Shopping on Grenada

Support the local economy when you pick up a few special souvenirs for you and your loved ones

Photo credit: © Sharon Johnson
 

Supporters of local businesses will not want to miss a chance to shop on Grenada. Many of the best products available are sold by vendors who have set up shop for themselves selling goods that they love – form spices to handicrafts.

Where to Shop

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When shopping on Grenada, go in with a plan of action. There are two shopping malls on the island, one in Grand Anse, and the other in Saint George's. There are a number of vendor markets in both towns, but souvenir shops and art galleries line the streets of St. George's in particular.

Espalande Mall is one of Grenada's two main shopping malls. There are over 50 stores here, many of which offer duty free shopping. Jewelry stores, clothing boutiques, perfumeries, and craft shops are all a part of the complex.

At the foot of Young Street in St. George's is Market Square, a popular open air market that sells an array of products. This is a great place to pick up your ubiquitous basket or spices, or crafts made by local artisans. The market is open Monday through Saturday, with Saturday being its busiest day of the week, especially before noon.

The Spiceland Mall and Grande Anse Vendors Market, both located on Grande Anse Beach, feature space for local vendors to sell their wares and produce. Spiceland Mall has 19 shops, while the Vendor Market has space for 80 booths.

There are also a number of independent shops you won't want to miss out on, that sell everything from toiletries made from local spices, to hand printed linens, and a number of other products. Since one-third of the island's shopping industry is dependent upon vendors who set up shop wherever there is need, if will be your job to hunt them down, and make a stop when you see something of interest.

Specialty Shops

One of the interesting speciality shops in this area is Aquanauts Grenada. This store is located within True Blue Bay, in southwestern Grenada. Conveniently located right on the coast with its own dive dock, it take only a few minutes to get from the center to some of the best wreck and reef dives in the region. This center specializes in concierge diving, which means you won't have to carry any equipment or do any of the hard work. To talk to them, call (473) 444-1126.

Another good option is Scubatech Dive Center, which is located 0.7 mi. (1.1 km) from Aquanauts Grenada. The PADI courses that are available are Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response, Advanced Open Water Diver, Adventure Diver and Enriched Air Nitrox. You can also take a Rebreather Diver or an Advanced Rebreather Diver course. Customers can contact them at (473) 439-4346.

Island Water World: Island Water World can handle all of your boating needs, from refurbishing the interior to added a stereo system. They are situated on Lagoon Road.

The chart below lists some details concerning the 12 specialty shops on Grenada.

Specialty Shops On Grenada
Name Type Phone Location
A Touch Of Elegance Flower Shop Florist (473) 442-7656 Grenville, Eastern part of Grenada
Aquanauts Grenada Dive Shop (473) 444-1126 1.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Grand Anse
Caribbean Jewellers Jewelry Store 435-9009 Downtown St. George
Chloe's Flowers Florist (473) 442-5145 0.9 mi. Northeast of Central Grenville
Glitter Jewelry Jewelry Store (473) 435-8681 Downtown St. George
Island Water World Watersports Equipment Shop (473) 435-2150 ext. 1 0.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown St. George
Lisa's Jewelry Store (473) 439-4404 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central St. George's
Scubatech Dive Center Dive Shop (473) 439-4346 1.5 mi. South of Central Grand Anse
Shabbazz Jewellery Jewelry Store (473) 440-6402 1.9 mi. South of Downtown St. George
Shirma's Floral Creations Florist (473) 440-3624 Downtown St. George
Smithy's Garden Florist (473) 407-3019 1.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown St. George
Studio 34 Art, Art & Soul Art Gallery (473) 439-3450 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central St. George's

Clothing and Apparel

Interested in shopping for clothing? You might want to try Art Fabrik Boutique -- it's located in downtown St. George. Operating hours are between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests can find them on Young Street.

Many apparel shops located on Grenada are summarized in the chart below.

Clothing and Apparel On Grenada
Name Type Phone Location
Accessorized Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (473) 439-4987 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central St. George's
Adonis Men's Clothing Store (473) 439-1212 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central St. George's
Art Fabrik Boutique Boutique (473) 440-0568 Downtown St. George
Bk's Latest Fashion Clothing Store (473) 435-1677 Downtown St. George
D Sports Shop Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (473) 440-4858 Downtown St. George
Fashon World Clothing Store (473) 442-6555 Grenville, Eastern part of Grenada
Johnsons Sportwear Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (473) 440-5594 Downtown St. George
Klassic Kollection Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (473) 439-3826 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central St. George's
Majestic Department Store Department Store (473) 440-8228 Downtown St. George
Niki's Shoe Shop Shoe Store (473) 444-4030 1.9 mi. South of Downtown St. George
Shoe Connection Shoe Store (473) 444-5633 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central St. George's
Three B's Shoe Shop Shoe Store (473) 440-2176 Downtown St. George

Food and Grocery

Need to pick up some food supplies? North South Wines is located in the vicinity of St. George's, in southwestern Grenada. In 2000, the Wine Shoppe opened in the Spiceland Mall, officially offering their services to the general public. Here, locals and tourists have access to fine wines from around the world. Customers can reach them at (473) 439-9463.

