OTTAC, an acronym for Flavors of the Turks and Caicos, is a local gift shop located in the Regent Village in the middle of Grace Bay. With the shop’s wide selection of locally crafted and produced goods, FOTTAC is the perfect pit stop for those looking for a souvenir to remind them of their time in Turks and Caicos, or to grab a gift that encapsulates the islands for someone back home.
For travelers looking to reduce their use of single-use plastic cups—to help keep the islands “beautiful by nature” and to continue doing their part when they return home from vacation—FOTTAC’s Tervis Tumblers make for an ideal (and useful) souvenir. Customized with Turks and Caicos designs, these tumblers offer a sustainable solution to the familiar single-use red Solo cup. And beyond their positive environmental impact, these tumblers are a must for any boat or beach day as they’re well insulated, keeping any beverage cold all day long (and on the flip side, they’ll also keep your morning coffee or tea hot).
Salt, Hot Sauce, and More
For those looking to take home with them a taste of the islands, FOTTAC also carries a range of flavored salts using locally harvested salt from the island of South Caicos—a nod to Turks and Caicos history that is sure to always remind travelers of the salty taste of the ocean that surrounds our islands. Local salts also make a perfect gift for any foodie.
Visitors will also find local favorite PeppaJoy, a company owned by Turks and Caicos local Delano Handfield, that makes a range of hot sauces concocted with locally grown scotch bonnet peppers infused with guava to add a mildly sweet flavor. PeppaJoy offers versatile products that can be used for cooking, seasoning, grilling, and can even be added to dips.
For those hoping to take a little spirit of the islands home, FOTTAC also has an exclusive line of Bambarra Rum products—and Bambarra Rum is as unique as the Turks and Caicos. Inspired by one of the original settlements on the islands in picturesque Middle Caicos, it takes its name from the home of the African settlers who were delivered to the shores of the islands aboard the wrecked slave trader Trouvadore in 1841. For visitors who prefer a taste before purchasing, FOTTAC offers the option to sample the entire line of Bambarra Rum products—and the company produces more than just rums. Beyond its signature bottled spirits, Bambarra Rum also produces its own rum cakes, jams, teas, and sauces.
The rum cakes, which are thoughtfully boxed to make for easy packing, are delicious and come in three flavors: original, chocolate, and bomba-shay (or funfetti).
Conveniently located at Regent Village in Grace Bay, FOTTAC offers gifts and items that represent and speak to the history of the Turks and Caicos, and they make for an authentic way to share a taste of the islands with family and friends.