La magie des fêtes s’invite à Heritage Resorts

Once again this year, the magic of the end of year celebrations overwhelms Heritage Resorts. An entrancing decor, a glamorous atmosphere, lavish dinners and prestige are this Mauritian hospitality brand’s key ingredients to close the year 2015 under the best auspices. Let the party begin!

Sense of celebration from the Château de Bel Ombre to the C Beach Club

Inspired by Mauritian culture and traditions with a touch of glamour and exoticism, end of year celebrations at Heritage Resorts are simply unforgettable.
For Christmas and New Year’s eves, Heritage Resorts’ hotel restaurants as well as the Château de Bel Ombre and the C Beach Club will indulge guests with sumptuous dinners.


A splendid Christmas at the Château de Bel Ombre

To celebrate Christmas in a glamorous and chic setting, welcome to the Château de Bel Ombre! Our guests will revel in the elegant atmosphere of this outstanding mansion and appreciate the traditional and authentic Christmas Eve menu featuring local ingredients.


The C Beach Club in a festive mood

The magic of Christmas will also spread to the C Beach Club, where visitors are invited to a lunch buffet and beach activities during the day, and to a delicious Christmas dinner in the evening. What’s more, a special evening on the theme of “Mauritius at your table” awaits visitors. This will be a casual dinner featuring local flavours, a campfire and a sega dance show.


Wine – and chocolate! – pairing dinner at Gin’Ja

Gin’Ja, Heritage Resorts’ famous pan-Asian restaurant, will offer a delicious wine pairing menu accented with hints of chocolate: pure delight for your tastebuds!


African experience at Boma

For a total change of scene this season, Boma, Heritage Awali’s most African restaurant, invites guests to a fine African buffet along with a sundowner from the tip of Frederica Nature Reserve. A memorable time to look forward to!


Heritage Resorts dressed up to the nines!

On New Year’s Day, Heritage Resorts will treat its guests to a six-hand menu prepared by Heritage Resorts’ three Executive Chefs and served at Anabella’s, Balafon and the C Beach Club. This promises to be a palatial dining experience that will satisfy the most discerning palates.

The Château de Bel Ombre will also host an exceptional gala dinner with a live band to accompany the exquisite dishes prepared by Chef Govinden.

While Heritage Golf Club will host a barbecue dinner at the Steak House, the C Beach Club will invite guests to a colourful “Tutti Frutti” evening, with a DJ from Paris at the decks.


Something for kids and teens

At Heritage Resorts, kids and teens are not left aside! Timomo Kids’ Club invites children to decorate the Christmas tree and meet Santa Claus at a funfair where plenty of gifts await them. Other not-to-be-missed holiday events include Christmas cooking workshops, Christmas tale reading and stargazing, which will make Christmas Day even more magical.

Teens will love the “no parent” party with the Cool Teens Club’s DJ as well as the beach movie night to end up the year in a spectacular way!


The Seven Colours of Christmas

To bring a sweet ending to the year, Seven Colours Spa will delight its guests with special offers, such as laughing therapy, a delicious coconut treatment followed by a lush cocoa massage or a Christmassy hand and nail ritual. These are precious moments to share with mothers or daughters.


Holiday celebration at Heritage Golf Club

With Heritage Golf Club’s holiday offers, guests will be able to play golf at night, learn how to play footgolf or get involved in individual competitions. Hitting the little white ball will never be so festive!

Surely, the end of year celebrations at Heritage Resorts are exceptional events that you don’t want to miss! We wish you a happy holiday season!

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Veranda Resorts, the art of Mauritian fiesta

Veranda Resorts has built its reputation on the art of receiving and entertaining guests. It is no surprise that all Veranda Resorts’ hotels have planned to surprise their guests with exotic end-of-year celebrations and have agreed on one theme: Tropical Vibes! There is no better place to party than on a tropical island, especially if you want to end the year on a high note!

A blend of pure white and flashy colours, tables adorned with fruits and plants, colourful bar counters, mini fruit market, a 100% natural décor with hints of vibrant colours and exotic Christmas trees… EOY celebrations at Veranda Resorts will definitely be bright, sunny and fruity! Nothing is too much to delight visitors and lead them into a unique and fantastic atmosphere.

