Shopping in Mauritius

  • Top ChoiceShopping in Port Louis

    MAST

    The model-ship manufacturer Voiliers de l'Océan has an outlet just outside the Craft Market with dozens of model ships, large and small, on display and for sale.

  • Shopping in Port Louis

    Craft Market

    The Craft Market is less fun but also less hassle than the Central Market. You'll find better-quality souvenirs, such as Mauritius glass, artworks and essential oils from the stalls arrayed over two floors inside the shopping mall.

  • Shopping in Rodrigues

    Miel Victoria

    Rodrigues honey is renowned throughout the Indian Ocean and is often used by Mauritius' finest chefs. It also makes a fabulous souvenir of a visit to the island and this is the easiest place to buy it. If you ask, they'll show you around the hives out the back.

  • Shopping in Grand Baie

    Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard, which sits either side of Royal Rd in the heart of town, is home to chic boutiques, including knitwear specialists Floreal, Maille St and Shibani; Harris Wilson for menswear; and Hémisphère Sud for fabulous leather goods.

  • Shopping in Grand Baie

    Françoise Vrot

    To purchase some original art, visit the studio of Françoise Vrot to see her expressive portraits of women fieldworkers. Opening hours vary, so you may need to call to get someone to come and open up if ringing the bell doesn't work.

  • Shopping in Tamarin & Black River

    Tutti Frutti

    Designer homewares and furnishings that capture the refinement of island chic and Mauritian coastal living are arrayed around a number of showrooms next to the lovely Hidden Garden tapas bar.

  • Shopping in Pamplemousses

    Le Village Boutik

    Right next to the sugar museum, this impressive shop has sugar in all manner of gift packs, as well as rum made from local sugar cane, a few books and other knick-knacks. Staff members encourage you to try before you buy.

  • Shopping in Grand Baie

    Grand Baie Bazaar

    Hidden down an inland street away from Royal Rd, this market has a broad range of touristy Mauritian and Malagasy crafts. Prices aren't fixed, but wares aren't expensive and there's minimal hassling from vendors.

  • Shopping in Central Plateau

    Bookcourt

    Moleskine notebooks, Lamy pens, a decent selection of fiction in English and French, and a few books on Mauritius – this Mauritian chain has the best selection on the island.

  • Shopping in Grand Baie

    Coton des Îles

    All-natural, 100% cotton, 100% made in Mauritius – what's not to like about this fine shop a block back from the water. It's an all-white look – perfect for summer.

  • Shopping in Port Louis

    Bookcourt

    The country's best bookshop sells a broad range of English, French and Creole titles, including guidebooks, maps and an excellent range of books about Mauritius.

  • Shopping in Curepipe

    Beauté de Chine

    Beauté de Chine, one of the longest-running stores on the island, sells an assortment of old-world relics including copper, jade, silk and antique porcelain.

  • Shopping in Curepipe

    Voiliers de l'Océan

    Travellers looking for model-ship showrooms and workshops should stop by Voiliers de l'Océan. Roughly 200 models are produced per month.

  • Shopping in Port Mathurin

    Care-Co

    Care-Co sells coconut-shell items, honey and model boats made by people (mostly beekeepers) with disabilities.

  • Shopping in Curepipe

    Galerie des Îles

    Galerie des Îles has a generous selection of local designs and artisans across more than a dozen shops.

  • Shopping in Central Plateau

    Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius

    Close to Moka and right by the M1 motorway between the airport and Port Louis, the Bagatelle Mall has international brand names, a good food court and plenty of parking. Unless you're in need of retail therapy – this mall could be anywhere in the world – the main reasons to visit are Mauritius' first craft brewery and a good bookshop.

  • Shopping in Port Mathurin

    Island Books & Clothing Spot

    This small bookshop has a handful of books about Rodrigues and Mauritius, including (while stocks last) the French-language flora and fauna guide to Île aux Cocos and a few Mauritius-related French-language titles from French Nobel laureate JM Le Clezio.

  • Shopping in Grand Baie

    Super U Hypermarket

    Around 250m inland from Grand Baie's main drag, the vast Super U Hypermarket is by far the best supermarket on the island and sells almost everything you can imagine, including the north's best range of books and magazines.

  • Shopping in Central Plateau

    Floréal Square

    Floréal, a posh suburb northwest of Curepipe, has become synomymous with high-quality knitwear produced by the Floreal Knitwear company. Fill your suitcase with clothes here.