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currency to take

Beitragvon barbel » Sa Sep 12, 2009 15:16

hi all just want to know what currency i should take with me to mauritius ?
i will bring a mixture of cash and cheques?

many thanks

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Beitragvon locallady » So Sep 13, 2009 8:09

I assume you refer to travellers cheques-personally I would not use these as not only do they incur a charge when purchasing but also a commission I believe when being changed into local currency. Your best bet is to bring cash and then change that at the many bureaux which exist on the island.Alternatively if not wishing to carry cash on your journey here why not use a credit or debit card???? There is a small charge made by your card's issuing bank but it is minimal and most ATM's here accept a wide range of cards-Visa. Mastercard etc
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Beitragvon barbel » So Sep 13, 2009 19:33

hi thanks but i would like to take some local currency so what should i take
and should i take some euros as well
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Beitragvon locallady » Mo Sep 14, 2009 6:25

The recognised local currency is the Mauritian rupee -I understand that some hotels bill in euros but euros are not the local currency-shops, restaurants, attractions etc would all charge in rupees.
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Beitragvon Titus » Mo Sep 14, 2009 9:49

barbel hat geschrieben:hi thanks but i would like to take some local currency so what should i take
and should i take some euros as well

This depends on your home currency if it"s favorable or not.

All mayor currencies can be changed without problems, at the airport, banks or hotels.
Also some others are widely accepted (Rand, Aussi$, etc) though I don't know if the rates are favorable or not.

If you have somewhat of exotic currency it will surely be better to bring mayor currencies - of which I would prefer bringing Euro, as it is also accepted in many shops, at actual exchange rate, or close to it.
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Beitragvon barbel » Mo Sep 14, 2009 16:37

ok I am from uk so my currency is uk pounds so is it better to bring them than euros

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Beitragvon locallady » Mo Sep 14, 2009 18:25

Bring your sterling and change into rupees here -today's exchange rate at the Mauritius commercial bank for sterling is Rs 50.83-for euro Rs 43.97-if you convert sterling to euros then it is slightly advantageous to bring sterling.
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Beitragvon Titus » Mo Sep 14, 2009 20:01

The Lady's right, you won't have any problems to change your Pounds.
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Re: currency to take

Beitragvon devondad93 » Mo Jul 05, 2010 11:36

I have been in Mauritius and the place has plenty of ATM's so no need to bring lots of cash. The currency is the Mauritian Rupee. Exchange your currency at the airport or at any of the banks. Best to use the ATMs though.
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