The village of Grand Baie is in the north and is the tourism hub of Mauritius. Here you will find a variety of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, supermarkets and boutiques. The village has a variety of upmarket boutiques selling designer label clothing, jewelery and other designer items. The markets in Grand Baie are great for those wanting to haggle for bargains.
If you want to embrace the vibrancy of Grand Baie, a visit to the fisherman stalls and Grand Baie Bazaar is a must. The Grand Baie bazaar is open from Monday to Saturday: 6 am – 6 pm and on Sunday and Public Holidays: 6 am – 12pm. Malagasy handicrafts, leather goods, semi-precious stone solitaire sets, pungent spices and cheap textiles are all galore in the Grand Baie Bazaar.
At Grand Baie Bazaar you can find a variety of stalls, where all kinds of things are available. The vendors try to attract the tourist’s attention with their shouts to invite them into their small shops. There are many shops in the bazaar where you can find the typical souvenirs. Not only souvenirs but also a variety of cheap clothing are sold there but you have to compromise with the quality. Some stalls offer colorful bags, fabrics and handicrafts. The jewelry lovers will appreciate the reasonable prices of gold, semi-precious and gems to be found in the bazaar.
Do not hesitate to bargain at the bazaar. Shop around first and compare the prices as you will be amazed by the bargains offered.
Keep close watch on your belongings and purse as there are many pickpockets in the markets and even in shops.
After doing lots of shopping at bazaar you can enjoy local Mauritian snacks at the snack stand in the bazaar.