We are a few days away from the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, the great golf tournament that will punctuate life at the Domaine de Bel Ombre between the 7th and the 10th of May. Here are some of the latest news in anticipation of this major event.

Get ready for an amazing show! As the first-ever golf tournament sanctioned by three of the main international tours – the European Tour, the Asian Tour and the Sunshine Tour, this golf event will not only make history, but also features the highest prize purse (1 million Euros!) to be paid out for any competition held in Mauritius. Besides, such exceptional sports events come with big names!

Among the ambassadors of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open are Hennie Otto (South-Africa), three-time winner of the European Tour; Thomas Levet (France) who won the Barclays Scottish Open, the Alstom Open and the Ryder Cup among others; and Max Orrin (England), champion of the 2014 National Bank of Oman Golf Classic.

Heritage Resorts is proudly emphasizing that this will be the first men’s professional golf tournament to have a lady as Tournament Director. Pauli van Meersbergen, a professional golfer of the Sunshine Tour, will be assisted by David Williams (European Tour) and Wanchai Meechai (Asian Tour) in the tournament management.

Among the top players are the winner of the BMW PGA Championship / DP World Tour Championship, Simon Khan (England) and winners of Race to Dubai tournaments with a prize fund over 1.5 million euros, Andrew Dodt (Australia), Thomas BJØRN (Denmark), Thorbjørn OLESEN (Denmark), Scott HEND (Australia) as well as Mikael Lundberg (Sweden).

Moreover, the event sponsors are pushing back the limits of creativity to reward the best players. Villas Valriche will award a one-million dollar villa to the first player who hits an eagle on the 17th whole (423 meter, PAR 3). Jaguar will take advantage of this tournament to unveil in all exclusivity its brand new Jaguar XE designed for the African market, and reserves a specialty prize to those who hit an Albatros during the Saturday and Sunday schedule of play: a Jaguar XE R-Sport.

Other sponsors of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open include Heineken, Vinta Bordeaux, Barons de Rothschild Champagne and Samsung.

A public-oriented event

The good news for golf fans is that the competition is open to the public! Heritage Golf Club will welcome visitors during the four days of tournament, with a daily rate or a four-day package. Those who wish to attend the game only need to head to the Domaine de Bel Ombre!

The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open also makes for an ideal family outing. Alongside the golf tournament, lots of fun and activities will be on offer at the Place du Moulin on the last days of competition, including wall climbing, a mini zip line, laser tag, quad-biking, buggy rides and a golf simulator.

While children will enjoy the funfair, parents will be able to attend (on invitation only) an exclusive conference on sports and ethics, held by former French Minister of Education and philosopher, Luc Ferry.

Could there be anything better than a scrumptious dinner at Le Château de Bel Ombre to end the tournament in style? A wine-and-dine banquet will be organised at the Château on Sunday 10th May, where the President of Château Lascombes himself will present the fine wines that will accompany the Chef’s tastefully elaborated five-course menu.

Hosting this large-scale competition is the Heritage Golf Club, which was ranked among the top ten courses in Africa by CNN, among the top 100 in the world and as Indian Ocean’s Best Golf Course at the 2014 World Golf Awards. It is part of the Domaine de Bel Ombre, which also features five-star Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort and Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, as well as Heritage The Villas.

Veranda Pointe aux Biches will be closed between June 1st and August 23rd, 2015 for major renovation, by the end of which it will reopen as a 4-star hotel!

Veranda Pointe aux Biches will be renovated in order to best meet clients’ expectations and upgrade to a 4-star hotel. The Bedrooms, reception area, restaurants, Spa and Kids’ Club will be refurbished for guests to enjoy a brand new contemporary tropical décor.

The different hotel areas will take on a sleek look, with natural materials such as wood, wicker, bamboo and ceramic used in furniture, completed with a gamut of blue shades to reflect the spirit of seaside peaceful holidays.

