While Mauritius is known as a romantic destination for honeymooners and a great family holiday destination, the island is also perfect for solo travellers looking for relaxation and adventure.
The newly refurbished boutique resort, Veranda Tamarin, offers a unique combination of facilities and entertainment to encourage interaction between guests, and a location that makes them feel part of the local community.
Located on Tamarin Bay, the island’s most renowned surfing location, the relaxed surf-vibe has made the hotel popular with younger guests and those travelling alone.
Hotel Manager Dimitri Vaulbert highlights: “Mixing is central to the mission behind the resort. Global visitors enjoy our hospitable and friendly hotel within a setting that is accessible by the whole community.”
The villagers have global origins, with influences from Indian, Chinese, African and European cultures. The island’s diverse yet relatively short history has created a remarkably varied culture which can be experienced from the natural surroundings and culinary traditions.
Facilities and activities include:
- The Crazy Fish Bar which is open to all, guests and locals alike, offers tapas, live jazz and other music in the evenings so solo guests can meet others and share experiences.
- Surf school and watersports: the surf school within Tamarin Bay offers surfing for all abilities. The resort also offers a kitesurfing course and other activities such as kayaking, scuba diving and paddle boarding. Divers and snorkellers can enjoy the world-renowned Cathedral dive site, famous for its amazing marine life and cavernous rock formations.
- Enjoy the company of vendors, artisans and inhabitants from the surrounding villages.
- A weekly outdoor cinema.
- ‘Notes and Flavours’ is a rum making class followed by a rum tasting to the beat of local percussion instruments for a total immersion in Mauritian culture.