Attitude Hotels: Redefining Sustainability in Mauritius

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Published 25 January 2024

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Sophie Baker

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Mauritius is known for its calm seas and swaying palms. Only a four-hour hop, skip and jump across the ocean for South Africans, it’s far from an undiscovered gem. 

Yet beside the usual imaginings of tropical bliss - hours spent on the beach, in the pool, and in a room which could be anywhere in the world – this Indian Ocean island has so much culture and vibrancy to offer. This unique niche is where Attitude Hotels lives.

They seamlessly blend opulence with a profound commitment to culture and environmental preservation. These hotels aren’t just a place to stay; they’re a statement—a testament to responsible tourism without sacrificing the pleasures of luxury.

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What Makes Attitude Different?

Mauritius is undoubtedly a destination where you’ll want to indulge…not one where you want to sacrifice your creature comforts! At Attitude, you won’t find an ostentatious display of eco-friendliness. Instead, they pride themselves on weaving environmental consciousness seamlessly into the fabric of the guest experience so that sustainability seamlessly merges with everyday luxuries. The idea? Make responsible tourism a pleasure, not a sacrifice.

Through initiatives like waste reduction, energy efficiency, and water conservation, they’re leading the charge when it comes to responsible tourism. But coupled with that is a a commitment to providing travellers with genuine, authentic experiences which uplift Mauritian communities. So, what can you expect?



Zero Single-Use Plastics and Sustainable Practices

Attitude has embraced a zero single-use plastic policy, banishing plastic from their premises and offering guests eco-friendly alternatives like glass bottles, bamboo toothbrushes, and reusable cotton bags. Guests can refill coffee, tea, and snacks from a bulk store and not even ice creams are available in plastic packages.

Waste management is a cornerstone of their eco-efforts. Recycling and composting play a pivotal role, while energy and water consumption are curbed through innovative measures like solar panels and rainwater harvesting. Another sign that sustainability is more than just a buzzword? All guests have access to water fountains and reusable bottles for drinking water, a move which protects the environment but significantly reduces the hotels’ revenue on an annual basis.

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Community Upliftment and Authentic Experiences

Responsible tourism isn’t solely about environmental issues. Being dedicated to building up Mauritian communities, supporting social projects, fostering shared responsibility, and working with local small businesses is key to the Attitude experience.

The word 'otentik' is Créole for 'authentic' – and that’s exactly what you’ll get. Take the food, for instance. Every Attitude Hotel has a street food stall known as ‘Taba-J.’ Steeped in Mauritian history, Taba-J is more than just a dining spot; it’s a tribute to the island’s vibrant street food culture. Taken from the island’s history of ‘tabagies’ which are akin to Mauritian shebeens. The heart and soul of the island, where locals would meet to grab some food or a beer, pick up the all-important bread and milk, and socialise with one another.

Or there’s Kot Nou, another signature restaurant which you’ll find in each hotel, easily spotted thanks to the cheerful, bright yellow roof. Imagine stepping into a Mauritian home for dinner, adorned with local artwork and exuding a cozy, familial aura. That’s Kot Nou in a nutshell. If that isn’t authentic enough, you could always take up Attitude’s offer to dine with a local Mauritian family in their home.

If rejuvenation is on your agenda, spa treatments incorporate locally sourced ingredients - grown on a farm specialising in endemic plants. Assuming you’ll love the body butters, cleansers, and more, it’s probably a relief to know that can buy the spa products (along with all other kinds of locally sourced goods like tea, clothing, and spices) at your hotel too.

Attitude isn’t just inviting you to visit Mauritius; they're asking you to become its guardian. These spots aren't just about fancy stays; they're about turning a holiday into a genuine connection with the heart and soul of Mauritius.

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Sophie Baker

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