Happy New Year from Bonita!
The Bonita team wishes for a prosperous 2024 for all.
To kick off this new year, we wanted to share The Ultimate BVI Shopping Guide for your future travels to the British Virgin Islands. Nestled in the heart of this tropical haven lies a shopping experience like no other. In this comprehensive guide, we unveil the ultimate retail therapy in the BVI.
From exclusive boutiques to local artisans, the BVI offers a shopping journey that mirrors the diversity and vibrancy of its islands. Whether a fashionista seeking the latest trends or a connoisseur of unique, handmade treasures, our guide is your passport to retail bliss.
Roy, the company's creator from the United Kingdom, relocated to the British Virgin Islands in 1990 after landing a position as a windsurfing teacher. He began collecting bits and bobs from his Bali visits for friends and soon realised the potential for a business. Arawak first opened its doors in 1995 and today has five boutique and interior design outlets spread over the BVI. Arawak has become a popular shopping location for both locals and tourists. They feature international brands such as Hurley, Havaianas, and Roxy, as well as local ones such as Trèfle. There are 2 boutique locations on Tortola (Nanny Cay and Sopher’s Hole.) and 2 on Virgin Gorda (Spanish Town and Leverick Bay).
Nutmeg & Co. is a retail gift shop that specialises in Caribbean art, sculpture, custom-designed and locally made eco-friendly home goods, accents, accessories, and gifts. They provide a modern Caribbean experience, sourcing the best of the BVI and Caribbean region. They are home to BVI brand Annie Macphail™ making recycled sailcloth bags and accessories. They are located in the heart of Road Town, only a 1-minute walk from the ferry dock.
25 years of service to the BVI island community and visitors. Latitude 18º is a clothing and accessories retailer founded in 1998 to deliver high-quality products that promote an active island lifestyle. They carry a diverse range of clothes and accessories from some of the most well-known brands such as Billabong, O’Neill, Ray-ban, PuraVida and much more. They have 2 locations on Tortola, one in Road Town, and the other in Cane Garden Bay.
Looking for more high-end gift items? Why don’t you head on over to Virgin Gorda, where these gift locations are bound to exceed your expectations?
Luna Boutique offers a carefully curated range of exquisite and fashionable resort apparel, gift items, and local crafts. Among the distinctive designs from international and Caribbean designers are swimwear, apparel, jewellery, gifts, and sun care. Oil Nut Bay is noted for Luxury Caribbean Living, located on the eastern edge of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, and provides unique house ownership options amid one of the Caribbean's most remote island environments. Beautiful houses and home plots are dispersed throughout eight distinct neighbourhoods, surrounded by a plethora of resort-style services and activities. When you go to Oil Nut Bay, you know you’re leaving with an unbeatable experience.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Rosewood Little Dix Bay is a Caribbean island resort that has been welcoming visitors since 1964. Laurance Rockefeller, an environmentalist, purchased the property in 1958 to establish a resort in harmony with nature. Little Dix Bay first opened its doors in 1964 and joined Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in 1993. Following its golden jubilee, the resort had a multimillion-dollar refurbishment, combining local cultural influences and indigenous materials into its architecture and interiors while remaining luxurious and environmentally conscious. In 2021, Rosewood Little Dix and New York Brand Frolic + Detour partnered on a resort apparel collection that promoted sustainability and casual luxury, increasing visitors' enjoyment of the property's laidback lifestyle.
Other Special Mentions
Not looking for clothing, but looking for a gold or diamond accessory? Look no further than our local and regional jewellery stores located at the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park!
Mi Amor Jewellers, a local jewellery store, provides high-quality jewellery, watches, and luxury brands at reasonable costs. They collaborate with major manufacturers to ensure quality and competitive prices and have outstanding negotiation abilities. Mi Amor also prioritises client support, providing repairs, custom designs, and speedy sizing services. Their devoted U.S. Customer Service Department promises complete satisfaction with every purchase, giving customers peace of mind and trust.
House of Luxury
House of Luxury is a family-run business with 3 generations of trust. Discover a unique shopping experience with legendary brands such as Chopard, Mont Blanc, and Hearts on Fire, which sell timepieces, diamond jewellery, and other items. Many notable brands are available, providing you with a luxurious shopping experience.
Little Switzerland, the Caribbean's largest authorised dealer, offers duty-free and tax-free discounts on world-class luxury brands such as Patek Philippe, Cartier, Hublot, Breitling, Omega, Tag Heuer, Michael Kors, Citizen, and designer jewellery, as well as a "best price" promise.
Diamonds International, founded more than 30 years ago, has evolved to become one of the world's most recognisable fine jewellery brands. They started over in St. Thomas, our sister island in the US Virgin Islands and now has over 125 locations. The brand sources stones from the world's greatest diamond and tanzanite mines. Diamonds International creates a welcoming shopping environment and exceptional customer service, attracting millions of customers worldwide with the finest gemstone items at unbeatable prices.
Infinity Jewelry, a family business founded in 1987 in Puerto Rico and New York, expanded to five new jewellery stores throughout the United States and the Caribbean in 2021. They are all-brand authorised dealers, have a vast collection of diamond jewellery, GIA diamonds, and gold, and strive for client care, duty-free savings, and a family shopping experience. All in-house purchases include a limited warranty as well as a lifetime upgrade policy.
As we conclude this journey through the retail treasures of the British Virgin Islands, we hope this Ultimate BVI Shopping Guide has sparked excitement for your future island adventures. From the vibrant boutiques of Tortola to the high-end indulgences on Virgin Gorda, and the laidback charm of Jost Van Dyke, each shopping haven in the BVI tells a unique story. Whether you seek fashion, local crafts, or exclusive jewellery, the islands offer a retail therapy experience that mirrors the diversity and vibrancy of this tropical paradise. As you embark on your shopping escapades, may each purchase be a cherished memory of your time in the British Virgin Islands. Happy shopping! 🌺🛍️