Shopping in Curacao
No vacation is complete without shopping. Period.
I’ll start off with the bad news. There’s no such thing as duty-free shopping in Curacao.
Shopping in Curacao, where to start? The place to start is ofcourse Punda’s Breedestraat (Broadstreet) where the most exclusive stores are located.
Sure, this is no Fifth Avenue but expect numerous well-known brand names. You’ll see several jewelry establishments such as the Freeport Jewelers, Little Switzerland and the Royal Gems.
For souvenir shops that sell take-home items such as the authentic Blue Curacao liquor you can hit the Heerenstraat. Don’t forget to cross the Emma Bridge and walk around Otrobanda for real
If you’re exploring the island with a rental car, make a quick stop at the Zuikertuin Mall, which houses numerous renowned brand names under one roof. You should be able to get some fairly good deals.
Booming Salina, a eight minute drive from Punda, is becoming quite a mini apparel haven. Here you can find the Salina Galleries adjacent to countless other shops, just walking distance from each other. You can find stores such as "Never Pay More" here.
If you're docking in at the Mega Pier or staying at the Renaissance resort the Renaissance Mall is a short walk. Here are some shops you can expect:
At Promenade Shopping Center, you will hit upon the most fashionable clothing, jewelry, shoes to name a few.
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