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    Barbados with its diverse retail offerings is well known as one of the great tax-free havens of the Eastern Caribbean.

Shopping Stories

Barbados with its diverse retail offerings is well known as one of the great tax-free havens of the Eastern Caribbean region.

Since the arrival of the English in 1627, Barbados has enjoyed a storied history as a noted entrepôt and trading center in the Western Hemisphere. Today, Barbados continues in that tradition with its establishment as the tax-free haven of the Eastern Caribbean and one of the most coveted shopping and duty-free destinations in the entire region.

With long-standing links to the world’s major business houses, retailers in Barbados deal in only the highest quality products across a range of categories that include leading designer fashions, fine jewellery, crystal, fragrances, electronics, leather goods and more.

Additionally, talented island craftsmen have emerged to produce and sell exquisite collectables and fine art. With local works available at galleries, specialty markets and craft fairs throughout the year.

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Experience Barbados your way! Luxury island tours, eco-friendly adventures, foodie weekends, historic discoveries, artistic engagements, oceanic endeavours and “spa-cations” can all be found within the categories below. Where will you begin?