Another place to consider is Real Value Supermarket, which is located one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) to the north of North South Wines. Real Value stocks all of your favorite grocery products in both dry, cold, and frozen sections as well as fresh meats and produce. You will be able to find them on Morne Rouge Road.

Grenada Chocolate Company: Founded on the idea that organic chocolate is superior and the creation should be a cooperative experience, the Grenada Chocolate Company Ltd. opened in 1999. If you're looking to call before you go, do so at (473) 442-0050.

Take a look at this table if you want more information.

Food and Grocery Stores On Grenada
Name Type Phone Location
Andall & Associate's Grocery Store (473) 440-0444 Downtown St. George
Blue Danube Grocery Grocery Store (473) 440-2919 Downtown St. George
Bobby's Tyre Mart Grocery Store (473) 440-6671 1.9 mi. South of Downtown St. George
Grenada Chocolate Company Confectionery and Nut Store (473) 442-0050 Sauteurs, Northern part of Grenada
Grenville Farmers Market Grocery Store -- Grenville, Eastern part of Grenada
Meat and Meet Meat Market (473) 444-5296 2.2 mi. Southeast of Central Grand Anse
North South Wines Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (473) 439-9463 1.4 mi. South of Central Grand Anse
Real Value Supermarket Grocery Store (473) 439-2121 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central St. George's
Springs Foodmart Grocery Store (473) 440-7774 1.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Grand Anse
Sweet Traditions Confectionery and Nut Store (473) 440-1600 Downtown St. George
The Wine Shoppe Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (473) 439-9463 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central St. George's

Other Retail

Another 15 shops are displayed directly below.

Other Types of Shopping On Grenada
Name Type Phone Location
Christian Bookstore Book Store (473) 440-2289 Downtown St. George
Dots Plaza Shopping Center (473) 440-2389 Downtown St. George
Eagles' Sight Eye Care Centre Optician and Optical Goods Retailer (473) 444-3937 1.8 mi. South of Downtown St. George
Esplanade Mall Shopping Center (473) 435-8372 Downtown St. George
Excel Plaza Shopping Center (473) 439-0901 1.9 mi. South of Downtown St. George
Gittens Pharmacy Downtown Drug Store (473) 440-2165 Downtown St. George
Gouyave Fish Market Shopping Center -- Gouyave, Northwestern part of Grenada
Grand Anse Craft and Spice Market Flea Market (473) 439-6450 1.7 mi. South of Downtown St. George
Island Water World Watersports Equipment Shop (473) 435-2150 ext. 1 0.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown St. George
Market Square Open Air Market -- Downtown St. George
R J's Pharmacy Drug Store (473) 435-3535 Downtown St. George
S Kumar Variety Store Discount and Variety Store (473) 440-7447 Downtown St. George
Smith's Variety Store Discount and Variety Store (473) 438-2757 Grenville, Eastern part of Grenada
Spiceland Mall Shopping Center (473) 444-4507 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central St. George's
St George's Bookshop Book Store (473) 440-2309 Downtown St. George

...plenty of duty free shopping...

 

Duties, Taxes, and Tips

The official currency of Grenada is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC), though the United States Dollar (USD), credit cards, and travelers checks are widely accepted. Still, since you are likely to be dealing with small vendors, converting your money upon arrival on the island would be most convenient for everyone.

There is plenty of duty free shopping to be had on Grenada, though far fewer than major cruise ports like the Bahamas and St. Thomas, USVI. Visitors will typically find products are 20 to 40 percent cheaper on Grenada than back home.

Business hours on Grenada vary from those in the United States. Most shops are open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon. Do not expect to spend a Sunday shopping, because most places will be closed.

When traveling, souvenir shopping is a given, but Grenada makes the practice into a whole new experience. Nowhere else will you find vendors who care so much about their products. Take your time, smell the spices, and pick out a few trinkets to take back home to show off to your friends.

 

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