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: 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. 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.

  • 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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Mar 10, 2020 243etis

It's my first and always be remembered experience in mauritius.its a beautiful city.we stay in hotel Tropical attitude.it is so nice place.sea side view hotel.amazing staff.all are so caring and calm natured.specially" chef Vikash".he is most genuine person in hotel.always welcome their guest with smile.and serve fabulous food.interact with every… Read more
It's my first and always be remembered experience in mauritius.its a beautiful city.we stay in hotel Tropical attitude.it is so nice place.sea side view hotel.amazing staff.all are so caring and calm natured.specially" chef Vikash".he is most genuine person in hotel.always welcome their guest with smile.and serve fabulous food.interact with every guest. Read less
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Mar 10, 2020 ashishsV8254NI

Excellent location with sea view room...room service is very nice... Even veg food is very good, I can't forget of service given by Mr. vikash chef , extra effort given to us, made special morning by providing special Indian breakfast...bar service is good
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 2nd visit - amazing! Wonderful staff, wonderful peaceful piece of Mauritian paradise! 5 * service and relaxation.

Mar 9, 2020 sunpookie England

After such a wonderful first visit last year, we returned for a 2nd time from 2nd Feb - 5th March...and guess what? It was amazing. We were so happy to see the simple style of the hotel was still as we remembered. We know there are some new villas & a new roof terrace sun bed area above the restaurant, but everything else was what we fell in love… Read more
After such a wonderful first visit last year, we returned for a 2nd time from 2nd Feb - 5th March...and guess what? It was amazing. We were so happy to see the simple style of the hotel was still as we remembered. We know there are some new villas & a new roof terrace sun bed area above the restaurant, but everything else was what we fell in love with last year. Totally peaceful and relaxing. We had hoped for the room we had before, but had a different one, however, it had a ‘welcome’ message in flowers on it and a bottle of bubbly + big comfy bed, a hot rainfall shower and our housekeeper Sweta kept it lovely and clean. We slept soundly every night we were there. Staff are amazing here. I know reviewers often list endless names, but there is a reason- so many staff deserve a special mention. At the end of our holiday. apart from a couple of massages each for us and buying a few small gifts for the family in the little shop, our holiday spending money all went on saying thank you to so many. Vinesh & Reshma in the kitchen are wonderful and produce a high standard of food. We have never had one day where we couldn’t enjoy a meal! They slave away for hours and yet always greet you with a smile and remember what you like. They are a credit to the hotel. Vicky, the ‘Ice Man’ is always friendly and creates wonderful ice creams. We like how the restaurant alternates between buffet nights and set menu nights - it makes it interesting. There is an authentic Mauritian restaurant called ‘Kot Nou’ that you can book separately - it gives a unique experience. We tried it last year- this year we chose to remain in the main restaurant. Christophe, the restaurant manager keeps everything running smoothly and is such a kind, genuinely nice person - always helpful. Sunil always welcomes you in and has a great sense of humour ( Yes, Boss!) We were very impressed by Avish who is very proactive and works between the restaurant and bar, gentle Ritish & Shakeel too. Shameen was new to us and also efficient. As for the bar staff - Sanjay and Sanjay recognised us from last year and they always give a warm, friendly service, day and night, sometimes Sooraj does too. I’ve never seen such well- organised, professional and polite bar staff as these - again, they are a real credit to the hotel. The reception team are excellent, knowledgable and always helpful. Karen was especially helpful when Nick accidentally locked us out of our room, with the key card inside - she has a great fun personality and sense of humour and also came to find us on the beach on our last day to tell us we could keep our room for an extra hour. It is nice that there are always enough sun beds in front I’ve the rooms, as well as by the pool and up on the roof terrace - at any time of day you can easily find some. The lovely Risma Is available to change beach towels twice a day near the restaurant. The entertainment in the evening is low-key and very good. Singer Milie Legrand, accompanied by Ludvik & Fred, was excellent - we saw them perform twice and during the day it is so lovely not to have people trying to get you to do archery, aqua fit, bingo etc...Tropical Attitude is all about peace and relaxation...and we hope it stays like that. The hotel spa is definitely worth a visit - we booked a special package of 4 ‘relaxing massages’ this time, done by Vandana and her assistant Samantha. Perfect after a very long flight, or just before you travel home. Do go and speak to Vandana - she is lovely and will talk you through the various massages/treatments available to you and guide you. It is worth doing the odd excursion, if you can tear yourself away from the hotel surroundings. This time we went on 2 x local buses each way, to the Pamplemousse Botanical Garden - beautiful majestic trees, plants & giant water lilies just as they should be seen. It was torrential rain all day, the day we went and we got soaked, despite taking a hotel umbrella with us, but it was fun on the buses and still worth it- a truly lovely garden with some Mauritian deer and tortoises too. The beach area at the hotel is small but peaceful - you do need water shoes, however you can stroll for 5 minutes round the headland to the left (facing the beach) and you can by the ‘sister’ hotel ‘Friday Attitude’ where there is a wider stretch of beach and easy entry to the sea. I know the manager of Tropical Attitude is very proud of it and rightly so ( we recall the manager speaking out and thanking guests for choosing here last year, on their ‘Independence Day’ that we were fortunate enough to see. Would we come back yet again? In a heartbeat! We even saw a double rainbow on our last full day, which we thought was special...so now we will work hard and save again, to be able to make it possible. Thank you to all at Tropical Attitude from Nick & Hazel x. Read less
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Mar 9, 2020 175sushmithar India

Thank you for the wonder lunch at tropical attitude by the chef Vikas .. he was just amazing and humble person from his mature and food prepared by him as just mind blowing... The rooms were just awesome and the staff working here are very polite..
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Mar 9, 2020 Guide58250337508

The vikash chef food he prepared for us was awesome and fantastic .. Please visit and for any special indian foods required please contact vikash... Awesome and friendly chef and room clenaiyng was very good