Whether you want to look your best on the beach or at the bar, take advantage of duty free savings, or stock up on skillfully crafted gifts to take home with you, Grenada offers a range of quality shopping options.
Grenada’s capital is a treasure trove of hidden shops, boutiques, markets, and galleries. It’s fun to browse and explore the narrow streets, but here’s our pick of the best shopping locations.
Meander along the picturesque Carenage with a few souvenir shops, bars and restaurants. Next, make your way towards Sendall Tunnel, near the National Museum. Completed in 1894, the narrow tunnel connects the two sides of St George’s (linking Monkton Street to Melville Street), allowing vehicles and pedestrians to take a short-cut (avoiding the lung-busting walk over the hill!).
On Melville Street, visit the Esplanade Mall, which also houses the main cruise ship terminal. Inside are small souvenir shops and larger duty free stores. From here, go on to Market Square, Grenada’s largest market with stalls brimming with colourful produce from all over the island. Soak up the bustling atmosphere, chat with vendors and enjoy a refreshing fruit juice or coconut water.
After a short climb, on the way back to the Carenage explore Young Street’s intriguing shops. Art Fabrik, a boutique with an on-site workshop, produces lovely batik textiles - beach cover-ups, dresses, cushion covers and more, all handmade in Grenada. Next door is House of Chocolate offering all things cocoa, honouring Grenada’s growing bean-to-bar industry. Make sure to try the Belmont Estate Chocolate.
Top Tips for Shopping in St. George's
- Walk through Sendall Tunnel - a shortcut to the other side of town, avoiding the hills. There’s only room for one-way traffic, and no side-walk, so tread carefully.
- Bring your passport and flight details: many shops offer duty free prices.
- Bring a hat, sunblock and keep hydrated.
- Pack an eco-friendly reusable bag for your purchases, to reduce plastic waste in Grenada.
The Grand Anse area has become a satellite town to St George’s, with several large shopping centres, supermarkets and smaller independent shops. Many of the hotels in the area have on-site boutiques that are also worth a peek.
For elegant resortwear, bathing suits, hats and more, check out The Gatsby Boutique at Spice Island Beach Resort. And at the opposite end of the beach, the Boutique at Silversands also offers luxury attire, fragrances, jewellery and gift items.
Also on Grand Anse Beach is the Grand Anse Craft and Spice Market, the best place to stock up on souvenirs, spice baskets and other unique locally-made crafts. For more locally made products, check out our editor's feature, 'Buy Local in Grenada'.
There are two main shopping centres in Grand Anse. Spiceland Mall International is a large complex with IGA Supermarket, duty free shops, boutiques, food outlets and more. The Grand Anse Shopping Centre is home to The Food Fair Supermarket, and a selection of boutiques and independent shops. Excel Plaza is a smaller shopping complex with a cinema, shops and the Marketing and National Import Board (MNIB) offering a range of fresh produce and locally produced items.