There is a false impression that Bermuda is a tourist trap. The reason for this can be traced to two things – the high cost of goods and tourism being the primary industry. However, it should be pointed out that the main reason for the high cost of goods is due to the importation of most items. In addition, nowadays, tourism is no longer the main source of income for the country; rather, it is banking and finance.
With regards to food, the majority of products on the market are imported. Even the bulk of bananas on the market is imported. The locally grown banana is a staple, and is the most common food stuff on the table on Sundays. The bananas that can be found in grocery stores and supermarkets are larger than the local variety; however, they is not as sweet. In general the local food is of lower quality compared to imported goods. The quality of the local banana is debatable as the imported banana is bigger and does look better than the local varieties.
The only real exceptions to the above observation are the seafood and fishes. Bermuda is an island country, and the bounty of the sea is evident in the local fare. Also, due to the scarcity of agricultural land, the bulk of the food stuff is imported. The rice and flour bought at the store is most probably imported. If you like rice, you should check out the rice cooker reviews before buying here. This would allow you to see what would be best for you considering that rice is expensive on the island.
There are a lot of things to see in Bermuda. However due to restrictions on car ownership and rentals, it would be better to rent a moped or a bicycle. There are a lot of great places to go to where travelling on two wheels is an advantage. Some of the roads are just narrow enough to allow for two lanes. With a moped or a bicycle, it is much easier to get around the island. In addition, cars drive right. This makes riding a bicycle less of an adventure and more of a necessity.
Get a Room
If you want to enjoy your stay, you should try getting a room, an apartment or a condominium where you can cook for yourself. The homecentric.org website has a whole range of home and kitchen appliance reviews. Besides, considering the cost of dining near the tourist area becomes prohibitive very fast. The best advice is to go where the locals go. In price comparisons, most food items can go as four times that of local prices. When buying food, whether to dine at the restaurant, or for cooking at home, there are ways to save on money. Going to a store frequented by locals can save a large amount of money.
Although this advice is true for most of the world, in Bermuda it is an advice which should be followed. Even at supermarkets where the locals buy their goods, most items can have higher prices than they would in the mainland.