Tourists will find the best shopping on the island of Tobago in Scarborough, where shops excel in offering small amounts of specialized merchandise. For this reason, you'll often find bazaars and street markets with a large number of different vendors hawking their wares. There are even vendors set up on most of the island's popular beaches.
Of course, the modern idea of a shopping trip can also be experienced here, through strip malls with chain retailers existing as well. In short, whatever type of shopping you're hoping to find, it doesn't take more than a little work to make it happen.
There is no better way to spend your shopping budget when on vacation than on locally made good. Tobago is a particularly crafty item, and it is easy to find souvenirs indicative of local culture. Options include leather crafts, beaded jewelry, and mini steel pan drums; but wood carvings particularly shine here.
Clothing varies from vibrant hand-printed sarongs to screened t-shirts on the low-end of prices, but there are also International designer brands available when you're shopping in the malls. Although you may find some big names in street markets, it is hard to be sure whether or not you're getting a knock-off. If an authentic label is important to you, prepare to pay high prices.
Finally, don't overlook edible gifts as well. Rum produced on Trinidad and Tobago is always a favorite, as are regional spices and jams.
Tobago is filled with shops that sell handicrafts, which is great for a visitor looking for that one-of-a-kind souvenir. You might want to check out the Scarborough Market, Boutiques, the Cotton House, and Tobago Treasures. Farro's is a great spot for edible souvenirs, and the Tobago Art Gallery for high-quality fine art.
Many of the gift and souvenir shops located on Tobago are listed in the table below.
|(868) 639-9696||Crown Point|
|(868) 639-9821||Crown Point|
|(868) 710-4623||0.9 mi. North of Central Crown Point|
|(868) 639-0154||Crown Point|
|(868) 639-8228||Crown Point|
|(868) 639-7516||Crown Point|
One of the popular speciality shops in the area is R&Sea Diver's Company. They are situated in Crown Point, in western Tobago. The skilled team at R&Sea; Divers has fallen in love with the waters that surround the island of Tobago and can't wait to share them with as many people around the world as possible. If you prefer to dive with a group of individuals who really care about the sport of scuba diving, this is the center for you. Visitors can find them on Store Bay Local Road.
Another good option is Extra Divers Black Rock, which is found easily reached by taxi to the northeast of R&Sea Diver's Company. Extra Divers Black Rock offers a variety of equipment for all of your diving needs. Customers can reach them at (868) 660-4852.
The chart right below enables you to get a few details concerning the 9 specialty shops on Tobago.
|Jewelry Store||(868) 627-2559||2.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Mt. Irvine|
|Dive Shop||(868) 639-3483||Tobago|
|Art Gallery||(868) 631-8312||0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Crown Point|
|Extra Divers Black Rock||Dive Shop||(868) 660-4852||1.1 mi. Northeast of Central Mt. Irvine|
|Jewelry Store||(868) 639-6344||Scarborough|
|Jewelry Store||(868) 639-2010||Scarborough|
|Art Gallery||(868) 675-7034||0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Scarborough|
|R&Sea Diver's Company||Dive Shop||(868) 639-8120||Crown Point, Western part of Tobago|
|Jewelry Store||(868) 639-1184||Scarborough|
Looking for some clothing? You might want to try The Female Executive -- which is situated in southwestern Tobago. "Outfitting the professional woman," the Female Executive is exactly what you might imagine it to be -- a shop that specializes in clothing for the working woman. The Female Executive takes the time to work with each woman individually on outfitting her for her career without taking away from her personal style. If you are looking to call before you go, you can do so at (868) 639-9643.
Another place to consider is Just My Size -- which is located 4.7 mi. (7.6 km) away from The Female Executive. Find the perfect fit for you between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. You can contact them at (868) 639-1643.
Take some time to look through this table to see apparel shops serving Tobago.
|Batik Store||(868) 639-2727||Downtown Scarborough|
|Clothing Store||(868) 631-8477||Crown Point|
|Just My Size||Clothing Store||(868) 639-1643||Scarborough|
|Boutique||(868) 639-8602||Crown Point|
|The Female Executive||Boutique||(868) 639-9643||1.7 mi. East of Central Bon Accord|
You might want to look through the following chart if you want more information.
|Grocery Store||(868) 660-7194||Tobago|
|Grocery Store||(868) 660-8322||Bon Accord|
|Grocery Store||(868) 660-5882||Marsh Harbour|
|Nutrition and Body Care Store||(868) 639-3992||Scarborough|
|Grocery Store||(868) 635-0620||Tobago|
|Grocery Store||(868) 639-8440||Crown Point|
|Grocery Store||(868) 639-4042||Tobago|
|Grocery Store||(868) 639-5994||Scarborough|
|Grocery Store||(868) 660-5418||Tobago|
|Grocery Store||(868) 639-4513||Scarborough|
|Grocery Store||(868) 639-2291||Scarborough|
|Grocery Store||(868) 639-6653||Bon Accord|
Tobago's official currency is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar noted as (TT$), but thanks to tourism many local shops will accept United States Dollars in a pinch. Duty free shopping is something you'll loo forward to, with $200(USD) worth of gifts, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 1.5 liters of spirits, and 1.5 liters of perfume listed as items that may travel home with you at no extra charge.
Shopping on Tobago ranges from the unique experience of buying goods on the beach to mall-walking for your favorite designer offerings. Make time for both between exploring all of the other attractions that Tobago is known for so that you are able to bring home a souvenir which will return you to your memories of the island every time you put it to use.
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