La Pirogue Resort & Spa, Mauritius * * * *
Built in the style of a fishing village, La Pirogue’s distinctive architecture is heavily influenced by the designs of the local fishing vessels and is located on the west of Mauritius.
The fishing theme is continued in the hotel’s rondavel-type bungalow accommodation, which is scattered among the lush grounds. The beach and its four kilometres of white sand is but a stroll through immaculate tropical gardens.
La Pirogue’s two restaurants offer a sumptuous mix of culinary delights, with an excellent choice of Chinese, Indian, European and Mauritian food. After dinner, you can catch the nightly live show or deal beside the high rollers at the casino.
World renowned for fantastic diving and deep-sea fishing opportunities, La Pirogue is a mecca for people who enjoy such pursuits. Guests can experience the ocean’s wonders by scuba diving, which is available at a small additional charge with full instruction for beginners. Deep-sea fishing is a speciality in the area and the hotel is the home for the annual Marlin World Cup. The seas are teeming with an exciting and exotic variety of species, ranging from blue marlin, flying sailfish, the wahoo (reputed to be the fastest in the sea) to the impressive dorado.
Of course, La Pirogue has a full selection of watersports and the fully-equipped boathouse has kayaks, dinghies and wind surfers. Glass-bottomed boats allow visitors a glimpse of life around the coral reef. Young holidaymakers have their own structured and staffed activities, with the Fun Kids Club catering for children aged 2 to 11.
With its vibrant and lively atmosphere, excellent sporting and leisure facilities and fine cuisine, La Pirogue is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful island of Mauritius.