Shopping in Mauritius
If you want to take back home a perfect souvenir to commemorate your holiday in Mauritius, or if you are searching for a perfect gift to take for your friends, family and colleagues, or if you are a shopaholic who cannot resist the temptation of the smell of fresh goods and beautiful shops, shopping in Mauritius would undoubtedly be one of the best experience for you as you will get all that you have been looking for, that too at a reasonable price. Shopping in Mauritius is truly a marvellous experience with so many varieties, attractive prices and numerous shopping centres. Shop for clothes, handicrafts, artefacts, custom made dresses, sarees, traditional arts and crafts, jewellers, textiles, spices and the list is exhaustive. Be it luxury goods, international brands or local products, you name it and you got it. Take full advantage of duty free shopping and load your bags with your purchases.
Buy products at half their original price at duty free shops. They sell everything from luxury brands to clothes to jewellery to electronics and perfumes. You can pay for your purchase in foreign currencies as well.
The markets in Mauritius are a one stop destination for everything. You can buy almost everything here. Fruits, spices, clothes, crafts, textiles, vegetables, medicinal plants, and so many other goods. The markets are vibrant and colourful and the prices are cheap and affordable.
If you want to add glamour to your experience of shopping in Mauritius, then visit its posh malls, shopping centres and arcades. Along with some good shopping, you can hang out and relax in the restaurants, bars, casinos and cinemas located at these shopping centres.
Textiles and Jewellery are some of the most important things you can buy in Mauritius. Some of the most traditional and magnificent jewellery are made here by skilled craftsmen. They are usually of Indian and Arabian design and can be bought at attractive prices. Textiles are a very important export product of Mauritius. They are available at cheap prices in the factory shops. Don’t forget to get a suit tailored for yourself, for nowhere in the world you will find such attractive prices.
Some of the famous markets in Mauritius where you can get a good deal are – the Central Market in Port Louis, Port Louis Craft Bazaar, Floreal Knitwear Museum shopping centre, Grand Baie shopping centre, CORA shopping centre and St Jean Market. You can be assured to get good deals in all these markets.
Some of the famous shopping malls in Mauritius are - Sunset Boulevard at Grand Baie, Le Caudan waterfront at Port Louis, Orchard Tower in Quarte Bornes Market, and Curepipe in Floreal. Besides these there will be numerous beach hawkers selling different products, however be cautious while dealing with them as they might cheat you.Don’t rush into buying things at once; take your time to find the perfect deal. Visit the shops around and check for different prices. You may get the same thing at a much lower price somewhere else and don’t forget to bargain.