Zilwa Attitude

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

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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 six 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

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

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: 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

214 rooms and suites, set in two half moons, infused with Mauritian identity. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, safe, iron and ironing board, and souvenir flip flops. 

Superior Rooms with terrace or balcony have 1 double-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years.

Half Board includes: breakfast in the main buffet restaurant Karay, plus dinner in the main buffet restaurant Karay, Tadka Restaurant or Kot Nou.

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, Tadka Restaurant or Kot Nou. Guests also enjoy two dinners at Lor Disab beach restaurant (reservations required, minimum stay 5 nights). Alcoholic, non-alcoholic, and hot beverages including water, soft drinks, juice, locally bottled spirits, beer, wine by the glass, and filter coffee. A selection of drinks and snacks at the bulk shop from 08:00 t0 23:00. Tea, coffee and sweet local goodies from 15:30 to 18:00 at Taba-J. Local snacks served with evening drinks. 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 double-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), 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 view) both have 1 double-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Couples Junior Suite Beachfront Rooms with a separate living room, and 1 double-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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

All Couples rooms and suites include bathrobes. 

Karay (main buffet restaurant, open for breakfast and dinner), Thai restaurant (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), Gran Zil BBQ (located on private island, open for lunch), and Taba-J (Mauritian street food, open for lunch). 4 bars: Siro Kann main bar, Lor Disab beach bar, juice bar and Tea Baz (tea bar).

Evening entertainment including special themes evenings and a séga show once a week

4 swimming pools (2 main pools, a kids splash pool and a small beach pool). Spa with salon* and a range of treatments*. Fitness centre. PADI dive centre*. Selection of free non-motorised water sports, including glass bottom boats, kayaks, pedalos, stand-up paddle, windsurfing, hobie cat sailing and snorkelling. Catamaran trips*. Water polo. Beach volleyball. Table tennis. Petanque. Beach football. Yoga and stretching. Floodlit tennis court (equipment rental at additional cost). Board games. 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). Bicycle rental*. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Laundry service*. 24-hour reception. Babysitting service*. 

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

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

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Zilwa remains Paradise on Earth..even after 5 long years🥰

Apr 22, 2024 sulC0212 Port Louis District

After five years, our destination was still at Zilwa. Our third stay was perfect and full of excitement. We were pleasantly surprised by the various changes; the room has been redesigned and modernised. The wide variety of fresh foods were so attractive and delicious. The members of the staff were so kind, helpful and nice with us. Special thanks… Read more
After five years, our destination was still at Zilwa. Our third stay was perfect and full of excitement. We were pleasantly surprised by the various changes; the room has been redesigned and modernised. The wide variety of fresh foods were so attractive and delicious. The members of the staff were so kind, helpful and nice with us. Special thanks to dedicated persons like Mrs Nishi (notre coup de coeur😍) , Miss Elodie and Miss Catherine. Your warm welcome, beautiful smiles and kind words made our stay a memorable one forever. Thanks to Miss Elisa and Tanya (animation team), Mr Nitin, Mr Kishan, Mr Satyam, Mr Donavan and Mrs Rekha for your friendliness and excellent service🙏 Also a big thank you to the lady who brought the birthday cake after dinner✨️ We would definitely come back soon for exceptional moments at Zilwa Attitude🥰 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing family holiday

