The visitor will find a wonderful array of beautiful
souvenirs (often reflecting an African heritage)
from woodcarvings, other unusual sculptured goods,
native jewellery, to handmade soaps, all souvenirs
produced from the natural products of the Islands
diverse environment. Needlework, basketry and
pottery are also well worth a look as well as
the bright and colourful sarongs, beachwear and
A fine selection of local craft stores and a craft
market can be found at Store Bay as well as around
the Island at tourist locations and popular beaches.
Wayside traders can also be found offering their
Tobago artists display their wonderful paintings
depicting original flora and fauna as well as
wonderful scenes showing the true native spirit
of the island and its people.
Tobago now has several Art Galleries exhibiting
the work of local artists.
The Art Gallery in Lowlands (opposite the Hilton
Hotel) is owned by artists Martin and Rachael
Superville who are dedicated to the promotion
of a very high standard of Art in Tobago. Other
Galleries include Hiras Tobago Fine Art
and Jungle Art, offering high quality local crafts
while at Kimmes Sculpture Museum you will
find remarkable wood sculptures (Caribbean figures
carved out of tree trunks) by the German Sculptor
Luise Kimme. The Cotton House is well known for
its colourful batik.
Tobago Food Temptations
Tobago food specialities include wonderful preserves
such as pepper jelly, pepper mango, tamarind and
pawpaw balls, sugar cake and toolum while their
sweet benne balls, made from sesame seeds are
delicious. All these can be found at grocery stores
in Scarborough and in some village stores.
A General Shopping Experience
Join the Tobagans in the hustle and bustle of
Scarboroughs colourful Market which is well
worth a visit (particularly on a Friday or Saturday)
where everything seems to be on offer, including
interesting herbs and spices. The Islands
main shopping mall is nearby with a pharmacy,
bank, post office and shops offering a variety
of goods including herbal medicines and remedies.
Crown Point Airport is a good place to buy local
souvenirs, jewellery, foodstuffs, as well as duty
free liquor and tobacco. The larger hotels have
various boutiques which carry a selection of fine
gift items, beachwear etc.
There is a working pottery on the island at Planet
Ceramics, just five minutes from the airport where
you can see the unique and original products being
Shops are usually open Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m.
4.30 p.m. and Saturdays
8.00 a.m. to midday. Limited shopping is available
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