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Duty Free Shopping In Barbados

Here's a List of Department Stores and Shops as well as your duty free allowance

Tax free shopping is available in Barbados to all tourists.

Most shopping activities take place in Bridgetown, Capital and main city of Barbados.

On this special island, and as a tourist, you can purchase hundreds, in fact, just about every purchase you make would be duty free... have your travel documents on hand to receive this nice 'discount' on such items as fashion accessories, electronics, cameras, watches, china, jewelry and the oh so mellow Barbados rum!

Available for purchase at Pelican Village, are Barbados craft products, made by talented 'Bajan' crafts persons. These include art, rum cake, headwear, accessories and lots more. Pelican Village is comprised of a Retail section and a Workshop.

Your 'shop till you drop' jaunt will acquaint you with downtown Broad Street and the major department stores as well as the Bridgetown Cruise Terminals, (for cruise passengers) located at Deep Water Harbour, Bridgetown Port. (about a mile from Bridgetown)

While most of the shopping can be done in Bridgetown, there are towns outside of the capital that offer duty free shopping.

Tobacco, alcohol and electronic devices can only be purchased immediately prior to your departure.

You will need to know what your duty free allowance is. Below are guidelines, which may be subject to change:

Britain: Each returning citizen over 19 years of age may take back 2 litres of alcohol, 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco, 60 ml of perfumes and up to £145 worth of other goods.

Canada: Anyone aged 19 or over (subject to change according to provincial laws) can include up to: 50 cigars or cigarillos, 200 cigarettes, 400 tobacco sticks, 400 grams of manufactured tobacco, 1.14 litres (40 imperial ozs.) of wine or liquor or 24 x 355 ml (12fl.oz) cans or bottles of beer or ale.
Beer or wine containing 0.5 per cent alcohol by volume or less is not classed as an alcoholic beverage; as a result no quantity limits apply

U.S.A.: Not more than 100 cigars and 200 cigarettes, one litre (33.8 fl.oz) of alcoholic beverages may be included if you are 21 years or older.
Alcoholic beverages in excess of the one litre limitation are subject to duty and internal revenue tax.
Note also: If you have been shopping in Barbados, departing citizens whose stay is in excess of 48 hours may take back, free of duty, articles totaling up to U.S. $400 (based on the retail value of the items in the country of purchase) on their return.
For Barbados shopping, duty on purchases in excess of the U.S. $400 exemption, is 10% on the next U.S. $1000 and thereafter.

Venezuela: 2 cartons of cigarettes, 50 cigars, 2 bottles of liquor.
Up to US$ 400 per person in purchases tax exempt.

Don't forget to take the all-important document... Your passport or airline ticket with you on your shopping trip.

For your convenience, most stores offer to deliver your packages directly to the airport or seaport.

We are pleased to provide you with the list below. Please note that the list does not provide all the duty free businesses in Barbados, however, this is a good start and it's also subject to change.
The list is in Parish order.

Christ Church

The Refinery, Grantley Adams International Airport, 428-0284 is a duty-free shop offering liquor and tobacco

Best of Barbados, with 6 locations, offers the largest variety of high quality Barbadian craft, souvenirs and prints on the island.Locations: Southern Palms Hotel, St. Lawrence Gap, 420-8040.
Quayside Centre, Rockley, 435-6820.

Walkers' World, St. Lawrence Gap, 428-1183.
Offers furniture and home accessories from around the world.

Madison, Accra-Rockley, Christ Church, 435-8362. Offers an exceptional selection of women's clothing and beautifully detailed accessories.

Lazy Days and Island Waves, Quayside Centre, Rockley, 435-8115.
Popular brand of beachwear and accessories.

Splash Duty Free, Chattel House Village, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, 428-4140. Offers swimwear, souvenirs and tee-shirts.

Colombian Emeralds, flagship store (across from Cave Shepherd) offers jewellery and an exclusive watch boutique. There are several locations on the island.

Photo Finish, Worthing, Christ Church, 435-7357.Film, Batteries, Photo Albums, Cameras, Camera Cases, Photo Frames, Photographic paper, Scanners, Cordless & Cellular Phone Batteries and much more.
Duty free prices on selected items. Offers their one hour lab.

The Watering Hole, Highway 7, St. Lawrence Gap, 435-6375, is a good place to buy rum, as well as sample!

Cave Shepherd & Co. Ltd. is a department store, with 5 locations, offering an outstanding assortment of designer perfume and cosmetics, liquor and cigars, sportswear and beachwear, local craft and souvenirs, all available at great tax free prices.

Harrisons, 431-5500, has a wide selection of popular international perfume, cosmetics, name brand watches & sunglasses, name brand leather goods, Waterford and Swarovski crystal and Lladro figurines, pens, watches, scarfs, wallets and lots more.



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Click for Christ Church Shopping List

Click for Shopping List for St. James

Click for Shopping List for St. Michael

Click for Shopping List for St. Peter, St. Philip, St. Thomas

These links will take you to information with regards to duty free shopping in Barbados:

Click for duty free information & shopping in Christ Church

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