Veranda Paul & Virginie

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Named after the legendary couple immortalised in the novel Paul et Virginie, this small and intimate adult-only hotel is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday. Nestled in tropical gardens on Mauritius' north-east coast overlooking a beautiful calm bay, it’s sure to evoke romance. The resort features two lovely swimming pools, two restaurants overlooking the lagoon and a poolside bar with sea views — be sure to try the delicious pancakes in the afternoon. The Seven Colours Wellness Spa offers a variety of treatments, there's an exclusive catamaran for Veranda guests only and the hotel offers a number of traditional experiences and surprise 'Pop-Up Moments'.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Water Skiing
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

In the picturesque fishing village of Grand Gaube on the north coast of Mauritius. Transfer time from Mauritius International Airport: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Hotel information

81 rooms on 3 floors. All rooms are sea facing with balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, flat-screen TV with in-house films, radio, telephone, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, safe and hairdryer. Comfort Rooms have views of the beach and lagoon, with 1 queen-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast and buffet or set menu dinner at the main restaurant. Set menu lunch at St Géran Resaurant on the beach or a sandwich selection at the main bar. A la carte dinner at St Géran is available with a 30% discount (excluding seafood items). Privilege Room guests may dine from the à la carte menu without supplement (excluding seafood items). Afternoon tea/coffee and pancakes or snacks. A selection of drinks, including soft drinks, juice, mineral water, local beers, selection of cocktails and local spirits, and house wine by the glass — available at the bar from 11:00am–11:00pm. Mini-bar (soft drinks, juices, water and local beer, replenished once daily). In-room tea and coffee. Picnic boxes available for guests leaving the resort for the day. Land and non-motorised water sports including windsurfing, pedal boats, kayaking, sailing dinghies, snorkelling, stand up paddle, tennis, boules, table tennis and beach volleyball.

Please note: All Inclusive starts from your arrival at the hotel and ends upon your departure, irrespective of check-in and check-out times.

Superior Rooms are larger with different decor and a spacious bathroom, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Privilege Rooms are larger still, with 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Privilege Rooms include the following benefits: à la carte dinner (without supplement, excluding seafood) at St Géran Restaurant on a daily basis (unless restaurant is being used for private event). One full-day catamaran cruise once per stay, including open bar and lunch on board (minimum 7-night stay, weather permitting, departure from jetty).

  • Booking bonus: Save up to 35% off the accommodation cost for travel between 01 Feb '20 - 20 Dec '20 & 04 Jan '21 - 31 Jan '21 when booking 7 nights or more.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

Isle de France Restaurant (buffet and table d'hote restaurant, open for breakfast and dinner), Le Saint Géran (à la carte restaurant and beach bar, in a typical Mauritian Rondavel, open for lunch and dinner). Poudre D'Or bar and lounge (poolside, with sea views). 2 swimming pools. Seven Colours Wellness Spa*. Complimentary non-motorised water sports including windsurfing, pedal boats, kayaking, sailing dinghies, stand up paddle, aquagym and snorkelling. PADI scuba diving*, kitesurfing*, fishing*, bicycle rental* and excursions* available nearby. Floodlit tennis court, boules, beach volleyball, table tennis. Golf* at Heritage Golf Club. Complimentary shuttle twice per week to Grand Baie, plus seasonal free shuttle on Friday and Saturday evenings to Grand Baie (departure 10:00pm, return 1:00am), pre-booking at reception required. Live evening entertainment. Complimentary WiFi.

5 nights 23 Dec '18–6 Jan '19 and 28 Dec '19–1 Jan '20.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: the dress code in the restaurants is smart casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers in the evening.

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Traveller rating

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Dec 5, 2019 Venture62381469838

This hotel is a stunning resort set in the idilic setting of Grand Gaube Maritius. The one thing that sets it apart from other Indian Ocean 4 star hotels is its staff. The team hear do everything to anticipate your every need. I did have some minor complaints due to a very tiresome journey which were det with at the highest level (thank you… Read more
This hotel is a stunning resort set in the idilic setting of Grand Gaube Maritius. The one thing that sets it apart from other Indian Ocean 4 star hotels is its staff. The team hear do everything to anticipate your every need. I did have some minor complaints due to a very tiresome journey which were det with at the highest level (thank you Stephan). Stephan your staff are a credit to you and you management team. I would like to single out a few for indivdual praise from my wife and I. Man, who was there before we needed him, Pratima for aiding us in the restaurant , Melanie guest services for being lovely and also Ludovic for your reception. I have only praise for all the Hotel staff. There are so many places to visit but if we ever return to Maritius then we would stay at your hotel. Thanks again Chris and Pauline 312. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful experience

Dec 3, 2019 890davek Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

This hotel, as it’s small with a personal touch was perfect for us. The room, food, facilities and overall ambience are exceptional. Always a bed on beach available, although the scourge of 6am pool bed reserves did happen. Lots of French, which was nice, not many Brits. All inclusive OK but some nights set menu, not buffet. Nowhere to walk… Read more
This hotel, as it’s small with a personal touch was perfect for us. The room, food, facilities and overall ambience are exceptional. Always a bed on beach available, although the scourge of 6am pool bed reserves did happen. Lots of French, which was nice, not many Brits. All inclusive OK but some nights set menu, not buffet. Nowhere to walk really, need bus (shuttle available) or cab. Shop locally for trips value, dolphin trip overrated, way too many boats (45) chasing pod around.Massive thanks to Man, who is a superstar and Rivesh, future boss! Overall, fantastic place is fantastic and highly recommended. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful holiday

