Hotel

Zilwa Attitude

Zilwa Attitude

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
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3734 Reviews
Guide Price £1,429 per person
Based on 02 June 19 departure from London Gatwick flying with Emirates, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Superior Partial Sea View Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Become an "islander" at this rustic retreat

Zilwa Attitude mixes contemporary luxury with a traditional Mauritian style, and invites you to enjoy a laid back holiday right by a gorgeous sandy beach. Zilwa means Islander in Creole, and the resort's décor and atmosphere reflects an attitude of making guests feel at home. There's a great buffet restaurant to enjoy as well as local dishes and Asian specialities in one of the A la carte restaurants. You can dine at the beach too, and there are bars for you to lounge in with refreshing island cocktails, digging your feet into the sand and really unwinding.

Get more into the spirit of things with activities and watersports including snorkelling, diving, and boat trips or just head to one of the pools or spa for some peace. Your room will mix rustic chic interiors with well-appointed features such as en-suite bathrooms with showers, and balconies or terraces, and there are choices that are perfect for both families and couples. 

  • Experience an authentic Mauritian holiday
  • Gorgeous couples and family rooms
  • Stylish "rustic chic" décor throughout
  • Honeymoon packages available

Top Tips from our Experts

Taylor

Destination Manager

"Spend the day over at Zilwa Attitude private island - Gran Zil. Enjoy a BBQ lunch, all Inclusive beverages and a dip in the pristine Indian Ocean. Gran Zil can also be hired for weddings. This small private island is the perfect location to celebrate your special day with family and friends."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted
  • 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
Location Highlights

Zilwa Attitude

  • Approx. 1 hour by car from Mauritius International Airport.
3734 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2700
  • Very Good 793
  • Average 172
  • Poor 51
  • Terrible 18

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Feb 19, 2019

Beautiful hotel, massively let down by lack of service

Zilwa Attitude is no doubt a beautiful hotel, with amazing views, very clean rooms, and a nice natural decor. We stayed at Zilwa for 10 nights in February, and upon arrival were very pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the hotel and the views. We ate at the buffet restaurant on the first night, which was average - I wouldn't have eaten there again. We then found out that to eat at the nicer restaurants, we had to book them - which was fine at first, but the restaurants became fully booked so quickly that most visitors who arrived after us were stuck with eating at the rubbish buffet restaurant. As we paid for an all-inclusive package, I would expect to be able to eat where I wanted, when I wanted, and not have to decide days in advance - but that was not the case. The waiters and bar staff also have a lot to learn about service; often bringing us the wrong food/drinks given what we ordered, or a different variation of the same drinks each time. I like drinking what I order, maybe I'm picky, but I don't like surprise variations in what I have ordered. We often had to get up and find a bar member ourselves to order drinks. The bar waiters would usually wander around, but rarely approached tables to ask if anyone wanted a drink, and it was difficult to flag them down in the darkened lighting. There were a couple of great bar staff who were always very attentive, and gave great service - its a major shame that this service was not consistant. The housekeeping staff were good, always cleaned the room well, and sometimes up to 3 times a day! The beaches and islands are beautiful, (the BBQ lunch on Gran Zil Island was really good). The 'rainy-day' programs are really good, with planned activities in the main bar area when its raining out. The beachfront room we booked wasn't truly beachfront, it was garden front just 'near' a small beach section. My biggest issue overall, is having to book the good restaurants, and being told that the chef's can only accommodate a maximum of 15-20 diners A DAY across two dinner sittings. I would definitely not return to Zilwa simply based on this fact, everything else I could live with. Otherwise, the bookable restaurants do have amazing food; most notably Lor Disab (beach restaurant) and Kot Nou (Mauritian). We waited in Lor Disab for 55 minutes between ordering and receiving our starters. No wonder the chefs can't accomodate more people as the service is extremely slow, and the two dinner sittings overlap 90% of the diners. Sorry for the rant.
Feb 19, 2019

Positive Attitude

Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Lovely hotel in a lovely setting with beautiful grounds and gardens.The food was very good with a wide variety of choice. The service by all the staff was excellent. The service in the Kot Nou restaurant was exceptional with the manager Mr Loveley going out of his way to ensured you enjoyed your experience there. He was delighted when we ordered the bitter gourd as a starter and it was excellent as was the whole dining experience. In contrast the Lor Disab experience was the only thing that let the hotel down. The service was slow appallingly slow - we had to order all three courses at once and when after over an hour and a half we finally got to the sweet course we were THEN told there was no Pannetone desert. (not that all of that night's diners had eaten it as we were virtually the first couple in that evening). we ordered an alternative but after a further 20 mins wait we finally gave up and left. How can this restaurant be SO bad when the rest of the hotel is SO good. Put Mr Loveley in charge of the restaurant - I'm sure he would give it the "shaking up" it needs! One disappointment was the sea. The hotel is set on a beautiful lagoon with beautiful views but the sea close by in the lagoon is DEAD OF FISH. (There are fish out on the reef - we took the snorkeling boat a few times). We found out why - locals come with fine mesh nets wading round the shoreline and by splashing drive all the fish (including the tiniest) into the nets and take them, Although we were told this was illegal the hotel seemed to "turn a blind eye". We drove to the south of the island - to Blue Bay which is a marine park- and the sea there was like other islands in the Indian Ocean - full of the most beautiful fish. Come on Zilwa - come on Mauritius - you are allowing one of your precious assets to be destroyed. Overall - lovely hotel with great food, staff and service in a beautiful island. If you are not bothered about snorkeling go there.
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Facilities

Spa Attitude

Including a herb garden and 10 treatment rooms, this eco-friendly spa offers a good range of rejuvenating options for your mind and body to enjoy. There is a unique effusion shower, as well as a ham mam and ice fountain.

