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welcome Hello from our Team Dear Visitor, Welcome to our island! First, we would like to say thank you for choosing Bermuda Magazine. We are honored to assist you during your visit and consider it our responsibility to guide you to an experience you will never forget. Be it a tour of the magical Olde Town of St. George, or your very first sip of an authentic rum swizzle, we hope that we can direct you to that special moment that will earn Bermuda a permanent place in your heart and soul. A full guide to the Island’s attractions, accompanied with a detachable map showing points of interest from East to West, can be found in the “Explore section” in the middle of the magazine. (You might want to bookmark this section for quick referencing; you will find it most handy when out and about.) Bermuda boasts not only breath-taking natural beauty, but also world-class shopping and dining. We have attributed a section to both, showing you where to find the best local cuisine, as well as keepsakes and souvenirs that will give you the pleasure of being able to take a piece of the island with you when you leave. Publisher: Limited


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What’s Inside


Bermuda HaHa, Roger Crombie


Crisson Jewellers, Integrity & Reliability

On the Cover Bermuda Palm Trees lit up for Christmas

10 Lili Bermuda, Perfectly Packaged 12 This Christmas 14 Experience Christmas in Bermuda 16 Calendar of Events 24 Buy Bermuda, Shopping on Island with Becci 26 Inspired by Bermuda, Alexandra Mosher 31 Stay Beautiful, Give the Gift of Beauty 32 Fragrance Spotlight, Kate Spade 34 Couture Footwear, Della Valle Sandals 37 Treasures of the Sea, Atlantic Jewellery Studio 38 Bermuda Books, The Bookmart at Brown & Co. 40 Going Through Hell to Get to Paradise

Explore Bermuda CENTRE OF THE MAGAZINE 16 pages of key information on exploring Bermuda including maps of St. George’s, Dockyard and Hamilton and a pull out map of the island.

42 Ahoy Kids, National museum of Bermuda 44 Eat & Drink Guide 56 3 Ways, To Do Lobster Season in Bermuda Our App: Facebook: /BermudaDotCom Twitter: / BermudaDotCom Instagram: BermudaDotCom

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The Bermuda Triangle from our Ocean Collection Available exclusively in Bermuda at: Davidrose Jewelry Somers Wharf, St. George’s 441.293.7673

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bermuda haha The Magic of Christmas BY ROGER CROMBIE

A few Christmases have gone by since I lived in Bermuda, but the thing I remember best was the toilet paper. .Back then, stores would shut over the Christmas holidays. The shops might stay closed for as long as three days. A sort of mania overcame people, the fear of wanting something they couldn’t buy. They overcompensated by buying gigantic quantities of anything they felt they might need one or two of over the holidays. In the week before Christmas, whenever you went to the grocery store, you’d see a parade of locals carting 48-roll packs of toilet paper on their shoulders, or pushing shopping carts full of water or God Knows What, as if it were the end of days. Things change. Nowadays, Bermuda probably has 24-hour toilet roll shops open every day of the year, and then some. Christmas is a time for reflection. You ask yourself: how am I going to eat all this turkey, but you manage it somehow. You ask yourself: how am I going to pay for all the food and drink and gifts, but you manage it somehow. After a while, you ask yourself: will it ever end? Christmas lasts for two months before it even begins. It’s the build-up to the action. Part of the time is spent anticipating the coming season by buying toilet paper, obviously, but also analysing what’s to come, by purchasing industrial quantities of Alka-Seltzer. In Bermuda, Christmas can take no more than a long weekend, but in England, the 12 days of Christmas, with Lords a-leaping and so forth, last three weeks – five if you count the two weeks of drunken parties that precede the start of the actual holiday. The country more or less shuts down for weeks starting on Christmas Eve. Families gather to watch TV repeats from the 1980s, eat way more food than is sensible, fight among themselves and drink themselves into a coma. The fighting usually happens on or about the third day, just as turkey soup and sandwiches start to form the daily menu. All that’s the fun part, of course. The part I don’t like comes in the week after that. The country’s still closed, but people have shopped for everything they wanted and a huge pile of stuff they didn’t want – it was on sale, or someone gave it to them, or they just looted it from the neighbours who were away seeing their families. It’s Zombie Time. People wander around the malls, as they have been doing for weeks. But now they have no money left and nowhere else to go. They drift around, their eyes wide open, their stomachs gurgling from the recent strain, their brains unable to comprehend that it will ever end. Eventually, they return to work in January, still wearing the zombie look, and normal service is resumed, only everyone has 47 rolls of toilet paper they don’t know what to do with. And that, my friends, is the magic of Christmas.


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crisson jewellers Integrity & Reliability SINCE 1922

Three generations of a family dedicated to quality, integrity and reliability sets Crisson apart from the rest. Established in 1922, Crisson is the iconic Bermuda store, renowned for its world class collections of fine watches and jewellery. The expert customer service team and after sales professionals always create a memorable shopping experience and cater for the individual needs of each and every customer. With the latest designs from the most respected names, you are sure to find that special piece to cherish forever at Crisson - and at prices that are certain to make your smile and satisfaction even greater! Crisson is the Official Rolex Retailer in Bermuda and the exclusive agent for sought-after names such as David Yurman, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, FOPE, John Hardy, Mikimoto and Le Vian Chocolat Diamonds. The internationally popular Pandora collection is also a Crisson Bermuda exclusive. At Crisson you will find many leading Swiss watch names including TAG Heuer, Tudor, Ebel, Movado, Raymond Weil, Frederique Constant and Victorinox Swiss Army. Seiko and Citizen watches are there too, as well as a wide mix of fashionable brands including Michael Kors, Philip Stein, Shinola, WeWood, Luminox and Bering. Crisson’s own House Jewellery Collection boasts an impressive array of fine gemstone jewellery, including an extensive diamond collection, with all certified stones graded exclusively by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the trusted authority worldwide. Featuring an eclectic mix of precious coloured stones, it’s exciting to find many exceptional and unusual specimens in their dazzling collection; including sapphires, rubies, emeralds, tanzanites, and a recent discovery of rare morganites. Crisson’s jewellers and designers have also created their own unique interpretations of Bermuda-inspired mementos. These include many gold and silver charms that they will happily place on your bracelet at no additional charge. Crisson’s elegant flagship store is at 55 Front Street, Hamilton and there you will find the full range of their collections. The Crisson store at 16 Queen St, Hamilton is the firm’s original location and showcases many unique and unusual pieces. There are also Crisson boutique shops at Dockyard and the Fairmont Southampton. Wherever you choose to shop, you’ll agree that a visit to Crisson is an essential part of your Bermuda experience! 16 Queen Street, City of Hamilton | 55 Front Street, City of Hamilton Fairmont Southampton, Southampton | Clocktower Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard / Follow us on Facebook


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lili Bermuda Perfectly Packaged BY BRIGITTA WOHLMUTH

One of the reasons I love Lili Bermuda so much is because all of their products are not only natural, but environmentally friendly too - even the packaging. Candles and travel atomisers come in a gorgeous blue velvet pouch, and they have a green policy advocating customers to send in empty perfume bottles, rather than purchasing anew. They’ll refill your bottle and you’ll receive a $10 credit towards the next fragrance. “We try to make things that our customers will love, keep and reuse,” says Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone, the master perfumer. A powdery pink box sits on her desk. The design is clean, a solid hue, only the Lili Bermuda crest is embroidered in silver on the lid. “We just got these in, they are for our Collector’s Gift Sets,” she says, proceeding to show me this new accessory to her sweet smelling merchandise. I’m impressed by how durable the box looks, it’s certainly something you wouldn’t throw out with the wrapping paper. The lid opens to show several different compartments, and ties closed with a pink satin ribbon. Of their many different gift options, this is the Crème de la Crème, the ‘gift that keeps on giving’, sure to delight any woman with a sense of smell. The Collector’s Gift Sets carry the whole scope of products per desired fragrance, “for the Unconditional Lili Bermuda lover” as it states on their website. There are quite a few of those too, I might add. The brand has international status, and yet it’s almost hard to believe that each fragrance is handcrafted and packaged within the historic Bermuda Perfumery itself. And for those who are, perhaps, less familiar with their products; the Discovery Gift Set is a wonderful way to introduce a loved one to this niche market of Bermudian fine-fragrances. Each kit, whether for Ladies or Gentlemen, comes with a collection of vials and a gift certificate. You sample the collection and once you decide on a favorite fragrance, you can redeem the certificate with a 100ml bottle of your choice. It’s the personal touch that makes their products feel so special, not to mention that each fragrance is truly unique, inspired by the island, and made only with


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botanicals that are native to Bermuda. Here are a number of popular gift options, perfectly packaged and suitable for every budget:

The Travel Atomiser One of the latest products to come out of the Perfumery, this practical travel atomiser will instantly become your best travel companion. Just twist and spray to adjust your scent wherever your travels will take you. The elegant atomiser is refillable and available in all of their fragrances.

The Collector’s Gift Set Contains the whole collection of products per desired fragrance. Available in ladies fragrances: Paradise, Alegria, Passion Flower, Petals, Pink, Oleandar, Lily and Coral. It comes with 1.0 oz. (30 ml) Perfume, 3.4 oz. (100 ml) Eau de Toilette, 6.8 oz. (200 ml) Body Lotion, 6.8 oz. (200 ml) Shower Gel, Bag of Three Soaps, Solid Perfume Compact and a Luxury Candle in Coral fragrance.

The Solid Perfume Compact A perfect idea for stocking stuffers, these adorable little solid perfume compacts will delight any lady in your life! Elegantly packaged in zamak, they are ideal for storing in your handbag and are available in all of the ladies fragrances.

The Discovery Gift Set Includes a Gift Certificate for a 100ml Fragrance bottle of your choice and a Fragrance Library which contains vials of eight fragrances for men or eleven fragraces for women. Each kit also contains popular unisex fragrances: South Water, Calypso and Fresh Water- from the Perfumery’s best-selling Water Collection.

The Luxury Candle The ultimate home accessory, available in best-selling fragrances Coral, Cedar and Southwater. Burn time 50 to 60 hours. The candle comes in an elegant blue velvet pouch, and has a zamak top which you can use as a coaster, or to cover your candle between burning. Lili Bermuda Hamilton Boutique, Butterfield Place, 67 Front Street, Hamilton, +1 (441) 296-2885 The Bermuda Perfumery, Stewart Hall, 5 Queen Street, St. George’s, +1 (441) 293-0627 They ship internationally as well! - visit

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A watch might be the perfect gift you’re looking for BY CANDICE DICKINSON

The truth is, we spend a lot of money on gifts for loved ones and friends that seem like a great idea at the time but prove useless in the New Year. A watch may not be the right fit for everyone on your list but something to consider if you do have a loved one or a friend who doesn’t have one or could use a backup – even a different style or one with various functions. I myself swap between two and they are each practical for different reasons. I’d actually love a third that I don’t worry about breaking or loosing – one I don’t feel the need to insure! Crisson has carefully curated an incredible watch selection. While they are home to Rolex and a number of other prestigious labels, they also carry simple but reliable watches at a much lower price point, starting at just $20 in fact. Your best bet is to stop by and talk to one of the incredibly educated and friendly sales associates who will take the time to fit the right watch to your specific needs. This is why they are there and they are trained to help you.

