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TABLE of contents 4 On The Covers 6 Hand Crafted in Bermuda - Alexandra Mosher 8 Do You Know - Horst Augustinovic 10 Inspired by Bermuda - Rebecca Singleton 12 Calendar of Events 22 45th Annual Bermuda Festival 24 Pull Out Island Map 26 Pink Sand Beaches 27 Winter Adventures 28 Shopping Guide 32 Explore Bermuda 35 Explore Ship Wrecks On Land - Elena Strong 36 City of Hamilton Map 38 Dockyard and St. George’s Map 39 Best Selling Bermuda Books - Martin Buckley 40 Healthy Eating - Vegetarian and Gluten Free 42 Eat and Drink Guide 48 Enjoy Lobster in Bermuda

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Handcrafted in Bermuda With Love Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery

interpretation of a bespoke Bermuda gemstone; the original idea having come to her in a dream about an ocean rock pool frozen in time. Alexandra personally sources the sand from the beaches along Bermuda’s South Shore where the pink sand washes up - a combination of organic matter unique to the island with its signature hue and texture. The sand is then set by hand, grain by grain. Alexandra’s distinctive sculptural designs have evolved over the years and her coastal inspired collections now span pink sand, silver, gold and fine jewelry. You can explore over 300 pieces of jewellery in her sun-drenched Hamilton boutique, where every piece is elegantly crafted entirely by hand. Behind the linen drapes lies the design studio

Hoping to take a little piece of Bermuda home with you? Look no further than Alexandra Mosher’s award winning Flagship Store & Studio located in the chic west end of Hamilton, opposite the ferry terminal, where you can peruse her collection of signature pink sand jewellery.

and workshop, where Alexandra works with a highly skilled set of Bermudian artisans and craftswomen to bring her vision to life, including her sand fairies who meticulously set her signature pink sand pieces, and her goldsmith who sets interesting gems and diamonds into her organic creations.

Bermuda is a magical place, and I am dazzled by its beauty! My jewellery investigates tiny, beautiful details found on this island and transforms them into lasting treasures Born and raised in Bermuda, Alexandra’s whimsical jewellery is a reflection of the island’s natural beauty from which she draws endless inspiration. Her celebrated pink sand pieces – for which she has won numerous awards – are her

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carves her designs in wax to the final stage of setting pink sand into her sterling silver and gold collections. This year marks Alexandra’s fifteenth year in business and to celebrate she has recently launched The Icons Collection. Inspired by Bermuda’s landmarks and legends, there are twelve designs to

choose from including a Longtail, a cottage and a Bermuda Buckeye butterfly. Look for your favourite. Make sure that you collect them all. Never has it been easier to take a little piece of Bermuda with you everywhere you go.

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Do you know about...

The Bermuda Athletic Association invited Harvard, Yale and Princeton’s rugby teams to come to Bermuda for a friendly scrum, offering the students a $50 travel stipend. The spring break tradition of sun and sport was born. By the 1950’s Rugby Week became known as College Week, and later Spring Break.

… the origin of Rugby Week, College Weeks, Spring Break and Bermuda’s Green Ticket?

In 1948 Life Magazine covered the Bermuda Rugby Week in a cover story proclaiming, “It is one continuous party for 500 US collegians.” Soon Bermuda became an annual springtime playground for elite Ivy Leaguers – and those who hoped to marry them. But by the late 1950s rising college enrollment and affluence allowed the masses to crash the party and the seven days of revelry became known simply as College Week.

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According to Life Magazine, the co-eds “got terribly tangled up riding bicycles in the left-hand Bermuda traffic. They got terrible sunburns, and most of them saw little of Bermuda. But for the tourist-conscious

Apparently the tradition of American students going somewhere tropical during spring break began in 1935 when

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As this Bermuda Sun cartoon by John Miles shows, the Bermuda Police was rather uneasy about the annual arrival of College Kids.

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MAY WE RESPECTFULLY SUGGEST THAT YOUR ATTIRE MAY PROVE TO BE EMBARRASSING AS THERE ARE CERTAIN REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO PROPRIETY OF DRESS THAT ARE BEING ENFORCED IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN BERMUDA’S POSITION AS A MOST ATTRACTIVE AND PLEASANT HOLIDAY RESORT. - Bermuda’s Green Ticket

Constable Robert Wooley measures the length of actress Eunice Gayson’s shorts in this publicity photo taken by the Bermuda News Bureau

Bermudians, Rugby Week was sure to pay off. They can expect to meet at least one fourth of the collegians again – as honeymooners.” Many of them did. During the 1950’s and 1960’s Bermudians and visitors alike were expected to adhere to a strict dress code and students here during college week often came into conflict with that idea. Police Officers were directed to tactfully issue a notice called a ‘Green Ticket’ to anyone they considered to be improperly dressed in public. For example if they felt that the length of a woman’s skirt was too short, or if her shorts were, well - too short! In 1962 a U.S. newspaper reported that a Hamilton police constable, while measuring a young lady’s shorts, turned ruddy red right up to his helmet when she threw her arms around him and implored, “Henry, let’s get married right away.” And so

the Green Tickets were largely ignored and instead became treasured souvenirs to hang on a sorority house wall. But not just short shorts were taboo. So were hair curlers. This calypso was commissioned by the Trade Development Board and supposed to rid Bermuda streets of tourist hair curlers: Comments: netlink@link.bm

In Bermuda, it’s taboo Look out: don’t let the cops catch you. Keep your curlers out of sight Don’t let ‘em show in broad daylight. Pretty girls are super fine But no one loves a porcupine

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InsPired by Bermuda By Rebecca Singleton, TABS

Welcome to Bermuda! I hope our sunny, sub-tropical climate offers you the reprieve from the winter you’ve escaped from. My name is Rebecca Singleton and I’m the owner and designer of TABS; Bermuda’s leading brand of Bermuda shorts.

from. Our beautiful ocean has also been a source of endless inspiration shown throughout my collection; Clearwater Blue, North Rock Navy, and Reef Line Blue, to name a few. While you’re here, why don’t you take a stroll along our shores and discover your favourite shade of Bermuda blue?

This time of year, after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I like to go into design-mode. Our beautiful island has always been my muse and after releasing over 50 colours of shorts, I’m still inspired by what Bermuda has to offer. This year I am noticing a trend towards botanical prints in fashion. For me, the beautiful flora of the Botanical Gardens has always drawn my attention. No wonder I’ve designed shorts inspired by the beautiful oleander and passion Fruit flowers.

Although the sea is much too cool for a swim at this time of year (for us Bermudians anyway), the crystal-clear shades of blue are hard to tear your gaze away

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Calendar of Events

January

January Events - Page 12 February Events - Page 17 March Events - Page 18 Ongoing Events - Page 19

Restaurant Weeks January 16 - February 2 ~ Image provided by Bermuda Tourism Authority

New Years Day

January 1, across the island Public holiday. Celebrate New Year’s Day with the Gombeys, our native dancers. This is one of the days in the year when the Gombeys can appear anywhere, anytime. Just listen for the rhythm of the drums!

New Years Day Open House

January 1, 12 noon – 3 pm, Masterworks Museum of Art, Botanical Gardens, Paget Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art welcomes everyone to celebrate the start of 2020 at their annual New Year’s Day Open House.

Bermuda’s own Jonathan Young will open the show with his take on life on the rock, followed by Alonzo Bodden, who is returning with The Daily Show’s Ronny Chieng for an intimate night of comedy. Tickets $45 from BDATix.bm. Info: ComedyEvent.bm, 441 232 8499

441 Show – Art Exhibit

January 9 - 31, Masterworks Museum of Art, Botanical Gardens, Paget Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art’s new exhibit showcases the work of four emerging Bermudian artists, each presenting a completely unique style, shown together for the first time.