Veranda Pointe aux Biches: Jazzy and exotic rhythms

Veranda Pointe aux Biches: Jazzy and exotic rhythms

For the end of this year, Veranda Pointe aux Biches will welcome its guests in a freshly renovated décor. With both exo-chic and jazzy ambiences, it will be hard to resist! Whether they choose to be there on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, guests will surely have a memorable time as they relax and enjoy the convivial atmosphere.

On the 24th of December, the evening will start with a “merry” Happy Hour and famous Christmas Carols in the background. Then, guests will be invited to sit at a contemporary Mauritian table and enjoy an exceptional gala dinner to the sound of a jazz band.
The next day, the magic of Christmas goes on with an amazing drink and cocktail tasting (the Coconut Jalsa is a must!) and a tropical buffet.

New Year’s Eve will be as delightful, with some beach animations, Happy Hour and gala dinner. Guests should get ready to dance the night away! On New Year’s Day, Veranda Pointe aux Biches offers them to start the year in a very special way: magical sundowner and international buffet for an unforgettable experience!

Veranda Palmar Beach: Family fiesta and latino music

Veranda Palmar Beach: Family fiesta and latino music

For the end of the year, the most family-friendly hotel of Veranda Resorts is preparing a special offer that will please the big and the small. Guests will be instantly captivated by the Christmas show featuring Nativity scenes, Christmas Carols and a performance by the Kids’ Club, followed by the distribution of gifts. Santa himself will be there! The night will go on with a delicious buffet dinner and live music.

On Christmas Day, Veranda Palmar Beach will welcome guests at a mouth-watering barbecue around the pool. In the evening, a special buffet dinner will be served at the Regatta restaurant. Then, guests will have the opportunity to show their best moves on a 100% latino dance-floor. It is otherwise possible to book a table at the Horizon restaurant and indulge in a seafood dinner.

Veranda Palmar Beach will also host a special programme on New Year’s Day: sundowner and cocktail on the beach to say goodbye to 2015, followed by a flavourful dinner buffet. The highlight of the night? Dancing to the DJ’s music and watching fireworks!

Veranda Grand Baie: dance till dawn!

Veranda Grand Baie: dance till dawn!

With its eternal sunshine and magnificent turquoise lagoon, Grand Baie is an ideal spot for the end-of-year celebrations. The place-to-be in this major seaside hub, if you want to live an unforgettable Christmas in the most magical way, is Veranda Grand Baie, of course!
Looking forward to party till the break of day to welcome the new year? At Veranda Grand Baie, the evening programme of the 31st will start with a lavish seafood and Mauritian buffet, also featuring the traditional turkey and a tantalizing selection of desserts. Afterwards, guests will have so much fun celebrating 2016 on the dance-floor that they would hardly want to leave!

Veranda Paul et Virginie: a romantic celebration

Veranda Paul et Virginie: a romantic celebration

A real love nest for couples, Veranda Paul et Virginie welcomes guests who are looking to celebrate the end of the year in an intimate setting. Hand in hand, couples will enjoy delicious cocktails at the bar, followed by a dinner buffet and music to dance the night away.
They will be offered to celebrate New Year’s Day the Mauritian way with an exotic menu featuring local specialities such as the heart of palm salad. After dinner, the DJ will lead them into a festive night brightened up with splendid fireworks.

Clearly, Veranda Resorts’ four hotels spare no effort to make sure their visitors end up the year in a festive and typically Mauritian atmosphere. Hurray for 2016!

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Veranda Pointe aux Biches reopens after three months of closure for renovation and, in the process, it has upgraded to the status of a 4-star boutique hotel.

From June 1st to August 23rd, Veranda Pointe aux Biches was closed for renovation in order to provide future customers with ultimate modern comfort in a tropical-chic setting. In this freshly four-starred seaside resort, guests are invited to take off their shoes and experience total barefoot bliss.

Renovation brought a refreshing change. Refurbished with wooden furniture and blue shades, the hotel’s common spaces invite guests to savour the simplest pleasures of tropical vacation: rest in the sun, daydream, read, taste the local cuisine and discover Mauritius.

Behind the scene of this renovation is interior designer Paule de Romeuf, back by her fifteen years of experience with prominent international architects. On her most famous project, which is The Arab World Institute in Paris, she has worked with world-renowned architect Jean Nouvel. The concept she has created for Veranda Pointe aux Biches is based on the stimulation of the five senses within a tropical background.

