At the heart of Mauritian culture
« Discover island cuisine with local cultural-mixing tones guided by internationally reputed Chefs, or experience great water sports during the day » - Yovanna, Islandian Expert
An escape to Zilwa Attitude along with your family will expose you to wonders that will leave you in awe. With no less than four beaches - ribbons of sugar white sand with breathtaking views of nearby islands - your stay on the northernmost tip of the island will delight travellers of all ages. The resort exudes Mauritian character and authenticity, which is reflected in its very name, Zilwa, which means islander in Creole. Whether it is learning to speak Creole, the native tongue, having dinner at the locals or meandering through the bustling colorful markets, you will certainly feel like an islander. Here, in this slice of paradise, time seems to have come to a stop.
Zilwa Attitude transports you to the heart of Mauritius the moment you step inside the lobby. The weathered Coin de Mire rock provides the backdrop for a funky resort that appeals to families, solo travelers and honeymooners, eager to discover the Mauritian art de vivre.
All 214 rooms are infused with the Mauritian way of living and a dash of contemporary elegance. In proper “rustic-chic” fashion, the sea-facing rooms are inspired by local bord de mer seaside bungalows: thatched-roofs, wax-coated béton ciré floors, rattan furniture and vibrant colors borrowed from the Mauritian flag. As part of their 100% Mauritian concept, the amenities feature pieces created by local artists and craftsmen; while stenciled Creole sayings adorn the walls and traditional “savate Dodo” flip flops make for the perfect room gift.
Zilwa Attitude offers privileged seclusion with two privately-owned islets a short boat-ride away from the shore: Gran Zil and Ti Zil offer a front-row seat at sunset hour, when the sky is set ablaze and the calm waters turns orangey-gold.
The cuisine at Zilwa is deeply rooted in the Mauritian heritage and consists of a true “Metisaz” blending Creole, Indian, European and Asian cuisines. While Taba J invites guests to feast on street food like faratas and dholl puris, Karay celebrates contemporary Mauritian food. Lor Disab, set in a fisherman’s boat, is the ideal spot to unwind, cocktail in hand and feet in the sand. The attentive and caring personnel is reason enough to return to Zilwa.
Treasure Hunt on Gran Zil: Organized by Ayo Le Dodo mini club, the treasure hunt is one of many activities designed to keep children between the ages of 3 and 12 entertained. The hotel’s youngest residents, dressed up as pirates, will be thrilled!
Watersports: An exhilarating array of watersports are at the disposal of the hotel guests. Beginners may enjoy canoeing, snorkeling or a pedal boat tour around the bay, while water sports junkies can windsurf and paddle-board. These aquatic adventures are the ideal way to discover the island’s beautiful coast and exotic marine life.
Otentik Discovery: Download the free app on your smartphone and follow any one of the itineraries, designed to take you outside the comfort of the hotel. These customized travel guides will take you off the beaten track and give you a glimpse of what lays at the heart of Mauritian culture.
Cooking Class: Discover the secrets of Mauritian cuisine usually passed down through family recipes by learning how to whip up mouthwatering local dishes. The world-class chefs only use the freshest locally-sourced ingredients, a blend of exotic spices and herbs that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Creole Lessons: You will find that familiarizing yourself with basic Creole sentences will help you appreciate Mauritian culture and connect with locals. The peculiar sounds “Ayo” and “Korek!” will finally make sense!
Massage on Ti Zil: Pamper yourself with a private sunset massage on Ti Zil. As the sky lights up with hues of orange and violet, indulge in a world-class massage as the soothing sound of the lapping waves and gentle sea breeze rock you.
Otentik Bazaar: Support the local artisanship and the craftsmen display meticulously crafted wicker baskets, bags made of sails, and homemade tropical fruit jams at the weekly bazaar. The crafts are made using recycled material in an effort to be sustainable and protect the environment. The “Made in Mauritius” bazaar is the perfect place to pick up charming gifts and souvenirs to take home.
Otentik Music: Music has always played a central roles in the lives of Mauritians. The slaves brought with them a strong music culture, which today is known as Sega. Learn how to use traditional instruments with local artists or how to dance the hip-swaying rhythmic Sega.
Sunrise Boat Trip: Start your day on the azure waters of the Indian Ocean as the first rays of sunlight brighten up the sky. Take in the chirping of the exotic birds as the natural world wakes up around you. The mesmerizing sight and experience will stay with you long after you leave.
Gran Zil Beach Barbecue: A beach barbecue on Gran Zil is sure to be one of the highlights of your stay at Zilwa Attitude. Savor a delectable barbecue with fresh prawns, a delicious octopus curry, a glass of fresh cool coconut milk and Mauritian rum-based cocktails.
Otentik Dinner: Experience the warmth and genuine hospitality of the local people by having dinner in someone’s home. It is a chance to sample deep-fried gajaks, local savory snacks, but also poisson salé - salted fish - a local favorite and spicy tamarind and lemon-based chutneys that accompany the main course. Behind the delicious home-cooked meal is a family happy to give you insight into a real Zilwa’s way of living.