Veranda Pointe aux Biches

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The hotel

With an informal and tropical atmosphere and set on one of the most beautiful coastlines in Mauritius, this is your chance to live like Robinson Crusoe, in complete harmony with your surrounds. Veranda Pointe aux Biches is a boutique hotel with two distinct sections — one catering for families and the other an adult-only section, with its own à la carte restaurant, pool and bar. Rooms are furnished in natural, earthy tones to ensure supreme relaxation and have a terrace or balcony to admire the stunning views. Dedicated family rooms with an adjoining room for the children, give this hotel even more versatility. Adults and children alike will love the great selection of all inclusive amenities and the swimming pools — the main pool, a kids' pool at the kids' club and an adults-only infinity pool located at the Sandy Lane section of the hotel. Senses Restaurant overlooks the sea and coral reef and serves Mauritian specialities buffet-style, whilst Foot Loose Bar features an al-fresco deck overlooking the lagoon and is perfect for pre- and post-dinner drinks.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access

Where is it

On the northwest coast of Mauritius, the resort overlooks the beach between Pointe aux Piments and Trou aux Biches, both famous for their pristine stretches of golden sand. 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

115 rooms. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, TV with in-house films, telephone, radio, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar*, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities and hairdryer. Comfort Rooms open up onto the swimming pool or the gardens, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant.

All Inclusive option: includes buffet breakfast and buffet or table d'hote lunch and dinner at the main Senses Restaurant. Lunch and dinner at Sun Deck with a meal credit towards food (weather permitting). All soft drinks, juices and mineral water from the bar, a selection of local beers, locally bottled spirits and house wine by the glass, plus selected cocktails (11:00am–11:00pm). Afternoon tea/coffee and pancakes or pastries. A picnic box will be available for guests leaving the resort for the day. Mini-bar (soft drinks, local juices, water and local beer, replenished once per day). Privilege Room guests can also enjoy dinner at the Sandy Lane Restaurant (daily set menu) and access the Sandy Lane Bar. All activities and entertainment, unless otherwise stated. Complimentary shuttle to Trou aux Biches 5 times per week (pre-booking at reception required).

Please note: the All Inclusive package starts from your time of arrival to time of your time of departure, irrespective of your check-in and check-out times.

Half Board includes: buffet breakfast and dinner. 

Superior Rooms (available from 1 Feb '19) are larger and overlook the gardens or bay, and have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant.

Family Rooms have 1 king-size bed and bunk beds in a separate annexe, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults, 3 children/teens and 1 infant.

Privilege Rooms are located in the Sandy Lane Village area of the resort, exclusively for adults, with access to its own pool, bar and restaurant. Rooms include balcony or terrace, flatscreen TV/DVD player and upgraded facilities, Nespresso™ coffee machine and iPod docking station, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. The following benefits are included in Privilege Rooms: Dine Around - at either the main Senses Restaurant or at Sandy Lane (Privilege Menu, daily set dinner menu); a 15-minute welcome foot massage to be taken within first two days of your stay, plus one full-day catamaran cruise per stay, including transfers, bar and lunch on board (weather permitting, minimum 7-night stay required). 

Senses Restaurant (main buffet restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Sandy Lane restaurant (adult-only à la carte restaurant, open for dinner for Privilege Rooms guests). Sun Deck Restaurant (à la carte international cuisine, open for lunch and dinner). Foot Loose Bar, Sandy Lane Bar. Main swimming pool, kids' pool at kids' club and adults-only pool at the Sandy Lane section of the hotel. Seven Colours Wellness Lounge* and small outdoor fitness centre. Table tennis, beach volleyball, boules, water polo, aqua gym, billiards*, bicycle rental*, darts. Timono Kids' Club (3–11 years, if potty trained, 8:30am–8:00pm) - with activities such as cooking lessons, handicrafts, beach movies* and sailing initiation*. Regular evening entertainment, including themed evenings. Gift shop. Babysitting* (on request). Laundry service*. Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort. Complimentary shuttle bus to Trou aux Biches 3-5 times a week (pre-booking required).

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

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

Please note: The swimming pool, bar and restaurant at the Sandy Lane Village section of the resort are accessible to guests over the age of 18 years staying in Privilege Rooms only.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible holiday in paradise

