Bursting with color in the center of the city is the Bazard of Port Louis. The buzz of this massive market is positively infectious as it includes a number of stands and stalls brimming with local produce. The market also contains small shops that tell of Mauritius' cultural diversity. The central market is thus a must see while in Port Louis and is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir or two.
Le Caudan Waterfront is a must-visit tourist attraction while you are in Mauritius. It is an huge complex comprising variety of establishments and entertainment options. Shopaholics can splurge on luxury merchandise at the assortment of shopping outlets; fashion brands like Body One and Indya Vogue, jewelers like Vendome Prestige and much more; the choice is unlimited. The space also has an Artists' Corner that regularly hosts art and creative events. If you're tired after your shopping spree, the on-site food court, restaurants and dining outlets offer sumptuous and delicious fare. Le Caudan Waterfront also has world-class accommodation facilities, tourists can choose from Le Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel and Le Suffren Hotel & Marina. For detailed information about the on-site facilities and services on offer, check their website.
While in Mauritius, do not forget to include Sunset Boulevard in your travel itinerary. This shopping avenue has variety of shops and retail outlets that carry branded as well as local merchandise. You can pick up souvenirs, trinkets and local products to gift your loved ones back home. After a exhausting shopping spree, you can enjoy the warm hospitality of the nearby bars and restaurants. For an enjoyable shopping trip, do visit the Sunset Boulevard.
Open throughout the week, Marche de Flacq or the Flacq Market is a great place to soak in the local vibe. The market is lined with a number of stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetables, clothes, flowers and accessories. Essence sticks and other items used for Pujas, a Hindu worship ritual can also be found here. In addition, Marche de Flacq is lined with food stalls where you can grab a quick bite before exploring the market further.
Located on the premises of the SSR International Airport, the aptly named Mauritius Duty Free Paradise is really a paradise for shoppers. Conveniently placed, tourists can relish the various products, like chocolates, liquor, branded perfumes, cosmetics and even cigarettes, at incredible rates. Comprising three stores - Arrival Shop, Departures Shop, and Fashion Shop - MDFP, as it is sometimes referred to, is a must-see for the discerning shopper. Do visit the website for more information.
Situated in the happening town of Curepipe, in the heart of the island, the Manhattan Shopping Complex is a haven for shoppers. Inside, you will find a treasure of shops, some well-known brands, as well as local brands. On an average day, this complex is filled with locals as well as tourists, scurrying around and scanning the place till they find what they want. There are also cafes and eateries in the complex, and around, which will satiate the roaring stomach after a hard day of shopping.