Arokaria is a select development of nine bespoke luxury villas for sale in a beautiful location on the edge of the 100 hectares Daruty Forest in the north of Mauritius close to the many attractions of Grand Baie.
The project has been created by an award winning global team and conceived to provide a rare level of flexibility which enables owners to create a home designed around their own tastes, requirements and personal interests.
Arokaria is a private, gated community with 24 hr security, access to a smart agriculture aquoponics farm and a host of managed services and facilities.
The villas have been designed in a contemporary style to complement their natural surroundings. There are three different sizes available together with a host of options that allow owners to create a home that is designed around their individual needs.
Arokaria offers a choice of three, four and five bedroom villas with gross internal areas from 218 sqm to 330 sqm, gross covered areas ranging from 250 sqm to 381 sqm with sizeable plots from 670 sqm to 1120 sqm. All residences come with high quality finishes and fixtures including European fitted kitchens, lighting and beautifully appointed bathrooms. High ceilings and wide open spaces merge the inside and outside living areas creating superb entertaining spaces with the practicalities of everyday use.
There are two different interior packages for owners to choose from, working with selected brands to deliver a look that complements the design and architecture of the property, the climate and island living. Owners can choose one of the styles and work with the team to create a truly bespoke home, or create something completely independent.
All the villas are designed for outdoor living and include a swimming pool, veranda and pavilion. Garages are provided which are also useful as extra storage space.
Owners can also explore numerous options to build a home that is unique to them:
Owners are provided with all the services expected from a luxury resort. With a complimentary satellite phone installed in each home, owners and guests have the convenience of a complete management and 24/7 concierge service and emergency phone number at their fingertips provided by an award winning team plus a full rental management service for when owners are not in residence.
Services available from the team include:
Arokaria is a PDS (Property Development Scheme) registered with Economic Development Board (EDB) of Mauritius and licensed to sell to foreigners. The PDS provides Mauritian residency to freehold property owners and their dependents, which also brings substantial fiscal benefits. To qualify, the investment in a residential property must be over US$500,000.
The name Arokaria is derived from the Araucaria tree, native to the Daruty Forest and specifically the Araucaria Columnaris, often used as a Christmas tree in Mauritius due to its similarity to the traditional conifer.
Sitting on the doorstep of the Daruty Forest, owners and guests can enjoy secluded nature walks and bikes rides whilst being just 10 minutes from the beach and the many attractions of Grand Baie, including leading international schools.
Arokaria is a 1 hr 15-minute drive from the international airport (55 km).
Volcanic Mauritius surrounded by the world’s third largest coral reef has an exceptionally varied geography. Most visitors come for the white sand beaches – 93 miles of them – but anyone who ventures inland from that beautiful coastline will experience high green peaks, acres of lush sugar cane and outstanding wildlife.
This is the Indian Ocean Island for anyone who wants an active holiday home. As well as all the usual beach activities there is fishing and boating, hiking and horse riding in the Black Gorges National Park and beautiful botanical gardens to explore. Mauritius has been busy building a reputation as a leading golf destination with several former sugar cane plantations offering homes for sale around lush golf courses. In total there are now twelve courses designed by golfing superstars including Ernie Els and Bernard Langer.
Drive along Mauritius’ winding roads and you see colourful Hindu temples next to Muslim mosques and Christian churches. The official language is a mixture of French, English and Creole and the people are overwhelmingly friendly and relaxed. This is a safe and tranquil island that can claim to be a true African success stories. It has a booming economy based on high-end textiles and manufacturing and an international reputation for business efficiency.
The north of the island is the most developed focused on the buzzy prime tourist area of Grand Baie along with the island’s main marina. Many of the smartest hotels cluster on the beautiful beaches of the east coast while the quieter south coast appeals to those wanting a private getaway in fabulous natural surroundings.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF BUYING A PROPERTY?
The process will continue until all payment have been made and handover is completed. The payment schedule is as follows:
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TAX BENEFITS OF LIVING IN MAURITIUS?
Mauritius is recognised as one of the best administered economies in Africa and offers an ideal environment in which to invest, live and do business. Corporate tax is set at 15% and tax residents in Mauritius are also subject to a flat rate of 15% on income earned on the island.
Furthermore, there is no inheritance tax, no capital gains tax, tax-free dividends, bank interest and free repatriation of profits, dividends and capital.
Double Taxation Agreements have been concluded with 34 countries, including France, South Africa, the United Kingdom, India and China. Similar tax agreements with 7 other countries are awaiting ratification. Further details are available on request.
DO I AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR A RESIDENCE PERMIT? Yes. Upon signature of the Deed of Sale you may apply for your residence permit, as all properties meet with the minimum investment level of USD 500,000, necessary to qualify. Residency is then granted on the basis of meeting all regulatory requirements.
RESIDENCY Foreign homeowners are eligible to a Mauritian residence permit upon the acquisition of a real estate property of at least USD 500,000, falling under the IRS, RES, PDS or SCS legal frameworks. Which opens the door to living, working and starting as business in the country, under certain conditions. This permit is also issued to the spouse or common law partner of the owner and dependent children under 24 years.
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