Currency

Mauritian rupee (Rs)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than €100

  • Double room in a budget hotel: €40–75
  • Street food or self-catering for lunch: €5
  • Dinner in a midrange restaurant: €20

Midrange: €100–200

  • Double room in a midrange hotel with half-board: €80–150
  • Lunch in midrange restaurants: €25
  • Car hire: from €40 per day
  • Occasional excursions: €50–100

Top end: More than €200

  • Double room with half-board in a luxury hotel: from €150
  • Lunch in a top-end restaurant: from €50
  • All-day taxi excursions: €50–100 per day
  • Catamaran excursions: from €50

Bargaining

Prices are fixed in supermarkets and upmarket and designer shops, but elsewhere it's always worth asking if the price being offered is the final one. This is particularly true in tourist areas and street markets. If you do decide to haggle, you're likely to get a lot further if you do so in a friendly spirit. You're unlikely to achieve much by trying to bargain on the price of excursions.

Money

You'll find ATMs throughout Port Louis, while all the main banks are concentrated around Sir William Newton St. Standard banking hours are 9am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm Friday. Some banks are open on Saturday morning, while those at the airport are open whenever flights arrive.

Barclays Bank

HSBC

Mauritius Commercial Bank

State Bank of Mauritius