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Heritage Awali

A cozy and luxurious hotel with All Inclusive on the unspoiled and lush Southwest Coast, built in a style that honors the island's African heritage.

Golf
Golf
Child-friendly
Child-friendly

Relaxed luxury in exotic surroundings

A cozy and luxurious hotel on the unspoiled and lush Southwest Coast, built in a style that honors the island's African heritage. Lush gardens surround the Heritage Awali, located between mountains and sea, and you can experience the spectacular scenery on hikes or on the water. The hotel is located next to one of Mauritius' best golf courses and a large spa with a wide range of treatments.

Paradise Moments VIP All-Inclusive
When you stay at Heritage Awali, Paradise Moments has created a special VIP All-Inclusive package including free golf, free massages, free water skiing, etc. The absolute best All-Inclusive package found on Mauritius.
Read more about the All Inclusive package under "prices".

Heritage Awali is very popular and we recommend booking well in advance.

How to get here

Approximately 45 minutes’ drive from the airport.

Location…

  • Mauritius
  • South West Coast
Why stay here?
  • Special VIP All-Inclusive package
  • Free golf at the 18-hole championship golf course
  • Large and beautiful spa
  • Family friendly resort

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Rating:
Standard
Location
Value for money

A popular hotel on the Southwest Coast situated close to the golf course and next to its sister hotel, Heritage Le Telfair. Large impressive spa and lovely pool area. Best All-Inclusive package available on Mauritius.

91 Deluxe Rooms, 52sqm
48 Deluxe Ocean View Rooms, 52sqm
15 Deluxe Beach Front Rooms, 52sqm
5 Senior Suites, 100sqm (beachfront and private jacuzzi)
1 Villa, 310sqm (with private pool and jacuzzi)

Spacious terrace or balcony, cozy, elegant, and comfortable décor, ensuite bathroom with bath and shower, air conditioning, ceiling fan, hairdryer, safe, TV, minibar and Internet. The villa comprises 2 bedrooms with private shower and toilet, children's room, bathroom, living room, dining room, large veranda, and private swimming pool.

Room and suite amenities

Air condition
Minibar
Safety box
Flat screen TV
Balcony/terrace
Bathtub
Ceiling fan
Tea and coffee maker
Phone
Hairdryer
Room service

Heritage Awali has three restaurants, the main restaurant, a restaurant at the edge of the beach, and a lunch restaurant by the pool. There is also a shuttle bus (about 5 minutes) to the a la carte restaurant "Le Chateau Bel Ombre" (surcharge) located with views of mountains, the sea, and the golf course.

Hotel facilities include 2 bars, and in the evening, there is changing entertainment/music.

Heritage Awali has 2 pools and a 3,000sqm spa area built like an African village with massages, spa treatments, a health club, and a beauty salon.

The 18-hole golf course, Heritage Golf Club, is attached to the hotel, and the sports complex offers activities like tennis courts, mountain bikes, water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, pedal boats, glass bottomed boat, table tennis, etc.

The hotel has a baby corner (from 0-2 years, open from 8.30 to 16.30), mini club (2-11 years), and Teen club (12-17 years).

Fitness center
Restaurant(s)
Swimming pool
Kids club
Spa/wellness
Laundry service
Meeting and conference facilities
Business center
Room service
Flat screen TV
Internet, wireless (free)
Library
Tennis court
Lounge/bar
Children's pool
Souvenir shop
Babysitting
Water sports
Diving center
All-Inclusive
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Mauritius

For millions of years, this lush volcanic island was pristine and isolated in the sea, until a few hundred years ago, when sailors from Arabia, Europe, Africa and Asia came to this island. Many traders, pirates and ships needed supplies for their onward journey, and in the 1700s, some of these travelers settled down on Mauritius.

Now, around 1.2 million inhabitants are on the island. Mauritius' very multicultural  population lives in harmony with each other.
They are very friendly and welcoming, and as a guest, you will soon feel the pride they share in their common and unique heritage. The many sugar cane plantations, orchards and large textile industry have given the island reasonable prosperity and a good infrastructure.

In Mauritius, you have a wide range of activities on land and sea to choose from, and most hotels are very child-friendly with excellent childcare and activities for the little ones.

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Flight time

11-16 hours depending on departure airport

Travel time to Mauritius - how long does it take to fly to Mauritius?


The journey to Mauritius is typically either direct or with a flight change in a European city. Flight time is approximately 11-16 hours depending on the route.

To Mauritius we most often use the following airlines: Emirates, Air Mauritius, Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways.

When traveling with Paradise Moments a representative welcome you at the airport in Mauritius to guide you to the waiting transportation to the hotel.

North, south, east and west? Where is the best place to stay in Mauritius?

