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Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Port Louis


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.

Market 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...

Food 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...

Shopping Centre 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...

Art 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...

Homewares 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.

Food & Drinks 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...

Arts & Crafts 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.

Books in Central Plateau


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.

Clothing 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.

Books in Port Louis


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.

Antiques 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.

Arts & Crafts 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.

Arts & Crafts in Port Mathurin


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

Mall in Curepipe

Galerie des Îles

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

Mall 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 –...

Books 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...

Supermarket 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...

Mall 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.