March 3, 2011 in MAURITIUS | Comments (1)

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A truly loooong beach

Former Coco Beach, now Long Beach, an ambitious new urban style resort on an endless beach, to be completed by 2 April this year. The site on 3 February 2011 was still very much under construction, but we saw two mockup rooms and a 3d model of the coming new holiday destination. Definitely a place where fun is intended, centred on a piazza with shopping, dining, nightlife, and plenty of sport. Spa too on a free form lagoon…and a football field!

There will be 255 rooms in two crescents, and the contemporary urban design has allowed all a sea-view. We saw a mockup of a superior beachfront room and a family room, both with outdoor living. Colours blue, green and coral, and the simple furniture reminds somewhat of one’s first apartment. Family rooms have an additional room with two sofas that become beds for the kids.

Quite different from anything else on the island. But it will have palms, and they are introducing some fringed thatch roofs. At the moment the beach is still completely natural and the lagoon pale turquoise, bounded by the coral reef that defines Mauritius. I hope they keep it that way…


1 hour by car from Mauritius International Airport