Salt Cay isn't a major tourist destination and consequently sees only a small number of tourists (and has a resident population of fewer than 100 people). As a result, shopping is quite limited.
Gifts and Souvenirs
There are only two “gift” shops: Splash Boutique and the Salt Cay Salt Works.
These stores carry a range of locally handmade items, jewelry, T-shirts, and other gifts.
Three tiny variety shops make up the grocery options.
Although the prices tend to be quite reasonable, the selection is very small. Only basic foods, cold drinks, water, and snacks are offered.
Many of the local residents either travel to Grand Turk once a week to get supplies, or have the required items sent over on the Salt Cay Community Ferry.
If you’re staying for a while, consider bringing any specialized items with you from Providenciales (or Grand Turk) before you arrive on Salt Cay.
Island Shop is found on the coast of Salt Cay near the Harriett White House, and between Balfour Town and South District. This little shop offers a limited range of cold drinks, snacks, dry goods, and essential items. Island Shop is typically open during normal business hours.
Netty’s is a quaint and tiny shop located in Balfour Town and not far of a walk from Deane's Dock, and is one of only a few places on Salt Cay to buy food supplies and drinking water. Much of what is offered is dry goods, yet there are also some cold drinks, basic dairy products, and a limited range of produce.
Salt Cay Salt Works
Salt Cay Salt Works uses the organic sea salt formed naturally on Salt Cay to make soaps, bath salts, culinary salts, and their premier cooking salt, Fleur de Sel. The products are available at several boutiques in the Turks and Caicos, and are packaged in a variety of corked tubes, bottles, and jars ready for your bath, table, or kitchen, or to use as gifts and mementos.
Splash Boutique is the island’s only gift shop. Browse locally made paintings, jewelry made from beach glass, shell productions, tee shirts, and hats. There is also a collection of prints from local photographers, which represent Salt Cay’s historical buildings, culture, and wildlife.