Barbados Shopping

  • Shopping
    by SabrinaSummerville
  • Shopping
    by SabrinaSummerville
  • Shopping
    by Dizzyhead

Barbados Shopping

  • Seashell Christmas Decorations

    As we walked through the cruise terminal to pick up a taxi, my eye was immediately drawn to a stunning display of Christmas decorations made from seashells which were displayed on Christmas trees through the terminal. I was thrilled to discover that these delightful items were for sale. These are all made from authentic seashells of varying types...

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  • A great online Barbados shop

    I like The Barbados Shop (online store). It is a wonderful Barbados souvenir and gift shop which can be found at www.the-barbados-shop.com . It carriesa wide selection of Barbados handicraft, art and food souvenirs, which make for great creative gifts. Overall everything in the store speaks to the type of gift you are looking for but there are...

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  • Shopping Barbados

    This is a general comment on shopping in Barbados. There's many shops to please your taste.Just to name a few is Cave Sheppard, DaCostas Mall, Sheraton Mall. There many jellery shops located in Bridgetown on Broad Str.There's also many art gallerys spread over the island selling crafts and art. One of the big names is Jill Walker.Also you'll find...

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  • Barbados Shopping

    Cave Sheppard is probably the the biggest name when it comes to shopping on the island. The main store is in Bridgetown on Broadway St. You can't miss it. It has all the clothing for visitors and gifts to take home.It's a duty free store so bring your passport and return ticket with you to get the discounts.There's also stores in Holetown on the...

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  • Downtown Bridgetown

    I wanted to see this store because it had such an unusual name.Ground floor:Cameras Cigars Cellular Services Colombian Emeralds Int'l. Electronics Footwear Perfumes & Cosmetics Leather Accessories Levi's Liquor & Tobacco Lotteries Music Store One Hour Photo Lab Polo Ralph Lauren Resort Wear Sony Centre Souvenirs Sunglasses Swimwear T-Shirts...

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  • Harley Store T Shirts

    This is the new Harley Davidson Store in Bridgetown. They also have one at the airport also as you leave. They have a good selection of men's and women's wear. It just opened so they were still waiting for more supplies.The airport store has a smaller selection than the main store. I found the prices were cheaper than other Harley Stores.

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  • Pelican Craft Centre Mall

    Pelican Craft Center Mall is a lovely collection of shops supposedly dedicated to local crafts. I have to say that I was disappointed by what I was able to find there. It seemed pretty much the same tourist fare as everywhere else. The buildings themselves are lovely to look at and wandering through the stores there is as good as anywhere, I...

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  • Local quality gifts and art.

    Best of Barbados shops are to be found in the following locations:-The Chattel Village, HoletownMall 34, Broad Street ,BridgetownOrchid World, St. GeorgeSouthern Palms, St. Lawrence GapQuayside Centre, RockleyCruise Terminal, Bridgetown Port. The beautiful prints and artwork of Jill Walker abounds in this shop, as well as a lot of gifts, books and...

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  • Street vendor

    This stallholder on the road through St. Lawrence Gap, caught my eye. I did wait until he had got out of shot, as the local people do not like their photo taken, unless of course you ask politely. I did think his notice was cute and was intended for people to stop and take a look and buy. Enlarge the picture to see what I mean. If you are not able...

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  • Swiss Shopping in the Caribbean

    Are you one of those people who have a lot of time and money? Or are you like me... constantly short on time and money? Whether you are the first, second, or a combination of both categories Little Switzerland has something for you. It is the premier centre for duty-free shopping in the Caribbean with such stores as Cartier, Tag-Heuer, Swiss Army,...

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  • Genuine Bajan products

    These shops carry genuine local handmade products. I realized that Barbados has many manufacturers and they produce lovely top quality stuff.BE CAREFUL!! BEFORE you buy double check that the product is locally made....there are many places in Barbados selling souvenirs as "locally made" just because they have "barbados" printed....is a trick, most...

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  • Try a Real Taste of Barbados

    A shop packed full of different flavoured cakes - a cake lovers heaven!! Very friendy and helpful ladies too!When we went in they had samples of several cakes - such as lemon and ginger, chocolate, vanilla and all with a hint of rum!! I say hint, because when I studied the box after purchasing one, it stated "maximum 0.5% rum"!!! Not much chance of...

