The Ravenala Attitude

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The hotel

All-suite and all-inclusive, the Ravenala Attitude is styled in contemporary, colonial and tropical hues. With an open-plan, no boundaries design, the restaurants and bars flow seemlessly towards the pool, gardens and beach beyond. But it’s not all about appearances — it goes deeper. Its ‘Culinary Voyage’ takes you from Asia to Italy in 10 restaurants, eight of which you can sample as part of your All Inclusive package. You can tuck into 'Granmamas' Mauritian fare at Kot Nou, street-food takeaways on the beach at Taba-J, and enjoy the romance of the floating Riviera restaurant. The kids' clubs provide various fun activities, whilst the Sport Village and Boat House offer endless diversions, from kayaking along Rivière Citron to riverbank yoga and water-skiing (only available until Nov'19) off the beach. And the hotel's ‘Otentik’ concept gives you a true insight into Mauritius, in cookery classes, local music, a self-guided tours app, and a weekly ‘Otentik Bazar’, with all profits from the ‘made in Mauritius’ goodies going to the craftspeople. You can even dine on ‘Otentik Dinners’ with locals in their homes. This charming resort is great for families, with large rooms and a range of activities, whilst couples will love staying in the Executive Beachfront Adult Suites in the adults-only section.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

On the north-west coast of Mauritius, between the sea and Rivière Citron. Transfer time from Mauritius International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

272 suites set in groups within 3 blocks. All with balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, plasma TV, telephone, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and hairdryer. Couples Suites are very spacious (64 sq m) and overlook either the garden, pool or river, with 1 double bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant (in a cot).

All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast in Mozaik restaurant, lunch at O beach restaurant, Beach BBQ, The Bistrot or Taba-J snack bar, and dinner on a dine-around basis: Mozaik buffet and set menus at the following restaurants: Madam Ming, A Tovaola, O, The Bistrot (adults-only on Fridays), Beach BBQ and Kot Nou. A selection of drinks, including tea, coffee, soft drinks, water, and local and international wine, beer and spirits (11:00am–11:00pm at the bar). Afternoon tea, coffee and sweet treats. Local snacks served with evening drinks. Picnic baskets available for guests going out on day excursions. Plus 20% discount on one Mauritian massage (9:00am–2:00pm, minimum 5 night-stay). 

Please note: All Inclusive is available from time of arrival to time of departure. Selected menu items at a supplement, charged locallyBreakfast, lunch and dinner may be taken in one of the other Attitude hotels (applies to a selection of restaurants subject to availability, prior booking required, transfers not included). Casual elegant dress code for dinner, shorts are not accepted in the restaurant and bar area. Guests staying in the adults-only section of the hotel can have lunch at Lime sushi bar as part of their All Inclusive package, however dinner is at an extra cost to all adults-only customers. Riviera (adults-only restaurant) is not included in the All Inclusive.

Family Suites are larger, with a double bed in the main room and two sofa beds in the living room area, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 infant (in a cot) or 2 adults and 3 children.

Executive Beachfront Adult Suites are located in the adults-only wing (minimum age 18 years), with 1 double or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults. The adults-only wing is home to Lime, a sushi and salad bar, exclusively reserved for adults-only wing guests for lunch. Lime is also open for dinner for all adult guests, at a supplement. 

  • Honeymooners: Complimentary accommodation for the bride, groom pays single rate. Valid for stays 1 Feb–21 Dec '19, and 7–31 Jan 20'. Minimum 7-night stay applies. Terms and conditions apply.

    Also receive special local cake, one romantic dinner during stay, special turndown, beach bag for the bride and a straw hat for the groom. Wedding certificate no older than 12 months to be shown at check in.

    Honeymoon offer not bookable online.

