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Living in Mauritius

Living in Mauritius

Mauritius is a great place to live, it enjoys a warm climate all year round, has a very low crime rate and is very well located geographically.

Since the Mauritian Government, opened the way for foreigners to buy in property in Mauritius through the IRS and RES schemes, encouraged the growth of an off-shore financial sector and relaxed the previously difficult regulations there has been a marked increase of foreigners moving to Mauritius either on a permanent or contract basis.

This growth in “foreign” residents has lead to new facilities, products and services being made available in Mauritius:



Housing / Real Estate
-Buying property

– Cinemas
-Night life/night clubs

Activities / Things to do
-Boat/Catamaran Trips
-Fishing/deep sea fishing
-Scuba diving/Snorkelling
-Horse riding

Mauritius Shopping Choices

Mauritian Markets:

Mauritius is known for its bustling local markets or “Bazares”, there are numerous scattered across the island but none as popular as the Port Louis Markets, not far from the main waterfront you will find a fresh produce and spice market and a shopping marekt with textiles, clothing, accessories, decoration and Mauritian souvenirs. There are also markets in the north at Grand Baie and Goodlands, in the centre in Quatre Bornes, Rosehill and Curepipe.

Shopping Malls:

-Bagatelle: In the centre of the island you will find shopping centres or malls in just about every main town. The biggest mall on the island is the newly built (completed end 2011) Bagatelle or Mall of Mauritius. You will find mostly international brands and franchises here including a Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket, Hugo Boss, Nandos, Mugg & Bean, etc. There are also cinema facilities in both English and French. There are both English and French cinemas here as well as a well equipped gym.

-La Croisiette: Located in the north of Mauritius at the entrance of Grand Baie, the mall has big open outdoor spaces with popular international restaurants and franchises. It also boasts a supermarket, Intermart and a Food Lovers Market.

-Mont Choisy Promenade:



North,south east, west

Different Routes to getting a VISA or Permit to reside in Mauritius