Staying here offers opportunities to immerse yourself in the island’s true identity, as the hotel provides guided tours to experience the bustling village of Grand Baie. The tour takes you to meet local producers and craftspeople, test out candied pineapple and other local specialities, and get stuck into the frenzied bazaar where plenty of handmade and handwoven souvenirs can be savoured. It’s also worth venturing a little further to soak up urban life in the capital Port Louis, and also visit nearby Le Domaine de Labourdonnais, a former plantation that has now transformed into one of the island’s most interesting cultural destinations.
Back at the resort, the hotel’s restaurants pride themselves on their interactive and authentic dining experiences. At the main eatery, Food Comptoir, guests can dine around the same table, family-style, while the beach restaurant is for ocean lovers wanting to tuck into fresh seafood specialities. Ingredients are locally sourced with each dish honouring Mauritian flavours.
Booking information: Doubles from £113pn. veranda-resorts.com