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Heritage Resorts Sustainable Holidays


Heritage Resorts, the leader of sustainable development at Bel Ombre, was the first in Mauritius to offer carbon neutral stays from October 2021. Gracing the unspoilt south coast of Mauritius, at the opulent five-star Heritage Le Telfair (part of Small Luxury Hotel’s Considerate Collection) and Heritage Awali, eco-mindful guests are invited to take a meaningful and guilt-free island castaway while revelling in the epitome of Mauritian hospitality.

Heritage Resorts has put together a collection of sustainable holiday activities that will enable visitors to discover its abundance of wildlife and culture, but also contribute to conservation efforts through the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation, the NGO Reef Conservation, and a myriad of social and wildlife causes to protect the local biodiversity.

At the family-friendly all-inclusive Heritage Awali, the “Yellow Submarine” at the Timomo Kids Club welcomes their youngest guests to a playful setting, offering them a multitude of creative and sensory experiences to help them understand the importance of marine conservation.

To spotlight the diversity of rich local agricultural offerings in the region and promote local chef talent, Heritage Resorts launched the premier Sustainable Culinary Week on the island last year, with the mission to raise awareness and action for the sustainable production and consumption of food. Returning this July, 10-15 July, under the patronage of a French Michelin-starred chef, guests can savour carefully developed lunch and dinner menus that highlight ethically sourced produce, partake in cooking master classes, and enjoy a sumptuous gala dinner in an enchanting colonial-style mansion house, Château de Bel Ombre.

The hotel has also cultivated a range of sustainable food practices which benefits the surrounding community at the same time, with all ingredients including fruits and vegetables, seafood, poultry and meat obtained from Mauritian farmers, local suppliers, or from regional partners in the Indian Ocean to reduce carbon emissions. Committed to a farm-to-table model, an on-site 100% organic vegetable garden is also situated a few kilometres away from the hotel.

For more information on the hotel’s sustainability initiatives, 

Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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