Sugar Beach – Flic en Flac, West Coast Mauritius
A modernised ‘colonial beach’ type of hotel suitable for couples and families.
The resort features beautiful landscaped gardens with contemporary plantation-style architecture.
Rooms & Suites
The property has a total of 258 rooms located in the Manor House and spread throughout different blocks (16 villas) within its extensive grounds. Each villa is two storeys, ten of which have 12 rooms and six have 10 rooms. The exterior style of all the buildings has a colonial theme while interiors have a contemporary feel. The main Manor House Lobby and Reception area divides the resort in two with the North side villas and main pool more family oriented and the South side villas with another pool offering a quiet area more suitable for couples and honeymooners. However there are no restrictions as to who can go where.
There are 3 categories of accommodation:
The Standard Rooms (40 sq m) are located in the Manor House and the upper levels of villas.
The Superior Rooms (40 sq m) are located on the ground floor of villas.
Both standard and superior rooms have either twin or king sized beds and can accommodate a third adult or child sharing.
47 superior and 27 standard rooms have two queen sized beds which can accommodate two adults and two children up to 12 yrs.
All the usual facilities including wall safes, Flat Screen TV and Sat TV, and tea making facilities. Superior rooms offer separate bath and shower.
A total of 26 family units are available in both categories which consist of two connecting rooms and can sleep 2 adults in one room and up to 4 children up to 12 yrs in the other.
There are a couple suites (80sq m) located in each of the villa areas (one North and one South) which can connect with a superior room. The suites cannot accommodate extra beds.
There is one standard room located in the ground floor of The Manor House specially equipped for handicapped guests.
Ask for a more comprehensive description of rooms and facilities.
Restaurants & Bars
‘The Mon Plaisir Restaurant’, Bar and Courtyard situated behind the main pool in the central area offers what it describes as ‘daily live cooking buffets’ throughout the day. Themed dinners are served in an al fresco environment which includes seating on outdoor decking alongside the main pool.
The Tides Beach Restaurant and Bar (a la carte in evening). Located at the beach front, here you can compose your own seafood platter, and a variety of Sushi and Sashimi. Other tastes can be catered for as well. Open for lunch and dinner.
Citronella’s Cafe beside the ocean offers light meals including baked wood-fired pizza and salads at lunch time and authentic Italian cuisine in an evening.
Days of operation of each restaurant may vary so please ask for further details. The hotel shares facilities with the 4 star La Pirogue next door so look at that report please for more information on places to dine etc.
As well as the bars listed above, the Sports Bar is situated near the tennis courts on the North side.
In-Room Dining is available – continental breakfasts or light meals and beverages throughout the day (supplement applies).
Half Board, All Inclusive and Dining in Sun Resort Hotels in Mauritius.
Most of the Mauritian Sun Resorts offer a choice of half board and an all inclusive option. The all inclusive option normally includes most drinks and the opportunity of dining in all restaurants including the a la carte ones (with only some of the selections carrying a supplement) whereas the half board offer is more restrictive and you may only receive a credit to dine a la carte. Each property could be slightly different and of course all arrangements are reviewed from time to time so it is wise to look at the options in detail and see what exactly they include before booking. It is also wise to check (if all inclusive) if there is a time deadline in the evening when this facility ceases for alcoholic drinks. The Le Touessrok does not offer an all inclusive option.
Facilities and things to do.
The resort offers over half a kilometer of sandy beach and the main pool (North side) is huge with a special designed kid’s area with walk in edge and is separate from the main pool by a series of stepping stones. You can also relax in a bubble pool.
The South side pool is a quieter more relaxing area.
Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the resort. Dedicated terminals with internet access are provided in the Sports Bar. Premium WI-Fi access is available in rooms for a nominal charge.
The Manor House also has a library and the hotel offers baby sitting at a supplement.
Sun Kids Club free for 2 to 11 yrs open 12 hours a day. Activities include special buffets and barbeques, tennis, windsurfing, swimming and excursions. For 2 and 3 yr olds babysitters are required for which there is an extra charge.
Teens Club @ Sungeneration free for 12 to 17 yrs offering sport activities, outings, excursions and special evenings specifically for teenagers.
Complimentary Sports include kayaking, laser-sailing, pedal boats, glass bottom boat rides, snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, aqua gym classes in pool, tennis (balls chargeable), aerobics, Yoga, basketball, handball, Frisbee, jogging, mini football, table tennis, volleyball and badminton.
Chargeable Sports include scuba-diving, big game fishing, waterskiing, parasailing, banana boat and supertube rides, giant-catamaran outings, mountain-biking, submarine dives and dolphin discovery trips.
Golf is available at the Le Tamarina Golf Course – 15 minutes drive from the hotel.
The ladies (and men) can be pampered at The Aura Spa & Hammam offering a host of beauty and body treatments. The spa situated in an attractive secluded area has both couples and singles treatment rooms and treatments include deluxe Hammam treatments including an exotic black soap massage.
Entertainment – You find live music using local talent and a popular jazz band at the Tides every evening as well as regular local folklore shows presented around the fire pit on the beach adjacent to Tides. A resident DJ entertains guests at the bar until the early hours.
Weddings, Honeymoons and ‘Renewal of Vows’.
Mauritius is the perfect all year round destination for Weddings, Honeymoons or ‘Renewal of Vows’ ceremonies. Hotel standards and service levels are very high and the people are extremely friendly. . The islands warm mild, tropical climate, clear warm waters and white beaches make it perfect choice for that all important day or honeymoon. Unlike many other destinations, resorts only allow one wedding per day to take place. Ask for further details.
The hotel caters for conference groups with a conference venue accommodating up to 350 persons.
This popular 5 star property is situated on the one of the best beaches on Mauritius and sits alongside the 4 star La Pirogue. Both form part of the 5 hotels which the Sun Resorts Group owns and runs on Mauritius. Transfer time from Airport is around 1hr.
The Sun Resorts Hotel Group
The 5 Sun Resorts Group of hotels on Mauritius consist of the 4 star La Pirogue, 4 star Ambre, 5 star Sugar Beach, 5 star Long Beach and 5 star luxury Le Touessrok – see separate reports.
They also own and manage the 5 star Kanuhura in the Maldives, a member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’.
Contact Simon at Designer Travel Tailor-made Holidays & Cruises
All details quoted are thought to be correct at time of posting but are always subject to confirmation at time of booking
Photo: Main Pool area (Hotel) 23