Barbados Shopping Malls and Locations
Barbados has many shopping malls and locations where you will find designer goods and products at very reduced prices, as all visitors qualify to purchase these goods at duty free prices.
» Limegrove Lifestyle Centre
» Barbados Cruise Terminal
» Pelican Craft Village
» Broad Street, Bridgetown
» Sunset Crest Shopping Mall
» Chattel House Village
» Mall International
» Coconut Walk
» Quayside Centre
» Sheraton Centre
» Grantley Adams International Airport
» Emerald City
» Earthworks Pottery
» Chalky Mount
Barbados Cruise Terminal
If you are arriving by cruise ship then you will find Barbados Cruise Terminal has a number of shops, which are excellent for buying souvenirs of Barbados, getting gifts for loved ones back home and for buying duty free goods. Please read our article on Cruise Terminal Shopping as listed below for more information.
Pelican Craft Village
Just outside the cruise terminal you will find the Pelican Craft Village, where you will find craftsmen working in their studios producing unique hand crafted goods in leather, glass and art. This is a wonderful village with a number of shops and galleries. If you are looking for a present or want to treat yourself with some leather goods such a belts and handbags then make sure you stop off here.
Behind the Pelican Craft Village is the Barbados Cigar Company, where you will find a wide selection of some of the world's best cigars all sold at duty free prices, as long as you have your passport and travel documentation. So if you want to treat yourself or buy cigars as a gift then this is the place to visit.
Broad Street, Bridgetown
One of the largest shopping areas in Barbados is Broad Street in Bridgetown, where you will find exquisite jewelers such as Diamonds International and Columbian Emeralds selling unique pieces all at bargain duty free prices. You will also find Cave Shepherd, the largest department store in Barbados on Broad Street.
There is also one of Barbados' biggest shopping malls on Broad Street and that is DaCosta's Mall, where you will find Tiffany & Co and Little Switzerland selling fine jewellery and designer ornaments such as Lladro.
If you are staying on the west coast of Barbados then the best shopping areas are found around Holetown. Here you will find Sunset Crest shopping mall, where there are clothing stores, another branch of the department store Cave Shepherd, a branch of Diamonds International and Columbian Emeralds located inside Cave Shepherd.
The area of Sunset Crest is spread out over a few shopping units so this area is well worth strolling around to find all the shops that may sell the goods you are looking for.
Barbados Chattel House Village
In this area is also the Barbados Chattel House Village, with various clothing stores for both evening wear and beach wear.
Also located on the Sunset Crest shopping area is a store called Pure Source, which specializes in cosmetics and beauty products direct from Paris. These goods are not readily available in the UK or the US and they can be purchased at duty free prices. They specialize in organic and natural beauty products such as the Erbaviva baby range from California. They also stock Phyto hair care products, Ole Henrikson, Black Up and Cutler & Gross eyewear.
Limegrove Lifestyle Centre
Right in the heart of Holetown, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre has emerged as Barbados' most exciting shopping and lifestyle destination.
The must-see Barbados west Coast location offers the best in Art, Beauty, Fashion, Film and Food on the island.
Further inland on the highway, at the Bussa roundabout you will find Mall International where there is a large supermarket and many smaller outlets selling an array of goods from household items to clothing.
On the south coast heading out of Bridgetown you will find Coconut Walk, just before you get to Bubba's Sports Bar. This shopping area has a number of boutiques selling designer surf wear, children's wooden toys and designer clothing for men and women.
Further along this same stretch of road, heading away from Bridgetown you will find the Quayside Centre, opposite Accra Hotel and beach. Here you will find some designer boutiques for women's clothing, surf wear and accessories for adults and children at Lazy Days, a new ice cream parlour, called Chilly Moos, where they mash up all of your favorite sweets on an ice slab with your ice cream and a great shop for gifts called Sweet Creations.
If you continue along Highway 7, the south coast main road, you will come to a roundabout, go straight over and head up the hill to the ABC highway, turn left at the next roundabout, then get in the right hand lane, and turn right at the first exit. Following this road up will bring you to the Sheraton Centre.
The Sheraton Centre is one of the largest shopping centres in Barbados and the shops here sell everything you could possibly want or need. There are household shops such as DaCosta Mannings and Courts, who sell everything from electrical items to sofas.
There are also shoe stores and lots of clothing stores for men and women's fashions. If you need to buy presents for children then here you will find children's stores selling both clothes and toys.
Grantley Adams International Airport
You will also find excellent duty free shopping at Grantley Adams International Airport, where there are many duty free shops selling liquor, tobacco, jewellery and clothing. Please read our article on Airport shopping for more information.
Past the airport heading towards Sam Lord's Castle you will find an area called Six Roads, here there is a large supermarket called Emerald City and a few shops selling clothing and island souvenirs.
If you are particularly interested in shopping for pottery then there are two places that you should visit, the first is Earthworks Pottery in St. Thomas where they specialize in unique Caribbean brightly colored pottery from plates to bathroom sinks.
The second area is Chalky Mount in St. Andrew where there are a number of potters operating in the area who sell unique pieces at very competitive prices.
Barbados shopping can be done on the west, south, south-east coasts or even inland, in the various shopping malls and locations island wide.
Author: Brett Callaghan