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.
Some gift and souvenir shops located on Tortola are displayed right below.
|(284) 494-2336||Downtown Road Town|
|(284) 494-3941||Downtown Road Town|
One of the area's more popular specialty retailers is Blue Water Divers. This store is located 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." Call them at (284) 494-2847.
Another option is Sunny Caribbee Gallery, which is found 1.9 mi. (3.1 km) away from Blue Water Divers. The shelves at Sunny Caribbee are lined with culinary treats like hot sauces, preserves, teas, and coffees, and there are housewares available to prepare them in. In the toiletries section of the shop you'll find fragrant lotions, soaps, and other body products that smell of local flowers. Visitors will find them 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'd like to call before making reservations, do so at (284) 494-4320.
The chart just below enables you to get some details concerning 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|
Looking for some clothing? Consider dropping by Kenny Tees -- it's found 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. For customers who want to call ahead of time, you can do so at (284) 494-6527.
A second place to consider is Pusser's Road Town Company Store -- which is located a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Kenny Tees. The Pusser's Company store's center around the sailing and Caribbean lifestyle, and all their products tend to relate one way or another to this. From pastel color shirts and Bermuda Shorts, and to sailing jackets, the items are both comfortable and stylish. If you have questions, try calling them at (284) 494-2467.
Several of the apparel shops located on Tortola are summarized in the following chart.
|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|
|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|
|General Clothing Store||(284) 494-6471||Downtown Road Town|
Hungry? Tico Wine & Spirit Merchants is situated in downtown Road Town. More than a shop, Tico Wine & Spirit is a delivery service. If you can't get out to pick up he spirits for your next event, never fear. For customers who want to call in advance, you can do so at (284) 494-2211.
A second option is Supa Valu, which is located 0.3 mi. (0.4 km) from Tico Wine & Spirit Merchants. A top grocer and provisioning service, Super Valu will help you stock up on all of your groceries and beverages without over charging. If you're looking for something specific, try calling them at (284) 494-3600.
Rite Way: 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. Visitors can call them at (284) 494-2997.
Take a minute to read this table to learn more.
|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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