SHOPPING, SHOPPING, SHOPPING
Phoenix Glass Gallery – Floreal - Curepipe
Take a little something back home, be it a diamond necklace or a cashmere Pashmina, a rack of spices, some island made tea, or a colorful basket, tailor-made suit for you or just a souvenir for a friend or family, Mauritius has shopping opportunities for all.
Enjoy this full day shopping trip where Expedition Tour brings you to the main centers for good Shopping in Curepipe and Floréal and where you will learn more about the production of local goods and the textile history in Mauritius.
Your journey starts at Phoenix Glass Gallery. Watch the age-old art of glassblowing, transforming 100% recycled molten glass into objects of thrilling beauty. Browse around the museum and marvel at the creative touch of the artisans. Visit the Hands of Fame a unique and constantly evolving exhibition of hand-castings sculpted from world renowned personalities like JP Belmondo, Katrina Kaif, Chris de Burgh, Nana Mouskouri and many more… who have visited Mauritius and supported the “Helping Hands” charitable foundation. Buy one of the decorative articles from the large selection of glass souvenirs in the factory shop.
Discover the Textile Museum at Floréal Square and choose from various articles at the 12 textiles and gift shops, which offer famous local and European brands at attractive prices. The Floréal Textile Museum illustrates the different steps of garments making. Relax and enjoy a good meal or a refreshing drink in the peaceful atmosphere at the Floreal Café terrace before traveling to Curepipe.
In Curepipe you will visit Voiliers De L’Océan a Ship Model Factory. See the production gradually before selecting your favorite model. The Factory provides a large range of ship models like Gorch Foch, Harvey, Friesland, Mayflower, Nina, Santa Maria, Royale Caroline, Titanic and many more.
Step into Garden Village Shopping Centre, which is a very nice and cozy commercial center provides duty-free shops, diamonds and pearls, textiles, gifts, local handcrafts, art gallery, souvenirs, hand-made oriental carpet shop, watches, silk, cashmere pashmina and tailor-made suite shop.
Your exiting shopping excursion will ends with the visit at the diamonds fabric. In the workshop you will witness the expertly cut of diamonds as well as white and yellow gold jewelers. The Diamond Duty Free Boutique sells beautiful gold jewelry pieces with precious and semi-precious stones. Bracelets, earrings and necklaces are available in both modern and traditional designs.
The trip includes: Shuttle service in air-conditioned car or minibus.