Visit the market in Port-Louis (Le Bazar central de Port-Louis),
for tablecloths and fabrics, basketwork as well as a wealth of
spices. Port-Louis also hosts colourful Indian and Chinese 'boutiques'
offering an improbable variety of household articles. T-shirt
shopping is a MUST!!, nowhere else will you find such a wide variety
of export-quality T-shirts at bargain prices.
Shopping hours: Monday to Saturday
(06:00-18:00) & Sunday (06:00-12:00)
The most popular places for these
are the markets in Port-Louis and Quatre-Bornes, but you will
find T-shirts about anywhere you go. Local craft is also particularly
rich, ranging from the shells, bracelets, necklaces, and pagnes
which merchants will offer you on the beachfront to the sophisticated
ship models you can find in various shops (why, you can even
acquire maquettes of Nelson's 'HMS Victory' or of Napoleon's
ill-fated 'Le Superbe'). Gold jewelry and gems can also be relatively
inexpensive in Mauritius.