Tropical Attitude

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

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 – on a lagoon, just a free shuttle boat ride from beautiful 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.

Amenities

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

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: 1 hour.

Hotel information

58 rooms and 11 villas. All sea-facing with private furnished balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, TV, WiFi, telephone, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer and beach towels. Couple Seafront Rooms are located on the ground floor with views of Trou d'Eau Douce lagoon and Île aux Cerfs Island with 1 double or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant (buffet or table d'hote, depending on the day). Dinner may also be taken at Kot Nou (open 4 nights per week for dinner, reservations required). Lunch and tea-time (tea, coffee and sweet local goodies) at Taba-J. A selection of locally bottled alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including water, soft drinks, juice, beer, spirits, wine by the glass, tea and coffee. Mini-bar with water, soft drinks and beer (replenished once per day). Local snacks served with evening drinks. Picnic baskets for day excursions. Plus 20% discount on one Mauritian massage for bookings 9:00am–2:00pm (minimum stay 5 nights). Glass-bottom boat trip (prebooking required). Snorkelling. 

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 also located on the ground floor with views of Trou d'Eau Douce lagoon and Île aux Cerfs Island but with the addition of a coffee machine. Each has 1 double or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Villas (available for stays 1 Feb '20 onwards) are 60 sq m and are located on the ground floor with a private swimming pool and garden with hammock, a coffee machine (1 complimentary set of capsules per day), bathrobes and slippers with 1 double bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

  • Discount offer: save 10% on your accommodation costs, valid for stays between 1 Feb–31 Jan ’20. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Booking bonus: Save 10% on your accommodtion costs when staying between 1 Feb '20 - 31 Jan '21.

Bor Lamer main restaurant (local and international menu, open for buffet breakfast, buffet or à la carte lunch and special theme buffet or table d’hote dinner), Kot Nou Restaurant (Mauritian menu, open 4 days a week for dinner) and TABA-j (Mauritian street food concept with savoury lunches and afternoon teas). Sea U Bar. Beach drinks service. Swimming pool. Spa Attitude*. Fitness centre. Glass bottom boat trip. Snorkelling. Catamaran cruise* (to Grande Rivière Sud Est waterfalls, Deux Frères for swimming and barbecue, and Ile aux Cerfs). Deep sea fishing*. Kite surfing* (on request, at Ion Club in Anse-la-Raie). Speedboat trips*. Petanque, table tennis, pool table. Golf* (on request). Sega shows (weekly). 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). Boutique. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary shuttle to Ile aux Cerfs (twice a day). Laundry service*.

7 nights: 22 Dec–6 Jan

*Denotes local charge

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  • Excellent (624)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Mr kev

Nov 13, 2019 roseandkev Hereford, United Kingdom

Outstanding From start to finish.we where welcomed by the staff.A traditional Mauritius menu. The restaurant has a great atmosphere. The choice of dishes was hard to pick one as we wanted to try all. Would highly recommend. And I have rebooked my next visit. Thank you to all the team
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Nov 11, 2019 Arwenstar

Just returned from another visit to the Tropical Attitude and there has been a few more changes since last year, with the new villas which are amazing, a new gym, rooftop solarium above the restaurant. All the staff Christoph, Ram, Saheel, chef Vicrash, Karen and the staff from the reception, bar staff, restaurant staff, spa girls and of course… Read more
Just returned from another visit to the Tropical Attitude and there has been a few more changes since last year, with the new villas which are amazing, a new gym, rooftop solarium above the restaurant. All the staff Christoph, Ram, Saheel, chef Vicrash, Karen and the staff from the reception, bar staff, restaurant staff, spa girls and of course Desire hotel manger. A big thank you to Christoph for my special birthday lunch and special birthday dinner on the peir once again and to Deepa from housekeeping for inviting us to your home for my birthday dinner and for her daughter for my beautiful birthday cake in my favorite colour red they always make you feel at home. Nothing is a bother or any requests you have will be done with pleasure. It's a long journey to get there but it is worth it just to be there with you all. Take care my other family we will see you again. Perhaps with Lionel and Joan once again as they to are regulars beating us as they have been there 24 times as we have been 3 times. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing holiday at Tropical Attitude Hotel

Nov 9, 2019 jonf1984 London, United Kingdom

Thanks to Tropical Attitude and all their amazing staff for making our holiday special. We had a wonderful and a relaxing time at this resort. The room was clean and functional with access directly onto the beach. It was lovely to wake up with the view of the turquoise sea water and to listen to the waves. The beach directly in front of the… Read more
Thanks to Tropical Attitude and all their amazing staff for making our holiday special. We had a wonderful and a relaxing time at this resort. The room was clean and functional with access directly onto the beach. It was lovely to wake up with the view of the turquoise sea water and to listen to the waves. The beach directly in front of the resort is a bit rocky, but there is beautiful white sandy beach just 2 minutes walk away that is reasonable for snorkelling. There is not as many fish as I’ve seen elsewhere and there is lots of sea urchins, so water shoes would be recommended. The staff were always super friendly and helpful. The food was tasty with variety selection of choices of European and local food. The friendly chef made some nice dishes - blended with Mauritians tastes and spices. We recommend the ice cream with cinnamon, chilli paste, and banana jam. If you like a spa treatment, try the relaxing massage. It is lovely experience in the tropics . If you have time, visit the South West of island, as it is very beautiful . The hotel and our rep were able to organise trips, but we opted for car hire. The roads are fine and it was very scenic along the costal roads and the hilly roads around Black River National Park. The hotel also provided a packed lunch. Whilst this is rated as a three star resort, we think it is definitely worth four stars. Great value for money. Read less
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Nov 6, 2019 N7198QRrobertb

The hotell personal are, to say the least, service minded. Food is excellent and I strongly recomend getting the All Inclusive package for this hotell. Good breakfast hours for those who like to sleep in the morning!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing time with colleagues

Nov 6, 2019 ashNAvin

Spending a day among colleagues at this hotel was very relaxing. Staffs are very polite and professional, they took great care of our demands. The environment is also very soothing and peaceful..having lunch in a restaurant with the beach view was just wow. Food was also very yummy. We really enjoyed the time we had and we will surely come back… Read more
Spending a day among colleagues at this hotel was very relaxing. Staffs are very polite and professional, they took great care of our demands. The environment is also very soothing and peaceful..having lunch in a restaurant with the beach view was just wow. Food was also very yummy. We really enjoyed the time we had and we will surely come back again :) Read less