are open until 3pm Monday to Thursday and until 5pm on Fridays.
Do not go at lunch times and /
or avoid Fridays altogether if possible as they get very
busy. Some banks now open on Saturday mornings.
travellers - the Cirrus sign is clearly marked, for
example outside Bank of Canada, where you can draw
cash using UK Switch cards. We find this a far easier and
less risky way of getting money - and you only draw what
need so don't end up with $BD
or $US that need changing back
when you return. You can usually draw up to $BD
per day (about £340)
a map of Bridgetown (Barbados
capital) to plan your shopping spree. Parking is pleasantly
The three easiest places to park are Carlisle Car Park,
Independence Car Park and City Centre Car Park (indoors)
best time to travel to Bridgetown is around 9am before the
midday heat and after the morning rush hour
(if you travel by bus 8 - 9 or 3 - 4.30pm you'll regret
go to the Sheraton Centre, just off the ABC Highway in Christ
Church, which houses 70 speciality stores
and trendy cobblestone Food Court with 15 restaurants. Supercentre's
flagship store JB's Mastermart is nearby.
be amazed at the many fabulous buys you'll find from both
local and international designers and
Duty Free shopping is now available in many of the leading
shops and boutiques nationwide.
Free Shopping -
currently compiling this list....come back soon!
few of our favourites...
Days and Island Waves is probably the best
beachwear and surf shop to be found in the Caribbean! This
is owner run by Bill and Annie Thompson.
and Company has
quickly become a favourite with locals and visitors alike,
owned by Claire Worme and Karin Truedson. It is packed with
classic Dingolay resort wear and originals and the ever
popular children's line that will delight the little ones
in your life. They carry show stopping accessories ranging
from shoes to hand bags to hats to toe rings. The staff
are helpful and friendly and if you need alterations these
can be done within 24 hours.
Living Clothing offer a cool, comfy line of
100% cotton clothing for kids and adults. It comprises casual
shorts and shirt ensembles in an array of cool Caribbean
colours. There is also an-ever changing collection of hand-painted
designs, transferred by laser to t-shirts, available for
ladies and gents at a lower cost.
Conscious Golden Anchorage House, Holetown,
St James (next to the 99 in Sunset Crest) Tel (246) 432
5747 Email email@example.com
I recommend this store as it has reasonably priced clothes
for teenagers and young adults. Good selection of men's
and women's clothing with some designer brands eg Tommy
Take a look! I get more of my clothes from here than any
other outlet on the West Coast. Emma
& Dolphins situated at The Tropical Escape
Hotel ,Paynes Bay St James .....432-6939
Designer ladies wear , from Europe .
are several excellent swimsuit and beachwear designers and
manufacturers right here in Barbados. Check out gear by
Ripples, Sandbox, Wet n' Wild and Zonna.
main outlets are lazy Days and Island Waves, Cave Shepherd's
"On the Beach" Dept and Up Beat. We'll soon
be listing store locations and contact details.
and pick up a free copy of their great new brochure
Adams "The Nature and Culture of the Islands"
Tel (246) 422 0704
Verandah Art Gallery Tel (246) 426 2605 Fax (246)
of Caribbean Art Tel (246) 419 0858 Fax (246) 437
2109 Email www.caribsurf.com
of Barbados Tel (246) 428 4803 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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and food markets
currently compiling this list.......come back soon!
Shoestring Barbados 'Shopping' by Emma Hartnell-Baker