Grand Baie Bazaar, Mauritius
3.0 (668 reviews) Spent Ranking #5 in Riviere du Rempart District Flea & Street Markets
A tourist trap with a few hidden gems
We visited the Bazar in July and while you get accosted at every single turn by people selling their wares, there are a few gems hidden in here. I was particularly impressed by the mehndi artist we found (young woman who also makes clothes) and then Pamela & Dyllan from Le Secret des Epices (stall 71). We bought a few things from them, and I was pleasantly surprised to find locally made spice combinations for sale, in pretty bags and hanging 'containers' for the same. I prefer buying local and not the standard made in China-keep-in-a-cool-dark-place nonsense you get everywhere, and these two stalls in particular did not disappoint.
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3.0 based on (668 reviews)
3PrestonGuild 5:00 PM Apr 22, 2019Grand Baie Bazaar
This is easy to walk to if you are in Grand Baie. A pleasant and diverting stroll. It is actually rather a big indoor market, similar to Central Market in Port Louis but not as hectic. It was quiet when we visited. You have stalls selling clothes, shoes, rugs, ceramics, handbags, trinkets, football shirts and souvenirs. You have to bargain hard and be aware that the branded goods might be fakes. There were a few things we found interesting but we found the price a bit high even after bargaining.
2AlishaK 5:00 PM Jul 3, 2022Browse if you have free time - don't add it as main focus in your itenary.
Overpriced compared to other markets visited. Roads leading up to the bazaar as well very high prices. Some items were found cheaper at the Super U supermarket walking distance away. Really have to look hard to get a good deal. The wooden craft right at the entrance was something unusual though...Overall not worth the effort. Rather take drive/bus to Port Louis or Quatre Bornes Market.