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Become an islander; become a Zilwa
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In the Creole language Zilwa means an “islander”.Zilwa Attitude is the first hotel boasting a Creole name in Mauritius. Zilwa Attitude is different and unique with its Mauritian concept and invites all guests to discover the legendary genuineness of this little paradise. Situated on the north coast of Mauritius, in Kalodyne, close to the fishermen’s village of Grand Gaube, this 4* hotel is a “hymn” to Mauritius.
The contemporary rustic-chic design and Mauritian architecture of the hotel take their source of inspiration in the old days bungalows. Those charming holiday homes built along the beach, with thatch, tin or shingle roofs, wax-polished “béton ciré” floors, rough walls, bright colours and other material are reminders of an island’s typical way of life. A few design details here and there give a special local atmosphere so typical of this hotel.
Come and share our treasures, our smiles, our music, our art de vivre by the sea. Share our experiences, become an islander, a “zilwa”.
Zilwa Attitude invites you to live unique experiences inspired from local traditions: come and share our treasures, our smiles, our music, our art de vivre by the sea. Share our experiences…Become an islander, a “Zilwa”
PIROGUE TRIP AT SUNRISE
A local fisherman invites you to share his daily experience at sunrise…
Enjoy Anse la Raie’s lagoon on a stand-up paddle…
Your children will cherish the souvenir of their treasure hunt.
BARBECUE ON GRAN ZIL
30°C, turquoise lagoon… an Otentik getaway on Gran Zil at lunch time.
IMMERSION IN DAY TO DAY MAURITIUS
An island of culture, history, encounters, colours and exotic flavours…
Zilwa Attitude invites families, couples and newlyweds to live experiences inspired from local traditions: a sunrise pirogue trip or a treasure hunt for kids, among others... Not to mention many fun and relaxed activities: the mini-club Ayo le Dodo well nested in an old restored boat, the boathouse, the Spa Vilaz Masaz and last but not least a Robinson day on Ti Zil and Gran Zil, two private wild small islands.
- Beach volley
- Table tennis
- Tennis Volley
- Beach foot
- 1 Floodlit tennis court (tennis balls at extra cost)
- Open-air cinema
- Board games and typical Mauritian games...
- Bicycle (at extra cost)
- 4 swimming pools (2 main pools of 257m3 each, one pool of 300 m3 including 25m3 for kids and a beach pool of 250 m3)
- Glass bottom boat
- Pedal boat
- Laser boat
- Wind surfing
- Stand up paddle
- DODO Divers (PADI, CMAS, at extra cost)
- Kitesurf school managed by Ion Club (at extra cost)
- Catamaran and excursions (at extra cost and on request)
- Big game fishing (at extra cost and on request)
- Special theme evenings - a séga show once a week
- Open-air cinema
Zilwa Attitude with its 5 restaurants offers a blend of spicy and exquisite tastes from all over the world. We call it here in Mauritius “Metisaz”: a delicious mix of Creole, Indian, Asian and European cuisines true to the cultural diversity of the island. Guests will embark on a culinary trip, the port of calls, with their Creole names, being: “Karay”, “Siaw”, “Lor Disab”, “Taba-J” or “Grand Zil”.
The main restaurant “Karay” has a beautiful view over the lagoon, the northern islands and the hotel’s infinity swimming pool. Its name, is the Creole word for a very precious Mauritian kitchen utensil, the counterpart of the “wok” in Chinese kitchens. The decoration is refined, along the walls, old doors from demolition wood, over the buffet area, suspended lights. A little nod to those old style bungalows with rattan furniture, orange cushions and mother-of-pearl inlays…. At dinner with a special theme buffet for each evening of the week as well as at breakfast with the Mauritian delicacies corner, all the culinary influences so particular to this island, invite the taste buds on a very special trip! Enjoy!
Upside down bowl or stir fried rice noodles… the Mauritian people are very fond of this so typical Sino-Mauritian cuisine as it is called here (a mix between Chinese and Creole cuisine). Here, the “live cooking” concept is a show by itself, watch the chefs and enjoy…Carpe diem! The modern Zen decoration and the lighted bamboos at night are magic!
The Tadka is the ideal address to discover Indian specialities. Murg Kundan Kalia and Bhuna Gosht among others will delight your taste buds. The décor is fabulous, the colourful wall coverings remind us of the beautiful sarees worn by Indian women. Namaste!
“Lor Disab”, the Creole word for “right on the sand”, welcomes guests in a relaxed atmosphere, feet buried in the sand. Its bright red roof pays tribute to both Cap Malheureux’s red roofed church and the little house on Mouchoir Rouge. The open verandah, the wooden poles, Malcom de Chazal paintings on the walls, the white ceruse tables, the rattan chairs and their red cushions as well as the shady straw huts, are all reminders of this traditional holiday cottage atmosphere of times gone by. At lunch time sandwiches, salads and typical Mauritian dishes are served. In the evening, the restaurant caters for guests over 16 and offers a wide choice of dishes, all with a local touch.
As a couple or a family on Gran Zil at lunch time, be the Robinson Crusoe of the 21st century! You are guaranteed new exotic surroundings and no stress. Sip your drink in the sea and enjoy a delicious barbecue prepared by one of our Family Members.
Kot Nou, the Mauritian signature restaurant of the hotels Attitude, is now operational at the hotel Zilwa Attitude. Kot Nou means ‘at home’ and is the genuine Mauritian home cooking, colourful and deliciously flavoured!
Taba-J is the beach fast food or street food outlet. Named after the “Tabagies”, small Mauritian grocery shops selling fast food or edibles as well as cigarettes, soap or pencils. Here at Zilwa Attitude, you will be overwhelmed by the rustic and so genuine look of our Taba-J. You will not only taste but thoroughly enjoy our local “rotis”, ”faratas”, “dholl puris” and traditional Mauritian rolls filled with “Cari Zordi”, today’s curry, pickles and Mauritian chutneys. Also ask for the upside down bowl, another local speciality… Delicious!
