shopping

At The Bonairian, the Art of the Tiny Caribbean Beach Hotel

 By Alexander Britell It is not quite a boutique hotel, sleeker than a bed and breakfast. There’s a restaurant, though it is certainly no resort. There is a particular class of tiny hotels in the Caribbean, delightful little places with …

Carnival Ups Its Shopping Game

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival is making a push to expand its shopping experience, with a host of new retail outlets across its cruise ship fleet. The push is the result of “months of intensive research and data gathering” …

The Best Caribbean Cruise Ports For Shopping

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The best Caribbean ports don’t just give you a sample of the culture of the larger destination, they also provide worthy “shopportunities” at every price point. So if you want a tangible reminder of the …

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 Warehouse club company PriceSmart is expanding in the Caribbean. The company has announced plans to open a new warehouse club in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in the spring of 2018, following the acquisition of land in the area. PriceSmart already …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We love trawling craft markets and buying cute little tchotchkes as much as any Caribbean shopper, but sometimes we’re prepared to invest a little more in a pricey designer bauble or high-end must-have. So where …

 Stumped for a souvenir? When price is no object, head to these Caribbean destinations for luxury mementos that are guaranteed to please those with a taste for the finer things in life. These are the Best Luxury Shopping Destinations in …

St Kitts

 There’s a major new shopping complex coming to St Kitts. John Zuliani, president of the Royal St Kitts Hotel, will break ground this week on the new Royal Plaza shopping complex, slated to open Nov. 1, 2017. The complex, which …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor People experience the Caribbean through several prisms: food, nature, rum, and beaches, to name a few. But my experience of a given destination revolves around its “shopportunities,” authentic local art, craft and design that I …

 Gifts with Caribbean flair By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor ‘Tis the season to shop Caribbean so check out this collection of island-appropriate goodies. Inspired by, made in, or simply perfect for the Caribbean, all of them are available online, and …

 St Maarten’s airport shopping emporium By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor When it comes to shopping in the Caribbean, I’m all about buying local, usually handmade art and craft from roadside vendors and independent boutiques. Duty-free baubles and perfume from international …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You might not be a black-belt shopper like me but I bet you buy at least one souvenir when you visit the Caribbean. So make it count! Whether you’re looking for rum or a piece …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Souvenir shopping in the Caribbean? For the love of God, put down that fridge magnet, shot glass or oversize sombrero. And don’t get me started on those knitted hats with the faux dreadlocks! I’ve found …

 Above: Terre-de-Haut (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor TERRE-DE-HAUT — If I see another madras plaid scrunchie, I might scream! It’s my first visit to the French-Caribbean nation of Guadeloupe and I’m on a mission to find a …

 For those in the know, the Caribbean is full of terrific shopping destinations, with San Juan, Puerto Rico right at the top of the list. To learn more about shopping in the Puerto Rican capital, CJ caught up with Dominique …

 It’s the best kind of shopping: when there are no taxes involved. Whether you’re looking for jewelry, electronics, fine spirits or souvenirs, duty free shopping is abundant in the Caribbean. Here are our picks for the 10 best duty-free shopping …

 We like the beach, the culture, the food. But sometimes going to the Caribbean is really just an excuse to go shopping. And whether you’re stopping in port or on a long vacation, you’ll find everything you want to buy …