Mauritius Shopping Tours

Shopping Places in Mauritius

Bagatelle Mall, Centre Commercial Phoenix, Le Craft Market, Bay Bazaar, Floreal Square, Central Market, Flic En Flac, Quatre Bornes Market, The Mahebourg Market, Arsenal and many more.

With so much to take back as souvenirs, shopping in Mauritius is an experience to cherish. Known as a haven for shopaholics, Mauritius houses several fascinating places from where you can buy authentic local handicrafts, clothes, makeup products, sunglasses, jewelry to branded and luxuriant items. The Island is a hub of an array of street and flea markets to grand shopping malls, which satiate the needs of its locals as well as guests, promising a unique shopping pleasure.

Its bustling local markets like Le Craft Market, Bay Bazaar, Central Market, Quatre Bornes Market, The Mahebourg Market, etc., are the real attractions for tourists for their colorful ambiance and a range of locally made goods. While Quatre Bornes Market is known for its exquisite collection of textiles and clothing, the Flacq Market specializes in Vanilla and herbal teas. The Mahebourg Market is to buy treasures of exquisite local handicrafts and fabulous souvenirs of Mauritius.

Flic En Flac, Curepipe, and Le Craft Market are famous for postcards, souvenirs made of seashells, cane products, whereas Floreal Square attracts tourists for its factory outlets. It also has several posh places to shop in Mauritius like Bagatelle Mall, Centre Commercial Phoenix, Arsenal, etc., that offer exclusive and high-end pieces of local to international artisans. All in all, shopping in Mauritius is full of fun and excitement and leaves you with lovely reminiscences and souvenirs.
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Which are the best places to shop in Mauritius?

1. Bagatelle Mall: One of the leading places to shop in Mauritius, the Bagatelle Mall houses 130 outlets offering the world's most desirable brands amidst convenience and luxuriant ambiance. It also features the widest range of specialty stores in Mauritius. With multi-cuisine restaurants, cafés, coffee shops, and a spacious Food Court, the Mall is perfect to fill your appetite after satisfying the shopaholic in you.

- What to Buy: Branded clothes, bags, footwear, electronic items, in-house brewed beer, etc.
- Timings & Open Days: Monday to Thursday: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
                                          Friday & Saturday: 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
                                          Sunday: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

2. Centre Commercial Phoenix: A one-stop destination for high-end shopping in Mauritius, the Centre Commercial Phoenix Mall offers a complete package of shopping, dining, and entertainment. It features over 100 stores selling luxury brands like Mango, Bella Donna, Adidas, Nike, and many more. The mall is loved by locals to tourists for its lively atmosphere and an array of dining options, including Debonairs Pizza, Churros, Yum Cha, Nando’s, and more.

- What to Buy: Clothing, footwear, bags, sports, jewelry, health and beauty, electronics, home décor, etc.
- Timings & Open Days: Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am - 08:30 pm
                                          Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
                                          Sunday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

3. Le Craft Market: Featuring 36 stalls of local artisans, the Le Craft Market is known for its local art pieces and is a great place for shopping in Mauritius. It boasts of a unique craft collection ranging from exquisite woodwork to intricate cane baskets to artistic glass products. A range of seashells and conch items are also sold here. The market greets you with the aroma of teak and mahogany and possesses a friendly ambiance created by the local artisans.

- What to Buy: home décor products made of wood, cane, glass, and locally made Mauritian rum, etc.
- Timings & Open Days:Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

4. Bay Bazaar: Amongst the vibrant and colorful places to shop in Mauritius, the Bay Bazaar or de Grand Baie offers numerous street shops and stalls to top showrooms. While small shops offer a range of knick-knacks, handmade products, and local crafts, its high-end stores are to shop branded clothes, jewelry, and imported products. The market also has several duty free shops offering cheap prices for great value products and an array of food joints to satisfy your cravings.

