What makes us different
Sense of Place
Our human-scale accommodation is composed of four self-catering houses which once formed part of a sugar plantation housing camp, with a total of 18 well-appointed bedrooms. Scattered in a lush tropical garden, each house has its own theme and has been thoughtfully renovated with a fresh design to create an inviting, authentic home while maintaining the sense of place.
Located at the heart of Bel Ombre, right next to the Chateau de Bel Ombre (Heritage Le Chateau) and an award-winning Golf course (Heritage Golf Club), Kaz'alala Hosted B&B is a unique lodging option in Mauritius.
The Château de Bel Ombre is the quintessential plantation house – a luxurious home whose name alone evokes vivid scenes from another time...At the turn of the 19th century, Hajee Jackaria Hajee Ahmed erected this superb colonial mansion on the Bel Ombre estate. Refurbished in 2017, the 19th century mansion is set in opulent French gardens dotted with fountains and offers breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and of the Bel Ombre golf course.
Located by one of the most beautiful roads in the world by Le Petit Futé, Kaz'alala Hosted B&B is ideally located in a region rich in culture, history and natural beauty.
Stepping into the Welcome Area, you will be greeted by your jovial and helpful host, Véronique and her team, dressed in traditional Creole garb. The entry vestibule is bathed in a warm atmosphere with a small, cosy seating area featuring a writing desk in a corner. Lakaz Mama, the Pop-up Restaurant can accommodate up to 40 guests.
Véronique will have the pleasure of being your host at Kaz’alala throughout your stay, making sure that your every need is catered for. Our ambassador of Creole hospitality will greet you the local way, with a sincere “Bonzour” (Hello) as well as a beaming smile and contagious laugh that say lots about the warm personality inside.
Véronique was born and raised in the neighboring island of Rodrigues and she came to Mauritius to pursue her studies. She now knows the island inside out – you can always count on her to tell you where all the hidden treasures are. In addition to explaining to you the rules of local games such as Petanque or Carrom, she will also teach you creole words that will help you get along in Mauritius. She speaks English, French and of course Creole!
She lives at Kaz'alala and she will ensure that you live the south; whether it be out at sea with a fisherman, giving you the address for eating the best "Dholl Puri" (flatbread made with lentils) or bringing you from the market some sweet potato cakes that is much appreciated by the locals.
What your host loves most about her job is dealing with people. She also uses her patience and strong attention to detail to ensure that every guest is provided with the most attentive service to make them feel at home.
Because hospitality is all about people, you really do feel in safe and caring hands at Kaz’alala!
Sustainability is in our DNA; we strive to promote the area's authentic experience as well as provide deep insights into how the local population lives. Instead of exploiting the resources of the region, we aim at preserving and promoting that uniqueness of the people, their savoir-faire as well as encouraging responsible development of the region in collaboration with regional stakeholders.
Our team members are recruited from the region which not only reduces our carbon footprint but also enables the whole community to benefit from our economic activities.
We support local causes such as education, skills development and local conservation projects by contributing $1 per guest per night to local Non Governmental Associations (NGOs). This contribution from our revenue enables us to collaborate with Maison Familiale Rurale. This NGO helps vulnerable young people build their professional skills and competences, followed by on-the-job training for further upskilling. This enables them to become responsible citizens, who can easily integrate into the economic activities of the region and the country.
We have a genuine interest in improving life for the community of Bel Ombre; this is the reason why our staff has been recruited in or around Bel Ombre. Whether it be Véronique, Niven, David or Arthi, the whole team radiates the soul of Bel Ombre, of warmth and generosity as is typical for Mauritians and accentuated in the wild south. True ambassadors of the south, their smiles exude good nature, pride for their culture and an eagerness to share with visitors. Do not hesitate to ask them tips, suggestions and advice on how best to live, explore and taste Mauritius;