Mauritius is without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries in the world and boasts some incredible landscapes and pleasant climates all year round. The standard of living is also fairly high, which further increases its desirability.
The Premium visa, the option for those looking for a digital nomadic lifestyle in Mauritius, is highly contested and valuable.
When choosing a place to live in Mauritius as a digital nomad, there are several factors to consider such as access to amenities, coworking spaces, internet connectivity, cost of living, and, of course, proximity to the beach.
In this article, we’ll dive into some of the absolute best places to live in Mauritius for digital nomads.
First, let’s look at some desirability factors.
Referred to as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, one of Mauritius’s special characteristics is its incredibly diverse population and cultural heritage. Mauritius was once an ecological paradise before the first settlements when humans migrated from Africa, Europe and Asia, and as such there is a rich cultural diaspora.
Mauritius has an incredibly high standard for tourism, ecology and investment in the well-being of its citizens and visitors alike, and as such is a professional haven for those looking to live and work on the island.
Now let’s go over five of the most desirable locations for digital nomads to live in Mauritius.
Grand Baie, often referred to as Grand Bay, is a popular coastal town located in the northern part of the Mauritian island. It’s a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, lively atmosphere, and numerous cafes, restaurants, and shops. It’s also quite famous for its nightlife and boasts a plethora of bars, restaurants, and clubs.
It has a vibrant expat community and offers excellent connectivity. There are also coworking spaces and a range of accommodation options.
Grand Baie’s vibrant and lively atmosphere makes it a popular destination for tourists, expatriates, and digital nomads
Situated on the west coast, Flic-en-Flac is well-known for its long and beautiful sandy beach and stunning sunsets. The beach itself is characterised by soft white sand and clear, turquoise waters, and stretches for several kilometres along the coastline.
It’s a quieter option compared to Grand Baie but still offers a range of amenities, including restaurants and bars, and all accommodation options are within walking distance of the beach.
The cost of living here can be more affordable than in some other areas and is a great choice for those looking for a more laid-back and less crowded beach experience.
Tamarin is another coastal town on the west coast of Mauritius and is known for its famous Tamarin Bay surfing spots, laid-back lifestyle, and access to the Black River Gorges National Park.
The area is becoming increasingly popular among expats and digital nomads and many of these accommodations provide stunning ocean views.
Tamarin is also a more relaxed and less crowded area, compared to the more tourist-esque hubs in Mauritius.
If you prefer an urban environment with modern amenities, Ebène CyberCity is a great option. Ebène CyberCity is a modern and innovative business and technology hub located in the heart of Mauritius, serving as the central business district and the main hub for industries similar to the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.
There are heaps of both local and international businesses, including IT companies, financial institutions, corporate offices, and service providers, and is an attractive location for both professionals and entrepreneurs.
The hub fosters a collaborative environment, with various networking events, conferences, and business forums taking place regularly.
Ebène CyberCity is known for its modern infrastructure, including well-maintained roads, ample parking facilities, and access to public transportation. The area is easily accessible from various parts of Mauritius and is located near the capital city of Port Louis, allowing for easy access to government offices.
Finally, the capital city and largest city in Mauritius, Port Louis, offers a mix of culture, history, and urban living. While it may be busier than other areas, it provides access to government offices, international organizations, and a variety of dining and entertainment options.
It is located on the northwestern coast and serves as the political, economic, cultural, and administrative centre of Mauritius.
It is one of the more ideal destinations for digital nomads who wish to be close to everything and enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life. Port Louis boasts a range of coworking spaces, cafes, and restaurants with reliable Wi-Fi, making it easy to work and stay connected.
Mauritius may be a small island, in fact, it takes a little under 90 minutes on the main highways to cross the entire country. Any attraction is an easy day’s trip no matter where you decide to stay.
But when choosing a place to live you should consider your personal preferences, budget, and the type of environment you prefer. Additionally, check the availability and quality of internet connectivity in your chosen location, and find the one that suits your digital nomad lifestyle best.
Written by Simon Carletti, PR and Creative Supervisor