Enjoy Duty Free Shopping In Antigua & Barbuda
August 27, 2018: Duty Free Shopping is available in stores in St. John’s within the Heritage Quay Shopping Centre. Normal shopping hours are Monday - Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm. Although many stores still close at noon on Thursdays.
Heritage Quay is a shopper's paradise, offering two floors of a wide array of duty and tax free merchandise. Most stores accept both $EC and $US but be sure to check when you ask a price, whether it is EC or US. Major credit cards are generally accepted in the Redcliffe and Heritage Quay shopping areas.
Overlooking the harbor of St. John’s, Historic Redcliffe Quay is one of the oldest parts of the town, dating back as far as the 17th & 18th centuries. Some of the boutiques you must not miss are Silver Chelles, The Goldsmitty and Exotic Aantigua. Silver Chelles has beautiful and unique silver & seashell jewelry, gifts and much more. The Goldsmitty's handmade jewelry has rare and exotic gemstones set in exquisite creations of 14 and 18 karat gold. Exotic Aantigua, voted #1 clothing & accessories shop in the Caribbean has the most affordable prices! Electronics, local music, cigars, liquors, fine crystals & china, designer clothing & footwear, swimwear, sporting equipment, fragrances, skin care cosmetics, fine jewellery, high end watches are just a sample of the goods you'll get at Heritage Quay.
If you are on a visit visa, in order to be eligible to buy duty free goods the you must now show only a valid airline ticket. The shops are obliged to include the actual ticket number on the receipt in order to be able to sell the goods to you duty free.
It is not appropriate to bargain in shops & stores however it is expected at the Vendors Mall at Heritage Quay.