Emmergencies contact number are very important to note. You may never know when you might need them.
You will find the different libraries around the island where you can borrow or go to look for information. There are mostly the Nationals Library. For international students you may be resident for a minimum of 6 months to be able to borrow books.
* OPENING HOURS - OH
National Library- Port Louis Contact No : 2119891 OH Mon -Fri 09h00-16h00 Sat 09h00-12h00 There you can only go and read, you cannot borrow any books.
Institut Francais de Maurice-Rose Hill (French Book) Contact No : 4674222 OH- Mon 9h00 - 16h30 Tues-Fri 09h00-17h30, Sat 9h00-16h00 If you want to read on site its free, if you want to borrow books you will need to subscribe .To subscribe you will need to go there with your Identity card, proof of address, the filled form, your student card. It cost Rs200 per year.The payment is done on the date of subsciption, and the amount needs to be in cash.Please find form there => http://www.institutfrancais.mu/media/18580/formulaire-dinscription-m%C3%A9diath%C3%A8que-ifm-avril-2015.pdf
Municipal Council of Vacoas Phoenix Contact No : 697 6767 To subscribe you need to follow a course of a minimum duration of 1 year, bring your passport and a proof of address.You will also need to give 2 guarants from Mauritius.You will also need to do a deposit of rs100 that will be given back to you when you stop the subscription, and an anual fee of Rs60. OH Mon - Fri 9h00-5h00 Sat 9h00h-1h00 The cash desk is close as from 3h30 during week days and it is closed on Saturdays.
Municipal Council of Curepipe Contact No :670-6733 If you are a resident of Curepie, you only have to pay a deposit of Rs100 per book that is you will be able to borrow only one book at a time. You have access to 4 books at a time at this will then cost Rs400. If you are not a resident of Curepipe, you need to pay the deposit as well as an anual subscription, if would you would like to borrow books its Rs50 livre, or you can also borrow magasins, this is at Rs30 ,and magasin need to be borrowed by 2. You will need to bring a proof of address, your identity card or passport or student card. OH Mon-Fri 9h00- 17h00 Sat 9h15 -13h00 For the subscription you will have a form to fill in their and the payment can only be done in week day as from 9h00- 15h00.
Municipal Council of Beau Bassin/Rose Hill Contact No : 454 2181
There are different types of health care centre in Mauritius. You have 2 type in the public sector that are completely free for national or international resident : Hospitals & Health Care Centres. And you have the private clinics that services need to be paid.Below find : There Name - Location by city - Contact Number
Civil Hospital - Port Louis - Contact No: 212 3201
Brown Sequard Hospital - Beau Bassin - Contact No : 4542071
Rose Belle Contact No:
Victoria Hospital - Quatres Bornes - Contact No: 425 3031
Ears Nose and Throat Hospital - Vacoas - Contact No : 6862061
Flacq Hosptial - Flacq - Contact No: 4132532
J. Nehru Hospital- Rose Belle - Contact No: 6037000
Long Mountain Hospital- Long Mountain - Contact No : 2452532
Mahebourg Hospital- Mahebourg - Contact No : 6319556
Moka Eye Hospital- Moka - Contact No : 4334015
Poudre D’or Hospital - Poudre D’Or - Contact No : 2821181
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam National Hospital- Pamplemousses- Contact No : 2433661
Souillac Hospital - Souillac - Contact No : 6255589
Phoenix Contact No:
Curepipe Contact No:
Forest Side Contact No:
Flic en Flac Contact No:
Fond du Sac Contact No:
Grand Baie Contact No:
Piton Contact No:
Plaine Magnien Contact No:
Poste de Flacq Contact No:
Quatre Soeur Contact No:
Vieux Grand Port Contact No:
City Clinic - Port Louis - Contact No : 2420486
ABC Medi Clinic - Rose Hill - Contact No : 4549416
Acumedic Clinic - Quatre Bornes - Contact No : 4642019
Chisty Shifa Clinic - Port Louis - Contact No : 2115157
Clinic Candos - Quatre Bornes - Contact No : 4257711
Fortis Darne Clinic - Floreal - Contact No : 6012300
Clinique de Greffe de Cheveux - Pointe aux Canonniers - Contact No : 2690566
