Explore the region: Veranda Grand Baie at the heart of a lively village

In addition to its tropical charm, Veranda Grand Baie Hotel boasts a superb location on the splendid bay of Grand-Baie and a few steps away from the centre of this vibrant village. Hotel guests can walk just a few minutes to the best of Grand-Baie’s bars, restaurants and shops.

Street vendors
From their trailers located right in the centre of the village and on the seaside, street vendors sell local specialities at a very affordable price: rotis, chilli cakes, samossas and other fritters to taste absolutely! Looking for fresh fish? Have a look at the fish stalls as fishermen return from their sea trips.
Distance: 5 minutes on foot through the beach

 

Grand-Baie Bazar
Souvenirs and gifts at the bazar of Grand Baie

The road to the Bazar is lined with a host of small shops and restaurants. The Bazar itself offers a multitude of souvenirs from all parts of the world, which are ideal gifts, and a food court. Two huge Buddha statues watch over the gates of the bazar, if you feel like making some funny pictures to post on the Web.
Distance: 15 minutes on foot

 

Grand-Baie La Croisette
La Croisette Shopping Mall

Grand-Baie is ideal for shopping, and Grand-Baie La Croisette’s shopping mall is the new place-to-be. With a wide range of shops, movie theatres, restaurants and a bar, there are many things you can do if you decide to leave the beach behind and go for a stroll downtown. Visitors will love the Rendez-vous “Concept Store”, which promotes the works of Mauritian artisans and designers.
Distance: 15 minutes on foot (regular free shuttle between Grand-Baie’s centre and Grand-Baie La Croisette).

 

La Cuvette Beach
La Cuvette Beach

Veranda Grand Baie is located just beside a lovely little cove, the name of which means “basin” or “tub”. It’s the perfect place for those who want to venture outside the hotel, but not too far! This piece of paradise is ideal for swimming, sunbathing and snorkelling. You may spot some sea turtles when there is no hustle around.
Distance: 2 minutes on foot

 

Bars and restaurants
Mauritian-Chinese cuisine

Grand-Baie abounds in restaurants and food for all tastes, from Creole and Mauritian-Chinese cuisine to Northern India’s delights and traditional Italian favourites… and for every budget, with classic chic restaurants standing along small diners like the famous Ti Couloir. It is also the ideal place to have a drink, whether at the iconic Banana Beach Café, at the Sunset Café or at the very popular Beach House (located just outside the centre). Partygoers can spend the rest of the night at the Bar et Vous or at the Insomnia.
Distance: 10 minutes on foot

 

Petanque
Petanque

Petanque fans can meet at a short distance from the hotel on an improvised petanque ground, which is well frequented by local residents. Visitors are welcome to join in and play. This is a unique occasion to share a special time with Mauritian people and merge into the local landscape.
Distance: 10 minutes on foot

 

The Chinese Heritage Centre
Chinese restaurant in Grand Baie

Between a swim and a shopping spree, you can visit the Chinese Heritage Centre, which makes you travel to the first days of Chinese immigrants in Mauritius and discover a part of the island’s history. This museum is built around six topics: the history and settlement of Chinese families and clans in Mauritius, Chinese shops, cuisine, pagodas, culture and press.
Distance: 15 minutes on foot

 

Water activities
Veranda Resorts Catamaran

There is a great diversity of water-based activities, from catamaran cruises in the lagoon or in the open sea to glass-bottom boat trips, scuba-diving, big game fishing and snorkelling… Such activities are available either at the hotel or within a short distance, and allow guests to fully enjoy beach, sun and sea pleasures.

 

Guests can also rent a car or use the public transport to visit exceptional sites just a little further, such as the Château de Labourdonnais, L’Aventure du Sucre, Pamplemousses Garden, Pereybere Beach, Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple, Cap Malheureux’s Chapel, the capital city – Port-Louis, and many more!

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