• Ravenala beach

The Ravenala Attitude

A luxurious all inclusive getaway

Resting on the north west coast of the island, The Ravenala Attitude, All Suite Hotel has separate wings for both families and adults and will take you through a journey of the senses with a full dine around experience in seven restaurants, entertainment from local artists and spa treatments using natural Mauritian elements. The adult-only wing offers privacy and intimacy, with exclusive restaurants, including Lime, a sushi bar open each afternoon. Families can take advantage of the water and land activities on offer along with a teens and kids club open late.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 €2,199  per person
Hotel Category
Trusted
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 3261 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Separate adults-only section
  • Take a culinary voyage around 7 dining outlets
  • Luxurious spa offering natural treatments
  • Clubs for kids and teens open till late

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 272 rooms
  • Approx. 60 minutes drive from Mauritius International Airport

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
  • Teen's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Ravenala Attitude

  • Approx. 60 minutes drive from Mauritius International Airport
3261 Reviews 54% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2008
  • Very Good 868
  • Average 231
  • Poor 97
  • Terrible 57

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Dec 14, 2019

Horrible

The housekeeping was terrible. Had to call 4-5 times just to get water. No housekeeping on checkout is ridiculous. Romantic dinner was arranged as buffet and multiple couples on a table. That's ridiculous. No sense of arrangements. Dinner was horrifble apart from one day. Not recommended for a leisurely stay. The location and pool area is good, but the staff is not at all friendly and i guess i felt a hint of racism too
Dec 14, 2019

