What Not To Do On Your Beach Holiday in Mauritius

While Mauritius is a relatively laid-back destination, there are still a few things that you should avoid doing if you want to respect local customs and culture. In this article, we’ll provide you with some practical advice that you can implement should you want to stay safe and avoid social blunders during your beach holiday in Mauritius.

Don’t Smoke in Public

A law was passed back in 2009 that made it illegal to smoke in public. If you’re a smoker, make sure you only smoke in designated smoking areas. If you’re unsure, it is best to ask someone, as smoking in a no-smoke zone could land you with a hefty fine!

Don’t Tan Topless

While it may be tempting to tan topless on the pristine white beaches of Mauritius, topless tanning is prohibited for women. There aren’t any nudist beaches on the island, and even private resorts prohibit topless tanning.

Don’t Go Hiking Without a Guide

The island is filled with so many incredible hiking trails. However, if you want to avoid getting lost, you should always go hiking with a professional guide leading the way.

Don’t Forget About Sunscreen

When on a beach holiday in Mauritius, you should never forget to regularly apply sunscreen. The sun is very strong, and you don’t want to end up with an uncomfortable sunburn. Try not to spend the entire day at the beach, as you could end up with sunstroke. Also, remember to hydrate.

Don’t Rely On Google Maps

Unfortunately, Google Maps does not work as well in Mauritius as it does in other parts of the world. When driving around the island, you should always double-check directions with hotel staff or a local because Google Maps could lead you the wrong way. 

Don’t Touch Shrines

When visiting temples in Mauritius, you should avoid touching shrines or other religious artefacts. It is seen as disrespectful. The locals don’t do it, and they would appreciate it if you didn’t either.

Ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime beach holiday in Mauritius? Here at Preskil Island Resort, we’d love to welcome you to our family-friendly resort located on a gorgeous stretch of coastline. If you want to learn more or are ready to book your stay, feel free to contact us today.


Preskil Island Resort

Pointe Jerôme, Mahébourg,
Ile Maurice

Beau Vallon Hospitality

Riche-en-Eau, St Hubert,
Ile Maurice

Tél : +230 604 1200
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