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Golf & Gourmet Trophy: The Ultimate Epicurean Golfing Trip

November 25 2019

Some 2000 km off the east coast of Africa lies a land of tropical jungle, green patchwork fields of sugar cane, exotic flora and fauna and undulating, dramatic volcanic mountains - all surrounded by the magical cyan waters of the Indian Ocean. This exhilarating place is Mauritius. 
 
Steeped in history and cultural diversity, the almost-mystical “land of the dodo” is a fascinating destination that offers more than the idyllic island lifestyle. Here, intrepid guests can indulge in exquisite and unusual experiences, outdoor adventures, luxury indulgences and culinary delights that would be difficult to find elsewhere - it’s a dream destination for many travellers.
 


 
And amongst its wildly enticing attractions is the fact that Mauritius is fast becoming a highly-coveted golf destination. With a variety of excellent courses, high-end facilities and exceptional accommodation at unparalleled five-star golf hotels in Mauritius, such as the fabled Sugar Beach and Long Beach, a golf trip to Mauritius a must.
 
If you have a penchant for this special game and are looking for a fabulous golf trip in paradise, then this is what you need to know about a golfing holiday at spent at either Sugar Beach or Long Beach:
 
They offer truly exquisite culinary experiences
 
Golf is one of those refined activities that tend to be enjoyed by guests who relish the finer things in life. Part of the attraction of a golf holiday spent at Long Beach and Sugar Beach is that they offer some truly sensational gastronomic journeys that are made to delight gourmets. 
 
From special guest chef appearances and tasting menus to the occasional cooking class and private dinners arranged on the beach, there are ample opportunities for memorable dining experiences at Sugar Beach and Long Beach.
 

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Apart from the truly unusual food-related options, the choice of dining outlets at both of these hotels is sure to leave you well satisfied.
 
At Sugar Beach, guests can indulge in glorious (and abundant) themed buffet evenings at the poolside Mon Plaisir, beautifully created and fresh Mediterranean fare at Citronella’s, contemporary gastronomic dishes at Buddha-Bar Beach and deliciously refined options at Gov’s Flowers. 

You can also enjoy aperitifs at the resort’s bars and snack on beachside offerings from the beach trolley. And with the option to dine at any of La Pirogue’s restaurants (right next door to Sugar Beach), you can rest assured that your culinary experiences here will be exceptional. 
 
The culinary offerings at Long Beach are just as exciting and varied - from Italian favourites at Sapori, seafood delights at Tides and classic and themed buffets at Le Marche, to comforting Asian options at Chopsticks (and an Asian brunch served on Sundays) and fine-dining Japanese delicacies at Hasu, you are promised a sensational culinary journey unlike any other at Long Beach. 
 

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The celebration of all things palatable is not just reserved for food, however. At both of these five-star hotels in Mauritius, guests can enjoy incredible signature cocktails, made with local ingredients by expert mixologists and presented with flair. For the wine connoisseurs, a fabulous wine list is never far - here, you can pair your meal (or island experience) with your favourite drink of choice. 
 
They both boast prime locations
 
These two gorgeous five-star hotels in Mauritius are on opposite ends of the enchanting island, but both enjoy breathtaking locations, Sugar Beach on the west coast of Mauritius, and Long Beach on the east.
 
Sugar Beach is known for its unusual plantation-style architecture and offerings, where colonial charm meets modern luxury. With newly-refurbished rooms, its very own Buddha-Bar Beach and its chic new version of Citrpnella’s, Sugar Beach is set to be the place to be on the west coast this summer. What’s more, this wonderfully unusual hotel fades into French-manicured tropical gardens and into a gorgeous beach which offers unrivalled views of the breathtaking Mauritian sunset - if you love golden hour, this is definitely the place to savour it. 
 
Embrace the exquisite hues of sunset with a perfectly-created cocktail in hand or with one of Sugar Beach’s signature experiences (sunset SUP or yoga, perhaps?), any of which are sure to inspire memories that will last a lifetime.
 
Long Beach, which unravels along the wild east coast of Mauritius and is encompassed by vivid tropical gardens, is imbued with a sophisticated and modern flair. It’s the ultimate hotel for chic travellers who seek equal measures of activity and relaxation. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy the underrated spectacle of sunrise in the most phenomenal of ways - with a rejuvenating yoga class or sunrise kayak session - excellent for the early-risers.
 

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Both these gorgeous, exotic, five-star hotels boast their own Cinq Mondes Spas (perfect for some post-round relaxation), offer experiences that are sure to leave their mark and locations along fine, golden beaches, lined by coconut palms - they embody the very meaning island oases. 
 
They offer privileged access to some of the most extraordinary golf courses in Mauritius
 
As two of the finest golf hotels in Mauritius, both Long Beach and Sugar Beach offer privileged access to some of the best golf courses on the island, and in some cases, even include transfers and green fees. 

Experience the very best of the glittering haven, Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club (along with its exclusive golfer beach, golf academy, state-of-the-art facilities and dining outlets), Anahita Golf Club, Avalon Golf Course and Tamarina Golf Club when you stay at these incredible Mauritian resorts. You can also find a set of unique golfer’s offerings, from a special golfer-inspired cocktail and golf-themed special occasion treats to a tailored golfer’s massage at the spas, family golf initiations and more - you are in good hands at our golfing hotels. 
 
Embrace the best of both worlds during the Golf and Gourmet Trophy
 
If a holiday filled with exceptional experiences and golf offerings at Sugar Beach and Long Beach sounds like the epitome of an excellent golfing trip, then participating in the Golf and Gourmet Trophy is an absolute must. During this thrilling competition, you will have the opportunity to fully embrace everything from the finest culinary delights to rounds on the extraordinary affiliated golf courses.
 
The 6th edition of this phenomenal event (which was originally known as the Tee and Toque Trophy) will take place from 23 to 30 March 2020 in Mauritius. The package for this once-in-a-lifetime experiences includes accommodation at both Long Beach (4 nights) and Sugar Beach (3 nights) on half board basis, transfers, welcome dinners and cocktails, select beverages, green fees, practice balls, golf carts, entertainment, halfway snacks on the golf course, lunch on the exclusive golfer beach, a cooking lesson by the renowned chefs partaking in the event, a catamaran cruise and lobster lunch and the closing cocktail and dinner gala (with a “White Night” theme). There are also little treats and surprises along the way to spoil all the esteemed participating golfers.
 

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The event is sponsored by the fabled French Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato and founded by Swing (specialists in organisational consultancy for golf events) in collaboration with Sun Resorts. The competition will be attended by Christophe Ravetto (a former European Tour player) and will centre on unforgettable rounds played on Ile aux Cerfs, Tamarina, Avalon and Anahita. 
 
This once-in-a-lifetime trip perfectly blends the best of both hotels as well as gastronomy and golf and promises to be an experience you will never forget. Each expertly-prepared meal and game on the sensational greens, enjoyed in the most magical of tropical surrounds, is sure to be nothing less than exceptional.
 
Interested in finding out how you can be a part of this exceptional event? Then contact us to find out more information or to book your spot today.

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