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

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box

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 (with supplement for some items, including 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).

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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Oct 16, 2021 monkeylover

My wife and I have just returned from staying here as part of a group of 7 to celebrate a 70th birthday. We cannot praise the hotel enough, the staff led by a great Manager Elodie Sooriah,were amazing, they all interacted with the guests and nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was great, consisting of local cuisine and European dishes… Read more
My wife and I have just returned from staying here as part of a group of 7 to celebrate a 70th birthday. We cannot praise the hotel enough, the staff led by a great Manager Elodie Sooriah,were amazing, they all interacted with the guests and nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was great, consisting of local cuisine and European dishes offering something for everyone. The Chef in charge of the hotel restaurant was extremely informative and even cooked our party a special dish on our last evening. The hotel was extremely Covid protocol savvy with without being intrusive on the guests. The hotel has a small private beach over looked by their fine dining restaurant which opens in the evenings. The food there was also exceptional. The two swimming pools were extremely clean as were our bedrooms which were serviced twice a day. A huge thank you to Elodie, and all her team for making our stay so enjoyable, relaxing and informative.Hopefully we will be able to return again in the future. Best wishes Peter and Gill Hands Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wow what a place

Oct 5, 2021 363PaulB363 Liverpool, United Kingdom

Here now Wow what a hotel and service It's been a long time coming but worth the wait Views and service first class Amazing hotel and staff are a credit to the hotel and food amazing To many excellent staff to mention all but after only 2 days thanks 5 stars
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Sep 9, 2021 mikesI2052AC

This hotel I love the service was 101% the food is perfect my compliments went out to the chef thankyou guys.Jamil was very helpful specially on all the local information on local activities thankyou top man. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Mauritius top class thankyou Mr Hans is a great manager at this hotel top manager thankyou.
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Mar 8, 2021 bernardbK7446KJ Mauritius

Honestly, everything was perfect: excellent room with sea view upper floor as wished; excellent organisation; excellent food: congratulations to the cook for all his dishes -among other, his ability to use local vegetables in salad, often sliced, and warm; kindness of thin Mélanie for any help (newspapers...) ; sympathic show of Sega dances on the… Read more
Honestly, everything was perfect: excellent room with sea view upper floor as wished; excellent organisation; excellent food: congratulations to the cook for all his dishes -among other, his ability to use local vegetables in salad, often sliced, and warm; kindness of thin Mélanie for any help (newspapers...) ; sympathic show of Sega dances on the beach to reward all of us to be negative after one week;excellent wifi as at home; excellent aircond; TV cardio exercises to remain in good shape; to be honest, taking moreover in consideration that health costs (3 PCR) were included, the ratio quality / price was a must. I cannot imagine what I could have had for double price (at least for a room... not to talk of bungalows !) in one of the 5 stars hotel which were on the list (and I understood by phone call, that the 3 star hotel of the list had wifi only on the terrace). Read less
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Sep 28, 2020 ravindajee Mauritius

Spent 15 days at Veranda Paul et Virginie for a mandatory qurantine after travelling to the UK. Was not sure what to expect...but what a pleasant surprise. The staff were amazing , great service. They really went out of their way to ensure that i enjoyed my stay there. I am a regular traveller and i must admit these guys know what they are doing.… Read more
Spent 15 days at Veranda Paul et Virginie for a mandatory qurantine after travelling to the UK. Was not sure what to expect...but what a pleasant surprise. The staff were amazing , great service. They really went out of their way to ensure that i enjoyed my stay there. I am a regular traveller and i must admit these guys know what they are doing. Special mention to Hans...Great attitude, always willing to help and with a smile. Read less