Island Life: What it’s Like to Live in Mauritius

Mauritius is full of vibrant and exciting culture for everyone to enjoy. If you are planning a trip, and are wondering what daily life entails, you’ve come to the right place!

  • People: There were initially a significant amount of Francophones who occupied the land, but over the years, there has been a rising influx of Chinese and Indian inhabitants due to foreign investment, changing demographics, as well as other factors. It is a culturally diverse island, to say the least
  • Languages: English, French and Creole are the most prominent languages spoken, making it an ideal place for English speaking tourists, workers and visitors to get along together
  • Healthcare: There are numerous hospitals and clinics available, many of which are free, and that provide top-tier healthcare services to both local residents as well as visitors and tourists
  • Transportation: Many roads will help you navigate the island, all well paved and clearly marked, plus an international airport that has daily services to and from destinations all over the world
  • Cuisine: Food in Mauritius is diverse, as it reflects the people who live there. There are a significant amount of restaurants serving Chinese food, and there are also many fusion eateries as well. Street food and vendors are a popular choice for tourists and locals alike, offering a variety of options for every taste. If you wanted to eat in like the locals, you would find yourself consuming rice with a combination of fish or red meat and vegetables which are often mixed to form something similar to a stew
  • Economy: The significant focuses and drivers of the economy are agriculture as well as manufacturing. Because of the increase in tourism, there are also a lot of service-oriented jobs. Sugar has always been the staple product or output of Mauritius, making up over 90% of the economy until around 1980