Experiences

Spread over 10 hectares, The Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa, Mauritius, is replete with captivating beachfront views and sparkling hotel amenities. Our coastline is adjacent to one of only two marine nature parks in Mauritius. Bordered by a reef running the length of the hotel coastline, the marine park is full of such indigenous species as starfish, groupers, grunt fish, lionfish, angelfish and catfish. There are loads of excursions to do in Mauritius, from exploring nature to enjoying amazing sunset views. Inside our resort, our kids club offers activities to expand kids’ horizons, revealing hidden wonders at every turn. Designed to enrich our youngest hotel guests’ stay through exploration, the programme brings every locale to life and enhances their well-being. From our Local Activity Guide and custom Travel Journal, to our Kids Club space and interactive programming, every aspect of Westin Family is designed to engage, and celebrate young travellers and their families.

On-Site Outlets
Heavenly Spa

Heavenly Spa by Westin™

Take a wellness journey while in Mauritius to revive the mind, body and soul at Heavenly Spa by Westin™. Treat yourself to a spa package and relax in the private garden before and after healing spa treatments which include massages, body wraps and more.

Main pool area.

Swimming

Main Pool

Mon-Sun: 6:30 AM-6:00 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Children's Pool

Whisper Zone (Adult only)

Mon-Sun: 6:00 AM-6:00 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Spa Etiquette

Advance bookings are highly recommended to ensure preferred times are available, particularly if you choose to enjoy multiple treatments during your visit. The spa provides walk-in bookings based on availability.

Spa treatment room.

Advance bookings are highly recommended to ensure preferred times are available, particularly if you choose to enjoy multiple treatments during your visit. The spa provides walk-in bookings based on availability.

We ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes to an hour prior to your scheduled appointment. However, if a late arrival is unavoidable, please call to notify the spa receptionist when possible. Arriving late will simply limit the time for your treatment, as we must complete your service by the designated end-time in order to appropriately accommodate the next guest.

Should you need to cancel or reschedule your spa treatment we require a minimum of four (4) hours' notice to avoid being charged 50% for cancellation, and 100% of your treatment time for no show.

We invite you to advise us of any special preferences, concerns or focus areas when making your reservation in order to make the most of your experience.

If you have health concerns or are pregnant, please be sure to notify our spa staff when booing your treatment. Our reservationists can offer guidance as to which treatments will be the most beneficial and those that should be avoided due to physical limitations or sensitivity.

At all times our prime focus is the comfort of our guests. In this respect, all guests are kindly requested to cooperate by adhering to cultural norms and respect the etiquette. Gentlemen are strictly not permitted to enter the ladies section and vice versa.

We accept all major credit cards and cash. If you are a guest of the hotel, you may also charge spa services to your hotel room.

Guests must be at least 18 years of age to experience spa treatments, fitness facilities and locker rooms. Children below 16 should be accompanied by and adult while having treatments.

HEAVENLY SPA BY WESTIN™

A reflection of our commitment to wellness, the Heavenly Spa by Westin™ allows you to replenish your mind and body with a personal sensory experience.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe that much of the value of the spa experience comes not only from the facilities, treatments and products, but from having the time and space for silence, separation from technology and personal reflection and contemplation.

ENGAGING THE SEVEN SENSES

Throughout the spa experience, we try to touch our guests across seven senses: the five physical senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and scent, as well as the psychological senses of emotion and meaning.

UPLIFTING RENEWAL AND INSTINCTIVE SERENITY

The spa is a place to recover and rejuvenate and come out feeling renewed. We want you to leave the spa not only feeling better, but having a fresh outlook on life, with new insights and a sense of clarity about where you are going, what you wish to accomplish and what you value.

FEEL WELL

Designed to awaken the senses, our spa services and amenities are relaxing and rejuvenating, leaving you feeling fresh, energized and focused.

MOVE WELL

Our unique fitness programs ensure your workout routine stays routine when you travel. From RunWESTIN™ local running maps to Gear Lending, all of our wellness programs keep you active and energized while you're on the road.

Tennis

With one of the most beautiful locations in the world, tennis enthusiasts will no doubt be inspired to play. The two lighted tennis courts, conveniently located at the entrance of the hotel, offers spectacular views of the mountains.

Aerial view of the tennis court.

Meet Our Trainer

Our Westin Workout trainer has been working within the health and fitness industry for a number of years. Shiv combines his passion for exercise with applied physiological knowledge, using innovative and advanced training strategies to get you to where you want to be as fast as possible, working with a friendly, yet focused and positive mindset ensuring an enjoyable and varied workout in the Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa sanctuary.

Weights and other training equipment.

