Features for expats in Mauritius

Jason Heerah, a fresh album
Jason Heerah, a fresh album
From the very first beat, Jason Heerah find his way into the hearts of Mauritians and Australians alike. First becoming known thanks to TV contest in Australia in 2004, this musician and singer has just released his new album entitled "La famille" with the group Otentik Groove. A treat for the ears...
Creole expression: Let's rest
Creole expression: Let's rest "ti lipie lor ...
Here's this month's new Creole expression to better familiarize yourselves with the language and will allow you to better understand and communicate with Mauritians.
Red Summer: Flamboyants, Jacarandas and mangoes are here!
Red Summer: Flamboyants, Jacarandas and ...
Summer is finally here! Here in Mauritius, the month of November means the start of summer. More poetic than the hum of air conditioning, nature has its own way of telling us it's time for long beach days : the flowering of seasonal trees and the appearance of mangoes, lychees and other delicacies.
A glimpse into Divali, the festival of lights in Mauritius
Everyday life
A glimpse into Divali, the festival of ...
Originally from India, Divali, the festival of lights, is celebrated in a grand manner in Mauritius as in many countries around the globe. A national and public holiday this Thursday, November 4, and one of the biggest Hindu festivals worldwide, Divali is symbolic of prosperity, sharing and bonding.
Recipe: Sweet potato cake
Everyday life
Recipe: Sweet potato cake
If you have discovered the famous gateau patate or sweet potato cake during the Divali festival and you have gone crazy about it, here is the recipe. It is relatively easy to make and faster with teamwork. So do not hesitate to involve your family members!
Safety tips for solo female expats
Everyday life
Safety tips for solo female expats
Alone but not lonely. Solo female expats are on the rise, and as the world is striving towards gender equality, many women show that their ambitions have no geographical limits. Deciding to start a journey in a new country has all the elements an adventure needs: adrenaline, excitement and even a healthy amount of fear. If you are ahead of a similar journey, you should consider some safety dos and don'ts in order to make your new experience joyful and smooth. 
Nathacha Appanah, Mauritian expat author in French, publishes tenth book
Everyday life
Nathacha Appanah, Mauritian expat author in ...
Nathacha Appanah, a Mauritian journalist and novelist living in France, has published her tenth book titled "Nothing belongs to you". She was awarded the Prix des libraires of Nancy - Le point last month and has been shortlisted for a Prix Femina.
The third European Film Festival in Mauritius
Everyday life
The third European Film Festival in Mauritius
The third edition of the European Film Festival in Mauritius kicked off on Tuesday and will last until October 31. This year, it is being held under the theme “Resilience and Resistance”. Both the program and the choice of films convey a message of hope.
Mauritian creole expression: Pez nene bwar dilwil
Mauritian creole expression: Pez nene bwar ...
Once again, Expat.com brings to you one of the most popular Mauritian creole expressions: Pez nene bwar dilwil.
Taking care of yourself in Mauritius
Taking care of yourself in Mauritius
Self-care is a buzzword but so much more than that. We all need some time to sit back, sit with our thoughts and feelings and take care of ourselves either emotionally or physically. So here are a few ideas for you in Mauritius.
Recipe: Mauritian Tamarind Rice
Recipe: Mauritian Tamarind Rice
This week on the Expat Mag Mauritius: Mauritian Tamarind Rice. This vegetarian dish of Indian origin will awaken your taste buds. The dish can be served with a fricassee or a rougaille or just with vegetable pickles or a tomato chutney.
Why homesharing can be beneficial for expats
Accommodation
Why homesharing can be beneficial for expats
When leaving your country for a new adventure abroad, finding accommodation can be a major concern, whether you are moving alone or with your family. And it becomes especially difficult in times of COVID-19 and economic crisis to find affordable accommodation options. Homesharing is an interesting option not only for saving in terms of costs but also for a smoother transition.
Discover Trou d'Eau Douce: Where time is just a concept
Leisure
Discover Trou d'Eau Douce: Where time is ...
The Book Festival will take place in the coastal village of Trou d'Eau Douce this weekend 1st to 3rd of October. Nestled between Palmar and Beau-Champs, the small fishing village is often known as the meeting point to get to Ile aux Cerfs ... But there is more to Trou d'Eau Douce than just being a stopover.
Linzy Bacbotte: Mauritius' sweetheart
Linzy Bacbotte: Mauritius' sweetheart
She is one of Mauritius' most popular artists. Loved by all the singer, actor, vocal coach and entrepreneur became known by the public when she was just a child.
Taxes in Mauritius: How to...
Taxes in Mauritius: How to...
The deadline is approaching. The deadline for doing your tax returns in Mauritius is October 15. This task has proven to be a real ordeal for many in the past. Here's what you need to know if this is your first time to do it or if you need a refresher.
Odysseo: A love affair with marine life
Leisure
Odysseo: A love affair with marine life
If you are passionate about marine flora and fauna, living on an island is probably the best decision you have ever taken, but living in Mauritius is even better! The island is now home to the first oceanarium in the Indian Ocean. Officially open since early September, Odysseo is a real adventure in the region's biodiversity without even having you get wet.
Expats divorce: How to deal with it when you have kids
Everyday life
Expats divorce: How to deal with it when you ...
Nobody wants to be divorced. But after many conflicts and unbearable misunderstandings, it is better to separate. If you have made up your mind, there has to be a good reason for it, and therefore you, as an expat, should know your options in order to organise properly and overcome this unpleasant moment.
Everyday life
"Mari": One of Mauritius' favorite Creole ...
This week, Expat.com explores one of the most commonly used words of the Mauritian creole language. The word "mari".

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The news at a glance: France closes its borders with Mauritius
The news at a glance: France closes its ...
COVID-19 is still very much present Mauritius. Contaminations are still increasing and more than 300 deaths have been recorded last month. France has closed its borders with Mauritius. The IBA Act has also been voted in parliament.
Which are the best outdoor activities to do in Mauritius in pandemic times?
Leisure
Which are the best outdoor activities to do ...
Like everywhere else, Covid-19 is worrisome in Mauritius. Many health restrictions have been reintroduced, including the ban on picnics on the beach, public gatherings, and the closure of nightclubs. Summer is definitely going to be different both for Mauritians and expats this year. Still, there are many activities you can do in your free time to get the most of the pleasant weather.
Long stays in Mauritius : living and working in Mauritius
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Long stays in Mauritius : living and working ...
Mauritius is one of the favourite expatriation destinations for many foreigners, notably the French and South Africans. There are many good reasons to stay for a year or longer. Find out more on how your favourite destination lives up to its promise?
An expat reconciling her passions and a fulfilling family life in Mauritius
Everyday life
An expat reconciling her passions and a ...
Passionate about languages ​​and arts, Sophie has a fulfilling expat life in Mauritius and wouldn't change it for anything. She arrived in Mauritius from France in 2018 with an Occupation Permit, and today she is her own boss. She talks to Expat.com about how she reconciles her career and family life.
An author unleashing her creativity in Mauritius
Everyday life
An author unleashing her creativity in ...
Three years ago, Ash fell in love with Mauritius. Originally from Germany, she has travelled to many countries until she relocated to the island with her young child. As a writer and fiction novelist, she is currently enjoying the good vibes in Mauritius. Ash shares her experience with Expat.com.
This week's news: A COVID-19 update
This week's news: A COVID-19 update
The COVID-19 is still worrying in Mauritius. Several stakeholders are calling for a two week lockdown. In other news this week, more than 4 000 vacancies in various sectors and beautiful weather this weekend.