Info: BermudaMasterworks.org, 441 299 4000

Info: BermudaMasterworks.org, 441 299 4000

Lidet/Christmas Service

January 11, 5 pm, BUEI, Crow Lane, Pembroke The Gilbert & Sullivan Society and BUEI present Puccini’s Turandot opera on film. Tickets $40. Info: PTix.bm, 441 294 0204

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January 6, The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Churchn Debre Genet Immanuel Cathedral Prayer: 9:30pm Divine Lituary:10:00pm Info: 16 Old Military Road, St. George’s opposite the Police Barracks, 441 297 8411

Just For Laughs

January 8, 8 pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton This is the 14th annual Just For Laughs comedy show.

Alliance Francaise Film Night

January 14, 8 pm, BUEI, Crow Lane, Pembroke BUEI and Alliance Francaise des Bermudes present a French feature length film with English subtitles. Tickets $10 members, $15 non-members. Info: BUEI.bm, 441 294 0204 Continued on pg 14

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Continued Restaurant Weeks

January 16-February 2, various venues Bermuda’s culinary blend of winter harvested foods and bold flavours are a dream come true for food explorers. Discover the best deals of the year at these fine establishments during Restaurant Weeks when the island’s restaurants serve up a selection of Bermuda inspired 2 course lunch and 3 course dinner prix fixe menus; lunch $22, dinner $32, $42 or $52 per person. Info: GoToBermuda.com, 441 296 9200

Fragrance and Food Pairing Picnic January 16, 12.30 pm, Waterville, 2 Pomander Road, Paget Seductive scents, exceptional food and delightful wine all come together in a Georgian rose garden to create the perfect picnic. Tickets: $99 from PTix.bm. Info: GoToBermuda.com, 441 296 9200

Bermuda Triangle Challenge

January 17-19, Front Street, Hamilton and the National Sports Centre, Frog Lane, Devonshire Spread over three days, Bermuda’s race weekend features a mile race, a 10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon, also known as the popular Bermuda Triangle Challenge. Participants can choose to run just one or two races or the Bermuda Triangle Challenge

Race schedule: Friday, January 17th, KPMG Front Street Mile – 7:00 PM Saturday, January 18th, BF&M 10K & 10K Walk – 9:00 AM Sunday, January 19th, PwC Marathon & Half Marathon – 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM Info: BermudaRaceWeekend.com, 441 737 8850

Wine and design

January 17, 6-8 pm, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Botanical Gardens, Paget Join this artistic social outlet to unleash your inner creativity through imaginative painting. $65 non-members, $45 members. Info: BermudaMasterworks.org, 441 299 4000

Bermuda Festival Of The Performing Arts

January 17– 29, various venues Now in its 45th year, the Bermuda Festival presents outstanding music, theatre and dance by celebrated international performers. January features a cappella, jazz and classic theatre. Info: BermudaFestival.org, PTix.bm, 441 295 1291

Bermuda Carnival Launch January 17-19, various venues Bermuda’s June Carnival Weekend is launched in January!

Friday, January 17th, Pier 6, Front Street, Hamilton Happy Hour, 6 pm-1 am, free admission before 9 pm, $10 after. Saturday, January 18th, The Shed, Dockyard Band Launch, 7.30 pm, tickets $40. Sunday, January 19th, Lido Complex, Elbow Beach Hotel Brunch 12 noon, After Party, 2 pm, tickets $60. Info: GoToBermuda.com. Tickets: BermudaCarnival.com, 441 400 4376

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“A City Celebrates” Exhibition

January 17, Bermuda Society of Arts, City Hall, Hamilton The City of Hamilton and Bermuda Society of Arts have come together to mark the 225 anniversary of the Corporation of Hamilton.The exhibition will showcase all things “Hamilton” to highlight the beauty and history of the City and the artwork will be in all mediums. This is a truly communal show with pieces by students, amateurs and professionals. Info: BSOA.bm, 441 292 3824

Buei Films: Royal Opera House Ballet - Coppelia

January 18, 3 pm, BUEI, Crow Lane, Pembroke This classic ballet returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia - a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. Tickets $25, $20 members, $12 students from BUEI Gift Shop. Info: BUEI.bm, 441 294 0204

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Timket Epiphany

January 19, The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Churchn Debre Genet Immanuel Cathedral Prayer: 8:00am Divine Lituary: 9:00am Info: 16 Old Military Road, St. George’s opposite the Police Barracks, 441 297 8411

Culture & Heritage Dinner With Chef Eric Of Top Chef

January 24, 5.30 – 10.30 pm, Cobb’s Hill Methodist Church & Fourways Inn, Paget Ghanaian American kitchen wizard Chef Eric Adjepong partners with local chef Jaelen Steede for an immersive night of theatre and food inspired by Bermuda’s culture and heritage. Tickets: $150 or $250 from PTix.bm. Info: GoToBermuda.com, 441 296 9200

Follow The Sun

January 24 through June, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Botanical Gardens, Paget Over the past 150 years many artists sailed to Bermuda to escape the harsh northern winters – this exhibit showcases the artwork of the early 20th century Plein Air artists with artwork from Masterwork’s permanent collection. 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. 441 535 9169 or visit www.bywaysbermuda.bm

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Bermuda Regional Bridge Tournament January 25 - 31, Fairmont Southampton Known for friendliness, fun and a touch of class, the Bermuda Regional Bridge Tournament features daily competitions, expert lectures, as well as lively evening entertainment and events. Info: BermudaRegional.com

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February Restaurant Weeks February 1-2, restaurants island wide The island’s restaurants serve up a selection of Bermuda inspired 2 course lunch and 3 course dinner prix fixe menus; lunch $22, dinner $32, $42 or $52 per person. Info: GoToBermuda.com, 441 296 9200

Bermuda Festival Of The Performing Arts February 1-29, various venues A festival of outstanding music, theatre and dance by celebrated international performers with culturally diverse events. February features Broadway classics, Shakespeare, jazz and a string quartet. Info: BermudaFestival.org, PTix.bm, 441 295 1291

The Met Opera: Live In Hd February 1, 5 pm, BUEI, Crow Lane, Pembroke The Gilbert & Sullivan Society and BUEI present Massenet’s Manon opera on film. Tickets $40. Info: PTix.bm, 441 294 0204

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Buei Films: Royal Opera House Ballet – Sleeping Beauty February 15, 3 pm, BUEI, Crow Lane, Pembroke With a score by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa, this ballet tells the classic tale of the Princess Aurora and her fateful 16th birthday. Tickets $25, $20 members, $12 students from BUEI Gift Shop. Info: BUEI.bm, 441 294 0204

Transportation Museum Fish Fry

February 2, Bermuda Transport Museum, 2 Smithery Row, Dockyard The Bermuda Transport Museum, with its vintage motorbikes, cars and boats from the past, will host a classic island fish fry to mark the finale of Restaurant Weeks 2020. Local fried fish vendors, some of our best local brewers and cocktail makers will be on-hand. In a rare treat, some of the museum’s stunning vehicles will be brought out onto the street for photos and demo drives around the centuries-old buildings. Info: GoToBermuda.com, 441 296 9200

Free Talk: Prisoners In Paradise – Bermuda’s Prisoners Of War February 7, 14, 21, 28, 12.30 pm, Bermuda Historical Society Museum, National Library, Queen Street, Hamilton Learn about the island’s grim past as a concentration camp and the life of POWs with historian Andy Bermingham. Free. Info: 441 292 1681

Alliance Francaise Film Night February 12, 8 pm, BUEI, Crow Lane, Pembroke BUEI and Alliance Francaise des Bermudes present a French feature length film with English subtitles. Tickets $10 members, $15 non-members.

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Bermuda Festival Of The Performing Arts

Wine And Design February 21, 6-8 pm, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Botanical Gardens, Paget Join this artistic social outlet to unleash your inner creativity through imaginative painting. $65 non-members, $45 members.