Interior architect, Paule de Romeuf, who will conduct the renovation, acquired her professional experiences in various architectural offices in Paris, most notably alongside world renowned architect Jean Nouvel, taking part in the one of his most famous projects, The Arab World Institute in Paris. She then created her own agency in Mauritius and Asia, with a strong experience in the hospitality sector in the Indian Ocean.

Veranda Pointe aux Biches: barefoot bliss!

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The barefoot concept has made the hotel reputation… and brought pleasure to every guest! On their arrival, they are invited to take off their shoes to enter a world of total relaxation.

Veranda Pointe aux Biches’ setting is conducive to quiescence. Its Seven Colours Wellness Lounge is favourably located on the beach facing the sea – a unique treat in Mauritius – and the hotel has an exclusive adults-only wing including 30 rooms, one bar, a restaurant and a private pool.

Sand strips fringed with volcano rocks, the resort’s natural pool and amazing sunsets further contribute to the ideal scenery for laid-back seaside holidays.

Veranda Resorts’ distinctive offers complete this invitation to relaxation and pleasure. Water activities, cooking lessons, pop-up moments and the discovery of Mauritian culture and traditions add up to the authentic and convivial experience of the guests.

Veranda Pointe aux Biches’ renovation and new 4-star status is a step forward in the modernisation of Veranda Resorts’ brand identity, which was officially announced at ITB Berlin in February.

Chef Ravi Kanhye was selected to take part in the “Goût de France/Good France” campaign, which will take place on March 19, 2015 at the Château de Bel Ombre. Residents of Heritage Resorts are invited to this unique – and surely delicious – evening!

Good France is an international event which aims to promote French cuisine, its capacity for innovation and the values it conveys: sharing, enjoying and respecting the principles of high quality and environmentally responsible cuisine. It follows the listing of French cuisine in the World intangible Heritage by UNESCO and contribute to its influence on the world.

More than 1000 chefs on all five continents are expecting to join the event to honour the merits of French cuisine. To take part in this great celebration, chefs were selected worldwide by a committee chaired by chef Alain Ducasse and composed of professionals from haute cuisine to fine-dining bistros. They will prepare a dinner combining the culinary traditions of their country and French gastronomy.

During this distinctive evening, Chef Ravi Kanhye will present a special menu for the occasion at the Château de Bel Ombre. Guests will have the opportunity to taste a fine and creative menu, including potted duck leg, lobster bisque, salmon filet, thick round of Rossini beef, cheese platter and chocolate mille-feuille.

Chef Ravi Kanhye selected

Chef Ravi Kanhye was selected to take part in the “Goût de France/Good France” campaign

For Chef Ravi, this is an ideal opportunity to put forward Mauritian culinary savoir-faire. Driven by the creativity and challenges of his profession, he has in mind to please the finest palates with a distinctive cuisine: refined, bold and generous at the same time… A must-try at Heritage Resorts!

Moreover, the Chef has recently reviewed the menu of the Château in order to offer a distinctive cuisine to gourmet customers. It is now an ode to Mauritian generosity and to old-time recipes inspired by the splendid 19th century mansion. Pleasure goes hand in hand with refinement, in a place where the palate is ravished by Chef Ravi’s original blend of opposite flavours, tradition and modernism.

The Château de Bel Ombre is one of Heritage Resorts’ 12 restaurants on the Domaine de Bel Ombre. Set in the middle of a captivating French-style garden, this historic mansion offers exquisite Mauritian dishes made with locally grown products. The romantic setting of this place is also ideal for weddings and receptions.

Chef Ravi’s cuisine provides for a whole culinary journey that will leave Heritage Resorts’ guests totally thrilled!

Introducing something special for the finest palates: the Gourmet Bliss package. Heritage Le Telfair has actually designed a special gourmet pass that will allow guests into a world of flavours.