More Fitness Services

Trade in the treadmill for a RunWESTIN self-guided jog or refreshing walk with our custom running maps. 

 

Join our RunWESTIN ™ program for a guided run and keep up with your training routine enjoying the sights of Mauritius.

 

Both 5km and 10km routes are mapped out for your convenience.

No matter what obstacles travel puts between you and your well-being, our signature wellness programs help you soar above it all. Here you can eat, sleep, move, feel, work and play well, transcending the rigors of travel while you’re on the road.

Stay well at Westin Hotels & Resorts, a place where together, we can rise.

SLEEP WELL LAVENDER BALM

Wind down naturally. Infused with relaxing oils of lavender and chamomile, our Sleep Well Lavender Balm bedside amenity eases tensions and soothes the senses. Rub on your temples or wrists at bedtime and drift into dreamland.

SLEEP WELL MENU

Whether you’re adjusting to a new time zone or recovering from your travels, restful sleep is the key to renewal.

At the heart of a revitalizing stay, a restful sleep is very invigoration. Our Westin Sleep Well Menu offerings are designed to promote rest and recovery.

Available 24 hours a day via In-Room Dining.

Menu items are packed with amino acids, vitamins and minerals for better sleep.

A fitness alternative for those looking to experience a local feel of Mauritius, our designed bike trip, accompanied by our team member, provides an opportunity to explore the closest villages and iconic sightseeing in the close surrounding from a local perspective. If you wish to go cycling on your own, bicycles are available on rental.

Let’s go for a ride!

Slide and playground.

This is where we create a world of fun and laughter for children. Hidden away in our exotic tropical garden, the Westin® Family is the hub of activities for kids aged 4 - 12. Supervised activities like traditional island storytelling and nature walks ensure that your children leave with unique, wonderful memories.

Seating and play area.

Discover a world of fun for your kids at Westin® Family. The moment you arrive at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius, we’ll greet your kids with complimentary amenities, namely the travel journal, a box of coloring pencils, and the local activity guide.

Whimsical beanbag chairs.

Sign up for family-friendly activities like fireside storytelling, sand castle competitions and movie nights. Or enjoy a Parents’ Night Off so you can relax and reconnect with each other while the kids make new friends, play games or sing karaoke enjoying the fun of a family resort.

Watersports Center

Relax on the soft, sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean when you visit The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius. Spend your days lounging by the crystal clear, turquoise waters, basking in the sun, sipping refreshing drinks and getting up only to dip your toes in the calmly lapping waves. Activate your sense of adventure at the Watersports Center with outdoor activities such as glass bottom boating, water skiing, sailing, pedal boating and more. Our beach resort sits on the natural marine park of Turtle Bay and provides unsurpassed snorkeling and scuba diving experiences.

Aerial view of the coastline.

Diving in Mauritius

Mauritius is not only on land, but also under water a real garden of Eden. Clear turquoise seas, an abundance of live coral reefs and beautiful tropical fish. Divers must make a reservation and fill out a medical form before any scuba diving activities. All levels are accepted, including beginners. Parental approval is required for divers under the age of 18. Access additional world-class diving and snorkeling sites through our day tours. Consult our resort associates for help booking tours, renting equipment or planning other ways to take advantage of our wonderful beach setting.

Diving Information

The west coast of Mauritius is a region with a variety of interesting dive spots, with water temperatures ranging from 22° Celsius in winter (5mm wetsuit) to 28° Celsius in summer (3mm wetsuit). Average visibility: 20 to 25 meters. There is no typical "diving season". Beautiful conditions exist all year round but the visibility can, of course, be affected by waves, plankton, tides or rain.

Pointe Aux Biches (5 to 12m): A very attractive small reef with a big variety of soft and hard coral and an abundance of tropical fish. The ideal spot for beginners and for experienced divers interested in macro photography.

Holts Rock (21m): The dominant landscape feature of Holts Rock is the presence of huge basalt rock of volcanic origin some larger than an average-sized Mauritian house.

Stenopous Reef (28-38m): It is a very picturesque dive site containing many interesting features, such as tubastrea corals of more that 2m in height. There are large fan corals which decorate the walls of a drop off, and a wide variety of soft corals. Another interesting aspect of the dive is that, while it has a large number and a wide variety of tropical fish, many pelagic fish species can also be seen there because of the site's exposure to the deep waters of the open sea. Kingfish, wahoo, stingrays, white tip sharks and tuna are frequent visitors of the dive site.

Water Lilly and Emily (wrecks) (23-26m): These two barges where scuttled to make artificial reefs and lie about 30m from each other. The marine growth on the wrecks is moderate but a wide variety of fish can be seen. These include Moorish idols, powder blue surgeonfish, kingfish and shoals of fusiliers. A number of eels have also made their home in the different corners of the wreck.

