Airport: The Plaisance International Airport, close to Mahébourg, is situated at 48 km in the south-east of Port-Louis, the capital (45 minutes drive by taxi)
Formalities: A 6 months valid passport after the return date.
Currency: Mauritian Rupee
Money: Cash points in most of the villages. Visa cards and MasterCard are accepted everywhere. Diners Club and American Express are used mainly in hotels. The Mauritian rupees cannot be exchanged in any other countries.
Climate: The hottest and rainiest season is from November to April. Dry season is from June to September. It is recommended to bring a cloth with long sleeves, a jacket or sweater for the chilled evenings and cold places, a rain coat and an umbrella.
Temperature: between 28°C and 34°C in summer (November to April), between 20°C and 30°C in winter (June to September)
Official Language: English, French and Creole are the current spoken languages.
Time Zone difference: GMT + 4hrs
Driving: Left hand. Use of horn and flash (head lights)
Voltage: 220 volts. Three-pin adaptor (British type)