Veranda Pointe aux Biches

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

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

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box

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 Not worthy of being called a 4 star resort

May 16, 2022 viceroy1976 Sandton, South Africa

Our stay overall was mostly a pleasant one, but spoiled by certain aspects: The room - The room was clean, and suitable for a family. The cleaning staff were all pleasant, however our room was not serviced for 2 days. Initially this occurred because one of our family members was not well when they came to clean and said they would come back… Read more
Our stay overall was mostly a pleasant one, but spoiled by certain aspects: The room - The room was clean, and suitable for a family. The cleaning staff were all pleasant, however our room was not serviced for 2 days. Initially this occurred because one of our family members was not well when they came to clean and said they would come back later. They did not. We ended up having to go to reception to request clean towels. Restaurant - The food is average, and quite bland, but worse were some of the staff. The language barrier is quite apparent to anyone who could not speak french. At meals our party was moved around because tables we had become used to sitting at were suddenly booked by french speaking parties. At one point we were asked to sit outside in a dimly lit windy area. Not all of the staff were bad and there were a few who were really good. The beach - The beach is not great for swimming as it is very murky,silty and full of rocks. The beach staff in charge of the non motorized activities were extremely rude, down to the point of calling me a liar after they refused to let me use a kayak with my son, telling me they closed at 1pm despite a very visible sign stating that activities were available from 9am until 4pm. I wish I'd paid a bit more attention to the reviews of this resort when we were booking. I cannot in good conscience recommend this resort to anyone looking a great family holiday Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Family Holiday

May 14, 2022 983lornab Durban, South Africa

Had a great time at Veranda Pointe aux Biches. Staff friendly, rooms clean and serviced beautifully with different towel creations on the bed every day. Nice selection of foods at the buffets and helpful staff. Special mention to Josie and Rishi, who gave us awesome service at meal times. Also a thank you to Dina who made sure our room was always… Read more
Had a great time at Veranda Pointe aux Biches. Staff friendly, rooms clean and serviced beautifully with different towel creations on the bed every day. Nice selection of foods at the buffets and helpful staff. Special mention to Josie and Rishi, who gave us awesome service at meal times. Also a thank you to Dina who made sure our room was always clean. All in all a wonderful experience.........a very relaxing, chilled holiday was had by all. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My holiday in Paradise

May 10, 2022 Smalgas1964

The Hotel was absolutely beautiful. It was clean and the service was great. If ever you visit Port Louis and need a driver to take you around, then Sanjeev is your guy. Very humble, polite, helpful and very knowledgeable and always on time. Just look gor registration number S 2444. We only spent a week in Mauritius and it was too short. So… Read more
The Hotel was absolutely beautiful. It was clean and the service was great. If ever you visit Port Louis and need a driver to take you around, then Sanjeev is your guy. Very humble, polite, helpful and very knowledgeable and always on time. Just look gor registration number S 2444. We only spent a week in Mauritius and it was too short. So much to see and do. It has the most beautiful beaches and the people in Mauritius are humble and helpful. Need to go back. Sandra Malgas Read less
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May 9, 2022 Freedom27549464995 Gauteng, South Africa

Rooms very crowded together , far too many private functions held - hotel also next door to an entertainment venue - very noisy. The staff varied from very pleasant to outright rude depending on who you encountered . Rooms comfortable and clean - I think 4 star is a push - 3 at best .
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May 7, 2022 amum2022

We had the best stay at this hotel. All staff was friendly and very helpful. The rooms were always clean and the food was delicious. Yash from the restaurant is the best. The whole Mauritius experience was great i.e. the tours and the cultural experience