- Contemporary beachfront resort
- Calm waters, glorious views, water sports
- Extensive dining facilities
- Four pools, tennis courts, gym, spa
Zilwa Attitude is an upmarket beachfront resort situated on the sheltered north coast of Mauritius. An hour from the airport and ten minutes’ drive from the stunning beaches of Grande Baie, this all-inclusive resort sits in a beautiful setting in a sheltered bay, enjoying breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean, Coin de Mire and the nearby northern islands. The property offers 214 contemporary rooms, four pools, five restaurants, and two bars, plus numerous activities. Zilwa Attitude will appeal to travellers seeking a relaxing beach holiday in a wonderfully scenic location.
The resort combines contemporary and Mauritian architecture featuring wooden floors, thatched roofs, and rustic textured walls. Guests have a choice of five restaurants and menus varying between Creole, Asian, Indian, and European cuisine. There are two bars, one housed rather charmingly on the beach in a traditional fishing boat, a popular sundowner destination. The resort has a gift shop, gym, and tranquil spa, plus a floodlit tennis court, no fewer than three swimming pools, and a children’s pool. Evening entertainment is provided on a regular basis. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms and communal areas.
A host of activities includes boules, volleyball, table tennis and tennis (for which a ball hire charge applies). Bicycle hire is available, and a great way to explore the local area. Water based activities include kayaking, snorkelling, wind surfing, paddle boarding, and glass bottom boat excursions. Kite surfing, diving, and sea fishing are also available locally, subject to additional cost. Private island excursions and cultural visits can also be arranged.
The accommodation comprises 214 spacious beach bungalows and rooms, blending local, traditional materials with clean lines and a contemporary finish. Rooms vary in size from superior to the larger deluxe, whilst several even larger suites benefit from separate lounge areas. All units have a double or twin beds and a contemporary ensuite bathroom with separate WC and shower. Each room is equipped with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a minibar, hot drink facilities, fans, and air conditioning and all have a balcony or terrace with seating and views of the beach or garden. Some of the beachfront suites boast a lovely private outdoor Jacuzzi on the terrace.
Children of all ages are warmly welcome. The resort’s standard family rooms can accommodate up to two adults and one child, with connecting rooms available upon request. Larger, deluxe family rooms sleep up to two adults and two children and are ideal for families or groups. Each of these spacious units comes with a double and a twin bedroom, two ensuite bathrooms and a generously sized outdoor terrace or balcony. Children under 12 stay free of charge when sharing with adults. The resort runs a daily kids club for 3 to 12 year olds, with activities including pool fun and games, arts and crafts, boat trips and treasure hunts, along with supervised mealtimes. A baby changing and feeding room is available throughout the day, complete with equipment including changing mats and sterilizers. Babysitting can also be arranged, subject to additional cost, and parents are reminded to ensure that their children remain under constant adult supervision.
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
Level of service, quality of food throughout
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019
We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!
The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).
A few points:
Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.
Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.
Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!
The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!
Katrina P reviewing Value KZN Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019