On Tortola, you'll find the best shopping to be on Main Street in Road Town. As you stroll down the street, you'll notice shops filled with goods imported from Europe as well as those made locally, and you'll be able to choose which options will make for the best souvenirs – if not both.
While it is unfortunate that there are duty taxes in the British Virgin Islands, many goods are imported from Europe tax free, which helps to keep the prices on luxury goods down. This is why high-end clothing, jewelry, and house wares can be good buys here.
At the center of Road Town is where you'll find Crafts Alive, an open air market which features everything from Caribbean dolls and straw hats to the cheap (and sometimes tacky) mass produced souvenirs that everyone knows and loves.
As a general rule, you'll find store hours to be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Take a moment to read this table to learn more.
|(284) 494-2336||Downtown Road Town|
|(284) 494-3941||Downtown Road Town|
One of the interesting specialty retailers in this area is Blue Water Divers. This store is situated in Nanny Cay, Tortola. With several locations throughout the British Virgin Islands and as many custom dive boats, this dive center is one of the best trusted services around for both PADI certification training and daily dive excursions. In fact, for several years in a row now they have been voted as the "Best Dive Shop." If you want to be sure they're open , call them at (284) 494-2847.
Another good option is Sunny Caribbee Gallery, which is located 1.9 mi. (3.1 km) to the northeast of Blue Water Divers. If you're on the hunt for souvenirs that are both useful and have island flare, look not further than Sunny Caribbee Gallery. More tourist hot spot than it is art gallery, products that reflect the beautiful flora and fauna of the Caribbean Islands are available here in abundance. They can be found at 119 Main Street.
We Be Divin: The only scuba operator in town, this shop operates next to the cruise ship dock. A unique spot to say the least, guests are greeted by a mouthy parrot as well as a friendly staff when they walk in the door. If you want to call ahead of time, you can do so at (284) 494-4320.
The table just below provides more details on the specialty shops on Tortola.
|Florist||(284) 494-3906||Downtown Road Town|
|Blue Water Divers||Dive Shop||(284) 494-2847||1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Road Town|
|Sporting Goods Store||(284) 494-2292||Downtown Road Town|
|Art Supply and Craft Store||(284) 494-6020||Downtown Road Town|
|Sunny Caribbee Gallery||Art Gallery||(284) 494-2178||Downtown Road Town|
|Florist||(284) 494-7907||Downtown Road Town|
|Surfing Gear Store||(866) 421-9283||Tortola|
|Fishing Equipment and Tackle Shop||(284) 495-4663||Tortola|
|We Be Divin||Dive Shop||(284) 494-4320||Tortola|
Enjoy shopping for clothing? You might enjoy a visit to Kenny Tees -- it's located in downtown Road Town. When you just aren't finding the right souvenir t-shirt for you, stop into Kenny Tees. Here, they can embroider or print whatever image, design, or slogan you want on any of your clothing items and even some other souvenir items for a low price. If you would like to call before you go, do so at (284) 494-6527.
A second shop to consider is Pusser's Road Town Company Store -- which is found a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Kenny Tees. Take the Caribbean lifestyle home with you when shopping at one of Pusser's Company stores. Selling a variety of branded items including clothing and gifts, Pusser's offers a higher quality souvenir. If you are looking for something specific and want to call ahead, you can do so at (284) 494-2467.
A third apparel shop you might enjoy is E. A. Creque. E.A. Creque carries a wide selection of leather ladies handbags, shoes and sandals for both casual and formal occasions. You'll be able to find them at 216 Main Street.
Lots of the apparel shops on Tortola are listed right below.
|Boutique||(284) 494-2433||Downtown Road Town|
|Boutique||(284) 494-3984||Nanny Cay|
|Department Store||(284) 494-2867||Downtown Road Town|
|Department Store||(284) 494-3627||Downtown Road Town|
|Department Store||(284) 494-8899||Tortola|
|Shoe Store||(284) 494-5396||Downtown Road Town|
|E. A. Creque||Boutique||(284) 494-3368||0.3 mi. West of Downtown Road Town|
|Department Store||(284) 494-6249||Downtown Road Town|
|General Clothing Store||(284) 494-4232||Downtown Road Town|
|Department Store||(284) 494-2769||Tortola|
|Department Store||(284) 494-3515||Tortola|
|Department Store||(284) 494-3121||Downtown Road Town|
|Kenny Tees||T-Shirt Shop||(284) 494-6527||Downtown Road Town|
|Shoe Store||(284) 494-6863||Downtown Road Town|
|Pusser's Road Town Company Store||Boutique||(284) 494-2467||Downtown Road Town|
|Department Store||(284) 494-2686||Downtown Road Town|
|Boutique||(284) 494-5865||Downtown Road Town|
|T-Shirt Shop||(284) 494-4851||Downtown Road Town|
|Department Store||(284) 494-4290||Downtown Road Town|
|Boutique||(284) 494-5986||Downtown Road Town|
Hungry? Tico Wine & Spirit Merchants is located within downtown Road Town. Tico's is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For customers who want to call before making reservations, do so at (284) 494-2211.
Another possibility is Rite Way, which is found 0.6 mi. (1.0 km) from Tico Wine & Spirit Merchants. Stock up on all of your grocery needs as well as health and beauty, child care products, and alcohol with one of the island's leading supermarkets. They also offer provisioning. If you want to know more, call them at (284) 494-2997.
Supa Valu: A top grocer and provisioning service, Super Valu will help you stock up on all of your groceries and beverages without over charging. To contact them, call (284) 494-3600.
Take a moment to read this table if you want more information.
|Grocery Store||(284) 495-2140||Downtown Road Town|
|Bakery||(284) 494-1093||0.8 mi. East of Downtown Road Town|
|Grocery Store||(284) 495-2362||Tortola|
|Fish and Seafood Market||--||0.6 mi. East of Downtown Road Town|
|Bakery||(284) 494-5717||Downtown Road Town|
|Bakery||(284) 495-2418||Parham Town|
|Nature's Way Ltd / Nature's Nectar||Organic / Health Food Store||(284) 494-6393||Downtown Road Town|
|Grocery Store||(284) 494-4649||0.7 mi. Northeast of Downtown Road Town|
|Grocery Store||(284) 495-2499||Parham Town|
|Rite Way||Grocery Store||(284) 494-2997||0.6 mi. Northeast of Downtown Road Town|
|Supa Valu||Grocery Store||(284) 494-3600||0.3 mi. Northwest of Downtown Road Town|
|Tico Wine & Spirit Merchants||Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(284) 494-2211||Downtown Road Town|
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