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The best golf course in the Indian Ocean

The Heritage Golf Club is constantly getting itself noticed. It’s hosting the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open once again from the 5th to the 8th of December, it has just received another prestigious award… and it has a few surprises in store for its players!

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7 reasons to spend Christmas in Mauritius

It may seem unusual to spend the holiday season in the tropics, especially if you’re used to a white Christmas! But what better way to see out the year than barefoot under the summer sun? Here are 7 reasons to choose Mauritius for a truly festive holiday.

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HGeritage Resorts perfect venue for all types of events in Mauritius

With its dynamism, organisational capacity and logistical muscle, Heritage Resorts lacks for nothing when it comes to creating and hosting memorable public and private events. Over the past several years, the estate has accommodated major corporations, high-profile golfers and kite surfers, Michelin-starred chefs and – most recently – wellness experts.

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Experience the real Mauritius: 9 must-see events

Cocktails, leisure time, the beach, sun and sea… these are all integral to any holiday in Mauritius. Yet the island has many other facets that are worth discovering. For those who are planning a visit in the coming months, the following events will allow you to experience Mauritius like a local. 


1. Discover a Mauritian artist:

Until the end of 2019

Hervé Masson’s Centenary

2019 marks 100 years since the birth of Hervé Masson, a painter, writer, politician and one of the most prominent Mauritian artists and intellectuals of the latter half of the 20th century. Celebrations will include two thematic exhibitions devised by Bernard Lehembre and Barbara Luc, both curators and specialists in Mauritian painting; as well as lectures, educational workshops and the launch of an illustrated book by Evan Sohun. The events kicked off in February and are set to run until the end of 2019.

From April 25th to July 26th: “Hervé Masson, the art of the line, the power of colour”, an exhibition of graphic works at the ICAIO gallery in Port Louis.

From September 26th to October 12th: exhibition at the Plaza Theatre in Rose Hill.F


2. For jazz lovers (and novices!):

Throughout the month of April

MAMA JAZ festival

The fourth edition of the MAMA JAZ festival celebrates jazz with four concerts in April. Gavin Poonoosamy, the festival’s founder, is on a mission to promote and demystify this musical genre and has put together a programme of performances by local and international artists.

April 14th, 21st and 28th at the Caudan Arts Centre.


3. Immerse yourself in Sino-Mauritian culture:

April 27th and 28th

Chinatown Food and Cultural Festival 2019

Over the course of a weekend, the streets of Port Louis’ Chinatown will come alive in the evenings, allowing visitors to discover Chinese culture and gastronomy. It’s an opportunity to sample culinary specialties such as pow or mines, browse the shelves of traditional shops and experience a Chinese dragon dance.

Throughout Chinatown in Port Louis.


4. Do yourself some good:

May 3rd to 5th

Mauritius Wellness Festival

Heritage Resorts invites you to the first edition of the largest wellness festival in the region. Under the guidance of international wellbeing experts, embark upon an inspiring journey of self-discovery in an enchanting setting. Pull on your yoga pants, open your chakras and prepare to reconnect with your senses deep in the heart of the island’s wild south.

Heritage C Beach Club, Bel Ombre.

More Info: https://www.mauritiuswellnessfestival.com/


5. Run for a cause:

Sunday 5th May

Odysséa Mauritius 2019

Since 2002, French NGO Odysséa has organised events to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. For its first event in Mauritius, Odysséa has created two races: a 10km nature race and a 5km family hike. The event’s proceeds will help fund breast cancer research and go towards local organisations that support and assist women affected by breast cancer.

8am: Start of 10km timed race

9:30am: Start of 5 km race / untimed walk

Registration is open until 5pm on Wednesday 1st May 2019 on http://randotrail.mu  


6. Paint the town red:

Saturday 11th May

La Isla Festival 2068 #2

Organised by La Isla Social Club – a cultural platform that creates arts, musical and cultural events – this festival brings together Mauritian and international artists in a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere.

From noon to midnight at the Château de Labourdonnais.