March 1-14, various venues A festival of outstanding music, theatre and dance by celebrated international performers with culturally diverse events. March features fado pop, modern dance, jazz, ballet and an Eagles tribute band. Info: BermudaFestival.org, PTix.bm, 441 295 1291

Info: BermudaMasterworks.org, 441 299 4000

Whale Watching

The Met Opera: Live In Hd

Mid-March through April. Humpback whales make their way past Bermuda’s south shore every spring, heading north to the feeding grounds. Take the opportunity to get a glimpse of these magnificent creatures on a whale watching boat trip.

February 22, 5 pm, BUEI, Crow Lane, Pembroke The Gilbert & Sullivan Society and BUEI present Puccini’s Madame Butterfly opera on film. Tickets $40. Info: PtTx.bm, 441 294 0204

Why Art? Why Now? February 28 – March 6, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Botanical Gardens, Paget Masterworks and the Bermuda Government have partnered to tap into the Bermudian community’s creative energy in this unique exhibit open to six to 18 year-olds, encouraging them to express anti-violence feelings through art. Info: BermudaMasterworks.org, 441 299 4000

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Learning The Basics Of Art March 3 & 10, 6-8 pm, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Botanical Gardens, Paget For effective artwork, learn about colour theory, balance, contrast and other techniques. $140 non-members, $120 members. Info: BermudaMasterworks.org, 441 299 4000

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The Met Opera: Live In Hd March 7, 5 pm, BUEI, Crow Lane, Pembroke The Gilbert & Sullivan Society and BUEI present Mozart’s The Magic Flute opera on film. Tickets $40. Info: PTix.bm, 441 294 0204

Alliance Francaise Film Night March 12, 8 pm, BUEI, Crow Lane, Pembroke BUEI and Alliance Francaise des Bermudes present a French feature length film with English subtitles. Tickets $10 members, $15 non-members. Info: BUEI.bm, 441 294 0204

Bermuda Triple Challenge

March 13-15, St. George’s, South Shore, Dockyard Three races in three days - an urban foot race and obstacle courses challenge athletes’ strength, speed and endurance while raising funds for charity. Info: BdaTripleChallenge.com

Energy Painting

March 17 & 24, 6-8 pm, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Botanical Gardens, Paget The purpose is making contact with our authentic and creative self without judgement through therapeutic art formats that give students a chance to create from the soul. $130 non-members, $110 members.

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Ongoing Events Masterworks Museum Of Bermuda Art

Monday - Saturday. Botanical Gardens, Paget Georgia O’Keeffe, Winslow Homer and Henry Moore feature in an impressive collection of over 1,400 pieces of Bermuda inspired art. Stay for a delicious lunch at the Salty Lime Café or visit the museum’s Arrowroot Gift Shop, full of original art work and prints.

Info: BermudaMasterworks.org, 441 299 4000

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4pm. Admission: $10; Students 12 – 18 years $5; members & children under 12, free. Closed on public holidays. Wheelchair accessible. Info: BermudaMasterworks.org, 441 299 4000

Hasty Pudding Theatricals: Mean Ghouls!

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute

March 18-20, 8-10 pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton The 171st Hasty Pudding Theatrical arrives in Bermuda and serves up the usual musical comedy burlesque with a live band, a cast of twelve, and a ton of fun! Tickets $30-$40. Info: BdaTix.bm

Wine And Design

March 20, 6-8 pm, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Botanical Gardens, Paget Join this artistic social outlet to unleash your inner creativity through imaginative painting. $65 per non-members, $45 members. Info: BermudaMasterworks.org, 299 4000

Bermuda International Film Festival

March 20-26, Specialty Cinemas, Hamilton Watch a series of feature-length and short independent films and documentaries, plus screenings from the Bermuda Shorts Competition. Mix with film-makers and enthusiasts during workshops and social events. Info: BIFF.bm, 441 293 3456

Daily, Crow Lane, Pembroke Come to BUEI and experience Bermuda’s oceans without getting wet! Explore two floors of interactive exhibits which educate and entertain, including the Bermuda Triangle Exhibit. Wheelchair accessible. Open daily from 10am - 5pm (last admission at 4pm). Entry $15, seniors $12, child $8. Info: BUEI.bm, 441 292 7219

Wild Edible Herbs Walking Tour

Monday through Sunday, January & February, Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve Learn the island’s herbs and edibles in their natural environment, as well as how they can benefit health and wellbeing, on the nature trails of Cooper’s Island, one of Bermuda’s most protected natural habitats. End by sampling some of the plants you have found. Tickets $35. Info: WildHerbsnPlantsofBda@gmail.com, 441 335 1958

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Continued Culture & Cuisine Bermuda Food Tour

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:15am-2:30pm, City of Hamilton Go on a food-centric guided walking tour of up to seven of the City of Hamilton’s most interesting and inviting attractions. Tickets $124. Info: IslandTourCentre.com, 441 236 1300

Hamilton Guided Walking Tour

Monday, 10.30 am, Bermuda National Library, Queen Street This informative guided walking tour departs from the Bermuda National Library verandah and visits historic sites in Bermuda’s capital city. The walk ends at Fort Hamilton at 12 noon. Free. Info: 441 292 1681

Skirling Ceremony at Fort Hamilton

Monday, 12 noon, Fort Hamilton The Bermuda Islands Pipe Band’s bagpipers and drummers perform the “skirl” and are joined by kilted dancers at the fortress overlooking the City of Hamilton. Free. Info: 441 292 1681

Bermuda Gombeys

Bermuda Cookery Demonstration

Monday, 12:30 pm, Fort Hamilton. A Bermudian chef creates a local dish for guests to sample following the Skirling Ceremony. Free.

Info: 441 292 1681

African Diaspora Heritage Trail Bus Tour

Tuesday and Friday, 9.30 am – 2.30 pm Will collect from guest accommodations if possible. Visit sites related to the history, customs, culture and experiences of slaves and their descendants as you tour the African Diaspora Heritage Trail, part of the UNESCO Slave Route Project. Minimum 8 guests. Tickets $78. Info: bermudaislandtours.com, 441 704 8477

Lili Bermuda Perfume Masterclass Tuesday and Thursday, 1pm-5pm, Lili Bermuda Perfumery, Queen Street, St. George’s Learn the art of perfumery with Master Perfumer Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone at the renowned Bermuda Perfumery. Create your own one of a kind 50ml fragrance to take home with you. Tickets $350. Info: LiliBermuda.com, 441 293 0627

Bermuda Gombey Revue Tuesday, 4.15 pm, Pier 6, F ront Street, Hamilton. Don’t miss a live performance by

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Bermuda’s Gombey dancers and drummers. Bring your cameras and enjoy the infectious rhythms and vivid costumes. Free. Info: 441 292 1681

Unesco World Heritage Site Walking Tour Of St. George’s

Wednesday, 10.30 am, King’s Square, St. George’s. Enjoy a walk back in time around Bermuda’s first capital and learn about Bermuda’s early settlers and unique architecture. Meet your guide in front of Town Hall, King’s Square. Private tours are available. (No tour January 1st.) Free. Info: 441 333 1830

Re-Enactment of a Public Punishment

Wednesday 12.30 pm, King’s Square, St. George’s. A re-enactment of a public punishment meted out by the Town Crier to local gossips and nags at the ducking stool takes place at 12.30. (No reenactment January 1st.) Info: 297-1532

Sweet P Afternoon High Tea at The Bermuda Perfumery

Wednesday and Saturday, 1- 4 pm. Sweet P’s tiered tea tray features fresh and seasonal treats, adapted every week to reflect the Island’s diverse local ingredients. Expect a variety of finger sandwiches, mini quiches and tea sweets, as well as freshly baked cakes and scones with Chantilly cream, local honey and jam. Reservations required. $35 pp + 15%. Cash only. Info: 705-2390, paula@sweetpbermuda.com

