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Mauritius wins IAGTO Golf Destination of the Year

October 18 2018

The dazzling Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has, over the last three decades, developed into a stellar holiday spot, worthy of its place on many of the top travel destination lists. Gorgeous golden beaches melt into turquoise waters set against volcanic, mountainous backdrops—it’s a breathtaking destination for every type of traveller.  

While Mauritius is known for its incredible natural beauty, stunning luxury accommodation, extraordinary culinary options and a huge selection of land- and water-based activities, drawing in droves of holidaymakers from near and far, that included anything from families to couples and wild-hearted adventurers, it’s also fast become a world-class golfing destination, where magical championship golf courses designed by some of the finest names in the industry attract avid golfers (both professionals and amateurs) from around the globe. Excellent golfers-only facilities, extraordinary golf academies and exceptional greens surrounded by tropical gardens and cerulean waters make for unforgettable golf experiences in this tropical haven.

This up-and-coming golf destination has not just captured the attention of discerning golfers looking to tee-off in paradise, many of the courses, such as the acclaimed Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club, have already won some incredible awards. What’s more, Mauritius has just been honoured with the title of Golf Destination of the Year for Africa, the Gulf States and the Indian Ocean at the esteemed IAGTO awards, which were held in Slovenia on Thursday 18 October 2018, marking the second time that Mauritius has been given this prestigious title. The winners of the IAGTO awards were announced at the IGTM (International Golf Travel Market) gala dinner which was enjoyed by many of the biggest players (excuse the pun) in the golf industry from around the world.

Being award Golf Destination of the Year for Africa, the Gulf States and the Indian Ocean both now and in 2016, highlights the amazing effort that has been put in to create Mauritius as an extraordinary golf destination, which is recognised internationally. The success of these efforts is evident not only in the prestigious awards and titles but in the magnificent golf courses and golf facilities too and in the fact that Mauritius now boasts over 12 outstanding courses (both 9- and 18-hole courses) compete with technically challenging greens which have been designed by a list of golfing legends that includes Ernie Els, Bernhard Langer, Tony Johnstone, Peter Matkovich and Rodney Wright. 

As a highly sought-after holiday, and now golfing, destination, Mauritius has played host to a variety of events which include the likes of some of the most anticipated professional golfing tournaments around. The European, Asian, Sunshine and Senior Tours, as well as the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and the MCB Senior Open, have been very successfully hosted amongst the gorgeous volcanic mountains and scintillating tropical waters. Unparalleled surrounds coupled with world-class golf courses and academies make this an unforgettable golfing destination. Judging by the success as a golfing destination Mauritius has enjoyed thus far, only time will tell what exciting future successes, titles and awards this exquisite destination will enjoy.

If you are considering a trip to this gorgeous island for your next golf trip, then look no further than a stay at one of our sensational Sun Resorts. Each of our four hotels offer signature golfing experiences as well as privileged access to some of the island’s most fabled golf courses. Book a stay with us for a golf trip in paradise to remember. 

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