VLH stands in solidarity in Mauritius

With Mauritius in lockdown and the VLH Group’s hotels temporarily closed, the Group is actively enhancing its anti-food waste strategy. It is currently creating a system to allow guests to donate food to local social enterprise Foodwise, and which will come into effect as soon as the Group’s hotels reopen. Read on for details of this ambitious new initiative.

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Heritage Resorts invites guests to a memorable stay in one of its 2, 3 or 4-bedroom luxury villas, nestled on the hills of the Domaine de Bel Ombre. The spot is ideal for luxury and privacy combined and opens up to a variety of family-friendly activities.

Luxury at its highest awaits vacationers who choose to stay at Heritage The Villas. In addition to their refined décor, to the spacious rooms and infinity pools, the villas are fully equipped, with interactive LCD TV connected to broadband Internet, a barbecue corner for evening parties… and a pair of comfy slippers inviting guests to a peaceful night!


Resident families benefit from a 5-star hotel-like service provided by qualified staff: a daily cleaning service, in-villa dining with private chef and baby-sitting available for couples who wish to spend a romantic evening on their own.

Last but not least, a golf cart is available free of charge in each villa to allow residents to move around freely on the Domaine de Bel Ombre. This gives them the opportunity to discover at leisure Heritage Awali and Heritage Le Telfair Hotels, the C Beach Club, Le Château de Bel Ombre and La Place du Moulin, enjoying lovely drives across the Domaine!

Le Domaine de Bel Ombre: fun for all!


The villa’s intimate ambience is complemented with the lively animation that prevails on the Domaine de Bel Ombre. Luxuriant environment and turquoise lagoon ahead make it an ideal place for all kinds of activities: nature sports like trekking or quad-biking, water sports and a championship golf course. Villa residents can benefit from a free daily green fee! No doubt, there is something for everyone!

Heritage Resorts keeps in mind that holidays are also meant for relaxation. To release the built-up tension of a whole year, relaxing activities such as yoga, Thai chi and spa are the ideal solutions… Seven Colours, Heritage Resorts’ signature spa, actually offers villa residents up to 20% discount on spa treatments.

Since holidays have to be fun for the whole family, children are kings at Heritage Resorts! Timomo Kids Club takes cares of children of all age, including the youngest ones. Through age-appropriate discovery activities, they learn to know themselves and to develop their senses.

A sensational culinary adventure


With Heritage Resorts’ 12 restaurants, families forget about their monotonous routine. From gourmet cuisine to Asian delicacies, it offers guests a unique occasion to surprise their taste buds. What is more, Heritage The Villas’ residents are entitled to 20% discount on all restaurants of the Domaine during their stay!

Moreover, Heritage Resorts allows for unique culinary experiences in Mauritius: weekly African nights at Heritage Awali and a selection of products from the Domaine available at La Place du Moulin market. Fine palates will appreciate local rum tasting or lavish tea time, which add an original dimension to their stay.

Last, Heritage The Villas provide their guests with the unique opportunity to appreciate the talents of a private chef, who will treat them to his own delicious creations or meet their every demand. From family lunch to romantic dinner for two, it is all according to the guests’ wishes!

Heritage The Villas is located on the unspoilt South coast of Mauritius. Stretching from the lush hills to the turquoise lagoon, it offers the ultimate combination between beach, nature, relaxation and adventure for an authentic Mauritian experience.

Guests at Heritage Resorts can take advantage of Heritage Golf Club’s offers to improve their swing during their vacation at the Domaine de Bel Ombre.

Attention to all golf fans! Wonderful landscapes, championship golf course and PGA certified instructor: the ideal conditions are met for you to advance your game. Heritage Golf Club offers customized packages to guests who wish to learn and improve their swing.

They can choose between initiation courses to try a new sport, one-hour sessions to emphasize on specific technical aspects or true golf vacation to fully live their passion, with an instructor at their side. There is a package for every need and taste.

Mathieu Millet is a golf instructor at Heritage Golf Club. Member of the French PGA, he holds a State pro license and has over eight years of experience including at the well-known Dominique Larretche and David Leadbetter academies. He is dedicated to helping guests improve their game.


Golf initiation courses for children at the Junior Academy.

Furthermore, weekly sessions are available to all amateur players: free practice for ranked players or a tour of the compact 9-hole course. The Junior Academy provides golf initiation courses for children between 6 and 14, introducing them to this demanding sport at a young age.

High quality infrastructures for a professional training

Heritage Golf Club offers the most incredible golf experience in the Indian Ocean based on its numerous technical assets. Rated as the best golf course in the Indian Ocean at the World Golf Awards 2014, it meets the expectations of golfers of all skill levels with an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole pitch & putt course ideal for junior players and beginners.

