Destination Information

Getting There

Select Vacations offers economy, premium economy & business class airfares with Air Mauritius & Singapore Airlines.

Visa & Passport

For Visa, passport, health & security advise for Australian travellers, visit the department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website: Register your details online so you’re easier to contact in case of an emergency.


The official language of Mauritius is Creole but tourists normally do not encounter communication problems as both English & French are widely understood and spoken on the island.

Currency & Credit Cards

The official currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupees (MUR). Major credit cards can be used at all shops, restaurants, bars and major resorts.


Tipping is not customary.


Summer is between October – April and winter is May – September. The most rainfall occurs between December – April.


In Mauritius the power plugs and sockets are type C & G. The standard voltage is 230V and the standard frequency is 50Mz.

What to Wear

Light clothes are advisable because of the tropical climate.  For women, light cotton dresses, slacks and shorts for the day and a long skirt or cool dress for evenings.  Men are most comfortable in light weight slacks and shorts and open neck shirts. Sandals or light canvas shoes are adequate.