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Pelican Craft Center

Pelican Point Shopping Ctr, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-427-5350
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“small shops” (4 reviews)
“local crafts” (4 reviews)
“outdoor mall” (3 reviews)
Pelican Point Shopping Ctr, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my 5th trip to Barbados and my first visit to Pelican Village. There are many empty storefronts, and it has a general air of faded glory. Some stores weren't; open, even though we were there on a Saturday when 2 cruise ships were...More

1  Thank Familyonthetown
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This place has awesome multiple stores containing beautiful locally crafted items ranging from Clay coasters to beautifully glass handpainted Christmas and decorative bulbs. They have everything that you can ask for, even locally made leather sandals and beautiful clothing. There's not a lot of foot...More

1  Thank Tara D
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Pelican Craft Centre expecting lots of local artisan/craft shops but were very disappointed. Several shops were closed, one told us to come back later as they were not open yet (11.30am) and there wasn't even anywhere to get the kids something to...More

Thank chrisnpam
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Admittedly we arrived before lunch on a Monday in June, but it was disappointing to see how this once-vital focal point of local artisans has declined, with some shops vacant and others not open. For me, this is still a must-visit to pick up cheap...More

Thank Bruggadung
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

A definite waste of time. Thats why there are no tourists there. Place is deserted ( may be because no cruise ship in the port). Didn't see any crystal shops and two were closed at mid day when we went. Prices of many art predecessor...More

Thank sandip R
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The pelican island craft center in its day might have been something but half the shops are empty and they have added thrift shops. Some of the art work was outrageously priced. We paid for a tour not knowing these few craft shops were across...More

Thank charliecamel2363
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We've been 2 times in Barbados and both times before we headed back to Cruise Port, we stopped here. Little "village" where are lots of different shops, boutiques, craftsmen and also a bar :) Big part of Barbados - especially Bridgetown- is really commercialized, where...More

Thank Halkidis
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Overall not as interesting as expected. One real exception is CSS Art and Crafts run by Shonette Williams. She made two blouses for us and they are really nice. Highly recommended.

Thank soojim
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Jamal Ifill had some beautifully crafted blown glass pieces. I will shop there again! We visited several other shops and did find a few unique copper jewelry, however about 1/3 of the shops were closed when we were there.

Thank Brenda132
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Interesting shopping center - different shops to look at. I enjoyed going in and out of different retailers. Some have the same items others completely different. Worth a look.

Thank earmuffs59
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James R
23 March 2016|
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Response from stewartconnelly | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't help I have been twice in 2015 and most of the shops were open,but I cannot remember the times
John W
9 January 2016|
Response from sandip R | Reviewed this property |
shops are usually open between 10am -4pm there although few were closed at 12 Noon we went. There is a cafe we don't go in. you wont miss anything if you can't go there.
John W
27 December 2015|
Response from soojim | Reviewed this property |
Advertise it better Tidy it up Make the shops look as if they are open It is odd that all the Americans on the ships walk right on by, why