TripAdvisor’s Best Beach Destination for 2011 also offers some terrific shopping for island visitors. From gold to rum to local artwork, Providenciales offers plenty of great vacation finds. Rather than one main shopping area, shops on Provo cluster in groups of four to twenty, giving you plenty of chances to discover island bargains and eclectic boutiques.
Shoppers can purchase items such as watches, jewelry, cameras and perfumes with no sales or luxury tax on the island of Providenciales. Keeping customs limitations in mind when shopping, luxury boutiques at the Caicos Cafe Plaza, Ports of Call and The Saltmills can be found across the island. Most local hotels also house lobby shops with duty-free items. Duty free luxury shops on Provo include Royal Jewels and Alicia Shulman Jewelry.
Island Made Goods
Having the ocean at their feet, citizens of Turks and Caicos are able to create artistic pieces out of natural resources. The local culture and arts also influences the creation of local goods. Ripsaw music is very prominent on Provo and its unique expression influences many art forms . Ripsaw is played with instruments such as triangles, drums, box guitars and the common household handsaw. Festivals featuring the music and other local inspired goods are held throughout the year. Local artisans also sell work at Art Provo, which features paintings, blown glass, wall art, candles, baskets and pottery.
Throughout Provo hotels, resorts and salons offer luxurious spa treatments and hair styling services. Indulge yourself and then have groceries delivered to your villa by a shop like After 5 Island Concierge. If you’re up for adventure, shops such as Dive Provo Boutique rent water sport equipment and book diving excursions of all kinds.
Discover some Uniquely Providenciales Shops
Below are some great Provo shops to explore while in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Champagnes, wines, liquor, Bambarra rum and associated products, as well as spa products are sold here.
Duty free store which carries many selections of luxury goods such as jewelry, sunglasses, watches and perfume.
Locally made art shop which has a selection of pottery, wall art, tiles, prints, photography; shoppers can have made lamps, backsplashes, and tiles custom made.
Modern clothing shop selling items from around the world, including; sportswear, shoes, jewelry and other accessories.
A local shop filled with antiques, Jewelry, shells, and homegoods.
Treasure S&S Gifts
Gift shop on the island that carries beachwear, souvenirs, hair braiding services.
Store which specializes in locally made craft products, created to benefit local citizens.
The Unicorn Bookstore
Bookstore which carries best sellers, local publications, newspapers, and magazines.
Other stores in the area include:
Convenience Stores/Grocery Shopping
Graceway IGA Supermarket Gourmet
Kissing Fish Catering Co.
Caicos Wear & Gear
Mama’s Gift Shop – also offers hair braiding
Discount Liquor; Wine Cellar
Anna’s Art Gallery and Studio
Islands Furniture & Design
S. Walkin & Sons – marine sales