COCOA, ARTS AND CRAFTS AND DESIGNER CLOTHING

Keepsakes from Trinidad & Tobago: surprisingly unique

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

West Trinidad

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

Central Trinidad

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

East Trinidad

City of Grand Bazaar / Junction Churchill Roosevelt and Uriah Butler Highways

Trincity Mall / Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Trincity

Valpark Shopping Plaza / Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Valsayn

South

Gulf City Shopping Complex / La Romaine, San Fernando

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