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Mauritius Island

  • Requirements to enter the country

    – A conscious attitude and a sexy swimsuit
    – Return ticket to your residence country
    – Proof of accommodation during your stay, being a Hotel, Airbnb booking or the address of your special friend.
    – Enough money in your account to sustain your stay, estimated at $100 per day (although we won’t check on that)

  • Visa

    Tourist visas do not have a cost and are granted upon arrival to the airport at Immigration. Your tourist visa will expire on the day of your exit ticket, the maximum stay being for 3 months. Visit the official passport and immigration webpage to make sure your country doesn’t need any extra procedures.

  • Vaccinations

    We’re cool, healthy Africans. No vaccinations are needed previous to your visit to Mauritius. Unless you come from a chancy country, because we like being cool, healthy Africans here.

  • Size

    Let me illustrate it better: Luxembourg is 1.3 times the size of Mauritius. We are 22 times the size of Santorini or 3 times the size of Bali (1,865 km2).

  • Population

    Yes, we are a small country but people reproduce fast and travellers ALWAYS want to stay. We are reaching the 1.3 million, 2.3 times the population of Luxembourg. Can you imagine the traffic jams now? Opt for public transport!

  • Religion

    We’ve got 3 major religions living together and zero problems about it. The population is made-up by 48% Hindus, 33% Christians, 17% Muslims and 2% of other religious minorities. If they said you were a dreamer, well, you are not the only one.

  • Language

    Let’s talk clearly. The official language (for formal documents) is English, but all locals communicate in Creole, which is closer to French, so everybody understands French. If you speak any of the above, you’re sorted!

  • Climate

    Mauritius’ weather is like a woman you shouldn’t try to understand, just love. It might be cloudy, sunny, rainy and dry in the same morning and that’s just okay. However, we enjoy a tropical, warm weather almost all year round. There are only 2 seasons:

    Summer being hot and humid throughout November to April (max. 36 °C)
    Winter for cooler and dryer days from May to October (min 16 °C)

  • The best time to come

    High season is from November to January, but we strongly recommend you to come in Mauritius’ low season (May – Oct). The weather is amazing, beaches are less crowded, prices are back to normal and most importantly, you help disperse the effects of massive tourism of the high season.

    – Try to avoid February and March, the wetter months, we don’t want a cyclone to change your tanning plans.
    – September and October are especially beautiful months.

  • What should you bring

    – Beachwear and light clothes
    – Trousers or sport clothes for your adventures
    – Tennis or hiking shoes
    – A light jacket
    – Reef-friendly sunscreen
    – Mosquito repellent
    – Snorkel kit

  • Driving

    We drive on the left side of the road and on the right side of the car. If you own a driving licence issued by a competent authority in your country you are then entitled to rent a car or a scooter here. You are also entitled to grab a bus and help mitigate climate change and traffic jams .

  • Electricity

    220 volts

  • Plug

    UK plug, type G. Like this:

    1.2 G type plug image

  • Tap Water

    Fat, round, definite YES! Our ‪#‎tapwaterrevolution‬ works hard in returning the truth to people. Potable water in Mauritius is treated and monitored to meet the World Health Organization standards for drinkable water, which means our tap water is perfectly safe to drink (Except during a cyclone when water delivery services may be compromised). Save money, save plastic, save the world!

  • Currency

    All deals inside the island are settled in Mauritian Rupees (MUR or “Rs”). Make sure to change some cash or withdraw the local currency upon arrival to the airport.

    – 1 EUR = 40 Rs approx
    – 1 USD = 35 Rs approx

  • Credit cards

    Are well accepted in almost every establishment. Remember that an additional 1 to 3 percent is normally charged to every transaction made with a debit or credit card overseas. Before traveling, research if your bank charges a fee for international card use. If so, consider applying for a card like the Capital One Visa or any of the other cards that are free of transaction fees.

  • Banking hours

    Mon – Thur: 9.00 am – 3.30 pm
    Friday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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