The Domaine de Bel Ombre is the ideal place for a rich culinary journey. It has 12 restaurants in which Heritage Resorts’ guests can both experience Mauritian cuisine in all forms and enjoy the best of international food: Indian cuisine at the Zafarani, Mediterranean delights at the C Beach Club, Asian specialties at the Gin’ja…

Intimate dinner in a 19th-century guesthouse, family gathering in a French brasserie or eating bare-footed in the sand… Visitors will make the most of their gourmet escape in a totally relaxing environment. Drinks, including wine and champagne, are included in the package!

Exquisite vacations

With the Gourmet Bliss package, guests can indulge in the vast array of delicacies available at the Domaine at any time of the day. From breakfast to dinner, including snacks and lunchboxes, Heritage Le Telfair makes a point to offer its guests a unique experience in an exceptional environment.

Cooking is part of the Mauritian lifestyle and cultural wealth. With European, African and Asian influences, the local cuisine has evolved into a rich and unique blend. Gourmet Bliss was designed for Heritage Le Telfair’ guests to fully experience this highlight of Mauritian culture during their stay.

Visitors will have the opportunity to appreciate the diversity of international influences and ambiences in Heritage Resorts’ twelve restaurants: Annabella’s, Le Palmier and Gin’ja at Heritage Le Telfair; Balafon, Zafarani, Infinity Blue, Amafrooty & Boma at Heritage Awali; Heritage Golf’s Club House; Cyan and Coast beach restaurants at the C Beach Club; and the Château de Bel Ombre.

Heritage Resorts and Veranda Resorts were present at the World Travel Market in London, from November 3th to 6th. It was the occasion for the two Mauritian hospitality brands to present their new projects and reward their business partners during the Heritage Resorts Award ceremony.

Veranda Resorts launches Pop-Up Moments

Veranda Resorts has seized the opportunity of the WTM to present the brand new attraction it will offer its guests as from end of November: the pop-up moments (Pop-Up Moments). This new, simple and attractive concept is about a bunch of surprises tailored to vacationers’ quiescence. The signature phrase – “One day. One set-up. One feeling.” – defines it all.

Once a week, guests are unexpectedly invited to live a magical and fleeting moment on the beachfront. They can choose between two distinct ambiences to make the most of their holiday retreat.

With Coco’lidays, vacationers are invited to enjoy a 100% natural coconut water drink in an informal setting. Ideal for adults as well as for kids, it allows for a cool break before taking a dive into the pool.

With the Sunset Moments, a truly Mauritian experience awaits our guests as the sun goes down. While Veranda Paul & Virginie will favour a romantic atmosphere for couples, Veranda Grand Baie, Veranda Palmar Beach and Veranda Pointe aux Biches will set a festive atmosphere in line with the local art of celebrating.

During the presentation of its Pop-up Moments at the WTM, Veranda Resorts has taken the opportunity to provide tasting of the so-exotic and trendy coconut water. Coco’lidays was launched in partnership with Coco Up, a Mauritian brand which markets 100% natural coconut water.

Heritage Resorts Award: a successful evening

Heritage Resorts Mauritius Award

Heritage Resorts Mauritius Award took place in the trendy DSTRKT bar, London, on Monday 3rd November 2014.

Another highlight of the World Travel Market was the Heritage Resorts Award, which was organised by Heritage Resorts for the ninth year in a row. The event took place in the trendy DSTRKT bar on Monday 3rd November and gathered about a hundred tour operators, travel agents, partners and British journalists. As usual, there was a prize-giving ceremony to acknowledge the continuous support of partnering tour operators and travel agencies.

After Christine Dupont’s blissful speech, Audrey Hervel, Head of Sales and E-Commerce, announced the 2014 award-winners. Nominations were followed by a cocktail where typical Mauritian culinary treats were served. Guests also had the opportunity to try signature massages by Seven Colours, which is an established spa and cosmetics brand at Veranda Resorts and Heritage Resorts.

