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OFFICIAL IN-ROOM PUBLICATION OF THE BERMUDA HOTEL ASSOCIATION

Bermuda 2019/20

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Welcome Letters

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Gavin Howarth

T H E BLU E

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With miles of bays, coves and beaches, Bermuda is spoilt for choice when it comes to crystal-clear waters and picture-perfect views.

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STAY CONNECTED Take us with you on the go! View the digital edition of Visit Bermuda at visitbermudanow.com.

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Welcome to Bermuda

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Island Map

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Activities & Attractions

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The Sporting Life

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Beaches

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Arts & Culture

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Shopping

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MOST POPULAR SIGHTS.

Our pink sand beaches and turquoise waters. Our colourful, regal Bermuda Regiment.

Our many charming old churches.

Our beautiful and longstanding lighthouses.

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Beauty & Wellness

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Dining & Nightlife

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Royal Naval Dockyard

158 !Royal Naval Dockyard Map 180 !Clocktower Shopping Mall 186

Town of St. George

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Real Estate

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Business & Relocation

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Useful Information

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Index of Advertisers

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WELCOME Dear Visitor,

Timothy Morrison President, Bermuda Hotel Association

On behalf of the Bermuda Hotel Association member properties and my hotelier colleagues, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Bermuda as you begin your stay with us. We are so pleased that you have chosen Bermuda, as well as this hotel property, for your visit. Our colleagues and industry partners look forward to introducing you to a truly unique and friendly Bermudian experience. As you settle in, we invite you to fully immerse yourself in the many activities and amenities which await you, both on property and throughout the island. Whether you choose to remain on property or to venture out, we are sure you will soon see why Bermuda is one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world. We hope that you get to experience first-hand what our island has to offer, whether it’s golf on one of Bermuda’s many beautiful links, jet-skiing through its incredible blue waters or simply soaking up the rays around the pool or on the famous pink-sand beaches. Visit Bermuda can serve as your guide to Bermuda, and whether your visit is for business or leisure, we ask that you take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with its contents. This will help you to appreciate exactly what Bermuda has in store for you. We wish you a most enjoyable stay on our island home, and we look forward to greeting you, your family and friends on your future visits. Yours sincerely,

Dear Visitor,

Stephen W.G. Todd, JP Chief Executive Officer, Bermuda Hotel Association/ Hotel Employers of Bermuda

Welcome to Bermuda! On behalf of our Hotel Association members, we are pleased that you have chosen our island home, as well as this member property, for your stay with us. Bermuda is world renowned for the friendliness of our people, the natural beauty of our beaches, the flora and fauna, as well as the many historic attractions and amenities that set us apart from other international destinations. It is with the primary objective in mind of ensuring that you have the best possible experience that we encourage you to spend a few minutes acquainting yourself with the contents of this informative publication, Visit Bermuda, before you venture out to both explore and enjoy our destination at your leisure and in the manner that best suits your needs. Irrespective of the purpose of your visit, whether it is for business or leisure, it is our collective goal to ensure that your every need is accommodated by our industry colleagues on property and, by extension, our residents who look forward to both greeting and providing you with any assistance that you may require. Throughout the island you will discover points of interest, historic sites, world-class shopping, fine dining complemented with local cuisine, recreational watersports, walking trails for the nature lovers, internationally designed golf courses and our world-famous pink-sand beaches if you wish to simply relax and soak up some rays, just to name a few. Once again on behalf of the Bermuda Hotel Association members, we extend our best wishes for a wonderful stay with us, as we look forward to welcoming you, your family, friends and colleagues on many more future return visits to the island. Yours sincerely,

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B E R M U DA H O T E L A S S O C I AT I O N OFFICERS:

Oxford Guest House

Chairman

Pompano Beach Club

Bushara Bushara

The Reefs Resort & Club Rosedon Hotel

President

Rosemont Guest Apartments

Timothy Morrison

Rosewood Bermuda Royal Palms Hotel

Chief Executive Officer

St. George’s Club

Stephen W. G. Todd, JP

Valley Cottages & Apartments Willowbank Hotel, Resort

Office Manager

"& Conference Centre

Dee Smith

Floatel Member:

HOTEL MEMBERS:

MV Venetian

Aunt Nea’s Inn

LOOK FOR THIS DECAL As you explore the island, if you see this special sticker in the window of retailers, restaurants and businesses, it represents their involvement with the Bermuda Hotel Association (BHA) and this publication. The BHA takes great pride in its members and respecting and honouring the tourists who come to enjoy all that Bermuda has to offer. This decal indicates that the business and/or organisation in which it appears is in good standing with the BHA and strives to provide visitors with professionalism, integrity and a wonderful experience on the island.

Enjoy your stay!

Cambridge Beaches

Allied Members:

"Resort & Spa

John Barritt & Son Limited

Clairfont Apartments

Bermuda Skyport Corporation

Coco Reef Bermuda

Bermuda Transit Services

Coral Beach & Tennis Club

Bank of N. T. Butterfield

Dawkins Manor

"& Son Limited

Edgehill Manor

Burrows Lightbourne Limited

Elbow Beach Bermuda

Butterfield & Vallis

Fairmont Southampton

CCS Group Limited

Fourways Inn

Colonial Insurance Co. Ltd.

Greenbank Guest House

Current Vehicles

Grotto Bay Beach

Gateway Systems Limited

"Resort & Spa

Gosling Brothers Limited

Hamilton Princess

HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited

"& Beach Club

KPMG

Inverurie Executive Suites

PwC Bermuda

Little Pomander Guest House

The Queen Group

The Loren Hotel at Pink Beach

SKANNA Security Systems

Mid Ocean Club

"& Investigations

Newstead Belmont Hills

Soltrino Limited

"Golf Resort & Spa

"(Trading as Little Longtails)

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WELCOME Dear Visitor,

The Hon. Zane DeSilva, JP, MP Minister of Tourism and Transport

Welcome to Bermuda! Bermuda is known as the Jewel of the Atlantic for good reason. The most obvious is our striking turquoise waters seen on your arrival. At 21 square miles, the wide array of activities and excursions, as well as our vibrant culture, will surprise you. Better still, you have the opportunity to enjoy it all. If you’re seeking rest and relaxation, Bermuda offers the finest dining, lounge and bar experiences for your pleasure and enjoyment. Adventure seekers can spend the day Hydrobiking across Bermuda’s crystal-clear waters, horseback riding on our railway trails and pink-sand beaches, or scuba diving at shipwrecks scattered around the island. For history buffs, the picturesque Town of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, should be at the top of your list. Immerse yourself in our island’s culture and spend the first half of your day wandering through the old town, mingling with locals and learning about Bermuda’s rich history. From there, catch a ferry to Royal Navy Dockyard for the second half of your day and visit the Maritime Museum to learn about Bermuda’s shipping and transport history. Whatever you do, like many, you will soon realise that, whilst our island is beautiful, it is our people’s friendly hospitable nature that makes Bermuda unique. Your visit is important to us, and I hope that at the end of your stay, as you reflect on memories made, Bermuda will have become your very own Jewel of the Atlantic. Please come back and visit us again.

Welcome to Bermuda!

I’m so glad you discovered us out here in the Atlantic. I suspect you’ve quickly realised we live life a little differently in Bermuda. In fact, we pride ourselves on it. Our professional proclivity is to work hard, but we do it in Bermuda shorts and loafers. Weekends are for swimsuits and daylong water excursions — by boat or Jet Ski, paddleboard or kayak. And when it’s time to relax, no one takes it more seriously than we do. Our spas are stellar, our yoga venues unmatched — and if your oasis is a peaceful pink-sand beach, we have a nearly unlimited supply. I hope you have time to try it all. No matter the distance from home you travelled to be with us, out here, you’re a very long way from your everyday routine. Feel completely free to immerse yourself in our distinct way of life — our culture, our food, our brilliant landscapes of bright colours. Few things make us as happy as sharing what we have with everyone who comes to visit Bermuda.

Kevin Dallas Chief Executive Officer, Bermuda Tourism Authority

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BERMUDA There’s much more to be discovered here than just some fun in the sun. From family-friendly festivities and global cuisine to diverse watersports, worldclass shopping and rejuvenating spas, this 21-square-mile paradise has it all.

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400th Anniversary Monument ......... Q1 Admiralty House Park ........................ G8 Anglican Cathedral, The ...................... I9 Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo....................................... L7 Bermuda National Gallery ................. H9 Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute ............................. I9 Botanical Gardens ................................ J9 City of Hamilton ..............................H9/I9 City Hall .................................................. H9 Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve...... R4 Crystal Caves of Bermuda, The ....... N4 Dockyard Watersports Centre..........E6 Dolphin Quest ........................................E6

Ferry stops around the island ............. F Flatts Village .......................................... L7 Fort Hamilton .......................................... I9 Fort St. Catherine ................................. Q1 Gates Fort ............................................... Q1 Gibbs Hill Lighthouse......................... E13 Horseshoe Bay............................. E13/F13 King’s & Heritage Wharves ................E6 L.F. Wade International Airport ...... Q3 National Museum of Bermuda ..........E6 Old Devonshire Church .......................K8 Paget Marsh........................................... I10 Royal Naval Cemetery ....................... D7 Royal Naval Dockyard .........................E6 Scaur Hill, Fort & Park .......................B10

Sherwin Nature Reserve ............................G11 Snorkel Park Beach ......................................E6 Somerset Bridge ........................................ A10 Somerset Village .......................................... B8 Spittal Pond Bird Sanctuary .....................M8 St. David’s Lighthouse ................................S3 St. Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell .......Q1 Tobacco Bay ..................................................Q1 Town of St. George .............................. Q1/Q2 Tucker House .................................................Q1 Unfinished Church ........................................Q1 Verdmont Historic House & Gardens......L8 Visitor Services Centres .............. E6, H9, Q2 Waterville Bermuda National Trust..........I9 World Heritage Centre............................... Q2


ADVERTISERS ACTIVITIES, ATTRACTIONS & SPORTS Ana Luna Catamaran ................................................... N4 Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo........................ L7 Bermuda Fun Golf .........................................................E6 Crystal Caves of Bermuda, The ................................ N4 Dockyard Watersports Centre...................................E6 Double Play Charters .......................................... A10, E6 Elizabeth ...........................................................................E6 Elbow Beach Cycles Ltd. ..............................................I11 Funworx Bermuda.........................................................R4 Island Tour Centre ................................................. E6, H9 K.S. WaterSports (Adventure Tours, Rentals & Charters) ...............................E6, E12, H6, Q2 Kinezumi Water Sports ............................................... Q2 Kirk’s Coral Reef Adventures .....................................E6 Lili Bermuda Perfumery, The ..................................... Q1 Locked on the Rock ......................................................E6 Sense, A Rosewood Spa ............................................. O5 Smatt’s Cycle Livery Ltd. . .................................H6, E13 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE Azura Boutique Hotel & Residences ....................... H11 Electronic Services Limited ....................................... H11 Keller Williams Bermuda ............................................. J9 Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa .......... G11 OBM International ........................................................ H9 Property Group Ltd., The .......................................... H12 West End Development Corporation (WEDCO)..E6 DINING & NIGHTLIFE Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge ............................E6 Blû Bar & Grill ................................................................. G11 Divots Bar & Grill........................................................... G11 Fairmont Southampton Restaurants ......................E13 Flanagan’s Irish Pub & Outback Sports Bar ............ I9 Fourways Inn & Restaurant ....................................... H11 Harry’s .............................................................................. H9 Henry VIII Restaurant, Sushi Bar & Pub .................E13 House of India .................................................................. I9 Pink Beach Club at The Loren Hotel ........................N7 Reefs Resort & Club Restaurants, The ......................D13 Rosewood Bermuda Restaurants ............................ O5 Somerset Country Squire, The...................................B8 Speciality Inn................................................................... L8 Swizzle Inn ...................................................................... N4 Swizzle South Shore ................................................... H12 Temptations Café .......................................................... Q1 Waterlot Inn ...................................................................E12 White Horse Pub & Restaurant................................. Q2 GALLERIES & MUSEUMS Birdsey Studio, The .......................................................I10 Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art .........................J9 National Museum of Bermuda ...................................E6 SHOPPING 9 Parishes Authentic Rum Swizzle ........... Islandwide 27th Century Boutique.................................................. I9 Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery ....................... H9 Atlantic Jewellery Studio ........................................... H9 Bermuda Duty Free (BDF) .................................. E6, O3 Brown & Co. ................................................................... H9 Churchill’s Ltd. ........................................................ E6, Q2 Clocktower Shopping Mall .........................................E6 Crisson Jewellers ...........................................E6, E13, H9 Cuarenta Bucaneros Limited....................................... I9 Davidrose Studio ...................................................H9, Q2 Diamonds International Bermuda.............................E6 Dockyard Pharmacy .....................................................E6 Flying Colours ................................................................ H9 Frangipani ................................................................H9, Q2 Goslings .............................................................. E6, H9, I9 Jennifer Rodrigues Designs ................................ E6, H9 Lili Bermuda Perfumery, The ..............................H9, Q1 Phoenix Stores Ltd., The.......... E6, F11, H9, I9, I10, L8 Robertson’s Drug Store Ltd. ..................................... Q2 Royal Naval Dockyard ..................................................E6 Salon Store, The .............................................................. I9 Saltwater Jewellery Design ....................................... Q2 Seaglass Studio ............................................................. Q2 TABS — Authentic Bermuda Shorts, The .............. H9 Walker Christopher Goldsmith’s .............................. H9 Washington Mall ........................................................... H9


