Are you going for a dream holiday in a sublime villa on the island of Mauritius? It is important that you know some of the local customs and forms of politeness.
> You always have to take off your shoes before going back to the mosques and the Hindu temples. A must in Hindu temples: avoid wearing leather goods, because religion forbids accessories to be worn inside sacred places that are made from cows, which is a sacred animal.
> If you are invited to a Mauritians house, it is customary to offer your host a good bottle of wine or whisky.
> A woman sunbathing without a top half on is very badly seen in Mauritius, so reserve this activity for the privacy of your private swimming pool but not on the beach.
> Do not smoke in public places because of a law passed in 2009 on the island of a thousand beauties.
> When visiting temples and mosques, avoid short and light clothing. Prefer especially long clothes, which cover the legs and shoulders.