Mauritius has turned out to be referred across the globe as a producer of quality textile items as well as an extensive variety of handicrafts and artisanal items. In Mauritius, you can shop either from the shopping malls or from the local markets.
There are a few local markets across the island, namely Port Louis Central Market (known as Bazaar Port Louis), Quatre Bornes Market (known as la foire Quatre Bornes)*, Flacq market and Mahebourg market.
The markets usually display colourful local made products. In all of the markets, you also have the fruits and vegetables section as well as the section selling all the goodies such as alouda, dhall puri, roti, confi (fruit pickles). The markets are a great place for you to buy souvenirs to bring back to your country.
However, whilst shopping at the markets you should try to bargain and bring the prices down and also compare the prices with different sellers before buying.
Opening days of the local markets:
Port Louis Market:
Saturday half day
Quatre Bornes Market:
Cloth Market -Thursdays & Sundays
Central Market – only on Monday