The currency in Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee. Mauritian currency is available as coins of 5, 20 and 50 cents. Currency notes are available in denominations of 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 2000.US Dollar is widely accepted in Mauritius, so you can carry those as well for emergencies. While when they are accepted by an establishment, such as your hotel, you will be given an unfavourable rate of exchange which means loss of money. So getting exchanged to the local currency can be very cost-effective.
To enjoy the lucrative rate of exchange, exchange bigger amounts of money. The rate in Mauritius is much better. When you arrive at the airport in Mauritius you will see a host of exchange bureaus at the arrival halls. Just bring your own currency and change it over there for a better deal. If you do not manage to change at the arrival halls there are branches of authorised money exchangers, where you can get your exchange done, before you begin your Mauritius trip.
Visa, MasterCard, Diners and American Express debit and credit cards are widely accepted all over Mauritius. But you will need to confirm with your bank if your debit card will be accepted in Mauritius’ ATMs as it varies from bank to bank.
To save yourself the hassle of exchanging money while on your trip, get in touch with SOTC before you start your holiday.