Currency in the Maldives
In the Maldives, the official currency is the Rufiyaa (MVR). In the past, you could use cowry shells, but nowadays, you'll need to have Rufiyaa in your wallet. Keep in mind that Rufiyaa can only be obtained within the Maldives, so don’t exchange your sterling before you fly.
Bring some British Pounds and convert them into Rufiyaa at the airport. The Bank of Maldives counter in the arrival hall serves as the primary foreign exchange service in the islands, although expect some waiting time due to common queues. Another option is to exchange your money at banks in Malé, the capital city of the Maldives.
Currency in Mauritius
The official currency in Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR).
To secure the best exchange rate and maximise your spending money, you can order your Mauritian Rupees through our travel money website. And they’ll be delivered right to your door.