Sugar Beach Resort
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... Thank you Richard Pinelli, Doug Horchak and Mike Blackwell, this time, for the inspiration you gave this year to God’s people in Mauritius. Translating your sermons has been a challenge, since you speak so fast, but it was worth the sweat. I had taken notes listening to them beforehand, and it helped a lot.
I was very pleasantly surprised to see the love and unity among all the participants. Lots of joy and laughs and humility, ...
... We stopped for lunch in a shopping center very similar to any American shopping center, where some of us ordered lunch at the Indian Style KFC, next to a … Pizza Hut. I had Spring Rolls with chicken at a Vietnamese place, with and a bottle of water that tasted delicious. We then decided to go back to Flic en Flac to prepare for Church Services.
I discovered today that the 3 recorded sermons from several other COGWA ministers I had planned to play during the Feast and ...
... of the creole here when it is spoken fast.
They also speak French (all the newspapers are written in French ; films at the cinema are dubbed in French ; TV programs are in French) & English. Indian languages are also spoken.
English is the official language, although nobody we met spoke it by choice. Apparently, all legal documents are in English ; but they have to be translated into French so that people can understand ...
... really hard, it wasn’t that bad and we are smarter than most people on here so we should be fine. It was annoying because the professor specifically said that we didn’t need to worry about specific dates or numbers and there ended up being a lot of questions about that exact thing.
On to India next, I’m not sure how I feel about it. I am excited to see the country and especially the Taj Mahal, but I have heard from people that it ...
... it was dinner time. I was inevitably rubbish at making my own sushi but even though it looked rubbish it had good fillings - tuna, sweet chilli chicken, rice and a biut of greens as Anna forced us to! The taste was ok but not the greatest fan of seaweed which wrapped the whole thing up! I also felt like a bit of a specil child as had to get the girls to make my second roll and chop it up for me! This was followed by ...
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We had the most wonderful holiday at Sugar Beach just before Easter this year (2006). The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and did all they could to make our stay enjoyable and memorable. We went with the whole family, our daughters aged 19 and 17 and son aged 14. All had a fantastic time and were never bored as the sports staff always had something arranged for them - from beach voleyball to football. The rooms were good and the hotel kindly upgraded us to beach-front for the second week which was just perfect with the sea just a few yards away from our front doors!
We stayed at Sugar Beach on all inclusive basis for 10 days at the end of March. We had two rooms in a beach villa which were large, comfortable, very clean and looked out over the immaculate gardens and beach. if you want interconnecting rooms as we did with our children make sure you send an email to the hotel as soon as you book. Beach was everything you could wish for and the watersports excellent. Pools were good and the new pool at La Pirogue which you can use is a new infinity pool set amongst wonderful gardens. We are fussy about good food and we could not criticise anything. Lunch at Paul and Virginie is included on all inc and in beautiful setting. Dont leave checking your bill to the last moment-only some things are included on the all inc and several things had been added that should not have been-it did take a couple of days to have them all removed. Be very specific about asking for HOUSE white wine which is inc by the bottle and very drinkable as you may get other white wine which is very expensive. Food and drink is very expensive and I would not consider staying anywhere in Mauritius on half board. I prefer to pay more and then relax and enjoy wine with my lunch and a cocktail waatching the sunset rather than warm beer from the Spa up the road. Service was without exception brilliant. We stayed at the Heritage last year and this year it seemed alot hotter and much more humid. However the air con is very good. we were concerned about the outbreak of the chikungunya virus before we went - it does appear to be less of an issue on the east coast although it is almost impossible to establish the risk involved. We wore Jungle waterproof 10 hour protection over suncream during the day and the max protection spray on exposed bits at night and it was very effective. Plug ins are not effective in hotel rooms with air con and the maids do leave the doors open during service. We took some room spray and used it as we were going out in the evening. Yes there were a couple of small geckos in our rooms but they are harmless and eat mosqiutoes - this is the tropics. If you are staying more than a week at Sugar Beach you can ask to transfer to Le Touessrok for the last couple of nights on a half board basis. We went for 2 nights and were disappointed-see my review. The beach wasn't a patch on Sugar Beach and there were no fantastic sunsets at the end of the day. We have stayed on most Carribean islands, are widely travelled and very fussy but if we decide to return to Mauritius it would be firstly to Heritage, then Sugar Beach then Le Touessrok.
