Grocery pre-stocking and provisioning of villas and your hotel room with food, groceries, alcohol, and other supplies is offered by several businesses in the Turks and Caicos. This service is often provided prior to guest arrival, yet can also be during a guest’s stay. Delivery can also be arranged for visiting yachts and vessels.
The Turks and Caicos is home to many luxury developments and homes, most of which are based on Providenciales. As such, the island has the best supermarkets and grocery stores in the country, as well as many specialty stores that stock gourmet products. The foremost grocery stores are Graceway IGA, located on Leeward Highway, and Graceway Gourmet, in Grace Bay.
Most food in the Turks and Caicos is imported directly from the United States, and as such many of the stores carry American brands and products. To cater to our luxury tourism market, many stores also carry organic and gluten-free items, as well as special foods and international ingredients. Some items are imported from nearby countries as well.
If you’re staying at a rental vacation villa, it’s possible and fairly common to have groceries pre-stocked. In some cases, this is handled by the villa manager, but often a grocery stocking service or concierge will buy the items and then coordinate with the manager to arrange delivery and stocking.
The island of Provo has many stores and shops, and the selection of groceries and other goods available is wide. Visitors often won’t have any problem finding common food and wares. However, it can often be difficult to find specific brands or products, and a local stocker or butler will know where to look and will have them delivered to your room or villa.
Produce and Perishables
Fruit, vegetables, dairy, and meat products tend to be quite pricey in the Turks and Caicos due to the importation logistics. A broad selection is often available, yet in the case of fruits and veggies, quality can be a little less than what’s expected, especially in the case of the more delicate items. The quality of produce at local groceries stores can vary day by day according to when it was imported, and a dedicated concierge may visit a few different stores to ensure that the best is sourced.
A broad selection of meat and seafood is usually offered. For local seafood, it’s typically best to buy it at one of the fish markets, such as Provo Seafood in Five Cays, which is found at the dock where the fishermen unload their vessels.
There’s a large selection of dry goods and specialty foods stocked on Providenciales. Most products are US brands, and are imported from Miami, Florida.
Wine, Beer, and Alcohol
Wine, local and imported beer, and alcohol can be supplied by the bottle or case. A wide array of wine and alcohol is stocked on the island. Local Turk’s Head beer may be a lager, light lager, IPA, or amber. Common imported beer includes Corona, Heineken, Guinness, Red Stripe, Coors Light, and Presidente, yet other types are available as well.
Beach and Outdoor
Beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas, inflatable beach toys, snorkel gear and much more is available on Provo. Fishing gear can also be bought, including rods, tackle, fishing licenses, and bait. For events, assistance can also be provided in sourcing seating, tables, decor, lighting, and more.