Jayraj Chuttooree has been Head Concierge at Heritage Le Telfair since 2008. His pursuit of excellence has led him to achieve the title of “Clefs d’Or” Concierge, a prestigious distinction in the luxury hotel circle.

The society of Clefs d’Or concierges has existed for 85 years and gathers some 4,000 members around the world. They wear a golden crossed keys pin on the two lapels of their uniform as a symbol of top-quality service recognized by the worldwide first-class hotels’ clientele. Such a distinction is not just an accomplishment but sets the start of a real human adventure for those who achieve it. It requires consistent professional and personal commitment – the kind that leads to excellence.

Jay Chuttooree has worked at Heritage Le Telfair for ten years. He started as a bell boy and was promoted to concierge after two years, then became Head Concierge. As such, he had the opportunity to attend many prestigious training courses, including one with the Ivor Spencer International School for Butler. Owing to his experience, he was urged by the hotel management, his family and clients to apply for membership at the Clefs d’Or Society. Always sensitive to his clients’ needs, Jay’s motto is to “make the impossible possible” for them!

Heritage Resorts aiming at excellence

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To understand the importance of concierges, one must look back into the origins of the profession in the luxury hospitality context. Initially, concierges would gather a wealth of travelling information and advise visitors on any subject, in order to improve their stay. Today, since most information is available on the Internet, the concierge remains a key player in travel organisation and deals with airport pick-up, excursion bookings and additional services… At Heritage Le Telfair, it is important that guests fully enjoy their experience, leaving organisation details to our care.

Jayraj’s decoration brings great pride to Heritage Le Telfair. It actually reflects the hotel’s commitment to support its employees in their career and to deliver custom-made services to its guests, thereby ensuring them a hassle-free stay in Mauritius. Each hotel suite actually comes with a butler service for guests’ ultimate peace of mind.

Heritage Le Telfair is located on the 2500-hectare Domaine de Bel Ombre. Nestled on the unspoilt southern coast of Mauritius, between lush hills and turquoise lagoon, the Domaine is the ultimate combination of beach, nature, relaxation and adventure. This “Domaine of Experiences” offers truly authentic Mauritian moments for all.

Located in the North, at the heart of a coastal town of the same name, Veranda Grand Baie is a charming hotel which gives its guests the opportunity to discover Mauritian culture in all simplicity!

Famous for its nightlife and shops, Grand Baie is the ideal place for visitors seeking after authentic holidays and a truly Mauritian experience. This small town is ideally located within short distance of many of the island’s cultural and tourist sites:

Pamplemousses Garden: This 25-hectare botanical garden is famous for its great diversity of plants ranging from waterlilies, to Flamboyant trees, palm trees, endemic plants and an entire section dedicated to spices. Reflecting Mauritius’ history, the garden was built in 1770 by botanist and French Administrator of the Isle de France, Pierre Poivre.

L’Aventure du Sucre: Set in an old sugar mill, this museum highlights the place of sugar cane industry in the history of Mauritius. Filled with secrets and historical anecdotes, this picturesque place leads visitors into four centuries of fascinating history, from the island’s discovery to its Independence.

The Château Labourdonais: This colonial-style castle stands majestically in the middle of luxuriant tropical vegetation, at the end of a magnificent Chinese Banyan lined driveway. The 1859 mansion was finely restored and introduces visitors into the heart of Mauritian historical heritage, at a time when life revolved around sugar mills.

Cap Malheureux Church: The village of Cap Malheureux – which means Cape of Misfortune – takes its name after the many shipwrecks which occurred on its shores through the centuries. What is left now is a quaint scenery: the church’s red roof contrasting with the turquoise background sea and a breathtaking view on the lagoon and the Gunner’s Quoin make it a popular spot for tourists and residents alike.

Northern islands: Flat Island, Îlot Gabriel, Round Island, Coin de Mire (Gunner’s Quoin), Pain-de-Sucre and Serpent Island are exotic names that were given to some islets lying just beyond the northern reef. Some of them can be visited during a catamaran day trip. Each has a particular story relating to Mauritius, and their beauty makes them a first-choice tourist attraction.

