Grantley Adams International Airport accommodates thousands of passengers who pass through every year and includes a duty free shopping area at the Barbados Airport.
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 souvenir 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 holiday in Barbados begins.
If you want to do some shopping while you wait for your flight home, then you will find a few useful shops including a 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 eat, drink and relax at a bar or 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 Best of Barbados at the airport departure lounge providing you with many gift and souvenirs of Barbados to take home for your loved ones.
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