tipping in Mauritius

Tipping in Mauritius is discretionary. However, extra money for exceptional service is always appreciated. However, tips, regardless of the amount, are always appreciated among service staff in Mauritius, as salaries are generally low. Remember, the best option is to tip in the local currency, which is Mauritian rupees.

tipping etiquette for spas in Mauritius

In Mauritius Tip 5%-10% at a Spa

If you are a guest at a spa, you should tip between 5% - 10% of the total bill if no service charge is included.  Remember, you can always tip based on how satisfied with the service you received and adding a few extra coins will always be appreciated.

should you tip your tour guide?

In Mauritius Tip 10% to your tour guide

In Mauritius, tour guides should receive a tip that is at least 10% of the total cost of the tour.  You should tip drivers half the amount that you tip the guide.  You are not obligated to, but you can always tip a little extra for exceptional service.

tip etiquette at hotels in Mauritius

In Mauritius Tip 100-200 Rupees to your taxi Driver

In Mauritius, taxi fares are usually negotiated in advance.  If the driver has been particularly informative or helpful, a tip of 100 - 200 rupees (USD) will show your appreciation.

tips at hotels in Mauritius

In Mauritius Tip 100MUR at Hotels

At hotels in Mauritius, government taxes (about 12%) are added to all hotel bills and are included in the basic price.  It is better to wait until the end of your stay and tip staff members in cash.  You should tip staff that have been particularly attentive, such as waiters/waitresses and housekeeping.  The amount mostly depends on the type of hotel where you are staying. For porters/bell boys who help carry your luggage, you should tip them a few rupees (100MUR) per bag and for housekeeping about 100 rupees every few days is a sufficient tip.  If you are still unsure of how much to tip, the best option is to find out the hotel policy, as some encourage using the common tip box.

tipping practices for restaurants in Mauritius

In Mauritius Tip 10-15% at a Resteraunt

You are not required tip, as a gratuity is usually already included.  For waiters/waiters you should leave small change, especially if you are satisfied with the service you received.  For good service, you should tip between 10% and 15%, which is usually standard for top-end restaurants.