Mauritius holidays recently became even more of a wonderful experience for families thanks to Sunlife. Discover their three incredible family resorts and find the one that’s perfect for you by exploring the innovative Come Alive Collection. It’s very exciting, take a look.
If you didn’t think Mauritius holidays could get any better, Sunlife have news for you. Just launched, the Come Alive Collection is a curated range of experiences exclusive to Sunlife resorts on Mauritius. Each experience reflects the individual personality of Sugar Beach, Long Beach or La Pirogue resort, so it’s easier than ever for families to choose which one is perfect for them.
However, fun holiday experiences are only part of the new story that Sunlife has to share. The traditions of Mauritius are woven into every Sunlife resort, but now they’re enhanced by the Sunlife app. From booking a massage by the Indian Ocean at Sugar Beach resort to ordering a Brilliant Breakfast at La Pirogue, the app organises everything: you can even use it to have an ice cold drink delivered to your sunbed by the Beach Squad.
New Sunlife additions to marvellous Mauritus holidays
If you’re intrigued by the sound of a Beach Squad, wait until you hear about Energy Gym; Sun Kids Club and Sun Teens! These new additions to all Sunlife resorts are designed to make Mauritius holidays more carefree than ever. For example, the dynamic Beach Squad teams serve your every beachside need, whether that’s a cocktail delivered to your sun lounger or creating you a personalised ‘beach pack’ filled with goodies and edible treats.
Sun Kids Clubs are free for families, open 12 hours a day and dedicated to making sure 2 to 12 year olds have as much fun as they can manage. And Sun Teens creates a lightly independent environment where young adults can try water sports, hang out and make new friends.
Then there’s Energy Gym. This innovative new concept will really strike a chord with responsible travellers as it allows guests at all Sunlife resorts to generate electricity by exercising. Less of a challenge than it sounds, you’ll find recycled bikes in the grounds and when pedalled, they generate power. After dark you can literally see the results of your legwork as the garden lights up using the guest-supplied electricity. Don’t be surprised to discover kids especially love this idea.
So now you know what all Sunlife resorts have in common, take a look at the Come Alive Collection which makes each one of them extraordinary.
Sugar Beach – Mauritius holidays with an elegant vintage vibe
Five-star Sugar Beach sits on the silvery sands of Flic-en-Flac beaches on the west coast of Mauritius. Evoking the glamour of the 1920s but infused with every imaginable 21st century luxury, this is the Sunlife resort which encourages indulgence. That spirit is woven through The Come Alive Collection here. There’s fun for two to 12 year olds at Sun Kids Club, older kids (or young adults) have Sun Teens to indulge their sense of adventure and everyone in the family gets to enjoy an exciting range of activities which make Mauritius holidays more memorable than ever.
Crazy Croquet: a Sugar Beach twist on traditional lawn games
Nothing says lazy, sunny afternoons quite like the click of mallets on a croquet lawn. Crazy Croquet at Sugar Beach brings its own twist to the tradition with some gentle competition and a fun, vintage dress code. Of course it’s all very civilised. Although there’s room for giggles and a spot of running about, so kids love it as much as grown ups.
Beauty Bubble: a thoroughly indulgent side to Mauritius holidays
Beauty Bubble on the beach brings together indulgence and a sense of fun. Treatments range from soothing massages to glamorous makeovers, there’s even a nail bar during the day. And whenever you’re in the mood to be pampered, Beauty Bubble’s butler is on hand to serve drinks elegantly in the style you’ll come to very quickly associate with Sugar Beach.
Putting on the Ritz: irresistible grown up dress up
When you want a change from a barefoot and beachy vibe, Putting on the Ritz invites you to get gussied up and gorgeous. Don’t worry if you didn’t pack to impress. As well as complete head-to-toe makeovers, you can simply borrow one of the divine gowns from the Sugar Beach collection. And dads aren’t forgotten either, whether they’re cool and classic linen suit types or more up for a sharp, traditional tux.
Time for Tea: escape to a more leisurely era every afternoon
Retreat from the heat of the day for afternoon tea in the plant-filled Sugar Beach lounge. Another delightfully retro ritual, this one comes with a Mauritian side of tropical treats. And the setting is conducive to complete relaxation: there’s even a resident pianist to add another layer of vintage glamour.
Strictly Sugar: dance like no one is watching on Mauritius holidays
Skills are now the new souvenirs. So bring your willing feet to Sugar Beach and let the resort’s dance instructors release your inner Strictly spirit with daily dance lessons.
L’Atelier des Sens: the heady experience of making your own perfume
Taking a perfume making workshop in collaboration with Grasse parfumiers is an amazing experience. Kids will love sweet scents created especially to tempt their young senses. Then just add a touch of glitter to make yet another wonderful holiday memory.
