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. 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 have 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, 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 located on the ground floor, and have a coffee machine. Each has 1 double 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.

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) 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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (448)
  • Very good (79)
  • Average (12)
  • Poor (5)
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Apr 15, 2019 Flyer01497493962

Excellent stay at the tropical attitude. Clean and tidy all the time. Very friendly staff. Meals were excellent. 10/10 to chef Vikash. Special order prepared for me. Thank you Vikash. Keep up the Good work💫
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Apr 15, 2019 Clas R

We had two wonderful weeks at the Tropical Attitude! We leave the overall description of the great services etc. to the other reviews and like to stress the excellence of the staff. Everyone is at all times doing its utmost to make the stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. In particular, we like to mention Sweta B. at the restaurant who… Read more
We had two wonderful weeks at the Tropical Attitude! We leave the overall description of the great services etc. to the other reviews and like to stress the excellence of the staff. Everyone is at all times doing its utmost to make the stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. In particular, we like to mention Sweta B. at the restaurant who always welcomed you with a wonderful smile and time for a small chat. And Alice who made a special gift to us to keep the memory of the stay. And Sabrina, Anna etc...all of them stay in our memories. Karen at the reception was especially helpful. Nazimeh made sure that our room was a pleasure to return to every day. The nice guys at the bar were mixing great cocktails. Everyone in the friendly staff is a face of Mauritius to the visitor, something very important. We hope management is rewarding such great people! Read less
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Apr 13, 2019 mike_cunliffE Lancashire

This place has 3 great assets. 1. Staff 2. Views 3. Staff You'll guess what I'm stressing here. We had a choice of venue to sunbathe for our 2 week break in Late March. We'd start the day on the comfortable loungers overlooking the sea and catching the onshore breeze. Shade for me - sun for my wife. Our view incorporated a magnificent volcanic… Read more
This place has 3 great assets. 1. Staff 2. Views 3. Staff You'll guess what I'm stressing here. We had a choice of venue to sunbathe for our 2 week break in Late March. We'd start the day on the comfortable loungers overlooking the sea and catching the onshore breeze. Shade for me - sun for my wife. Our view incorporated a magnificent volcanic (inactive) mountain and this framed the image of the shaded blue/green sea on our right. We visited other hotels nearby and NONE had a view as pleasant as ours. Later in the day we'd move to the pool area. We never experienced the inability to lie exactly where we chose. The staff has been handsomely complimented many times on this site - it's all true. Every dept. goes the extra mile to provide perfect service. If any minor aspect wasn't exactly as I'd like they fixed it. A simple example, we like tomatoes. They served us a plate sliced and beautifully arranged each lunchtime - with mayo. No drama - just fixed. As a semi-retired software developer I was hugely impressed with the speed and availability of the free wi-fi at the hotel. In our room, quite a way from the main, communal areas, I could Facetime our family back in the U.K. I even listened to BBC Radio 2 online one afternoon (sad, I know) whilst lying overlooking the sea. The guys behind the bar had my regular tipple waiting for my arrival each evening - thankyou guys - you know who you are. We'll be back. Read less
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Apr 10, 2019 Angie P Leon, Spain

First of all smiling to your customers make them happier, if not (the case) make their stay unconfortable. Second of all, in a place where humidity is extreme, to receive water it’s a human right. On the third place, makes no sense to have good coffee on your room for free but not in the restaurant when you are having breakfast. To continue there… Read more
First of all smiling to your customers make them happier, if not (the case) make their stay unconfortable. Second of all, in a place where humidity is extreme, to receive water it’s a human right. On the third place, makes no sense to have good coffee on your room for free but not in the restaurant when you are having breakfast. To continue there is no beach at the hotel!!!! And moreover, no deck chairs left in our room space outside. We took a massage as I was suffering lumbar and cervical pain and afterwards I couldn’t even move for two days... if they don’t know how to do a massage they shouldn’t play with the health. The airport shuttle asked with two weeks in advance NEVER ARRIVE TO THE AIRPORT! But for our luckiness the one offered by the airport was cheaper.....furthermore they charged more than the normal rate for the taxi when leaving the island.. The WiFi only works in the common areas. If you arrive late the first day or leave early the hotel the last day, the dinner/breakfast is very poor, only a piece of fruit and dry bread with butter, or a dry bread cheese sandwich for dinner, when you have already paid half pension, it is not fair! In the other hand, the cleaning room service was exceptional, kot nou restaurant is exceptional, and that’s it. I will never recommend this hotel in Mauritius, I bet there are better hotels with better price/quality rate. Read less
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Apr 9, 2019 115ranjithr Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tropical attitude is a small simple resort which may be listed 3.5 starts, but the service is 5 stars. This is a a truly amazing value for money resort.We were here for only 4 days to celebrate our anniversary. The staff went way and beyond to make sure that everything were perfect. Nothing was too much trouble. Especially would like to thank… Read more
Tropical attitude is a small simple resort which may be listed 3.5 starts, but the service is 5 stars. This is a a truly amazing value for money resort.We were here for only 4 days to celebrate our anniversary. The staff went way and beyond to make sure that everything were perfect. Nothing was too much trouble. Especially would like to thank chef Vikas who always greeted and visited us with a big smile at the restaurant to make sure everything was ok. Arvind who was always ready to help, Rajesh the cleaning staff, all the reception staff, all the restaurant staff and even the boat house staff. Everyone always had a big smile and was always willing to help. We were surprised with a cake for our anniversary dinner which was truly amazing and made the day for us one we will never forget. The musicians at dinner were really amazing too. Thanks a lot for this. The view from the room was stunning. The room has everything that you would need. The towel figures made by Rajesh in our room was a good surprise every day. We had gone half board. The breakfast at the restaurant was really good and the dinner was decent too.The cocktails at the bar was quite good too. The free boat shuttle to ile aux cards was a great touch. It's a great island and would highly recommend parasailing here as the views are breathtaking. All in all we had a great holiday at tropical and would have loved to stay more. Will surely come back if we have the chance. Thank you to all the staff for making this a very memorable holiday for us. Read less