Shop in Barbados with duty free discounts at the various shopping malls and craft centres to choose from during your stay in Barbados.
Barbados is renowned for duty free shopping on designer goods. So if you are looking to buy a special gift such as jewelry, then you can make significant savings by making your purchase while shopping in Barbados at duty free discounts.
Please note when buying duty free goods in Barbados you will need to present your passport and details of your address in Barbados to qualify for the duty free price. Also note that all alcohol and tobacco purchases made outside of the airport or port will not be handed over the counter but delivered straight to your port of departure for collection when you leave the island.
Broad Street in Bridgetown, the capital city of Barbados is lined with duty free shops where you will find designer brands on sale at heavily discounted prices.
If you want to buy ornaments, crystal, fine figurines then you will find these items on sale in The Royal Shop, Cave Shepherd or Little Switzerland, here you will find brands such a Lladro and Swarovski.
Maybe you are getting married while you are in Barbados, or maybe the trip is to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, in which case then why not purchase that special piece of jewelry at a great duty free price?
In Broad Street you will find branches of Diamonds International and Colombian Emeralds. In both of these stores you will find precious gems which can be made to order in your desired piece or you will find a vast array of rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces already made in beautiful settings. They also carry an extensive range of designer watches and pens such a Breitling and Tag Heuer.
The Royal Shop in Barbados is the only exclusive authorized Rolex dealer on the island of Barbados with locations on Broad street and the Barbados Cruise Terminal.
If you do have something to celebrate while you are here, then you may also be looking for something special to wear. For the ladies you will find a bridal department in Cave Shepherd and there are also a few shops on Broad Street that specialize in bridal wear both traditional and non-traditional for that beach wedding. For the men you will find a good choice at the Bionic Shop also located on Broad Street.
If you need to purchase electrical equipment, then you will also find these at duty free prices on Broad Street. Just be aware that the majority of these goods would have come from the USA therefore depending on which country you are from, you may need to buy an adapter to ensure that these goods work in your home country.
For gifts to take home or souvenirs of your holiday in Barbados then you have to head to the Pelican Craft Centre, located just next to the Bridgetown Port. Here you will find plenty of shops selling hand crafted goods and you can also see the workmen in their studios creating goods in leather and clay. The Pelican Craft Centre is a lovely place to stroll around and you can pick up some really unique pieces at a great price.
Another great place for pottery is Earthworks located in St. Thomas. Their style is very Caribbean in bold colors and unusual design. Here you can also see the potter at his wheel making the items from sinks to plates. They also specialize in getting these items back to your home safely so don't worry about your goods getting broken, this family run business has been shipping goods around the world for years.
Shopping on the South Coast of Barbados
On the sourth coast of Barbados you will find a number of shopping centres to choice from.
Sheraton Centre in the parish of Christ Church is one of the larger malls with shops selling all sorts of goods from clothes and shoes through to electronics and children's toys. Also located at Sheraton Centre is the Barbados Olympus Theatres where you can find all of the latest movies showing on six (6) cinema screens.
On the south coast main road, you will Quayside Centre, opposite Accra Beach. Here you will find designer stores for clothes and Lazy Days who sell all designer surfing wear and accessories for adults and children.
There is also a smaller branch of Cave Shepherd on the south coast main road at the traffic lights at Worthing. Here you can buy clothes, beachwear, cosmetics, fragrances, jewelry and electronics all at duty free prices.
Shopping on the West Coast of Barbados
The best place for shopping on the west coast of Barbados is in Holetown, where you will find Sunset Crest Shopping Centre, where there are also jewelry, clothing and electronic goods for sale at duty free prices.
Also located at Sunset Crest is Pure Source, who specialize in designer goods and all natural beauty products and cosmetics. They sell brands such as Cutler and Gross sunglasses at duty free prices along with products such as Black Up, Phyto hair products, Erbaviva baby range and Ole Henriekson body range. Many of these products come from Paris and are very difficult to get hold of in London and New York, so why not indulge yourself while staying in Barbados.
There is also the Chattel House Village on the west coast, where you will find exclusive boutiques selling designer clothing and items for that special occasion.
Depending on your port of entry into Barbados, there is also shopping at the airport as welll as shopping at the cruise terminal.
Whatever your shopping requirements are in Barbados there is a store selling high quality goods at a much better price than you will get back home, so bring some extra money for shopping and treat yourself while staying in paradise.
Author: Brett Callaghan