I can honestly say that I have never been more relaxed in my life than when I stayed at Veranda Paul et Virginie. It is a quiet hotel, best suited for couples and honeymooners, but was also perfect for the two weeks I spent there with my parents.
Situated in the small fishing village of Grand Gaube, it was far enough away from the business of the towns for me to completely switch off and forget all about life at home.
All the staff were incredibly welcoming from the moment I arrived until the moment I left.
The rooms were a good size and were comfortable and clean but could probably do with some revamping in the future if the hotel is going to rate higher than 3 stars. But honestly, how much time are you going to spend in your room when it's 28 degrees and beautiful sunshine outside?!
The staff, however, were a different matter. They provided incredible service at all times and were lovely people - definitely the hotel's greatest asset.
The food was always good and plentiful, although I preferred the buffet nights to the a la carte because it was good to be able to choose exactly what you wanted when you wanted it.
The wait during mealtimes was sometimes a bit longer than I would have hoped but the staff were obviously rushed off their feet so it was never a case of them wasting time - perhaps the hotel needs to increase staffing numbers in the restaurant a bit, especially during busy times.
The evening entertainment was varied and featured some really good groups who demonstrated traditional Mauritian sega dancing, as well as African and Indian dancing. Other nights featured either bands, quizzes or a DJ.
The staff in the St Geran bar were very friendly and always served us promptly. They also made some wonderful cocktails that I would definitely recommend!
Both the pools were always very clean and the beach was lovely. There was even a boathouse where you could go sailing, kayaking, pedal-boating or take a trip out to the reef in a glass-bottomed boat free of charge.
The spa was also fantastic and I enjoyed several massages there during my stay. They also offered beauty treatments, henna tattoos and manicures/pedicures. The only downside to the spa was that the prices were about the same as back home in Australia, although they were still worth every cent.
Overall, there is very little that could have made my two-week stay any better than it was. I cannot recommend Mauritius or Veranda Paul et Virginie enough - now I just have to get used to being back at home and cooking and cleaning for myself!
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- Also Known As:
- Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel Grand Gaube
- Veranda Paul And Virginie Hotel & Spa
- Veranda Paul Virginie Grand Gaube
- Paul Virginie Hotel
- Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa Mauritius/Grand Gaube