On the North Coast, the concentration of hotels is highest around Grand Baie, where you will find a selection of restaurants, cafes, shops and the island's only nightlife. The northwest coastline is rich in small, idyllic lagoons and beautiful coral beaches, as Trou aux Biches, Pointe aux Piment and Pereybére. Especially in the period from May to October, this part of the island is well protected from the southeast wind.

The South Coast is perhaps the most beautiful with mountainous terrain, rivers, forests and rugged coastline mixed with quaint lagoons with pure white beaches and calm waters. The temperatures are a little cooler in this region from May to October, when the southeast wind blows, but good conditions for surfers. Many new hotels have been built in this area in recent years.

Picturesque beaches and crystal clear waters are found on the East Coast. Worth mentioning is the island of Ile aux Cerf and the area around Belle Mare. If you live in the area, a visit to the local and colorful Sunday market in the town of Flacq is recommended. In warmer months, the breeze from the sea can help to cool you down, while from June to October the temperatures can be a little cooler than elsewhere on the island.

The West Coast generally has the hottest weather and less rainfall with a dry climate. The lush mountain peaks form a beautiful backdrop to the white sandy beaches and azure ocean.

Climate and weather in Mauritius


Mauritius has a pleasant subtropical climate and can be visited all year round. When is the best time to travel to Mauritius – the answer will be individually. You can therefore read more about the different seasons of Mauritius below.

October, November and December - The dry season in Mauritius

From October, the days are warm and the temperature is around 28 °C, while the evenings and nights can be chilly. At the same time, it rains only rarely during this period, and there is very little wind. This perfect climate, combined with a water temperature of pleasant 26 °C, making this season a popular time to travel to Mauritius.
In the first three weeks of December the weather is still dry and warm and also a good time to travel to Mauritius.

January, February and March - Summer in Mauritius

In late December the summer begins in Mauritius and it lasts through March. This period is the peak season in Mauritius. The days are warm with temperatures easily reaching 30°C, although the cooler sea breezes make the heat bearable. This season is perfect for you who would like to swim, dive and try different water sports in your holiday, since the water temperature in the lagoon is around pleasant 28°C.

Statistically these are also the months with the most rain. Most of the rain falls in the central part of the island and it will typically come as short, heavy showers late in the day. It is also during this period that tropical storms and cyclones can hit the archipelago, but it happens rarely; in fact, only an average of every 5 years, a cyclone hits the island.

April - Winter is approaching in Mauritius

The month of April is, like November and December, the best time to travel to Mauritius, if you want a little lower daytime temperatures and cooler nights. The weather is dry and the Indian Ocean is still warm; about 26°C. This month is ideal for a family holiday to Mauritius, as both air and water temperature is incredibly comfortable.

May, June, July, August and September - Winter in Mauritius

Winter in Mauritius is not, as most would describe a typical winter. The day temperature is at around 25°C when the sun shines. At night the temperature can drop to 15°C, so if you visit Mauritius during this period, it is a good idea to bring a sweater and long pants, if you are going out for the evening. Winter is also the dry season with less rainfall. Typically, in the form of light scattered showers. It's still a great time to swim in the ocean because the water temperature is around 24°C inside the lagoon.

Climate table:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Air (°C) 26 26 26 24 23 21 21 21 21 24 24 25
Sea (°C) 27 27 27 27 26 24 23 22 23 23 24 25
Rainfall (mm) 237 241 383 206 175 117 130 85 84 56 80 172

Area
1,865 square kilometers

Mauritius is a tropical paradise located 2.000 kilometers east of southern Africa. The island is only 2,040 square kilometers with 330 kilometers of coastline protected by coral reefs. Mauritius is 67 kilometers long and 46 kilometers wide.

The Republic of Mauritius consists of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Cargados-Garoyos islands and Agalega Islands, which are uninhabited.

Population
1,200,000 inhabitants

The population of Mauritius is of many cultures. The largest group is of Indian origin and Hindus constitute more than half of its population.

Capital
Port Louis with 143,000 inhabitants.

Language
The official language is English, but this does not mean that all master the language equally well. French is more widespread, while Creole is the language spoken most among the population. Creole is very similar to French, and was originally a common language for the slaves.

Religion
Hindus 53%
Christian 31%
Muslims 13%
Roman Catholic 26%
Other religious minorities include Buddhists, Baha'is and Ahmadiyyaher.

Currency
Mauritian rupee (MUR)

All leading credit cards are accepted at most hotels and larger stores.

Mauritius is a diverse island with plenty of opportunities for excursions and activities.

Possible excursions and activities include:

Snorkeling and diving
Many types of water sports
World class golf courses
Fishing
Hiking
Quad biking
Mountain biking
Horse riding
Car rental
Diving with dolphins
Shopping
Sailing
Catamaran trips
Music and dance
Botanical gardens
Sugarcane Museum