The Antiguan/Tourist Board

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You're sure to find something to buy in Antigua, everything from artisan crafts to designer brands available in our boutiques, malls and markets...

Antigua's main duty-free shopping areas lie right on the waterfront in our capital city of St. John's. Historic Redcliffe Quay and modern Heritage Quay both house a unique collection of jewellers, craft shops and fashion boutiques. The quaint cafés, alfresco bars and couple of casinos all contribute to the vibrant mood that generally prevails, the area particularly lively when the cruise ships are in port.

The adjacent streets of the capital are well worth exploring too, the colourful Vendors’ Mall perfect if you’re looking for local hats, T-shirts and wraps to take home with you as souvenirs or gifts. Head north of St. John's and you’ll find three more shopping malls off the Friars Hill Road. Woods Mall has banks, a post office, a travel agency, and the excellent Woods Pharmacy with its expert pharmacists. The nearby Village Walk Mall features Harpers for all your stationary and office supplies and Café Bella which is a popular spot for barista coffees and light snacks. Further along is the Royal Palm Place with a number of outlets including a beauty salon and The Larder restaurant for the best sushi on island. You can stock up your own larder in this area too. Our air-conditioned supermarkets include 1st Choice on the Anchorage Road close to Dickenson Bay, Cost Pro at the Woods Mall, The Gourmet Basket on Sir George H. Walter Highway, and the Island Provision complex on the airport road. Epicurean has grown into a super-supermarket just off Friars Hill Road, with another branch at Jolly Harbour on the west coast. All of these stores offer fresh produce, as well as excellent brands sourced from around the world. The boutiques of English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour in the south of the island cater more to the cosmopolitan sailing crowd. As long as the yachts are in harbour, everything from swimwear and resort wear to local arts, crafts and jewellery can be found. Bailey’s, Crab Hole Liquors, Covent Garden and The Cork & Basket are where to grocery shop in this area. And last but not least are the duty-free shops of V.C. Bird International Airport. The perfumes, jewellery, books and musical memories are perfect for all those last-minute gifts.


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