Clinique de Lorette - Curepipe - Contact No : 6702911
Clinique du Centre - Phoenix - Contact No : 6978894
Clinique du Nord - Baie du Tombeau - Contact No : 2472532
Clinique Ferriere - Curepipe - Contact No : 6746805
Clinique Med Point - Vacoas - Contact No : 4267777
Clinique Medisave - Quatre Bornes - Contact No : 4277000
Homoeopathy Centre -, Quatre Bornes - Contact No : 4665220
La Clinique Mauricienne - Reduit - Contact No : 4543061
Medicare Clinic - Central Flacq - Contact No : 4131112
Nouvelle Clinique du Bon Pasteur - Rose Hill - Contact No : 4642640
St Esprit Clinic - Quatre Bornes - Contact No : 4245471
St Jean Clinic - Belle rose - Contact No : 4666044
Appollo Bramwell -Moka - Contact No : 605 1000
You can call the different bus station to know when is the bus coming where you are situated.You will find below journey of the different bus companies.For some region, you will have access to individual busses, these need to be asked in the region you are situated to know.do not hesitate to ask for the responsible person at the bus station if you have any doubt.
NTC - Bus start from Quatre Bornes to the North and vise versa - Contact No : 4275000
UBS - Bus start from Curepipe to go in the north, or in the south and vise versa- Contact No : 2122026
RHT - Bus start from Rose Hill to the Port Louis or inside town such as Quatre Bornes or Beau Bassin & Roches Brunes (these does not go on the main road) - Contact No : 4641221
Triolet- Bus start from Port louis to the north of the island as well as Pointe aux sables - Contact No: 2616516
Mauritius enjoys a mild tropical maritime climate throughout the year. The country has two seasons: a warm humid summer extending from November to April and a relatively cool dry winter from June to September. The month of October and May are commonly known as the transition months.Mean summer temperature is 24.7 degrees Celsius and mean winter temperature is 20.4 degrees Celsius.
The warmest months are January and February with average day maximum temperature reaching 29.2 degrees Celsius and the coolest months are July and August when average night minimum temperatures drop down to 16.4 degrees Celsius.
As soon as a torrential rains warning comes in force, the public is advised to take the following precautions:
· Keep school children indoors and not to send them to school
· Avoid to venture near flooded rivers and streams and overflowing bridges
· Avoid taking long trip in vehicles, especially in flood prone areas. Do not cross flooded bridges or submerged areas either by foot or by vehicles
· In flood prone areas, secure your belongings and properties. If the water level continues to rise in flood prone areas, evacuate the area if necessary.
· Avoid going near hill or mountain slopes prone to landslide.
Before The Cyclone
· Ensure that your house is in good condition and can withstand cyclone gusts.
· Trim tree branches likely to cause damages to your house, telephone and electricity lines.
· Clear your property of loose material that can cause injury and damage during extreme winds.
· Identify secure places for your boat.
· Be acquainted with the nearest cyclone refugee centers.
· Prepare an emergency kit consisting of:
1. Portable AM/FM radio and fresh batteries.
2. Torch, lamps, candles, matches, etc.
3. Water containers.
4. Canned food, can opener, stove with sufficient gas.
5. Rice, flour, biscuits, cheese, etc.
6. First aid kit and essential medicines.
7. Clothes secured in plastic bags.
8. Tool kit for emergency repairs (hammer, nail, rope, etc..)
During a cyclone warning class l
· Make sure your emergency kit is ready.
· Monitor cyclone bulletins on Radio/TV.
· Prepare to secure windows and doors with shutters or shields.
During a cyclone warning Class ll
Verify that your emergency kit contains all essential items
· Store sufficient amount of drinking water
· Continue to monitor cyclone bulletins on Radio/TV.
Upon the issuance of a cyclone warning Class lll
· Complete all preparatory measures.
1. Fix shutters.
2. Secure doors and windows.
3. Store loose articles.
· Avoid areas prone to storm surges and flooding.