Somerset Boat Tour

Thursday, 10 am - 11:35 am, Somerset Country Squire, Sandys This boat tour takes you past charming homes and beautiful inlets of Somerset while you learn about Bermuda’s history and includes a visit to the Vixen shipwreck to feed the fish. Come early for a complimentary coffee and Danish. No reservations are taken, however there is limited capacity on board the boat. In the case of inclement weather, a walking tour will take place. Free. Info: 441 292 1681

Discovering The Royal Naval Dockyard

Thursday, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, Royal Naval Dockyard Enjoy a guided tour through the development of the Dockyard, from cedar forest

to fortified base. Tour departs from the “Dockyard Tour” sign in front of the Cooperage on Maritime Lane, next to the Craft Market. Free. Info: 441 292 1681

Farmers’ Market

Saturday, 8 am – 12 noon, JJ Outerbridge Building, Botanical Gardens, Paget Fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts are available at this seasonal farmers’ market. Info: 441 535 7973

African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Tour

Saturday, 10 am - 12 noon, February & March, Visitor Service Centre, Front Street, Hamilton Join Rashida Godwin on a bus tour which explores the legacy of Bermudians of West African and West Indian descent. Tickets $15. Info: TitantoursBermuda.com, 441 234 1096

Re-Enactment of a Public Punishment

Saturday 12.30 pm, King’s Square, St. George’s. A re-enactment of a public punishment meted out by the Town Crier to local gossips and nags at the ducking stool takes place at 12.30. Info: 441 297 1532

Carter House First 100 Years Saturday, 2 pm, Carter House, St. David’s Visit this 17th century Bermudian farmhouse which has museum exhibits dedicated to whaling, fishing, farming and other aspects of daily life in Bermuda’s early days. You’ll find hand tools from the 1600s, a reconstructed settler’s hut and gardens filled with endemic and native plant species. Tickets $15 from PTix.bm. Info: stdihs@icloud.com, 441 293 5960

St. George’s Culture Tour Saturday, 2:15pm, King’s Square St. George’s Step back in time with an 11th generation Bermudian and explore the culture and history of the Town of St. George, Bermuda’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit sites dating back to the 17th century. Tickets $25 from PTix.bm. Info: pfrith@northrock.bm, 441 536 1637

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The 2020 Bermuda Festival

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celebrates diversity and the unifying power of the arts.

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts

Come Together The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce an exciting and diverse lineup of Bermudian and international artists for its 2020 season. In its 45th year, the theme of the 2020 Bermuda Festival is “Come Together”, which Bermuda Festival Chairman, David Skinner, explains as a message intended to build bridges between people in the community using the medium of the performing arts. Running from January 17 to March 14, 2020, the Bermuda Festival lineup includes Joy T. Barnum, Mohawk Radio Unplugged (featuring Mia Chambray and James

Gregory), the Tony Bari Trio, John Woolridge and many other local artists. Opening international artists are Naturally 7, and the featured international artist in 2020 is jazz icon, Dianne Reeves. The Bermuda Festival is also excited to present Portuguese fado singer, Ana Moura, and Zimbabwean a capella group, Nobuntu. Fans of Shakespeare’s classic, “Romeo and Juliet,” are in luck, as the tragedy will be the Bermuda Festival’s Shakespeare on the Rock presentation and will also be performed by Ballet Cymru. Mr. Skinner said, “We live in a world that can, at times, feel increasingly polarised, and the power of the arts to bridge gaps between us is unique.” Along with the Bermuda Festival’s Deputy Chair, Gita Blakeney Saltus, Mr. Skinner encouraged everyone to “try something different” - even if they have not heard of some artists or are not sure if they will like them. Assuring the public that the calibre of both local and international artists will be first class, Mr. Skinner continued, “The price of admission gets you in the door; the experiences and feelings you take home with you are free. It will be well worth it.” The full lineup of the 2020 Festival is included in the 2020 brochure, which is available online at bermudafestival.org and in print at Visitors’ Centres, post offices and retail outlets island wide. Tickets can be purchased either online at ptix.bm or by phone at 441-278-1511.

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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 1,3,10,11 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 National Museum of Bermuda 7,8 John Smith’s Bay 1 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 14 Zone

* 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.

Buses Leave Hamilton** 00, 15, 30, 45 00, 15, 30, 45 00, 15, 30, 45 00, 15, 30, 45 00, 15, 30, 45 00, 15, 30, 45 00, 15, 30, 45 00, 15, 30, 45 00, 15, 30, 45 00, 15, 30, 45 00, 15, 30, 45 00, 15, 30, 45 15, 30 00, 15, 30, 45 00, 15, 30, 45 (MONDAY - FRIDAY SCHEDULE)

Tokens and passes are available at the Central Terminal, Church Street Hamilton and the Hamilton Ferry, Front Street, 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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Fall in Love

with pink sand beaches East to West

John Smith’s Bay

Off the beaten track in Smith’s parish, this popular locals’ beach is a little less crowded than the western south shore destinations, but still boasts soft sand and great swimming and snorkeling. The Harrington Hundreds grocery store is just a few minutes away by moped if you want to make your own picnic. Bus route 1

Shelly Bay

A parent’s dream beach, Shelly Bay boasts warm, shallow water, a soft sandy bottom and backs on to a playground and sports field. A favourite for kids and novice swimmers – and close to the bus stop. Bus route 10 or 11

Warwick Long Bay

To truly grasp the beauty of Bermuda’s south shore, walk the length of Warwick Long Bay and clamber across the rocks, or take a detour over the sand dunes, to Jobson Cove and Chaplin Bay. On a quiet day in the March you will see more longtails than fellow tourists. Bus route 7

Horseshoe Bay

Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach

There is a choice of beautiful beaches to choose from at Cooper’s Island in the east end: Clearwater Beach is next to a playground; Turtle Bay is a lovely cove which is great for snorkeling; and the nature reserve boasts stretches of soft sand at the end of every path. Bus 6 from St. George’s

A crescent of soft, pink sand, lapped by clear blue water, fringed by sand dunes and bordered with sandstone cliffs, garnished with swaying palms – Horseshoe, in Southampton Parish, is the mecca of the island’s beaches and a must for every Bermuda visitor. Rum Bum Beach House is open in the summer months. Bus route 7

Church Bay

Swim with shoals of brightly coloured parrot fish among the pristine coral reef that pierce the water just yards from shore at this small south shore bay, widely revered as Bermuda’s best beach for snorkelers. Bus route 7

Tobacco Bay

Famous for its stunning limestone formations – natural sculptures that emerge from the glassy water - this picturesque, sheltered cove is also a snorkeler’s dream. The short walk from the Town of St. George is well worth it. Takes about 20 minutes to reach Tobacco Bay beach from Kings Square, St. George’s

on Any given day... Find a Bermudaful beach and claim it as your own. Warwick Long Bay

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Winter Adventures

on land and sea

Island Eco-Tours

Spend a day on an all-inclusive interactive island eco-tour with Hidden Gems, Trip Advisor’s top ranked Bermuda tour company. The cooler months are perfect for exploring nature reserves, cave systems and limestone quarries on the Winter Excursion, or book the Forts Excursion for a day of military history visiting coastal and inland fortifications. The Photography Excursion stops at some of Bermuda’s most secluded and picturesque locations for unique photo opportunities. All tours are by mini-bus, conducted by accredited and experienced guides, and include lunch. To book, visit bermudahiddengems.com or call 441 236 1300.

Bermuda Railway Trail

Bermuda’s Railway Trail is a unique combination of natural and cultural heritage and provides a safe, scenic way to explore the island. The trail covers the now defunct railway which was built between 1926 and 1931, with tracks laid as close to the shore as possible in some areas, and on bridges over the water in others. The 21 mile-route operated for 17 years before closing due to crippling operating costs. Today it is undergoing improvements thanks to the combined efforts of a family foundation and the Department of Parks. For information, visit your concierge or Visitor Service Centre.

