Providenciales offers a selection of carriage trade shops, local craft markets and high-end resort boutiques.
Turks and Caicos shopping boutiques and carriage trade shops are mostly found in the Grace Bay area of Providenciales (Provo) at Caicos Café Plaza, La Petite Place, Ports of Call, Regent Village and The Salt Mills. In these Grace Bay shops you will find sunglasses, perfumes, jewelry, fine art and tropical apparel – many items are sold at duty free prices.
The lack of mega-malls adds to the appeal of the destination for visitors seeking an authentic Caribbean experience. Local markets sell arts and crafts created by local vendors, enriching your Turks and Caicos shopping experience. Just a few of the local arts and crafts to be found by a savvy shopper include beautiful fanner grass and straw baskets, rag dolls and Bambarra rum, as well as grits from Middle Caicos to cook up with peas when you get home.
And you mustn’t leave the islands without a piece of art. Your choice could include anything from island conch art to work influenced by Haitian primitive painting.
One more suggestion for your Turks and Caicos shopping list: load up your iPod with music from Turks Islanders. Try Correy Forbes, Lovey Forbes and Tropical Impulse for a start.