Heritage Resorts will host the Mauritius Open on May 2015

From the 7th to the 10th of May 2015, Heritage Golf Club will host the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, which will bring together three of the biggest international tours – Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour and European Tour – for the first time in golf history.

This 72-hole stroke play championship will oppose 136 professional players, comprising of 40 players from each of the participating tours, during four days. The scores from this tournament count towards the individual tours’ Order of Merit and World Ranking Points, Race to Dubai and Investec Cup.

The total prize fund for the taking will be 1 million Euros, the highest amount ever paid for such a tournament in Mauritius. Major sponsors for this event are AfrAsia Bank, Heritage Resorts, Air Mauritius and the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA).

Heritage Resorts listed as an outstanding golf destination

Heritage Golf Club, Mauritius

Heritage Golf Club : Africa’s top 10 golf courses by CNN

With such an attractive challenge, the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open intends to draw in as many professional players and amateurs as golf fans across the world. Special travel packages will be offered to those wishing to attend this world-class tournament.

Located in an idyllic setting, the Heritage Golf Club was ranked by CNN among Africa’s top 10 golf courses. Stretching over 100 hectares, this 18-hole championship golf course (PAR 72) is a masterpiece designed by the South African architect Peter Matkovich from the renowned Hayes, Matkovich & Associates firm. The diversity of the landscapes, set between mountains and sea, and the unique technicality of each hole make it an exceptional golf course in the Indian Ocean.

Benefiting from the excellence of Heritage Resorts’ 5-star service, the Heritage Golf Club has anticipated golfers’ expectations in order to provide them with the best assistance during their visit. Practice, private lessons, club cleaning, accessory shop, club house, GPS in golf cart… Heritage Resorts has a real arsenal of services available to professional golfers as well as amateurs for an unforgettable experience.

Heritage Resorts offers its guests the ultimate combination between nature and sea, relaxation and adventure. The Domaine de Bel Ombre gathers two 5-star hotels, luxury villas, 12 restaurants, 2 spa villages, a beach club with water sports facilities, and exceptional assets such as a natural reserve of 1,300 hectares and a creole house dating from Mauritius’ colonial years.

Experience the Mauritian culture with Veranda Resorts

The hotels of Veranda Resorts take you on an authentic tour of Mauritius Island and offer a unique experience beyond the typical postcard setting.

The four Veranda hotels – Veranda Grand Baie, Veranda Pointe aux Biches, Veranda Paul & Virginie and Veranda Palmar Beach – invite their guests to go beyond the island’s famous splendid beaches and to immerse themselves into local culture while exploring Mauritius from inside.

The activities offered aim to introduce participants to various cultural features that contribute to the island’s beautiful diversity. A local guide will take the guests of Veranda Resorts to Goodlands, a village in the North where Indian culture prevails. During the tour, they will visit a colourful Tamil temple and stop by nearby shops to buy handmade local souvenirs. The guide makes the visit more interesting with historical hints and local tales.

The taste of Mauritius

Rum making and tasting

Guests will literally get a taste of the Mauritian culture through an introduction to creole cuisine. Under the chef’s guidance, they will become acquainted with the finest pleasures of local cuisine and taste food products they will buy themselves at the local food and spice market. They are also offered the opportunity to sail with a fisherman on-board a pirogue to learn particular fishing techniques and try to catch exotic fish like spangled emperors and blacktip groupers. The lucky ones will enjoy a barbecue on the beach where they will cook and eat their own catch.

Learning the Mauritian sega

Guests are invited to dance the traditional sega

Finally, guests will be invited to dance to the rhythm of the ravanne, djembe and kayamba, and initiated to the practice of these typically Mauritian instruments. With its vibrant rhythm and colourful words, the traditional sega is an ode to freedom. Those who are willing to capture the spirit of the Mauritian culture will be able to learn sega. Veranda Resorts gives you the opportunity to experience a real change of scenery and an unforgettable cultural voyage.

Mauritius and its rich cultural heritage

Mauritius is known for its ideal climate, beautiful beaches and flavourful cuisine, but has so much more to offer, that is why Veranda Resorts takes visitors to the heart of the island. It is on the hilltops, along the sugar canes or on the seaside that the Mauritian culture shows its true colours.

As they walk through lively villages or take part in cultural activities, guests who are curious about the country’s culture and history will undoubtedly fall for the captivating multicultural ambience.

Located on the North and East coast of the island, Veranda Resorts hotels are an ideal hideaway for families, groups and couples who are looking for an extraordinary experience in Mauritius.