Estate Living Magazine Investment - Issue 34 October 2018 - Page 62
A Piece of
The exclusive Heritage Villas Valriche, the largest villa-only residential development in
Mauritius, celebrates the rich heritage of this Indian Ocean island paradise, and shows
there is a lot more to Mauritius than sun, sand, sea and sundowners with fruit and
The southwest is arguably the most beautiful part of this iconic
island, but it is without any doubt the most historically significant.
The Le Morne Brabant cultural landscape is a UNESCO World
Heritage Site where, in the 18th and 19th centuries, Maroons
– runaway slaves – hid away and formed a community. It was a
harsh life – but free – and, ironically and very sadly, when a group
of soldiers travelled there in 1834 to inform them that slavery had
been abolished, hundreds of the ex-slaves climbed to the top of
Le Morne and jumped to their deaths to avoid being recaptured.
But that’s all in the past, and – while we do remember our history
to avoid repeating it – this is now a place to hike, to climb, to enjoy
the gorgeous views, to frolic in the wonderful lagoon and even to
fly over to see the incredible ‘underwater waterfall’. It’s not really
a waterfall, but ‘underwater sandfall’ doesn’t have quite the same
ring. And close by is Heritage Bel Ombre, a 2,500-hectare estate
steeped in the island’s history.
HERITAGE VILLAS VALRICHE
Within Heritage Bel Ombre is Heritage Villas Valriche, the
largest villa-only residential development in Mauritius. Heritage
Villas Valriche offers a range of plantation-style villas, each
with its own expansive terrace and sparkling swimming
pool overlooking a private, landscaped tropical garden.
These elite properties command an outstanding elevated
position, overlooking the estate’s multi-award-winning 18-hole
championship golf course (designed by renowned South African
golf architect and former European Tour professional Peter
Matkovich) and the Indian Ocean, set against the backdrop of
the breathtaking Valriche hills. The estate has been carefully
designed to provide for extremely low-density living, with
private areas covering only 40% of the total surface. As a result,
Heritage Villas Valriche is especially appealing to owners who
value security and privacy.
Owners enjoy unparalleled comfort and convenience, with
access (under certain conditions) to a wide range of world-
class facilities. These include the estate’s pristine lagoon, the
golf course, a vibrant beach club, two five-star resorts and an
expansive nature reserve.
Upon completion, the development will comprise 288 luxury
residences. So far more than 160 luxury villas have already been
built and sold, with over a quarter of Heritage Villas Valriche
home owners participating in the successful and highly regarded
Heritage The Villas rental pool.
One of the newest residential precincts launched within
Heritage Villas Valriche, Fifteen West offers a unique collection
of newly built villas in single and double storey designs. Set at the
estate’s western entrance, these villas offer high levels of privacy,
and a location alongside the golf course’s picturesque 14th and