Expat news in Mauritius

News highlight of the week: Mauritius-France agreement to combat drug trafficking
News highlight of the week: Mauritius-France agreement to combat drug trafficking
This week saw the passage of Cyclone Eleanor, a new agreement between France and Mauritius, and the commemoration of the death of singer Kaya.
All you should know about jellyfish in Mauritius
All you should know about jellyfish in Mauritius
While jellyfish are usually found in the open ocean, with the warm temperatures and bad weather, Mauritian lagoons have become havens for these creatures. Jellyfish are as captivating as they cause concern. Here's what you should know about jellyfish.
News highlight of the week: Dengue fever on the rise
News highlight of the week: Dengue fever on the rise
This week in Mauritius brings a mix of economic developments, governmental changes, and ongoing health concerns.

Expat news

News highlight of the week: Mauritius a top 5 most expensive countries in Africa
News highlight of the week: Mauritius a top ...
This week in Mauritius brought news on several fronts: a concerning rise in public debt, Mauritius ranking among the top five most expensive African countries, the announcement of HSC results, and a coral bleaching alert in the south of the island.
Highlights of the week: Closure of the B10 road, outbreak of dengue fever, and depreciation of the rupee
Everyday life
Highlights of the week: Closure of the B10 ...
This week was marked by the closure of the B10 road, the worrying arrival of a dengue epidemic, the depreciation of the rupee, and finally, a controversial increase in the entry tax.
February 2024 thrills: Sports, culture and festivities
Everyday life
February 2024 thrills: Sports, culture and ...
Not sure what to do in February? From sports to culture, Expat.com has put together an agenda of events not to be missed this month!  

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Moving countries is a daring adventure with a daunting baggage of risks. The good news is that Mauritius can be a haven to develop a new life from scratch. It is a pleasant country, rich in culture and natural marvels. However, like any new country, and more so developing countries, it can come with its fair share of hurdles for new entrants.
Our practical guide to gardening in Mauritius!
Espace Maison
Our practical guide to gardening in ...
If you're contemplating diving into gardening or already reveling in your green haven, consider yourself fortunate to experience a delightful climate year-round in Mauritius. To ensure that your gardening endeavors align with your dedication and aspirations, it's crucial to factor in the specific climatic conditions of your locale. In honor of the grand reopening of their Tamarin store, Espace Maison, our trusted collaborator in all things home and garden, has compiled this guide with nature enthusiasts in mind. Tailored for those who wish to nurture their garden in sync with the distinctive features of their surroundings.
Why you should invest in rental property in Mauritius
Anbalaba
Why you should invest in rental property in ...
Are you looking for ways to enhance the value of your real estate investment as an expat living in Mauritius or as a future expat? Have you ever considered the option of periodic renting? Our partner, Anbalaba, takes you through the advantages of investing in rental properties as an expat in Mauritius.

Features

The best ice cream in Mauritius
The best ice cream in Mauritius
Get ready to indulge in the island's coolest treats this summer! Expat.com has curated a guide to the top ice cream spots, ensuring you stay cool despite the scorching heat.
The astrological outlook for 2024: Embracing the Year of the Wooden Dragon
The astrological outlook for 2024: Embracing ...
With 2023 ushered in by the Water Rabbit, symbolizing hope and temperance, what does 2024 hold for us under the influence of the Wooden Dragon?
Recipe: Why not try out the Gato Lasir for Chinese New Year?
Recipe: Why not try out the Gato Lasir for ...
On February 10th, Sino-Mauritians celebrate the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival. Why not take this chance to explore the traditional recipe for gato lasir?
Extreme heat: Safety tips to protect yourselves this summer
Extreme heat: Safety tips to protect ...
Summer has arrived, bringing along the warmth that we all appreciate… most of the time. However, it's important to be cautious of sunstroke while enjoying the sunny weather. Here are some tips on maximizing your summer experience without compromising your well-being.
Marine wildlife: Meet Mauritian stingrays
Marine wildlife: Meet Mauritian stingrays
A few weeks ago, a video of stingrays gliding through the Flic-en-Flac lagoon gained widespread attention on social media. While it's not uncommon to spot these elegant creatures in our lagoons, there are some important details to be aware of. Are they eagle rays, stingrays, or mantas?
Cyclone: Should you be worried?
Cyclone: Should you be worried?
Cyclones, formidable tropical storms originating from warm seas, have been a recurring feature in the local weather patterns for many years. While their arrival is dreaded during the cyclone season, typically spanning from December to March, the lingering question is whether we should truly fear these natural phenomena.

Expat interviews

From Spain to Mauritius: A journey of adventure and growth 
Everyday life
From Spain to Mauritius: A journey of ...
In this interview, we speak to María Cánovas, a dynamic individual hailing from Spain whose passion for travel and new cultural experiences led her to the enchanting island of Mauritius. Armed with a background in Tourism and Economics, María's journey unfolds as she takes us through her transformative six-month marketing internship at a prestigious hotel and the subsequent decision to return for a longer stay. 
From Botswana to Mauritius: An expat's reflections on the challenges faced by international students
Schools & studies
From Botswana to Mauritius: An expat's ...
Bokamoso is a young international student from Botswana. She moved to Mauritius in June 2022 after being awarded the prestigious Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme. While she recognizes that adapting to a new country takes a lot of effort, Bokamoso agrees that Mauritius has a lot to offer, from its beauty and diversity to the quality of its higher education system. She shared her view with us in this Interview.
Kris Lutchmayah: From the UK to Mauritius to reconnect with his roots
Everyday life
Kris Lutchmayah: From the UK to Mauritius to ...
Originally from Birmingham, in the UK, but with Mauritian roots, Kris Lutchmayah settled in Mauritius 10 years ago. A one-of-a-kind expat, he juggles a busy career as a property management specialist, digital marketer, actor and model, and a vibrant social life that includes exploring the island and promoting its beauty and richness via his social media channels. In this Interview, Kris Lutchmayah, or Just Kris for social media enthusiasts, talks to us about his daily routine, vegan lifestyle, and his long-term plans.

Global edition articles

Should you embrace local traditions when getting married abroad?
Everyday life
Should you embrace local traditions when ...
Getting married abroad as an expat involves not only different marital laws but also different cultural customs. Should you plan a wedding like one you'd have back home, or should you embrace local customs in your ceremony? What about a mix of both?
Americans are saying goodbye to the US: Where are they going?
Everyday life
Americans are saying goodbye to the US: ...
Recent studies show that more Americans are moving abroad than ever before. The United Kingdom is challenging Canada as the most popular English-speaking destination, while the United States' other neighbor, Mexico, remains the second most preferred destination. New Zealand is also increasingly popular. Better life-work balance and a lower cost of living are the leading reasons for moving abroad.
Having a baby abroad: Should I stay or return home?
Everyday life
Having a baby abroad: Should I stay or ...
Whether intentionally planned or unexpected, discovering you're pregnant while living abroad can lead to significant considerations about your future in the current country. Various factors, such as personal situations and future plans, can influence this decision: should you stay or return?