Sujoy Dhar | @notintownlive | 25 Apr 2022, 06:25 am
It was on the day I was checking out that I learnt that Veranda Tamarin is a surf hotel with a surf school since this uber cool boutique property is on the only beach in Mauritius where you can surf in the absence of coral reefs under the water. I would spot the surfers on the beach silhouetted against the twilight sky walking back to their retreats with their surfboards.
Veranda Tamarin is set in a vibrant village of Tamarin overlooking the mythical bay of Tamarin with a laid back vibe that is ideal for families as well as those wanting to slow down a bit. But this is also one hotel for the avid watersports lovers, surfers and adventure-seekers. The river fits kayaking and stand-up paddling activities.
The hotel has 116 rooms including two rooms for disabled guests. Among the rooms categories are- Comfort Room, Family Unit, Superior Room and Privilege Room. The rooms are painted in yellow and white with polished concrete floors. The cozy beds are highlighted by muslin drapes hanging from the ceiling.
The Superior rooms can accommodate two adults and a child over 6 years old or three adults and overlook the swimming pool. Equipped with a private terrace on the first floor or opening directly onto the tropical garden, the Superior room is a balance between comfort and relaxation.
The Privilege rooms can accommodate two people and offer a view on the bay of Tamarin! Ideal for a couple, this room is equipped with a large double bed with mosquito net, an LCD screen, Wi-Fi, a safe, a minibar and a desk. Privilege customers can enjoy free daytime access to the rooftop bar "View".
But the Crazy Fish Bar is the main bar with all the beach vibes. It offers a selection of salads, snacks, fish & chips, burgers during the day and sharing platters in the evening with daily live music by local artists. Jazz nights are on Thursdays.
Also not to be forgotten is Kas Dal (Grocery) , a kiosk near the hotel entrance with tropical charm and a selection of "street food", for a tasty Mauritian break during the day.
Veranda Tamarin also has a spa- Seven Colours Wellness Spa- in a retro atmosphere.
The traditional salt pan visit is also another attraction here. This century-old tradition of salt making can be explored here just walking a few metres as the Tamarin Salt Pans (Les Salines of Tamarin), the oldest Salt Farm in Mauritius, is right here.
Other places to be explored from here are Chamarel Colored Earth, which is the seven-colored earth of Chamarel in the village of Chamarel in the countryside.
Le Morne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site connected to the history of Mauritius and slavery, is located in the southwest of the island.
Well do check out their Explorer Program that packs a lot for the travellers ranging from street food tours to coffee roasting to salt pan visits, hiking, kayaking and more.
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