A laid-back vibe comes as standard here, thanks to the chilled pool area and spa zone. Mealtimes are sorted too, with a choice of buffet, show cooking, à la carte, beach and snack restaurants. Saying that, there are opportunities to up the adrenalin factor – scuba diving, windsurfing and catamaran trips kick off from the beach.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Zilwa means ‘islander’ in Creole, and there are loads of activities that’ll teach you how – take Creole language or cooking classes, visit local markets or head out for a sunrise fishing trip with a local.
The kids’ club is set in a huge sailing boat – it’s the starting point for private island treasure hunts. As for watersports, there are things like windsurfing, pedal boating and diving* to try out.
- PADI diving school*
Whether you're a complete beginner or just want to brush up on your skills, the diving instructors are there to help.
- Pedal boats
- Glass bottom boat trips
- Kite surfing*
An adrenalin-pumping cross between surfing and parasailing.
- Beach volleyball
- Table tennis
- Floodlit tennis court
- Bike hire
- Pool table*
- Treasure hunts
- Beach football
- Water polo
- Aqua aerobics
FOOD & DRINK
The buffet restaurant serves a mix of dishes, including plenty of Mauritian and Creole specialities. There’s also an à la carte right on the beach, and a lunchtime barbecue place on one of the private islands.
Two show cooking restaurants open their doors for dinner, and there’s a snack bar for afternoon tea. The hotel can also arrange for you to have a home-cooked meal with a local family.
- Lor Disab beach restaurant*
Opening Times: [12.30-15.00, 19.00-22.30]
Lor Disab translates to 'right on the beach' which sums this place up perfectly. With your feet in the sand tuck into light lunches and tasty evening meals, you'll get two visits to this restaurant included. Just so you know, at dinner time this restaurant is for adults only.
- Karay buffet restaurant
Opening Times: [07.00-10.30, 19.00-22.00]
Breakfast is served as a buffet with a selection of pastries, brioche and fruit. At dinner time expect a different themed buffet spread each evening.
- Siaw restaurant
Opening Times: [19.00-22.30]
The chef here is a wok specialist preparing dishes with noodles, rice and aromatic herbs and spices. Siaw is open for dinner 6 evenings a week
- Taba-J snack bar
Opening Times: [12.00-15.00, 15.30-18.00]
For a really rustic taste of Mauritius, pick up a light meal of pancakes, curry-of-the-day or rice dish from this kiosk-style snack bar.
- Grand Zil restaurant*
Opening Times: [12.30-14.30]
This place is located on a private island - you can visit it as part of an excursion organised by the hotel. Food-wise, you can expect barbecued meat and fish.
- Kot Nou
Opening Times: [19.00-22.30]
Kot Nou meaning 'at home' allows you to sample traditional Mauritian home cooking here.
Opening Times: [19.00-22.30]
Here you'll find Indian specialities and live show cooking.
- Siro Kann
Opening Times: [09.00-00.00]
You'll be spoilt for choice at this main bar and lounge.
- Pirogue bar
Opening Times: [11.00-00.00]
You'll find this bar at Lor Disab.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
The spa* is squirrelled away in the gardens and offers up treatments like Watsu massages – a mix of shiatsu and hydrotherapy. You can also opt for a massage on one of the private islands.
There’s a relaxation zone at the spa* with comfy daybeds set on lush lawns, plus a steam room and ice fountain.
- Vilaz Masaz spa*
Opening Times: [09.00-20.00]
The spa offers massages, body wraps, facials, manicures, hammam and waxing. Only natural ingredients and essential oils are used.
- Ice fountain*
Producing ice crystals that you use to rub down your body after using the steam room. It refreshes and improves circulation.
- Steam room*
- Body wraps*
Evenings are kept pretty low-key, with Mauritian music and dance shows, and traditional games. There’s a handful of bars, too, including a beach bar set in an authentic pirogue boat.
- Evening entertainment programme
With themed nights.
- Traditional Mauritian games*
- Board games*
- Mini club
Opening Times: [09.00-21.00]
This hotel-run kids' club is designed for kids ages 3 to 12 years.
- Open-air cinema
There’s a hat-trick of pools to pick from. One’s an impressive split-level number with an ocean-view bar and another sits right next to the beach.
- 3 outdoor pools
The curvy pools are just the spot to cool off. Sunbeds sprinkled around the edges complete the picture.
- Kids' pool
- Pool towels
- Internet area
- Free Wi-Fi
Opening Times: [09.00-17.00]
- Currency exchange
- 24-hour reception
- Otentik Bazar*
A weekly market comes to the hotel, you'll find local craftsmen selling handmade goods like wicker baskets, homemade jam and items made from recycled goods.
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
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