In the past, Turks and Caicos has not necessarily been known as a top shopping destination, but as tourism here has grown, so have the shopping opportunities. Providenciales in particular has always been the go-to shopping destination in the island chain, and it only continues to be a highly sought after destination among visitors looking to claim their share of duty free goods and locally made souvenirs.
There are four centers of shopping on Providenciales. The Regent Village, Saltmills Plaza, Ports of Call, and Caicos Cafe Plaza. Throughout these spots you'll be able to stock up on clothing and accessories, rum produced on the island, local arts and crafts, beachwear, jewelry, Cuban and Dominican cigars, and more. International chains are rare.
If you enjoy shopping for souvenirs you should consider visiting Mama's Gift Shop, which is situated in Grace Bay, Providenciales. Since 1995, Mama's Gift Shop has been one of the most popular spots to pick up souvenirs in Turks and Caicos. Run by Mama and her sister's, you'll get a nice dose of island hospitality when you stop in to shop -- and one of the sisters may even braid your hair. Guests will find them on Grace Bay Road.
Another option is Turquoise Duty Free Shops, which is located 6.2 mi. (10.0 km) to the west of Mama's Gift Shop. U.S. residents are allowed to return home from Turks and Caicos with two liters of liquor, and with its location right in the air port, Turquoise will make sure that happens. They're located on Leeward Highway.
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|(649) 941-8660||0.4 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay|
|(649) 946-4147||Central Providenciales|
|Mama's Gift Shop||(649) 946-5538||0.2 mi. South of Central Grace Bay|
|--||0.2 mi. South of Central Grace Bay|
|(649) 941-4963||0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay|
|--||0.2 mi. South of Central Grace Bay|
|(649) 941-3228||1.4 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay|
|(649) 946-8508||0.4 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay|
|(649) 941-8080||0.2 mi. South of Central Grace Bay|
|Turquoise Duty Free Shops||(649) 946-4658||Central Providenciales|
One of the area's more interesting speciality shops is The Turkcaician Gallery. They are found within central Providenciales. The focal point of the Turkcacian Gallery is the colorful paintings of Jean Taylor, who promotes the island through her depictions of sea life, beaches, local people, and historic architecture. In addition to Taylor's works, this spot also houses a collection of Trevor Morgan who died in 2006, but left behind some beautiful paintings. Find them on Leeward Highway.
Another good option is The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight, which is located 3.1 mi. (5.1 km) to the east of The Turkcaician Gallery. Colorful paintings by Jean Taylor, who showcases the island through her renderings of local people and architecture as well as sea life are on display and available for purchase here in addition to the works of Trevor Morgan, and the works of many other local artists. If you have questions and want to call before making reservations, you can do so at (649) 231-2708.
Dive Provo Boutique: Three boats in the Dive Provo fleet stand at the ready to give you and your crew the dive adventure of a lifetime. Daily open water dives hit the walls of West Caicos or the coral reefs of Grace Bay, and everywhere in between, allowing for safe exploration of local marine life with trained team of professionals who always have your back. They are located on Grace Bay Road.
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|Jewelry Store||(649) 941-4615||2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay|
|Art Gallery||(649) 946-4748||0.2 mi. South of Central Grace Bay|
|Surfing Gear Store||(649) 941-8670||0.4 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay|
|Caicos Cyclery Shop||Bicycle Shop||(649) 941-7544||Grace Bay, Eastern part of Providenciales|
|Dive Provo Boutique||Dive Shop||(649) 946-5040||0.2 mi. South of Central Grace Bay|
|Jewelry Store||(649) 946-4699||Central Providenciales|
|Jewelry Store||(649) 941-5599||0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay|
|Sporting Goods Store||(649) 941-8233||0.3 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay|
|Jewelry Store||(649) 941-4513||Central Providenciales|
|Jewelry Store||(649) 941-4324||2.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Blue Hills|
|Handicraft Dealers||(649) 946-5471||0.2 mi. South of Central Grace Bay|
|Art Gallery||(649) 941-3014||0.4 mi. South of Central Grace Bay|
|Royal Jewels||Jewelry Store||(649) 946-4699||0.4 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay|
|The Turkcaician Gallery||Art Gallery||(649) 231-2708||Central Providenciales|
|The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight||Art Gallery||(649) 231-2708||2.0 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay|
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|Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||--||0.2 mi. South of Central Grace Bay|
|Clothing Store||(649) 941-5164||Central Providenciales|
|Boutique||(649) 946-4211||Central Providenciales|
|Clothing Store||(649) 946-4565||0.4 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay|
Hungry? The Wine Cellar is located in central Providenciales. The Wine Cellar has everything you need for your entertaining needs, including beer, liquor, drink mixes, and novelty items. Their retail selection is vast, home to over 3,000 wine labels, hundreds of rums from around the Caribbean and hundreds of spirits for every cocktail imaginable. Tourists are usually overwhelmed with the diversity of wines available. They're located on Leeward Highway.
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|Grocery Store||(649) 946-4819||Central Providenciales|
|Grocery Store||(649) 946-5266||Central Providenciales|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(649) 941-5682||Central Providenciales|
|Grocery Store||(649) 941-8331||1.4 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay|
|Grocery Store||(649) 333-5000||0.3 mi. South of Central Grace Bay|
|Grocery Store||(649) 941-5000||Turtle Tail, Central Providenciales|
|Grocery Store||(649) 941-3329||Central Providenciales|
|Bakery||(649) 941-3318||3.1 mi. South of Central Blue Hills|
|Grocery Store||(649) 941-8991||Central Providenciales|
|Grocery Store||(649) 941-7929||Central Providenciales|
|Nutrition and Body Care Store||(649) 941-8394||0.3 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay|
|Grocery Store||(649) 941-5958||0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Grace Bay|
|The Wine Cellar||Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(649) 946-4536||Central Providenciales|
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