Shopping in Mauritius
Shopping choices in Mauritius are amazing, ranging from trendy shopping centres, duty free shopping and specialized arts and crafts. There are many exotic buys to gift family and friends like perfume oils, flavoured teas and rattan handbags. Local craftsmen have perfected the art of ship modelling and replicating historical ships. There are many craft shops selling these model ships, a token remembrance of a Mauritian vacation.
Mauritius is famous for its first class textile products at competitive prices. Cashmere and woollens are a favourite with many tourists. Sweaters, pullovers and jackets are available at very reasonable prices. A good idea is to buy directly from factory outlets.
Jewellery is another item Mauritius is famous for. There are many duty free jewellery shops dealing in precious and semi precious stones besides top quality watches and diamonds.
Mauritius is also famous for its locally manufactured, top quality Billabong beach wear which comes at reasonable prices. A trip to Mauritius cannot be complete without visiting its flea markets. With amazing bargains offered, one can expect all kinds of souvenirs; costume jewellery and other knick knacks. With good bargaining skills, one can afford great gifts at exceptional prices.
Port Louis, the capital, and a good number of other towns are full of all interesting shops where one can get towels, linens and shirts personalized, or buy ethnic jewellery, which is affordable and of high quality.