Shopping in Markets
Shopping in Mauritius
Introduction
Where to Shop
Shop Smart
Shopping Hours

Good Buys
Markets (La Foire)
Beach Hawkers (!!)

Textile Factory Shops
Ralph Lauren (!!)
Billabong Beach Wear
Cashmere & Woollens
Business Suits

To Bring Back Home
Anthurium Flowers
Ship Models
18k Jewelry
Glass Blowing gifts
Sea Shells


Other Topics
Where to Stay
Beaches in Mauritius
What to See
Islets Around
Tours
What to Eat
Shopping in Mauritius
Island Tips


Shopping in Markets in Mauritius

Be part of the noisy crowds so typical of flea markets. You will be amazed by the bargains offered! Like all the markets around the world, you can expect to find all kinds of knicks and knacks, from tourist souvenirs, homewares, costume jewelry, DVDs, CDs and cassettes to meat, vegetables, seafood, to newsagents and lottery booths.

To sustain yourselves along the way, you should try the lcaol delights from the several food and drinks hawkers. Do not miss the Indian roti prata, dholl pourri, fried samosa and gato pima, and aloudha (cold drink)!

And for your convenience we have the locations and timetables of markets held on special days of the week.

So check it out and plan your shopping spree!

Port Louis
Marche Central Port Louis - Everyday, Sundays half-day

Grand Baie
Bazaar de Grand Baie - Mondays to Sundays
Goodlands - Open everyday

Plaines Wilhems
Arab Town Rose Hill - Open everyday except Thursdays
Belle Rose - Sundays
Foire de Quatres Bornes - Thursdays & Sundays
Forum de Curepipe - Wednesdays
Flacq - Wednesdays and Sundays

Tip: Be careful of pickpockets in these areas. Bargain and try not to look very intent into buying their products - for in some cases you could get away with almost half the initial price!