Bermuda Favorites

  • Lighthouse from the road
    Lighthouse from the road
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  • Close-up of the top of Gibbs Lighthouse
    Close-up of the top of Gibbs Lighthouse
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  • Street by the side of the craft market/cooperage
    Street by the side of the craft...
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Bermuda Favorites

  • Pink Sand Beaches

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    Many people come to Bermuda for the beaches. The sand is ground up coral and limestone and it has a pinkish tinge to it. The water is lovely and clear, and (in the summer) warm because Bermuda is in the Gulf Stream. So if beaches are your thing, then I highly recommend the beaches of Bermuda to your attention. I personally am not a beach person. I...

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  • Bermuda *Musts*

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    hamilton has a ferry service to dockyards and to gibs hill lighthouse the british dockyard gives the feel of old naval base. The gibs hill lighthouse gives a view of island and can see hamilton city from there. the ferry and bus are on same daily bus pass people are friendly and the bars are great

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  • Weather

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    Well I didn't like it. Wanna talk about fake, then come to Bermuda. The people aren't really nice at all, even though they try to act that way. VERY intolerant to other cultures etc. The whole experience was superficial, and I really feel sorry for the people who live there. I was taken back by the uptight, snobish atmosphere. And NO, I don't wanna...

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  • Dollars

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    The "currency of the realm" for the islands is "The Bermuda Dollar". And this "Bermuda $$" is pegged at par to the value of the US Dollar. In fact, they're used interchangeably in Bermuda. Not only will EVERYONE accept the US dollar, in most cases, you'll get your change in US funds, both bills and coins. Occasionally, you'll receive a Bermuda...

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  • World War II

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    Break time at the Bermuda airport in 1943. Jeff the storekeeper manager and Leslie Musker a mechanic at that time later a Flight Engineer on Liberator B24 Bombers and other types of planes. HE was part of the crews who ferried these planes to Africa, India, Iran ( to be picked up by the Russians) See my Bahamas page for more details on these type...

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  • Sounds

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    Every evening, you'll here the gentle whistling sound made by millions of Bermuda tree frogs. Apparently, these little critters are tiny and difficult to set eyes upon. In fact, our hostess at the B&B, Marlie, indicated that she'd never actually seen one. But by golly, they're there. They make a distinct sound that I found somewhat peaceful...but...

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  • Bermuda's Parishes

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    Bermuda is made up of 9 "parishes". And although small, each has its own special claim to fame within the whole of Bermuda. Size? The entire island is only about 20 miles long. :) You've read that I used to live in Bermuda, some 45 years ago. My parents tell me that, back then, there were people living on the east end of the island (St. George's...

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  • Beaches

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    The beaches with their rocky stacks and secluded grottos. This is a picture of Scott's first view of Horseshoe Bay - for him he thinks of pirates, shipwrecks and rum-running. For me this view reminds me of magical lands found in fairytale books. Depending on the light, the water can take on an almost mauve hue. My first view of these beaches was...

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  • Black Seal Rum

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    I was really looking forward to trying out some of Bermuda's cocktail specialities. Considering that so many were based on rum (a personal favorite), I knew it would be an extra happy hour come drink time. :) Bermuda has two "national" cocktails. The first is called "The Dark and Stormy". Made from two parts Ginger Beer (a hairier version of...

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  • Bermuda Cedar

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    The cedar is a wonderful aromatic rich looking wood that is endemic to Bermuda. That means it doesn't grow anywhere else. (It's also not really a cedar.) The first shipwrecked mariners used it to rebuild the Deliverance which took them on to Virginia. It is also extensively used for woodwork in places like St. Peters in St. George. There was even a...

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  • Transportation

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    Unlike almost anywhere else on earth on the tourist-friendly earth, Bermuda does NOT offer rental cars to visitors. You can rent cycles, if you have a death wish. But for most visitors, using Bermuda's buses and ferries is a cost-effective way of getting around the island. The ferry fares are pretty simple, if you're buying point to point. You...

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  • Scooter

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    Rent a scooter. ride it around. Don't run out of gas. That's all I can say. It's the best way to enjoy this island. I normally wouldn't be able to afford such a place but I got the full benefits of a girlfriend's rich uncle. Exploring the lagoons along the beaches--crystal clear water, lots of fish. Photo to follow.

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  • People

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    In my experience of travel around the world one of the best place to meet local people is in there place of worship (if the are open and welcoming to the public) In Bermuda they are for sure. St John African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Harrington Sound Area - Parishes of Hamilton and Smith's Bermuda is just such a place. It is Bermuda's first...

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  • Rumcake

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    RUMCAKE : They also make rumcake. Wow! Délicious. The best cake I ever ate! Furthermore, you can keep it out of the fridge for more than a year (before you open it). But for a very small cake of 4 oz (approx. 10 cm / 4 po.), it would cost approx. 8$ US and 25$US for a one pound cake (½ kilo)! Really good, it’s a sin!...

