Living in Mauritius

You surely will not be surprised to learn that the main reason why international buyers decide to acquire property in Mauritius is the Mauritian lifestyle. The island is recognized as being one of the most beautiful in the world (according to TripAdvisor), welcoming to enterprises as well as offering interesting fiscal advantages.

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Health in Mauritius

There is a wide choice of medical and emergency services across the island. Two main categories of health centers exist in Mauritius: the public hospitals and the private clinics. It is to be noted that the private clinics are more able to afford modern equipment and infrastructure and offer a high quality service. This rise in standards has enabled the country to position itself as a hub for medical tourism.

The great majority of doctors practicing in Mauritius studied and qualified in prestigious European medical schools.

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Education in Mauritius

As well as the government schools, Mauritius now has a large number of international private schools of a high standard.

Some examples:

Private establishments administered under local law in association with the AEFE (Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Etranger)

In the north of Mauritius

  • L’Ecole du Nord takes children from the kindergarten (from age 3) up to the « 3ième » (14 -15 years)
    http://www.ecoledunord.net

In the west and south of Mauritius

In the centre of Mauritius


The country also has tertiary institutions which work in partnership with well-known universities such as the Université de Paris Dauphine or the IAE and lead to BA and MBA qualifications.

Private schools following an English curriculum:

In the north of Mauritius

  • The Northfields International School, considered as one of the main private independent international schools, educates children up to the age of 18.

    The Northfields International Nursery and Junior School is open to children from 18 months to 4 years

    The Northfields International Senior School prepares pupils for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
    http://www.northfieldsonline.com/

In the west and south of Mauritius

  • The Westcoast International Secondary School takes pupils from Form 1 to Form 7 and prepares them for the International Baccalaureate(IB)
    http://www.westcoast-schools.com/

In the centre of Mauritius

  • The Clavis International Primary School

  • The Bocage International School (LBIS) is a private English-medium international school which takes pupils from 11 to 19 years and prepares them for the IGCSE and IB (International Baccalaureate)examinations

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The climate of Mauritius

Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate with sunshine all the year round. The seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere. During the summer months from November to April, the average temperature on the coast varies between 25°C and 33°C. Winter (May to October) is cooler and drier with average temperatures varying between 17° C and 25° C, which is still most agreeable. The temperature of the sea varies between 23°C and 28°C all year round.

As the island may find itself in the path of cyclones between January and March, all property developments are built according to specific norms.

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Shops, restaurants and bars in Mauritius

As well as a multitude of local or artisanal shops, there are now plenty of modern commercial centres in the country. This is a market which seems to be developing from year to year and today there are about 15 big centres, the main ones having been built by the ENL group.

In these centres you will find the most prestigious brands of international fashion as well as your favourite products from Europe or South Africa. Numerous restaurants, cinemas, bars and leisure centres are also at your disposal.

In the north

In the west and the south

In the centre

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Doing business in Mauritius

Mauritius has become a favorite destination for financial exchanges and international commerce. Voted once again in 2016 first country in Africa in the “Ibrahim Index of African Governance”, it also retained its top position in “Doing Business 2017” as a facilitator of enterprise. In the world rankings it holds the 49th place. Mauritius has always had close relations with Europe and is becoming a gateway to India, Africa and Asia. 

  • Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2017: 1st in Africa
  • Forbes survey of Best Countries for Business 2017: 1st in Africa (39th/139 countries)
  • Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018:1st in Africa (45th/137 countries)
  • Global Information Technology Report 2016: 1st in Africa (49th/139countries)
  • Social Progress Index 2016: 1st in Africa (40th/133 countries)
  • Index of Economic Freedom (Heritage Foundation) 2018: 1st in Africa (21st/180 countries)
  • World Bank Doing Business 2018: 1st in Africa (25nd/190 countries)
  • Democracy Index 2017 – Economist Intelligence Unit: 1st in Africa (16th/167 democratic countries)
  • Economic Freedom of the World 2017 (Fraser Institute): 1st in Africa (7th/159 countries)

Mauritius has created the Economic Development Board, with the aim of facilitating business and investments from overseas.

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Internet Connection

What would we do today without the internet? Mauritius has various connections to the world network, the main one being the safe under-sea cable. There are various operators on the island; the main one is Mauritius Telecom/Orange.

In 2016 Mauritius Telecom was votedAfrican Operator of the Year 2016 by the Conseil FTTH Afrique. The main technologies used on the island are ADSL, fibre and 3G and 4G networks.

Even if you do not have the speed and output of the European countries, the internet service is very reliable and fibre connections are becoming more and more widespread.

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Golf in Mauritius

With an ideal climate for open air sports, Mauritius has made itself a great name as a golfing destination. Championship golf courses are now available all over the island.

