As Mauritius gets ready to celebrate 52 years of independence on the 12th of March, Veranda Resorts honours the country in which its hotels were born and where it has operated for the past 38 years.
A bit of history
Mauritius, a small island in the Mascarene Archipelago, was uninhabited until the 16th century. It was successively occupied by the Portuguese, the Dutch, the French and the British became finally becoming a sovereign state on the 12th of March 1968, following a referendum held the previous year. Its first Prime Minister was Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, for whom Plaisance Airport is now named. The tourist industry developed slowly during the 1980s, but Veranda Resorts was one of its pioneers, opening Veranda Grand Baie – then known as “Veranda Bungalow Village” – in 1982. The group’s hospitality journey began with 29 thatched bungalows that offered travellers a glimpse of the Mauritian lifestyle and the island’s folklore. The group has played a crucial role in promoting the island overseas ever since.
A proudly Mauritian identity
With its “Deep into Mauritius” campaign, Veranda Resorts proudly flies the flag for its country. The initiative consists of experiences grouped under themes such as “Deep into Flavours”, “Deep into Culture”, “Deep into Nature” and “Deep into Sustainability” – reflecting the group’s commitment to its island and its desire to contribute to the local economy. Guided tours of Port-Louis to discover the island’s street food, cooking classes to get to grips with local spices, a pirogue ride with a local fisherman, sega tipik evenings, bicycle rides around the neighbouring villages, a visit to a non-profit organisation… these are just some of the experiences that guests at our 100% Mauritian hotel group can expect to enjoy.
Deep into Mauritius is more than just a slogan. It’s a manifesto that sets out what Veranda Resorts hotels believe in: exchanges between guests and locals, the promotion of Mauritian talents and trades, support for the charities that work with the most vulnerable, valuing the island’s unique culinary heritage and its colourful melting pot of a culture – the tangible legacy of consecutive waves of immigration.
Deep into Mauritius in pictures
To better convey the messages of Deep into Mauritius, Veranda Resorts has commissioned a charming and poetic short film. In it, the group reiterates its passion for Mauritius, “a place of exchanges with many different faces”, in which “self-discovery goes hand in hand with discovering the Other”.
“Life is about breathing…
Getting lost to find yourself
Face to face with simplicity.
Face to face with authenticity.”
A magical invitation to travel…
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