Nobody loves the nostalgic fun of Christmas and New Year’s traditions more than us, but there’s no denying that there are some old standbys we can live without – the manic crowds in clustered shops, washing the dishes after a massive Christmas dinner… Why not ditch your winter boots and slide on your flip-flops instead? Veranda Resorts happen to be the ideal setting to celebrate the magic and wonder of the festive season – for a far-flung tropical escape. Our exciting schedule of events is guaranteed memory-makers for the whole family. Tell the kids not to fret: Santa and his reindeer will know just how to make a perfectly-timed appearance for them, even in the tropics.
‘Tis the season for giving, but it’s nice to treat yourself too! What better way than a ‘rhum arrangé’ infused with tropical flavors? A heavily-laden table of delectable scones, sandwiches and brownies ought to stop you from getting too tipsy… Veranda Pointe aux Biches embraces the spirit of the season by drawing dreamers to a “Wish Tree” – tie your hand-written wish to the tree and wait for your dream to come true. End-of-the-year celebrations begin with a boozy brunch, a stylish ‘Beach Chic’ buffet at Senses, Happy Hour on the beach to ring in the new year – topped off with a stunning fireworks display and a spectacular sega show. As you usher in the first day of 2018 with a cocktail in hand and feet in sand… you will no doubt be planning your next festive holidays in the tropics.
Veranda Paul et Virginie, our couples-only hotel, immerses you deep into the Mauritian culture: from exploring the village of Grand-Gaube and feasting on local street food under an ancient banyan tree (topped off with a cooling picksidoo – an iced-lollipop), to peeling a pineapple like a local and even making chapatis (Indian pancakes) rounder than the moon. Expect nothing less than a magical time at this resort, reflected in the “Arabian Nights” theme for Christmas Eve Gala dinner. The feel is intimate and romantic – made even more exceptional with your better half by your side. Fruity delights by the pool, afternoon treat under the coconut trees, Zumba and aperitif… all lead up to our Special Christmas buffet at Isle de France Restaurant. Toast to new beginnings with a surprise cocktail at the bar and catch the extravagant fireworks at the stroke of midnight! There is no better way to start off 2018 than with a pampering treatment at our Spa – and set the tone for the rest of your year!
End-of-year celebrations in Mauritius means fresh food, colorful drinks, plenty of music – and tropical fruit! Veranda Palmar redefines “Fruitilicious” by offering seasonal, summer fruit on the beach: fresh lychees, mangoes, coconut water or watermelon juice will instantly refresh you. Foodies will delight in the special, traditional buffets concocted by our Chef (best enjoyed al fresco by the poolside) and the sparkling cultural show put on by our in-house entertainment team. End 2017 in style at BarAcuda, with a hand-crafted tropical cocktail, jamming to the piano and saxophone. Our live band kicks off your New Year’s Eve entertainment during your “Tropical” buffet at Regatta, before you sway to the rhythms of our DJ and welcome 2018 with a bang. Usher in the new year with bubbles at breakfast… we promise not to tell anyone.
Veranda Grand Baie celebrates Christmas Eve with a tropical twist: a bountiful buffet with seasonal flavors, tropical cocktails and Christmas Carols. Santa pays a special visit to your little ones on Christmas Day while you savour a delicious buffet with traditional classics. The days leading up to the festive season are designed to keep you on your toes: learn to make an Indian rangoli with colored rice or sway your hips rhythmically as you attempt to master the basics of sega. As 2017 comes to a close, indulge in a succulent festive meal: perched in your seat overlooking the legendary lagoon, serenaded by the soothing breeze and waves, you will be grateful for this one-of-a-kind festive treat. Head down to the beach to mark the beginning of a spectacular new year. This is when Veranda Grand Baie’s ideal location is even more treasured (locals also flock to Grand Baie for this same reason): you are spoilt with a front-row seat to an impressive fireworks show over the magical bay – an otherworldly spectacle of dozens of hotels’ fireworks displays everywhere you look.
If you happen to have over-indulged in the merry-making (we don’t blame you, it’s hard to avoid all that tempting food,) a sumptuous massage or a detox treatment at our spa might just be what the doctor ordered to restore your balance and leave you feeling relaxed.
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