Practical Guide



CLIMATE

On the central plateau, the temperature varies from 20C to 28C during the summer months ( November to April ) and from 25C to 33 on the coastal regions. From May to October, (winter months) the average temperature on the central plateau is 16C whilst on the coasts it is about 5C higher.


ELECTRICITY

The power supply throughout the island is 220 Volts


TIME DIFFERENCE

Mauritius is 4 hrs ahead of GMT and 3 hrs ahead of Continental Europe. With regards to France, Mauritius is ahead by 3 hrs during winter and 2 hrs ahead during summer.


CURRENCY

The monetary unit is the Mauritian rupee (Rs) which is divided in 100 cents. There are coins of 5, 20 and 50 cents and coins of Rs 1, 5 and Rs 10. Bank notes are in denominations of Rs 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 2000.


CREDIT CARDS

Credit cards are widely accepted especially VISA, American Express, Diners Club and Master Card.


V.A.T

A 15% Value Added Tax is applicable on all invoices relating to the purchase of goods and services including hotel and restaurant bills.


TIPS

Is not compulsory but remains an appreciation of good service.


SHOPPING

In Port-Louis: 09h00 to17h00 from Monday to Friday and from 09h00 to 12 noon on Saturday. Elsewhere 09h00 to 17h00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Thursday and Sunday from 09h00 to 12 noon.


BANK

Open from 09h00 to 15h00 from Monday to Friday. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.


VALUABLES

It is recommended to deposit all your valuables and money in the hotel safe and not to leave your personal belongings unattended on the beach.


LAND AND SEA EXCURSIONS

It is recommended to use licensed service providers for all your land and sea excursions

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