The best tour-operators for 2014 include Kuoni Travel Ltd (Heritage Awali), Trailfinders (Heritage Le Telfair) and Virgin Holidays (Heritage Resorts). The prize list also ranks Mauritius Holidays Direct, EFR Travel Ltd, Kenwood Travel, Western & Oriental, If Only Travel, Discovery Travel Denmark, Gold Medal Travel Group, THG UK and The Holiday Factory RSA.

What’s up for Veranda Resorts and Heritage Resorts at WTM

News of AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

The World Travel Market was an occasion for Heritage Resorts to officially announce the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

Every year, worldwide tourism stakeholders gather in London for the World Travel Market. It is a major event in the travel industry, which aims to create and strengthen connections among the industry professionals, and to give way to new opportunities.

The World Travel Market was an occasion for Heritage Resorts to officially announce the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, which will take place at the Domaine de Bel Ombre from May 7th to 10th, 2015. For the first time in golf history, it will gather the top 40 players from three international tours: Sunshine, European and Asian Tours. Miss England also attended the fair, proudly bearing the colours of Heritage Golf Club.

2015 promises to be an exciting year, filled with surprises, especially with the Veranda Resorts’ Pop-Up Moments and the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage Resorts… Stay tuned!

Everyone deserves holidays! While children and teenagers have fun, parents chill out. How about babies? For the total comfort of its guests, Heritage Resorts will have a kiddy club, as from November 2014, for the 0-2 year old children and unique services for toddlers when they are far from home!

With its “Baby Timomo” club, Heritage Resorts are the first hotels in Mauritius to offer a complementary and dedicated space for toddlers. Open 7/7 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, the club welcomes children under 24 months. A team of six nannies stands by, each one taking care of up to two babies at a time. They are all qualified in childcare and first aid, and committed to provide each child with personalised care and age-appropriate activities.

Awakening of the senses is one of Baby Timomo Club’s focuses: there are play mats and developmental games to stimulate their motor skills while respecting the natural growth rhythm of each infant. Parents’ instructions and recommendations will be strictly followed to ensure baby’s best possible experience.

Moreover, Heritage Le Telfair and Heritage Awali both have a 24-hour Baby Corner close to the hotel’s living spaces, where parents can change and feed their babies. Specific baby products and facilities are available on site, such as cleansing lotions and home equipment for babies, so parents can pack-up light for trouble-free vacation.

Age-appropriate clubs

Whole range of activities for children

Children will enjoy a whole range of fun activities and learning games for holidays full of discoveries and good memories!

In addition to the baby dedicated space, the “Timomo & Friends” Kids Club has a “Mini Timomo” corner for children from 3 to 6, and a “Kids Timomo” corner for children from 7 to 11. Children will enjoy a whole range of fun activities and learning games for holidays full of discoveries and good memories!

Last but not least, teenagers from 12 to 17 have their own private space. Swimming pool, climbing wall, music instruments, pool table and various activities definitely make the Cool Teens Club a paradise for teens!

“Timomo & Friends”: an original concept

Timomo is the name that was chosen for Heritage Resorts’ Kids Club. A green bird with a yellow beak, Timomo represents a parakeet – an endangered bird species native to Mauritius.

Timomo is looking for a treasure which is found on the other side of the rainbow. Along his treasure hunt, he makes new friends. Together, they will help him in his quest, and Timomo eventually discovers that he already has the greatest treasures: a rainbow heart where love, friendship, respect and kindness prevail and shine a bright light!

Mauritian identity, sense of hospitality and the rainbow nation are conveyed through this concept. While sharing the cultural heritage of Timomo and his friends, the V.I.kids learn that differences create harmony, and that each one of them is unique and yet complementary to the “Timomo & friends” kids club.

Our young guests have an endless choice of distractions at the Domaine de Bel Ombre. Facilities in the luxury hotels and on the Domaine itself add up to 2500 hectares of leisure and pleasure. From special equipment to a dedicated and qualified team, everything is thought for the comfort and entertainment of our visiting families and to make sure they spend unforgettable holidays!

