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
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Beachfront location

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: daily buffet breakfast at the main restaurant. Daily lunch (buffet and/or table d’hôte) at the pool bar restaurant, plus a Rs 500 credit per person per day for lunch at St Géran restaurant. Buffet or set menu dinner at the main restaurant, à la carte dinner at St Géran is available with a Rs 700 credit per person, per night (excluding seafood items). Privilege Room guests may dine from the à la carte menu without supplement on selected items (excluding seafood dishes). 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 boat, snorkelling, stand up paddle, tennis volley, bocceball, glass bottom boat.

Please note: All-Inclusive starts from your arrival at the hotel and ends upon your departure, irrespective of check-in and check-out times.

All Inclusive of (applicable from the 1st of February 2025 to the 31st of January 2026): daily buffet breakfast at the main restaurant, Privilege room guests can have their daily breakfast served at St Geran (except Sundays). Daily lunch at Sandwicherie (a la carte) at the pool bar restaurant, plus daily lunch at St Geran Restaurant with selected items included in the à la carte menu. Daily dinner at the main restaurant, and a Rs 900 credit per person per night for dinner at the St Geran. 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. Kiosk with pop up snacking offerings during the day. Land and water sports (as described on hotel’s fact sheet; some activities may be at extra cost).

Room upgrades:

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, 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). Pillow menu. Nespresso machine.

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. 

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). Street food kiosk (serving snacks during the day). Beach/pool service* (drinks and a select menu can be served from 12:00pm-1:00pm on the beach or around the pool).

Veranda Resorts InterHotel All Inclusive Access: guests booking All-Inclusive can enjoy food and drinks within the AI package at sister hotels without any supplement. Applicable at: Veranda Palmar Beach, Veranda Pointe aux Biches, Veranda Grand Baie and Veranda Tamarin. Transport at client’s cost. Guests need to inform Veranda Paul et Virginie Front Office/Guest Relations team 24-hours prior (subject to hotel occupancy level).

Live evening entertainment.

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. Boules, beach volleyball, table tennis. Golf at Heritage Golf Club*. One ticket entrance per guest per stay to World of Seashells Museum (transfers not included). One ticket entrance per guest per stay "Les Terres des 7 Couleurs de Chamarel" (transfers not included).

Complimentary WiFi.

All stays inclusive of the 31st of Dec '23 must cover a minimum 3 nights duration. 

*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 22, 2024 ChrisnaG710 Port Louis

Great location, beautiful surrounding atmosphere, great staff. Most friendly and helpful receptionist and staff ever, lovely and great first impression of hotel. Everything about the hotel was exceptional. It was clean, stylish, roomy with excellent service in where we had dinner. Food was good and great value for money and service was attentive… Read more
Great location, beautiful surrounding atmosphere, great staff. Most friendly and helpful receptionist and staff ever, lovely and great first impression of hotel. Everything about the hotel was exceptional. It was clean, stylish, roomy with excellent service in where we had dinner. Food was good and great value for money and service was attentive and efficient Read less
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Apr 21, 2024 Lee-Andrew L

We spent our honeymoon at this amazing resort! The food was amazing, the staff were extremely friendly and the facilities were great. A special mention to the very creative barman Pawan, every night providing us with a different exotic cocktail!
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Apr 20, 2024 Tracey M

Very nice to arrive to an upgraded room, From Comfort to Superior. Lovely room with beautiful views of small quaint beach and turquoise sea. Quiet and relaxing. Very friendly. Highly recommended. I would definitely come back at some point in the future.
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Apr 19, 2024 JHehr

Very welcoming and friendly staff, great location right at the sea, the food was very delicious! We had a wonderful weeks stay 😊 the music programme at night was always very fun!
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Apr 19, 2024 Passenger02656660571 Uttoxeter, United Kingdom

The hotel is beautiful, well run and the staff are great- from the moment you arrive they make you feel relaxed and welcome. Bar staff work incredibly hard and are always ready to replenish the wide range of cocktails available. We liked the food - especially the Mauritian dishes - we’d like more of them. Asha’s snacks were also a lovely touch,… Read more
The hotel is beautiful, well run and the staff are great- from the moment you arrive they make you feel relaxed and welcome. Bar staff work incredibly hard and are always ready to replenish the wide range of cocktails available. We liked the food - especially the Mauritian dishes - we’d like more of them. Asha’s snacks were also a lovely touch, and the Sunset Vibes evening another example of attention to detail and enhancing the whole experience of staying at Paul et Virginie. The only negatives are the worn out sun loungers and tired rooms - which we’ve just heard are being addressed by a complete hotel refurbishment- so we’ll be back! Read less