tips and guide
General Tobago Shopping
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-4 or 4:30 pm, Saturday 8 am-noon. Some shops
are open in the evenings, but few are open on Sunday.
Tobago Banking Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 or 9 am-2 pm, Friday 8 or 9
am-noon and 3-5 pm
Duty-free shopping in
Tobago in not high up on the priority list. One must think local discoveries.
There is a broad selection of extraordinary handcrafted giftware, calypso
and soca recordings, and local gastronomical finds. Exceptional good buys
unlike any where else.
Many of the handcrafted items reflect
Tobago's island culture. You will find carved bamboo gifts, cooper
giftware, coco pod jewelry, handmade soaps, vibrant colorful clothing,
wood carvings, steel drums, leather giftware, handmade dolls, dazzling
cheerfully glazed pottery, Tobago fine art, natural Sea side jewelry,
straw hats are made right before your eyes. You'll find ceramics, mosaics,
hand painted wall hangings, the handicrafts are unlimited.
There is an extensive craft market at Store Bay and many excellent craft
stores around every corner. You’ll also find grass hut vendors and
artisans in popular beach areas. Most tourist sites and the larger hotels
have their own gift boutiques. Tobago supports many fine art galleries.
Tobago local artists create unique colorful paintings that depict
the island of Tobago's magnificence beauty. Paintings that you will want
to buy to capture your dream holiday on the paradise island of Tobago.
Tobago island cuisine
can be captured and all
of it flavors taken home with you. Pepper mango, sugar cakes, tamarind
balls, benne balls, sesame see confection, special blend spices, a variety
of preserves, peppermint sticks, and more. The pleasure is in the search
and there are many Tobago delicacies to find. Some of Tobago's imports
know world wide are Angostura® Flavoring the world since 1824 and
Carib 's 50 year history of a creating a beer with a full bodied, clear
& refreshing taste. Must try when you come to our Tobago.
There is a 15% value-added tax
(VAT) on many products and services, which is usually incorporated into the
price of items before purchase VAT is nonrefundable.
Let us help you to
enjoy your Tobago shopping experience.
Take one of our Shopping Tours
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