Bad attitude

We stayed at the Ravenala on an all-inclusive basis for two weeks in November 2019 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. This is a holiday we had been waiting a long time for and were both very excited about our first visit to Mauritius. Although we ticked the boxes of fantastic weather and beautiful scenery around the bay, unfortunately our experience at the Ravenala did not live up to our expectations. After a fairly arduous experience at the airport and long transfer to the hotel, we were shown to a seating area in reception where we were greeted with a much-needed cool towel and a unique honey/lemon drink (not much to our liking). We did receive a warm welcome from the reception staff (lots of them around) but we did have to wait a long time before we were seen to. Eventually, Jason came over with an iPad and some documentation. We had to check ourselves in on the iPad. All details which we assumed they already had. We were advised our room wasn’t ready but we could use the Transit Room to refresh and get changed. Before we could do that, Jason proceeded to show us around the resort in our jet-lagged state (we’d just travelled 12 hours plus 90-minute taxi transfer). Although we felt awful, we didn’t want to be rude and took the tour with Jason. First impressions - beautiful yet bustling resort, not as quiet as we’d expected, lots of restaurants to choose from (we already booked a few before we arrived as we read you needed to do this before they filled up), big pool, superb weather. As we waited for our room, we decided to grab a bite to eat at the O Beach for lunch. Sandwiches, salads, pizza, pasta – can’t go wrong and our meals did just the trick. Jason from reception then found us to advise our room was ready and would show us there. Our room was on the top floor (as requested), was large and airy (lovely aircon!) and we were provided with some lovely treats on the bed (won’t ruin the surprise for anyone else). At this point we were very impressed with our suite overlooking the garden area, high among the palm trees. Unfortunately, our holiday buzz soon diminished. Summary below. - Annoyingly you have to provide your room number and sign at every single meal and for most drinks ordered at the bar. This is because not everyone is on all inclusive. A simple wristband for all-inclusive guests would work better. When we provided our room number at the O Beach on one occasion, we were accused of lying about our room number ‘it does not exist’. My husband advised he would show the waiter to our room if he needed proof. Embarrassing for all. - Our shower head exploded a few days in and rust coloured water gushed out. We called reception and they advised someone would be out to fix. We were in bed fairly early due to jet lag, and at 10pm the workmen knocked at the door ready to replace. We asked if they could return the following morning. They did and the issue was remedied but a farce. - We witnessed arguments between members of staff at O Beach. One waiter was rushing around tucking his shirt in whilst the chef and another member of staff appeared to be giving him a telling off in the middle of the restaurant. - When we left our loungers momentarily for lunch, one of our towels was stolen. We advised reception and they asked us to return it if it showed up. Another farce. We didn’t know about the deposit for towel rental until it appeared on our bill on checking out – would have been good to know at the beginning. - Housekeeping were ready to clean our room three days before we were due to check out. Reception had instructed them to clean our room. On numerous other occasions, our towels were not replaced and on one day, when we were out from 8.30-4pm with ‘Please make up my room’ left on the door, our room wasn’t cleaned. We had to ask twice at reception for it to be cleaned so that could make our 6.30pm dinner reservation. Farce. - Whilst taking our order at Kot Nou (our least favourite restaurant), the waiter’s phone rang. He said, “Sorry” – we thought, no problem – until he left the table and answered the call to then return to us about ten minutes later. We were left hanging. Must have been an important call? - Kot Nou wasn’t our favourite and we sent food back. The chef saw the fairly full plates return yet asked us if we could write a TripAdvisor review of how we found the food and experience. Well, it wasn’t good. - Ordered penne arrabiata at O Beach, received spaghetti arrabiata instead. - The sunsets from the beach are simply stunning. Some of the best we’ve ever seen BUT – you feel like you’re watching within a crowd. The beach, which is public, is simply too crowded. - More on the beach, it isn’t what we expected at all. Not white and soft, more gritty, brown and dirty. Likewise, the sea in the bay which you see as crystal clear in the First Choice photos isn’t that. It’s dark – and you have many sharp rocks to contend with as you enter the water. Go further out and you’ll find some softer sand. We walked to nearby beaches which had much nicer sand and sea. Most of the Ravenala resort bay is cordoned off for water sports (most of which are free to use on all-inclusive and something we did enjoy greatly). - Cleanliness or lack thereof. There are flies everywhere. We simply reached the end of our tether constantly flapping our arms to get rid of them whilst we were eating. We ate at all restaurants and they mostly showed themselves at Mozaik, the Beach BBQ and O Beach. Also, on the lounging areas near the beach bar with the swings. These areas can’t have been cleaned properly – dried on drinks and food are likely causes. We didn’t see much cleaning of these areas during our stay and when we did, a simple brush was used instead of thorough cleaning materials. You’d often find bird poo on the cushions and have to turn them over, the pigeons showed up constantly at the beach bar swooping in for scraps and at Mozaik you’d find birds eating from the buffet spoons. - On the theme of animals, there are stray cats and dogs at the resort. We’re animal lovers so not overly bothered as they were well-behaved but, for some, having these roam around loungers and sit at your side at your table while you are dining, waiting to be fed, could be unsettling. The dogs would often sleep under loungers and head around the back of the Beach BBQ to find scraps of food. For those having a romantic honeymoon candlelit dinner at O Beach may have their view interrupted by one of the dogs walking around or chilling on the sand in front of them. - As mentioned, the beach is somewhat cosy. The loungers are placed very close together so you don’t have much privacy and everyone is packed in like sardines – again, from the First Choice photos we expected there to be areas where you could seek solitude – not here. We spent most of our time by the pool, which on most days became extremely loud and busy too. - The busiest times at the resort were days of those visiting with a day pass. Flurries of people would be shown around and suddenly the lovely tropical resort didn’t feel quite as exclusive. A number of corporate events were held at the hotel during our stay too and it is safe to stay that these guests took priority over holidaymakers when it came to service. - We found the staff, excluding a few (noted below), considerably ignorant and inattentive at the restaurants and bars. The staff seemed to wander around aimlessly, ignoring us standing waiting for food or drinks, bypassing our table numerous times. We constantly had to raise our hands to ask for drink top ups and water. - Someone PLEASE change the soundtrack at the O Beach at lunch time. It is played over and over and over and over again and simply grates. Some nice chill out music would suffice. - Don’t sit near the juice bar on the beach. It’s a bit smelly there. Oh, and the juice drinks at this bar aren’t on the all-inclusive package, much to our disappointment. We would have loved to sample some of the fresh fruit smoothies but stayed with our carton pineapple juice from the bar. Before we found out about the supplement, we would often visit the bar to try and get served – the bar man was never around, always wandering off. So, when we did finally get to see the elusive chap, he advised we would need to pay. - We were excited by the street food at Taba-J. Unfortunately, this food gave us stomach problems on three different occasions. - Evening entertainment – not great and there’s not enough seating. Most people are still sitting in Mozaik to watch. The piano player was brilliant but he wasn’t playing for long enough and was hidden out of the way upstairs! - On the whole, the food is good at the majority of the restaurants. We paid to eat at the Riviera and Lime – well worth it. The Beach BBQ could be so much better but the strays, frozen green beans and birds eating from spoons put us off a little. - Plaudits to the following staff who provided excellent service; Pritvee at Lime, Venkamar, Ritesh and Kishan for drinks delivery around the pool and beach, Khushboo and Mamta at the Bistro and Gilles at Madame Ming. Jason was very polite and understanding. Unfortunately, the positives when it comes to service ends there for us. The other experiences with staff were borderline rude. Despite all of the issues, we still enjoyed ourselves and had a nice winter break but unfortunately wouldn’t return to the resort and sadly, are unlikely to return to the island, which I’m sure has many other beautiful places to visit.
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The Ravenala Attitude

