I’ve mentioned this inbound duty free shop at the International Airport but let me do it again. Again, I was so shocked by prices…a full 50% (or more) cheaper than buying liquor in San Pedro.
While waiting to pick up your checked luggage, stop into this conveniently placed shop. Here are the prices that I found…
1 Liter Absolut Vodka $14 USD ($28BZD) —> the price in town is generally around $60BZD
1 Liter Flavored Absolut $17USD
Patron Tequila, Lowest price $40USD —> in town it costs anywhere from $150BZD to $200
Wine, the selection is good, about 10 white and 10 red, cheapest white $5 USD, red $6 USD
Tanqueray Gin, $17 USD
Crown Royal, 1 Liter, $22 USD –> This costs $80-90BZD in town
You can buy up to 4 One Liter bottles of hard liquor or 6 bottles of wine. (Or you can mix and match). Hopefully that is enough for your trip…and so much easier than trying to pack something in your bag from the States. It takes up too much room plus, who wants to risk spilling all over your stuff? Nothing more embarrassing then smelling like a distillery when you check into your hotel…
One thing to remember: you need to transfer this liquor to your check bags when boarding your Tropic Air flight to your next location.
Don’t fret if you can’t fit it in. The baggage handlers were nice enough to pack mine separately with a big FRAGILE sticker on it.
I am not telling you to stay away from local bars…where else are you going to meet people, eat tasty food and enjoy local music? It just never hurts to have all of your options…