An image of a Mauritian sunset

PADI Dive Centre

The PADI Dive Centre offers a range of classes for beginners through to advanced divers for adventures under the sea. Equipment rental is available and test dives can be experienced in the pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Restrictions: subject to extra charge

Evening Entertainment

There is a wide range of daily evening entertainment at the resort including an open-air cinema for beachfront film experiences.

Land Activities

Land activities include a fitness centre, beach volley, table tennis, petanque, floodlit tennis courts, bicycles, pool table, electronic games, board games, and even Mauritius cooking classes.

Swimming Pools

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

Mauritius

Watersports

Watersport facilities at this hotel include wind surfing, pedal boats, kayaks, snorkelling, catamarans, kite surfing, and stand up paddle. Glass bottom boat rides are also available.

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Room Types

Superior room

Superior Room

These spacious and light rooms come with a furnished balcony or terrace and stylish décor throughout. They come in a choice of double or twin bed configuration, and there is also a minibar.

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

Family Room

Perfect for small families, these rooms open onto a large furnished terrace and feature a sitting area and bathroom with shower and toilet.

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

Superior Sea View Room

Trendy rooms with furnished balconies or terraces with gorgeous sea views, these Superior options come with a double or twin beds, as well as spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers.

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

Deluxe Family Sea View

With a separate room with twin beds as well as a double bed in the main room, these are superb choices for families and come with furnished terraces or balconies with sea views for you all to enjoy. There is also a sitting area indoors, as well as two bathrooms.

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

Couple Deluxe Seaview

These first floor rooms come with sea facing balconies and a spacious interior consisting of a double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and stylish design throughout.

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

Couple Deluxe Beachfront Room

Wake up to the soothing sound of the ocean waves in one of these beachfront rooms. They come with doubles beds and spacious en-suites, as well as furnished balconies overlooking the sea.

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

Couple Junior Suite

With a lounge area and furnished terrace, these ground-floor Junior suites are the perfect place to soak up the authentic Mauritian atmosphere. They come with a double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower.

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

Couple Junior Suite Beachfront

Opening right onto the beach, these Junior suites are perfectly situated for a romantic experience of Mauritius. relax on a furnished terrace and at night retreat to your own sitting area and double bed.

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

Privilege Junior Suite Beachfront

Inspired by traditional Mauritian design, these contemporary rooms are a perfect retreat for couples, coming with gorgeous views of the lagoon from a terrace furnished with a Jacuzzi® and large sofa. They have bright and modern features inside too, with a double bed and spacious en-suite bathroom with shower.

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

Privilege Junior Suite Sea View

These chic and contemporary rooms are intimate and well-appointed, with a Jacuzzi® on the terrace and a comfortable outdoor sofa too. Indoors is a light décor with double bed, sitting area, and spacious en-suite bathroom.

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

Family Apartment

Perfect for families or friends, these family apartments are 80 square metres and are organised around two rooms, communicating via an entrance hall. Each room is fitted with one double bed and one single bed, along with a balcony or terrace.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Couple Junior Suite bathroom

Family Apartment Sea View

Perfect for families or friends, these family apartments are 80 square metres and are organised around two rooms, communicating via an entrance hall. Each room is fitted with one double bed and one single bed, along with a balcony or terrace and fantastic views of the Indian Ocean.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
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Food & Drink

Siro Kann

The main bar and lounge serves up tropical cocktails of rum and coconut to help you get into the island mood.

Lor Disab Bar

Lor Disab Bar

Bury your feet in the sand and enjoy a delicious drink at this beach bar. Restrictions: adults only in the evening.

Karay

This main restaurant offers a wide choice of food, with breakfast and dinner available in one of three different seating areas. Restrictions: Breakfast: 07:00am to 10:30am Dinner: 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Sate & Saw Restaurant

These two authentic Asian restaurants offer a mix of Indonesian and local Mauritian cuisine between them including live cooking and a stylish and zen-like atmosphere. Dress code: elegant and casual (no shorts allowed).

Beachfront Restaurant

Lor Disab Restaurant

This beachfront restaurant offers a lunch and dinner menu of local favourites in a relaxing and casual atmosphere. Restrictions: Lunch: 12:30pm to 15:00pm Dinner: 19:30pm to 22:30pm Adults-only in the evening.

Gran Zil

Enjoy a bare foot lunch on the beach with barbecue specialities and refreshing drinks at this restaurant.

Taba-J

Grab snacks and refreshments from this casual eatery in the afternoons.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Food: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with themed island buffets each evening. The Lor Disab beach restaurant, the Chinese, Saté the Indonesian, Siaw A la carte restaurants can each be dine in twice per seven night stay. A variety of snacks, traditional Mauritian pancakes, cakes and pastries included at the Taba-J.

Drinks: a selection of local beverages including water, beer, tea and coffee, soft drinks, table wine (by the carafe), locally bottled alcohol and spirits available from 11:00am to 23:00pm at the bar. Mini-bar items include water, beer and soft drinks as well as tea and coffee facilities refilled daily.

Activities: for watersports this will include kayaking, pedal boat, laser boat, snorkelling, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and glass bottom boat trips. Land activities you have the choice of beach volleyball, table tennis, French boules and tennis. Evening entertainment is available at the resort that includes special themes including a sega show once a week and open-air cinema.

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Family Friendly Facilities

Mini Club

Leave your kids in the safe hands of the Mini Club and they'll have fun all day with a range of activities that they'll have fond memories of. They'll even be able to have their own dinners, so you can have a romantic dinner by yourselves. Babysitting is also available on request. Restrictions:Children aged three to 12 years only.Babysitting subject to additional cost, must be booked 24 hours in advance.

Zilwa Attitude

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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