Don't be afraid, there not many western luxury items missing, all essentials from sunblock to Pringles can be found everywhere around the island, from mini marts to 24h supermarkets. But that 's not all!
From scuba equipment to funky designer clothes, there are many quality & brand name products available, and for surprisingly low prices as well.
Original ethnic souvenirs made from ceramic, coconut, shells or bamboo and unique jewellery made from silver, leather, bone, beads and precious stones are offered in several shops as well as from vendors at the roadside.
There are also lots of little stores that seem to be specializing in only one thing: to have everything! Hawaii shirts, sarongs, hammocks, postcards, coconut oil, flip-flops, fire crackers, the list is endless. Just look around and you are sure to find something you really need right now.
There are plenty of second hand bookshops and even imported/reference titles are available for rental or sale.
Except in the big stores, prices may be open for discussion, as long as you stay friendly and reasonable.