Mauritius’ crowd-free luxury destination revealed
The thing about any paradise is that everyone wants to go there and that can sometimes be the case in Mauritius. Bel Ombre, located in the south-west of the island, is a hidden jewel though and it’s low on crowds with awesome kiting conditions. The travel experts at Planet Kitesurf Holidays rate this as one of their top kiting destinations and, in this feature, they outline why.
Bel Ombre has a spacious lagoon offering protected flat water on the inside as well as waves further out on the reef which protects the entire bay. The wind in Bel Ombre generally blows side to side-on shore from the left and the combination of the flat water lagoon and waves make Bel Ombre suitable for a range of skill levels and riding styles. You can also go on downwinders from Bel Ombre and the windy season can carry on until a little later in the year, making Bel Ombre ideal for a December getaway.
The kite centre
The Kite Globing School is situated right on the beach at Bel Ombre. They stock all the latest North equipment for sale or rental, offer lessons for beginners to advanced riders and they have extensive experience of the kite spots in this area of Mauritius. If you’re hoping to ride some of the less-accessible reef breaks that are to be found nearby then talk to these guys first! For non-kiting families and partners, there’s also a Beach Club for hanging out, taking a dip in the pool and enjoying a meal while watching the action.
The hotels around Bel Ombre are super luxurious but also more affordable than you might think. The Heritage Le Telfair is a firm favourite with Planet Kitesurf clients and it’s a charming set-up spread over a large area of tropical gardens to assure privacy. There are plenty of inclusive water activities for the rest of the family to enjoy and a great kids club that’s open to children of all ages – even babies!
For bigger groups and families, the Heritage Le Telfair villas offer stunning views over the adjoining nature reserve and the Indian Ocean. You can enjoy the independence and privacy of the villas while still having all the resort amenities at your finger tips and, what’s more, if you book a holiday this year at the villas you get 25% off with Planet.
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