Exotic and modern comfort for a 4-star vacation

The hotel’s 115 Comfort and Family rooms as well as the 30 adult-only Privilege rooms have been upgraded to provide guests with excellent service and accommodation: canopy beds with quality bedding, a nature-inspired decoration with wood, wicker, bamboo and ceramic elements, sleek look, terrace or balcony… and the latest technology!

To ensure Veranda Pointe aux Biches’ guests peaceful holidays, nothing has been left to chance. In addition to the free wireless connection, each room features upgraded linen, bathroom amenities and new TV channels as well as a Nespresso machine and a smartphone docking station in Privilege rooms only. Those small additions allow guests to enjoy home-like comfort in a laid-back seaside setting.

With its tropical-chic look and an even stronger barefoot concept, Veranda Pointe aux Biches is the new gem of Veranda Resorts. Located between two fishing villages on the northwest coast, this charming boutique hotel boasts an ideal beachfront location at a short distance from the bustling hub of Grand Baie and other tourist attractions in the North of the island.

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We are a few days away from the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, the great golf tournament that will punctuate life at the Domaine de Bel Ombre between the 7th and the 10th of May. Here are some of the latest news in anticipation of this major event.

Get ready for an amazing show! As the first-ever golf tournament sanctioned by three of the main international tours – the European Tour, the Asian Tour and the Sunshine Tour, this golf event will not only make history, but also features the highest prize purse (1 million Euros!) to be paid out for any competition held in Mauritius. Besides, such exceptional sports events come with big names!

Among the ambassadors of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open are Hennie Otto (South-Africa), three-time winner of the European Tour; Thomas Levet (France) who won the Barclays Scottish Open, the Alstom Open and the Ryder Cup among others; and Max Orrin (England), champion of the 2014 National Bank of Oman Golf Classic.

Heritage Resorts is proudly emphasizing that this will be the first men’s professional golf tournament to have a lady as Tournament Director. Pauli van Meersbergen, a professional golfer of the Sunshine Tour, will be assisted by David Williams (European Tour) and Wanchai Meechai (Asian Tour) in the tournament management.

Among the top players are the winner of the BMW PGA Championship / DP World Tour Championship, Simon Khan (England) and winners of Race to Dubai tournaments with a prize fund over 1.5 million euros, Andrew Dodt (Australia), Thomas BJØRN (Denmark), Thorbjørn OLESEN (Denmark), Scott HEND (Australia) as well as Mikael Lundberg (Sweden).

Moreover, the event sponsors are pushing back the limits of creativity to reward the best players. Villas Valriche will award a one-million dollar villa to the first player who hits an eagle on the 17th whole (423 meter, PAR 3). Jaguar will take advantage of this tournament to unveil in all exclusivity its brand new Jaguar XE designed for the African market, and reserves a specialty prize to those who hit an Albatros during the Saturday and Sunday schedule of play: a Jaguar XE R-Sport.

Other sponsors of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open include Heineken, Vinta Bordeaux, Barons de Rothschild Champagne and Samsung.

A public-oriented event

The good news for golf fans is that the competition is open to the public! Heritage Golf Club will welcome visitors during the four days of tournament, with a daily rate or a four-day package. Those who wish to attend the game only need to head to the Domaine de Bel Ombre!

The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open also makes for an ideal family outing. Alongside the golf tournament, lots of fun and activities will be on offer at the Place du Moulin on the last days of competition, including wall climbing, a mini zip line, laser tag, quad-biking, buggy rides and a golf simulator.

While children will enjoy the funfair, parents will be able to attend (on invitation only) an exclusive conference on sports and ethics, held by former French Minister of Education and philosopher, Luc Ferry.

Could there be anything better than a scrumptious dinner at Le Château de Bel Ombre to end the tournament in style? A wine-and-dine banquet will be organised at the Château on Sunday 10th May, where the President of Château Lascombes himself will present the fine wines that will accompany the Chef’s tastefully elaborated five-course menu.

Hosting this large-scale competition is the Heritage Golf Club, which was ranked among the top ten courses in Africa by CNN, among the top 100 in the world and as Indian Ocean’s Best Golf Course at the 2014 World Golf Awards. It is part of the Domaine de Bel Ombre, which also features five-star Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort and Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, as well as Heritage The Villas.

