locallady wrote: … Travellers cheques are old hat these days …
It might seem like that. But to be honest it still is one of the safest ways of bringing "money" from one part in the world to another.
locallady wrote: … much better to bring cash!! …
Excuse me, but that’s neither modern nor safe. It is rather a bit silly. What it definitely is: risky.
ladybird wrote: .. I am only coming for a holiday…
That is the point: That is what traveler’s cheques are made for. For holidays, travelling, not for every day’s life at home. Enjoy your holidays to the maximum. You hopefully should neither loose your purse nor it will be stolen. In case it happens though, you will be much happier to know, your traveler’s cheques are covered by your issuing bank. Covered means you will be refunded within the country and do not have the problem of being without money for the rest of your stay.
Depending where you are from (Europe?) you could also make use of your bank card (Maestro). As Mauritius is very much European orientated you find cash points easily. Even at touristic places. In case you loose your card (and have your PIN in mind rather written on your card) you also wont loose your money.
When travelling abroad be careful with your money and do not risk anything by taking too much cash with you. Else it could happen that the beautiful country will stay as a sad fade in your memory. Wouldn’t that be a pity?
All the best and have a safe time in dear Mauritius,