Mauritius Shopping - The best shopping spots and what to buy

Mauritius is a shopper's paradise, offering everything from high-end designer boutiques to local markets selling Mauritian arts and crafts. There are plenty of shopping opportunities to be found on the island, whether you're after souvenirs or looking to treat yourself to something special.  

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If you’re planning a trip to Mauritius, be sure to add some shopping time into your itinerary. To help you out, we've put together a list of the best shopping spots in Mauritius as well as some of the things you should buy while you're there. 

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Port Louis Central Market 

One of the best places to start your shopping expedition is at the Port Louis Central Market. This market is a hive of activity, with stalls selling everything from fresh produce to clothes and footwear. You'll also find numerous stalls selling Mauritian arts and crafts, such as paintings, wood carvings, and basketry. Be sure to bargain with the vendors for the best prices. 

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Grand Baie La Croisette 

If you're looking for higher-end shopping, head to Grand Baie La Croisette. This waterfront promenade is lined with designer boutiques, jewelry stores, and art galleries. There are also several restaurants and cafes where you can take a break from all the shopping. Don't forget to bargain with the vendors here too! 

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Chamarel Craft Village 

If you're looking for something a little more high-end, then head to Chamarel Craft Village. This village is home to several upmarket shops selling designer clothing, jewellery, and homewares. There's also a number of art galleries here, so it's the perfect place to pick up a unique piece of art to take home with you. 

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Flacq Market 

For a more traditional Mauritian shopping experience, head to Flacq Market. This market sells everything from fruit and vegetables to clothes and cosmetics. It's also a great place to buy local spices and herbs that you won't find anywhere else. Be sure to bargain with the stallholders here – it's expected! 

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Floreal Square 

Floreal Square is one of the biggest and best shopping malls in Mauritius. Here you'll find all your favourite stores as well as some unique boutiques. If you need a break from all the shopping, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes here too. 

Mauritius is a shopaholic's dream, offering everything from local markets to high-end designer boutiques. Whether you're after souvenirs or something special for yourself, you'll be sure to find it on this island paradise. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your Mauritius shopping spree today! Book a Mauritius holiday package with Thompsons Holidays. 

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