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There are no glitzy malls, designer labels and international chains in the Seychelles. Instead, there are small quaint shops selling local handicrafts and knick knacks; the shopkeepers are courteous and well informed, and the ambience is totally laid-back.


Shopping in the Seychelles is almost therapeutic!
Our Seychelles Shopping Guide below will provide you with information about shopping throughout your Seychelles vacation. Because of its unique culture and traditions there are some interesting and original souvenirs to be found on the islands. Once you are done shopping, head straight for a laid-back meal at one of the relaxing restaurants in the Seychelles.
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Michael Adams Studio.
Michael Adams, one of the Seychelles' most famous painters, is an ordinary man who lives with his family and animals in a wooden plantation house surrounded by beautiful nature and a small garden in Southern Mahé Island. Adams set up an art gallery at his residence and his gallery offers magnificent silkscreen paintings of a unique quality that have evolved in the culture of the Seychelles. He prefers working outdoors and focuses his art on people in landscape.Address : Anse poules bleues Mahe Seychelles.Phone : +248 361006. Fax : +248 361200
Victoria Seychelles
Antik Colony Pty Ltd
Located in the heart of Victoria, Antik Colony is the ideal place for those interested in purchasing models of boats and other souvenirs. Antik Colony offers a wide assortment of gifts and souvenirs that were made with local artefacts.
Address : Pirates Arms Arcade Victoria Phone : +248321700 
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SENPA-Esplanade
The Fiennes Esplanade Artisanal Kiosks have a modern architectural style and are the place to buy colourful cultural and traditional craft items which show different aspects of Seychelles society. The kiosks provide the ideal shopping environment and ambience to match all shopping tastes. Address : Francis Rachael Street Victoria Phone : +24832 31 51 Fax : +24832 41 21  Email : senpa@senpa.sc

Kenwyn House
Located in the town of Victoria, Kenwyn House has a collection of elite gifts. It contains a magnificent display of diamonds, tanzanite and fine jewellery with a gallery in the basement which is an art lover's paradise.Address : Francis Rachel Street, Victoria Phone : +248 224440
Email : info@kenwynhouse.com

Craft Village
Consist of a series of small Creole bungalows. Each has its own speciality handicraft, such as beautifully presented soap made with coconut oil, glass mobile, artefacts made from hard coconut shells, locally made clothing and colourful silk paintings, to name only a few. Some of the bungalows functions as workshops and you can watch the craftsman at work. For a greater variety of local made handy craft visit the Esplanade in Victoria on Francis Rachel Street, next to the library.Address : PO Box 1383 Au Cap Mahe Phone : +248 37 61 00
Email : valdepre@seychelles.net

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Carrefour Des Art
Positioned in the heart of Victoria, Carrefour des Art is the place where the best local art and craft work of the Seychelles tradition and environment is featured. The Carrefour des Art also houses a cafeteria where refreshment and retail outlets for CD's are on sale. Carrefour des Art is operated by the national art council of Seychelles for the promotion and benefit of local artist. Address : National art council Victoria
Phone : +248 295200 Fax : +248 224621 Email : nacs@seychelles.net

Sir Selwyn Clark Market
Sir Selwyn Clarke Market is located in the centre along Market Street and is filled with brightly painted shops that offer local craft items including coconut products, jewellery, hand-dyed pareos, light clothing and silk paintings. On the ground floor on concert courtyard you will find stalls selling local spices and food as well as fruit and vegetables. Just opposite the stalls one will gaze at the large fresh fish market where all the beautiful and colourful fish of the Seychelles will be on sale. The market is frequented quite often during the weekdays, but Saturday is the busiest day. Address : Market Street Victoria Phone : +248 376666

Kreol Fleurage perfume
Situated in the north of Mahe in the sub district of north east point, Kreol fleurage, amongst one of the perfume manufacturer in the Seychelles, is run by a German name Dagmar Ehlert, producing wide range of products include perfumes, perfumed lotions and soap produced on a base of essential oils and it is most specialized in the making of local perfumes from bark of local tress. The Kreol fleurage is the ideal place for one to drop and buy local perfumesAddress : North East point PO Box 499 Mahe Seychelles
Phone : +248 24 13 29 Fax : +248 24 13 29

Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Located on the second largest island of Seychelles, Vallee de Mai is a World Heritage Site that consists of the six endemic palm of our island and the secret of our black parrot. With the cool winds one can enjoy exploring the Garden of Eden with a nice walk along the long narrow path of the valley.

