Zilwa Attitude

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Not just a hotel, Zilwa Attitude is more of an experience, embracing the life of the islanders. With a relaxed village feel, it is packed with authentic Mauritian experiences so you’ll truly feel like one of the natives after a week or two here. In a beautiful location, overlooking endless stretches of sandy beach and with stunning views of no less than five islands, it is a slice of heaven. Just a few minutes away by boat, or a short paddle, is Grand Zil where you can while away a few hours on a lounger and perhaps tuck in to a barbecue lunch — or enjoy a rejuvenating massage on the smaller Ti Zil. Rooms are inspired from traditional seaside bungalows and are contemporary in design but rustic too with rough white-washed walls and brushed cement floors. Embracing bright colours, there's a choice of room types, as well as family rooms, apartments and suites by the sea. Book a treatment at the world-class spa and take some time to chill on a day bed in the relaxation garden whilst listening to the twitter of birdsong. As you kick back, the little ones will be kept happy at the kids' club, with a fun garden, a games room and a large boat to explore and escape the sun ! There are seven restaurants at Zilwa, offering cuisines from European to Creole, Indian and Asian, and the All Inclusive dine-around experience means you can discover wonderful varied meals each day of your stay.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Wedding
  • Kids Club
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the north coast of Mauritius, in Kalodyne, close to the fishermen’s village of Grand Gaube. Transfer time from Mauritius International Airport: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Hotel information

214 rooms and suites, set in two half moons. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, safe iron and board, and souvenir flip flops. Superior Rooms with terrace or balcony have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years.

All Inclusive of: breakfast in the main buffet restaurant Karay. Lunch at Lor Disab beach restaurant, Gran Zil BBQ and Taba-J snack bar. Traditional Mauritian afternoon tea at Taba-J snack bar (sweet, savouries and pancakes). Dinner in the main buffet restaurant Karay, Siaw Restaurant, Tadka Restaurant or Kot Nou. Guests also enjoy two dinners at Lor Disab beach restaurant (reservations required, minimum stay 5 nights). Locally bottled alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages and hot beverages including water, soft drinks, juice, beer, wine by the glass, and filter coffee. Mini-bar with water, beer, soft drinks, juice and dry snacks (replenished once per day). Picnic baskets available for day excursions. Plus 20% discount on one Mauritian massage for bookings 9:00am–2:00pm (minimum stay 5 nights).

Please note: All Inclusive is available from time of arrival to time of departure. Selected menu items may incur a supplement, charged locally. Dinner reservations may be required. Guests may enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in one of the other Attitude Hotels (applies to a selection of restaurants subject to availability, prior booking required, transfers not included). 

Superior Partial Sea View Rooms, Superior Sea View Rooms (with views across the gardens and pool towards the sea) and Superior Beachfront Rooms all have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years).

Family Rooms feature a main bedroom area and adjacent living area with canopy bed which converts to a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children/teens.

Family Deluxe Rooms have two en-suite bedrooms (one with double bed and a kids' room with 3 single beds and en-suite shower room), sleeping maximum 2 adults and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 teens.

Family Apartments consist of two interconnecting Superior Rooms that share a joined entrance hall. Family Apartments Sea View consist of two interconnecting Superior Sea View Rooms (double beds or twin beds) that share a joined entrance hall. They sleep maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

Couples Deluxe Partial Seaview Rooms and Couples Deluxe Beachfront Rooms (with direct sea vew) both have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Couples Junior Suite Beachfront Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Couples Privilege Suite Sea View and Couples Privilege Suite Beachfront, both with jacuzzi and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Couples rooms and suites include bathrobes. 

Karay (main buffet restaurant, open for breakfast and dinner), Siaw restaurant with live cooking station (Mauritian/Chinese cuisine, open for dinner), Lor Disab (beach restaurant, open for lunch and adults-only dinner), Tadka (Indian cuisine, open for dinner), Kot Nou (Mauritian cuisine, open for dinner), barbecue lunches on Gran Zil islet, and Taba-J (Mauritian street food, open for lunch). 2 bars: Siro Kann main bar and Lor Disab beach bar. 4 swimming pools (2 main pools, a kids splash pool and a small beach pool). Spa*. Fitness centre. PADI dive centre*. Selection of free non-motorised water sports, including glass bottom boats, kayaks, pedalos, stand-up paddle, windsurfing and snorkelling. Catamaran trips*. Beach volleyball. Games room. Kids' club (3–12 years) and treasure hunt. Playground. 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). Entertainment and shows. Complimentary WiFi.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

