Le Canonnier is a friendly and welcoming resort set on a historic peninsula (home to an ancient lighthouse, the ruins of an old fortress and several old cannons), but it’s the hospitable and relaxed Mauritian atmosphere that makes this a great Mauritius hotel choice.
The resort looks over the Indian Ocean towards a number of islets, all of the rooms have fresh contemporary Mauritian interiors and the gardens and beach make the most of its peninsula setting. You are also just a short drive away from the entertainment and shops found in Grand Baie.
The Wellness Centre is located in the branches of a Banyan tree and, as with all Beachcomber hotels, there’s a whole host of free land and water sports.
January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970
£ from £1030 per person
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Newspapers in lobby
With several types of room available there's something suitable for everyone at Le Canonnier. For the Honeymooning couple theres the Honeymoon Suite; elegant touches of tropical colours mix with crisp white bed linen and smooth wooden lines, invite couples into a haven of romance and tranquillity. Set in a beautiful, peaceful corner, this suite is the most exclusive of the hotel.
Or if travelling with children there is the choice of the Family Duplexes or Family Apartments. Both offer beds for four; the Duplexes have a mezzanine floor allowing children their own space, but still within reach of Mum and Dad. Whereas the Family Apartment has two rooms both with ensuites. With enough space for personal reflection and family time the Apartments are ideal especially if travelling with older children.
For everyone else there is a choice between the Standard and Superior Rooms, both come with the same high quality amenities you would expect from a Beachcomber Hotel with the Superior offering a little more space and the option of a sea facing room, so one can sit out on the balcony or terrace and relax with tremendous views of the Indian Ocean.
Restaurants at Le Canonnier capture the hotel's unique atmosphere infused with both authentic charm and colonial influences. In keeping with the environment, the resort's bars and three restaurants combine thatch, wood and stone and are positioned to make the most of the natural setting.
Fringed by a large pool, Le Frangipanier, the hotel's main restaurant, opens daily and specializes in theme buffets and live cooking. In line with other Beachcomber hotels, the focus is on quality and variety enhanced by spectacular presentation. According to the theme and time of day, there are carving stations or creative displays of salads, desserts and fruits to whet the appetite.
Open for lunch and dinner, Le Navigator is set apart from the hotel's main areas. Perched on a rocky promontory, this breathtaking venue offers commanding views of the beach and sea and of the northern islets in the background. A palm-fringed pathway leads to the restaurant up a grassy slope planted with trees and colourful flowers. Eighteenth-century canons are a reminder of the island's historical past. One terrace is set on an open wooden deck overlooking the sea while the other features tables set on the sand.
La Serenata brings a taste of Italy to Le Canonnier. This small-scale restaurant may share a strategic position with the main restaurant at the heart of the hotel but its private setting is perfect for a romantic occasion. Elegant bamboo screens protect guests from view yet allow them to enjoy the hotel's live entertainment in the evening.
Named after the majestic banyan tree, Le Canonnier's wellness centre definitely takes the exotic spa experience to new heights! Evoking a small tree house village built amidst branches of an ancient banyan tree, the hotel's massage centre is truly unique in Mauritius and provides an authentic tropical hideaway from the stress of daily life. With simple timber cabins at various height in amongst the branches and vines of the ancient tree you can relax in nature.