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  • Shop 'til you drop

    The Chattel Village is on the main road through Holetown, close to a shopping centre. It is a quaint and colourful little complex, made up of individual chattel houses, each one a different shop. You can buy a whole range of souvenirs here, including pictures, t-shirts, CDs, food - you name it, they have it. It's a great place to browse for any...

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  • Local souvenirs

    You will see the colourful Earthworks Pottery sold all over the island, but I would recommend that you take a trip up to the pottery itself. Here you can see the potters at work and choose from the range of pots that are stacked from floor to ceiling in the shop. I hardly knew where to start looking! The pottery is on a complex with other souvenir...

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  • Pamper Yourself on the Island!

    This shop sells all kinds of lotions, creams, soaps, etc, for your hair and skin, many with tropical fragrances. Most are locally made.

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  • Beach Vendors

    While sitting on the beach at the Hilton we made friends with Sam, the kindly beach vendor. Unlike most of the other Caribbean islands I have been to the beach is not swarming with vendors and the couple we encountered were very kind (aka... not pushy!) Sam is a regular fixture at the beach and you'll see him walking along with his suitcase full of...

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  • Don't expect to shop on Sundays...

    Unfortunately, we experienced some poor planning on this trip and found out only too late that most shops are closed on Sundays. If you plan on doing a day of shopping for souveniers, etc remember not to wait until Sunday.

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  • Local Souvenirs

    There are several of these stores throughout the island, including the cruise ship pier. A good one-stop for souvenir shopping- T-Shirts, color prints by Jill Walker, Caribbean music CD's, etc.

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  • DELICIOUS RUM CAKE

    Calypso Bakeries Ltd., manufacture Rum Cakes, and if you visit the bakery you can purchase them at below shop prices.You can taste the different varieties, eg. Vanilla, Lemon Ginger, Chocolate, Coffee, with that taste of rum combined.Co-founded in 1996 by husband and wife team of Betty and Garry Wilkins, they made the commitment to pass on a...

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  • Grocery Shopping

    Bob forgot his sunglasses and wouldn't buy the designer ones.Some stores on the island.A & S Mini Mart St Judes, St G, (246) 433-0834Albert's Mini Mart & Bar Walmer Lodge Lr Blk Rk 424-1980Alwynette Trading 21 Coach Hill, St Jo 433-3072B Line Express Inc. Cnr Train Rd & Marchfield 423-6843Barbados Natl Dev Consumer Co-op Silver Hill, Christ Church...

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  • Island Jewelry

    You will find these jewelry vendors EVERYWHERE. Walking along the beaches, on stands on the side of the road, along boardwalks at the Gap. You can get some great deals on shell jewelry, the trick being not ot buy anything your first day on the island.Check out the wares of the carious vendors you come across, and get an idea of what prices they...

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  • Rum

    This shop is the official Mount Gay sales shop. You DO pay the Barbados Duty on your purchases here. But this is a good thing because: (a) the prices are still cheaper and (b) because the duty has already been paid, the rum you purchase here doesn't count towards your max allowed purchase. But MAKE SURE you keep your receipt handy to show customs...

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  • Shuttle Service

    There's nothing spectacular about this place at all, save for one interesting point. They have a free shuttle service. If you spend BB$100, they'll drive you back to your hotel for free. Not bad, especially considering if you stay a few days you'll need some supplies anyway.Thie supermarket in here was huge and they had a very impressive alcohol...

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  • Tortuga Rum Cakes

    I must admit, I'm not a big fan of cake (though my girth would suggest otherwise). These rum cakes are pretty good though. Must be the rum. Anyway, you can find them in just about any souvenir-oriented shop in the country, as well as in big supermarkets. They cost between BB$20 and BB$30 (waaaay less than the website below).Definitely a good gift...

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  • Souvenirs at the Cricket

    The cheapest place I found in Barbados to buy souvenirs was at Kensington Oval, when I went to watch a cricket match. They have souvenir stalls selling Barbados-themed items and cricket merchandise. Generally Barbados is an expensive place so this was a nice surprise. There are also food and drink stalls. Shirts, key-rings, flags, books, magnets -...

