Barbados is home to some of the best duty free shopping in the Caribbean. Many luxury brands have retail outlets here that offer prices that are very competitive to major cities around the world. To take full advantage of this all you have to do is walk with your passport and departure card. Stores will show items with a local price (LP) and a duty free price (DF) for tourist which is significantly cheaper. Here is our list of places you need to see to get great buys while on your holiday.
LIMEGROVE LIFESTYLE CENTRE
Just 3 mins drive from Royal Glitter Bay Villas this is the one stop location if you are looking for major luxury brands. Shops here include Loius Vuitton, Cartier, Michael Kors, Tag Heuer, Ralph Lauren, Audemars Piquet, Breitling, M.A.C and John Hardy. You will also find some great intimate restaurants and cafes that are perfect for a great capuccino in the morning and dinner and music in the evenings.
BROAD STREET, BRIDGETOWN
This is the main shopping street in the capital of Barbados. It is 25 mins drive from the villas and there you will find a myriad of malls, and boutiques offering everything local crafts and arts to music and jewellery. There are also great local restaurants in the city that are perfect to experience local cuisine for lunch.
SUNSET CREST SHOPPING MALL
Also located in Holetown there are great finds here for everyone. Under one roof you will find a department store, cafes, boutiques, banks and a travel agency if you feel compelled to extend your stay at Royal Glitter Bay Villas.
CHATTEL HOUSE VILLAGE
These brightly coloured shops resemble the style of tradional houses in Barbados. Also located in Holetown, this is the perfect location to find unique local arts and crafts. You may meet some of the local artists and even get a special piece made just for you. You can also pick up t-shirts, beach wear and there is a gourmet food shop there for your special needs.