Souvenirs from Bermuda
Bermuda offers many tropical delights to its visitors, and you will enjoy the souvenir shopping just as much as soaking up the sun. Key chains, refrigerator magnets, post cards and bumper stickers are fun and simple ways to take home a bit of the atmosphere, and share it with others. Island food specialties, such as marmalades, sauces, honey and rum cakes, are thoughtful souvenirs from Bermuda to help you continue the experience after you return home. Perfumes, lotions and soaps made from the locally grown flowers are available with hints of lily, sweet pea, jasmine and cedar, and are always appreciated by those who receive them. For hundreds of years, this island has been a trading port, and you can find luxury items for good prices. Silverware, porcelain, crystal, and finely created clothing from Northern Europe are just a few items you can expect to find. Looking for a more native Bermudan souvenir? Pottery and items made from cedar are useful and reflect the island's sensibilities.
Experience the Island of Bermuda
As befits an island paradise, Bermuda offers visitors many magical sightseeing opportunities. Perhaps the most photographed are the ship wrecks and coral reefs of St. George. Having been designated a World Heritage Site, you will find the clear blue waters a lovely backdrop for the many species of tropical fish, sharks and dolphins swimming through the deserted hulls. The pink sand beaches, caused by the addition of shells and coral, are lovely for those who prefer to keep their hair dry. Be sure to visit the beaches at sunset, when the rays of the sun deepen the hue. Other dry land options include a visit to the Royal Navy Dockyard and the Maritime Museum, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo and the many lighthouses along the shore. The Crystal Caves has many lovely underground vistas, including stalactites and pools of saltwater. Renting a scooter and taking a drive through the island to discover and appreciate the charms of the Bermudan lifestyle is another recommended activity.