Sugar Beach

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Built in the style of an historic sugar plantation, Sugar Beach is a world-class resort set in 30 acres of tropical gardens. Fantastic dining options as well as a strip of white sand beach make this a firm favourite. Facilities are shared with nearby sister resort, La Pirogue, and include a wealth of water sports with scuba-diving and giant catamaran expeditions on west coast and the surroundings! There are two fantastic swimming pools, land sports galore and a kids' club offering daily fun programmes including tennis, windsurfing and swimming clinics. Teens needn’t feel left out either with activities organised just for them, such as football, scuba-diving and dolphin spotting excursions! At night, there are exceptional restaurants to choose from, each serving gourmet cuisine in a relaxed setting.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Yoga
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Horse Riding

Where is it

On the west coast of Mauritius, overlooking a glorious stretch of white sandy beach and coral reef. Transfer time from Mauritius International Airport: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Please note that if taking a seat in coach this may be longer depending on how many hotel stops are en route.

Hotel information

238 rooms and suites. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, 40" LCD flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, bathrobes, slippers, safe, iron and board (on request) and hairdryer. Manor House Garden Rooms are located on the ground or 1st floors of the plantation style Manor House, with garden views and a private balcony or terrace, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 1 teen.

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast at Mon Plaisir Restaurant, lunch at Citronella’s Café or Mon Plaisir, and dinner at Mon Plaisir Restaurant, Citronella’s Café, Budda-Bar Beach (reservation only). Afternoon tea and pancake menu. Upon Reservation, guests can also dine at sister property La Pirogue; Breakfast at Wolmar, lunch at Magenta Seafood Resturant, Le Morne Beach Bar or Coconut Cafe and dinner at Wolmar, Magenta Seafood Resturant or Coconut Cafe. Drinks and light snacks from the Beach Trolley. Drinks (items marked with a green star on the beverage list), including a selection of local cocktails, rums, whiskies and bourbons at Mon Plaisir Bar (6:00am-midnight), plus a choice of imported quality wines, sparkling wines, spirits, aperitifs & digestives, a choice of locally bottled and selected imported spirits, choice of international cocktails, local beers, local mineral waters, soft drinks and milkshakes. Mini-bar (soft drinks, water and beer, replenished once per day). Use of the tennis centre, gym & sport centre, beach volleyball, table tennis, football, Bocci ball and fitness classes (such as pilates and yoga, as per hotel's program). Complimentary green fees at Tamarina Golf Course, including complimentary return golf shuttle. Access to Ile aux Cerfs Leisure Island and Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club (complimentary green fees; golf equipment, balls and lessons at a charge), including complimentary boat transfer from Pointe Maurice on the East coast, within operating hours (transfer from hotel to Pointe Maurice not included). Water sports at the Boat House, including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, pedal boats, snorkelling, glass-bottom boat trips, aqua-gym, as per the hotel's activity program. Kids club and teens club.

Please note: All Inclusive benefits are valid from 2:00pm on day of arrival until 12:00pm on day of departure. Drinks and food are included as per the menu cards, some drinks and seafood dishes may incur a charge. Deep sea fishing, kite surfing, waterskiing, diving and sailing school are not included.

Half Board includes: breakfast at Mon Plaisir Restaurant, and dinner in Mon Plaisir Restaurant, Tides Restaurant or Citronella’s Café. Guests can also diner at Budda-Bar Beach with a Rs900 credit per person. Upon reservation, guests can also dine at sister property La Pirogue; breakfast at Wolmar, Magenta Seafood Restaurant or Coconut Cafe.

Full Board option: includes breakfast at Mon Plaisir Restaurant and lunch at Tides Restaurant or Citronellas Café. Dinner at Mon Plaisir Restaurant, Citronella’s Café or Tides Restaurant.

Sea-View Manor House Rooms are located on the ground or first floors of the Manor House with views out to sea, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 2 teens. Butler service available.

Beachfront Suites have the same facilities as the Sea-Facing Villas and are located on the ground or first floors of the Villas, with direct beach access and a spectacular sea view. They have 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Ocean First Floor Rooms are separate luxurious Creole styled "Villa houses". They are located in the tropical gardens, with views of the ocean and include a private balcony, with 1 king-size bed, 2 queen-size beds or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Beach First Floor Rooms offer the same facilities as the Deluxe Ocean First Floor Rooms but offer direct beach access and sea views, with 1 king-size bed, 2 queen-size beds or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Beach Ground Floor Rooms offer the same facilities as the Deluxe Beach First Floor Rooms but offer a private terrace instead of a balcony. Rooms with 1 king-size bed, 2 queen-size beds or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Rooms are located in the Plantation style "Manor House", offering 2 connecting rooms at 40sqm each - 1 king interconnecting with 2 queen-size beds which can be transformed into a kids’ room, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 4 children (under 12 years) or 2 adults and 3 teens or 3 adults.

Deluxe Family Rooms are located on the ground floor in the separate luxurious Creole-styled “Villa houses”, offering 2 connecting rooms at 40sqm each - 1 king interconnecting with 2 queen-size beds which can be transformed into a kids’ room, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 4 children (under 12 years) or 2 adults and 3 teens or 3 adults.