May 6, 2020 JessicaSandell Cape Town, South Africa

I took my mom on holiday for 1 week in January 2020. We had the most incredible holiday. The spa was amazing, we enjoyed a full body scrub and massage, the staff at the spa were well trained and professional. Our room was kept clean daily by the housekeeping staff, the beds were made so well and the towel decorations were very special. The food at… Read more
I took my mom on holiday for 1 week in January 2020. We had the most incredible holiday. The spa was amazing, we enjoyed a full body scrub and massage, the staff at the spa were well trained and professional. Our room was kept clean daily by the housekeeping staff, the beds were made so well and the towel decorations were very special. The food at the restaurant was delicious and ranged from Mauritian to Western to Asian meals, there was always a variety to choose from daily. The drinks/cocktails at the bar were delicious and well presented. I would recommend the all inclusive option (all meals and drinks included) it works out to be more affordable that way. There were always enough beds and chairs to lounge on by the pool and the beach. The gym is great as it provided all the necessary equipment to keep fit while on holiday. The weather was sunny and warm most of time time and when it rained it was still humid. It's great to do an activity like a catamaran trip or swimming with the dolphins but just relaxing at the hotel everyday is pure bliss too. Our experience was made special by the wonderful and friendly staff: Manny, Vandana, Julio, Muzamil, Kanhye. Plus Jeffery and Ronnie were great at entertaining everyone with water sports and activities during the day and kept the vibe going every night with music and dancing. We had the best holiday and would definitely recommend staying at this hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Memorable trip in Mauritian paradise

Apr 19, 2020 Colhibs Edinburgh, United Kingdom

It’s a bitter-sweet feeling to be writing this review, nearly a month after our memorable visit to beautiful Mauritius, given that Covid-19 has since swept the world and frozen the tourism industry. Our heart goes out to all the staff at the hotel who made us feel so welcome and contributed to some amazing memories. The flight is the tough part -… Read more
It’s a bitter-sweet feeling to be writing this review, nearly a month after our memorable visit to beautiful Mauritius, given that Covid-19 has since swept the world and frozen the tourism industry. Our heart goes out to all the staff at the hotel who made us feel so welcome and contributed to some amazing memories. The flight is the tough part - we flew from Edinburgh and by the time we arrived on the Island 24 or so hours later, we were a bit frazzled. The hotel staff immediately put at ease, gave us the good news that we had been upgraded to the Sandy Lane section of the hotel and treated us to the first of a succession of excellent meals in the restaurant. We had opted for half board and, with hindsight, it might have been better for us to go for all inclusive, as the drinks were not cheap (compared to UK prices though, still reasonable enough). Going in March meant we were knowingly taking our chances with the weather, and while there were a few days that it chucked it down, it was consistently humid and warm and when the sun did come out it was incredible. The hotel itself is just as advertised and we were surprised that some people have posted negative comments. Much seems to have been made about stray dogs roaming about but when we were there we only saw a few, who basically mind their own business and don’t bother anyone on what is, after all, a public beach. The staff were always pleasant and helpful and the Mauritians are generally warm and engaging people. They were never pushy and even the occasional hawkers on the beach back off if you make it clear it’s thanks but no thanks. The location is stunning and well lived our long walks along the beach and our bus trips into Port Louis. The public buses are regular and an experience! Don’t expect mod cons or much in the way of suspension! There was a good mix of nationalities and ages in the hotel and there was a good vibe in both bars, with the Sandy Lane bar a quiet alternative to the main Footloose bar. The Sandy Lane restaurant was top class and relaxed, while the main restaurant (buffet style) wasn’t bad either, although much busier. To summarise, the staff ensured we had a holiday we will always cherish and remember. We hope they are able to hit the ground running when it is safe to re-open and that it recovers from this crisis. Thank you to them all. Special mentions to Anneketh who went above and beyond on the final day, helping us with our departure, and to Anu and Anoop in the Sandy Lane restaurant for their great service each night. We hope to be back one day! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hotel, incredible staff!

