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Where to Shop SHOPPING BY AREA L’ETE BOUTIQUE IS LOCATED IN THE LE VELE PLAZA Le Vele Plaza The island’s newest retail shopping area, located west across from The Saltmills. L’ÉTÉ BOUTIQUE offers natural, organic cotton clothing. White, black and vibrant colours included in their lines. Also find locally themed souvenirs at Le Vele Plaza. Ports of Call Located in the heart of Grace Bay. Book a dive trip at DIVE PROVO or choose from a wide selection of souvenir items and ‘unique’ top quality T-shirts at their well-stocked boutique. Find board shorts of very soft fabric made from recycled plas-tic bottles. A large selection of beautiful jewellery, beachwear, beach accessories, swim-wear and snorkelling gear from companies such as ScubaPro and Mares. Visit the Turks & Caicos Islands at www.WhereWhenHow.com SUMMER 2017 • • • • • 131
Shopping By Area
Le Vele Plaza
The island’s newest retail shopping area, located west across from The Saltmills. L’ÉTÉ BOUTIQUE offers natural, organic cotton clothing. White, black and vibrant colours included in their lines. Also find locally themed souvenirs at Le Vele Plaza.
Ports of Call
Located in the heart of Grace Bay. Book a dive trip at DIVE PROVO or choose from a wide selection of souvenir items and ‘unique’ top quality T-shirts at their wellstocked boutique. Find board shorts of very soft fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. A large selection of beautiful jewellery, beachwear, beach accessories, swim-wear and snorkelling gear from companies such as ScubaPro and Mares.
“Your vacation is not complete until you’ve shopped at MAMAS.” Open for over 20 years, they have a very large selection of souvenir items including conch shells, key chains, coffee cups, maps, wind chimes, hats, dresses, hoodies, and T-shirts. If you want a Turks and Caicos branded item, you are sure to find it at Mama’s. A nice selection of North and Middle Caicos hand woven baskets are on display here.
In addition to MOBILE treatments, SPA TROPIQUE has their day spa upstairs at Ports of Call. They offer a wide variety of massages, facials, body and nail treatments. Pamper yourself.
Enjoy a healthy lunch upstairs at RETREAT KITCHEN, a recently opened Vegeratian Café and Juice Bar.
Caicos Cafe Plaza
Just east of Ports of Call you will find CAICOS CAFE PLAZA.
Daphne’s eclectic boutique, RUMEURS is tucked into the corner of this plaza. Take the time to browse through this “treasure” of a boutique. Amidst the tinkling sea shells and incense, find a collection of Asian inspired gifts: cool cotton clothing, art, jewellery and unique home decor items.
Then move on to DRIFTWOOD STUDIO for beach inspired, locally made fine art, textiles, ceramics, paintings, photography, crafts, jewellery, mosaics and collages created with beach treasures.
Next door find ATELYS ADRIAN’s store featuring her handmade silver and larimar jewellery. She will custom make something just for you. Also on hand is a jewellery repair person.
Visit MAXIME LE SALON European Hair stylists – for all your unisex hair styling, trims, colours, highlights.
Dining at CAICOS CAFE always gets great reviews, as does the French bakery. A small convenience store also to be found.
Located on Grace Bay Road across from The Regent Village. The Saltmills offers many wonderful shopping experiences and world-class sushi.
PARADISE ARTS GALLERY is at #17 The Saltmills. This gallery features the islands’ largest selection of original, locally created works representing over 20 artists. Ceramic art, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, paintings, prints and photography - photos on canvas travel very well.
Shop at TREASURE S & S GIFT SHOP for clothing for the entire family - pareos, T-shirts, colourful tropical shirts, cotton dresses, souvenirs, knick-knacks and locally made straw items (bags, bowls, hats). Find a unique clutch made from coconut shell. Post cards and beach jewellery items make great mementos.
You cannot come to TCI without stopping at ANNA’S ART GALLERY. Anna's silk paintings are one of a kind with brilliant, saturated colours. Her prints are of superb quality and price. You will find a beautifully curated collection of treasures - local art, prints, gifts and exquisite handmade jewellery. Anna’s Too offers gorgeous island clothing, including designer Gretchen Scott, cool, quirky gifts, lovely home accessories and decor items.There is something for everyone.
For those who enjoy a special treat after a meal, CUBAN CRAFTERS CIGAR FACTORY offers hand rolled Cuban cigars in many shapes and sizes and blends. The boutique has all the accoutrement required by cigar aficionados.
Take a break at YOSHIS for world-class sushi and cool drinks. Enjoy a local lunch at FRESH CATCH. Explore more gift shops, clothing stores and art galleries and ‘refill’ at the bank ATM machine.
