Top 9 ways to meet people when you move to Mauritius
Meeting people in Mauritius can help you settle into island life once you have moved into your new luxury home. Moving is one of life’s most stressful events. A sense of community where you connect with like-minded locals and expats with common interests can make a difference.
Top 9 business, social and sporting groupsin Mauritius
Rotary International, a global service organisation with clubs in about 200 countries on six continents, has a presence in Mauritius. The Rotary Club of Port Louis, established in 1964, is the oldest Rotary Club on the island. Lunch meetings are held on Wednesdays at La Bonne Marmite Restaurant, Sir William Newton St, Port Louis. Call +230 212 2403 for more information.
Round Table is an international organization of men who unite to make new friends, network, and exchange ideas on how to avoid violence, war, and hatred. The group maintains a neutral stance on politics and religion and is limited to men aged 18 to 40. Each Round Table hosts one or two monthly business meetings to discuss various welfare projects and fundraisers, often presented by outside speakers. There are also monthly social events. Participation opens the way to self-improvement in public speaking, leadership, project management, and meeting procedures.
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There are more than 14,700 clubs in 144 countries, most of which have around 20 members and meet weekly for an hour. You can find currently registered Toastmasters Clubs of Mauritius and Madagascar on Facebook. For a preview of what the club experience is like, watch this.
2Beach Club by 2Futures is arguably the best-positioned beach club in Mauritius. Open exclusively to 2Futures homeowners, the club offers prestigious benefits ranging from its location on the white sandy Pereybere Beach in the north to its pool restaurant and bar. Perks include the availability of a speed boat and catamaran for private use, a shuttle service between home and club, an intimate event venue, special members-only events, a business hub, concierge service, and airport transfers.
Le Morne Anglers Club is Mauritius’s oldest and most respected fishing club. Its headquarters in Black River, on a prime beachfront site, provides anglers and their families with direct and easy access to the ocean environment. It was established in 1955 to develop big game fishing in Mauritius. Anglers come from around the world to compete for top honours in events like the South Indian Ocean Billfish Competition organized by the club. Members hold several fishing records certified by the International Game Fishing Association. Social events are organised throughout the year for members and their guests, and are known for their festive, friendly atmosphere.
Grand Baie Yacht Club (GBYC)
Grand Baie Yacht Club (GBYC) is a world-class members-only yacht club established in 1941 in the beautiful bay in the north from which it takes its name. Enter from Sunset Boulevard.
Hash House Harriers is a social club for walkers and runners. The Mauritius branch meets every second Sunday at 10am to walk, jog or run a 10km course, each time in a different location. Check the website to see when, where, and how to get there. Adults pay Rs 200 per Hash, and children under 12 are free. Don’t forget to apply sunblock and carry plenty of water. Afterward, everyone can socialise over a cool drink and lunch.
If you enjoy hiking and running all over the island or love being outdoors, join Rando-Trail & Nature. They publish an annual trail calendar so you can plan and decide which races you want to enter. It’s the best resource for information on all the big ones.