Compared to Providenciales, the shopping choices on North Caicos and Middle Caicos are quite limited. However, you'll still find a range of both grocery and gifts on both islands.
North Caicos has three small supermarkets. All three are about the same size and carry comparable selections of basic dry goods and limited refrigerated products. Prices tend to be quite reasonable.
If you’re simply looking for a cold drink, the gas stations on North Caicos also all carry at least a limited selection of refreshments.
Middle Caicos unfortunately does not offer much in terms of shopping. It’s possible to find cold drinks and snacks, but not much more than that.
If you plan to stay overnight on North Caicos or Middle Caicos, consider bringing supplies over with you from Providenciales, especially meats, dairy or gourmet products, as you likely won’t be able to find such items.
There are only a few such shops across both islands. However, unlike the situation on Providenciales and Grand Turk, what you’ll find for sale is almost entirely authentic and handmade Turks and Caicos goods. The following are the best shops.
The Victoria Gift Shop in Whitby, North Caicos carries T-shirts, sunglasses, insect repellent, sun screen, along with many gift items such as jewellery, baskets, souvenirs, and other locally produced crafts.
Found in the small settlement of Kew, the office for the Turks and Caicos National Trust carries a selection of similar woven items and art.
Although listed last, the Conch Bar Artisans Studio (Middle Caicos Co-op) on Middle Caicos is definitely one of the best shops in the country for true Turks and Caicos gifts. Everything you’ll find here is locally handmade from natural materials. This shop specializes in hand-woven crafts such as baskets, hats and bags, but you’ll also find model sail boats, paintings, dolls and Conch Shell Art. Located in the village of Conch Bar adjacent to Daniel’s Café.