Capital City: Port Louis
Timezone: UTC+4
Country Calling Code: +230
Currency: MUR

1 CNY = 4.93 MUR

1 USD = 30.81 MUR

1 EUR = 37.92 MUR

1 GBP = 44.82 MUR

1 AUD = 30.81 MUR

These rates were valid at time of writing.
Please check for exact exchange rates.

Weather & When to Visit


Mauritius has a mild climate with moderate temperature throughout the year. The peak summer season and best time for scuba diving and deep-sea fishing is October to April. The remainder of the year is good but the visibility and temperature drop somewhat. But if you visit in summer, make sure to check the weather as this is the time when tropical storms are the most active in this part of the world. Sometimes the cyclones can last for over a week.


The sea is calmer and warmer on the west coast throughout the year. The east coast is blown over by the Trade Winds which makes it colder and rougher. The east coast however, has some of the best dive sites in Mauritius.


For those people who do not enjoy warm weather or want a more active holiday, we recommend going in July/August when the temperature is 24-26 C. On the coast the temperature can go down to 16-18 C during the night so that we recommend taking a piece of sweater with you.


The variation of temperature on Mauritius is small, so that enjoyable holidays can be spent there at any time of the year. Although the weather is normally sunny, but it also does rain. The rain showers are normally short and are a pleasant change from the sun.


Events & Festivals


Many different festivals are held in Mauritius for its diverse cultures and religions based on Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Buddhism although it is a small country. Here we only list some interesting ones for your reference.


  • Cavadee Festival (end of January – February) is one of the most impressive festivals in Mauritius celebrated by Indians of Tamil origin. Devotees walk bare feet to the temple with Cavadee on their backs after a period fasting. There is also a fire-walking and sword-climbing rituals which are quite spectacular.
  • The Holi festival (the date differs every year but normally falls in March) is an Indian festival of fire and colors. The Hindu population in Mauritius, celebrates the festival by splashing everyone who crosses their way with colored water and powder, along with singing and dancing.
  • Divali (Diwali) Festival or Festivals of Light (usually falls in October to November) is celebrated by the Hindus. It marks the victory of good Rama over evil Ravana in the epic Indian poem. During this night as from six o’clock all Hindus and many Mauritians decorate their homes with small oil lamps, candles, clay lamps or electric bulbs. Nowadays also a lot of houses are decorated with electrical lights chains and also some of the main streets are lighted with special light decorations. This is why this festival is also known as the festival of lights. Cakes are cooked and shared among families and neighbors on that day. 



Most tourists can enter into Mauritius without visa provided passport valid at least for 6 months. Check if you need a visa or not with us or the Immigration Officical website. There is no cost involved.


Note, passport issued by Taiwan and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is not recognized to be valid. Holders of unrecognized passports, Stateless, Political Refugees and holders of Travel Documents should apply and obtain an Entry Visa before undertaking any travel to Mauritius.


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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (SSR International Airport, airport code: MRU)  is located 26 nautical miles (48 km) southeast of the capital city of Port Louis which has one terminal.

Note, a departure tax is already included in your airfares, so there is no need to pay it again.

of Northern Cyprus is not recognized to be valid. Holders of unrecognized passports, Stateless, Political Refugees and holders of Travel Documents should apply and obtain an Entry Visa before undertaking any travel to Mauritius.


Things to Consider


  • Tipping is common but not compulsory.
  • Do not wear shorts, mini-skirts or sleeveless shirts when visiting religious shrines. Remove shoes (and possibly leather belts) when entering mosques and temples. Women should carry a scarf if planning to enter a mosque.
  • Do not touch the statues, carvings and religious artefacts in places of worship.
  • Do not sunbath topless. Sunbathers should note that nudism and topless sunbathing are frowned upon on public beaches. 
  • Handshaking is the customary form of greeting, although friends and family commonly share a kiss on each cheek.
  • Dress properly. In most hotels, walking around in surfer shorts or bathing suits after sunset is simply prohibited. Mauritian women are very conservative.
  • Take one or two tubes of mosquito repellant if you intend to visit Mauritius in summer.
  • Mauritius use the British driving system (driving on the left), and only unleaded petrol is available on Mauritius and all cars use this.
  • The power supply is 240 volts and the power sockets use the british 3 pin standard. If you bring electrical appliances with you then you will probably need an adaptor.
  • The medical standard on Mauritius is well advanced and the hospitals are free of charge, and this is applied to visitors as well.


Whilst Classic Travel does our best to keep information updated, it is always advisable for you to double-check details for your specific trip as information can change without notice, particularly in regards to arrival & departure airport terminals, visa requirements and airport/port fees.