Must-see shopping in Northern Madagascar

  • Le Jardin des Sens

    Nosy Be

    Local essential oils of ylang-ylang, black pepper, katrafay (Malagasy bush tree) and more scent the air here, where you can also stock up on honey, spices…

  • Ampangorinana Craft Market

    Northern Madagascar

    Ampangorinana has an interesting craft market with beautiful cut-work embroidered tablecloths and curtains, excellent wood carvings and paintings spilling…

  • Couleur du Monde

    Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

    You'll go in here for the chocolate, but then be tempted by the zebu-horn and shell jewellery, raffia bags, vanilla, shells and all sorts of gifts. It's…

  • La Natura

    Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

    Indigenous essential oils and health-related products such as noni juice and aromatherapy goodies fill the shelves here, along with local spices. The…

  • Le Village

    Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

    A nautical air pervades this shop, with pictures of fish, brass instruments and very impressive models of ships made of wood. They'll pack and post…

  • Jewelers By Bleu Nuit

    Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

    Dark-blue walls and good lighting set off the stylish silver jewellery here, some with gemstones, some plain. There is also a range of rather classy…

  • Boutique Chocolat

    Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

    Madagascar produces superb chocolate and here's a wonderful place to buy it. The exquisite creations cost around Ar10,000 for 100g.

  • Souvenir Stalls

    Nosy Be

    On the northern side of Rue Passot between the post office and the BNI-CL bank are a number of souvenir stalls. They sell precious stones, crystals,…

  • Société de Rhum Arrangé

    Nosy Be

    If you’d like to take a taste of Madagascar home with you, why not plump for a bottle of rhum arrangé (homemade rum with fruit inside)? There are more…

  • Artisanat Azur

    Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

    Located in the historic Cassam Chenaï house with its information board outside, this shops stocks local artisanal gifts such as raffia bags, jewellery and…

  • La Soubika & Maki

    Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

    Brightly coloured, fun clothes abound here, for adults and children, including T-shirts emblazoned with lemurs, sunhats, beach wraps and towels.