Apr 13, 2020 SophieMVR

My husband and I visited Veranda Pointe Aux Biches for our honeymoon in February 2020 and we were absolutely blown away! As soon as we arrived, we were greeted with a freshly squeezed juice and a cold towel which was highly welcomed. Numerous members of staff, including the hotel manager Clifford, cane straight over to introduce themselves which… Read more
My husband and I visited Veranda Pointe Aux Biches for our honeymoon in February 2020 and we were absolutely blown away! As soon as we arrived, we were greeted with a freshly squeezed juice and a cold towel which was highly welcomed. Numerous members of staff, including the hotel manager Clifford, cane straight over to introduce themselves which was a lovely touch. We were then shown to our room and our luggage was brought to us. We were given a full tour of the hotel on route and shown where we could find all the information about daily entertainment etc. Out room was beautiful - very spacious, comfortable bed, balcony area and inclusive mini bar. Our housekeeper, Jennifer, was so lovely and brilliant at what she did. It was so lovely coming back to the room to find wonderful towel art each day! We upgraded to the Sandy Lane adult only part of the hotel which I would say is a MUST if you’re a couple! You get access to The Sandy Lane Grill as well as the lazy pool and lazy pool bar. In addition to this, we were given an all inclusive catamaran trip which was our favourite trip of the holiday! We also had a free foot scrub from the spa included which we then upgraded to a full body Mauritian massage. I am gutted I have forgotten the names of our masseuses but they were brilliant! The most perfect setting for a massage too. The Sandy Lane Grill really made our stay. It had such a romantic atmosphere, stunning food, wine flowing and all pulled together by the brilliant staff. The Sandy Lane Grill is only open in the evenings so during the day, for both breakfast and lunch, we ate at the main buffet restaurant which was also lovely. It had a rustic feel with lovely views of the beach and lots of choice. There would always be something from the local cuisine as well as salads, pastas, pizzas and breads. The only thing I would mention, is that you have to sign after every meal even though you’re not paying and it seemed unnecessary and would often leave you waiting around at busy times. The Entertainment programme that the hotel ran at night in Footloose Bar was amazing! I’d struggle to choose my favourite act as they were all so talented. Normally, we’re ‘pool people’ but we did find ourselves drawn to the beach at this resort as it was so relaxing with beautiful views of the lagoon. We even saw a couple of weddings taking place at the end of the beach which were beautiful! We were also thrilled to be able to use things such as paddle boards and kayaks for free. Something fun to do in between lazing around! On to the trips: We didn’t really know what to expect from Mauritius or think there was much you could do out of the resort but we’re glad we did do some exploring. We did one trip (private tour) which took us to Port Louis, the capital, where we went to the British Fort which had 360 degree views over the capital, we went to a local market where we ate local street food and they also took us to a modern shopping centre which was beautiful. On the way back, we went to three stunning beaches of the north - A great way to see this past of the island. We then also did a tour of the South of the island which was brilliant. We went to the top of the volcano that created Mauritius, saw the highest waterfall, awww the Seven Coloured Earth - a spectacle created by the volcano, saw monkeys and giant tortoises and ate in the middle of a rainforest at a stunning local restaurant recommended by our driver. A brilliant trip! Such a beautiful island. For these 2 trips, I would highly recommend not booking through the travel agents. We were quoted double the price we paid and it would have been for a group tour whereas ours was for a private tour. Ask in reception for a taxi driver called Nawaz who works for them. He’s brilliant! Such a lovely man, so knowledgable and fantastic English. He has a very comfortable car and we felt very safe the whole time with his driving. Finally, do a boat trip! We did the catamaran trip arranged by the hotel. It was so much fun! Rum punch and soft drinks flowing all day, good music and a delicious BBQ lunch followed by a swim at a deserted island. Probably our favourite days of the holiday! Right, I’ve written way too much but basically if you are thinking about booking here, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a very chilled, relaxing vibe and the staff cannot do enough for you. From Vandhana, Dorelle, Ian and Crystel in Reception, to Sunil, Jeeva and Sarah at the bars, along with all of the staff at Sandy Lane, thank you so much! Everyone looked after us so well and I wish I could remember even more names. You’re all a credit to the hotel and I have recommended your hotel to many people already! Hopefully we’ll be back some time in the future to see you all again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another good stay

Apr 11, 2020 A2843HCkatep

we stayed for 2 weeks in adult only area. We were upgraded when we arrived. Our second stay at this hotel. Reception staff really good, bar staff good, food soem issues at times but talked with chef to address these. Beach was lovely and plenty of sun beds, shame about the weather at times. Bus stop right outside to go off to see other things,… Read more
we stayed for 2 weeks in adult only area. We were upgraded when we arrived. Our second stay at this hotel. Reception staff really good, bar staff good, food soem issues at times but talked with chef to address these. Beach was lovely and plenty of sun beds, shame about the weather at times. Bus stop right outside to go off to see other things, cheap and and adventure. Hoping to return again soon for our third stay. Read less
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Apr 1, 2020 253bentj

My wife and I had our honeymoon to Mauritius. We were first in the north-east then in the north-west. In the north-west you are closer to mountains and big cities. Veranda Pointe aux biches hotel is a fantastic nice resort. Many small houses are piled up and for couples there is a separate wing that has an 18 year age limit. This wing is a must… Read more
My wife and I had our honeymoon to Mauritius. We were first in the north-east then in the north-west. In the north-west you are closer to mountains and big cities. Veranda Pointe aux biches hotel is a fantastic nice resort. Many small houses are piled up and for couples there is a separate wing that has an 18 year age limit. This wing is a must for couples who want to have some adult time together. There is also a separate restaurant specializing in romance. You can book a candle light table on the beach if you are there for a special occasion such as your honeymoon. I have also traveled a lot around the world like Bali, Brazil etc but never experienced such wonderful maids. It is a surprise what these ladies come up with. We felt special throughout all our stay. Outside the hotel there are buses going both north and south. But there is also a taxi driver standing just around the corner to offer to drive. He will also offer excursions. This is a safe way to get an excursions. Although this man is a world champion in selling services. I will recommend the dolphin and the mountain hike to the thumb. Do NOT buy any excursions with people who want to sell on the beach. You are likely to be deceived. Finally, I just want to say thank you so much for an unforgettable honeymoon Veranda pointe aux! We are very pleased with the important choice we made when booking our honeymoon. An extra big thank you to the management who gave us extra attention on our honeymoon. We would love to come back at a later date. Greeting from Norway Read less