit on their social and environmental responsibility. Water usage, pollution, land use, ownership, commitment to conservation, links with local communities, and staff welfare are all researched.
We awarded them the eco-rating seen here. You can use these eco-ratings to tell whether a property has their heart in the right place or not. Places which care about the impact they have on the people and environment around them will usually go the extra mile for you too!
5/5 = One of the real heroes of the travel industry! This place makes a real difference.
4/5 = Caring for their people and environment is very important to them.
3/5 = Making a real effort in some important areas.
The Oberoi is set on Turtle Bay on the north-west coast of Mauritius. The 20 acres of unspoilt sub tropical gardens offer privacy and relaxation. The hotel has 600 metres of oceanfront for guests to enjoy and is located within a protected marine park. The architecture is a fusion of African, Asian and European styles and uses natural elements such as wood, stone and thatch so as to blend in with its surroundings.
Accommodation is made up of rooms and suites. All are spacious and sumptuously furnished in relaxing neutral tones. All have a 4-poster bed and an ensuite bathroom with a shower and a sunken marble bath with views to the private open air walled garden. Room facilities include TV, DVD player, internet access, safe, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and butler service. There is also 24 hour room service. In addition there are villas, each set in its own garden with a dining gazebo and most with private pool.
This is an ideal location for a range of watersports including windsurfing, waterskiing, sailing and diving. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre and tennis court. There is also a spa offering pampering treatments. Other facilities include a beauty salon, kids' club and a PADI dive centre.
Food is a blend of European, Oriental and Creole influences. The main restaurant is a stunning building with a soaring ceiling of palm thatched timbers and splendid ocean views. Guests can choose whether they dine inside or outside. The Lagoon Pool Restaurant is open for light lunches, such as salads, pasta, pizzas and sandwiches. The bar serves wines and spirits and is open from 11.
The Oberoi contributes to the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation, and has some good water & energy-saving initiatives. They also have an organic vegetable garden.
"Part of a chain of luxury Indian hotels, The Oberoi is amazing! We only visited here, but the scale of the gardens, fountains, statues and even the size of the villas is superb. The villas are lovely, well spread out through huge gardens. However, compared to other similar properties, I felt it was not worth the extra money, it's very, very expensive! "
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499