Travel Information.

Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean about 800km east of Madagascar and 2,000 kilometres off the nearest point of the African mainland. The Oberoi, Mauritius lies along the Baie aux Tortues or Turtle Bay on the island's curvaceous north -west Coast in over 20 acres of beautiful, subtropical gardens and with an impressive 600 metres of beachfront spanning three crescents of white sand between the mountains and the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. The hotel is 15 kilometres away from the capital city of Port Louis and near the buzzing small town of Grand Baie.

Address

THE OBEROI, MAURITIUS

The Oberoi, Turtle Bay Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius

+230 204 3600, +91-11-23890606

reservations.mauritius@oberoihotels.com

Distance.
From Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
Details
Distance 60 km
Driving time 1 hour
Directions 60 km

Option 1:

  • From the airport, take the highway (M2) towards Curepipe, Phoenix and Ebene
  • Follow the highway (M1) toward Port-Louis and Terre Rouge passing by Caudan Waterfront
  • From Terre Rouge roundabout, turn left toward Arsenal and Triolet
  • Turn left at Shell Petrol Station on Arsenal Drive towards Balaclava
  • From Maritim junction turn right onto Balaclava bridge and then turn left on the road toward Balaclava public beach
  • At the end of the road, turn left to enter The Oberoi, Mauritus

Option 2:

  • From the airport, take the highway (M2) towards Phoenix
  • Take the flyover to the left and follow the highway (B6) toward Verdun, Koyratty and Arsenal until the last traffic light on the highway
  • At the traffic light turn left towards Arsenal and Triolet
  • ssTurn left at Shell Petrol Station on Arsenal Drive towards Balaclava
  • From Maritim junction turn right onto Balaclava bridge and then turn left on the road toward Balaclava public beach
  • At the end of the road, turn left to enter The Oberoi, Mauritus
 
Oberoi Mauritius
From Port-Louis
Details
Distance 20 km
Driving time 20 minutes
Directions 20 km
  • From Port-Louis take the highway (M1 & M2) and drive towards Terre Rouge roundabout
  • Turn left on Terre Rouge roundabout and drive toward Arsenal & Triolet
  • Follow the road to the second traffic light and turn left to reach Arsenal
  • Turn left at Arsenal petrol station, follow the road till Maritim junction and then turn right on Balaclava bridge
  • Turn left on the road toward Balaclava public beach. The Oberoi, Mauritius sign board can be seen at the junction
  • Follow the road to the end and turn left to reach The Oberoi, Mauritius
 
From Port-Louis>
Grand Baie
Details
Distance 15 km
Walking time 25 minutes
Directions 15 km
  • Drive to Grand Baie roundabout and follow the road sign towards Triolet (A4)
  • From the first roundabout at Triolet, turn left toward Triolet bypass road
  • Follow the Triolet bypass road until you reach Solitude roundabout. Turn right from the roundabout to Solitude traffic light
  • Follow the road straight until you reach Balaclava Road and turn right. Then turn left toward Balaclava public beach. The Oberoi, Mauritius sign board can be seen at the junction
  • Follow the road to the end and turn left to reach The Oberoi, Mauritius
 
Grand Baie
Weather in Mauritius.

Located south of the equator, Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate all year round. It has two distinctive seasons: summer (November to April) and winter (June to September).

Overview
Seasons of year Season time Maximum temperature Minimum temperature Rainfall
Monsoon February to March Nil Nil Nil
Summer February and March 93°F (34°C) 18°F (18°C) 1344 mm
Other travel information.
Visas

International visitors who land at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport from Europe, the USA, India, Australia, New Zealand and more, can stay in Mauritius without a visa for up to 90 days. Most African, Asian, Russian and South American countries will receive a visa on arrival for up to 60 days.

All visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay (minimum of USD 100 per day), confirmed hotel reservation and documents required for their next destination.

Currency.

The unit of Mauritian currency is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR). For up to date information on exchange rates, please click here.

Major foreign currencies are exchangeable at hotels or various centres around the island. International credit cards are also accepted.

We would be happy to help with foreign currency exchange on Mauritius. Please ask the concierge upon arrival.

Recommended clothing.

We recommend you wear loose clothing made from natural fabrics. During the winter months, you may wish to carry a sweater or shawl for the evenings.

Language.

English, French, Creole, Hindi and Bhojpuri are widely spoken. Due to the high tourist population, many other languages are spoken.

Customs allowances.
Currency

International visitors are permitted to carry bank notes with a value not exceeding Rs. 15,000 into Mauritius. Values exceeding this must be declared to customs and may be subject to import duty.

For up to date information on current exchange rates, please click here.

Duty free goods
Duty free allowances per person (over the age of 18) are as follows:

  • Alcohol: 1 litre of spirits AND 2 litres of wine or beer OR 2 litres of spirits.
  • Tobacco (including cigars and cigarettes): 250g

Visitors are also allowed to carry:

  1. Necessary and appropriate wearing apparel and personal effects for their personal use;
  2. Implements, instruments and tools for the professional use of the passenger, and
  3. One sporting fire-arm with not more than 50 cartridges provided that the sporting fire-arm is re-exported within the prescribed period, otherwise it will be liable to duty and taxes.
Restricted items
The following items are prohibited on Mauritius:

  • Fruits and vegetables;
  • Plant, seeds and soil;
  • Handicrafts;
  • Laboratory material;
  • Equipment for animals, camping gear, sports shoes or any other objects that might contain soil remains;
  • Timber;
  • Used/Second hand agricultural equipment and spare parts
  • Pornographic materials.

Pets may be imported following strict procedures. Endangered species are subject to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

The importation of firearms is strictly controlled and a Police permit to import is required.

Medicines

If you are carrying prescription medicines or controlled drugs you should:

  1. have a (legible) prescription from your physician advising that the medicine is being used under a doctor’s direction and is necessary for your physical well-being
  2. carry the drugs in their original containers
  3. have sufficient quantity not exceeding three months supply for prescription medicines or one month supply for controlled drugs
  4. for controlled medicines, approval from the Government Pharmacist of the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life is required.
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