My wife and I, both senior citizens, regularly take a Winter Break in the Caribbean. Having become disillusioned with rising prices and falling standards decided to try Mauritius this year. After reading a couple of reviews we had our doubts about this hotel but, after a 12 day stay, cannot recollect a better 4* resort hotel anywhere in many years of travelling.
We visited the Sugar Beach resort from March 10th to 25th March 2006. The holiday was superb made especially so by the hotel and the staff whose attention to detail with regard to service was fantastic.
We stayed at the Sugar Beach in December looking forward to Christmas in paradise and left on the first flight we could get on, which was on Boxing Day, on arriving we found we could not get any food until 12.30 which we ordered and it finally arrived at 2.15 stone cold, the beds were not clean they had not been changed, the bathroom was tiny, cistern in the toilet took 20 mins to fill up, with 4 in a room I will leave the rest to you to think about, I could go on, the rooms are filthy, mould on the shower curtains, birds droppings on food and tableclothes, complaints to the management seemed to be beyond them, we asked for extra towels and were told we had to make a special request for them,the grounds are very nice but the kids club is a long way from everything else and past a lake, would we go back?never the worst holiday we have ever had
Very nice, sprawling hotel with a number of buildings laid out over grounds overlooking the beach. Narrow but white sand beach, with lagoon. Colorfully decorated rooms are large but not bug nor insect free. Beautiful swimming pool centered on children. Tennis courts adequate but unplayable most of the time during very hot days, and early evening hours interfere with dinner schedule. Buffet food is excellent for breakfast and dinner (some problems with bird and pigeon droppings on tables and food), but meals are exorbitantly expensive. Booked a room and told meal cost would be added at end of stay - was shocked to find that food costs were equal to room costs - and room costs were very high. Not too much extras offered since Mauritius is very, very quiet place. Simply cannot understand why anyone, with possible exceptions of South Africans, would ever visit here. Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Morocco, etc. offer so much more at one-third to one-half the prices for more luxurious accomodations. Airline was packed with French and British vacationers and families, who, we believe, could only be coming with payment made by corporate sponsors. It is beyond our imagination why anyone would spend so much on airfare and accomodations and food just to spend a week or two in Mauritius. Hawaii is cheap compared to Mauritius and has much, much more to offer. Only saving grace is that Sugar Beach Resort is cheaper than some of the other obscenely expensive hotels (St. Geran, et al) in Mauritius. Had a nice trip overall, but for the amount of money, Hawaii, Pebble Beach, Greenbrier, and other resorts in Italy, Spain, Greece, Southern France, etc. give you much, much better value for your hard earned money. However, if you want to throw your money away, go to Mauritius. By the way, a traveler will never be able to book a room directly. All rooms are taken up by British, French, and other European hotel room wholesalers, so prices aren't going lower anytime soon. Skip Mauritius and go to Hawaii.
Top class hotel
just come back from this fantastic hotel, the room was fantastic right on the beach and was kept spoltless throughout our stay, loads of things to keep you entertained throughout the day and for all ages too, we had our two children with us and the were never still, golf snorkelling boat trips football canoes they were all free.
food fantastic plenty of choice
drinks were expensive but this was expected for a hotel of this standard, we were half board but they do an all inclusive package.
all in all we had a fantastic time and would definatly go again
This hotel is fantastic, it has everything that anyone would want. Its great for Honeymooners, which we were through to families. The Children are catered for all day with the fabulous kids club and you would never even know there were kids around at all!
Food was fabulous, breakfast being my favourite meal ranging from typical English Breakfast through to American waffles with Maple syrup.
We stayed in a Beach Bungalow which was very romantic, you could here the waves crashing at night!
Fabulous, Fab, Fab!!!!
Went there for the honey moon, great place to be in vacations. the personnel are very dedicated and are allways taking care that you won't be upset by something.
Loved it. Went for our honeymoon. Beautiful scenery. We stayed in the honeymoon wing. Service excellent. Food excellent. Clean ... what more could you want? Stayed on a HB basis. Lunches out in Flic en Flac using the local bus service were yummy and a must for anyone.
Coral in the sea so you will need some plastic shoes for the sea if you have sensitive toes!!! But glorious beaches. Would definetly go again if we had the chance.