A typical Foodie experience
How to discover Mauritius differently? By moving away for a moment from the turquoise lagoons. Live around one of the alleys of Port-Louis, an authentic and unique culinary experience. The trend of street food is rooted in Mauritian culture, drawing on the diversity of its inhabitants.
In an effort to offer a typical Mauritian culinary experience and support promising local start-ups, Veranda hotels partner with Taste Buddies by offering their guests street food tours of the capital.
Immersion at the heart of Mauritius
Regardless of your physical condition, this is a fun bike ride that stretches along the northern coast from the picturesque village of Grand Gaube. First stop for a typical local breakfast of samosas, gâteaux piments (chilli cakes) and pain frir (fried bread.)
With the lagoon as a backdrop, the ride follows the coast to the otherworldly estuary of Melville, where oysters have been grown for decades, and rocks and mangroves are home to colourful fish and timid crabs.
The guide steers the ride to a lime kiln, one of the remnants of the island's sugar heritage. This excursion, deep into the heart of Mauritius, crafted as the ultimate experience—landscapes, encounters and discoveries—make for the most unforgettable memories.
Become a Chef!
A delicious moment of sharing around the typical flavours of our region…
Cooking is a great way to bring people from different backgrounds together. During the cooking workshops, participants discover local flavours and customs while learning how to prepare a Mauritian dish. The sharing table experience offers the opportunity for guests to immerse themselves by gathering with our hotel teams in Mauritius’ cultural and human richness. A transmission of savoir-vivre and culture in all its authenticity...
Rich in influences from around the world, the Mauritian cuisine is inspired by several origins: Indian, Chinese, Muslim or Creole. During these cooking classes, participants not only learn how to cook a dish, but also leave with the cultural knowledge of the island... and symbolically, a certificate of participation.
Singing, dancing and sharing: join our sunset ritual.
The sun slowly sets behind the horizon. Sitting on the floor, feet entrenched in the hot sand, the moment is magical. Little by little, darkness claims it’s due and gives birth to the first flames. Gazing the fire, my mind wanders, and she lies before the spectacle of wood groaning that I did not even realize the sound of percussion.
In the glow of the flames, our hearts vibrate to the sounds of the percussions resounding in the night... Conviviality, sharing, discoveries... a rich sensory and human experience that will certainly mark your life...
Crafting encounters to share our legacy. Talent is our inspiration.
At Veranda, we believe in Mauritian talent and want our guests to meet local craftmen. Opening the doors of our establishments to them means allowing them to meet Mauritian artists who will talk about their art, their inspirations and their Mauritius.
Basket-weaving is a tradition that continues among the Lapuretés. We are at the junction of Poste-de-Flacq, highly frequented by the locals. Under an old stone-built shop, at the corner of the crossroad, Jean-Marie Lapureté is at work. A piece of raffia in between his teeth, while his fingers mechanically weave the colored threads into a basket handle.
Embark on a pirogue trip. Feel as free as the sea.
‘Felonn’, ‘Djoubaner’, ‘Nissa’, ‘Noé’, or ‘Just for Fun’. Some folkloric names that can be read on the hulls of pirogues moored to buoys in our lagoons. These traditional Mauritian boats move according to the direction of the wind and the tide- a spectacle, as choreographed, for those who know how to dream.
During a pirogue trip, it is possible to escape for a moment and live an authentic and exotic experience in the Mauritian lagoon, which possess many facets, on the surface as in its depths...
Engage together in the development of vulnerable communities.
Lakaz Lespwar, literal translation of «the house of hope» This community organization located in Solitude in the north of the island, between Balaclava and Triolet, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2020. Its objectives? Reducing poverty through various development and community projects.
Work for the integral and integrated development of the region’s community. Develop holistic services for the rehabilitation and reintegration of the inhabitants of Solitaire and Residence Solitude, accompany families and people in their personal and professional development, make available a welcoming and safe place for the support and development of young people...