STORIES By Heritage Resorts - Issue 3 - 2019 - Page 52



|DESTINATION
Land
ON THE
KITESURF
Recognised as
one of the world’s
leading kitesurfing
destinations, Bel
Ombre is an ideal
spot for kitesurfers
of all ages and
levels. Its waves’
conditions, calm
lagoon and trade
winds contribute to
making it an overall
pleasant experience
for beginners
and advanced
enthusiasts. In
Mauritius, peak
season takes place
between June
and September
as it offers the
best winds. The
Kite Globing at
C Beach Club offers
kitesurfing lessons
with qualified
instructors and rent
quality equipment.
GOLF
CNN listed it as one of Africa’s top
10 golf courses. Golfscape ranked it
as one of the world’s most beautiful
golf courses. Indeed, Bel Ombre’s
magnificent 18-hole championship
golf course, Heritage Golf Club,
designed by Peter Matkovich, is
certainly a breathtaking and challenging
experience. Offering views of the sea
on one side and the hills on the other,
all levels of golfers can indulge in great
views while playing a game of gold that
suits their level of competence. What’s
more, the region’s second golf course
will soon be underway. Co-designed by
South African champion golfer, Louis
Oosthuizen, and Peter Matkovich, this
second 18-hole championship course
promises to be equally as amazing as
the first one and is set for completion in
November 2020.
IN THE
Water
TRAIL RUNNING
In April 2006, Mauritius
hosted its very first trail run,
the Royal Raid. Its success
set the stage for a string
of other trailing events to
establish themselves, such as
the Heritage Trail. These two
trails are now annual staples
that take participants on a
journey to discover Bel Ombre
and the trails of southwest
Mauritius, delivering stunning
views along the way. With halfmarathons, marathons and
ultramarathons, the varying
lengths of the trails open
themselves to a wide range
of participants.
SURFSKI
MOUNTAIN BIKING
Bel Ombre combines a
variety of slopes with a
diversity of landscapes that
are perfect for a stimulating
mountain biking experience.
Ride through the lush
flora and fauna, enjoy
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If you’re a surfski fanatic,
you definitively need to
be present during the
Mauritius Surfski Week,
which takes place in June/
July each year. A highlight
during the week, the
INVESTEC Mauritius Ocean
Classic is hailed as one of
the best downwind surfski
courses in the world. The
starting point of this 24-km
course is Bel Ombre’s
Sancho Bay, and it ends at
Le Morne Beach.
stunning views and simply
live out your passion! In
2018, Heritage Bel Ombre
in collaboration with the
Moka Rangers organised
a 100-km race, with 70 km
on-road and 30 km off-road,
from Beau Champs to
C Beach Club.
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STAND UP
PADDLE
Paddle through
Bel Ombre’s calm
turquoise lagoon.
A derivative
of surfing that
originated in
Hawaii, stand up
paddle boarding
(SUP) can be
done as a relaxing
sightseeing activity
or for fitness.
Either way, it
can be a great
couple’s activity
and offers you
some pretty cool
Instagram shots.
You can even opt
to do SUP yoga
or pilates.

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