16 Best Places to Shop in Antigua and Barbuda

Abbott's Jewellery

The official Rolex retailer for Antigua, Abbott's also offers an extensive collection of beautiful luxury jewelry. Just across the hall, you will find their perfumery and selection of fine crystal and china.

Best of Books

In an old white building in the middle of town, this quaint bookstore is said to have the “widest variety of books" in the Eastern Caribbean. The shelves are stocked with local reads, cookbooks, and children’s books alongside international bestsellers. There's also a US$1 used book rack outside with beach-perfect selections.
Lower St. Mary's St., Antigua and Barbuda

Cedars Pottery

Partners in artistry and life, acclaimed ceramists Michael Hunt and Imogen Margrie create vibrant, eclectic, functional art that includes decorative thrown tableware, earthenware vases, and the pervasive wall sconce with cutout motifs. The pair realized a decades-long dream of opening their gallery in 2018, identifiable by its stunning cobalt palisade gate and gravity-defying ample vase tilted warily against the saffron wall. Within the gates lies an indoor gallery with extensive pieces by the artists and few local artists; the expansive garden has ambitious statues seamlessly integrated within the foliage.

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Colombian Emeralds

The Antiguan branch of the largest retailer of Colombian emeralds in the world also carries a wide variety of other gems. There are smaller outlets at the airport, Sandals Grande Antigua, and St. James’s Club.

Diamonds International

You'll find a huge selection of loose diamonds as well as a variety of watches, rings, brooches, bracelets, and pendants at Diamonds International. Several resorts have branches.


The offerings at Eureka span the globe, from Azerbaijani handblown glass to Zambian weavings and carvings.

Thames St., St. John's, St. John, Antigua and Barbuda

Exotic Antigua

This shop sells everything from Indonesian blankets to Tommy Bahama resort wear.


Hans Smit is the Goldsmitty, an expert goldsmith who turns gold, petrified coral (which he dubs Antiguanite), and precious and semiprecious stones into one-of-a-kind works of art.


Island and international baubles and bric-a-brac, such as antique jewelry, hand-carved walking sticks, elaborate chess sets, and glazed pottery, are available at Isis.


Your senses will be overwhelmed by the opulence of high-end perfumes and colognes wafting through the air at this small perfumery. And, yes, they do sell lipstick from Chanel to Lancôme.

Heritage Quay, Antigua and Barbuda

New Gates

For duty-free threads, head to New Gates, an authorized dealer for such name brands as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger.

Heritage Quay, St. John's, St. John, Antigua and Barbuda

Noreen Phillips

Couturiere Noreen Phillips masterfully creates one-of-a-kind evening gowns and complementary accessories for women of “discerning tastes.” The candy-colored creations showcase flattering silhouettes, luxurious fabrics, and limitless design selections.

Redcliffe Quay, Antigua and Barbuda

Quin Farara

You'll find terrific deals on both liquor and wines, as well as cigars at Quin Farara.

Rhythm of Blue Gallery

Nancy Nicholson co-owns Rhythm of Blue Gallery; she's renowned for her exquisite glazed and matte-finish ceramics, featuring Caribbean-pure shades, as well as her black-and-white yachting photos and flowing batik creations. You'll also find exhibitions showcasing leading regional artists working in media from batik to copper, as well as handcrafted salt scrubs and jewelry.

Sarah Fuller Pottery

The island itself is potter Sarah Fuller’s muse. Within the cobalt doors of her Dutchman’s Bay gallery and retail space, you'll find her signature ocean-inspired turquoise and blue ceramics, driftwood and clay wind chimes, and sconces with island-themed carvings. Call before visiting the studio.


If by chance you forgot to pack beachwear don’t despair—this shop has limitless options of designer swimsuits, beachwear, and flip-flops.

Heritage Quay, Antigua and Barbuda