Sugar Beach Resort

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Poste de Flacq, Wolmar, Flic En Flac

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    Good value for money

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    Perfect all-in resort hotel.

    Unique Quality: Situated along one of the longest beaches of Mauritius, this hotel shares facilities (pools, restaurants, sports,...) with the neighbouring and more upmarket La Pirogue.

    It is quite close to Port Louis (25 minutes by car) so can be a good alternative for business travellers willing to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Mauritius: Weather: Avoid February

by krissy8

Dee you should be aware that January to March are the rainiest months,and also prone to tropical storms and cyclones at that time. The past two Februaries have seen a few tropical storms and one cyclone Cat 4 two years ago. Its very hot and very humid. I have been most months, and much prefer the Mauritian winter from May to September, with less rain and less humidity. Problem then is the wind on the east and south coasts, although the north and west would be ideal. The Hilton, Taj Exotica, Sugar Beach, Sofitel, La Pirogue and Sands are all good choices on the west at Flic en Flac and Wolmar. If you must go Feb be aware of the risk of cyclones and tropical storms, which even when out to sea and quite distant bring very windy and wet weather. I would change the dates if possible. October is supposedly the driest month. The east is usually rainier than the west and north. Lovely beaches, particularly Flic en Flac in the west, Mont Choisy and Trou aux Biches in north west and Belle Mare in the east.
Krissy The scenery, particularly the mountains on the west of the island.

Mauritius: Weather: Avoid February

by krissy8

Dee you should be aware that January to March are the rainiest months,and also prone to tropical storms and cyclones at that time. The past two Februaries have seen a few tropical storms and one cyclone Cat 4 two years ago. Its very hot and very humid. I have been most months, and much prefer the Mauritian winter from May to September, with less rain and less humidity. Problem then is the wind on the east and south coasts, although the north and west would be ideal. The Hilton, Taj Exotica, Sugar Beach, Sofitel, La Pirogue and Sands are all good choices on the west at Flic en Flac and Wolmar. If you must go Feb be aware of the risk of cyclones and tropical storms, which even when out to sea and quite distant bring very windy and wet weather. I would change the dates if possible. October is supposedly the driest month. The east is usually rainier than the west and north.
Krissy The scenery, particularly the mountains on the west of the island.

Mauritius: Weather: Avoid February

by krissy8

Dee you should be aware that January to March are the rainiest months,and also prone to tropical storms and cyclones at that time. The past two Februaries have seen a few tropical storms and one cyclone Cat 4 two years ago. Its very hot and very humid. I have been most months, and much prefer the Mauritian winter from May to September, with less rain and less humidity. Problem then is the wind on the east and south coasts, although the north and west would be ideal. The Hilton, Taj Exotica, Sugar Beach, Sofitel, La Pirogue and Sands are all good choices on the west at Flic en Flac and Wolmar. If you must go Feb be aware of the risk of cyclones and tropical storms, which even when out to sea and quite distant bring very windy and wet weather. I would change the dates if possible. October is supposedly the driest month. The east is usually rainier than the west and north. The beaches are fantastic, with the west having Flic en Flac, north west Mont Choisy and Trou aux Biches, and the east Belle Mare. The west has a scenic backdrop of mountains, running all the way down to the south west at Le Morne. Hire a car for a few days and see the coastline as well as the interior, particularly Black River Gorges National Park, with its stunning scenery. You can take organized walks.
Krissy The scenery, particularly the mountains on the west of the island. The people. Everything!!

ANOTHER WORLD

by TripAdvisor Member SammyMiddlesex

Went to Mauritius on 23 rd May and returned on 2nnd of june . Sugar beach resort was lovely, staff were excellent second to none. The hortel is in the middle of nowwhere, hotel based holiday. the hotel had 95 % french and german and south africian people and only 5 % british, it would of been nice to see more people ther that we could communicate with.

Maurituis it self is an amazing country, with mountains everywhere, we visited seven colours of the earth which was out of this world and other excursions.

All in all do recommend it, its a paradise that everbody should see.

Poor value for Money

by TripAdvisor Member Flogster

We stayed at Sugar Beach at probably the busiest time of the year over new year. We left feeling like we had been processed by a sophisticated giant cash extraction machine(GCEM). No one particular incident but rather a combination of let downs left us feeling ripped off, disappointed and with the intention never to visit the Hotel again let alone recommend it.

