Bel Ombre, a tranquil and picturesque region located in the southwestern part of Mauritius, epitomises the island’s natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and the historic charm of its estates and plantations, Belle Ombre attracts visitors seeking a blend of cultural heritage and natural splendour. Belle Ombre is also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, boasting activities like kite surfing, hiking, and golfing on some of the island’s most scenic courses. Here are our favourite 5-star and luxury hotels in the area.
Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this stunning 2500-acre estate takes its cues from the French plantations of old, emulating their refined grandeur, while weaving in a contemporary, barefoot chic feel. On the grounds, you’ll find the Seven Colours Spa, two 18-hole championship golf courses including the new La Reserve Links course, sports and games facilities, alfresco movie screenings and four restaurants. Those staying here can also make use of the amenities at sister hotel, the Heritage Awali. Part of UNESCO-protected forests and coastlines, Heritage Le Telfair is an unspoilt paradise, with all-suite accommodation making it the perfect choice for a holiday in Mauritius.
Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort
A UNESCO nature reserve, beside a sandy beach and preserved lagoon, is the setting for Heritage Awali. This creates a stunning backdrop for Le Château, an 18-hole championship golf course, the only 9-hole with Par-3s and footgolf course on the island and the new La Réserve Golf Links, exclusive to guests. The grounds are also home to the Seven Colours Spa, built in the style of an African village, a beach club and bar and the main hotel, a 19th-century plantation-style house. There are 163 bedrooms in total, including coastal villas with pools, jacuzzis and butlers on hand to elevate your stay. Heritage Awali’s all-inclusive package provides access to many onsite restaurants, offering Italian, Indian, BBQ, locavore concept and buffet fare. Read our spotlight on about the Heritage Awali Hotel.