Extra Staff Bonuses!
|Book By||Extra Bonuses||For stays during|
|30 Jun 2020||
* NO Cancellation fees for bookings taken 12th Mar - 30 Jun 20 for travel 12th Mar until 30th Sep 20
|02 Apr 2020 30 Sep 2020|
* Space Available Late Check Outs
"Space Available" Room Upgrades and Late Check-out, if granted will be at the time of check-in/check-out and at the sole discretion of the hotel.
- Breakfast at the main restaurant.
- Lunch at Lor Disab, Taba-J & Gran Zil.
- 2 dinners at Lor Disab restaurant.
- Dinner: Dine Around applicable.
- A selection of local beverages: water, beer, tea, coffee, soft drinks, table wine, locally manufactured alcohols and spirits.
- A selection of drinks from the mini bar.
- Tea, coffee and sweet local goodies from 15:00 to 18:00.
- Local snacks served with evening drinks.
- Tea and coffee facilities in room.
- Picnic baskets for day excursions.
- Optional: breakfast, lunch and dinner in one of the other Attitude hotels (this offer is applicable to a selection of restaurants upon availability, 24h prior booking. Transfer not included).
20% discount on one “Mauritian massage” or bookings between 09:00 and 14:00 (for every minimum stay of 5 nights).
Condition: At extra cost per person per night - this option should be taken by the whole family, guest sharing a room or guests staying in connecting rooms. Offer valid from time of arrival to time of departure.
Spa Attitude care rituals based on genuine natural elements of Mauritius: its soil, its sea, its sun and its plants combined with essential oils contribute to a so genuinely Mauritian well-being experience. Spa Attitude offers a complete range of massages, body care and facials together with its four signature treatments: Earth Attitude regenerating care, Sea Attitude purifying care, Sun Attitude stimulating care and Flora Attitude relaxing care.
Vilaz Masaz by Spa Attitude shows great respect when it comes to protecting nature. Situated in a very exotic environment the eco-friendly Spa with its solar heater, its freshly brewed herb teas straight from the herb garden is an invitation to a quite different experience.
Home-made pineapple, lychee or coconut flavoured rum… A dream holiday is also sipping a delicious cocktail in exotic surroundings. The main hotel bar, Siro Kann is a Creole word meaning sugar cane juice widely used in all our Attitude’s barmen’s original creations. The home-made rum based cocktails deliciously flavoured with fresh fruits is a dream! Here beats the hotel’s heart! The Siro kann bar is opened between 9:00 and midnight.
Feet buried in the sand, eyes lost over the horizon, enjoy our delicious exotic cocktails. Lor Disab is open from 11:00 to midnight, in the evenings an adult only bar (from 16 years old). Come and enjoy the peace of the tropical night watch the moon rising over the silvery lagoon… and count the shooting stars!
The rooms decoration is inspired from "the old days bungalows" and the traditional "boutiques". The 214 rooms have been thought and designed to match the needs and expectations of each guest; in each category, the rooms have their own identity and personality.
Written on the walls, naïve, fun, poetical and full of wisdom, the “sirandanes” are Creole riddles, playing around with everyday words. The almost real colourful boats painted with gouache are inspired by the Mauritian artist, Malcolm de Chazal as well as the poetry on the cushions are both an invitation to faraway lands. The furniture and coconut fibre carpets made by local craftsmen, the material used in building or decoration are all reminders of the cultural heritage of the island thus extending this strong Mauritian identity to the bedrooms. Last but not least a pair of Dodo flip flops, the traditional ones worn by all Mauritians, are awaiting in your room, they are ideal to walk around the hotel and the country! Wearing them you will feel like a real “zilwa” (islander).
They are decorated with care in the perfect tradition of the island’s culture and fully equipped to encourage a comfortable and relaxed holiday. They open up on a furnished terrace or balcony offering thus a beautiful view on the garden, the beach or the lagoon, contributing to the magic of the place. They are fitted with either a double bed or two single beds. They can accommodate 2 adults + 1 child (0-12 years old incl.).
These 45 m2 rooms, all in delicate colours are beautifully decorated with floated wood pieces, coconut fibre carpets and contemporary wooden furniture. They are spacious and comfortable, fully equipped to provide a relaxed and happy holiday for each member of the family. The14 rooms are situated on the ground floor and open on a wide furnished terrace.
Couple deluxe rooms
Situated on the first floor, these 40 m2 couple deluxe rooms are comfortable and charming. They are decorated in shades of light grey, white and orange and all open up on a furnished balcony. The Couple Deluxe rooms are fitted with a double bed and can accommodate 2 adults.
Family deluxe rooms
These 50 m2 Family Deluxe rooms are well fitted with a refined decoration. They are all situated on the ground or first floor and open up on a furnished terrace or balcony . With a separate kid’s room fitted with its own bathroom , it offers additional intimacy and comfort. Here, enough space for everyone to breathe and relax!
Couple junior beachfront suite
Opening on a furnished terrace, overlooking the lagoon, beautiful rooms fitted with a double bed, a comfortable sitting area, a spacious bathroom, and a separate shower and toilet. Refined decoration with delicate exotic though traditional touches. Welcome to paradise!
Couple privilege suite
Weren’t you dreaming of a private protected balcony featuring a Jacuzzi with a stunning sea view and shielded from indiscreet glances? You have it all! For the Privilege Couple Suite Beachfront, the bonus is an even more stunning view on the Mauritian Northern Islands. A spacious comfortable room, wood and white… We wish you the very best and a happy stay in paradise!