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Bermuda’s brilliant blue waters and striking pink sands are undoubtedly one of the biggest draws for visitors.

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his tiny archipelago offers must-do experiences for adventurers, romantics and those seeking to explore the island’s culture, nature and history. As you arrive in Bermuda by air, your plane first passes over the myriad shipwrecks that encircle the island, victims to the low-lying, fringing reefs that surprised countless ship captains over the centuries. Next, the island’s shorelines with their famous blushing sands come into view. Finally, as you touch down on the L.F. Wade International Airport

COAST ALONG Bermuda’s brilliant blue waters and striking pink sands are undoubtedly one of the biggest draws for visitors. Whether you like a beach with all the amenities or prefer to tuck into a secluded, hidden cove, Bermuda delivers. If you’re a DIY sort of vacationer, pick up a kayak or paddleboard and some snorkel gear, or rent a small boat or Jet Ski and zip up and down the coast, stopping to snorkel the reefs or

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for a romantic beachside picnic lunch, all on your own schedule. Or maybe you’d like to sit back and relax whilst the experts show you around. There are numerous captained charters on island — from private, highly personalised excursions aboard Double Play or Happy Dance (both motor catamarans) to group tours aboard Ana Luna, a sailing catamaran. You can also board a glass-bottom boat with Captain Kirk’s Coral Reef Adventures or opt to sightsee from the air with a parasailing adventure, taking in Bermuda’s natural seaside splendour from above. E X P L O R AT I O N T H R I L L S Another thrilling way to interact with Bermuda’s natural beauty is cliff jumping. The island’s craggy shoreline at Admiralty House Park and Clarence Cove offers the perfect cliff jumping spot, and you’re sure to get some stunning Instagrammable action shots to boot. Tom Moore’s Jungle is also a popular cliff jumping spot, where you can plunge into the nature reserve’s blue holes or even swim through the natural limestone caves. Unleash your inner Tarzan and go for a swing in Southlands, where the vines that drop down from ancient banyan trees seem custom made for this fun, youthful pursuit.

N AT U R A L WONDER Arguably one of the most wondrous natural settings in Bermuda is the Crystal Caves, where rainwater seeping into Bermuda’s limestone landscape carved out this masterpiece more than 140 feet below the surface. Gleaming stalactites and stalagmites and sparkling clear waters make for an otherworldly beautiful display. Choose from the Crystal Cave or the Fantasy Cave — or enjoy them both. F A M I LY FROLICKING When you need a break from the sun, sand and sea, check out Locked on the Rock, a thrilling escape room experience at Royal Naval Dockyard, or The Escape Room located

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We celebrated our three-year anniversary in Bermuda, and we were surprised to find so many wonderful things to do on such a small island — from cliff jumping into the ocean, parasailing over the turquoise-blue water and romantic walks along the pink-sand beaches. But our favourite was simply driving our scooter around the island. It’s truly the best way to see and explore Bermuda.

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on Washington Lane in Hamilton. Solve puzzles and follow the clues to escape before the clock runs out. Whilst the experience is geared towards those age 13 and above, children of all ages are welcome. For more family fun, play your way through models of the best golf holes in the U.S., Bermuda and Scotland at Bermuda Fun Golf in Royal Naval Dockyard complete with waterfalls, saltwater ponds with live fish and beautiful sunset views. A trip to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo is a must when you’re travelling as a family. Your children are sure to be enchanted by the 140,000-gallon tank with a complete living replica of a Bermuda coral reef, and they’ll love the ring-tailed lemurs that stroll freely along the same paths as visitors.

STEP BACK Besides enjoying Bermuda’s presentday charms, you also can delve into its rich legacy at the National Museum of Bermuda. Housed in the largest fort ever built on island, the museum features 500 years of Bermuda history on display. After exploring exhibits on the slave trade in Bermuda, the history of

tourism, the iconic Bermuda longtail and the construction of the island’s power grid, you’ll walk away from your day at the museum with a renowned appreciation for all that went into making the island what it is today. Bermuda also boasts formidable stone British forts, whose construction has allowed them to remain in place for

Bermuda is a beautiful island and a perfect place for a vacation, hence why I made a second trip to the island five years later. One of my favourite things to do whilst in Bermuda is spending time at Jobson’s Cove. It’s a beautiful beach, the water is shallow (ideal for non-swimmers), and it’s a perfect beach to take the kids. Don’t miss Marcus’ restaurant at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club.

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I love spending my days outside exploring the many beautiful beaches or going out on a boat with family and friends. Spring and fall are best if you want a beach to yourself, and whale watching in the spring is magical. We chose The Loren at Pink Beach for our wedding this past summer — it was a dream come true, and their team made it all happen!


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hundreds of years. Castle Island is home to the island’s oldest, King’s Castle Fort and Fort St. Catherine. Fort Hamilton, built in 1870, has beautifully landscaped grounds and sweeping views of Hamilton Harbour.

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S E T YO U R S E L F U P If you prefer to keep it simple with a guided tour, set up an excursion with Island Tour Centre, a local company that can help you enjoy some of Bermuda’s most memorable experiences. These include watching humpback whales as they migrate past Bermuda in the spring or exploring the island’s historic shipwrecks and vibrant sea life via scuba diving, Snuba or snorkelling. Island Tour Centre offers plenty of land-based tours as well, ranging from zipping around Royal Naval Dockyard on a Segway to biking the Railway Trail. Hidden Gems tour company reveals the island’s bestkept secrets, taking visitors on dry cave explorations in Tom Moore’s Jungle, to one of the island’s famed pinksand beaches, or on a historical journey through the island’s past. Their private, customised tours are perfect for romantic outings, birthday parties, and even scavenger hunts. Bermuda beckons with many ways for visitors to interact with the island’s natural beauty, wildlife, history and more. So, immerse yourself, experience the best of what the island has to offer and start planning your return trip — it will surely take more than one visit to try out all of Bermuda’s activities.

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Above all else, it’s surely Bermuda’s natural beauty that makes it such an enticing getaway. There are many ways to experience the island’s unspoilt environment, and Bermudians go to great lengths to protect that which makes the destination so special.

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GOING BACK TO THE 1600S, long before

the concept of environmental conservation came to the forefront, Bermudians recognised the importance of the sea turtles that call the island’s waters home. Five of the world’s seven known species of sea turtles frequent the island’s seagrass beds and coral reefs. From studies to conservation efforts to educational courses to the care of sick and injured sea turtles at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ), Bermudians pursue a variety of methods to preserve local sea turtle populations. To interact with these gentle creatures, head to BAMZ, where green sea turtle are kept in an outdoor pool area. If you’d prefer to observe turtles in their natural habitat, try the protected inlets around St. David’s Island. Modern conservation efforts include the implementation of Seabins, floating trash cans that filter seawater to capture litter and debris. The devices are now in place at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club and the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club’s Princess Marina. Another modern conservation effort involves the attempted eradication of a single fish species — the invasive lionfish, whose venomous spines and incredible appetite for native juvenile fish make it a serious threat to the health of Bermuda’s marine life. Bermuda was the first island to initiate a culling programme, and today many countries use it as a template for combatting their own lionfish invasions. “The problem is that the lionfish population hasn’t levelled out yet, so it’s hard to say how much of an impact culling has as far as a long-term benefit,” said Chris Flook of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Services. Chris is credited with first urging the Bermuda government to implement the lionfish culling programme in the early 2000s, finally gaining traction by bringing a live lionfish in a bucket into the office of then-Minister of the Environment,

El James. “If the problem was left alone, we would probably lose certain species forever, because the lionfish eat them.” Land-based conservation efforts, like Dr. David B. Wingate’s 1960s initiative to bring the island’s national emblem, the cahow, back from near-extinction, have led to a thriving bird population. Nearly 400 bird species have been recorded on the island’s tiny 21 square miles. Fall is the best time to see a wide range of species, and birds can be spotted from numerous locations across Bermuda.

You’ll encounter beautiful views and varied flora and fauna along the Bermuda Railway Trail.

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Check out a variety of wildfowl and herons at the mangrove-fringed ponds at Somerset Long Bay Nature Reserve East and West, or warblers and bluebirds at Fort Scaur, which offers bonus panoramic views of Ely’s Harbour and the Great Sound. One of the most versatile eco-friendly experiences in Bermuda is the Railway Trail. Bike, jog or meander by foot along 18 of the railway’s original 22 miles. The railway once spanned the island, taking passengers between St. George’s and Somerset, operating for less than two decades in the 1930s and 1940s. Reopened in 1986 by the Bermuda Parks Department, the trail is divided into sections ranging in length, allowing you to drop in or leave the path at your leisure. You’ll encounter beautiful views and varied flora and fauna along the way, and the trail provides easy access to popular attractions like Elbow Beach, the Crystal Caves and the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. Numerous nature reserves round out the eco-offerings in Bermuda, like Cooper’s Island, where visitors can

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explore 12 acres of unspoilt wilderness that’s home to seabirds and the island’s iconic cedar trees, and Tom Moore’s Jungle, with enchanting caves and winding, shaded hiking trails. The uniquely varied species that have found a home in Bermuda make this island a treasure trove of ecotourism experiences. Bermuda’s wildlife offers captivating experiences for everyone, whether nature novice or experienced environmentalist.

Bermuda’s wildlife offers captivating experiences for everyone.

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THE CRYSTAL CAVES OF BERMUDA 8 CRYSTAL CAVE RD., HAMILTON PARISH TEL: 293-0640 WEBSITE: CAVES.BM

Stunning natural beauty is on display more than 140 feet below the earth’s surface, where stalactites and stalagmites have been forming for millennia. Visitors can choose to encounter the Crystal Cave, the Fantasy Cave or both. In the Crystal Cave, state-of-the-art lights glitter off the natural rock and visitors cross a beautiful lake via a pontoon bridge that rises and falls with the tides. Meanwhile, the Fantasy Cave shows off a completely separate display of amazing rock formations. ELBOW BEACH CYCLES LTD. ELBOW BEACH BERMUDA RESORT & SPA 60 SOUTH SHORE RD., PAGET TEL: 296-2300 WEBSITE: ELBOWBEACHCYCLES.COM

Why follow the crowd when you can discover Bermuda’s hidden coves and dazzling pink-sand beaches for yourself in high style? Pick from the island’s newest and most advanced rental fleet, and then put yourself in the laid-back island mood with their industry-leading YouDrive™ tuition. For the widest choice of gas scooters, electric scooters, hybrid electric bikes, mountain bikes and the most reassuring safety record on the island, book online or call today.

