Let's be honest! Studying abroad comes in handy with a good shopping culture! Everyone wants to get time to explore markets and pick a few goodies to add to the cart list! Shopaholics welcome to Nauru, the land of beauty and charming crafts!
This is where your shopping impulse is put to the test. With numerous shopping malls, stalls, shops, and supermarkets Nauru will certainly take thy breath away!
No Nauru business is bigger than Capelle and Partner, which provides the largest variety of goods for sale on this small and sparsely populated island. This Ewa district one-stop shop is the closest equivalent travelers will find to a fully-fledged department store.
Handmade crafts and home items are sold alongside groceries, electronics and books. This has also been the only place to sell alcohol since the closure of Nauru International Airport's duty-free shop.
A smaller Aiwo supermarket sells mainly goods from the budget Australian Black and Gold brand, but everything tends to cost more in Nauru than any mainland due to the sheer distance many items have to travel.
Visitors can also buy several unique handicrafts from local artisans’ workshops, the national tourism office’s arts and crafts center and numerous smaller craft shops situated throughout the island.
Books and souvenirs are merchandised at the Menen Hotel boutique, and there is a Chinese shopping district close to Nauru College.
Local artisans craft their carves from crew tree sheets, kokospalme, kokosfasern, and geometric prints throughout Micronesia. The tremendous artistic talent of Nauru’s small population is best seen in the handmade shell ornaments, straw hats, fans, mats, baskets, and cool cotton clothing made and sold at shops across the island.
Visitors can even buy rare stamps from the Nauru Philatelic Bureau. There is no Sunday shopping here, and stores close four hours earlier on Saturday than weekdays.
"I enjoy shopping and I found it affordable but some of the clothes are definitely not of the highest quality." - Hassan from Turkey