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Zilwa Attitude

Become an "islander" at this rustic retreat

Zilwa Attitude is located in Kalodyne, close to the charming fishermen’s village of Grand Gaube, on the north coast of Mauritius. This four star resort enjoys a gorgeous sandy beach on its doorstep and offers stunning island views. It’s an idyllic retreat for soaking up the sun, enjoying a range of watersports and learning a little more about Mauritian life.

Zilwa Attitude Hotel’s name is derived from the Creole word for islander, and guests will be made to feel at home with its chic and luxurious take on traditional Mauritian décor. Discover mouth-watering local and Asian cuisine at one of its seven restaurants, from casual beachside snacks and á la carte dining to beach barbecues on the hotel’s private island of Gran Zil.

Adventurers can take to the water for wind surfing, kite surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and scuba diving. Couples can learn more about local traditions with a dawn boat trip with fishermen, or explore the bustling markets in the typically Mauritian village of Goodlands. A Mini Club for children gives parents time to unwind poolside or enjoy a massage.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £1,399  per person
Hotel Category
Trusted
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 4336 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Authentic Mauritian experiences
  • Family rooms and activities for children
  • Sophisticated rustic chic décor
  • Luxurious spa offering signature treatments

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 214 rooms
  • Approx. 1 hour by car from Mauritius International Airport.

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Barefoot style
  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Zilwa Attitude

  • Approx. 1 hour by car from Mauritius International Airport.
4336 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3202
  • Very Good 873
  • Average 191
  • Poor 52
  • Terrible 18

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Nov 14, 2019

Wonderful Honeymoon!

London, United Kingdom

The views from this hotel are amazing!! The picture of the island in the background that you see online is the exact view you get when you arrive! The staff overall were very friendly but not always very attentive in the main restaurant at breakfast and dinner. It sometimes took a long time to get drinks. The staff in the evening made you feel like you a bit of an inconvenience if you went for dinner around 9pm onwards even though it is on until 10pm. Otherwise the rest of the staff were wonderful. In particular, the barman in the evening called Avish-he was so attentive and always lined up a surprise cocktail for us just as we were approaching the end of our previous drink. He went above and beyond to make our evenings enjoyable here and definitely deserves the recognition for it!! The hotel was very clean and modern with a nice wooden shabby chic look about it. The showers are open plan in the room with blinds shielding you from the windows and the bedroom part of the room (just incase you go with a friend thought that might be useful to know!) but the toilets are separate. The layout worked really well as a couple though. The beach area was nice but it wasn't very flat so if you were trying to move your bed into the areas of sunshine, the bed was majorly unlevel. but you can move your bed further onto the beach into the sun if you wish. It was beautiful under the palm trees and thatched parasols. The hotel offers BBQ lunches at a tiny island right next to the hotel (Gran Zil) which was lovely and recommended (included in the hotels costs). They can also organise a sunrise boat trip with a local fisherman for 1200 MR (about £26) which was amazing and well worth it! There are 4 extra restaurants on site, which I would recommend booking at the start of your trip as they book a few days ahead. We ate at the Chinese and the beach one and both were superb but the daily evening restaurant as part of the all inclusive was mediocre. They had some choice which was good but if the main included beef or lamb it was often chewy or gristly. The chicken was generally good though. Breakfast was good on the whole. The lady who did the omelettes was lovely a friendly and always had a smile for you which goes a long way. Overall we had a lovely stay here for our honeymoon and would recommend it but they need to work on there evening food in the main restaurant and their restaurant staff's attentiveness.
Nov 13, 2019

Hospitality at its Best..!!

