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“Small selection of good stuff”

Pelican Craft Center
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US$40.00*
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Pelican Arts and Crafts Tour
Ranked #69 of 91 things to do in Bridgetown
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

I'm torn whether or not to give it 4 or 3 to be honest. What we bought here turned out to be some of our favorite souvenirs. Most of these were clearly made in Barbados by craftsmen (there are a few that are selling more touristy junk.) The big issue is: no one is there! We were the only people shopping and there were about 6-7 stores total. We got some lovely jewelry and a delicious smoothie at the health food store, but there just isn't much to see here. I think it's an excellent idea and I wish to see it succeed, but they need more stores and more buyers.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Judy has a small store that has an amazing assortment of unique island items - most one of a kind. A great place to shop if you want personal attention in an uncrowded stress free atmosphere. Judy doesn't pressure you but is there to offer helpful suggestions (including what to eat and avoid if you go out to eat). We ended our shopping with a hug and great memories of having met yet another lovely Barbadian

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is our second trip to Pelican Craft Center....and I still can't figure out why they aren't a 5 star-rated destination. This is the location to go to for local, hand-crafted goods- often, we were buying right from the person who crafted the item! Forget Cave Shepard....go here for the real gifts that will please your friends/family back at home!
They have art for the novice or serious collector, beautiful local jewelery, hand made "Hawaiian shirts", steel drums, etc. We walked from Bridgetown to get here but you can hop on a local bus or taxi too. It is well worth the trip (probably 30+ little shops set up in an outdoor mall setting). There is also a small bar and a cafe to eat at and it is directly across from the ocean and a few minute walk from the Cruiseport. Bathrooms available also.

3  Thank Geobiscuits
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our saunter round the various workshops/studios/shops in this very attractive "village" Not all the places were open, but those which were had a very good range of quality goods, and none were overly expensive for what they were. We were amazed that this attractive quality centre was so very devoid of customers. I know it's a wee bit of a walk from the centre of Bridgetown, and we visited on the cusp of the high season, but surely the traders here deserve to have more custom.

Thank Anne T
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We visited the beach all morning, then walked from the cruise terminal to the craft center mid afternoon - (I think it was about 3:00) and found most of the shops to be closed. THe ones that were open had some interesting things but nothing caught our eye so we left empty handed.

Thank DHT22
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