What To Buy In Bermuda

what to buy in bermuda
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Bermuda is a British island territory known for its beautiful, pink-sand beaches and diverse cultures. There are plenty of great tourist attractions to visit here such as Elbow Beach, Horseshoe Bay, Somerset Village, St David’s Island and lots more. Besides offering breathtaking views of picturesque landscapes and memorable vacation rentals, Bermuda also has some great shopping options. There are plenty of great things you could take back home from here, from the mouthwatering rum cake to the superfine linens, you will definitely shop till you drop. Take a look at some of the best things you could purchase from Bermuda.

1. Rum cake

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Bermuda is extremely famous all across the globe for its succulent and indulgent rum cakes. They are freshly prepared and are well-loved by both locals as well as tourists. These cakes have a long shelf life and are therefore great gifts for friends and families back home. Bermuda Rum Cake Company is famous all over the island for whipping up the best rum cakes. Besides purchasing these delicious cakes, you can also get a chance to witness how these goodies are prepared.

Bermuda Rum Cake Company

Address: 1 Maritime Lane, Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys.

Website: Bermuda Rum Cake Company

Price: 15 USD onwards

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2. Bermuda shorts

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The origin of the renowned Bermuda shorts dates back to the 20th century. It was the Royal Navy who were the inventors of these shorts. Due to the tropical climate, it became a necessity to wear something as comfortable as shorts. A fun fact is that Bermuda is the only place in the world where shorts is the national dress for men and they are not just worn at casual events, but also at formal cocktails and weddings. From walking Bermuda shorts to swim shorts, there is a wide range at your disposal. English Sports Shop is known for its exquisite range of Bermuda shorts along with other attire such as jackets, caprices, ties and lots more.

English Sports Shop

Address: 37 Mangrove Bay Road, Somerset, Sandys.

Website: English Sports Shop

Price:20 USD–100 USD

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3. Dockyard Glassworks

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For those who have a strong liking for glassware, this is the perfect souvenir for you to purchase. There are beautiful, handcrafted products such as plates, pitchers, jewellery, art glasses, as well as various other items that reflect the Bermuda culture. The Dockyard Glassworks is the ultimate place to purchase these gorgeous glass items. This place has a Glass Blowing Studio where you can watch the artisans curate specialised glassware items with intricate detailing. These glass pieces are colourful and are the ideal handicrafts to decorate your home with.

The Dockyard Glassworks

Address: 1 Maritime Lane. Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Parish.

Website: The Dockyard Glassworks

Price:125 USD onwards

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4. Bermuda Claywork

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If you are one of those who loves decorating your house with handicrafts, purchasing Bermuda clay and ceramic items will probably be on your shopping list. Bermuda has some of the largest clayware-manufacturers around. Jon Faulkner’s Gallery is known for its exquisite range of clay and ceramic products. Besides getting ready-made items, you also have the option to customise your own clay products. There are in-house artisans who will help you create your own little masterpiece. The Gallery also has an on-site ‘Paint your own Pottery studio’ where you could paint a pottery item of your choice. This is truly a great place to explore!

Jon Faulkner's Gallery

Address: 7 Camber Road, Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandy’s Parish.

Website: Jon Faulkner’s Gallery

Price: 16 USD–48 USD

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5. Perfumes

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Bermuda is acclaimed for its local fragrances including lilies, oleanders, jasmine, sweet peas and passionflowers which make for fantastic gifts. They are super sweet smelling and are prepared using the finest of ingredients. The Lili Bermuda Perfumery and Garden has become a popular tourist destination and is indeed a major crowd puller. You get to take a stroll across the gorgeous lower garden here as well as experience how perfumes are made.

The Lili Bermuda Perfumery

Address: Stewart Hall 5 Queen Street, St George’s GE 05, Bermuda

Website: The Lili Bermuda Perfumery

Price: 150 USD–350 USD

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6. Crystals

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Another major attraction Bermuda is known for is its beautiful crystals. The crystal caves here look absolutely surreal. They are Bermuda’s top attraction because of the way the crystals here are preserved and also, of course, their sheer beauty. You could take a quick tour of this place and also purchase some beautiful and authentic crystals from the Fiddlestix Gift Shop at the Caves. The tour price for adults is 22 USD and for children, it is 10 USD.

The Crystal Caves

Address: 8 Crystal Caves Rd, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda.

Website: The Crystal Caves

Price: 50 USD onwards

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7. Mexican Coffee Beans

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Another lip-smacking souvenir to take back home from Bermuda is their authentic Mexican coffee beans. There are a wide array of flavours and roasts at your disposal in multiple shops. The Convenience Coffee Ltd is one of the best in Bermuda and has some of the finest of coffees. It is truly a paradise for coffee lovers indeed!

Convenience Coffee Ltd.

Address: 10 Harvey Road, Harvey Road Business Park, Paget PG 04, Bermuda

Website: Convenience Coffee Ltd.

Price: 14.95 USD onwards

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8. Linen products

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Linen products are another speciality of Bermuda. Whether it is the bed sheets or the famous Bermuda shorts, each of them is made from pure linen. Bermuda tea towels, bun warmers, tablecloths and placemats are some of the other products that are specially handcrafted using the finest of linens. The Island Shop at Hamilton city has some of the best linen products in the city, priced at pocket-friendly rates.

The Island Shop

Address: 3, Queen St, Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda

Website: The Island Shop

Price: 10 USD onwards

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9. Cedar-wood items

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The Juniperus Bermudiana is a unique type of cedar which is only found in Bermuda. It is used mainly for construction purposes for churches, home furnishings, floors, and shipbuilding. Bermuda cedars are known for their exotic aroma and for their exquisite red tint. The Botanical Gardens in Paget Parish are a popular tourist destination and a great place to explore the beauty of cedar. Here you will also find souvenir shops where you can purchase cedar items.

Botanical Gardens

Address: 169 South Road, Paget Parish, Bermuda.

Website: Botanical Gardens

Price: 20 USD onwards

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10. Knitted gombey dolls

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The Gombey is a blend of African, Native American, Caribbean, and British cultures which make up the population of Bermuda. To keep this culture alive, the famous Gombey dolls were made. These dolls are colourful and are shown in different forms, such as dancing and playing the drums. Though these are available at various local stores, you must pay a visit to Bermuda Craft Market to purchase them. Besides purchasing these dolls you will also witness how they are created from scratch.

Bermuda Craft Market

Address: 4 Freeport Rd Royal Navy Dockyard Sandys, Bermuda

Website: Bermuda Craft Market

Price: 50 USD onwards

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The shopper's paradise

Bermuda is home to some of the finest shopping across the globe. It has some of the most exquisite and out-of-the-box souvenirs which you must definitely take back home!

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