Apr 21, 2024 Sara H

We are a family of 5 and stayed at the Zilwa Attitude for 13 nights over the Easter holidays. Our children are aged 15, 13 and 11. The view as you walk into the hotel is incredible, the grounds are beautiful and our room (deluxe family room) was perfect. Food: Breakfast buffet had an excellent selection, buffet on the beach (Lor Disab) was our… Read more
We are a family of 5 and stayed at the Zilwa Attitude for 13 nights over the Easter holidays. Our children are aged 15, 13 and 11. The view as you walk into the hotel is incredible, the grounds are beautiful and our room (deluxe family room) was perfect. Food: Breakfast buffet had an excellent selection, buffet on the beach (Lor Disab) was our favourite place for lunch although the burgers at Karay and rotis/ curry’s at Taba J were delicious too. Grand Zil BBQ buffet was fab. Karay buffet always had a great selection for dinner. We ate at Tadka, Kot Nou, Manao and Lor Disab for dinner and had excellent meals at all of them. Kids (and husband!) loved the afternoon pancakes at Tabja J. A big shout out to Davina (Tabja J) chef Caniah, Caroline and Elyna (who were wonderful waitresses). Drinks: Beer and wines were good, excellent selection of cocktails ( the hotel signature Cotimelli was my favourite), kids loved the mocktails. Dursan at the beach bar was a super barman and Paul, who worked at the main bar, was fantastic. Activities: Great selection for all age groups- table tennis, water polo, beach football, volleyball and more! Fabian and Kevin, who organised the activities were fantastic. Snorkelling, kayaking and pedalo were also great activities that were included. Trips: We hired a car for 2 days and also did a number of fantastic trips around the island. I would highly recommend exploring the island- it’s incredible. Victor (who works as a driver for the hotel), can organise an excellent selection of trips. He is extremely knowledgeable, honest (definitely offers the best prices) and is a lovely person- I would highly recommend booking with Victor. Overall, I cannot fault the hotel. We had an incredible holiday- made special memories and friends. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sweet & sour experience in a beautiful hotel

Apr 21, 2024 Krishta1007 Port Louis

We just spent a lovely weekend on AI basis at Zilwa in rooms 2204, 2206 & 1511. There's a very large variety of food, including for vegetarians. The swimming pools are amazing. Special mentions for the reception staff, Visham & Kishan @ the bar and Sharmeen in the restaurant. The cocktail offered by Management also is a sweet gesture. However, we… Read more
We just spent a lovely weekend on AI basis at Zilwa in rooms 2204, 2206 & 1511. There's a very large variety of food, including for vegetarians. The swimming pools are amazing. Special mentions for the reception staff, Visham & Kishan @ the bar and Sharmeen in the restaurant. The cocktail offered by Management also is a sweet gesture. However, we are a bit disappointed with some staff at TabaJ & Karay restaurant as we felt that we were treated somewhat rudely because we are Mauritians. It is very important for hotel staff to realise that Mauritians 'also' pay for the same services as the tourists, and we expect the same smile & politeness when they talk 2 us. So good 'attitude' is of utmost importance in the hospitality sector. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good vibes and fun activities

Apr 19, 2024 Amanda F

We loved our time here! We experienced the all-inclusive package and really enjoyed that. I thought the staff was fun and helpful, especially Jovaney and Lovey, who helped make for a wonderful experience for us! I thought there was a wonderful vibe at Zilwa, that staff helped create. It was fun to see many different guests at the resort join in… Read more
We loved our time here! We experienced the all-inclusive package and really enjoyed that. I thought the staff was fun and helpful, especially Jovaney and Lovey, who helped make for a wonderful experience for us! I thought there was a wonderful vibe at Zilwa, that staff helped create. It was fun to see many different guests at the resort join in a long game of football that a staff member enthusiastically headed up. In the evenings there was a live band and it was so fun to see many guests joining in dancing to the music. The food was delicious and we never tired of the buffet at Karay restaurant. The Grand Zil on the nearby island was so fun to wade on, and the BBQ there delicious. We kayaked, which was my personal highlight of the experience, did archery, and the glass bottom boat, through which we could see the coral reef nearby. To sum it up, come to Zilwa and enjoy the beautiful island resort and wonderful atmosphere :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Hotel Experience Ever

Apr 19, 2024 Cedric P

This hotel should be considered as a 5 star hotel, wow that was such an amazing experience. We had the all-inclusive package and when we entered Jovany Moutou and Lovey were amazing in welcoming us and giving us such an amazing experience. The beaches are very children friendly, shallow waters. Included in our package, we went kayaking, archery,… Read more
This hotel should be considered as a 5 star hotel, wow that was such an amazing experience. We had the all-inclusive package and when we entered Jovany Moutou and Lovey were amazing in welcoming us and giving us such an amazing experience. The beaches are very children friendly, shallow waters. Included in our package, we went kayaking, archery, glass bottom boat, and beach games. Be sure to try the restaurant on the small island, the Mauritian food there was next level delicious. The rooms were nice with AC, the bed was so comfortable and you have your own balcony as welI. I would definitely return there again. Read less