Christmas in Grand Baie

The end-of-year celebrations will be hot” or not! Veranda Resorts is preparing an exotic programme, ideal for guests who dream of a real change of scenery coupled with a festive atmosphere to close the year.

The holiday season will be definitely “hot” at Veranda Resorts. Combining traditional Christmas festival with Mauritian folklore, our hotels will delight their guests with idyllic tropical decors and convivial celebrations. There will be magic in the air!

Christmas in Grand Baie

Grand Baie is the typical coastal village that seethes with excitement as Christmas time draws near. Right in the middle of the festive vibes is the Veranda Grand Baie Hotel – the perfect place to truly live end-of-year celebrations the Mauritian way!

On Christmas Eve, guests will be invited to sit back and have a drink under the stars, in front of the splendid bay view, while enjoying living Nativity scenes and Christmas Carols, before they head to Mon Plaisir Restaurant for a generous Christmas buffet. On the 25th, a brunch will be served alongside Christmas presents distribution and a special prize draw.

Finally, those who wish to celebrate the New Year till the break of dawn will be pleased: on the 31st, there will be a beach cocktail with background music from a jazz band and an exceptional buffet at Mon Plaisir Restaurant, followed by a multicultural show, fireworks and dancing.

To add up to the season’s tropical feel, local fruity cocktails will be served everyday at Veranda Grand Baie, allowing guests to discover the great variety of exotic flavours available on our island!

Celebrating with your other half

A real love nest, Veranda Paul & Virginie offers couples a more intimate and ideally romantic setting to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.

Veranda Paul & Virginie - Ideally romantic setting to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.

Veranda Paul & Virginie – Ideally romantic setting to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.

A very special programme will be put together for the very special guests of the hotel on Christmas Eve: gala dinner, background music, casual chic ambience… The evening programme will continue with a dancing party for those who wish to dance the night away. The next day, couples will meet at the Saint Géran – located on the beachfront – and relish in the restaurant’s beach-themed dishes in front of the beautiful ocean scenery.

New Year’s Eve will be celebrated on a very tropical note with a festive “La Faya” buffet, especially designed for the occasion, and a singing quartet. The dinner will be followed by fireworks and dancing.

Just like at Veranda Grand Baie Hotel, fruity, colourful and exotic cocktails will be served at Veranda Paul et Virginie for guests to discover typical flavours of the Mauritian culture.

Fiesta on the seaside

Ideally located on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, Veranda Palmar Beach provides a lush seaside backdrop to those who are looking to end the year on a paradise cove.

Veranda Palmar Beach - Fiesta on the seaside

Veranda Palmar Beach – Fiesta on the seaside

The Christmas Eve programme will bring together tradition and exoticism to the delight of the hotel’s guests. It will start with living Nativity scenes and Christmas Carols, and continue with a sea-inspired buffet, the Kid’s Club Christmas show, live music and gifts distribution by Father Christmas. On the 25th, a special buffet will be served at the Regatta restaurant, featuring a live band and a Christmas show as well.

New Year’s Eve programme will highlight Mauritian culture with a tropical buffet at the Regatta restaurant and a special “culture of the islands” entertainment. It will be followed by fireworks and dancing to celebrate the New Year in style.

During the whole holiday season, Veranda Palmar Beach will indulge its guests with tropical treats: lemongrass ice-tea, tamarind juice, fresh fruit skewers… A delicious introduction to Mauritian flavours!

Relax and celebrate!

Veranda Pointe aux Biches provides guests with the opportunity to spend the last days of the year in a laid-back atmosphere, feet in the sand, to the rhythm of the islands.

Relax and celebrate at Veranda Pointe aux Biches

Relax and celebrate at Veranda Pointe aux Biches

Summer inspiration for the Christmas celebrations with a culinary journey at the Senses restaurant and music from a talented jazz quartet. The 25th programme will highlight the most popular island fruit: coconut! A major ingredient in Mauritian culture, coconut will be served in a variety of preparations all day through. This totally exotic touch will be the hallmark of a one-of-a-kind Christmas!

