Seychelles is often described as a “Shopping Paradise” by tourists. The cost of living on the island is very low, even with the inclusion tax refund policies. Standards are not even close to Milan or Paris, but you’re sure to find a wide variety of items.
More and more shopping centers with more than 1,000 duty free shops and services are growing around the island. In the busy streets of the capital, Mahe, or the tourist shops along the coast, you will find local products, crafts, luxury shops and other services.
You may notice the “Made in Seychelles” label used to promote local products and at the same time participate in the national effort for the safeguard and creation of local jobs, hence guaranteeing the stability of the country.
Travelers Gift Ideas
If you are looking for original ideas for gifts, this is not what is missing on this multicolored island. There are oriental saris, African sculptures, ship models of that crossed the island during colonization, traditional rum, Creole musical instruments, spices, a great diversity of handicrafts and souvenir outfits such as beach pareos among many others.
The ladies will be amazed by the creativity of Seychellois craftsmen and of luxury jewelery, which remains very affordable compared to European prices. Shopping in Seychelles offers excellent value for money and is a fascinating and enjoyable experience.
Seychelles is world famous for the manufacture of quality textiles, jewelry and diamonds with unique cuts, a wide range of artisan products such as souvenir canvases, wooden sculptures and other jewels.
Renting a car will help you fish for better deals around the island. While some will rent a car for half a day to shop around and buy gifts, we recommend visiting unique places and enjoying the small artisanal workshops.