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Le Morne Brabant, beautiful view from top of the mountain. Mauritius

Planning a trip to Mauritius?

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Embarking on a journey to Mauritius? Enhance your travel experience by buying Mauritian rupees from Manor FX. 

Our exceptional exchange rates guarantee you get more value for your money. Get the best rate for Mauritian rupees (MUR) for your adventure.

You can opt for a convenient home or office delivery of your Mauritian rupee. Or collect an online order in person.

Alternatively, visit our Manor FX bureau near Heathrow to convert GBP to Mauritian rupees in person.

Trust Manor FX for quick delivery and an effortless online process when exchanging British pounds to Mauritian rupees

Mauritius travel money

Familiarise yourself with cash and card payments in Mauritius to be fully prepared for your trip.

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Main sight of Mauritius- Chamarel- seven colour lands

Can I buy Mauritian rupees in the UK?

Acquiring Mauritian rupees in the UK might be challenging, as they are less readily available than more common currencies. 

Here are your options:

Currency exchange bureaus

Not all bureaus stock Mauritian rupees, but larger ones might. Manor FX always has MUR available. Visit our Datchet bureau near Heathrow to convert sterling to Mauritian rupees and get the best pound to Mauritian rupee exchange rate.

Order online

The best place to buy Mauritian rupees is online through specialists like us. We deliver directly to your address.


While available at major UK airports, their rates are less favourable. Pre-exchanging some currency is always a wiser choice.

Specialist travel agencies

Certain agencies specialising in Mauritius travel might convert pound sterling into Mauritian rupees. Check with them for Mauritian rupee availability.

Remember, planning is key due to the limited availability of Mauritian rupees.

Is it better to exchange money in the UK or Mauritius?

It’s highly recommended to convert UK pounds to Mauritian rupees in the UK. Exchanging some money before your trip gives you a head start. You’ll have Mauritian rupees for initial expenses, providing peace of mind. 

Here’s why:

  • Immediate convenience. Having Mauritian rupees on hand as soon as you land simplifies initial expenses like transport and meals.
  • Avoid airport rates. Airport exchange rates are usually less favourable. Pre-exchanging saves you from these rates.
  • Emergency reserve. Carrying some local currency can be vital in unexpected situations, like inaccessible ATMs.
  • Budget management. Physical currency helps you track and manage your spending more effectively.
  • Time efficiency. Arriving with local currency saves you the hassle of finding an exchange bureau immediately.
  • Off-the-beaten-track. Mauritian rupees are particularly useful in less touristy areas. Because of limited ATM and exchange services.

Exchange some money in advance, but there’s no need to convert your entire budget before leaving. You can also use ATMs and local exchange services in Mauritius for additional rupees.

Market Street in Port Louis, Mauritius, People are selling clothes

What is the best currency to take to Mauritius?

The ideal currency for Mauritius is the Mauritian rupee (MUR), the official currency. It’s widely accepted for everyday expenses like shopping, dining, and transport.

Euros (EUR) and US dollars (USD) are also accepted, especially for exchange into Mauritian rupees. Carry some EUR or USD if you’re visiting popular tourist spots.

Nevertheless, having Mauritian rupees for smaller transactions is crucial.

Can I use UK debit or credit cards in Mauritius?

Major credit and debit cards work in most urban and tourist areas. However, be aware that

card acceptance might be limited in remote areas. Carrying cash is advisable.

ATMs allow withdrawals in Mauritian rupees, but check for any fees.

Inform your bank about your travel plans to avoid any account issues.

Is it better to have cash or card in Mauritius?

Both are useful. Cash, especially in Mauritian rupees, is recommended for everyday transactions. Credit cards are handy in cities and tourist areas.

Couple of Aldabra giant tortoises in zoo Nature park on Mauritius island

How much cash should I take to Mauritius?

Your budget depends on your travel style and duration. Here’s a rough guide:

  • Budget travellers. £30-£50 per day covers basic accommodation, local dining, and transportation.
  • Mid-range travellers. £50-£100 per day takes care of more comfortable stays, dining, and tours.
  • Luxury travellers. Over £100 daily is enough for upscale hotels, fine dining, and excursions.

Always have enough cash for areas with limited ATM or card services.

How to minimise ATM fees in Mauritius

Use ATMs of major banks for lower fees and withdraw larger amounts less frequently. Check if your home bank has partner banks in Mauritius for potentially lower fees.

Should you tip in Mauritius?

Tipping is less standard but appreciated. In restaurants, 5-10% is common. For tour guides and drivers, 5-10% of the tour cost is usual. Hotels and porters appreciate modest tips. 

In remote areas, consider small gifts instead of cash.

Is Mauritius affordable?

Mauritius can be budget-friendly. Costs vary with travel style, but options suit various budgets. 

A cafe coffee in Port Louis might cost around 50 MUR (£1). A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant could be about 1,500 MUR (£30).

Mauritius food, several dishes for Mauritius island, served with decoration

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Mauritian rupee currency

Mauritian rupee banknotes

Mauritian banknotes are a fascinating blend of vibrant colours and intricate designs. Each one tells a story about the island’s rich culture and history. 

The currency comes in various denominations – 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, and 2000 Mauritian rupees. The lower denominations are commonly used for daily transactions, while higher values are reserved for larger purchases.

The imagery on the banknotes celebrates Mauritius’s significant historical figures, showcasing the island’s unique identity.

Mauritian Rupee banknotes

Mauritian rupee coins

Mauritian coins are integral to the island’s monetary system, offering a glimpse into its cultural richness. 

