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Rue du Bazaar

Rue du Bazaar, Mahebourg, Mauritius

Find the perfect sarong at the Mahebourg Market

You wandered the stalls at Port Louis Grand Bazaar and found yourself a little disappointed by the touristy vibe. For a more traditional Mauritian marketing experience, head to the weekly Mahebourg Market on Mondays.

Spices, textiles, crafts and all manner of street food are on offer. But you're here to find a lovely sarong. The right shade of blue/green—something not unlike the water off Trou-aux-Biches. You stop in different stalls, chatting with the proprietors, as they drape different options over your shoulder and ask where you are from. In the end, you find yourself buying two—and celebrating your purchase with some biryani on the way out.