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  • HM Rubbish Bin

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    I think quite possibly the thing I'll remember most about Bermuda are the trash cans on the streets of Hamilton. Looking down and being confronted by a old-trimmed box with a coat-of-arms on it was quite shocking. Even rubbish is deposited with pomp and circumstance here, I suppose. Well, all hail Her Majesty's Rubbish Bin!

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  • Golf

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    Check out the beautiful golf courses. If you are a golf fan, the courses on Bermuda are stunning. I am not sure of the name of this golf course, but this is the view from Forest Hills. I'm not actually a golf fan myself, but appreciate the beautiful scenery.

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  • Fishing

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    GO FISHING! (try http://jumpdembones.01.free.bm/ ) Whether you go off shore or with a guide fly fishing the flats--it's a delight to fish these waters. GO SNORKELING! See the fish and reef in their habitat--green turtles too--just don't wear shiney things in the water and barracuda ('barrys') will probably leave you alone--actually you have NO...

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  • Perfume Factory

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    Try visiting the Bermua Perfume Factory. The tour is a little lack luster, but the scents will forever remind you of the island... for the ladies Oleander is absolutely amazing, and for the gents, I really liked Bravo. Taking a spill on our scooter at Warwick Long Bay (j/k). Actually, after countless attempts to try to find the Natural Arches, on...

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  • Bermuda Cedar

    The cedar is a wonderful aromatic rich looking wood that is endemic to Bermuda. That means it doesn't grow anywhere else. (It's also not really a cedar.) The first shipwrecked mariners used it to rebuild the Deliverance which took them on to Virginia. It is also extensively used for woodwork in places like St. Peters in St. George. There was even a...

    more
  • Blue water and Pink Sand

    Many people come to Bermuda for the beaches. The sand is ground up coral and limestone and it has a pinkish tinge to it. The water is lovely and clear, and (in the summer) warm because Bermuda is in the Gulf Stream.So if beaches are your thing, then I highly recommend the beaches of Bermuda to your attention. I personally am not a beach person. I...

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  • The TWO national cocktails

    I was really looking forward to trying out some of Bermuda's cocktail specialities. Considering that so many were based on rum (a personal favorite), I knew it would be an extra happy hour come drink time. :)Bermuda has two "national" cocktails. The first is called "The Dark and Stormy". Made from two parts Ginger Beer (a hairier version of ginger...

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  • Heard but seldom seen...whistling tree...

    Every evening, you'll here the gentle whistling sound made by millions of Bermuda tree frogs. Apparently, these little critters are tiny and difficult to set eyes upon. In fact, our hostess at the B&B, Marlie, indicated that she'd never actually seen one.But by golly, they're there. They make a distinct sound that I found somewhat peaceful...but...

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  • The noisy Kiskadee of Bermuda

    My wife and daughter are very much into birding, and were on the lookout for the local species. We never got a good look at the Bermuda Longtail, which is the bird locals seem most proud of.However, the kiskadee was everywhere...and they are NOISY. A very pretty bird that likes to chat, you'll be serenaded all over the island. The Kiskadee is...

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  • US Dollars/Bermudian Dollars. ...

    The "currency of the realm" for the islands is "The Bermuda Dollar". And this "Bermuda $$" is pegged at par to the value of the US Dollar. In fact, they're used interchangeably in Bermuda. Not only will EVERYONE accept the US dollar, in most cases, you'll get your change in US funds, both bills and coins. Occasionally, you'll receive a Bermuda...

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  • The SOUNDS of Bermuda (Calm Waters)

    Bermuda is, as you know, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. There is actually not a great deal of shallow waters around the island, and the Atlantic drops off to a much deeper body of water very quickly as you leave shore. And with Bermuda being out in the middle of "open ocean", the waters in the Atlantic can get kind of rough. Quite a few deep-sea...

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  • Gosling's Black Seal Rum (EXPORT TIPS,...

    THE national spirit of Bermuda is clearly Gosling's Black Seal rum. It's been bottled for hundreds of years, and is a legendary component of such Bermudian classics as the Dark and Stormy and the Rum Swizzle. "Black", as the locals call it, is good in any rum drink. A simple "black and coke" hits the spot, especially if they use the "hi-test"...

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  • Bermuda's Parishes, an overview

    Bermuda is made up of 9 "parishes". And although small, each has its own special claim to fame within the whole of Bermuda. Size? The entire island is only about 20 miles long. :)You've read that I used to live in Bermuda, some 45 years ago. My parents tell me that, back then, there were people living on the east end of the island (St. George's...

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  • Transportation Passes, your BEST deal

    Unlike almost anywhere else on earth on the tourist-friendly earth, Bermuda does NOT offer rental cars to visitors. You can rent cycles, if you have a death wish. But for most visitors, using Bermuda's buses and ferries is a cost-effective way of getting around the island. The ferry fares are pretty simple, if you're buying point to point. You pay...

    more
  • Release your Inner Pirate!