Whale Watching March brings the beginning of whale watching season, when majestic humpback whales make their migration from the warm waters of the Caribbean north to the rich feeding grounds of the North Atlantic. The pods of whales often rest, socialize and frolic as they pass by the island, and the best way to see these beautiful creatures is on a boat trip to the south shore with an experienced crew providing responsible viewing and photo opportunities. Whale watching tours are available from the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute buei.bm, 441 292 0204 and the Island Tour Centre islandtourcentre.com, 441 236 1300.

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Winter shopping

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Arrowroot Gift Shop

MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART The Arrowroot Gift Shop boasts a unique selection of original pieces created in and inspired by Bermuda, in various mediums such as cedar, ceramics and china. Located in Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, in the lovely Botanical Gardens, the gift shop stocks a wide selection of artists’ prints, cards and books, plus vintage posters, all of which make excellent gifts or holiday keepsakes. Info 441 299 4000, Bermuda Botanical Gardens, Paget, BermudaMasterworks.org

Bermuda Blue, Bermuda Breeze and Bermuda Heat BERMUDA FRAGRANCES Capture the essence of a bright spring day, sultry summer evening or warm sea breeze with this trio of Bermuda-inspired fragrances, created to evoke our lush island paradise. Wear them to match your mood and remind you of our unique mid-Atlantic island. Available island-wide. Distributed By PDL Limited Info: 441 292 1710, infobb@pdl.bm

Brown & Co.

Fragrance Spotlight

Distributed By PDL Limited

35 FRONT STREET, CITY OF HAMILTON As Bermuda’s exclusive provider of Thomas Sabo Jewellery and The Body Shop products, Brown & Co. strives to deliver a broad range of pieces that set it apart and make each shopping venture a treasured experience. In-store items include designer fragrances and sunglasses, books, artistic home enhancements, Bermuda gifts, apparel and shoes and more.

Info: 441 292 1710, infobb@pdl.bm

Info: 441 279 5442, Brown.bm

Bermuda h eat Bermuda Heat captures the essence of Bermuda’s breathless sunsets and richness of day into night. Feel the heat and enjoy being transported back to our island paradise every time you mist. Available across the island at

Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery

FLAGSHIP STORE & STUDIO, 5 FRONT STREET, CITY OF HAMILTON From sterling silver pendants and charms set with pink sand to rose gold and diamond shell textured engagement rings, and countless delicate designs in between, Alexandra Mosher and her team hand craft designs that reflect natural elements found in the island’s clear blue waters and lush tropical gardens. Flagship Store & Studio tours upon request. Info: 441 236 9009, AlexandraMosher.com, hello@alexandramosher.com

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HALLMARK 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. THE BOOKMART 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.

Churchill’s

27 YORK STREET, ST. GEORGE’S As an independent operator, Churchill’s sells all brands of spirits, including Black Seal Rum, Mount Gay Rum and Hennessy Pure White Cognac, plus a robust selection of wines, chilled beer, champagne and prosecco. You will also find gifts, cold drinks, snacks and Bermuda’s only walk-in humidor, stocked with Cubans, Dominicans

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and Bermuda rolled cigars. Don’t forget to look for Churchill’s Cigar Cabana in Dockyard when there is a ship in port. Info: 441 297 1650, churchillsbermuda@gmail.com

Diamonds International

CLOCKTOWER MALL, ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD Experience the VIP treatment and personal attention from the friendly staff at Diamonds International, where you will find the finest selection of diamonds and gemstones, plus exclusive brands like Crown of Light Diamonds, Safi Kilima Tanzanite and Color Me Pretty Gemstones. Info: 441 234 0500, DiamondsInternational.com

Dockyard Pharmacy

ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS Fill a wide selection of European and American prescriptions and purchase over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and health and beauty aids.

Robertson’s Located in the heart of St. George’s, Robertson’s features a fine selection of books, health and beauty supplies, candy, candles, greeting cards, stationery, seasonal items and much, much more. A perfect place to pick up a special gift or souvenir for yourself!

Info: 441 279 5410, PhoenixStores.bm

Fiddlesticks Gift Shop

CRYSTAL & FANTASY CAVES, 8 CRYSTAL CAVES ROAD, HAMILTON PARISH Explore the unique gift shop, Fiddlesticks. Discover a treasure trove of local souvenirs and gifts from around the world. Info: 441 293 0640, Caves.bm

Lili Bermuda Perfumery

STEWART HALL, 5 QUEEN STREET, TOWN OF ST. GEORGE

Lili Bermuda Boutique

BUTTERFIELD PLACE, 67 FRONT STREET, CITY OF HAMILTON 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 its 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 favorite fragrance at the Lili Bermuda Perfumery in St. George’s, or the Lili Bermuda Boutique in Hamilton.

Nicest (& only) pharmacy in St. Georges St. George’s Drug (& Gift & Snack & Beach) Store.

Info: St. George’s 441 293 0627, Hamilton 441 296 2885, LiliBermuda.com

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and sun-care products, phone cards, snacks and beverages and newsstand publications. 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: PhoenixStores.bm

Arrowroot gift shop Arrowroot Gift Shop is the place to find gifts with an artistic Bermudian flair, reflecting the colours, culture, flora and fauna of the island. There are original artworks small enough to fit in your suitcase, along with watercolour prints, silkscreened scarves, plus classic vintage travel posters.

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WALKER ARCADE, 12 REID STREET, HAMILTON Expertly tailored for a flattering, straight-leg fit, the traditional cut is balanced with bold colours and flamboyant linings.

Robertson’s Drug Store

24 YORK STREET, ST GEORGE’S Alongside all the medicines and toiletries you expect from a pharmacy, you’ll also find unique gifts, many from Britain. There are snorkels, hundreds of toys, a library of books for the kids, plus baby essentials and cute clothes. Then there are the natural candles and skincare, plus a few surprises. Discover many Bermudians’ favourite store. You’ll find what you need as well as something you want. Open Monday to Saturday 8:00am-7:30pm, Sunday 2-6pm. Info: 441 297 1828 or on Facebook.

Saltwater Jewellery Design

Info: 441 704 TABS (8227), TabsBermuda.com

P-TECH

2 REID STREET, CITY OF HAMILTON P-Tech is Bermuda’s complete electronics solution and premier provider of consumer electronics. As an authorised dealer for a number of reputable brands, including Bose, Sony, GoPro, RCA, Nikon, Canon and Samsung, P-Tech delivers a wide selection of goods for home, office and travel. Info: 441 295 5496, PTech.bm

The Phoenix Stores Ltd.

The Phoenix Stores is Bermuda’s largest pharmacy, comprised of seven convenient locations island-wide: the Phoenix Centre, Collector’s Hill Apothecary, Paget Pharmacy, Warwick Pharmacy, Clarendon Pharmacy, Woodbourne Chemist and Dockyard Pharmacy. Each location dispenses emergency prescriptions and stocks overthe-counter medications, health and beauty aids, postcards and souvenirs, beach

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8 WATER STREET, ST. GEORGE’S Saltwater Jewellery is an elegant boutique specialising in one-of-a-kind hand-crafted jewellery so alluring to the eye. Brilliant colours inspired from the beauty of Bermuda’s turquoise waters, coral pink shores and the daring bright hues across the island. Designers Kelli and Rose Thompson create the jewellery using Bermuda sea glass, pink sand, and semiprecious stones, Venetian glass and freshwater pearls. Info: 441 519 9906, SaltWaterJewellery.com

Oceans Gift Shop

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!

saltwat e r Saltwater Jewellery Design located in the historic town of St. George, specialises in one-of-a-kind hand-crafted jewellery.

