Sugar Beach Resort Hotel

, Flic En Flac, Mauritius
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Sugar Beach Resort Hotel

, Flic En Flac
Wolmar - Flic En Flac - Mauritius 4539090
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Excellent Management !!

from SvB-CvB
We have visited many of the Mauritius hotels, (Sugar Beach Hotel 5 times), and can honestly say that this is one of the best, if not THE best on this island!!
Yes, there are some very good, and very, very expensive hotels on Mauritius, (mostly on the East coast), but if you are not a billionaire, and want value for money, S. Beach is the choice!
And make no mistake, the West coast of Mauritius.. where S Beach is situated, offers calmer seas, less wind, better diving, sunsets etc.
Even during peak times, the Sugar Beach/LaPirogue complex with its near 1km beachfront and extensive gardens never feels crowded, except during dinner, when you may have to be patient.
The Buffet style meals offer a geat variety and are changed often, with different themes each night.
The setting of the main restaurant, which overlooks the pool and beach, is stunning... with beatiful sunsets, and later at night, live shows and dancing.
The rooms are spacious and clean.
There is a modern Gym with friendly instructors, where you can participate in everything from aerobics to yoga.
Snorkelling is fair, provided you wade in for about 500m... but the waters are shallow and safe. Ideal for swimming. Free snorkelling trips are arranged twice daily at the Watersports centre.
The Dive Centre is one of the best on Mauritius. Okay, you won't see as many fish as in Maldives, but there are a number of interesting dive sites, such as Cathedral etc.
But what makes this resort our favourite is the visibility of its Management Team.
The Manager, Mr Andrew Slome, and his team can be seen at all hours, walking around and constantly checking to make sure customers are cared for and happy. Any complaints are aattended to immediately ... How often do you find that these days??
(We went to Sugar Beach for our 40th wedding anniversary last year, and were treated like royalty!!)
Mauritius' Sugar Beach ranks right up there with the best resorts in the Indian Ocean, Far East, Caribbean etc.
Any negatives? Drinks are very expensive.. but then, you can go All Inclusive !!

Great View for Tea-Totalers

from maranite
I'd red good things about Sugar Beach, yet even when arriving with high expectations I was blown away. They really roll out the red carpert and make you feel special when you arrive.

The location and views are fantastic, and the fee water-sprots fascilities are great. There are plenty of out-door activities being organized throughout the day, and the breakfast and dinner buffets are better than anything that a five-star Las Vegas hotel can put together!

The cheat sheet is very simple: Bring your own booze and snacks. The prices for drinks and snacks are ridiculous... so much so that when you head out of sugar beach to a lavish tourist-trap bar you feel like you've just found somewhere comparatively cheap! I was warned, I ignored the warnings, and racked up roughly $400 in drinks in just one week - simply by having a glass of wine with dinner and the [rare] occasional pool-side cocktail. Probably 15 drinks in total.

Make a point of renting a car and heading up to the north side of the island (Grand Baie) - it and flic-en-flac (where Sugar Beach is) are definately the two hot spots on the island. The Grand Baie is a little busier - it has a "happening" atmosphere. Sugar Beech is very tranquil. Soothing. Exquisite.

De-stress yourself at Sugar Beach

from forstman
Why is this only 4 star?
All I can say about the place is aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

We DRAGGED ourselves out of the hotel on three occassions, and that was for a Quad bike safari (great day), deep sea fishing (great day) and a taxi to Flic & Flac (not much point really).

I could live here.

FANTASTIC staff, one of the best wine lists in the Indian Ocean, GREAT food, best buffet style dining I have EVER had, romantic evenings. The little touches, like the fresh linen drink mat every time you got a drink, were nice. The porn channel on the TV was a surprise !!!!

If you could call it a down side, almost everyone went to bed earlier than us, so not a lot of folks to spend the wee small hours with. However, so saying, most were on Honeymoon !!!!!

Recommend paying for the A.I.

