The Ravenala Attitude

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

All-suite and all-inclusive, the Ravenala Attitude is styled in contemporary, colonial and tropical hues. With an open-plan, no boundaries design, the restaurants and bars flow seamlessly towards the pool, gardens and beach beyond. But it’s not all about appearances — it goes deeper. Its ‘Culinary Voyage’ takes you from Asia to Italy in nine restaurants, six of which you can sample as part of your All-Inclusive package. You can tuck into 'Granmamas' Mauritian fare at Kot Nou, street-food takeaways on the beach at Taba-J, and enjoy the romance of the floating Riviera restaurant. The kids' clubs provide various fun activities, whilst the Sport Village and Boat House offer endless diversions, from kayaking along Rivière Citron to riverbank yoga. And the hotel's ‘Otentik’ concept gives you a true insight into Mauritius, in cookery classes, local music, a self-guided tours app, and a weekly ‘Otentik Bazar’, with all profits from the ‘made in Mauritius’ goodies going to the craftspeople. You can even dine on ‘Otentik Dinners’ with locals in their homes. This charming resort is great for families, with large rooms and a range of activities, whilst couples will love staying in the Executive Seafront Adult Suites in the adults-only section.

Amenities

  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access

Where is it

On the north-west coast of Mauritius, between the sea and Rivière Citron. 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

272 suites set in groups within 3 blocks. All with balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, plasma TV, telephone, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and hairdryer.

Couples Suites are very spacious (64 sq m) and overlook either the garden, pool or river, with 1 double bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant (in a cot).

All Inclusive: inclues buffet breakfast in Mozaik restaurant, lunch at O beach restaurant, The Bistrot or Taba-J snack bar, and dinner on a dine-around basis: Mozaik buffet and set menus at the following restaurants: Madam Ming, A Tovaola, O, The Bistrot (adults-only on Fridays), and Kot Nou. A selection of drinks, including tea, coffee, soft drinks, water, and local and international wine, beer and spirits (11:00am–11:00pm at the bar). Afternoon tea, coffee and sweet treats. Local snacks served with evening drinks. Picnic baskets available for guests going out on day excursions. Plus 20% discount on one Mauritian massage (9:00am–2:00pm, minimum 5 night-stay).

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). Casual elegant dress code for dinner, shorts are not accepted in the restaurant and bar area. Guests staying in the adults-only section of the hotel can have lunch at Lime sushi bar as part of their All Inclusive package, however dinner is at an extra cost to all adults-only customers. Riviera (adults-only restaurant) is not included in the All Inclusive.

Family Suites are larger, with a double bed in the main room and two sofa beds in the living room area, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 infant (in a cot) or 2 adults and 3 children.

Executive Seafront Adult Suites are located in the adults-only wing (minimum age 18 years), with 1 double or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults. The adults-only wing is home to Lime, a sushi and salad bar, exclusively reserved for adults-only wing guests for lunch. Lime is also open for dinner for all adult guests, at a supplement. 

9 restaurants: Mozaik (buffet, open for breakfast and dinner), Madame Ming (Asian, open for dinner by reservation), A Tavola! (Italian, open for dinner by reservation), Ō (lunch and dinner by reservation), Kot Nou (traditional Mauritian, open for dinner), The Bistrot (trendy meat restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, adults-only on Thursdays) and Taba-J (Mauritian street food takeaway lunch on the beach). 2 additional adult-only restaurants: Riviera* (floating restaurant, open for dinner, reservations required) and Lime (Japanese-Mauritian sushi bar on the beach, open for for lunch and dinner at a supplement or complimentary lunch for Executive Seafront Adult Suite guests). 5 bars including pool bar (snacks at certain times), O beach lounge (lunch), Balcony Bar (open 9:00am to 11:00pm. Afternoon tea available 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Live piano bar from 6.30pm). The Bistrot (sports bar) and After (nightclub bar).

