Can anyone tell me where the best shopping is in Antigua? Also how far is it from Sandals Resort?
The best shopping is in the duty free area of St. John's. that would be Redcliffe and Heritage Quays. About 7 miutes away by cab from Sandals. You will need your travel documents and passports for any duty free purchases. So it would be best to take them along with you.
Hi Lizzie, Hope you don't mind that I ask a passport/duty-free question on your thread!
Would a colour photocopy of our passports be sufficient for duty-free purchases in St. John's?
I very much doubt it.
Thanks for the response!
make sure you bring your airline tickets too. They require that now
Just to confirm, real passport and airline tickets are required. For cruise ship visitors, passports will usually be enough.
For the OP, don't expect any huge bargains or a thrilling shopping experience. Redcliffe Quay is the prettier place to shop, and has a couple of nice bars and restaurants (as well as amazing ice cream at Australian).
We enjoyed the duty free shopping very much when we stayed at Sandals. Interestingly we found that the shop owners gave us MUCH better prices when they discovered we weren't on a cruise ship.
And unfortunately very few of us actually have airline tickets any more. We will have our itineraries, but we always end up printing out our boarding passes in the concierge office (or somewhere similar) the night before we leave. So hopefully that will suffice.
Is Discover credit card widely accepted?
Not as widely as they'd claim! Some places do take Discover, but I'd make sure you have a Visa or Mastercard as well.
Thanks Mark for your reply.