The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius

4.5 (102 reviews)

Balaclava, Turtle Bay, Mauritius   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (230) 204 1400  

4.5

BEACH

Beach

REFINED BEACH TO RELAX
The Resort is located directly on the beach. This area is lush with trees with remnants of volcanic rock, bordered by one of the largest infinity swimming pools in Mauritius. Sophisticated beach services such as regular cold towel service, refreshing welcome drinks, sweet surprises, sunglass cleaning, and range of food and beverage delicacies are just some of the features available at a press of a button from our newly launched “Electronic Beach Butler Service” from your sunbed. Press, enjoy, repeat!

Over 300 meters of soft sand at the northern part of the resort invites for leisurely swimming, active beach games, and water sports. Or laze away at our serene adults only whisper zone.

WHAT TO DO IN BALACLAVA
In 1735, the first Governor of the French East India Company, Mahé de Labourdonnais, decided to establish Port Louis as the main harbor of the island, Turtle Bay then became more significant. Around 1740, a naval arsenal was built, as well as an iron foundry and a gunpowder factory. In order to procure water for the workshops, a dam was built across the ‘Rivière Citron’ in 1743. This dam is still existent today.

From a 30 min walk, guests can travel back in time along the coast line to River Citron to explore ancient ruins of Balaclava. A safe pathway for family together discovery. Who knows, you might meet with the Mauritian green sea turtle Chelonia Mydas at this former breeding grounds.