1000 sq m outdoor swimming pool. Kids' pool. Spa Attitude* (treatment rooms, hair and beauty salon, hammam and sauna). Boat House and beach/river sports, including beach volleyball, pétanque, fishing*, scuba diving*, parasailing*, pedal boating, stand up paddle boarding and windsurfing. Riverside yoga. River kayaking. Pool parties (weekly in summer). Sport Village (with fitness centre, 2 floodlit tennis courts, table tennis, aquagym). 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). Ayo Le Dodo Mini Club (3–12 years) and Teen Republic (13-18 years, with outdoor cinema, TV/video games room, pool table, Internet, karaoke).

Complimentary WiFi.

5 nights between 21  Dec '24–5 Jan '25.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfectly satisfactory but wouldn't book agin

Apr 17, 2024 L7645KWhelenw

We are a family with 2 girls aged 13 & 11 and stayed over the Easter holidays. We stayed for 9 nights with the all in package and we booked directly through the hotel. I would recommend you book a taxi from the airport to the hotel yourself and not through the hotel saving you £££'s (it was around £40 and took about an hour) we used Taxi's… Read more
We are a family with 2 girls aged 13 & 11 and stayed over the Easter holidays. We stayed for 9 nights with the all in package and we booked directly through the hotel. I would recommend you book a taxi from the airport to the hotel yourself and not through the hotel saving you £££'s (it was around £40 and took about an hour) we used Taxi's Mauritius, they were on time and although there was no communication the day or hours before the bookings they were reliable but you do need cash to pay the drivers. We stayed in a family suite and after an early arrival (10:30am) we were able to get straight into our room (a perk of booking direct, as other families who arrived at the same time were not so lucky). The family suites are large enough for a family of 4 and looked just like the photos. Our king size bed was large, but very hard and uncomfortable (actually giving my partner hip problems). The kids beds were fine, there wasn't really enough storage for our clothes - but we coped! The bathroom needs an upgrade cosmetically, everything worked functionally but there were leaky showers, badly patched up tiles and messy grout almost everywhere - it needed some TLC and attention to detail. We knew about booking the restaurants so we did this ASAP (that afternoon). We had to wait a couple of days before we could get in, but then were able to book into all the al a carte restaurants as much as we wanted. Our favourite was O for both lunch and dinner, we had 2 picky eaters and a Vegetarian and we all managed to eat something nice at least once a day. On the whole the food was good in the restaurants. Mozaik wasn't great for any of the meals, but we used it as a 'top up' getting desserts and extra things for the kids after the a la carte meals. The biggest disappointment was the meal schedules. Breakfast finishes at 10:30 and there is nowhere to get anything to eat until 12-12:30. We are late risers so really struggled with this and have not experienced such restrictions in a resort before, usually there is another restaurant available where you can have a light breakfast or brunch (worth noting there are 'sometimes' pastries available at the bar). Likewise after lunch finishes (3:00) there are food carts available near the beach (same thing everyday) and a light afternoon style tea (popcorn, cakes and a choice of 3 savoury snacks) at around 5:00 at Bistrot (with we only discovered on our last day), but outside these hours there wasn't really anything available. Not sure why they don't stagger the times, we were on holiday but had to run to their food schedule? There is nowhere on site to purchase any snacks to feed tweens and teens (crisps etc). Yes there is a 'mini bar stock up' store where the drinks are good, but the snacks are poor - so make sure you bring some! Like other reviews we were always able to find a sun lounger somewhere although not always the right number of seats in the spot we wanted. The pools were cleanish, we did have a day where there were loads of dead bugs in the main pool and it was disappointing that no-one came and cleaned it. The sea isn't blue it's green (where the river meets the sea), but you can see the bottom and beach is small and crammed with sun loungers (great for young kids) - but it's hardly a Instagram worthy Mauritian image. The free activities really made the holiday for our children, paddle boarding, kayaking, volleyball, water polo - they were amused for hours which was great. Just a note if you want to play tennis - take your own tennis balls as they charge you about £11 for 1! The evening 'entertainment' could be missed - mostly just dancers, they did try but it just wasn't 'entertaining'. Not sure why they don't put on a kids disco (with music dating onwards from 2000?). We did the hotel catamaran tour and we really enjoyed it (although the weather didn't quite play ball on the day). We had a great snorkelling experience and saw some turtles up close in the sea we would recommend booking it rather than the guys on the beach that are selling day trips. Ensure you take your hotel towels with you - we forgot ours and it took a while to let the other Attitude hotel allow us to borrow theirs. I think there is an option to upgrade the BBQ lunch for Lobster, we didn't do this but another boat did and it looked amazing as the food on our boat was not great sadly. Overall I would say a different standard of all-inclusive resort, perfectly satisfactory for our 9 nights but I'm not sure we would come back. The resort is pretty small for a long stay and topped with not great weather (to get out and about to visit other beaches) we felt quite bored and ready to leave towards the end of our stay. I don't think we got full value for money for the all inclusive package; we weren't keen on the alcohol on offer, we consistently missed breakfast and we didn't sleep brilliantly. So I wonder if we could have gone to a better resort and pay as we went for the same money and have a better experience? Read less
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Apr 16, 2024 ishfaaqpeerally

