16 February 2018
Mauritius is a fantasy holiday destination - bask in the sun, stroll along sugary beaches, hike rugged mountains and snorkel amongst vibrant reefs.
Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, a 4-hour flight away from Johannesburg, and is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. The country is famous for its beaches, from the powder-white sandy stretches of Belle Mare to the long shores of Flic-en-Flac. It’s a magnet for snorkelling enthusiasts, with sites like Blue Bay Marine Park where you can swim alongside brightly-coloured coral reefs and exotic creatures such as parrotfish. Mauritius has a treasure trove of natural sites including hiking hotspot Black River Gorges National Park, the Seven Coloured Earths geological formation, and the museums and markets of Port Louis.
While you’re in Mauritius, stay in one of the following Sun Resorts hotels:
Embrace carefree, elegant living at the Long Beach Resort. Located on the iconic Belle Mare Beach and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this five-star property is the ultimate escape for those seeking contemporary luxury. You’ll find everyone from fitness experts to DJs and Michelin-starred chefs coming together to deliver timeless moments like the resort’s popular ‘Lobster and Astronomy’ evening!
Long Beach Resort boasts modern rooms bedecked in mid-toned colours, with sleek and stylish furniture. It's the ideal resort for families; children aged under 12 can stay at Long Beach Resort for free, and it also has the Sun Kids club. Unwind at the resort’s Cinq Mondes Spa and try detox rituals, visit one of Mauritius’ three immaculate golf courses, try water sports like diving and embrace the local art scene with the resort’s artist-in-residence programme.
The Ambre is a four-star adults-only hotel where you can enjoy the lighter side of life. It's an all-inclusive resort where you can play golf at the 18-hole, 72-par Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club, and putt along a lush 38-hectare course designed by acclaimed golfer Bernhard Langer. You’ll also be treated to a selection of complimentary water sports.
Relax in the warm and cheerful atmosphere of the Ambre, a hotel with generous rooms that boast quirky yet welcoming contemporary décor. Fill your days with a range of activities like yoga sessions and tai chi classes, or indulge in the hotel spa’s signature ayurvedic and warm candle massages. Enjoy unforgettable dining experiences, with complimentary food and drink at two bars and three restaurants serving everything from selectable seafood to Italian fine cuisine. Afterwards, enjoy a cocktail or two at Ambre’s onsite nightclub Shakers.
Five-star luxury awaits at Sugar Beach. This chic resort enjoys an unrivalled location in the Bay of Flic-en-Flac, perched on a 2.5-kilometre sugary-white beach surrounded by manicured gardens. There's fun for all the family here including a Sun Kids club, 18-hole championship golf courses situated nearby and a Cinq Mondes Spa with a hammam. There’s also a fitness centre with tennis courts and kickboxing classes, as well as two pools – one of which is the largest in Mauritius!
Sugar Beach is a resort for foodies, with delicious choices to suit all palates in its five restaurants and two bars. Dine on globally themed buffets at the main Mon Plaisir restaurant, an old-world establishment with live cooking stations. Enjoy a romantic candlelit sushi dinner at Tides, devour wood-fired pizzas at Citronella’s Café, or relax among exotic flora with rum tasting sessions at the Gov’s Flowers. With some of the best shopping in Mauritius located nearby, life at Sugar Beach is a pleasure.
Situated amid a coconut grove, ringed by wild gardens, the La Pirogue was designed to resemble an authentic Mauritian fishing village, so you’ll feel like one of the locals as you sleep in cosy bungalows boasting thatched roofs. Choose from a selection of rooms and suites which all based on the ground level, decorated in a contemporary style with modern art hanging on the walls.
There is a range of dining options available at La Pirogue; try the grilled shellfish at the weekly beach BBQ at Magenta restaurant. Enjoy a romantic night out at the Van Der Stel Wine Bar, where in-house sommeliers will assist you in assessing over 60 vintages. La Pirogue is an ideal family hotel, with culinary options for all tastes, ranging from themed buffets to homemade pastries and a weekly Mauritian BBQ available at the main Wolmar Restaurant. Activities on offer include a Sun Kids club, rum tastings, water sports, swimming with dolphins and more!