The Ravenala Attitude

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

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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 seamlessly 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 nine restaurants, six 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 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.


  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access

Where is it

On the north-west coast of Mauritius, between the sea and Rivière Citron. Transfer time from Mauritius International Airport: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Please note that if taking a seat in coach this may be longer depending on how many hotel stops are en route.

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: inclues buffet breakfast in Mozaik restaurant, lunch at O beach restaurant, 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), 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 locally. Breakfast, 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. 

9 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 lunch and dinner, adults-only on Thursdays) 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*, scuba diving*, parasailing*, pedal boating, stand up paddle boarding and windsurfing. 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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Dec 6, 2023 Joy B

We really enjoyed the evening at this a tourist it's one of the must visit hotel....the ambience, cleanliness, and the hospitality of the staff members was spot on.... Specially would like to appreciate the executive chef and also the pastry chef Dharmendra... Would love to visit it again
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Dec 5, 2023 janetb243

I’m still at the resort whilst I am writing this review and all I can say is … this resort is poor. I have travelled plenty times, been to soo many resorts but this by far is the worst one and I would not recommend. The reason I give it 3 stars is because aesthetically this place is beautiful and the staff are amazing. But the operations of the… Read more
I’m still at the resort whilst I am writing this review and all I can say is … this resort is poor. I have travelled plenty times, been to soo many resorts but this by far is the worst one and I would not recommend. The reason I give it 3 stars is because aesthetically this place is beautiful and the staff are amazing. But the operations of the resort are beyond terrible. 1. There is no 24hr service. So if you don’t eat by 10pm or get hungry after that time you will starve until the morning. For an all inclusive resort, this is shocking and just lazy. 2. For some strange reason you have to fill up the mini bar in your room by yourself??? I don’t understand that. You have to go to their little shop in the resort to stock up your fridge ? Again lazy. 3. The entertainment… let’s just say there isn’t any. Nothing in the day and nothing in the night. I didn’t mind nothing in the day because I sunbathe and read a book but evening entertainment is a dj playing music which ends at 10.45pm I’m literally sitting here watching the dj round up the last song. And then once that is done there is nothing. 4. No bar is open after 11pm. They stop serving drinks even water at 11pm. I feel like I’m in school and the teachers are trying to ruin the fun. The best way I can describe this resort is that it’s a part time resort. It isn’t really all inclusive because you have to pay for certain things separately e.g room service you have to pay for the entire meal and last orders are at 8pm because like I said, they don’t serve food past 10pm. There are so many other resorts in Mauritius that will be worth your time and money. I can’t wait to leave. Read less
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Dec 5, 2023 Yuvesh B

We had a great time…The buffet was just wow with lots of variety and delicious food … Amazing staff one of the nicest hotel experience. A special thanks to Chef Ravi,Chef Dharmendra & sachin …Thanks a lot again
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Dec 4, 2023 Meander52162406263 Pretoria, South Africa

We took a special brake to celebrate our anniversary. From our arrival we were treated to a first class experience by the Ravenala Team. Special thanks to Ismail, Roan, Faradeen and Sweety who attended to our every need and more. An absolute memorable holiday.
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Dec 4, 2023 Ambreen F

Wonderful stay at the hotel. Delicious buffet. Wide variety of food. Beautiful and comfortable room. Above all, excellent service by Mr Nickolas,Miss Venita and Roma. Enjoyed a lot. Will visit the hotel again.