Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados has recently undergone an extensive expansion and renovation programme, which has upgraded the facility to accommodate the thousands of passengers who pass through every year. This expansion included a whole new duty free shopping area at the Barbados Airport.
At the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados you will find a wide variety of duty free shops selling everything that you might need for your journey and for you to buy those last minute gifts to take home for loved ones.
Unlike other countries you can benefit from duty free shopping as soon as you arrive in Barbados, as there is a duty free shop in the arrivals hall, right next to the baggage reclaim. Here you can purchase tobacco, alcohol and perfumes at very discounted prices, so take a look before your Barbados holiday even begins.
If you want to do some shopping while you wait for your flight home, then you will find useful shops such a pharmacy and convenience store inside the departures hall, for any items that you might need for the flight or if you are traveling with children.
To pass the time you can also visit the ice cream store, bars and a number of food outlets.
For some serious duty free options then you will find a branch of Diamonds International, who specialize in diamonds, either as loose pieces or as jewellery. At their airport store there is GIA certified gemologist who will provide you with a certificate of value with your purchase. They also sell Breitling, Mont Blanc, Bertolucci, Piaget, Audemars Piguet, Longines, Ebel, and Cartier watches. You will also find designer pens and gifts.
You will also find a branch of Harrison's, who are one of the leading duty free retailers in Barbados, they sell pens, watches, scarf's and wallets, which make great gifts to take home for your loved ones. They also sell Lladro figurines, Swarovski and Waterford Crystal. If you want to purchase leather goods then they offer Fendi, Land and Sak items.
You can also pick up designer sunglasses here such as Rayban, Oakley and Gucci. Harrison's are one of the leading stores for designer names and also sell duty free watches from Citizen, Gucci, Seiko, TAG Heuer and Christan Dior. If you are looking for perfumes and cosmetics then you have a wide choice with products from Clinique, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Clarins, and Elizabeth Arden on sale.
There is a also a branch of Bijoux Terner, who sell Ladies fashion accessories such as watches, jewellery, scarf's, pashminas, hats, bags, belts and wallets are for the bargain duty free price of $10 US dollar for any item in the store. If you are a local then the price is fixed at $34.99 Barbados dollars. To qualify for the duty free price you will need to show your boarding pass and a non-Barbadian passport.
Also in the departure lounge you will find duty free stores selling liquor such as rum, whiskey, brandy, and vodka. There are also tobacco products for sale such as leading US and UK brand cigarettes and Cuban cigars at very reasonable prices.
You can make the most of Barbados duty free shopping offered at the Grantley Adams International Airport either on arrival or departure.
Author: Brett Callaghan