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Buy Something Special at Ambre’s Boutique

December 26 2017

Long stretches of powder white beaches fade into mesmerizing azure waters and are lined by tropical palm trees. In the distance dramatic volcanic mountains rise out of lush, jungle-like surrounds. Nature reserves are alive with interesting flora and fauna and in the main cities the unique culture of the island is wonderfully evident—there’s no two ways about it, Mauritius is an extraordinary destination, perfect for intrepid travellers and avid sun worshippers alike. It’s a colourful destination, filled with energy and life. One punctuated by lively Sega performances, bustling local markets and exceptional luxury resorts, like the four-star all-inclusive Ambre, which is reserved strictly for adults only (from the age of 16 and upwards).
 
Ambre is the perfect base from which to enjoy the island but it’s an equally ideal hotel for those looking to enjoy the wonders of Mauritius from the comfort of their hotel. With exceptional (and varied) dining options, a fabulous tropical spa, a vibrant nightlife and evening entertainment and ample activities, it’s a sensational place to relax and indulge in all of the finer things in life. Even travellers with a penchant for shopping can get their shopping fix at Ambre's exquisite Gift Collection Boutique, where you can spoil yourself (or a loved one back home) with a Mauritian souvenier or gorgeous luxury garment made beautifully in Mauritius. 
 
Mauritius is renowned for their gorgeous, export quality clothing which actually make up many of the world’s most famous brands. Brands such as Calvin Klein, Mango, Tommy Hilfiger, Zara, Guess, Adidas, Puma, Topshop, Woolworths, Esprit, Truworths, Foschini, Edgars, Polo Sport, River Island and Monsoon often include garments that were made in Mauritius in their ranges. And it’s no wonder, the Mauritian textile industry focuses on creating exceptional T-shirts, lingerie, loungewear, shirts, sports clothing, suits, trousers, denim and pullovers at affordable prices, so it’s definitely worth taking a squiz at the fantastic items on offer at Ambre’s boutique. Here is the inside scoop on the types of things you can expect to find at the Gift Collection Boutique:
 
Holiday essentials
 

Preparing for an exotic holiday away can be a little stressful, specially if you are trying to juggle hectic work deadlines, chores and packing. And when people pack either last minute or while thinking of myriad other things, it’s easy to forget an item here or there (and totally human!). The great news is, the Gift Collection Boutique also stocks a range of holiday essentials to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. If you suddenly realise that you desperately need toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, nail polish remover, aftersun or sunscreen, you can simply pop over to Ambre's boutique and breathe a sigh of relief! At Ambre, packing emergencies don’t need to derail your wonderfully relaxed holiday in paradise.

Authentic Mauritian items
 
Keen shoppers that love to buy authentic mementoes, trinkets and souvenirs when they travel don’t have to head to the local (and sometimes chaotic) Mauritian markets to purchase something special from their holiday destination. Instead, Ambre’s boutique offers a range of charming and authentic Mauritian products. From the local rum and vanilla tea to dodo birds or dodo branded items and especially created Ambre products among many others. Here you are bound to find the perfect gift for someone special back home or an item that will always remind you of your sensational trip to Mauritius. 
 
Beautiful beachwear
 
A holiday in on a gorgeous tropical island oasis deserves beachwear that is as incredible as the location in which it’s donned. The Gift Collection Boutique has sublime international brands such as Ruby Yaya, Scandal Italy, Ashiana and Gili’s Swimwear amongst locally sourced garments and products. Here you can find the perfect new bikini to complement your tropical island vacation (and sunkissed skin), flip-flops, gorgeous beach bags, towels, sarongs, shirts, shorts and much, much more. There’s even a range of stunning beach-perfect jewellery and accessories. The Gift Collection Boutique is the perfect place for a little holiday shopping spree.
 
Locally sourced clothing
 
If you would really like to give a special gift or spoil yourself with some closet essentials, then you would do well to have a look at the range of locally sourced, export quality clothing at the Gift Collection Boutique. Only the finest materials are used to create these gorgeous items which range from phenomenal Polo shirts, cashmere garments and linen items for both men and women. Fall in love with the outstanding Mauritian garments and spoil yourself with one in your favourite style and colour. Not only will you be hard-pressed to find quality like this elsewhere but because they are actually made in Mauritius, they are excellently priced. Now you can indulge in one of the wardrobe must-haves you have been wanting for years.
 
The chance to get your VAT back
 
What’s superb about indulging in a little retail therapy while at Ambre—apart from the exceptional products on offer—is that if you spend over Rs 2,500, you will be able to claim your VAT back. If you spend over the stipulated amount, you can see it as a 15% discount! As if the phenomenal items on sale weren’t enough reason to indulge in a shopping spree in Mauritius. Ask the shop attendants for any help or queries regarding the VAT of your purchase and where you can get it back. 
 
Excellent service and long opening hours
 
The wonderful Gift Collection Boutique, located next to Ambre’s reception, is open between 08:00 and 21:00 every day, affording you more than enough time to peruse the boutique and select your favourite items (and perhaps go back for another cashmere jumper in a different colour). Not only that, if your partner is not the shopping type then you can rest assured that you will have all the shopping assistance you need. The wonderfully friendly and expert boutique attendants are able to help you select the best gifts for friends and family back home as well as assist you in finding the ultimate Mauritian garment for you. 
 
If you are searching for a paradisiacal holiday destination, where everything is totally catered for so that the only thing you have to do is sit back and enjoy the luxury experience, then you should definitely consider a stay at the wonderful Ambre. This four-star, all-inclusive resort is bound to have everything you could want—from romantic restaurants right on the water’s edge serving fresh seafood to exhilarating daily programmes, trips to Ile aux Cerfs and ample opportunity to soak up the Mauritian sun.

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