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Family Shopping in St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts

The best shopping stop is St. Kitts’ Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor. Here you can watch batik in progress and hear an explanation of the step-by-step process involved. You can buy the finished product in the form of shirts, wraps, and wall hangings. Prices are reasonable and the batik makes a colorful souvenir of your island visit. We purchased a batik of a string band that brings back good memories of our island stays.

In Basseterre, duty-free devotees will find plenty of selection at Pelican Mall on the waterfront. This two-story mall, designed with Kittitian architecture and tropical colors, features duty-free shops selling everything from china to liquor to Cuban cigars. Twenty-six shops make this a popular stop, especially for cruise ship passengers who come in from the new cruise ship berth adjacent.

Nevis

Stamp collectors will be familiar with Nevis because of its often-sought stamps. Stop by the Philatelic Bureau in Charlestown for the best selection.

While you’re in Charlestown, stop by the Handicraft Cooperative. Located near the Bureau of Tourism, this little shop is a must for arts and crafts shoppers and anyone looking to bring back a Nevisian souvenir. Look for wood carvings, small artwork, and even Nevisian honey here. It’s a terrific place for kids to shop with just a few dollars and to pick up a special souvenir that’s Nevisian-made.

One of the best stops is Nevis Pottery in Newcastle, where artisans craft the local clay soil into various vessels. The pots are finished over a fire of coconut shells behind the shop. The shop is open Monday through Friday and is located near the Newcastle Airport.

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