Insider’s Guide With so much to fill your itinerary, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for in Bermuda. Here are our top picks for what to see and do.

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THE BERMUDA AQUARIUM, MUSEUM & ZOO 40 NORTH SHORE RD., FLATTS VILLAGE TEL: 293-2727 WEBSITE: BZS.BM

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo invites you to walk on the wild side and enjoy their immersive exhibits of Madagascar, Australasia and the Caribbean. You will wander through naturalistic environments

designed to put you up close to nature and to come within a whisker of their animals. Within Madagascar, the resident family of ring-tailed lemurs are free to roam the entire exhibit. Visitors walking through will often find them perched in the trees above or walking along the same path through the enclosure. Stepping into the Caribbean exhibit is like stepping into in island jungle, with the golden lion tamarin monkeys happily leaping from tree to tree and foraging for food, just as they would do in the wild. Be sure to visit the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo and learn to love the diversity of its highlighted island environments. It will be an experience you will never forget!

ESCAPE ROOM BERMUDA 9 WASHINGTON LANE, HAMILTON TEL: 293-3948 WEBSITE: ESCAPEROOMBERMUDA.BM

Are you looking for something different to do? Escape Room Bermuda is your answer. Go on an adventure which requires strategic thinking and involves working as a team to solve a mixture of challenges and puzzles. Choose your team, theme, day and time, then prepare to immerse yourself in this real-life action escape game. Conveniently located in the City of Hamilton, this experience is suitable for friends, families, team building, couples, special occasions, students and anyone else looking for a challenge. Will you make it out before time runs out? Open daily. VISITBERMUDANOW.COM |

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ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS itinerary of family activities to explore the aquarium or one of the island’s museums. Little Longtails can also arrange childfriendly transport so your little ones are safe and secure in a car seat on every outing. Make your vacation a hassle-free one. LOCKED ON THE ROCK — BERMUDIAN ESCAPE ROOM GAMES ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS ACROSS FROM THE VISITOR SERVICES CENTRE TEL: 232-5687 WEBSITE: LOCKEDONTHEROCK.COM

Come along for a fun-filled day on tour with Hidden Gems of Bermuda Ltd. Their mission is to provide an experience of a lifetime exploring Bermuda’s best-kept secrets. Travel with them to exquisite locations offering a sense of excitement for individuals with an adventurous spirit and passion for the great outdoors. They promise to take you on a journey to some of the finest places that nature has to offer, including entering into the island’s one and only jungle, exploring caves off the beaten path, interacting with tropical fish and much more. Get ready for an exclusive experience learning about Bermuda’s natural habitats and geological formations. JUST BREATHE YOGA 32 WATER ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 707-5001 WEBSITE: JUSTBREATHEYOGA.BM

This beautiful boutique studio is filled with love and inspiration. Located in a historic building with exposed cedar beams, this studio offers a beautiful view of the bay. The Just Breathe space is dedicated to healing and nourishment of the body, mind and soul. Their mission is for this space to attract a tribe that can come together to uplift one another and help shine their brightest light. The studio has daily classes and hosts multiple

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workshops, retreats and teacher trainings throughout the year. Visitors of all levels are welcome! THE LILI BERMUDA PERFUMERY STEWART HALL, 5 QUEEN ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 293-0627 / 800-527-8213 WEBSITE: LILIBERMUDA.COM

The Lili Bermuda Perfumery is an internationally recognised couture perfume house that is open to visitors. Lili Bermuda fragrances for men and women, which capture the essence of Bermuda, are created on property at Stewart Hall in St. George’s and are sold in their retail stores at Stewart Hall and their Lili Bermuda store in Hamilton. The line is sold exclusively in Bermuda and makes a crowd-pleasing gift for loved ones upon your return home. The store and adjacent history room in St. George’s are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter. LITTLE LONGTAILS CHILD-/ KID-FRIENDLY TOURS TEL: 707-7658 WEBSITE: LITTLELONGTAILS.COM

Little Longtails will organise memorable kid-friendly tours and experiences that take you from the best family beaches to the island’s mysterious caves and everything in between. Spend a day at the beach complete with umbrellas, towels, beach toys and a picnic; or create a tailor-made

MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART BOTANICAL GARDENS 183 SOUTH SHORE RD., PAGET TEL: 299-4000 WEBSITE: BERMUDAMASTERWORKS.COM

Masterworks is Bermuda’s only purposebuilt museum and is home to over 1,600 works of Bermuda-inspired art, including those by famous names such as Winslow Homer, Albert Gleizes and Georgia O’Keeffe. A cross section of local artists display their work in shows on a monthly basis. There are art classes for adults and children in various media for all levels of experience. Young @ Art is a free art experience for children and is offered on the last Saturday of the month during the academic year. The museum shop, known as the Arrowroot Gift Shop and which has undergone a recent upgrade, is home to a variety of local artisans’ handiwork that is available for purchase. Salty Lime is the new vendor operating the Homer’s

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HIDDEN GEMS OF BERMUDA LTD. TEL: 236-1300 WEBSITE: ISLANDTOURCENTRE.COM

The Escape Room sensation sweeping the globe has arrived in Bermuda with a unique local twist. Located just steps from the cruise ships in the historic Royal Naval Dockyard, Locked on the Rock features the island’s first and only Bermudianthemed Escape Room games. Perfect for couples, families, and friends; get locked in some of the most immersive, creative and adrenaline-pumping rooms in the world. Find clues, decipher puzzles and try to escape, solving your way through Bermuda’s most notorious tales of robbery, deception and hangovers. You only have one hour, so escape as fast as you can, or you might just get Locked on the Rock!


Café and prepares an array of fresh, sumptuous meals for breakfast and lunch, offering a perfect complement to the beauty of the Botanical Gardens. The museum and café are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA 1 THE KEEP, ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 234-1333 WEBSITE: NMB.BM

Immerse yourself in 500 years of history at the National Museum, housed within the island’s largest fort. The 15-acre property includes British military buildings of the Keep citadel and the award-winning Commissioner’s House. Inside its historic limestone walls, learn about Bermuda’s cultural links with the West Indies and the Azores, trans-Atlantic slavery and the island’s defence through two World Wars. Marvel at local artist Graham Foster’s 1,000-square-foot mural of Bermuda history and other maritime art. Explore the collection of small local watercraft and Shipwreck Island: Sunken Clues to Bermuda’s Past, an exhibit showcasing Spanish gold, colonial trade goods and other artefacts recovered from local shipwrecks. Kids will love the whimsical Museum Playground & Playhouse, complete with maritime interactives and a 70foot moray eel. Open April through November from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.); December through March from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.). Adults, $15; seniors, $12; free for children under 16. SMATT’S CYCLE LIVERY LTD. HAMILTON PRINCESS & BEACH CLUB 74 PITTS BAY RD., PEMBROKE TEL 295-1180 FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON SOUTH SHORE RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-7800 WEBSITE: SMATTSCYCLELIVERY.COM

Smatt’s Cycle Livery is a mainstay of the rental cycle business in Bermuda. Originally a small mom-and-pop shop, the family business was one of the first cycle liveries on the island. They are well-known for their friendly and helpful staff. For that reason, they enjoy many repeat customers who visit the island every year. Navigate Bermuda’s highways, byways and hidden lanes on your scooter and discover Bermuda’s bestkept secrets. There are endless possibilities in Bermuda, and the best way to experience them all is on two wheels. The seat of a Smatt’s cycle is the best way to see the island — guaranteed! VISITBERMUDANOW.COM |

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For those looking for fun on or under the water, Bermuda is a hot spot for watersport activities.

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ermuda reigns supreme when it comes to aquatic adventures, whether they involve skimming above the waves, hauling in a great catch, scoping out underwater sights or many more waterbased wonders. The tricky part is what to choose, since all the options can be a great fit. Here are some ideas to help you narrow things down.

B O AT E R ’ S PA R A D I S E Letting a pro handle the navigation allows you to just focus on kicking back and hanging out. The island has a number of outfits where you can rent a small 25-foot to a larger 45-foot boat or catamaran, each skippered by a private captain. Smaller ones are specifically fitted for families or small groups of 10 or less, but all can be made-to-order charters that can include sightseeing, reef snorkelling, cliff jumping or anything your heart desires. With tailor-made charters the possibilities are endless. Some larger boats and catamarans give you the option to enjoy the whole vessel to yourself, or you can join a larger group and enjoy a Champagne sunset cruise or a sailing and snorkelling cruise. And during certain times of the

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Explore the tiny bays and beaches that dot the roughly 64 miles of the island’s coastline.


month you can even enjoy unique glow worm safaris or full moon cruises. If you feel like taking over the captain’s chair, several places on the island rent Boston Whaler and pontoon boats, affording you the opportunity to explore the tiny bays and beaches that dot the roughly 64 miles of the island’s coastline at your own pace. Whether half day or full day, beginner or experienced driver, instructors will have you up and ready to captain your own boat in no time.

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HOOK UP Cruising can be great, but maybe you’re up for a bit more of a challenge. If so, try booking a fishing charter and spend a day out trawling Bermuda’s waters for game fish. Only about a mile or so offshore, the water is filled with all manner of game fish, including tuna, wahoo and mahi mahi (or dolphinfish, as it’s known in Bermuda), and, if you’re lucky, you may even reel in a recordbreaking marlin. WILD RIDES You can also pick up the pace beyond sportfishing by jumping on WildCat, a highpowered catamaran that takes passengers on a revved-up sightseeing adventure

around Bermuda’s coastline. A wet and wild ride aboard an inflatable 12-person Banana Boat is another thrilling option. The boat captain tows the group whilst you hang on and try not to fall off. It’s a great way to have a blast with family and friends — over and over again. MAKE A SPLASH To keep the rush going after those wild rides, try a leap off Bermuda’s cliffs.

There are a number of hot spots for this around the island, but Admiralty Park has some of the best cliff jumping options. If cliff dives involve too much of a leap of faith, hop on a Jet Ski. Knowledgeable guides will show you some of the best places to see on the water and can point out many historic landmarks. Other ways to make waves on the island include getting vertical on a fly board, pedalling around on a Continued on page 41

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The island is packed and stacked with spots to go for a deep dive or a delightful snorkel.

FORMED BY A VOLCANO, BERMUDA’S COLLECTION OF 138 ISLANDS is surrounded by epic

reefs that make it quite the playground for snorkellers and divers. The island has more than its fair share of spectacular coral, shipwrecks and marine life. We’re talking tiny blennies, moray eels and parrotfish galore. Whilst in Bermuda, here are some snorkel and dive spots you must see to believe. South West Breaker This special snorkel spot is beautiful enough that is was featured in the opening scene of The Deep, a 1970s movie starring Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset. It’s perfect for intermediate snorkellers because it’s typically very calm. However, it’s not uncommon for the occasional ocean roller to come through. Keep your eyes peeled for schools of barracuda, creole wrasse, chub and bream, as well as beautiful parrotfish, butterflyfish and angelfish. Church Bay Make a beeline to this beautiful secluded beach, located on the southwest side of the island. Here you’ll find a sheltered bay without much in terms of wave action and blue parrotfish

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galore. The main reef chain comes within 100 yards of the beach, which makes it easy for all levels. However, be careful from April through June — that’s when the southerly breeze typically washes Portuguese men-ofwar ashore. Pollockshields This English cargo steamer smashed into the reef during a storm in 1915. Today it makes an awesome dive or snorkel spot because you can still see the two massive boilers, a spare propeller, live ammunition and shell casings scattered about. Because of its location, 300 yards from Elbow Beach shore, Pollockshields is best suited for more experienced, adventurous divers. The swim back to shore is long but well worth it.