New businesses, shops and restaurants are opening on a regular basis in front of The Regent Grand. Many are in the elegant, upscale REGENT VILLAGE.
WEST INDIE BOUTIQUE is a quaint boutique store featuring locally made clothing (including menswear), swimwear, gifts and accessories, homeware, art, kids clothing and toys.
FOTTAC, which stands for "Flavours of the Turks & Caicos," is a great place to sample some of the indigenous flavours of these Islands and pick up some great souvenirs. You will find Salt Cay bath salts, Middle and North Caicos hand woven baskets, local spices, jams and all sorts of Bambarra swag - including rum, and the islands' favourite rum cakes.
JAI’S DUTY FREE SHOPPING features fine jewels, designer and custom made lines of jewellery, luxury watches, crystals, gold and silver charms, bracelets, and fragrances. JAI’S is the Islands’ authorised Rolex retailer. Find a special souvenir of your vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Around the corner visit JUST JAI’S for sunglasses and accessories.
Pay a visit to CAICOS ADVENTURES and book a dive trip or shop for dive and snorkel gear. See their line of CRESSI gear. Check out the largest selection of T-shirts on the island. They also stock caps, hoodies, sandals, beachwear and beach gear. They have a terrific selection of resort wear including fashionable swimwear, breezy pants, blouses and dresses. Pick up beach jewellery and lots of other goodies... kids clothes too.
Visit ART PROVO gallery, which features a wide variety of art created by our many talented local and resident artists. They also carry handblown glass, designer jewellery, picture frames, candles and other gifts. Look for Art Provo's selection of Salt Cay salt products, organic insect repellents or try the locally made, hand pressed organic coconut oils for skin and diet. The latest additions include gifts for the chef from Island Kitchen. The sea salt caramels are addictive!
Commission a painting to decorate your new condominium or purchase beach, seaside or waterscape paintings by local artist and gallery owner Alex Skye at MAKING WAVES ART STUDIO. She also promotes other local artists.
L’ÉTÉ BOUTIQUE offers natural, organic cotton clothing that is absolutely perfect for this climate and lifestyle. White, black and vibrant colours included in their lines. (L’été has relocated to Le Vele Plaza.)
There are a number of great dining options in the Regent Village. Stop at LE BOUCHON DU VILLAGE for a sidewalk café atmosphere for lunch or dinner. Opposite is the French deli and wine shop LE COMPTOIR, now open all day. LUPO is an authentic Italian dining venue. THE VIX offers seasonal menus and features a very popular bar. THAI ORCHID offers authentic Thai dishes. GARAM MASALA serves superior Indian cuisine.
Professional offices include the home of “WHERE WHEN HOW” magazine, the most current guide to TCI, and the “PROVIDENCIALES DINING GUIDE”.
Just past the Graceway Gourmet supermarket, within walking distance of Ports of Call, is NEPTUNE COURT. The full service GRACE BAY PHARMACY carries all of your drugstore items, sunscreen, beauty products and pharmaceutical needs.
CHOPSTICKS is an Asian fusion healthy dining option. Family friendly courtyard tables, inside AC dining and an elegant back garden terrace lit with paper lanterns.
There are a variety of different boutiques to visit at The Palms Resort. You will find glamorous island wear suitable for an evening out, cool and casual resort wear for poolside days, and swimwear that will help you look your best as you enjoy the beach at WISH BOUTIQUE. The shop at the resort’s spa also carries a variety of lounge wear, yoga clothing, casual summer dresses, and island inspired jewellery, as well as everything you need to keep your skin and hair looking beautiful.
Centrally located on Leeward Highway across from the power plant, THE WINE CELLAR - DISCOUNT LIQUORS is well stocked with a vast selection of fine wines, liquors, beers, Bambarra Rum, Turks Head, soft drinks and water. 10% off case prices. The islands’ best prices on alcohol sales. Www.winecellar.tc
FLAMINGO PHARMACY is a full service pharmacy. They also carry reef-friendly sun screen, nutrition supplements, vitamins and specialty health and beauty items from suppliers such as GNC and Burt’s Bees. Centrally located on Leeward Highway in front of Graceway IGA supermarket.
The Soul of Provo is the centrally located Turtle Cove area. The original island hotspot has evolved into a tourist friendly, scenic district where you can walk the boardwalk around the marina. At SCOOTER BOB’S you can rent a car or scooter, and buy T-shirts, caps, and fishing tackle. Check out THE SHARKBITE for some great T-Shirts. TIKI HUT ISLAND EATERY, has bottles of local hot sauce, T-shirts, and Volcano cocktail glasses. Enjoy the newly relocated MANGO REEF. So while you dine in Turtle Cove, you can also browse for take-home gifts and enjoy the scenery.
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