Oberoi, Mauritius

Set across twenty acres of lush subtropical gardens, the Oberoi hotel in Mauritius offers a perfect escape for lovers. The romantic retreat is situated just twenty minutes drive from Port Louis – the main port on the island, which was founded by French Governor Mahe de Labourdonnais in 1735.

Villas and pavillions at the hotel comprise charming thatched roofs along with breathtaking views across the Indian Ocean; where the use of oak and cane compliment the earthy tones of the natural surroundings.

The Oberoi also plays host to a number of luxury leisure facilities including an in-house spa which boasts two pools, a floodlit tennis court, and a fitness suite; all of which are available to use throughout the seasons, at the convenience of it’s catered for guests.

The hotel’s signature eatery simply known as The Restaurant, ­offers a super stylish alfresco dining area under the stars, specialising in Creole and Asian dishes with an international influence.

On the Rocks is a dining space that opens for lunch and dinner at Oberoi, and is located on the top dark volcanic rocks where diners can enjoy fresh seafood and wood-fired pizzas with the waves lapping at their feet. They also provide guests who have been fishing on the Bay, with the opportunity to have their catch prepared by chefs and cooked to order. 

Oberoi’s resident bar is surrounded by magnificent ocean views and offers live music every night along with a selection of locally brewed beer and rum.

Celebrated for it’s national heritage, The Gunpowder Room features a traditional working wine cellar and dates back to the time of Colonial French rule. The intimate dining space seats up to three couples for dinner twice weekly, and has a menu which promotes the authentic tastes of traditional Mauritian cuisine.