Dress Code for Women in Mauritius

By Mridula Dwivedi October 21, 2017 9 Comments , ,

Dress Code for Women in Mauritius is relaxed, you can pretty much wear what you please! Mauritius has a strong connection with India but their dress sense is closer to the western world. In the picture above you can see the skirts worn by the pretty women of Mauritius while doing the traditional dance, Sega.

My Friend Anshu in Mauritius

The advantage of traveling with friends is they pose for you! This is one rare post where instead of clicking people on street, I can show what we wore! And my friends dress well!

Shweta and Anshu Enjoying the View

You will be fine in Mauritius in all type of dresses, shorts and capries! Sleeveless is fine too. However do remember that if you are going in the forest area you will get insect bites, if you do not cover your skin. I am saying this from experience!

The Four of Us on the Mauritius Trip!

A lot of my dresses come out when I travel abroad! I am more comfortable wearing shorts also when I am traveling outside. It is more common to wear dresses and shorts in India as well but as I use a lot of public transport, I am a little more conservative when in my hometown! In Mauritius dresses or shorts draw no extra attention! They are the norm.

On the Beach!

Bikini is common on the beaches, it will attract no extra attention. We were having coffee while I could see the mother and the kids on the beach! I have to say the kids were quite well behaved, the mother had to only get up once and run after her daughter! Otherwise they were happy playing in the sand!

Sunset at the Beach, Mauritius!

However, you will not attract attention even if you go out in a gown and venture to the sea! That is what I loved about Mauritius, you could be yourself wearing whatever you wanted.

Chilling by the Beach!

So, when in Mauritius you can go easy with the dress! You can pretty much pack what you wish to wear and enjoy wearing it too!


I hope this post is able to answer some of your what to wear in Mauritius questions. When I was there in June, evenings were a bit cold, so do pack a stole and a light jacket too!


9 thoughts on “Dress Code for Women in Mauritius”

  1. Very nice article. It has covered topic which not many travel blog will cover but is actually very close to heart of Indian women. My first international journey will be to Maurituis on couple of months. Apart from the other reasons. What excites me is I can wear whatever I can only dream of in India. Great to know I can wear Bikini on beaches. Just want to know one thing…Apart from beaches how bold I can go ?. Can I wear crop tops with really deep plunging neckline with hot pants etc. I was in Goa last month. I could wear shorts when we were in Calngute ( although being in India , it did drew some attention but still was ok) When we reached Panjim (on the way back to Airport ) , my same attire drew lots of unwanted attention and people scanning me from top to bottom just like normal Indian city. So want to be sure since I will be in foreign country then.

    1. Hi Rani,

      Mauritius has a very strong India connection a lot of people speak Hindi. I think you can wear as you please but this is a general observation. Around the beach anything will work. In the city or restaurants I still feel you can dress as you wish. If possible do share your experience post trip as well!

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I am Mridula Dwivedi, I love to travel! I started my travel blog in 2005. I have been going places since! For more details do check out my media kit! In another life I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. I was a professor when I quit my job in 2015.

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