As a tax-free destination for luxurious shopping and collectables, Barbados enjoys a rich history as a major trading center in the Western Hemisphere, and continues that tradition today with its amazing array of duty-free shops and bustling downtown markets. Whether you’re looking for designer clothing, jewelry, food items, books, watches and accessories, handbags and shoes, or designer perfumes, Barbados is a haven for serious shoppers and browsers alike.
It’s a little known gem for vacation goers to Barbados, that apart from its pink and white sand beaches and perfect weather, the island offers an exquisite shopping experience. Those that love to shop will enjoy browsing for items such as Bajan-made local souvenirs and vacation mementos, to the very perfect diamond for that special someone. The limitless shopping sites throughout the island are sure to keep you well entertained.
For local crafts, Barbados is home to some extremely talented craftsmen and superb island artists, many whom can be found at Pelican Village, Earthworks Pottery, Medford Craft World, Nigel Benn Aunty Shop and On The Wall Art Gallery. You can also find many stallholders on the streets throughout St. Lawrence Gap, on the numerous beaches around the island, and throughout Bridgetown – which is the island’s shopping capital. In Bridgetown you can also find Dacosta’s Mall located within the historic Colonnade building, and Cave Shepherd that is ideal for diamonds, designer wear and a plethora of other shops for rum and souvenirs, clothing and shoes, restaurants, food stalls and other miscellaneous items. On the south-east of the island you can find The Crane Village, which is a 55,000 sq. ft. village open for locals and visitors that is fast becoming a serious shopping destination for the island with a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options.
What’s more, Barbados features four major shopping malls outside of Bridgetown itself, which are the Sheraton Mall, Dome Mall and Sky Mall, plus the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre which is ideal for those looking for a more upscale shopping experience, with brands such as Ralph Lauren, Bvlgari and Cartier. Limegrove is located within walking distance from The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa.
If you like shopping, you will love Barbados.