We had a upstairs Villa room near the kids club, at the side of the hotel furthest from the main building. Very peacful, sitting on your balcony with a cold G & T watching the magnificent sunsets before dinner.


Take me back as soon as please.

m 45 and too young for Sugar Beach

from Leicester_Lad
We were upgraded to the Sugar Beach from La Pirogue-and gladly accepted when shown our new room. Very comfortable, overlooking the beach and the sunsets. Outstanding.

The food is all buffet style at breakfast and for the evening meal -unless you choose Citronellas (for which you pay extra). At first this is exciting as there is a great choice for all meals. However, we did find that the constant throngs of people/servers etc moving around the buffet and the dining tables a little tiresome after a while. A more formal meal, served at your table was far more what we would expect for such a hotel-not 7 days of buffets.
Additionally, the dress code of some of our fellow guests led to a "holiday camp" feeling to the place.

The staff everywhere were excellent and nothing was too much trouble.

The beach hawkers were ever-present but not at all threatening and moved on when you were not interested in buying.

The facilities were generally good-particularly the water sports but the proximity of the power boats etc to the beach made the sea-swimming very limited which had an an impact upon your ability to swim very far out or to snorkel.

Major downside for us was that everything was centred around the pool. An excellent one but the location of the dining/bar facilities meant that you could not escape the "entertainment". The evening shows were generally dreadful. Some of the dancing was excellent but not the music. Euro-pop at its worst-complete with tri-language announcements that added nothing to the shows. The volume was so loud that it could be heard all over the Camp and it went on (and on) until midnight. Earplugs were in use to get some sleep.

In desperation we hired a cab for the day and visited other parts of the Island which was a nice break. However, this is a relatively poor island and will not suit everyone. Oh, and the standard of driving is scary( and I use the M25!)

In all, I cannot recommend Sugar Beach-or La Pirogue-despite the warmth of the people and the quality of the rooms It is too much like a Camp-and we were glad to go "over the wire" after 7 nights.

Beautiful Island, Beautiful Hotel!

from MrsC.I.A
Me & my Husabnd went here for our Honeymoon in June. We stayed for 3 1/2 weeks AI and would not hesitate to return! The hotel is beautiful and the staff cannot do enough for you, we were both really gutted to be leaving, some of the waiters even gave us gifts when we left.
As it was our honeymoon we were upgraded free of charge, and greeted by a bottle of champagne, platter of fruit, T-shirts & sarong in our brought to our room.
I would strongly recommend going AI as if not, your bill could very easily out way your holiday! One night we drank over a £100 of drinks. If you are a smoker I would also recommend purchasing fags at the airport in duty free, or in Walmar village, as they are really expensive at the resort (£5 a pack of local brand, £7 for Malborough lights!- fags are not part of AI either).
If you are AI you can eat at the Citronella Cafe (on the half board menu) free, it is set on the beach ans is quite romantic when quiet (uaually is, as is expensive if not AI). If you are on your honeymoon you get a complementary meal there on Saturday, with all other honeymooners!
Food is delicious throughout resort, restaurant switches between al a carte and buffet. Be warned, if you like your food (like me) you will put on some serious weight here!
Every day around 4pm a cart comes around the pool for Tea & Pancakes. You can pick from a variety of toppings- yummmmm!
We used the boat house to take us out past the reef for snorkelling (they will lend you all the gear) Great when you are out there, but as the boat had to keep stopping (due to shallow water) made even the strong stomached feel sea sick.
They provide all kinds of activies in the pool (polo, aqua aerobics etc).
One bad thing (my husband thinks) is the mini translucent crabs on the beach. The are all tiny holes on the beach, and we wondered what they were, until we saw some think moving, it was a small crab. They are very timid, and will run away from you, but from then on, my husband would not go on the beach, without shoes! It really didn't bother me, as they will run away from you if you go to pick them up or something. I have taken a photo of one brave, cheekly liuttle crab who dared to crawl on my foot whilst i was taking a photo. To my embarassment, i screamed - i didn't know what it was, just felt someting on my foot.
Also, Please do not buy off the beach sellers, they are friendly and tell you some BS story about making the product, took them years, blah, blah..... But do not believe it. You can buy the stuff usually a quarter of the price in either Wolmar or Flic en Flac.
Neighbouring hotel La Pirogue, not as nice. Dominated mainly by French tourists. Crazy golf there is fun though, and Scuba goes from there, restaurant, bar etc not as nice and staff no where near as friendly. Eg, we went to use the pool there and they wouldn't let us use towels, we slid on the slide, and the life guard went to close it... Didn't explain why- just gave us the evil eye? Avoid, and stay at Sugar Beach!
I have gone on a bit, so i'll shut up now, but i really rate Sugar Beach 10/10!

