St. John's Saturday Morning Market

#7 in Best Things To Do in Antigua
St. John's Saturday Morning Market
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Free

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Shopping, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Many head straight from the cruise ship dock to Antigua's Heritage Quay or Redcliffe Quay duty-free shopping centers, but insiders know where the real deals are: The Saturday Morning Market on Market Street in the capital city of St. John's. Local vendors from all parts of the island come to sell a wide variety of goods. Come ready to peruse souvenirs and crafts, spices and fresh produce — think okra, coconut, papaya and Antiguan black pineapple. Don't worry about working meal times into your schedule, the market's prepared foods (like fried green tomatoes) can work well as breakfast or lunch. 

The market tends to get crowded, so it's best to arrive early in the day to make the most of the vendor variety. Amid the stands' bright colors that same bustling energy of the crowd reflects the vibrant Caribbean lifestyle of the island.

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