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(Westin) Turtle Power!

22nd September 2018 - 10:20am

Sheltering from the melting sun in Mauritius.

Sheltering from the melting sun in Mauritius.

Shane Cullen ( reports from the Turkish Airlines/IfOnly Worldchoice Fam to Mauritius.

The adventure started on the Northwest coast of the island, in Balaclava. This is situated along Turtle Bay, a protected marine park with the warm, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean stretching out to the horizon. This is a tropical paradise combined with absolute luxury. As you would expect, this is a high-end destination location aimed at the honeymoon or romantic getaway. However, there is also an impressive kids club so all can enjoy the serenity of this stunning setting. It is a top end 5 star with a multitude of interconnecting rooms available for an impressive family holiday.


There are elegant and spacious rooms with traditional decor and large bathrooms. Given the setting, it is unlikely you will spend much time in the room. There are a host of facilities including sports and spa offerings, beautiful pools and a stunning beach.


The hotel offers half board or all inclusive. My tip would be to opt for all-inclusive as the drinks offering was outstanding. The group dined in the Fusion Restaurant which caters for all tastes and was very well received. Similarly, the aromas from the Indian restaurant in the hotel were truly mouth-watering.


Westin staff were wonderful hosts and very excited to welcome the group from the Emerald Isle. Unfortunately, in true Irish style, we brought the rain with us. However, it didn't dampen spirits in the slightest!

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The group all checked into paradise, otherwise known as Westin Turtle Bay.
Stunning 5 Star Westin Turtle Bay Hotel
You will never have to book a sunbed here, more than enough to go around this spacious resort.
Olivia Flanagan (Navan Travel), Rachael Donnelly (Grenham Travel), Siobhan Brannigan (Centre Travel) and Martin Penrose (IfOnly)
The infinity pool at the Westin Turtle Bay.
Onur Gull (Turkish Airlines) holding up the Palm Tree.
The Westin Turtle Bay.
Olivia Flanagan (Navan Travel), Onur Gull (Turkish Airlines) and Leonie Dale (
Another one of the amazing pools at The Westin Turtle Bay
The huge standard room at The Westin Turtle Bay
Martin Penrose (IfOnly) and Carol Anne O'Neill (Worldchoice)
Rachael Donnelly (Grenham Travel) and Clodagh Connolly (Corrib Travel)

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