7. Hang out with surfski champions:

June 24th to 30th

Heritage Mauritius Surfski Week

For one week, the island’s southwest coast (from Bel Ombre to Le Morne) will be home to surfski professionals and amateurs. Surfski is a water sport practiced with a very slim kayak that is specially designed for speed and for surfing waves. The Heritage Mauritius Surfski Week will feature amateur surfski sessions, coaching, and several professional races including the Mauritius Ocean Classic, one of three races that make up the ICF World Cup.


8. Explore the wild south:

Sunday 11th August

Heritage Trail

Whether it’s a walk with friends, a 10km discovery run, a 21km challenge or an epic 55km trail, the Heritage Trail offers numerous opportunities to discover the Heritage Bel Ombre area and its surroundings. Its courses boast breath-taking views and make their way through the Heritage Nature Reserve, a protected area.

Heritage C Beach Club, Bel Ombre


9. Discover a different culture:

Tuesday 3rd September

Ganesh Chaturthi

This Hindu religious holiday, which honours the birth of Ganesh – the elephant-headed god of wisdom – is celebrated across Mauritius, with religious ceremonies in temples and parades in the streets. Wherever you are on the island, you’ll undoubtedly come across a procession of devotees dancing, singing, and carrying effigies of Ganesh. The statues are then taken to the sea or to a lake or river and immersed, to the sound of songs and prayers.

Throughout the island.


10. Fill up your adrenaline

September 6th to 15th

GKA Kite World Tour

Meet us on the beach of Heritage C Beach Club, kite surf spot recognised by thousands of adepts, for a sensational week. This event will bring together international professionals who will compete in wave and strapless freestyle disciplines.


11. A unique golf experience

December 5th to 8th

AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open 2019

AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, a tri-sanctioned tournament by the European Tour, the Asian Tour and the Sunshine Tour, will once again be organised by Heritage Resorts. The luxurious 18-hole championship golf course, Heritage Golf Club, will welcome professional golfers from all over the world.

More events: https://www.heritageresorts.mu/upcoming-events-in-mauritius

Mauritius Wellness Festival by Heritage Resorts

From the 3rd to the 5th of May 2019, Heritage Resorts hosted the first edition of its Wellness Festival. The event, the region’s largest, has position Mauritius as a key destination for wellness holidays. In the gorgeous setting of Heritage Bel Ombre, international wellbeing experts took guests on an inspiring journey of exploration.

Reconnecting to nature
Physical activity is intrinsically linked to wellbeing. But rather than running a marathon, Heritage Resorts allowed guests to combine exercise, mindfulness and the great outdoors. A dream team of wellbeing gurus – including Hanna Barrett, one of London’s best-known bloggers and yogis; Austrian practitioner Jeannette Fuch; and some of Mauritius’ best teachers – have offered various types of yoga, Tai Chi, and the ultra-trendy practice of Qi Gong. Our experts also organised guided trail runs through areas including Chamarel, Le Morne, the Bel Ombre Biosphere Reserve, the Black River Gorges National Park and more.

Having fun
For those who wanted to experience yoga in a new way, the festival offered a range of playful alternatives to the classic vinyasas. Mauritian artists including Sarasvati Mallac, Norbert Planel, David Lagesse and Kim Siew accompanied classes with music and painting. Festival participants were able to try yoga on a Stand Up Paddle, or take Neo Jharee’s acroyoga class – a practice that combines the wisdom of yoga, the muscle of acrobatics and the benevolence of healing practices. Wellness is never as much fun as when you’re suspended in mid-air, floating on the calm waters of the lagoon or handling a paintbrush.  

Feeling fulfilled
The Mauritius Wellness Festival by Heritage Resorts has offered a wide range of conferences and workshops on personal development. Dr. Sandra Stallaert, Almarie Venter, Audrey Bracey Deegan and other renowned coaches have led sessions on SoulMapping, HeartMath, Life Balance, the Science of Sensations and other topics. Those seeking relaxation and healing were also able to take part in sound and vibration meditation sessions, practice their breathing with Dominique Lonchant, or try crystal healing. 

