A visit to the Cocos Keeling Islands is like taking a step into another world. There are no shopping malls and opening times are varied and short, allowing you to spend more time relaxing on the beach or exploring.

There is a small variety of shops offering an excellent range of t-shirts and souvenirs, snorkelling gear, fishing tackle and duty free items.

To get information on opening hours, the range of shops available and their locations, make sure your first stop is at the Visitor Centre, located in the administration building adjacent to the airport on West Island. The Visitor Centre can also give you ideas on what to see and do, and organise bookings for tours or accommodation.