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If you’re looking for the best shopping in Seychelles, don’t bother with most imported goods; more often than not, the prices are higher than you would find on the mainland. Do, however, venture to the markets on Mahe Island and Praslin Island, as well as the most famous specialty shop in the Seychelles, Kenywn House, which is guaranteed to dazzle.
Sir Selweyn Clark Market is located in the heart of Mahe Island’s capital city of Victoria, and features vibrant stalls that sell everything from fruit and vegetables to tea and colored Seychelles sand in a bottle. It’s a true rendition of life on the tiny island and it’s full of Seychellois character.
The local artist George Camille opened his Praslin studio, the George Camille Art Gallery, in 2001 almost 30 years after opening his first Seychelles studio. His artwork is showcased around the globe, but he continues to call Seychelles home. Stop by his gallery to purchase one of his highly acclaimed mixed media pieces.
Also located in Mahe, Kenywn House has unique architecture that makes a visit here worth the trip. The 19th-century French colonial-style duty-free store houses South African diamonds, precious gems and a variety of local artwork. Even if you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can still enjoy a walk through the tropical gardens and snap some photographs of the lush vegetation.