Sugar Beach Mauritius - Mauritius
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Sugar Beach Mauritius - Hotel Overview
The Sugar Beach resort is a five-star hotel built on a white sandy beach on the west coast of Mauritius. Its contemporary plantation-style architecture reminds of a colonial mansion with exotic Creole charm.The hotel offers accommodation in rooms and villas scattered amidst beautiful tropical gardens. They are elegant, stylishly furnished and provide all the modern comfort.
Sugar Beach offers a choice of 4 restaurants. The main one, ‘Mon Plaisir’, proposes buffets with traditional English and Continental breakfasts, themed evenings and open kitchens where you watch chefs reinventing international recipes with a Mauritian twist. ‘The Tides’ welcomes you for light lunches and creative gastronomic dinners on the beach. Citronellas Café, with its Italian pizza atmosphere, offers wonderful wood-fired pizzas and delicious salads as well as traditional Italian recipes.
Have fun and just relax in the two swimming pools. Otherwise, windsurfing, water-skiing and even yoga and aerobics are so many activities awaiting for you.
Get pampered at the spa where you can enjoy relaxing treatments and massages in a tranquil atmosphere with soothing aromas.
Room types at Sugar Beach Mauritius
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Superior rooms have separate bath, stand-up rain shower cubicle, separate toilet and a larger vanity. 47 of them are equipped with two queen-sized beds. Cots are also available. (40 m2). Both standard and superior rooms have either twin or king-sized beds and can accommodate two adults and an extra bed for either a third adult or a child. Cots and on request connecting rooms are provided in all room types.
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Sugar Beach proposes two very comfortable suites with contemporary interiors. Each Suite is perfectly furnished and equipped; the Suites have a sitting room and bedroom, each with a television and magnificent ocean views with direct access to the beach. Beyond the bedroom and sitting room with bar, the Sugar Beach hotel’s Suites both have private terraces with comfortable loungers. A Suite is for two people but families can reserve the communicating Superior Room and enjoy optimal comfort.
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The Standard rooms are situated in either at the Manor House or on the first floor of the Villas. There is also 1 Standard room specially equipped for handicapped guests.
Sugar Beach Mauritius - Hotel Restaurants
At Sugar Beach, you are spoilt for choice. Each of the 4 available venues proposes their very own cosmopolitan flavours all wrapped up with the local touch and all yours to savour.
Dress code – Resort casual
Long trousers and shirts with collars are requested for gentlemen in the evening.
The main restaurant proposes full English and continental breakfast buffet available from 7.30 a.m until 10.30a.m, while evenings feature themed live cooking and cosmopolitan buffet dinners.
Buddha-Bar Beach is more than a restaurant or bar; it centres on a unique concept that allows guests to enjoy an incredible, unique experience while enjoying the phenomenal natural surrounds.
Enjoy delicious and artfully created cocktail masterpieces before or after an unforgettable meal, indulge in a sumptuous dinner and embrace the the luxury island atmosphere. From signature Buddha-Bar specialities and classic crowd-pleasers to Mauritian favourites, sushi, ceviche and amazingly fresh shellfish, all served ‘family style’, there’s bound to something here to delight everyone’s taste buds.
Citronella’s Café offers, in an Italian market-place setting and ambience by the ocean side. Light meals are served, featuring wood-fire baked pizzas and salads at lunch time and authentic regional Italian cuisine at dinner.
The adjacent bar serves refreshments and aperitifs throughout the day.
Paul & Virginie
Located within walking distance at neighbour resort La Pirogue, this restaurant features under its romantic thatched pavilions an ‘à la carte’ menu: for lunch - a selection of popular island cuisine, wood-fire baked pizzas, grilled, smoked or steamed fare, tossed salads and sandwiches; for dinner, more sophisticated dishes and select seafood.
In-room dining for private enjoyment.
Room service is available 24 hours-a-day for continental breakfasts in the privacy of your patio or light meals and beverages throughout the day.
Mon Plaisir Bar
The bar, inspired by French pavement cafés, stretches out onto an adjacent garden court area featuring an authentic craft market and staging live street evening entertainment.
It opens daily from 4.00 a.m for guests on early departure or going out fishing. It also serves aperitifs and offers a superb selection of old rums, malt whiskies, single barrel bourbons and Havana cigars
Located at the tennis courts, the bar offers refreshments for tennis players and sports enthusiasts. Meet there to watch international sport on a large flat screen TV.
Open daily from 10 a.m until late.
