Fully comprehensive insurance


Free GPS device

Unlimited milage

One additional driver free

Free child seats

Free satellite navigation device with all rentals

All cars booked with us in Mauritius come with a free GPS device. But not just any GPS device! We put a lot of effort into customizing our GPS with useful features for tourists. We recorded an audio guide that will let you know when you're driving near a place worth seeing. We also included a list of beautiful, publicly accessible beaches. Just select the closest one and let the voice instructions guide you to it! Last but not least we maintain a list of known speed traps so that the device can warn you when you are driving too fast.

Why you should drive a car in Mauritius

Tamarind Falls

Mauritius, is a 2040 square-kilometre island full of surprises, which are just waiting to be discovered. Each region of the island offers a unique perspective for all travelers. The north is full of unique vegetation that cannot be found in the interior of the island. The west entices visitors with its beautiful white-sand beaches. Finally, the eastern part of the island remains almost untouched by visitors and you will hardly see any tourists. When you rent a car in Mauritius, you have the ability to explore all these different facets of the island. Because the island is so small, you are probably asking yourself whether it is possible to travel the country using public transportation. Our answer is: of course! Driving around Mauritius in a public bus is quite an experience. However renting a vehicle provides you the freedom to explore unencumbered.

Mauritius Buses

Travelling Mauritius by bus may provide some travelers with unique experience; however they will have to deal with crowded vehicles that have no air condition, and are sometimes delayed because of flat tires; visitors will also have to decipher difficult-to-understand schedules. Maki Car Rental can take some of the guess work out of your vacation. Many of our rental car customers in Mauritius have enjoyed driving one of our modern rental cars with air conditioning. Furthermore, they were able to get off the beaten path and visit places where public transport was not available. For example the Tamarind Falls is one of the most beautiful places in Mauritius. But you can get to them only by car. Renting a car will also allow you to visit the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis, and enjoy one of the horse races, which take place there. If you try to drive there by taxi, be prepared to pay some excessively high rates. Sometimes taxi drivers even charge extra for the use of air conditioning or they try to renegotiate the price. Unfortunately there are no taximeters in Mauritius! Since our car rental fees starts at 25€ per day, it becomes extremely affordable to travel throughout the island, without having to rely on anyone else. We even make the rental process easy for you by delivering your car right to your hotel or to Mauritius airport. In the northern part of the island, this service is even totally free of charge! In case you're asking yourself if you need an international drivers licence before hitting the roads in Mauritius, don't worry, for most people this should not be a problem. If it is possible to make some sense of your licence without special language skills, you are good to go with your domestic drivers licence. If you have more questions regarding the use of you licence or road rules in Mauitius, please take a moment to read our "Frequently Asked Questions."

Why you should get your rental car from us

Do you appreciate a professional service, transparent pricing and modern cars but are still reluctant to pay a fortune for a rental from other international companies like Europcar, Sixt, and Avis? Then you should definitely rent a car with us. All our prices include fully comprehensive insurance, taxes and delivery costs. While completing your online booking you can also add a baby seat for only 3 Euro per day; child seats (booster) are available free of charge. If you have any questions concerning any of our cars, or our booking process, you can reach our service center by phone, via email or by using our live chat service. If you are already in Mauritius, you might want to call our local Mauritian phone number.

Maki Car Rental works with multiple subcontractors in Mauritius that have proven themselves as trustworthy and reliable over the years. In case something does go wrong with your rental, though, we will help you from a neutral perspective. An advantage of us having multiple subcontractors is that we will forward your booking to the subcontractor that has the cheapest delivery fees to your hotel. Therefore, please understand that delivery fees can be different for each car model and also depend on availability.

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Hotel delivery on the whole island!

We can even deliver our rental cars directly to your hotel. In most cases even for free depending on your hotel's location and car availability (early bird's advantage)!

Just select your hotel from the list and click on "Apply".

Testimonials and customer reviews

  • Claire Cheetham wrote the following comment on Trustpilot:

    Booked online prior to arriving in Mauritius and paid in advance using PayPal. On the start day of the reservation, the car was dropped at the hotel on time and was in excellent condition. The guy ran through the features and explained how to use them then took down a copy of the my card details using the scratch technique. We had no problems wi...

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  • Darren Sweek wrote the following comment on Trustpilot:

    Met maki rep at airport as requested. The explained all that we needed to know. Hired for 10 days. Car was in good condition. Hassle free. No drama. Will use again. Much cheaper than the big brands Many thanks Darren S

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  • A customer wrote the following comment on Trustpilot:

    The car was almost new (2,000 KM) the representative of the company waited for us in the airport and explained all necessary about the car and driving in Mauritius. He also gave us the GPS, but we didn't use it, preferred Google Maps on our phone with local SIM.

