Tropical Attitude

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

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The hotel

Those torn between ‘contemporary chic’ and ‘utterly authentic’ needn’t choose – after a radical revamp, Tropical Attitude promises both. All bold geometric design and luxe natural touches, this adults-only retreat gives grownups that boutique hotel feel and a genuine Mauritian experience. It starts with its location – facing a turquoise lagoon, just a free shuttle ride from the beautiful beaches at Ile aux Cerfs, it’s near the traditional fishing village of Trou d’Eau Douce. And it continues with its attitude – with real Mauritius found everywhere from its spa treatments to its experiences, including cookery lessons, a weekly ‘Made in Mauritius’ market, and home-cooked dinners at local families’ homes. Dining at Tropical Attitude is equally authentic, whether you’re at its intimate Kot Nou restaurant (which seats just 20 guests), tucking into Mauritian street food from TABA-j, or taking one of its picnic baskets over to Ile aux Cerfs. Book into one of the newer villas to enjoy a private pool all to yourselves, perfect for a special occasion. 

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Golf
  • Snorkelling
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

On a lagoon near the fishing village of Trou d’Eau Douce, opposite beautiful Ile aux Cerfs, with a free shuttle running to the island for swimming and sunbathing. It is also 15 minutes’ drive from Belle Mare, and an hour’s drive from the capital, Port Louis. 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

58 rooms and 11 villas, decorated in Creole style. All sea-facing with private furnished balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, TV, WiFi, telephone, mini-bar, safe, hairdryer, and complimentary WiFi access.

Couple Seafront Rooms offer views of Trou d'Eau Douce lagoon and Île aux Cerfs Island, with 1 double bed, or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Please note: Mini bar is initially empty and can be filled from a selection of coffee, tea, snacks, and cold drinks from Laboutik. 

All Inclusive of: - Breakfast at the main restaurant Bor Lamer - Lunch at the main restaurant and at Taba-J - Afternoon snacks at Taba-J - Dinner at the main restaurant and at Kat Nou (reservation required) - A selection of local beverages including water, beer, tea, coffee, soft drinks, house wine, and local spirits - A selection of drinks and snacks at the Bulk Shop corner in Laboutik from 8.00am-8.00pm - Local snacks served with evening drinks -  Picnic baskets for day excursions. 20% discount on one massage for bookings 9:00am–2:00pm (minimum stay 5 nights) - All activities unless otherwise stated.

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). 

Couple Deluxe Seafront Rooms are located on the ground floor with views of Trou d'Eau Douce lagoon and Île aux Cerfs Island, and are larger in size, with either 1 double bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Villas are approximately 100 sq m and are located on the ground floor with a private swimming pool and garden with hammock, bathrobes and slippers, and either 1 double bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Bor Lamer (local and international cuisine, open for buffet breakfast, buffet or à la carte lunch and special theme buffet or table d’hote dinner). Kot Nou (traditional Mauritian cuisine, open for dinner 4 days a week). Taba-J (serving street food for lunch, as well as afternoon snacks). Moonrise (open-air lounge area with lobster menu on request*). Bar Sea-U. Teabaz (Tea bar).  

Evening entertainment 4 times a week, including sega show. 

Swimming pool. Spa POZ*. Snorkelling. Glass bottom boat trips. Bocce ball. Table tennis. Darts board. Fitness corner. Board games. Golf* (on request). Equestrian centre* (nearby). Catamaran cruises*. PADI Diving centre* (located at Belle Mare). Kite surfing* (nearby). Otentik Experiences including guided walks, dinner at a local's home*, cooking classes, and more. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Complimentary shuttle to Ile aux Cerfs (twice a day). Laundry service*. Convenience store. 24-hour reception. 

5 nights between 21 Dec '24 – 5 Jan '25

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ida & Budo new family

May 22, 2024 Budo K

I would like to say that this is a small hotel with beautiful and amazing views. Every single one of the team has done amazingly well to ensure that we had fantastic holiday, relaxing and friendly atmosphere whilst being efficient. Room was within 5 metres of the sea so we could hear the waves, It was perfect for us. Boat trips with packed lunch… Read more
I would like to say that this is a small hotel with beautiful and amazing views. Every single one of the team has done amazingly well to ensure that we had fantastic holiday, relaxing and friendly atmosphere whilst being efficient. Room was within 5 metres of the sea so we could hear the waves, It was perfect for us. Boat trips with packed lunch and drinks were excellent touch. Really well done guys. Room, pool and surrounding areas was clean regularly and cleaning team have been brilliant. Vikash looked after us very well and we would like to thank him for his entertaining dinning. The food has been very good and plentiful. The bar service is excellent. Ram in the dining room educated us in the local cuisine and we thank him for this. Overall we couldn’t recommend this hotel highly enough. Special thanks to: Arvin, Ram, Sunil, Dhirag, Zaheen, Alice, Shivanee, Seevanagee, Reshma and Vikash who embraced and made us feeel like family. Will never forget you guys. Read less
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May 20, 2024 Niadishni M