Info: 441 292 7219, BUEI.bm

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Explore galleries and gardens

Waterville’s Garden

29 THE LANE, PAGET Plants found in Bermuda during the 19th century grow in the quiet waterfront garden of Waterville, the 18th century home of the Trimingham family and today the headquarters of the Bermuda National Trust. The Bermuda Rose Society’s Repository Garden showcases a national collection of old roses in the formal Georgian garden, and the grounds extend to the Waterville Park nature reserve and mangroves. Open daily from dawn to dusk. 441 236 6483. Free. BNT.bm

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Rose Garden at Waterville

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

BERMUDA BOTANICAL GARDENS, PAGET Located in a purpose-built world-class museum in what was once an Arrowroot Factory, this state-of-the-art facility includes a climate-controlled roof, art storage facilities, Main Gallery, Rick Faries Gallery, Arrow Root Gift Shop, and Salty Lime Café. A cross-section of local artists display works in shows monthly and artwork from the gallery’s permanent collection by Homer, O’Keeffe and Hartley are often featured in the Main Gallery exhibits. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. 441 299 4000. Entry $10, students $5. BermudaMasterworks.org

Bermuda Arts Centre At Dockyard

4 MARITIME LANE, DOCKYARD This west end art gallery was created by a group of local artists with a desire to promote Bermuda’s visual arts and crafts through exhibitions and workshops. There are three artists’ studios in the centre whose work covers a broad ranges of styles and mediums including gauche, water colour, mixed media and oil, plus an extensive print gallery and gift shop. The themed exhibitions and group shows are known for their high quality and provide a supportive venue for Bermuda’s artists and artisans to showcase their talent. Open daily 11 am to 4 pm. (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday) 441 534 2809. Free. ArtBermuda.com

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SOUTH ROAD, BERRY HILL ROAD OR POINT FINGER ROAD, PAGET The Bermuda Botanical Gardens encompass 36 acres of open lawns and formal gardens, and feature a cacti house, kitchen garden, playground and 19th century Camden House. The flowers, plants and shrubs range from natives and endemics to imported exotics, and there is a formal garden and sensory garden. The gardens are a lovely location for a relaxing walk or you can join the Bermuda Botanical Society’s free tour on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 10.30 am, departing from the Visitor Centre. Tour is weather permitting and does not take place on public holidays. Open sunrise to sunset, year round. 441 236 5902. Free.

Explore historic homes Mitchell House

DUKE OF KENT STREET, TOWN OF ST. GEORGE Built in the early 1700’s, Mitchell House is a classic example of Bermudian vernacular architecture and home to the St. George’s Historical Society Museum, one of the island’s oldest museums. The traditional welcomingarms entranceway, outside water tank, kitchen garden, period furnishings and artwork date from Bermuda’s early years. The house was once home to Isabella Archer, a successful free black tavern owner, and at one time used as a school house. It was purchased in 1922 by the St. George’s Historical Society, who still own and maintain the property. Open Wednesday and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. 297 0423. Entry $5.

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Par-la-Ville

QUEEN STREET, CITY OF HAMILTON Par-la-Ville is a stately home built in the early 1800’s, about the same time Hamilton became Bermuda’s capital, by William Perot. Mr. Perot’s son, William B. Perot, laid out and planted the gardens which today make up Queen Elizabeth Park, a lovely public park next to the house. W. B. Perot was Bermuda’s first postmaster and his office is today Perot Post Office, little changed from the mid-1800’s. Par-la-Ville features a lovely wraparound verandah and the front entrance is dwarfed by a rubber tree planted in 1847. Today it is home to the Bermuda Historical Society, which displays a superb collection of Bermuda silver, cedar furniture and Boer War prisoner’s artefacts, and the Bermuda National Library.

Bermuda Historical Society Museum open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10.30 am to 1 pm. 295 2487. Free. Bermuda National Library open Monday to Thursday, 8.30 am to 5 pm, Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. 295 2905.

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Commissioner’s House

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA, DOCKYARD The focal point of the Royal Naval Dockyard is a grand structure which reflects the might of British naval strength in the 1800’s – Commissioner’s House. The unique building, with a prefabricated cast, wrought iron structural framework, and wraparound veranda, became derelict after the Royal Navy departed Bermuda in the 1950’s. Restoration began in the 1980’s and the property opened as the Maritime Museum in 2000. Today it is part of the National Museum of Bermuda and houses fascinating exhibits describing the island’s links with the West Indies and Azores, defense heritage, coins and banknotes, and the slave trade, plus an art installation depicting Bermuda’s history. Open daily except Christmas Day, 10 am to 5 pm, last admission at 4 pm. Entry $15, seniors $12, students under 16 free.

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Fort Hamilton PEMBROKE Enjoy magnificent views over the City of Hamilton and its harbour. The upper levels and battlements have been landscaped with lawns, which make a fine place for a picnic. Entry is across a wooden bridge over the deep dry-moat and there are plenty of cannons and ramparts inside.

If walking from Front Street head east and take a left towards King Street. Walk up the steep incline of Kings Street and turn right to Happy Valley Road. Fort Hamilton is on your right.

Fort St. Catherine

ST. GEORGE’S Packed with historic exhibits, artifacts, and a well preserved interior, this stone built fort houses a museum and is one of Bermudas most impressive structures and in the old artillery store there is an exhibit of the fort’s development over four centuries.

Martello Tower

Bermuda Forts are easy

From Kings Square take Duke of York Street, take a left at Somers Super Market towards Duke of Kent Street. Keep going and you will reach Tobacco Bay. Fort St. Catherine is a 5 minute walk from there.

Scaur Hill Fort & Park

SOMERSET ROAD, SANDYS This fort was built to defend the Royal Naval Dockyard against the Americans areas - you don’t have to be during the war of 1812. Then in the 1940s, American guns defended the fort during a history buff to enjoy them. WWII. While exploring, look for the deep gun pits and galleries which go deep into Most have been restored, the hillside. The ramparts offer spectacular some are in parks, but all views of Ely’s Harbour and the Great Sound.

to find and in picturesque

have gorgeous views.

Bus 7 or 8 (operated between Dockyard and Hamilton)

Alexandra Battery

ST. GEORGE’S Located next to Frobisher’s Building Bay, where the Deliverance was built in 1610 to take shipwreck survivors on to Virginia. The Battery was completed in the 1860s and features a 9-inch muzzle loader at the southern end. A 30 minute walk from the St.

George’s town square, just past Gates Fort.

Martello Tower

FERRY REACH, ST. GEORGE’S The egg shaped fort was built in 1823 and features a moat, 9-11 foot thick walls of Bermuda stone, and a drawbridge. It is located on a hill at Ferry Reach Park, near Whale Bone Bay, a section of the Railway Trail and other coastal defence sites. Outside viewing only. 30 minute walk along Ferry Road, St. George’s, from bus route 1, 3, 10 or 11.

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Explore Shipwrecks on Land Elena Strong, National Museum of Bermuda

Over five centuries, hundreds of vessels have come to grief on Bermuda’s encircling reefs due to pilot error, raging storms, inaccurate charts and the historical inability to accurately determine position at sea. These wrecks are more than a collection of fascinating and precious objects— they are material records of Bermuda’s interaction with the Atlantic World, offering insight into life on board ship and the technology, activities, craftsmanship and cultures of the past. Not everyone has the opportunity to explore Bermuda’s shipwrecks in their watery habitat so an exhibit at the National Museum of Bermuda, Shipwreck Island, Sunken Clues to Bermuda’s Past, brings the island’s earliest shipwrecks, as well as their artefacts, stores and histories to land.

Explore 500 years of history

Shipwrecked Island on display in the Queens Exhibition Hall at the National Museum of Bermuda.

Shipwreck Island tells the story of Bermuda’s discovery, early settlement and history from 1505 to 1684 through the lens of a collection of 16th– and 17th– century shipwreck artefacts recovered from local waters. It features over 1,500 objects, including large cannon, rare New World indigenous weapons, intact olive jars, silver coins, gold ingots, colonial pottery, medical, navigation and ship tools and exotic trade goods from the New World and Asia. The exhibit explores life aboard ship, the people who discovered the shipwrecks, marine archaeology and the importance of protecting our underwater cultural heritage for future generations.

and culture at the National Museum of Bermuda

Beads made in Italy were trading currency in Africa to purchase products and slaves. European merchants made vast profits trading beads in exchange for African people and natural resources.

