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 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.
|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 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.
|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|
|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 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|
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.
|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 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.
|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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