6 of the Best Things to Do at La Pirogue
February 28 2020
February 28 2020
Located on the ever-popular west coast of Mauritius, the stunning four-star resort of La Pirogue offers guests a Mauritian-inspired getaway, elevated by boho-chic, thatched-roofed bungalows and encompassed by a clutch of coconut palms and vibrant flora. This stunning resort boasts a phenomenal location along the sunset coast of Mauritius, lined by a seemingly endless golden beach and a scintillating sapphire-blue lagoon.
The exclusive bungalows at La Pirogue create the feeling of having a luxe “home away from home” where right on each doorstep lies exotic gardens that fade into the pristine, white sands. La Pirogue is not only one of the best places to watch the sunset, but it’s also a fabulous hotel for families (with kids of all ages), solo adventurers and loved-up couples, and it offers a huge variety of excellent activities and experiences of all kinds.
In fact, because of the vast array of things to do and experience at this picture-perfect tropical hotel, choosing how to spend your time can be a little overwhelming. To make things easier for you, we have selected 6 of the top experiences (which are hard to find elsewhere) to indulge in at La Pirogue:
1. Enjoy the finer things in life at Van Der Stel Wine Bar
Luxury island holidays at La Pirogue are about embracing the finer things in life: fabulous and inspired food, excellent accommodation and the phenomenal array of wines at the resort’s exclusive wine bar, Van Der Stel Wine Bar. Offering a choice of over 60 wines imported from some of the best wine-producing countries in the world, some time spent at this chic bar is a must for wine-lovers and connoisseurs.
The wines here are served by the glass via state-of-the-art dispensers which work on a membership card control system—a first of its kind in Mauritius. The expert in-house sommeliers are always on hand to help you make an excellent choice based on your palate or to assist you in pairing your glass of wine with your meal. It’s a fabulous place to start or end your evening or afternoon with your nearest and dearest. This swanky lounge, which also has a menu with some delicious light meals and snacks, is open between 12:30 and 15:00 and then again from 19:00 to 23:00.
2. Savour the flavours of Mauritius at the Coconut Café
Mauritius is a unique destination and one of the reasons visitors are drawn to this exquisite country year after year is the promise of truly authentic, and utterly mouthwatering local food, which has been inspired by Indian, Asian, African and European cuisines. While a trip to Port Louis to sample the city’s famous street food is highly recommended, you don’t have to travel far to experience the exotic flavours of Mauritius when you stay at La Pirogue.
The Coconut Café boasts a prime position between the beach and the resort's swimming pool and serves up beautiful and refined Mauritian specialities and light meals that can be enjoyed to the sound of the ocean. Indulge in a lunch here between 12:30 and 15:00 or dinner between 19:00 and 22:00 or enjoy a drink at the Coconut Café’s tropical bar, which is open from 10:00 and 22:30.
3. Take advantage of La Pirogue’s Beach Service
With the combination of a beach as stunning as the one at La Pirogue and the sublime year-round Mauritian weather, you’ll definitely want to maximise on sun-kissed days on the beach. And, the incredible beach service at La Pirogue helps you to do exactly that. The well-trained beach squad is always around to welcome you with fresh towels and refreshing detox water to kick start your beach day.
They are also there to pamper you with a variety of amenities and services that includes everything from sunglasses cleaning and the loaning power banks to keep your phone charged to offering reading materials as well as presenting you with the La Pirogue beach menu, which has a full range of refreshing beachside food and beverage options.
A day spent at La Pirogue’s beach is sure to be anything but ordinary. Pick one of the available sun loungers or treat yourself to a beach day unlike any other in one of the beach cocoons (which need to be booked in advance to avoid disappointment) or beach gazebos. The latter in particular offer a truly VIP experience, complete with additional services and facilities and your very own private beach garden in one of the largest coconut plantations in Mauritius. The beach gazebos allow for private and serene beach experiences with minibar, phone, variety of books and magazines, daybed, your own private butler and more.
4. Treat yourself to a meal or cocktail at Buddha-Bar Beach
Being a guest at La Pirogue also means that you have access to all of the dining outlets and bars at the resort’s sister hotel, Sugar Beach, right next door (which can be enjoyed on the same meal basis you are booked under at La Pirogue). While all of the Sugar Beach restaurants are absolutely excellent, there’s something very alluring about a chic seaside experience at the resort's very own Buddha-Bar Beach.
The concept of this establishment is based on a unifying philosophy, to create special places where guests are able to immerse themselves in sensational experiences. Enhanced by the iconic Buddha-Bar DJ music and characterised by culinary delights, an afternoon or evening spent at Buddha-Bar Beach is an absolute must. Lunch is served from 12:30 until 15:00, snacks from 15:00 to 17:00 and dinner from 19:00 until 22:00. The bar itself is open until 02:00.
5. Indulge in a spa treatment at Cinq Mondes Spa or a fitness class at Aura Fitness Centre
The phenomenal Cinq Mondes Spa and Aura Fitness Centre (which are also located at Sugar Beach) offer perfect opportunities for health and wellness. The fitness centre is perfect for those wanting to stay in shape and on top of their healthy habits while away, while the world-class Cinq Mondes Spa offers a wide selection of extraordinary spa treatments to align body, soul and mind.
The five pillars of the spa and fitness centre are Augmented Relaxation, Beauty Treatments for physical and mental recovery, Athleisure & Yoga, Sleep, Deep recovery & Meditation, Aqua Sensorial Treatments and Health & Nutrition. Classes at the fitness centre include Taebo, kick-boxing, Judo, Karate and yoga as well as state-of-the-art interactive cycling classes. The spa offers beauty and hair treatments, healing rituals and body treatments, a heated pool and a hammam.
The fitness centre is open from 06:00 am to 19:00 pm in summertime and from 07:00 am to 19H00 pm in wintertime as well as the spa from open as from 09:00 am to 19:00 Pm
6. Relish a night under the stars with La Pirogue’s Seafood Barbeque
For a truly memorable way to spend an evening in Mauritius, one of the ultimate experiences you can enjoy at La Pirogue is its phenomenal—and fabled—seafood barbeque. This magical evening provides a sensory experience, with a large variety of outstanding Mauritian delicacies, beautifully prepared fresh fish, and local treats, all enjoyed feet-in-the-sand to the sight and sound of the waves lapping the shore. Embrace the starlit Mauritian evening, complete with Sega spectacle and a bonfire for a deeply authentic and memorable experience that you are sure to remember for the rest of time.
A holiday spent at La Pirogue is something utterly special and the perfect way to spend some quality time with the people that matter the most to you. Don’t take our word for it though, book your stay at La Pirogue and embrace unique experiences that will inspire lifetime memories.