Be a part of the legacy of turtle conservation on the island of Bali at this luxurious beachside haven with a soul
With the perfect combination of tropical beauty, restful serenity and warm hospitality, The Oberoi, Bali is a beachside haven with a soul. It comprises a secluded cluster of 74 Luxury Villas and Lanai Rooms set within 15 acres of landscaped tropical gardens on Seminyak Beach, Indonesia.
Every year, the 500 meters of beach frontage at the resort is visited by the Olive Ridley sea turtle, an endangered species named for the olive colour of its heart-shaped shell. Female turtles come ashore to lay their eggs between May and October along the coastline, and in an effort to protect and assist the survival of the species, The Oberoi, Bali created a turtle sanctuary in 2013. The team at the sanctuary has been entrusted with the task of safeguarding the eggs by moving them to a sandy area within the property until they hatch after approximately 60 days.
Without assistance from The Oberoi, Bali team, these little turtles would orient themselves towards the brightest horizon and dash towards the sea in a perilous journey where, if they don’t make it to the ocean quickly, many would die of dehydration in the sun or be caught by predators. At The Oberoi, Bali’s turtle sanctuary, the hatchlings are cared for in custom-built saltwater holding tanks until they are about two weeks old, and their chances of survival in the ocean are better.
Guests at The Oberoi, Bali are invited to visit the turtle sanctuary and participate in the activity of releasing the baby turtles into the sea, becoming a part of the legacy of turtle conservation on the island of Bali.