Adjacent Citronella's Café, the bar serves aperitifs on an outdoor deck before both lunch and dinner. It is also available for refreshments for guests using the nearby boat house.
Beach Trolley Bar
A beach cart provides refreshments and light snacks along the beach for guests to enjoy in the privacy of their own thatched parasols.
Sugar Beach Mauritius - Spa
Aura Spa & Fitness
The Aura experience is synonymous to its name, conveying a message of personal well-being, comfort, cocooning, pampering, and also an ethereal state of mind.
The word ‘Aura ‘is often associated with ambiance, atmosphere, mystery, life and emotions, all of which are embedded in the philosophy of Aura, where each individual is guided through a journey into unknown realms.
‘Aura’ is also known as a subtle field of energy which surrounds and cocoons each individual. This energy reflects our health, mental activity and emotional state.
At Aura, each therapist is dedicated to ensuring that your spa experience is a holistic one, leaving your body, mind and soul thoroughly rejuvenated and radiant.
Sugar Beach Mauritius - Sport & Leisure Activities
Sugar Beach offers an impressive range of sports, namely martial arts, interactive spinning classes, aerobics, steps, stretching, yoga, cardio and vibro gym as well as Pilates, Personal trainers are available on request at extra charge. It is also possible to practice mountain biking.
Preferential access to Le Touessrok Golf Course at discounted green fees (designed by Bernhard Langer and located Ile aux Cerfs) and Tamarina Golf Club (being 15 minutes away from the resort, whereby preferential green fees are applicable).
The resort has six floodlit tennis courts, with available equipment and proposes table tennis, badminton, volleyball, mini-football, bocciball and frisbee. The Sports bar includes video games, music TV, pool tables and converts to one of the coolest night time teen spots, with its own DJ! The Main Pool, 2000 m³, and surrounding decks offer fun and relaxation for all ages. It consists of a relaxing bubble pool and separated kids’ area. The South Pool, located in a quieter area is ideal for more restful moments
On the Water Complimentary
Facilities such as kayaks, laser sails, glass-bottom boat trips, snorkelling, windsurfing, fun boat, aqua gym classes, water polo, volley polo and basket polo.
Scuba diving (PADI open-water courses available), big game fishing, water-skiing, parasailing, full day catamaran cruises.
Sugar Beach Mauritius - Kids Facilities & Kids Club
Sun Kids Club
Sun Kids Club is free for all children from 2-11 years and provides world-class attractions including exciting, ultra cool and imaginative daily fun programmes, age-appropriate activities, facilities and amenities, twelve hours a day.
Members can enjoy golf, tennis, windsurfing and swimming clinics as well as environmental excursions with a focus on educational enrichment throughout their stay.
Dinner time provides a special event every evening for kids, with a selection of menus, buffets and barbecues to be enjoyed under the supervision of specially trained hostess.
Babysitters are available at an extra charge and required for children aged 2 and 3 years
@Sungeneration offers free membership for 12-17 year olds who can enjoy a special programme of sports and recreation as well as adventure outings and excursions. Regular evening get togethers are organised including beach BBQs around a campfire or a Pizza night at Citronella’s Café, our Italian restaurant. Our Sports Bar, which includes video games, music TV, pool and its own DJ, converts to one of the coolest night time venues on the island.
Sugar Beach Mauritius - Hotel Facilities
- Air Conditioning
- Tea Coffee Service
- Swimming Pool
- Glass Bottom
- Reduced mobility access
- Club teens 03-11 years
Sugar Beach Mauritius - Location
Sugar Beach Mauritius - Tripadvisor Reviews
What to Do in the Hotel's RegionGolf - West
Golf Unforgettable is the only word to describe around of golf on the course at Paradis Hotel. Set against the backdrop of majestic mountains, the fairways and greens curl along the shoreline of a spectacular bay. The claim that this is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Mauritius is a valid one.
Built within the resort's grounds, the 18-hole Par 72 golf course stretches along 5,924 meters between the iconic Morne mountain and the crystal-clear lagoon of the Morne peninsula.
Much of the creative design of the bunkers and fairways is attributable to international golf legend Tony Johnstone who has spent several years playing the course through its many evolutionary stages.
Carved into the rugged south-west savannah land coast of Mauritius, between mountain and sea, Tamarina Golf, Spa and Beach Club is the first residential golf estate on the island.
Tamarina Golf, Spa and Beach Club boasts 119 luxury villas, an 18-hole par 72 challenging Championship golf course designed by Rodney Wright, a Golf Academy, tennis courts and a clubhouse with a Pro Shop, a bar and a restaurant – Le Dix-Neuf.
