Mauritius is a favourite international getaway for South Africans, four hours away by regular airline flights and a household name for its wide range of luxury resorts. Sun Resorts has also signed an agreement for the lease of Ambre Resort & Spa, a 4-star hotel located in on Belle Mare Bay on the sheltered east coast effective from October 2012, so start planning that breakaway...
There we go... 800m of white sand. Walk it; it's a tough job, but someone has to do it, right?
The website for Johannesburg-based World Leisure Holidays (WLH), part of the island's luxury Sun Resorts Limited hotel group, www.wlh.co.za, features the locations, facilities, rates and special offers of each well-known resort brand it represents amongst the island's 110 hotels.
The kids will have a great time, safely supervised and kept occupied.
Each resort has its own distinct character, inviting holidaymakers to decide on the destination which best suits them. WLH focuses on the Sun Resorts brands in its portfolio, marketing, promoting and distributing their particular qualities.
A portfolio to suit every taste
Its 4 and 5-star portfolio in Mauritius includes Le Touessrok, La Pirogue, Sugar Beach and the new Long Beach. Ambre, however, now in process of renovation and upgrading, will be added to the WLH portfolio later this year.
Next stop... India!
A minimum investment of €10m is being spent on the full renovation of the property. The renovation will include an upgrade of the public areas, complete renovation of the rooms, new main pool and upgrading of the technical areas and back of house.
Ambre Resort and Spa is an established favourite with the annual holiday set, and now joins the Sun Resorts group in the in-demand 4-star market.
Escape into nothingness.
The contemporary 298-room hotel's 'wow factor' reflects its sheltered Belle Mare beach setting. Sea breezes waft through the lush gardens where all the rooms are fitted with 42-inch flat screen TVs, a bouquet of satellite programmes, WiFi online access and electronic accessories including clocks, radios and safes.
Let there be music, maestro
Ambre's tropical-casual style is defined by its 800m beach, its lagoon and the gathering places around its redesigned pool and spa. DJs and live music are in day-long action at the pool and beach and continue at night in the clubs and restaurants.
And at the end of a hard day lazing around and relaxing...
The Ambre resort is positioned in a broader market segment to meet the growing appetite in the South African tourist market for affordable, exhilarating family and couple's holidays, says Johann Strydom, WLH managing director.
The resort fills the gap left by the group's perennially top-selling Le Coco Beach hotel, which was closed in 2007 to make way for the chic, contemporary Long Beach, which has already won a number of awards since it opened in April 2011.
Ambre at a glance
298 rooms 100 Standard rooms 178 Superior rooms 17 Family units 2 Suites 735m² pool 3 restaurants, one on the beach, and 2 bars 4 Spa treatment rooms, a hammam, a sauna, a jacuzzi and a beauty parlour Well-equipped fitness centre 2 floodlit tennis courts Preferential access to Le Touessrok Golf Course and its Golf Academy Function room and nightclub Resort shop Sun Kids Club for 4-11-year-olds Sun Generation Club for 12-17-year-olds
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