Our answers to frequently asked questions

The best time to visit Bel Ombre is from January to December (all year round). The highest average temperature in the region is 29°C in February and the lowest is 23°C in August. The water temperature is between 24°C and 29°C. The weather and climate in Bel Ombre are for a holiday in the sun.. According to the Köppen-Geiger classification system, the climate is of Aw type (savannah with dry winter). The average annual temperature in Bel Ombre is 24.2°C with an annual average rainfall of 1,021mm. By way of comparison, the average annual rainfall on the island over the last ten years has been 2,010mm. The island’s climate is greatly influenced by trade winds – east-west oriented winds in the intertropical convergence zone.

The Heritage Bel Ombre estate covers 2,500 hectares of greenery and the Heritage Villas Valriche estate has a built area of 105 hectares.

The marketing of Heritage Villas Valriche properties was launched in 2007.

To date, we have built 170 villas. The residential development will ultimately comprise 288 villas, which will be marketed in several phases

Our plots have a surface area between 600 and 2,500m², while the living area of a property can vary depending on the villa type and plot chosen. In certain cases, the built area can occupy up to 45% of the land parcel. This percentage can be increased if there is a basement.

The lots are sold in a range of USD 420,000 to USD 3,000,000, each offering a unique panorama of the sea, the mountains or the 18-hole championship golf course.

No. It is not possible to construct a building across two plots.

The Heritage Villas Valriche residences are inspired by the classical architecture of the Château de Bel Ombre, dating back to 1886. This plantation-style family home opens onto extensive and landscaped French gardens. We also offer a modern design by a South African architect and an environmentally friendly French design. For more information, please visit our “Architect Selection” section.

The strength of Heritage Villas Valriche is that it offers plots with no builder attached. This means that anyone can build the villa of their dreams in line with the architectural specifications of the estate. In addition, Heritage Villas Valriche offers a selection of ready-built properties in a range of styles from classic to contemporary. Find out more about the styles of villas on offer.

Jean François Adam is a Mauritian architect who has been able to bring out the classical architecture of the Heritage Villas Valriche properties. These spacious 260 m2 to 450 m2 outward-looking villas bathed in natural light are sold off-plan (VEFA). Learn more.

Greg Scott of Scott + Partners is a South African architect with an exclusive collection of contemporary villas. Three different configurations are available. Learn more.

Alain Gordon is the architect of the Maison Edouard properties.. To bring optimal comfort, the design of these villas was inspired by the thermal, acoustic and ventilation regulations applied to new buildings in the French Overseas Departments. Learn more.

Heritage Villas Valriche has 3 contemporary and 6 classic-style villas. There are also the Maisons Edouard properties and others that reflect the personal style of their owners.

Our prototype plans vary from 2 to 4 en-suite bedrooms. Future buyers can also opt for a tailor-made villa, depending on their preferences and needs. Our plots with no builder attached allow purchasers to create more rooms if desired.

The Heritage Villas Valriche development is located on the South-West coast of Mauritius, in the unspoilt and authentic region of Bel Ombre. The following travel times apply by car :

  • 10 minutes to get to the neighbouring village of Chemin Grenier
  • 20 minutes to go to La Gaulette
  • 30 minutes to reach the town of Curepipe, in the centre of the island
  • 30 minutes to get to the village of Black River
  • 40 minutes to get to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

Yes, we have a high-end management and rental operator to provide quality service for those who wish to include their villas in the rental pool.

The undulating topography of Heritage Villas Valriche offers spectacular three-dimensional views of the sea, mountains, parks and golf courses.

In addition, 60 out of the 105 hectares of residential development are shared spaces where owners can walk, cycle and play in an intimate setting.

With the wide range of activities available in Bel Ombre – all accessible by golf cart – our owners enjoy an exceptional lifestyle: low-density housing that offers some of the most prestigious views of Mauritius on the golf course, the sea and the mountains.

Finally, our plots available for construction with no builder attached allow future owners to create a house that reflects their personality and preferences, while complying with the architectural specifications of the estate.

Upcoming infrastructure on the estate will bring more value to the region, including the construction of a second golf course.

Choosing to live at Heritage Villas Valriche means choosing a luxurious, prestigious, authentic and modern lifestyle with total respect for the environment.

The Heritage Villas Valriche properties are developed under the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS), which allows the purchase of freehold land. This is the largest villa-only IRS scheme in Mauritius.

The IRS (Integrated Resort Scheme) was introduced in 2002 to allow foreigners to purchase freehold property for residential use, built according to international standards.

YES. Real estate remains undeniably a safe investment. Buying a villa at Heritage Villas Valriche is a great investment with potential for value appreciation on resale (26% increase in value on average over ten years).

Subject to authorisation from the Prime Minister’s office, the following categories may acquire an IRS property:

  1. Citizens of Mauritius
  2. Non-citizens
  3. foreign companies under the Companies Act 2001
  4. Companies under the Companies Act 2001
  5. Trusts

All IRS properties are sold off-plan under the “Vente en l’État Futur d’Achèvement” (VEFA) regime. This is a contract under which the seller immediately transfers to the purchaser his rights, as well as ownership of the existing buildings. Future works become the property of the purchaser as they progress and the latter is obliged to pay the costs. With VEFA, the price of the residence is payable in instalments as work progresses, in accordance with the provisions of Articles 1601-1 to 1601-45 of the Mauritian Civil Code Prices are fixed under a VEFA contract and a performance bond (Garantie Financière d’Achèvement) from a reputable bank makes it the least risky option for the buyer.

The residence permit is issued for the purchaser’s spouse and dependent children under the age of 24 and remains valid as long as the purchaser retains ownership the IRS villa. It is issued a few months after the signing of a VEFA deed of sale or a resale agreement and on completion of construction of the villa if only a plot is initially purchased.