La Pirogue

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Nestled in the heart of a coconut plantation bordering one of the island's finest beaches, La Pirogue is built in the style of a fisherman's village with each room housed in thatched cottages scattered throughout the beautiful spacious gardens. The hotel boasts a fantastic range of facilities for all the family, including a 1,000sq m infinity pool with a floating Jacuzzi, a spa, sumptuous dining options and a daily supervised kids' and teens' club.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Beachfront location
  • Volley Ball
  • Water Skiing

Where is it

On a dazzling white sand beach at Flic en Flac on the island's west coast. Transfer time from Mauritius International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

248 rooms in double or single thatched cottages. Garden Bungalows face the resort's lush coconut grove, with private terrace, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, mini-bar* and safe, tea/coffee-making facilities, complimentary WiFi, and 1 king-size bed (plus extra bed if required), sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast at Wolmar, lunch at Magenta Seafood Restaurant, Coconut Café or Le Morne Beach Bar and dinner at Wolmar, Magenta Seafood Restaurant or Coconut Café. Afternoon tea and pancakes. Ice creams. Mini-bar (soft drinks, juice, water and beer, replenished once per day). Selected local alcoholic drinks, cocktails and soft drinks. Complimentary daily golf initiation and unlimited green fees. Complimentary access to Ile aux Cerfs Leisure Island including complimentary boat transfer from Pointe Maurice.

Please note:All Inclusive is available from 2pm on day of arrival until noon on day of departure. Selected drinks and dishes, including shell fish at Magenta, may incur a supplement. Golf equipment/balls, private lessons and shuttle to the jetty for golf initiation at Ile aux Cerfs not included. 

Half Board option: includes buffet breakfast and dinner at Wolmar, Magenta Seafood Restaurant or Coconut Café. 

Premium Garden Bungalows have are unique semi-detached bungalows set in the gardens, with sea views, espresso machine (replenished daily), bluetooth sound system and 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Beach Pavilions are larger single pavilions each with their own private terrace, located only metres away from the beach with uninterrupted views of the lagoon and the sea, with 1 king-size bed, a single bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Senior Suites Pavilions are luxurious ground floor suites, in a unique thatched roof pavilion. Each suite has a living/dining area, a private gazebo on the beach with butler service, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

4 restaurants: Magenta Seafood Restaurant (elegant cuisine, open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat, with beachside Sega night on Fridays), Wolmar (open-plan buffet restaurant with live cooking stations and weekly Mauritian barbecue, open for breakfast and dinner), Coconut Café (light local meals, pizzas and cocktails, open for lunch and early dinner), Le Morne Beach Bar (on the beach serving à la carte lunch and afternoon snacks). 3 bars: wine bar (serving light meals), beach bar and cocktail bar with entertainment. Infinity swimming pool with Jacuzzi. Cinque Mondes Spa*. Fitness centre. PADI dive centre*. Water sports, including glass-bottom boat rides, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, sailing, windsurfing, tube rides*, water-skiing* and zayaking. Beach volleyball, beach football, tennis, badminton, archery*, table tennis, mini-golf and bocci ball. Giant chess. Yoga and Tae Bo. Fishing*. Excursions*. Sun Kids Club (2–11 years) and Sun Teens Club (12–17 years). 24-hour room service*.

5 nights between 22 Dec–4 Jan.

