Enjoy understated African influences and a fantastic all-inclusive 5* resort.
Enjoy understated African influences and a fantastic all-inclusive package in this stunning 5* resort.
- 10 Nights
- All Inclusive
- 24th August 2023
- From £5349 per family (based on 2 adults & 2 children under 12 yrs)
This relaxed and welcoming resort offers one of the best all-inclusive packages on the island, alongside plentiful activities and facilities. It's the ideal choice for families, groups and couples. An exceptional standard of cuisine and service can be experienced at the resort’s four restaurants and two bars as well as the further six restaurants around the domaine. The top table here is without a doubt at the gourmet seafood restaurant Infinity Blue.
At Heritage Awali: Spa*****
Restaurants & bars
With six restaurants and bars at Heritage Awali, plus three more at C Beach Club and more options at Heritage Le Telfair, Heritage Golf Club and the gourmet restaurant at the estate’s ‘big house’, your hardest decision will be choosing between them all.
Savana is the Heritage Awali’s main restaurant where you can enjoy a buffet breakfast in a laid back setting overlooking shimmering ponds and surrounded by ethnic artwork. At dinner there is a table d’hôte menu featuring a selection of Mauritian and international dishes. The open-air Amafrooty Restaurant is situated next to the main swimming pool and is open daily for light bites until the early evening and teatime pancakes between 4 and 6pm. Gourmet seafood dishes and Mauritian specialities are served at the beach side eatery Infinity Blue, the perfect spot for a romantic dinner under the stars. Zafarani is the vibrant new Indian restaurant serving traditional Indian dishes.
Guests can also enjoy meals at nine other restaurants within the Domaine de Bel Ombre* including the chic C Beach Club* and the fine dining establishment Le Château de Bel Ombre . This elegant restaurant offers a selection of local dishes and the opportunity to step back in time with its unique setting in a 19th Century mansion. In the evening dining is an elegant affair and gentlemen should wear long trousers/smart jeans, collared shirts and closed shoes for dinner. Please note that no shorts, trainers or flip flops will be allowed in bars and restaurants as from 7pm. For a small supplement, you could experience a magical night at the château which includes a gastronomic dinner, an overnight stay and a sumptuous breakfast on the terrace the next morning.
At the Infinity Blue Cocktail Bar, which sits alongside the Infinity Blue restaurant, you can enjoy refreshing cocktails, tropical juices and afternoon snacks with the sand between your toes and a breathtaking view of the beach and waters of the Indian Ocean. The zen-like lounge bar Zenzibar has views over pools and to the lagoon and is the ideal spot for a pre or post-dinner drink.
Spa & wellness
Children between the ages of 2 and 11 are made very welcome at the Timomo & Friends children’s club. The club is open each day from 8:30am to 11:30pm and youngsters can join in the various activities which include fishing for crabs, dressing up, arts and crafts and playing in the swimming pool. There is also a free baby Timomo club for children from birth to 3 years old, a unique offering on the island.
Teenagers can partake in a number of fun activities and excursions including horseriding, pitch and putt golf and mountain bike rides.
What’s nearby? The resort is on Mauritius’ southern coast in the Bel Ombre area, which has some of the best beaches on the island. It’s less than a five-minute drive from the hotel to the pretty village centre, and the dive sites around these parts are superb.
Tried and tested Family experiences in the neighbouring nature reserve include picnics under the tree canopy and wildlife trails with a local expert*. Alternatively, head for the UNESCO-protected Biosphere Bel Ombre and explore in a guide-driven 4x4*.
The sleeping arrangements Lots of space, warm island tones and dark woods – these are the hallmarks of the luxurious suites at the Heritage Awali. Deluxe Rooms come with garden or sea views, and there’s a beachfront option with direct access to the resort’s sandy beach. For large parties, the Heritage Villa is a real African sanctuary, with a living room, private pool and tucked-away location.
The 5 Star PADI diving centre operated by Mauritius Dive Adventures offers courses for beginners along with excursions to some of the island’s best-known dive sites.
The Cabana nautical centre provides a wide range of activities, including complimentary windsurfing, dinghy sailing, canoeing, pedal boating, snorkelling trips and waterskiing (1 session a day). For a supplement, you can also go kitesurfing.
Access to Heritage La Réserve Golf Links, a private 18-hole championship golf course (par 72) (which is exclusive to Heritage Resorts guests), opening December 2023 (with paying green fees), and the 9-hole La Château Golf Course (with paying green fees unless included in your holiday)
To reduce food miles, many of the fruit and vegetables used in the restaurants are grown on the estate. The gardens are planted with indigenous plants that are adapted to the climate, and only organic and natural products are used to look after them. Thanks to an on-site bottling plant, drinking water comes in reusable glass bottles rather than single-use plastic. Looking after the health of the lagoon is a priority, with a variety of projects ranging from working with Reef Conservation to install artificial reefs to creating a guide for guests to the marine life in it.
Return flights to & from London Heathrow included.
Gibraltar - London flights.