This plate may be one of the earliest examples of Chinese export porcelain that travelled through the New World to reach Europe

1 The Keep, Royal Naval Dockyard info@nmb.bm, 441-234-1333, NMB.bm Open every day except December 25 10am - 5pm (last admission 4pm)

Standard in a ship surgeon’s kit, mortars and pestles were used to grind and mix ingredients to make medicine. This example was made by a well- known firm of Dutch bellmakers in 1561.

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Bermuda’s top 20 Bestselling books for 2019 A Book Review By Martin Buckley, Department Manager at The Bookmart at Brown & Co.

7. ‘Bermuda Unwrapped’, Jackie Stevenson. An introduction to all things Bermudian. 8. ‘Medicinal Plants Growing In Bermuda’, Kuni M Frith. Painstakingly researched, lavishly illustrated guide to natural remedies. 9. ‘Adventures of Raz In The Crystal Caves’, Tashel Bean. The book of the hugely successful children’s animation series. 10. ‘Bermuda Cookbook’, Cecile Snaith Simmons. Definitive guide to Bermudian cuisine. 11. ‘Bermuda From Above’, Scott Stallard. Breathtaking aerial shots from acclaimed local photographer.

The New Year is a time to look back on the achievements of the last twelve months and here at The Bookmart at Brown & Co. to celebrate our Islands vibrant writing and publishing scene. Here are our top 20 bestselling Bermuda books for 2019. There is something for everyone in this list. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful literary community here producing world class books. 1. ‘Bermuda Scenery’, L J & C B Robinson. A perennial favourite with our visitors, features wonderful pictures of our Island home. 2. ‘Shamefully Discreet’, Kim Roberts. Spicy fiction guaranteed to set pulses racing. 3. ‘Tiny The Tree Frog Tours Bermuda’, Elizabeth Mulderig. The phenomena that is ‘Tiny’ goes from strength to strength and this story delights Bermudians and visitors alike. 4. ‘Tiny’s Bermuda Colouring Book’, Elizabeth Mulderig. Fun for fans of our little green hero. 5. ‘Goodnight Tiny In Bermuda’, Elizabeth Mulderig. Perfect when you’re rocking your little ones to sleep. 6. ‘Dark Iris’, Elizabeth Jones. Young adult fiction brings a new angle to the story of Sally Bassett.

12. ‘Hello Tiny In The Sea’, Elizabeth Mulderig. More from Bermuda’s favourite tree frog. 13. ‘Single Heart’, Langré Edwards. Discover yourself and your true worth in these pages. 14. ‘Warwick’, Bermuda National Trust. Penultimate publication in this wonderful series examines historic architecture in this central parish. 15. ‘Censorship’, Horst Augustinovic. Bermuda’s crucial role in winning the Second world War. 16. ‘Whom Shall I Fear’, Dr Ewart F Brown. Political memoir from Bermuda’s former premier. 17. ‘The Mountain We Climb’, Dr Wayne Swan. Inspirational, practical guidance and a moving personal story. 18. ‘Girlcott’, Florenz Webbe Maxwell. Young adult fiction telling the story of Bermuda’s theatre boycott. 19. ‘Bermuda Parish by Parish’, Chris Wilcox. Combination of beautiful photography, authoritative text and specially commissioned maps. 20. ‘Hall of History’, Graham Foster & Rosemary Jones. Story of Graham Fosters stunning mural, which graces the staircase at Commissioners House.

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Healthy Eating

will find plenty of choices on the menu, including Caprese and Cesare salads, saffron risotto and eggplant parmigiana. 20 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton, 441 292 2375

Vegetarian & gluten free options... The number of healthy menu options available in Bermuda’s restaurants may surprise you. Whether you are vegetarian, gluten-intolerant, or simply aiming for better eating habits, many cafés, bistros and pubs serve delicious dishes suitable for a beneficial lifestyle. Here are a few dining choices, all located in the City of Hamilton.

Cottage Café and Bistro At the Cottage Café and Bistro, Chef Brian Richens serves up delicious daily specials, adjusting his menu to reflect the season and providing his customers with freshly made soups, quiches, salads and curries. Vegetarian dishes are noted on the menu; the most popular at breakfast is an avocado crush with Pico de Gallo, and at lunch, the Portobello mushroom and brie cheese sliders with red onion marmalade. Everyone can enjoy the sandwich of the day, as gluten-free breads are available. 2nd Floor Washington Mall, Hamilton, 441 292 0880

Portofino If you are craving a pizza, but avoiding wheat, then Portofino Restaurant has you covered – their chefs will bake you glutenfree pizza and focaccia, or prepare glutenfree penne pasta with a choice of sauces. And classic Italian risotto and gnocchi are naturally gluten-free dishes. Vegetarians

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Robin Hood Robin Hood Pub has plenty of pub grub for vegetarians, such as pizza, pasta and nachos, or if you’d prefer a salad, try their grilled corn salad with avocados and lime vinaigrette. The popular vegetable curries are served with a korma, biryani, masala or madras sauce, plus they offer Caesar salad and pasta primavera, also suitable for a vegetarian diet. 25 Richmond Road, Pembroke, 441 295 3314

Port O’ Call For a classy and sophisticated dining experience, try Port O’ Call on Front Street. The menu features eclectic vegetarian dishes such as grilled haloumi, field green salad with goat cheese, roasted beet risotto and casarecce pasta with tomato, spinach and corn. The servers are happy to discuss dietary restrictions; they will direct customers to gluten-free dishes or communicate special requests to the kitchen. 87 Front Street, Hamilton, 441 295 5373

Angelo’s Bistro Angelo’s Bistro, located in the Walker Arcade, is a haven for gluten-intolerant diners, serving gluten-free pastas and breads which they ensure will not come in contact with wheat, a typical worry amongst those who are gluten-intolerant. They offer a variety of pasta sauces, such as Pomodoro, carbonara and Romano, to accompany gluten-free pasta, plus glutenfree breads. Vegetarians will find plenty on the menu at Angelo’s, such as the roasted eggplant salad or avocado and artichoke salad. Walker Arcade, Hamilton, 441 232 1000

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Ruby Murrays

Cottage Café and Bistro

Ten Café & Bar

Ruby Murrays

Ten Café & Bar

Indian cuisine is favoured by vegetarians due to the many varied and tasty options from the region - in Bermuda Ruby Murrays Indian Cuisine does not disappoint. Their vegetarian dishes range from Baigan Bharta, with roasted eggplant and tomato, to Sag Paneer, with homemade cottage cheese, spinach, onion and tomato sauce. Lentils, basmati rice and potatoes form the base of many dishes, along with spicy sauces and vegetables.

At Ten Café & Bar you will find distinctive vegetarian options on the breakfast and lunch menus, plus a range of daily specials. Breakfast options include Steelhead oatmeal with bananas, maple syrup and fresh fruit; granola, yogurt and honey; and omelets made to order. At lunch time choose from the Buddha bowls, a black bean burger or super food salad, with kale, quinoa, dried fruits and seeds. All of their sandwich options are available on gluten-free bread.