*Denotes local charge

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Nov 11, 2019 AmandineSwitzerland

We just came back from a 4 night stay at La Pirogue which was marked by very strong points but also disappointing aspects. Strong points: Beautiful gardens, well taken care of grounds and paths, pleasant bungalows and a wide beach with a beautiful perspective. Sunsets are especially striking on the West Coast. Pleasant evening entertainment and… Read more
We just came back from a 4 night stay at La Pirogue which was marked by very strong points but also disappointing aspects. Strong points: Beautiful gardens, well taken care of grounds and paths, pleasant bungalows and a wide beach with a beautiful perspective. Sunsets are especially striking on the West Coast. Pleasant evening entertainment and very tasty cocktails at the bar. Our lunches at the Magenta beach bar were lovely with a special thank you to Jean-Luc for a warm service. At dinner, we fled from the disappointing buffet at the main restaurant and ate 3 wonderful meals in a row at the Coconut Café where Dylan went above and beyond our expectations with great service. We wrote a separate review for the Café, it deserved it! Room for improvement: The scope of the hotel makes it impersonal and the main restaurant really enhances this "factory" feel. If you are looking for a charming atmosphere pick a smaller hotel. The welcome by our hostess at Reception was friendly but the quality of information transmitted was poor. I strongly advise reception staff to spend a bit more time explaining the facilities of the hotel and especially dinner options for half board to clients. For example we were not told that Sugar beach restaurants could be booked. Perhaps you could have a brochure of sorts prepared with a little map of the hotel. Staff at the main restaurant seemed very tense and have a hard time keeping up with the clearing of tables whether at breakfast or dinner. We were there on a special Indian night, but having lived in India a few years and loving the cuisine, I was very disappointed in the quality and slection of the dishes and the atmosphere. The dress code, imposing pants for men, seems out of place when linked to the quality of the food. I believe in a tropical paradise like Mauritius, dress codes should be reserved for fine dining, a la carte, experiences and definitely not for this type of mainstream buffet. Finally, the staff who was handling access to the changing rooms the day we left, was very unfriendly. And, there was a mix up as 2 bottles of water bought on the beach in the morning were not put on the bill at the time we checked out at noon. However, reception staff came to us 5 minutes before we had to leave to the airport at 7 pm (though we had been in the reception area for an hour already waiting for the changing room). It was stressful, and seemed silly to have to make a separate credit card transaction for an amount of 150 rupees. It came out as a cheap move, the hotel could have just offered the water given it was there mistake the morning transaction was not logged into the system in time. Overall we are thankful we stayed only 4 nights. We fell in love with Mauritius as a destination but we will definitely explore other hotels during our next trip. Read less
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Nov 9, 2019 F6885BMtJ

Our stay at the La Pirogue was awesome! I definetely do recommend this hotel to all couples who want to have a great time in Mauritius. Location: + Located on the westside on a big premise which was very well maintained one had the perfect view to experience great sundowners. The premise is very accurately maintained with a lot of effort and… Read more
Our stay at the La Pirogue was awesome! I definetely do recommend this hotel to all couples who want to have a great time in Mauritius. Location: + Located on the westside on a big premise which was very well maintained one had the perfect view to experience great sundowners. The premise is very accurately maintained with a lot of effort and staff to have everything nice and clean. Great gardens, great palms, great beach and a very wide premise gives you the feeling of privacy even in such a big hotel with more then 200 rooms. Beach and ocean: + The beach is very tidy and rather wide. In comparism to the next door located Sugar Beach Hotel one has like 25m width of sandy beach. The length of the beach is several hundred meters. + The water is very clean and the lagoon give you exciting possibilities for water activities. - Unfortunately in comparism to the Sugar beach hotel next door, the beach chairs are sometimes rather dirty due to the many birds that are living in the palms and on the premise. We would suggest to clean them more often. Nevertheless you will always find a nice beach chair to spend your day on. Rooms: + The view from the room is just great. You wake up in the morning by the sound of birds, open the curtain and see chrystal clear ocean, palms and birds. Its like waking up in paradise. The bed is very comfortable, the rooms have new TVs, the shower is very spacious and the bathroom has two sinks. + The cleaning staff is very nice and makes an effort to give you a nice time. - We would suggest to not leave the doors open for so long during the room service because there will be quite a lot of mosquitos entering your room. We had this situation when we arrived. However after chatting with the room service this was no problem. We neverthelss would recommend to sensibilize the staff about this. Food and drinks: + The food is of a very high standard. We ate everything without any fear of food poising. The food is of European Standard also the bottled water is very well drinkable and there is a wide range of restaurants, cafés, drinks and food that you can experience. + The cocktails are mixed with alcohol of premium brands and there are a lot of different cocktails available also for all in clusive. - The birds are giving you a really nice time especially in the morning when having your breakfast outside. Nevertheless we would recommend to put more food in boxes on the buffet that have lids because of the birds. Staff: + There was a lot of staff available on the premise for any kind of questions or service. + The staff was in generel very well trained. + We would like to thank some of the staff very much for their outstanding service. Our time in the hotel was nice, but with some of staff it went to being awesome. Goodeo really made a difference in the le morne beach bar. As a manager there he really took care of the guests and always had a chat with us and personally cared for us having the best drinks! Thank you very much for the awesome pancakes, rock shandy and customized cocktails! Also his staff especially Pamela, Jacques, James, Jean-Luc, Tyson and Yash really were taking their job seriouslly and personally took care of us having a great time! Summary: + We definetely enjoyed our time at the La Pirogue Resort and do recommend this to anybody without hesitation. + For a 4 star Hotel it is of a very high standard and there is almost no difference to be noticed in comparism to the five star Sugar Beach hotel. + It was nice to also have the possiblity to go the restaurants in the sugar beach hotel (with upcharge). + One could get the freshest coconuts in the world: directly harvested from the palms on site. + The beach and the sundowner at the La Pirogue may be one of the bests in whole Mauritius. + The lagoon, the premise and the rooms make a great athmosphere which will give you instand relaxation. Read less
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Nov 8, 2019 VikingLondon London

