The most naturally beautiful location in Mauritius
Situated on the south west coast near the world-famous Le Morne Heritage Site, and considered the most beautiful and unspoilt area on the island, Domaine de Bel Ombre celebrates its colonial history and sugar plantation heritage.
Development in this region is planned sensitively to protect the natural beauty of the region, yet it is the fastest growing resort destination on the island, offering a collection of luxury hotels and with new low-rise resorts along the coast such as the world-renowned Shanti Ananda. Villas Valriche also forms part of this breathtaking Domaine.
The old sugar factory at the heart of the development is being converted into a leisure, crafts and shopping centre, with cafes and patisseries. The vibrant town of Black River is just 30 minutesí drive to the west and the capital Port Louis with all its shops, restaurants and markets, about 60 minutes to the north.
Convenient for the airport, the vibrant town of Black River is just over 20 minutes drive to the west, with Port Louis and all its shops, restaurants and markets about 60 minutes to the north.
This is truly the perfect location for a tropical home.
Frédérica Nature Reserve
This estate, a former 10,400 hectare sugar cane plantation, still with its old Chateau, has retained an exceptional and unspoiled environment to explore.
Residents have direct access to the Frédérica Nature Reserve, which - besides its exceptional landscapes, shelters unique and protected fauna and flora. Sprawling over 2,500 hectares, Frédérica is at an altitude of 400m above sea level and has a mixture of dry coastal forest and rain forest.
The exceptional nature of the views, the landscape of hills, plains and cascading waterfalls (the highest waterfall on the island is here and is 162m high), the amazing biodiversity of flora and fauna (stags are bred here) all contribute to an experience that is in harmony with nature. Here one can find many botanical species, introduced by the colonists, invading species, medicinal plants, fruit trees, various shrubs, as well as indigenous species such as ebony, wild apple, rosin, tambour (drum) wood and candlewood, black ebony...
As for the animal life, Frédérica shelters a large colony of fruit bats, which are the island's only indigenous mammals. There are over 2,000 deer (including 200 stags), wild boars, monkeys and tropical birds, including some "cateaux verts", a bird species threatened with extinction and of which there are now only 250 left on Mauritius.
Partner 5* Hotels
Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort
Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort
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