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Relish a Wonderful Christmas in the Sun at La Pirogue

December 12 2017

"It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." - Dr. Seuss


The festive season is filled with incredible wonder and excitement. But over and above everything else, the festive season provides the special opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones, enjoying treasured moments and extraordinary experiences together. For those that are dreaming of a Christmas away from cold snow and icy winds with cocktails enjoyed in the sun and phenomenally warm waters that shimmer in azure shades as far as the eye can see instead, then there are few places as exceptional to spend the festive season than La Pirogue. This exceptional four-star resort has recently had a facelift, with renovations and designs, largely created with sustainable materials, that are perfectly in line with the boho-chic style of this authentic Mauritian resort. 
 
This festive season, La Pirogue has carefully created an extraordinary programme to ensure guests are provided with the very best services and experiences to mark the special time of year. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the incredible things on offer at La Pirogue this December:
 
Wonderful activities
 
‘Tis the season to be jolly and La Pirogue wants to ensure guests are having a phenomenal time with their wonderful festive programme activities. Whether you enjoy a casual game of ping pong or would love to indulge in a cooking class—La Pirogue is sure to have an activity that will both delight and surprise you. Each day brings a new and exciting activity or experience; from games of Bingo, electro bike excursions, henna tattoos, fruit and vegetable carving demonstrations to sunset cocktail competitions, golf activities, archery, Creole lessons and a plethora of special activities for the kids, there’s literally something for everyone. 
 
Excellent fitness classes
 
At La Pirogue, your fitness regime and healthy habits don’t have to take a backseat while on holiday. The phenomenal tropical climate makes exercising outdoors easy, with the option of an exceptional contemporary gym equipped with all the bells and whistles for those craving the air-conditioned atmosphere. The festive season programme at La Pirogue has a wealth of exciting activities with the perfect class for every fitness level and preference. Active guests looking to get their hearts pumping can enjoy these incredible classes and activities: aqua gym, stretching, stand up paddle (with special trips at both sunrise and sunset), water polo, football, obstacle relays, mini golf, jogging, yoga, beach volleyball, CrossFit sessions, foot volley and badminton among many others. 
 
Those that enjoy playing in teams (and making new friends while doing so) will be thrilled to hear there is also a range of exciting tournaments in the festive season programme, many of which are to be played against guests at La Pirogue’s sister hotel, Sugar Beach. Enjoy representing the La Pirogue team in water polo, Indian billiards, pool volley, bocce ball, tennis and putt-putt this festive season.
 
Outstanding entertainment
 
This festive season La Pirogue has a line up of magnificent entertainment to keep the festive spirit alive. From colourful traditional Sega extravaganzas, live local bands playing trendy tunes to DJ sets, jazz bands and outdoor cinema evenings. Themed shows in the evening match the theme of the buffet dinner at Wolmar Restaurant and guests can expect to enjoy anything from Indian shows and a ‘Sagapathaal’ band to belly dancing and Latino shows. 
 
Delectable culinary offerings
 
Apart from the special Christmas and New Year feasts, La Pirogue’s sensational restaurants will be offering excellent menus daily. The popular themed dinners at Wolmar Restaurant offer culinary delights from around the globe with sumptuous dishes and buffet themes that range from Mediterranean, Asian, Indian, African, Mauritian and Lebanese cuisine (to name a only a few of them), with the Mauritian evening and the host of satisfying local delicacies being totally unmissable. 
 
An unrivalled Christmas experience
 
Enjoy the incredible magic of a traditional Christmas spent with your nearest and dearest with the exceptional backdrop of La Pirogue. Peruse the wonderful items on offer at La Pirogue’s exclusive Christmas market on the pool deck, followed by the children’s pageant. The festive spirit continues with Christmas Carols and the lighting of La Pirogue’s gorgeous Christmas tree. Indulge in the Gala Christmas buffet dinner in Wolmar Restaurant or feast of traditional Christmas Delights at Magenta—no matter which you choose, this is sure to be a Christmas to remember. Please note, reservations are advised to avoid disappointment.   
 
A stylish New Year’s Eve
 
Say farewell to 2017 in style with an evening of Hollywood glitz and glamour. The evening will begin with sublime cocktails served poolside, followed by two incredible shows after which guests can indulge in the New Year’s Eve Gala buffet at Wolmar Restaurant or opt for the magnificent fine dining New Year’s Eve dinner at Magenta (please book in advance to avoid disappointment). After a superb evening of delicious food and incredible drinks, you can join the rest of the resort on the beach for the countdown into 2018. At midnight, an incredible fireworks display will mark the beginning of the new year. Guests can then dance the night away to the sounds of the in-house DJ as they make the most of the New Year’s Eve party on one of the best stretches of beach in Mauritius
 
An opportunity to make a difference
 
Guests spending the festive season in paradise are afforded an opportunity to make the most of the festive spirit and embrace the season of giving by making a difference in the lives of others less fortunate. This year, La Pirogue has a great activity in store for guests that would like to participate that allows them to have a bit of fun while contributing to a great cause. The weight of La Pirogue’s Christmas cake will be up for debate, with a guess costing Rs300. The person who guesses the weight correctly, or the closest to the correct weight, will win themselves a bottle of house champagne, the perfect prize to complement the festive season festivities. All proceeds will then be donated to the Sun Resorts Children’s Cancer Trust.  
 
The location that you choose to enjoy your festive season can hugely impact every element of it. But if you are looking for an absolutely spectacular place to spend the festive season, then look no further than La Pirogue. This beautiful four-star boho-chic resort is the ultimate destination for families and couples alike. With an immaculate beach, gorgeous tropical, azure lagoon, signature offerings and surprises, authentic Mauritian food, elegant island accommodation and an outstanding festive season programme, your December holiday is sure to be one that will be remembered forever.

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