Mauritius – Fact Sheet

Mauritius Travel Information

Mauritius will enchant you and uplift your soul!

Most visitors to Mauritius choose package tour holidays and stay at one of the island’s magnificent resorts!   Every visitor to Mauritius enjoys personal attention and an opportunity to discover a friendly face.  Behind each warm smile lies the promise of a unique holiday destination. Mauritius is a melting pot where past and present are smoothly blended together.  The capital of Mauritius, Port Louis is the tourist/financial hub of the Island.  There are literally hundreds of excellent beach resorts lining the Mauritian coast.

Climate
The climate in Mauritius is hot and tropical tempered by cooling trade winds.  Summer is from November to May.  Temperatures varies between 22° C and 36°C.  Winter is from May to November with a temperature between 17°C and 26°C making Mauritius a perfect all year round destination!

Language
English is the official language but all people in Mauritius are bilingual being equally fluent in English and French.  Creole and French predominate everyday life.

Money Matters
The Monetary unit is the Mauritian Rupee (Rs.)  It is advisable to travel with Mauritian Rupee, Euros or US Dollars.  Rands can be exchanged at Mauritius Airport where one will receive a more favourable rate of exchange that at the hotels.  (R1 = Rs3)

What to do in Mauritius
Laze on magnificent golden beaches, savour a variety of exotic cuisine and enjoy every imaginable watersport at the hotel of your choice.  Mauritius is a paradise for marlin/deep sea fishing, snorkeling, catamaran cruises, and scuba diving.  Visit the Pamplemousses Gardens, the island’s botanical gardens and the excellent golf courses that Mauritius provides.  Shopping in Mauritius is good for knitwear, textiles, casual clothing, handicrafts and spices. Most hotels in Mauritius offer nightly entertainment as well.

Electricity
The electricity supply in Mauritius is 220v AC with 3 square flat pin plugs. (British plug)

Travel Tips
In accordance with the directive of the Department of Civil Aviation of Mauritius, restrictions are imposed on liquids, gels and aerosols carried onboard aircrafts departing from Mauritius.

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