Shopping on Abaco

Photo credit: © Ben Campbell
 

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. 

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you enjoy shopping for gifts or souvenirs you should think about visiting Vert's Model Ship Shoppe, which is found within Green Turtle Cay, in northwestern Abaco. Typical operating hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The property is located on Corner of Bay Street.

A second 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 are looking for something specific and want to call before making reservations, you can do so at (242) 365-4511.

A third option 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. You will find them on Front Road.

A variety of gift and souvenir shops on Abaco can be seen below.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Abaco
Name Type Phone Location Island
Albury's Sail Shop Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts (242) 365-6014 0.8 mi. North of Central Garden Cay Man of War Cay
Da Crazy Crab Gift & Souvenir Store 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
Monkey’s Uncle 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

Specialty Shops

One of the popular specialty retailers in the area is Froggies Out Island Adventures. This store is found 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. Try calling them at (242) 366-0431.

Another option is Johnston Foundry & Gallery, which is found within taxi range to the south of Froggies Out Island Adventures. The bronze foundry was built so that the Johnsons could cast their sculptures, which they do exceedingly well. Their primary muse is local marine and wild life. To contact them, call (242) 577-5487.

Pete's Pub & Gallery: Pete, Randolph Johnston's son is now a bronze artist in his own right who specializes in busts of famous politicians and wild life. Guests can reach them at (242) 577-5487.

Check the following table for more information about your options.

Specialty Shops In Abaco
Name Type Phone Location Island
Froggies Out Island Adventures Dive Shop (242) 366-0431 0.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
Hummingbird Cottage Art Center & Gallery Art Gallery (242) 366-0272 0.0 mi. Northeast of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
Island Boy Tackle & Marine Fishing Equipment and Tackle Shop 367-3228 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco
Joe's Studio Art Gallery (242) 356-6082 Treasure Cay, Northwestern part of Abaco Great Abaco
John Bull Marsh Harbour Jewelry Store (242) 367-2473 0.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Marsh Harbour Great Abaco
Johnston Foundry & Gallery Art Gallery (242) 577-5487 2.7 mi. Northeast of Central Winding Bay Great Abaco
Pet's Are People Too 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
Sand Dollar Shoppe Jewelry Store 367-4405 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco

Clothing and Apparel

Want to shop for some clothing? Consider dropping by Sally's Seaside Boutique -- which is located on Man of War Cay, in eastern Abaco. While it may be a tiny, unassuming boutique, inside the doors of Sally's Seaside Boutique guests are mystified by the wide selection of truly Bahamian-made products. Proud of their heritage and happy to help everyone who walks in the door, Sally's is one place where you won't find anything "Made in China." You can contact them at (242) 365-6044.

Lots of the apparel shops located on Abaco are provided in the following table.

Clothing and Apparel In Abaco
Name Type Phone Location Island
Abaco Shoe Gallery Shoe Store 367-5510 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco
Ebb Tide Boutique Boutique (242) 366-0088 0.0 mi. Northeast of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
El Mercado Boutique Boutique (242) 366-0661 0.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
His & Hers Jeans Department Store 367-2011 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco
Iggy Biggy Boutique 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
Sun Dried T's Clothing Store -- 0.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay

Food and Grocery

Got the munchies? Bristol Wine and Spirits is located in Treasure Cay, Abaco. A major supplier of win and spirits on New Providence, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, and in the Abacos and Exumas, Bristol Wine & Spirits is a major source of alcohol in the Bahamas. They're located on Gladstone Road.

A second place to consider is Hope Town Wines & Spirits, which is located 22 miles (35 and a half kilometers) to the east-southeast of Bristol Wine and Spirits. You can stop in from 8:00 am. to 6:00 p.m. If you have questions and want to call before you go, you can do so at (242) 366-0525.

A & E Liquors: You'll find beer, wine, spirits, and more at A & E. For customers who want to call ahead, you can do so at (242) 366-0625.

Take a look at this table to learn more.

Food and Grocery Stores In Abaco
Name Type Phone Location Island
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
Curry's Food Store Grocery Store (242) 365-4171 6.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay
E&E Groceries Grocery Store (242) 366-4135 Sandy Point, Southern part of Abaco Great Abaco
Hope Town Wine And Spirits 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
L.V.A. Convenience Store 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
Lowe's Food Store 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
Tupps Wines, Beers & Spirits Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 367-2936 The Abaco Islands None
Vernon's Grocery Grocery Store (242) 366-0037 0.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
 

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