In Douglas – the Island’s capital, there you’ll find the most extensive shopping area in the Isle of Man with a large number of high street names in fashion, homeware, technology, entertainment, and beauty. In Douglas, you’ll also find a number of supermarkets and smaller food stores for when you need to stock up on essential supplies during your stay.
Another popular shopping spot for luxury brands is at Tynwald Mills in St John’s. The indoor shopping complex is home to a variety of outlets selling clothing, furniture, homeware, local crafts, gourmet food produce, beauty products, jewelry, toys and games, and pet supplies. Or south of the Island, in Castletown you’ll find a health food store, wine cellar, and old fashioned sweet shop as well as a number of supermarkets.
Island residents have access to indigenous radio stations as well as TV and radio services originating from the UK.
There are three indigenous FM radio stations on the Isle of Man: two fully commercial stations, Energy FM and 3FM, and the national public service radio station, Manx Radio, which broadcasts on both AM and FM.
The Isle of Man is part of the ITV Granada region and was the first nation in the British Isles to switch over fully to digital television. Digital TV is also available on the Island via satellite, for instance through Sky and Freesat which have been adopted by approximately 90% of Island homes.