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Sun Resorts Proud Sponsor of the Upcoming AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

August 08 2018

Mauritius has fast become a coveted golfing destination, and with world-class greens in the most gorgeous of settings, it’s not difficult to understand why. Breathtaking sea views, an array of luxury accommodation to choose from, dramatic mountain landscapes and iconic courses designed by some of the world’s finest golfers and course designers, it’s the perfect place to host epic golf tournaments that participants aren’t likely to forget any time soon. Which is exactly the reason why it’s the chosen location for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open which takes place at the Anahita Golf Course from 29 November to 2 December 2018 for the fourth year running. 



Here’s what you need to know about this event and golf in general in Mauritius: 


The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open attracts professional players from around the world.

This incredible tournament is the first in international golf history that has been tri-sanctioned by the Sunshine, European and Asian Tours, making it the largest sporting event in the Indian Ocean. And, as if Mauritius’ beautiful surrounds weren’t incentive enough to get involved, the tournament offers some €1 million in prize money! With those kinds of stakes, it’s little wonder that the 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, 2011 Open champion and 2016 European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, 2018 European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjørn along with a host of other impressive professional players have already signed up to participate in this exceptional golfing event which is broadcast across the globe. 


The golf industry is thriving in Mauritius.

The success and interest in this spectacular event nods at the success of Mauritius’ efforts to boost their golf offerings by creating magnificent golf courses and facilities that people are willing (and want) to travel far and wide for. The island is now home to over 12 exceptional courses, many of which boast challenging courses that are designed by legends in the golfing world. Some of our favourite courses include Anahita Golf Course, designed by Ernie Els, Tamarina Golf Club, designed by Rodney Wright and, of course, the iconic Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club designed by Bernhard Langer. If you are looking for unbelievable golf academies, professional pros on hand for any assistance and golf carts equipped with top-of-the-range GPS systems, then these are the courses to head to. 


Sun Golf tamarina golf course


What’s more, the magical island of Ile aux Cerfs also offers guests access to their exclusive golfer’s beach Flibustiers, an array of phenomenal dining experiences and the Ile aux Cerfs Leisure Island, where day revellers can embrace an array of water and land-based sports, enjoy tropical delicacies and cocktails, or soak up the sun on the powder-white beach. All of the exquisite golf courses, specifically those with unparalleled sea views, help to make Mauritius the hugely attractive destination it is today, garnering international attention and securing its spot on the list of must-visit golfing destinations not only in the Indian Ocean but worldwide. It’s no wonder that the upcoming AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open has been dubbed “The most beautiful golf tournament in the world”.


Sun Resorts helps to ensure that your golfing holiday is everything you could dream of

Sun Resorts—with their four excellent Mauritian hotels which are situated along some of the best beaches in Mauritius—are committed to ensuring that golfers staying at their resorts have exceptional holidays in this unique golfing paradise. Not only are they one of the sponsors for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open (along with a host of other exceptional brands and companies), they manage the fabled Ile aux Cerfs, complete with novel golfer-only experiences, and offer their guests Sun Golf Timeless Memories experiences at their hotel properties.

But it doesn’t stop there; they also have a special partnership with some of the best courses on the island which allows golfing guests access to special prices, golfing packages and select complimentary transfers. Golfing guests looking for some personalised pampering can even indulge in a specialised golfer’s massage at the world-class Cinq Mondes Spas located at both Long Beach and Sugar Beach; a golfing holiday with Sun Resorts promises to be a truly unforgettable experience.  


Ile aux cerf golf course


Additionally, Sun Resorts hosts an annual golf tournament for charity, where the funds raised are put towards supporting the SunCare programme for children with cancer. 

There’s no doubt that for golfers and non-golfers alike, Mauritius is an absolutely phenomenal destination, with a plethora of exciting things to do to fully embrace the magical surrounds and the wonderful Mauritian weather. If you are avid golfing fan looking to have the holiday of a lifetime (and where your family can have an equally amazing holiday while you live your golfing dreams out on the greens), then there’s no better destination than Mauritius. Take a look at our exceptional Sun Resorts and book your unforgettable stay in paradise today. 

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