A Sense Of Appeal

Luxury hotels can deliver beautiful surroundings, great service and fabulous food, but they often fail to capture the vernacular of the country they're in. The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, a melting pot of ethnicities, has no shortage of five-star accommodation, but the Oberoi is one that manages to embrace its rich local heritage. Striking Indonesian stone sculptures nestle in subtropical gardens alongside African artifacts and sugarcane thatched-roof pavilions. And its Touching Senses program introduces guests to the island's art, nature and diverse culture. Lessons range from oceanside painting with local artists and aromatherapy using the oil of indigenous plants...

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