Duty Free Shop
Duty-free shops, reserved for tourists with their passports and their airline ticket, have multiplied in recent years and prices that are charged are particularly attractive. Duty-free items can be bought at these stores and are delivered at the airport customs counter or to the one of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The ship models
Mauritius has specialized in making models of ancient ships. Finely reconstructed according to original plans, some pieces are composed of thousands of assembled elements. Cleverly packaged by the manufacturers, these models will be supported by all airlines companies, used to deliver such goods, subject, however, to an additional cost depending on the volume and weight of the model.
Jewelery is heir of a long tradition particularly among Hindus and among Muslims, mauritian jewelery proposes many products around 18 or 22 gold carats, diamond, pearl … The report Quality/Price is sometimes surprising. Most of Mauritian jewelers such as Poncini, Adamas (diamonds), Shiv Jewels, gold finger, also offer many styles of watches of almost all major international brands at very attractive prices.
The craft of Mauritius is rich and varied. Basketry, embroidery, pottery, paintings, carved stones, recycled glass … Many shops all around the island, offering a host of unusual objects to discover and bring for everyone’s pleasure.
The food specialties The fans of cooking can bring back fruit jellies, hot peppers, many spices, pickles (delicious raw vegetables soaked in oil), not forgetting the tea, vanilla and local rum.
Mauritius is a major exporter of ready-to-wear. A lot of leading and prestigious brands have their plant on the island. Once the export quota to which they are entitled, the remaining production is sold locally at competitive rates. Shirts, polo shirts, pants, suits, dresses, suits, T-shirts … cost in Mauritius two to three times cheaper than in Europe! The wool and cashmere industry is also thriving and you can make good deals!