NORTH COAST
FROM USD 596,700
GRAND BAIE’S ONLY GOLF & BEACH RESORT - INTERNATIONAL
DEVELOPMENT TEAM WITH EXCEPTIONAL ARCHI...
Dear Readers,
It is my pleasure to
welcome you to the
3rd issue of Real Estate
Mauritius – Property In-
vestment Guide.
A ...
Mauritius is the main island, from which the
country derives its name. Of volcanic origin,
it’s almost entirely surrounded...
- until now! This comprehensive guide ena-
bles you to experience the range of stunning
spots on our beautiful island for ...
many experienced skippers and fishing boat
owners, such as Tamarin local fishing legend,
Jerome Moonsamy, aka Mr. Bull. De...
House or St Aubin Colonial House, The
Ruins of Ballaclava or Martello Tower, il-
lustrating intriguing history from early
...
ADVERTISE with Real Estate Mauritius
•	 Your local PRINT & ONLINE MARKETING STRATEGY
Real Estate Mauritius
CONTACT US : (2...
What is the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS)?
What is Real Estate Scheme (RES)?
Real Estate File
The IRS is basically a proj...
Curepipe
Bagatelle (Moka)
Mahebourg
St Felix
Le Morne
Port Louis
Pamplemousses
Grand Baie
Pereybere
Flic en Flac
Black Riv...
Mauritius
1.	 Adamas - Jewellery
2.	 Adapro – Hotel Equipment
3.	 Azuri - IRS
4.	 Ebene Junction - Offices
5.	 Eko-Lakaz -...
Meeting with the
“Socio-Architect”Vinesh
Chintaram
Could you tell us what Eko-
Lakaz is all about?
Eko-Lakaz™ is a brand w...
expected to respond to these
challenges by bringing positive
change. Furthermore, the target
group represents a very signi...
tion technique, which allows
us to make efficient use of re-
sources.
Between, in early 2010, we had
an experiment with th...
Who is Marvin CHUNG?
After studying interior design for four years in Pittsburgh, U.S.A,
Marvin Chung joined work full tim...
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  1. 1. NORTH COAST FROM USD 596,700 GRAND BAIE’S ONLY GOLF & BEACH RESORT - INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM WITH EXCEPTIONAL ARCHITECTURE La Peninsule Apartments located in the extraordinary development Le Parc de Mont Choisy offers the best of a resort type atmosphere with large pools, sun decks and kids areas complementing a world class residential component from leading architect Stefan Antoni designing what he describes as “barefoot luxury.” A selection of 2 & 3 bedroom Apartments with Primary Golf Memberships. KEY FEATURES OF LE PARC DE MONT CHOISY INCLUDE: • An 18-hole championship golf course designed by award-winning Peter Matkovich, • Lush landscaped estate with extremely low density, • The estate is nestled between one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius, Mont Choisy and the world famous Grand Baie, • Easy access to the schools, medical facilities & business opportunities of Grand Baie • Country Club with gym, spa and clubhouse. • 2 to 3 Bedrooms en suite • Penthouses with private pool
  2. 2. Dear Readers, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd issue of Real Estate Mauritius – Property In- vestment Guide. A great challenge to get this one offs the ground but we managed it. We are very proud to wel- come onboard our sup- porting new partners and want to thank our trusted and loyal ones. We are pleased to introduce our new contributors; they are passionate professionals with amazing careers, inno- vative ideas and foreign experience. Our first interview is with Mr Vinesh Chintaram. The Chairman of the Architect Association and Director from Eco Lakaz who talks about his initiative to introduce the Green Building in Mauritius. Our second interview is with Mr Marvin Chung who is the Interior Designer at Roche Bobois. Marvin gives us an insight on how to relook your home. And our last inter- view is with Architect Designer Miss Anima Boudara from Mobalpa who gives us an overview on the latest kitchen trends. We are proud to have extended our distribution network with our new partners onboard in this 3rd issue. Our dis- tribution strategy is based on a local presence in hotels, restaurants, bars, coffee bars, businesses lounges, retail stores and shopping centres via our printed Free Guide and most importantly online via our targeted social net- works on LinkedIn, Facebook.com and Issuu.com