Shopping in Grenada
There are three very good supermarkets within close proximity of the villa. Most imported foods are available. We suggest though that you bring your own luxury items with you especially if you have a favourite tea/ coffee or cereal that starts your day. Imported meats are more expensive than local meat. Fresh fish is readily available from the market and the local fishermen in the bays. French local fruits and vegetables are in abundance during rainy season; not as many during dry seasons.
St Georges Market Square
A visit to the market square in St George’s with the ladies selling their wares is a wonderful experience. Purchasing spirits in the supermarkets is usually cheaper than inbound duty free, except from Venezuela, Carriacou or San Juan islands. Wines from most continents are available although the new wines appear less expensive and seem to transport better to the tropics. Local beer is Carib. Guinness and Heineken are also available locally too.
Shops and stalls
Apart from the malls, the streets of St. Georges are crowded with vendors selling fruits and vegetables, clothes and drinks. Souvenir, gift and handicraft shops are also prevalent in the St. George’s district, especially on Young Street and the Careenage. The best buys in Grenada are batik and screen printed textiles, locally made handicraft, leather craft, and woodcarvings. For those looking for larger shopping centres, the Grand Anse Shopping Centre where you can find a recent addition to the other shops; a quaint and unusual little gift shop called the Alabaster Box, one of our friends; be sure to visit, you will be pleasantly surprised. Also the LeMarquis Complex offers shops, clothing stores, restaurants and art galleries.
Newly opened Excel Plaza in the more busy part of Grand Anse area has a Subway food outlet and a movie theatre, you can also find top line clothing and shoes at Smith’s, enjoy a Caribbean rotie or grilled fish at the Chef’s Castle, or shop for local produce at the National Importing Board.
Most of the duty free shops are located on the Careenage in St. George’s or at Point Salines International Airport, including Gittens Duty Free Shops for perfumes and cosmetics, Bon Voyage for jewellery, crystal, and other gifts, Colombian Emeralds for a fine selection of quality jewellery, LAND for Leather goods and Duty Free Caribbean for gifts, souvenirs and duty free rums and spirits.
Shopping may not be the best in the Caribbean but there is lots of potential in sight for this beautiful little island