Private tailor-made journeys of a lifetime 1 888 263 2574 Contact Us
  • AUS
  • DEU
  • AUS
  • DEU
Eureka Waterfall, Mauritius

What you need to know before traveling to Mauritius

Planning your Mauritius travel itinerary? From exchanging your money to credit cards, health information, communication and other handy tips, our destination experts share their inputs to help you plan the perfect Africa vacations for you.


While there is no official language in Mauritius, English and French-based Creole are widely spoken everywhere. French is also commonly spoken by almost all the population.

Cash and Credit Cards

The official currency of Mauritius is the Rupee (MUR), and 1 Rupee is equal to 100 cents. You can exchange money at the airport or at your hotel, although we don’t recommend the latter due to poor exchange rates. ATMs are easily available at all popular destinations. while credit cards are widely accepted in hotels and shops, we recommend carrying some cash with you as well.

Getting Around

In Mauritius, cars travel of the left side of the road. Being a small nation, the traffic is relatively less. Buses are the most popular means of transport with terminals in all major cities. If you wish to travel to a destination that is not on the bus route, it is easiest to call a taxi. Make sure to negotiate the fare before you set out: check with your hotel for a reasonable rate or ask the staff to call you a taxi.


There is usually a small fee for using the WiFi in your hotel room. In general, internet connectivity is quite good in Mauritius and this applies to mobile internet as well. SIM cards are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at kiosks that are found everywhere.

Health Information

In Mauritius, you don’t need to worry about Malaria or other tropical diseases. If you are unwell, you can visit a state hospital where tourists are treated free of charge. Please visit a private clinic if you are seriously ill. Always use sunscreen with high SPF, especially when you are on the beach. Don’t forget to carry shoes or flipflops while bathing as sea urchins or corals abound even in shallow waters.

Best time to travel

Mauritius has a tropical climate with an even distribution of rainfall and few fluctuations in the temperature through the year. There are two main seasons in the country. For more information on the best time to travel to Mauritius, click on the following link.



Mauritius is considered a very safe travel destination, especially in comparison to other African countries. Nevertheless, it is best to follow some basic safety regulations for a stress-free Mauritius vacation. Click on the following link for more information.



Tipping is not common in Mauritius and tips are generally included in the bill at most restaurants. Most travelers still choose to tip, which is welcome. While traveling by taxi, it is common to simply round off the price.

Top Mauritius Travel Tips

Our destination experts are happy to share their personal Mauritius travel tips with you. Discover the best Mauritius hotels and travel to the best beaches of Mauritius. Contact us today for you tailor-made Mauritius holiday.


Excellent / 4.9 out of 5
from the blog
Traumhafter Strand
By: Mouli
5 min

Winter Travel: Best Destinations For A Warm Escape

Put on your traveling shoes and go exploring this winter because we have a list of warm and sunny destinations that are begging to be explored!


Enchanting Travels African elephant , foggy morning, hot air balloons landing on background, Masai Mara National Reserve
By: Jen
5 min

Our Five Tips to Happy Travels!

Having money doesn't ensure happiness but spending it right can make you a lot happier, claims a new study. We summarize the top five tips to happy travels and point you to some Enchanting specials that will help you along!


Woman traveler looks at the edge of the cliff on the sea bay of mountains in the background
By: Mouli
5 min

Top 10 Adventures From Around The World!

From incredible aquatic adventure travel expeditions to exhilarating aerial trysts and electrifying exploits on terra firma, our list of top 10 adventures from around the world will take your breath away! Some experiences in life are worth living for.


best places to visit

Safe & Secure

Your safety and wellbeing are our top priorities. We only offer hotels and vehicles with the highest health and safety standards.

Financial Protection & Flexibility

We believe in complete transparency. We are bonded members and license holders of all leading travel organizations. Your booking is flexible and completely secure with us.

Fully Supported Travel

Your dedicated and personal trip coordinator is available around the clock during your trip to accommodate requests, take care of the details, and handle any unforeseen situations.

Authentic & Unique

Go off the beaten track. Our award-winning, licensed local guides provide incredible insights and insider tips, passionately bringing alive unique and exclusive experiences for you.

Personalized & Private

Discover our enchanting world your way. Our experts completely customize your private tour to match your interests and preferences through their comprehensive knowledge of each destination.

High Quality Experiences

All our accommodations and services are personally tested by our team. Tell us your travel dream and we will create an itinerary packed with the best experiences your destination has to offer.


Enchanting Travels custom-designed our African Adventure to include all the specific locations and activities we were interested in. We did not have to worry about any details and were free to enjoy the most extraordinary adventure that was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our first visit to Africa, including activities at Victoria Falls, safari adventures with great guides, and all the accommodations were fantastic.

Rating 5/5

Judith MoranUSA

We were recommended by friends to use Enchanting travel to help plan our Africa Experience. From first contact to the conclusion of the trip Enchanting travel supported our every need and looked after every detail. Our trip was absolutely flawless and an experience of a life time. I would be happy to discuss our trip with any potential customers as we feel our agenda gave us the perfect overview of sights, culture and safari activities. We came home and feel we missed nothing.

Rating 5/5

Jonas WilliamsUSA

This was truly an “Enchanting” adventure! The value and service was beyond excellent! The entire team ensured every detail was taken care of and went out of their way to welcome us! And every hotel and excursion was amazing, and we were greeted with welcoming open arms every where we stayed! Nothing was left to chance…and we felt so secure knowing Enchanting Travels had everything lined up for us! Even our lodges said Enchanting Travels was a top-notch company!

Rating 5/5

David FeitlerUSA

Do you have a vacation in mind? Personalize your itinerary with our Trip Builder.