Discovering Heritage Villas Valriche – Authentic Island Living

With its long stretches of white-sand beaches, blue lagoons and attractive tax regime, the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has long been a beloved destination for high-net-worth individuals in search of seclusion. And the jewel in the crown is Heritage Villas Valriche. The Luxury Editor was recently invited to visit to learn about this incredible property develeopment. Read on to find out more.

The Allure of Bel Ombre

The southwest coast of Mauritius is a captivating area with its stunning natural landscape that includes mountains, waterfalls, forests, cliffs, pristine lagoon, and sandy beaches. Located in this idyllic part of the Indian Ocean island is Heritage Bel Ombre, a luxury 2,500-hectare estate home to Heritage Villas Valriche. This exclusive villa community which was established in 2008 and comprises 288 villas is the epitome of refined tropical Mauritian living.

Bel Ombre Estate

Located approximately an hour from Port-Louis in Mauritius’ Savanne District, Bel Ombre is a picturesque blend of sea, mountains, and rich biodiversity nestled along the southern coast. Its history spans the cultivation of sugar cane, exploration, and settlement, with its first mention in 1769 by French botanist Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. By 1816, Charles Telfair had transformed it into a productive sugar estate, innovating in agriculture and improving workers’ conditions. Once the hub of Mauritius’ sugar trade, the estate has evolved from its bustling past to a tranquil haven focused on conservation and leisure, with its historical buildings repurposed for modern use.

Authentic Island Living

At Heritage Villas Valriche you can enjoy a wealth of amenities, including 12 fine dining outlets, access to two award-winning golf courses, two five-star hotels, and a 1,300-hectare private reserve. Heritage Bel Ombre not only provides a tranquil and luxurious living space but also fosters a sense of community and privacy, making it a truly exceptional place to live.

Bespoke Homes and Villas

Heritage Villas Valriche offers a distinguished collection of bespoke private homes and expansive plots for discerning buyers. The portfolio features an array of residences with configurations ranging from two to five bedrooms, designed to meet the diverse preferences and requirements of every client.

To achieve this Heritage Villas has collaborated with an elite cadre of award-winning architects and designers. This hand-selected team brings to life homes that are not just living spaces but personalised expressions of art, offering a broad spectrum of architectural designs and stylistic options.

Villa Bright

Double-storey villas located on the edge of the prestigious Le Chateau golf course, renowned as the best in the Indian Ocean for eight consecutive years and starting from 1.3m USD.

Villas Clear

L-shaped luxury villa with its spacious layout and elegant architecture, this 313 m2 villa is the embodiment of modern living and starting from 1.5m USD

Villas Glow

L-shaped, single-storey villa with three bedrooms, each with a private terrace starting from 2.2m USD

Villa Bliss

Extensive single-storey, four-bedroom villa with large covered terraces and sculpted garden starting from 2.2m USD.

Vista Collection

Presents a selection of the estate’s largest plots and enjoy sublime golf and ocean views to the front and the picturesque views of the Valriche hills behind.

Owners Club

Buying a property within this development offers access to an exclusive Owners Club offering unparalleled services, facilities, and privileges designed to enhance the enjoyment of the estate and residency. This includes maintenance of pools and gardens, external wall painting, a comprehensive rental management service, round-the-clock security, and multi-risk home insurance, all to ensure the utmost protection and care for your home.

The Indian Ocean’s Golf Destination

Bathed in endless sunshine and enveloped in a verdant tropical landscape, Mauritius, alongside Heritage Villas Valriche, is celebrated as a sanctuary for golf aficionados. This prestigious estate is renowned for housing the Heritage Golf Club, featuring two uniquely designed courses that elevate it to the pinnacle of global golfing destinations.

With one-third of tee times reserved for proprietors, residents can enjoy these two courses with the special annual owner’s subscription at only Rs 21,800 (approximately 450 Euros per year). 

Le Château Golf Course

Le Château Golf Course, the top-rated golf destination in the Indian Ocean and designed by Peter Matkovich, is located within the beautiful grounds of a 19th-century chateau. Renowned worldwide for its quality and breathtaking scenery, including views of the Indian Ocean and nearby mountains, it offers a challenging and satisfying golfing experience.

La Reserve Golf Links

La Réserve Golf Links is the Indian Ocean’s premier links-style golf course, created by Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen. It boasts elevated tees and greens, flowing fairways, pot bunkers, and tall grasses, alongside magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding mountains.

Two Incredible Resorts

At the core of Heritage Villas Valriche lies the renowned Heritage Le Telfair and Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort. Heritage Le Telfair, with its elegant design reminiscent of plantation estates, pays tribute to Charles Telfair and is a lush, contemporary sanctuary. Nearby, Heritage Awali combines a marine theme with African island architecture and a beautiful beach setting. These resorts together offer 12 diverse dining options ranging from Japanese to beachfront seafood, extensive wellness and sports facilities, tennis, and clubs for babies, children, and teens.

Gastronomic Discovery

Homeowners receive a 20% discount at hotel restaurants and also benefit from monthly visits from Michelin-starred chefs at Le Château de Bel Ombre adding a luxurious layer to the dining experience with their exquisite creations, making every meal at Heritage Villas Valriche an unforgettable part of a luxury lifestyle.

Private Beach Club

C Beach Club, located on the beachfront with white sands and a blue lagoon, attracts both residents and their guests. It’s an ideal spot for sunset cocktails, brunches, outdoor movies, and lively beach parties with international DJs and live bands. Visitors enjoy swimming in the pool and sea, relaxing on sun loungers with cocktails, and indulging in a Mediterranean menu of fresh seafood and grilled meats throughout the day and into the evening.

Investing in Paradise

A villa purchase at Heritage Villas Valriche is an attractive investment opportunity, beautifully blending luxury living with the allure of Mauritius’ welcoming investment climate. Leveraging the benefits of Mauritius’ Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS). This innovative program is designed to attract international investment into the island’s property market, offering a suite of attractive benefits and financial incentives. Investors gain the right to purchase and own land outright, the opportunity to work in Mauritius, and the chance to become tax residents, provided they reside on the island for more than six months a year.

Choosing to invest in a villa at Heritage Villas Valriche opens the door to automatic residency permits, either individual or multiple, courtesy of the IRS scheme. Furthermore, villa owners are supported every step of the way by a skilled team, including architects and project managers, who guide them through the construction of their dream home via a “Vente en l’État Futur d’Achèvement” (VEFA), or sale before completion, contract. This arrangement not only allows for the immediate acquisition of land but also ensures that the ownership of the property is transferred upon the completion of construction, with a bank guaranteeing completion.

For those inclined towards a more immediate move, Heritage Villas Valriche offers a selection of exquisite, ready-to-move-in villas, both unfurnished and furnished, catering to a range of preferences and lifestyles. This combination of bespoke and ready-made luxury, underpinned by Mauritius’ investor-friendly IRS, makes Heritage Villas Valriche an unmatched choice for discerning investors seeking luxury, convenience, and value in one of the world’s most beautiful locations.

Prices for off-plan villas range from US$1.3 million (Villa Bright) to US$4.3 million, depending on the plot chosen. Prices for plots for a bespoke villa range from US$529,531 to US$2,030 million, while bespoke villa designs range up to US$8 million.

Address: Château Gardens, MU, Coastal Road, Bel Ombre 61002, Mauritius

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