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: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Please note that if taking a seat in coach this may be longer depending on how many hotel stops are en route.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable honeymoon

Jan 17, 2020 EvaPavelka

The hotel building and rooms were very nice. I loved the hotel. Everything decorate modern with nature touch. Nice smell everywhere, especially in Spa. I definitely recommend the to find time for massage. Ladies in Spa are so lovely and friendly. I wish to highlight manager Man, his service was absolutely amazing, nothing too much trouble for him.… Read more
The hotel building and rooms were very nice. I loved the hotel. Everything decorate modern with nature touch. Nice smell everywhere, especially in Spa. I definitely recommend the to find time for massage. Ladies in Spa are so lovely and friendly. I wish to highlight manager Man, his service was absolutely amazing, nothing too much trouble for him. Was our pleasure to meet him, such a lovely person! Another thing was the food, so delicious, really high standard and we enjoyed every single meal..I wish to have more fresh vegetable for breakfast, but we were still very satisfied. One thing wasn't very handy and it was that we had to sign receipts after every single food and drink. We booked all inclusive, so would be easier to have just bracelets. We were waiting for drink very long time, sometimes 30 minutes..and two guys behind the bar were not very polite. Guys on the floor were always nice and polite. Was quite difficult to catch guy in boat shop on the beach, we wanted to change our towels and there was no one at 4 pm and beach was full of people because of nice weather. The hotel is dog friendly and you can donate dog charity, to help to reduce amount of street dogs without vet care. We spent New Year there and in was absolutely phenomenal, the fireworks over the sea and traditional show and dances. All hotel staff did impossible to make our evening unforgettable. We were missing some chill music by the pool. DJ Clive played very nice Deephouse music in the Bar area, we really enjoyed it. We reckon he could play by the infinity pool as well :) If you have beautiful pool and cocktails, there is only one thing which missing an it is Deephouse music :) i have to mention lady named Reenoo, she can do the best banana and coconut jam. And Vishakas pancakes are phenomenal as well. I would welcome some yoga classes, as the place is very peacefull. Our holiday last 10 days from 25-4/1/2020. Room number was 510 with sea view. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best holiday destination yet.

Jan 17, 2020 JulianAllder Reading, United Kingdom

Just returned home today after two wonderful weeks. Everything was perfect. Beautiful public areas (reception, bars and restaurants), great pools (clean and well maintained), comfortable loungers and seating. The food was excellent throughout our stay. A mix of A la Carte and buffet with bar snacks, street food and pancakes available too. The… Read more
Just returned home today after two wonderful weeks. Everything was perfect. Beautiful public areas (reception, bars and restaurants), great pools (clean and well maintained), comfortable loungers and seating. The food was excellent throughout our stay. A mix of A la Carte and buffet with bar snacks, street food and pancakes available too. The most attentive and friendly staff you could ever hope to meet. Will definately re-book. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst hotel I’ve stayed at ever

