Henri Giscard d’Estaing, President of Club Med with the support of esteemed Mauritian dignitaries and more than 400 guests from 20 countries around the world, recently inaugurated the Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers resort in Mauritius. The resort underwent renovations and extensions totaling 42 million Euros (in partnership with COFIVRA, the owner of the resort) over a period of five months in 2018. This revamp, which mobilised many Mauritian companies, has made this resort the flagship of Club Med in Mauritius.
During the inauguration event, which was a festive, global event; elected officials, media personalities, partners, investors, artists and journalists from around the world discovered the new experiences offered to guests. Jo-Ann Strauss, Maps Maponyane, Melinda Bam, Adriaan Bergh, Basetsana Kumalo and Siba Mtongana were among some of the familiar faces from South Africa who joined in on the multi-cultural celebration.
Investment into Mauritius
A firm believer that in terms of the South African market, Mauritius is a key destination worth investing in and aware of the responsibility brands have to the communities they are based in, the work by Club Med on this resort strengthens the already solid relationship between Mauritius and Club Med. This relationship is characterised by the employment of nearly 1,000 Mauritians in the resorts, and the partnership established between Club Med and two Mauritian hotel management schools whereby each year Club Med Mauritian resorts integrate interns from these schools.
The annual activity of Club Med’s resorts in Mauritius represents an important windfall for the local economy by generating direct jobs for over 500 Mauritians – more than 50% of GOs (Gentils Organisateurs) and GEs (Gentils Employés) at Club Med are local staff. Added to this, indirect jobs are also generated as many activities are contracted out to nearly 200 local service providers, bringing in significant local economic benefits.
Since the opening of La Pointe aux Canonniers on a preserved site in Grand Bay in 1973, Club Med has continued to invest in Mauritius with the opening of the La Plantation d’Albion resort in 2007, followed by the opening of the Villas d’Albion in 2010 – both of which form part of Club Med’s Exclusive Collection. With its new structures, the resort contributes to fully reinforce Mauritius’s prestige and attractiveness on an international scale.
Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers: the ideal option for an international clientele, families and active couples
Located about 1h00 away by car from the international airport, in the north of Mauritius on a preserved site in Grand Bay, Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers offers an exceptional setting all year round thanks to a mild tropical climate.
The contemporary architecture and design of the resort, inspired by Mauritian culture, allows guests to experience a real immersion in the island’s culture.
A complete range of childcare facilities from 4 months old to 17 years old, is available to guests of the resort. With a new area dedicated to families, Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers is particularly suitable for multi-generational families. This space designed for parents and children has a family pool – with spirals and water arches – allowing families to spend time together and create special holiday memories!
The new zen zone of the resort welcomes adults looking to enhance their well-being. Specially designed for relaxation, this space, strategically located close to a quiet beach with a zen pool and a health bar, will offer real moments of relaxation. To extend this moment, adults can also now enjoy body and face treatments in the new Club Med Spa by Cinq Mondes.
With its new Gourmet Restaurant, the “Alma Beach Lounge”, Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers invites its guests to discover new culinary experiences in an idyllic location by the sea. Thanks to an evolutive “all day dining” offer, guests can enjoy the flavours of Mauritius all day long. In partnership with Fabrice Sommier, “French Worker of the Year 2007”, the resort also offers guests the opportunity to discover its wine and rum cellar.
With its wide range of sport activities, particularly nautical ones, Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers is an ideal holiday destination for sports lovers and those looking to explore the sea and discover marine life.
Water skiing, wakeboard school, sailing school, snorkeling, scuba diving and so much more is available to try out for the first time or improve skills in different disciplines. It’s a holiday where guests can experience new sensations; discover new passions and bring home more than just memories.
The resort is also the ideal starting point to discover all the rich Mauritian culture with a wide range of day and half-day excursions.