They are: • State Bank of Mauritius • Paradive Cove • Hotel Tamarin • Five Star Mattresses • Mauritius Telecom • Horizon Holiday • Karl Kaiser • Adapro Thank you all for your contribution and support in the making of the 3rd issue of the Real Estate Mauritius – Prop- erty Investment Guide. We look forward to hear all your feedbacks. We also have some exciting new Projects (IRS/RES) to offer you. The first one is Villa Royale in the North which con- struction already started. This RES project is one of the biggest in land size and living space with its mega villa which is a staggering 900m2 of living space on 2400m2 of land. We also have West Island Resort (RES) which is near completion (end of year) with only has a few villas/apart- ments left. WIR is the first Marina of Mauritius where boat owners can dock opposite their property. We also have exclusive investment opportunities in Mau- ritius such as Private Freehold Land, Hotels,Tables D’Hotes Restaurants, Hunting Lodges and Chalets for sale. We currently have 6 arpents of beachfront property ready for an RES as well as other land in the East and South. A brand new guesthouse (12 rooms), pool, own water stor- age, gym, sauna with option for a rooftop Table D’Hotes/ Bar for sale in the North. This investment is ideal for a couple who is looking to move into the Tourism Industry. The deal comes with an existing online marketing which is already in place (database and working websites). Should you want to invest in Mauritius, we can help you find the land or property which is most suitable for your project. Our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/RealEstateMauri- tius has now reached (17,000 Fans) in the last 3 months and is a great platform to promote your products and ser- vices. You can also find our previous issues archived from our e-publishing platform on www.issuu.com. Real Estate Mauritius remains at your disposal for any in- vestment you wish to make in Mauritius or any marketing services your company may require. Should you want to advertise your business in our 4th issue or want to pur- chase a property in Mauritius please email info@real-es- tate-mauritius.com or call +230 7946437. We invite you to visit our website www.real-estate-mauri- tius.com and like our facebook page www.facebook.com/ RealEstateMauritius. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our 3rd issue as much as we did making it. Bienvenue à L’ile Maurice et à très bientôt. Sebastien Staub Founder Real Estate Mauritius www.real-estate-mauritius.com Real Estate Mauritius Rent - Buy - Holiday Rentals A product of Staub Marketing Ltd • Director : Sebastien Staub • Design & Web development : Mataora (www.mataora.com) • Real Estate Mauritius ( Address : Hermitage, Ave King George, Floreal, Phone no: (230) 696 09 68 | 794 64 37, Email: info@real- estate-mauritius.com, Website: www.real-estate.mauritius. com ) • Printed by T-Printers.Ltd (230) 233 25 00 • Disclaimer • All information and advice provided within the Real Estate Mauritius (REM) website, Property Investment Guide (PIG) is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between REM and any person or entity. • If you rely on the information on this Site you are responsible for ensuring by direct contact with REM, its accuracy, currency or completeness. • The REM web site and PIG are subject to change without prior notice. 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  3. 3. Mauritius is the main island, from which the country derives its name. Of volcanic origin, it’s almost entirely surrounded by sheltering coral reefs. With hundreds of amazing passes with perfect waves, lefts and rights, short and long barrels and deep to hollow tubes, it’s a surfer’s paradise and with numerous, vast la- goons to boot, there’s great sailing, diving and fishing diversity, too. There‘s no shortage of top spots, swells, la- goons or wind, but there has been a distinct lack of information about all these things About Mauritius Nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean, south of Africa and east of Mada- gascar, this dreamy isle sits ideally between the Tropic of Capricorn and the equator, providing a perfect tropical climate all year round.
