- Bel Ombre
Bel Ombre, located in the southwest corner of Mauritius, is a charming resort that occupies an area of stunning natural beauty in the foothills of mountains. The scenery of Bel Ombre is certainly one of the highlights of the area, not to be missed is Black River Gorges National Park, a protected area of Mauritius’ rainforest and an excellent location to see much of the flora and fauna which make the island so special.
The area around Bel Ombre is home to several sugar plantation estates which point to Mauritius’ rich colonial past, which is reflected in the architecture of the many luxurious 5-star hotels in the resort.
Mauritius has a tropical climate, with moderately high temperatures and humidity all year around. Temperatures never rise to such high levels that they become unbearable.
The wettest period is from January to March (198-221mm per month), which for some make it an unattractive time to go. During these months, cyclones may pass nearby giving occasional heavy rain and wind.
May to November, on the other hand, are much drier and are a popular time to visit Bel Ombre. There is between 7 and 9 sunshine hours per day throughout the year and the south and southeast coast are slightly windier than the rest of the Island.
The Heritage Nature Reserve is an area of natural beauty, with waterfalls, endless plains and attractive views.
Another top attraction is Dolphin-Dream, where you can swim with the dolphins at and see them in their natural environment. You can also take a boat tour so see the dolphins if you’d prefer not to get wet!
Bel Ombre beach is a hugely popular beach and offers a great place to relax on your Mauritius holiday.
Not only can you sit back and read your favourite book on this beach, you can also participate in scuba diving and kite activities.
There are a range of restaurants and dining opportunities in Bel Ombre.
La Plage Restaurant is a popular restaurant by the beach that serves a range of food.
The best for seafood and Japanese food would have to be Gin’ja and Infinity Blue.
Nightlife is fairly quiet in Bel Ombre. You’re best bet for evening entertainment, like shows, is in the hotels. Of course, you’ll find a few pleasant restaurants for drinks in the evening.
Le Château de Bel Ombre is a family mansion that dates back to 1765, it is a great place to visit for afternoon tea and enjoy the natural scenery of the location.
There are plenty of opportunities to get active in Bel Ombre.
Whether it is electro biking, scuba-diving, swimming with the dolphin or kite-flying, you’ll find it in Bel Ombre.
The weather is great to try these activities, too. So why not have a go?