Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean about 800km east of Madagascar and 2,000 kilometres off the nearest point of the African mainland. The Oberoi, Mauritius lies along the Baie aux Tortues or Turtle Bay on the island's curvaceous north -west Coast in over 20 acres of beautiful, subtropical gardens and with an impressive 600 metres of beachfront spanning three crescents of white sand between the mountains and the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. The hotel is 15 kilometres away from the capital city of Port Louis and near the buzzing small town of Grand Baie.
THE OBEROI, MAURITIUS
The Oberoi, Turtle Bay Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius
+230 204 3600, +91-11-23890606
Located south of the equator, Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate all year round. It has two distinctive seasons: summer (November to April) and winter (June to September).
|Seasons of year||Season time||Maximum temperature||Minimum temperature||Rainfall|
|Monsoon||February to March||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Summer||February and March||93°F (34°C)||18°F (18°C)||1344 mm|
International visitors who land at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport from Europe, the USA, India, Australia, New Zealand and more, can stay in Mauritius without a visa for up to 90 days. Most African, Asian, Russian and South American countries will receive a visa on arrival for up to 60 days.
All visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay (minimum of USD 100 per day), confirmed hotel reservation and documents required for their next destination.
The unit of Mauritian currency is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR). For up to date information on exchange rates, please click here.
Major foreign currencies are exchangeable at hotels or various centres around the island. International credit cards are also accepted.
We would be happy to help with foreign currency exchange on Mauritius. Please ask the concierge upon arrival.
We recommend you wear loose clothing made from natural fabrics. During the winter months, you may wish to carry a sweater or shawl for the evenings.
English, French, Creole, Hindi and Bhojpuri are widely spoken. Due to the high tourist population, many other languages are spoken.
International visitors are permitted to carry bank notes with a value not exceeding Rs. 15,000 into Mauritius. Values exceeding this must be declared to customs and may be subject to import duty.
For up to date information on current exchange rates, please click here.
Visitors are also allowed to carry:
Pets may be imported following strict procedures. Endangered species are subject to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The importation of firearms is strictly controlled and a Police permit to import is required.
If you are carrying prescription medicines or controlled drugs you should: