Our Rating
8.4
Overall

Long Beach

5 STAR

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Our Rating
8.4
Overall

Long Beach

5 STAR
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The old stereotypical Mauritian resort design template has been ditched in favour of a boldly contemporary and modernist approach to styling and decor that's unique on the island!

Our Ratings

8.4
Overall
8.0
Luxury & style
7.5
Setting
9.0
Activities
8.0
Child Friendly

Our Ratings

8.4
Overall
8.0
Luxury & style
7.5
Setting
9.0
Activities
8.0
Child Friendly

What's Hot

  • Unique and fresh architecture and design of an unapologetic modernist and contemporary nature - completely different to anything else on the island and likely to appeal to the young and trendy
  • Stunning kilometre long stretch of white sand that lends the resort its name
  • The rooms are light, bright and airy in feel with bright accent colours combining beautifully with the dominant white colour palette - some of the most attractive on the island!
  • Loads of things to do if you're active - including a climbing wall, free golf on the nearby 18 hole course on Ile aux Cerfs, not to mention a myriad different water-based activities
  • Very child friendly (including a teen's club) with a wealth of Family Rooms and inter-leading rooms perfect for that family holiday

What's Not

  • The very contemporary architecture at Long Beach may not appeal to some people who prefer more traditionally styled Mauritian resorts
  • Remember to take water shoes when swimming as (like many resorts on the island) you could encounter pieces of coral
Long Beach

Long Beachinstead of the typical old Mauritian stereotyped thatch roofs architectural style, Long Beach introduced an unashamedly contemporary look to the island with clean, minimalistic somewhat cubic lines

Resort Profile

The old stereotypical Mauritian resort design template has been ditched in favour of a boldly contemporary and modernist approach to styling and decor that's unique on the island!

Quick Overview

Rooms
255 - 58 Superior; Superior Sea View; 28 Deluxe Pool Garden; 44 Deluxe Beachfront 36 Deluxe Beach Villa; 29 Family Junior Suites & 2 Beachfront Senior Suites
Location
Belle Mare, East Coast
Standard Meal Basis
Half Board
All Inclusive Option
Yes
Kids Club
Yes - and Teen's Club
Golf
Yes - at nearby Ile aux Cerfs
Spa
Yes

For many years the old Le Coco Beach resort on the east coast of Mauritius was a firm favourite amongst South Africans. As one of the first resorts to be opened on the island, it inevitably became rather dated and the decision was eventually taken to revamp the resort. “Revamp” actually understates what happened however, as the old hotel was literally demolished and a completely new and ultra-modern resort was built and opened in 2011 under a new name – Long Beach.

Why the re-branding you may ask? Well the newly rebuilt resort was firstly a lot more upmarket than the old Le Coco Beach, and secondly the style and feel of the new resort was completely different to the old – instead of the typical old Mauritian stereotyped thatch roofs architectural style, Long Beach introduced an unashamedly contemporary look to the island with clean, minimalistic somewhat cubic lines. In fact, just about the only thing that remains from the old resort is, of course, the stunning 1.3 km stretch of white sand beach that lends the new Long Beach its name!

These somewhat starkly square styling touches have their most obvious manifestation in the resort’s Piazza area – essentially a modern re-creation of a “village square” where everything happens around the piazza: from shopping to alfresco dining, clubbing (Bombora nightclub is the only one on the east coast) and shows. The architectural style obviously isn’t going to appeal to everyone – even in our office we have some who prefer a softer, more traditional island style, whilst for others it’s their favourite resort on the entire island precisely because of the fresh and contemporary style being such a breath of fresh air! Have a look at the pics and make your own mind up which camp you fall into.

The resort’s 255 spacious sea-facing rooms are arranged in three broad low-rise crescents with California-style contemporary interiors boasting swathes of white contrasting with tropical hardwood and vibrant splashes of colour such as apple green and coral red and finished off with modern slate floors. They are airy and spacious (minimum of 60 sqm) and wonderfully clean and fresh feeling and ultimately some of the most attractive rooms on the entire island! A highlight for us are the comfy day beds on your veranda where you can laze the hours away with a good book or admire the views of the palm tree filled gardens or the aquamarine lagoon in the distance. One thing to bear in mind is that the bathrooms are open- planned with no closing doors from the bedroom area, whilst the shower and toilet are basically glass enclosures. This makes it feel very open and relaxed but the comparative lack of privacy of the bathrooms is obviously not going to be to everyone’s taste.

Rather than an old high-rise style of building housing the rooms, the low-rise small blocks arranged in crescents presents a much more attractive and unobtrusive face. Obviously though, with a resort of this size (the resorts stretches out over some 37 hectares) it can be quite a slog to your room from the main public areas, so the golf buggies available to get you around are a real winner! Also bear in mind that whilst your room may be sea-facing, the lush gardens and your room’s distance from the beach may mean that you only catch glimpses of the sea between the palms.

Talking of the sea, a major attraction here is obviously the stunning beach – a 1.3 km long curve of fine white sand lined with some 750 sun loungers (so you’re sure to find a spot to relax in peace!) As with many of the beaches on Mauritius, reef shoes are a good idea when swimming off the beach due to the coral shelf underfoot. Otherwise you can head instead for a dip in one of the resort’s 2 huge pools. During our winter months when the winds can blow along the east coast, the resort’s main pool provides the perfect sheltered place to swim (and the water’s heated too so you’ll definitely be comfortable!) Otherwise the gorgeous infinity pool at the front of the resort is the place to be, where you can get relief from the tropical heat (this one’s unheated) whilst gazing out over the perfect beach just below you!

Activities are big on the agenda at Long Beach, with sports such as kayaking, snorkelling, parasailing, tennis, football, yoga, lap pool, cycling tours, a large fitness centre and even a climbing wall on offer – there’s also free golf at the stunning Bernhard Langer designed course on nearby Ile aux Cerfs. Then there’s the Sea Spa, tucked in its own garden, which provides a wide range of exotic sea-inspired treatments from all over the world. Long Beach is also extremely child friendly with a great kid’s club and it’s also one of the few resorts on the island that specifically caters for teenagers too with a separate teen’s club.

After a busy day on the beach or pool, you’ll no doubt be delighted by the great choice of five restaurants on offer (4 of which are included under the standard half board rate) as well as the nightly entertainment on offer. Apart from the main buffet restaurant, there are specialist Italian, Chinese, Japanese and seafood restaurants to enjoy! As is usual at most Mauritian resorts, for most customers we recommend going the All-Inclusive route as otherwise the cost of drinks and lunches add up extremely quickly. Finally, before heading for bed, why not hit the dance floor and let your hair down at Bombora, the resort’s nightclub!

Pricing

per person sharing

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Booking Notes

  • Rates apply only to SA residents
  • Rates are subject to currency fluctuations
  • Children under 18 years of age require an unabridged birth certificate

Child Policy

  • Free accommodation and meals to up to 2 children under 12 years sharing their parents room (2 Adults) as per meal plan booked
  • Free access to the kids and the exclusive teens club
  • Special kids menu or dishes available on request
  • Babysitting services and prams are available for a fee

  • NOTE: If infant turns 2 during travel, they are regarded for pricing purposes as “children”