A watch is a thoughtful and practical gift

Whether you’re considering buying your child their first watch or chipping in with your family to buy your dad his first brilliant time piece, it’s a no brainer - this is a thoughtful, practical gift. Is your spouse a runner or do they spend a lot of time on the water? A waterproof watch or even just a timer is an added bonus. Whatever the special function - they’ll use it daily and they’ll appreciate it.

A quality watch is more affordable than you think

Most people believe that a quality watch will run them thousands - but today, it simply isn’t the case. Yes, the very high-end watches are meticulously made so that they will last generations but there are labels that focus on an affordable level of quality and luxury too. Again, getting out there, asking questions and seeing what is available will help you make the right choice. 16 Queen Street, City of Hamilton | 55 Front Street, City of Hamilton Fairmont Southampton, Southampton | Clocktower Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard / Follow us on Facebook


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CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY DECEMBER 15 & 22 Live entertainment throughout the City streets

NEW YEAR’S EVE INTERNATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST: KERI HILSON Live entertainment, vendors, family movie “Star”, Working Title, Olivia Hamilton, Kids Zone and more surprises


experience Christmas in Bermuda BY BRIGITTA WOHLMUTH

In addition to enjoying the poinsettias and cassava pie, here are a few ways to experience the holiday season in Bermuda:





The St. George’s Walkabout - December 1st, 6-9pm

The Annual Christmas Walkabout in St. George’s is a favorite way to get into the holiday spirit. Historical reenactments and candlelit homes will add to the magic of yester-year experienced in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and on this very special evening you can shop for unique handmade gifts, enjoy live theatrical performances, warm drinks, and so much more. Info: 441 236 6483 or

Late Night Shopping - Every Friday until Christmas

In the City of Hamilton you can enjoy the holiday hustle and bustle, every Friday evening leading up to Christmas. To ensure that everyone has ample time to get all their Christmas shopping done, many stores that normally close between 5pm and 6pm, will stay open until 9pm. Info: 441 292 1234 or

Carols with the Dolphins - December 10th, 5-6pm

Enjoy hot chocolate and smores while you sing along to your favourite carols at this popular annual event. The dolphins in Dockyard love to show off, so be sure to visit them at their home within the historic Keep. They dance while you sing, and the whole family is guaranteed a jolly good time. Info: 441 234 4464

X-mas Day on the Beach - December 25th, all day event

Join hundreds of Bermudian families and other expats on Elbow Beach for a Christmas Day celebration like no other! Info:


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calendar of events December Event Highlights BERMUDA NATIONAL TRUST CHRISTMAS WALKABOUT December 1, 6 – 9 pm, Town of St. George Bermuda’s UNESCO World Heritage Site town is home to 13 Bermuda National Trust properties and many of them are traditionally decorated and lit on this special night. There will be entertainment throughout the town and refreshments served at various locations marked on a map which is distributed by Sea Cadets on the evening. Info:, 236 6483 HOME GROWN ALTERNATIVES MARKET December 2, 10 am – 4 pm, St. Paul’s Christian Education Centre, Middle Road, Paget This market, now in its 22nd year, features craft and artisan vendors, amongst whom you are bound to find that perfect gift idea. There will be edible treats, art, jewelry, ceramics, glass, cedar, plants, cards, knitting, books, bags, woodworking, ornaments, soaps and scents. There will also be a kitchen providing Bermudian cuisine. Info:, 238 1633 SANTA CLAUS COMES TO TOWN December 2, 6.30 – 9.30 pm, Town of St. George The Corporation of St. George’s hosts this fun, family friendly night to celebrate the Christmas Season, with performances from local dance groups, a kiddie zone with bouncy castles, and of course a special visit from Santa Claus himself! Info: 297 1532 MISTLETOE MARKET December 3, 1 – 5 pm, North Lawn, Royal Naval Dockyard Enjoy seasonal vendors, food, music and activities for the family including face painting and a gaming race track. Info: GUIDED TOUR OF BERMUDA INSTITUTE OF OCEAN SCIENCES December 6, 10 am, Ferry Road, St. George’s Take a tour of Bermuda’s internationally recognized institute which researches oceanography, marine conservation and ocean health. Free. Info: 297 1880, PUSS IN BOOTS December 7-16, 7 pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton The classic Christmas pantomime with all the characters you expect to see once a year. Guaranteed to entertain the whole family. Matinees at 2 pm December 9, 10 & 16. Tickets $35. Info: CARTER HOUSE FAMILY CHRISTMAS December 10, 4-7 pm, Carter House Museum, St. David’s Holiday cheer and St. David’s hospitality are a feature of this family-friendly festive event which highlights the traditions of Christmas in the east end. Free, donations accepted. Info:, 293 5960

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calendar of events event highlights SANTA’S WORKSHOP December 10, 1 – 5 pm, Victualling Yard, Royal Naval Dockyard Come and visit Santa and his elves and enjoy the Christmas festivities! There will be cookie and ornament decorating, snow-fun, gaming and a presentation by the Bermuda Classic Bike Club. Info: CHRISTMAS CAROLS WITH THE DOLPHINS December 10, 5-6 pm. Dolphin Quest, Royal Naval Dockyard Enjoy your favorite Christmas carols sung alongside the delightful dolphins of Dolphin Quest, plus hot chocolate and glow wands. Info: CHRISTMAS CONCERT IN THE PARK December 12, 12.30-2 pm, Queen Elizabeth Park, Queen Street, Hamilton This Christmas Concert is part of Community & Cultural Affairs Bermudian Heartbeats series of events and features the Warwick Academy Jazz Band. Info:, 292 1681 JOY TO THE WORLD December 15 & 16, 7.30 pm, St. John’s Church, Pembroke The Bermuda School of Music and the Bermuda Chamber Choir present an uplifting selection of seasonal music. Tickets $35, students $25. Info: DECK THE HALLS OF THE MALL December 17, 2 – 5 pm, Clocktower Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard The Clocktower Mall will feature a popup Art Shack, cookie decorating, photo booth fun and free candy canes handed out by their elf. Info:

Bermuda’s Best Original Art for Sale Award winning studio artists working on site. Paintings, sculptures and jewelry by Bermuda artists for sale. Locally made gift items.

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9 LESSONS AND CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS December 17, 6 pm, Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Church Street, Hamilton. Info:, 292 4033 CHILDREN’S NATIVITY SERVICE December 23, 4 pm, Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Church Street, Hamilton A special children’s service with a traditional nativity. Info:, 292 4033 CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE December 24, 9 pm, St. Peter’s Their Majesties Chappell, St. George’s All are welcome to join St. Peter’s traditional candlelight service of lessons and carol singing with Their Majesties Choristers. Info:, 297 2459 CHRISTMAS EVE 1ST EUCHARIST OF THE NATIVITY December 24, 11.30 pm, Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Church Street, Hamilton. Info:, 292 4033

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calendar of events event highlights CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE December 25, 9 am, Richard Allen AME Church, Queen Street, St. George’s Join the Richard Allen AME Family for a special Christmas Day Service. Info: 297 0239 CHRISTMAS DAY FAMILY SERVICE December 25, 10 am, Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Church Street, Hamilton Celebrate Christmas Day in Bermuda’s 19th century neo-Gothic Anglican Cathedral. Info:, 292 4033 BOXING DAY Dec 26. Across the Island Public holiday. This is traditionally a day to visit friends and family or to receive guests and to finish off the Christmas eats such as Cassava Pie. A variety of sporting activities take place such as soccer and harness racing. Also, the Bermuda Gombey dancers will appear in local neighbourhoods. ST. GEORGE’S NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION December 31, 8 pm – 1 am, King’s Square, St. George’s Bring in the New Year in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Town of St. George. Music and entertainment start the evening and the onion drops at midnight. Info: 297 1532 HAMILTON NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION December 31, 8 pm – 1 am, Front Street, City of Hamilton There will be plenty of live local entertainment plus a kids’ zone, an outdoor movie and vendors as the clock ticks down to midnight. Info:, 292 1234

ONGOING EVENTS BLUE SKY FLIGHTS By appointment only, 6 Southside Road, 6:00 am - 11:00 pm, St. David’s Island, St. George’s (NATO Hanger) Take an unforgettable aerial excursion onboard a Cessna 172 Skyhawk plane for a bird’s-eye view of the many shipwrecks found in the waters around Bermuda, the reef dotted ocean and lush green fairways. Info: From $125 per person. 516 3305 or email or BERMUDA LECTURE & TOURS’ GUIDED WALKS & TALKS TOURS Daily. Various Locations Island Wide Join Tim and Mary Rogers as they lead private guided walking tours (no join-up’s). Tours are led by this husband and wife team, who specialize in history, architecture and natural history. Info: 238 0344 BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY ART TOUR Thursdays, 10:00am. City Hall & Arts Centre, City of Hamilton Enjoy a free tour on Thursdays. BNG offers a variety of local and international exhibitions. The Ondaatje Wing is dedicated to telling the story of the development of the visual arts through the Bermuda Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm. Admission: $5 Adults. Free: Members, NARM Members, Seniors & Children under12. Info: 295 9428, BERMUDA SOCIETY OF ARTS (BSOA) Mondays to Saturdays. City Hall, Church Street, City of Hamilton The BSOA has a number of exciting exhibits and workshops on. Free. Open Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday 10 am – 2 pm. Info:, 292 3824 BERMUDA UNDERWATER EXPLORATION INSTITUTE Daily, Crow Lane, Pembroke Come to BUEI and experience Bermuda’s oceans without getting wet! New America’s Cup exhibit now open. Explore 2 floors of interactive exhibits meant to educate and entertain. Exhibits are open from 10am - 5pm (last admission at 4pm). Entry $15, seniors $12, child $8. Info: 292 7219,


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calendar of events event highlights BYWAYS BERMUDA TOURS Daily. Various Locations Island wide Heidi Cowen, a sixth generation Bermudian, runs Byways Tours and offers an up-close and personal look at the island from her eight-seater van. Her tours last five to six hours and revolve around her passion for her island home and its incredible history. Every tour includes a visit to Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse, where Heidi’s grandfather was the lighthouse keeper, plus a stop for a picnic lunch. She also caters to families, offering a shorter tour designed to engage parents and children in the natural and historic world of Bermuda with stops to feed fish, climb forts, look for caves and visit turtles. Info: 535 9169 or visit VISITOR GOLF TOURNAMENT Mondays, 8 am – 12 noon, Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton Visitors can play the world famous Port Royal Golf Course (the home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 2009-2014) at a special rate every Monday. Tournament Fee: $110 per person, inclusive of greens fee and cart. Club rentals: $30, shoe rentals: $10 per person. Info:, 234 0974 MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART Monday - Sunday. Botanical Gardens, Paget Georgia O’Keeffe, Winslow Homer and Henry Moore lead the way to an impressive collection of over 1,400 pieces of Bermuda inspired art. Stay for a delicious lunch at Homer’s Café’ or visit The Museum’s gift shop full of goods and original art work. Museum is wheelchair accessible. Open Monday - Saturday, 10 am 4pm. Admission: $5; free for members & children under 12. Info: 299 4000, HAMILTON GUIDED WALKING TOUR & SKIRLING CEREMONY AT FORT HAMILTON Mondays, 10 am, Bermuda National Library, Queen Street Guided walking tour departs Bermuda National Library verandah at 10 am. The walk will take you to the House of Assembly for 11am and on to Skirling Ceremony with the Bermuda Island Pipe Band at Fort Hamilton at 12 noon. Free. Does not take place December 25.

