Do you want to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Mauritian life? Hurry, go to Goodlands on market days, it’s even better. If you are in the north, and you want to discover Mauritius, it’s impossible not to go there! On Tuesdays and Fridays, it’s the cloth market, Wednesdays and Saturdays, the vegetable market: go there in the morning, around 2pm they start packing up. It’s a rather unique moment, to penetrate under the metal sheets, feet in the clay and discover this world of a thousand colours.
100% local and 100% authentic, the Goodlands market, a few kilometres south of Grand Gaube, is a must to blend in with the Mauritian population. In this market, there are very few tourists, if any at all! It is here that the islanders come to do their shopping, selecting their products from the carefully arranged fruit and vegetable stalls.
Wander through the alleys and discover the curiosities of the market: tiny pineapples, huge fresh pistachios, pastries and coconut buns, faratas cooked in front of you… So many typical Mauritian products and dishes that will probably make your mouth water. We advise you to stay in the Goodlands market until lunch to taste the salads, doughnuts, sandwiches or achards sold on the stalls. Real Mauritian cuisine the way we like it!
For lovers of nature and organic products, the small shopping centre of Goodlands regularly hosts an Earth Market with vegetables and other healthy and pesticide-free products on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. A pleasant moment of sharing in a good mood with enthusiasts.
Visiting the markets of Mauritius is for us one of the essential activities to discover the authentic face of the island. So, let yourself be inspired by our experiences and live a 100% immersive stay! For any activity booking during your stay in our luxury resort, do not hesitate to contact the concierge service.