Healthy diet for physical and mental health

Healthy eating 
The science is clear: a healthy diet is essential to your physical and mental health. During the festival, Aurore Rouzzi offered classes on organic farming, nutritionist Sandra de Foucault clarified the harmful effects of sugar, and Marie-Sophie Lelouch allowed participants to discover the benefits of “gastRawnomy”. Since 2012, this naturopath and French chef has become a leading figure in the world of raw and plant-based nutrition, thanks in particular to her website L’Instant Cru and the delicious dishes she concocts for Parisian restaurant L’Alcazar.

Contact
www.mauritiuswellnessfestival.com
E: info@mauritiuswellnessfestival.com
T: +230 601 55 27

#MauritiusWellFest #HeritageResorts #Mauritius #Wellness

Heritage Resorts le domaine de tous les possibles

Organising a milestone event, and want only the best? Look no further: Heritage Resorts‘ exceptional setting will meet every one of your expectations. From wedding ceremonies and fabulous gala evenings to team-building events, we transform our clients’ most incredible visions into reality!

First impressions are often lasting. This adage certainly applies to events, where everything is in the details! For your event to be unforgettable, it’s important not to leave anything up to chance – from the reception area to the little touches that make all the difference, and whether you’re organising a private reception, an incentive event or a conference.

At Heritage Resorts, we’ve built our expertise on this philosophy. We provide guests with 5-star hospitality services that we’ve honed by meeting the most exacting of expectations every day. We combine this with an outstanding culinary offer that will charm the finest of palates, and an arsenal of perfect venues for every mood and type of event. From conference rooms in our two hotels, to the forest at the Heritage Nature Reserve (ideal for playful team-building events), as well as the Place du Moulin, the C Beach Club, Heritage Le Château… The estate’s many venues are sure to meet your needs.

At Heritage Resorts, we’ve built our expertise on this philosophy. We provide guests with 5-star hospitality services that we’ve honed by meeting the most exacting of expectations every day. We combine this with an outstanding culinary offer that will charm the finest of palates, and an arsenal of perfect venues for every mood and type of event. From conference rooms in our two hotels, to the forest at the Heritage Nature Reserve (ideal for playful team-building events), as well as the Place du Moulin, the C Beach Club, Heritage Le Château… The estate’s many venues are sure to meet your needs.

At Heritage Resorts, we’ve built our expertise on this philosophy. We provide guests with 5-star hospitality services that we’ve honed by meeting the most exacting of expectations every day. We combine this with an outstanding culinary offer that will charm the finest of palates, and an arsenal of perfect venues for every mood and type of event. From conference rooms in our two hotels, to the forest at the Heritage Nature Reserve (ideal for playful team-building events), as well as the Place du Moulin, the C Beach Club, Heritage Le Château… The estate’s many venues are sure to meet your needs.

Just imagine…

Fairy tale wedding set up

Looking for a fairy-tale venue? The Château is guaranteed to seduce the dreamers among your guests. It’s the perfect setting for gala dinners, wedding ceremonies and other magical events, and can be adapted to satisfy the most whimsical of desires. Thanks to careful training from Michelin-starred chef David Toutain, our teams offer a refined and gourmet dining experience that is an impeccable foil for the Château’s colonial charm.

If you’d like a more relaxed atmosphere, the C Beach Club is the place for you. With its beautiful swimming pool and extensive leisure area, it is ideal for bringing team members together on a project or to offer them a day of rest and recreation. A dedicated team from Heritage Resorts is on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly and that every participant enjoys it. When the sun goes down, a different atmosphere pervades the C Beach Club, and you’ll enjoy an al fresco dinner barefoot on the beach! Thanks to this range of settings and our impeccable service, we are recommended by a large number of incoming agents, who call upon our services to organise their clients’ private and professional events. Let us tailor your next event to your needs: we love making the impossible happen!

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Heritage Golf Club : quoi de neuf pour 2019

Whether you’re a pro golfer or a novice, the Heritage Golf Club has an abundance of new offers, amenities and events in store for you in 2019. Here’s a quick glimpse of what’s coming up.

