If you are looking for a reminder of Mauritius to take home with you, you’ve got a wide variety to choose from. Locally produced basketry, essential oils, sugar, spices, teas and t-shirts all make very portable souvenirs. The Craft Market in Port Louis’ Caudan Waterfront complex offers perhaps the widest selection. Most of the crafts sold there, and at the Grand Baie bazaar, are of Malagasy origin. These crafts include leather belts and bags, masks, embroidery and semi-precious stone solitaire sets.
Given such a wide variety of products to choose from, there is no reason to purchase items made from endangered species, so avoid any seashell, coral or turtleshell products.