CLIPPER IMPORTS at ROSE MANOR, Eleuthera, Bahamas. Shopping in the island’s capital, Governor’s Harbour, just became a whole lot more fun. Located half-way “up the hill” from the bright yellow Pyfroms liquor store, Rose Manor has re-opened its doors under the new ownership of Clipper Imports. This adorable boutique is brimming with fantastic finds - all at great prices.
Eleuthera is just not known for its shopping. People may challenge that Eleuthera is not about shopping in the first place. But sometimes, a girl just needs a little fix…a keepsake, that every time she wears or looks at it, she will think of that special little out island in the Bahamas. Even better if that keepsake comes at a bargain price, which it is does at Rose Manor.
Enter through the welcoming doors of this homey boutique, and you’ll see racks of colourful sundresses, tables of stunning jewelry, and hutches displaying silver turtles and jewelled candle holders. The abundance of beautiful merchandise flows down the hallway into two more rooms. There are Bahamas t-shirts, swim coverups, artwork, keychains and home decor items. A red and blue sailboat catches my eye. I pick it up to take a closer look and am delighted to discover that it is only $5! It has a little oar, and the word “Eleuthera” painted on it. I smile to myself knowing that I have found my special keepsake to bring home. My friend has chosen a cute hand-sewn heart ornament for $1 and a Bahamas bag for $10. We pay and chat for a while with the owner’s sister-in-law, Monique, and learn that she also teaches yoga, meditation and ball exercise. We set off merrily on our way, happy that there is something fun to do when it rains in Eleuthera.