The model-ship manufacturer Voiliers de l'Océan has an outlet just outside the 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 th…
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.
Travellers looking for model-ship showrooms and workshops should join the circuit and stop by Voiliers de l'Océan. Roughly 200 models are produced per month and visitors can watch the artisans at work.
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. Staff members encourage you to try before you buy.
Designer homewares and furnishings that capture the refinement of Mauritian coastal living are arrayed around a number of showrooms next to the lovely Kozy Garden tapas bar.
The country's best bookshop sells a broad range of English, French and Creole books, including guidebooks, maps and an excellent range of books about Mauritius.
Beauté de Chine, one of the longest-running stores on the island, sells an assortment of old-world relics like copper, jade, silk and antique porcelain.
Head to Galerie Vaco, off Royal Rd behind Galito's Restaurant, to buy one of Vaco Baissac's instantly recognisable works.
To purchase some original art, visit the studio of Françoise Vrot to see her expressive portraits of women fieldworkers.