eight Caribbean Manufacturers That Deliver the Island Vibes to You

A bottle of hot sauce, a chocolate bar, and a glass of body butter

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Whether you’re preparing for your next vacation with colorful island designs or adding the flavors of the Caribbean to your pantry, here are eight brands you can buy online to convey the spirit of the islands – from Barbados to the BVIs.


Shard chain with outline of Trinidad

Courtesy of Banz

Show your Bajan pride (even from afar) with Banz, a line of jewelry that will bring visitors and locals alike a stylish souvenir of Barbados to remember. (You can also show your love for Trinidad and Tobago with necklaces overlaying the outlines of the two islands, as pictured above.) Bracelets and necklaces feature stainless steel or 18k gold plated name tags, map outlines, and even geographic coordinates.

For shopping: banzcaribbean.com

Tri Island chocolate

Three chocolate bars

Three chocolate bars

Courtesy Tri-Island Chocolate

Tri Island Chocolate is made in small batches from cocoa that is roasted, sifted and refined in Grenada. You can visit the factory in person for chocolate, tea, and honey tastings, outdoor tours, and even workshops on how to make your own bar. But if you’re not traveling to Grenada anytime soon, the chocolate package and Zoom tasting is a great way to learn the process from home.

For shopping: triisland.com


Blue pearl bracelet with gold charm

Blue pearl bracelet with gold charm

Courtesy of Trèfle

Made in the British Virgin Islands, Trèfle brings you to Tortola with a selection of swimwear, resort clothing and even matching options for kids. Giving it back to the community is also a priority: on certain items like this blue agate bracelet with a gold pendant, a portion of the sale goes to the 284 Foundation, which provides youth grants and grants for local arts education programs.

For shopping: trefledesigns.com


Soap with green packaging

Soap with green packaging

Courtesy of Itiba

This line of natural, minimally processed lotions, soaps, oils and body butters were created by Yoki Hanley, an entrepreneurial mother of six from St. Croix. It’s the only locally made skin care brand that dermatologists recommend on the island. To try it out for yourself, shop online or visit Itiba’s locations at Plaza East in Christiansted and Market STX in Frederiksted.

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For shopping: itibabeauty.com


Two canvas tote bags

Two canvas tote bags

Courtesy Concalma

Carry a bit of Puerto Rico with a bag from Concalma. These sturdy tote bags were designed by Matilsha Marxuach and manufactured in Old San Juan and are available in 16 different styles that are perfect for every occasion: market-ready tote bags, backpacks that easily fit your beach gear, a chic hip bag to carry around while exploring Having your hands free and more.

For shopping: shopconcalma.com


Various fragrance and skin care products

Various fragrance and skin care products

Courtesy of Tijon

Next time you’re in St. Martin, stop by the Tijon flagship in Grand Case to create a unique fragrance that highlights the floral scents of the French Caribbean. But you can also have the bespoke experience from home: the company recently set up a virtual laboratory to share its five-step process of creating five-star fragrances.

For shopping: tijon.com

Isy B.

Women wearing swimwear and caftans

Women wearing swimwear and caftans

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Inspired by the colors and casual vibes of the Cayman Islands, Isy B. is known for his luxurious resort attire: flowing caftans, dresses, and playful chic accessories that will get you (or help out) from the pool to lunch to lounging on a boat to dream of your next vacation).

For shopping: isybdesign.com

Susie’s hot sauce

Bottle of hot sauce

Bottle of hot sauce

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Bring the flavors of Antigua and Barbuda into your home with a bottle of Susie’s Hot Sauce. This award-winning spice can be ordered individually and gives you more than enough to share with family and friends. Choose between a variety of spice levels or sweeter mixes of fruits such as papaya, pineapple, mango and tamarind.

For shopping: susieshotsauce.com

Caleigh Alleyne is a Toronto-based journalist specializing in travel, design, home decor, and digital media trends. When she’s not traveling, she can be found working on home decorations and DIY projects.