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 – 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

  • 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. 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.

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. Rooftop lounge. Tea Baz (tea shop). Beach drinks service. Swimming pool. Spa POZ*. 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon at Tropical Attitude

May 13, 2022 Tea V

The hotel is right on the beach with a small pier that you can use to travel to the nearby island. The rooms are cosy and right on the beach, each with a terrace. The pool area looks amazing and is a nice spot to relax. The hotel staff are all incredibly lovely and helpful, and they make it their goal to really provide an amazing holiday for you.… Read more
The hotel is right on the beach with a small pier that you can use to travel to the nearby island. The rooms are cosy and right on the beach, each with a terrace. The pool area looks amazing and is a nice spot to relax. The hotel staff are all incredibly lovely and helpful, and they make it their goal to really provide an amazing holiday for you. You can book trips or taxis from the hotel, all for a very reasonable price. The restaurant is nice, there's a great variety of food (dinner is served alternatively a la carte and as a buffet) and the food is delicious. As it was our honeymoon and our 1st anniversary during our stay, they organised a special romantic dinner for us and baked a small cake to help us celebrate. Our stay was incredible and if we ever come back to Mauritius (and we hope we will), this will definitely be the place we will choose again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating FANTASTIC HOTEL WITH FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE

May 13, 2022 257dineshn

Just to reiterate the comments by Jan T487. the sea view rooms are highly recommended and yes the towel origami animals by Prema, our room attendant ,never failed to cheer us up. We were a group of six and had a fantastic holiday. Our heartfelt thanks to all the staff and the special dinner prepared by the chefs Vikash and Wendy on our last… Read more
Just to reiterate the comments by Jan T487. the sea view rooms are highly recommended and yes the towel origami animals by Prema, our room attendant ,never failed to cheer us up. We were a group of six and had a fantastic holiday. Our heartfelt thanks to all the staff and the special dinner prepared by the chefs Vikash and Wendy on our last day. also, thank you Keran for making our stay pleasant. Read less
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May 12, 2022 JanT487 Aylesbury, United Kingdom

We had a wonderful holiday at Tropical Attitude. It's in a beautiful location and all rooms have a sea view. Staff were so warm and welcoming and really wanted us to have a great time so we felt at home straight away. We loved the fact that it's adult only and as it's only a small hotel it never felt busy. We were there celebrating a friends… Read more
We had a wonderful holiday at Tropical Attitude. It's in a beautiful location and all rooms have a sea view. Staff were so warm and welcoming and really wanted us to have a great time so we felt at home straight away. We loved the fact that it's adult only and as it's only a small hotel it never felt busy. We were there celebrating a friends special birthday and the restaurant staff went above and beyond to make sure she had a wonderful time - a big thank you to Sunil for all his help in arranging the birthday dinner. We were all inclusive and the food in the restaurant was always lovely with plenty of choice and staff were always so helpful, Christophe and Reshma in particular. Everyday we came back to our room to find a different towel animal and our room so beautifully cleaned so thank you to the lovely Nazimah for looking after us so well. We had a manicure at the Spa with Vandana and she did a fabulous job. We thoroughly recommend this hotel and Mauritius and would not hesitate to return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful views, peace and tranquility and eco friendly

May 9, 2022 EGPRE Reading, United Kingdom

The hotel was in a beautiful part of the island with amazing views of the sea and over to Ile aux Cerf. As an adult only hotel it was incredibly peaceful and relaxed. The staff are friendly and really helpful with any queries and always polite, nothing seemed to be a problem when you asked. The rooms were comfortable and we had a wonderful… Read more
The hotel was in a beautiful part of the island with amazing views of the sea and over to Ile aux Cerf. As an adult only hotel it was incredibly peaceful and relaxed. The staff are friendly and really helpful with any queries and always polite, nothing seemed to be a problem when you asked. The rooms were comfortable and we had a wonderful housekeeper who created an amazing towel origami each day which brought smiles to our faces everytime. We loved that the hotel had a strong eco ethos. Food was varied with a range of choices inlcuding a lot of vegetarian choices and a wondeful selection of fresh fruit. The free boat to Ile aux Cerf, which went at least twice a day, was a real bonus as was the glass bottom boat and opportunity to snorkel. We both had a massage at the spa which was a wonderful experience in a beautiful setting. Mauritius is a truly beautiful country with breathtaking scenery and Tropcal Attitude the perfect place to stay and enjoy all that Mauritius has to offer. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Holiday

May 7, 2022 christopherette Worthing, United Kingdom

Just returned home from a fantastic holiday at Tropical Attitude. Lovely hotel. Upon arrival we were offered the opportunity to upgrade to a private villa which was absolutely amazing with our own pool. Our housemaid Kamini made us smile each day with her towel art. The hotel staff were all extremely helpful and the food choices delightful. The… Read more
Just returned home from a fantastic holiday at Tropical Attitude. Lovely hotel. Upon arrival we were offered the opportunity to upgrade to a private villa which was absolutely amazing with our own pool. Our housemaid Kamini made us smile each day with her towel art. The hotel staff were all extremely helpful and the food choices delightful. The free boat service to a nearby island is a must. Highly recommended. Read less