7 nights 22 Dec–6 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Honeymoon

May 26, 2019 maisieleach Derbyshire, United Kingdom

My husband and I spent 10 days at Zilwa for our honeymoon in May 2019 and from getting out of the taxi, until we got back in the taxi to leave, it was absolutely incredible. You're greeted with the friendliest staff, who take your luggage to the room for you and provide you with drinks whilst checking in and taking in the amazing views as you walk… Read more
My husband and I spent 10 days at Zilwa for our honeymoon in May 2019 and from getting out of the taxi, until we got back in the taxi to leave, it was absolutely incredible. You're greeted with the friendliest staff, who take your luggage to the room for you and provide you with drinks whilst checking in and taking in the amazing views as you walk through reception and into the bar area. The room we had was the Couples Privilege Beachfront Suite and it was fantastic. The view was out of this world, made even better with the jacuzzi on the balcony (well worth the extra money!!) The rooms are immaculate and cleaned twice a day, with the minibar stocked regularly. All 5 restaurants are full of amazing staff, incredible food and beautiful views - morning, daytime and evening (booking on your first day is a must though!). We had the privilege of a romantic meal on the beach for a honeymoon perk and the fillet steak we chose was out of this world, definitely the best cooked steak we have ever had - UK or elsewhere. The bar staff cannot do enough for you, as soon as your drink is finished they are right there ready to take your order for the next. All areas of the hotel are always extremely clean and well kept. The pools are great, with adults only and childrens pools - and we NEVER had to fight for sunbeds, even in the afternoon there will still beds available all over the resort. The beaches are beautiful, with stunning views and the beach BBQ at Gran Zil has the best fish we have ever tasted! I cannot recommend this hotel enough, everything was absolutely perfect and constantly exceeding our expectations. We will definitely return!! Thank you Zilwa, we could not have chosen a more perfect hotel or destination for our honeymoon. Absolutely outstanding in every aspect!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous hotel

May 25, 2019 Coralam19 Swindon, United Kingdom

We stayed at the Zilwa Attitude for two weeks this May and the hotel is absolutely beautiful. It’s extremely well designed, chilled out and the layout ensures it always seems quiet which is perfect. The employees were also fantastic. Extremely friendly and helpful but not annoyingly in your face if you don’t want to chat. Special shoutout to… Read more
We stayed at the Zilwa Attitude for two weeks this May and the hotel is absolutely beautiful. It’s extremely well designed, chilled out and the layout ensures it always seems quiet which is perfect. The employees were also fantastic. Extremely friendly and helpful but not annoyingly in your face if you don’t want to chat. Special shoutout to Aaron in entertainment who has so much energy and was constantly making people laugh and to Keshav at the beach bar, who made sure everybody was happy and had everything they needed. We’re fully aware the hotel isn’t adult only and we’re happy with that. However sometimes it’s nice to have some quiet time when you don’t have kids so we thought we’d set up for the day at the adult only pool. Although it turns out the only adult only section is the top of the infinity pool, with the pool directly underneath having a lot of kids with inflatables in so no chance of a quiet time there. Slightly frustrating when there is a separate children’s pool and another pool by the beach bar. I think the full infinity pool and decked area could easily be made adult only to get the right balance for everyone. The food at this hotel was also the best we’ve ever experienced and the bbq lunches were absolutely fantastic. When you arrive make sure you go to customer experience and book into the restaurants as we went there on our second day to be told the first week of our stay was fully booked so we couldn’t get anywhere until week 2. The entertainment was disappointing. The same type of thing (live music, of dj music) every night in the same bar became slightly repetitive after 5 days and sometimes we found ourselves back in our room by 8.30. I would have loved to have seen a bit more variation and guest involvement in some games etc. We spoke to Big John and Captain John on the beach about excursions but in the end we decided to hire a car ourselves (cost about £50 for 24 hours) and go out ourselves which was fantastic. We drove around the island finding gorgeous beaches with nobody on and waterfalls etc with no tourists there. It was so fun we hired the car for a second day too. I’d definitely recommend. Overall this has absolutely been one of the best holidays we’ve ever had. I’d highly recommend to anybody. Thank you, Zilwa Attitude for an incredible two weeks. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice hotel

