Mauritius: Unmarried couple sharing a room?

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Jan 5th, 2013, 07:31 PM
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Mauritius: Unmarried couple sharing a room?

Hello,

My fiance and I are planning a trip to Mauritius. In the process of researching hotels, I found this line on the hotels.com entry for Pearle Beach Resort & Spa:

"Couples wishing to share a room must provide proof of marriage."

On its entry on Bookit.com:
"Local laws may restrict unmarried guests from sharing rooms. Guests are responsible for providing proof of marriage, if requested by the hotel."

I have heard about such laws in the middle east, and that they are routinely ignored in Dubai for example, but I can't find anything about whether such a law exists in Mauritius or if it is something specific to this hotel.

Does anyone have any insight?
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Jan 5th, 2013, 07:47 PM
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Make one up, official looking, on fancy paper.

regards - tom
ps - worked for me many times
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Jan 6th, 2013, 05:55 AM
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I've sold a lot, tons, of travel to Mauritius and never have any unmarried couples been denied. If concerned, go to a better place than Pearle. Also, don't book on hotels.com.
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Jan 6th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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Sounds like this hotel is still in the '50s (that's 1950).

"Couples wishing to share a room.... duh!" Then what are couples if not married?

Ridiculous, even couples married years and with different last names don't carry their marriage license, if they'd even know where it is filed away somewhere.

Wonder whether this hotel would accept a legal marriage license from a 'gay' couple?

You could tell them you're 'brother/sister.'

As NoFlyZone.. find another hotel.
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Jan 6th, 2013, 12:45 PM
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I am curious why you recommend against using hotels.com. Lately I have taken to mostly using Agoda instead, but hotels.com sometimes has deals they don't. What's wrong with it?
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Jan 8th, 2013, 03:51 AM
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I have lived in Mauritius for the past five years and have never heard of any hotel asking for proof of marriage, it is outrageous and I would not stay there. I could name a 100 hotels or more that would not ask for such a thing. I suggest you do some more research.
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