Lots of things to do and see in the hotel. Very helpful and welcoming staff, especially Rohan who advised us about where to eat and what to do. There are many restaurants in the hotel with different cuisines to try and choose from. Also, beautiful views of the beach and river.
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Apr 16, 2024 r00kayav

The place very beautiful, clean very welcoming staffs, would like to thank Mr Roan who was very helpful by guiding us what to drink, and in what restsurant to eat and also very joyful and polite person. He accompanied us during our stay , looking after us very well.
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Apr 16, 2024 517janetc Lancashire, United Kingdom

The hotel itself is lovely and met all expectations. The staff were wonderful, courteous, polite and very attentive. The hotel was spotlessly clean as was the beach and all the restaurants. Unfortunately I have only given a 1 star due to the following experience but otherwise would have given 5. Two days before the end of the holiday an… Read more
The hotel itself is lovely and met all expectations. The staff were wonderful, courteous, polite and very attentive. The hotel was spotlessly clean as was the beach and all the restaurants. Unfortunately I have only given a 1 star due to the following experience but otherwise would have given 5. Two days before the end of the holiday an expensive pen which was of great sentimental value to me was stolen from the room. The incident was reported immediately but 8 days later the hotel still haven't contacted me with an answer in spite of me chasing it up regularly. In fact I have been made to feel a nuisance regularly contacting them. Read less
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Apr 15, 2024 Liana D

We travelled for an easter break, joining a big group of friends and their families from around the world. The Ravenala was the perfect host for this very special occasion and we are grateful to the whole team! A great location in a beautiful bay and safe beach, which was great for the kids and peace of mind for the parents in our group. There… Read more
We travelled for an easter break, joining a big group of friends and their families from around the world. The Ravenala was the perfect host for this very special occasion and we are grateful to the whole team! A great location in a beautiful bay and safe beach, which was great for the kids and peace of mind for the parents in our group. There are lots of watersports activities - many included in the package and others for the more adventurous! Our couples suite was spacious and comfortable, overlooking the river and a life-size chess set ;) Their commitment to sustainability is great to see and we particularly liked the shop they have set up when you can personally select and collect the items you would need and want for your own mini-bar e.g. fresh coffee, tea, drinks and snacks. There's a great selection of restaurants with good vegetarian options - particularly helpful to me and even more encouraged on that front! We particularly enjoyed Madame Mings and Kot Nou for dinner, and the beach cafe for lunch. We also had a very special experience at Riviera (not included in the package but worth paying extra for), a fantastic setting and a team who could not have tried harder to make it a memorable evening. What we will remember most, however, is the warm hospitality of the team at Ravenala. This is true across the board, from housekeeping to the grounds to the restaurants and bars - a special shout out to Rai, Rajini, Kishan and the whole beach team for their smiles and service on a daily basis! Thank you to Esther for introducing us to the Ravenala, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Read less