Throughout the Abacos you'll find a variety of shopping opportunities. Marsh Harbour has the most businesses to choose from, including duty-free shopping where you can get luxury goods at low prices, craft centers known as straw markets, and even some art galleries. The other islands in the chain will typically have a few grocery stores and souvenir shops, but the other categories are hit or miss.
If you're looking for some gifts or souvenirs you might enjoy visiting Vert's Model Ship Shoppe, which is found on Green Turtle Cay, in northwestern Abaco. For a truly unique gift, head to this specialty shop where you'll find an impressive collection of hand made model-sized sail boats. Even if you have no intention of purchasing a model ship, the display is worth checking out. Guests will be able to find them on Corner of Bay Street.
Another option is Golden Reef Discovery Shoppe, which is located less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters) of Vert's Model Ship Shoppe. Stop by any day of the week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have questions and want to call in advance, you can do so at (242) 365-4511.
A third place to consider is Albury's Sail Shop. Canvas garments and accessories like duffel bags, hats, and handbags made from duck are all on display at this shop, each of which is reminiscent of the material once used to make boat sails on the island. They're located on Front Road.
The following table enables you to learn more details on 5 of the gift and souvenir shops on Abaco.
|Albury's Sail Shop||Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts||(242) 365-6014||0.8 mi. North of Central Garden Cay||Man of War Cay|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||--||0.2 mi. Northwest of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
|Golden Reef Discovery Shoppe||Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts||(242) 365-4511||6.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay||Green Turtle Cay|
|Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts||(242) 367-3223||5.9 mi. West of Central Hopetown||Great Abaco|
|Vert's Model Ship Shoppe||Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts||(242) 365-4170||6.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay||Green Turtle Cay|
One of the area's popular speciality shops is Froggies Out Island Adventures. This shopping venue is located within Hopetown, in eastern Abaco. Froggies is a full service dive center which includes all levels of training and PADI certification. They also offer gear rentals and open water dives on one of three boats. You can call them at (242) 366-0431.
Another option is Conch Pearl Galleries, which is located 6.2 mi. (10.0 km) to the west of Froggies Out Island Adventures. "Abaco's Most Dynamic Gallery" is where you can go to view works of art created by locals who have often used articles they've pulled from the surrounding land and waters and purposed into something even more beautiful than before. If you are looking for something specific and want to call before booking a room, do so at (242) 367-0137.
Johnston Foundry & Gallery: The only bronze foundry in the Bahamas, this is certainly one of the most unique places to purchase art in the Bahamas. Additionally, Peter Johnson keeps an art gallery on the beach where those interested in his artwork, and the works of other locals, can browse and perhaps take a piece of home as a souvenir. If you want to call ahead, do so at (242) 577-5487.
The following chart enables you to learn more details concerning the specialty shops located on Abaco.
|Conch Pearl Galleries||Art Gallery||(242) 367-0137||1.6 mi. East of Central Dundas Town||Great Abaco|
|Froggies Out Island Adventures||Dive Shop||(242) 366-0431||0.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
|Art Gallery||(242) 366-0272||0.0 mi. Northeast of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
|Fishing Equipment and Tackle Shop||367-3228||Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|Art Gallery||(242) 356-6082||Treasure Cay, Northwestern part of Abaco||Great Abaco|
|Jewelry Store||(242) 367-2473||5.7 mi. West of Central Hopetown||Great Abaco|
|Johnston Foundry & Gallery||Art Gallery||(242) 577-5487||2.7 mi. Northeast of Central Winding Bay||Great Abaco|
|Pet and Aquarium Supply Store||(242) 367-5738||Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|Pete's Pub & Gallery||Art Gallery||(242) 577-5487||4.6 mi. Northeast of Central Cherokee Sound||Great Abaco|
|Jewelry Store||367-4405||Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
Looking for clothing? Perhaps you would enjoy Sally's Seaside Boutique -- which is located on Man of War Cay, in eastern Abaco. The shop remains open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have questions and want to call ahead of time, you can do so at (242) 365-6044.
Lots of the apparel shops on Abaco are provided in the table below.
|Shoe Store||367-5510||Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|Boutique||(242) 366-0088||0.0 mi. Northeast of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
|Boutique||(242) 366-0661||0.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
|Department Store||367-2011||Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|Boutique||(242) 367-3596||0.2 mi. Northwest of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
|Sally's Seaside Boutique||Boutique||(242) 365-6044||1.1 mi. North of Central Garden Cay||Man of War Cay|
|Clothing Store||--||0.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
Hungry? Bristol Wine and Spirits is situated in Treasure Cay, Abaco. This shop offers a great selection of premium spirits, wines and other beverages. Premium spirit brands such as Bacardi, Grey Goose, Jack Daniels, Nassau Royale, and Patron tequila are their top sellers. The property can be found on Gladstone Road.
Another possibility is Hope Town Wines & Spirits, which is located 21.9 mi. (35.3 km) from Bristol Wine and Spirits. When you need to stock up on a few nice bottles of wine or a few liquors for your stay on the island, Hope Town Wines and Spirits is the perfect spot to do so. They have a wide selection and a friendly staff to help you out. For customers who want to call before booking a room, you can do so at (242) 366-0525.
A & E Liquors: Find everything you need to make your vacation special when you shop at A & E Liquors. If you want to be sure they're open , call them at (242) 366-0625.
Take a minute to read this table to learn more.
|A & E Liquors||Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(242) 366-0625||1.3 mi. South West of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
|Abaco Groceries Ltd||Grocery Store||367-0278||Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|Bristol Wine and Spirits||Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(242) 601-9300||0.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Treasure Cay||Great Abaco|
|Grocery Store||(242) 365-4171||6.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay||Green Turtle Cay|
|Grocery Store||(242) 366-4135||Sandy Point, Southern part of Abaco||Great Abaco|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||--||0.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
|Hope Town Wines & Spirits||Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(242) 366-0525||0.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
|Island Bakery||Bakery||(242) 367-2129||2.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|Convenience Store||(242) 366-0056||0.9 mi. South West of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
|Lighthouse Liquors||Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(242) 366-0567||0.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
|Grocery Store||(242) 365-4243||6.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay||Green Turtle Cay|
|Plymouth Rock Liquor & Cafe||Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(242) 365-4234||6.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay||Green Turtle Cay|
|Sid's Food Store||Grocery Store||(242) 365-4055||6.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay||Green Turtle Cay|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||367-2936||The Abaco Islands||None|
|Grocery Store||(242) 366-0037||0.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
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