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FAQs Mauritius: Everything You Need To Know Before Traveling To Mauritius


Mauritius is a an island paradise, an amazing amalgamation of colonial culture and modern resorts, scenic white sand beaches, and beautiful mountain trails. There's a lot to Mauritius, a beach-love can enjoy the tropical sun and the warm sapphire waters, thrill-seekers can explore the forested mountainous trails, explorers can opt for boat trips to the nearby islets and adventurers can participate in various water sports. Mauritius is truly the best island getaway and here's all you need to know before planning a trip to Mauritius.

FAQs Mauritius: Everything You Need To Know Before Traveling To Mauritius-1

1. What is the process to get Visa for Mauritius?

Indians are eligible for Visa-on-arrival in Mauritius and as per the rules, a person holding an Indian passport doesn’t require to pay any fee against the visa on arrival for tourism purposes. Mauritius Visa Cost for Indian tourists is ZERO. On the basis of an on arrival visa for Indians, an Indian can stay in Mauritius for a maximum period of 60 days, from the day of arrival.

2. What is the best way to reach Mauritius from India?

The best and quickest way to reach Mauritius from India is by traveling on a flight. Four major international airports of India have direct flights to the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius. Direct Flights of Air Mauritius operates from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore and takes approximately 6-7 hours to reach Mauritius.

3. Best time to visit?

For Indians, the best time to visit Mauritius is all around the year, as the temperature does not change much in winters or summers. The Jan-April months are summers but the temperature hardly goes above 35-degree Celcius and May-December is the winter season and the temperature stays around 20-degrees Celcius. Many Indians flock to Mauritius to enjoy the Balmy weather.

4. How safe is Mauritius to travel?

Generally, Mauritius is very safe to visit and is known to be one of the safest countries to visit in Africa, however, being cautious and careful never goes out of style. Use your common sense and keep your valuables closely by your side, since the most common type of crime is petty theft like pickpocketing. The risk of muggings and scams is although pretty low.

5. What is the currency of Mauritius?

The Mauritian rupee is the official currency of Mauritius, furthermore, US dollars are accepted almost everywhere in Mauritius, so you can carry those as well. It is best to get the currency exchanged from a money lender in India or get it exchanged at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius to get the best exchange rates.

Visa, MasterCard, Diners and American Express debit and credit cards are also widely accepted all over Mauritius. Check with your bank if your debit/maestro card will be accepted in Mauritius’ ATMs.

6. What is the food like in Mauritius? Can I get Indian food? What about vegetarian options?

Mauritian food is a mixed pot of flavors because of the heavily colonial influence of Indians, as well as Chinese, Creole and French residents. For Indian food, look for popular Indian restaurants like Le Tandoor, Namaste Restaurant, Delhi Taj Restaurant, and La Chaumiere Masala. Vegetarian food is served aplenty in Mauritius, and you can visit various joints and restaurants like Lambic, Chez Tino, La Faya to enjoy their vegetarian selections.

7. How many days would it be best to cover everything in Mauritius?

Mauritius is a paradise, it has both, the scenic beaches and the majestic mountains. It is suggested that to explore Mauritius you should stay there for at least 6 to 7 Days.

8. What does it is mean when transfers are on SIC?

SIC - seat in coach, this means your tour is on Sharing basis transfer. Where the tour is available on alternate days. In case the tour is available on any particular day then our ground handling team will update you about the amendment if required to do so.

9. When will I get the vouchers?

If the flight tickets are booked through us, you will receive the flight voucher on the same day on the payment of the flight amount. Whereas, the tour confirmation voucher will be sent within 3 days of the payment of the full trip amount.

10. Who should not go for the adventure activities mentioned in the packages?

Guest with Medical issues, Heart attack, Pregnant women, people with Back or any joints problems should avoid doing any adventure sports and activities.

11. Can I request an early check-in or late check-out?

We can’t confirm an early check-in, but our sales team can assist in booking you a night of pre-accommodation at the same hotel. If you don’t wish to pay for the extra night, you can try your luck locally (they may let you in early if the room is free) or you can store your luggage.

12. What are the drinking laws in Mauritius?

In Mauritius, it is illegal to serve, sell or supply alcohol to anyone who is under 18 years of age.

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