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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.

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Guide Price

 £1,399  per person
Hotel Category
Trusted
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Tripadvisor rating 4692 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.
4692 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3491
  • Very Good 918
  • Average 205
  • Poor 58
  • Terrible 20

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Mar 30, 2020

Vacation before Covid-19 lockdown

Munich, Germany

Considering the circumstances that Europe had turned into the Corona epicenter and people might rather try to avoid Europeans instead of approach them we nevertheless got to experience true Mauritian hospitality. The few staff were going out of their way in order to have us enjoy our vacation even though limited due to Government regulations. The food was outstanding especially the last few days of our stay. We were very impressed with the dedication of the chefs on site. Big thank you to the entire team that was totally committed to offer a welcoming ambience and excellent service. Although having been some of the last guests hindering the Resort to close we always felt very welcome.
Mar 28, 2020

Good Visit Overshadowed By The Virus Issues

Clitheroe, United Kingdom

We visited the Zilwa Attitude for two weeks in early March 2020. We arrived on a Saturday evening. The check-in procedure was relatively quick. We were then shown to our room, while the bags were taken seperately to the room. The grounds of the hotel are lovely and well kept. The beach area is stunning, with great views over the reef to Gunners island, which is the island you see in most of the pictures from the hotel online. The sea area itself is quite shallow, with minimal visibility. If you're interested in snorkelling, the hotel run boats to the edge of the reef where the snorkelling experience is much better. The hotel is located in a small village. There is not much that you can do on foot locally outside of the hotel, except visit the local convenience shop. You either need to take a taxi or get the bus to Grand Baie. There is a selection of restaurants on site, 4 a la carte, and 1 buffet restaurant. We found the food in all the a la carte restaurants to be a much higher standard than the buffet restaurant. The a la carte restaurants need to be pre-booked, which i'd advise to do in block bookings, as they get quite full. Personally I found the Tadka Indian restaurant to be my favourite. The bar areas are good, and the staff all work so hard, especially Niraj down at the beach bar. It's really impressive. The all inclusive package includes for local drinks from the island. All of which we tried were pretty good. We found our room itself relatively basic for the price paid for the trip. All the essentials that you require are there, but there isn't much other than the essentials that you'd find in most standard hotel rooms. Unfortunately the 2nd week of our trip was affected by the coronavirus situation. Due to the local governments advise, the hotel had to operate on a lockdown footing. During the 2nd week, each day more and more parts of the hotel were starting to be shutdown systematically. I appreciate that the hotel were only doing what they were being told to do by the government, but I feel that what was happening could have been communicated to the guests better. It was mainly communicated on a notice board near the breakfast area. I think letters posted to each room would have been better. I don't know if we'd return to Mauritius, but it's certainly a trip we will remember for a variety of reasons.
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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.

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.
  • Combinable with 10% Winter Sale offer only.

Travelling
Saturday, February 1, 2020 to Sunday, January 31, 2021

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