When you think of charming boutique hotels, you may not immediately think family-friendly. So it’s a pleasure to discover Veranda Resorts in Mauritius where they’ve been challenging that misconception for over 40 years now.
Veranda Resorts’ collection of boutique hotels launched in 1982 with Veranda Grand Baie, previously known as Veranda Bungalow Village. This authentic property, featuring wooden, Creole-style bungalows with thatched roofs, introduced a different concept to Mauritius: easy family holidays which looked after guests as individuals.
The success of this hotel was remarkable and more than paved the way for four more exceptional Mauritian properties: Veranda Paul & Virginie, Veranda Palmar Beach, Veranda Pointe aux Biches, and Veranda Tamarin.
Each Veranda Resorts hotel reflects an enduring commitment to creating distinctly Mauritian experiences that embody the essence of Mauritian hospitality. The only question really is, which one will you and your kids love best of all?
Veranda Pointe aux Biches – a Serene Paradise for the Whole Family
Nestled within a lush tropical garden overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, Veranda Pointe aux Biches promises a serene paradise for families seeking tranquillity and natural beauty.
Immerse yourself in the boutique hotel’s signature “Feet in the Sand” concept, where you can embrace the earth beneath your toes and leave your worries behind. Picturesque surroundings, with glorious ocean views, create an idyllic setting for grown-up relaxation and child-like fun.
Timomo Kids Club is a nurturing environment for young guests aged between 3 and 11, where supervised activities, include arts and crafts, outdoor games, and learning experiences. There’s a range of family rooms to choose from all with plenty of space as a standard feature. And a dedicated kids’ pool means children have the freedom to play to their hearts’ content; which is what a holiday in Mauritius is all about.
Don’t miss the weekly sunset rendezvous on the beach, where a traditional Sega musical performance around a campfire adds even more unforgettable moments to your stay.
Veranda Palmar Beach – an all-inclusive beachfront haven
On the peaceful east coast of Mauritius, Veranda Palmar Beach is a dream waterfront hotel for family holidays. Its long, long beach trims the edge of a dazzling lagoon, so even simply walking on the sand is blissfully relaxing. Although if you want something more energetic, you can mix leisurely strolls with beachy activities like snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding.
However, what really sets Veranda Palmar Beach apart from most boutique hotels is a generous all-inclusive offer that’s designed perfectly for families. Again, children aged 3 to 11 have the fun of a kids’ club here, which is the best place for making holiday friends.
Meanwhile, parents can take advantage of babysitting services upon request, allowing them to enjoy some well-deserved time off. Plus, the choice of family rooms gives you all the space and privacy you need amidst the resort’s beautiful, tropical grounds.
Veranda Grand Baie – Creole chic in a lively coastal village
Having re-opened its doors in July 2023, Veranda Grand Baie holds a special place as one of Mauritius’ first boutique hotels.
Set in the iconic coastal village of Grand Baie, it seamlessly blends Creole chic with a lively atmosphere and gives you the freedom to explore local bars, restaurants, modern shopping complexes, as well as the vibrant nightlife.
The boutique hotel’s central location also means families can discover traditional Mauritian culture and experience a more authentic vibe. Plus, children will have a blast at the Kids & Teens kiosk, where a dedicated team organizes a variety of daily activities to keep them entertained, including sports competitions and creative workshops.
The availability of family and teen rooms lets everyone in the family enjoy their own space. Additionally, the Seven Colours Spa offers a unique range of specialist treatments and massages for children aged between 4 and 12. And teenagers aged 13 and over can enjoy adult spa treatments, so the whole family gets to unwind and rejuvenate in paradise.
Veranda Tamarin – adventure and immerse in nature
For families seeking thrilling adventures and immersive experiences surrounded by nature, Veranda Tamarin is an ideal choice. Set on the picturesque west coast of Mauritius, this bohemian boutique hotel offers a range of activities through its Explorer Programme. Enjoy cultural discoveries, adrenaline-pumping sports, and interactive experiences. Rent a car, hop on a scooter, cycle through scenic landscapes, or take advantage of the resort shuttle service to explore the wonders of Mauritius.
The Explorer Programme extends to the little adventurers as well, with age-appropriate activities that stimulate children’s curiosity and imagination. The kids’ club provides a safe and supervised environment where children aged 3 to 11 can enjoy a wide range of engaging activities, making new friends and creating lifelong memories. The hotel’s kids’ pool offers a refreshing spot for water-based fun and relaxation for the whole family. And again, the availability of family and teens rooms ensures that each family member has their own space to unwind after a day of adventure.
Now you just have to decide which Veranda Resort’s Hotel
Selecting the right Veranda Resorts property for your family’s holiday is the key to creating unforgettable memories. Whether you seek a serene paradise at Veranda Pointe aux Biches, an all-inclusive seaside bliss at Veranda Palmar Beach, a lively coastal experience at the recently refurbished Veranda Grand Baie, or adventurous immersion at Veranda Tamarin, there is a Veranda Resorts hotel perfectly suited to your family’s desires.