Shopping in Mauritius
Shopping in Mauritius
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
What to Eat
Shopping in Mauritius
Island Tips

Shop Smart in Mauritius

Valuable tips on how to shop smart in Mauritius may be all you need to afford great gifts at exceptional prices. Most magazines and tour operators feature high-class shopping centres, which offer great variety but not necessarily the best bargains.

On the other hand, taxi drivers in their excursion itinerary will make sure you stop at a few 'selected' shops where they will earn a 'high' commission. Some might even upon negotiation of your trip fare prior to your trip that if they decrease the trip fare, you will have to go to their 'favourite' shops.

  • Shop around first and compare prices
  • Be wary of hawkers on the beach and road-sides
  • Polish on your bargaining skills - you never know how much you can save!
  • Keep close watch on your belongings and purse (pickpockets are many in the markets and even in shops)
  • Check the condition of branded products as quality may vary
  • Always keep the receipt in case of returns or exchange
  • Make sure your local immigration allows entry of fresh and/or dried food, souvenir products made of wood, dried materials and other ethnic products.
  • Have a local with you and see the difference it makes!

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