London Way Supermarket

Judging by the never ending crowds of Black River residents who flock to London Way Supermarket in La Preneuse, this is arguably the most popular supermarket in Black River.

Having recently expanded with a second floor supply storage to prepare for the increasing demand, London Way in La Preneuse seems to be more popular than […]

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Nautica Commercial Centre

The Nautica Commercial Centre, located in south La Preneuse, right opposite of Ruisseau Créole, is the latest addition of commercial properties in Black River.

Proudly marketing itself as the first ‘green’ commercial centre in Mauritius, Nautica and Sasema Property Services set the aim high right from the start.

Nautica Commercial Centre La Preneuse

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Currency in Mauritius

What currency should I bring to Mauritius? Are exchange rates better in Mauritius than in Europe? Is it wiser to bring a credit card and withdraw Mauritian rupees when I arrive?

Exchange rates vary but generally speaking, asking your bank or exchange office back home to do the work for you is typically the most […]

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Cost of living in Mauritius 2012

It’s about time that we update the Mauritius cost of living thread to reflect 2012 prices, as we head into the 2011 and 2012 season!

The original cost of living post can be found here, and below is an attempt at gathering the cost of living in Mauritius 2012.

This time we went out with […]

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ATM / Cashpoint in Flic en Flac?

Is there an ATM / Cashpoint in Flic en Flac?

Yes, currently there are actually two ATMs in Flic en Flac.

The SBM (State Bank of Mautritius) ATM is located near the casino and the Spar Pasadena supermarket.

The MCB (Mauritius Commercial Bank) ATM is located near the small commercial centre on Royal Road […]

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Airport Exchange Office

I arrive in Mauritius late at night. Will I be able to exchange money at the airport?

Where do I get the best rate?


Yes, the SSR International airport has several money exchange offices.

There are also exchange offices spread out around the island. You will usually get the best […]

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ATM / Cashpoint in La Preneuse?

Is there an ATM in La Preneuse and do they accept Maestro Debit Cards?


Yes, there are ATMs/cashpoints in all major towns in Black River and across the island, and in most of the smaller towns as well.

The ATMs in Mauritius accept most major credit cards as in elsewhere […]

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Bus Fares

Hello! I want to ask about bus fares from Port louis to Black River.

How much does it cost, and how long does it take? Thank you! Franck from Holland.

Franck The Netherlands


Hi Franck!

Buses are cheap compared to Europe and run frequently across the island, with Port Louis […]

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Cost of Living

Looking for more up-to-date info on cost of living in Mauritius? Have a look at this and this article for 2011 and 2012 supermarket prices in Mauritius.

Hello from Holland!

I have read about the cost of living in Mauritius on so many forums that I can’t keep track anymore and I keep getting […]

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