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is it better to change money when you arrive or change it before you go in the Uk do they use any other currency than the Rupee when we went to Barbados we always took Stirling and went to the local bank and got a much better rate does this apply in Mauritius

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1. Re: Currency

Bring sterling and change into MURs in the airport arrivals hall. You get a much better rate in Mauritius than buying it in the UK:


Some places accept euros but its pointless buying them - just get MURs.

You need these for tipping, shopping, taxis etc.

ATMs are widely available and credit cards are widely accepted.

Don't change money in the hotel - they have the worst rate.

Change at Shibani, Thomas Cook or the banks if you need to top up once in resort.

Edited: 06 March 2014, 12:48
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