Beautiful Bel Ombre
With a successful GKA event recently held in Bel Ombre, Mauritius, this previously lesser known spot is gaining popularity as a kitesurfing holiday destination. It’s got everything you would want from a kite holiday spot including year round sunshine, reliable wind, a long windy season, shallow flat water and waves and warm sea temperatures. Planet Kitesurf Holidays let us in on a few more reasons why Bel Ombre should be on your bucket list for 2020!
While Mauritius’ iconic spot of Le Morne may be popular for a reason, the downside is that in season it can get very busy and overcrowded. Bel Ombre, which is located just 20 minutes down the road from Le Morne, offers a more secluded kiting destination away from the crowds. The lagoon here is slightly narrower than Le Morne but just as flat and glassy which makes it the ideal spot for beginners and improvers. There are also some fun waves further out on the reef for more advanced kiters. And if you absolutely have to visit Le Morne then you can embark on an epic downwind adventure in the lagoon, following the island’s coastline. The wind season in Bel Ombre also extends a bit longer than on other spots on the island with some of the best wind between October and December.
An amazing spot to take the family
Bel Ombre offers a unique appeal for families that few other destinations can match. The kitesurf centre at Kiteglobing is integrated with the watersports centre of the Heritage Hotel group, which means the entire family can enjoy a range of activities from the same spot. The centre has recently been revamped and offers windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, pedalos, kayaks and more. There is also a large swimming pool with a shallow area for the little ones, relaxing loungers and a number of restaurants which offer a view out over the kite spot and delicious fresh smoothies, sushi and salads! If you are a guest of the hotel you can also make use of the babysitting services and kids club which has a myriad of activities for children of all ages and even a cosy zone with specially trained carers for babies (all included in your rate!).
A gorgeous hotel with amazing offers
All of the above is located on the Heritage Group property with Heritage Le Telfair being the closest hotel to the action. It is also the most luxurious of the Heritage hotels and Planet’s choice of accommodation with its large white-washed bedrooms and barefoot luxury appeal. Stay here and you’ll have access to enjoy the entire property’s facilities which include 9 restaurants, an 18-hole championship golf course, beautiful spas, a number of pools, an indigenous forest and more! What is pretty unbelievable is that with Planet you can get all this for a fraction of the price. Planet have an exclusive offer with Heritage Le Telfair that offers their guests up to 45% off, a free upgrade to full board all year round, a 1-hour free spa treatment per adult per stay and addition 2 kids under 12 years sharing their parent’s room stay free!
Fancy it? Contact Planet Kitesurf Holidays here and start planning your getaway to magical Mauritius…