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Discover coffee art at Veranda Resorts
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Discover coffee art at Veranda Resorts!

posted by VR 18th October 2018 0 comments

Mauritius is famous for its dité vanille*. But did you know that the island is also home to an excellent range of coffee blends? To help you discover this slice of Mauritian culture, Veranda Resorts has teamed up with Mauritian roasting experts Les Brûleries de la Fournaise and their Dodo Café brand to offer guests classes in coffee art (that is, the art of creating images on coffee) and an exceptional house coffee blend. Continue Reading

Presenting Veranda Resorts local music playlist
Culture

Presenting Veranda Resorts’ 100 % Moris* Playlist!

posted by VR 23rd July 2018 0 comments

Mauritius is known for its immaculate white sand beaches and its azure lagoons… but did you know that this little treasure in the middle of the Indian Ocean is home to a cornucopia of über talented artists? Their unique charm and creativity have pushed some of their voices far beyond local soundwaves. To spare you hours of Wikipedia searches, here’s the Top 7 of the island’s very best talent, recommended by our Sports and Leisure teams. Plug your earphones in, unwind on a sun lounger and live Mauritius… the Mauritian way! Continue Reading

Veranda Resorts goes deep into sustainability
Culture

Veranda Resorts’ goes Deep Into Sustainability

posted by VR 6th June 2018 0 comments

Veranda Resorts is committed to keeping our planet as healthy and as happy as possible: it’s why we’re Deep Into Sustainability. We’re constantly on the lookout for ways in which to protect the environment and engage with the local community that live around our hotels. Two projects are particularly close to our hearts: Bis Lamer and Lakaz Liv. Continue Reading

Porlwi by Nature : Respire. Resanti. Rekonekte
Culture

Porlwi by Nature : Respire. Resanti. Rekonekte.

posted by VR 22nd December 2017 0 comments

The third edition of the annual Porlwi festival of contemporary culture has begun. During five days and nights, our historical capital city was instilled with a big dose of Arts, Culture and Nature (this year’s theme!) Each year, Porlwi picks a theme that encapsulates a key element of the city’s urban regeneration. Mauritian citizens and travellers from afar come to Port Louis to discover the innumerable artistic creations, the multicolored street art, performances, sizzling street food, music and art. It is also just a chance to gather with friends and family in a city, which, on a regular day, is quiet come 5:00 p.m. Continue Reading

Quand les fetes de Noel riment avec tradition, famille et convivialite
Culture

Tis the Season for Culture, Community and Camaraderie

posted by VR 21st December 2017 0 comments

December on our little island brims with exhilaration; it has the power to stir senses, bring people together and trigger euphoric emotions. Mauritians—all 1.3 million of them—no matter their culture or creed, are connected by their mutual love for the magic of this season. There’s no better time of the year to discover the idiosyncrasies of the local culture than when the street lights change colors, sleepy towns transform into vibrant spaces and exotic flavors waft through the toasty warm air. Dive deep into Mauritius’ rich history through the lens of Jeeva, Jeff, Aldo, Magalie and Melanie. Continue Reading

Culture

How We Name Places

posted by VR 11th September 2017 0 comments

Names are a funny thing. All humans no matter their culture are attributed at least one name. There are the one-word-wonders, the designer names you can’t pronounce, names with triple alliteration that keep their owners from going to Starbucks because the whole cup-name thing is simply too vexing. There are babies named after Game of Thrones characters (Arya is a popular one), Instagram names (everyone seems to care the most about those) and cities whose names have changed over the course of history. Street names and names of cities are repeatedly named after political figures, activists, visionaries, the wildly famous, trees, birds, landmarks or the topography of the place. Names of towns, designate, more often than not, a sense of place. Continue Reading

Veranda Resorts vous fait découvrir la boutik
Culture

Veranda Resorts’ Guide to La Boutik

posted by VR 24th May 2017 0 comments

The rise in cultural tourism can only be described as stratospheric, as more and more travellers seek authentic experiences. If you identify as a culture aficionado, your travel plans surely involve tracking down the cultural treasures of the country that will give you a peek into its soul. Delve Deep into Mauritius, a hot spot for experiential tourists. Continue Reading

Grand Bassin sacred lake in Mauritius
Culture

Free Things to do in Mauritius for the more frugal traveller

posted by VR 27th April 2017 0 comments

Mauritius, once a well-kept secret, was unbeknown to travelers who made a beeline for the Seychelles instead. However, it quickly appeared on the map of luxury destinations. Over the years, Mauritius has become a hot destination for families, honeymooners and solo travellers. Though Mauritius has retained its cachet, you do not have to break the bank to enjoy it. Have a peek into the island’s unique soul through our recommended free activities: Continue Reading