  • Booking Bonus: Save up to 10% off the accommodation cost for travel between 1 Feb–21 Dec '19 and 7 Jan–31 Jan '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

10 restaurants: Mozaik (buffet, open for breakfast and dinner), Madame Ming (Asian, open for dinner by reservation), A Tavola! (Italian, open for dinner by reservation), Ō (lunch and dinner by reservation), Kot Nou (traditional Mauritian, open for dinner), The Bistrot (trendy meat restaurant, open for dinner, adults-only on Fridays), Beach BBQ (buffet lunch and dinner) and Taba-J (Mauritian street food takeaway lunch on the beach). 2 additional adult-only restaurants: Riviera* (floating restaurant, open for dinner, reservations required) and Lime (Japanese-Mauritian sushi bar on the beach, open for for lunch and dinner at a supplement or complimentary lunch for Executive Seafront Adult Suite guests). 5 bars including pool bar (snacks at certain times), O beach lounge (lunch), Balcony Bar (open 9:00am to 11:00pm. Afternoon tea available 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Live piano bar from 6.30pm). The Bistrot (sports bar) and After (nightclub bar). 1000 sq m outdoor swimming pool. Kids' pool. Spa Attitude* (treatment rooms, hair and beauty salon, hammam and sauna). Boat House and beach/river sports, including beach volleyball, pétanque, fishing*, PADI scuba diving*, parasailing*, pedal boating, stand up paddle, windsurfing and water-skiing (limited hours; only available until Nov'19). Riverside yoga. River kayaking. Pool parties (weekly in summer). Sport Village (with fitness centre, 2 floodlit tennis courts, table tennis, aquagym). Otentik experiences including home-cooked dinners in local homes* (available once per week), weekly ‘Made in Mauritius’ craft market, complimentary cooking classes, complimentary music and sega dance, and complimentary self-guided tours app for your smart phone (or borrow a phone if you prefer). Ayo Le Dodo Mini Club (3–12 years) and Teen Republic (13-18 years, with outdoor cinema, TV/video games room, pool table, Internet, karaoke). Complimentary WiFi.

7 nights 22 Dec–6 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Near perfect stay at The Ravenala

Sep 19, 2019 robbienewton29 Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Myself and my girlfriend have just returned from a 10 day stay and The Ravenala and we are already planning our return. Everything from the start of our holiday to the minute we boarding our transfer to the airport was amazing. The hotel grounds are well kept and each room is a 'suite' meaning you have plenty of space and a huge bathroom. Our… Read more
Myself and my girlfriend have just returned from a 10 day stay and The Ravenala and we are already planning our return. Everything from the start of our holiday to the minute we boarding our transfer to the airport was amazing. The hotel grounds are well kept and each room is a 'suite' meaning you have plenty of space and a huge bathroom. Our room smelt quite musty when we first arrived however, this soon went once the air con was fired up. Our room was cleaned every day, with fresh towels twice a day and we even had a visit mid evening every night to have our room prepared to go to sleep. Thank you to our housekeeper Mantee for this and for being so friendly. The pool area is huge and there are plenty of sunbeds to choose from both here and on the beach which is a 50m walk from the pool area. We spent most of our time on the beach and enjoyed watching the sunset every night. The service from the barman/waiters at the beach was incredible, they could not do enough for you. A special mention to Yasine, Daryl, Kishan and Yovan for keeping us hydrated for 10 days! We took advantage of the free watersports included and particularly enjoyed the paddle boarding, kayaking and watersports. Thank you to everyone at the boathouse for organising this. We ate at every restaurant except for Lime. Madame Ming and in particular Kot Nou (we ate there twice) are must visits. We also ate at Riviera (supplement) and this is also worth the visit with excellent food, service and an amazing setting for dinner. All of the other restaurants were very good with good service. I would like to make a special mention for the entertainment team and in particular Zack, Tijan and Alvino. These boys make this place with their energy and bad singing. We really enjoyed playing table tennis, boules and beach volley with you and you are a credit to the hotel! TIPS: - Make sure you book all the restaurants in advance or as soon as arrive to ensure you get to everywhere you want - they book up quickly! - We went in September and although the weather in the day was perfect in can get quite cool at night, it may be worth taking a jacket particularly if you are eating at night on the beach! - Take advantage of the watersports available and take a trip to visit the turtles and dolphins, it is well worth the money. Thank you for every member of staff we came across during our visit, you made our first trip to Mauritius a special one and we will definitely be back! Read less
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Sep 19, 2019 Tyron H