Facilities

Ravenala after nightclub

Evening Entertainment

There is live entertainment most nights, including traditional Mauritian Sega shows on Fridays, live bands every night but Sunday, and pool parties on Saturdays.

Ravenala gym

Fitness Centre

Modern fitness facilities at the hotel mean you can enjoy an active workout on holiday.

Ravenala tennis courts

Land Activities

The resort offers plenty of activities to keep you occupied; including table tennis, a floodlit tennis court, volleyball, and petanque.

a pool next to a body of water surrounded by palm trees

Swimming Pool

The spacious pool facilities are sure to win your praise, with comfy sun loungers to unwind on and aqua gym daily.

Paddle boarding at Ravenala

Water Sports

Complimentary water sports include kayaking, pedal boats, windsurfing, and stand-up paddle. For an extra charge you can discover banana rides, parasailing, fishing and water skiing.

Ravenala spa attitude

Spa Attitude

A haven of well being, home to 10 single treatment rooms and two for couples, and a menu of spa treatments that will certainly have you leaving feeling better than you entered. There are hydro therapy facilities, and a hammam, as well as a sauna, two Jacuzzi'; and a relaxation area. As an added treat, visit the beauty and hair salons. Restrictions: Hammam guests must be 16 or over.

The Ravenala Attitude

Room Types

Couples Suite

This stylish room is perfect for couples; featuring a large double bed or twins as well as a bathroom with shower and bathtub. You'll enjoy relaxing on your balcony or terrace, and find amenities like a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a plasma TV.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Family suite

Family Suite

Offering a main bedroom with a double bed for the adults, and a separate room with three sofa beds that is perfect for kids; this suite is a great choice for families. It comes with a balcony or terrace, bathroom with bath and shower, and a plasma TV, as well as a minibar and tea and coffee facilities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Adult executive seafront suite

Executive Beachfront Adult Suite

Situated within the exclusive adult only section of the hotel, this beachfront suite is perfect for couples and comes with a balcony or terrace with stunning ocean views. Amenities include a minibar, plasma TV, coffee machine, and you'll gain access to a private beach bar and restaurant as well as a special concierge service.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
The Ravenala Attitude

Food & Drink

Pool bar

Pool Bar

Located down by the pool for drinks all day, lunch and afternoon tea. Restrictions: Lunch: 12:30pm to 17:00pm Afternoon Tea: 16:00pm to 17:00pm

Balcony bar

Balcony Bar

Convenient for drinks as you come and go, the lobby bar also transforms into a piano bar after dark. Restrictions: Piano Bar from 18:30pm

Beach lounge

Ō Beach Lounge

Beachfront drinks under the clear blue sky, with light lunches available. Restrictions: Lunch: 12:00pm to 17:00pm

Mozaik restaurant

Mozaik Restaurant

Choose from the assorted buffets of this main restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Restrictions: Breakfast: 07:00am to 10:00am Dinner: 18:30pm to 22:00pm (first seating: 18:30pm to 19:00pm; second seating: 20:30pm to 21:00pm)

Madame Ming restaurant

Madame Ming

Come her for a dinner of pan-Asian delights that will really satisfy your taste buds. Restrictions: Open six days a week. Subject to reservation.

