The best places to go shopping in Turks and Caicos may not be as renowned as its incredible beaches, but there’s quite a decent range. Some of these shopping spots that are spread across the islands are great places hunt for locally made goods, art items, clothing, handwoven baskets, jewelry, and more.

    You can find most retailers on the island of Providenciales in the Grace Bay area, which is also home to a cluster of resorts, shopping plazas, and dining spots aimed at visitors. Some of the largest shopping malls in the Turks and Caicos Islands are still modestly sized and easy to explore, just across the road from each other. Learn more about these below.

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    Regent Village

    Grace Bay’s main shopping plaza

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    Regent Village in central Grace Bay on Providenciales is within easy reach of many of the island’s resorts, dining spots, and other shopping malls like Saltmills Plaza. You’ll find a range of gift shops, clothing retailers, jewelry shops, art galleries and restaurants, all connected by the plaza’s palm-lined walkways and gardens. Top shops here include Jai’s for luxury duty-free goods and ArtProvo for the works of local artists.

    One of Regent Village’s popular shops is Flavors of the Turks and Caicos (Fottac), where you can stock up on wine, pick up some bottles of the locally made Bambarra Rum, and browse for a variety of handmade candles, soaps and beach accessories.

    Location: Grace Bay Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Thursday–Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday–Wednesday from 7 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +1 649-941-4400

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    Salt Mills Plaza

    Good range of shops for gifts, jewelry, books and art

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    Salt Mills Plaza is one of the main shopping malls in Grace Bay, along with nearby Regent Village. Set along the plaza’s street frontage and courtyard are a host of bright shops, cafés and art galleries. Salt Mills is also home to a shelter for rescued dogs called Potcake Place, which lets visitors come to play with the puppies or even take them out for a fun frolic on the beach.

    House of Unicorn is one of the most beloved shops at Salt Mills – a friendly family-run bookstore that also sells art supplies, toys, games and souvenirs. Check out Anna’s Art Gallery and Wellington Collection for locally made jewelry, arts and crafts, or find brand-name beachwear at Blue Surf Shop.

    Open: Grace Bay Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

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    TCI Cultural Marketplace

    One-stop shop for arts, crafts and souvenirs

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    TCI Cultural Marketplace has a few dozen vendors selling souvenirs and the works of local craftspeople and artists, plus a selection of imported goods. Found in Grace Bay next to the Beaches Turks & Caicos resort, the market has an eye-catching variety of basketry, jewelry, beachwear, Haitian metal works, tie-dyed T-shirts and works of art on display.

    The marketplace is found just a minutes’ walk from the beach – handy if you've forgotten to bring your straw hat and need to pick one up before you hit the sands.

    Location: The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 649-247-0304

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    Alverna’s Craft Market

    One of Turks and Caicos’ oldest souvenir markets

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    Alverna’s Craft Market is a long-running souvenir market found in Grace Bay on Providenciales island. This colorful market offers a mix of locally made and imported goods, including wood carvings, woven bags, doll crafts, conch shell jewelry, baskets, T-shirts, and local candies.

    A dozen or so vendors display their goods at the collection of tiny huts arranged around the market. Many items are from Haiti, including some of the hardwood carvings and vivid sheet metal art pieces. Alverna’s is a bit farther inland from other souvenir shops, but still just 10 minutes away from the beach by foot.

    Location: Allegro Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm

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    Middle Caicos Co-op

    Handicrafts by more than 40 local artisans

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    The Middle Caicos Co-op in central North Caicos island is the main outlet selling a variety of locally made arts and crafts. The Co-op was set up as a non-profit organization more than 20 years ago to promote and support the works of Turks and Caicos artisans. Here, you’ll find a selection of traditional straw basketry, model sailboat carvings, handwoven bags, jewelry, conch shell crafts, local food products and more.

    The shop often hosts demonstrations and interpretive displays by local artists. If you don’t manage to make it to the main outlet, you can find their products available at other shops around Turks and Caicos, including Paradise Arts at Salt Mills Plaza and the Turks and Caicos National Museum.

    Location: North Caicos TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Monday–Friday from 11 am to 3 pm

    Phone: +1 649-231-4884

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    Shops of Ports of Call

    Pirate-themed shopping plaza in Grace Bay

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    Shops of Ports of Call is a retail complex connected to the Ports of Call resort, set in the lively shopping and tourism area of Grace Bay. The pirate-themed plaza has a range of boutique shops and dining spots, as well as tourism service shops, a spa and a beauty salon.

    Among the shops at Ports of Call are Little Havana Cigar Lounge & Gifts and Caribbean Beach’n Beachwear. Art lovers could stop in at Making Waves Art gallery and crafts shop to browse the works of art for sale, or even join an art class.

    Location: Ports of Call Resort, 11 Sandcastle Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

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    Atelys

    Vibrant collection of handmade jewelry

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    Atelys is a jewelry designer store known for its innovative use of local and Dominican-sourced materials. Visitors to the Atelys shop at Caicos Cafe Plaza in Grace Bay can browse the namesake designer’s signature collection of jewelry made with Larimar, a rare stone from the Dominican Republic that's as vividly blue as the surrounding seas.

    You’ll also find jewelry made with semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, sea glass and Argentium silver, as well as stamped metal pieces and Atelys branded T-shirts and bags.

    Location: Caicos Cafe Plaza #3 Grace Bay Road, Providenciales TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +1 649-332-2017

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    Salt Cay Salt Works

    A colorful array of sea salt products

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    To buy Salt Cay Salt Works products at their place of production in Turks and Caicos is more of an adventure than a regular shopping trip. The tiny 6.7-sq-km island is about 130 km east of Providenciales, and reachable only by domestic flights. Salt Cay once had a thriving salt industry that lasted some 300 years before shutting down in the 1960s, but the founders of Salt Cay Salt Works saw an opportunity to revive the trade on a small scale.

    They offer a mix of culinary salt products for seasoning foods and cocktails, as well as a range of bath salts and body scrubs. For those who can’t manage the trip to Salt Cay, their products are also sold at more easily accessible shops like Art Provo in Providenciales and the Turks and Caicos Museum in Grand Turk.

    Location: Balfour Town, Salt Cay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Phone: +1 649-946–6977

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    Mama’s Gift Shop

    A friendly family-run shop for souvenirs

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    Mama's Gift Shop has been a popular stop for visitors in Grace Bay for more than 25 years. The shop sells a range of souvenirs, clothing, home decor items, as well as artwork by Mama herself and her family. Many who find their way to Mama’s are often just as impressed by her warm welcome and friendly service as with the products she’s selling.

    Mama's Gift Shop is found at the Ports of Call Resort in Grace Bay, in the heart of the island’s shopping and tourism district.

    Location: Ports Of Call Resort, Grace Bay Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm

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    Ocean Club West Plaza

    Resort-run shopping plaza in Grace Bay

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    Ocean Club West Plaza is a small shopping plaza connected to the Ocean Club and Ocean Club West resorts in Grace Bay. Here you'll find a variety of shops selling clothing, beachwear, gifts, water sports goods and electronics.

    The plaza is found directly across the street from the Ports of Call shopping mall and within an easy walk to larger shopping places like Saltmills and Regent Village. While there are no restaurants here, there are plenty of dining options nearby.

    Location: 290 Grace Bay Road, Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Phone: +1 800-457-8787

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    Lana Willocks | Contributing Writer

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