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Enjoy a Christmas in the Sun at Sugar Beach

December 07 2017

As Andy Williams so aptly sang, Christmas is “...the most wonderful time of the year”.  In some parts of the world, the festive season is characterised by quaint Christmas markets, snow as far as the eye can see, big coats and warm, delicious drinks. A white Christmas is certainly magical. But there’s nothing quite as novel as spending the festive season sipping refreshing tropical cocktails overlooking a glittering azure lagoon along one of the best stretches of beach in Mauritius. And this year, Sugar Beach has something very special in store for guests fortunate enough to be able to spend the festive season at this outstanding, five-star plantation-style resort. 
When you are not blissfully enjoying the pristine beach, indulging in a remarkable spa experience at the tropical Cinq Mondes Spa, savouring unbelievable cuisine at one of the restaurants or watching the sunset on another glorious day in paradise, then you can enjoy some of the exceptional activities and experiences Sugar Beach has in store for their guests—of all ages—this festive season. The theme this year is “Sugar Beach by Flowers”, and here’s what you can look forward to this festive season (from the 22nd of December to the 5th of January):
A plethora of exciting and fun competitions
In line with the festive Christmas spirit, Sugar Beach has a range of exciting competitions in store for guests in the build-up to Christmas and New Year to ensure they are having fun and are well entertained. From water polo and volleyball competitions between La Pirogue and Sugar Beach, table tennis tournaments, Speedminton competitions on the beach to Oxford Croquet competitions (playing alongside a fabulous gin and tonic and Pimms bar), Indian Billiard competitions, soccer tournaments, a Bocce Ball extravaganza, family ‘flip flop’ races, domino competitions, Santa volleyball spectacle and a Christmas badminton competition—there is sure to be something for everyone. 
Wonderful fitness classes 
A truly wonderful thing about December in Mauritius? You don’t need to let your fitness regime take a back seat while on holiday (you can’t blame the cold weather after all) and you don’t need to spend all your time cooped up in a gym either—if you don’t want to. Between the incredible Mauritian weather and the plethora of fitness classes available in Sugar Beach’s festive programme, you are sure to keep that beach body looking fabulous all the way through the month of December with all of its festive temptations. Some of the group fitness activities include mega aqua gym class, bubble football, indoor cycling sessions, sunset yoga classes, aero shaping, aqua boot camp, stretching classes, fitness training and Bodyblade, to name but a few of them. 
Incredible excursions 

Those who love to explore their holiday destinations in novel and exciting ways have the opportunity to do just that with Sugar Beach’s festive activity programme. Embark on a thrilling bike excursion to Flic en Flac, where you’ll discover historical monuments and attractions of the Dutch “Free and Flat Land” (the Dutch version of this—”Fried Landt Flaak”—is said to be where the area derived its name). For those who would like to enjoy a twist on the original, there will also be a fantastic "Electro Bike Adventure" that will allow you to explore from the saddle. 
Remarkable entertainment

Sugar Beach’s entertainment programme is always spectacular and this festive season they are taking it to new heights. The theme of the buffet dinner at Mon Plaisir will often dictate the theme of the evening’s entertainment. For example, the Lebanese dinner buffet  (which will be served on the 22nd of December) takes place on the same evening as the Arak Sundowners (Arak being a typical Lebanese alcoholic beverage) on the beach to the smooth sounds of the in-house DJ. That same evening, guests can make the most of the Middle Eastern-themed photo booth accompanied by offerings of arak, shisha and baklava at Mon Plaisir Courtyard. After a delicious dinner, guests can make their way to Tides to marvel at a belly dancing extravaganza, followed by a live DJ affording guests the opportunity to dance the night away. 
Other day and evening entertainment lineups during this period include live bands playing gorgeous melodies, an unusual coconut climbing show, a ‘disco inferno’ show, incredible DJ sets, Jazz bands, a ‘Little Mermaid’ performance, a concert by Jason Heerah, cooking classes, cinema evenings, Sega extravaganza and much, much more. 
A Christmas to remember
Spending the 24th and 25th of December at Sugar Beach promises to be absolutely spectacular. On the morning of the 24th, guests can start their day with a magical session of sunrise paddle boarding to soak in the quiet of sunrise. After a magical day spent relishing all that this luxurious hotel has to offer, you can make their way to one of the bars to marvel at the glorious sunset. 
Each of the phenomenal restaurants at Sugar Beach will be serving special Christmas Eve dinners with Mon Plaisir Restaurant offering a traditional Christmas Eve Gala Buffet, Citronella serving a beautiful traditional Christmas dinner in its Italian-style eatery and Tides affording guests the opportunity to savour an elegant fusion Christmas dinner like no other (please be advised that bookings for Tides and Citronella are required for Christmas Eve). The Christmas Eve celebrations include a live band at Mon Plaisir Courtyard, Sugar Beach ‘s legendary Christmas night parade followed by an extraordinary Frozen show presented by the entertainment team. A late night Christmas Concert with Catherine Caine at Tides followed by our excellent in-house DJ ensures that festive revellers eager to embrace the Christmas spirit can do so well into the early hours of the morning. 
One of the huge highlights of Christmas day is undoubtedly the Christmas parade that heads to the Sun Kids Club for the arrival of Santa Claus and the distribution of Christmas gifts—truly magical event, especially for children. See in the dawn of Christmas day with a sunset yoga class while taking in the gorgeous hues of sunset. You can follow this by enjoying the phenomenal Acapella and Santarinas show at Mon Plaisir Courtyard and a special cocktail with the managers on the Gov’s Lawns. Tides and Citronella will offer their wonderful a la carte menus and Mon Plaisir will have an exceptional ‘Around the World’ Christmas Gala Buffet that is sure to be nothing short of outstanding. Once again, night owls can relish the trendy tunes of the live DJ at tides. 
A spectacular New Year’s Eve
Bringing in the New Year at Sugar beach is definitely something you will remember for the rest of time. You can start your day off with an incredible early morning paddle board session which will allow you to reflect on the year gone by. Later in the day, let the festivities begin as you join Sugar Beach’s management team in bidding the year farewell in style with a memorable Go with the Glow Cocktail party on the Gov’s Lawns followed by an exceptional dinner at one of the extraordinary restaurants. 
Mon Plaisir offers an opportunity to enjoy a Go with the Glow New Year’s Eve Gala Buffet featuring delicious dishes from around the world. Citronella offers a more intimate New Year’s Eve dinner celebration with a decadent beach barbecue of local and Mediterranean favourites, accompanied by a live band where you can bring in the new year dancing in the sand with a backdrop of a magical fireworks display. Tides offer a contemporary New Year’s celebration with a six-course fusion culinary experience created by Executive Chef Mauree. With front row seats to the incredible fireworks display, that will light up the ocean just metres away, you really can’t go wrong with this choice. Dance the night away on the beach itself as the Go with the Glow party continues right into 2018. 
Interested to know exactly what is planned for each day of the festive season? You can have a look at our festive season programme here
If you are searching for a remarkable holiday destination to celebrate this festive season in style (and in the gorgeous Mauritian sun) then look no further than Sugar Beach. Sophisticated five-star luxury characterises everything at this wonderful resort, from the tasteful accommodation, outstanding food and every single activity that has been selected for the festive season programme. One thing is for sure, you will never forget a festive season spent at Sugar Beach.

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