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Live in Mauritius

Live in Mauritius

Île Maurice is a globally renowned tropical destination, often regarded as paradise on Earth. Annually, numerous expatriates experience life on this beautiful island of 1.3 million inhabitants. Discover why more people choose to live in Mauritius each year.

A Tropical Climate

Mauritius, with its abundant resources and tropical climate, offers a high quality of life. Its endless beaches, turquoise lagoons, and upscale real estate make it a dream within reach.

The temperature typically ranges from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius, providing sunny days year-round for enjoying sandy beaches, crystal-clear lagoons, and various outdoor activities. Life is delightful under the Mauritian sun!

A Haven for Leisure Enthusiasts

Internationally acclaimed golf courses in Mauritius, designed by renowned architects like Rodney Wright, Peter Allis, and Erni Els, range from 9 to 18 holes, catering to golf enthusiasts. Besides golf, Mauritius is home to some of the world's most beautiful kitesurfing spots across the island.

Living in Mauritius offers opportunities for activities such as skydiving, paragliding, scuba diving, mountain biking, canyoning, tennis, horseback riding, and more.

A Francophone and Anglophone Country with a Unique Cultural Mix

Over time, Mauritius has attracted expatriates, bolstering its tourism industry and economic growth. Tourism here isn't limited to coastal hotels but extends to exploring the flourishing culture and biodiversity.

The Mauritian population is multicultural, blending Indian, Creole, European, and Chinese influences across various cultural aspects: architecture, cuisine, fashion, art, and language. This multiculturalism shines in cities like Port Louis, the capital, Mahébourg, the former capital, and destinations like Grand Baie and Flic-en-Flac, where colors, scents, and sounds enchant.

In Mauritius, several languages are commonly spoken, with English and French as official languages used in administration and education. Mauritian Creole, derived from French, is widely spoken, along with Hindi, Bhojpuri, Tamil, and Mandarin, reflecting diverse cultural heritage.

A Rich Historical Heritage

A variety of historical monuments narrate Mauritius' journey over time. Preserved colonial houses depict early European influences, while ancient ports and historical sites showcase its maritime and flourishing commercial past. The island boasts iconic local monuments and evocative ruins.

Remarkable Landscapes and Biodiversity

Recognized as a volcanic island, Mauritius hosts endemic fauna and flora protected in its reserves: Île aux Aigrettes, Black River Gorges National Park, and Blue Bay Marine Park. The island's mountain ranges, islets, and coral reefs showcase its abundant yet delicate biodiversity.

Lifestyles Suited for Everyone

Each region of the island offers a different lifestyle. With diverse landscapes, finding happiness here is easy. BARNES Mauritius provides a diverse portfolio, from seaside villas or penthouses to luxury city apartments or homes with mountain or river views.

Modern Facilities and Infrastructure (Education, Healthcare, Transportation)

Combining luxury and modernity, Mauritius boasts modern infrastructure, roads, private clinics, excellent international schools, and strong international air connectivity. The island hosts a substantial expatriate community, benefiting from its advantages and minimal time zone difference. Additionally, the Caisse des Français à l’Etranger (CFE) provides health coverage for French and European expatriates in Mauritius, offering similar protection to that in France for various health-related risks.

Cost of Living Significantly Lower than Europe

The cost of living in Mauritius is approximately 40% lower than in France, with a local purchasing power about 60% lower than that of French residents. Cheaper rents, food, and taxes make Mauritius an attractive expatriate destination. Living in Mauritius means enjoying a spectacular environment while improving your quality of life.

Facilitated Settlement for Foreigners (Visas, Residence Permits)

Mauritius simplifies foreigner settlement with various incentives. Residence schemes offer benefits to investors, retirees, and skilled professionals. Streamlined administrative processes make it easier to quickly obtain visas or various residence permits, facilitating integration into a welcoming multicultural environment.

The Mauritius Premium Visa, introduced in 2020, provides, for instance, a renewable one-year residence permit for foreigners not employed in the Mauritian market. Required revenues must be generated abroad (remote work, dividends, savings, etc.), primarily attracting independent web workers.

Notable is the residence permit of the PDS program, associated with the purchase of property exceeding €375,000, allowing foreign owners to establish fiscal residency in Mauritius by residing for more than 183 days annually.

BARNES Mauritius supports your life project

Whatever your plan, whether to live in Mauritius with your family, work on the island, or peacefully retire, BARNES Mauritius will meet your needs and help you find the real estate in Mauritius that suits you best. Feel free to contact us.