The Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has announced its program of sumptuous festive season dining and family events for December 19 to January 8.
General Manager Pieter van der Hoeven describes it as a “relaxed but elegant” Christmas program. “Forget the dress code, enjoy the culinary offerings. The kids will never be bored. They’ll make new friends. Parents will have plenty of private time. It’s a real ‘feet in the sand’ Christmas experience.”
Festive Dining and Events
Highlights include a special Christmas menu on December 25 at the Plantation Club, the resort’s colonial-style villa restaurant and bar around a pool. There will be marble of tea smoked turkey, roasted Australian Wagyu beef, snapper and roasted scallops. Then crepe Suzette with vanilla-orange parfait, cinnamon and Chamarel rum.
On December 25, January 1 and 7 there will be champagne jazz brunches in the Plantation Club. Expect Beef Wellington carved tableside, plus numerous delicacies such as oyster with coffee and macadamia emulsion, salmon with palm heart and wasabi cream, ‘mini dog’ of chicken with foie grasand truffle, and much more, including free flow drinks.
Throughout the Outrigger there will be champagne breakfasts, a special Christmas Eve dinner under the stars, jazz, and an appearance by Father Christmas. There will be plenty Flying Dodo Mauritius craft beers available as well as smooth Chamarel Rum options, all made locally.
To bring in 2017 in style, there will be a New Year’s Eve Gala dinner at the Plantation Club with a musical trio followed by live entertainment, a dance show and fireworks at midnight.
In between signature Christmas and New Year activities guests can enjoy Hawaiian and Mauritian nights, sega dancing, romantic dinners on the jetty, salsa sounds and seafood specials, most notably at Willie’s Rum & Crab Shack. The full festive event program can be downloaded here.
Fun and ‘Edutainment’ for Kids
Each day from 10am to 10pm, December 19 to January 7, there will be a full program of activities for children aged 3 to 12. Events include learning sega dancing and Creole language, junior Olympics, the arrival of Santa Claus, a Christmas buffet and show, plus magic shows, sandcastle making, movie nights, limbo fiestas and more.
Expect the kids to enjoy supervised fish and coral marine discoveries in the adjacent reef, so the experience is educational as well as fun for children.
The full kids’ program options can be seen here.
The Navasana Spa will feature daily special promotions during the festive period allowing for total parental relaxation while the kids are at play.
“At Outrigger we’ll have many of the traditions of Christmas, but guests will also feel the warmth of tropical Mauritius throughout,” said van der Hoeven.