The Bermuda Post Office is pleased to offer “150th Anniversary of Bermuda’s Queen Victoria Postage Stamps”, a series of five stamps. The series depicts the five Victoria Stamps as well as the changes in communicating over 150 year period. This new commemorative series was released on 15 October 2015. First Day Cover $7.00, cost per set $5.85.











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calendar of events ongoing highlights BIBLES & BONES Tuesdays, 10:30 am. St. Peter’s Church, Duke of York Street, St. George’s Discover the mysteries and secrets of historic St. Peter’s Church as your guides escort you to the hidden corners of the church, from the crypt to the clock tower. $20 per person. Info: 297 2459 CURIOUS CURIOS Tuesdays, 11 am. Bermuda Historical Society Museum, Queen Street, Hamilton Things aren’t always as they appear! Join historian John Cox as he shares with you fascinating stories about the Museum’s collection that often go untold. Info: 295 2487 LATIN NIGHTS Tuesdays, 9 pm-until, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club Latin cocktails, tapas and Latin beats are featured at Marcus’ restaurant every Tuesday evening. Info: 295 3000, ST. GEORGE’S WALKING TOUR AND RE-ENACTMENT Wednesday and Saturday, 10:30am Walking Tour, 12.30 re-enactment, King’s Square, St. George’s. Join the St. George’s Walking Tour for a fascinating walk through gardens, narrow streets and alleys past architecture spanning the centuries. Your guide will introduce you to Bermuda’s history as well as the attractions in Bermuda’s UNESCO World Heritage Site town. A re-enactment of a public punishment with the ducking stool takes place at 12.30. Free. Info: 297 0556, SWEET P AFTERNOON HIGH TEA AT THE BERMUDA PERFUMERY Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1pm - 4pm. The Bermuda Perfumery, St. George’s Sweet P offer Afternoon High Tea at The Bermuda Perfumery every Wednesday and Saturday. Their tiered tea tray features fresh and seasonal treats, adapted every week to reflect the Island’s diverse local ingredients. You can expect a variety of finger sandwiches, mini quiches and tea sweets, as well as freshly baked cakes and scones with Chantilly cream and local honey and jam. $32 pp. Cash only. Reservations needed. Info: 705 2390, HAMILTON HISTORY AND TALES WALKING TOUR Wednesdays, 10.30 am, Ferry Terminal, Front Street, Hamilton A tour of through the streets of Bermuda’s capital with stories of mystery, scandal, heritage and popular people from past to present. Free. Info: 295 1480 HAMILTON SHOPPING TOUR Thursdays, 10.30 am, Queen Elizabeth Park, Queen Street, Hamilton Get the inside scoop on Bermuda’s trendiest stores right in the heart of the capital, Hamilton. Explore unique city shops boasting authentically Bermuda-made and inspired goods as your friendly local guide takes you to the best spots to enjoy a morning filled with retail therapy. Free. Info: 295 1480 SOMERSET BOAT TOUR Thursday, 10:00 am - 11:35 am, Somerset, Sandys This free boat tour takes you past charming homes and beautiful inlets of Somerset while you learn about Bermuda’s history and architecture, and includes a visit to the Vixen shipwreck to feed the fish. Come early for a complimentary coffee and Danish! Departs from Somerset Country Squire Restaurant. Free. No reservations taken, however limited capacity on board boat. In case of inclement weather, a walking tour will take place. DISCOVERING THE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD Thursday, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, Royal Naval Dockyard This free guided tour takes you back in time as we walk through the development of the Dockyard from cedar forest to fortified base. Departs from the “Dockyard Tour” sign in front of the Cooperage on Maritime Lane next to the Craft Market.


Bermuda . December 2017

calendar of events ongoing highlights HAUNTED HISTORY TOUR Thursday, 7-8 pm, Long Story Short at Tucker House, Water Street, St. George’s Join your storyteller for a walk through the winding alleys and lanes of Bermuda’s oldest town - your footsteps may waken past residents! Tickets $35, Info:, 705 1838 EAST END EATS BICYCLE TOUR Friday, 2 pm, Long Story Short at Tucker House, Water Street, St. George’s Come learn about the history of St. George’s and, as you cycle around, taste some of the best local fare, creative cuisine, and seaside bites that the town offers. Tickets $100, Info:, 705 1838 ST. GEORGE’S SKATES Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 2-8 pm, Somers Garden, St. George’s Somers’ Garden will transform into an elegant winter wonderland where snow machines, music and fun will ignite your holiday spirit. Does not take place December 25 & 26. Tickets $20, Info:, 236 0514 HOG PENNY ENTERTAINMENT Friday and Saturday, 10 pm to Late, Queen Street, Hamilton Live music in Hamilton’s oldest pub. No cover charge. Info:, 292 2534

ART AT THE “PINK PALACE” Saturdays, 10 am, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club Take a tour of the Princess Art Collection which includes works from some of the top names in Pop and Modern Art. Meet in the lobby. Free. Info: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Saturday, 9-11 pm, The Grand, Church Street, Hamilton Featuring a soulful blend of live vocal performances, experience Bermuda’s top entertainers on your Saturday night out. Info: 292 1681 ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD TOUR Sunday, 11:30 am, Clocktower, Dockyard This free tour begins with an overview of the Casemate Barracks and its role in Dockyard’s defense and then explores the storehouses and boat slip and its changing role as sail gave way to steam. Departs front of Clocktower, next to anchors. FOLK MEDICINE: YESTERDAY AND TODAY Sundays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Botanical Gardens, Paget. A walk through the history of herb and plant use in Bermuda with local herbalist Dr. Frith followed by light refreshments and herbal tea. Free. Tour meets at the entrance of the Kitchen Garden in the Botanical Gardens.

Heidi Cowen, a sixth generation Bermudian, runs Byways Tours and offers an up-close and personal look at the island from her eightseater van. Her tours last five to six hours and revolve around her passion for her island home and its incredible history. Every tour includes a visit to Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse, where Heidi’s grandfather was the lighthouse keeper, plus a stop for a picnic lunch. She also caters to families, offering a shorter tour designed to engage parents and children in the natural and historic world of Bermuda with stops to feed fish, climb forts, look for caves and visit turtles. 441 535 9169 or visit

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We’ve patiently waited all year and finally ‘tis the season for sweaters, Santa, and let’s not forget shopping! Christmas is upon us and whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers or big box fillers I’ve got some great gift ideas for you. Doesn’t matter if you’re wrapping them for a gift or burning them for yourself, Bermuda Candle Company’s candles are a must this holiday season. Their delicious, Bermuda-inspired scents are sure to fill your home with warm, soothing aromas. Check out Spiced Cranberry and Christmas Tree from their Holiday Collection to help get you in the festive mood. When it comes to shopping for a special lady in your life just remember that not all baubles are made for the tree. Designing and hand-making bespoke pieces is jeweller Rebecca Little’s specialty. Rebecca draws inspiration from Bermuda’s unique architecture and nautical heritage making Bermuda Candle her pieces the perfect takeaway from your Company island vacation. For the gentlemen, why not help them to step out in Bermuda style? Although TABS is short for The Authentic Bermuda Shorts, we are so much more than that. My line of island-inspired apparel is available in such a wide variety of colours that you’ll definitely be spoiled for choice. Here in Bermuda, it’s nearly always warm enough for shorts, so stop by our Flagship store at 12 Reid Street and let us gift wrap a pair of Bermudas. Complete the set with a complementing pocket square and a pair of knee length socks for the traditional look, or pair them with a polo for an effortlessly casual style.

Jewellery by Rebecca Little

During your visit, be sure to check out the historical St. George’s square where you can ring in the New Year in true Bermudian style; with a glass of Dark ‘n Stormy while you watch the onion drop at midnight. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and enjoy your stay in Bermuda… and remember even Santa wears Bermuda shorts ;)


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TABS Shorts in Crystal Caves

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inspired by Bermuda Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery Bermudian artist Alexandra Mosher draws from the island’s natural beauty to create inspired, sculptural jewellery. “I create expressive and original pieces; they’re certainly conversation starters,” she explains. “There is nothing more fascinating than taking art as we know it and giving it a whole new context on the body. I make sculptures to be worn.” Considering Alexandra’s background as an artist, it is no wonder her intricately sculpted jewellery designs have been influenced by her studies in fine art. “I developed a love for craft at a very young age, and was often creating little presents for my parents out of assembled found objects,” she told us. “My family still has a collection of pretty little things I made them.” Alexandra studied Studio Art at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts and later, Jewellery Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She launched her line of jewellery in 2005 and since that time has won several prestigious awards for her collections. Her process involves the ancient technique of lost wax casting; she first hand carves her designs in wax and then casts them in silver and gold in limited numbers. “I remember reading an art critic’s review of my work and feeling like I was on the right path when he said he was surprised at how I could create such original pieces at such an affordable price.” Although her work is highly coveted, she has something for every level of collector. Alexandra is perhaps best known for her Bermuda Reef Collection in which she incorporates Bermuda’s famous pink sand into sterling silver and gold to create captivating pieces of wearable art.


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“‘Is it a gemstone?’ people ask me, and I just love watching their reaction when I explain how I’ve set our beautiful sand into each unique piece.” She told us that visitors often go on to say their daughter, sister or friend would never forgive them if they didn’t bring a little something from her pink sand collection back home as a gift. “It warms my heart to hear that,” she beams.

Finding a little piece of your own is a delightful experience. You can find the lovely pink Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery Boutique in the Washington Mall at #7 Reid Street in Hamilton, her new flag ship store at 5 Front Street in Hamilton and some of her collections at A.S. Cooper & Son’s stores island-wide. For infomation or to shop online call 441 236 9009 or visit

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explore our 9 parishes St. George’s Parish Did you know that St. George’s is Bermuda’s oldest town? Founded in 1612, it was our capital until 1815 when the capital was moved to Hamilton. In 2000, St. George’s became a UNESCO World Heritage site and today it is an incredible example of living history.




4 Recommended Attractions 1. St. Peter’s Church, “Their Majesties Chappell” The oldest Anglican Church in continuous use outside of the British Isles. 2. The Unfinished Church Intended to be a Victorian Gothic church this stunning structure was started in the 1870s and abandoned before its completion. 3. World Heritage Centre This restored warehouse dates back to 1860. History is brought to life through engaging exhibits. 4. The Bermuda Perfumery The perfumery has been creating and manufacturing unique perfumes since 1928. Enjoy interesting exhibits and a free tour. 5. Fort St. Catherine Four centuries are explored here featuring cannons, guns and military exhibits. 6. Tobacco Bay A popular beach with entertainment, refreshments and rentals. It is also one of Bermuda’s best snorkeling spots. 7. The Old Rectory (behind St. Peter’s Church) Captain George Dew, an unsuccessful privateer, built this Bermuda cottage circa 1699. 8. Bermuda National Trust Museum This museum highlights Bermuda’s involvement in the American Civil War and features a film and gift shop. 9. Stocks, Pillory & Ducking Stool Used in the past to publicly humiliate offending citizens. Reenactments of “ducking the gossiping wench” happen here. visit or download our app for more infomation

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Visitor Information Centre (VIC) The St. George’s VIC is located in King’s Square. Brochures & information on local tours and activities can be picked up here.

