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.

An extraordinary wedding in Mauritius

“The time of our lives!” That is how couples remember their wedding at Heritage Resorts. The latest big event at the Domaine de Bel Ombre is a prime example: an unforgettable and grandiose three-day Indian wedding.

From the 13th to the 15th of June 2014, Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort was privatised to accommodate over 450 guests. Providing top service to such a large attendance required tremendous staff deployment: 40 foreign chefs, barmen from South-Africa, 60 students from the Mauritius hospitality school, 95 chefs and cooks, and about a hundred people from Heritage Resorts.

The celebrations were staged in the most beautiful spots of the estate. An events agency hired for the occasion put up a magical background of light effects, ad hoc structures and colourful ambiences, with a different set-up for each highlight of the three-day festivities.

Each ceremony had its own decor and theme: welcome brunch at the Gin’ja in a vintage style; cosy lounge atmosphere at the C Beach Club for a chic party under the stars; English Tea Party in the hotel gardens for the Mehendi session; baroque accents for the Sangeet, shifting to springtime scenery for the nuptial ceremony, both at La Place du Moulin; princely decor for the closing banquet at the Château de Bel Ombre.

It was a big challenge to host such a wedding, but also a great opportunity to prove the excellence of Heritage Resorts’ service and to showcase the wonderful venues of the Domaine de Bel Ombre.

Several venues and setups for a customised wedding

Le château de Bel Ombre in Mauritius

Le château de Bel Ombre in Mauritius

For those who want to take the plunge on our beautiful island, the Domaine de Bel Ombre offers two different settings for the wedding of your dreams: the timeless beauty of a 19th-century castle or the exotic charm of a pristine beach.

Romantic couples will surely fall in love with the Château de Bel Ombre, its beautiful gardens and breathtaking views on the hills and crystal lagoon. The starry sky and enchanting backdrop of this landmark house are key ingredients to a fabulous wedding.

With its coconut trees, swimming pool and Balinese-style furniture, the C Beach Club offers the ideal backdrop for an intimate wedding in a trendy and laid-back atmosphere. Two lovers, barefooted in the sand, gazing at the infinite blue sky – the perfect wedding picture!

From sumptuous banquet to intimate reception, Heritage Resorts offers each couple a customised experience. Get rid of all the organisation pressure: a wedding planner will take care of every detail. In the meantime, newly weds and their guests are invited to make the most of their holidays in one of the three five-star resorts – Heritage Le Telfair, Heritage Awali or Heritage The Villas.

With splendid reception areas and about 2500 hectares of wonderful landscapes, Heritage Resorts is definitely the dream place for an ultimate wedding and an invitation to celebrate love in all its beauty.

Heritage Resorts is the main sponsor of the Fourth Edition of the Dodo Trail, which will take place on July 13, 2014 in the southwest of the island. Our attractive packages will allow participants to prolong this nature experience beyond the race… Ready, get set, go!

Dodo Trail participants and their family can benefit from attractive packages at Heritage Resorts: Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort and Heritage The Villas. These packages include transfers to and from the airport and to and from the Dodo Trail’s starting and finishing lines, free and unlimited access to Heritage Golf Club, daycare for children, discounts on flights with Air Mauritius and more.

Winners from the Dodo Trail 2013

Winners from the Dodo Trail 2013

Heritage Resorts on the Domaine de Bel Ombre provides much more than accommodation. Spanning over 2,500 hectares, the Domaine de Bel Ombre is the perfect backdrop for the Dodo Trail. Various areas within the Domaine, such as the 1300 hectares Frederica Nature Reserve or the 5,000 sqm of spa, will allow participants to train for the race and rest, whilst their family enjoy the plethora of activities and services: : 12 restaurants, 8 bars, a beach club, a kite surf spot and – last but not least – an 18-hole championship Golf Course…

The Dodo Trail, an extraordinary human adventure

The Dodo Trail offers four unique and challenging trails for experienced runners as well as for beginners and families: Xtreme Dodo Trail, Ti Dodo Trail, Mini Dodo Trail and Dodo Fun Run.

The trail is a unique opportunity to discover the most beautiful landscapes of the southwest of Mauritius, such as the view on Benitiers island or the Black River Gorges’ National Park.

