EXPLORE OR UNWIND
For most, an island holiday means lying in the sun with a good book, and Long Beach provides the perfect setting. Laze on the loungers or daybeds next to the main pool, or grab a spot under the umbrellas on the beach. For those seeking a quieter space to unwind in, the adults-only infinity pool is simply heavenly.
Stretch your legs with a stroll along the hotel’s 1,3km-long beach, or try out the many water sports. Take a pedalo for a spin, ski past the breakers slalom-style, or join one of the snorkelling expeditions.
If you want to get the best view of the island, try parasailing through the air (about R580pp for 10 minutes). Avid divers can book at the resort’s sports centre for an amazing diving safari or wreck dive with Blues Diving Center’s expert instructors the water is full of colourful sea life, like the exquisite blue-barred parrotfish.
If you’re looking to explore off hotel grounds, take a 10-minute drive to the bustling Flacq market in Centre de Flacq. This typical local market has everything from fresh fruit and veg to handmade table cloths and bags. If you love chilli, track down the Mauritian pesto mazavaroo -a blend of chilli, garlic, onion, lemon and ginger – to add flavour to meals at home.
With five eateries to choose from, dining is a truly special affair’
Upon your return to Long Beach, it’s time to bliss out at the on-site Sea Spa, nestled in a tropical forest. Choose to have your treatment at one of the outdoor areas beside a glittering lake, or in one of the 12 calming indoor rooms. Expert therapists work out lingering tension, using moisturising oils and creams, so you leave with a pampered body and peaceful mind. The firm, but relaxing 50-
minute Ocean de Soleil massage using fragrant sesame-, spirulina- and argan oils is a must-try.
Long Beach offers an adventure for families and couples alike – you won’t forget the friendly staff, excellent service and, of course, the magnificent landscapes. Say Bonjour lle Maurice”!
Stephanie van der Plank’s trip was organised by World Leisure Holidays (see wlh.co.zaj. She was flown from Joburg to Mauritius by Air Mauritius (see airmauritius.comj, and stayed in a Standard Ocean View Room at Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort (see longbeachmauritius.comj.
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