Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa: Enjoy the trip of a lifetime at this truly sensation resort in Mauritius
Mauritius is the verdant isle that is often described as the inspiration for heaven - and the appropriately named Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa is one of its premier golfing resorts.
Even by the standards of this most beautiful of island nations, it enjoys a fortunate location. Jutting out into the Indian Ocean from an imposing 1,700ft rock - one of Mauritius' most famous landmarks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Le Morne is an idyllic peninsula, fringed with three miles of sandy beaches. The waters of the surrounding lagoon are calm and inviting, and the resort's position on the south-west coast delivers spectacular sunsets. Couples looking for an exclusive golf escape and families seeking luxury are equally well catered for thanks to an array of activities and accommodation.
The hotel has four excellent restaurants: the Blue Marlin, specialising in ultra-fresh seafood; the relaxed, Italian-themed La Palma; La Ravanne for a sophisticated take on Mauritian cuisine; and the international Le Brabant, at the poolside. Guests can also dine at a further four restaurants along the beach at sister hotel Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa.
Whether you're seeking an activity break, total relaxation or a mix of the two, Paradis makes the perfect retreat. Water sports include windsurfing, kayaking and waterskiing, plus scuba diving and snorkelling for those who want to see the lagoon's rich, colourful wildlife close up. On land there are free flood-lit tennis courts, a fully-equipped gym and super relaxing spa.
The golf, however, remains one of the resort's main draws. Just a 30-metre stroll from reception lies the Paradis clubhouse and its 18-hole championship course, which stretches out amid the lush greenery of the Le Morne Peninsula. The course is set up with holiday golf in mind, a test for strong players but just as enjoyable for higher handicappers. Five holes include at least one shot over the Indian Ocean.
The green fees for hotel residents are just £25; in the quieter May to September period they are just £15 (and hotel rates at their best so it's a terrific time to stay). The course's signature is the par-5 16th, with the ocean forming a dog-leg on the right that asks how brave you want to be off the tee. Your second, or in most cases your third, is to a green at the very tip of the ocean lapped peninsula. Hotel guests also enjoy VIP access and reduced green fees at a further three local courses (all within 30 minutes), Heritage, Tamarina and Avalon.
Paradis 16th hole
Further Beachcomber golf options
On top of the superb golf at Paradis Beachcomber Resort & Spa, two further Beachcomber Hotels have exclusive access and green fees at the newest golf course in Mauritius – Mont Choisy. Opened in November 2017, Mont Choisy is an exciting new Peter Matkovich design and is the only golf course in the north west of the island.
Staying at either the five-star Trou Aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa or the great value all-inclusive Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa gives guests reduced green fees and exclusive tee times at this stunning new course.
Mont Choisy Clubhouse
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Call: 01483 445618
Getting There: Fly Air Mauritius and begin your magical Mauritius experience as soon as you step on the plane. Direct flights to Mauritius depart from Heathrow three times a week, with flight time around 12 hours.
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