COMPETITION: Posted up in a Mauritian paradise

Enjoy magical views from the rooftop. Pictures: Supplied
Enjoy magical views from the rooftop. Pictures: Supplied

With winter creeping in, wouldn’t you #RatherBeInMauritius? Mauritius Tourism and City Press are giving you the chance to head out to the sun with three of your best friends. Simply read Rhodé Marshall’s article on the lively Veranda Tamarin hotel as the first part of our four-week competition. Then enter and stand a chance to win.

Ideally located facing the mythical surf spot of Tamarin Bay, Veranda Tamarin hotel is a place where the days stretch slowly. Enjoy the daily early morning visits by dolphins or watch the sunset illuminate the ocean while you root your feet deeply into the soft white sand. The hotel is out of the ordinary and the best meeting place for those who seek a unique, friendly experience as close as possible to Mauritian communities.

The three-star rated Veranda Tamarin offers holidays that can be described as simple and friendly, yet vivid and lively. Guests are invited to celebrate and experience new encounters with the local community in the most sought-after hideaway on the western coast of Mauritius.

Outside of the glorious relaxation offered at the hotel, there’s a wide range of water sports that will delight sea lovers, including a catamaran cruise, a trip in a traditional pirogue or a surf session – everyone visiting is sure to have fun.


If you’re a hiker, make your way to the Black River Gorges National Park, set in the hilly south-western part of Mauritius. Or what about the Le Morne Brabant, a peninsula at the south-western tip of the island, highlighted by an eponymous basaltic monolith with a summit 556m above sea level. Anywhere you go, the diversity of Mauritius’ flora will dazzle your pupils.

For the dancers, enjoy live music from jazz to swing. Musicians will liven up the sundowner sessions on the rooftop bar while you enjoy a tropical fruits cocktail and let yourself go to the sound of the saxophone.

The Seven Colours Wellness Spa in Veranda Tamarin gifts a peaceful and retro atmosphere, ideal for couples who need a romantic moment. Guests can enjoy a personalised approach that combines traditional oriental techniques and Mauritian know-how, and treatments are based on 100% natural essential oils.

  • Visit veranda-resorts.comfor more information


So, if you’d like to skip out on the cold and head out to the sun with three of your best friends thanks to Mauritius Tourism and City Press, then here’s how you can #RatherBeInMauritius:

The competition will run in City Press for four consecutive Sundays, starting today, April 21 2019. Each week, read the article. You will need to collect all four articles to win. At the end of the four weeks, there will be four clues based on the four articles. Put each of them together and add the following:

  • A picture of yourself with three of your friends putting the clues together creatively.
  • A video for the second slide telling us what you would do in Mauritius.
  • All four of you must follow and tag City Press on Instagram.
  • Use the hashtag #RatherBeInMauritius.

The prize includes:

  • Seven (7) nights at 3* Deluxe Veranda Tamarin on an all-inclusive basis – that’s two rooms for four people sponsored by The Holiday Factory
  • Return resort transfers
  • Four airport taxes sponsored by the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority
  • Four return, economy-class flights sponsored by Air Mauritius (from Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town)

We will select a winner in collaboration with Mauritius Tourism on May 26 2019 and announce the winner across City Press platforms on June 2 2019.

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