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The North is ideal to explore wonders of Mauritius while on holidays! Veranda Grand Baie’s guests also enjoy the possibility to wander in the streets of the pretty coastal village of Grand Baie. Thanks to the hotel’s central location, they can walk or hire a taxi to reach most attractive spots in a few minutes, including bars and restaurants such Banana Beach Café, Botteghita or Cocoloko; street vendors selling all sorts of fritters and local delicacies; several shopping corners including Grand Baie La Croisette Shopping Mall, Sunset Boulevard’s stylish boutiques and – of course! – Grand Baie’s bazaar with its thousands of typically Mauritian souvenirs!

Set on the rim of the bay, Veranda Grand Baie is a place of unspoilt charm combined with the liveliness of the buzzing city of Grand Baie. It offers the perfect location for holiday-makers who are looking to explore the “hidden side” of Mauritius!

Have you heard of the Mauritius ‘Golf Passport’? Thanks to this great invention you can explore all the island’s 18-hole courses at a uniform rate, until September 30, 2015. Let’s have an overview of these nine courses where you will be soon teeing off.

  1. Heritage Golf Club – The best Golf Course in Mauritius

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– Location: Domaine de Bel Ombre – South Coast

– Length: 6,498 meters

– Par: 72

– Designer: Peter Matkovich – 2004

– Facilities: Driving range, putting green, chipping green, pro shop, bar and restaurant, golf carts with GPS, equipment rental, caddies, changing rooms, golf academy, and pro instructor.

 

  1. Legend Golf Course

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– Location: Belle Mare – East Coast

– Length: 6,018 meters

– Par: 72

– Designer: Hugh Biaocchi – 1994

– Facilities: Pro Shop, golf academy, video analysis, equipment rental, caddies, golf carts, driving range, putting green, club house with restaurant and bar.

 

  1. Links Golf Course

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– Location: Belle Mare – East Coast

– Length: 5,942 meters

– Par: 71

– Designer: Rodney Wright & Peter Alliss – 2002

– Facilities: Driving range and putting green, golf academy, club house with restaurant and bar, equipment rental, golf carts with GPS.

 

  1. Anahita Golf Course

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– Location: Beau Champ – East Coast

– Length: 6,741 meters

– Par: 72

– Designer: Ernie Els – 2008

– Facilities: Pro shop, golf lessons, equipment rental, driving range, golf carts, club house, changing rooms, fitness centre, restaurant and bar.

 

  1. Gymkhana Golf Course

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– Location: Vacoas – center Region

– Length: 4,870 meters

– Par: 68

– Designer: The course was designed and built by the army of the British Royal Navy in 1902.

 

  1. Le Touessrok Golf Course

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– Location: Ile aux Cerfs – East Coast

– Length: 6,452 meters

– Par: 72

– Designer: Bernhard Langer – 2003

– Facilities: Club house, restaurant, refreshments on the course, golf carts, locker rooms, equipment rental, driving range.

 

  1. Tamarina Golf Club

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– Location: Tamarin – West Coast

– Length: 6.886 meters

– Par: 72

– Designer: Wright Golf Design – 2006

– Facilities: covered driving range, club house with restaurant & bar, refreshments on the course, pro shop, golf academy, changing rooms, and equipment rental.

 

  1. The Paradis Golf Club

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– Location: Le Morne – South West Coast

– Length: 5.924 meters

– Par: 72

– Designer: Tony Johnstone – 1992

– Facilities: Driving range, putting green, golf carts, equipment rental, GPS, pro instructor, golf academy, pro shop, club house with restaurant and bar.

 

  1. The Saint Geran Golf Course (9-hole – twice and different departures)

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– Location: Belle Mare – East Coast

– Length: 2540 meters

– Par: 33

– Designer: Gary Player – 1970

– Facilities: Putting green, golf carts, equipment rental, caddies, pro instructor, golf academy, club house, changing rooms, bar.

 

Fly for a 100% golf holiday and test your game on different types of courses that are both technical and magical.

Price: 50 Euros / Rs 2,000 per Green Fee (excluding golf cart)

Book your tee off at the Heritage Golf Club:

golf@heritagegolfclub.mu