- What to Buy: local artifacts, paintings, handcrafted stones, gold & silver jewelry, ornaments, t-shirts, bags, fabrics, mock-designer wears, etc.
- Timings & Open Days: Monday to Saturday: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
                                          Sunday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

5. Floreal Square: Known for the best local products, Floreal Square offers a range of unconventional handicrafts and exclusive home decor pieces. Its biggest highlights are the workshops of model boats and diamond cutting that are regularly organized here. The Floreal Square Mall houses a Textile Museum, a shopping complex, and various food joints. It houses factory outlets of local to international brands and promises high-quality products at reasonable prices.

- What to Buy: local handicrafts, watches, paintings, designer garments, natural fibers like cotton, wool, cashmere, linen, silk, etc.
- Timings & Open Days: Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday closed

6. Flic En Flac: Situated along the western coast of Mauritius, Flic En Flac is the second most busy tourist destination in Mauritius and has three shopping complexes and lots of small shops, stalls, and food joints. Its Cascavelle Shopping Centre, Spar, and Pasadena Village Center have several outlets selling local brands and international products. However, roadside stalls and shops sell postcards, seashell artifacts, and local souvenirs, making this place a shopping paradise.

- What to Buy: local handicrafts, branded and imported products, seashell items, clothes, etc.
- Timings & Open Days: Monday to Sunday, timings vary for different malls and days

7. Central Market: A perfect place for street shopping in Mauritius, the Central Market at Port Louis attracts locals to tourists for relishing real shopping fun and excitement. The market is divided into different sections selling an array of products ranging from groceries, fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat, clothes to souvenirs. The market is also a foodie's paradise as it has various small street food stalls selling local delicacies like Biryani, Haleem, Dholl Puri, etc.

- What to Buy: local crafts, knick-knacks, spices, religious artifacts, souvenirs, clothes, local dishes like Almond Alouda, Farata, Haleem, etc.
- Timings & Open Days: Monday to Saturday: 5.30 am - 6 pm
                                          Sunday: 5.30 am - 12 pm

8. Quatre Bornes Market: Popular amongst tourists and locals alike, the Quatre Bornes Market offers a wide variety of textiles, clothes, and handmade products for shopping in Mauritius. It is a weekly market that must be visited to witness local trading in Mauritius. Numerous shops are situated on both sides of the narrow alleys with merchants screaming about their offers to grab the visitor's attention.

- What to Buy: Souvenirs, t-shirts, casual wear, fabrics, Indian wear, kitchenware, carpets, sunglasses, makeup products, jewelry, knick-knacks, etc.
- Timings & Open Days: Textile Market: Thursdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
                                          Food Market: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

9. The Mahebourg Market: Known as the Monday Market, the Mahebourg Market is famous amongst locals rather than tourists as you need to have high bargaining skills to shop here. The waterfront area of Mahebourg gets transformed into this bustling flea market every Monday and has daily needs supplies to electronic products on display. The market is a haven for street food lovers as numerous hawkers sell homemade local dishes like hot fritters, dholl puri, noodles, samosas, etc.

- What to Buy: Indian and Chinese products, fruits, vegetables, electronic items, textiles, clothes, spices, street food, etc.
- Timings & Open Days: Only Mondays: 8 am - 5 pm

10. Arsenal: An ideal shopping destination, Arsenal is known for its high-end products, factory outlets, illumination lamps, cashmere apparel, handicrafts, and much more. The market is visited by both locals and tourists and is loved for its lively ambiance and vibrant appeal. The market houses small shops to luxury stores and boutiques selling a range of cashmere products like shawls, scarfs, dresses, etc. Hone your bargaining skills before heading this market, otherwise, you would end up paying much more than the actual price of the product.

- What to Buy: lighting, electronics items, cashmere clothes, branded clothes and products, local crafts, etc.
- Timings & Open Days: Open all days and timings vary from shop to shop

11. The Flacq Market: With several stalls, street shops, and boutiques, the Flacq Market is amongst the largest outdoor places to shop in Mauritius. It is also a famous destination offering an extensive collection of Indian wear and products. The market is a one-stop destination for daily supplies to essential goods and remains crowded over the weekend. It also houses a shopping mall named VIP Center, having many high-end stores and a capacious food court.