Loved this hotel!

from PaulaandGlenGardiner
Stayed from 13th-25th September 06 for our honeymoon.
What a truly memorable stay we had. I can't recommend this hotel enough.

ROOMS: Pleasant Creole style decor - everything you need including bath robes, toiletries, mini bar (restocked daily). Our room 439 was great - balcony sea view and right next to bar and restaurant.

SERVICE: Truly exceptional. The staff are amazing. Nothing too much trouble. They all speak fluent English, Spanish, French, Italian ... and so very friendly and obliging - basically, your wish is their command!

FOOD: Fabulous! I am quite a fussy eater and do sometimes struggle abroad. Not the case here - the choice is endless. Themed evenings every night and the chefs are hilarious. Every person gets asked "hello, how are you". The desert selection is enormous! For those with a sweet tooth - you will love it.
The Plantation bar for lunch and snacks is great - portions are generous though! The Tuna Bagel is 3 tiers and stands about 6" high!

BEACH: Lovely white sand and the most beautiful sea. Although bit rough underfoot walking into the sea. Never overcrowded.

WEATHER: We had a few cloudy days during our stay but it was still hot. Still came back with a decent tan! It is just the start of their Summer now, so will get even hotter.

ACTIVITIES: Plenty to do here. Lots of watersports, waterskiing, wakeboarding, diving, glass bottom boat, kayaks, pedalos. My husband went game fishing and caught some big Dorada & Tuna. Crazy golf, badminton, tennis, 9 hole pitchnputt, bike hire. You really can do as much or as little as you want.

POOL: Big but very cold! Poolside loungers (luxury ones too!) with constant waiter service for drinks and food so no need to move a muscle.

NEIGHBOURING HOTEL: You can use all facilities at La Pirogue which is linked to Sugar Beach by a walkway. It's very nice but Sugar Beach has the more sophisticated edge.

OVERVIEW: Excellent hotel, excellent staff and service, excellent value for money (do go all inclusive it's the only way).
Do go on trips - the Island is only small and it is really worth seeing a bit of culture.

FLIGHTS: We flew Air Mauritius First Class - on reflection it is a ridiculous extra fee for large leather reclining seats - but boy were we glad we forked out when we saw the seats in economy and even business class ..... Can't fault their service and food though (the free champane went down nicely too all the way there and back!).

Wonderful Holiday, Perfect Wedding Day

from kmb42
This trip was a long time coming, booked a year in advance of our two week stay this June. However, it was well worth it and was everything I could have wished for. My new husband and I travelled to Sugar Beach with 8 family members for our wedding and not one of us can find fault. The hotel provided a stunning setting for our big day, with its colonial grandeur and extremely friendly and attentive staff, who were always happy to help. Making your stay a wonderful experience is something that everyone strives for, from the management down. The beach is lovely, with warm clear water and the wealth of water sports that came as part of the All Inclusive package provided hours of entertainment. Having said that, the beach was also the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by. There are beach hawkers, but don't be put off as they will move along following a courteous 'no thank you'. The food and drink were always to a very high standard and for those who enjoy spicy food, like my family and I, the Mauritian and Cajun buffets were a highlight. Facilities were available at the neighbouring hotel La Pirogue and provided us with some variety and a good dancefloor for my husband's 'holiday stag night'! As well as celebrating our wedding, there were also three birthdays during our stay. The hotel staff gave us personalised menus, the resident band sang and a big complimentary chocolate cake all made for happy memories. Now to the wedding. The basic package I had booked was through Kuoni and included my bouquet, pressing service for our wedding outfits, escorted trip to Port Louis to fulfil legal requirements and a candlelit dinner for two, to name but a few. Extras were then ordered with the help of coordinator Isabelle who arranged for extra flowers, cake and champagne for my guests, hair appointments for myself and bridesmaid and to top it off a barbeque on the beach after the wedding. This was more than I could have wished for as a chef and waiter were with us for the evening, bonfires were lit on the shore line and there was so much food! I cannot recommend this hotel enough, especially to those wishing to marry abroad. If you have a special date approaching or just want somewhere extra special then make Sugar Beach your choice - you won't be disappointed.

