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COCOA, ARTS AND CRAFTS AND DESIGNER CLOTHING
In between beach visits, hiking tours and festivals it is worth planning some time for a bit of shopping in Trinidad and Tobago. In the streets, on the beaches, in small shops and large shopping centres, shoppers can discover many special finds. The selection of keepsakes for friends and family extends from hand-crafted bracelets to miniature steel drums and exotic clothing created by local designers.
ELEGANT CHOCOLATE AND HIGH QUALITY FROM A LOCAL PLANTATION
People with a sweet tooth should not miss the chance to try locally made chocolates from international award-winning cocoa sourced on the islands. Local fruits such as passion fruit, mango and coconut are sometimes infused in the sumptuous chocolate creations.
The world-renowned Angostura bitters is produced in Trinidad and Tobago and widely available along with a variety of award-winning rums. Apart from the delectable fruits and chocolates, gourmet food lovers can tantalise their taste buds with indigenous chutneys, 'green seasoning' - a spicy green herb sauce or home-made pepper sauce.
FASHION, JEWELLRY AND MUSIC MADE IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Trinidad and Tobago has a growing cadre of creative designers and fashion labels, which are inspired by the the Caribbean’s laid back flair. The biggest stage for their grandiose and highly-detailed creations is the annual carnival. In the 'House of Jaipur' showroom in Port of Spain, elegant, glamorous clothing is sold which combines Indian fabrics and sewing work with modern cuts.
Handmade jewellery is also a beautiful souvenir - whether from natural materials such as wood and pearls or from gold and silver. You can also enjoy the typical sounds of the island with CDs from Soca to Gospel and Parang. You could even take home a steel drum: original or in miniature.
LARGE SHOPPING CENTRES AND LIVELY MARKETS
The large shopping centres in Trinidad are in the capital city Port of Spain, Valsayn and in San Fernando. In the inner city of Port of Spain there are rows of shops on Frederick, Charlotte and Henry Streets. The Main Street in Chaguanas is another shopping hot-spot.
A visit to the market or markets in the inner cities provide an ambience of lively trade where an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, fish and other locally produced items are on offer. The San Antonio Green Market is another popular spot. Nestled in the Santa Cruz Valley an array of locally produced items and haberdashery items are available.
Shoppers will find great deals at the Carrington Street market, Scarborough, Pigeon Point, Crown Point and in the Gulf City Mall in Lowlands.
Shopping Centres in Trinidad
Port of Spain
Aboutique Mall / 8-10 Frederick Street
Capital Plaza / Frederick Street
Excellent City Centre / 3-5 Frederick Street
Golden Doors Plaza / Frederick Street
Hadeed Centre Mall / 44 Henry Street
Plaza Espermaria / 36 Henry Street
Tent City Mall / 41 Independence Square
Time Plaza / 28 Henry Street
Town Centre Mall / 19-21 Frederick Street
Uptown Mall / 61-63 Edward Street
Voyager Mall / Frederick Street
Yetsol Mall / 55 Queen Street
Alyce Glen Shopping Centre / Morne Coco Road, Petit Valley
Ellerslie Plaza / Ellerslie Court, Maraval
Highland Plaza / Western Main Road, Glencoe
Long Circular Mall / 51-53 Long Circular Road, St James
Movie Towne Mall / Audrey Jeffers Highway, Invaders Bay
Starlite Shopping Plaza / Four Roads, Diego Martin
The Falls at Westmall / Western Main Road, Westmoorings
Atlantic Plaza / Atlantic Avenue, Point Lisas
Centre City Mall / Main Road, Chaguanas
Mid Centre Mall / Southern Main Road, Chaguanas
Price Plaza / Endeavour Road (off Uriah Butler Highway), Chaguanas
City of Grand Bazaar / Junction Churchill Roosevelt and Uriah Butler Highways
Trincity Mall / Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Trincity
Valpark Shopping Plaza / Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Valsayn
Gulf City Shopping Complex / La Romaine, San Fernando