Mauritius has a great choice of state-of-the-art conference centres, event spaces and meeting rooms. For big events, the well-equipped Swami Vivekananda Conference Centre in Pailles regularly hosts international and local conferences, comes with 10 meeting rooms and can accommodate up to 5000 people. The Freeport A’Famosa Exhibition & Convention Hall at Mer Rouge has room for up to 2000 visitors in its main Tulip Hall and the Trianon Convention Centre can host 3000 delegates in the main auditorium. Elsewhere, the Caudan Arts Centre in the heart of Port Louis can house up to 430 participants and many Mauritian hotels also have meeting rooms and conference facilities.
Hotel and island event venues
There is a fantastic choice of luxury hotels and boutique hotels on the island to host a work event and, depending on your guest list, you could take over a whole hotel. It’s a great way to make it all about your team and you can use pop-up branding to emphasise your company name and messaging.
For a touch of history for your event setting, look at the five-star Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius which specialises in the organisation of incentives, conferences, team building and other private and professional functions. It’s nestled in the Ruins of Balaclava ‒ a 25-hectare historical tropical park awarded ‘Most beautiful garden of Mauritius’.
Alternatively, consider one of the impressive châteaus in Mauritius, such as the 19th century Le Château de Bel Ombre. Perfect for small conferences of up to 70 people, it also has a stunning farm-to-table restaurant that utilises locally-sourced produce. As you’re in Mauritius, don’t forget the ultimate in nature’s venues ‒ the beach! What could be better for making a long-lasting impression on clients than a resort where you can talk business with the sand between your toes?
Experienced local suppliers
Local event suppliers are very experienced and award-winning talent in Mauritius includes photographers. Local suppliers include pyrotechnics for fireworks displays, bands, Mauritian Sega dancers, DJs, traditional musicians, videographers and limousine services. Your events planner can arrange all of these details to take your work event from super to sensational.
Finding somewhere to stay in Mauritius couldn’t be easier. There’s a huge choice when it comes to accommodation, from luxury and boutique hotels to fantastic villas. If you are hosting a large MICE event, you can even take over an entire hotel. As many hotels can cater for meetings and conferences, those morning meetings will be a breeze to get to.
If you’re hosting a large wedding, there are a choice of venues, including hotel function rooms, historic mansions, an independent conference facility on the island, a multi-purpose centre with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as the option to take over a whole hotel for the big day. Hotels often come equipped with their own wedding planners, taking the logistical stress off your shoulders. For more details, read more about our Destination Weddings.
Experienced Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in Mauritius can take care of the transportation for your event or conference. They can arrange private cars, minibus hire or coach travel, taking you and your guests from the airport to your accommodation. DMC companies can also arrange travel around the island if guests would like to explore Mauritius during their stay or if you are hosting your event away from the accommodation your guests are staying in. Limousine and helicopter transfers are also available in Mauritius.
Food is a crucial element of your event. The hotels in Mauritius, and local caterers, are used to dealing with large events and guest numbers. Whether you’d prefer a buffet or a formal sit-down dinner, fine-dining or more traditional fayre, expect all your dietary preferences, cultural and religious requirements to be met in Mauritius, including vegetarian, vegan, Jain or halal. A gala dinner is one of the best ways to reward your employees and end a work trip on a high note.