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10. Deliverance A full-scale replica of one of the two ships built by the Sea Venture castaways to carry them to Virginia. 11. Town Hall The meeting place of the Corporation of St. George’s. 12. State House One of the oldest British stone structures in the new world, dating from 1620. 13. St. George’s Historical Society Museum A historic house with cedar furniture, paintings and other local relics along with a replica of an early 16th Century Gutenberg Press. 14. The Bermudian Heritage Museum One of the six sites in St. George’s on the African Diaspora Heritage Trail, showcases the accomplishments of black Bermudians. (wheelchair access lower floor only) 15. Gates Fort Originally a small battery of three guns, this site dates back to the early 17th century. 16. Somers Garden A quiet garden that features a moongate, native and introduced plants and is named to honour Admiral Sir George Somers. 17. Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) Take a free tour of the laboratories, grounds and ongoing projects, offered the first Wednesday of each month at 10am.


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explore st. george’s & hamilton parish ST. DAVID’S ISLAND Carter House An historic Bermuda cottage, thought to be the oldest dwelling in St. David’s. There is also a replica of an early settlers dwelling-hut to see. Great Head Park A 20th century fortification surrounded by open spaces, plus the Lost Sea Memorial St. David’s Lighthouse Enjoy a panoramic view of the east end from this lighthouse built in 1879 Clearwater Beach This beautiful shallow water beach located in St. David’s has a great playground and park perfect for picnics. Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve 12 acres of unspoiled natural beauty with long stretches of beach to explore.

explore Hamilton Parish After the Causeway you will reach the parish named after James Hamilton, second Marquis of Hamilton, an original member of Somers Isles (Bermuda) Company.




Recommended Attractions 1. Blue Hole Hill Park This park joins Walsingham Nature Reserve to Tom Moore’s Jungle and provides an excellent walking trail, with caves and fish ponds. 2. Swizzle Inn Iconic Bermudian pub/restaurant serving authentic Rum Swizzle. 3. Crystal Caves Ancient caves over 100 feet below ground with magnificent stalactites and stalagmites that surround a crystal clear 55-foot-deep lake. 4. Bailey’s Ice Cream Serving homemade ice cream flavours and other snacks, food & drink. 5. Shelly Bay A popular beach for families with small children because of the extensive stretch of shallow water and the attached playground/park great for picnics. visit or download our app for more infomation

explore Smith’s Parish


Named after one of the nine chief investors of the Somers Isles (Bermuda) Company, Sir Thomas Smith.



4 Recommended Attractions 1. The Bermuda Aquarium Museum & Zoo Bermuda’s most popular attraction boasts native fish, exotic reptiles, free-flying birds, and pink flamingos in a beautiful, colourful setting. 2. Spittal Pond This 64-acre nature reserve is part of a necklace of wetlands and a great place for bird watching. The walking trail takes you to a historic landmark known as “Portuguese Rock.” 3. Verdmont House This 1710 Georgian style house features a collection of antique Bermuda cedar furniture, porcelain, portraits and children’s toys. 4. John Smith’s Bay A popular pink-sand beach located on the South Shore. 5. Flatt’s Bridge Here you can admire magnificent views of the Inlet and watch the tide rush through to Harrington Sound.


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explore Devonshire Parish Named after William Cavendish, 1st Earl of Devonshire.

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4 Recommended Attractions 1. Palm Grove A well-manicured private estate with beautiful gardens and a unique pond with a map of Bermuda. 2. Devonshire Bay & Park Features a small beach and remnants of a battery built in 1860. 3. Devonshire Dock This dock located on North Shore was built in the early 1800s by the British and is used by local fishermen to moor their boats there. 4. Ocean View Golf Course Located just off the North Shore, this picturesque public golf course is the closest golf course to the city of Hamilton. (building only) 5. The Arboretum A national park covering 22 acres of inland area. Hosts a wide range of flora and fauna including cedar, avocado and rubber trees.


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explore Paget Parish


Named after William Paget, 4th Baron Paget de Beaudesert.



4 Recommended Attractions 1. Botanical Gardens Lovely gardens featuring introduced, endemic and naturalized Bermuda flora, ornamental gardens and a butterfly garden. 2. Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art Includes Bermuda-inspired work by Winslow Homer and Georgia O’Keefe, plus changing exhibits. 3. Waterville This elegant house built circa 1725 is now the HQ of the Bermuda National Trust. See the Bermuda Rose Society’s showcase garden and the Mary-Jean Mitchell Green Memorial Garden and Gazebo. 4. Camden The stately Georgian house is the official residence of the Premier and used for public functions. 5. Elbow Beach This popular south shore beach stretches for over half a mile. 6. Paget Marsh & Boardwalk See mangroves and endemic wildlife at this lush 25-acre nature reserve, a joint project of the Bermuda National Trust & Bermuda Audobon Society.

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Pembroke Parish Named after English aristocrat William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke (1580-1630) and home of our capital City of Hamilton since 1815.




4 Recommended Attractions 1. City Hall & Arts Centre One of Hamilton’s most beautiful public buildings houses Earl Cameron Theatre, the Bermuda National Gallery and the Bermuda Society of Arts. 2. Queen Elizabeth Park This haven for relaxation within the city commemorates the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. See sculptures from the Bermuda National Gallery’s collection displayed throughout the grounds. 3. Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) This modern building hosts two floors of interactive exhibits, revealing the mysteries of the ocean. 4. Fort Hamilton The restored fort provides spectacular views of the city and harbour and the moat has been transformed into a lush garden. 5. Admiralty House Park Once the home of British admirals, Admiralty House is now a ruin surrounded by a park and is popular for swimming and exploring.


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6. Perot Post Office An architectural gem, handy for mailing postcards or buying stamps, transport passes, tickets and tokens. 7. Victoria Park Created in the 1880’s to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, this park features a large gazebo. 8. The Parliament House The House of Assembly meets here.






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9. Barr’s Bay Park Overlooking Hamilton Harbour beside the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, this park is perfect for sitting in the sun and watching the boats sail by. 10. The Birdcage This popular landmark is an historic traffic kiosk located at the corner of Front & Queen streets. 11. Bermuda National Library This library has free internet access, a local studies room and displays on Bermuda culture.

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12. Bermuda Historical Society Museum Established in 1895, this museum’s collection encompasses over 400 years of Bermuda history. 13. Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity This Anglican Cathedral is a neo-gothic city landmark and the tower offers panoramic views of the city.

Visitor Information Centre (VIC) The Hamilton VIC is located inside Dangelini’s Cafe next to the Ferry Terminal. Brochures & information on local tours and activities can be picked up here.

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Warwick Parish Named after Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick (1587-1658)

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4 Recommended Attractions 1. Warwick Long Bay One of Bermuda’s most picturesque beaches. It boasts a halfmile stretch of pink sand against a background of bay grape and cedar trees. The crystal clear waters let you see parrotfish from the shore. 2. Jobson’s Cove Follow the path to the right of Warwick Long Bay to access this beautiful little cove, a perfect swimming spot for small children. 3. Chaplin Bay This small and secluded beach is a nice tranquil getaway from the neighboring Horseshoe Bay. 4. Southlands Estate A 37-acre parkland full of rubber trees. 5. Astwood Cove Park & Beach A vast green space overlooking rocky cliffs that surround a beautiful little cove below. This park is great for picnics and also provides stunning views of the South Shore. 6. Warwick Pond Take a walk on the interpretive woodland nature trail in this nine-acre reserve, with Bermuda’s second-largest fresh water pond.


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Southampton Parish Named after Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton (1573-1624)

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4 Recommended Attractions 1. Horseshoe Bay Visit the most popular beach in Bermuda, named for its shape. 2. Church Bay One of the best places for snorkeling, see colourful parrotfish swimming along reefs that lay close to the shore. 3. Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse Enjoy panoramic views of the island from this lighthouse built in 1846. 4. Whale Bay & Park This small beach located just below a rocky cliff is a nice spot for family picnics. From March to April you can see schools of humpback whales migrating past the South Shore. 5. Port Royal Golf Course This public golf course features 18 championship holes over 6,842 manicured yards. It is the longest and one of Bermuda’s most picturesque courses. (building only)


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explore Sandys Parish

The western-most parish, made up of five islands. Named after English Aristocrat Sir Edwin Sandys (1561-1629)




4 Recommended Attractions 1. Somerset Bridge The smallest drawbridge in the world, just wide enough to let the mast of a sailboat pass through. 2. Scaur Hill Fort Enjoy breathtaking views of the Great Sound and Ely’s Harbour. 3. Heydon Trust See a tiny, exquisite chapel in a lovely open rural space. 4. Mangrove Bay A photogenic beach within Somerset Village. 5. Daniel’s Head Park This beautiful public park and beach located on a peninsula is great for small children and known for snorkeling and paddle boarding with rentals available during the summer months. 6. Springfield & Gilbert Nature Reserve This Bermuda National Trust property once comprised a small plantation. Springfield, the old mansion, includes a buttery and slave quarters dating back to 1740. 7. Somerset Village Quiet streets and charming old buildings make up this quaint country village. There are several shops and restaurants where you can dine near the water’s edge.


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Department of Public Transportation

A great way to see Bermuda and all its attractions Regularly scheduled buses operate at frequent intervals to most of the destinations throughout Bermuda which visitors may find of interest. Bus stops are indentified by pink and blue poles. Poles that are pink indicate service inbound to the City of Hamilton. Poles that are blue indicate service outbound from the City of Hamilton. The table below lists many of the destinations that visitors ask us about most frequently. Alongside each destination is the number of the route(s) serving that destination, the appropriate fare zone, and the times buses leave The Central Terminal in Hamilton. If possible avoid the rush hour. The best time to travel by bus is between 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and after 6:00 p.m. Destination Route Number L.F. Wade International Airport 1,3,10,11 Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo 10,11 Belmont Hills Golf Club 8 Botanical Gardens 1,2,7 Crystal Caves of Bermuda 1,3 Royal Naval Dockyard 7,8 Elbow Beach 2,7 Gibbs Hill Lighthouse 7 Grotto Bay Hotel 1,3,10,11 Horseshoe Bay 7 Mangrove Bay (Somerset) 7,8 Maritime Museum 7,8 John Smith’s Bay 1 Surf Side Beach Club 7 Fairmont Southampton Hotel 7,8 St. George’s 1,3,10,11

Fare Zone* 14 Zone 3 Zone 3 Zone 3 Zone 14 Zone 14 Zone 3 Zone 3 Zone 14 Zone 3 Zone 14 Zone 14 Zone 3 Zone 3 Zone 3 Zone 14 Zone

Buses Leave Hamilton** 09 15 21 33 45 57 09 21 33 45 57 05 17 29 41 57 05 15 17 29 41 45 53 15 45 05 17 29 41 53 05 15 17 29 41 53 05 17 29 41 53 09 15 21 33 45 57 05 17 29 41 53 05 17 29 41 53 05 17 29 41 53 15 45 05 17 29 41 53 05 17 29 41 53 09 15 21 33 45 57

* See Bus Fare Information for additional details on 3 and 14 Zone fares. ** Departures on the hour and minutes past the hour from The Central Terminal in Hamilton.

