TOURIST INFO ABOUT MAURITIUS
When to Go
Mauritius is an all year round holiday destination. It is advised to make your travel arrangements well in advance, especially if you intend visiting around the busy Christmas / New Year period. Keep in mind that many accommodations hike their rates during the peak season. We provide a large selection of self catering and private accommodations in Mauritius, which might better fit into your budget and allowing you to discover the true Mauritius. Another important consideration of planning is the wide range of activities Mauritius is providing. Sporting and leisure considerations may play a part in when you choose to visit. December to March is best for diving as the water is said to be clearer; June to August is best for surfing along the south coast; trekking and hiking is advised around April to September, when the temperature are cooler; and October to March is best for big-game fishing, when the large predators feed closer to shore. See also Mauritius climate & weather information.
What to Bring
The happiest travelers are those who pack lightly. If you plan to do some shopping in Mauritius you’ll surely find a lot of things to buy. Mauritius is a shopping paradise and you should left some space in your suitcase for souvenirs, clothes & textiles, trademarks & labels, jewelry, bags, model ships, paintings, artisanal & handicraft.
Clothes: Keep clothing light and in cotton wherever possible. Anything as formal as a suite is unnecessary, but it’s good to have a smart shirt and pair of trousers, or a dress or skirt for dinners out. Make sure you have protection from the sun (hat, sunglasses, and sun-block). During the winter months it cools down a bit at night and you’ll need some warm clothing. Intending trekkers should bring good, strong footwear.
Emergency Kit: Bring along with you a basic medical kit including any daily health care on your physician advice. It’s not a bad idea to pack insect repellent and a beach towel if you stay away from a resort accommodation.
You may also visit Mauritius General Information.
A travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problems is a good idea. Check that the policy covers ambulances or an emergency flight home.
Travel with a passport which is valid for at least 10 years and still valid for the entire period you intend to remain in Mauritius. If your passport is lost or stolen immediately contact your country’s embassy or consulate. There are no visa requirements for Mauritius for citizen of the UK, Ireland, Australia, USA, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the European Union (EU) and a number of other countries. For more information about Visas, please contact tourism information office at your country. Initial entry is granted for a maximum of three months.
Visa Extension for a further three months as a tourist is available. To apply for an extension, you must go to the Passport & Immigration Office in Port Louis. See more information on passport and visa requirements on Mauritius Government Portal.
Mauritius Tourism Office - Foreign Embassies and Honorary Consulates in Mauritius
You need more specific travel and visa information or want to stay for longer in Mauritius please contact your countries embassy or honorary consulate in Mauritius.
Mauritius Tourism Office: British High Commission in Mauritius - UK in Mauritius
Contact Details: Tel (230) 2029400 – 7th Floor, Les Cascades Building, Edit Cavell Street, Port Louis.
Australian High Commission in Mauritius - Visas & Migration Australian
Contact Details: Tel (230) 2020160 – 2nd Floor, Rogers House, 5 President John Kennedy St, Port Louis
Mauritius Tourism Office: France Embassy in Mauritius - La France à Maurice
Contact Details: Tel (230) 2020100 - 14, rue St Georges, Port Louis
Honorary Consulate of Germany in Mauritius - email:
Contact Details: Tel (230) 2837500 - Royal Road, St. Antoine, Goodlands
Mauritius Tourism Office: Honorary Consulate of Italy in Mauritius - email:
Contact Details: Tel (230) 6975948 - Rue Nicolson, Vacoas
Mauritius Tourism Office: Embassy of the United States in Mauritius - USA in Mauritius
Contact Details: Tel (230) 2024400 - 4th Floor, Rogers House, John Kennedy Avenue, P.O. Box 544, Port Louis
Mauritius Tourism Office: High Commission of India in Mauritius - India in Mauritius
Contact Details: Tel (230) 2083775 - 6th Floor, L.I.C. Building, Pres. John Kennedy Street, P.O. Box 162, Port Louis
Mauritius Tourism Office: Mauritius Tourism Office: High Commission of South Africa in Mauritius - email:
Contact Details: Tel (230) 2126925 - 4th Floor, British American Insurance Building, 25 Pope Hennessy Street, PO Box 908, Port Louis
Mauritius Tourism Office: Embassy of China in Mauritius - Republic of China in Mauritius
Contact Details: Tel (230) 467 4600 - Royal Road, Bell Rose, Rose Hill