The hotel will host an typically Mauritian fiesta on New Year’s Eve, including sega dancing on the beach, flavourful buffet and – of course – a bright and inviting atmosphere!

As an extra treat, the hotel reserves its guests the daily tasting of local fruit in all forms: slices, juice, fruity tea or flavoured rum. Veranda Pointe aux Biches’ guests will discover a different fruit each day!

Veranda Resorts’ four 3-star + hotels offer to celebrate Christmas and the New Year differently: guests will discover the tropical pleasures of Mauritian summer in a warm atmosphere: seasonal fruit, exotic cocktails, sunny weather, powder white beaches and turquoise sea!

End of year celebrations at Heritage Resorts Mauritius

This year again, Heritage Resorts is preparing a rich and diverse program for its guests to finish the year on a high note and start 2015 in happiness and good mood. Let’s have a look at what’s coming up.

Especially designed by Heritage Resorts for the end-of-year celebrations, the “Delicious Christmas” concept puts forward the richness and originality of the Domaine de Bel Ombre’s culinary experiences. Those who choose the Mauritian summer to spend the holiday season will enjoy a great choice of festivals.

 

Cool and festive ambience at the C Beach Club

Cool and festive ambience at the C Beach Club

Cool and festive ambience at the C Beach Club

The C Beach Club will be at the heart of the festivities: its long white-sand beach and trendy setting are all you need to make your holidays in Mauritius memorable! It will host themed events such as a casual family Christmas lunch and buffet, coupled with several sport activities: petanque, beach-volley, water sports… So, get ready for a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the C Beach Club!

On the 24th of December, a delicious Christmas dinner prepared by our 3 chefs will be served at the C Beach Club and in our hotels’ main restaurants: the Annabella’s at Heritage Le Telfair and Le Balafon at Heritage Awali. This six-hand composed menu will leave a lasting impression in our odd-loving guests.

The C Beach Club is the place to be for those who like to party. To celebrate the New Year, the club will host an exciting “Tutti Frutti” themed dinner and party with a special DJ from Paris and a colourful “Fruitilicious” dress code. A traditional sega night around a campfire will take place on the beach, for those who like to dance under the moonlight, and the celebrations will last till the end of the holidays with the Splash Beach Party and its special guest DJ from Paris.

 

Tradition and elegance at the Château de Bel Ombre

Tradition and elegance at the Château de Bel Ombre

Tradition and elegance at the Château de Bel Ombre

For those who think holiday season and family tradition go hand in hand, the Château de Bel Ombre’s intimate setting and special program will allow them to share precious moments with their family or their partner. Heritage Resorts guests will be able to enjoy a traditional Christmas Eve dinner in the sumptuous décor of a 19th-century mansion, away from the seaside revelry.

Those who wish to pursue on an elegant note may appreciate the New-Year’s Eve gala dinner at the Château de Bel Ombre – a unique occasion to taste distinctive dishes prepared by Chef Ravi and his team, while enjoying live music.

Dress code: formal and chic!

 

Celebrations everywhere!

Timomo Kids Club

Timomo Kids Club

All provisions are made at Heritage Resorts to ensure every guest a fantastic stay. At the Timomo Kids Club, our young guests will decorate a Christmas tree, and on the 25th of December they will meet Father Christmas in the morning – a magical moment that will be forever engraved in their child heart. Teenagers will also have their own glorious time: the Cool Teens Clubs will throw a special dance party with DJ for them at Heritage Le Telfair.

Could you imagine Christmas without a Christmas market? From the 20th to the 27th of December, the Place du Moulin will be home to the “Ti Bazar”, which features a large choice of wonderful local handicrafts and gift ideas, as well as a children corner. It is a must for families who wish to experience the true spirit of Christmas!

