Project Name: Buddha Bar Beach

Location: Mauritius

Date Completed: 2018

Interior Designer: Sugar Beach – A Sun Resort / Bishop Design by Paul Bishop

The exquisite Buddha-Bar opened in 2018 and provides a chic beachside bar and restaurant for discerning jet setters. A worldwide reference in the fields of gastronomy, hospitality, wellness, music and mixology, the legendary Buddha-Bar goes beyond its neo-Asian walls and finds its home on the beach, offering a unique dining and lifestyle summer experience on a breath-taking location. The lunch and daytime menus offer a choice of exceptional Buddha-Bar signature creations and Mediterranean fusion cuisine.

The design of the establishment is also utterly Instagram-worthy, with design elements inspired by Ibiza and Goa, the glitzy beach destinations that became popular already in the 1980s. With a focus on natural elements such as wood, water and stone, the design elements are woven into beautiful organic features that boast a definite contemporary bohemian beach-chic flair that blends perfectly with the picturesque surrounds of Sugar Beach.

The Buddha-Bar brand has been making waves across the globe since its inception in 1996, where the first Buddha-Bar was opened in Paris and fully embodied the ‘Art of Living’ concept. The Buddha-Bar restaurant-bar-lounges were started by Raymond Visan, the absolute visionary and restaurateur who already owned the Barfly in Paris (and now, under whose brand exists a plethora of different businesses and offerings).

The design of Buddha-Bar Beach combines colourful bohemian beach-chic and natural elements such as wood, water and stones, with the glitz and glamour of the original beach destination hang-outs of the 1980s, Ibiza and Goa, creating the ultimate Instagram-worthy spot blended seamlessly with the picturesque grounds of Sugar Beach. The Buddha-Bar Beach experience is much more than simply a restaurant or bar; guests can enjoy an all-encompassing experience for all the senses whilst enjoying phenomenal natural surroundings. Partake in artfully created cocktail masterpieces, indulge in a sumptuous meal and embrace the vibrant atmosphere enhanced by the famous Buddha-Bar soundtrack – a subtle avant-garde mix of lounge and house music combined with local beats, making the perfect backdrop for an exceptional holiday.