Petronia Street is full of treasures and so is Besame Mucha, the high-end consignment shop and apothecary. The store has a vintage, elegant front porch that invites shoppers to come in, sit down on the rocking chairs, and rest their aching feet. There are no touristy trinkets, just rare items that can have story of their own.Besame Mucho's treasure trove — Photo courtesy of Besame Mucho
In the “House” section, shoppers will find gold-rimmed Moroccan tea glasses, linen napkins, and aromatic candles to add a special touch to any home. The store also features the last true Belgian linens in the world, and all-natural household cleaners.
The souvenirs and treasures section displays Besame Mucho-brand tanks and tees, and sophisticated jewelry and collectables like the Milagros (miracles) protective charms. Books, music, burning papers, and hand fans are a few more of the items in this area of the store.
Last but not least is the apothecary – full of medicines, lotions, perfumes, and soaps from all over the globe. Try the Tahitian coconut-infused oil which can be used as bath oil or hair conditioner, or there’s the Savon de Marseille soap – a classic French tradition. And let’s not forget the Dominican Bay rum – a nostalgic men’s aftershave.
Besame Mucho is yet another reason why travelers have been flocking to Bahama Village. With its exquisite restaurants, unusual shops, and authentic Bahamian homes, let’s hope this neighborhood can maintain its roots and still embrace the tourism wave.