Top 5 Shopping DestinationsAugust 14, 2018
Top Shopping Destinations
From the Las Vegas Strip to the floating markets in Pattaya, these five destinations offer some of the world’s best and most unique shopping experiences.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Mention Las Vegas and most people think of The Strip, but the shopping scene extends far beyond the dazzling 4.2-mile thoroughfare. Downtown Container Park offers a Vegas-only experience worthy of a visit. Built in 40 old shipping containers, the collection of charming shops and boutiques sell everything from gourmet chocolates and toys for kids, to vintage clothing and gaming gifts.
If a luxury-brand shopping experience is what you’re looking for, then stick to the Strip. Fashionistas will love the uber-exclusive boutiques and major couture designers. Shopping for a Rolex? The Strip has no less than six certified Rolex dealers. For something a little more budget-friendly, check out Fashion Show where you’ll find 2-million-square-feet of all the shopping your heart desires.
For a Vegas souvenir with lasting quality, check out Hart & Huntington at the hotel shops at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The shop features some of the best resident tattoo artists in the country.
Turquoise beaches and historic attractions aside, Goa is also famously known for their lively street markets and bustling night bazaars. These colorful stalls sell a dizzying array of goods: jewelry, precious gems, spices, furniture, artwork, and gorgeous silks and garments from up-and-coming designers.
For the best souvenirs, check out the Anjuna Flea Market on a Wednesday. Situated on the southern end of Anjuna Beach, the beachside bazaar begins at 9am and includes about 500 stalls.
At Mackie’s Saturday Night Bazaar, shoppers can peruse interesting gifts and antiques while enjoying live performances from local and international artists. Indulge in authentic Indian cuisine while belly dancers, jugglers, and acrobats entertain the crowds.
For amazing scarfs, accessories, and swimwear, check out Rock Shop® at Hard Hotel Goa.
Sentosa Island, Singapore
Asia’s award-winning lifestyle destination resort at Resorts World Sentosa offers the ultimate escape the whole family can enjoy. Multiple world-class attractions, including theme parks, a waterpark, and an aquarium are all in one destination where Singapore’s hottest shopping outlets are located.
There’s something for everyone here, especially those looking to indulge in a retail therapy. Shop international and luxury-brand designers like Bvlgari, Rock Shop®, Salvatore Ferragamo, Rolex, and Bally.
You’ll need a pair of comfortable walking shoes and several days set aside for this one. Featuring 350 stores spread across 2.3 million sq. ft., Sawgrass Mills is the largest shopping outlet in the US. From fashion and beauty, to sporting gear, toys, and electronics, this is the mecca for high-end shopping at bargain prices.
Prada, Tory Burch, Jimmy Choo, Versace, GUCCI, Burberry and over 60 more exclusive luxury-brand outlets can be found in one place. Sawgrass Mills is a paradise for the savvy shopper. With the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rock Shop® on property and Sawgrass Mills being just a short distance away, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Forget Bangkok. Pattaya boasts an impressive recreation of the capital city’s iconic floating markets, featuring waterways that are far safer and easier to navigate. This massive stilted village is the largest of its kind in the world, with over 114 shops selling authentic Thai foods, souvenirs, jewelry, art work, and other specialty goods. Peruse the stalls from the wooden walkways and watch vendors wearing rice hats paddle along the water. Or, hire a paddle boat guide to ferry you from one dock to the next.
Located just south of the floating market, Mimosa Pattaya offers an unforgettable family-fun shopping experience. Picturesque and colorful, the attraction is a stunning recreation of a quaint French city. Over 300 shops sell their authentic Thai goods—everything from clothing and jewelry, to toys and tasty treats. Complete with Renaissance-era buildings, a windmill, musical water fountain, and a petting zoo for kids, Mimosa Pattaya is a must for shoppers traveling with kids.
For an authentic Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya experience, pick up some unique memorabilia at the Rock Shop®.