Excellent hotel and service

from A TripAdvisor Member
The bedroom and bathroom were comfortable - we were in room 524 which provides a seaview. The swimming pool and beach were excellent. The graduated pool was ideal for young children. The food choice and quality was excellent. Facilities included free boating and snorkelling equipment. Free daily glass bottomed boat trips and snorkelling trips.

Staff were very attentive and the service was excellent. Well equipped and little used gym if you want to get (or stay) fit. Tennis, mini golf and croquet facilities available.

Dining, leisure and bar facilities at sister hotel La Pirogue (next door) could be shared to provide a bit of variety - all available under same terms as Sugar Beach.

There is very little with which to fault this hotel, but drinks - especially wine at £25 - £30 for a mediocre vintage. - were too expensive. Fishing trips organised by the hotel were also much more expensive than those offered by local fishermen.

Some excellent deals on designer clothes in the village shops about 10 minutes walk from the hotel, past La Pirogue.

A good venue for singles, couples and families.

Superb !!!

from MeophamMan
We stayed at the Sugar Beach in May 2006 with our 2 young children 18 months and 3 years old, after a long night flight we finally arrived and what great decision we had made.
The hotel was spotless and food superb, my eldest boy went to the kids club everyday and we couldn't keep him away.

The first 2 nights we took the kids to dinner and they were so tired after all the fun on the beach we'd thought we would try a baby sitter, from then on we had the same lady every night. We never thought we would use the kids club or baby sitting service but they made the children feel so welcome that they kept asking us when we was going to dinner!

The weather was great 28c most days and the sunsets where breathtaking, we went All Inclusive which was well worth the money as you can eat and drink as much as you wish without having to watch the bill all the time.

We all loved it so much we have decided to return next May 2006, should anyone have any questions I would happy to answer them.

What a great Resort

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have just returned from a week at Sugar Beach for our honeymoon and we had a great time. Both resorts are GREAT and the service is 1st Class all the staff can not do enough for you, they even dash to your table if the staff see you topping up your wine glass. Also the staff get used to you and remember your name which I thought was a nice touch. The sister hotel was excellent, if not just as good. The food is terrific and there is a lot of choice with all the different restaurants. As it is now winter over there the weather was just right because it was about 28 degrees most days and the sun was not intense all day long but every one was still going home with a nice tan.
I have had a quick look at the last two reviews and what they say is spot on.
All in all a great resort and def some where I would go back. Although I would def go all inclusive because it would get a bit pricey otherwise. And do check your bill throughout your stay to check there are no items on there that should be included as the all inclusive package.

Top Local Tips for Flic En Flac

Don't support beach vendors With almost no exception, everything sold by the beach vendors can be purchased cheaper, sometimes for 50% less at local shops within walking distance. Wines and spirits, beverages are not expensive when bought at the local supermarkets... you will pay 3 to 4 times more for wine at the hotel!!

Rather go Cape Town Cape Town is 1000 times better than Mauritius despite being very busy over peak periods, at a fraction of the cost.

Rather go Cape Town Cape Town is 1000 times better than Mauritius despite being very busy over peak periods, at a fraction of the cost.


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  • Address: Wolmar - Flic En Flac - Mauritius
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