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The Heritage Awali - Luxury holidays to Mauritius

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions Holidays recommends the Heritage Awali to those looking for a family holiday incorporating a unique style of accommodation and abundant activities with the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The hotel features a wide range of facilities and activities tailored to the enjoyment of all age-groups. Rooms are spacious and fitted out to a high standard, and an array of land and water-based sports are on offer, including a spectacular 18-hole golf course. The children’s club, for 3 to 11-year-olds, provides children with everything they could wish for, whilst teenagers can take part in special activities such as beach parties and golf. Guests staying at the hotel have access to the Frederica Nature Park where hiking, 4x4 trips, and quad bikes are available for active and lively days out.

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights that are direct with British Airways from London Heathrow to Mauritius. Once at Mauritius, you are transferred from the airport to the hotel by private transfer (taking about 45 minutes).


    Sailing, pedal boats, waterskiing, glass bottom boat, snorkelling, beach volleyball, 9-hole pitch and putt at Golf du Chateau, tennis courts, table tennis, archery. Complimentary unlimited green fees at Heritage Golf Club. Free WiFi at Zenzi and Blue Drift Bars. One back massage of 45 minutes per guest per stay at Seven Colours Spa for ages 17 and over.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Mauritius, private transfers in an executive family car and half board.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices here are for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under twelve for seven nights in the lowest priced room type for families.
    Low Season £6,990
    High Season £8,680
    Based on sharing a deluxe room for four
    Many other room types are available on request from us. The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.


    Special Offers

    • 15% booking discount for 2020
      Book a stay of 5 or 6 nights between 1 February and 20 December 2020 and receive a 15% discount off our contract rates. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 30% booking discount for long stays in 2020
      Book a stay of 7 nights or more between 1 February and 20 December 2020 and receive a 15% discount off our contract rates. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Honeymoon offer 2020(13)
      Book a stay between 1 February and 20 December 2020 for a honeymoon and receive a 35% discount off our contract rates. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Up-to-date special offers
      We are in the process of up-grading our website and until it is launched not all up-to-date offers will appear on our website, so we ask you to contact us for information on current special offers for all holidays to the Indian Ocean countries of Mauritius, the Maldives and the Seychelles.Our sales team will be able to include all up-to-date special offers in the holiday prices, so please speak to us for the latest information.

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    Our opinion

    An excellent range of services tailored for the enjoyment of all ages.

    Hotel description

    The Heritage Awali Golf and Spa Resort resides on a beautiful lagoon on Mauritius' south coast, close to the other Heritage resorts on the Domaine de Bel Ombre. The African influence is evident at the hotel. After being greeted to the hotel by the resounding beat of the tom tom drum, guests are escorted to their rooms passing by walls painted in warm ochre, deeply coloured woods, African and Madagascan furniture and objects of unusual originality.
    The 154 deluxe rooms and 5 suites at the Heritage Awali are decorated to reflect the theme of the hotel. Warm colours, straw fashioned lamp shades, oiled woods and great earthenware jars form the make-up of the rooms which in turn fold out onto their own private terrace or balcony. The deluxe rooms can cater for two adults and two children under 12 as well as offering interconnecting facilities. A choice of beachfront, ocean view and partly ocean view allow for all the Heritage Awali rooms to offer a glance across the Indian Ocean. The Balafon restaurant serves excellent breakfasts and dinners. For a more casual dining experience the Infinity Blue restaurant serves lunch on the beach to those who enjoy burrowing their toes in the sand. The Seven Colours spa is at the disposal of the guests, as is the magnificent Heritage Golf Club, with its 18-hole golf course. The Heritage Awali Golf and Spa Resort offers four swimming pools, one of which is the children’s pool, as well as 300 metres worth of sparkling white beach and sea. Water sports are complimentary if non-motorised along with many land sports including tennis, table tennis and archery. Car rental is also available for a more extensive exploration of the island. The mini club, Timono and friends, is available for children aged 3 to 11 years. There is also a teen club on offering activities for older children aged 12 to 17. The club is open daily from 10am to 11pm and includes the children’s pool.


