Veranda Paul & Virginie

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

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). Privilege rooms enjoy an enhanced F&B offering, with a second venue available for breakfast (St Geran) in addition to the main restaurant, as well as some extra amenities for privilege guests.

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 Veranda Paul & Virginie

May 20, 2022 alankS7320TG

An excellent location and service. Stayed for 12 nights. Have never been made to feel more welcome from the moment we arrived until we left. All the staff went out of their way to accommodate any requirements. a special mention foe Raj , Visam, Awmme, and Ansuya. Food was a very high standard with plenty of choice. Make sure to try the Fruits of… Read more
An excellent location and service. Stayed for 12 nights. Have never been made to feel more welcome from the moment we arrived until we left. All the staff went out of their way to accommodate any requirements. a special mention foe Raj , Visam, Awmme, and Ansuya. Food was a very high standard with plenty of choice. Make sure to try the Fruits of the Sea and lobster dinner in the St Geran resturant Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxation at its best

May 19, 2022 gmyn2015 Edenbridge, United Kingdom

We booked this Hotel in Mauritius knowing the Veranda Resorts Provide total relaxation and great service. We were not disappointed. Great hotel, great staff who could not do enough to ensure you have the best time. No matter what you asked for the staff could help, from catering for various diet requirements to ensuring you had a parasol when… Read more
We booked this Hotel in Mauritius knowing the Veranda Resorts Provide total relaxation and great service. We were not disappointed. Great hotel, great staff who could not do enough to ensure you have the best time. No matter what you asked for the staff could help, from catering for various diet requirements to ensuring you had a parasol when required. You can speak to anyone and they would help if you needed it. Thank you to all of the team. Reception, Bar Staff, Service staff and entertainment. Special thanks to the chefs for looing after us so well Read less
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May 18, 2022 Giannina C

Visam, Miguel, Aldo and all watersports guys entertaining us the whole time. They are really funny and wear always the biggest smile. Made our days complete! Balram , FnB And kitchen team in the restaurants were amazing. Always making sure we were ok and helping us with everything. Also worth mentioning that we fell in love with a dog that visited… Read more
Visam, Miguel, Aldo and all watersports guys entertaining us the whole time. They are really funny and wear always the biggest smile. Made our days complete! Balram , FnB And kitchen team in the restaurants were amazing. Always making sure we were ok and helping us with everything. Also worth mentioning that we fell in love with a dog that visited the beach. He made our days great, the way hotel employees respect those animals is admirable. For us animal lovers, more and more everyday, it was amazing. All the other tourists loved him as well. Thank yo so much for making this a memorable trip! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our much delayed but much enjoyed sunshine holiday

May 16, 2022 Geoff G Petersfield, United Kingdom

Like so many our 2020 holiday got zapped by Covid. But we finally made it to Mauritius. The hotel was clean, the staff were wonderful. The view across the bay was stunning as were the sunsets. We loved the beach, where those more adventurous than us could sail, paddleboard, or windsurf. We enjoyed watching them. The beach, like the hotel was kept… Read more
Like so many our 2020 holiday got zapped by Covid. But we finally made it to Mauritius. The hotel was clean, the staff were wonderful. The view across the bay was stunning as were the sunsets. We loved the beach, where those more adventurous than us could sail, paddleboard, or windsurf. We enjoyed watching them. The beach, like the hotel was kept incredibly clean. The hotel staff were great; our favourites were Ajay, Ansuya & Raj - who took great care of us at the restaurants and bar. We would have liked the opportunity to experience more local dishes at the restaurant, but the buffets were tasty and offered a good variety of dishes. We enjoyed the live entertainment which was varied, from traditional Mauritian music and dance, through to an amazing saxophonist. Our room overlooked the bay, and was kept spotless by Sita - who would somehow would find the time for a little chatter and really impressed us with her animal towel creations. We had waited 2 years to go to Mauritius it was definitely worth the wait. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best week of our life

May 16, 2022 Gerhard O Harrismith

The time of our life's at the destination of romance and excitement. The hotel staff handles us with royalty and the excursion leaders were driven to provide us with the best experience. The local community were friendly and very helpful with the very limited amount of French we knew.