There are three large supermarkets on island, each one carrying different types of produces. Top tip: remember the arrival day for the containers of fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy products. This is when most people go grocery shopping. Another top tip: if you see something you might want, we recommend buying it there and then. Products will often appear somewhat randomly – mincemeat in the height of summer, for example – and favourites may not show up again for months. Plan ahead, and get a good-sized larder.

Best Buy Supermarket
Main Street, Charlestown
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday: 07:00am to 11:00pm

Main Road, Gingerland
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 08:00am to 09:00pm

This is the only supermarket on island to open every single day with the exception of Christmas day. It has a good selection of fresh meats, cold cuts, cheeses and cooked dishes including roasted chickens. Also has a wide selection of wines. In addition, the Gingerland branch has a floor dedicated to household goods, decorative items and linens.

Ram’s Nevis Ltd
Ram’s Plaza, Stony Grove, Nevis
Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 08:30am to 07:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 08:30am to 08:00pm
Sundays: 09:00am to 01:00pm

There is a good selection of Indian spices and products, and it carries Roland brand from Canada. Waitrose branded products from the UK are also frequently available. This is the only place where real Christmas trees can be ordered (November).

Valu Mart IGA Nevis
Farm Estate, Charlestown
Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 08:00am to 08:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 08:00am to 09:00pm
Sundays: 08:00am to 05:00pm

The newest arrival on the Nevis supermarket scene, it has a good rotisserie and carries IGA branded products from Canada.