While planning a trip abroad, we often add several places and activities that are popular and amusing in that place. Every country and place offers different activities that one would enjoy but the one thing that is commonly added to our list irrespective of the place we are visiting is shopping. Every country offers different varieties of local clothes, accessories, handicrafts etcetera. So, while exploring the culture of a place, the local food and costumes play an important role. If you are someone planning to go abroad this holiday then, surely you would have reserved at least a day for shopping. But it’s quite difficult to choose the best markets to shop in a place to satisfy the shopaholic in you. Well, no need to panic, as we have sorted that out for you. If Mauritius is your next holiday destination then, we have exactly what you are looking for. Here is a list of top places in Mauritius that will provide you the best shopping experience. From clothes to handiworks to mementos, these shops and markets have got all you need. So, make sure to read the whole article to prepare a shopping checklist.
Nothing can be better than a mall to spend your day shopping. The mall is located in the area Bagatelle, Mauritius. The Bagatelle mall houses about 130 stores with brands like Armani, Cello, and Aldo all in one place. You can also keep yourself entertained by participating in various events held here. It is a great place for luxury shopping like any other mall in your city and also turns in a hypermarket on weekends and public holidays. So, if you are looking to buy branded clothes in Mauritius, this is the place to start your shopping with.
If you are into textiles then, the Quatre Bornes Market is your goto place in Mauritius. As it is a weekly market, the opening days are only Thursday and Sunday. So, if you are in Mauritius on these two days then, make sure to visit this market as it is quite cheap and bargaining can be done easily. You can also buy numerous items for your kitchen and beautiful textiles available in a variety of colors as well. All you need is good bargaining skills to lower the prices, water bottles to keep you hydrated and some cash and you are good to go.
Did you know? “Quatre Bornes” means “Four boundary Stones” in French.
As the name suggests, le Craft Market is all about craft material. You can buy attractive handiworks made from cane and beautiful glass showpiece to decorate your place. If you like aromatic oils then, this place holds a treasure for you. You will get a variety of exotic Mauritian herb oils to choose from. This market is one of the most popular markets in Mauritius and is a must-explore site for crafty products. Make sure to bargain to get your favorite crafts at the best price.
The center commercial phoenix is one of the most convenient places to shop at. You can get a lot of options in brands here like Nike, Adidas, diva, mango, and many more. The mall offers you to shop from about 100 stores providing you with huge variety. Not just clothes but, you can shop for sports equipment, home décor, electronics as well as beauty and health care products here. You also get a great food court to keep you full throughout the day. No wonder, it is one of the most popular malls in Mauritius where you can eat, shop, and keep yourself entertained without even getting exhausted.
If you are looking for a market that will test your bargaining skills then, the Cascavelle shopping center in flic en Flac would surely, help you with it. You get a variety of brands including some of the local Mauritian brands to shop your heart out. Not just brands but you can finally, buy some beautiful mementos for your closed ones and for yourself to keep a remembrance of your visit to Mauritius. The best part about this market is that once you are tired and starving, you get a variety of dining options as well. So, make sure to visit this market if you are staying in Flic en Flack.
Who doesn't love to decorate their homes with beautiful artworks and handicrafts? Especially, with international handworks. Well, if you also love to keep your home lighten up with such beautiful artifacts then, Curepipe is a must-visit market for you on your trip to Mauritius. You will get to choose from a collection of beautiful model boats and handworks along with arcade shopping to satisfy your luxury needs, the market is full of beautiful and unique art and crafts. It offers a great environment and affordable shopping experience, though bargaining is not an option here.
An ideal market should be colorful and vibrant to attract customers. Well, Baie Bazaar is exactly what an ideal market would look like. The Baie Bazaar market starts from 6 am till 6 pm and are crowded throughout the opening hours. The pretty crafts and handworks are a little expensive but the vendors are cheerful enough to persuade you into buying one and you won't regret your decision later for sure. You will get to choose from a variety of options and the vibe is so cheerful in this market that it will make your entire day in Mauritius a pleasant and memorable one.
The Floreal square is located in the district of Plaines Wilhems, in the town of Floreal, Mauritius. You can spend your day shopping along with attending diamond cutting workshops, one of the biggest boat model workshops in Mauritius and many handicraft workshops as well. The best part about this market is that you get to buy handicrafts directly from the manufactures at a competitive price.