  4. 4. - until now! This comprehensive guide ena- bles you to experience the range of stunning spots on our beautiful island for yourself. Take the swells and gentle sea breezes, add the impressive Indian Ocean climate, great coral reefs, large lagoons and a handful of quality breaks and you have the perfect surf- ing, windsurfing and kitesurfing destination. The Unique Mauritian Culture is a blend of Indian, Chinese and Creole sweetness and spices with an influencing European History, in other words amazing local cuisine. Get a taste for the magical mélange of influences with a warm Dol Pourie, whether it’s on a street corner in Port Louis, from a delicious hotel buffet or à la carte at a well-reputed ta- ble d‘hôte in Chamarel. You‘ll find specialties everywhere you go, all worth a try. Shop-til- you-drop at Flacq‘s bustling open-air mar- ket, a vibrant and colorful marketplace full of fresh local products at great value. The island’s home to countless bars and restau- rants. Check out the iconic Banana Bar in Grand Bay, which hosts both local and inter- national artists, from jazz to soul. In the mood for dancing?The numerous nightclubs offer a great atmosphere where you can boogie the night away to the sounds of House, Dance and RnB music played by top DJs. The island boasts some of the world‘s most beautiful private and public beaches, fringed by swaying palms and lapped by crystal- clear turquoise waters. Combine that with the magnificent, exotic sunsets and tropi- cal vegetation of the various game reserves, national parks, private hunting estates and colonial houses such as St Aubin and Eureka where honeymooners can make their dreams come true and you‘ve got a winning formula. Golf fan? Mauritius is fast earning a reputa- tion for being home to some of the world‘s most amazing golf courses. Its fantastic archi- tectural designs by big names such as Ernie Els and Bernhand Langer offer avid golfers a challenging game. But whatever your handi- cap, you‘ll find somewhere to suit your needs, whether you‘re aiming for a hole in one at one of the top-class hotels or dodging the water hazards on the new Ile Aux Cerfs, you‘ll love putting your way through the stunning settings that are simply unbeatable. The Mauritius Open PGA attracts international and local professionals and many a celebrity has been spotted practicing their swing on the island‘s championship courses. Grand Bay is the place to head for catamaran cruises and sailing boats. Blue Bay and Black River offer amazing trips to nearby islands such as Coin De Mire, Ile Plate, Ile au Gabriel and Ile aux Bennitier. Famous spots for snor- keling and scuba diving include the famous Silver Star wreck and the Cathedral underwa- ter cave. Mauritius and Rodrigues offer some of the world‘s best deep-sea fishing with
  5. 5. many experienced skippers and fishing boat owners, such as Tamarin local fishing legend, Jerome Moonsamy, aka Mr. Bull. Deep sea fishing is possible off the East, North and West coasts and the best operators are based in Black River and Trou aux Biches. The best months are the summer months (October to May.) Mr. Dominique Theveneau offers fly- fishing and casting outings on reefs for in- dividuals or small groups. Not forgetting the Mauritius Aquarium, home to 100‘s of tropi- cal aquatic life and fish. If the sea doesn‘t float your boat, there are nu- merous land-based pursuits to participate in. Choose from inland adventure tours, sight- seeing in four-wheeled drives, on mountain bikes or hiking (Yann De Maroussem fromYa- naventures is a great hiking enthusiast who knows his way around the South), along with a wealth of other activities. The adventurous among you should head to Yemen Nature Park for great quad bike riding and abseiling close to the 3 Mamelles Mountains.The game reserve of Domaine Du Chasseur offers fabu- lous panoramic views and sunsets, while the magnificent Black River Gorges National Park is home to wonderful wildlife, where bird- lovers can spy protected bird species such as the pink pigeon, kestrels and rare forest trees. Photographers will love snapping away at the Vanilla Reserve des Mascareignes, home to Nile Crocodiles. If gardening‘s your thing, the Pamplemousse Garden is one of the oldest tropical gardens in the world, bursting with exotic flowers and tropical trees. If architecture‘s your kick, you won‘t be disappointed by the 1830 Eureka
