IN TODAY’S world, time is an increasingly precious commodity – particularly quality recreation time.
So, when it comes to investing in a getaway property where family and friends can enjoy memorable holidays, an option which provides all the first-class facilities in an existing, quality resort in a prime, idyllic location seems a logical choice, says property expert Dr Andrew Golding.
“Affordability is of course a key factor and this new phase of residences at Anahita resort in Mauritius meets all these criteria, at prices within reach of a wider cross-section of buyers and with a host of activities and facilities ready to be enjoyed the moment you move in.
“Previously, the average price of property achieved in this luxurious resort was in the region of ß1.3-million [R12-million], making the new phase of residences very appealing,” he says.
At “Anahita Mauritius”, an integrated resort scheme on 6km of shoreline along the largest lagoon in Mauritius, a new phase of luxury villas, lodges and duplexes has been launched. Inaugurated in June 2008, the 213ha Anahita is located in Beau Champ, on the east coast of the island.
Anahita includes the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius with views over a lagoon and its own private island, an 18-hole Ernie Els signature golf course with a clubhouse, swimming pool adjacent to the beach, seven restaurants, yacht club with various water sport activities, a diving centre, fitness centres, floodlit tennis courts, children’s and teen’s clubs, boutiques and shops. The latest development phase is located in a neighbourhood named Amalthea and comprises 40 two-and three-bedroom lodges priced from ß490000 (R5.8-million), 12 two- and three-bedroom duplexes priced from ß630000 (R7.5-million), and 11 three-bedroom villas priced from ß790000 (R9.5-million).
The units range from 147 to 201m² and are sold on a freehold ownership basis.
All residential units are within a pedestrianised and landscaped neighbourhood accessible only by golf cart and bordered by the first, eighth and ninth holes of the course. Golding says: “Mauritius is globally acknowledged as a successful financial, business, information, communication and trading hub in the Indian Ocean region.
“With a stable economy, reliable infrastructure, political stability, business-friendly and low-tax environment, it has much to offer, particularly for South Africans for whom it is easily accessible via daily flights.
“Purchasers of property in Amalthea have the advantage of Mauritian residency for themselves and their families, and full use of all the facilities and services – including the rental scheme managed by Anahita which enables them to rent out their properties when not in use.
“In addition, in Mauritius there is no capital gains tax or inheritance tax.”
Bordered by manicured fairways, natural gardens and an alley of established trees, Amalthea is designed in harmony with the rest of the resort, which blends indoor and outdoor spaces typical of the appealing Mauritian lifestyle.