Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, off the southeast coast of Africa, and has a population of 1.25 million people. Mauritius offers world-class adventure with trekking, mountain climbing and ecotourism mixed in with beautiful hotels and relaxing, turquoise-watered beaches that only a tropical island can offer.

The country is home to the world's third largest coral reef, and is also rich in historical sights, cultural diversity with influences from India, China, France, England and Africa, and is home to Africa's wealthiest city of Port Louis. The official languages of Mauritius are English and French (French being the most prominent), although Hindi, Bhojpuri, Urdu and Chinese are also spoken.

Medical tourism

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Best time to travel

Mauritius has a tropical climate with little to no seasonal variation. The winter (between May and October) is generally warm and dry. The best months to visit are between May and December, with January and February being the peak cyclone months. The highlands are the wettest area of the island.

Money and costs

The national currency is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR, symbol Rp), and mid range travellers can look at spending around 2,255 Rp per day. Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Visas are not required by tourists from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia or Europe (with the exception of Bulgaria and Romania), with the length of allowed stay varying from between 15 days to three months.

Getting there

The main entry point to Mauritius is through Plaisance Airport, which is approximately 50 km from Port Louis, and the national airline is Air Mauritius.

Dialling codes

To call Mauritius, the country dialling code is +230.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Mauritius at:

Lonely Planet -​mauritius

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority -

Mauritius Embassy in the USA -​tourist_information/​embassies

Mauritius Embassy in the UK -

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011