Bus service in Bermuda is operated by the Bermuda Department of Public Transportation (DPT). Bermuda is divided in 14 Zones, each about 2 miles long. Fare Category

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Adult Child ages 5 - 16 (All Zones) TOKENS Adult * Exact change only. Dollar bills not accepted. TRANSPORTATION PASSES 1 Day Adult 2 Day Adult 3 Day Adult 4 Day Adult 7 Day Adult

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Telephone: (441) 292-3851 Fax: (441) 292-9996 E-Mail: Internet: 26 Palmetto Road, Devonshire DV 05. P.O. Box HM 443 Hamilton HM BX Bermuda visit or download our app for more infomation

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Visitor Information Centre (VIC) The Dockyard VIC is near the fast ferry dock. Check in with them for brochures and information on local tours and activities. 8. The National Museum of Bermuda exhibits our rich nautical history and extensive artefact collections. 9. Dolphin Quest Regular scheduled shows and activities. 10. The Bermuda Craft Market in the Old Cooperage features Bermuda cedar work, candle and jewellery making, pottery, banana dolls and many other crafts, with demonstrations by local artisans. 11. Clocktower Shopping Mall boasts a delightful collection of boutiques and branch stores in a charming, covered mall. app Bermuda at your Fingertips Have you heard about the new mobile App? It’s jam-packed with all the essentials you need to make your life in Bermy a whole lot easier. Whether you’re looking for the best places to shop, the hottest restaurants, coolest nightspots, transportation schedules and much more, the mobile app gives you all the information you need right at your fingertips. Plus, with the Google mapping system, you’ll get stepby-step instructions from your exact location to where you want to go! The mobile is perfect for those who live, work and play on the Rock. And the best part is, IT’S FREE! Download today at the App Store or get it on the Google Play Store! Want to showcase your business on the best app in Bermuda? Visit, email or call 441-278-0118. The mobile app is your definitive guide to Bermuda!

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shopping guide A.S. COOPER & SONS, LTD.

Family owned since 1897, AS Cooper is the department store destination in Bermuda. Offering an extensive selection of fashion and apparel for the whole family, cosmetics, accessories and watches, home décor, fine bone china, crystal and gifts all at USA retail prices, with the bonus of no sales tax. Each of our locations offers something different and unique. Take a shopping break at the Somers Café located on the second floor balcony of our main store for FREE WIFI and sweeping views of the Hamilton Harbour. Phone: 441-295-3961 | Email: | Website: Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sundays 1pm to 5pm *hours may vary by location and subject to change A.S. COOPER MAIN STORE 59 Front Street, City of Hamilton | Info: 441-295-3961 x 407 Bermuda’s best selection of cosmetic and fragrance brands such as Estee Lauder, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Bare Minerals, La Mer and Jo Malone, to name a few. Find gifts and collectibles from brands such as Waterford, Swarovski and Kate Spade. Branded accessories and watches from Links of London and Michael Kors. Designer labels such as Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Vince Camuto, Calvin Klein and more, are found throughout the store in Plus Size, Petites, Activewear and Ladies fashions. A.S. COOPER KIDS ON 2 59 Front Street, City of Hamilton | Info: 441-295-3961 x 431 The number one choice for the best in Kids Fashions for infants and children up to the age of 14. The A.S. Cooper Kids Department features top clothing brands such as Polo, Carters and OshKosh. A.S. COOPER MAN 29 Front Street, City of Hamilton | Info: 441-295-3961 x 201 Bermuda’s largest men’s store featuring Polo, Tommy Bahama, TABS, Brooks Brothers and more. A.S. COOPER DOCKYARD Clocktower Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard | Info: 441-234-4156 Discover ladies and men’s fashions and accessories, gifts souvenirs as well as a mini gallery of photography by Bermudian Photographer, Roland Skinner. A.S. COOPER FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON Fairmont Southampton Resort, Southampton | Info: 441-295-3961 x 803 A selection of ladies and men’s apparel, shoes and accessories. Featuring resort wear, gifts and more. THE OFFICIAL STORE OF THE AMERICA’S CUP, A DIVISION OF A.S. COOPER & SONS LTD. Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, City of Hamilton | Info: 1-441-278-3448 Adjacent to the lobby of the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club you will find the America’s Cup Official Store featuring clothing, gifts, artwork and accessories created especially for this global sporting event scheduled to be sailed here in June 2017. Choose from a wide selection of official licensed event gear as well as fashions created for each of the six teams competing in the world’s most famous sailing regatta. In addition you will find nautical inspired clothing from famous designer brands such as Vineyard Vines, Henri Lloyd, Sperry, Sail Racing and TABS Bermuda Shorts.


Washington Mall, City of Hamilton Atlantic Jewellery Studio features stunning collections inspired by both the timelessness of Bermuda’s beauty as well as fashion forward trends. Info: 441 542 1554,


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stay beautiful Give the Gift of Beauty Lyndsey Scott-Furtado, Beauty Advisor & Aesthetician, A.S. Cooper & Sons, Ltd.

Need a helping hand with your gift giving? The A.S Cooper’s cosmetics department has you covered. Here are my top picks for everyone on your list!

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Luxury Candle A gift of pure luxury, who wouldn’t appreciate this rich, darkly seductive, sophisticated scent burning through the home over the holiday season. With 230 hours burning time, light it all year long. When the candle is finished, the glass is perfect for floral arrangements and makes a great ice bucket!

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Luxe Classics Mini Lip Set The ultimate gift for any lipstick addict. Keep those lips mistletoe ready with 10 versatile shades of deeply moisturizing, pigment rich lip color in a luxurious collectable case.

Clinique Happy Collection Spread a little happiness this festive season with this vibrant classic for men and women.

Ciate London’s Snow Globe Snow Globes are so much more fun when they’re filled with with Ciate London’s bestselling mini nail polishes. Includes 6 fun colors for festive fingers. Makes a great stocking stuffer.

Crème de La Mer Treat your loved ones to a skin savior. A favorite among celebrities, La Mer makes an unforgettable gift their skin will thank you for.

Tom Ford Noir Anthracite A blend of Bergamot, warm spices and black woods make this the perfect fragrance gift for a man of sophistication.

For more Beauty advice, book a one-on-one with Lyndsey Scott-Furtado by calling 441-295-3961. A.S. Cooper Main store located at 59 Front Street, Hamilton.

Fragrances of the Month

WALK ON AIR by Kate Spade A fragrance that celebrates the graceful confidence of its wearer. Sweet and tender layers of lily of the valley—the flower of happiness and joy— magnolia, and crinum lily caress the skin like a breath of fresh air.

LIVE COLORFULLY by Kate Spade For the woman who lights up every room she enters. The subtle notes of the fragrance—layered with a complex spectrum of bright florals, citrus, and musk—remind her to step into the world of color around her. Available at Gibbons Company, Brown & Co., and A.S. Cooper & Sons. Enquiries:


Lower Level Washington Mall, 17 Reid Street, City of Hamilton New Location! 3 Front Street, City of Hamilton Bermudian artist Alexandra Mosher creates art jewellery designs inspired by the beautiful motifs found in Bermuda’s Flora and Fauna, the ocean, architecture, history and culture. Info: 441 236 9009,


Flagship Store: 25 Front Street, City of Hamilton (opposite the ferry terminal) Family owned since 1904, Astwood Dickinson has built an outstanding reputation as Bermuda’s Premier Jeweler and Watchmaker offering world class collections from around the world coupled with superior customer service. Astwood Dickinson houses the world’s most luxurious brands in fine jewelry, diamonds and timepieces such as Cartier, Omega, Bremont, Hearts on Fire and Effy all available at USA prices with the bonus of no sales tax. Also available is the Original Bermuda Collection, designed and manufactured on-site by master goldsmiths. The collection features aspects of the island’s culture and traditions in stunning 18-karat yellow or white gold. Info: 441-292-5805 |, Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sundays 1pm to 5pm *hours may vary by location and subject to change ASTWOOD DICKINSON, BERMUDA’S PREMIER JEWELER Boutique: Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, 76 Pitts Bay Road, City of Hamilton Info: 441-292-5805 x 612 For a warm and exclusive shopping experience, visit the Astwood Dickinson boutique location adjacent to the lobby of the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. This location offers a carefully selected range of fine jewelry, diamonds and timepieces from the main store, all at USA prices, with the bonus of no sales tax.


Available from: Gibbons Company, City of Hamilton, The Bermuda Island Shop, St. George’s. , The Perfume Shop, Royal Naval Dockyard, Brown & Co., City of Hamilton, A.S. Cooper, Front St., City of Hamilton, and branch stores, Carole Holding shops at Heritage Wharf & Clocktower Mall, Dockyard. Distributed By P.D.L. Limited. Fine Perfume. Info: 441-292-1710


35 Front Street, City of Hamilton Brown & Co. is the island’s most comprehensive department store offering a broad range of items including designer fragrances, sunglasses and accessories as well as Bermuda gifts, souvenirs, books and apparel. Info: 441-279-5442,


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shopping guide BROWN & CO. - HALLMARK 35 Front Street, City of Hamilton The Hallmark Department of Brown & Co. is Bermuda’s largest gift and greeting card outlet and is the only Hallmark store outside of the United States. Info: 441-279-5442, BROWN & CO. - THE BOOKMART 35 Front Street, City of Hamilton The Bookmart at Brown & Co. offers the largest selection of local and international books on island and has a fabulous cafe overlooking the Hamilton Harbour. Info: FINEST HAVANAS AVAILABLE 441-279-5442,


63 Front Street, City of Hamilton. A historic retailer of Cuban cigars. WARNING: Cigar smoking can cause lung cancer and heart disease. Info: 441-292-8422


WARNING: Cigar smoking can cause lung cancer and heart disease.

16 Queen Street, City of Hamilton / 55 Front Street, City of Hamilton Fairmont Southampton, Southampton / Fairmont Hamilton, Pembroke Clocktower Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard Crisson Jewellers means the very best of Bermuda shopping. Your trip to Bermuda is incomplete without a visit to this landmark store. A family business since 1922, Crisson stands for good taste, quality and value. Crisson Jewellers proudly represents watch brands such as Rolex, TAG Heuer, Movado, Ebel, Tudor, Raymond Well, David Yurman. Frederique Constant, Philip Stein, Victorinox Swiss Army, Michael Kors, Luminox, Seiko, Citizen and Casio. Jewellery brands include David Yurman, Pandora, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, John Hardy, Kabana, LeVian, Nanis, MarahLago, Memoire Diamonds, Cento, Michael Kors, Konstantino, Elizabeth & James, Fope, Rebeeca, Mikimoto, Tara and Honora. Info: 441-295-2351,




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Della Valle Handmade Sandals BY BRIGITTA WOHLMUTH

Above: Sandal Makers, Vincenzo and Virginia are busy at work

When Della Valle first opened up last year, we knew that it was the beginning of something really awesome. There are plenty of great shoe stores in Bermuda, but this little boutique is the first of it’s kind, offering all-Italian leather footwear tailored just to the customer’s preference. “Where I come from, they have a lot of little stores like this one,” says Vincenzo, the shoemaker and owner. As a young boy, he was an apprentice to the legendary sandal maker Antonia Viva whose store ‘L’Arte del Sandalo Caprese’ is one of the oldest in Capri, often featured in high-profile fashion mags, the likes of Forbes and Elle Italia. With Vincenzo’s skillful hands and love of fashion, opening his store on Queen Street in June 2016 was the first step to actualizing his life-long dream. But it’s clear to us now that he was only just getting started. This month, we checked back in with Vincenzo and his wife to see how business has progressed and they have a number of exiting new additions, the news of which we are thrilled to relay during this season of gift-giving:

More Styles - Whether you’re a minimalist or glamour girl (hello

Men’s & Unisex Shoes - We were also stoked to learn that Della Valle

Custom Jewellery - With the abundance of beautiful materials in his workshop, Vincenzo is also happy to make custom bracelets and jewellery.

rhinestones!) at Della Valle “we cater to all different types of people” says Vincenzo’s wife, Belinda Barbieri. Custom sandals can be made flat, with a heel or wedge, and they offer a gorgeous selection of colors, embellishments and styles ranging from earthy to evening wear. And to lighten Vincenzo’s load, they’ve also recruited an additional sandal maker, Belinda is keen to inform me, “So sandals can even be ready within an hour!”

now offers men’s sandals (up to size 13) as well as unisex styles, and for Christmas they have a beautiful selection of ‘Made in Italy’ leather loafers for both sexes.

