10 Reasons to Plan a Golf Holiday at Sun Resorts
December 17 2019
December 17 2019
It just takes a quick gander through a high-end travel magazine featuring Mauritius to know that Mark Twain was onto something when he said, “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.” The magnificent island oasis, located just off the east coast of Africa, is known for its sublime natural beauty, gorgeous year-round weather, phenomenal local cuisine and its multifaceted cultural, religious and historical landscapes. And the best part about this dreamlike destination? It’s fast becoming known for its array of world-class golf courses with resorts like those in the Sun Resorts portfolio, ensuring that their golfing guests have everything they need to have the trip of a lifetime.
There’s no doubt about it; Mauritius, and any of the four Sun Resorts on the island, is an excellent choice for families, romantic couples and avid golfers.
Not convinced? Then here are 10 reasons to plan a golf holiday at Sun Resorts.
1. The sublime tropical climate
With four diverse hotels - Ambre, Long Beach, La Pirogue and Sugar Beach - situated along some of the finest beaches in Mauritius, choosing a Sun Resorts hotel is an excellent choice for your island home base during a golf trip because of the phenomenal weather on the island and the prime positions of the hotels on both the east (or sunrise) and west coasts (sunset). Not only are you able to embrace many a sun-filled day of exceptional golf (practically throughout the year) but you can enjoy the unparalleled beauty of the surrounds at any of the four Sun Resorts properties.
2. Easy access to some of the finest golf courses in Mauritius
For golfing fans in need of the ultimate golfing getaway, Sugar Beach and Long Beach, in particular, are fantastic golf hotel choices. With privileged golf course access, preferred green fees and complimentary shuttles to and from some of the best golf courses on the island, you just can’t go wrong with either hotel.
Guests who choose to stay at Long Beach are afforded complimentary transfers to and from the fabled 18-hole championship course at Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club (designed by the esteemed Bernhard Langer) while those staying at Sugar Beach have preferential access to and green fees at the 18-hole Championship Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club and Tamarina Golf Club. Sugar Beach guests are afforded complimentary transfers to and from Tamarina and complimentary boat shuttles between Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club and Pointe Maurice Jetty. A round on any of the abovementioned golf courses will provide avid golfers with challenging, yet enjoyable, courses, stunning volcanic island surrounds, gorgeous manicured greens and golf-related memories to last a lifetime.
3. There are a multitude of ways to enjoy your downtime
While hours spent on the island’s flawless golf greens is an absolute must during a golf trip to Mauritius, a stay at any of the Sun Resorts hotels means that your downtime will be just as incredible as your rounds in paradise. The Sun Resorts hotels each have extensive daily activity programmes, offering guests a variety of ways to spend their time, from cooking and mixology classes to sports tournaments, cocktail hours and more, there’s no getting bored with Sun Resorts.
Apart from daily activity programmes, there are also sports facilities available, state-of-the-art fitness centres, personal trainers for hire, fantastic beachside bars, immaculate signature offerings and experiences, stretches of golden beaches and a vast array of dining outlets - a golf holiday at Sun Resorts will stay with you long after the flight home.
4. Post-round spa experiences
One of the ultimate ways to unwind after a thrilling day on the greens is with a luxury treatment at one of the excellent hotel spas. Opt for a spa package or simply pick the treatment that resonates the most with you (treatments range from facials and massages to body wraps, spa journeys, beauty offerings and more) and indulge in the tranquil serenity of the Cinq Mondes Spas (at either Long Beach or Sugar Beach) or the Tropical Spa at Ambre (where you can enjoy a treatment to the sound of the waves). The expert Sun Resorts spa therapists will tailor any treatment to your preferences - all you have to do is sit (or lie) back, breathe and surrender to utter serenity.
There are an array of other island activities that Mauritius itself is famous for, from hikes and historical sites to diving excursions and dolphins tours, this unique country has it all.
5. Ile aux Cerfs itself
Apart from the aforementioned preferential green fees for guests and rounds at the superlative Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club, guests staying at Sun Resorts hotels are also able to enjoy complimentary transfers to the dazzling gem of Ile aux Cerfs itself from the Pointe Maurice Jetty and back. This means that you can make the most of the Leisure Island portion of this oasis, and that it doubles up as an excellent place for your family to enjoy while you soak up the beauty of a round on the greens.
Apart from an exclusive golfer’s beach and the clubhouse, you and your family can embrace the stunning Leisure Island beach and lagoon, the beach bar, the various dining outlets, the array of sea- and land-based activities and even a night spent on the island itself in one of the Bubble Lodges - a trip to Ile aux Cerfs, whether it’s for a day trip or purely for the golf, is an absolute must.
6. Complimentary golf initiations and the golf academy
Are you a complete beginner looking to get into golf? Then you will be pleased to know that as a Sun Resorts guest, you will be able to make the most of a complimentary one-hour golf initiation to kick-start your new hobby. If you would like to take additional lessons, or if you are already a golfer but would like to improve your game, then you can do so with the help of one of the golf pros at the excellent Ile aux Cerfs Golf Academy; it’s the perfect place to learn about the game or hone your skills.
7. Golfer-specific offerings
At Sun Resorts, golfing guests are extremely important, which is why there are some special golf-themed offerings specifically aimed at lovers of the game. Ask at the spa for the golfer’s massage and inquire at the bar about the golf-inspired signature cocktail or order something special for the golfer in the family on their birthday - Sun Resorts treats their golfers like the VIPs they are.
8. The golf tournaments
Sun Resorts not only hosts its own golf tournaments (such as the Sugar Beach Amateurs Open, the Golf & Gourmet Trophy, Suncare Charity Golf Competitions and even Sun Kids Competitions), it’s also affiliated with many of the big and exciting golf tournaments that take place on the island, which really sets them apart from other golf hotels. Take a look at one of the upcoming tournaments here.
9. The signature Mauritian hospitality
One of the highlights of staying at any of the Sun Resorts is the service that guests receive and the unparalleled hospitality the group has become known for. In fact, many repeat guests return to the hotels time and time again for this very reason, where staff members always make them feel at home.
Many of the employees at Sun Resorts have spent years (in some cases, even decades) ensuring that guests have exceptional holidays, and their passion for their jobs and the industry is at the core of everything they do. The warm, professional and friendly Sun Resorts staff are known to go “above and beyond” for their guests to ensure that everyone who stays at any of the group’s hotels has the holiday of a lifetime.
10. The hotels themselves
Each of the four- and five-star Sun Resorts hotels has been created with the ultimate attention to detail and care. With the aim to constantly improve and innovate, these hotels truly live up to their star ratings and provide guests with tasteful luxury accommodation equipped with all of the necessary comforts for a fabulous stay in paradise.
The tranquil surrounds, uninhibited views of sunrise and sunset (depending on the resort), excellent facilities (such as the fabulous kids clubs with their very own golfing tournaments) as well as dining outlets and bars (such as the world-famous Buddha-Bar) all add to a truly unforgettable experience. Whether you head to one of the hotels to spend some quality time with your loved ones or to make the most of the golfing opportunities, one thing is for sure, a holiday with Sun Resorts is bound to be exceptional.
Interested in booking a stay or finding our more information on our golf offerings? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.