Very bad experience overall. Personally I would not recommend it to someone else or even come back again. We made a reservation for the private villa to celebrate our wedding anniversary. To start with, the villa given to us was very different compared to the others specially in terms of space despite the price being the same. It was much older… Read more
Very bad experience overall. Personally I would not recommend it to someone else or even come back again. We made a reservation for the private villa to celebrate our wedding anniversary. To start with, the villa given to us was very different compared to the others specially in terms of space despite the price being the same. It was much older compared to the others - for instance, there were curtains instead of automatic shutters in the bathroom. The shower had cold water and the pump in the pool was not even working properly. When we questioned the receptionist, she was very vague about it and ultimately asked if we wanted to change it. The service provided to us was very poor - there is a clear difference in the level of service provided to tourists and Mauritians. A handful of staff were quite rude. It was almost as if we were disturbing them. Thanks to Mr Ram who gave us one of the best service there. There was not enough food options for lunch and dinner. They should have been more mindful on the fact that a lot of Mauritians do not eat beef/porc so more options should have been given in terms of fish and chicken. We also noticed that some leftovers were kept and served on the next day. The entertainment was very dull specially on Saturday. The activities except for Ile aux Cerfs were canceled despite the weather being good. We made a special request at the time of booking to celebrate our wedding anniversary and despite the fact that we did make it known on what day we wanted to celebrate it, the hotel did nothing for us. However, on the same day, we noticed that some tourists who were celebrating a special event were given a decorated dinner table. We also came with another couple for a birthday celebration for which we were given a cake but that too we had to remind them at the time of arrival. Most of the service provided on the bar was okay but we did get some instances where we would order something and receive it after nearly 10mins just because tourists were given priority despite their orders came after. We do understand that it's important to provide good service to tourists but it's very important to give the same service to locals as well. We also contribute to the economy. After all, we paid like everybody else..tourists who took cheaper rooms than us were given better service. We were among the few who booked a villa on all inclusive and that too we have received such a crappy service. Read less
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May 20, 2024 Daria K

This is amazing cozy hotel . Delightful relaxing atmosphere. Incredibly delicious food, special thanks to the chef Vikash who took care of all my taste preferences. He is very attentive and provides top notch service. Also many thanks to Karen for the detailed information. This is a very hospitable hotel, which is not found in every country. The… Read more
This is amazing cozy hotel . Delightful relaxing atmosphere. Incredibly delicious food, special thanks to the chef Vikash who took care of all my taste preferences. He is very attentive and provides top notch service. Also many thanks to Karen for the detailed information. This is a very hospitable hotel, which is not found in every country. The bartender and all the waiters are very positive. They also provide boats to go to the beach on the island nearby for snorkeling. I enjoyed my stay at this hotel Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay with a beautiful sea view!!!

May 20, 2024 nikosmimik Enschede, The Netherlands

We stayed for a week in this beautiful and calm hotel in the east coast of Mauritius. One thing that is remarkable is the food. Everything here are so tasty and delicious. There are two restaurants where you can dine. Bon Lamer restaurant which is the main restaurant also for breakfast and lunch and Kot Nou which has more traditional Mauritian… Read more
We stayed for a week in this beautiful and calm hotel in the east coast of Mauritius. One thing that is remarkable is the food. Everything here are so tasty and delicious. There are two restaurants where you can dine. Bon Lamer restaurant which is the main restaurant also for breakfast and lunch and Kot Nou which has more traditional Mauritian cousin. The sous chef of the Kot Nou, Vikash, cooks amazing and it's definitely recommend to enjoy his cooking abilities. The rooms are located very close to the sea and you have a good view to the sea among the palm trees. All in all, it's a very good option for accommodation in Mauritius. Read less
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May 14, 2024 Mobile19501163182 Kolkata (Calcutta), India

We stayed at Tropical Attitude for 4 nights & 5 days & the welcome was grand. The location, rooms, service all top notch. We had a half board package & all the staffs starting from reception to the restaurant are awesome. Always smiling & welcoming. Special shout out to chef Vikash who from day one took care of our lunch inspite of late request… Read more
We stayed at Tropical Attitude for 4 nights & 5 days & the welcome was grand. The location, rooms, service all top notch. We had a half board package & all the staffs starting from reception to the restaurant are awesome. Always smiling & welcoming. Special shout out to chef Vikash who from day one took care of our lunch inspite of late request & all others days. Keep up the good work 👍 Read less