Located in: Bell Mare – East Coast
Luxury Index: 5/5 Brand new and very contemporary, this is a luxury hotel unlike any other on Mauritius. Romance Factor: Not Rated Yet. Beach: The beach is sandy and the water is clear, but it is a bit shallow for swimming. The pools are highly recommended – especially the infinity pool with jacuzzi. Wifi: TBA Peacefulness: Not Rated Yet. Activities: Not Rated Yet. Water skiing: Not Rated Yet. Spa: Not Rated Yet. Food: 4/5 Food was on whole very good. The buffet food is very fresh and made with high quality ingredients. The restaurants are also great. Celeb Magnet: Not Rated Yet. Kids: 4/5 The kids club is fantastic if a little smaller than some fo the others at equivalent hotels on the island.
Long Beach is a major new resort opened on the east coast of Mauritius in April 2011. The advertising for the hotel says that it offers a carefree piazza-style living and the longest and widest stretch of white-sand coastline of any Mauritian resort.
It also offers snorkeling.The focus of the resort’s layout and its life is the urban-style piazza with restaurants, shops and bars. Apparently the Long Beach Hotel has a unique architectural feature which is the adjustable “wind breaks” that modulate the offshore breezes.
Long Beach is being developed by Sun Resorts, which also owns and operates Sugar Beach and La Pirogue, sister resorts on the west coast. Sun Resorts’ five-star properties are Le Touessrok on the east coast of Mauritius and Kanuhura in the Maldives.
There are 255 rooms arranged in three ‘crescents’. Every room has a view of the ocean and a minimum 109m² of its own beach space. The chic contemporary designs blend together open-air and indoor living. Magnificent king-sized beds and stylish furniture harmonize well with the soft furnishings in tones of apple green, coral red, white and ash grey-white.
42” LCD flat-screen TVs receive satellite sports and entertainment, international news and kids’ channels, in English, French, German and Italian. Rooms also have international direct-dial telephones, Wi-Fi internet access (charged extra), iPod stations, digital clocks, radios, electronic room safes, hairdryers, individually controlled air-conditioning and electrical shaver points (110/220 volts). All rooms have fully stocked mini-bars, tea and coffee making facilities. They have separate shower, toilet and bath.
29 FAMILY ROOMS
The 86.4m² Family Rooms have king-sized beds and can accommodate two adults. A separate room can accommodate up to three children and is furnished with two sofa beds with a separate shower and toilet for kids.
116 STANDARD SEA-VIEW ROOMS
The 60m² Standard Rooms can accommodate two adults and an extra bed for either a third adult or a child. Cots are also available. There will be 84 interconnecting standard rooms.
108 SUPERIOR BEACH-FRONT ROOMS
The 64m² Superior Rooms can accommodate two adults and an extra bed for either a third adult or a maximum of two children sharing. Cots are also available. There will be 56 interconnecting superior rooms.
2 DELUXE BEACH-FRONT SUITES
The ground floor deluxe beach-front suites are situated right on the ocean, facing the most beautiful natural creek. These 132m² suites can accommodate two adults and an extra bed for either a third adult or a child.
Equa Spa is tailor-made for Long Beach – wholesome, fit and intelligent. Destination treatments are developed around Thali’ (sens, an original concept from French-based marine cosmetology and thalassotherapy specialist Thal’ion. This unique concept opens a whole new world of senses and experiences. There are 12 treatment rooms including doubles. The outdoor spa pavilion is the ideal setting for massages overlooking the lagoon. Included is the Beauty Parlour – with hair salon, manicure and pedicure – a relaxation area and shopping and a Hammam.
Long Beach guests have a preferential access to Le Touessrok Golf course, beautiful par-72 championship course designed by Bernhard Langer on Ile aux Cerfs up the coast. There is also a Golf Academy on the golf course which offers a state-of-the-art teaching and practice facility. Golf carts are compulsory for all players at Ile aux Cerfs. A free shuttle service will be available to Le Touessrok golf course every day.
Le Marché is a cooking-dining arena, where a high level of cooking activity in the seven open kitchens makes dining a truly theatrical experience. The interactive array, different lights, colours, music and aromas combine to make a feast for the senses. The theme of this area avoids the usual buffet restaurant feel.
Il Sapori – The main aim of this Italian restaurant is to showcase small-scale producers of high-quality foods and beverages. Surrounding and within the food court, tins of olive oil, sacks of flour, logs of provolone, braids of garlic, colourful local peppers and baskets of fresh bright produce will create a ‘fresh from the farm’ ambience, integral component of this concept.
Hasu – This Japanese restaurant offers a perfect harmony between contemporary design and authentic cuisine. It features a dedicated lounge, a central sushi, grill and yakitory bar as well as private, semi-private and à-la-carte dining areas.
Chopsticks – The classic and contemporary find common ground in Chopsticks, our modern casual Chinese restaurant. It unveils the creative possibilities of the artful blending of East and West, classic and contemporary, without compromising the appearance, aroma, flavour and balance of Chinese cooking.
Tides will feature the amazing selection of fresh fish from waters around the world and also close to home. The cuisine is inspired by regional and local ingredients and accented with spices from around the globe for our exotic and delicious specialty items applying modern cooking and preservation techniques. The adjoining feet-in-the-sand club and bar serves original snacks in top gastro pub style and signature cocktail creations.
The Kids Club is located in the Sports Centre and runs exciting and imaginative daily fun programmes with age-appropriate activities, facilities and amenities, twelve hours a day. It has its own 33m² pool and kids can enjoy tennis, windsurfing and swimming clinics as well as environmental excursions and visit of places of interest. Dinner time provides a special event every evening for kids, with a selection of menus, buffets and barbecues under the supervision of specially trained hostess. Lunch is arranged at a nominal charge. Open daily from 9 am to midday, from 2 pm to 5 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm. Free for all children from 4-11 years. Babysitters – available at an extra charge – are required for children of 2 and 3 years.
The 148m² @Sungeneration Teens Club, is located in the Sports Centre, offers free membership for 12-17 year olds with a special programme of sports and recreation as well as adventure outings and excursions. Regular evening get-togethers are organised, including beach barbeques around a campfire, and pizza nights at the Italian restaurant. Facilities include a juice bar, a Cyber Café with electronic games, Baby foot, pool tables, table tennis and flippers games.
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