Playing 6886 metres from the Professional tees, the course is laid out with standard four par 3’s and four par 5’s with remaining holes as par 4’s. Each hole offers five different teeing options, catering for all level of golfers: Professional, Championship, Club, Senior/Ladies Championship and Ladies tees. A fantastic 300-metre practice range is also provided with large putting greens and chipping and bunker facilities.
Due to the climate and the nature of the terrain, golfers are encouraged to use golf carts throughout the course. Over 6km of concrete golf cart paths have been designed for the comfort of the golfer and a halfway snack House is found between the 9th and 10th holes for refreshments.
This unique Estate is not only a haven of peace but also a golfer's dream with gentle breezes and the lowest average rainfall of the island!
Tamarina Golf is situated near Tamarin village, 25 km south of Port Louis and 45 km by car from the airport.Big Game Fishing - West Mauritius
Mauritius has acquired over the years a solid reputation in terms of Big Game Fishing. It has been practiced by locals for years and the country is now considered as one of the best world Big Game Fishing destinations.
Big Game fishing targets large fish famous for their sporting qualities. The different species that can be caught in Mauritian waters include:
- Blue Marlin
- Black Marlin
- Mako Sharks
- Tiger Sharks
- Yellow Fin Tuna
- Dog Tooth
Big Game Fishing activities are offered in half-day and full-day packages by different centres across the island, with boats ranging from 36 to 47 ft for 4 to 8 passengers. Some packages sail 200 km away on fishing banks.
Big Game Fishing is also interesting for those non-fishermen, as the landscape seen as the boat is sailing is amazing and some packages provide a ride around the offshore islets north of Mauritius.
Boats are fully equipped with fighting chairs, different rods, GPS, radio, radars, safety equipment, medical kits, fire extinguishers and toilets, among others. The packages usually include snacks and beverages. They are manned by qualified staff that will help those unfamiliar with fishing techniques.Kitesurf West
Mauritius, with its wide lagoons and South East Trade winds offers all the required ingredients for a thrilling kite surfing adventure. Mauritian waters offer opportunities both to beginners and experienced kite surfers; it is thus seeing more visitors choosing the destination for its kite surfing opportunities.
The country now counts 8 registered kite surf schools and rentals. As most water sports, these services are usually available within hotel premises, but are not limited exclusively to the hotel’s customers. Moreover, these schools main instructors have got the International Kiteboarding Organisation certification. These schools also offer kiteboard rental either per day or per week. The equipment is of international standards and regularly updated. Some schools also offer downwind and lagoon crossing trips for small groups interested in surfing around the island. However, they have to be booked well in advance for logistics reasons.
Even if experienced kite surfers are tempted to just go with the flow, it is advisable to have all necessary information, so as to know where the best spots are, what is the best time of the year and what are the precautions needed on specific spots.
Since water temperature will not go below 20°C, there is no unsuitable season for kite surfing. Even the winds make it possible to kite surf all year round. However, during the months of June to January, winds can get very strong.
Where on West Coast?
Le Morne: One Eye
Le Morne is very famous today, and everyone agrees that its One Eye spot is the best kite surfing spot in the country, and some would even argue that it is the best in the world! As a matter of fact, semi professional and professional kite surfers from the whole world come to live the One Eye experience. This site can be exposed to smooth, extreme or strong winds, waves and currents. Kite surfing there gives the opportunity of having amazing panoramic views over the turquoise lagoon of Le Morne, as well as the imposing Le Morne Brabant mountain, just next to the spot. The sailing area hosts various hotels that give all facilities for kite surfing experience.
Horse Riding West
The tides at One Eye are higher during summer, especially between December and April, and the depth of the water will depend on the waves. Le Morne spot however does have a few hazards that have to be avoided, namely some large rocks. They is however clearly visible through the water.
The drawback at Le Morne spot however is that it attracts a lot of kiters, especially at week-ends where there are swimmers as well. It can thus be very crowded. Moreover, it can be challenging for beginners due to strong currents that can take them by surprise within seconds and pull them outside the lagoon. It is thus advisable that beginners consider the 16 other spots around the island.
Horseback riding is definitely not new to Mauritians, nor Mauritius. The least one can say is that it is a sport deeply rooted in the traditions of the country. The fact that we find here the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere is proof enough of that. The passion of horse racing is shared by (almost) all Mauritians. And that, irrespective of their ethnicity or social class...