One can buy the coco de mer and many other Seychelles souvenirs are also on sale at the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.
Address : Praslin Island

Shopping in Seychelles
We have some news for the holiday makers who like to shop - Sorry! Seychelles has no designer shops and no fashion malls, if you want designer goods you had better bring them with you.
The capital city (only city in fact) is Victoria on Mahe, one of the smallest capital cities in the world. This is a fun and bustling place during the day, especially so on Saturday mornings. However it is very quiet and sleepy in the evenings and on Sundays, in fact most of the shops close on Saturday afternoon as well.
Recommended
1.See the arts and craft kiosks along the Rue Francis Rachel, these often have unusual hand made items along with more obvious tourist gifts. This street is also where you will find the large and free public car park so the kiosks will be the first thing you find.
2.A visit to the market is a must, try to get there on a Saturday morning to sample a real Kreol food fest. Noisy, chaotic, colourful and totally bewildering to most visitors. You will probably not want to buy much here because just about everything is fresh produce and you may feel that taking a freshly caught 10 kilo barracuda home in your suitcase is impractical. There are some interesting little shops upstairs from the market which are worth a visit.
3.A more practical visit is to one of the two large supermarkets in Victoria both are close to the market, in STC (Seychelles Trading Company) you will find a good stock of local produce at sensible prices. Look for SeyTea, the locally grown tea comes in several varieties including the excellent Vanilla tea. A lot of the hotel gift shops sell SeyTea in dressed up "gift" versions, STC is a lot cheaper for the same items.
The other one, SuperSava, is a very popular, more cosmopolitan, shop selling goods that you will see in shops in Europe.
4.Very close to the market is the Sunsplash shop an outlet for a number of locally produced crafts, admittedly some are clearly aimed at the tourist market and are a bit kitsch. The t-shirts are well worth a look if you want something better that the usual tourist products, some of the Sunsplash ones are very artistic.
If you are in self catering accommodation then Victoria is a must, finding fresh food and vegetables in more remote areas can be a bit hit and miss, so stock up.
In Victoria you will find an excellent bakery selling wonderful fresh bread and cakes. Also a good butchers shop where they will cut meat into your preferred style.
In Seychelles most people prefer to eat fresh fish and whenever possible buy it directly from the fishermen who sell their catch at the roadside, this fish is the freshest you will ever eat and the cheapest (always pay with Rupees) it is always sold whole, for the unwary European that means you have to prepare and gut it yourself. get some practice in before travelling.

Other Places to Shop
There are small souvenir shops at most tourist destination such as Anse Lazio on Praslin and Beau Vallon on Mahe, but on La Digue you will not find many more than those mentioned below.

Praslin
The unique Black Pearl shop near the Airport sells gifts and fine jewellery created using the famous Seychelles black pearls.
For general shopping there are good shops in Baie St. Anne, and at Anse Volbert there is DurguDevi which is an amazing shop selling probably everything from spices to double beds

La Digue
Close to the jetty there are some shops where you can find a variety of general goods and souvenirs. Also three banks, a take away and a very good bakery selling a variety of fresh bread and cakes, this is not too obvious to the visitor so please ask anyone who looks local for directions to the bakery, it is very close to the jetty.
For general foodstuff and goods there are Marstons Store, Gregoire's Supermarket and B&M Stores all in La Passe and they all have excellent stocks of everyday goods plus some surprises.
A short walk or bike ride from the jetty will take you to two art galleries with international reputations, Green Gecko and Barbara Jenson.
If you are out exploring there are several small well stocked shops dotted around the island including a surprisingly good little shop on the far side of the island at Anse Grose Roche.

Seychelles Bar
The following is a list of prices of certain essential commodities intended to give visitors an idea of the cost of living in Seychelles and, so, their approximate expenditure. For updated exchange rates,
Item Retail (Euro) Hotel (Euro)
Bottle of water 0.60 - 1.05 2.00 - 3.00
Bottle of Seybrew (local beer) 1.40 2.45 - 7.00
Bottle of wine 5.31 -14.25 12.08 - 455.00
Bottle of champagne 7.73 - 21.74 28.00 -; 1235.00
Bottle of soft drink (e.g. Coca Cola) 0.90 - 1.05 2.00 - 6.00
Pizza (for 1) 5.00 - 6.00 5.59 - 10.48
20 cigarettes 2.62 2.79 – 12.00
Whisky 18.11 - 26.58 (per bottle) 5.24 - 41.00 (per tot)
Litre of petrol 0.87  
Luncheon 1.75 - 2.45 (takeaway) 9.00 - 29.00
Taxi Int’l. Airport to Victoria 13.98  
Taxi Praslin airport to Côte d’Or 15.72  
Car hire per day 31.45 - 55.90  
Ferry to Praslin(Return) 44.00 - 114.00  
Air Seychelles flight to Praslin (return) 176.00  
Bus fare 0.49 - 0.70  
Bike Hire per day 10.48  

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