1. Book your tee-off online

Heritage Golf Club has now partnered with Golfscape, an online golf concierge platform that allows Heritage Resorts non-residents to book tee-offs on more than 100 golf courses worldwide. Gone are the days when you needed to be on-site to select a tee-off time and pay for your round – now, you can simply access the booking platform via the Heritage Golf Club or Golfscape websites, from any device (mobile, tablet or computer).

2. Get behind the wheel of a Golf Skate Caddy

Heritage Golf Club is the first club in Mauritius to offer this innovative new way of getting around the green. As an alternative to the traditional golf cart, the Golf Skate Caddy brings an element of playfulness to your rounds. If you think finding lost balls is a chore, the Golf Skate Caddy just might help you change your mind: it’s practical and easy to handle, suitable for players of all ages and doesn’t require any skateboarding skills to drive! It’s also a time-saver (reducing game times by up to 25%) because each player can go straight to his or her ball without being distracted by others’ games. And, as icing on the cake: because it is lighter, it does less damage to the green; is equipped with a removable seat that you can use as you wait your turn to play; and even comes with a cooler… all the better to keep you feeling fresh on the course!

3. Attend an international tournament

AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open 2017 at Heritage Resorts

The Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open is coming back to Heritage Golf Club from the 5th to the 8th of December 2019. This tournament, tri-sanctioned by the European, Asian and Sunshine Tours, is increasing popular with both the legends and the rising stars of golf. Don’t wait – book your holidays through your travel agency now, and come and watch some of the world’s greatest players compete.

4. Get advice from a pro

When they aren’t taking part in a tournament on the other side of the world, the Heritage Golf Club’s four ambassadors are in Mauritius giving demonstrations. Take advantage of these intimate “golf clinics” to get lots of advice from our pro players: German player Marcel Siem from the European Tour; renowned French golfer Romain Langasque; Clément Sordet, another Frenchman, who won a place on the European Tour in 2018; and Jaco van Zyl, a South African previously ranked among the wold’s 50 best players in the official rankings. Please ask golf staff for availability.

5. Train continuously

Enjoy personalised training with PGA-certified players thanks to our partnership with PROject GOLF academy, which is kicking off this year. If you started training with instructor Christian-Leslie Schanz during your Heritage Resorts vacation and would like to continue with his methods, the PROject GOLFacademy gives you access to like-minded instructors in Germany and Curacao. Several other partnerships with European instructors are in the works. Watch this space!

6. Take on big beasts

The Rogers Indian Ocean Amateur Golf Open will be held at the Heritage Golf Club from the 4th to the 6th of October this year. The tournament brings together the Indian Ocean’s best amateur players and allows local golfers to compete against the regional elite. It is also an opportunity for talented youngsters to play alongside more seasoned players, and perhaps to secure a place in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

7. And, as a bonus, some great new partnerships!

We’ll be announcing two new projects in collaboration with golf champion Louis Oosthuizen at the BMW International Open in Germany in June this year. Louis enjoys a reputation as an internationally renowned golfer, with eight victories in the European Tour and a British Open to his credit. Though he’s ranked among the world’s top 30 players, he isn’t afraid to take on new challenges! Working alongside Peter Matkovich, he will help design our second 18-hole championship course. He’s also brought another of his dreams to life by producing a line of exceptional wines under the brand Louis57, in association with South African winemaker Jacques Borman. For more information, visit the Heritage Resorts stand at the Open!

No time for boredom at Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort!

Travellers who choose Mauritius as a destination in order to relax on a white sand beach have selected wisely. But others are keen to escape the “sun lounger-swim in the ocean-sun lounger” routine, and would prefer a dash of adventure to simply lazing around. In that case, they’ll need to bring along sports shoes and a hearty appetite to make the most of Heritage Le Telfair’s programme of activities! Read more

Magic festivities with Veranda Leisure and Hospitality

This year, let’s make “the festive season” synonymous with “discoveries”! Veranda Resorts and Heritage Resorts have thought of everything to create an unforgettable holiday period: culinary events, theme nights, live entertainment and other nice surprises. Come and discover the programs that our teams have prepared. Read more