But horseback riding is not practiced only on the Champ de Mars racecourse. There are quite a few equestrian centers on the island. You can most definitely stroll down the wide (and white) sandy beaches of the island on horseback. With the lapping waves in the background, you can enjoy the sun and scenery as a bonus. During the day, the sportiest and most experienced can also take a dip in the sea with their horses! This is a unique experience that can only leave you with good memories. In the evening, enjoy the sunset as you stroll quietly, alone, with your partner or your family.
The beach is not your favorite playground ? Well, you can also enjoy horse riding in lush vegetation on beautiful domains at the heart of the island. Some even extend over 2,000 hectares. You can also find equestrian centers in various localities of the island.
If you are passionate about horseback riding and want to see Mauritius from another angle, go to the South West. There you can walk on white sandy beaches, but also ride horses at the foot of the renowned Morne Brabant, emblem of the island. Both horses and ponies are available which should make kids and adults happy. Going more inland you can also find more traditional equestrian centers, with imported horses from South Africa and former racehorses. You will also find a little something for you to relax or a nice restaurant to enjoy a traditional Mauritian meal…
Port Louis, capital and main port of Mauritius was founded in 1735 by French governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais. Its residential population of above 150,000 is an intense intermix of races and cultures. Being a vibrant spot, it receives many visitors during daytime - commuters, locals, businessmen and tourists. Shopping and a visit to the city museums can be a very interesting way to learn about the historical and cultural aspect of the island.
The Central Market
The ‘bazaar’ (or central market) is located near the harbour on Farquhar Street. It opens everyday from 6am. In the colourful and bustling central market everything can be found, from food to clothing. In summer, it is advisable to visit the market early, before the heat of the day.
The market is divided into the vegetable, fruit, meat and the craft sections. A variety of tropical fruits, local food and crafted objects are sold at affordable prices. Calling out to passing customers, the vendors offer almost unlimited products and services and if you have good bargaining skills, then you are in for a treat. There is also an area where local snacks and drinks such as dholl puri and alouda are sold. If your stomach is sensitive then it is recommended not to try them. As you stroll around you will encounter many shops selling an eclectic range of interesting items such as clothes, hats, bags, accessories, souvenirs and many other items.
Caudan, built on the old docks on the sea front, is one of the biggest shopping malls in Mauritius. It comprises of more than 170 shops, restaurants, a casino, cinemas and a 5-star business hotel. You will also find international brands, a collection of local souvenir shops and the Blue Penny Museum which hosts two of the rarest and most expensive stamps in the world.
Blue Penny Museum
The Blue Penny Museum hosts a selection of maps, photographs and engravings from different periods in history. It also has a gallery for temporary exhibitions and a souvenir boutique. The pride of the museum's collection lies in two of the world's rarest stamps: the red one-penny and blue two-pence 'Post Office' stamps.
The stamps were engraved and printed locally by Joseph Osmond Barnard. In September 1847, Mauritius was the first British colony and fifth country in the world to issue postage stamps. The stamps were incorrectly printed with the words 'Post Office' rather than 'Post Paid'. These stamps now rank among the most valuable in the world.
The Blue Penny Museum, which conveys the history of the island's exploration, settlement and colonial period, provides an enriching experience.
Chinatown is a small area within Port Louis made of mostly Chinese restaurants, Chinese shops and other small businesses. Its cramped shops sell practically everything. Many hawkers sell Chinese foods as well. The elders of Chinatown still wear traditional dress and speak with a strong Chinese accent.
La Place D’armes
At the entrance of Place D’Armes, the statue of the French governor, Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, one of the founding fathers of Mauritius, dominates the view.
Theatre Of Port Louis
Built in the 19th Century, this timeless municipal theatre is one of the oldest in the Indian Ocean. It is decorated in a classic London theatre style and seats around 600 people.
Government House is one of the oldest and the most important building in Port Louis. The striking French colonial structures of this building were constructed in 1740 by Mahé de Labourdonnais. It was his official residence as governor.
Port Louis’ most imposing boulevard, Sookdeo Bissoondoyal, lined with royal palm trees leads up to Government House. Outside stands a typically solemn statue of the British Queen Victoria representative of Mauritian history. Some huge flame trees give shade to the entrance. Mauritius is one of the Commonwealth countries with the oldest democratic tradition.