Visit Della Valle at 19 Queen Street (just after the historic Perot Post Office), or contact 236-7263 or for more information. They also do pop ups and private events!


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Water Street, St. George’s 2014 Best of Bermuda award winner, Davidrose has a growing reputation as one of Bermuda’s most exciting jewellery boutiques. They carry an exclusive collection of fine jewellery and silver collection whilst specialising in bridal and custom pieces in their store on Somers’ Wharf. They boast one of the most unique luxury shopping experiences with a spectacular view of the harbour. Info: 441-293-7673 or


19 Queen St, City of Hamilton (next to Par-la-Ville Park/Perot Post Office) From Capri, Italy to Hamilton, Bermuda! Handmade sandals custom fit to your foot. Can be ready same day! Styles range from everyday casual to evening and wedding chic! Info: 441 236-7263 . Facebook: @dvsandals Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Small groups and wedding parties can also book private evening events.


Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Fill a wide selection of European and American prescriptions and purchase overthe-counter medications, vitamins, and health and beauty aids. Summer Hours: Open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 6pm. Winter Hours: January to March – Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm, Sat + Sun 9am to 4 pm. Info: 441-279-5410,


Crystal & Fantasy Caves, 8 Crystal Caves Road, Hamilton Parish Before or after your cave adventure, be sure to explore the unique gift shop, Fiddlesticks. You’ll discover a treasure trove of local souvenirs and gifts from around the world to commemorate your visit to the caves and forever remember your journey to Bermuda. Info: 441-293-0640,


The Island Shop features original artwork designs on ceramics and linens by Bermudian artist Barbara Finsness. Info: #3 Queen Street, Hamilton 441-292-5292, Fairmont Southampton, Southampton, 441-238-5999 & Somers Wharf, St George 441-297-1514,


Lili Bermuda is an artistic reflection of Bermuda where each fragrance represents the Island’s natural beauty; from the pure scent of the wind and fresh salt spray of the ocean, to it’s luscious botanicals such as Bermuda cedar wood, spring freesias and juicy loquats. Every creation is meticulously developed on-island at historic Stewart Hall under the direction of Perfumer Isabelle Ramsay- Brackstone. “Art reflects environment” she says and Bermuda’s authenticity is present in every bottle filled by hand. Find your favourite fragrance at the Bermuda Perfumery in St. George’s. THE BERMUDA PERFUMERY Stewart Hall, 5 Queen Street, St George’s. Info: 441-293-0627,

DELLA VALLE SANDALS Custom-made sandals ready the same day. 19 Queen St, Hamilton (next to Par-la-Ville Park) Mon to Sat, 10am-6pm (also available for private events) telephone 441-236-7263 email @dvsandals

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shopping guide LILI BERMUDA BOUTIQUE Butterfield Place, 67 Front Street, City of Hamilton. 441-296-2885,


Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke Oceans Gift Shop is a treasure trove of unique gifts, memorable keepsakes, books, toys, t-shirts, artIfact reproductions, Bermuda souvenirs and more! Info: 441 292 7219,


Walker Arcade, 12 Reid Street, Hamilton, Bermuda Step into summer with TABS. Expertly tailored for a flattering, straight-leg fit, the traditional cut is balanced with bold colours and flamboyant linings. Info: 441 704 TABS (8227),


Prescriptions, health and beauty aids, and newsstand publications. Emergency prescriptions are dispensed on the spot and each location stocks an extensive range of over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, postcards, souvenirs, beach gear, sun-care products, mobile phone cards, snacks, beverages, newspapers, and magazines. The Phoenix Centre, 3 Reid St., Hamilton, 441 279 5451 Collector’s Hill Apothecary, 2 South Rd., Smith’s, 441 279 5513 Paget Pharmacy, Rural Hill Plaza, 130 South Rd., Paget, 441 279 5511 Warwick Pharmacy, 49 Middle Road, Warwick, 441 279 5557. Clarendon Pharmacy, 31 Victoria St., Hamilton, 441 279 5444 Woodbourne Chemist, 1 Gorham Rd., Pembroke, 441 295 2663 Dockyard Pharmacy, Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys, 441 279 5410. Info:


AS Cooper Main Store, 59 Front Street, City of Hamilton The Picturesque Gallery showcases Bermudian photographer Roland Skinners best work spanning a 50 year career. Roland’s images of Bermuda truly capture the unique colours and contours of the island, its flamboyant sunsets, lush floral landscapes and sweeping aerial views. Include a piece of Bermuda in your home with archival colour prints in various sizes available from the gallery. Here you will also find two best-selling books and a number of unique gift items featuring Roland’s images. Also available at AS Cooper Dockyard and AS Cooper Fairmont Southampton. Info: 441 295 3961 x 407,

P-TECH 5 Reid Street, City of Hamilton Bose, Sony, GoPro, RCA, Nikon, Canon and Samsung, P-Tech delivers a wide selection of goods for home, office and travel. Whether speakers, TVs, digital cameras, camcorders, smartphones, tablets, laptops or accessories: #PTechHasIt. P-Tech is conveniently located in Hamilton and is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 441 295 5496,

VINEYARD VINES 27 Front Street, City of Hamilton Vineyard Vines is the complete lifestyle brand offering ‘preppy with a fun twist’ apparel, swimwear and accessories for women, men and children. Best known for its whimsical ties and smiling pink whale logo, Vineyard Vines is the official style of the America’s Cup. The brand boasts quality fabrics, playful prints and a wide selection of goods in a vast spectrum of colours. Info: 441 278 3445, Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm

WALKER CHRISTOPHER 9 Front Street, City of Hamilton Every year, we feature a different icon of Bermuda. Makes a great family heirloom collection. Info: 295 1466,


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treasures of the sea Atlantic Jewellery Studio BY BRIGITTA WOHLMUTH

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau Inside of the Washington Mall is a store with ocean blue walls, whimsical marine décor in the windows, and unique handmade jewellery displayed from wall to wall. As you step inside, you get the feeling of being below deck on an elegant pirate ship filled with prized jewels of the Atlantic. And the treasures you will find there are endless. Bermuda Medallions, Historic Hog Penny replicas, a myriad of stackable rings, necklaces created with mystical gems and Bermuda’s iconic pink sand and sea glass… “We do a lot of nautical and ocean themed pieces, but I don’t like to limit myself either” says the shop owner, Jacquie Lohan. With over 20 years experience, you could say she is one of Bermuda’s more accomplished jewellers. She loves working with precious metals and gemstones, but she’s also a passionate surfer whose infatuation with the ocean reveals itself in Atlantic Jewellery Studio’s collections. Since establishing the business, she’s won numerous awards and even had her Jewellery featured on a Bermuda postage stamp. But she’s not one to hog the spotlight and has consistently celebrated the work of others. There’s ‘something for everyone’ in her showroom, where you’ll find not only her designs on display, but also designs made by fellow artist-friends and most importantly her apprentice, Jocelyn Powell. “Jocelyn has been with me for over 12 years. She is so talented and makes a lot of the pieces here,” Jacquie says. Jocelyn crafts many lovely designs out of Bermuda elements such as pink sand, cedar, and the store’s extensive collection of gemstones and pearls. She also collaborates with Jacquie to design one of the studio’s most popular creations ‘The Bermuda Medallion’. The silver-sculpted pendants are truly unique pieces fit for any aspiring mermaid. They contain rare pieces of our coloured sea-glass, pink sand, replicas of tiny sea-shells cast in silver, and resemble the little tide-pools left on the rocks by the waves. “I think they really capture the essence of Bermuda” says Jocelyn. The medallions are wonderful keepsakes that let you cherish the Island forever.

Washington Mall | 9 Reid Street, Hamilton | 441-542-1554 | Jacquie Lohan above left | Jocelyn Powell pictured above right


These books make the perfect gift! Available from the Bookmart at Brown & Co.

‘Our History in Hats’ by Ronnie Chameau & Donna Pink The leaves of the Bermuda Palmetto Palm have played an important part in fashion here in these Islands from the very earliest days of its habitation. This beautiful new book explores the many and varied uses which have been made of this versatile and attractive plant, from hats to ladies purses and even shoes.

‘Bermuda Maps’ by Jonathan Land Evans This wonderful new study has been published by the National Museum of Bermuda and features the incredibly detailed research of one of the Islands foremost historians.

‘Shark Bait’ by Sean O’Connell Back in 1976 Sean O’Connell accepted a bet from a friend. His challenge ? To swim around Bermuda in one continuous go. It’s worth pausing for a moment to consider what an effort such an undertaking might require. This is an uplifting account of an incredible feat of endurance.

‘Celebrating Ten Years’ by Lisa Anne Rego The breathtaking artwork of Lisa Anne Rego has justifiably received international acclaim. Collected together here are truly beautiful images of this very special Island, its landscapes and seascapes, its buildings and its people. Of particular note are paintings of last summer’s America’s Cup racing.

‘Hands On’ by Shirley L T Pearman Many of the craft techniques featured in this book are uniquely Bermudian and an important part of our social history. Clearly drawn, step by step instructions, complemented by colourful illustrations allow you to fulfill your creative potential and will delight both young and old alike.


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‘Bermuda, Wildlife & Landscape Images’ by Jessica Riederer These Islands are renowned for their mesmeric beauty and for the rich variety of animal and plant life to which they are home. Jessica Riederer is a world class photographer and has captured spellbinding images of the Islands flora and fauna in all its dramatic beauty.

‘Molly Goes West’ by Molly D Smith This is the long awaited second part of Molly Smith’s cycle ride through Bermuda. The reader is treated to an delightful and informative tour from the City of Hamilton, through the Eastern parishes to Sandy’s and its historic Royal Naval Dockyard. Almost every page of the book is graced with Mrs Smith’s enchanting sketches and water colour paintings.

‘Kwanzaa Project D’ by Melodye Van Putten The siblings from Ms Van Putten’s earlier books, ‘The Girl Who Would Have Locks’ and ‘The Boy Who Knew Too Much’ want to share the celebration of Kwanzaa with their friends, but notice that while there are plenty of decorations for Christmas, none are to be had for Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa Project D is their solution. They make and donate Kwanzaa decorations and bring the joy of the celebration of Kwanzaa to all those around them.

‘Bermuda Parish by Parish’ by Chris Wilcox Chris Wilcox’s photography captures the vibrant colours and crystal clear light with which our Islands are blessed. Each of the images in this glorious new collection is captioned with informative text. Maps of each parish, showing the location at which each picture was taken, are provided at the start of each chapter. This book will become the standard work of Bermuda landscape photography and will appeal to both locals and visitors alike.

Bermuda Calendars No gift guide would be complete without mention of our wonderful range of Bermuda Calendars. Whether you’re looking for traditional watercolours or stunning photographs there is a calendar to suit you. We also ship worldwide so your friends and loved ones can appreciate the beauty of Bermuda twelve months of the year.

