This guide to the best places to go shopping in Antigua will help you explore some of the best retail experiences on the island. The Caribbean nation has a range of shopping and retail places to suit different styles and budgets, from shopping malls to local markets.

    Jolly Harbour and St John’s are the 2 main shopping areas in Antigua, with plenty of boutique shops and art galleries to check out. You can also find local markets and handicraft stores around the island, all offering unique souvenirs and local organic produce.


    Jolly Harbour

    Home to a marina and commercial centre with a variety of shops

    Jolly Harbour is an upscale village on Antigua’s west coast, just south of St John’s. It has a marina and retail complex featuring a wide range of shops. You can find art galleries and unique souvenir stores, as well as boutiques, liquor stores, and supermarkets for daily provisions.

    While not quite as large or busy as St John’s, Jolly Harbour is especially popular among visitors to Antigua. Most hotels and resorts are centred around the marina. There’s also a large selection of restaurants and bars serving up international and local cuisine, often with sea views.

    Location: Jolly Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda


    Heritage Quay Complex

    A pedestrian thoroughfare in St John's

    The Heritage Quay Complex is one of the best places to go shopping in Antigua. The waterfront neighbourhood, along with nearby Redcliffe Quay, is where most people come for some retail therapy on the island. Visit at night to see the entire complex decorated in bright lights.

    Heritage Quay, just north of the St Johns Cruise Port, features duty-free shops, high-end jewellery outlets, fashion boutiques, and souvenir stores. For lunch or dinner, you can find local cafés and Caribbean restaurants among the many shops along the pedestrian-friendly throughway.

    Location: High St, St John's, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm


    Redcliffe Quay

    A popular shopping mall in St John’s historic quarter

    Redcliffe Quay is a waterfront area and shopping mall in St John’s. Along with nearby Heritage Quay, it’s one of the most visited retail areas in Antigua. It’s part of the historic quarter in St John’s, featuring restored buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries.

    It’s home to plenty of boutique stores housed in a former warehouse, which has a shady courtyard and tree-lined streets. There is a mix of local and independent retail stores selling arts and gifts, as well as high-end jewellery and clothing. Redcliffe Quay is also well known for its dining scene, with options ranging from a pizzeria to a gourmet ice cream shop.

    Location: Redcliffe St, St John's, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Monday–Friday from 9 am to 9 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 268-562-5610


    St John’s Public Market

    A local market selling a range of fresh produce

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    St John’s Public Market is one of the most popular markets in Antigua. It’s part of a wider bustling market zone in the southern part of St John’s, around 450 metres southeast of Redcliffe Quay.

    St John’s Public Market is a great place to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices, baked goods, seafood, and meat at low prices. The best time to visit is in the early mornings and on Saturdays. Stalls occupy a covered building, though some spill out towards the surrounding streets.

    Location: Valley Rd, St John's, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 6 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 6 am to midday


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    Colesome Farmers Market

    A local farmers’ market offering fresh and artisanal produce

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    The Colesome Farmers Market is a great place to shop for locally grown fresh produce in Antigua. You can also find a range of artisanal products, including homemade sauces, handicrafts, local gin and wine, baked goods, and honey.

    While much smaller compared to St John’s Public Market, the Colesome Farmers Market has a more rural and authentic feel. It’s also convenient for those staying in the central part of Antigua. The market takes place on a private farm in All Saints, around 14 km south of V. C. Bird International Airport.

    Location: Jonas Rd, All Saints, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm

    Phone: +1 268-782-6825


    Vendor’s Mall

    A small shopping area selling souvenirs and crafts in St John’s

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    Vendor’s Mall is located on Thames Street, between the popular shopping areas of Redcliffe Quay and Heritage Quay in St John’s. Instead of a classic mall, it’s more like a purpose-built market for local vendors selling crafts, art pieces, souvenirs, and clothing.

    You can find must-buy Antiguan souvenirs at Vendor’s Mall, including straw goods, pottery, and jewellery. It occupies a multi-storey building that also contains a hotel. Being close to the St Johns Cruise Port, the mall is very popular with tourists looking to purchase last-minute souvenirs or gifts.

    Location: Thames St, St John's, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays)


    Woods Mall

    A modern shopping mall on the northern side of the island

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    Woods Mall is a popular shopping complex on Friars Hill Road, less than 2 km northeast of St John’s. It’s home to a variety of fashion stores, supermarkets, electronic stores, pharmacies, and restaurants.

    Woods Mall occupies a multi-storey building, with plenty of parking available. The complex is opposite the Village Walk Shopping Centre, where you can find more shops, restaurants, and liquor stores. Locals living on the northern side of the island often come here for daily provisions, homewares, and clothing.

    Location: Friars Hill Rd, St John's, Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 7 am to 10 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 268-462-9287


    Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery

    A beautiful local art gallery selling high-end artworks

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    Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery is a popular stop for those embarking on a scenic drive along Fig Tree Drive in Antigua. The bright and colourful gallery is shaded by palm trees, showcasing paintings and crafts by talented Caribbean artists.

    Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery offers a nice opportunity to purchase original works directly from the artist. The centre highlights 15 artists at a time, all with a different style. Prices are on the higher end compared to many art galleries in Antigua, but it’s a great place to check out if you’re looking for original and exclusive pieces.

    Location: Fig Tree Drive, Wallings AG, Fig Tree Dr, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 268-723-2304


    Artisans Antigua Travelling Market

    A unique local pop-up market at various locations

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    The Artisans Antigua Travelling Market is a pop-up market that takes place in various locations on the island. Each market has vendors selling a variety of products and produce, including fruit and vegetables, handmade art and crafts, spirits, souvenirs, cosmetics, beauty products, and desserts.

    Most of the markets also feature live music and street food, making it a great day out, wherever it may be. The Artisans Antigua Travelling Market offers a great opportunity to support local artists and artisans from around Antigua. Its calendar is published online, so you can plan your visit ahead of time.

    Phone: +1 268-726-8070


    Harmony Hall

    A waterfront complex with a restaurant and gallery

    Harmony Hall is a unique tourism complex overlooking Nonsuch Bay in Freetown. It occupies a restored 1843 plantation estate, along with an Italian restaurant, spacious suites, and stores selling Caribbean arts and crafts.

    Many describe Harmony Hall as a beautiful retreat on the southeast coast of Antigua. Its onsite gallery showcases local Antiguan artists – great for learning about the island’s culture. The waterfront complex is around 19 km south of the Devil’s Bridge National Park.

    Location: Freetown, Antigua & Barbuda

    Elisha Donkin | Contributing Writer

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