Veranda Pointe aux Biches will be closed between June 1st and August 23rd, 2015 for major renovation, by the end of which it will reopen as a 4-star hotel!

Veranda Pointe aux Biches will be renovated in order to best meet clients’ expectations and upgrade to a 4-star hotel. The Bedrooms, reception area, restaurants, Spa and Kids’ Club will be refurbished for guests to enjoy a brand new contemporary tropical décor.

The different hotel areas will take on a sleek look, with natural materials such as wood, wicker, bamboo and ceramic used in furniture, completed with a gamut of blue shades to reflect the spirit of seaside peaceful holidays.

Interior architect, Paule de Romeuf, who will conduct the renovation, acquired her professional experiences in various architectural offices in Paris, most notably alongside world renowned architect Jean Nouvel, taking part in the one of his most famous projects, The Arab World Institute in Paris. She then created her own agency in Mauritius and Asia, with a strong experience in the hospitality sector in the Indian Ocean.

Veranda Pointe aux Biches: barefoot bliss!

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The barefoot concept has made the hotel reputation… and brought pleasure to every guest! On their arrival, they are invited to take off their shoes to enter a world of total relaxation.

Veranda Pointe aux Biches’ setting is conducive to quiescence. Its Seven Colours Wellness Lounge is favourably located on the beach facing the sea – a unique treat in Mauritius – and the hotel has an exclusive adults-only wing including 30 rooms, one bar, a restaurant and a private pool.

Sand strips fringed with volcano rocks, the resort’s natural pool and amazing sunsets further contribute to the ideal scenery for laid-back seaside holidays.

Veranda Resorts’ distinctive offers complete this invitation to relaxation and pleasure. Water activities, cooking lessons, pop-up moments and the discovery of Mauritian culture and traditions add up to the authentic and convivial experience of the guests.

Veranda Pointe aux Biches’ renovation and new 4-star status is a step forward in the modernisation of Veranda Resorts’ brand identity, which was officially announced at ITB Berlin in February.

Chef Ravi Kanhye was selected to take part in the “Goût de France/Good France” campaign, which will take place on March 19, 2015 at the Château de Bel Ombre. Residents of Heritage Resorts are invited to this unique – and surely delicious – evening!

Good France is an international event which aims to promote French cuisine, its capacity for innovation and the values it conveys: sharing, enjoying and respecting the principles of high quality and environmentally responsible cuisine. It follows the listing of French cuisine in the World intangible Heritage by UNESCO and contribute to its influence on the world.

More than 1000 chefs on all five continents are expecting to join the event to honour the merits of French cuisine. To take part in this great celebration, chefs were selected worldwide by a committee chaired by chef Alain Ducasse and composed of professionals from haute cuisine to fine-dining bistros. They will prepare a dinner combining the culinary traditions of their country and French gastronomy.

During this distinctive evening, Chef Ravi Kanhye will present a special menu for the occasion at the Château de Bel Ombre. Guests will have the opportunity to taste a fine and creative menu, including potted duck leg, lobster bisque, salmon filet, thick round of Rossini beef, cheese platter and chocolate mille-feuille.

Chef Ravi Kanhye selected

Chef Ravi Kanhye was selected to take part in the “Goût de France/Good France” campaign

For Chef Ravi, this is an ideal opportunity to put forward Mauritian culinary savoir-faire. Driven by the creativity and challenges of his profession, he has in mind to please the finest palates with a distinctive cuisine: refined, bold and generous at the same time… A must-try at Heritage Resorts!

Moreover, the Chef has recently reviewed the menu of the Château in order to offer a distinctive cuisine to gourmet customers. It is now an ode to Mauritian generosity and to old-time recipes inspired by the splendid 19th century mansion. Pleasure goes hand in hand with refinement, in a place where the palate is ravished by Chef Ravi’s original blend of opposite flavours, tradition and modernism.

The Château de Bel Ombre is one of Heritage Resorts’ 12 restaurants on the Domaine de Bel Ombre. Set in the middle of a captivating French-style garden, this historic mansion offers exquisite Mauritian dishes made with locally grown products. The romantic setting of this place is also ideal for weddings and receptions.

Chef Ravi’s cuisine provides for a whole culinary journey that will leave Heritage Resorts’ guests totally thrilled!

