On holiday, there are times you want a buzzy scene, times you want to kick back and chill, and times you want to live like a local. This is where Lagoon Attitude comes in, an adults-only escape hugging the shores of a huge lagoon on the north coast of Mauritius. This revamped island hangout is designed around three zones: lively, laid-back and local, so you can find your perfect vibe. We love the Lagoon Attitude's commitment to looking after the environment. There's a real focus on sustainable practices such as using no single-use plastic, featuring upcycled furnishings in the rooms and public areas and the Blue Net Bag inniative which encorages guests to picking up even the smallest piece of litter from the beach. You can also purchase completely natural and non-polluting mineral sunscreen from the hotel and visit the Marine Discovery Centre where you can learn about the beautiful lagoon and how to protect it.
The action can be found at the heart of the hotel: the boathouse, main pool and amphitheatre – gloriously atmospheric at sunset. Here, you can embark on a midday sea-bike race, master the art of mixology with a cocktail workshop at dusk or stay after hours at a late-night pool party. The pace shifts down a few gears at the northern tip of the hotel, where you’ll discover a tranquil hideout on the lagoon. In this peaceful corner, you can start the day with sunrise Pilates on the waterfront, take refreshing dips in the crystalline water and linger over sundowners at the chilled waterside bar-lounge. For a slice of Mauritian culture, live like a local by learning a new language in a Creole lesson or sampling tasty street food.
Whichever ambience you’re after, it’s all about the experience at Lagoon Attitude, whether that’s dining on Mauritian cuisine under the stars, indulging in a sea-inspired spa treatment or giving back to the natural environment. There are five restaurants around the resort including the main buffet restaurant Benitier where there are daily theme nights such as the Mauritian evening on Fridays. For a more intimate experience, head to the à la carte seafood restaurant Coral (pre-booking is required) or Lemongrass, the small Asian venue (at a supplement; booking is required). There are also two signature restaurants that you'll find at all of Attitude's hotels - the Mauritian eatery Kot Nou, and the street food 'truck' Taba-J.
The rooms at Lagoon Attitude are a real retreat with calm and neutral tones, light wood and sumptuous soft furnishings. The Couple Rooms overlook the gardens, poolside or seafront (the latter two are available for a supplement) while the Suites are on the ground floor and have a bathtub on the terrace. For a real treat, choose one of the Whirlpool Suites, which have a whirlpool bath on the balcony that overlooks the Indian Ocean.