Bangalore, India

Me and my wife had our long pending late Honeymoon planned in Zilwa for about 1 week, specially in Diwali Vacation. We are based out of Gujarat, India. My wife is a strict pure vegetarian. We must tell you that we found the Resort perfectly situated, bit away from other Hotels, makes it perfect for Holidays. Resort's interiors are very well decorated, and blue coast line and the views of an opposite island adds value to this property. Property has Free Wi-Fi with range uptil beach, a GYM, a SPA, Kid's Play area, Tennis, Volleyball, Board games etc Property has 3 adult and 2-3 kid's swimming pools, 2 bars, and about 7 restaurants. Breakfast: Out of 7 Buffet Breakfast is served in only 1 restaurant : KARAY. KARAY serves continental Buffets for Breakfast & Dinner. This restaurant do not need prior booking, rest all the restaurants needs prior bookings. Lunch : You have 3 options : LOR DISAB (Buffet), GRAN ZIL (Barbecue), TABA-J (fast-food). Other than Fastfood, rest 2 needs prior bookings. Dinner : You have 5 options : KARAY(continetal Buffet), SIAW (Chinese), TADKA (Indian), LOR DISAB (Beach side), KOT NOU (Mauritian). All needs prior bookings. So Basically if you are Pure Vegetarian: For Breakfast, you have KARAY For Lunch, .. I would say you don't have much options as LOR DISAB most of the Buffet items are Non-Veg, GRAN ZIL is Barbecue so all Non-veg mostly, so you will end up eating sand-witches. So I would suggest for Pure Vegies, buy some fresh fruits, Breads, Butter/Jams, Juices, Nuts, Water Bottles, for Lunch Time. For Dinner.. I would suggest from very first day you book for SIAW (Chinese), TADKA (Indian) as those 2 only would have more Vegetarian options. We missed this and struggled from about 4 days, and last 3 days we got the reservations, that too after so many requests. Food is the main part of any holiday experience, and by doing early bookings you must make sure you secure that as soon as you check in. Once that is done, Zilwa is Heaven for Stay, Hospitality, Cleanliness, Room Service, Water Activities like Peddle Boat, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Surfing, Para Sailing. Kids have separate section where they can enjoy painting and playing sessions while you can go for your day activities. Daily Evening entertainment like folk dance or folk singing are well organized. Cookery and dance learning sessions, and lots of activities which you can go for. You will definitely need 10 days to explore this property as well as Mauritius in whole. Once you get bored in Hotel, you can go for outside activities like Scuba Diving, Sky Diving, Catamaran Cruise, Le morne Brabant Hiking. Ile Aux Cerf beach offer wide range of water sports, but you must choose correct vendor for this trip. Never ever go for any person selling these activities, as you may get cheated, activities best booked online. All the staff is very hard working and well behaved, they work 24X7 so that you get best hospitality services. Me and my wife were so impressed, and would definitely visit Zilwa in near future with kids this time. Its a perfect Holiday destination!
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Zilwa Attitude

Facilities

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Spa Attitude

There are 10 treatment rooms to choose from, as well as a menu of treatments from massages to facials. Oils and ingredients are picked fresh from the herb garden.

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PADI Dive Centre

The PADI Dive Centre offers classes for beginners through to advanced divers, as well as equipment rental for qualified divers.

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Evening Entertainment

There is a wide range of evening entertainment daily, including local performers and an open air cinema on the beachfront.

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Land Sports

Zilwa Attitude offers a fitness centre, beach volley, table tennis, pétanque, a floodlit tennis court, bicycles, pool table, electronic games, board games and even typical Mauritian games.

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Swimming Pools

There are four swimming pools at Zilwa Attitude, including two main pools, a kids' pool, and one at the beach.

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Watersports

This resort’s watersports facilities include glass bottom boat rides, pedal and laser boats, kayaks, wind surfing, snorkelling and paddle boarding. There’s also water polo and an aqua gym, plus catamaran and big game fishing excursions.

Kite surf school

Discover the thrill of kite surfing or rent equipment at the resort’s kite surf school, which is managed by Ion Club Mauritius.

Pirogue trip at sunrise

Watch the sunrise on an unforgettable dawn boat trip with a local fisherman on a traditional pirogue. The trip includes a local breakfast on a nearby island.

Two private islands

The hotel enjoys two small private, wild islands, Ti Zil and Gran Zil, which can be reached by kayak or enjoyed on a hotel beach barbecue excursion.