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  • Hot Pepper Sauce

    If you like to spice up your food, or to take back as gifts, then Hot Pepper Sauce is a good buy.Shop around, because you can get it cheaper at some places, i.e. not in the duty free shops, or tourist outlet shops, go for the local shop and buy. it is inexpensive

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  • Tax-free shopping is easy

    You can shop tax/duty free in lots of shops. You need to show your passport and white immigration card and you will pay the tax free price. And you will have your item right away.The all you have to do is to drop some forms into a box as you leave the airport. The shops trust you to do this and it is important as the shops will have to absorb the...

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  • Colorful well made pottery

    This out of the way pottery shop is a must for any visitor to Barbados. Yes you may find a few bits and pieces at a Cave Shepherd's various outlets but you must head to Edghill Heights to see the full inventory available. You may also have free reign at walking about the facility and watch the various stages the pottery goes through to be made into...

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  • Courtesy Bus home!!

    If you shop at Big B Supermarket in the Rendesvous area of Christchurch, along from Hastings, Worthing etc., then you can get the free courtesy bus home. They transport you in a certain radius so do check they will go back to your hotel etc., when you enter the store.One word of warning, do not be in too much of a hurry, because if you miss one,...

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  • Fresh fruit and Veg

    Wherever you see a fruit stall, do go and purchase some of the exotic fruits and veg, especially if you are on a self catering holiday.The supermarkets always stock plenty of fruit and veg, but I like to buy from the local fruit vendors if I can.

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  • Shopping on the beach

    There are vendors in these purpose built "shops" just off the beach, between the beach and the car park on Rockley Beach.They sell boogie boards, swimwear, dresses, shirts, beach toys for children, oh so many things.There is also someone who sells jewellery.photo joanj

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  • Hot, Hot, Hot,

    If you like hot pepper sauce, then when you take some home, look for it in a plastic bottle, this saves weight in your suitcase.Look for a mustard colour, or reddish colour sauce. Beware though, it is HOT, use sparingly, until you are used to it.Barbado's own special pepper sauce consists of Scotch Bonnet peppers, fresh turmeric, shallots, dry...

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  • Don't forget the Rum

    Dont forget when you are duty free shopping to get the rum to take home.Now there are a couple of ways to do this, either go to the big department store like Cave Sheppard and they will have it boxed and sent to the airport/cruise ship terminal for you to collect prior to departure, or you can do like I do, buy it at a local shop, or supermarket...

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  • Duty Free

    The only Department Store in Barbados.When you shop in the store for tax free items, please note that on the price tag the local price and the duty free price are often both listed so do look for the DF price.Take your airline, or similar, ticket with you, or indeed your passport, and you can have your items sent to the cruise ship, or the airport...

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  • Fresh Fruit

    You will find fruit stalls all over Barbados selling fresh fruit, including oranges, melons and pineapples. The fruit is fresh and tastes great! The prices are quite high for tourists, because the moment they see that you're not a local, the price roughly doubles. I know this because my dad usually gets a local to buy his fruit for him, and its a...

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  • Barbados Produced Goods

    These shops carry only high quality and well designed gifts all "made or designed in Barbados". I always prefer to buy gifts for the folks back home that were actually made at the place where I am visiting. This place is a cornecopia of really nice local gifts. They have water colour prints of the islands, ranges of kitchen and tableware...

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  • She Sells Sea Shells....

    I thought this place sounded interesting so we tracked it down. Daphne had womens clothing made on the island, hand painted clothing, T-shirts that could have the picture of your choice applied, pictures frames, shell mirrors, ceramic ornaments, scarves and many other items. I bought some clothing and T-shirts. It took us awhile to find this...

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  • Shopping galore!

    You name it, they have it. From t-shirts to jewelry, to just about anything else. The best part of shopping would be located in downtown Bridgetown. There are a lot of different types of shops and you'll have no problem locating plenty of souvenirs. Although we were not in the market for jewelry, we have heard that you can get some really great...

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