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What to spend your Rupee on

  • A bottle of local beer

    80 MUR

  • Solar sea walk

    1400 MUR

  • Entrance to the Mauritius Safari and Bird Park

    715 MUR

  • Traditional Mauritian street food

    10-50 MUR

  • Skydive

    11500 MUR

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  • nights


Must-sees in Mauritius

  • Saint-Denis
  • On the neighbouring island of Reunion is the pretty town of Saint-Denis. You can enjoy a stunning sunset view from Le Barachois, whereas Parc de la Trinité is a gorgeous, peaceful spot.
  • Central Plateau
  • Natural beauty doesn’t come better than at the Black River Gorges National Park! If you want to take in a bit of history, check out the Maison Eureka.
  • The East of Mauritius
  • Belle Mare is a beautiful spot on Mauritius’ east coast, with powdery beaches and fantastic diving opportunities. Nearby Flacq has a thriving open-air market if you fancy a spot of shopping.

The remarkable rupee

Following the flocking of Indians to Mauritius in the 1870s, the Mauritian rupee became the established form of currency in 1876 (it was also the official currency of the Seychelles until 1914).

There have been several commemorative coins issued over the years, the latest being a special 100 MUR coin, created in 2001 to commemorate the centenary of the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi in Mauritius.

Frequently used banknotes

Each MUR is made up of 100 cents. Banknotes in circulation are for 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 2,000 MUR. Coins used are for 5 and 20 cents, ½ MUR, 1, 5, 20 and 20 MUR.

The 5 and 20 cent coins are rarely used, although coins worth at least half a MUR are useful for small purchases and tips.

Buying Mauritian rupee online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £500

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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