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Mauritius Travel Guide

Mauritius FAQ

What do I need to do before travelling?

We suggest that all our customers review foreign office advice for Mauritius before travelling. Click here for the latest information from the foreign office.

What are the entry requirements?

British citizens will be able to obtain a visa upon arrival in Mauritius, valid for a maximum of three months.

What is the currency in Mauritius?

The local currency is the Mauritian rupee. ATM’s are widely accessible in most towns, cities and shopping centres throughout the country, and visa cards are also accepted by most hotels, retailers and restaurants.

Will I need to bring an adaptor?

You will not need to bring an adaptor, as the UK three pin plugs are used throughout Mauritius. 

Is Mauritius safe?

Although generally safe, petty crime is fairly common in Mauritius, so take care of bags and valuables in tourist areas and make sure that your accommodation and hotel rooms are secure. 

What is the language in Mauritius?

There is no official language in Mauritius, however French and English tend to be the languages that are most widely spoken

Are there any customs or public holidays I should be aware of?

Due to the cultural diversity across the island, a variety of festivals and holidays are celebrated, including Chinese new year and all Roman Catholic holidays. Tipping is not compulsory, however 5 – 10% for good service is considered polite.

What is the cuisine like?

The cuisine in Mauritius encompasses a rich blend of international influences, including Creole, European, Chinese and Indian. The islands restaurants are of a high quality, and the street food available is famously diverse and delicious. In addition to this, much of Mauritius’ food produce is grown locally thanks to the islands fertile soil.

What nightlife is available?

Although many people tend to stay within their resorts to party, there are some excellent bars and clubs on the island if you know where to find them, and the scene is becoming ever livelier with the introduction of the beach party concept. 

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