Shopping in Antigua is a uniquely Caribbean experience. St. John’s is the Mecca with two duty free shopping areas, vendor’s malls and markets with local handiwork and stores carrying clothing, accessories and household items. Just outside the city, on Friar’s Hill Road, you will find a bustling strip of malls with unique and exciting new shops as well as some that have moved out of town. There are also shopping opportunities in English/Falmouth Harbours as well as Jolly Harbour. Most hotels have a small boutique where you can buy jewellery, beachwear and something special to take home. If you need to do some last minute shopping, the V.C. Bird International Airport’s duty free shops carry alcohol, perfume, jewellery, unusual gift items and local/international CDs that will help you remember your magical time in Antigua. No shopping trip is complete without buying a bottle of locally aged Antiguan rum or some of our local fiery pepper sauce.