Canonnier Hotel ****

Elegant authenticity among ancient history

Furnished with warm tones, wood hues the colour of sunset, rustic thatch roofs and lush vegetation surrounding you wherever you are on the gorgeous grounds of this spectacular resort, Canonnier is its own category of paradise.

This hotel is on a prime Grand Bay property, perched on a peninsula with two beaches, each offering a different view. Woven into the legacy of the hotel is a little piece of Mauritius’ rich cultural history, blending old and new in innovative, creative ways: The old lighthouse now serves as a venue for the Mini-Club and the wellness centre has been built in the branches of an ancient Banyan tree. 

Canonnier has always remained a favoured family hotel, with endless entertainment for adults and children alike. Its close proximity to Grand Bay gives you the option of retail therapy, while the hotel’s tree-top wellness centre, built in the branches of a centuries-old Banyan tree, has other therapies on offer to ease weary minds and bodies. Canonnier is a vibrant hotel. While it’s the resort of choice for the fun-loving fraternity, it’s been built with sheer relaxation in mind – the perfect balance for the ideal vacation.

Why choose Canonnier?

  • Ocean-front location with two separate beaches, each with a different atmosphere

  • Two-room garden-facing apartments with inter-leading rooms

  • A choice of three restaurants each with their own unique atmosphere and style of cuisine

  • Optional Beachcomber All-Inclusive package covering most meals and drinks interchangeable with Le Mauricia close by

  • Five kilometres or 10 minutes from Grand Bay with its lively restaurants and shopping

  • Tropical gardens with large swimming pool and a smaller one for kids

  • Unique in Mauritius, the Wellness Centre is built into the branches of a banyan tree

  • Pirate magic at the mini club, housed in the
    turret of an ancient fortress

  • Beautiful settings for weddings and honeymoons


Elegant simplicity best describes this hotel, which is designed to maximize the unbelievable views outside your window. Strategically designed lighting that coaxes you gently to unwind and relax. These are some of the signature features of Le Canonnier. Every room looks out onto the beauty of Mauritius, with either a sea view or a view of lush tropical gardens.  Step inside a cleverly designed mix of island elements and modern style.


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284 Layouts
Standard rooms - sea or garden facing 104 View Layout
Superior rooms - sea or garden facing 112 View Layout
Family duplexes - sea or garden facing 44 View Layout
Garden facing Apartments 20 View Layout
Suites 4 View Layout


Room Features

  • Terrace or balcony
  • Double beds
  • Private bathroom with bath, double basin and toilet (standard garden facing rooms have shower, basins and toilet only)
  • Television with satellite channels
  • Mini-bar
  • Electronic safe
  • Hairdryer
  • International direct-dial telephone
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Complimentary tea and coffee facilities


Room service from 7am to 6.30pm
Electricity 220 volt
Check-in 2pm

Check-out 12 noon


Bars and Restaurants

Le Navigator. Sip a sundowner in the intimate lighting and elegant surroundings of one of Le Canonnier’s two signature bars. If you’re well rested enough after a long day on the beach to burn some midnight oil, hit the nightclub after 11pm.

Le Planteur Bar. Complete with a library, this bar is the perfect spot for a quiet drink before dinner or a delicious cocktail as you come off the beach.

Le Frangipanier. You don’t have to disconnect from the natural beauty around you while you tuck into freshly prepared island cuisine. Taking full advantage of the historical surroundings that define Le Canonnier, this open-plan, airy restaurant is charmingly set in a garden near the pool. An extra special feature of this restaurant is the live cooking demonstrations where you can watch the skilled chefs prepare your meal. Buffet dinners are included for half board guests. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style.

Le Navigator. Intimate romance defines this elegant restaurant, with its panoramic views over the island to the north of Mauritius.  Choose from the delectable specialities on the menu for lunch and dinner. Specific courses are at an additional cost whereas dishes with no supplement mentioned are included in the half board or all inclusive package.


La Serenata. Look forward to a warm, quiet atmosphere tucked away amidst palms and twinkling lights. Specialising in Italian cuisine, this restaurant is open six nights a week for dinner. Specific courses are at an additional cost whereas dishes with no supplement mentioned are included in the half board or all inclusive package.

Half board and all-inclusive guests are accommodated on the same conditions when dining a-la-carte whereby a set amount is payable per dish selected from the a-la-carte menu; alternatively a set menu is available at no additional charge.

Dress code

Evening - Smart casual. No shorts are permitted for men in the evenings.


  • Bars(s)

  • Hairdresser

  • Wellness Centre / Spa

  • Shops

  • Tour desk

  • Foreign exchange facilities

  • Car rental

  • Babysitting

  • Fax / Internet facilities

  • Room service
  • Baby Care Room
    (available to parents with children under 3 years of age)
  • Taxi stand

  • Boutiques

  • Conference facilities

  • Games room

  • Departure lounge

  • Laundry / Dry cleaning

  • WIFI coverage

  • Mini club

  • Swimming pool(s)

  • Gym at Le Mauricia

Entertainment and Sports

  • Resident band every night
  • Sega shows
  • Theme evenings
  • Shows
  • Games
  • Night club

Beachcomber offers a wide choice of entertainment. Our dedicated leisure and entertainment team ensures there is always something fun and interesting happening at the hotel. A weekly entertainment programme is available for all residents and is posted in the public areas each day.


View the sporting activities available at our hotel


All Inclusive

Highlights include:

  • Choice of restaurants for lunch
  • Unlimited, selected house wine and drinks during lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited, selected drinks from the bar lists between 09h00 and 23h00, including a selection of local beers, house wine, tea, coffee, soft drinks, cocktails and local spirits (drinks in the night club are not included)
  • Baguettes at the bar between 10h00 and 16h00
  • Pancakes between 16h00 and 18h00
  • Picnic baskets
  • Tea and coffee in rooms
  • Mini bar (replenished once a day)
  • The Beachcomber All Inclusive Package is fully interchangeable between Mauricia, Canonnier and Victoria resorts.


PLUS! Great savings available exclusively to Beachcomber guests who book an all-inclusive package: Look forward to savings available via the new “Le Passport” mobile app. Save 10-15% at up to 175 shops, restaurants and on leisure activities. Enquire on checkin for more information.

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