Mauritius is an island with surface area of 720 square miles, situated just above the Tropic of Capricorn, in the south of Indian Ocean, with 57° 35 East longitute and 19° 68 and 20° 15 South latitude. Being of a volcanic origin, Mauritius has a central plateau which is about 400 metres above sea level. Mountains scattered throughout the island, tropical forests and plants are other feathers that add to the natural beauty of the island. With more than 90 miles of white sandy beaches and the transparent lagoon are protected from the open sea by the world's third largest coral reef which almost surrounds the island.
 
LANGUAGES
English is the official language. French is understood most over the island. Creole is spoken throughout the island.
 
CURRENCY 

The Mauritian unit of currency is the rupee (Rs), which is divided into 100 cents (c). There are coins of 5, 10, 20, 25, and 50 cents, and Rs 1, 5 and 10. The bank note denominations are in 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 2000 rupees. updated rates on other Currency Exchange Voltage -- 220 volts
 
DRIVING
On the left with priority to the right.
 
CUSTOMS

Passengers of 16 years and over are allowed the following duty free: -- 1. 250 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco. -- 2. 1 litre of spirits and 2 litres of wine, ale or beer. -- 3. A small quantity of perfume and about 25cl of eau de toilette. A permit must be obtained for plants, flowers, fresh fruits or pets.
 
TAX
Airport service charge: Rs 300 to be paid at the Airport by embarking passengers. Airport tax coupons can be bought along with your air ticket prior to departures.
 
CLIMATE
Tropical; warm, dry winter (June to September); hot, wet, humid summer (October to May). Sea temperature : Winter 22° C (71° F)
 
On the whole, our climate is fairly acceptable to everybody, the temperature ranges are:

Summer (November to April): 27° C (80° F) on the Coast to 23° C (73° F) on the Central Plateau. 

Winter (May to October): 21° C (70° F) on the Coast to 17° C (63° F) on the Central Plateau. 
Hours of Daylight approx. from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Summer and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Winter. 
July is the Coolest Month 22° C (71° F).
February is the Warmest Month 28° C (83° F).