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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Apr 14, 2020 Passport557004

Calm and perfect for enjoying a relaxing holiday. Small hotel makes it cosy and personal with excellent services, Staff goes the extra mile to make sure everyone has a good holiday. Good choice of meals throughout the day. Plenty of activities in the day and good entertainment at night. Room very clean and well kept with views of the sea...all… Read more
Calm and perfect for enjoying a relaxing holiday. Small hotel makes it cosy and personal with excellent services, Staff goes the extra mile to make sure everyone has a good holiday. Good choice of meals throughout the day. Plenty of activities in the day and good entertainment at night. Room very clean and well kept with views of the sea...all rooms. Management is very attentive to guests' needs and views...trying their best to ensure any query or problems are sorted as quickly as possible. Feedback to management at the end of the stay should help to improve stay of future guests. Read less
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Apr 5, 2020 amyrU1002UH

This hotel is the ultimate in luxury. The rooms are stunning and the infinity pool is beautiful and the perfect spot to have a cocktail and watch the sun go down. The staff went out the way to help with any need or request and always had a smile on their face. I can't recommend the hotel enough. I'm already planning my next trip back!
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Mar 19, 2020 Maureen O Whitchurch, United Kingdom

I am a big dog lover, I have two of my own, and yes I get that not everybody likes dogs. However I am appalled when the wild pack of dogs, about 7 of them, with varying stages of injury, neglect and God know what else, are allowed to roam freely around the grounds, fighting daily, constantly pestering 1 that is in heat and fighting extremely… Read more
I am a big dog lover, I have two of my own, and yes I get that not everybody likes dogs. However I am appalled when the wild pack of dogs, about 7 of them, with varying stages of injury, neglect and God know what else, are allowed to roam freely around the grounds, fighting daily, constantly pestering 1 that is in heat and fighting extremely viscously, yet it takes a guest to have to try and intervene and spray them with water!! He could have been bitten, any one of us could have, yet it took a wild fight before 1 member of staff appeared (eventhough they are all falling over themselves) and stood by laughing and grinning while the guest could have been bitten??? Shame on you!!! Read less
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Mar 15, 2020 Tigo-lee

Stunning Hotel. We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff here are all friendly and willing to assist. I do have to say that some guests are extremely rude. I dont get why ? It makes me so angry to see a privileged guest treat a human that is only happy to assist like **** Very upsetting. Well done to the staff here who handle it like pro's. All… Read more
Stunning Hotel. We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff here are all friendly and willing to assist. I do have to say that some guests are extremely rude. I dont get why ? It makes me so angry to see a privileged guest treat a human that is only happy to assist like **** Very upsetting. Well done to the staff here who handle it like pro's. All and all a wonderful holiday....a tip to the future guest...do not loose your towel. They will charge you for a new one. Here are some people who made our stay even better. MELANIE,Mr MAN VENISHTA, BHAVESH, SWARAN, KELVIN ( who can speak afrikaans) MEVIN AND ROHIT AND RAJEEU. NISTA AND POONUM at the spa you girls are amazing. Hope to see you all soon Love, Dwayne & Tigo Read less
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Feb 29, 2020 JohnsonsGatwick Surrey, UK

My husband & I stayed at the hotel for 10 nights with our good friends, Paul & Sue. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel incredibly welcome. We are very fortunate to have travelled all over the world, but the level of service and attention to detail was absolutely second to none. Everyone seemed to take huge pride in ensuring their… Read more
My husband & I stayed at the hotel for 10 nights with our good friends, Paul & Sue. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel incredibly welcome. We are very fortunate to have travelled all over the world, but the level of service and attention to detail was absolutely second to none. Everyone seemed to take huge pride in ensuring their customer service was top notch at every level. Such warm, friendly and courteous staff. Those on reception, in the restaurants and bars and those who were part of the management team made a point of addressing us by name, remembering trips we were booked on and enquiring about our adventures with suggestions for more things to do. These are seemingly small gestures, but they contributed to the general sense we were truly 'guests', not just clients. I have to mention the awesome head chef. One of the managers approached me and said he'd seen that I was vegetarian on our booking; he wanted me to meet Chef. I was introduced to Chef and he was so generous with his time, going through how the buffet was laid out, so I knew where the vegetarian options were and explaining that on the alternate 'set menu' evenings, he would put the menu out at breakfast and I was to let him now if I didn't like what was on offer and he'd make me something else. He made a point of catching up with me EVERYDAY to check I was eating well, getting enough protein etc. One evening, he saw I had a plate of yummy pasta with mushrooms and chilli sauce. He told me to wait a moment, as he didn't think that was enough. A couple of minutes later, he came out with some spinach and daal he'd prepared to go with it. Just incredible service! This was representative of our whole stay. Everyone simply has the aim to ensure you have THE best holiday experience. We will definitely be back. If you're still dithering about choosing this hotel, we met several couples who were on returning visits and one couple in particular who were just coming to the end of their 5 week stay for their 19th visit to the hotel. I think that says it all. Read less