The Domaine will host various activities to bring about new ways to celebrate: laugh therapy with Father Christmas for all families, manicure and nail decoration workshops to be ready to party down to the finger nails, and Delicious Christmas coconut-based treatments at the Seven Colours Spa.

The end-of-year celebrations are also an ideal occasion to put forward the local flavours and ingredients of the Domaine, as well as the famous tropical products in Mauritius. This is the right season to enjoy tropical fruit in abundance and indulge in rich and exotic tasting!

Heritage Resorts includes two 5-star hotels and luxury villas located on the Domaine de Bel Ombre. In addition to exciting facilities such as the Frederica Nature Reserve, the Heritage Golf Club and the C Beach Club, the Domaine gathers a total of 12 restaurants offering a great choice of local, international and fusion cuisine.

Newly upgraded Heritage Awali

From the rooms to the restaurants and spa, the strategic points of Heritage Awali five-star resort have been revisited this summer to meet guests’ wishes.

Refurnished in a more modern and streamlined style, with soft lighting and new decorative features, Heritage Awali’s rooms set the perfect environment for a relaxing and pleasurable holiday break. Walls painted in lighter hues reflect the seaside natural light, and the bedding was completely renewed for extra comfort. All these slight changes were made with the guests’ optimal and immediate comfort in mind.

New Deluxe Room beach front

New Deluxe Room beach front

Because our guests’ well-being is a key focus, the refurbishment of the hotel’s Seven Colours Spa was one of the major renovations. In addition to the new equipment and fresh look, the spa now boasts a more spacious and stylish lobby. A dedicated treatment room for children and a bridal preparation suite were added to the spa facilities.

At the kids’ spa, our young guests are introduced to a world of relaxation and experience deluxe treatments tailored to their needs. The bridal spa offers the bride-to-be and her ladies an exclusive area where they can pamper themselves and enjoy make-up, hairstyling, manicure and pedicure sessions. It also features a mini-bar for an ultimate private toast before the bride walks down the aisle.

 

Heritage Awali restaurants’ upgrades

Heritage Awali’s renovation was an opportunity to revisit the concept of two of the major hotel’s restaurants: the Zafarani and the Infinity Blue.

Zafarani, the new Indian restaurant

Zafarani, the new Indian restaurant

With a new name meaning “saffron” in Swahili, the Zafarani is an Indian restaurant inspired by the Holi Festival – a colorful celebration in honor of Hindu deities, Krishna and Kâm. Open for dinner only, this 38-seating restaurant is reserved for adults. Guests will be overwhelmed by the festive atmosphere and typically Indian decor. The Indian-born Chef treats his guests to culinary specialties of North-India, and the decorative elements and copper-brown metal dinner service are reminiscent of traditional Indian handcraft. New ways to appreciate the delicious Indian food are featured: the most curious will relish the Indian-style tapas the Chef prepares in front of them, while couples will enjoy the more intimate setting of the three poolside tables for a romantic dinner over the waters.

Infinity Blue restaurant and bar

The Infinity Blue Cocktail Bar

Major changes were made to the Infinity Blue beach restaurant to enhance the seaside look: while the furniture was replaced, the bar was moved to expand the restaurant’s capacity and offer a fuller view on the infinite turquoise lagoon. Tables for two were set on the waterfront for couples looking for an intimate dining spot. The Infinity Blue Cocktail Bar was moved further down the beach and built on the wooden deck extension to give the impression of standing above water at high tide. With its discreet yet elegant design, the bar is an ideal spot for relaxing at any time of the day. The final touch – and surely one of the most innovative – is the “swing corner” where guests are invited to share a happy meal on swings!

Infinity Blue restaurant and bar

Infinity Blue restaurant and bar

The visitors’ culinary experience and well-being are at the heart of Heritage Awali’s renovation. The idea is to provide guests with a delightful experience that constantly arouses their senses.

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.