Turks and Caicos: Grocery Store Guide

July 31, 2022

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One thing that makes the islands of Turks & Caicos a top family destination is that many of the best resorts in Providenciales have large suites to fit families — with kitchens! But taking full advantage of your family-friendly setup means finding a Turks & Caicos grocery store.

Having a kitchen when traveling with kids can be a lifesaver. But sometimes on vacation, you just want to ease into the day with a coffee on your balcony, but your kids need food right away! What a relief to have breakfast foods available. Or lunch foods when the kids suddenly get starving at 11am after a morning at the pool. 

Of course, you’ll want to explore the kid-friendly restaurants Turks and Caicos has to offer. But restaurants in Providenciales can be very expensive. Stocking your fridge and cooking at home some nights can hep you save some money too. Luckily, it’s quite easy to grocery shop in Provo. Here’s what you need to know.

 

 

The Best Places To Buy Groceries Near Grace Bay Beach

Provo has four main grocery stores, plus delivery is a fifth option. The first three supermarkets are all under the same ownership, Graceway Supermarkets. They are easy to get to, easy to navigate, and have all the familiar items you need to keep your kids happy on vacation.

 

1. Graceway IGA Supermarket

Most families will end up grocery shopping at Graceway IGA Supermarket in Turks and Caicos. It’s the biggest of the Turks & Caicos grocery store options, located right on the Leeward Highway (the main road on Providenciales). 

The IGA stocks a wide variety of items, from fresh produce to local seafood. They also have a deli and bakery, and sell beer, wine, and liquor, making it the perfect place to get all your groceries in one stop.

The IGA is open from 7am to 10pm and is a 5-10 minute drive from most of the main resorts on Grace Bay Beach.

 

2.  Graceway Gourmet

Another Providenciales grocery store option is Graceyway Gourmet. Think of this as the Whole Foods of Provo. It’s a smaller, fancier grocery store that is known for its high-quality, gourmet products.

If you’re looking for something unusual, like gluten-free products or fancy cheese, or celebrating any special occasions while on vacation, Graceway Gourmet is your best bet. 

Graceway Gourmet also has the convenience factor going for it. Graceway Gourmet is walking distance from a lot of the popular resorts. Most of the best resorts for families in Grace Bay also offer complimentary bikes for guests, making small grocery runs to Graceway Gourmet easy even without a car.

You can also find prepared foods at Graceway Gourmet, like sandwiches and salads, which can be ordered as takeout to return to your hotel.

 

 

3.  Graceway Smart

If you want to stop at the grocery store as soon as you leave the airport, the closest option is Graceway Smart. This is one of the newer grocery stores in town so it’s sometimes omitted from lists of the best grocery stores in town. It’s also a little bit further away from the resorts than the IGA–but closer to the airport.

Like the IGA supermarket and the Graceway Gourmet, Graceway Smart has fresh produce, standard groceries, and prepared foods. It will be slightly more affordable than the other two choices. On the flip side, it will offer a smaller selection than IGA, and less high-end products than Graceway Gourmet.

 

4.  Quality Food Centre

Quality Food Centre is a wholesale food market on Provo’s south end. Most tourists staying in Grace Bay won’t make it here. But, it’s a market where local people shop, and as such you may find some more interesting food choices. If you’re staying in a villa on the Chalk Sound side of Provo, this grocery store should be on your radar.

 

5. Grocery Delivery in Grace Bay

If you really want to settle into the vacation life, you can get your groceries delivered. Turks and Caicos delivery service offers same-day grocery delivery to your hotel. The website has an interface like Instacart; you can do your shopping right online. Delivery fees start at $36.00.

 

Things You Should Know Before Grocery Shopping In Providenciales

As you can see from the list above, there are plenty of grocery store options in Turks & Caicos. Here’s what you should know before heading out grocery shopping.

 

You’re ready for your grocery shopping adventure. Now head over to our Turks and Caicos with kids overview to get the other great tips you need for an awesome family vacation in the islands. 

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