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USEFUL INFORMATION

Language
The official languages of Mauritius are English and French, although Creole is widely spoken.

Hello – Bonjour
Goodbye – Au revoir
Thank you – S’il vous plait

Religion
Mauritius does not have a state religion – the population comprises Hindus, Muslims, Jews and Christians living harmoniously together.

Currency

The local currency is the Mauritian Rupee. Our Front Office team is happy to help you exchange currency and give you Mauritius travel tips.

Time
MUT – 4 hours ahead of GMT in summer (October to March) and 3 hours ahead of GMT in winter (April to September).

Weather
Mauritius enjoys a tropical marine climate, with lots of sun all year and just enough rain to nourish lush vegetation and colourful tropical blooms. The region receives an annual average of 8 hours of sunshine per day with temperatures between 24°C (75°F) and 30°C (86°F) and water temperatures between 23°C (73°F) and 26°C (79°F).

Food
Mauritian cuisine reflects the diverse cultures of its people, for example creole rougailles, Indian curries, Muslim biryanis and Chinese stir fries. Some great local offerings include creole tomatoes (pommes d'amour) with onions, ginger, garlic and chillies, rougaille saucisses and cari poule. Palm hearts and camarons (giant prawns), daubes, venison and wild boar are also local favourites, borrowed from French cuisine. Fresh fish and other seafood are also a highlight.