    The beaches with their rocky stacks and secluded grottos. This is a picture of Scott's first view of Horseshoe Bay - for him he thinks of pirates, shipwrecks and rum-running. For me this view reminds me of magical lands found in fairytale books. Depending on the light, the water can take on an almost mauve hue. My first view of these beaches was...

    more
  • Buses and maps

    There is no single place I would take a first time visitor except a walk, anywhere that was convenient. Lots of sights if they liked history and lots of places for scenery.What I would do is get a bus pass and use the buses and ferries to get a feel for the island and people.The other part of enjoying Bermuda is a good map, not just the bus route...

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  • Bermuda is a postcard come to life

    Everyone that visits Bermuda should spend at least some time on the beach or at least on a cliff or viewpoint that overlooks the ocean.Between the fresh, sea air and the view, anyone will walk away with a hearty appreciation of why people love and live in Bermuda. My fondest memory of Bermuda is spending time overlooking the aqua blue-green ocean...

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  • Don't Go

    Well I didn't like it. Wanna talk about fake, then come to Bermuda. The people aren't really nice at all, even though they try to act that way. VERY intolerant to other cultures etc. The whole experience was superficial, and I really feel sorry for the people who live there. I was taken back by the uptight, snobish atmosphere. And NO, I don't wanna...

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  • Bermuda--The Island

    Bermuda is located almost directly to the East of Charleston, South Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean--some distance from the coastline of the United States.This island is benignly overseen by the United Kingdom.

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  • Warm smiles at a place of worship

    In my experience of travel around the world one of the best place to meet local people is in there place of worship (if the are open and welcoming to the public) In Bermuda they are for sure. St John African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Harrington Sound Area - Parishes of Hamilton and Smith's Bermuda is just such a place. It is Bermuda's first...

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  • Scooter

    Rent a scooter. ride it around. Don't run out of gas. That's all I can say. It's the best way to enjoy this island. I normally wouldn't be able to afford such a place but I got the full benefits of a girlfriend's rich uncle. Exploring the lagoons along the beaches--crystal clear water, lots of fish. Photo to follow.

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  • Prepare yourself for ultimate...

    Ah...I would definitely go beach hopping, as each beach is unique in their surroundings. I miss the friends that I stayed with and I hope to see them again soon.

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  • The West End

    This is the West End. There's a huge difference between Hamilton (The City) and Hamilton (The Parish). I lived in Hamilton (Parish) and worked in Hamilton (City). Be it known, there are no street addresses. If you need to get to 24 Town Hill Road, and take a taxi, you'll be dropped off at Town Hill and get to walk the rest. The majority of Resorts...

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  • Where the Hell are We?

    This map shows the East End. Not a whole lot up here. The airport is in the upper right, St. Georges and St. Davids are to the right (so's Clearwater Beach - best kept secret in Bermuda). I live in the little bay area called Bailey's Bay on North Shore (that's the little blip towards the lower left).

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  • The little 'creatures' of Bermuda...

    I loved the little whistling tree frogs that come out at night. They are SO small....you'd almost mistake them for little poops!!! The tree frogs singing me to sleep every night.

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  • Bermuda - Pink Sand and Sun

    Horseshoe Beach is beautiful. If you turn to the right as you go onto the beach, you'll find a little cove area with great, protected snorkeling. I don't know if you're actually allowed (no signs were posted) but we climbed up even further and went to the other side to get this picture.

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  • hamilton waterfront,scenic and historic

    hamilton has a ferry service to dockyards and to gibs hill lighthouse the british dockyard gives the feel of old naval base. The gibs hill lighthouse gives a view of island and can see hamilton city from there.the ferry and bus are on same daily bus pass people are friendly and the bars are great

    more
  • Jeff and Leslie

    Break time at the Bermuda airport in 1943. Jeff the storekeeper manager and Leslie Musker a mechanic at that time later a Flight Engineer on Liberator B24 Bombers and other types of planes. HE was part of the crews who ferried these planes to Africa, India, Iran ( to be picked up by the Russians) See my Bahamas page for more details on these type...

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  • Leslie Musker working on a PBY engine

    The warm weather and sun Days off and visiting the island and the bars. Going to the beach or sailing with my friend Leslie Musker

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  • A GEM OF AN ISLAND

    TRAVEL ACROSS AND AROUND THE ISLANDIt is a beautiful gem of an island, especially from the air. Great place to sail in Hamilton harbor and around Darrell's Island. I spent 18 months there 1943,1944. I was with the Royal Air Force Transport Command. Loved the place for its climate and beaches and at that time the rum . I remember loving to ride a...

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  • Catalina PBY aircraft

    In a BOAC CLIPPER 'SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL' passed through here a couple of times in a hurry He was to take the destroyer"Duke of York" to return to England but enjoyed his clipper trip so much he decided to fly straight through to England with his staff SAVING 6 DAYS TRAVEL TIME 'MR.W. AVERELL HARRIMAN' ( Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin) who...

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Bermuda Hotels

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  • Royal Palms Hotel

    24 Rosemont Ave, Hamilton, HM06, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • 9 Beaches Resort

    4 Daniels Head Rd, , MA BX, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Pompano Beach Club

    36 Pompano Beach Road, Southampton, SB 03 , Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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