The best places to go shopping in Barbuda provide the necessities for a pleasant stay on the island, even though there are only a few spots available. You won’t find chain stores or large shopping malls due to the lack of infrastructure. In their place, you’ll find friendly home goods stores and markets that carry food and supplies for locals and visitors.

    Since Barbuda imports many goods from Antigua, it’s sometimes tricky to find certain items. Even so, you’ll sometimes find produce from Barbuda for a better price and at a higher quality. If you’re not sure where to shop in Barbuda, check out these stores below.


    ArtCafe Gallery

    Browse through handmade crafts made by local artists

    ArtCafe Gallery is home to a local Barbuda artist, just a 5-minute drive outside of Codrington village. The gallery includes a Barbudan collection of crafts, paintings, postcards, and artefacts. The café space itself features a bright and homey garden for a laidback setting while you explore the gallery.

    The café owner provides coffee and cocktails for a refreshing beverage during your visit. If you arrive around lunchtime, you can try the daily special on their food menu. With its relaxed atmosphere and warm environment, this is one – if not the only – humble place to search for artwork made in Barbuda.

    Location: Two Foot, Bay Road, Barbuda, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 268-726-9118


    Lil Linc's Supermarket

    Stock up on snacks and fresh produce while in Barbuda

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    Lil Linc’s Supermarket in Barbuda’s main town of Codrington has stocked shelves for when you need a snack or refreshing drink. Fresh fruit and vegetables arrive on weekends to give locals and visitors a place to pick up healthy treats. Lil Linc’s also has meat, butter, cheeses, soft drinks, household goods, and cooking supplies for your convenience.

    You can swing by to cool off from the Caribbean heat and chill in the air-conditioned building. The store accepts payments by credit card and cash.

    Location: J5RC+GWG, Codrington, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Daily from 5.30 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 268-770-1117


    George's Pops and Tops

    Home goods shipped from Barbuda’s sister island

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    George’s Pops and Tops supplies Barbuda residents and visitors with handy items when passing through Codrington. Just a 2-3 minute walk from the local post office, the home goods store offers a wide range of goods shipped from Antigua. The owner sells everything from household items and electronics to cases of beer.

    George’s gives you payment flexibility and can help you find goods that are somewhat difficult to locate in Barbuda. Whether you’re searching for toys, clothes, or furniture, George’s is a convenient sourcing stop on the island.

    Location: Rte 1, Codrington, Barbuda, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 268-788-7155


    Highway Supermarket

    Pick up fresh produce on your drives around the island

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    Highway Supermarket is a convenient stop on Rte 1 – especially convenient when you’re driving around Barbuda. Right in Codrington village, the market is a great stop to pick up food, drinks, and household items for your stay. With its roadside location, Highway Supermarket is easy to find when you need to rest and recharge.

    Many items in Barbuda are shipped from Antigua, so it’s wise to grab something when it’s in stock. Highway Supermarket often has fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish to make delicious meals during your longer stays on the island.

    Location: Rte 1, Codrington, Barbuda, Antigua & Barbuda


    Sha-Shy Store and Office

    A handy spot for office supplies and other daily necessities

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    Sha-Shy Store and Office is a humble little store that stocks stationery and daily necessities in Barbuda. You can find it on the road to Two Foot Bay outside Codrington village. Find toiletries, school supplies, and printing items for your office needs. For media-related projects, Sha-Shy has graphic design items like posters and party invitations.

    Sha-Shy often has promotions to help you save money when purchasing needed supplies. You’ll often find savings on products such as phone chargers, USB cables, snorkel masks, toothbrushes, office supplies, toys, and others.

    Location: Rte 1, Barbuda, Antiqua & Barbuda

    Open: Monday–Friday from 2.30 pm to 9 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 268-734-4615

    Daniel Grenier | Contributing Writer

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