Find these titles and more holiday gift ideas at their premises on 35 Front Street, Hamilton. For more information, contact 279-5443 or The App is a FREE Download


going through hell To get to Paradise BY HORST AUGUSTINOVIC

Travelling to Bermuda by ship from the East Coast means sailing diagonally across the choppy north-flowing Gulf Stream. In the relatively small ships of the late 1800s it resulted in many of Bermuda’s visitors being unhappy victims of seasickness. Mark Twain famously quipped ‘Bermuda is paradise but you have to go through hell to get there’.


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going through hell to get to paradise To lessen the rigours of the sea journey in small ships like the Fah Kee, Bermuda in 1874 struck a deal with the Quebec Steamship Company to provide a bigger contract steamer – the Canima. For the next four decades the ships of the Quebec Steamship Company were a familiar sight in Hamilton Harbour. Especially during the winter months, travelling to Bermuda in the larger ships could still cause sea-sickness and this was not lost on Bermuda’s Yankee Store who published a rather humorous set of postcards to remind visitors of their trip ‘Going through Hell to get to Paradise’.

Horst is a passionate philatelist, history buff, collector and author. Originally from Austria, he has been living in Bermuda since 1961 and has published several books on Bermuda’s history, including the series ‘What You May Not Know About Bermuda’, and ‘The Golden Age of Bermuda’s Postcards’. Comments:

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ahoy kids! Learn, Play, Repeat at The National Museum of Bermuda BY ELENA STRONG

The National Museum of Bermuda (NMB) has a whimsical interactive children’s exhibit, The Museum Playhouse that explores aspects of Bermuda’s maritime history in original and unexpected ways. Through play, toddlers to pre-teens can learn about topics such as historic communication on board ship, pilot gigs, gombeys, the building of the Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda’s agricultural heyday, and how to tie nautical knots in a giant sailor’s beard made of rope. The exhibit was designed by Bermudian designers and artists Russel DeMoura and James Cooper, working closely with the NMB Curatorial Team, and incorporates original work by other local artists.


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ahoy kids! learn, play, repeat

This exhibit, located in a 19th century military building in the Museum’s lower grounds, compliments the award-winning Museum Playground, which offers children a much more colourful and exciting experience to the typical monkey bars and swings. A 21-foot wooden lighthouse with slide is encircled by a vibrant green moray eel where children can climb through its mouth and body. There is also a sand box in the shape of the Keep Fort, equipped with play cannon and ammunition. The Playground, which is exciting to play on and visually stunning, was designed by Danish firm Monstrum who believe playgrounds should be full of colour, fantasy and create a visual story that challenges kids motor skills. Come visit the NMB Playhouse & Playground for some family fun and help foster an appreciation of Bermuda’s rich local history in your children.

NMB is open every day except Christmas Day, Winter hours: 10am – 5pm (Last admission 4pm) Adults $15, Seniors $12 Children under 16 FREE

Explore the Keep Fort at the National Museum of Bermuda 1 The Keep, Royal Naval Dockyard / 441-234-1333 /

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Angelo’s Bistro | Walker Arcade, Hamilton


Walker Arcade, Hamilton Experience Italian cuisine and a twist of Bermuda charm at Angelo’s Bistro located in Hamilton. Owner / Manager Angelo Buglione is known and adored by locals and frequent visitors alike. For many years, he was the face of some of Bermuda’s most enchanting establishments, such as Splendido at Horizons & Cottages, and Waterloo House. Stop by Angelo’s and wife Fatima`s Bistro where they will treat you like family. Featuring Lavazza espresso and cappuccino. For lunch and dinner, you will savor sophisticated light cuisine brilliantly presented, from chowder to fresh rockfish, delicious salads, homemade pasta, pizza and specialty sandwiches, and also an award-winning gluten free menu. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily chef`s specials available and Free WI-FI. Info: 441 232 1000,


8 Chancery Lane, Hamilton Bistro J offers a unique, wholesome, and imaginative menu that changes daily. Served in a lively, bistro setting, the daily specials will tweak your taste buds with fresh local seafood, the finest European and American meats, homemade pastas and the best produce Bermuda has to offer. The wine list is extensive, with all wines available by the glass. Open for lunch five days a week and dinner 6 nights a week, this culinary jewel is a must for those wishing to enjoy modestly priced fine dining in a vibrant atmosphere. Info: 441 296 8546,


Washington Mall, Hamilton Beluga Bar features a modern and vibrant atmosphere. Sammy Wong, executive chef has put together a sushi menu combining the oriental sushi tradition with the western flavour. We call it ‘Fusion Sushi’. Relax and enjoy a full bar and friendly service. Info: 441 542 2859 or


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Celebrating 10 years in business, Bolero has established itself as both a staple and an anomaly in Bermuda’s restaurant scene. Owned by the dynamic and creative Chef Johnny Roberts; it’s a place where the “foodies” go, loved for its team of passionate chefs, friendly servers, innovative food and unpretentious setting. Bolero has won at least one award nearly every year since it opened, and despite its high profile, welcomes people from all walks of life – just as a true brasserie should. Whether dressed in a suit and tie or in shorts and sandals, they keep a table waiting for anyone looking for good, hearty food. An everchanging menu keeps things exciting for both the chefs and loyal patrons, while a number of favorite specials have stood the test of time, earning them a fixed place on the menu as ‘Bolero Classics’. The spacious interior of the restaurant and large canopy (with unobstructed views of Hamilton Harbour) are just a couple of the features that make Bolero a popular place for hosting private parties and events. But regardless of Bolero’s many amenities, the impeccable service, and jovial atmosphere, it’s primarily the food that people come for. Make a reservation today and your taste buds will thank you later.

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441 292 4507 Monday dinner only 6:00pm - 10:00pm Tuesday to Friday lunch and dinner 11:30am-2:30pm/6:00pm-10:30pm Saturday dinner only 6:00pm-10.30pm Closed Sundays 95 Front Street, City of Hamilton

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Casablanca | 18 Washington Lane, Hamilton


95 Front Street, Hamilton Join Chef / Owner Jonny Roberts and his team at this lively and bustling Brasserie, while enjoying a classic Bistro atmosphere, creative and incredible food, friendly and efficient service, and an overall enjoyable relaxed dining experience. A “neighbourhood” restaurant, its entrance just off Front Street in the City of Hamilton, Bolero welcomes people from all walks of life, simply looking for good food. Info: 441 292 4507 or


103 Front Street, Hamilton Located in the heart of Hamilton on Front Street The Beach offers the best drink specials and tastiest food in Bermuda. It is by far the most fun in Bermuda for the best value where anything goes. The Beach has everything from morning Breakfast starting at 9:00am through to a late night menu. Daily specials featuring the Island’s freshest seafood and produce. Info: 441 295 0219 or


7 Queen Street, Hamilton Comfortably eat-in or take-away at Bulli.Social, Bermuda’s Gourmet Burger, Poutine & Dawg Shoppe. The venue extends into Queen Elizabeth Park and is a prime location for a quick lunch, or ‘dinner & drinks’ with a full bar and entertainment on the Social Patio outback. Info: 441 232 2855 or


18 Washington Lane, Hamilton The newest addition to Bermuda, Casablanca offers a selection of buffet style take out in the heart of Hamilton. Info: 441 295 9999,


10 Dundonald Street, Hamilton This award-winning café/bar is your best choice for a casual lunch. Enjoy their home-brewed coffees, fresh and delicious salads, pastas, sandwiches and daily blackboard specials. Complement your meal with a glass of wine or a cocktail made with fresh fruit & ingredients from the bar. Info: 441 295 0857,


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Flanagan’s | 69 Front Street, Hamilton


4 Washington Street, Hamilton Situated near City Hall across from the bus terminal, City Café features New York style fare along with local and international favorites while specializing in using the freshest and finest of ingredients. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or take-out. Catering menus also available. Info: 441 296 9462 or


20 Reid Street, Hamilton Enjoy delicious food and creative drinks at Coconut Rock. The bar is open until 2:00am with Take-out available until late. Call for details and the weekly entertainment schedule. Fancy some of Bermuda’s best sushi? Check out Yashi, located inside Coconut Rock. Info: 441 292 1043 or


45 Angle Street, Hamilton The most delicious Jamaican cuisine on the island, it’s no wonder that Fish N’ Tings is one of Bermuda’s most popular spots for authentic Caribbean food! Info: 441 292-7389 or


Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, Hamilton Centrally located on Front Street in Hamilton, Flanagan’s Irish Pub is a favourite of visitors and locals alike. Come for the delicious daily lunch, dinner and kids menu and stay for Flanagan’s cozy pub atmosphere, affordable prices and friendly service. With elevator access, a terrace with beautiful views of Hamilton Harbour and an all-day English breakfast, Flanagan’s ticks all the boxes! Stop by and enjoy a bit of Ireland in Bermuda! Info: 441 295 8299,


Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke Harry’s at The Waterfront in partnership with Miles Market, Bermuda’s Specialty Food Store, places its focus on organic freshness and simplicity of taste. The menus are Steak House based, featuring Miles 21 day Aged Beef, but with a contemporary twist. Full Lunch & Dinner menus, plus an all day Bar menu & Raw bar provide selections guaranteed to entice your palate. Info: 292-5533 or

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LITT (Lost in the Triangle) | 13 Reid Street, Hamilton


Front Street, East, Pembroke For decades, the location of Jor-Jay’s has been a welcome stop for revellers leaving the night scene at any hour in the city for a snack before heading home. Jor-Jay’s has kept the flame burning and the reputation for this to be a place guaranteed to satisfy the munchies with delicious homemade burgers, fish cakes and fries. Info: 441 296 3114


13 Reid Street, Hamilton Lost In The Triangle (LITT) is a seafood restaurant and bar with a family friendly environment that opened (July 2015) in the hopes of restoring the authentic Bermudian seafood cuisine back into our island’s everyday life. Info: 441 296 0094 or


6 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton A warm welcome awaits you at The Lobster Pot, Bermuda’s finest seafood restaurant for more than 40 years. A favourite with locals and visitors, the Lobster Pot offers an outstanding variety of Bermuda seafood specialties and fresh fish delivered daily. Don’t like seafood, try our centre cut filet mignon or sirloin steak, succulent rack of lamb or tender chicken breast. We’ll serve it just the way you like it. The Lobster Pot is a ‘must visit’ for anyone who enjoys fine food and friendly service. Info: 441 292 6898,


4 Bermudiana Rd., Hamilton Nonna’s kitchen is a soup and salad bar catering healthy, hearty soups and stews, and fresh delicious salads plus homemade gluten free baked goods. Info: 441 295 7687


Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, City of Hamilton Outback, Bermuda’s favourite sports bar, is the best place to catch a game on the island! This award-winning sports bar features 22 widescreen high definition TVs, a huge projector screen and private booths with your own personal TV and remote control for the ultimate viewing experience! No matter what team you’re rooting for, you’ll always have the best seat in the house at Outback Sports Bar! Info: 441 295 8299 or


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Traditional pub fare, famous pizza and state of the art satellite coverage of all your favourite sporting events and teams.! Sit inside and revel in our lively atmosphere or sit outside on our oversized patio. Experience service in a relaxed and friendly enviroment!