2 Chancery Lane, 441 295 5058

10 Dundonald St, Hamilton, 441 295 0857

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Eat and drink Guide Astwood Arms

85 FRONT STREET, CITY OF HAMILTON The Astwood Arms is a Victorian era styled pub with a dedicated dining area, a bar area and a separated cellar room to catch live games. Music with a Blues, Light Jazz, 70’s, 80’s and classic rock feel. Conversation encouraged. Cocktails and pints on offer. Info: 441 292 5818, AstwoodArms.bm

Angelo’s Bistro WALKER ARCADE, CITY OF HAMILTON Experience Italian and global cuisine with a Bermudian twist at Angelo’s Bistro, located at the Walker Arcade in the City of Hamilton. Well-known local chef Angelo Buglione and his wife, Fatima, own and operate this friendly, casual restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start your day with Lavazza espresso, cappuccino and eggs Benedict or try fresh local fish, salads and homemade pastas and pizza for lunch. The dinner menu specializes in seafood and fresh home-made pasta along with Chairman`s Reserve beef and local rockfish. A full award winning gluten-free menu is also offered. The bistro has free Wi-Fi and alfresco dining on the open-air patio. Highly recommended are the chef`s daily specials. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Free wifi. Info: 441 232 1000, bistroangelo@logic.bm, AngelosBistro.bm

Bermuda Bistro at the Beach

103 FRONT STREET, CITY OF HAMILTON Whether you are looking for a tasty, but inexpensive lunch or looking to drink, dine and dance till late into the evening, Bermuda Bistro at the Beach is the place to be. Enjoy ‘al fresco’ dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily happy hour or come enjoy one of your favourite sporting events on one of our five large plasma screen TVs. Info: 441 292 0219 or TheBeachBermuda.com

FRESH, INNOVATIVE BREAKFAST & LUNCH FAVOURITES 2nd Floor, Washington Mall, Hamilton . Mon - Sat 7:30am to 4pm . 441 292 0880

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Bistro J

CHANCERY LANE, HAMILTON Tucked away in one of Hamilton’s most enchanting and historic alleys, Bistro J offers a unique, wholesome and imaginative daily-changing blackboard menu, with an option of six appetizers, six entrées and six desserts for one set price all served in a lively bistro setting. All wines on the list are available by the glass. Open for lunch five days a week and dinner nightly.

Coconut Rock

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, bermuda.com/coconut-rock-restaurant

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Café Ten

Henry VIII

10 DUNDONALD STREET, HAMILTON Ten is your best choice for home-brewed coffees, fresh and delicious salads, pastas, sandwiches, daily blackboard specials and home-made desserts for breakfast and lunch. And for dinner, join them for Bermuda’s best tapas, wines by the glass and cocktails.

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? Enjoy a dance after dinner with our local entertainment, or join us for Sunday Brunch.

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Cottage Café and Bistro

2ND FLOOR WASHINGTON MALL, CITY OF HAMILTON The Cottage Cafe has a menu filled with fresh breakfast and lunch favourites, and comfort food with a twist. You’ll enjoy unique takes on staples like eggs Benedict, macaroni and cheese, plus fresh, homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. Add to this the daily specials and desserts, and you are spoilt for choice! The 40-seat bistro offers a sophisticated setting with décor featuring exposed brickwork, limestone blocks and vinyl siding reflecting a rustic cottage. You can dine in or take out at The Cottage Café & Bistro and remember, vegetarian and gluten free options are available and they will cater any event. Info: 441 292 0880, thecottageltd@gmail.com

Pearl 87 FRONT STREET, CITY OF HAMILTON Located above Port O’ Call on Front Street, Pearl is a welcome addition to Bermuda’s sushi scene. When creating the menu, their skilled sushi chefs have combined their traditional Japanese culinary training along with the culinary styles garnered through worldwide experience. A unique and extensive sake and wine list is available for you. The result is a modern and creative menu, which still satisfies the classic sushi experience. Open for lunch five days a week and dinner nightly. Info: 441 295 9150, Pearl.bm

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Port O’ Call

87 FRONT STREET, CITY OF HAMILTON One of Bermuda’s most popular restaurants is Port O’ Call. Their awardwinning signature dishes feature contemporary styles with an emphasis on fresh Bermuda seafood. Enjoy their award-winning wine list, with over 40 selections, by the glass, or a cocktail designed by one of their award-winning bartenders. Open for lunch five days a week and dinner nightly, dine inside or on the alfresco harbour-view terrace - either way, you’re sure to love the experience of superb service and a masterful menu in an elegant setting.

Portofino

20 BERMUDIANA ROAD, HAMILTON At Portofino’s our philosophy is simple; We pride ourselves on excellent food and unrivaled service. For more than four decades, we have been serving exquisite Italian cuisine to locals and tourists alike. Introducing our new head chef, Maximo Villagra, our newly renovated dining room and our new lunch and dinner menus, come and enjoy traditional Italian comfort food and classic décor at its best. We keep it simple, but delicious, using only the freshest ingredients well-executed. All of us here at Portofino look forward to serving you soon. Info: 441 292 2375, Portofino.bm

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Continued Swizzle Inn - Bailey’s Bay

Robin Hood Pub & Restaurant 25 RICHMOND ROAD, PEMBROKE The best place to enjoy great pub style food and watch all your favourite 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 television screens. Ask about the functions room for private parties. The weekly quiz is always fun. Conveniently located with onsite parking and free wifi.

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: Swizzle Inn 441 293 1854 or swizzleinn.com

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Ruby Murrys 2 CHANCERY LANE, CITY OF 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 Yellowfin.bm

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Swizzle Inn - South Shore 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 pubstyle 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: Swizzle Inn South Shore 441-236-7459, swizzleinn.com

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Yours Truly

Yashi Sushi

20 REID STREET, CITY OF 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 bermuda.com/yashi-sushi-restaurant

2 CHANCERY LANE, CITY OF HAMILTON Yours Truly provides a unique experience unlike any other in Bermuda. Our dedicated Bartenders create handcrafted cocktails using house made Syrups, Bitters, Infused Liquors, fresh pressed juices and hand carved ice. Yours Truly offers a playful, seasonally changing cocktail menu, Craft Beers and Boutique Wines. A comfortable low-lit room, reminiscent of a 20’s style speakeasy, table service and Bartenders who are happy to create your own bespoke cocktail should you take Dealer’s Choice. Yours Truly will suit both classic and contemporary tastes alike. Look for the red door on Chancery Lane, rung the bell and enjoy your cocktail. Info: 441-295-0429, yourstruly.bm

Traditional pub fare, famous pizza and state of the art 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!

WEEKLY LINE UP Mon $10 Menu (all day/night)

Tue Indian Quiz Night (evening)

Fri Happy Hour with Dj China

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Enjoy Bermuda Lobster Until the end of March

Lost in the Triangle (LITT) 13 Reid Street, Hamilton 441 296-0094

Port O Call

87 Front Street, Hamilton 441 295-5373

Bella Vista

5 Port Royal Drive, Southampton 441 232-0100

Bonefish Bar & Grill

6 Dockyard Terrace, Royal Navy Dockyard 441 234-5151

Henry VIII

Lighthouse Rd, Southampton 441 238-1977

Harbourfront Restaurant 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke 441 295-4207 Bermuda Bistro at the Beach The native Bermuda spiny lobster is a favourite local delicacy, available only in the winter months to protect the crustaceans’ population from over-fishing. Recreational fishermen with a license are allowed to snare lobsters in specific locations around the island while free-diving, and egg bearing females are out of bounds. Ensuring the local lobster population stays healthy means they are not always plentiful, so plan ahead for your lobster dinner by making a reservation at one of these restaurants and book your lobster in advance!

Bermuda Bistro at the Beach 103 Front Street, Hamilton 441 292-0219

Coconut Rock

20 Reid Street, Hamilton 441 292-1043

Flanagan’s

69 Front Street, Hamilton 441 295-8299

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Seabreeze Lounge

60 South Shore Road, Paget 441 232-3999

Eliana’s

106 Southside Road, St. David’s 441 777-0555

Swizzle Inn

3 Blue Hole Hill, Bailey’s Bay 441 293-1854

Swizzle Inn South Shore 87 South Road, Warwick 441 297-1307

White Horse Tavern

8 King’s Square, St. George’s 441 236-7459

Wahoos Bistro

36 Water Street, St. George’s 441 297-1307

The Wharf

Water Street, St. George’s 441 297-3305 For more information visit Bermuda.com

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