In a nut shell:-

Do go to Sugar beach if:-

- if you can understand the difference between your "all
inclusive" and "fully inclusive" packages, I certainly couldn't.
- you like buffet for breakfast, lunch and supper, every day
- if you have children, they have loads of kids entertainment
- if you want attentive and friendly staff
- if you like commercialized places limited by rules and regulations. (what freaked me out personally was only allowed to paddle the sea kayaks in one small area in front of the hotel!)
- if you like comfortable loungers around the pool.(most people are centered around the pool as it is better than the beach.)
- if you have more money than brains

Don't go to Sugar Beach if:-

- you expect to swim in crystal clear waters with white sands, the sand is full of coral and sea weed, the beaches very short and the water 1m deep at high tide (where you are allowed to go)
- if you want to water-ski. Two large hotels share one ski facility, you can wait an hour for a 3min ski, limited to 3 hours per day due to low tides and shallow bays.
- if you want massages at the spa. They are very short (25min), weak and expensive.
- if you expect luxury accommodation. The rooms are unimaginative and adequate.
- if you don't like flies, lunch is a competition to see who can get more food, you or the flies!
- if you want cheap drinks, the cheapest bottle of Sparkling wine on new years eve cost us about 85 US$!

In short, don't waste your money.

Great Hotel (needn't have worried after being moved from another Hotel!)

by TripAdvisor Member lrmd

We stayed at the Sugar Beach in July, after receiving a letter from Virgin at our hotel in Cape Town advising us that we had been moved from originally booked La Pirogue!

Well to start with we were a bit concerned as we didn't know anything about Sugar Beach apart from the fact it was next to La Pirogue.

We needn't have worried as when we arrived, we were greeted by a personal check in procedure, drink, cold towel. We were taken to our room by golf buggy, and provided with a meal in our room (as we arrived after 10pm). This went down very well as we were a bit peckish.

Our room was v big, massive bed, nice balcony in colonial style buildings overlooking putting green and sea.

If you can do go All Inclusive as its very expensive, especially drinks, this means you can pick anything you want off any menu with a green asterisk by it, virtually everything other than expensive items like champagne, imported spirits etc. You can even have a bottle of house wine with your evening meal on AI. Recommend the rose which went down very nicely.

Breakfast was served in the same area as dinner, amazing choice of items on buffet, recommend the pancakes! Lunch we had most days either on the beach (a golf buggy drives along the beach front taking your orders - meaning you don't even have to get off your sunbed). Sometimes we went to the Plantation bar in the middle of the big swimming pool, lovely pizzas, toasted sandwiches etc.

The grounds were well kept, lawns immaculate, palm trees everywhere, the beach was very quiet, crystal clear waters, very shallow and safe for children. Definitely recommend rubber shoes (Crocs or similar) for wearing in water as some sharp coral and sea urchins. One one occasion we saw a lion/scorpion fish so be aware. Snorkelling is great from the beach, however if you want to go out deeper get the free snorkelling trip from the watersports area that goes everyday, along with glass bottom boat and canoes, sailing, windsurfing etc - all free and well run with lots of staff. Felt very safe.

The beach was lovely and no crowds in site, so nice to relax with a book and chill out in total peace and quiet. The only interruption you will encounter are the sellers, however if you just shake your head and say no thanks they will leave you alone.
(If what they are selling is what you're after though there are some bargains to be had!)

Having previously thought we were going to La Pirogue next door we took a walk through the grounds to investigate, the pool is better than Sugar Beach, and you can still use it as with the rest of the facilities as they are sister hotels. However, it is on a bigger scale than Sugar Beach and less personal and seems less exclusive. Yet everywhere you look in UK brochures it is more expensive!

The only reason we went to La Pirogue was sometimes in the evening after dinner to watch the show they had on there.

We never got out of the resort to see Mauritius, as we only had 5 days there, and were tired out from Kruger and Cape Town, so I can't comment on the whole island - however from what we saw the attractions and tours were similar to any caribbean island (particularly St Lucia).

One not so good thing about Mauritius though is Air Mauritius - for such a luxury island, you'd expect their airline to match it, but we didn't think much of it - bad legroom, bad food, okay entertainment, if the airline was better then it would make for a more pleasant 12 hour flight home!

Nice place

by TripAdvisor Member HolidayloverSurrey

We went to Sugar Beach for our honeymoon between 17 and 30 June 2007.

When we arrived we were greeted with cool towels and cold drinks and then shown to our room. We were in a standard room in one of the villas with a view of the ocean, which was lovely. The room nothing special but had everything you needed and was very clean. Our cleaner, Naveen, came in twice a day and we had fresh flowers every day.

During our first week the hotel was very quiet. This was actually nice and meant we got excellent service. Most of the staff are friendly and made an effort to remember our names etc, but there were definately a few grumpy ones there too!
During that first week, the evening meal alternated each night between a four course a la carte meal, which was fantastic, and a buffet which was good too. We were disappointed that during the second week this changed. The hotel got much busier (south african school holidays had obviously just begun!) and as result they did away with the a la carte and it was buffet every night, which although good was not as nice. The service also went downhill a bit.

Overall though, I would say the quality of food was very good and if you are on all inclusive the lunchtime meal choices at the pool bar are excellent. I think it would be very expensive if you are half board as we worked out for two of us it would cost around £40 for lunch with just a couple of drinks and one course.