· Shelter domestic animals.
· Secure vehicles.
· Those in insecure dwellings, move as early as possible, to cyclone refugee centre with your emergency kit.
· Avoid going outside.
· Monitor closely cyclone bulletins on Radio/TV.
During a cyclone warning Class IV
Gusts of 120 km/h or more are occurring
· Stay inside. Seek shelter in the safest part of the house.
· Disconnect all electrical appliances.
· Listen attentively to cyclone bulletins and advice on the Radio / TV.
· If the house starts to suffer important damages, protect yourself with mattress, rugs or blankets.
Passage of the ‘EYE’ of the cyclone
· Beware of the passage of the ‘EYE’. Do not assume that cyclonic conditions are over. The calm period is always followed by violent winds from the opposite direction.
After the cyclone
· Do not leave your shelter until the all-clear signals have been given by relevant Authorities.
· Beware of fallen power lines, damaged buildings and trees and flooded water courses.
· Do not consume fallen fruits.
· Boil water for drinking purposes.
. Clean yard and drain out stagnant water to prevent proliferation of mosquitoes/diseases
When To Evacuate?
When a Tsunami Warning Bulletin is issued by the Mauritius Meteorological Services, announcements to evacuate will be made through TV & radio stations and Police hailers. The public is advised to follow the directives of the Police during evacuation.
Where to Evacuate?
Those living or working in coastal areas should immediately move to higher grounds or evacuate vertically wherever tall strong building, made of concrete, is available.
Things to Remember
· If you see an unexpected rise or fall in the sea, a tsunami may be approaching. You are strongly advice to move uphill.
· Stay tuned to your radio or TV during a disaster. Information bulletin regarding the situation will be broadcast regularly
· Follow the emergency signs and the directives of the Police
· Never go to the coast to watch a tsunami. Tsunamis move faster than a person can run
· Do not run to the beach until Emergency Officials give the “All Clear” signal
· All low lying coastal areas can be struck by a tsunami
· Tsunami can occur at any time of day or night
· Tsunami can travel up rivers and streams from the ocean
· Tsunami can easily wrap around Island and be just as dangerous on coasts not facing the source of the tsunami
· Prepare an emergency kit with basic necessities (water, food items, blankets, first aid supplies, medicines, radio torch) which is portable during evacuation.
· Share your knowledge with family and friends, it could save their lives
· Avoid going to the beach and into the sea.
· All boats must be secured.
Find most of the different shopping Mall in Mauritius, small shopping centres, the well known supermarkets, some shops and cheap markets when you will find local products.
Bagatelle Shopping Mall of Mauritius – Bagatelle- Contact No : 4688555
Kendra Commercial Center – St Pierre – Contact No : 4338667
Trianon Shopping Park – Trianon - Contact No :
Les Allees d’Helvetia Commercial center- St Pierre - Contact No : 4320490
Grand Baie La Croisette Shopping Mall –Grand Baie - Contact No : 4688344
Mont Choisy Shopping Promenade- Grand Baie - Contact No : 469 4242
Cascavelle Shopping Village – Cascavelle - Contact No : 4529000
Grand Baie Coeur de ville – Grand Baie - Contact No : 2630502
Flacq Coeur de ville – Central Flacq - Contact No : 4135259
Centre Commercial Phoenix -Phoenix - Contact No : 696 7797
Riche Terre Mall – Riche Terre - Contact No : 248 7280 / 2490037
Caudan Waterfront- Port Louis –
Ruisseau Creole – Riviere Noire – You will have restaurants and high class shops
Sunset Boulevard – Grand Baie –
Orchard Shopping Mall – Quatre Bornes –
Barachois Shopping Center- Tamarin –
La Bonne Fouille – Curepipe-
Happy world House Shopping Centre – Port Louis-
Forbach – Floreal –
Pridemark – Port Louis / Trianon –
Ocean Factory Shop- Winter clothes
Fashion House – Phoenix/ GrandBaie
Ebene Shopping centre- Ebene-
Newgen – Rosehill/ Quatre Bornes / Port Louis
Intermart –Grand Baie La croisette / Ebene Shopping Centre / Beau Bassin / Bagatelle / Curepipe
Jumbo & Spar – Riche Terre Mall / Centre Commercial Phoenix / Beau Bassin / Flic en Flac
Tang Way- Beau Bassin
London Way – Pointes aux sables / Mehebourg / Tamarin / Vacoas
Super U – Grand Baie Coeur de ville/ Flacq Coeur de ville / Belle Rose
Winners – Roches Brunes / Saint Paul / Coromandel / Souillac / Plaine Magnien / Goodlands / Pereybere / Bambous / Flacq x2 / Vacoas / Quatre Bornes
Sik Yuen – Curepipe
Persand Royal – Pointes aux canoniers
King Savers – Plaine Magnien
Lo Yeung – Mahebourg
Foodlovers – Grand Baie La Croisette / Bagatelle / Tamarin
Monoprix- Cascavelle / Curepipe / Bagatelle Shopping Mall
You can found all kinds of knicks & knacks from tourist souvenirs, local artwork, textiles, costumes,jewelery, vegetables, seafood , spices & many more.