Deluxe Family Suites are located on the ground floor in the separate luxurious Creole-styled “Villa houses”, offering a king-size bed and a double sofa bed in the lounge that can unfold into 2 twin beds for kids. These rooms come with a garden or sea view including a spacious private terrace.

Beach Front Suites are located on the ground floor with direct access to the beach with sea views and a spacious private terrace. They consist of 1 bedroom with a king-size bed, a lounge, walk-in wardrobe, large bathroom and 2 vanities, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

  • Booking Bonus: Book 180 days prior to arrival and receive up to 40% off the accommodation cost between 7 Jan '20–06 Jan '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Mon Plaisir Restaurant (daily live cooking buffets and themed dinners. Traditional English and Continental breakfasts), Citronella’s Café (Mediterranean/Italian Bar Lounge Restaurant), Buddha Bar Beach (relaxing lounge beach bar and restaurant with music vibes distilled by resident DJs), Gov’s Flowers (lounge; located in the "Manor House" with a personalised and discreet butler service), Bar & Pool service (located at the beach front offering pool side refreshments; live music and entertainment in the evening), La Brasserie (inspired by typical French Cafés; open for lunch, afternoon tea and pancakes, aperitif & digestif and a selection of cocktails, rums, whiskies, bourbons and cigars). The Sports bar (refreshments for tennis players and sports enthusiasts; open 9.00am-11.00pm). Citronella's Bar (serving aperitif before lunch and dinner; open from 10.00am-11.00pm). Beach Trolley Bar (beach cart with refreshments and light snacks; open 10.00am-5.00pm). 2 swimming pools including a designated 'quiet zone' pool. Health and Wellness Tropical Spa by Cinq Mōndes with its own authentic hammam*. Fitness centre by Aura*. Water sports* including windsurfing, laser-sailing, water-skiing and kayaking. Scuba-diving*. 6 floodlit tennis courts*, beach volleyball, table tennis*, badminton*, yoga sessions*, aerobics*, mini-football*. Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club* and Tamarina Golf Club. Sun Kids' club with its own buffet and swimming pool (2-11 years. Babysitter* required for children 2-3 years). Sun Generations teens' club* (12-17 years). Evening entertainment. Complimentary WiFi.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

5 nights for all stays that include 31st December. 

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very friendly staff and perfect hotel

Mar 25, 2020 Geeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I felt I needed to right a review on this hotel . As my wife and myself visited this hotel this month on a two week holiday with the travel adjacent KUONI . The staff in this hotel were perfect very friendly. The food was lovely and the hotel situated on a perfect coast line of Mauritius. Unfortunately 2 days into our stay the island had 3… Read more
I felt I needed to right a review on this hotel . As my wife and myself visited this hotel this month on a two week holiday with the travel adjacent KUONI . The staff in this hotel were perfect very friendly. The food was lovely and the hotel situated on a perfect coast line of Mauritius. Unfortunately 2 days into our stay the island had 3 reported Corona Virus outbreaks on the other side of island from locals returning off cruise ship which escalated to 14 cases on the island within a week. The Mauritian government desiding to rightly so close the boarders of the island to protect themselves which effected flights in and out from from the island . And rightly so everybody became very scared including obviously the staff of the hotel of the Pandemic Viras that had struck there island . The hotel and staff tackled this problem to the best that they possibly could which was perfectly dealt with . Yes there was confusion at times but understandable being that no Pandemic virus of this scale has every been tackled in later years . Very scary stuff but hats off to the hotel staff for dealing with this the best way possible. We were then moved to La Pirogue . The hotel's sister hotel next door to manage guests all in one hotel . Which wasnt ideal to have to move but was the correct decision to contain visitors this hotel was far from full with plenty of room . Plenty of hygiene points to wash hands . A nurse every morning to take temperature of every person before breakfast. Staggering of dinner time . Yes not the best holiday of our life but this was due to a Corona Virusout break on the island which started on the island. Both these hotels tackled the outbreak to the best of there abilities and the staff although scared stayed as friendly as possible. A big thank you to all Read less
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Mar 25, 2020 Coconut1962

My husband and I recently stayed at Sugar beach but unfortunately our holiday was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic and consequent island lockdown. During our stay we cannot praise the staff enough-they were friendly, attentive and helpful even though they were worried during this awful time. The hotel is in a beautiful setting and is very… Read more
My husband and I recently stayed at Sugar beach but unfortunately our holiday was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic and consequent island lockdown. During our stay we cannot praise the staff enough-they were friendly, attentive and helpful even though they were worried during this awful time. The hotel is in a beautiful setting and is very clean with everything you'd expect from a 5 star hotel. The fruit platter on arrival was a nice touch. I could not believe the review from one other guest about the food and that all s/he had one evening was bread due to the lack of choice??!! The buffet choice was more than adequate along with the a la carte evenings. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to eat at the other restaurants due to closure because of the virus but this was totally acceptable in the circumstances. There were plenty of notices informing guests of the changes. We wish all the staff well and hope they keep well. We will definitely be back in happier times and it will be interesting to see the differences as the hotel is now undergoing refurbishment. Read less
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Mar 23, 2020 AlisonTwigg Harpenden, United Kingdom

