Airporter: Finding the Perfect Gift at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling Airport


Editor’s Note: Our new Airporter column explores the best of the Caribbean’s airports, from secret shopping tips to the coolest airport bars.

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor

A last-minute airport-bought gift needn’t necessarily be a bad gift. At least not if it comes from My Ocean in the US Departures terminal at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport.

The “Bahamian version of The Body Shop” carries a comprehensive selection of all-natural bath and body products, all made on-island. Choose from five Caribbean-themed fragrance collections ­– which include lotions, shower gels and scrolls of glycerin soap – and be sure to check out the natural sea sponges, harvested from the islands’ waters.

My Ocean also manufactures soy candles, and those packaged in coconut-shell bowls make charming island-inspired gifts. But I’m particularly drawn to the company’s complementary line of handmade ceramic vessels: soap dishes, bowls and appetizer plates that lend a little Bahamian flair to any home.

With prices starting at just $12 you’ve got no excuse not to stock up on souvenirs for friends and family back home. So go ahead; let them think you spent hours agonizing over the perfect gift. Your secret’s safe with me.


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