Designed by architect and ex-European Tour professional Peter Matkovich, Heritage Golf Course features amazing views on the lagoon and Frederica Nature Reserve. Set in the midst of luxuriant flora and prolific fauna, including protected bird species, deer, monkeys and wild boar, it will delight not only golf enthusiasts but nature lovers also.

This year, the Domaine de Bel Ombre, and most particularly the Heritage Golf Club, will be at the centre of an international golf event. The Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open, which will take place from May 7th to 10th, will bring together three of the major international tours – the Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour and European Tour – for the first time in golf history. It is a huge event to look forward to!

Named after a legendary couple of Mauritius, Veranda Paul & Virginie – Veranda Resorts’ Adults Only hotel – promises its guests a romantic escape in a serene setting.

Embark on a canoe to explore the lagoon. Watch the sun set from a “love nest” on the beach. Enjoy an intimate al fresco dinner to the sound of romantic music… Just an idea of what awaits Veranda Paul & Virginie’s guests during their stay!

Children are not admitted in this Adults Only hotel, dedicated to couples that seek an intimate and quiet retreat. The serene atmosphere allows for relaxation and magical moments.

Romantic… yet vibrant!

Veranda Paul & Virginie offers a large choice of activities for all tastes: relaxing and indulging a massage for two in the cosy and private setting of the hotel’s Seven Colours Wellness Spa; enjoying culinary treats with a mouth-dropping view on the ocean; discovering Mauritian culture… or meeting on the beach for a sundowner in a fleeting lounge bar ambience!

The hotel is ideally located in the quaint fishing village of Grand Gaube on the North coast of the island and at a 15-minute drive from the vibrant city of Grand Baie and its numerous restaurants, bars, shops and excursions.

An attractive offer on the Mauritian market

Jennifer Wong, the hotel manager and a well-known figure of the Veranda Resorts brand, aims to make Veranda Paul & Virginie the reference destination for couples in Mauritius. As a matter of fact, the hotel became Adults Only on November 1st, 2014 to best meet the targeted clientele’s expectations.

Moreover, Veranda Resorts now provides wedding planning services and offers to organise all-inclusive weddings, renewal of vows and symbolic ceremonies. Is there a better place to celebrate love than one of the most romantic hotels on the island?

The Adults Only option is a pledge of tranquility for couples that wish to reconnect to one another during their stay. The exotic backdrop of Grand Gaube village and the romantic atmosphere of the hotel contribute to its undeniable charm and to the promise of a dream vacation.

Tropical wedding on the beach is all soon-to-weds could dream about. Veranda Resorts gives its guests the opportunity to stand in the sand on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches while they say “I do”, and offers to organise the event from A to Z through the expert services of a wedding planner.

Wedding, renewal of vows, symbolic wedding… Many couples wish to take their vows in an idyllic setting, and with simplified procedures, Mauritius stands as an ideal venue for their dream wedding! Veranda Resorts gives couples the opportunity to celebrate their love in one of its four 3*+ hotels, surrounded by white-powdered beaches and turquoise sea as far as the eye could see… and Véronique Laurent, our dedicated wedding planner, will make their dream come true!

This customer relations expert has acquired significant experience in 5* hotels in Seychelles, before she started focusing on wedding planning at Veranda Resorts. Since February 2014, she has been working on a unique concept for 3*+ hotels in Mauritius: future brides and grooms now receive complete assistance from a dedicated specialist for the organisation of their wedding in one of our four hotels.

Her role is to advise our guests prior to their arrival and help them choose the wedding package that best meets their expectations. They first choose between a classic and a “creole” theme, then decide on optional services available at Veranda Resorts: flowers, make-up, entertainment, food and beverages, photos… Everything is thought out to the smallest detail to fulfill the couple’s wishes and make it the best day of their life!

Patient and helpful, Véronique makes it a point to add substantial value to each wedding. Though she believes it is the couple that brings magic and beauty to this precious moment, newly-weds like to think that her outstanding organising skills and creativity does make a difference! From venue decoration to the bride’s hairdo, she sees to every detail and makes sure her guests have a hassle-free stay and a wonderful experience on the D-Day.

Choose your best suited wedding package

Everything is thought out to the smallest detail to fulfill the couple’s wishes and make it the best day of their life!