Introducing something special for the finest palates: the Gourmet Bliss package. Heritage Le Telfair has actually designed a special gourmet pass that will allow guests into a world of flavours.

The Domaine de Bel Ombre is the ideal place for a rich culinary journey. It has 12 restaurants in which Heritage Resorts’ guests can both experience Mauritian cuisine in all forms and enjoy the best of international food: Indian cuisine at the Zafarani, Mediterranean delights at the C Beach Club, Asian specialties at the Gin’ja…

Intimate dinner in a 19th-century guesthouse, family gathering in a French brasserie or eating bare-footed in the sand… Visitors will make the most of their gourmet escape in a totally relaxing environment. Drinks, including wine and champagne, are included in the package!

Exquisite vacations

With the Gourmet Bliss package, guests can indulge in the vast array of delicacies available at the Domaine at any time of the day. From breakfast to dinner, including snacks and lunchboxes, Heritage Le Telfair makes a point to offer its guests a unique experience in an exceptional environment.

Cooking is part of the Mauritian lifestyle and cultural wealth. With European, African and Asian influences, the local cuisine has evolved into a rich and unique blend. Gourmet Bliss was designed for Heritage Le Telfair’ guests to fully experience this highlight of Mauritian culture during their stay.

Visitors will have the opportunity to appreciate the diversity of international influences and ambiences in Heritage Resorts’ twelve restaurants: Annabella’s, Le Palmier and Gin’ja at Heritage Le Telfair; Balafon, Zafarani, Infinity Blue, Amafrooty & Boma at Heritage Awali; Heritage Golf’s Club House; Cyan and Coast beach restaurants at the C Beach Club; and the Château de Bel Ombre.

Heritage Resorts and Veranda Resorts were present at the World Travel Market in London, from November 3th to 6th. It was the occasion for the two Mauritian hospitality brands to present their new projects and reward their business partners during the Heritage Resorts Award ceremony.

Veranda Resorts launches Pop-Up Moments

Veranda Resorts has seized the opportunity of the WTM to present the brand new attraction it will offer its guests as from end of November: the pop-up moments (Pop-Up Moments). This new, simple and attractive concept is about a bunch of surprises tailored to vacationers’ quiescence. The signature phrase – “One day. One set-up. One feeling.” – defines it all.

Once a week, guests are unexpectedly invited to live a magical and fleeting moment on the beachfront. They can choose between two distinct ambiences to make the most of their holiday retreat.

With Coco’lidays, vacationers are invited to enjoy a 100% natural coconut water drink in an informal setting. Ideal for adults as well as for kids, it allows for a cool break before taking a dive into the pool.

With the Sunset Moments, a truly Mauritian experience awaits our guests as the sun goes down. While Veranda Paul & Virginie will favour a romantic atmosphere for couples, Veranda Grand Baie, Veranda Palmar Beach and Veranda Pointe aux Biches will set a festive atmosphere in line with the local art of celebrating.

During the presentation of its Pop-up Moments at the WTM, Veranda Resorts has taken the opportunity to provide tasting of the so-exotic and trendy coconut water. Coco’lidays was launched in partnership with Coco Up, a Mauritian brand which markets 100% natural coconut water.

Heritage Resorts Award: a successful evening

Heritage Resorts Mauritius Award

Heritage Resorts Mauritius Award took place in the trendy DSTRKT bar, London, on Monday 3rd November 2014.

Another highlight of the World Travel Market was the Heritage Resorts Award, which was organised by Heritage Resorts for the ninth year in a row. The event took place in the trendy DSTRKT bar on Monday 3rd November and gathered about a hundred tour operators, travel agents, partners and British journalists. As usual, there was a prize-giving ceremony to acknowledge the continuous support of partnering tour operators and travel agencies.

After Christine Dupont’s blissful speech, Audrey Hervel, Head of Sales and E-Commerce, announced the 2014 award-winners. Nominations were followed by a cocktail where typical Mauritian culinary treats were served. Guests also had the opportunity to try signature massages by Seven Colours, which is an established spa and cosmetics brand at Veranda Resorts and Heritage Resorts.