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  • Khan wrote the following comment on Trustpilot:

    I booked Honda Jazz with Maki cars for 2 weeks in July the very time for my Mauritius trip. Everything was very smooth, the guy with the car reached airport on time and took back the car on time. They delivered me Hyundai i20 white car almost brand new with 16,000 km. I was very happy as i booked Honda jazz and they provided me much better tha...

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  • Mr Victor Soong wrote the following comment on Trustpilot:

    Had no problems booking a car through Maki. Good communication via email. When we arrived, a representative (from a subcontracted rental company) was waiting to pick us up and when we had to return the car, a representative was waiting to pick it up at the airport. We had a Suzuki Alto (Auto transmission) with about 11500 km on it. Clean, shiny...

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  • Gary Fewkes wrote the following comment on Trustpilot:

    Used Maki for five day car hire in Mauritius - excellent new Hyundai I20 delivered on time by courteous employee gave me a thorough briefing of how to drive an automatic - my car @ home is manual. You do need an automatic in this country due to the slow drivers and obstacles encountered on the roads. Collection was a little late but was kept inf...

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  • Divvya Rathore Behal wrote the following comment on Facebook:

    These guys are awesome! We got a nice orange i10 during our vacation. Clean car, gave no trouble at all. The GPS too was helpful, nicely customized to guide us from coast to coast! Maki team, thanks for making our holiday a smooth ride! :-)

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  • China-ann wrote the following comment on Tripadvisor:

    Have just returned from 2 weeks on Mauritius where we hired a small car with Maki for the duration and have to say they were fantastic! Delivery to our hotel - the morning following our late arrival previous evening - was bang on time. Lovely young man who explained everything very clearly and did a very thorough check of the vehicle with us ...

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  • MGS15 wrote the following comment on Reviewcentre:

    Booked while on holiday in Mauritius. Easy site and could select actual car. Rates good and car turned out to be brand new (2000km). Had to pay small premium because I was booking car only 2 days before I required. Could download voucher into passbook on phone like an airline ticket - excellent. Representative delivered car on time, which I pa...

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  • Germanb471 wrote the following comment on Reviewcentre:

    Couldn't complain about anything at all with our rental. The price was the cheapest we could find, the car was exactly as advertised and in great condition. And the service was excellent. Car was delivered so punctually we were actually taken aback. And collected in a similar fashion. All direct from our hotel. Really, great service.

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  • Sandy Pike wrote the following comment on Trustpilot:

    This is the fourth occasion we have used Maki in Mauritius. As usual a polite customer service agent was waiting at the airport, just outside the terminal, with our name on a board and quickly took us to the car nearby. We had a trouble free car hire service and returned the car back to the same gentleman at the airport on our departure. We like...

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Frequently Asked Questions

All cars under Maki Car Rental have full comprehensive insurance coverage (CDW), which includes theft protection (TP). The insurance covers all cases except accidents caused from driving under the influence, violation of the rental terms or culpable negligence. Damages on the bottom of the vehicle, loss or damage of the car keys as well as personal belongings are not covered. Further country specific exceptions can be found below: In Mauritius, damages to the exterior mirrors are not included in the cover.

For rental cars, there are two different possibilities: you can either pick it up at the airport or it can be delivered to a place of your choice. Just tell us the time and the pick-up/drop-off locations and a driver will wait for you there. For some areas the delivery is already included in the price and unfortunately for more remote areas we have to charge a little extra. The delivery price is already included in the quotes you see on our website.

If there is a deposit to be paid for the car of your choice, you will be notified about this during the booking process. Typically, the deposit is the same amount as the deductible. If you choose an insurance option without deductible, you typically still have to pay a (small) deposit. This is to account for e.g. damages not included in the insurance and refueling. You can pay the deposit when you pick up the car either in cash (in the currency shown or any other supported currency; other currencies upon request) or by credit card. However, please make sure that the full amount is available on your card and that the owner of the card is present at the time of pick-up. If the car is brought back in the same condition as when you picked it up, you will receive the full amount back. In Mauritius, the deposit is at least MURs6,000 (~ $172).

Tourists are allowed to use their existing drivers licence in Mauritius for up to 4 weeks. Read more about when an International Driving Permit is required in Mauritius.

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