Port louis OD : Monday- Saturday - saturday 1/2day - located near the MCB branch
Grand Baie- Monday- Saturday
Goodlands- Tuesday & Friday
Quatre Bornes - Thursday & Sunday - located in the centre of Quatre Bornes -in front of the Bus station
Mahebourg- Monday only - located near the Mahebourg Waterfront
Arab Town- Rose hill - Everyday except Thursday - located infront of the bus station
Rose Belle -
Belle Rose- Sunday only - located in the road of Super U opposite to Le Calif Restaurant
Forum de Curepipe - Wednesday only
Flacq market - Wednesday & Sunday - located next to the bus station
To know the movies that are being played in individual cinema send an sms or call on the number below :
Star- Caudan – send “starcaudan” on the 789
Star Bagatelle -Bagatelle – send “starbagatelle” on the 789
Star La Croisette –Grand Baie – send “starlacroisette” on the 789
MCine -Trianon – send “mcine” on the 789
CineKlassic -Caudan – send “cineklassic” on the 789
Cine City – Port Louis – send “cinecity” on the 789
Novelty -Curepipe – send “cinenovelty” on the 789
Cine Metropolitan –Rose Belle – Call on 5 864 61 82
Anand -Triolet – send “cineanand” on the 789
New Savoy - Vacoas – send “newsavoy” on the 789
Cine King’s – Goodlands - send “cinekings” on the 789
Sirsa – Castel – Call on 686 7356
You would like to go out , no worries, see below the different places to go and visit or to party.
Museum Photography - Port Louis - Contact Them : 238 5737 / 211 1705 / 5 970 1440 OD : Monday - Friday : 9 h 00 – 15 h 00
Price :- Adult : Rs 300 - Student : Rs 100
Mahebourg Museum - Mahebourg - Contact them : 6319329
Martello Tower - Tamarin - OD : Tuesday - Saturday 09h30 - 17h00 / Sunday & Public Holidays : 09h30 - 13h30.
- Children : Rs 30
- Student (with student pass) : Rs 30
- Old Person : Rs 30
- Adulte (Group + 15 persons) : Rs 50
- Adulte ( week-end) : Rs 60
- Adult (weekdays) : Rs 80
* Free on the last saturday of each march.