May 24, 2019 Gardon27 Bridgend, United Kingdom

Stayed here for 10 nights and must say a very nice hotel. Rooms clean and airy. Pools and grounds very nice, clean and well maintained. Plenty of activities to keep the energetic happy, or just chill out by a pool or on the beach. Food is great, especially in the a la carte restaurants. Friendly and relaxing atmosphere all around the hotel. All… Read more
Stayed here for 10 nights and must say a very nice hotel. Rooms clean and airy. Pools and grounds very nice, clean and well maintained. Plenty of activities to keep the energetic happy, or just chill out by a pool or on the beach. Food is great, especially in the a la carte restaurants. Friendly and relaxing atmosphere all around the hotel. All staff friendly and hard working. A very nice all inclusive hotel and top marks from me. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible views

May 23, 2019 Nuffsaid186254 Exeter, United Kingdom

My sister and I visited Zilwa last week and had an incredible time. The food was all pretty much 5* with the beach restaurant giving you the feeling of Michelin star food. The views were outstanding and the resort was spotlessly clean. Our room was very authentic with driftwood style decor and open plan shower room. On arrival to our room we… Read more
My sister and I visited Zilwa last week and had an incredible time. The food was all pretty much 5* with the beach restaurant giving you the feeling of Michelin star food. The views were outstanding and the resort was spotlessly clean. Our room was very authentic with driftwood style decor and open plan shower room. On arrival to our room we received some flip flops, a cute little note book and some yummy macarons. One of the highlights was an authentic dinner cooked by a lovely lady called Rani. She demonstrated her cooking before serving us some great food. This was followed by copeious amounts of rum, singing, dancing, dressing up in Saris and having henna tattoos. Such a brilliant evening. Highly recommend Zilwa for any occasion. It was a fantastic holiday. Read less
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May 22, 2019 Tashie1x Ipswich, UK

After researching a number of hotels to hold our overseas wedding we finally decided to book with Zilwa and we were not disappointed. Upon arrival we were greeted with a flannel and a cold drink, not forgetting the most beautiful view. The check-in process was smooth and soon after we arrived we were taken to our room. The rooms were spacious and… Read more
After researching a number of hotels to hold our overseas wedding we finally decided to book with Zilwa and we were not disappointed. Upon arrival we were greeted with a flannel and a cold drink, not forgetting the most beautiful view. The check-in process was smooth and soon after we arrived we were taken to our room. The rooms were spacious and clean and had everything we needed. Throughout the stay we found all staff polite and friendly. Even just walking around the hotel grounds the staff would say hello and ask how you were. Additional praise to Keshav (boat bar) and Yuvraj (mainly saw in the main bar) who always made sure we had drinks and would always stop to talk to us. The Food We were lucky enough to try all of the a la carte restaurants which I cannot fault any of them. Even the buffet restaurant had a large range of food every evening. I recommend booking for the a la carte on the day of arrival especially if you are a bigger group. As part of our wedding / honeymoon package we were entitled to two dinners on the beach at Lor Disab both of which were very tasty. I highly recommend the pancakes at 4pm! Trips Whilst we were in Mauritius we decided to do the swim with dolphins and whale watch trip along with a tour of the south. If you are a lover of dolphins then I recommend that you book this. It was incredible to be able to swim with them in their own environment. We were lucky with the whales and managed to see 6 sperm whales. The Wedding We met with our wedding coordinators Kim and Karishma on the day after we arrived. Both are experienced in what they are doing and made us feel relaxed about the whole day. They were always on hand if we had any questions. We ran through every detail of the day including anything additional we wanted. I already had a lot of communication with the hotel prior to our arrival to book a few items for the wedding. The responses to my emails were always the same day where possible. We chose to have our wedding on Gran-Zil and opted to stay for the evening where we had a BBQ. We also surprised out guests with a sega show and live band both of which I can highly recommend. They didn't expect it at all! On the day I used the spa for my hair and makeup along with my bridesmaids. I was cautious about the makeup part however, it was exactly what I wanted. All of the staff including Kim and Karishma made sure the whole day went to plan. It was just perfect. I cannot recommend Zilwa enough. Thank you everyone for making our stay and wedding amazing! We will be back :) Read less