Nov 25, 2019 110colleenw Worcester, United Kingdom

Returned last week from a 2 week stay at this adults only hotel. It’s fairly small, 80 or so rooms I think, with a nice mix of age ranges, mainly couples, honeymooners and older folks like us. We stayed all inclusive in a privilege room. Good size, had everything we needed but quite plain. Mini bar with cola, beer, wine and juice included and… Read more
Returned last week from a 2 week stay at this adults only hotel. It’s fairly small, 80 or so rooms I think, with a nice mix of age ranges, mainly couples, honeymooners and older folks like us. We stayed all inclusive in a privilege room. Good size, had everything we needed but quite plain. Mini bar with cola, beer, wine and juice included and refilled daily. Also tea and coffee in room. All have sea view. The whole pace is immaculately clean and well maintained. There’s an infinity pool, larger shallower pool and small beach. Adequate number of sun loungers though room for a few more round the big pool. Welcome on arrival was good and guests are shown round all the facilities and escorted to their rooms. We found nice fruit platter and bottle of rather sweet fizz waiting. There are 2 restaurants, the main one offers a mix of buffet and waiter service. The small St German beach restaurant is waiter service. We found the food good in both. At lunchtime you can also get meals in the bar. Often there’s ‘street food’ available outside by the pools and pancakes every afternoon. You certainly don’t go hungry. Service in the main bar was sometimes slow, but we noticed an improvement after a few days. The staff were great, all helpful and pleasant. But we have to say a particularly huge thank you to Man and Reenoo who really made our holiday with their exceptional customer service, care and thoughtfulness. Nothing was too much trouble for these two delightful people. Also the spa, where I enjoyed fabulous hot stone and a Mauritian massages was a real treat with excellent staff. There isn’t much in the vicinity of the hotel, but we used the twice weekly shuttle free shuttle bus to the larger a Grand Baie where we happily spent a few hours browsing the shops and wandering. We didn’t feel the need to go anywhere else. I would certainly hope to return to this lovely, relaxing place. Read less
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Nov 24, 2019 962saintj

its a 3 star plus hotel around 80 rooms in the NE of the island. Its not really big enough to be a resort hotel but its not a place you can walk out in the evening either. Public transport is not a good option which leaves you with taxis. There are occasional shuttles that run twice a week to grand baie, a catarmaran run to an island and a little… Read more
its a 3 star plus hotel around 80 rooms in the NE of the island. Its not really big enough to be a resort hotel but its not a place you can walk out in the evening either. Public transport is not a good option which leaves you with taxis. There are occasional shuttles that run twice a week to grand baie, a catarmaran run to an island and a little snorkelling run by boat and a kayak or two there. these are included in the all inclusive package. Its confusing the way things are organised. Food is good, nothing wow but perfectly fine. There are limited attractions nearby like the botanical gardens and sugar museum that will cost you typically 3000m rupees for taxi and entrance fees. grand baie and port louis are nothing special to be honest. Beds are a firm,rooms large and clean with good balconies. There is one amoeba pool which is barely waist deep so no good for swimming and another infinity pool overlooking the sea which is a little deeper and swimmable. The sun beds by the infinity poll usually all have towels on by 0800 and often are not occupied a few hours later. Pity the hotel doesnt manage their beds better. The bar is well manned serving local rum mixes etc. the seating areas are really well laid out and the hotels best feature. Not a bad choice but limiting. there is a poor lady dog that is painfully thin with some open cuts that i really wish the hotel would take care of. some of us fed the little darling as we could but there is no local vet otherwise we would have had her treated and inoculated. we felt great sadness at this neglect. man was a great supervisor who made us feel very welcome. 3 or 4 nights is maybe enough, its not the best island location but maybe if you are on a budget it offers good value. they do a lot of weddings her4 Sent from my iPhone Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb honeymoon vacation!

Nov 22, 2019 Berar M Cluj County, Romania

We stayed at this hotel for 10 days in the middle of July. The food was various and tasty, we had a tour of the kitchen in one of the evenings. I went every evening with the purpose to only drink a glass of wine but end up eating from starters to desert. The drinks are also great and various. During the day, from 3pm to 5pm they cook pancakes… Read more
We stayed at this hotel for 10 days in the middle of July. The food was various and tasty, we had a tour of the kitchen in one of the evenings. I went every evening with the purpose to only drink a glass of wine but end up eating from starters to desert. The drinks are also great and various. During the day, from 3pm to 5pm they cook pancakes outside. The room was big and cosy(cleaned up twice every day). They craft those towel-made animals. From the hotel you can book trips with their's boat(katamaran) to see the sunset or a full day trip around the island. You can also book from the hotel a taxi to see the island(cheaper than other offers). We went with Ashwin and he was a great guide for us, also for indian traditions, it was very good trip. All the staff at the hotel and the boat(katamaran) was very kind and helpful. Read less