Zilwa Attitude 

Immerse yourself in island life

Stylish Zilwa exudes Mauritian character and is the ideal place to discover and unwind.

On a beautiful beach on the north coast of Mauritius, Zilwa Attitude is a charming and somewhat unique hotel concept. Drawing heavily on local traditions, the whole resort has been created to make you feel like a true islander, which is what ‘Zilwa’ means in Creole. From the simple, yet stylish rooms to the wonderful local dishes and cultural experiences, the aim is to make you feel like you’re in a home away from home. If you're travelling with kids, there are lots of activities to keep them occupied, including a treasure hunt on the private island, Grand Zil.

Why we love Zilwa Attitude

  • It’s perfect for families as well as couples, with an adult-only restaurant and pool, and areas just for children

  • The well-thought-out activities and experiences have an authentic local flavour that helps to immerse you in island life

  • You can escape to the resort’s idyllic private island for a castaway adventure in an even-more away-from-it atmosphere

  • With seven eateries serving everything from local street food to Indian curries, there’s enough variety to keep everyone happy

4 stars
Apr - May, Sep - Oct
Mauritius
12 hours
On the island's north coast; in Calodyne, with views of 5 offshore islands
Approx. 1¼ hours from the airport
All Inclusive, Suitable for children, Beach

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Children
  • Good to Know

Not only does Zilwa offer local delicacies, it also serves Indian, Chinese and European cuisine to reflect the diversity of the island. Each of the seven restaurants gives you a new taste experience, while many also host special cooking evenings where you can try your hand at creating Creole cuisine and enjoy it afterwards. NB. All restaurants requite pre-booking, apaprt from Karay and Taba-J.

**Karay**
The main restaurant, Karay, is open for breakfast and dinner and serves a range of Asian, Indian and Mauritian cuisine in a buffet style. There is also a different theme every evening.

**Tadka**
Dine à la carte on authentic Indian flavours and dishes cooked in the traditional tandoor oven.

**Lor Disab**
Enjoy a vast array of locally influenced dishes at lunch and dinner (over 16s only in the evening) with your toes in the sand.

**Gran Zil BBQ**
Take the toes-in-the-sand concept a stage further with a barbecue lunch on the private island of Gran Zil.

**Kot Nou**
Graze on sharing plates of Mauritian classics with a contemporary twist In a typical local atmosphere.

**Taba-J**
Steet-food hut Taba-J serves lunch and afternoon tea, with a great variety of traditional Mauritian snacks and, for afternoon tea, pancakes, cakes and pastries.

**Siro Kann**
At Zilwa’s main bar, open from morning until late, you can enjoy house cocktails made with local rums and something from the snack menu overlooking the pool and the sea beyond.

**Juice Bar**
Nourish your body and soul with freshly made juices and smoothies created with seasonal, locally grown fruit and vegetables.

**Teabaz**
Enjoy a refreshing tropical infusion of cardamom and vanilla or passionfruit and mango, say, served in upcycled glasses at this charming tea bar.

Don’t miss the Robinson Crusoe adventure of a barbecue lunch on a private island just a five-minute boat ride from shore.

What's included

All Inclusive • Breakfast at Karay • Lunch at Gran Zil BBQ, Taba-j or Lor Disab • Dinner on a dine around basis at Karay, Tadka, Siaw and Kot Nou (opening days and times vary) • 2 dinners per stay at Lor Disab (adults only) • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at one of the other Attitude hotels (conditions apply; transfers not included) • Tea, coffee and sweet local goodies served from 3.30pm to 6pm • Selected local drinks at the bar • Tea or coffee • Local snacks served with evening drinks • Selection of drinks and snacks at the Bulk Shop in Laboutik to stock your minibar (8am to 8pm) • Tea and coffee in the room • Picnic basket for excursions • 20% off one 'Mauritian massage' (minimum stay 5 nights; spa bookings between 9am and 2pm).

With a soothing leafy setting, eight treatment rooms, a hamman, a pool and even an ice fountain, Spa POZ has all the elements you need to truly unwind. Sign up for one of the signature rituals, performed using all-natural products made on Mauritius with traditional ingredients such as neem leaves, coconut oil and ylang-ylang.

There are outdoor yoga, stretching or tai chi classes led by qualified practitioners.

For those who love cross-trainers, rowing machines and free weights, there is a gym.

Beach soccer and volleyball, table tennis and a local invention, tennis-volley, plus a floodlit tennis court. You can also hire bicycles to explore the nearby fishing villages.

The resort’s PADI/CMAS dive centre has courses for novices and trips for qualified divers of all levels of experience.

The lagoon is ideal for water sports, and guests are spoiled for choice with windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling, pedal boats, stand-up paddleboarding and Hobie cats all available. There’s also an ION Club kitesurfing school where you can arrange lessons and sessions.

This part of the Indian Ocean is filled with technicolour coral and marine life – try snorkelling in the shallows, or take a family outing on a glass-bottom boat to see the underwater world without getting wet.

Family rooms have one double bed and a double sofa bed. Deluxe Family Rooms have one double bed and three single beds. Family Apartments have two double beds and two single sofa beds. Cots are provided free of charge if requested when you book.

Zilwa has a kids' club called ‘Ayo Le Dodo’. This is available for children aged 3 to 12 years and is open from 9am–9pm offering a variety of different activities from treasure hunts to an outdoor cinema screenings.

Minimum stay: 7 nights 22 Dec-06 Jan.

Minimum age for Couples Rooms and Suites is 18.

Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners, supplements apply.

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