Not only is the Dodo Trail perfectly in line with the “nature” experience provided by Heritage Resorts, but the race also fits with Heritage Resorts’ commitment to protect and conserve our natural heritage. To achieve this commitment we have been collaborating with the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation to protect the endemic and indigenous flora and fauna and reforest the Frederica Nature Reserve, the use of natural products at the Seven Colours Spa, implementation of new techniques for an environmentally responsible golf course, setting up a glass recycling plant and longterm commitment in lagoon preservation in association with REEF, a local NGO focused on marine preservation.


Register now to experience the unforgettable Dodo Trail as places are limited!

On May 24, 2014, The C Beach Club will welcome the French singer Yoann Fréget, winner of season 2 of the French competition series The Voice.

Preceded by a seated dinner, the live concert of Yoann Fréget will combine the singer’s original compositions with a few cover songs. A Facebook competition has been launched to offer the lucky winner one night for two at the 5* hotel Heritage Le Telfair, a dinner for two at the C Beach Club followed by the concert, as well as the exciting opportunity to meet the singer after the show.

Yoann Fréget recently released his first album, “Quelques heures avec moi” (A few hours with me), which was met with great success. One of its tracks “Sauras-tu m’aimer” (Will you know how to love me) has been chosen for the original soundtrack of Christophe Gans’ latest movie, Beauty and the Beast, starring Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux.

The singer’s success is due to his incredible vocal performances during The Voice. The TV show is broadcasted on TF1 and it is currently airing its third season. The concept of the show is the following: a judging panel made up of four francophone artists (Garou, Florent Pagny, Jenifer and Mika) listen to contestants’ performances during blind auditions, choose singers to join their team and finally vote for the best singer at the end of the series.

One of the trendiest places of Mauritius

One of the trendiest places of Mauritius

The C Beach Club hosts monthly brunch, beach parties with international djs and artists in addition to weekly musical events. The exciting calendar of events makes it the meeting place for locals and Heritage Resorts guests. The highlights of the past season have been the pool party hosted by DJ Carlos Campos (Barrio Latino in Paris, France) in December 2013, the white extravaganza party on New Year’s Eve and DJ Ravin’s beach party in February 2014 (Buddha Bar resident DJ) amongst others.

Once again, the C Beach Club will delight the crowds! For those who will not make it this time, the Club promises many more surprises in 2014. Stay tuned!

Heritage Resorts launched its Wellness Weeks, a range of events lead by wellness specialists and focused on the practice of well-recognised relaxation disciplines.

Heritage Resorts' Wellness Weeks

Heritage Resorts’ Wellness Weeks

Qi Gong, Pilates, Yoga… What is the secret to feeling good? Heritage Resorts can help with its new Wellness Weeks, during which guests will be initiated to the art of relaxation, receive valuable advice from experts and enjoy well-deserved serenity.

Our wellness packages consist of discovery workshops, signature massages and treatments and revitalising walks in the Frederica Nature Reserve. These energising weeks will help ban stress from your daily life. The Domaine de Bel Ombre is a haven for nature-lovers, and our Seven Colours Spa is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a peaceful holiday!

Upcoming Wellness Weeks with Seven Colours Spa


– Pilates with Mikaël Pulcini, from May 23 to 28, 2014

The “Be Fit” Wellness Package includes an introduction to Pilates by Mickaël Pulcini, morning classes, two detox massages and a walk at the heart of the nature reserve. Pilates is a physical fitness system based on the movement of the centre of the body, which promotes a strong mind-muscle connection. Not only does Pilates help to shape a leaner silhouette, but it also provides deep muscular strengthening while improving breathing techniques. Mickaël Pulcini is a classical and modern dancer and teaches Pilates, at his studio in Paris and Nice.

– To come : Reiki with Jean-Jacques Robinet

The “Initiation” Wellness Package includes an introduction to Reiki by Jean-Jaques Robinet, morning yoga classes, and revitalising walks in the Frederica Nature Reserve. Participants will also benefit from spa treatments. Reiki is a Japanese practice that aims at reducing stress in your daily life and learning to relax. Using a technique commonly called palm healing or hands-on-healing, this spiritual discipline helps to relieve pain and reach general well-being. Jean-Jacques Robinet, a personal development trainer, REIKI USUI Master Teacher and REKI KARUNA Master, has specially designed this workshop to stimulate energy.


Recently rewarded at the 2014 World Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards, Seven Colours further asserts its intention to provide the best service with recurrent Wellness Weeks.

Revitalizing walk in Frederica Natural Reserve

Revitalising walk in Frederica Natural Reserve