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Insider Guide Bermuda

 

Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory, is an Atlantic archipelago of sub-tropical islands famous for beaches of fine, coral-pink sand, and clear azure waters; and plenty of British colonial charm.

STAY:

Rosedon Hotel

This quintessentially Bermudian property will quickly immerse you in the pace of island life. The feel is homey, friendly and boutique. Expect restored original features, elegant furnishings and contemporary amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flatsrceen TVs, and A/C.

Afternoon Tea is served each day for guests on the veranda; whilst the Huckleberry Restaurant, open to non-residents, has a menu inspired by the American south, Mediterranean and local Bermudian flavours.

Rosedon.com

 

The Loren

Stylish, contemporary resort recently opened on Pink Beach. This is the choice for a thoroughly upscale castaway experience, with luxury guest suites and villas with oceanfront terraces or balconies that look out across the endless blue of the Atlantic.

The Loren Hotel is also close to the prestigious Tucker’s Point Golf Course. Chef Tim Sullivan is the talent in the kitchen; serving the fine-dining Marée Restaurant open to non-residents.

TheLorenHotel.com

 

Holiday Rentals

Bermuda is mixing things up in the accommodation sector, with a wider range of registered property rentals available for guests in 2018. A dedicated portal is available to search oceanside homes, apartments as well as cottages like ‘The Loft’ in the heart of historic, UNESCO St. George.

BermudaRentals.com

 

 

Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa

The all-inclusive Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa offers smart accommodation in a landscaped, oceanside setting. Holidays include casual and fine dining, an English style afternoon tea, Theme Night buffets and all drinks. Activities like tennis courts and water sports are covered too.

GrottoBay.com

 

EAT:

The Flame

This oceanside, family-style casual diner is the place for a truly authentic Sunday Brunch of a Bermuda Codfish Breakfast, with delicious homemade sweet butter onion sauce (or fried tomato sauce), boiled potatoes, sliced banana, avocado and hard-boiled eggs.

Facebook.com/TheFlameBermuda

 

Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy

Eat like a local; try a fried fish sandwich! Near to Hamilton is this popular hole-in-the-wall eatery offering generous sweet raisin bread sandwiches of crispy fried fish, with plenty of homemade tartar sauce or coleslaw. Tastes even better with a can of local ginger beer.

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Swizzle Inn

Probably Bermuda’s oldest and best known pub, and said to be the place where the island’s signature cocktail, the Rum Swizzle was created. It’s close to the airport, so a good place to stop off for a final tipple before boarding a flight home.

SwizzleInn.com

Marcus’

This is the elegant and smart cocktail bar and restaurant by renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson. Innovative modern cuisine, complemented by a dynamic bar where you can enjoy live music.

Fabulous setting with eye-popping contemporary art that competes for attention with the spectacular views – part of the Hamilton Princess resort.

TheHamiltonPrincess.com/dining/marcus/

 

Tobacco Bay Beach Bar & Restaurant

In a stunning location, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is this cool bar restaurant. It’s the place to go for a relaxed Bermuda beach vibe. Great outside deck overlooking the bay; simple, tasty family-friendly fare and great cocktails. Order a frozen Dark ‘n Stormy with local Gosling’s Black Seal rum – so refreshing!

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Mickey’s Beach Bistro

Part of the smart Elbow Beach Resort, this oceanside beach bistro is where you can dine in style with sand between your toes. Lots of local fish specials as well as international favourites. Enjoy live music after dinner at the resort bar open to non-residents.

ElbowbeachBermuda.com/Dining

TO DO:

Stand-Up Paddle boarding

Explore the unique ecosystem of Bermuda’s mangroves from a unique perspective – on a stand-up paddleboard. Local expert Ian Bridges of BermudAdventure curates a range of water-sports experiences for guests, depending on their level of expertise, fitness and interests.

 

www.facebook.com/BermudAdventure

Jet Ski Safari

Combine the exhilaration of riding a jet ski with the chance to swim with turtles – you also get to see a shipwreck and pass through the tip of the infamous Bermuda Triangle. Groups are small, so if you want to get wet and wild you can go up front with the lead guide, whilst those at the back can take it easy.

KSWatersports.com

Catamaran Sailing Cruise

Enjoy the beautiful Atlantic waters of Bermuda in style, aboard the 34-ft. ’Happy Cat’ catamaran with a Gosling’s dark ‘n stormy cocktail in hand. Captain Richie offers tailored sailing and snorkelling itineraries, whilst Maureen looks after guests with finesse.

SeasplashBermuda.com

Cave Spa

Within the grounds of the Grotto Bay Beach Resort are spectacular caves. One is open for cave swimming, and the other, Prospero Cave, is a luxury spa, with private cabanas floating on the cave lagoon. Discreet lighting highlights the spectacular natural features and the clear lake water – making a massage treatment unforgettable!

GrottoBay.com/Spa_Natura-Cave-Spa

Twizy – the ultimate rental vehicle

Until recently, visitors to Bermuda could only rent mopeds (not cars). New for 2018 are the Twizy electric cars, available for rent from Current Vehicles. Compact twin seaters that are great fun to drive!

Currentvehicles.com

TRAVEL

For more trip planning ideas, visit Bermuda’s official website

GoToBermuda.com

 

 

 

 

 

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