When it comes to shopping, the Turks and Caicos Islands is a tropical treasure chest full of riches. In the TCI you don’t have to walk along crowded sidewalks or in noisy shopping centres. Although the Turks and Caicos Islands are touted for their lack of commercial tourism, unique shopping is readily available for the discerning buyer.
Regardless of taste, style, or budget, you’re likely to find something that would make a good gift,for your self or others, in the myriad of duty free stores, boutiques and gift shops conveniently located throughout Providenciales and Grand Turk. Most resorts and hotels have gift shops, boutiques and other stores located within their complexes. Outside of the resorts there are a few ‘shopping centres’ on Providenciales and Grand Turk. The larger water sports operators have gift shops as well. Providenciales offers the greatest range of shops. Grand Turk also has a number of gift shops and a selection of food markets, convenience shops and liquor stores.
You can find a wide assortment of jewelry, watches, cameras, fragrances, sculptures and other fine gift items in duty free shops in a number of locations on Providenciales. Fashion enthusiasts will find chic beachwear, sportswear, loungewear, easy care tropical clothing, and accessories for the entire family. Diving, snorkelling, and other sporting equipment is also readily available on the Islands.
Numerous gift shops and boutiques carry a variety of handcrafted gifts, children’s items, locally made crafts, jewelry and artwork. Convenience stores and gifts shops have a full supply of souvenirs, sun care products, beach accessories, snacks and magazines.
Providenciales boasts three art galleries, featuring the work of local and Haitian artists. Visit these galleries to view and appreciate fine collections of Caribbean paintings, handmade jewelry, sculptures, metal art, and Caribbean furnishings.
Fresh food markets and liquor stores are conveniently located on all the Islands. Wholesale shopping is also readily available for those who are stocking up a yacht or planning a party.
When leaving the Islands don’t forget to take advantage of our duty free shopping. Duty free stores offer thirty to fifty percent savings on liquor and cigarettes. Duty free stores are located in Providenciales.