A highlight was the evening entertainment. The Magic Band were excellent and the late night piano jazz bar was fantastic. It was nice that all the meals and entertainment were based around the pool area as it made for a lovely setting. I can recommend afternoon tea - the pancakes were great!

We also went to La Pirogue which seemed to be far more geared towards kids/teenagers. If you are going on a family holiday I would recommend you stay at that one instead of sugar beach.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay, its a lovely place and I would think it should probably be rated a 3*+ or 4* hotel. We really enjoyed our stay, but I'm not sure we would go back as we have been on 4* Caribbean holidays which we probably enjoyed more.

Wonderful Holiday

by TripAdvisor Member HappyHolsJersey

Stayed at Sugar Beach in April this year with my husband and 7 year old daughter, what can I say other than we had the most wonderful holiday cannot fault anything at all in connection to the staff/hotel/facilities, they only let down was the rudeness of other guests.
There are a lot of hawkers on the beach but a courtious "no thank you" and they would leave you alone. Room was very clean, food was buffet style every night but of a very high quality, my husband and myself are very picky so believe me when I say we had no complaints. Beach is very clean, water shallow but not an issue also not may fish to look at when snorkeling however this was not the reason we picked this holiday so we were not dissapointed. We went "All Inclusive" and it was definately worth the exta cost, it was great to have no unexpected bill at the end of the holiday.
As for the Kids Club......It is by far the best I have ever come accross, opens at 9am righ through to 5pm (children can stay for lunch). It then closes for 1 hour and re-opens at 6pm when the children can go back for dinner and evening entertainment. The staff to child ratio is great, a wide variety of entertainment provided during during the day. We stayed over Easter and the hotel and staff arranged a fantastic easter egg hunt and party. The kids Club staff are ever present in the hotel from first thing in the morning when they will explaint to the children what activities are going on that day. In the evening they wander through the dinning areas and if they spot any restless children, will offer to entertain them whilst you finish your meal.
On our very last day our daughter bumped her head whilst playing in the pool, the staff were fantastic, we were taken to the hotel nurse who had to call out the duty doctor as our daughter needed stitches, these were done at the hotel very professionaly and at very little cost!!! It could have been a very stressfull experience for us all, but for the helpfullness and professionalisim of all staff and the duty doctor.
I can very highly reccommend a holiday at Sugar Beach.......We are all looking forward to the next time we vist, which we most certainally will in the future.

Mauritius, Sugar Beach Resort

by Watdog

"Sugar Beach"

Went to Mauritius for the sister in-laws wedding, she lives in London and it was half way for all those invited. Flew from Melbourne, wife, 11month old daughter and in-laws. A long flight but one that was going to be worth it. Got the bus to the resort, about an hour away, and got the 'back way' trip due to traffic congestion. The resort is right on the west coast and when we arrived I was very impressed. Staff were just so helpfull and there was nothing they would not do for you. The resort itself was just great, beautiful views, pools, bars and restreaunts, more on those later. The rooms were very nicely set out, simple but comfortable. The resort itself is set out on beautifully landscaped gardens and lawns. the native flowers and plants always seem in flower. No matter where your room is situated it is within easy walking distance to all amenities. I have attached some photos of the rosort and the views we had.

"Food/Beverages"

We had half board which was ideal. The breakfast were just fantastic and the only problem I found was choosing what i was going to start the day with. Lunch was either spent lazing by the pool with a cold beer (local, very nice), and a club sandwhich. Alternatively you could catch a taxi into the shopping centre and have lunch. Dinner time was a difficult choice, the tides resteraunt offered nice meals by the pool with entertainment going well into the the night. Citronella's was the italian resteraunt near our room which required a booking of at least 2 days advance. Great meals and the pizzas were just great. You could also head to the buffet, where breakfast was served. They have a different theme every night with the african theme being my favourite. A word of warning, go easy on the main meal and save some room for the dessert because it is fantastic.

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Where to stay

by Cliolady

We are planning on staying in Mauritius for a week after a week in South Africa, and I would like to know if anyone can recommend which part of the island would be best at this time of year and which hotel all inclusive would they suggest for a 59 and 60 year old couple who are celebrating there 40th wedding anniversary I was told that the west coast was best but any kind of help would be appreciated.

RE: Where to stay

by northsea

The west coast is the best. On the East coast you will risk a lot of wind.
There is a great choice of hotels but all depends on your budget.
We stayed at Sugar Beach Hotel and nothing to complain. It's a average priced hotel.

RE: RE: Where to stay

by northsea

The west coast is the best. On the East coast you will risk a lot of wind.
There is a great choice of hotels but all depends on your budget.
We stayed at Sugar Beach Hotel and nothing to complain. It's a average priced hotel.

RE: RE: Where to stay

by Cliolady

Thanks a lot I will have a look at that hotel.

RE: Where to stay

by LotusV8

Hi!
We stayed in Grand Baie at Villa Camille, a small studio with AC, Sat TV, Balcony, it was perfect, we paid 22 US/day.
www.villacamille-mu.com

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