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.


  • 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, locally bottled spirits, 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. 

  • Honeymooners: Additional benefits available. Please contact us for more details and for terms and conditions.

  • Special Offer: Book by 30 Sep '19 and save up to 15% on your accommodation. Valid for travel between 07 Jan-30 Sep ’20. Not combinable with other offers. Terms and conditions apply.

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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Nov 16, 2019 Arren01

it is a terrific hotel, very Nice view. exceptionally slow service and not able to manage bigger groups from the u.k.... really annoying to have some dominate/influence your holiday.. stand up for quality!
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Nov 16, 2019 Rynner S

We had a 2 day 1 night stay at Zilwa and the staff was awesome to us. Beautiful hotel with 5 swimming pools but should cater for entrance of disabled person in future. Mervin was of great help and ensure we were always entertained. Continue the good work! A viva Mauritian concept!
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Nov 16, 2019 JimLittle11

Absolutely stunning hotel. Amazing facilities and wonderful staff. Nothing is too much for them and everything is done with a smile. Huge shoutout to Sylvano for his awesome entertainment! Highly recommend the Chinese restaurant and Beach Reataurant!
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Nov 15, 2019 nirma R

Had a very nice time with family and the welcome was awesome .. the staff was very friendly and professional..the service was excellent... I recoomend everyone for visit.. it is a must...children enjoyed a lot.. lots of activities...looking forward for next visit...😍😍
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Nov 14, 2019 EmmaJan3 London, United Kingdom

The views from this hotel are amazing!! The picture of the island in the background that you see online is the exact view you get when you arrive! The staff overall were very friendly but not always very attentive in the main restaurant at breakfast and dinner. It sometimes took a long time to get drinks. The staff in the evening made you feel… Read more
The views from this hotel are amazing!! The picture of the island in the background that you see online is the exact view you get when you arrive! The staff overall were very friendly but not always very attentive in the main restaurant at breakfast and dinner. It sometimes took a long time to get drinks. The staff in the evening made you feel like you a bit of an inconvenience if you went for dinner around 9pm onwards even though it is on until 10pm. Otherwise the rest of the staff were wonderful. In particular, the barman in the evening called Avish-he was so attentive and always lined up a surprise cocktail for us just as we were approaching the end of our previous drink. He went above and beyond to make our evenings enjoyable here and definitely deserves the recognition for it!! The hotel was very clean and modern with a nice wooden shabby chic look about it. The showers are open plan in the room with blinds shielding you from the windows and the bedroom part of the room (just incase you go with a friend thought that might be useful to know!) but the toilets are separate. The layout worked really well as a couple though. The beach area was nice but it wasn't very flat so if you were trying to move your bed into the areas of sunshine, the bed was majorly unlevel. but you can move your bed further onto the beach into the sun if you wish. It was beautiful under the palm trees and thatched parasols. The hotel offers BBQ lunches at a tiny island right next to the hotel (Gran Zil) which was lovely and recommended (included in the hotels costs). They can also organise a sunrise boat trip with a local fisherman for 1200 MR (about £26) which was amazing and well worth it! There are 4 extra restaurants on site, which I would recommend booking at the start of your trip as they book a few days ahead. We ate at the Chinese and the beach one and both were superb but the daily evening restaurant as part of the all inclusive was mediocre. They had some choice which was good but if the main included beef or lamb it was often chewy or gristly. The chicken was generally good though. Breakfast was good on the whole. The lady who did the omelettes was lovely a friendly and always had a smile for you which goes a long way. Overall we had a lovely stay here for our honeymoon and would recommend it but they need to work on there evening food in the main restaurant and their restaurant staff's attentiveness. Read less