Practical Informations for your stay in Kitesurf Paradise

Practical informations for your holidays in Mauritius  




Exuberantly Creole, Mauritius forms part of the Mascarene Archipelago, 3000 km East to Africa. Independent since 1968 Mauritius has a fascinating past, an inviting present and a rosy future. Mauritius is an ideal destination all year long thanks to pleasant temperatures in winter (22°C) like summer (31°C). But the windy season is during the austral winter from March to mid-December.


Visitors in possession of a passport valid for a further 6 months at minimum and a return ticket may stay up to 6 months depending of your country of origin. No visa is required for nationals of EU countries.  


The international airport of Mauritius (MRU), is located at about 55km from Bras d'Eau.


GMT + 4 (+2h in comparison to France in Mauritian winter and +4h in Mauritian summer)


Bus service is available, but using it to cross the island involves many transfers, and  it takes a lot of time. Taxis are plentiful and not very expensive but be sure to agree on the price of the ride beforehand.


Car Rental

Here is one reliable car rental agency who can deliver and collect the car anywhere on the island, with car fitted with gps, and good prices:


    • Pinguin Car Rentals:

      Tel: +(230) 6373051 ou mobile  +(230) 9168667 E-mail:   This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  


In Mauritius vehicles drive on the left, as in Britain.


English is the official language, but Creole (derived from French) is used by everybody, and French is the most commonly spoken language.


Melting-pot of Hindu, Creole, Muslim and Asiatic cultures.


Melting-pot of Hindu, Creole, Muslim and Asiatic cooking.


Mauritius has several daily newspapers in English and French.TV and Radio is programmed in English, French and Hindi.


The Mauritian rupee (Rs) is divided into 100 cents. Coins range from 1 cent to 5 rupees; banknotes from 10 to 2,000 rupees. 1 euro = 40 rupees.


Credit cards
The main international credit cards are accepted everywhere.


Shops are generally open Monday to Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday to noon; and may also be open on Sunday morning.


The international access code is 00. The country code for Mauritius is 230; there are no area codes.


220/240 volts AC. Plugs vary from two round pins to three square pins UK-style, so bring an all-purpose adaptor.



No vaccin needed for people coming from Europe.

Bottled mineral water is recommended




Tourist Information


The tourist office will advise you on making excursions and can provide maps and sightseeing material. You will find a lot of informations on its website:



Nautic Sports: Kitesurf, Stand up paddle , Diving, Windsurf, Wakeboard, Waterski, Catamaran...

Nautic Activities: Fishing, glassboat, undersea-walk, speed boat, parasailing...

Other Sports: Golf, hiking, canyoning, via ferrata, climbing, tennis, horse riding, mountain bike, Waterpark in Belle mare...

Other Activities: shopping, markets, museums, temples, excursions...