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HMS Vixen This partially submerged wreck on the island’s west side is in a well-protected part of the island, so conditions are usually great for snorkelling and diving. Sunk in 1896 as a block ship to defend the dockyard, the wreck is now home to hundreds of hungry bream, chub, snapper and the occasional black grouper. Constellation and Montana The Constellation and Montana sank about a century apart and are now almost on top of each other in shallow, crystal-clear water that’s perfect for snorkelling or diving. The wrecks, on the north-west side of the island, can only be accessed by boat. Sightings of parrotfish, black grouper and snapper are not uncommon; the reef is teeming with life. Jobson’s Cove/Warwick Long Bay If you are looking for a leisurely snorkel near a lovely stretch of pink sand, this spot should be on your short list. For starters, the reef is a short swim from shore, which makes it great for families. Warwick Long Bay Park is located on the south shore of the island and also makes a great family day out. The reef is covered in tropical reef fish, including parrotfish, butterflyfish and blue tang. If you’re lucky, you’ll also spot spiny lobster, too. Tobacco Bay Situated on the north-east side of the island near the historic Town of St. George, Tobacco Bay is amazing for kids and adults. With no current to speak of and shallow reefs, it is ideal for beginners. Not to mention, the abundant sea life — like squirrelfish and sea urchins that hang out under ledges and overhangs — will keep you entertained for hours. North Rock If you’re an intermediate snorkeller or diver, North Rock is a fun option. The reefs surrounding the North Rock navigational beacon are some of the most northerly reefs in the world. It’s located 8 miles north of the island and only accessible by boat so the journey can sometimes be rough. It’s worth heading here, though, for the pristine coral reefs teeming with barracuda, parrotfish, snapper, blue tang, angelfish and butterflyfish. 

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Hop on a Jet Ski, where knowledgeable guides will show you some of the best places to see on the water. Continued from page 37

Hydrobike, testing your skills windsurfing or kiteboarding, or taking in the panoramic views from above on a parasail. If you like the idea of something a bit more relaxed but that still takes some muscle power, rent a single or double kayak or try your balance out on a stand-up paddleboard. UNDER THE SEA However, you shouldn’t let all that wave-running make you forget about what lies beneath the surface of some of the clearest water in the world. Bermuda’s waters are teeming with life, and many mysteries of the seas can be discovered either scuba diving or snorkelling around the reefs that ring the island and the famous ships that have been wrecked on them. There are places to snorkel near shore, and several beach concessions rent out gear, including masks and snorkels, kayaks, Boogie boards, paddleboards and beach toys. Hop on board a boat for a snorkel tour or suit up in scuba gear and dive straight in to discover some of the spectacular underwater sights. Need further information and advice or help booking a tour? Contact Island Tour Centre in Royal Naval Dockyard or in Hamilton at 236-1300, or contact a Visitor Services Centre: Dockyard, 296-9400; Hamilton, 261-2872; and Town of St. George, 297-0556.

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conditions, Bermuda has attracted some of the world’s top sailors. Some of the oldest offshore yacht races see Bermuda as the finishing point — many fighting across the oft-times challenging Gulf Stream to battle it out to the finish line. One of the oldest regularly scheduled ocean races is the Newport Bermuda Race, which first took place in 1906. Taking place biennially in June, the next event will be held on June 19, 2020. In the past it has seen close to 200 boats make the 635-nautical mile journey. Also biennial, the Marion to Bermuda Race takes sailors from

Buzzard’s Bay in Massachusetts on a 645-nautical mile journey to Bermuda that starts on June 14, 2019. On June 5, 2020, the Annapolis to Bermuda Ocean Race offers a combination of inshore and offshore racing as sailors navigate the Chesapeake Bay before heading into the Gulf Stream onto Bermuda for this 753-nautical mile race — the longest ocean race on the U.S. East Coast. In connection with Antigua Sailing Week, the Antigua Bermuda Race covers 935 nautical miles starting on May 8, 2019. The Argo Group Gold Cup sailing event takes place in Bermuda’s Great Sound from May 6 to May 11, 2019, and is the oldest match-racing regatta for one-design yachts.

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Insider’s Guide With so many sporting adventures to fill your itinerary, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for in Bermuda. Here are our top picks for what to do. ANA LUNA CATAMARAN GROTTO BAY BEACH RESORT 11 BLUE HOLE HILL, BAILEY’S BAY TEL: 504-3780

BARE FOOT BOAT CHARTERS TEL: 533-8333 WEBSITE: BERMUDABAREFOOT.COM

WEBSITE: ANALUNAADVENTURES.COM

Adventures in paradise depart from the Grotto Bay Beach Resort dock. Ana Luna Catamaran offers regular scheduled group cruises: “Champagne Sunset Cruise” sails Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings; “Sail Away to Turtle Bay”sails Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 2 to 5 pm.; “Full Moon with Bubbles” sails on the evening of the full moon, once monthly; “Glow Worms Safari” sails two and three days after the full moon. Ana Luna Catamaran also offers private cruises for up to 40 guests, overnight stays and scuba diving

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trips, and has a sailing school. All are customised to perfection. Constructed in France, 45-foot Ana Luna features lots of deck space, shade, a swim platform, four cabins with en suite bathrooms, a full galley and plenty of seating. All perfect for your enjoyment of Bermuda’s stunning marine environment.

Bare Foot Charters’ small and comfortable charter boat Happy Dance is specifically for couples, families or small groups who want a skippered private charter. The 26foot power catamaran is equipped with a full bimini for shade, comfortable lounge seating, easy access to water and getting close to protected beaches, a flushing toilet, masks and snorkels and noodles. Happy Dance is best suited for groups of 10 or less. Made-to-order charters can include sightseeing, swimming with turtles (seasonal), reef snorkelling, cliff jumping or simply relaxing in your own

quiet shallow sandy cove. Enjoy a personalised and memorable day on the waters in Bermuda, all at an affordable price. Join your experienced and knowledgeable Bermudian skipper, Vee McKey and Benny, her Jack Russell Terrier, for a fun-filled private charter. We highly recommend checking out the fantastic, informative website and reading the five-star TripAdvisor testimonials for more detailed information. BERMUDA FUN GOLF — WORLD’S NO. 1 MINIATURE GOLF COURSE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 400-7888 WEBSITE: FUNGOLF.BM

Situated in Royal Naval Dockyard on an acre of oceanfront property, Fun Golf features 18 challenging holes designed after famous holes in the U.S., Scotland and Bermuda. When the sun sets, enjoy their “glow in the dark” night golf. Special features include the Sunset Terrace, affording incredible views of Bermuda’s magnificent sunsets, and the Caddy Shack, their fully licenced bar. The Caddy Shack

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• Rated #1 in Jet Ski Tours by visitors and locals alike. (Several Jet Ski Adventures to choose from + private tours) • WildCat takes guests on a fun, thrilling sightseeing adventure tour around Bermuda’s coastline and shores. • Parasail above Bermuda’s turquoise waters & coral reefs. • Plan your very own adventure on one of our Boston Whaler Boats, Pontoon Boats, Kayaks or SUP rentals. • 4 Locations • Charter your own private boat & captain. • Reservations are advised • Open daily from 8am-7pm

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THE SPORTING LIFE Grill is the best 19th hole in Bermuda. A casual gathering place for golfers, non-golfers or those that just appreciate great food. “Putt a Round” with them today! Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (April to September). Located next to Snorkel Park Beach through the common archway. DOUBLE PLAY CHARTERS ROBINSON’S MARINA, SOMERSET BRIDGE, SANDYS TEL: 335-1343 WEBSITE: DOUBLEPLAYBERMUDA.COM

Cruise the calm, blue waters of Bermuda aboard Double Play, a spacious 42-foot Prowler motor catamaran. They cater to couples, families and small groups who want that personalised attention. Guests love to snuggle in the comfortable foredeck beanbags looking for turtles or seek the shaded spacious bridge deck with panoramic views, whilst others prefer the cockpit, which is closer to the cocktails! Each trip is uniquely designed around the guests’

Summer 2019 will also feature: • ATV tours • Go karts • Paddle Boards

• Paddle Boats • Inflatable Sports Arena • and more!

Funworx Bermuda aims to provide affordable fun for locals and tourists alike. Our broad range of water and land activities will guarantee a day of endless fun and excitement. Glide through the Bermudaful waters on our pedal driven Hydrobikes (a local and tourist favorite) or enjoy a sunset tour on our clear bottom single or double seated kayaks. Want to stay on land? Try our URB-E Electric scooters- a new and innovative way to explore the island. These guided scooter tours are fun, informative and picturesque.

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wishes. Secluded spots are sought out for swimming and snorkelling or enjoy a relaxing sightseeing tour whilst Captain Joey shows off his knowledge about Bermuda's history and hidden treasures. Sunset cocktail cruises as well as evening dinner cruises are very popular for bachelorette, birthday or anniversary celebrations. Talk to the captain and design your own tailor-made charter. The possibilities are endless. ELIZABETH DOCKYARD WATERSPORTS CENTRE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 747-2204 / 234-2193 WEBSITE: ELIZABETHBERMUDA.COM

Simple elegance set amongst the most luxurious destinations in Bermuda, the Elizabeth is equipped to make your experience magical and memorable. Commemorate everything from cocktail parties to corporate meetings whilst enjoying the ocean sea breeze. A DJ, iPod or even a live band along with a large dance floor can be arranged to spice up any occasion. Their full catering options

Simple elegance set amongst the most luxurious destinations in Bermuda, the Elizabeth is equipped to make your experience both magical and memorable. Enjoy anything from cocktail parties to corporate meetings while taking in the ocean breeze and incomparable views. Weddings, team building days, or just a good old-fashioned party: the Elizabeth can host it all. Raise the standard of any occasion on the Elizabeth, surrounded by the crystal blue waters of Bermuda. call: 441-747-2204 info@kirksadventures.com www.elizabethbermuda.com

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THE SPORTING LIFE allow you to customise and transform the inside salon and outside deck into everything you've envisioned. Let their first-class crew members take care of your every need so you can enjoy a stress-free event. From weddings to corporate meetings and team-building days, the Elizabeth can host it all. Set the standards to new levels with every occasion on the Elizabeth, surrounded by the crystal-blue waters of Bermuda.

