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“Small, overstated stop”

Grenada Crafts Center
Ranked #29 of 59 things to do in St. George's
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

It is set off the St. Georges - Grand Anse Road with a large advertising sign, and we drove inexpecting a lot. We found three small shops, one selling ladies clothes which could have been made or designed on the island, a shop selling cushions and needlework products, and the third sold spice scented products, such as soaps and candles. Sadly there was little that really displayed the unique feeling of Grenada. Perhaps it would benefit from some external advice on finding new and original products, and not copying what is available from so many tourist islands. These days, I'm sure the discerning visitor is not interested in buying ordinary products made local by having the island or town name imprinted on it, or knick knacks likely made in China with Grenada on them. This is last minute airport shopping stuff - Grenada Craft Centre needs a more individuality.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We have now bought about 6 things from the potter here. When you go there, make sure you walk around to the walk, you'll meet the wonderful potter and be able to buy his things for a very reasonable price!

4  Thank suzieqGRENADA
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

I had been wanting to visit this our entire stay in Grenada, but each time we drove by there were only a couple of stalls open. We learned that they only all show up for some big event (like the sailboat races the first weekend of Feb), or when a large cruise ship comes in....can understand it from their point of view but disappointing from the tourist side, especially during high season. At any rate, many of the stores carry the same things, especially in the "permanent" stall area closest to the main road - there are some unique items if you take the time to browse, and they are open to haggling. Be sure to go on one of the days when all are open, because in the area by the beach that has tables set out more informally lining the walls, there are some artisans who are selling their own creations. Found some unique jewelry there, wind chimes, spices (of course) and other art. Worth going to, especially if you like locally produced/created items, which we do. There is also a gift shop in the Carenage area called Tikal which has locally made gifts, crafts etc - they do not haggle but have some very nice things. And don't miss Art Fabrik, the hand-dyed clothing is beautiful!!

4  Thank spmSisters
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

This facilitiy was built by the government to limit vendors from being like ants at a picnic if you aare sitting on the beach. Vendors rent 10x10 indoor and outdoor booths and display spices, hats, dresses, turtles carved out of everything from coconut shells to cardboard. Any item you did not know you needed is there.
I bought a palm frond hat made to order. It dried perfectly and is light weight and airy. As usual, my wife found a neckless and earings made out of seeds, shells, and rocks that she added to her colection. Se also bought a dress for $20 US that she wears there and at home.
Last year we found an oil painting that we bought. Beach scene. hey were asking $300 US but took $100 US.
I would not make this a destination but a must if you are on Grand Anse beach. And you should be on Grand Anse beach if you visit Grenada.

3  Thank andrewinsavannah
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

An excellent selection and variety of handicrafts made locally in Grenada

I'll be going back next year, and a must if you isn't by boat or are Staying in a resort

1  Thank WindsNWaters
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