  6. 6. House or St Aubin Colonial House, The Ruins of Ballaclava or Martello Tower, il- lustrating intriguing history from early settlers. History buffs shouldn‘t miss the modern sugarcane exhibition of L‘Aventure Du Sucre and the Salt Pans of Tamarin, for fascinating facts about the slavery trade. Animal lovers can spend the day with wild stags, tigers and mon- keys at Casela Bird Park, home to 140 bird species from five other continents. Set in 25 hectares of tropical vegetation, con- sisting of a wide variety of palm trees, bam- boos, eucalyptus and colorful exotic flowers such as the hibiscus and orchids, you‘ll enjoy a gorgeously-perfumed day. So, where do we all get this amazing history and mixed heritage from? Well, it all started back in the 10th century when the Arab navi- gators, already familiar with Mauritius, gave it the name of Dina Arobi but were not interest- ed in settling. It was only rediscovered by the Portuguese in 1505, followed by the Dutch, who were believed to have caused the extinc- tion of the famous Dodo which is now the em- blem of Mauritius.Then came the French, who lost out to the British, before independence was attained in 1968. Since then, Mauritius has enjoyed a stable democracy with regular free elections (every five years). Along with a posi- tive human rights record, the country has at- tracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa’s highest per capita incomes. Due to poor weather in the last cou- ple of years, the declining sugar prices have slowed economic growth, leading to some protests over standards of living in the Creole community, but tourism, textile and offshore investments are the other major economic contributors and Mauritius is one of the few countries which has been resilient throughout the global recession. Invest in Mauritius with Real Estate Mauri- tius – contact us by mail info@real-estate- mauritius.com or call us +230 794 6437 “the country has attracted considerable foreign invest- ment and has earned one of Africa’s highest per capita incomes”
  7. 7. ADVERTISE with Real Estate Mauritius • Your local PRINT & ONLINE MARKETING STRATEGY Real Estate Mauritius CONTACT US : (230) 794 64 37 INFO@REAL-ESTATE-MAURITIUS.COM REAL-ESTATE-MAURITIUS.COM FACEBOOK.COM/REALESTATEMAURITIUS SUBSCRIPTION FORM Sign for approval Publication: OCT - DEC 2013 Contact Person Email Tel Company VAT BRN Website • Inside/Back Cover/ Middle page – FREE Banner and Links on website • Full Page – 10 % website Advertising ATTENTION: Annual Payment – secure 4 issues to get 20% Off the annual cost Interested with: Inside cover Back cover Full page Middle page Production: 15,000 Distribution: 116 locations on the Island via our Tourism Distribution Network including: Adamas, Selected Hotels Shops, Shopping Malls, Book Store shops, Restaurants Supermarkets, Super U - MTPA Airport - Lux Coffee shops + all our partners within) Page Dimension: Portrait A5 size - 148 x 210 mm with bleeds 5mm – File Source Format: PSD, AI, TIFF, pdf / jpeg (HR) Why advertise with REM? • 15,000 copies distributed at all our partners • Your ad goes online on www.facebook.com/RealEstateMauritius (17000 Fans) • Plus we post it in our other pages www.facebook.com/StaubMarketingLtd (1000 likes) - www.facebook. com/YourSocialMediaPA (1000 likes) • The E-Version is on our website www.real-estate-mauritius.com and stays online on www.issuu.com
  8. 8. What is the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS)? What is Real Estate Scheme (RES)? Real Estate File The IRS is basically a project for the construction and sale of luxury villas to foreigners in an idyllic setting near the beautiful coastal region of Mauritius. The acquisition of a villa for resi- dential purposes only by a foreigner under the Scheme will allow the foreigner and his family to reside in Mauritius as long as he holds the property. The Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) provides: Villas sold under the scheme form part of a complex of luxury villas of international stand- ard and high-class facilities and amenities such as: golf course, marina and individual swim- ming pool, nautical and other sport facilities, health and beauty centres, high class restaurants amongst others. Maintenance, waste disposal, gardening, security and other household ser- vices are also included.The extent of land in respect of each villa shall not exceed 1.25 arpents (0.5276 hectares). The villa can be acquired on the basis of a plan or during the construction phase. Mauritius is renowned for his hospitality industry with some of the best resort hotels in the world. With this in mind government has attracted foreign investment (FDI) by the in- troduction of several regulations to allow foreigners to purchase real estate in Mauritius. The Real Estate Scheme (RES) provides: The RES, is a new scheme which has been introduced by the Government of Mauritius at beginning of December 2007 to allow the development of any mix of residences for sale mainly to non-citizens on freehold land of an extent of at least 1 arpent but not exceeding 10 hectares. The scheme must offer commercial and/or leisure amenities in addition to the residential component. Individual sites should not exceed 1.25 arpents. There is no mini- mum value to purchase