The best tour-operators for 2014 include Kuoni Travel Ltd (Heritage Awali), Trailfinders (Heritage Le Telfair) and Virgin Holidays (Heritage Resorts). The prize list also ranks Mauritius Holidays Direct, EFR Travel Ltd, Kenwood Travel, Western & Oriental, If Only Travel, Discovery Travel Denmark, Gold Medal Travel Group, THG UK and The Holiday Factory RSA.

What’s up for Veranda Resorts and Heritage Resorts at WTM

News of AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

The World Travel Market was an occasion for Heritage Resorts to officially announce the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

Every year, worldwide tourism stakeholders gather in London for the World Travel Market. It is a major event in the travel industry, which aims to create and strengthen connections among the industry professionals, and to give way to new opportunities.

The World Travel Market was an occasion for Heritage Resorts to officially announce the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, which will take place at the Domaine de Bel Ombre from May 7th to 10th, 2015. For the first time in golf history, it will gather the top 40 players from three international tours: Sunshine, European and Asian Tours. Miss England also attended the fair, proudly bearing the colours of Heritage Golf Club.

2015 promises to be an exciting year, filled with surprises, especially with the Veranda Resorts’ Pop-Up Moments and the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage Resorts… Stay tuned!

Everyone deserves holidays! While children and teenagers have fun, parents chill out. How about babies? For the total comfort of its guests, Heritage Resorts will have a kiddy club, as from November 2014, for the 0-2 year old children and unique services for toddlers when they are far from home!

With its “Baby Timomo” club, Heritage Resorts are the first hotels in Mauritius to offer a complementary and dedicated space for toddlers. Open 7/7 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, the club welcomes children under 24 months. A team of six nannies stands by, each one taking care of up to two babies at a time. They are all qualified in childcare and first aid, and committed to provide each child with personalised care and age-appropriate activities.

Awakening of the senses is one of Baby Timomo Club’s focuses: there are play mats and developmental games to stimulate their motor skills while respecting the natural growth rhythm of each infant. Parents’ instructions and recommendations will be strictly followed to ensure baby’s best possible experience.

Moreover, Heritage Le Telfair and Heritage Awali both have a 24-hour Baby Corner close to the hotel’s living spaces, where parents can change and feed their babies. Specific baby products and facilities are available on site, such as cleansing lotions and home equipment for babies, so parents can pack-up light for trouble-free vacation.

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Whole range of activities for children

Children will enjoy a whole range of fun activities and learning games for holidays full of discoveries and good memories!

In addition to the baby dedicated space, the “Timomo & Friends” Kids Club has a “Mini Timomo” corner for children from 3 to 6, and a “Kids Timomo” corner for children from 7 to 11. Children will enjoy a whole range of fun activities and learning games for holidays full of discoveries and good memories!

Last but not least, teenagers from 12 to 17 have their own private space. Swimming pool, climbing wall, music instruments, pool table and various activities definitely make the Cool Teens Club a paradise for teens!

“Timomo & Friends”: an original concept

Timomo is the name that was chosen for Heritage Resorts’ Kids Club. A green bird with a yellow beak, Timomo represents a parakeet – an endangered bird species native to Mauritius.

Timomo is looking for a treasure which is found on the other side of the rainbow. Along his treasure hunt, he makes new friends. Together, they will help him in his quest, and Timomo eventually discovers that he already has the greatest treasures: a rainbow heart where love, friendship, respect and kindness prevail and shine a bright light!

Mauritian identity, sense of hospitality and the rainbow nation are conveyed through this concept. While sharing the cultural heritage of Timomo and his friends, the V.I.kids learn that differences create harmony, and that each one of them is unique and yet complementary to the “Timomo & friends” kids club.

Our young guests have an endless choice of distractions at the Domaine de Bel Ombre. Facilities in the luxury hotels and on the Domaine itself add up to 2500 hectares of leisure and pleasure. From special equipment to a dedicated and qualified team, everything is thought for the comfort and entertainment of our visiting families and to make sure they spend unforgettable holidays!

Christmas in Grand Baie

The end-of-year celebrations will be hot” or not! Veranda Resorts is preparing an exotic programme, ideal for guests who dream of a real change of scenery coupled with a festive atmosphere to close the year.

The holiday season will be definitely “hot” at Veranda Resorts. Combining traditional Christmas festival with Mauritian folklore, our hotels will delight their guests with idyllic tropical decors and convivial celebrations. There will be magic in the air!

