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Shop Til You Drop in Barbados

No vacation is complete without shopping, whether you’re traveling in Asia or the United States. It’s a must experience to splash out some cash for some of the merchandise from the country you’re visiting. In Asia, Hong Kong is known for its cheap but really good merchandise, ranging from clothing, electronics, toys, and other goods. And if you are visiting the Caribbean islands, where should you go shopping? Set your compass to the east and head to the tropical island of Barbados. There are plenty of shops in this country and there are shops and boutiques close to a Barbados apartment hotel for the tourists who shop a lot and hide their purchases in their hotel rooms.

The Caribbean island is famous for duty-free shopping on designer goods. So if you are looking for something glamorous and elegant but are on a tight budget, this is the place for you. Shoppers will be in luck as duty-free discounts await them in this tropical country. Visitors will only need to present their passport and address details at the place where they are staying in the country. Please note that alcohol and tobacco purchased outside the airport or port will not be delivered to the counter, but will be delivered directly to your port of departure for collection when you leave the country.

Collectors of fine ornaments, crystals or figurines will be delighted to find these items on sale. Stores like Cave Shepherd, The Royal Shop or Little Switzerland offer great discounts to find brands like “Swarovski” and “Llardo”. “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and if you are looking for these beautiful gems for that special woman in your life, you should head to Board Street where you will find branches of Diamonds International and Colombian Emeralds. Tourists can find a variety of ring, bracelet, earring, and necklace designs that will make perfect gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions.

There are also plenty of designer watches and pens available at most Broad Street stores. Barbados Royal Shop is the exclusive authorized dealer of watches on the island and is one of the most popular shopping malls in the country. Couples planning to get married on this island will have no problem finding what they need. Wedding dresses for traditional and non-traditional beach weddings can be found on Board streets. There are varieties of suits for men, which can be found in many stores in the same streets.

Souvenirs abound in Bridgetown, and travelers can choose from a wide range of handmade leather and clay items. The “Bajan” culture is often bold in expressing its art. The pots are painted in bold colors and have unusual designs, ideal for souvenirs and taking a piece of “Bajan” culture home with you.

If you have a long shopping list, it is advisable to stay in a Barbados apartment hotel near the commercial district of the country. This way, you can easily take your purchase to your hotel room and save yourself the hassle of carrying your products while hopping from one store to another. The tropical country is not only known for its natural beauty, but also for being a hub for good merchandise at low prices.

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