in the RES scheme yet on property which exceeds USD 500000 the buyer will be granted residency status once his purchase is approved by the government. The Invest Hotel Scheme (IHS) allows hotel developers to finance the development of a hotel project by allowing them to sell villas, suites, rooms or other components that form part of hotel to individual buyers. The Invest Hotel Scheme (IHS) provides: for the development of a hotel on either freehold or leasehold land of more than 1 hectare where unites, villas, suites or other parts of the hotel can be sold; that the buyers of a unit en- ters into a lease agreement by which the property is leased back to the seller; and that the unit leased to the seller may be used and occupied by the unit owner or any person on his behalf for a total of not more than 45 days in any period of 12 months. What is Invest Hotel Scheme (IHS)? VISIT WWW.REAL-ESTATE-MAURITIUS.COM
  9. 9. Curepipe Bagatelle (Moka) Mahebourg St Felix Le Morne Port Louis Pamplemousses Grand Baie Pereybere Flic en Flac Black River Belle Mare Trou d’Eau Douce Les Vents du nord Safari Lodge Paradise Cove Villa Royale Adamas Adamas Eko-Lakaz Adamas Page Admin St Félix Villa Lux Belle Mare Le Meritt Elipsis Mobalpa Adapro Horizon Mauritius Telecom Mobalpa Karl Kaiser Inam Inam Inam The Marina Terrace West Island Resort Matala Inam Kalachand Kalachand Mont Choisy Golf Estate Inam Azuri Inam Kalachand Ebene Junction Roche Bobois SBM
  10. 10. Mauritius 1. Adamas - Jewellery 2. Adapro – Hotel Equipment 3. Azuri - IRS 4. Ebene Junction - Offices 5. Eko-Lakaz - Green Building 6. Horizon – Luxury Holiday Rentals 7. Inam – Woman Fashion 8. Kalachand Bedding 9. Karl Kaiser – Men’s Fashion 10. Le Meritt – Luxury Residential Units 11. Les Vents du Nord 12. Lux - IHS 13. Matala - IRS 14. Mauritius Telecom – Telecommunication Services 15. Mobalpa – Kitchen Designer 16. Mont Choisy Golf Estate – IRS 17. Page Administrator – Online Services 18. Paradise Cove - Boutique Hotel 19. Real Estate Mauritius 20. Roche Bobois - Furniture 21. Safari Lodge - RES 22. SBM - Home loans 23. St Félix Villas - RES 24. The Marina Terrace - RES 25. Villa Royale - RES 26. West Island Resort - RES
  11. 11. Meeting with the “Socio-Architect”Vinesh Chintaram Could you tell us what Eko- Lakaz is all about? Eko-Lakaz™ is a brand which emphasizes on sustainable and affordable housing solutions. It was developed (since early 2010) to provide sustainability advice, eco-house design and construction solutions adapted to each context of intervention (in-situ). The concept is being implemented in Mauritius as a “socio-environmental & eco- nomical development catalyst” and caters for the low and mid- dle income groups The brand is intended to be promoted across other African countries. It is aimed to play a key role in line with the UN’s MDG to alleviate poverty by providing decent shelters to one and all. What could you say about the green design principles? Pre-designed eco-housing mod- els based on passive design concepts are proposed. The houses incorporate efficient use of natural sunlight, optimized cross-ventilation for cooling; and make maximum use of local made and low carbon footprint materials. The concept also ca- ters for rain water harvesting systems and incorporates waste water recycling systems where appropriate. Renewable energy solutions may also be provided whenever required. Why the middle and low income group? Eko-Lakaz™ is not only meant to adopt eco-friendly principles but most importantly proposes affordable/economical houses. The target group very rarely calls for/afford architects to design and competent contractors to build their houses, and one of the key consequences is the on- going degradation of the “built- scape” especially in rural areas in Mauritius. Eko-Lakaz™ is thus Interview Eko-Lakaz™ was developped by the Mauritian architect and urban designer Vinesh Chintaram
  12. 12. expected to respond to these challenges by bringing positive change. Furthermore, the target group represents a very signifi- cant market both locally and re- gionally. Moreover, in Mauritius, land is becoming very scarce and ex- pensive, and the target group represents mostly people who live in rural areas, in general not yet ready to live in apartments / high rise houses. It is simply not part of the local culture. Most real estate projects under devel- opment do not meet the needs of the said category of people. Eko-Lakaz™ is also a “half-half concept which could be called as “Intermediate housing”. Thus, proposing a relatively compact but comfortable house on a small plot of land, is to some extent a way to allow Mauri- tians and others to perpetuate local traditions (receive families, friends, neighbours for religious events and other kind of com- munity exchanges etc.). After all, sustainability is also about conserving cultural dimensions wherever possible. Additionally, the models pro- posed are in modular forms thus promoting standardized pro- duction/ building methods re- ducing cost. Extension modules are available to respond to cur- rent & future needs of the users. Could you now talk about your construction techniques? At its first implementation stage, our professional team (archi- tects and engineers, as well as sustainability consultants) found it wiser to make use for the local available construction materials, i.e. in block works and reinforced concrete structures. However, we have enhanced the execu-