- What to Buy: Indian outfits, fruits, vegetables, fresh seafood, herbal tea, vanilla, local spices, etc.
- Timings & Open Days: Monday to Saturday: 6:00 am - 6:15 pm
                                         Sunday: 5:30 am - 6:30 pm

12. Curepipe: A bustling commercial and shopping hub in the heart of Mauritius, the Curepipe is a paradise for shopaholics. It has several duty-free shops for quality shopping in Mauritius at a reasonable price, high-end stores for modern to ethnic apparel, and large arcades & complexes offering a range of products and goods. A ship model boutique is also located in the Curepipe market, from where you can buy an affordable souvenir to take back home.

- What to Buy: Indian ethnic and western outfits, ship model souvenirs, artifacts, etc.
- Timings & Open Days: Different for shops, complexes, arcades, and malls

What souvenirs should you buy in Mauritius?

1. Dodo Souvenirs: Mauritius offers a range of Dodo souvenirs to celebrate the uniqueness of its native bird. You can pick stuffed toys, magnets, key chains, mugs, t-shirts, caps, bags, flip-flops, etc. with Dodo designs.

2. Model Ships: Wooden model ships and shipwreck bottles are unique souvenirs that you can take back home to decorate your living room or as a gift for your loved ones.

3. Sarongs or Scarves: Available in quality material with local prints and vibrant colors, these colorful pieces of Mauritius textiles are must buy and affordable souvenirs for friends and family.

4. Bois Cheri Tea: Known for its vanilla flavor, take this tea back home to relive your holiday memories with your friends and loved ones.

5. Napolitaines: Famous sweet dessert of Mauritius, this is loved by all who have a sweet tooth. Buy this sweet dish with or without rum as per your taste and preferences and gift your loved ones after getting back home.

6. Mauritian Jams: Made from home-grown tropical fruits such as bananas, pineapples, passion fruit, guava, buy these delicious jams for the tiny tots in your family.

7. Rum: Mauritius rum is world-famous and is available in variants like dark, spiced, and light. Pick the one as per your likings and enjoy the true flavors of Mauritius Rum with your friends back home.

Which are the best shopping malls in Mauritius?

1. Cascavelle Shopping Mall: Located in western Mauritius, it is a splendid place to enjoy luxury shopping in Mauritius. It has several branded (apparel, accessories, and jewelry) stores, a supermarket, bookstores, restaurants, and cafes.

2. Phoenix Mall: Amongst the oldest malls in Mauritius, it has a hypermarket 'Le Continent', more than 70 shops, delicious eateries, and much more.

3. Caudan Waterfront: Very first shopping mall of Mauritius, it is a hub of international to local products, restaurants, food courts, game houses, cinema theatres, and a casino.

4. Grand Baie Le Croisette: The most popular shopping mall of Mauritius, it offers a perfect blend of shopping, dining, entertainment, and indulgence. From high-end clothing and accessories brands to international food joints to a movie theatre, it has all.

5. Bagatelle Mall: Known as the 'Mall of Mauritius', it houses numerous branded stores, food courts, cafes, restaurants, a movie theatre along with plenty of leisurely activities, making it popular amongst locals to tourists.

Is Mauritius good for shopping?

Mauritius is a shopper's paradise and has plenty of bustling markets to posh malls offering a range of local and international goods. While its local markets are perfect for buying souvenirs like local handicrafts, sweets, rum, textile, and home decor goods at a bargained price. Its malls have top-notch brands of apparel, accessories, and other imported products.

What can you buy duty-free in Mauritius?

You can buy tobacco goods, fragrances for him & her, spirits, wines & bubbles, beauty products, chocolates, sweets, and fine food items, etc., like products duty-free in Mauritius.

What is the best time to visit Mauritius?

Mauritius experiences a tropical climate and the best time to visit this gorgeous island is from May to December when the weather is cool, sunny, and dry. During this period, the climatic conditions are perfect for water adventures and outdoor activities.

Is shopping in Mauritius expensive?

If you are shopping in Mauritius malls, then it is a bit expensive. But its local markets are perfect destinations for budget shopping. If you have good bargaining skills, you can grab products at a really good price as mostly all items available in these street markets are negotiable.

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