Christmas in Grand Baie

Grand Baie is the typical coastal village that seethes with excitement as Christmas time draws near. Right in the middle of the festive vibes is the Veranda Grand Baie Hotel – the perfect place to truly live end-of-year celebrations the Mauritian way!

On Christmas Eve, guests will be invited to sit back and have a drink under the stars, in front of the splendid bay view, while enjoying living Nativity scenes and Christmas Carols, before they head to Mon Plaisir Restaurant for a generous Christmas buffet. On the 25th, a brunch will be served alongside Christmas presents distribution and a special prize draw.

Finally, those who wish to celebrate the New Year till the break of dawn will be pleased: on the 31st, there will be a beach cocktail with background music from a jazz band and an exceptional buffet at Mon Plaisir Restaurant, followed by a multicultural show, fireworks and dancing.

To add up to the season’s tropical feel, local fruity cocktails will be served everyday at Veranda Grand Baie, allowing guests to discover the great variety of exotic flavours available on our island!

Celebrating with your other half

A real love nest, Veranda Paul & Virginie offers couples a more intimate and ideally romantic setting to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.

Veranda Paul & Virginie - Ideally romantic setting to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.

Veranda Paul & Virginie – Ideally romantic setting to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.

A very special programme will be put together for the very special guests of the hotel on Christmas Eve: gala dinner, background music, casual chic ambience… The evening programme will continue with a dancing party for those who wish to dance the night away. The next day, couples will meet at the Saint Géran – located on the beachfront – and relish in the restaurant’s beach-themed dishes in front of the beautiful ocean scenery.

New Year’s Eve will be celebrated on a very tropical note with a festive “La Faya” buffet, especially designed for the occasion, and a singing quartet. The dinner will be followed by fireworks and dancing.

Just like at Veranda Grand Baie Hotel, fruity, colourful and exotic cocktails will be served at Veranda Paul et Virginie for guests to discover typical flavours of the Mauritian culture.

Fiesta on the seaside

Ideally located on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, Veranda Palmar Beach provides a lush seaside backdrop to those who are looking to end the year on a paradise cove.

Veranda Palmar Beach - Fiesta on the seaside

Veranda Palmar Beach – Fiesta on the seaside

The Christmas Eve programme will bring together tradition and exoticism to the delight of the hotel’s guests. It will start with living Nativity scenes and Christmas Carols, and continue with a sea-inspired buffet, the Kid’s Club Christmas show, live music and gifts distribution by Father Christmas. On the 25th, a special buffet will be served at the Regatta restaurant, featuring a live band and a Christmas show as well.

New Year’s Eve programme will highlight Mauritian culture with a tropical buffet at the Regatta restaurant and a special “culture of the islands” entertainment. It will be followed by fireworks and dancing to celebrate the New Year in style.

During the whole holiday season, Veranda Palmar Beach will indulge its guests with tropical treats: lemongrass ice-tea, tamarind juice, fresh fruit skewers… A delicious introduction to Mauritian flavours!

Relax and celebrate!

Veranda Pointe aux Biches provides guests with the opportunity to spend the last days of the year in a laid-back atmosphere, feet in the sand, to the rhythm of the islands.

Relax and celebrate at Veranda Pointe aux Biches

Relax and celebrate at Veranda Pointe aux Biches

Summer inspiration for the Christmas celebrations with a culinary journey at the Senses restaurant and music from a talented jazz quartet. The 25th programme will highlight the most popular island fruit: coconut! A major ingredient in Mauritian culture, coconut will be served in a variety of preparations all day through. This totally exotic touch will be the hallmark of a one-of-a-kind Christmas!

The hotel will host an typically Mauritian fiesta on New Year’s Eve, including sega dancing on the beach, flavourful buffet and – of course – a bright and inviting atmosphere!

As an extra treat, the hotel reserves its guests the daily tasting of local fruit in all forms: slices, juice, fruity tea or flavoured rum. Veranda Pointe aux Biches’ guests will discover a different fruit each day!

Veranda Resorts’ four 3-star + hotels offer to celebrate Christmas and the New Year differently: guests will discover the tropical pleasures of Mauritian summer in a warm atmosphere: seasonal fruit, exotic cocktails, sunny weather, powder white beaches and turquoise sea!