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Heritage Awali

Heritage Awali Golf Resort & Spa

Mauritius

The Heritage Awali Golf Resort & Spa is a popular resort on the quieter southwest coast of the island, in the Bel Ombre area. Its location is idyllic, set above a beautiful beach that overlooks a coral fringed lagoon and is backed by lush tropical mountains. The resort has a contemporary African feel, and although it has 160 rooms, it is well designed and spread across extensive tropical gardens. All the rooms are furnished to a high standard with dark wood to remain in keeping with the African theme, but with bright vibrant hues which bring the tropical Mauritian traditions to mind. They are all spacious and offer varied views from either a balcony or a terrace, as well as featuring air conditioning for a cooled room at any part of the day.

The property has five restaurants and three bars on site with a dine around option that allows for dining in other outlets within other Heritage Resorts, providing guests with a good choice of dining options. Other restaurants in the Bel Ombre area are within easy reach.

There are three pools at the resort, including an adult only option, as well as plenty of activities along the beach to keep both adults and children occupied. Further facilities include the Seven Colours Spa, the Heritage Golf Club, a sports center and clubs for babies, kids, and teenagers — many of these are included within your stay.

OUR OPINION:

The Heritage Awali Golf Resort and Spa is a great luxury property, with a wealth of activities on offer, ensuring that you have plenty to keep you occupied whilst enjoying time by the beach. We particularly like the fact that the hotel is situated further away from other hotels in a quiet position above a sandy beach.

OUR RATING: First Class

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Rooms

The rooms are set over two or three levels, and each has either a terrace or a balcony. All are equipped with a flat screen satellite TV, safe, minibar, telephone, tea and coffee and a lounge area. They are spread out, giving a feel or privacy but without being far away from the main areas. Decorated in a modern African feel with chic ethnic themes, they offer a light, airy and relaxing base for your stay. The resort has 160 rooms divided into three categories.

The 154 deluxe suites are 52 sq m (560 sq ft) and either garden, ocean view or beachfront categories, while the five senior suites are 100 sq m (1,076sq ft) and offer an additional lounge and dining area, as well as enjoying direct access to the beach. The Heritage Villa Beachfront stands as the largest accommodation option, at 310 sq m (3,336 sq ft) and includes two master bedrooms, a kids’ room, private pool, and butler service. Each suite also has an espresso machine, DVD player and Jacuzzi bath. Guests may also choose to stay in the resort's one villa, which is a spacious 310 sq m(3,336 sq ft) and features a living room (equipped with a CD and DVD player), a dining room with separate kitchen, two large bedrooms, and a children's bedroom, each with its own bathroom, a gazebo and a private swimming pool. It also has a 24-hour butler service and a Jacuzzi in the bathroom.

Location

Heritage Awali is located on Mauritius' south coast, in the small coastal village of Bel Ombre. The Bel Ombre estate spans 2,500 acres of stunning native tropical forest and is home to the Chateau del Bel Ombre — one of the world’s finest gourmet restaurants. The Heritage Golf Club Championship and short courses are both a five-minute drive. The main international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.

Food and drink

  • Savana is the main buffet restaurant offering a variety of breakfast and dinner options with floor to ceiling windows for stunning views over the beach and ocean.
  • Kuzini restaurant serves à la carte modern Italian dishes for a sumptuous dinner beside the pool.
  • Zafarani is an exclusive adults-only Indian inspired restaurant providing guests with a cacophony of tastes for a wonderful taste sensation.
  • Infinity Blue bar sits on the sand and provides ocean inspired light bites and a selection of funky cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. The perfect place to watch the sunset.
  • An interactive African dinner experience is on offer at Boma. An alfresco dinner is served under the stars accompanied by live drum music, flame throwers and dancers.
  • Amafrooty is the perfect choice for light meals and snacks by the pool for those not wanting to step away from their day’s leisure activities.
  • The Zenzi Bar overlooks the pool and provides lively background music and a list of vibrant exciting cocktails.
  • There is also a wide variety of restaurants in the vicinity from the C Beach Club to the prestigious Chateau, the Golf Club and four other restaurants at the Heritage Le Telfair.

Families

Heritage Awali is perfect for families, with plenty to keep the children occupied, including the beach, several pools, and a number of dining options.

There is also the Timomo Kids' Club offering supervised activities for 2–11-year-olds and activities for 12–17-year-olds as well. The Timomo Baby Club caters for children aged 0-35 months and is open 7 days a week from 08:30am-03:30pm.

Please note that some of the upstairs rooms have balcony balustrades which are below the recommended height. If you are traveling with young children, we recommend ground floor rooms.

Honeymooners

The Heritage Awali welcomes honeymooners, and there are discounts available, so please speak to your consultant. You’ll be welcomed with a free gift, a complimentary bottle of wine, a fruit basket, and one free romantic set menu dinner at Infinity Blue restaurant per stay.

Facilities and activities

For the active, there is plenty to choose from including two floodlit tennis courts, yoga classes, mountain biking, beach soccer, bocce balls and pitch and putt. Activities on the water such as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboard, and water-skiing lessons. Snorkeling and diving are easily arranged and there is a glass-bottomed boat for those that wish to experience to ocean’s treasures but stay dry.

If relaxing is your sole objective, then the Seven Colours Spa will suit you perfectly. It offers several treatment rooms, a sauna, two hammams and a vitality pool. The Seven Colours Spa is designed as an African village where guests can enjoy their treatments in exotic huts spreading over 3000 sq m (32,291 sq ft) amid tropical gardens. If being active is more your thing, Umuzi Sports Centre provides 3,500 sq m (37,673 sq ft) of grounds dedicated to sporting activities, including a fully equipped gym and cardio area.

Golf is a big focus at the resort, with three exceptional golf courses: the Heritage short course, the award winning 18-hole Le Chateau Golf Course and La Reserve Golf Links. You can also enjoy privileged access to the Frédérica Nature Reserve. The resort has many more activities as well.

As the hotel is in the unique Biosphere Bel Ombre, there are plenty of walks, treks, and picnics to be had in the local nature reserve. The hotel offers 4x4 biosphere journeys and guided jungle treks.

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