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How to find a rental in Mauritius?



Why choose to rent in Mauritius?

Whatever the reason for going to Mauritius, for a relaxing stay, for study or even for a longer period of work, renting seems to fit all profiles.

Moreover, the number of rentals in Mauritius has been increasing in recent years. Indeed, the demand is constantly growing due to the high quality of life and its lower cost than in most European cities. The current building stock is new and is constantly being renewed thanks to numerous real estate developments such as the SDPs or Smart Cities. Most future tenants prefer a seaside setting, which coincides with their expectations and activities. Also, the villa often offers a high standard for an attractive price. French and English are the most widely used languages on the island. This makes communication easier and integration faster. Finally, the business climate in Mauritius is favourable as indicated by its official removal from the European Commission's blacklist in March 2022. The Mauritian authorities have made it easier for foreigners to enter the country, notably by establishing greater openness for the granting of licences and work permits. This unique economic climate of Mauritius allows for an increase in the population. As a result, property rental has become a way for many investors to gradually settle in the island.

Finding an apartment, a villa, a penthouse or a house is made easier through a real estate agency. Barnes Mauritius, present all over Mauritius through its 5 agencies and specialised in both rentals and sales, offers a wide range of properties to best meet your needs.

What are our tips for finding the right rental in Mauritius?

While choosing a rental in Mauritius has many advantages, finding a rental can be a complex task. The increasing demand, the high rent prices depending on the region, the rental file generally provided with many pieces can appear as difficulties and brakes in the search for a rental. To avoid any constraints, certain packages exist which include the flight and the hotel. However, it is not only more profitable but also more pleasant to rent a villa to benefit from a higher degree of freedom.

So to facilitate your search, we advise you to list your criteria in order to specify the idea of your project and especially your needs. The elements to take into account are initially the location, the surface area, the budget, the possibility of having an exterior, the presence of supplies. From then on, with a precise and better-defined search, it is easier to be reactive to ads that suit you.

It is also advisable to prepare a file of required documents in advance before completing the rental contract. If you want to know more, we have detailed here what a rental agreement in Mauritius contains.

Finally, if there are websites for seasonal rentals between individuals, it is preferable to consult specialised sites to ensure greater reliability and a quality of service that will allow you to leave with peace of mind and a tailor-made stay with the possibility of including services (first meal, cooking, cleaning, housework).


Our BARNES teams, experts in property rentals throughout Mauritius, will help you find the rental that suits you best. Our consultants are at your disposal for any rental property project or any additional information on renting in Mauritius and how it works.