Funworx Bermuda aims to provide affordable fun for locals and tourists alike. Their broad range of water and land activities will guarantee a day of endless fun and excitement. Glide through the Bermudaful waters on their pedaldriven Hydrobikes, which is a local and tourist favourite, or enjoy a sunset tour on their clearbottom single- or double-seated kayaks. Want to stay on land? Try their URB-E electric scooters, a new and innovative way to explore the island. These guided scooter tours are fun, informative

Extreme fun and an adrenaline rush Experience our thrill seeking, adventurous water sports toys: Jet Skis & Banana Boat. Extreme Fun + Extreme Laughs = Lasting Memories

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and picturesque. Summer 2019 Funworx will also feature ATV tours, go karts, paddleboards, paddleboats and an inflatable sports arena, to name just a few. ISLAND TOUR CENTRE HAMILTON FERRY TERMINAL DOCKYARD WATERSPORTS CENTRE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 236-1300 WEBSITE: ISLANDTOURCENTRE.COM

Bermuda’s No. 1 provider of recreational sightseeing tours, activities and charters. With over 25 years of local tour experience, countless options, easy online reservations and conveniently located booking offices, Island Tour Centre is the first stop for your best Bermuda vacation experience ever. Choose from unbeatable diving and snorkelling opportunities, award-winning eco- and adventure tours, leisurely sightseeing excursions, heart-racing thrill rides and boat cruises to suit every taste imaginable. If you prefer to explore on your own, their knowledgeable staff can assist you with boat rentals and private charter options — from luxury yachts to party bus pub crawls, they have it all. Visit their website, call or drop by their booking office conveniently located within walking distance of the bus, ferry and Dockyard cruise ship terminals. K.S. WATERSPORTS (ADVENTURE TOURS, RENTALS & CHARTERS) ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS LOCATED AT THE DOCKYARD WATERSPORTS CENTRE (ACROSS FROM THE BONE FISH BAR & GRILL) TEL: 441-238-4155 FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON HOTEL LOCATED AT THE WATERLOT INN DOCK MIDDLE RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 441-236-4155 HAMILTON PRINCESS & BEACH CLUB 76 PITTS BAY RD., PEMBROKE LOCATED AT THE HAMILTON PRINCESS MARINA TEL: 441-232-4155 8 KING'S SQUARE, ST. GEORGE'S LOCATED AT THE WHITE HORSE PUB & RESTAURANT TEL: 441-297-4155 WEBSITE: KSWATERSPORTS.COM

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& Charters), Bermuda’s No. 1 watersports company for fun and adventure. They offer Jet Ski tours, parasailing, boat and pontoon rentals, WildCat high-speed boat tours, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkelling tours and private boat charters/tours from four convenient locations. Experience the thrill of a lifetime on one of their amazing Jet Ski Adventures, which are rated one of the best tours and fun activities to do in Bermuda. Splash and dash throughout Bermuda’s aqua-blue waters as their friendly, fun and knowledgeable guides show you some of the best places to see on the water, plus point out many historic landmarks, too. Some of their Jet Ski Adventures even stop off at a shipwreck to feed fish, at a pink sandy beach area for a short swim, explore hidden coves to spot sea turtles or to snorkel vibrant coral reefs and marine life. Lowest Jet Ski rates in Bermuda plus several Jet Ski Adventures to choose, which are perfect for beginners and the experienced jet skier. Two-hour, three-hour and half-day private Jet Ski tours are available as well. Instructions provided to all participants to ensure a safe and memorable experience. All ages welcome. Must be 16 years

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or older (by law) to drive a Jet Ski. Fancy something a little more daring and exciting? Then experience the high-flying thrill, panoramic views and pure excitement of parasailing. Soar over crystalclear waters on board the Thrill Seeker. This powerful winch boat allows you to take off and land without getting wet, unless, of course, you request a dip. The professional crew assures you a safe and memorable experience. Suitable for ages 5 years or older. Looking for the ultimate thrill ride or sightseeing adventure? Then step aboard the WildCat, Bermuda’s spectacular tour boat sensation and rated one of the best sightseeing adventure tours and must-do’s in Bermuda. The WildCat is a high-speed powered catamaran that takes passengers on an exhilarating and exciting sightseeing adventure around Bermuda’s coastline. See more of the island in less time whilst enjoying the speed, comfort and safety of the WildCat; not to mention, it’s one fun, wild ride. Tours are narrated from start to finish. No trip to Bermuda would be complete without a thrilling WildCat ride. Are you the adventurous type and want to explore Bermuda from below the water?

Then step aboard one of their snorkelling excursions which depart from their Hamilton and Southampton locations. These two-stop snorkelling tours are great for experienced snorkellers who want to explore Bermuda’s amazing underwater marine life and vibrant coral reefs. Snorkel gear is provided for all snorkel excursions, plus private snorkelling tour options are available upon request. Want to plan your very own adventure? Then rent one of their brand-new 13-foot or 16foot Boston Whaler boats or their larger 23-foot pontoon boats. Whether half day or full day, beginner or experienced driver, their instructors will have you up and ready to captain your own boat in no time, so you can head out on the water and explore Bermuda at your own leisure. A detailed map with routes and points of interest to see is provided with every rental. For something a little slower paced and still very fun and exciting, try renting one of their brand-new kayaks and paddleboards (SUP), which are perfect for all ages and skill levels. Are you looking for that amazing Bermuda on the water experience? Then privately charter one of their amazing premium charter boats

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or luxury yachts ranging from 23 feet to 55 feet long, which are perfectly priced for smaller groups, families and friends who want to relax, cruise and explore Bermuda’s waters in style and comfort. Swim, snorkel, cliff jump, tour the island, picnic, spot sea turtles and more. Your dedicated captain will customise your experience to suit all your needs. For adventure tours, rentals and private boat charter reservations, please call or book online on their website. Reservations are advised. KINEZUMI WATER SPORTS 6B PENNO’S DR., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 296-9595

and even whale watching. Get in contact to start arranging your dream tour or charter today. MORAN MEADOWS BERMUDA HORSE TRAIL RIDE ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 537-0400 WEBSITE: BERMUDAHORSETRAILRIDE.COM

Travel back in time as you ride along the country lanes, lush trails, pristine

beaches and historic forts of the northeast coastline whilst enjoying a relaxing and personalised trail ride tour of St. George’s, Bermuda’s original settlement and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sink your hooves into the beach where the first settlers swam ashore in 1609 and enjoy views of Fort St. Catherine, Alexandra Battery, Gates Fort, the Unfinished Church and the famous Sea Venture Monument.

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Experience Kinezumi’s thrill-seeking and adventurous watersport toys, including Jet Skis and Banana Boats. Extreme fun, extreme laughs and lasting memories. If you are a thrill seeker, look no further as your quest for the ultimate watersport entertainment is over. Enjoy some of the best adrenaline-fueled watersport activities Bermuda has to offer. Kinezumi Water Sports is for those individuals who are adventurous thrill seekers, fearless, bold and exhilarating explorers.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club 74 Pitts Bay Rd., Pembroke 295-1180

Fairmont Southampton Resort South Shore Rd., Southampton 238-7800

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KIRK’S CORAL REEF ADVENTURES DOCKYARD WATERSPORTS CENTRE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 747-2204 / 234-2193 WEBSITE: KIRKSADVENTURES.COM

Kirk’s Coral Reef Adventures offers a huge range of boat tours and private charters. You can join them on a variety of tours, including options for snorkelling, glass bottom and sightseeing, fishing, evening cruises, and banana boating, running every day throughout the summer at great prices. With eight different boats to choose from, your options are endless. Their smaller boats are perfect for intimate settings, and their larger boats come equipped with a full bar, stereo system, lights and an upper- and lower-deck dance floor for a great party atmosphere. These boats are perfect for celebrating your special events like birthdays, weddings, themed parties VISITBERMUDANOW.COM |

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A haven for landlubbers, Bermuda offers a deep range of ways to get your ground game going.

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owever you’re looking to get active in Bermuda, there are plenty of ways to keep busy and at the same time explore the island. Here are some popular options to consider.

P E R F E C T YO U R SW I N G Bermuda is a golfing paradise, whether you’re looking to challenge your game or partake in a family-friendly round of mini golf. The 21-square island boasts six world-class golf courses spread across the island, each with exciting challenges. And in Royal Naval Dockyard, you can play your way through models of the best golf holes in the U.S., Bermuda and Scotland at Bermuda Fun Golf, complete with waterfalls, saltwater ponds with live fish and beautiful sunset views. If tennis is more your preference, the island offers about 100 courts. Tennis has been a popular sport in Bermuda since its introduction from England in the late 19th century. Many hotels feature courts available to guests, and many permit non-guests to use them. There are also public courts on island for hire.

GET A MOVE ON For some vacationers, the focus is on maintaining their active lifestyle. For runners, Bermuda offers races they can join on most weekends from September through May. And if your stay falls in January, look into signing up for Bermuda Marathon Weekend. A total of three races are held — the Front Street Mile, a 10K and either the half or full marathon. You can take your pick of these three or really push yourself by signing up for the Bermuda Triangle Challenge, where you run all of them. Cycling is equally popular on the island, and there are several locations to rent a bicycle and plenty of places to explore, especially along the famous islandwide Bermuda Railway Trail and in the Town of St. George. Rent a bicycle for the day or sign up for a guided bicycle tour for a unique perspective of the island. Need an extra push? Take a tour on an electric scooter. Guided scooter tours are a fun, easy, informative and picturesque way to explore all the things Bermuda has to offer.

SADDLE UP Another great way to explore the island is by horseback riding in St. George’s. Trail rides let you take in the scenic coastlines. You can also ride along beaches or on the island’s back roads — a good fit for both experienced equestrians or those just looking for a relaxing way to see more of the island. GET A GOOD LOOK If spectating is more your speed, Bermuda offers plenty of action, including football (soccer), cricket and rugby. In fact, one of the biggest spectator sports is the annual Cup Match between Somerset and St. George’s cricket teams, which falls on August 1-2, 2019. As it’s one of the best ways to get a taste of Bermudian culture, it’s an event for both cricket enthusiasts and amateurs. And on November 2-9, 2019, rugby enthusiasts will also get a chance to get up close and personal with some of the retired international rugby players and watch them tackle the game again at the World Rugby Classic. It’s regarded as one of the best sporting and social events on the international rugby calendar.

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BERMUDA WITH SIX WORLDCLASS GOLF COURSES AND BREATHTAKING VIEWS, it’s no wonder that

Bermuda golf courses are host to several golf tournaments throughout the year, including amateur as well as pro-am events. Whether your intention is to perfect your swing or to enjoy some fun and challenging play, there are a range of events that take place at courses across the island. Bermuda Amateur Match Play Championship, Mid Ocean Club Golf Course. Every March. Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship, Turtle Hill Golf Club. March 7-10, 2019. Annual Couples’ Golf Tournament, Port Royal Golf Course. April 2, 2019. Bermuda Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Port Royal Golf Course. June 14-16, 2019. Bermuda 3s World Team Championship, Mid Ocean Club Golf Course, Port Royal Golf Course, Turtle Hill Golf Club. October 15-16, 2019. Annual Couples’ Fall Golf Classic, Port Royal Golf Course. October 29November 1, 2019. Gosling’s Invitational Golf Tournament, Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Club and Port Royal Golf Club. December 2-6, 2019. Bermuda Goodwill Golf Tournament, Mid Ocean Club, Port Royal Golf Course, Tucker's Point Golf Club. December 8-11, 2019.

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ISLAND GOLF COURSES THE MID OCEAN CLUB TUCKER’S TOWN, ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 293-0330 WEBSITE: THEMIDOCEANCLUBBERMUDA.COM

Golf Course Highlights: Designed by Charles Blair Macdonald in 1921 and modified to its current design by Robert Trent Jones. 6,520 yards / Par 71 / 18 holes NEWSTEAD BELMONT HILLS GOLF RESORT & SPA 27 HARBOUR RD., PAGET TEL: 236-6060 WEBSITE: NEWSTEADBELMONTHILLS.COM

Golf Course Highlights: Bermuda’s only double green at 14,000 square feet. Entirely renovated in 2002. 6,100 yards / Par 70 / 18 holes

TUCKER’S POINT GOLF COURSE 60 TUCKER’S POINT DR., HAMILTON PARISH TEL: 298-6970 WEBSITE: TUCKERSPOINT.COM/CLUB/GOLF-TENNIS

Golf Course Highlights: Originally designed by Charles H. Banks in 1932, enhanced by Roger Rulewich in 2002. 6,491 yards / Par 70 / 18 holes TURTLE HILL GOLF CLUB AT THE FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-8000 101 SOUTH RD., SOUTHAMPTON WEBSITE: FAIRMONT.COM/ SOUTHAMPTON-BERMUDA/GOLF

Golf Course Highlights: Winner of Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play Golf,” designed to take your short game to new heights. 2,684 yards / Par 54 / 18 holes MINI GOLF COURSES

OCEAN VIEW GOLF COURSE 2 BARKERS HILL RD., DEVONSHIRE TEL: 295-9092

BERMUDA FUN GOLF ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 400-7888

WEBSITE: OCEANVIEWGOLFCLUB.COM

WEBSITE: FUNGOLF.BM

Golf Course Highlights: Features 18 different tee positions that are set for a tricky par 70 so you can better your front nine on your second round. 2,940 yards / Par 35 / 9 holes

Mini Golf Course Highlights: Features 18 challenging holes designed after famous golf courses in the U.S., Scotland and Bermuda. “Glow in the dark” night golf is also offered.

