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Address: Pelican Point Shopping Ctr, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Pelican Arts and Crafts Tour
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Nice shops with a unique gifts

Most shops were open and owners were very nice and helpful. My favorite was Aziphos Creations, beautiful handcrafted jewelry which i purchased for myself and gifts!

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Albany, New York
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Barbados many times over the years and love this craft center--it has beautiful LOCALLY made crafts, often times for sale by the actual artisan! The craft center is a series of small shops...like an outdoor mall. TIP: There are a few different buildings in the complex, so if you get to the end of one building,... More 

Thank Geobiscuits
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Exactly our retail style, the authentic Pelican Craft Center, between downtown and the cruise-ship port, consists of a dozen artisans’ stores and workshops. We bought a ceramic replica of a uniquely Barbadian chattel house as a souvenir of another excellent adventure in the West Indies.

Thank AlliecatOOB
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Most shops were open and owners were very nice and helpful. My favorite was Aziphos Creations, beautiful handcrafted jewelry which i purchased for myself and gifts!

London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We are into our craft work and so were very disappointed when we went to Pelican to find most of the places were shut and the ones that were open just had the usual touristy things that could be found anywhere on the island. Dont waste your time here, and try to get to Earthworks or Batik where you can... More 

1 Thank raymondb944
Foster City, California
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We walked north from the Parliament building in Bridgetown to get to this "village" of small shops (about 1/2 mile). The walk can be very hot, depending on the time of day. Most (not all) of the small shops have locally hand-made, non-mass-produced art and crafts for sale. If you take the time to talk to the vendors, you will... More 

1 Thank Tom B
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Adverts suggested this was the first destination of cruise ship visitors, to see the best of Barbados' arts and crafts. Not sure whether simply "closed because it was Thursday" - not mentioned in any advertising but one shop had a sign out saying it was closed on a Thursday - or generally out of season so no-one around, but at... More 

Thank Steven J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you want to meet some of the nicest local artists and shop keepers, go to Pelican Craft Center. this is the place to find locally made souveniers. This is a little "outdoor mall" featuring many different kinds of shops. I went to the Monkey Pot and bought some beautiful local pottery, made by Maggie Bell. I also visited the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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326 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I was interested in going to Pelican Craft Center. It is just a short walk outside of the cruise port. It is clean and has great potential but unfortunately when we visited there was little to see as many of the shops are vacant or closed. It is fairly large but had little to hold our interest with only a... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I walked here from the marina in Bridgetown and it was quite a walk. I was disappointed when I arrived as there was not much there. What was there was great but I would not make it a destination again.

Thank Kelly S
Bergerac, France
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Very interesting crafts and a perfect place to buy gifts. There is limited on site parking. The place is very quiet as a rule and most of the cruise liners passengers tend to pass by on the other side of the road.Its worth crossing the road to view whats on offer

1 Thank stewartconnelly

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