Veranda Grand Baie, Veranda Pointe aux Biches and Veranda Paul & Virginie (‘adults only’ hotel since the 1st November) are located on the most beautiful beaches of the North coast, while Veranda Palmar Beach faces the splendid Eastern lagoon. Each of the four Veranda Resorts hotels offers a unique backdrop for fabulous wedding celebrations.

Contact Details:
Véronique Laurent
E: veronique.laurent@vlh.mu

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!

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 Awali Golf & Spa Resort will soon be revealing a new appearance, improving guests’ experience and give a stylish upgrade to the settings. The internal soft refurbishment will start in June 2014 and will be completed by the end of August 2014 and will not disrupt the resort.

A variety of changes to the décor of the room with soft furnishings and subtle upholstery details creating a softer feel. Updated design elements include the use of cane weaving patterns in carpets, printed pictures of Mauritian life on cushions, travel quotes as artwork… A more contemporary conceptual feel is achieved through the use of neutral colours mixed with ribbed textures which will convey a calming elegance to the rooms complementing the darker colour code and African features found in public areas.

Other improvements will see a brand new contemporary beach front restaurant and bar, Infinity Blue. A revitalised new look will also be given to our Indian restaurant, Zafarani where a mix of old stones and vivid colours will create a warm and incredible atmosphere.

Last but not least, the creation of a dedicated bridal room within the 3000m2 Seven Colours Spa and a refreshing of the massage rooms and relaxation areas will be carried out.

Christine Dupont, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Heritage and Veranda Resorts states: “We are committed to improve our standards by frequent refurbishment to grow a sustainable business and build the ongoing confidence of our partners and strong levels of repeat business with our guests.”

Stay tuned and discover the reveal of the new decor over the next few months.


Heritage Awali's moodboard

Heritage Awali’s moodboard

Every year, top hotels and luxury spas throughout the world are rewarded for their excellence at the World Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards. This year, our 100% Mauritian spa brand Seven Colours, received the 2014 “Best Luxury Spa Group” award.

The World Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards are recognised as being the ultimate achievement for the luxury hotel industry rewarding the exceptional quality of service and infrastructures. This reward for excellence sets an international benchmark for hotels and spas as well as offering a well-deserved recognition to the teams providing exceptional service.

Seven Colours deserves this prize: its highly-personalised wellness experiences tailored to an individual’s mood and energy, the perfect integration of its spas in each hotel and the unique approach to spa treatments make it a sanctuary dedicated to well-being.

A Seven Colours spa is available in each of our 3* + Veranda Resorts hotels and blends with the unique identity of each hotel: the romantic and intimate atmosphere at Veranda Paul et Virginie, the creole touch at Veranda Grand-Baie, seaside pleasures at Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel and barefoot simplicity at Veranda Pointe aux Biches. This haven of tranquility is also available at Heritage Resorts on the the Domaine de Bel Ombre, where you can discover the exclusive Millesime collection.

Well-being 100% Made in Mauritius

Seven Colours is not your usual well-being brand: it is an original concept 100% Made in Mauritius including luxury spas and unique cosmetic products.

A personalized experience in an intimate setting

A personalized experience in an intimate setting

Seven Colours was developed by Hélène Cassan in 2004 and the concept was inspired by the local lush vegetation as well as Mauritius cultural and historic heritage. Seven Colours philosophy provides an holistic experience of mental, physical and emotional well-being by focusing on the seven energy centres: the chakras.


This award is a great recognition for our gifted and dedicated teams of therapists who celebrate the art of well-being daily in our Veranda Resorts and Heritage Resorts hotels.

Kayaking, water-skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving… Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel is a treat for sea lovers and sport-addicts! Located on a long sandy beach, it offers a range of fun activities suitable for all ages. A real watersports bonanza…

Following the 2013 refurbishment of the hotel, the boathouse has recently been fully revamped – fantastic news for watersports fans: glass-bottom boat, stand-up paddle and pedal boat for families fond of unforgettable memories; introduction to scuba diving and windsurfing for sports-enthusiasts, underwater sea walking and deep-sea fishing for thrill-seekers… There is something to suit all tastes!

The major new feature will delight kite surf lovers: Veranda Palmar Beach joined forces with Kite Globing, our partner at Heritage Resorts and renowned kite surf centre offering excellent classes and equipment. Beginners and pros alike will enjoy one of the best kite surf spots of the island under the supervision of certified professionals.

Fun activities suitable for all ages !

Fun activities suitable for all ages !

Since the renovation of the hotel in August 2013, guests are welcome in the nautical inspired decor for the ultimate seaside holiday. Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel is ideal to enjoy seaside pleasures with a 1.5km white sandy beach, pristine sea and wide lagoon optimal for watersports.