Jan 17, 2020 japwaiti Kuwait City, Kuwait

We booked a 6 day stay for New Years and our babymoon. Upon check in, the bed stunk of urine and continued to smell like urine for the next 3 days until I demanded that the housekeeper change the mattress protector because there was a big yellow piss stain. It was disgusting. How is leaving piss on the bed OKAY?! Zero standards of sanitation and… Read more
We booked a 6 day stay for New Years and our babymoon. Upon check in, the bed stunk of urine and continued to smell like urine for the next 3 days until I demanded that the housekeeper change the mattress protector because there was a big yellow piss stain. It was disgusting. How is leaving piss on the bed OKAY?! Zero standards of sanitation and cleanliness. The toilet seat wasn’t cleaned upon check-in, there was a brownish yellow spot on the toilet seat. Thankfully I had my disinfectant wipes to scrub away at the nastiness. There’s brown splatter on the toilet “body” that’s just been left there from a previous guest. Looks like diarrhea. The top of the toilet roll holder and bathroom handle were covered with a thick layer of dust that I cleaned myself. Despite having a jute rug in the room, they never used a vacuum in our room. I don’t think I saw a single vacuum being used at the hotel. Filthy. There was a cyclone warning and they did nothing to compensate their guests, every service they had was closed for days and food was limited, there was no room service or ANYTHING other than the horrible buffet twice a day. They couldn’t make an exception for a hungry pregnant woman. They tell you there’s food at the bar when you call and when you show up they say “there’s no food because of the cyclone”. Really bad service all around from every staff member. Room service food is not consistent, pizzas are different every time we ordered. Who puts red kidney beans in spaghetti bolognese and chops up the pasta? At an adult-only hotel? The food at the resort is not good at all. Don’t be conned into their expensive seafood meal, it’s overcooked and tastes like rubber. The kitchen staff making eggs in the morning cannot follow instructions. I never got over-easy eggs my entire stay no matter how much I instructed. The buffet is partially outdoors so expect a plethora of bugs, birds, and dogs. I never ate the bug-ridden fruits. We asked the hotel to get us a taxi for the local fruit and vegetables market that’s held twice a week. The hotel driver took us to a further city, making us pay double the price and took us to a large supermarket instead. There is no service at the beach so you have to go get your drinks and bring them to the beach. There are wild dogs all over the resort and at the restaurant. This hotel is NOT 4-stars and I wouldn’t even give it 3-stars. This was honestly the worst trip of my life and I have been traveling for 30 years around the world. I don’t know how I tolerated staying at this revoltingly disgusting hotel for 6 days but the cyclone warning made it difficult for us to leave. I honestly believe staying at this hotel was a major health hazard. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great vacation for Couples

Jan 16, 2020 Iain_Barbara Peterborough

We spent 5 nights at Veranda P&V in January, and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The hotel staff are extremely friendly, and we soon got to know them as they were always happy to stop for a chat, ask how we were, and always on hand to help. The facilities are ideal for couples - it is relatively quiet, with no kids running around. There are… Read more
We spent 5 nights at Veranda P&V in January, and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The hotel staff are extremely friendly, and we soon got to know them as they were always happy to stop for a chat, ask how we were, and always on hand to help. The facilities are ideal for couples - it is relatively quiet, with no kids running around. There are plenty of sun beds available so no need to get up at the crack of dawn to reserve spaces. The areas around the pools and beach were always clean with plenty of space so you weren’t disturbed by other hotel guests. Food in the main restaurant was always fresh and excellent, with a buffet style some evenings and table d’hote waiter service on others. An a-la-carte option (not included with the all-inclusive) is also available, although we never felt the need to try it out. Lunchtime food was available in the bar, and was always tasty and well-presented. The evenings were a little quiet, with limited entertainment in the bar, but we liked it that way as we could spend time together enjoying the balmy evenings. The only real let-down is that the rooms are quite small and dark, with minimal space for hanging and storing clothes. The beds are on the firm to hard side, making a good nights sleep challenging. On the plus side, the view from the balcony was stunning. Even though we had a Superior room, compared to other hotels we have stayed in this was still a bit disappointing, especially considering the cost of a holiday in Mauritius. Had the room been larger and brighter, we would give the hotel 5 out of 5. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An outstanding boutique hotel with superb staff.

Jan 15, 2020 S3104PKpeterm

Hotel buildings, gardens, room, food, beach, pools, service were all excellent. Our all-inclusive deal was very good value especially as it included lunch and dinner in the outstanding a la carte restaurant overlooking the bay. As mentioned the staff were wonderful and obviously very well trained despite their apparent young age. Special mention… Read more
Hotel buildings, gardens, room, food, beach, pools, service were all excellent. Our all-inclusive deal was very good value especially as it included lunch and dinner in the outstanding a la carte restaurant overlooking the bay. As mentioned the staff were wonderful and obviously very well trained despite their apparent young age. Special mention must be given to 'Mr' Man who runs the food and drink operation with charisma and high energy. His staff cannot stand still for a moment! We are already talking about returning again next year to hopefully repeat our memorable experience. Read less