Relaxation and Adventure for Solo Travellers at Veranda Tamarin, Mauritius

STORY BY Debbie 9th October 2019

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 most renowned surfing location on the island, the relaxed surf-vibe has made the hotel popular with younger guests and with 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 on Offer

  • The Crazy Fish Bar which is open to all, guests and locals alike, offers sharable tapas and has live jazz and other music in the evenings so solo guests can meet others and share experiences.
  • The Ye! Man restaurant encourages a community feel, with large sharing tables oriented to create conversation between guests. Guests can share in live cooking experiences while enjoying and learning about traditional authentic Mauritian dishes.
  • Weekly Creole ritual around a campfire in an outdoor Boma, where guests write down their worries and burn them in the fire.
  • An outdoor cinema is put on once a week.
  • Swimming pools and gym – The resort has 2 onsite pools, including a panoramic roof top infinity pool (accessible only to Privilege room guests), as well as a fitness centre for non-oceanic activities to keep the solo traveller engaged, with these pools being a key meeting point for guests.
  • Wellness and relaxation – The resort features a Seven Colours spa which offers a sauna and relaxation area, holistic treatments available in the four treatment rooms, as well as classes such as yoga.


Veranda Tamarin offers a range of activities that suit both the solo and active traveller with their ‘Deep into Mauritius’ programme.

  • Surf school and watersports – The surf school within Tamarin Bay offers surfing for all abilities. The resort also offers a kite surfing course and other water activities such as kayaking, scuba diving and stand-up paddle boarding. Divers and snorkellers can enjoy a world renowned ‘Cathedral’ dive site, infamous for its high fish density and cavernous rock formations.
  • Boat excursions to experience dolphin-watching at sunrise and take-your-breath-away sunsets.
  • Land based activities – Bikes are available to independently explore the surrounding beauty. Guests can also take on the ultimate challenge and hike the 1,824-ft mountain of Le Morne Peninsula for views over the stunning waters of the Indian ocean.
  • Guests can meet vendors, artisans and inhabitants from the surrounding villages who make up the spirit of Mauritius.
  • ‘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.

Premier Holidays (08444 937 444 / offer seven nights stay at Veranda Tamarin in Mauritius from £1669 based on all-inclusive for a solo traveller including flights on Emirates via Dubai from London Heathrow and return transfers in resort.

Price is based on selected dates in September and October 2019

For further information on Veranda Resorts please visit

Veranda Tamarin
Veranda Resorts

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