Jackie’s Club Med Blog – Mauritius – La Pointe aux Canonniers – June 2014

Having recently returned from Club Med’s La Pointe aux Canonniers; based in Mauritius, I can only describe my experience as superb. Club Med have created stunning resorts  which is supported by a team of attentive staff set against a stunning back drop which is the Mauritian beaches and mainland.

I must express that I had an excellent time at both resorts, if anything the stay was too short ! You really do need to give yourself enough nights to fully appreciate and experience all that a Club Med holiday has to offer. Despite our short time ; as a group, we made a real attempt at sampling and trying out as much as possible, even if that meant staying up until the early hours of the morning and giving our all to accomplish all the activities available at each resort.
The first resort we stayed in was the La Pointe aux Canonniers which is a manageable hour transfer from the airport. Upon arrival to La Pointe we were greeted warmly by a team of staff from the resort which added a nice touch to proceedings. In terms of layout the resort is impressively large with a sizeable meeting, sitting and lounge area which leads on to the bar and swimming pool areas.

On our walking tour of the site with the G.O’s I was touched by the pride and excitement exuded by the team about their resort and from first-hand experience I can really understand why. La Pointe is Club Meds four –trident  resort in Mauritius, but for its rating in holds so many activities far too many to list at this time. Situated in close proximity to the Grand Baie, the resort hosts a multitude of water-sports including, water-skiing, sailing, surfing and many others.  If you prefer to keep dry, one can make use of the spa, Tennis courts, and glass bottom boat trips or join in one of the many fitness classes or dine in one of the two Restaurants. Day trips; via boat, to the Plantation d’Albion are available.

Despite having so much to offer the resort is very compact allowing one to get around quickly and easily. The renowned Club Med “Kid’s Club” at La Pointe takes children from the ages of four months up until seventeen year olds. With superb facilities each age group is given access to facilities and amenities reflecting the individual child’s age, the children we met were thoroughly enjoying themselves.

The evening entertainment on offer is of a high quality. During our stay we watched the Theatre Show which was great fun and our group undertook an extensive tour of the nightclub which unfortunately carried on until the “wee” hours of morning on one particular night. This one evening culminated in me and the girls dancing on the beach under the stars. Being a travel agent is hard work some time right?

Plantation D’Albion

Following a sad farewell to our friends at La Pointe, we boarded a speedboat to Plantation D’Albion. During our short transfer we enjoyed the sun and scenery of the open seas and local islands, arriving to a lovely welcome from the staff of the Plantation D’Albion. From our arrival you could sense this is a much larger; dare I say, grander resort. Plantation D’Albion is gorgeous; simply put, taking a buggy around the resort we were shown many of the private beaches and locations one can snorkel and swim in.

The Resort is divided into three stunning villas with facilities ranging from golf, tennis, archery, circus school located at the top of the resort. In terms of room types the main deluxe and standard club rooms are located at the bottom of the resort which is in close proximity to the various spas, pools, bars and restaurants. The rooms I and the guest stayed in were beautifully decorated with their roll top baths and rainfall showers.

Plantation D’Albion has lots to offer for both adults and children as it caters well for families with its Children’s clubs from the ages of four to seventeen and the Zen Area Pool for adults only, thus giving the resort the perfect balance for all clients. D’Albion has no Water Skiing but has the Circus School which is great fun along with the sports mentioned earlier, I don’t think you’ll be bored or want to leave the resort at any time!



You can see that Club Med give plenty of time, effort and thought into the services and the overall standards of their resorts. There is always something going on and without any real issues or problems. Thank you Club Med for hosting me and my group. I hope that this brief look into what Club Med is and at the same time entices you into booking with Club Med in the near future.