Zilwa means “an islander” and is true to the concept of the hotel. Zilwa is a large eco-friendly resort with rustic chic architecture in both rooms and public areas. This 4-star resort has lots of activities and facilities and good food. I liked the fact, that they do everything local, that every staff member is local and they deserve a lot of credit for their extraordinary focus on the environment. The resort opened 3 months ago and I did see things to improve here and there, but it’s overall a very good experience, but more importantly a unique and interesting one. You can’t get a more local experience in Mauritius.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome from several staff members. Offered a drink, cold towel and snacks before being escorted to the room.
Number of rooms: 214.
Type of property: Beach Resort.
Facilities: Swimming pools, separate islands, gym and spa.
Complimentary internet: Yes in all areas of the hotel, but slow in the room.
My overall impression: Good+ experience.