Situated along the white sand Flic en Flac Beach, La Pirogue is located just 4 km from Casela Bird Park and from Tamarina Golf Club. Cascavelle Shopping Mall is 5 km away and SSR International Airport is 50 km away.
The resort resembles a traditional fishing village with each bungalow?s thatched roof reminiscent of the unfurled sail of a local fishing boat, from which the resort derives its name. It is set amongst a coconut grove and surrounded by lush gardens, this boho-chic hotel boasts a relaxed atmosphere that is still vibrant?perfect for both families and couples alike.
The resort does provide a shuttle service from the airport, however if you have rented a car there is free parking available.
There are separate swimming pools for kids and adults if you do not fancy the sea. Personally, I find swimming pools at beach resorts redundant as the whole point of staying near a beach is to swim or play in the sea.
For those who still want to maintain their fitness regime while on holiday, you have access to a Fitness center and a personal trainer. For those looking for a more laid-back approach, there are yoga classes (free) and massages (additional charges) you can go for.
Kids’ have both an outdoor and indoor play area to choose from. They also have access to books, DVDs, music and board games/puzzles. If the dad and mum want some alone time, there is babysitting/child services which has an additional charge.
For an additional cost, families are go
Wifi is available everywhere around the resort.
The hotel does not allow any pets, so if you were considering on bringing yours, don’t!
The staff are helpful and friendly and speak both English & French. However, maybe due to the laid back approach of the resort & culture, some staff may come across as less attentive or unprofessional when compared to other international hotels in big cities. Just be patient and roll with it, after
The resort has 248 rooms and they are all on the ground floor. Every room is in a lovely detached or semi-detached hatched roof bungalow and all have a small private patio and overlook an amazing coconut grove. You can choose to either have the Indian Ocean in the background (what a view) or have closer access to the beach.
You have a few options when it comes to room types:
Senior Suite Pavilions
Personalized service in their elegant tropical luxury ground floor suite, located in a unique individual thatched-roof Pavilion. With this Suite, comes your private Gazebo on the beach; equipped with a mini-bar, and a phone. It also
provides an array of services all assisted by your private butler.
Individual single Pavilions each with their own private terrace located only metres away from the beach, offering uninterrupted views of the lagoon and the sea.
Deluxe Beach Family Pavilions
Two connecting Pavilion rooms, each with their own private facilities including large bathroom and terrace. These rooms can be booked individually or as a unit with two connecting rooms Including amenities and attention for kids, such as kids bathrobes and bath products, special minibar items, bathroom step for easy access to vanity.
Facing the resort?s lush coconut grove, these rooms offer a convivial and cosy atmosphere in thatched and grounded bungalows with a private patio.
Garden Family Bungalow
Connecting Garden bungalows, each with their own private facilities including bathroom and terrace. Includes amenities and attention for kids similar to the Deluxe Beach Family Pavillions.
Premium Garden Bungalow
Unique semi-detached thatch-roofed bungalows, each with its own furnished terrace offering
For all these rooms up to two children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds. All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children’s cots/cribs
Dining and Service
They have 6 restaurants and bar outlets to choose from. Their main restaurant is The Wolmar, where they serve buffet breakfast and a different themed buffet in the evening. Once a week they do Mauritian buffet with BBQ in the gardens. Other restaurants are Van Der Stel Wine Bar, The Medine Bar, Le Morne Beach Bar, Magenta Seafood Restaurant and the Coconut Caf?. Guests from La Pirogue also have access to the restaurants located at the sister hotel, The Sugar Beach.
Just a word of caution, the beverages are expensive at the restaurants. For example, the price for a local beer is 6 times the price in comparison to
Also at the buffet, there is a lack of food for kids. Hotels of this standard usually have a kids corner where little ones have a selection of non-spicy food this is not the case. You may have to ask the staff to make something spiceless for the kids.
Please try and avoid Sugar Beach restaurant. Unfortunately, the service from the staff is terrible. They take a very long time to serve you and they clean your table as soon as you leave it, even if it is to go to the buffet for a second round!!
Overall, the food and drinks are truly excellent, from the coffee and freshly made pastries and pancakes at breakfast, to the local rum, to the main courses of the hot meals at most of the restaurants.
Overall, this is a top of the line hotel in a beautiful location with some excellent facilities for kids. You will not find any resort that is perfect, but La Pirogue gets as close as possible to perfection with its rooms, its activities and its dinning.
If you are looking for that beach get away in paradise then this is the resort for you.
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