Bermuda: Shopping Holiday

Heaven on Earth

Bermuda has a good reputation in America for some great shopping. This is due to the quality of the good on offers rather than their bargain price. Generally speaking Hamilton has the best shopping in Bermuda (along Front Street), though you may want to look at the shops in St George too. Many of the shops are in picture postcard cottages and stock a well selected range of goods. Traditional luxury British and Irish goods such as china and crystal as well as wool and cashmere are common on the Island. As Bermuda is a British colony the duty on these items is slightly reduced, making them less expensive than they are in the States. This mean that many American have shopping trips to Bermuda. You’ll find several antiques shops in Bermuda, as well as some great Bermudian arts and crafts shops. On Wednesday nights (on Front Street between 7 and 10 pm) Hamilton turns shopping into more of a carnival with Harbour Nights. Here you’ll find street performers, children’s activities, carriage rides, as well as and arts and craft market stalls. So if you want to soak up some sun and buy a few well pick British luxury items (without heading across the Atlantic) or an antique than perhaps a shopping vacation in Bermuda is for you.