Central Market, Port Louis

2.9
Indulge your eyes and stomach at Central Market, a bazaar-style indoor market. Explore the narrow, bustling streets and bargain with the sellers for a range of goods, including souvenirs, trinkets, and clothing. Browse the stalls selling local spices, fruits, and vegetables, attractively displayed in colorful arrangements. A good place to find local street food, the market boasts excellent dal puri, freshly cooked and full of flavor. Even if you aren't in the mood for shopping, the trip is worthwhile to see locals at work and get a sense of daily life in the town. See Central Market and all Port Louis has to offer by arranging your trip with our Port Louis trip planner .
Create an itinerary including Central Market
map
Central Market Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
727 reviews
Google
3.9
TripAdvisor
  • Fun but oppressive... very hot s inside a lot of people... sui sellers listen you permanently... but to do is typical...
    View original
  • Typical unquestionably, but old and dirty outside the craft stalls. We quickly made the turn. To see, however.
    View original
  • We visited the market early on a weekday afternoon. There are actually two sections: a fruit & veggie market, and a more tourist-oriented market. The tourist section has the standard souvenir-type ite...  more »
Google
  • Good place to shop for fresh vegetables, fruits, spices and some fancy goods. There is also a mini food court with plenty of food stalls, selling a huge variety of food. Cleanliness can be improved.
  • Don't leave without visiting the market. Be there early. Lots to buy from souvenirs to clothes shoes food and much much more. Bargain with the traders. Must try the coconut water served straight from the coconut. Very reasonably priced curries served with freshly prepared dhal puri.
  • Nice place for tourists. But will have to be careful as some shop charges very very high price to tourists. So be careful
  • Try not to get robbed. Padlock your bags keep all bags in front of you, don't take your money out in the street, the thieves are watching and the local police will not be of much assistance. Be ever vigilant.
  • great place. colourful spot. nice products. yummy food options!

Plan your trip to Port Louis

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Port Louis

Port Louis doesn't have a huge range of places to stay--and the city is not the most bustling after dark. Still, you'll find a couple of options here and there. On the waterfront, a few viable luxury lodgings offer amenities such as annexed seafood restaurants, bars, and air conditioning. Alternatively, head farther down the coast for numerous better value options in dedicated tourist resorts. Even relatively small fishing villages have some decent homestay or guesthouse lodgings.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Port Louis by other users

11 days in Mauritius BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Port Louis BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Dubai & Mauritius BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Mauritius BY A USER FROM ITALY June, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Grand Baie & Port Louis BY A USER FROM CANADA April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Port Louis BY A USER FROM HUNGARY March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Seychelles & Mauritius BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Mauritius BY A USER FROM INDIA March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Mauritius BY A USER FROM CÔTE D'IVOIRE February, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Mauritius BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA February, culture, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Mauritius BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Mauritius BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA February, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans