Redcliffe Quay
Redcliffe Quay
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Former slave compound, now a shopping district with some of the finest stores and restaurants on the island.
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sunmama09
Battlefield, MO26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
My husband and I recently returned from Antigua, and we spent a couple of days at Redcliffe Quay. We enjoyed our first visit, but we needed to return to pick up a dress at Noreen Phillips and he spent the morning at Goldsmithys making a piece of jewelry from Antiquite, an experience of a lifetime for both of us. Of course I benefited from both because I received the Couture dress and the jewelry. We enjoyed lunch at CiCi's Wine bar and Cuties - both meals were amazing and had great outdoor atmosphere and great people watching! Carey from Beach Bum Vacations had mentioned this stop to us and I really appreciate her input and recommendations. It was spot on for us!
Written January 31, 2017
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swingdrummer
Cleveland Heights, OH242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Friends
Jewel Of The Seas docked in St John's Antigua on 1/21/14 and we needed to kill some time before heading out on an excursion so we went looking for Sarah Fuller's Pottery Shop. All we knew was that it was in Redcliff Quay. Having been to Antigua many times before we knew what to expect from the aggressive taxi drivers and vendors on the main street most cruise passengers take so we took a right turn off the dock and headed down the boardwalk toward the Exotic Caribbean store. This where many of the non-ship excursions like Adventure Antigua, Excellence, and Creole Cruises pick their passengers. We saw a sign pointing to Redcliff Quay and walked between the buildings to find a pleasant courtyard with some smaller shops and restaurants. In here we found Sarah Fuller's Pottery Shop, a wonderful jewelry store called Silver Chelles, and a shop called Zemi that sold arts and crafts from many local artists. There is even an Australian Chocolate shop that sells homemade ice cream, waffles and other goodies. We then walked over to Redcliff Street and found more of your typical shops and jewelry stores but the vendors here are not like the ones over in the straw market area. We found all the vendors in Red Cliff to be very nice and friendly.
Written January 30, 2014
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Michelle G
St. John's, Antigua36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
As a the owner of one of the shops in the Historic Redcliffe Quay, I may be a little biased, but the shops in Redcliffe are MUCH nicer than those in Heritage. Many of the reviewers have mixed the two up. There is a very big difference. Redcliffe Quay is where you will find the cute locally owned boutiques, selling mainly local goods. Its quaint, tasteful, historic in its red brick, and relaxing, even on a cruise ship day. If you are staying in a hotel, ask your front desk if boats are in, and plan to shop on days when there are no ships or only one.
Written June 21, 2014
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Maxine38
Birmingham17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This little cafe situated in Redcliffe Quay offers fabulous vegetarian meals that even my carnivorous husband enjoyed. It has lovely outdoor seating. Maxine and her daughter offer fantastic service and food. The fruit smoothies are fabulous and everything is great value.
Written August 30, 2010
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Muriel R
Dublin, Ireland27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
I was on a cruise and was so excited when i was getting off ship as i was going to get a beautiful yellow gold ring for an eternity ring. We came across and also was recommended by another store to go to 'First Diamond Jewellers '. Well in we go and there it was a beautiful eternity ring but it was in white gold. The seller sized my finger and told me if i came back in an hour he can get me the same ring in yellow gold which i wanted. I was so delighted. When we went back to shop after an hour or so. Here was my beautiful 'so called yellow gold' ring ready for me. Now the bad part! 5 days later when i got back home to Ireland i noticed the 'so called yellow gold' was rubbing off my ring! I am left with a ring i don't know what it is made of. What a load of crooks and please NOBODY SHOP IN "FIRST DIAMOND" IN ST JOHNS IN ANTIGUA. 😤
Written January 13, 2018
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miggiBrighton
Brighton, UK62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Redcliffe Quay is a pretty assortment of shops in brightly coloured shacks and restored buildings. Most are totally aimed at tourists, particularly those from the cruise ships which dock nearby (to the point of pricing their wares in US dollars and running duty free concessions)!
Some of the shops have good local crafts and pottery. Redcliffe is also home to the fantastic Mama Lolly's veggie cafe - where most of the stall holders and shop workers buy their lunches. You can get some great healthy tasty food and watch the cruise ship detainees being herded to their tour coaches at the same time!
Written January 23, 2010
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The_Flip_Flops
Great Notley, UK42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Had seen reviews where people were saying that it was rammed due to cruise ships so we got a taxi here from Galley Bay Resort when none were in. It was fine. Nice little shops selling tourist trinkets and local crafts. There’s also a few food stalls. But it’s not large. You won’t while away more than than an hour here
Written July 1, 2018
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rockbroker
London, UK8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
A little bit touristy and worth trying to avoid a day when too many cruise ships are in. For the ladies - a must to visit Noreen Phillips Couture boutique- fabulous hand made clothes and mens shirts.

Cuties Restaurant great fun and C&C Wine bar has an exceedingly good wine list at reasonable prices.
Written March 13, 2018
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Hilary H
York Springs, Pennsylvania, United States16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Conveniently located near the cruise ship terminal, The Goldsmitty is a nice, locally owned jewelry store. We highly recommend the advertised antiguanite. We chose to polish our own stone and were taken upstairs to select a precut stone to polish. We learned about the stone - petrified coral - and its variations. The artisan then demonstrated how to polish them and then we took over. After polishing the stone using 6 different grits, it was ready to be set. We love that we were able to learn about the stone, experience the process, and take home a beautiful keepsake.
Written December 4, 2017
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D Wilson
Pincourt, Canada5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
Duty-free stores are average, sometimes too expensive. The "market" area outside of the duty free area is run down with aggressive vendors hawking their wares.
Written March 17, 2017
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