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The Ravenala Attitude

Turtle Bay, Balaclava, Mauritius
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 11/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 7 hotels in Balaclava
Travelers' Choice
The Ravenala Attitude is the first 4* All Suite hotel in Mauritius. Situated along the north-west coast of the island, nicely tucked away between sea and river in the middle of a luxuriant and exotic garden, with a majestic range of mountains in the background. The hotel is a mix of colonial heritage, contemporary design with tropical accents and genuine Mauritian art de vivre. No boundaries, inside and outside flow harmoniously into each other. Here, indoors and outdoors merge blithely to everyone’s delight. The 272 suites, Couples, Adults and Families are true reminders of the islands’ way of life: strokes of blue-grey, toile de Jouy fabric, woven rattan bedhead and on the wall, photos of typical scenes of Mauritian life. In the adult-only wing, all the suites overlook the Indian Ocean and face the sunset show every evening.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
River View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Tina wrote a review Yesterday
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We have been staying at Ravenala for 9 nights with my husband and children (8 month and 27 month). It was a real bliss. The hotel facilities are really nice, clean and functional but what really made the difference was the hotel staff! The people are so nice, they make you feel very welcome and they are available for any request and to take care of you at any time. Travelling with small children isn't always easy, but at Ravenala's it felt like a real vacation. The staff was being super friendly to the kids and for the meals they would always arrange baby chairs and they would cook some baby food four our youngest one. We didn't use the kids club as our kids are still too young but we'd definitely try that one out if they were older! The food was really good and there is so much choice among the 10 restaurants. You can eat well at the main buffet, and then there are our top 3 favourite restaurants that are excellent (KOT NOU, A TAVOLA, MADAME MING). There are two other excellent restaurants (LIME, RIVIERA) which you have to pay extra (not included in half- ad full board). We definitely recommend this hotel for families and for children friendly couples (there are some adults-only areas) and we might come back ourselves next year! T+B, ELIO and PAUL
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Emily H wrote a review Nov 28
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We had the best time at the Ravenala Attitude and would recommend this hotel to anyone! We stayed for 10 nights in the Executive Adults Only Seafront Suites, which were beautiful. The perk of having private beanbag sun beds on the beach where we could watch the Spinner Dolphins made it so worth the upgrade! Access to Lime for lunch today as also fantastic as we love sushi! The room itself was always clean and we loved that we could choose what drinks we wanted in our mini-bar at the shop. The food at the hotel is outstanding. We really loved Madame Ming, Kot Nou and Taba-J for the authentic food and fantastic flavours. The Mosaik buffet restaurant was also lovely with a wide range of food available, we particularly loved the fresh currys! The hotel is beautifully designed and has great facilities ranging from the pool, sports/ water-sports, beach bars and restaurants. Everywhere was clean and finished to a high standard. We were made to feel so welcomed by the staff and loved the special touch of the cocktail party for guests. The hotel also made COVID measures really easy to follow and stick to and found the two tests we had to do really quick and easy. The selection of drinks and cocktails on the all inclusive was also great, including the wines. We particularly appreciated that during the day a member of staff would bring drinks to your sun beds. While we were at the hotel we went on two excursions - the North Islands and swimming with the wild turtles. Both were fantastic and would highly recommend. We booked through Raj (Va Va Voom Tours - purple t-shirts on the beach) and also the company who wear the blue t-shirts on the beach. The following staff really went above and beyond to make our visit perfect: Veekesh, who works at the pool bar - he was so friendly, professional and attentive. He always remembered our favourite orders and would recommend drinks he thought we would like! Kishan, who was a beach drinks waiter - he was amazing too, always made us smile and again recommended some great drinks. Rodney, who works at Madame Ming - he is fab. Rodney always made sure to remember things we liked and made us smile. Without us asking, he also arranged a special dinner from Madame Ming before we left for our flights home, even though the restaurant didn’t open for another half an hour after we left. Devi, who works in housekeeping was also great, she made sure our room was perfect and left some really cool towel art on our bed!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Johann Baker wrote a review Nov 27
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been to many hotels and resorts in Mauritius. The Ravenala is well managed and well maintained. One of the Best. Thanks to a great team!!! Anuradha and Meeta keeping the room 10 out of 10 Anasha at the Mozaik restaurant that remembers each client favourite food and drinks :) See you soon!!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Caroline B wrote a review Nov 27
Colchester, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We've recently returned from our stay at the Ravenala Attitude where we got married and had our honeymoon. The hotel exceeded our expectations and we had the best time ever! All staff were so incredibly friendly and professional and they really couldn't do enough for you. Sneha was incredible helping us organise the wedding, and it was stress free from start to finish. We cant thank her enough and the other staff for making our wedding day so special. We got married on the jetty which was beautifully decorated with drapes and fresh flowers. We also had our wedding dinner on the jetty with a 5 course lobster menu which was so so good! The hotel had organised a car to take us to Port Louis and Pamplemousse to get our legal paperwork signed. The driver was very helpful and Odile met us in Port Louis to assist with the paperwork at the Government office. She was really helpful and kind. We had Krishna doing our wedding photography and video. We were absolutely blown away by the pictures he took, but especially the video. Its absolutely wonderful and will be cherished for years to come. Jessica at the Spa did my hair for the wedding. She was absolutely lovely and made my hair look so special for our big day. We also had a couples massage which was the best! We had a beach ground floor room in the adult only wing which was stunning. So lovely to see the sea, hear the birds and watch the sunset every day... so magical. The room was big too, so light and airy. The housekeeping was second to none. Such lovely people who kept the room spotless and towels and bedding changed regularly. The food at the hotel was incredible. We loved the variety and quality of the food. Mozaik buffet was lovely, Madam Ming, Kot Nou and Lime sushi was a firm favourite. We also loved the beach Bbq and OBeach. The service of the waiters bringing us drinks on the beach as we lay outside our room on and by the pool was a real treat. We saw Avii a lot too who does Aqua Gym. He saw on on several occasions for a chat. We also loves tbe watersports which were included. Kayaks, SUPs, pedal boats and glass bottom boat. We paid for some additional excursions including small game line fishing, private sunset boat trip and swimming with the turtles. Akshay was incredibly friendly and his team were also amazing. This is a hotel, holiday and country we'll never forget, and by far the best one we've ever had. We would love to return one day!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Manuel S wrote a review Nov 27
8 contributions1 helpful vote
We were at ravenala with a large group of people since we were attending a Hindu wedding. The stay was amazing. Hotel, rooms and beach are beautiful. The food is delicious! For me the main restaurant, lime and the floating restaurant in the river were the best. Special thanks to Awi from sports department for some great table tennis matches and introducing us to Boccia! Furthermore, thanks to Toshkin for being an amazing barkeeper and a nice guy that always smiles. Last but not least thank you terry for organizing the white party at ravenala the day after the Hindu wedding.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ravenala Attitude
Which popular attractions are close to The Ravenala Attitude?
Nearby attractions include L'Aventure du Sucre (3.7 miles), Plage de Trou aux Biches (3.2 miles), and SSR Botanic Garden (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ravenala Attitude?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Ravenala Attitude?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ravenala Attitude?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ravenala Attitude?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ravenala Attitude?
Conveniently located restaurants include Refresh Lounge bar Restaurant Pizza, Sailors Restaurant, and Château Mon Désir.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ravenala Attitude?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Ravenala Attitude have airport transportation?
Yes, The Ravenala Attitude offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ravenala Attitude?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Ravenala Attitude offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Ravenala Attitude?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.