  13. 13. tion technique, which allows us to make efficient use of re- sources. Between, in early 2010, we had an experiment with the contain- er house designs. Due to lack of availability of containers locally, we could not further develop the scheme. But, along with our partners, we are actually final- izing a special metallic frame structure house we which will soon launch on the market. Be- sides, wooden structure houses are also in the pipe line. Last but not least, we are devel- oping our own eco-friendly con- struction material which shall significantly reduce the carbon footprint. This is top secret as this stage! How do you intend to implement your concept? The company Ma Villa de Reve Ltee (the Developer) has espe- cially been established to imple- ment the concept Eko-Lakaz™ The Developer, with its partners, offers One-Stop-Shop solutions (planning, financing, design and construction, management ...) for residential development projects ranging from low cost housing to high standard villas which adhere to sustainability principles. It has the ability to develop individual houses as well as multi housing units/ resi- dential complexes. Between, the brand was offi- cially launched during the 1st “Salon de la Construction et de l’Immobilier” held at Free-Port Mer Rouge (27th Feb - 2nd Mar 2013). The kick-off was a success story; more than 50% of the visitors came especially for Eko-Lakaz™. Finally, why do you call yourself a“Socio-Architect”? My personal aim is to vulgarise the architectural profession and make it accessible to one and all, and place the architect at the centre of every societal develop- ment! Indeed, I coined the term“Socio- Architect”as it means what I am, a social worker after all Interview
  14. 14. Who is Marvin CHUNG? After studying interior design for four years in Pittsburgh, U.S.A, Marvin Chung joined work full time for an architectural firm in Pitts- burgh. One year later, he returned to Mauritius and worked for an event management company. After a while, Marvin decided to go back to his preferred field of interest which is to enhance the living environment of occupants. Marvin was given an Honourable Men- tion in the 31st Annual Photography Contest while he was still living in Pittsburgh. He was also twice awarded the first prize in the interior design competition for the university. He eventually returned to in- terior design when he was given the opportunity to join the team at Roche Bobois, Mauritius. Marvin is thrilled to be able to work with contemporary and neo classic style furniture which is Roche Bobois’ trademark. By using the jewel style of Roche Bobois high end furni- ture, the interior designer manages to create and renovate his client’s interiors, and enrich their living and experience. How to relook your home? 1. Companies have learned how important the psychology of colour is in their branding. On a fundamental level, it is crucial to understand the client’s need in order to create an interior envi- ronment. Whether it is a natural ambiance for a cottage, or an airy modern feel for a car showroom. 2. Material and texture are essen- tial to the look and feel of the liv- ing environment. Wooden floors, for instance, give a cosier and warmer atmosphere to the inte- rior. Whereas white glossy tiles project a cold, sleek but modern look to the room. 3. Change of layout is another option to relook your interior. Be brave, and dare to move around some existing or new furniture. Eclectic is the new black. Having a mixture of both contemporary as well as neo classic is an everlast- ing trend. 4. Lighting is a crucial element in switching up the interior mood. Nowadays, the scientists, design- ers and psychologists believe that lighting plays an important role on human mood and people’s social behaviours. Multi-coloured lighting would never look as good in an office as it would on a dance floor. 5. All suggestions, ideas and advice are based on the clients’ personality, tastes and desires. Knowing the client as an individu- al within their surrounding is vital for a successful design, which in turn offers the sense of well-be- ing to clients in the interior that reflects who they are. Interview Marvin CHUNG Interior Designer Roche Bobois Mauritius
