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Relocate to Mauritius

Most parents know that starting a family and having children causes a significant shift in focus. When you start a family, the things that were important to you as a single or married person suddenly seem trivial in comparison.


That's why a lot of young families have made the thrilling decision to uproot and relocate to Mauritius. Although it may be difficult to uproot one's children from their established social networks and educational institutions, many parents find the change to be beneficial.


One need only peruse the numerous Facebook group comments about Mauritius to realize that many parents have already made the move and have no plans to return. Raising children in the outdoors, away from screens, is an added bonus to the already high quality of life on Mauritius.


For new families, we have compiled a list of the top six reasons why Mauritius is a great place to live. These are just a few of the many reasons to think about visiting Mauritius; of course, there are countless others.

Everyone who visits Mauritius will agree that the locals are extremely warm and friendly. Many will go out of their way to introduce themselves to strangers and learn more about their origins. It's also easy to find a reliable babysitter or nanny who will treat your kids like their own on the island.


While French and Creole are more widely spoken, you should have little trouble communicating with locals because most also speak English. Moreover, learning French for yourself has its advantages. ​​​​​​


Because of its high quality private schools and universities, Mauritius is increasingly attracting international students. Finding a good school for one's children is a top priority for many families considering a move. But you can relax knowing that there are many different educational opportunities available to meet your child's needs and interests. While some schools place an emphasis on diversity and a well-rounded education, others adhere strictly to a strict curriculum. You can help your child get into the best possible school by talking to multiple schools (and other parents, if possible).


It's also worth noting that you might be limiting your options by focusing solely on the schools close to your intended place of residence. Many of the island's finest educational institutions are located away from the island's more trendy "expat areas," but these institutions should not be overlooked. Despite the inconvenience of the bus ride, these schools should be seriously considered as an option for a quality education.

Here's our top list why families relocate to Mauritius



The Weather


Those lucky enough to call Mauritius home can attest that the tropical climate is a major perk. Despite the heat and humidity, summer is a great time to spend time at the beach or on a forest walk in the late afternoon after school.


Additionally, water sports such as sailing, scuba diving, swimming, and surfing are still possible even in the slightly cooler winter months, which are by no means cold. The east and higher parts of the island are more susceptible to the annual trade winds and winter cold, while the west and north coasts are more favoured by expats.


The Spot

You can see that Mauritius is strategically placed between the continents of Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe by consulting a map. This makes it a great place for South Africans and Europeans to move their families without being too far from other relatives. Because it shares the same time zone as Dubai (GMT+4) and is only two hours ahead of South Africa and most of Europe, keeping in touch with grandma and grandpa via video chat is a breeze.


The island is aiming to become a major transportation hub in the Indian Ocean, and it has an award-winning airport to boot. Johannesburg and Mauritius have several daily flights, and soon there will be two daily flights to Dubai. With only a 6-hour flight to Dubai and a 4-hour flight to Johannesburg, the island is now easily accessible from all over the world. Most parents will attest to the fact that taking a trip with young children is no picnic, so the fact that the trip to see relatives is relatively short is welcome news.

Finally, the island's security measures should not be overlooked. Mauritius stands out as a safe and family-friendly destination, as evidenced by its ranking as Africa's safest place and the world's twenty-third safest nation. According to the Global Peace Index 2022, Mauritius is the 31st most peaceful country in the world.


The People

Everyone who visits Mauritius will agree that the locals are extremely warm and friendly. Many will go out of their way to introduce themselves to strangers and learn more about their origins. It's also easy to find a reliable babysitter or nanny who will treat your kids like their own on the island.


While French and Creole are more widely spoken, you should have little trouble communicating with locals because most also speak English. Moreover, learning French for yourself has its advantages.


Schools

It's also worth noting that you might be limiting your options by focusing solely on the schools close to your intended place of residence. Many of the island's finest educational institutions are located away from the island's more trendy "expat areas," but these institutions should not be overlooked. Despite the inconvenience of the bus ride, these schools should be seriously considered as an option for a quality education.


Nature

Many people's first mental image of the island is of clear blue skies and swaying palm trees. This is why young families should seriously consider moving to Mauritius. Outdoor activities for families can be found in abundance on Mauritius thanks to the island's mild climate, miles of beaches, and abundance of natural forests.


Time spent outdoors, whether lounging on a beach by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean or climbing one of the incredible mountain peaks, is time well spent. In addition, it's nice to know that I won't have to worry about coming across a poisonous snake if I go hiking.

Check out our "Topics Page" for information on a wide variety of interests, including recreation, travel, and beach information.


The Security

Finally, there's the issue of the island's security. Mauritius stands out as a safe and family-friendly destination, as evidenced by its ranking as Africa's safest place and the world's twenty-third safest nation. According to the Global Peace Index 2022, Mauritius is the 31st most peaceful country in the world.


The crime rate is extremely low, and the few incidents that do occur are typically minor and are handled efficiently and effectively. Officers of the law are typically pleasant and polite people who take pride in their work.


In conclusion, Mauritius is an ideal place to raise a family thanks to its warm and welcoming locals, its close proximity to both South Africa and Europe, and its high standard of living. Many people before you can attest that this could be the best (and last) decision you ever make.


 

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