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Lifestyle meets style La Balise Marina

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Lifestyle meets style La Balise Marina

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3 min read

There are so many reasons to invest in Mauritius, and even more reasons to live in Mauritius – for at least part of the year. And one of the best reasons is the fact that it’s a gorgeous tropical island with crystal clear, warm turquoise waters framed by palmfringed white coral beaches. And now you can buy property on the water’s edge.

Island idyll

There are lots of great places to invest and to live all over the country, but island-style living really is all about the beach, the sea, and mucking about in boats.

So, if you’re thinking of acquiring property in Mauritius, consider buying on the ocean’s edge. La Balise Marina, the only residential marina on the island, is a good choice. With a waterfront residence and a boat of some kind – perhaps a kayak, an oceangoing yacht, or something in between – you’re all set for a lifestyle of oceanside bliss.

Buyers can choose between two design styles – Seaside and Trendy Chic. This makes it really easy. You can buy the apartment completely furnished to the highest international standards of design, and just move in.

The Seaside pack is perfect for the marina environment, with its nautical accents, and ocean-hued blues and greens interspersed with gentle neutrals. It is elegant and smooth, with sleek lines made of refined materials such as wood, leather and glass.

The Trendy Chic pack is a more sophisticated and elegant look with a subtle palette and the clean lines of creative retro designs that will add a gracious yet contemporary character to your apartment.

‘We have decided to work with Roche Bobois for the interior design of our new units as much for the prestige of the brand as for the quality of their elegant and minimalist-designed furniture. The decor is a subtle blend of styles and eras, creating a unique and modern, yet timeless atmosphere,’ says La Balise Marina’s Interior Consultant, Louisa Loustau-Lalanne.

This partnership was also an obvious one for Roche Bobois. ‘It is our business at Roche Bobois to bring together inspiration and savoir-faire for our clients, fusing art with life. We thought it would be interesting to establish a partnership with La Balise Marina, which has also brilliantly succeeded in creating a unique Art de Vivre for its clients in Mauritius. There was evident complementarity,’ says Sandrine David-Fanchette, Roche Bobois Director.


With the beautiful mountains of Black River Gorges as a backdrop, the 12.8-hectare development is a swirl of waterways on the edge of the ocean. When completed, it will comprise 143 freehold apartments, duplexes and freestanding villas.

Overlooking the gentle waters of the marina, the first-floor apartments at La Balise Marina have generously sized terraces, and enjoy access to a shared pool surrounded by beautiful gardens. Ground-floor units also have a private pool. All of them have direct access to the sea through private or shared moorings.

Situated in the seaside village of Black River on the west coast, La Balise Marina provides home owners with a wide range of facilities, including the Sunset, a stylish, relaxing venue with a bar, a restaurant, a large infinity pool and a spa accessible to both residents and the general public.

Black River really does have it all. Fabulous beaches and great water sports are a given, and there are a number of retail, restaurant and entertainment venues in the surrounding areas. Moreover it is only about 40 minutes’ drive to the capital city of Port Louis. Even more exciting – it’s a mere two-minute drive or 10-minute jog to Black River Gorges National Park where you can mountain bike, trail run or hike. There you can marvel at the fabulous forests and the tumbling waterfalls, and identify a surprising range of beautiful birds, many of which are endemic.


So far, about 100 units have been sold, built and delivered, and the developer has recently launched the sale of 16 off-plan freehold waterfront apartments. These premium and deluxe apartments, which measure 128 square metres or 203 square metres, have two and three bedrooms and bathrooms respectively. Thanks to an exclusive partnership with the world leader in furniture design and distribution, purchasers have the opportunity of having their apartments furnished by Roche Bobois.

Make it happen

Ground breaking for this last phase of apartments is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2019. Future buyers will enjoy a special preconstruction offer with an 8% discount valid for all reservation contracts signed by 31 January 2019.

Grab your sunscreen and shades, and get ready for your new life at La Balise Marina.

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