Mauritius is a peaceful emerging economy blessed with a wonderful climate. It has good quality infrastructure and has modern information and telecommunications facilities. It has a low crime rate.
Mauritius is becoming a financial trade and global business destination of choice. Politically stable and well governed, this democracy recently won the first annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance. ''Doing Business 2008'' ranked Mauritius as the number one African country in terms of ease of doing business. Mauritius has traditional close links with Europe and is becoming the gateway to India, Africa and Asia.
It has regular flights to major international destinations such as Paris, London, Dubai, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Perth and Sydney amongst others. Serviced by Air Mauritius, British Airways, Emirates, Air France, South African Airways and other major airlines, you are in daily contact with the rest of the world.
There is a strong drive by government to attract foreign investment into Mauritius. Some of the major benefits include:- The favourable tax regime including low personal and corporate taxes, the absence of inheritance and capital gains taxes as well as double taxation agreements with 32 countries.
Mauritius is an open economy ready to do business with the rest of the World. Growing at over 5% per annum, the economy produces many opportunities. Legislation promotes residency rights for investors (see www.gov.mu)
Foreigners are entitled to buy and own real estate in Mauritius in IRS approved developments. They can do so either in their personal capacity or through a Mauritian registered business or trust, subject to regulatory processes and approvals prior to registration of ownership.
Permanent residency permits are linked to the property ownership. The residency permit is extended to the owner's spouse and dependants. The residency permit also entitles the resident to apply for an Occupation Certificate to work or start a business in Mauritius.
The country has European standard health and education facilities with a network of quality and safe private transport facilities for school children. International English and French satellite TV channels are well represented. International education facilities are also in place.
La Balise Marina is a low density, one of its kind, fully serviced Marina IRS development. The rain and wind sheltered west coast where it is located, adjacent to Black River village, benefits from the best climate of the island with the sunniest days and balmy temperatures year-round. The region has every facility on offer from hotels to golf courses, restaurants and shopping.