These coins come in various denominations, including 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents, and 1, 5, 10, and 20 Mauritian rupees. They are functional and serve as small emblems of Mauritius’s diverse heritage.

The design of Mauritian coins often features the nation’s unique flora and fauna, celebrating its environmental diversity. Some coins also depict significant historical sites or symbols that are culturally important to Mauritius. 

This makes them useful for everyday transactions and interesting for those who appreciate the blend of history and nature.

Mauritian currency import and export regulations

You can carry up to 500,000 MUR without documentation. For foreign currency above €10,000, a declaration is advisable. Check with the Mauritian embassy for updates before travelling.

Buying Mauritian rupees

Order Mauritian rupees online for fast and secure delivery straight to your home or office. It is guaranteed by Royal Mail Special Delivery®.

Or, if you prefer, collect your Mauritian rupees directly from our travel money store near Heathrow. Click here to exchange GBP to Mauritian rupees.

Selling back Mauritian rupees

If you need to convert Mauritian rupees to GBP, simply use this link to convert Mauritian rupees to pound sterling.

Click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘MUR Mauritian rupees’. We provide competitive rates for your excess Mauritian rupees.

Aerial top view perspective of Chamarel Waterfall in the tropical island jungle of Mauritius


UK passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Mauritius for short stays. If you’re a UK citizen, you can travel to Mauritius for holidays or short trips for up to 90 days without a visa. 

When you arrive in Mauritius, you’ll get a stamp on your passport that lets you stay for 60 days. You can ask for an extension if you want to stay longer, up to 90 days. 

Remember, your passport should be valid for the whole time you’re in Mauritius. If you plan to work, live, or study in Mauritius or stay longer than 90 days, you might need a different type of visa. It’s always a good idea to check the latest travel advice.

For a trip to Mauritius, ensuring you’re up to date with your routine vaccinations is a good idea. These usually include jabs for things like MMR, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, chickenpox, polio, and your yearly flu shot.

Apart from these standard vaccines, a few others are recommended for Mauritius. Hepatitis A vaccine is advised because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Mauritius, regardless of where you are eating or staying. 

The Typhoid vaccine is also recommended for most travellers. Especially if you’re visiting smaller cities and rural areas, staying with friends and relatives, or being an adventurous eater.

Some travellers may also need other vaccines depending on their plans in Mauritius. If you stay for a long time or spend a lot of time in outdoor activities or rural areas, you might need vaccines for Hepatitis B and Rabies.

It’s always best to consult your doctor at least 4 to 6 weeks before your trip. They can give you the most current advice and tell you exactly what you’ll need based on your health history and travel plans.

The best time to visit Mauritius depends on what you’re looking for in your trip. Mauritius has a tropical climate, so it’s pretty warm and sunny year-round. However, there are some differences across the year:

May to December. 

This is considered the best time to visit. The weather is cooler and drier. May to October is the Mauritian winter, but it’s still warm and sunny.

Great for exploring the island and enjoying outdoor activities. November and December are getting warmer, perfect for beach holidays.

January to April. 

This period is hotter and more humid. It’s still a good time for a beach holiday but be prepared for occasional rain and higher humidity. 

This is also cyclone season in Mauritius, with January and February being the peak months. Cyclones aren’t always a big problem but can bring rainy and windy days.

In short, if you prefer cooler and drier weather, May to December is ideal. For a warmer beach holiday, January to April is excellent. Just be mindful of the higher humidity and potential for rain.

In Mauritius, tap water is generally safe to drink in urban areas and most tourist places. The water is treated and meets international standards. However, being cautious is always wise, especially if you’re not used to the local water.

The tap water might not be as reliable in more rural or remote areas. In such cases, it’s better to use bottled water for drinking and brushing teeth.

Also, if you have a sensitive stomach, sticking to bottled water during your trip might be a good idea. You can also boil tap water as an extra precaution.

The food in Mauritius is a delicious blend of flavours from its diverse cultural mix, including Indian, African, Chinese, and European influences. Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

  • Curries. Given its strong Indian influence, Mauritius offers a variety of curries. They can be made with chicken, fish, or vegetables. They’re usually less spicy than those in India, appealing to a broader range of palates.
  • Seafood. Being an island, Mauritius has a fantastic selection of seafood. You can enjoy fresh fish, prawns, octopus, and more, often prepared with local herbs and spices.
  • Street food. Mauritius is famous for its street food. Must-tries include ‘Dholl puri’ (a flatbread filled with ground yellow split peas served with chutney) and ‘Gateaux piment’ (chilli cakes).
  • Rice dishes. Rice is a staple and is often served with curries or stir-fried with spices and vegetables, similar to Chinese-style fried rice.
  • Mauritian biryani. This is a special version of the famous Biryani. Layers of spiced rice, meat (usually chicken or beef), and potatoes are a fusion of Indian and Mauritian cooking styles.
  • Desserts. Mauritian sweets often feature tropical fruits like coconut and pineapple. Sugar cane, which is grown locally, is a key ingredient in many desserts.
  • French cuisine. French influence is also evident, with dishes like ‘Coq au vin’ (chicken cooked in wine) and various pastries and bread.
  • Vegetarian food. Vegetarians will find plenty of options, thanks to the island’s Indian influence, which offers a variety of vegetable curries and snacks.

Overall, the food in Mauritius is a delightful exploration of tastes. Catering to various preferences, from spicy and flavorful curries to fresh seafood and sweet tropical fruits.

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Mauritian Rupees Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
You exchange:
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You exchange:
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