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Issue: Aug 2012

A Long Way from Ordinary

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In the pouring rain after an exhausting day, while you’re waiting in a serpentine line for something you can no longer remember, spare a minute to dream about the ideal holiday destination: Long Beach, Mauritius.

Mauritius has always been known as the place that can refresh even the weariest of world travellers. The sea, the sun and the luxe hotels lining the promenade—all this is as close to paradise as it’s possible. Among the resorts jostling for your attention, though, is a gem: Sun Resorts’ Long Beach, Mauritius, ‘a destination that blends luxury, sport, wellness & design’. This luxurious, urban beach resort offers the best of two worlds: the upbeat buzz of the city—so you can never feel too far away from the clubs and restaurant, and an escape to the freshness of beach living—so you can remember what it’s like to walk barefoot and carefree again.

The new resort boasts 255 rooms, all with sea views. The architecture of Long Beach is a clever juxtaposition. It combines tropical interpretations with a contemporary urban style softened by natural forms, local detailing and materials. The gardens, totalling almost 500,000 plants with 26 varieties of endemic species, are a key feature of the resort and blend seamlessly into the architectural structures and buildings.

While you’re there, access the stupendous Le Touessrok Golf course (the par-72 championship course designed by Bernhard Langer, and set on its own island, Ile aux Cerfs, up the coast) and the Sea Spa, a tailor-made spa for Long Beach with its twelve treatment rooms including two double rooms and one equipped with bath. A tip: the outdoor spa pavilion provides the ideal setting for massages overlooking the lagoon.

The chic, contemporary Long Beach blends open-air and indoor living, all the better for you to get the maximum out of your holiday. Enjoy all that this resort has to offer, and then head to your room, sink into the magnificent king-sized bed and watch the waves lapping against the shore as you fall asleep.

Read more in the August 2012 issue of Hi! BLITZ – the no.1 Lifestyle magazine.

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This article first appeared in August 2012 issue of Hi! BLITZ magazine

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