Most well known for its stunning natural beauty, Seychelles also boasts well-maintained botanical gardens, magnificent colonial buildings, and fun-packed shopping hotspots. It seems that the destination has something for everyone! Let us introduce you to some shopping hotspots that have grabbed the attention of visitors and locals alike.
Situated in Eden Island, the Eden Plaza is an architectural masterpiece that is home to over 50 shops, restaurants, and business services. Some of the businesses that can be found here are Forever Young, Kreol Wines, EWC Africa, and Foodmart. There are 200 secure underground parking bays and 40 EPC Parkings. The Eden Plaza is open from 9 AM to 5 PM every day, except on Sundays.
Constructed somewhere around 1885, the Kenwym House is one of the most distinguished examples of French colonial architecture in Mahé. There are paintings, books, and cultural artefacts to be found here. The jaw-dropping display of diamonds and fine jewellery will astonish you no end. There are six JOUEL collections available in the historical Kenwym House. One can even buy fish sculptures and Coco-de-Mer here.
Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market
A good way to know about the locals and their way of life is by exploring the well-known Sir Selwyn Clarke Market in Victoria. You can purchase a variety of things, including vegetables, fresh fruits, and spices. Also, a number of boutiques and shops sell souvenirs, clothing, and local works of art. On Saturday mornings, this market is noticeably crowded while on Sundays it is closed for the entire day. The vibrant Sir Selwyn Clarke Market has won the hearts of many visitors and we’re sure you’ll feel the same.
Kreol Art Collection Shop
Kreol Art Collection Shop in Inner Islands is a small but intriguing shop dealing with items such as shells, sarongs, vanilla pods, vanilla tea, and the famous La Digue vanilla essence. One can find precious souvenirs that are simply eye-catching and there’s a huge variety for people of different tastes and preferences. Bargaining is okay here. The Kreol Art Collective Shop is open from 9 AM to 5 PM daily.
In Victoria, the Camion Hall is a shopping arcade with stores selling a wide range of products. A particular shop named Yves Souvenir Cachée is well known for natural essential oils, carvings, and crafts from coconut and banana leaf pictures. Famous for retail therapy, this complex also has a branch of Kreolor – a popular jewellery chain. Consumers can buy fine gold and designer gold jewellery here.