Shopping in Basseterre

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Whether it is because it is where cruisers arrive and depart from, because of the variety, or perhaps because of the prices, Port Zante is the center of tourist shopping in Basseterre.  It is home to the town's major mall which houses everything from cheap souvenir shops to high-end jewelers.  Of course, there are plenty of places throughout town where you can find both and everything in between as well.

As you're shopping in Basseterre, be on the look out for leather goods, expensive French fragrances, china, and electronics.  This is where you'll find the best deals, but you won't want to overlook the beauty and unique nature of the local crafts either. 

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're looking for some souvenirs or gifts you might enjoy a visit to Pirana Joe, which is found within downtown Basseterre. It's a funny story how Pirana Joe came to be, filled with three friends and a run in with some piranhas. A year after these friends emerged unscathed from the incident, they decided to come together and start a line of products that spoke to their adventurous past. And that is how Pirana Joe got its start. They're at 1511 Port Zante.

A handful of gift and souvenir shops in Basseterre are shown directly below.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Basseterre
Name Type Phone Location
Amina Craft Market Gift and Souvenir Shops -- Downtown Basseterre
Asburry's Duty Free Duty Free Store (869) 465-8175 Downtown Basseterre
Island Treasures Gift and Souvenir Shops (869) 466-0466 Downtown Basseterre
Karibhana Gift and Souvenir Shops (869) 465-1745 Downtown Basseterre
Pirana Joe Gift and Souvenir Shops (869) 466-9301 Downtown Basseterre

Specialty Shops

One of the area's popular specialty retailers is Kenneth's Dive Centre. They are found in downtown Basseterre. They are open Sunday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. They're located on Bay Road.

A second option is Glitter Jewelry, which is located a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Kenneth's Dive Centre. Owned and operated by two jewelers with accreditation from the Gemological Institute of America, Glitter Jewelry offers the best in custom designed diamond jewelry at exceptional prices. Find them at 911 Port Zante.

Royal Gems: Royal Creations is the spot to get tanzanite, diamonds, loose diamonds, and other semi-precious stones. As the exclusive retailer for BelleEotile, Chameleo, Diversa, Angelique de Paris, and Sandra Biachi, you can also get brand name jewelry here and they even provide customized jewelry. They are located at 2311 Port Zante.

The table just below shows some key facts regarding the specialty shops in Basseterre.

Specialty Shops In Basseterre
Name Phone Location
Abbotts Jewellery (869) 466-3107 Downtown Basseterre
Baranof Jewelers (869) 466-3888 Downtown Basseterre
Diamond Bazar (869) 466-5984 Downtown Basseterre
Diamonds International Basseterre (869) 466-8104 Downtown Basseterre
First Class Jewelry & Perfume (869) 465-1998 Downtown Basseterre
Glitter Jewelry (869) 466-4613 Downtown Basseterre
IC Jewelers (869) 466-5853 Downtown Basseterre
Kays Fine Jewellry (869) 465-8213 Downtown Basseterre
Kenneth's Dive Centre (869) 465-2670 Downtown Basseterre
Larry's Fine Jewelry (869) 465-9928 Downtown Basseterre
Noble Jewelers (869) 466-7115 Downtown Basseterre
Richie's Fine Jewelery (869) 466-8878 Downtown Basseterre
Royal Gems (869) 466-8441 Downtown Basseterre

Clothing and Apparel

Looking for some clothing? Consider dropping by The Athlete's Foot Basseterre -- which is situated in downtown Basseterre. Whether your specialty is soccer, football, dance, or you're an all around athlete, you'll find durable footwear for you at the Athlete's Foot. Guests can find them on Victoria Road.

Glance through this table to learn more about apparel shops in this area.

Clothing and Apparel In Basseterre
Name Type Phone Location
CJ's Fashion & Tailoring Clothing Store (869) 466-1421 Downtown Basseterre
Del Sol Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (869) 466-3375 Downtown Basseterre
Mustard Seed Boutique Boutique (869) 465-5247 Downtown Basseterre
The Athlete's Foot Basseterre Shoe Store (869) 465-9548 Downtown Basseterre

Food and Grocery

Need to pick up some food supplies? American Bakery is situated in downtown Basseterre. Fresh baked goodness is up for grabs at American Bakery, were you'll find everything from hearty breakfast rolls to fresh baked breads, and mouth-watering desserts. Visitors will be able to find them on Victoria Road.

Another possibility is Ram's Supermarket, which is found 2.6 mi. (4.3 km) to the east of American Bakery. A top supermarket chain on the island, this is one of three locations and the possibility for expansion exists thanks to a loyalty rewards program that keeps them busy.

You can look through the following table for more information.

Food and Grocery Stores Around Basseterre
Name Type Phone Location
American Bakery Bakery (869) 465-2136 Downtown Basseterre
Food Centre Grocery Store (869) 466-9031 Downtown Basseterre
Pelican Liquor & Tobacco Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (869) 466-1656 Downtown Basseterre
Ram's Supermarket Grocery Store (869) 465-2145 0.9 mi. East of Downtown Basseterre
Ram's Supermarket Grocery Store -- Frigate Bay, 2.5 mi. East of Central Basseterre
Rams Super Market Grocery Store -- 1.1 mi. East of Downtown Basseterre
Smoke 'N' Booze Duty Free Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (869) 465-1415 Downtown Basseterre

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