    Bel Ombre, Mauritius

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Heritage Awali has 154 deluxe rooms, 5 suites, 1 villa and 2 honeymoon suites. Air conditioning, ceiling fans, in room safety deposit boxes, mini bar, internet access facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, 24 hour room service, 24 hour laundry service.
    18 interconnecting deluxe suites are available. Up to two adults and two children under 12 can share the deluxe rooms. Two adults and two children under 12 can be accommodated in the suite and four adults and two children or two teenagers in the villa.
    Deluxe Garden View Room
    Deluxe Sea View Room
    Deluxe Beach Front Room
    Senior Suite Sea View
    Heritage Villa Beachfront

    Hotel facilities and services

     5 restaurants, 3 bars, Seven Colours spa, Golf du Chateau golf course, water sports centre, children’s club, gym, Timomo kids club for children aged 3 to 11 and Teens Club for teenagers aged 12 to 17.

    Water sports

    Chargeable: Big game fishing, diving, catamaran cruises.
    Complimentary: Sailing, pedal boats, waterskiing, glass bottom boat, snorkeling.

    Land sports

    Chargeable: Golf carts, horse riding (approx 10 min drive).
    Complimentary: Beach volleyball, 9-hole pitch and putt at Golf du Chateau, tennis courts, table tennis, bocciball, giant chess board, darts and archery.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Sports nearby


    Children under the age of 2 stay free of charge on an all inclusive basis when sharing with parents or other paying children. Baby cots can be placed in a room type on request. Timono Kids’ Club open from 8.30 - 23.00 daily for children from 3-11 years old. V.I. Teens’ Club available at nearby C Beach Club from 8.30 - 23.30 (Sundays open until 18:00) for 12-17 year olds. Baby corner at Timomo kids club opens for toddlers 0-24 months from 8.30 - 16.00 daily.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay of 5 nights between 23 December to 3 January.

    Other information

    Children's club: Timomo Kid's Club looks after children aged 2 to 11 years. The club is open from 8.30am to 11.30pm and is free of charge. Full programme of supervised activities. 
    Teenagers' club: Timono and friends extends into a teens club for teenagers aged 12 to 17 years. The activities become more sport related for this age group. The club is free of charge.
    Babysitting: Available on request and at a supplement.
    Baby listening: Not available.
    Pre-ordering services: Items can be pre-ordered to be placed in your room on arrival.
    Children's entertainment: The hotel has a games room with electronic games and pool table available at a supplement. Children from 9 years of age may participate in water sports. There is also a children's playground and bike hire is available for kids.
    Medical services: There is a nurse at the hotel 24 hours a day and a doctor on call. All staff in the mini club are trained in first aid.
    Family dining: Children are allowed in all restaurants except the Zafarani. There are high chairs and designated non-smoking areas. The main restaurant has a children's menu.
    Family rooms: 18 interconnecting deluxe suites are available. 23 interconnecting rooms are available. Up to two adults and two children under 12 can share the deluxe rooms. Two adults, two children under 12 and 1 baby can be accommodated in a suite and four adults and two children or two teenagers in the villa. Electric sockets can be covered.
    Children's amenities: A kettle is provided in the rooms. Baby bath, potty, changing mat, safety gate, bottle sterilising kit, minifridge, bottle heating facility and night light are available on request.

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    Airport:15 minutes by speedboat. Please note that the resort is one hour ahead of official Maldives time.
    Size: 298 square kilometres of land on 1192 islands in an area of sea measuring 754 kilometres long and 118 kilometres wide.
    Currency:Rufiya (£1 = 17 rufiyas)Population 300,000
    Temperature:Temperatures are consistently hot averaging about 31 degrees Centigrade. Sea temperatures average about 27 degrees Centigrade. The year is divided into two monsoon periods, the north-east monsoon from December to March (drier) and the south-west monsoon from May to November (wetter months with stronger winds).


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    Airport: About 1 hour and 10 minutes by car.
    Size: 865 square kilometres
    Currency: Mauritian rupee (£1 = 35 Rs)Population 1.1 million
    Temperature: The hottest months are from January to April, although this is also the cyclone season and the weather can be humid with temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Centigrade. There is no distinct rainy season. The Mauritian winter months are June, July, August when temperatures average about 24 degrees Centigrade with the evenings being about 16 degrees Centigrade. However, the weather does vary from the east to the west coast. The east is breezier, and feels cooler during their winter months. The north-west near Port Louis is often the driest and the warmest part of the island. During their winter months you should have a jacket or jumper for the evenings. Dining is outside throughout the year.


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    Size: 455 square kilometres

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    Population: 73,000
    Temperature: The Seychelles fall outside the cyclone zone. The seasons divide into May to October, when the south-east trade winds blow and November to April when the winds are from the north-west which can bring rain, particularly in January. January is the wettest month, July and August are the driest months. The temperature is pretty constant throughout the year, ranging between 24 and 31 degrees Centigrade and humidity is around 80 percent.


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