Turks and Caicos Shopping – Take Home Some Local Flavor
A highlight of any trip abroad is the chance to purchase local art, crafts, and goods. Whether you’re looking for a unique souvenir, art, fashion, or food, local stores offer a variety of items that you could never find back home. Turks and Caicos shopping is no exception, offering memorable shopping full of local flavor and specialty items. Best of all, the shopping is tax-free! Without no sales or luxury tax, local markets and stores become an ideal place to think about style and decorating.
Local Goods and Decor
Local, handmade crafts are a must for any Turks and Caicos visit. Daphne’s Native Gift Shop in South Caicos, Bottle Creek in North Caicos, and the Middle Caicos Cooperative offer a wide variety of jewelry, bags, hats, and paintings. You should also make your way to Royal Jewels and peruse their selection of perfumes, cosmetics, jewelry, watches, leather goods, and crystal.
turks and caicos shopping
The fashionista in you will love Codaacos Boutique’s collection, located in the Caicos Cafe Plaza. While you’re there, be sure to stop by Maison Creole to find Haitian crafts, painting, and antique furniture, and other Caribbean crafts and baskets from South Africa. The Plaza also houses the local Bamboo Art Gallery, which is open five days a week for any art collectors trying to utilize these tax-free islands. If you are interested in some household décor or fashion items, visit Shell Shack on Grand Turks. Greensleeves in Central Square is another great spot for unique local cottage crafts and even offers a framing service for Turks and Caicos art and prints.
Essentials for While You’re on the Island
For personal items or food during your stay, these local supermarkets and grocery stores will be great resources: Graceway IGA on Providenciales, Cox Lewis and Seaview Dry Goods Store on Stubbs Road, Island Pride Supermarket in Downtown Providenciales, Quality Supermarket on Leeward Highway, and Sarah’s Shopping Center on Frith Street Back Salina. Or, if you are interested in some beach reading, stop by Unicorn Bookstore in the downtown Market Place for a large selection of local history books, guides, and maps, in addition to newspapers, magazines, children’s books, and literature.
How Much Can You Take Home?
Some visitors take advantage of the tax free perks of Turks and Caicos shopping by purchasing fine wine, liquor, and cigars. Visit Discount Liquors and Wine Cellar for your beer, wine, soda, and juice needs or Shalimar, which specializes in Cuban, Dominican, and Jamaican cigars, as well as Lucayan rum.
U.S. citizens can return home with purchases valued at up to $800 per person and not pay duties if you stay more than two days. And, even if you stay less than that, you can return with $200 worth of duty-free purchases per traveler.
Canadian visitors, staying for a seven-day vacation, may take home up to $750 of duty-free purchases per person, or $400 per person after a two days. All purchase and tax details can be confirmed with customs.
Whatever your vacation needs, Turks and Caicos offers a variety of ways to enjoy and remember your trip. Come visit us at the Venetian on Grace Bay and explore our islands and our culture.