Mauritius as a Digital Nomad choice
The Premium Visa provided by the Economic Development Board has brought a lot of Digital Nomads to Mauritius.
These guys have become a major global work force, and we meet more and more of them here.
The life style is relaxed, the people are friendly and incredibly helpful, and the level of education is high.
There is little or no poverty here. Its a wealthy Island. In addition, the moral values, geographical, political and financial stability make it a very attractive option.
Accommodation is varied, from studio home apartments to luxury beach villas. MUR 9000 a month to MUR 250 000 a month, and everything in between.
Eating too can be simple and inexpensive if you live a Mauritian life style, around MUR 10 000 a month or expensive and Resort-style.
There are a lot of choices, and no pressure.
Upgrades are constantly being made to our internet service, and I have full fibre in my home which spans both service providers. It costs MUR 1000 a month so fast cheap reliable internet service is the norm here.
The entire Internet system is undergoing a massive revamp, and is set to compete with the world's finest, island wide and free.
Socially, outside the pubs and bars there are the golf clubs, yoga studios, cycling clubs, walking and running groups, gyms and schools with lots of fun activities, a Cricket Club and of course Ocean Spirit Coffee Shop, which offer free wifi with your cup of coffee, We are gearing up to offer print and scanning services as well, we have those for our own business any way.
Best of all is Scuba Diving of course, which is in the mornings, so ideal for those with distant time zones.
We have extended our discounted Dive Package to include Nomads, so its very affordable. Its a friendly sociable sport, and we have the perfect facilities for meeting friends. Dive Clubs enjoy our safaris and lunches on the beach. The occasional barbecue is a bonus, and we have a lot of fun.
If you want to come, here are the guidelines directly from the EDB website
the applicants should not enter the Mauritius Labour market;
the main place of business and source of income and profits should be outside Mauritius;
documentary evidence to support application such as purpose of visit, accommodation etc.; and
other basic immigration requirements.
I hope you'll join us, and dive while you wait for your office to open!