We literally just came back from 7 nights stay at La Pirogue, we only booked La Pirogue cause Sugar Beach (sister hotel next door) was fully booked, but we knew we will be able to eat and use all the facilities of Sugar Beach. So this will be actually a mixed review of both but hope it will help some people.
LaPirogue is ok as a hotel, bit basic for 4 star hotel if it comes to rooms, but the grounds are really gorgeous, the swimming pool is ok, the food is ok. All kind of ok, no thrills and as much as you would almost say it is better than ok when you go to Sugar beach for a day and you eat there as well when you come back to LaPirogue all of the sudden everything looks a bit scruffy, buffet bit limited (no fruits for dinner, but we ate there only once and moved to Sugar Beach from then on). The water sports were really good tho. But unfortunately the key message here is go to Sugar Beach if you can afford it (for us it would have been literally £150 more for the two of us).
Then generally on Mauritius:
French is definitively more widely spoken than English, we had impression many times that they were bit slow understanding us even in reception etc. also generally prepare yourself for a bit of biurocracy and just slower pace of life (a lot slower - we were waiting for a bill once for half an hour).
Excursions: we went for the all in option and got a tour guide just for the two of us and did the tour of south -4000 of local currency - what I would say if like us you are going just for 7 days I felt that trip could completely be skipped. We also did tour of the east which literally included undersea walk and the trip to an island on the east side, as much as the island was gorgeous the undersea walk was just a bit of a tourisitc bs to be honest, and all that together with lobster lunch on the beach was 11000 (roughly £220). But we could see a lot of people just in taxis with taxi drivers playing the role of tour guide so I am sure that could be a lot cheaper.
So generally Mauritius is gorgeous place with amazing beaches on both east and west side and amazing water, very nice water sports, nice food. Just prepare yourself for expensive drinks each cocktail was like £8 so things quickly start adding up. But we did love it and I would recomend it to anyone who loves sea and beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A celebrated hotel in Mauritius, La Pirogue Resort and Spa offers authentic and comfortable Mauritian bungalows nestled in the heart of the vast 14-hectare coconut plantation bordering the white sandy beach. The delightfully relaxed atmosphere as well as the generosity and attention of the staff have made the reputation of this warm and friendly hotel beyond compare. Beyond its heavenly setting with its extraordinary sunsets, La Pirogue offers a multitude of land and water activities to enable children and adults to enjoy their stay in Mauritius. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Pirogue Hotel Flic En Flac
- La Pirogue Hotel Wolmar
- La Pirogue Wolmar
- La Pirogue Mauritius
- La Pirogue Resort & Spa Mauritius/Flic En Flac