Long Beach – the cool and refreshing resort to inspire you every day
If you imagine the mix of a cool and airy Mauritian beach house and a luxurious resort hotel, that’s the essence of five-star Long Beach. This fresh, contemporary resort sits on Belle Mare Beach on the island’s peaceful east coast. Known for its innovative approach to Mauritius holidays, everything here is designed to inspire families and restore everyone’s sense of wonder. So unsurprisingly its Come Alive Collection mixes up creativity and soul refreshing joy.
Transforming the Piazza: evenings come alive at Long Beach
As night falls over Mauritius, Long Beach Piazza comes alive with light installations, music and performance art. Stunning illuminations set the scene and the warm evening air only adds to the sense of enchantment.
Biodiversity Park: experiencing conservation in action is thrilling for kids
Keen conservationists of all ages will love the Long Beach Biodiversity Park. Developed in collaboration with the University of Mauritius, it’s where you can see sustainability in action. Kids are able to adopt a coral from the underwater coral nursery. The nature trails lets you discover the island’s plant life. And for the ultimate farm to table experience, you can eat in the ‘chef’s garden’.
Swing and drift
What’s a holiday without good sleep? At Long Beach, we love to snooze, which is why dotted along our beach are a series of contemporary canvas hammocks designed to encourage Inquisitive Extroverts to lie back, listen to the sound of the waves and swing into serenity. Drift off to sleep in our blissful hangouts while a member of our spa team massages your neck knots and soothes your temple tensions. Our sleep experiences are perfect for 30 minutes of deep jet-lag shut-eye or shorter moments of calm reflection.
Santé: discover the art of Mauritian style mixology
The art of mixology reaches new heights as the expert Long Beach bar tenders create innovative new cocktails with healing properties. Whether you have savage sunburn or a mild hangover, master mixologists have the perfect concoction to cure all ills or just refresh your spirit. And if you want to learn the art yourself, you can even sign up for a molecular mixology class.
As well as the Come Alive Collection, Long Beach also features Sun Kids Club and Sun Teens. Families can relax completely on Belle Mare Beach as the Beach Squad attend to every need. Exciting water sports make the most of the Indian Ocean’s warm, clear waters and if you’re feeling extra active, don’t forget to generate some pedal power at the resort’s Energy Gym.
La Pirogue – authentic island spirit woven into magical Mauritius holidays
Experiencing a real sense of traditional Mauritian life is what makes La Pirogue so magical for families. Amazingly creative clubs engage kids with everything from conservation to water sports. Beautiful Flic-en-Flac beach on the west coast provides a stunning setting for daily adventures. And if you feel like just doing nothing, the Beach Squad at La Pirogue are only too happy to let you chill while they attend to your every need.
Pirogue Painting: families get creative on Flic-en-Flac Beach
Marooned on the silvery sands of Flic-en-Flac beach, you’ll find a traditional pirogue fishing boat. Its sailing days are done and now it serves as a canvas for inspired guests to decorate with their own works of art. Feeling creative? Paint on the pirogue and leave a little of yourself on Mauritius forever.
Brilliant Breakfast: the best start to every day on Mauritius holidays
The best meal of the day is even better at your very own floating restaurant. Adrift in the warm, transparent lagoon, dangle your toes in the water, relax and listen as your server describes the morning deliciousness on offer. It’s the perfect start to another wonderful day in paradise.
Village Vibe: a welcome like no other at La Pirogue
Arriving at La Pirogue is like entering the heart of a vibrant, Mauritian community. Just don’t expect dull reception desks. Instead you can look forward to colourful market stalls, delicious snacks, local craftworkers plying their trades and artists working at easels. Kids are thrilled instantly and the holiday mood is set for amazing from there.
Marsan Confi: let the resident storyteller take you exploring round Mauritius
Want to hear about the real Mauritius? Spot the storyteller as he pedals around the resort and he’ll tell you tales of the island’s history, as well as myths, legends and mysteries. This is another experience to delight kids, although parents will be equally enthralled.
Sega Zoomba: Mauritian traditions mixed with a serious workout
Sega Zoomba is the new all-over body workout that’s a mash-up of Zumba and Mauritian Sega rhythm. The programme is designed exclusively for La Piroque by Anouchka Zuel and practiced daily by the pool and on the beach. It’s fun, a little bit sweaty and great for all ages.
Coral Farming: leave behind a little of yourself on Mauritius holidays
Understanding and caring for the local environment is very much the Sunlife philosophy. Do your bit by learning about the island’s fragile underwater eco-system at the Floating Nursery. Kids will love becoming coral farmers for the day and discovering about seabed maintenance with the resort’s resident marine biologist.