My very favorite place to shop when I am in Tobago is The Cotton House.
It is like visiting a traditional old colonial style house. Yet it is filled with handy crafts, Caribbean art and beautiful hand-dyed and waxed fabrics. They will even let you try a sample of batiking on your own.
What to pay: Everything is reasonably priced but you may want everything.
A good selection of foods stored better than in many other places around the island. They have everything you need if you're self-catering plus delicacies like cakes and pastries, wines etc. It is not necessarily the cheapest option, but in my opinion the best. Another good supermarket is Penny Savers on Milford Road in Canaan.
If you haven’t brought along your snorkelling gear or don’t own one and don’t want to hire, this is a place to buy good quality gear. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for. But no matter where you buy it, it won’t be cheap so why settle for a bad one?
What to pay: 400 TT for a good quality mask and snorkel
There are a couple of stalls selling local craft here and we found them excellent. And they are not pushy at all, which is really nice.
What to buy: They have really good works made of calabash, coconuts etc. I wish we had bought more when we were there, because we couln't find carvings that beautiful elsewhere.
What to pay: about 50 TT
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