Ravenala garden

A Tavola!

Dinner here is a menu of authentic Italian dishes. Restrictions: Open six days a week. Subject to reservation.

Riviera restaurant

Riviera

This unique floating restaurant provides a romantic setting for an intimate evening of fine dining and drinks — just for adults. Restrictions: Open six days a week. Subject to reservation.

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Don't worry if you wake up a little late one morning, the late breakfast here will welcome you in. There are also beachfront a la carte lunches and dinners available. Restrictions: Late Breakfast: 11:00am to 12:00pm Lunch: 11:30am to 15:00pm Dinner: 19:00pm to 22:00pm (reservations required)

The Bistrot restaurant

The Bistrot

Offering a modern dinner menu, The Bistrot is open 6 days a week, and open just for adults on Fridays. Restrictions: Open six days a week.

Beach BBQ

Beach BBQ

Open for lunch and dinner, you'll find your favourite grilled food here.

Lime restaurant

Lime

Exclusive for guests staying in the Executive Adult Wing, this lunch time sushi bar is great for fans of Japanese food, and included on your All Inclusive Package. Now open for dinner, all adult guests can experience Lime at an additional charge. Restrictions: For adult-wing guests only.

Kot Nou restaurant

Kot Nou

Enjoy a true taste of Mauritian cuisine for dinner. Restrictions: Open six days a week. Subject to reservation.

Ravenala after nightclub

After Bar

Open all night long for drinks, music and dancing.

Taba-j

Taba J

This signature Attitude eatery is open for drinks and food down on the beach.

The Bistrot restaurant

The Bistrot Bar

This sports bar and tapas makes a great place for an evening drink and snack.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Food, breakfast in the main restaurant Mozaik. Lunch at the Beach Restaurant O, Beach BBQ,or TABA-J. Dine around in a choice of 7 restaurants(excluding the floating restaurant - Riviera) In some restaurants, certain menu items are not included on the All Inclusive. Picnic baskets for guests heading out on excursions. Breakfast, lunch and dinner in select restaurants at other Attitude hotels (reservations required 24 hours before dining, transfers not included.) Drink, selection of local drinks including water, beer, tea, coffee, soft drinks, a selection of wines, and local alcohols and spirits at the bar from 11:00am to 23:00pm. Tea, coffee, and local treats from 16:00pm to 18:00pm. Selection of drinks from the minibar. Activities, land activities including table tennis, beach volleyball, tennis, and a fitness centre. Watersports including kayaking, pedal boats, stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, water skiing and aqua gym classes daily. Evening entertainment every night.

The Ravenala Attitude

Family Friendly Facilities

Kids' Club

Open to children aged between three and twelve, 'Ayo Le Dodo' kids' club features a range of activities throughout the day including face painting, treasure hunts, shower, and an outdoor cinema. Restrictions:For children aged 3 to 12 years of age.

Paddle boarding at Ravenala

Teens' Club

Teen's Republic is open to teenage guests aged between 12 and 18. It has a games room with video games, pool table, and table tennis; and includes a programme of activities including karaoke, cooking classes, and an outdoor cinema. Restrictions: For teens aged between 12 and 18 years.

Ayo le dodo kids club

Kids' Pool

A safe environment for children to spend some time in the water.

The Ravenala Attitude

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% on your accommodation

Save up to 10% on your accommodation

  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Not combinable with any other offer.

Attitude Combo Offer

Book another Attitude hotelas part of your holiday itinerary and receive a discount of 20% on the second hotel.

  • Black out dates may apply
  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Minimum stay of 6 nights required.
  • Applies to 3* and 4* hotels only.

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