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Mauritius Country Quickfacts

  • Coat of arms of Mauritius
  • Enjoying lunch in a resort
Area:  2,040 km²


Port Louis
Country Code: 230
Country Population: 1,261,208
Credit Cards: Banks and most hotels, restaurants and tourist shops accept credit cards.
Currency: Mauritian rupee (MUR)
Drives on the: Left
Ethnic Groups:  68% Indo-Mauritian
27% Créole
3% Sino-Mauritian
2% Franco-Mauritian
Location:  Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean approximately 800 km off the East Coast of Madagascar.
Official Language(s): English, Créole, French, Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bojpoori.
Religion: 51% Hindu
30% Christian
17% Muslim
Time Zone: GMT + 4.
Tipping: Tipping is common but not compulsory.



Mauritius Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Mauritius.

Learn about the history and culture of Mauritius, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Mauritius's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Mauritius for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Mauritius vacations today!


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AfricaExperts and Idyllic Islands are the exclusive divisions of Goway that specializes in planning and organizing Mauritius vacations and experiences. Choose from a romantic island stay,  a stay of distinction, a beach holiday, an air and land getaway and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Mauritius.

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