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Best deals for Expats in Mauritius

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As an resident in Mauritius, did you know that you can benefit from preferential rates on hotels and activities? Here's how!


1. Who is it for?

  • Are you a Mauritian national or resident?
    → These special offers are for you

  • Please note: not applicable to premium visa holders.

2. Residents’ rates

This is the great deal that all locals know about.

When you arrive in Mauritius, you may not know it, but there are often 2 rates that apply:

  • the tourist rate
  • the resident rate
    → Bring your resident permit or Mauritian identity card.

3. Platforms you need to know

2 names to keep in mind:

On these platforms, you can take advantage of preferential rates as a resident of Mauritius on many services such as:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Day packages
  • Restaurants
  • Tourist activities
  • Accommodation rentals
  • Events

4. My tips

  • The Day Pass

One of our favorite things: Spend a day at the hotel and enjoy all the hotel’s resident benefits (meals, pool…) with or without a room.

You’ll feel like you’re on vacation when it’s really just the weekend!

  • Always ask if they offer a resident rate

Before you book a hotel or a boat trip, always ask if they offer a resident rate – you’d be surprised.

It could be a kitesurfing lesson, a visit to Casela or the Odysseo oceanarium… so don’t hesitate to ask.

You may be asked to provide a copy of your resident card when booking a hotel stay.

  • More offers in low season

For hotel stays, you’ll have more choice and availability in low season.

And yes, in high season, hotels will be swamped by tourists and you won’t be able to stay there at the resident rate. Choose the low season, when hotels will be less crowded and more enjoyable.

5. How about Rodrigues? 

Air Mauritius offers discounted airfares for Mauritian citizens and residents to Rodrigues.

Benefit from a 30% discount on your plane tickets.

At just 1h40 flight time, it’s an easily accessible place and well worth the detour.

The price of a round-trip adult ticket is posted at around RS 10,000 ( RS 9,808) for the July-August 2024 period on the Air Mauritius website.

Here are the proposed fares for Mauritian residents:

BABY A/R TICKET PRICE (less than 2 years old)RS 658

To benefit from these reduced rates, certain conditions apply:

  • You must be a Mauritian resident or citizen (mandatory documents to be provided).
  • Reservations must be made with Air Mauritius either by telephone (207 7575), or at a branch in Port Louis (President John Kennedy St).
  • Stay in an establishment approved by the MTPA authorities (reservation voucher to be presented).
  • Minimum stay of 3 nights and maximum stay of 10 nights on site
  • Reservations to be made 5 days before flight

→ Read my article on Rodrigues with all my tips


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