Shopping on Abaco

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're hoping to find some souvenirs or gifts you should think about visiting Vert's Model Ship Shoppe, which is located on Green Turtle Cay, in northwestern Abaco. Vert Lowe handcrafts model schooners and sloops that range in price from $100 to $1,200(USD). They're located on Corner of Bay Street.

A second place to consider is Golden Reef Discovery Shoppe, which is found less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters) of Vert's Model Ship Shoppe. The spirit of the islands is evident here with a nice display of offerings which include beachwear and t-shirts, jewelry, decorative tiles, ceramics, sculptures, and many other souvenirs. If you have questions and want to call before you go, do so at (242) 365-4511.

A third shop you might enjoy is Albury's Sail Shop. A family-owned business known for fashionable but sturdy canvas clothing and accessories, this spot is popular among sailors. You will be able to find them on Front Road.

You can look through the chart below for more information about your options.

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 area's more popular speciality shops is Froggies Out Island Adventures. This venue is located in 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 good option is Johnston Foundry & Gallery, which is found 14.8 mi. (23.8 km) from Froggies Out Island Adventures. 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 would like to call ahead, do so at (242) 577-5487.

Pete's Pub & Gallery: Over 50 years ago a school teacher from New York City settled on Little Harbour to encourage his career as a bronze sculptor. Over the years, he built his own bronze foundary and began making piece depicting the natural scenery that surrounded him. If you are looking for something specific and want to call before making reservations, you can do so at (242) 577-5487.

The chart right below has more information on the the 9 specialty shops on Abaco.

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

Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? You might enjoy a visit to Sally's Seaside Boutique -- it's 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." If you want to call ahead of time, do so at (242) 365-6044.

Many apparel shops located on Abaco are shown in the table below.

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

Hungry? Bristol Wine and Spirits is found within 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 can be found on Gladstone Road.

Another option is Hope Town Wines & Spirits, which is found 21.9 mi. (35.3 km) to the east-southeast of Bristol Wine and Spirits. You can stop in from 8:00 am. to 6:00 p.m. Customers can reach them at (242) 366-0525.

A & E Liquors: You'll find beer, wine, spirits, and more at A & E. If you have questions and want to call before you go, you can do so at (242) 366-0625.

Take a moment to read the table just below for more information about your options.

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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