Bazar Labrin Mahe Island – A Must-Do When Visiting Seychelles
Picture yourself watching the sun go down on the beach, with an ice cold Seybrew (delicious locally brewed beer) in one hand and a box of creamy octopus curry in the other, with the sound of local drums in the background. Welcome to the most famous local market on Mahe island “Bazar Labrin“.
Aside from the Sir Selwyn Clarke Market in Victoria, the “Bazar Labrin” is one of the most popular local food markets in Seychelles, attracting large crowds of tourists and locals alike. This market or “bazar” as translated in Creole is held every Wednesday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. alongside the most famous beach on the Island, Beau-Vallon. It is the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle with the locals.
At Bazar Labrin, you will find countless stalls selling an array of local delicacies, snacks and refreshments. Not to be missed are the famous octopus curry (get there early to secure your place in the queue!), fried breadfruit chips and local juices. You can also take the opportunity to support local artisans by buying locally made arts, crafts and souvenirs.
The greatest highlight of the bazaar is a performance by a group of locals who play the traditional “moutya” music. Traditionally, this dance would take place around a campfire where a group of male musicians would beat a drum made of goatskin and female dancers would then dance around them. On special occasions, “Moutya” nights are organized where different groups are invited to perform.
Getting to Beau-Vallon from Hotel La Roussette takes about 24 minutes by car and about an hour by bus. Click the map below for directions. The best option would be to rent a car so that you can get there and leave at your own pace. A hired car costs anything between € 45 – € 50. The team at Hotel La Roussette are more than happy to organize this for you, contact us now!
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