There’s an abundance of shopping in Barbados with everything from sprawling duty-free shopping malls to small jostling souvenir stores.
Bridetown is the island’s capital with a concentrated hub of food markets, malls and specialist shops. Broad Street has the best selection of shops and department stores, and the surrounding side streets are home to colorful street vendors and small island stores.
On the outskirts of Bridgetown is Pelican Village, a scenic tropical-style shopping mall packed with small stores and souvenir shops selling locally produced arts and crafts.
For shopping, dining and entertainment all in one place, Crane Village in St Philip is a good choice with its 3,000 sq ft duty-free emporium as well as its many department stores, art shops, restaurants and bars. There’s also a weekly open-air market every Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm.
Other top spots for shopping in Barbados are Holetown in St James, abundant with gift shops, boutiques and art galleries. Just south of Holetown is the Limegrove Lifestyle Center with everything from jewelers, clothes shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques, to a cinema, a fitness center, a cosmetic clinic and a rooftop nightclub.
A short trip down to Christ Church parish in the south is the Sheraton Mall which boasts an extensive array of clothes shops, shoe shops, beauty parlours, book shops, electrical stores and home accessory stores.