18-hole golf courses in Mauritius

  • Le Links Golf Course

    18-hole international course
    Address: Belle Mare Plage Hotel
    Length: 5 942 metres
    Par: 72
    Designers: Rodney Wright & Peter Alliss
    Equipment: practice ground, lessons and coaching at the golf academy, club-house with restaurant and bar, rental of clubs, golf buggies equipped wth GPS

    • Le Links Golf Course
  • Legend Golf Course

    18-hole international course
    Address: Belle Mare Plage Hotel
    Length: 6 018 metres
    Par: 72
    Designer: Hugh Biaocchi
    Equipment: pro shop, golf academy, video analysis of swing, rental of clubs, caddies and golf carts, driving range, putting green, club-house, restaurant, bar

    • Legend Golf Course
  • Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club

    18-hole championship course
    Address: lle aux Cerfs, opposite Trou d’Eau Douce
    Length: 6 452 metres
    Par: 72
    Designer: Bernhard Langer
    Equipment: club-house, restaurant, refreshments on the course, rental of golf carts, locker rooms, storage bags, rental of clubs and shoes, exercise ground

    • Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club
  • Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita

    18-hole constructed championship course (USGA norms)
    Address: Beau Champ, Grande Rivière Sud Est
    Length: 6 741 metres
    Par: 72
    Designer: Ernie Els
    Equipment: golf boutique, golf lessons, rental of golf carts and clubs, rental of bicycles, club-house, locker room, wellness centre, restaurant, bar

    • Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita
  • Paradis Golf Club

    18-hole championship course
    Address: Hotel Paradis, Le Morne
    Length : 5 924 metres
    Par : 72
    Designer: David Dutton then Tony Johnstone
    Equipment: pro shop, golf academy, rental of clubs, rental of bicycles, club-house, locker rooms, wellness centre, restaurant, bar

    • Paradis Golf Club
  • Tamarina Golf Course

    18-hole championship course
    Address: Tamarin
    Length : 6 886 metres
    Par : 72
    Designer: Wright Golf Design
    Equipment: covered practice area, club-house with restaurant and bar, refreshments at hole number 9, pro shop, golf academy, locker rooms, rental of clubs and trolleys

    • Tamarina Golf Course
  • Avalon Golf Course

    18-hole championship course
    Address: Bois-Chéri
    Length: 6 318 metres
    Par: 72
    Designer: Peter Matkovich
    Equipment: driving range, putting green, pro shop, bar andrestaurant, rental of golf carts and clubs, caddies, locker rooms, pool, leisure areas

    • Avalon Golf Course
  • Heritage Golf Club

    27-hole constructed championship course (PGA normes).Voted best golf course in the Indian Ocean by World Travel Awards in 2015 and 2016
    Address: Bel Ombre
    Length: 6 498 metres
    Par: 72
    Designer: Peter Matkovich
    Equipment: driving range, putting green, chipping facilities, pro shop, bar andrestaurant, rental of golf carts and clubs, caddies, locker rooms, shuttle service from nearby hotels (Heritage and Le Telfair)

    • Heritage Golf Club
  • Mont Choisy Le Golf

    An 18-hole championship course
    Address: Mont Choisy
    Length: 6 245 metres
    Par: 72
    Designer: Peter Matkovich
    Equipment: driving range, putting green, pro shop, bar and restaurant, rental of golf carts and clubs, caddies, locker rooms

    • Mont Choisy Le Golf

9-hole courses in Mauritius

  • Saint Géran Golf Club

    9-hole course
    Address: The Saint Géran Hotel
    Length: 2 514 metres
    Par: 33 USGA norms

    • Saint Géran Golf Club
  • Le Maritim Golf Course

    9-hole course
    Address: Hôtel Maritim, Balaclava
    Length: 1 260 metres
    Par: 29

    • Le Maritim Golf Course
  • Shandrani Golf Course

    9-hole « pitch & putt » course
    Address: Shandrani Resort & Spa, Blue Bay
    Length: 768 metres
    Par: 29

    • Shandrani Golf Course
  • Dodo Club

    9-hole course
    Address: Curepipe
    Length: 3 300 metres over 18 holes

    • Dodo Club
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Spend your retirement in Mauritius

More and more people as they retire decide to move abroad in order to seek new experiences and enjoy a different lifestyle. Mauritius is unanimously recognized as an ideal destination for a carefree retirement.

This idyllic country in fact offers great opportunities to invest in real estate, while at the same time paying less tax. Another factor in its favour is that the cost of living is still relatively low. On top of all the advantages concerning climate, security, ease of access and health facilities, Mauritius has implemented a legal framework to welcome those people who wish to spend their retirement years here. Foreign nationals of over 50 can thus retire to Mauritius by applying for a residence permit from the Economic Development Board.

Retirement status is not linked to the European rules concerning retirement age and all persons over 50 of independent means can apply for the status and conditions of a retired person in Mauritius.

Note that a retired person who has been the holder of a residence permit for three years and who has transferred 40 000 USD (or the equivalent in other currency) per year into his account at a local bank for three years will be able to apply for permanent residence.

Read more about the different options to retire under the sun in Mauritius.

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