Make the Most of the Active Lifestyle at Long Beach
November 28 2017
November 28 2017
The phenomenal resort of Long Beach, situated along the outstanding sunrise coast of Mauritius, is a haven for active adventurers and sun-worshippers alike. The beautiful expansive property, surrounded by vivid tropical gardens and bordered by the scintillating turquoise ocean, offers ample opportunity for lazy days spent by the pool or along the immaculate beaches—where beach butlers are on hand to ensure guests can maximise their time in the sun. But it also offers an incredible array of activities for active guests. A hotel that lends itself perfectly to an active lifestyle (or, more specifically a lifestyle of “active relaxation”), Long Beach has ensured that however their guests like to move (or not) they can do just that at this phenomenal resort—with many of their land and non-motorised water sports offered on a complimentary basis for guests. Here are some of the sports and activities that guests can look forward to enjoying at Long Beach:
At Long Beach, there is no shortage of glorious pools to enjoy. Whether you would like to make the most of the massive main pool (conveniently placed next to the Tides bar and restaurant), the quieter “adults-only” pool or get in a good dose of exercise in the lap pool, the choice is all yours. Set in a quieter part of the hotel, along with many of the fitness-related facilities and adjacent to the state-of-the-art fitness centre, the three-lane lap pool is the perfect place to get your heart rate up while making the most of the gorgeous Mauritian climate and outdoors.
The fitness centre
While technically not a sport in itself, the air-conditioned fitness centre is a phenomenal place for active guests to maintain their fitness regime while on holiday. Fully equipped with the finest TechnoGym equipment, guests can find a range of cardio equipment, weights and strength machines in this incredible gym. Guests can also hire the services of a personal trainer for a little extra motivation to keep beating (and feeling) their best.
Tennis pros and beginners alike can make the most of the tennis courts at Long Beach. Those that know how to play the game are able to enjoy the use of the tennis courts for free, while beginners eager to master the sport are able to hire the services of the professional in-house tennis coach. Long Beach’s incredible resident tennis coach is available for tennis classes for all age groups and ability levels and if you beat him in a game, he may just give you the lesson for free!
Long Beach’s incredible beach is not only reserved for sun-worshippers eager to lap up the gorgeous Mauritian weather. In Long Beach’s daily activity programmes, guests will find beach-based activities that can be enjoyed with the whole family. From beach volleyball to tennis, guests can stay active while making the most of Long Beach’s pristine beach.
Bocce and badminton
Guests who enjoy a good game of bocce ball or badminton will be delighted to hear that there are courts that accommodate both of these sports—the perfect games to share with your significant other or a few friends as you enjoy the gorgeous Mauritian sun.
Long Beach’s gorgeous beach slopes gently into mesmerising turquoise waters and extraordinary lagoon. To ensure that guests are able to take full advantage of the glorious tropical lagoon, Long Beach offers a wide variety of motorised and non-motorised water sports (the latter are offered on a complimentary basis). Snorkeling, diving, glass bottom boat trips, big game fishing excursions, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing and parasailing are some of the many incredible water-based activities on offer at this contemporary resort.
For active guests looking to embrace a holistic approach to fitness and wellbeing, Long Beach offers a range of group and private classes in yoga and Qi Gong—including classes held on the gorgeous Cinq Mondes Spa terrace overlooking the pond (private yoga or Qi Gong classes are available for a nominal fee). Keep an eye out for sunset or sunrise yoga as part of the Timeless Memories programme, or enjoy a Tae Bo class for both mental and physical fitness.
Over and above the incredible array of holistic wellbeing classes, Long Beach’s activity programme is jam-packed with a huge choice of excellent group classes sure to get the heart pumping. These group fitness sessions are extraordinary ways to stay fit and the range offered includes anything from bum and tums classes, abdominal mania, wake up bike to triceps and trapezius classes, leg workouts, group jogging sessions, Zumba, aqua gym and water polo. There’s no shortage of exhilarating (and immensely enjoyable) ways to stay active at Long Beach.
Located close to the fitness centre, this wonderfully unique offering can be enjoyed by guests of varying ages and fitness levels. The resorts climbing wall is an excellent and unusual way to stay active while making the most of a novel experience.
Avid golf fans will be thrilled to hear that while Long Beach does not have a golf course on the actual property, guests are afforded free shuttle and boat transfers, as well as complimentary green fees, at the iconic Ile Aux Cerfs, a mere 20-minute boat trip from Pointe Maurice. Renowned for being as challenging as it is beautiful, guests would be hardpressed to find a more phenomenal golfing experience than Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club in Mauritius. It also is home to Ile aux Cerfs Leisure Island, offers golfers access to a private golfer’s beach and has a phenomenal golfing academy. Serious fans of the game looking to maximise their time on the greens are also afforded free green fees and complimentary shuttles to Anahita Golf Club. With Long Beach, you have the opportunity to play games of golf on some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world.
Archery and tag archery
In-line with their desire to offer both active and memorable activities and experiences, Long Beach also offers guests the unique opportunity to enjoy a game of traditional or tag archery. Both of these activities are offered at a nominal fee and enjoyed under the supervision of professionals. The traditional archery comes with a lesson that is conducted throughout your experience while tag archery (almost like paintball except with bows and arrows instead, and the “arrows” are made of a soft material to ensure they are not painful) is best enjoyed out in the specially created tag archery field after a short lesson.
For those who would like to get in a dose of fitness while making the most of the unique destination that is Mauritius, Long Beach has two incredibly special activities for you. Long Beach’s unique and phenomenal endemic trail walk—where guests can navigate through incredible flora typical of the region on a guided walk—is an absolute must as is their bike tour which allows guests the opportunity explore the area around Long Beach from the saddle.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fabulous activities and sports offered at Long Beach. Needless to say, if you are an active adventurer or fitness aficionado looking for the ideal resort that caters to your lifestyle, then Long Beach is certainly for you. Along with an exceptional variety of sporting activities, Long Beach has a sensational culinary scene, excellent bars, gorgeous, contemporary accommodation and wonderfully surprising offerings all along one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius—at Long Beach you will understand the meaning of true paradise.