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're looking for some gifts consider heading to Ebb Tide Boutique, which is found within Hopetown, in eastern Abaco. Handcrafted jewelry, local art, and even local honey can be found at this quaint gift shop. Original handcrafted works are the perfect island souvenir. They're located on Queen's Highway.

A second possibility is Albury's Sail Shop, which is located 5.2 mi. (8.3 km) from Ebb Tide Boutique. A family-owned business known for fashionable but sturdy canvas clothing and accessories, this spot is popular among sailors. Visitors will find them on Front Road.

Glance through this table if you want more information.

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
Ebb Tide Boutique Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 366-0088 0.0 mi. Northeast of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
Monkey’s Uncle Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts (242) 367-3223 5.9 mi. West of Central Hopetown Great Abaco

Specialty Shops

One of the more interesting speciality shops in this area is Froggies Out Island Adventures. They are 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. Call them at (242) 366-0431.

A second 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. If you want to know more, call them at (242) 577-5487.

Joe's Studio: Joe hand carves wooden boats that are about 1/2", 1", or 1 1/2" serving as replicas of the 14' boats he has made. High quality leather belts, key rings, collars, and leashes can be purchased as a lovely souvenir. Visitors can find them on Bay Street.

The following table lists a few details concerning the 6 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 5.1 mi. Northwest of Central Hopetown Man of War Cay
Johnston Foundry & Gallery Art Gallery (242) 577-5487 2.7 mi. Northeast of Central Winding Bay Great Abaco
Sand Dollar Shoppe Jewelry Store 367-4405 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco

Clothing and Apparel

Enjoy looking for interesting clothing? Consider dropping by Sally's Seaside Boutique -- which is located on Man of War Cay, in eastern Abaco. Sally's proudly offers the best selections of Androsia Batik Fabrics and Bahama Hand Prints on Abaco, maybe even the Bahamas. They sew their own bags, clothing, accessories, and home decor. If you have questions, call them at (242) 365-6044.

Some of the apparel shops located on Abaco are shown 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
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

Want to check out some local food offerings? Bristol Wine and Spirits is located in Treasure Cay, Abaco. You can stop in for a pick-me-up between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. They're located on Gladstone Road.

A second place to consider is Hope Town Wines & Spirits, which is found 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 would like to call in advance, you can do so at (242) 366-0525.

Lighthouse Liquors: Lighthouse Liquors offers a wide selection of beers, wine, local rums, ice, and more. You can call in advance and they will have your order ready for pick up. If you'd like to call before making reservations, do so at (242) 366-0567.

You can look through the table below to learn more.

Food and Grocery Stores In Abaco
Name Type Phone Location Island
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
Harbour View Grocery Grocery Store -- 0.2 mi. Northwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
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
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
Maxwell's Supermarket Grocery Store 367-2601 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco
Plymouth Rock Liquor & Cafe Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (242) 365-4234 6.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay
Price Right Grocery Store 367-7283 The Abaco Islands None
The Foodstore Grocery Store -- 1.6 mi. South West of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
 

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