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Room Types

Superior room

Superior Room

These spacious rooms take interior design inspiration from the island’s vibrant culture and come with a furnished terrace or balcony, with fantastic views of the garden. They are fitted with either a double bed or two single beds and can accommodate two adults and one child.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
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Family Room

These beautifully decorated rooms are conveniently located on the ground floor and open onto a large furnished terrace, an ideal place to relax as a family. They feature a bathroom with a shower and bathtub and can accommodate two adults and two children/teenagers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
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Superior Sea View Room

Unwind in these stylish rooms and enjoy the stunning sea or lagoon views from a furnished balcony or terrace. The spacious bathrooms have walk in showers and rooms offer a choice of double or twin beds.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Family Deluxe

Enjoy gorgeous sea views from the balcony or terrace of these spacious, well equipped rooms. The main room has a double bed and a separate kids’ room comes with single beds and its own bathroom. The Deluxe Family Room can accommodate two adults and three children (0-12 years old), or two adults and two teens (13-17 years old) plus one younger child.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Decor

Couple Deluxe Seaview

These cosy and stylish first floor rooms enjoy balconies overlooking the ocean. They have a spacious interior and an en suite bathroom with shower.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Decor

Couple Deluxe Beachfront Room

Wake up to the sound of the sea in these charming, contemporary beachfront rooms. They come with furnished balconies, double beds and spacious en suites.

 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Couple Junior Suite

Couple Junior Suite

Delicate traditional touches give these rooms an authentic Mauritian feel. The Couple Junior Suite opens onto a furnished terrace and enjoys a comfortable sitting area, a double bed, spacious bathroom and separate shower and toilet.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Couple Junior Suite Beachfront

Perfectly situated for a romantic retreat, these beachfront rooms offer views and sounds of the sea. Relax on a stylish terrace or unwind in your own indoor sitting area. The suite offers a double bed and a spacious bathroom, plus a separate shower and toilet. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Privilege Junior Suite Beachfront

Luxury and privacy go hand in hand in these contemporary second floor rooms. The interior is inspired by traditional Mauritian design and has a double bed and spacious en suite bathroom with a shower. Opening out onto the beachfront, the exterior boasts a private, protected balcony complete with a Jacuzzi® and large sofa.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Privilege Junior Suite Sea View

With light, breezy décor and a double bed, sitting area, and spacious en suite bathroom, these comfortable rooms offer gorgeous surroundings in which to unwind. Gaze at spectacular sea views from a private balcony, which is equipped with a Jacuzzi® and stylish sofa.

 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
Zilwa Attitude

Food & Drink

Siro Kann

The hotel’s main bar offers sophisticated surroundings in which to enjoy a range of original cocktails, including homemade rum-based drinks.

Lor Disab Bar

Lor Disab Bar

Enjoy the quirky feel of this bar, which is designed in the style of an old boat, as you relax on the beach and look out over the ocean.

Karay

Zilwa Attitude resort’s main restaurant offers a special theme buffet every evening, as well as a breakfast buffet which includes Mauritian delicacies.

Beachfront Restaurant

Lor Disab Restaurant

This beachfront restaurant offers a lunch and dinner menu of local favourites in a relaxing and casual atmosphere.

Gran Zil

Couples and families can enjoy a delicious lunchtime barbecue in complete tranquillity on the beach of this private island.

Taba-J

Grab a quick bite to eat from this beachside fast food outlet, which features traditional Mauritian street food on the menu.

Kot Nou

Kot Nou means “at home”’ and this á la carte restaurant offers a contemporary and colourful twist on genuine Mauritian home cooking.

Tadka

This colourful restaurant specialises in authentic Indian cuisine. The “live cooking” concept is a show in itself.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Food

The all inclusive package includes buffet breakfast in the main restaurant, lunch at Lor Disab, Taba-J and Gran Zil, plus dinner each evening at either Karay, Siaw, Tadka or Kot Nou, and two dinners at Lor Disab. Local snacks are served with evening drinks, and tea, coffee and sweet local goodies are available from 15:00 to 18:00. Picnic baskets are offered for day excursions.

Drink

A selection of local beverages are included, such as water, beer, tea, coffee, soft drinks, table wine, locally manufactured alcohols and spirits. Minibar items include water, beer and soft drinks, as well as tea and coffee facilities which are refilled daily.       

Activities

PADI Dive Centre and Kitesurf School lessons are available at extra cost, as are catamaran trips, excursions and big game fishing. All inclusive guests enjoy a 20% discount on one Mauritian massage for bookings between 09:00 and 14:00, for every minimum stay of 5 nights.     

           

Zilwa Attitude

Family Friendly Facilities

Mini Club

Leave your kids in the safe hands of the Mini Club, where children between the ages of three and 12 can enjoy glass bottom boat trips, craft workshops, shows and games, under the supervision of experienced Zilwa Family Members.

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Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% on your accommodation

Save up to 10% on your accommodation

  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Not combinable with any other offer.

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