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Address: Pelican Point Shopping Ctr, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Pelican Arts and Crafts Tour
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Don't pay for this tour if you are on a cruise

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... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
charliecamel2363
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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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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 are hiked up for tourists and you can get them cheaper in down town Bridgetown.... More 

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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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 the street from the port entrance and we could have walked to it ourselves and... More 

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Naantali, Finland
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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 local art says "Made in China". So this has been a good place to do... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews
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.

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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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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.

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Reviewed 29 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!

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London, United Kingdom
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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 

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