Big Belize Travel Deal
Belize is one of a handful of countries that I am aware of that allows you the option to purchase inbound duty-free. Some people even use it to help move through customs faster if the “nothing to declare” line is too long. It is super easy to pop into duty-free and purchase a bottle, then declare, and you can enjoy making yourself a welcome cocktail when you arrive at your destination.
Another reason to stop and shop before you clear customs is the Big Belize Travel Deal; Premier Tax and Duty-Free Store has reached out to team up and give tacogirl readers 15% off their already great prices. Premier is located right beside the baggage claim at Philip Goldson International Airport and offers travellers a large assortment of tax-free products. Liquor, tobacco, fragrances, watches, jewelry, and other gift items are available. Just let Premier staff know you are there for a tacogirl reader discount before you pay, and you will be good to go.
Alcohol savings are already substantial at Premier Duty Free, with a 15% tacogirl discount, they are exceptional. Below is a comparison chart for premium alcohol and cigarettes between Premier pricing versus shopping on Ambergris Caye. You can see duty-free is significantly less, even before the 15% comes off. Mainland savings may not be as much but will still be considerable.
The chart below shows a comparison of prices between Premier Duty Free shop and local Ambergris Caye prices. All prices are subject to change and are shown in US Dollars.
|Item||Premier Duty Free - $USD||Ambergris Caye $USD|
|Gray Goose Vodka||$35.00||$70.50|
|Jose Cuervo Gold||$18.00||$35.00|
|Red Wine (Santa Alicia)||$10.00||$18.00|
|White Wine (Santa Alicia)||$10.00||$18.00|
|Carton of Cigarettes (Marlboro)||$21.00||$33.00|
*Discount does not apply to sale items.
Incoming limits on Alcohol and Tobacco: 6 bottles of liquor or wine, 3 cartons of cigarettes, 6 boxes of Cigars, 6 bottles of perfume.
To see more allowances when returning home, please see my Duty-Free Belize page.