  15. 15. OWN A PRECIOUS PIECE OF PROPERTY IN PARADISE Designed by Kelly Hoppen MBE, LUX* has made the 12 Villas at its flagship LUX* Belle Mare hotel available for sale. To unlock your door to island living, LUX* style, call +230 208 8558/38, email murray.adair@iorec.com or visit luxmauritiusvillas.com Step into the light with your own LUX* Villa For the first time, LUX* has made the 12 Villas at its flagship LUX* Belle Mare available for sale, giving aficionados of the new luxury the chance to own a precious piece of paradise. Perched on the exquisite east coast of Mauritius, the Villas at LUX* Belle Mare are a collection of exclusive residences designed to provide the signature LUX* take on luxury island living, in one of the most serene locations in the world. Situated within the five star LUX* Belle Mare resort, the Villas merge traditional Mauritian style with modern interiors designed by world renowned interior designer, Kelly Hoppen. Available through the Invest-Hotel Scheme, the Villas benefit from all the ameneties of their resort setting. Amazing beach front location, mouth-watering cuisine, the LUX* Me spa, private and personalised 24h butler service, all form part of your villa experience. A projected net return of rental income at five percent per annum is also included as part of the purchase. Along side this, owners enjoy 45 days a year at their property; with peace of mind that their villas works for them as part of the resort-managed rental programme. Beyond your front door, Mauritius awaits. Renowned as a paradise on earth, with turquoise sea, white sandy beaches and pristine lagoons, the island’s tropical landscape provides a natural playground, whether you’re into hitting the heights with hiking or diving the coral-fringed submarine world; or taking on some of the world’s best golf courses, we have something exquisite for you. The benefits at a glance • Complimentary use of the villa 45 nights a year, or swap at any LUX* Resorts • Minimum guaranteed R.O.I of 5% per annum for the first 10 years • 35% discount on food and beverages during the stay • Starting from $ 850k for a beachside villa • US $ loan set up via our partner AfrAsia Bank (up to 60% of the investment)
  16. 16. In mauritius, a unique boutique hotel* for friends, couples and honeymooners. Paradise Cove moments www.paradisecovehotel.com* from 18 years old onwards
  17. 17. Tell us more about your products and services? M O B A L P A is first of all a product of quaity, placing its performance requirements well beyond theNFFrench standard. There are also a wide range of products with several colors and materials, enabling MOBALPA to offer a large choice to clients to satisfy their personal style, lifestyle and budget. MOBALPA also has a high quality level of service, it puts customer satisfaction at the heart of the quest to improve its service daily. MOBALPA has strengthened its technical service in order to ensure a quality control on all installations, an effective follow up, complemented with a good management of After Sales Service. MOBALPA is simply a company which anticipates the quality of its development. What are the latest trends? Every year, MOBALPA improves and develops its models, by adding new colors, creating original shapes and new materials. So the latest trend is using curved shapes in kitchen designs, making the space more fluid and original. This becomes possible through the new ‘Galbé’ model which can be seen in the MOBALPA catalogue. New materials were added to the existing range. These new materials are not just beautiful to the eye but suggest us to touch and be near to the material. We can illustrate that by two samples of the ‘NIOBE’ models (cérame ardoise, cérame ivoire). Adding to that, a lot of wood effects models were added to the new catalogue. The updating of the range of products is reviewed and amended yearly by MOBALPA, in order to be able to satisfy clients looking for the latest trends in design and materials. Interview Amina BOUDARA Architect designer Mobalpa
  18. 18. EDUCATION IS THE FOUNDATION FOR A BETTER FUTURE. Visit www.montblanc.com/signatureforgood to learn about our Signature for Good initiative and to build a better future - brick by brick. With the Signature for Good Collection, Montblanc supports UNICEF’s education projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Part of the proceeds of this collection will be donated to UNICEF projects to build and run schools in these regions and help children pave their way to a successful, self-determined, and happy life. UNICEFDOESNOTENDORSEANYBRANDORPRODUCT. mangalkhan, floreal – cascavelle shopping mall – dias pier, caudan – richmond hill, grand bay tel : +230 686 56246/696 5246 website : www.adamasltd.com

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