The Grenadines Shopping and Local Markets
by Dejan Badnjarevic on May 07, 2019
Although shopping is usually not the main reason to visit this beautiful chain of Caribbean islands, travelers looking for local markets, boutiques, and bazaars will not be disappointed with the selection of places to shop in the Grenadines. From fresh produce and tropical fruits to handcrafts and locally made souvenirs to bring back home, there is no shortage of shopping options at the major port city of Kingston and islands like Bequia and Mustique.
Kingstown’s New Central Market
A place where locals come to shop for vegetables and fruit, Kingstown’s New Central Market is home to many vendors selling everything from colorful tropical produce to souvenirs like t-shirts and handmade goods. There is also the Kingstown Fish Market which is located right on the water’s edge and sells Caribbean lobster, jackfish, and other seafood delicacies.
Mustique's Basil's Bazaar. Photo by Basil's.
Mustique’s Basil’s Bazaar is a small boutique where visitors can buy all kinds of beach accessories. The bazaar is attached to a bar where you can enjoy spectacular ocean views and order a refreshing drink while vacationing in the Grenadines.
Next on our list is the popular Rasta Market. Located in Port Elizabeth right next to the ferry landing, this small open-air market sells a variety of vegetables and exotic fruits including mangoes and bananas. Accessories like beach wraps and t-shirts are also available.
Mustique’s Pink House
Pink House, Photo by Pink House Mustique
There are many local shops in the center of Mustique, but the Pink House is probably one of the most picturesque places here. Expect to find hand-painted silk kaftans and handmade jewelry, as well as beach resort wear for both adults and children.
Botanical Gardens Gift Shop in St. Vincent
Situated inside St. Vincent Botanical Gardens in Kingstown, this gift shop is a great place to score some cool souvenirs including handmade pottery, artwork, and toys for the little ones. In case you get thirsty while shopping, you can order a snack or a drink here.
St. Vincent Cruise Ship Terminal Shops
Kingstown’s cruise ship terminal is home to about 15 shops and boutiques which cater to cruise ship passengers. From jewelry and other local handicrafts to a nice selection of Caribbean spices and hot sauces, there are plenty of duty-free items to purchase here. Keep in mind that some shops only work when there are ships in the port.