Botanical Garden Pamplemousses - Pamplemousses - Contact Them : 2439401 OD : 08:30 - 05:30 Everyday
Sugar Museum Factory -Beau Plan - Contact on 2437900
Le Bois Cheri -Grand Bois - Contact them : 54711216 / 6178902
Valles des Couleurs-Chamouny - Contact on 54718666 OH : 08:30 - 17:30 - Everyday
Luckstrike (Bowling)- Grand Baie - Contact on 2633308 OH 10:00AM - 02:00AM
Magic Bowling- Beau Bassin - Contact on 57994398 OH : 07:30am - 11:00pm - Monday - Thirsday /3:00pm- 01:00am - Friday & Saturday /3:00pm - 11pm - Sunday
Gold Pub (karaoke & pizzeria) – Beau Bassin - Contact them 4656485 OH 10:00 - 22:00 Everyday
Water Park - Bel Mare - 4152626
Casela Nature Park - Cascavelle - Contact on 4522828 OH : 09:00 - 17:00 Everyday
Swimming with Dolphins
La Vanille Crocodile Park- Savanne - Contact on 626 2503 OH : 08:30 - 17:00 Everyday
The Curious corner -Chamarel - Contact on 483 4022 OH : 09:00 - 17:00 Everyday
Boat Trips to ile au Cerf
Musika- Bagatelle - Contact on 4688462
Le Suffren- Port Louis - Happy Hour on Friday,located in Le Labourdonnais Hotel - Contact on 2024900
Hennessy Park Hotel -Happy Hour on Friday- Ebene city - Contact on 4037200
Irish Restaurant & Lounge- Shoprite- Contact on 5908 2014
OMG Night Club – Grand Baie
Takamaka Bar & Night Club- Grand Baie
Buddah Bar - Grand Baie
Babana Beach Club - Grand Baie
Big Willys - Tamarin
La Case Casavelle - Cascavelle
AG22- Flic en Flac
C Beach -Bel ombre - Contact on 605 5400
Banks and insurance may be important if you need to open an account or if you need to go to branch near your house. Call and ask the information needed.
Most of the banks open hours are 9h00 – 15h00.To be on the safe side, call before going to a branch.
Afrasia Bank- 208 5500
Bank one - 202 9200
Bank of Baroda - 212 5082
Banques des mascareignes - 207 1000
Barclays Bank- 675 2034
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking - 800 1234
Mauritius Commercial Bank - 427 6740 / 202 6060
MauBank- 405 9400
SBI Mauritius - 5887 2624 / 212 2054
Standard Bank - 402 5000
Standard Chartered bank - 4036500
State Bank of Mauritius - 202 1111
Metropolitan insurance – 403 5200
State Insurance Company Of Mauritius -2038400
Mauritian Eagle Insurance –2032200
The Mauritius Union Assurance Company -2015500
Island Life Assurance – 2176900
SWAN – 2073500
Phoenix Insurance – 212 3939
Sun Insurance –2080769
Ai Broker - 2437333
For those who love everything that is walking, running discovers the beautiful nature, hiking ect.
Hillcrest Park - Quatre Bornes
Montagne des signaux – Port Louis
Champ de Mars – Port Louis
Cavalot – Roches brunes
Vandermesh – Beau Bassin – Rose Hill
Bassin - Palma
St Pierre next to the centre communautaire de Circonstance
Its exist lots of hiking places in Mauritius, some places you need to have someone to supervise to be able to go through the mountains per example. You will have some who are free, these you can go on your own, whereas others are payable where you need to be supervised. Free: (F) or Payable: (P).
Find below the different companies that offer their services.
Yanature – (P) – trekkingmauritius.com Contact them : 54281909 /57314955
Vertical world (P) – verticalworldltd.com
Otelair - Otelair.com - Contact Olivier Bourquin (P) – 52516680
Domaine de la grave – Midlands – (P) - Contact them –
La Cambuse (F) – South
Yemen Nature Park (F) – before tamarin
Black river Gorges (F)
Le pouce Mountain (F)
Le Dauguet (F) – Port Louis
Rochester Fall - Seek for supervisor(P)
*Note : For those who are free, make sure to not go there alone, do not take any risk, anything could happen in the nature, be sure to be will people you trust and with more than 1 person.
Some places to visit, have lunch and take time to relax in family or friends
Domaine du chasseur –
Domaine des 7 vallees - Mare aux vacoas - 631 3317
Domaine de l’etoile – Contact them : firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 54231055
Park Adventure Chamarel - 2345385 / 2344533 / 7270869 - On reservation only/ Closed on Wednesday
Open on public holidays & week-ends
Opening hours: 9h00 to 16h00
Events to come
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