Long Beach: More than Just a Golf Holiday
April 23 2019
April 23 2019
“Feel the energy” perfectly captures the essence of Sun Resort’s five-star Long Beach resort that rolls out along the wild east - or sunrise - coast of Mauritius. The impressive, stylish architecture of the hotel melds artfully with the thriving tropical gardens and a gorgeous stretch of beach - it’s a resort that is as breathtaking as it is unique.
While opportunities for rest and relaxation abound, Long Beach was created for those who thrive on the idea of balance; those who seek equal measures of laid back luxury and thrilling, novel experiences, activities and adventures. And with sublime golf experiences at its core, it’s an exceptional choice for avid golfers.
By now, you might have realised that this is no ordinary golf resort. It’s an extraordinary luxury oasis in Mauritius for active couples and families where the staff constantly goes above and beyond to ensure each stay here is memorable.
If you are looking for an extraordinary resort for your holiday, then here are the reasons golfers deem Long Beach to be in a category of its own:
Golfers have access to some of the best courses on the island
The staff at Long Beach does their utmost to ensure that golfers are well taken care of at their extraordinary five-star resort. Here, golfers can enjoy access to two of the island’s most phenomenal, world-class golf courses, Anahita Golf Club (hosts of the tri-sanctioned AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open) and the legendary Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club. Anahita Golf Club, designed by Ernie Els, is known for its large fairways, gorgeous tropical surrounds, varying tee boxes and prime sea views from six of the holes - it’s an island wonderland for golfers.
Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club is a must-play course for fervent fans. This magnificent course is famous for its idyllic tropical surrounds, perfect, manicured greens, exclusive golfer beach, golf academy and the unique feature of having two greens on the 18th hole (among many other things, such as the Pro Shop, the culinary offering, Bubble Lodge and Leisure Island). Designed by golfing legend Bernhard Langer, this course is one for the golfing bucket list. What’s more, golfing guests staying at Long Beach are offered preferred tee times at Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club as well as complimentary daily golf initiations (that last an hour) at the on-site golf academy which are ideal for beginners or for scratch players. The golf academy at Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club also offers personalised golf lessons with golf pros for those looking to perfect their swing.
Included in Long Beach’s golf offers are transfers to and from the resort (both land and boat transfers are included), ensuring that golfers at Long Beach enjoy seamless golfing experiences from start to finish.
For those eager to experience as many of the exceptional golf courses in Mauritius as possible, a stay at Long Beach also means preferential access to Tamarina Golf Club and the two golf courses located in Belle Mare, known for hosting the Senior Tour Open.
Long Beach has developed golfer-specific offerings
At Long Beach, golfing guests are treated like VIPs, which is why they have created a whole array of special surprises, offerings and experiences specifically designed to delight golfers. Cocktail menus here boast a special golfer’s cocktail - The Arnold Palmer Cocktail, which has been revisited by the mixologists at Long Beach and during special golfing events, golfers are spoilt with golf-themed in-room surprises.
Post-game aches and pains? You will be well looked after at Long Beach
One of Long Beach’s (many) highlights is definitely the Cinq Mondes Spa and Wellness Retreat. At this serene haven, nestled amongst jungle-like gardens and overlooking a pond in a secluded area of the resort, guests can indulge in an array of extraordinary treatments, inspired by healing traditions from around the world and carried out using the finest Cinq Mondes products. Guests can enjoy the sense of tranquillity in one of the relaxation areas, embrace the spa facilities (which include a fantastic hammam), or even partake in a yoga or Qi Gong class—this is the perfect place for post-round relaxation and rejuvenation.
While the treatment list at Long Beach’s Cinq Mondes Spa is exhaustive, there is a special treatment created for golfers; the Golfer’s Massage, created to target specific areas golfers commonly struggle with (such as the back, lower back and legs). Each golfer’s massage, however, is specifically tailored to the needs and wants of the guest, and the highly-skilled therapists will ensure that you leave feeling your best and ready to embrace your next round in paradise.
For those that are interested in holistic healing, Cinq Mondes also offers Ayurvedic treatments expertly carried out by the in-house Ayurvedic Specialist, Vishal Panchoo, who has 22 years of experience in the field. He not only helps to heal mind, body and soul but helps you to maintain health through a series of specific exercises that he recommends for you to use daily.
But that’s not all, Cecile Jeansson, who, based on her experience as a professional and Olympic swimmer, and who has developed her own method of healing and strengthening specific muscles, is also based at Long Beach. As a many-time swimming champion, she knows how injuries and pains can negatively impact us, so her method, called Akwa Akitv, which takes place in the water itself, is created to heal.
Long Beach offers an array of spectacular ways to spend your downtime
Long Beach is the quintessential resort for golfing fans and their families - it’s a sanctuary where each guest and their interests are well taken care of; it’s a place of unparalleled tranquillity yet allows those who enjoy novel experiences and activities to live out their dream holiday in the sun. It’s a resort where you can enjoy a full golfing experience and so much more. Here are some of the other highlights of a stay at Long Beach:
The ultra-modern rooms - The beautiful rooms at Long Beach offer modern comforts and stylish design elements that make for a comfortable stay. The rooms are spacious and sophisticated and while many of them boast sea views, it’s those with easy beach access that are truly sublime.
The gastronomic experiences - Guests are spoilt for choice of dining outlets at Long Beach. From exceptional signature cocktails and special evenings with tasting menus created by famous chefs to cooking classes (after a visit to the local market), and an array of on-site restaurants that are sure to impress, it’s the perfect place for foodies. From delectable Italian fare to casual beachside dining and world-class Asian dishes, Long Beach is sure to have something for you.
The plethora of exceptional activities - All types of travellers are catered for at Long Beach, and the comprehensive array of activities stands testament to this. From wall climbing sessions, sea-based activities (such as diving, snorkelling, kayaking and more) and archery to painting classes, four golf holes to practice on, a state-of-the-art gym, Qi Gong classes, guided walks along the endemic trail, yoga and much more, you have more than enough choice of how you would like to spend your time in Mauritius.
The Timeless Memories offerings - Long Beach holidays are bound to linger in your mind for years to come. From stunning surrounds to their novel Timeless Memories activities, holidays here are bound to be unforgettable. Enjoy the sunrise from a kayak in the ocean, opt for a VIP beach experience or admire the colours of sunset with a session of sunset yoga - at Long Beach, there is no such thing as ordinary.
The choice of pools - For those looking for some poolside relaxation, Long Beach is once again the perfect choice. From an adult-only infinity pool overlooking the ocean to the main pool in the heart of the resort and the lap pool by the gym, there’s a pool here for every need.
The phenomenal kids club - All guests deserve a solid dose of (guilt-free) rest and relaxation while on holiday and stress-free rounds of golf. At Long Beach, not only do children under 12 stay for free, but parents can make the most of their golfing experience while their children make special memories of their own at the on-site kids club.
The exceptional beach - Soft, white sands seem to stretch as far as the eye can see at Long Beach and the dazzling reef-protected turquoise lagoon is the perfect place for snorkelling, swimming and engaging in a number of sensational water sports.
From stunning surrounds and luxury comforts to exceptional dining outlets, a huge array of activities and a host of novel golfing opportunities and experiences, Long Beach is bound to be an excellent choice for your unforgettable golfing holiday in paradise.