Seychelles Shopping

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Seychelles Shopping

  • shopping on Mahe, Seychelles

    The Seychelles have small markets all over the place. I would compare the vast majority of them to the Dollar stores we have back in the U.S. That being said, when I say they have shampoo don’t expect to find the brand you want, just expect to find shampoo of some sort. The same thing can be said for almost anything on the island. You can find dry...

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  • Genuine Rolex Watches From Melrose...

    My husband wanted to make sure that he bought me a Rolex that I would love and that he would be proud that I was wearing, so after researching and calling a bunch of different websites for a few months we picked out the perfect Rolex watch for me. We went with Melrose Jewelers after reading some very good reviews online, and calling them several...

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  • On Mahé:

    This place reminds me of the public markets in the Philippines;) You get fresh or dried fish, fruits souvenirs,vegetables and even clothes.The people here know if you're a tourist,so be prepared to pay more but you can always bargain,some might let you but some not.

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  • Souvenirs

    There are lots of souvenir shops on the island.Prices are all different.I recommend to buy some of the souvenirs from mini food stores,some of them do sell souvenirs and postcards and they're usually cheaper than the souvenir shops.

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  • On Mahé:

    Probably the best place to buy food and drink on the island.You almost get what you need. It's cheaper than buying in little shops.And they have wide variety of bread and pastries.

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  • Super Outdoor Market at Beau Vallon...

    Every Wednesday at about noon and the last Saturday of the month, about six PM, there is a local outdoor market on Beau Vallon Beach, near Baobob Pizza. At least 50 vendors set up booths and sell local food, drinks, jewelry, t-shirts, trinkets, and a host of other reasonably priced merchandise. It is not touristy at all. On Saturday night, it is...

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  • Small markets

    There are quite a lot of shops to buy necessary things on Seychelles. Most of them are very small and with not many articles, sometimes I had a problem to buy water. In shops you can not access directly to articles so you have to say to seller what you want to buy.

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  • Shops...if you can call them that

    There are some shops in Baie Ste Anne near the jetty & some shops in Cote D'or, but nothing to write home about...we have already spoken about this in the "tourist traps" section cold drink - lots of itbananas - the most amazing bananas we have ever tastedred snapper fish from the Baie Ste Anne jettylittle yellow chillies (from the pit of satan)...

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  • Shopping for food is an adventure

    Don't think you can just pop into the supermarket for your supper ingredients, shopping in Seychelles takes on a whole 'old' meaning. On my bi-weekly trips into victoria, I find I visit about 5 vendors to find all my goods. The SMB (govt run) butcher shop is a must stop to purchase meat products. This little corner store can be found on the east...

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  • one word...expensive !

    OK I do like my shopping !!! so I was very dissapointed when it came to shopping in the SEychelles.....most shops seemed to be called BOUTIQUES and sold (for want of a better word) over priced "tourist tat,"we paid extortionate amounts of money for fish keyrings and beach type necklaces that could be bought most other places in the world for...

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  • A very good book on the Seychelles

    The book "Beyond the Reefs. Adventuires in the Seychelles" by William Travis, 1959, Calusa Bay Publications, Mahe + subsequent prints, is s superb introduction to life on the islands. This is a life not seen by the average visiting tourist. Perhaps more, it is a historical runner-up to the tourism and boating that is in existence now.Travis tells...

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  • Seychelles Arts & Crafts 2

    The nicest thing about the Craft Village is not the craft shops, but the former plantation owner's house, built in 1870. Everything has been preserved exactly as it was more than a century ago. The wooden furnishings inside the house are the finest crafts you will see anywhere in the village.

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  • Seychelles Arts & Crafts

    The Craft Village is a former plantation, which has been set aside to showcase the arts and crafts of the Seychelles. The setting is good and there's no charge for wandering around the former plantation owner's home or the houses of his workers, which are now arts and craft shops.But, the Seychelles were uninhabited until fairly recently in...

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  • Coco de Mer

    The Coco de Mer is available in almost every tourist shop, polished or unpolished. You must make sure that the vendor gives you an export certificate to go with the nut. You cannot get through customs without it. The small ones are not real, they are made out of wood. Some are hollowed out to make them lighter and easier to carry. We also bought a...

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  • Good bookshops

    There is not a wide choice of bookshops and books on the islands. The best one on Mahe in Victoria just near the little Big Ben which has a good selection for the Seychelles, still they did not have all what we were looking for. We found some good buys at the end of a street down from the market.

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  • MMmmmmmm - what is soooo good smelling?

    Perfume:I am not much taken with perfumes, but some of the local Seychel brands are quite nice on the right lady. The main brand is Kreol Fleurage and comes in several varieties touching on flower and tree names. Give me a frangipani one and I’ll be sold. Couldn't find that, though - anyone??? On pair with good global brands, but not...

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  • Stamps to compliment your postcards

    The Seychelles has some fantastic stamps; I suspect it is a tourist trick and a good income source for the state. You can find almost any motif to compliment your postcards. Both post offices and souvenir shops have an assortment of stamps available for the discerning post card writer… The contemporary assortment always seems to have something...

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  • Coral, shells and tortoise shell

    The shells, coral and tortoise shells for sale in the Seychelles is illegal to import to any country signatory to the CITES Treaty (on protection of rare animals etc). That means most countries. You are likely to have your souvenirs confiscated and yourself fined. Also on departure from the Seychelles this may happen.Treat these things as protected...

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  • Scented and spiced teas

    Seychelles teas are not that special compared to the super stuff you can get elsewhere (Eastern Nepal, Darjeeling, Assam, Yunnan, Sylhet, Sri Lanka), but there are some very fine spiced and naturally scented teas. I especially liked the lemon tea, and stuffed my home bound pack with attractive-looking packages of this.I did not detect much of a...

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  • Maps: topos, charts, wall decorations

    The office of the Geographical Survey of the Seychelles located at the lower end of the same block as the tourist office in Victoria, will fix you up with all necessary maps of the Seychelles. There are very detailed maps good for hiking and exploring the islands, so go here to secure yourself a reliable map. The stuff they sell in souvenir shops...

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  • Local wood craft

    They have their own shop on La Digue, in La Passe, but I also found their wares elsewhere. And I know they have a shop in Victoria (but never visited).Note that the duty-free shop at the airport has a good selection of their stuff, too. Kreolor sells some really nice things out of wood and stone found on the Seychelles. I was particularily taken...

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  • Shopping for Self-Catering Units

    You can buy more or less anything in the Seychelles, but some things come at a high cost, particularly European/American type foods, and other things are poor quality. There are small stores all over the place, including one that is a five minute walk up the street, at which you can buy staple items like bread, eggs, milk, soda, beer, rice,...

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