PORT ROYAL GOLF 5 PORT ROYAL RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 234-0971

THE BERMUDA GOLF ACADEMY & DRIVING RANGE 12 INDUSTRIAL PARK RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-8880 WEBSITE: BERMUDAGOLFACADEMY.COM

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Golf Course Highlights: The longest and most picturesque course in all of Bermuda, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and ranked amongst the world’s best public courses. 6,842 yards / Par 71 / 18 holes

Mini Golf Course Highlights: Great for the whole family. Take private lessons or brush up on your drive. 320-yard driving range/18 holes of miniature golf adventure course.

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a right of way of the disused railway line, which was affectionately called “Old Rattle and Shake,” stretches the length of the island. In 1984, 40 years after the railway line was dismantled, most of the 18 miles of the Railway’s original 22 miles were transformed into a national park. Over the past couple of years, bridges connected parts of the Railway Trail that had previously been inaccessible. Footbridges connecting both sides of Bailey’s Bay — as well as the more recent installation over Flatts — now allow access to almost five miles of trails that are mostly off the main road. The trail affords some of the most amazing views, and it is a great way to see the island, particularly because it’s limited to pedestrian and bicycle traffic only. Along the route there are trail signs with maps and historical details for further learning about the trail’s past. VISITBERMUDANOW.COM |

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With miles of bays, coves and beaches, Bermuda is spoilt for choice when it comes to crystal-clear waters and picture-perfect views.

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Shelly Bay, Hamilton Parish (North Shore) Its white-sand beaches and calm, shallow waters make it perfect for young children. You’ll even find a playground near the beach here, as well as plenty of spots for a picnic. Tobacco Bay, St. George’s Parish (East End) This popular snorkelling location is an exciting yet safe choice for exploring, thanks to its close proximity to shore, colourful coral reefs and plentiful underwater life. With a beach bar, clean facilities and umbrella and chair rentals, it has everything your family needs.

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ew things are more picturesque than Bermuda’s beaches. In just 21 square miles, you won’t have trouble finding something that suits your fancy. Sure, you’ll find pristine, pink-sand beaches here. But you’ll also find family-friendly fun, exquisite views and peaceful respites from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

John Smith’s Bay, Smith’s Parish (East End) Be sure to bring your own snacks to this family-friendly beach, which offers protected shallow waters. Its reefs make it a favourite amongst locals.


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Watersports reign supreme at these sporty shores. Church Bay, Southampton Parish (South Shore) Although the beach is a bit rocky, this is a favourite spot for snorkelling, thanks to nearby reefs. The fairly private beach is just a short walk from the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and offers umbrella and snorkel equipment rentals during the summer, as well as bathrooms just above the beach near the road. Clearwater Beach, St. George’s Parish (East End) You won’t find crowds at this quiet beach near St. David’s Island on the site of the former U.S. Naval Air Station, but what you will find are nice amenities:

playgrounds, a beach bar, picnic tables with barbecue areas and public bathrooms. You can also make a splash with a Hydrobike or kayak from Funworx Bermuda. For the families looking for a little more nature-driven sightseeing, there is a nature preserve with walking trails and beautiful views of the rocky shoreline just across the street. Daniel’s Head, Sandys Parish (West End) When you’re looking for calm, tranquil waters, head here. Kayaking and canoeing are king at this well-kept local secret in Somerset. Off the beach is Daniel’s Island and the wreck of the Vixen, both of which can be explored by snorkelling. Elbow Beach, Paget Parish (South Shore) Though part of this beach serves the private resorts located on it, it is still accessible to non-hotel guests from Tribe Road No. 4. Known as one of Bermuda’s

iconic pink beaches, its location, favourable winds and water currents make it a mainstay for watersport enthusiasts. It’s here where you’ll not only be able to kayak and snorkel but kitesurf as well. The wreck of the Pollockshields is only about 100 feet offshore, so it’s popular with beginner divers. Snorkel Park Beach, Sandys Parish (West End) Tucked away in the north-west corner of Royal Naval Dockyard, Snorkel Park offers a ton of watersport options, much as you’d expect with a name like that. Rent a kayak, paddleboard or pedal boat, then go snorkelling and enjoy stunning coral reefs, sunken cannons and shipwrecks. Once you’re done splashing around, you can rent beach chairs or visit Hammerheads Bar & Grill. Be sure to check out their evening events like tiki parties and bonfires on the beach.

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PICTUREPERFECT VIEWS Have your selfie stick on hand to upload some picturesque posts.

Horseshoe Bay, Southampton Parish (South Shore) If you’re looking for Bermuda’s most photographed and most popular beach to start your selfie journey, head to Horseshoe Bay. Most cruise ships offer day trips here, but in addition to its iconic, pink-sand stretch of beach,

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Horseshoe Bay is also known for its small tidal pools and interesting rock formations. Many facilities are available here, including rentals, a café, showers and toilets. Stonehole Bay, Warwick Parish (South Shore) The nearby cliff formations at Stonehole Bay make for stunning photographs. Although it’s next to Jobson’s Cove and part of Warwick Long Bay, it still manages to remain secluded. Bustling

Horseshoe Bay is just up the road from this little slice of paradise. West Whale Bay, Southampton Parish (South Shore) To take less traditional Bermuda photos, head to West Whale Bay, so named because of the migratory humpback whales that pass just offshore from March to April. From this vantage point, you’ll also get stunning views of the sunset.

In just 21 square miles, you won’t have trouble finding something that suits your fancy.

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Gates Bay, St. George’s Parish (East End) A short walk from Fort Gate museum and near Fort St. Catherine, Gates Bay is a popular hangout for locals. But even if you’re not a history buff, there’s plenty to see and enjoy here, with incredibly Instagrammable ocean views. Popup snack huts are sometimes around during the summer months, but The Beach House is nearby for some quality eats.


BAYWATCH A little less comfortable around the water? Landlubbers can feel safe and secure during high season, as lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at some of Bermuda’s beaches during this time. These beaches include Clearwater Beach/Turtle Bay (May 24-Labour Day); John Smith’s Bay (May 24-Labour Day); and Horseshoe Bay (May 1-October 31).

Black Bay, Sandys Parish (West End) Across from Royal Naval Cemetery and a short walk from Royal Naval Dockyard, this small beach offers spots that are perfect for picnics. Look for the quiet coves that have ideal sunset views.

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Chaplin Bay, Southampton Parish (South Shore) If you’re after incredible views and jawdropping cliffs without the crowds, this is where you’ll find them. Chaplin Bay stretches across the boundary between Southampton and Warwick parishes. Concessions and other facilities are accessible at nearby Horseshoe Bay, accessible via a trail through the dunes.

SECLUDED & SERENE You’ll easily avoid the crowds at these quiet oases. Achilles Bay, St. George’s Parish (East End) Though part of the beach is private for guests of The St. George’s Club, this beach is a must-visit in St. George’s. It is located adjacent to Fort St. Catherine and is best visited during low tide. Though much of the beach is secluded and peaceful, you can still rent beach

chairs and snorkel equipment or stop by The Beach House, located on top of the cliff, for food and drinks.

Somerset Long Bay, Sandys Parish (West End) Snorkel at this loved-by-locals beach and you may just be lucky enough to glimpse a sea turtle swimming by. There are many small reefs offshore of this beach, which is part of a nature reserve co-owned by the Bermuda National Trust and Bermuda Audubon Society. Thanks to the freshwater pond in the reserve, which attracts many migratory species, Somerset Long Bay is also an ideal spot for birdwatching.

Astwood Cove, Warwick Parish (South Shore) Ever dreamed of having a beach almost entirely to yourself? Though getting to Astwood Cove involves some hiking down a cliff trail, it’s worth it once you arrive at this hidden beach. You can make a day out of a trip here, as you’ll be surrounded by bluffs, beautiful views and little else.

Warwick Long Bay, Warwick Parish (South Shore) When you see iconic Bermuda Beautiful photos, many are taken here. It is often favoured by locals and vacationers alike, but whilst this long stretch of beach has probably the pinkest sands you’ll find on the island, it is still quite secluded. A trail through the dunes will lead you to the facilities and concessions at Horseshoe Bay.

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Of course, art can spring from tragedy as well as beauty, and such was the case with Gombey. This African-derived performance art has its roots in slavery, which persisted in Bermuda until 1834. In that era, Africans were only allowed to dance and celebrate once a year, and with Gombey they used masks in order to protest injustices done by slavers whilst avoiding retribution. This eventually evolved into a spectacular art form that’s featured during holidays and events, as Gombey troupes — sporting colourful costumes festooned with mirrors, bells and tassels — dazzle viewers with exquisitely choreographed moves. Every year in September, the annual Gombey Festival showcases the artistry of this tradition. You can also see Gombey dancers during some Harbour Nights (held every Wednesday in Hamilton from April 17 to September 4), at Destination Dockyard (held every Monday in Royal Naval Dockyard from July 1 to August 26), at Market Nights (held every Tuesday during the summer in St. George’s) or at public celebrations and holidays.

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o one can say when inspiration will strike an artist, but certain places may lend themselves more to hosting visits from the muses than others… including Bermuda. Case in point: It’s believed that William Shakespeare’s The Tempest was inspired by the sinking of the sailing vessel Sea Venture, which wrecked in Bermuda in 1609. Several centuries later, John Lennon’s first visit to Bermuda ended his five-year-long creative drought. During a stroll through the Bermuda Botanical Gardens in Paget, Lennon glimpsed a double fantasy freesia flower, which lent its name to his final album — Double Fantasy.

At Royal Naval Dockyard, you can see the island’s artists and craftsmen at work and interact with the artisans.


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GOOD LOOKING To explore Bermuda’s visual arts scene, start off with the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, which features a permanent collection of more than 1,500 pieces that depict the beauty of Bermuda; these include works both by local artists and by renowned international painters like Georgia O’Keeffe and Winslow Homer. You can also ask around to find out where the Bermuda Plein Air group is meeting; this is a group of 60+ artists that get together to paint outdoors. Members include Michele Smith, an oil painter who works as managing director at OBM International, and Christopher Marson, who is one of the island’s most accomplished watercolourists. Whilst Michele and Chris’s paintings tend to depict Bermuda scenery, island painter Kevin Morris draws inspiration from pop culture, music, books and current events to create detailed abstract works using dots and pop imagery. Of course, there are many more places to soak in depictions of Bermudian beauty. For instance, the Bermuda

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IN ART Glass-blowing master Alan Avery uses his creativity to connect with the community.

BY THE TIME HE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL, Alan Avery

was no stranger to the art of glass-blowing. The son of Dockyard Glassworks owner Wendy Avery, Alan grew up around artists creating in this medium; but as he embarked upon his adulthood, the younger Avery was drawn to the sciences, biology and physics in particular. Ultimately, Alan decided to move towards the familiar, and he applied as an apprentice at Dockyard Glassworks. “Glass-blowing was always interesting to me,

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but I wasn’t really passionate about it until I started doing it myself,” Alan says. “That’s when I realised it’s absolutely amazing.” Alan credits the artists who have worked at the shop over the years — Peter Zimmerman, Christina Howarth and Stephen Zawistowski — with having a big influence over his own training. In turn, it’s the interactive experiences Alan has with those who visit the gallery that he lists high amongst his favourite things about glass-blowing. “What I enjoy most is having someone come in for the first time to partake in a glass-blowing experience, and I walk them through making a little blown Christmas ornament,” says Alan. “Seeing them feel so excited about their accomplishment — I feed off that. I’m really big on community and having kids come in and try to guess what we’re making. The core of what I enjoy most is the people. The more people we can get to experience glass-blowing, the better.” Interactive demonstrations are a daily weekday occurrence at Dockyard Glassworks, where visitors can observe delicate objects being coaxed from the molten glass by skilled artists, including Alan. Palm trees are one of Alan’s signature pieces, though he says he prefers creating functional works, such as drinking mugs, glasses, steins, vases and plates. The creative field of glass-blowing might seem a far cry from Alan’s initial inclination towards the sciences, but they’re actually more closely related than one might expect. “You’re working with a hot liquid that wants to end up as a puddle on the floor, and you have to learn how to react and move and shape it so it goes into the form you want,” Alan says. “That’s the nature of physics — it relates to everything. And there’s a lot of science in how the different minerals react.”