We spent 11 days in February in room 725 with a lovely view of the pool and sea. The hotel is immaculate and the grounds are so well kept. The staff were all so friendly and can't do enough for you. It's difficult to single out too many people but a special mention to Sanjeet at the quiet pool bar, Kevin at The Buddha Bar (for giving us French… Read more
We spent 11 days in February in room 725 with a lovely view of the pool and sea. The hotel is immaculate and the grounds are so well kept. The staff were all so friendly and can't do enough for you. It's difficult to single out too many people but a special mention to Sanjeet at the quiet pool bar, Kevin at The Buddha Bar (for giving us French lessons!) and for Yashvin keeping our room clean every evening. Our favourite restaurant is a difficult one too as the food in all restaurants was exceptional. I would like to say Citronella's but it was a tad chaotic at times and quite slow. The staff are amazing but it needs clearer management in my opinion. That said, we were on holiday and laid back as we were never in a hurry but it does need improvement. Thank you Sugar Beach for a wonderful holiday. We hope to be back one day xx Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 Van V

We were at sugar beach resort for 2 days, welcoming was great. Our junior suite was fantastic with all amenities and well clean. Thanks to all housekeeper who care for our stay, especially khooshal,Ragini,Jean-Pierre,Diana,Baboo. Mini club team so attention to our daughter who had a great timeless memory with all of you.❤❤❤. Food was… Read more
We were at sugar beach resort for 2 days, welcoming was great. Our junior suite was fantastic with all amenities and well clean. Thanks to all housekeeper who care for our stay, especially khooshal,Ragini,Jean-Pierre,Diana,Baboo. Mini club team so attention to our daughter who had a great timeless memory with all of you.❤❤❤. Food was excellent. Thanks to all sugar beach staff members. Read less
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Mar 21, 2020 Jamie24588

We arrived at Sugar Beach on 13th Mar staying AI for 10days.... I write this with 2 days remaining. Please be aware the last 3 days of our trip have been understandably restricted by coronavirus so I am not factoring this into our review where possible. Pros - In general hotel facilities are decent and have a 5 star feel. - Garden & grounds are a… Read more
We arrived at Sugar Beach on 13th Mar staying AI for 10days.... I write this with 2 days remaining. Please be aware the last 3 days of our trip have been understandably restricted by coronavirus so I am not factoring this into our review where possible. Pros - In general hotel facilities are decent and have a 5 star feel. - Garden & grounds are a real wow factor. - Beach is stunning, boat house activities are great, beach sunsets amazing. - Refurbed rooms are of good standard with great views - Housekeeping spot on with regular replenishment of towels etc turn down service and a friendly smile every time you bumped into their team. - Food has been pretty good all round, excellent meals at Citronella, Bhudda Bar & Coconut cafe (la pirogue). Buffet 7/10 but most nights no buffet but set menu instead, which was actually far better! Cons - Guest relations, service and communication - First 5 days of our trip hotel was not as expected. No pool drinks service, no background music, no activities offered minimal evening entertainment etc. Sounds silly but all adds to overall feel of the place during the day - a stroll down the beach to La pirogue felt far more “alive” and still extremely chilled. - Again for first 5 days Service was incredibly slow and frustrating when it was quite common to see groups of 5+ staff chatting to one another whilst your struggling for 20 mins to order a drink. Happened regularly in Mon plaisir, Beach bar and Bhudda bar. - Day 6 arrived with a surge of new guests to the hotel and all of a sudden the place woke up! Service became quicker, pool service began, staff seemed much more chatty and smiley and day activities started to become more apparent with even a cooking demo by the pool (this is sort of what I expect from this level of hotel). - Communication throughout the entire trip (especially amidst coronavirus lockdown) has been extremely poor across the hotel. Very little info on evening activities ie what restaurants offer, what buffet theme or what entertainment was on, you sort of have to go and suss it all out. Given you have to book a la cartes in advance due to demand, it makes planning your evenings very tricky! The last two days of our trip the island has been on coronavirus lockdown, the hotel still has plenty of guests but all a la carte restaurants, boat house, pool bars and even pool towels have closed. I understand this may be required during a lockdown but there has been ZERO communication from the hotel on what is happening and what to expect. We have had to find out from speaking to other guests. - This hotel should not be labelled 5 star with this type of service and communication. I don’t want to sound entirely negative so will end on a few highs... ...some stand out staff (aces in a bad hand!) that are worthy of a mention. - Tiriven (pool service) - incredible service and extremely attentive. Knows what you’re after without having to ask. Works his socks off all day up and down the beach! - Yanish (brasserie waiter) - friendly, and extremely good service. Fastest service we had all week!! - Citronellas team - we had a great experience every time went, team were great. - La Pirogue (everyone we came across) including La Morne and Coconut cafe staff. To summarise - great facilities, stunning setting, good food and nice room but let down by poor service (except a few), terrible communication and a strange empty/part-closed feeling to the hotel! From what we have seen we would book La Pirogue next time instead! Read less