Scorpion fish and stonefish can be seen on most of the dives. This Japanese trawler was purposely sunk in 1987 by the Mauritius Marine Conservation Society. The marine growth on the wreck is moderate. The real attraction of this dive lies firstly, in the spectacular sight of a ship lying, still virtually intact, on the floor.

Under direct supervision of an instructor, the participant can ''try out'' Scuba Diving. First in the pool, then in the sea the same day. It's fun, one discovers a new fascinating world and it's absolutely safe!

PADI Open Water Diver (Or CMAS*): After this entry level the candidate is qualified to dive anywhere in the world without supervision (International Certification). A safe and enjoyable course for the whole family!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (Or CMAS**): The candidate will develop skills which give him more confidence. He will also become acquainted with deep diving, navigation diving and eventually night diving, search and recovery, wreck diving etc. Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent.

PADI Rescue Diver: This course teaches how to recognize diving problems, prevent accidents and handle diving emergencies if they occur. Prerequisites: PADI Advanced or equivalent and Medic First Aid.

PADI Divemaster (Or CMAS***): This course was designed to teach how to supervise divers in training and how to organize and conduct diving activities. The PADI Dive master course introduces to a professional level of diving. Prerequisites: PADI Rescue or equivalent.

Our equipment meets international standard requirements:

Bottle: 12 liter steel, DIN or INT on demand, 200 bar, tested regularly

Wet suit: 5mm neoprene

Regulator: fitted with additional second stage

Pressure gauge

Depth gauge

BCD jacket with inflator

Mask

Snorkel

Fins: closed

Weight belt: with 1kg weights

Torch: on night dives

Compressors: All compressors from BAUER Germany, 220 bar.

Island Activities

Mauritius is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country's populace is composed of several ethnicities, mostly people are Indian, African, French, and Chinese descent. Most Mauritians are multilingual; English, French, Creole are used. Mauritius, a melting pot where past and present are smoothly blended together. Moreover, the island is surrounded by an amazing clear turquoise sea creating an oasis of peace and tranquility.

Beach chairs with umbrellas near the shoreline.
Wander Through Port Louis Market

Take a stroll through the daily Port Louis market for a real insight into the people, produce, and culture of Mauritius. Take time to absorb all the different sights and sounds, and experience the sweet scent of exotic fruits, herbs, spices, and street food.

Grand Baie

Grand Baie is the Mauritian center for sailing activities. Visitors can join a boat tour, a catamaran cruise, or even charter a private boat for a day here. Weather permitting, conditions are usually excellent for sailing around Mauritius or to visit some of the northern offshore islands.

National Botanical Garden

SSR Botanical Gardens are one of North Mauritius' most visited tourist attractions. Famed for their giant Victoria Amazonica Water Lilies whose gargantuan leaves expand as wide as three meters in diameter, once every 30 to 100 years!

Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius

Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius is the leading shopping and retail destination in Mauritius. Its dominant presence and comprehensive retail and leisure options attract diverse shoppers from all over the island. Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius merges the world's most desirable brands, shopping convenience, entertainment, and everyday leisure, all in a majestic setting. Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius hosts the widest selection of specialty stores in Mauritius - there are 150 shops - thus offering the most comprehensive and compelling.

Visit Cap Malheureux

Spend an afternoon ambling through this atmospheric fishing village just north of Grand Baie on the island's northernmost tip. Due to a history of shipwrecks, the name translates as 'Cape Misfortune' but there's nothing sad about this secluded beauty spot with views out to the offshore islands of Ile Ronde, Ile Plate, and Coin de Mire.

Aerial view of the property.
Walk Around Ganga Talao

Considered by many to be the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius, Ganga Talao, otherwise known as Grand Bassin, is a secluded lake that lies within the crater of an extinct volcano about 550 meters above sea level. A popular spot for locals and tourists alike, the site is also home to a temple dedicated to Shiva and other Hindu gods.

Learn About the Island's Past

One of two World Heritage Sites in Mauritius, Aapravasi Ghat is the original immigration depot which saw more than half a million indentured laborers arrive between 1834 and the 1920s to work in the sugar plantations. Most Mauritians can trace their ancestry back to this site.

Discover Black River Gorges National Park

Much of the forested mountain range in the island's southwest corner belongs to the Black River Gorges National Park. This protected haven for endangered species of flora and fauna is full of hiking trails and viewpoints and is one of the best places in Mauritius to feel at one with nature. The deep green views across this remote volcanic landscape are spectacular.

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius