With high-quality, tax-free merchandise, excellent service by friendly and knowledgeable sales staff, and comfortable air-conditioned stores, shopping in Barbados truly is just beyond your imagination.
The heart and soul of shopping in Barbados is Broad Street in the capital city, Bridgetown. There you will find several large department stores and duty-free shops. In addition to the specialty stores (such as jewelry stores), there are several shopping malls offering a wide variety of products and services.
Barbados shopping is by no means confined to Bridgetown. There are several smaller towns like Holetown, in St. James, and Speightstown, in St. Peter, that feature craft shops and gift shops. Several shopping malls and plazas are also located outside of Bridgetown.
Chattel Village shopping areas are becoming increasingly popular in Barbados. These feature shops made in traditional chattel-style house specialize in souvenirs, gift items, clothing and local arts and crafts. You can find these chattel villages at Holetown, St. James, and St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church.
Duty-free shopping is especially popular, with prices typically being 30% to 50% less than in Europe and North America. When making duty-free purchases, be sure to have your passport and airline ticket with you. Your packages will be delivered to the airport or seaport.