My wife and I booked our ‘baby-moon holiday’ to Mauritius in order to chill and relax before our little one comes-a-long. Our holiday was fantastic and we found the whole experience very relaxing. Bullet point Positives and Negatives: Positives: Staff Weber very friendly and attentive. The hotel fixtures and general look was of a high… Read more
My wife and I booked our ‘baby-moon holiday’ to Mauritius in order to chill and relax before our little one comes-a-long. Our holiday was fantastic and we found the whole experience very relaxing. Bullet point Positives and Negatives: Positives: Staff Weber very friendly and attentive. The hotel fixtures and general look was of a high quality. Generally the food was lovely (except the main buffet). The staff top up mini bar was cool. Cocktails and drinks were a good standard. Beach bar was nice with the tiki bar swings. The beech waiter service for food and drink was very efficient and the staff were friendly / attentive. Very clean beach and pool. Free water sports. Good evening entertainment. The check out process was smooth and the wash rooms we’re brilliant. Negatives: The main buffet was not the best quality, however the individual (free) restaurants were very good. The breakfast food variety could have been better. Instead of having an ‘all inclusive’ wrist brand, the hotel had a signing proceed, this could be irritating at times when trying to relax by the pool or beech. Generally a fantastic hotel ✈️👍🏼 Read less
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Sep 18, 2019 LauraReed17

Beautiful stay at the Ravenala. Excellent location and facilities at the hotel. The food was excellent especially O beach and the street food bars. Cleanliness of the hotel was great. Pool bar staff were fantastic especially Moe, who looked after us most days and also the bar staff at the beach front where we spent our evenings. The cocktail… Read more
Beautiful stay at the Ravenala. Excellent location and facilities at the hotel. The food was excellent especially O beach and the street food bars. Cleanliness of the hotel was great. Pool bar staff were fantastic especially Moe, who looked after us most days and also the bar staff at the beach front where we spent our evenings. The cocktail evening on Tuesday was lovely also. We organised our tours through our rep from Kuoni which were fantastic (the racing and black river guage). No complaints from this holiday, amazing!! Read less
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Sep 18, 2019 Karen D

Our favourite place in the hotel! Staff couldn’t be more friendly or do enough for us - attended to our every need. The relaxed atmosphere, both in the day and in the evenings helped make our holiday really special.
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Sep 17, 2019 Mary T

Totally fantastic. Stayed in the adult only section , right on the water front. Beautiful room,with breathtaking views . All of the staff were amazing, literally too many to mention, from the housekeepers to the waiters to the boat house staff to the bar tenders. Amazing. Great enteratinment every night plus a nightclub if you really want to party… Read more
Totally fantastic. Stayed in the adult only section , right on the water front. Beautiful room,with breathtaking views . All of the staff were amazing, literally too many to mention, from the housekeepers to the waiters to the boat house staff to the bar tenders. Amazing. Great enteratinment every night plus a nightclub if you really want to party late. Food in all the restaurants was fantastic, especially Kot Nou. Hotel grounds and gardens are wonderful. Facilities are fab from the bars to the restaurants to the beach area. Truly amazing. Dont be put off by the small beach, the water activites and staff there make up for it. Great attitude. The river inlet is a lovely extra dynamic , and great to explore in a kayak. Fab views of the bay and loads of water sports. Nothing is too much trouble. As others have said, weather was a little hit and miss so the pool was chilly but this didnt stop us having one of our best holidays ever. Do the fitness class and you will soon warm up. Or just chill on the sunloungers with a cocktail and watch the stunning sunsets. All 10 of my family had a fabulous time. Would highly recommend this hotel to families, honeymooners and friends. Read less