295 3314

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WEEKLY LINE UP Mon $10 Menu (all day/night) Tue Indian Indian Curry Night (evening) Quiz Night (evening) Fri Live Reggae band or DJ Donnie Sun Traditional Codfish Breakfast (9am - 3pm) DAILY Happy Hour (4pm - 7pm)

lunch served

Monday – Friday 11:45 am – 3:00 pm 20 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton, Bermuda

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dinner served

Daily 5:30 pm – Until daily take out service 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Take Out Tel: 296-0606

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1 Elliot Street, Pembroke Fast Italian pasta take-out with small salad bar, ice creams and juices. Mostly takeout but there are a couple of tables to sit down at. Info: 441 295 9785


20 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton Experience the flavour of the finest in traditional Italian cuisine at Portofino Restaurant Bermuda. For over 35 years we’ve been Bermuda’s favorite Italian restaurant. From a quick, delicious pizza, to homemade pastas and exotic dishes all will delight in our bustling Italian town atmosphere. Prices are right and we now offer al fresco dining.Lunch is served from 12noon to 2pm Monday through Friday. Dinner is served 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday 6pm until. Reservations recommended: 441 292 2375 or


55 Front Street, Hamilton Overlooking breathtaking Hamilton Harbor on Front Street’s largest outdoor patio, Red Steakhouse & Bar is Bermuda’s newest restaurant and lounge. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Jason Jones, guests will be welcomed to an “old world charm, meets new world dining” atmosphere, where the spectrum of senses is delighted with the very best in food, wine, cocktails and interior design. Red’s unique dining options include the classic Steakhouse dining room, the vibrant and chic lounge, VIP balcony seating and the contemporary outdoor patio. Info: 441 292 7331,


25 Richmond Road, Pembroke The best place to enjoy great pub style food and watch the best in LIVE Sports while enjoying a great menu with great prices! You can dine inside or outside on the restaurant patio, rain or shine, and enjoy sporting events on one of the many plasma television screens. Need to host an event? Ask about the functions room for private parties! The weekly pub quiz is fun and always attracts a lively crowd. Info: 441 295 3314 or


2 Chancery Lane, Hamilton Ruby Murrys is the place to go for the real taste of India. Our menu features some of the most popular gastronomic delights from the many diverse regional styles of India, traditional and modern, all served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The upstairs wine bar serves Indian-style tapas to share. Open for lunch 5 days a week and dinner 7 nights a week. Take-out and catering available. Info: 441 295 5058 or


29 Victoria Street, Hamilton Victoria Grill is an upscale-casual restaurant, quick-service café, and cocktail bar. Sophisticated urban chic exudes from each segment: Java Jive is a gourmet café featuring specialty coffees, fresh-baked goods, unique breakfasts and lunches to go. Enjoy your cappuccino on our street-level patio and watch the hustle and bustle of Victoria Street. Rumba°r features a 25-seat onyx stone bar with an outdoor lounge complete with upholstered banquettes, the perfect destination for a gathering. The menu includes tapas to share. Reserve the V.I.P. Room. Our main dining room is the perfect place for that important power lunch or dinner, or an intimate dining experience and features seasonal cuisine changes from our talented chefs. Info: 441 296 5050,,


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eat & drink guide central PEARL

87 Front Street, Hamilton Located above Port O’ Call ‘s bustling bar on Front Street, Pearl is a welcome addition to Bermuda’s sushi scene. When creating the menu, our skilled Sushi chefs have combined their traditional Japanese culinary training along with the culinary styles garnered through world-wide experience. A unique and extensive sake & wine list is available for you. Open for lunch five days a week and dinner nightly. Info: 441 295 9150, or


87 Front Street, Hamilton One of Bermuda’s most popular restaurants, Port O’ Call consistently draws a crowd from Happy hour and beyond. Enjoy award-winning signature dishes featuring contemporary styles with an emphasis on fresh Bermuda Seafood. Enjoy our award winning wine list, with over 40 selections by the glass, or a cocktail designed by our award winning bartenders. Open for lunch five days a week and dinner nightly, dine inside or on our al fresco harbour-view terrace - either way you’re sure to love the experience of superb service and a masterful menu in an elegant setting. Info: 441 295 5373,,

SAVORY KERNELS 27 Queen Street, Hamilton Savory Kernels features gourmet popcorn and Cotton Candy with over 70 popcorn flavors. Info: 441 236 7677


6 Burnaby Street, Hamilton Eat with the locals at this beloved diner that has been serving affordable, high-quality food since 1941 – making it one of the longest continually operating restaurants on the island. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Burnaby Street in the centre of Hamilton. Info: 441 292 6293


19 Washington Lane, Hamilton Located in Bermuda’s capital City of Hamilton, Spring Gardens is a taste of Barbados and Caribbean cuisine. We offer catering services for weddings, office parties, and meetings, and will work within your budget. During Lobster Season, from September through March, come and enjoy our Lobster Special. Info: 441 295 7416


20 Reid Street, Hamilton Yashi is located inside Coconut Rock and is one of Bermuda’s best sushi experiences. Enjoy a cozy atmosphere and artfully created sushi. Info: 441 292 1043 or


Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton Set atop one of the World’s finest golf courses; enjoy the West End’s finest food at Bella Vista, a menu bursting with fresh, innovative Mediterranean flavour. Overlooking the stunning views of South Shore and its incomparable sunsets, the “19th Hole” is the perfect post-round cocktail spot for golfers and spectators alike. Info: 441 232 0100,


Bermuda . December 2017

eat & drink guide central / west

Dine on the Green

441 232 0100 | Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton

A Taste of Land & Sea 441 234 5151 | Royal Naval Dockyard \

Italian Culture & Cuisine 441 234 5009 | Royal Naval Dockyard \

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eat & drink guide west / east BONEFISH BAR & GRILL

6 Dockyard Terrace, Dockyard Join Chef/Owner Livio Ferigo and his team, while enjoying a happy atmosphere, fun music, wonderful indoor/outdoor bar/dining and views of the waterfront. Live entertainment weekly. Open 7 days a week. Info: 441 234 5151,


Clocktower Mall, Sandys Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and the best Pizza in Dockyard, Cafe Amici is conveniently located just a short walk from the Cruise Ship Terminal and Ferry Dock. Join family and friends for traditional Italian Cuisine served up just as it is in the back streets of Italy! Dine inside or “al fresco”. Traditional Bermudian Codfish Breakfast is served on Sundays. Info: 441 234 5009,


69 South Road, Southampton Located on Bermuda’s beautiful South Shore. Named after a Tudor king renowned for his enjoyment of food, drink and music, Henry’s has been operating for over 40 years, providing good food and lively entertainment in a wonderful setting. Isn’t it time for a little fun? Dance the night away with our late night entertainment, or join for Sunday Brunch. Info: 441 238 1977

RUM BUM BEACH BAR Horseshoe Bay Beach, Southampton The new Fast Food Restaurant, Bar and Beach Rental attraction for Bermuda, Bermudians and all our Tourists - Come down to Horseshoe Bay and party... Info: 441 238-0088 or


87 South Shore Road, Warwick This second and equally popular location is situated along South Shore’s beach route. Enjoy the trademark Rum Swizzle and pub-style favourites, nachos, burgers, salads, sandwiches and sundaes on the patio after a day at the beach. Live entertainment on the patio seasonally. Shop for Swizzle Inn-Swagger Out souvenirs in the gift shop. Info: 441 236 7459,


Bailey’s Bay, Hamilton Parish Home of the original rum swizzle, our potent rum and fruit juice cocktail, The Swizzle Inn is Bermuda’s oldest and most famous pub. Established in 1932 in a 17th Century roadhouse, “Swizzle” serves up its namesake cocktail alongside great pub style food and evening entertainment in a setting filled with character and its popular, two-tiered patio. This Bailey’s Bay landmark is fun for all the family, with Live entertainment seasonally and weekly trivia nights. Shop the Swagger out Gift Shop for souvenirs to take home or drop in for a final cool one on your way to flight check in. Info: 441 293 1854 or

ELIANA’S Southside, St. David’s “God has answered” Welcome to Eliana’s Fine Dining Restaurant, Bermuda’s unique dining experience where you can choose from premium cuts of steak, seafood & lamb, cooked to perfection. Along with fresh vegetables & salads and the most mouth-watering desserts, we will provide you with an unforgettable experience!!! Full Bar Service. Enjoy! Reservations required. Info: 441 777 0555


Bermuda . December 2017

eat & drink guide east

Tempest Bistro | 22 Water Street, St. George’s

SPECIALTY INN 4 South Road, Smith’s Parish Since 1985, Speciality Inn has built a reputation for excellence in food, customer service and family environment. Whether it’s to dine in or take out, we warmly invite our guests for a hot and delicious all-day breakfast, lunch or dinner. Info: 441 236 3133,

TOM MOORE’S TAVERN Walsingham Lane Tom Moore’s Tavern was built in 1652 as a private home for the Trott family. In those days it was known as Walsingham House, from the Walsingham area in which it stood. The property was owned by Samuel Trott when Tom Moore, the Irish poet, came to Bermuda in 1804 as Registrar of the Court of Vice-Admiralty. It was here that his friendship with Nea Tucker began and where he wrote many of his well known works. Info: 441 293 8020

THE TEMPEST BISTRO 22 Water Street, St. George’s Classic bistro favourites take on a new identity in the hands of a fresh, young team seeing a classic Bermuda fish sandwich reinvented with grilled banana and avocado cream or deconstructed perennial favourite, lemon meringue pie. Specials change daily. Info: 441 297 0861

WHITE HORSE 8 King’s Square, St. George’s The White Horse Pub & Restaurant is one of Bermuda’s oldest and most famous pub and seafood restaurants in Bermuda. Passed over many generations, The White Horse is well known for its great food and lively bar scene where locals and visitors come to eat and have a great time. Enjoy waterfront dining at its best along with spectacular views overlooking the St. George’s Harbour. Info: 441 297 1838 or

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3 ways To do Lobster Season in Bermuda BY BRIGITTA WOHLMUTH

Nothing quite says “winter in the tropics” like the Caribbean Spiny Lobster -aka Panulirus Argus- a species native to our waters that, due to strict fishing laws, is only available on restaurant menus from September until April. Try this local delicacy prepared three different ways:


The most common way to eat a Bermuda Lobster is simply broiled, served with homemade stuffing in the center, blanched vegetables, a baked potato on the side, and, most importantly, LOTS of butter! Did you know? That Bermuda lobsters carry all of the meat in their tail? Our lobsters don’t have big claws like the ones found in New England, but they do have a whole lot of junk in the trunk... oh yeah... baby got back. Bermuda Bistro at the Beach, 103 Front St.


Coconut Rock, 20 Reid St.

Another popular way to eat lobster in Bermuda is inspired by this classic French dish. Lobster meat is taken out of the shell and sauteed with mushrooms, onions, garlic and cream, then placed back in the shell, garnished with cheese, and baked until golden brown. Did you know? That summer time in Bermuda is lobster spawning season. Strict laws are in place so as not to disturb their procreation, and anyone caught in possesion of a lobster dead OR alive- between May and August can be charged a very hefty fine!

Make it miniature

The Guinea Chick is a smaller variety of spiny lobsters, actually considered by many locals to be even more delicious. The meat is sweet and tender, and their petite size make them a perfect appetizer for your meal...Surf and Turf anyone? Did you know? Bigger isn’t always better. Conventional wisdom holds that the bigger or older the lobster, the tougher the meat, and it is a widely held belief that smaller lobsters and guinea chicks are often more tasty. The Lobster Pot, 6 Bermudiana Rd.


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