Four Things You Should Buy in the Turks and Caicos Islands


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor

Souvenir-hunting on Salt Cay? Looking for a memento on Middle Caicos? Put down that made-in-Taiwan T-shirt and snap up these locally made TCI buys.


Sakaja, the private-label hot sauce sold exclusively at Da Conch Shack on Provo, has a fiery-sweet flavor that will spice up any meal.


Bambarra rum, the islands’ signature brand, is a no-brainer buy. It’s available in supermarkets and liquor stores in several varieties but we like their 15-year-old Trouvadore best.


Hundreds of years ago locally harvested sea salt first put the TCI on the map. Today you can buy a bag from Provo’s Flavors of the Turks and Caicos and put the Caribbean condiment on your plate.


These baskets, hand-woven from fanner grass and available at the Turks and Caicos National Trust, make colorful catchalls for everything from paper clips to jewelry.


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