Shopping in Mauritius
Mauritius is a paradise for shopping clothes. But look well: Sometimes the label on the shirt can be fake.
Just take your time, don’t buy in the beginning of your holiday. Even it seems a good deal in the first moment, the same shirt might be at half price around the corner.
Tip: let your dress, trousers or suite be tailor made for just a little bit more than peanuts within 24 hours. Looking for a nice T-shirt? Try the local brands with good quality like, Chilliisland, Peace Angels or Liquide.
You like markets?
- Quatre Bornes Try Thursdays and Sundays the clothes (and other stuff) market in (10-16 hrs).
- Goodlands Tuesday and Friday is market (also 10-16 hrs), little smaller, but also little cheaper (not so many tourists).
- Mahebourg This big market is opened on Mondays.
Opening hours of shops
: – Port Louis: Monday to Friday 10 hrs to 17 hrs, Saturday 10 hrs to 12 hrs, Sunday closed. – Other cities: Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Saturday: 10 hrs to 17 hrs, Thursday and Sunday: 10 hrs to 12 hrs Big supermarkets open usually at 9 hrs and close during the week at 20 hrs, Friday and Saturday at 22 hrs and Sunday at 12 hrs. Here some Market Picture.
Little corner shops
These shops are often a cheap alternative to the big supermarkets. Maybe not as sorted as the big shops but you surely have a nice chance to get in contact with the locals. You find in every town and village often more than one little shop where you can buy your daily groceries. Same counts for the vegetable shops at the road side.
Relatively new (since October 2011) are the shopping malls on the island. One you find not far outside Port Louis on the motorway to the south in Bagatelle. The other mall is located in Cascavelle, right at the road Port-Louis to Tamarin on the crossing Quatre Bornes and Flic-en-Flac. In both you will find a lot of shopping locations and for the little or big hunger several possibilities for lunch or dinner.