Described as rustic-chic, this 4 star hotel really lives up to that! Zilwa (Creole word for ‘islander’) is based in Calodyne in the north of Mauritius. It’s quirky and quaint, and I would say perfect for a younger couple looking for a lively and inviting atmosphere. Although, perfect for families too with a choice of pools, and a themed ‘treasure hunt on Crusoe’s island’! Your room comes with ‘dodo’ flip-flops and a lovely guide book filled with illustrations of a Mauritian diary, created with love by local Mauritian artists. Thoughtful touches throughout, many secluded hideaway spots and a non-fussy (but high standard) environment. Not only this but there are 2 gorgeous little private islands a few metres from the shore named ‘Grand Zil’ and ‘Ti Zil’ where you can go for a day sunbathing visit or enjoy a BBQ lunch, with quick free transfers all included.
Love this place, and will absolutely be going back! Oh, and they even offer creole lessons if you’re wanting to touch up on your language skills!
Upgrade to the beachfront suite to spoil yourself with a balcony jacuzzi for special occasions.
Mauritian treats A surprise birthday visit… A perfect hideaway spot to drink your cocktails!
The Attitude Hotels Group has got this one right, creating a laid back but high standard experience. I’ll be reveiwing their other hotels in the months ahead, stay tuned!