In order to help you plan your budget for your holiday in Mauritius below is a list of some costs you may have when traveling there.

a) Cost of activities in Mauritius.

Depending on what your preferences are, during your stay in Mauritius you can choose from different types of activities, such as:

  • a visit to Mauritius National Botanical Garden – you need 1:30 hours to visit this park with an incredible variety of tropical plants. It is opened daily between 08:30 – 17:00 and the ticket costs about £7
    a visit To The Sugar Museum And Factory – the tour of the old sugar mill, which has been transformed into a modern museum, lasts about 1:30 hours and costs about £8
  • Mauritius Water Park – the Mauritius Leisure Village Water Park is a good destination for those looking for a day full of fun in the sun for the entire family. The Water Park is located on the East coast of Mauritius and is the only water park currently operating in Mauritius. The entrance fee is about £11.
  • Glass Bottom Boat To Blue Bay Marine Park – you can enjoy 2 hours Glass Bottom Boat trip to Blue Bay including snorkelling at the Blue Bay Marine Park. The glass bottom boat trip departs every day at 10:00am from Pointe Jerome (south east of Mauritius) and it takes about 20 minutes to arrive to Blue Bay marine park. The price of trip is about £15/person
  • Mauritius Shopping Tour – Mauritius has a reputation of a shopping paradise, so, starting from about £17 you can book with an agency a private shopping tour. You will get to visit the main shopping centres, local handcrafts shops, markets and shopping streets in Mauritius. It is important to know that the more you are the cheaper it get because you may get a discount if you are with a larger group.

b) Cost of food (snacks and restaurants) in Mauritius.

In Mauritius the food prices are lower than in Europe, for example, but keep rising below is a list of prices to help you make an idea about how much it will cost you to eat during your holiday in Mauritius.

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant – 300.94 Rs (£6)
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course – 1,200.00 Rs (£24)
  • Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar – 200.00 Rs (£4)
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) – 60.63 Rs (£1.3)
  • Cappuccino (regular) 68.34 Rs (£1.4)
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 29.28 Rs (£0.6)
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle) 21.65 Rs (£0.5)

c) Cost of transportation within Mauritius

Choosing to travel by taxi may be a challenge in Mauritius since cabbies will always try to overcharge you, such as trying to get you to agree to whole day island tour even if you are not interested. Negotiation is key – meters are rarely used and you’ll usually be ripped off if you get in a taxi without agreeing a price. For between Rs 1500 and Rs 2500 (£30 – 50), you can hire a taxi for a full-day tour of sights around the island (the fare varies with how much ground you intend to cover).

Bus travel is cheap and fun because you may find yourself chatting to the locals. It is best to travel by express buses, as standard buses seem to stop every few metres and can take up to twice as long to reach the same destination. Long-distance buses run from around 6am to 6.30pm. As an indication, fares range from Rs 12 (£0.3) for short trips up to a maximum of Rs 30 (£ 0.6) for longer runs. Tickets are available from the conductor; keep some small change handy and retain your tickets, as inspectors often board to check them. Press the buzzer when you want to get off.

Mainland Mauritius has only one airport, the well-run Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport ( There are two domestic airlines, Air Mauritius and Catovair, both of which connect mainland Mauritius with the island of Rodrigues. Air Mauritius also offers helicopter tours and charters from SSR International Airport and a number of major hotels. A full one-hour island tour costs Rs 26,000 (£513) for up to four passengers; a quick 15-minute jaunt will set you back Rs 10,000 (£200).

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