Just wanted to add some comments on top of good old thermo's top tips.
1- As said, the sunny condition in Mauritius should be great to just hang the clothes in the garden and they should dry in a couple of hours.
2- Mauritius is based on European Electrical Appliance standards and uses 220/250V @ 50hz unlike in the United States, most standard home electrical circuits are on a 120-volt line/60Hz, so unless it comes with an variable adapter plug, it won't work.
3- A Dishwasher is not a common commodity in most households (perhaps considered a higher class item) but sold anyway in most electrical appliance retailers.
4- Same goes for powering EU/USA norms as mentioned for Dryer plug.
5- Mauritius inherits most of its cultural background from Asia, so you will be surprised to see that all the food/grocery shops have everything that you need.
6- A maid doing like 20hrs weekly will cost you around Rs5000 monthly - It would definetely cost you less than 250USD
7 - Some websites with properties for rents are:
or if you understand French, the local newspaper advert section:
8- Just for your knowledge, It is regulation in the UK for your house to be alarmed. That does not mean it is unsafe! See what I mean? The world is not the place it used to be anymore. Over these last years, there has been a rise in robberies; even tourists have not been spared. It is therefore always good practice to have an alarm system installed, lock all your doors and padlock them when you're not at home and even check on your maid!!! There are beggars...like anywhere else in the world.
9- There are hospitals and private clinics. Most people who have just moved to mauritius complain about the service from Hospitals and tend to get their treatment privately. That is up to you. The waiting list is not that long as compared to Europe.
10- You would be surprised that dental treatment in mauritius is to a very high standar with people coming from all over the world for thei holidays taking the opportunity to have dental treatment. It is apparently cheaper.
11- Both local and international brands from mainly India, Australia and South Africa
12- Yes it is - some playgrounds here and there, a waterpark, shopping centres e.t.c but always keep an eye on them
13 - Don't even ask, we've got one of the worst internet connection ever which is supposingly equivalent to 1Mbps ADSL but it's enough for checking mails, reading the newspapers and general internet surfing but really crap at downloading movies and music. It just take ages!!!
Hope this helps