First of all the basics - supermarket shopping. There is a very good chain
of supermarkets called Supercentre in Barbados, which sell pretty much everything you'll want. There are
also a couple of delicatessens and a patisserie (Flindt) in Holetown for those
more interesting items.
For gifts, wander down to the Chattel Village in Holetown where a number
of small shops have a wide range of goods. There is also a duty free shopping area in Holetown.
Broad Street in Bridgetown is the main shopping street on the island with
Cave Shepherd the major department store. There are two prices shown - the
local price (in Bajan and US dollars) and the duty free price. To get the
latter take your passport and airline tickets with you. The savings can be
Other interesting shopping spots in Barbados, include a great art gallery in Speightstown and also a lovely pottery shop (called Earthworks) just 10 minutes from Holetown. Both shops will ship goods overseas.
Please ask your housekeeper at the villas in Barbados for
further details on the shopping experience you are after.