Mauritius markets itself as a shoppers’ paradise. The tropical country is full of duty free shopping zones, sophisticated shopping malls & local markets. Shopping in Mauritius is a very pleasant experience as one can get high-end luxury brands as well as local fashion, crafts and jewellery. Mauritius is also known for high quality handicrafts, souvenirs, fabrics, musical instruments, & street food.
What to buy in Mauritius
Rum – Mauritius is known for its rums. Try bringing Pink Pigeon Rum (vanilla infused) or Chamarel Rum (seven- flavours infused).
Tea – Buy exotic tea that comes in several blends and available at the Bois Cheri tea factory in Mauritius.
Local fabrics – Mauritius is home to colourful and quality fabrics and fashion. Most of the local fabrics and fashion are ideal for beach lounging. Look out for beach shirts, shorts, flowery gowns, colourful tops, bags, footwears, accessories, etc.
Music and instruments – Mauritius has its own traditional music called Sega. The songs are melodious, catchy and vibrant, perfect for lounging or uplifting your mood. Look out for vintage Sega CDs and musical instruments like the raven, a traditional percussion music instrument.
Handicrafts – wooden models of ships, postcards made of handmade papers, glassware, bags made of dried leaves of vacoas (common screwpine), etc.
Local food – Mauritius boasts of a delicious street food scene where you can get plenty of French desserts, English puddings, quality bakery products, exotic spices, herbs, sugars. Don’t forget to try Napolitains, a delightful Mauritian sweet.
High-end brands – Mauritius is known for its luxury shopping experiences. Shop for high-end watches, fashion, accessories, jewellery, leather goods, gadgets and gizmos.