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To explore Bermuda’s visual arts scene, start off with the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, which features a permanent collection of more than 1,500 pieces. National Gallery in Hamilton is a feast for the eyes from the moment you enter its City Hall location; a splendid cedar staircase leads you to the gallery, whose Ondaatje Wing features works that tell the island’s history and showcase its multifaceted cultural influences. Also in City Hall and up the grand staircase is the Bermuda Society of Arts, whose four separate gallery spaces host rotating works from local artists. History and art come together in St. George’s at the World Heritage Centre, where paintings depicting the life of Bermuda’s first settlers are on display. For a more intimate experience, visit Jo Birdsey Linberg at The Birdsey Studio with its tranquil natural garden setting. Here you can enjoy her impressionistic landscapes, figurative paintings and whimsical animals that reflect her father’s artistic legacy through simple lines and Orientalinspired brushwork. And at Royal Naval Dockyard, you can see the island’s artists and craftsmen at work and interact with the artisans as they sculpt collectable glass creations, make their salt-glazed thrown pottery, Bermuda cedar pieces, unique jewellery, candles and much more.

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www.masterworksbermuda.org (441)299.4000 info@masterworksbermuda.org

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Andreas Detzer draws inspiration from life in Bermuda, ranging from a simple plant to a vibrant cultural tradition.

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LIKE MANY COMMUTERS WHO FIND THEIR MINDS WANDERING AS THEY DRIVE TO WORK, Andreas “Andy” Detzer’s

eyes get lost in the beautiful Bermudian landscape whilst travelling around the island in his capacity as general manager of Fourways Restaurant & Inn. But what he does with the various scenes he glimpses is anything but ordinary. Though Andy doesn’t disclose the particulars of his method, one could say that he’s taken a creative, artistic approach to photography. One of his more humorous observations-turned-artwork is a series he’s dubbed Kale Beach Bermuda, an idea

that took root as he drove past a kale farm. “I grinned and said, ‘Hey, they look like palm trees. I can do something with this,’” Andy says of the deep green kale leaves emerging from the dirt. “I planted the kale at Horseshoe Bay and created a scene with figurines.” These playful scenes were a departure for Andy, whose previous images, rich in vivid colour, leave the viewer wondering if they’re seeing a photograph or a painting. This is the angle he took when approaching a subject that’s synonymous with Bermudian culture — the Gombey. In their true form, these cultural icons, draped in bright fabrics, masks, bells, mirrors and tassels, are a vibrant connection to the island’s African ties. Andy’s treatment of the Gombeys elevates their imagery to a brilliance so effusive, the images fizz and pop from the canvas. The

Gombey series debuted with a single at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in June 2018. That image sold before the official opening even began. Andy next showed his Gombey series at Gallery 117 —where his art is still displayed — to an overwhelming response. “A lead Gombey from the Gombey Evolution Troupe came up to me and said, ‘Listen, I’ve been a Gombey for 20 years. I collect Gombey art, and people give me Gombey artefacts, and I’ve never seen anything like this,’” Andy recalls. “It was a huge compliment for me.” A deal is in the works for one of Andy’s Gombey images to grace the side of a Titan tour bus, and through the art project, he says he’s fallen in love with the Gombeys and their visual display. “I’ve never really been a huge follower of the Gombeys, but once I sat down at the computer to create this technique, I could feel the energy coming from the Gombeys,” Andy says. “I was just blown away, and I wish I had more time to photograph them.” Despite his success as an artist, Andy remains committed to what he loves most — hospitality at his full-time job with Fourways, which is sure to keep him criss-crossing the island as he oversees the business’s variWhat he does ous locations. And who knows with the various what imaginascenes he tive imagery glimpses is his time on the anything but road will inspire next… ordinary.

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With so much to fill your itinerary, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for in Bermuda. Here are our top picks for your artistic pursuits. THE BERMUDA SOCIETY OF ARTS (BSOA) TOP FLOOR, CITY HALL & ART CENTRE 17 CHURCH ST., HAMILTON TEL: 292-3824 WEBSITE: BSOA.BM

Centrally located on the top floor of Hamilton’s City Hall is Bermuda’s oldest and largest art gallery. The Bermuda Society of Arts or BSoA, was originally set up more than 60 years ago by a group of 25 local artists so they could have regular exhibitions. From modest beginnings the Society has grown in strength and influence. Today, often referred to as the “People’s Gallery,” the tradition continues; and art show openings are held every third Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring all types of art. If you want to learn more about Bermudian art and artists, then the Bermuda Society of Arts is the ideal place to begin. Open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come in and take a look.

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Jo Birdsey Linberg, daughter of Bermuda’s first modern artist, Alfred Birdsey, painted for many years with her father at The Birdsey Studio before his death in 1996. Today, she continues the family tradition. Created predominately in watercolours, her impressionistic landscapes, figurative paintings and whimsical animals reflect her mentor’s artistic legacy through simple lines and Oriental-inspired brushwork; but they also establish Jo’s own artistic niche and creative stamp. Her watercolours have been exhibited in Bermuda and overseas, whilst collected and commissioned internationally. Jo’s paintings reflect her love of life and Bermuda. Her father’s spirit is alive and well in her humour, hospitality and creative energy. The Birdsey Studio, in the back garden of the family home, remains a special place for many, with its tranquil natural setting and rather unusual appearance. Studio hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. Appointments are recommended.

DOCKYARD GLASSWORKS GLASS ART GALLERY & WORKING STUDIO BUILDING 19, ONE MARITIME LANE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 234-4216 WEBSITE: DOCKGLASS.COM

Come see hot molten glass, like light on the move, as creations happen. Relax in their comfy theatre as you experience the expertise and drama or take a video of the heated action. Lamp work artists prepare small sculptural collectable creatures, many native to the island. Shop in the colourful Glass Gallery at One Maritime Lane in Royal Naval Dockyard, open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and till 7 p.m. when ships are docked. Custom orders are welcome and usually take two days. Shipping is always available. Dockyard Glassworks Glass Gallery & Working Studio are recipients of TripAdvisor’s Excellent Awards. HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY LTD. PRINTS AVAILABLE ONLINE OR AT BROWN & CO., HAMILTON THE BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET, ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS WEBSITE: BERMUDASCENICS.COM TEL: 532-3234

Gavin Howarth is a local photographer

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with a deep love for Bermuda and her natural beauty. For over 10 years he has been seeking out beautiful scenes from all over the island. Specialising in seascapes, he also has a collection of other local scenes as well as a selection of aerial images. The images are printed to the highest standard and mounted with the best possible materials designed to fit popular frame sizes. His rich, vibrant and detailed images can be purchased in print at select island retailers or online at bermudascenics.com. JON FAULKNER GALLERY 7 CAMBER RD. ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 234-5116 WEBSITE: JONFAULKNERGALLERY.COM

Jon Faulkner Gallery is located in the heart of Royal Naval Dockyard. Most items are handmade on-site by masterpotter Jon Faulkner, who is available most days to sign his work. The gallery boasts an extensive range of work including salt-glazed wheel thrown pottery, handmade Bermuda Rockpools, ceramic house signs and Raku-fired jewellery. Jon Faulkner Gallery is a muststop if you’re looking for high-quality and unique “Handmade in Bermuda” work. Also located within the gallery is a paint-your-own-pottery studio. Jon Faulkner Gallery is open seven days a week, and international shipping is available.

the academic year. The museum shop, known as the Arrowroot Gift Shop and which has undergone a recent upgrade, is home to a variety of local artisans’ handiwork, available for purchase. Salty Lime is the new vendor operating the Homer’s Café and prepares an array of fresh, sumptuous meals for breakfast and lunch — a perfect complement to the beauty of the Botanical Gardens. The museum and café are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA 1 THE KEEP, ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 234-1333 WEBSITE: NMB.BM

Immerse yourself in 500 years of history at the National Museum, housed within the island’s largest fort. The 15-acre property includes British military

buildings of the Keep citadel and the award-winning Commissioner’s House. Inside its historic limestone walls, learn about Bermuda’s cultural links with the West Indies and the Azores, trans-Atlantic slavery and the island’s defence through two World Wars. Marvel at local artist Graham Foster’s 1,000-square-foot mural of Bermuda history and other maritime art. Explore the collection of small local watercraft and Shipwreck Island: Sunken Clues to Bermuda’s Past, an exhibit showcasing Spanish gold, colonial trade goods and other artefacts recovered from local shipwrecks. Open April through November, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.); December through March, from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.). Adults, $15; seniors, $12; free for children under 16.

MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART BOTANICAL GARDENS 183 SOUTH SHORE RD., PAGET TEL: 299-4000 WEBSITE: BERMUDAMASTERWORKS.COM

Masterworks is Bermuda’s only purposebuilt museum and is home to over 1,600 works of Bermuda-inspired art, including those by famous names such as Winslow Homer, Albert Gleizes and Georgia O’Keeffe. A cross-section of local artists display their works in shows on a monthly basis. There are art classes for adults and children in various media for all levels of experience. Young @ Art is a free art experience for children and is offered on the last Saturday of the month during

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There’s no doubt about it: Bermuda’s idyllic location and stylish finds make it a retail paradise, where you’ll find everything you are looking for — and more.

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W hen you think about a shopping destination, big cities like New York, London or Paris come to mind. But with coastally curated, pink sand–inspired shopping, Bermuda has them beat. Even if you don’t intend to do more than windowshop, you’re likely to end up making a purchase — or a few — here. Whilst Bermuda has various shopping districts, the heaviest concentration

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of stores is in the City of Hamilton. It’s here where you’ll find the iconic candycoloured buildings Bermuda is known for. Luxury brands and local favourites dot the Hamilton Harbour — and you’ll be sure to find something that suits your fancy. If your goal is gathering great gifts for loved ones, you’ll find them in an array of outlets, ranging from smaller personalised speciality shops to bigger department stores. Some of the standout items that can be found in Hamilton include Wedgwood china and Baccarat crystal, local clothing brands, leather goods, perfumes, Irish linens and even locally made art and jewellery. Bermuda is also known as a top spot to purchase gems and jewels. You’ll find everything from high-end timepieces and diamond rings at Crisson Jewellers to unique charms and jewellery made from coins recovered from shipwrecks at Walker Christopher Goldsmith’s. You’ll even find unique works that are fashioned out of the island’s famous pink sands. Inspired by the natural beauty of Bermuda, Jennifer Rodrigues Designs’ hand-fabricated Pink Sand Collection pieces will take your breath away. Her jewellery can be found throughout the island.

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For more pink-sand treasures, visit Alexandra Mosher Jewellery Studio, where the design process involves the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. She carves her designs in wax and then casts them in silver and gold. She and her team of Bermudian artisans create the entire collection by hand on-site at their flagship store and studio on Front Street in Hamilton. Another popular keepsake that captures Bermuda’s natural beauty is sea glass jewellery. If you’re lucky, you may spot sea glass on our stunning shores, but to take the guesswork out of your

search, shop for unique Bermuda sea glass jewellery. Some Bermudian brands, such as Atlantic Jewellery Studio in Hamilton, carry gorgeous hand-crafted pieces made with the island’s one-of-a-kind finds. Here you can find their most popular creation, The Bermuda Medallion, a pendant containing sea glass, pink sand and replicas of tiny seashells cast in silver that resemble the little tide pools left on the rocks by the waves. Whilst you will find many options on Front and Reid Streets, don’t forget to visit the shops located off the Continued on page 78

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THE KIDS GET SOUVENIRS,

W H Y S H O U L D N’T Y O U ? BRING HOME A FEW BOTTLES of delicious Bermuda history. Save 20 to 40% off Goslings Rums at Duty-Free shops plus free delivery. And bring home some Goslings Black Seal apparel and other Bermuda treasures. Or you can order any apparel, merchandise and gifts at www.goslingsrum.com.