What a wonderful location, what a fantastic experience, and what marvelous service. This is a top class hotel supported by highly skilled and attentive staff. With different family groups - just four in 2017, then seven last year, and five this year, we have had the most marvelous holidays. Each time we stayed they have allocated adjoining or… Read more
What a wonderful location, what a fantastic experience, and what marvelous service. This is a top class hotel supported by highly skilled and attentive staff. With different family groups - just four in 2017, then seven last year, and five this year, we have had the most marvelous holidays. Each time we stayed they have allocated adjoining or nearby cottages. The restaurant food is top class for carnivore and vegetarian alike. The staff are impeccable, multi-lingual, and constantly helpful. Whenever we travel to Mauritius, whether for a long stay, or just a short transit, we make sure we stay at La Pirogue. Brilliant. Read less
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Nov 6, 2019 Anonymss

The staffs were very welcoming. Very helpful staff and good food. Good entertainment every night. Comfortable rooms. Gym facility and swimming pool is very nice Also have the option to eat at Sugar beach and enjoy facilities at Sugar beach.
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Nov 5, 2019 Douglas S Preston, United Kingdom

After an extremely warm welcome, refreshing cold drink and swift arrival formalities, we were driven to our room along winding paths through palm tree studded gardens. All the bungalow rooms are set out in an horseshoe shape, giving an impression of both space and privacy, quite a luxury given modern glass and concrete styles of today. La Pirogue… Read more
After an extremely warm welcome, refreshing cold drink and swift arrival formalities, we were driven to our room along winding paths through palm tree studded gardens. All the bungalow rooms are set out in an horseshoe shape, giving an impression of both space and privacy, quite a luxury given modern glass and concrete styles of today. La Pirogue style compliments both old and new without compromising its 40 year plus heritage, beautiful, welcoming and refreshing. Let’s not forget the jewels in the crown..the staff. Without doubt some the most wonderful people we have met over our last five visits. Warm, friendly, always smiling and quietly attentive, nothing is to much trouble. For the many friends and staff In fitness activities, bars, restaurants, swimming pool, ,gardeners, kitchen, reception and housekeeping a big THANK YOU ..one and all. Apologies if we have missed anybody. Hopefully still friends!! Highly recommend Anne & Doug Read less