Beachfront Property in Mauritius

Acquire A Beachfront Property in Mauritius

Can Foreigners Live The Unique Mauritian Beachfront Experience?

Sea, sun and sand await in one of the most sought-after island destinations in the Indian Ocean. If living on an island is a privilege, imagine living in a beachfront property in Mauritius! 

With incomparable views and the soothing tranquility of crashing waves, owning a beachfront property in Mauritius offers unmatched relaxation for both the mind and body, and the possibility to enjoy unique boat trips.

Though beachfront leasehold acquisition is available to Mauritians only, there are many options for foreigners to acquire property in oceanfront developments.

Let’s have a look. 

Can You Live in a Beachfront Development?

Truly paradise at your doorstep and a smart investment in terms of capital gains and rental value, owning a property in a beachfront development is always a good idea. 

Foreigners have the possibility of acquiring properties in various property schemes, and can obtain residency for a minimum investment of USD 375 000.

Generally, acquiring a standalone house or villa on the beach is not directly accessible to foreigners, however, you can easily buy a villa, penthouse, apartment or duplex in a beachfront development that falls under a property scheme. “Living in a beachfront development definitely has its perks, because you can have direct access to the beach and use the various on-site facilities like beach clubs, boat parking solutions, restaurants and so much more. Also, you will be safe as the developments are usually gated. Another important factor, your property value increases because of the sea views and, of course, you can walk to the beach” says Lee Lazare, Property Consultant at Mauritius Sotheby’s International Realty. 

Acquire a Beachfront Property In A Hotel Resort

A foreigner can also acquire a villa under the Integrated Hotel Scheme ( IHS), which is a property scheme allowing hotels to put their villas, apartments or penthouses on sale, and accessible to foreigners. 

Depending on the specific terms, you may have the option for year-round personal use of your villa. In other instances, the emphasis is on an investment-centric approach, allowing you to purchase the property and use it for a specified period. Afterwards, the property becomes part of the hotel’s rental pool, ensuring a fixed return on your investment.

The key advantage of this arrangement lies in the comprehensive on-site property management services. These services encompass everything from cleaning and maintenance of the villa to handling its rental. Your primary role is to reap the benefits of your investment. During your periods of villa occupancy, you will also enjoy unrestricted access to all the hotel’s facilities, effectively affording you a 24/7 hotel living experience. This includes a butler service and privileged access to the spa, restaurants and so on”, says Lee Lazare.

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Published on October 31, 2023 by Laetitia Melidor