Fort Adelaide, or La Citadelle, named after Queen Adelaide, is situated on a hill overlooking the city and the harbour. It is at 240 ft. above sea level. The fort was built by the British around 1835 for the strategic purpose of guarding the harbour against enemy attacks and fires that broke in the city.
The British are thought to have built this fort in fear of a civil war from remaining French settlers on the island. There is an underground tunnel that links it with the harbour. Out of the four forts built in Port Louis it is the only one to have not ended up in ruins. Its black stone walls conceal the interior renovation work in progress since the early 1990s. Fort Adelaide was a fitting symbol of British strength, but the great building slowly decayed over the following one and a half centuries. It is now being transformed into a site of recreation and tourism.
Champ De Mars
Founded in 1812, Champ de Mars is another interesting place to visit, especially during the horse racing season. Situated in Port Louis, it is the sole horse race-track on the island. It is the oldest race course in the Indian Ocean and the second oldest in the southern Hemisphere.
As the most popular sport in Mauritius, a high level of professionalism has been reached in the organization of races over the last decades, thus, boosting competition levels, and creating a unique electrifying atmosphere on each race day. This is a great tourist attraction as well. You can expect around 30 000 visitors per race.
The first race-meeting usually starts in mid-May and ends normally in late November, with an average of nine horses per race. On average, some 60 horses participate on each racing day. Since the early 1990's, the Totalising System has been introduced and various betting combinations are now available. The standard of horses in Mauritius may not be as high as in Europe or U.S but the atmosphere during a race-meeting is definitely as exciting as anywhere else in the world.
Museum Of Photography
The small Photography Museum is the labour of love of local photographer Tristan Bréville. He’s amassed a treasure trove of old cameras and prints, including several daguerreotypes (the forerunner of photographs) produced in Mauritius in 1840. The museum also contains a vast archive of historical photos of the island, only a tiny fraction of which are on display.
This fascinating museum has one of the island’s oldest display of cameras prints and photographs of colonial Mauritius. Exhibits include an impressive glass-plate camera from 1880 and some wonderful archived photos, copies of which can be bought as souvenirs. You can discover more than 1000 photo apparatus, ancient photos, albums, photo frames, and if you are lucky, a Daguerréotype. This museum full of memories is definitely a place not to be missed.
The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum, the oldest museum in Mauritius, is found at the centre of Port Louis. The Museum collection dates from early 1800. It contains unique, rare and even extinct specimens of the fauna of Mauritius and surrounding islets. The natural history museum is free for everyone. The only downside is that you need to have a very good memory as visitors are not allowed to take pictures. It does not have air conditioning, so it is advised to visit on a cool day. The most popular exhibition is that of the Dodo; its skeletons are on display. The museum is also a nice day out from the bustle of the capital; one can also learn about nature and marine life.
Casela World Of Adventures
Nestled majestically in the verdant Yemen Reserve in the Black River district, this glorious nature and animal park is a must see place in Mauritius. Spread over 250 hectares of rugged terrain, lush forest, scorched-earth safari and breath-taking gorges, the Casela Park hosts an eclectic range of indigenous and exotic species such as Java deer, wild boars, hares, macaque monkeys, big cats, rhinos, giraffes, camels, zebras, ostriches, mongoose and fruit bats, as well as ebony, pink pepper plants, and the list is just endless. Here, you will have the privilege to discover a whole new world of the mountain, nature and safari kingdom.
Besides, encountering the fascinating animal species, you have the choice to plunge in the world of adventures through various adrenaline-packed activities in the wild nature like engaging in Safari Quad Biking, photo-safari with the big cats and African mammals, canyoning, zip lining, Nepalese bridge, toboggan slide (adults and children) and 4D Cinema to discover the natural science and history of Mauritius.
The 19th century immigration depot is a UNESCO World Heritage site that has a historical and cultural value to the Indian Diaspora in Mauritius. The Aapravasi Ghat is a historic complex of buildings located on the seafront in Port-Louis. It consists of the partial remains of three stone buildings built on the spot of an earlier depot site. It has an entrance gateway, a hospital block, remnants of immigration sheds, and vestiges of the service quarters.
The complex represents the beginning of the Great Experiment initiated by the British Government, where nearly half a million Indians were housed between 1834 and 1920. They were the first “indentured” labourers, brought to Mauritius by the British Government to work on sugar plantations after the abolition of slavery.
The highlight of the site is the Beekrumsing Ramlallah Interpretation Centre, which hosts children activities. To get into the depth of the Mauritian historical and cultural legacy, a visit to the Aapravasi Ghat is recommended.