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F A S H I O N

FORWARD Bright colours, beachwear and an iconic business ensemble that puts the fun in functional: welcome to making a statement in Bermuda.

Rochelle Nicole | Photo by Akil Simmons

COLOURFUL, creative and

sometimes couture, Bermudian designers are taking strides towards the future of fashion. “I always had a love for fashion and always liked to be different,” says Desiree Riley, the 28-year-old designer behind Dezir Designs. Growing up, there weren’t a lot of different options for clothing for Riley — and she was determined to change that. “I believe that’s what really helped me get more into design,” she says, “the chance to create something different from what was already trending on the island.” The Warwick-based Riley always incorporates colours and patterns in her well-thoughtout pieces. She has been designing for just about two years, but don’t let that short timespan fool you. Her eclectic design aesthetic has drawn plenty of attention from the likes of the Bermuda Fashion Festival and soon Vancouver Fashion Week, where she’ll design a spring 2020 collection to be shown in September. Riley incorporates different styles from around the world in her designs and likes to push the fashion limit. “I draw inspiration from variety, such as cultures, architecture, wildlife and time periods. I [think of all of this] when I think of [creating] new collections.” She has been creating about two to three collections per year since she started, and designs for women of all ages whilst often breaking gender stereotypes. Don’t be surprised to see fun takes on the iconic Bermuda

shorts in her designs. “I love to design for women who are not afraid to stand out in the crowd and be admired for their outfits,” she says. Former Miss Bermuda Rochelle Minors is also putting Bermuda fashion on the map with pieces made for women who want unique looks that set them apart. She started her career in fashion in 2014 and was also inspired by Bermuda Beautiful and its unique sense of style. “We mix British and American fashions together and add our own unique twist,” she says. “Our [Bermuda’s] style aesthetic has always been implemented in my designs.” The 29-year-old powerhouse has shown her brand, Rochelle Nicole, at New York Fashion Week but still feels that “there is no culture like ours and no fashion sense like ours.” She often incorporates Bermuda’s architecture and the colours of Bermudian homes in panelling and colour blocking in her collections. You can find many of her designs in her hometown, Sandys Parish, where the Rochelle Nicole studio is based. Minors’ sporty-chic aesthetic incorporates sophisticated silhouettes with sporty details and a modern twist. Her target demographic is expansive, ranging from women in their mid-20s to those in their early 60s. “She is the ultimate go-getter,” Minors says about her typical customer. “[She’s a] business woman, a fashion icon, creative, a stay-at-home mom, a city girl. She is

sophisticated, bold, fearless and unafraid to stand out.” Beyond Rochelle and Desiree, other local designers are also shaping island fashion. James Lee of Xoetiqu Designs creates bold concepts and has been on the scene for about five years, whilst Anthony Dean Williams of Definitions by Deane is quite seasoned, with more than 25 years of experience in creating custom creations and dresses… and he’s also the force behind a budding menswear label. All based on the island, all inspired by our beautiful pink-sand beaches and idyllic views, and all ready to show that Bermuda’s sense of style extends way beyond its iconic shorts. VISITBERMUDANOW.COM |

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beaten path and along the alleyways in Hamilton, too. It’s here you’ll discover boutiques selling plenty of locally crafted products, ranging from quirky knick-knacks to sculptures, jewellery and artwork. There are also a few antique treasures to be discovered. Davidrose Studio in Walker Arcade carries signature Ocean Collection pieces that are exquisite. These keepsakes are inspired by the turquoise waters surrounding Bermuda. Most shoppers have on their short list an authentic pair of the island’s iconic Bermuda shorts, and there’s no lack of options at TABS — The Authentic Bermuda Shorts, where each colour and pattern is inspired by the island. For more fashion finds, check out 27th Century Boutique — the forerunner of fashion

— and Touché for unique, trendy, quality accessories, handbags and clothing at affordable prices. If you’re interested in veering outside of Hamilton for your shopping adventure, Royal Naval Dockyard, located at the west end of the island, has artisans galore creating and crafting everything from hand-crafted ceramic teapots and jugs to hand-painted house signs at Jon Faulkner Gallery, and handblown plates, vases Continued on page 83

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and intricate tiny sea creatures at Dockyard Glassworks. You can find Bermuda-inspired jewellery made from the island’s pink sand or delicious, nationally known rum cakes. More than 20 small boutique shops can also be found within Clocktower Shopping Mall. If you’re on the hunt for something truly different, head to the Town of St. George, another local favourite. Here you’ll find a treasure trove of extraordinary keepsakes made from sea glass and local landscapes that artisans shape into unique jewellery and trinkets. There are also several outposts of island favourites selling clothing, shoes, souvenirs, books, fragrances, beauty supplies, cigars and, of course, the eponymous shorts. But no matter what part of the island you choose for treasure hunting, you’ll surely end up with something exquisite to take home and remember Bermuda beautiful for years to come.

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These local Bermuda shops deliver everything from little luxuries to basic necessities, straight to your home — and some will even deliver to your hotel room whilst you’re in Bermuda.

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BERMUDA HAS SO MUCH FOR YOU TO DO

that it can become difficult to see it all in just one visit. Short on time but still want to make the most of your vacation? You can shop online for the convenience and satisfaction you crave. Kid-friendly gear: If you’re travelling to the island with kids in tow, Little Longtails can make your visit so much easier by providing everything from cribs, car seats and strollers to high chairs — and even beach umbrellas and boxes of toys. All items are available for delivery to your hotel room. littlelongtails.com

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Picture-perfect: Want to take home idyllic photograph prints to remember your stay? Famous Bermudian photographer Gavin Howarth offers many of his photographs for sale to the general public. Local or international delivery available. bermudascenics.com Stylish safeguards: Soltrino clothing and accessories are designed to fully protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays without compromising your style. Items available for delivery to your accommodation on island. soltrino.com Fancy fragrances: The Lili Bermuda Perfumery

is an internationally recognised perfume company that’s home to Lili Bermuda fragrances for both men and women. Check them out: You may want to bring home these essences of Bermuda. Order online and have your fragrances delivered to your hotel or shipped to your home. lilibermuda.com Take a typical sip: Create an iconic Dark ’n Stormy, Bermuda’s national drink, from the comfort of your room with Goslings Black Seal rum. They also carry exclusive clothing and accessories for men and women with international shipping available. goslingsrum.com Wearable treasure: Walker Christopher Goldsmith’s has a huge selection of fine jewellery, but it’s their unique collection of authentic coins — gold doubloons and silver pieces of eight salvaged from sunken galleons mounted in pendants, earrings and cufflinks — that is the real standout. If you prefer, they offer private appointments at your hotel. walkerchristopher.com Rum fun: 9 Parishes Authentic Rum Swizzle offers a bottled version of the island’s iconic drink. You can taste their rum swizzle at several local establishments and then place your order online for local delivery. 9parishesbda.com

Authentic apparel: Fixing to get your hands on some authentic Bermuda shorts? You’re in luck, because TABS — The Authentic Bermuda Shorts — are available for delivery for men, women and even children. International shipping available. tabsbermuda.com Sweet treats: Craving a sweet indulgence but don’t want to leave your room? Confections creates traditional Bermuda sugar cookies, with a recipe that has been tried, tested and painstakingly perfected for well over 20 years. They deliver to your hotel room. confections2die4.com

If you’re short on time, these online shops offer the convenience of delivering your packages directly to you.

Bermudian baubles: Inspired by the island’s natural beauty, Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery’s pink-sand jewellery is wearable art. International shipping available. alexandramosher.com Cake with a kick: Don’t miss Bermuda Rum Cake Company’s indulgent creations that are handmade right in Royal Naval Dockyard. Choose from the bestselling Traditional Rum Cake; Chocolate Rum Cake with a mix of French chocolate and dark rum; Swizzle Rum Cake, filled with delicious fruit; and many other tasty options available. They can deliver to your hotel or ship overseas. dockglass.com VISITBERMUDANOW.COM |

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With so many retail options, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for in Bermuda. Here are our top picks for the best places to shop.

9 PARISHES AUTHENTIC RUM SWIZZLE 9 PARISHES KIOSK DOCKYARD TERRACE, ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS ALSO AVAILABLE ISLANDWIDE; SEE WEBSITE FOR LOCATIONS: AIRPORT DUTY-FREE SHOP SELECT HOTELS, RESTAURANTS, LIQUOR STORES, GROCERY STORES AND SERVICE STATIONS TEL: 535-6463 WEBSITE: 9PARISHESBDA.COM

9 Parishes, the Authentic Bermuda Rum Swizzle, is a hand-mixed and -bottled, ready-to-drink Rum Swizzle. A potent cocktail irresistible to locals and visitors alike. As much a part of Bermuda culture as the

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27TH CENTURY BOUTIQUE 92 REID ST., HAMILTON TEL: 292-2628 E-MAIL: 27CENTURY@TBINET.BM

In Bermuda, 27th Century Boutique is the forerunner of fashion, with an enviable reputation of providing men and women with the latest fashions for the past 44 years. As buyer and coordinator for 27th Century Boutique, Sharon Bartram travels several times a year to purchase the clothing for the boutique. Their most promi-

nent, exclusive ladies’ lines are Joseph Ribkoff, Lynn Ritchie, Comfy and Orly; and they have a variety of outstanding lines for men. Sharon has travelled to Costa Rica, Jamaica, Holland, Belgium, Paris and London as a wardrobe coordinator and makeup artist for the television show Style Bermuda. Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ALEXANDRA MOSHER STUDIO JEWELLERY FLAGSHIP STORE & STUDIO: 5 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 236-9009 WEBSITE: ALEXANDRAMOSHER.COM

Bermudian artist Alexandra Mosher draws from the island’s beauty to create inspired sculptural jewellery. “Bermuda is at the core of my design ethos. My work investigates tiny beautiful details found in our environment and transforms them into lasting treasures,” she explains. Commonly known as “Bermuda’s Pink Sand Jeweller,” Alexandra’s work reflects raw and organic elements found in nature by

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Bermuda Onion, the vibrant hibiscus or the graceful Longtail, this unique blend of rum, liqueurs, juices and bitters makes for a truly delicious, refreshing alcoholic beverage, best served over ice with a slice of orange or a cherry. Once you taste 9 Parishes Rum Swizzle, you will notice the smooth, palatable taste that is just too easy to drink. Put their brand to the test and choose your favourite! Available to purchase by the bottle; in two-, four- and six-packs; or by the case. Available islandwide or order online at orders@9parishesbda.com.


incorporating Bermuda’s famous pink sand into many of her designs. Becoming increasingly known for her fine jewellery collections, Alexandra incorporates various tiny textures from around the island into the bands and halos of her one-of-a-kind engagement rings featuring unique diamonds and precious stones. Her innovativeness and individuality don’t cease there. Leading a phenomenal team of Bermudian women, each collection is hand-crafted on-site in the Flagship Store & Studio on Front Street in Hamilton. “I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with a team that shares my vision of bringing more beauty into the world. Our island paradise lingers with you and leaves you yearning for more.” With one of Alexandra’s treasures, you’ll take a piece of Bermuda with you everywhere you go. ATLANTIC JEWELLERY STUDIO WASHINGTON MALL, 9 REID ST., HAMILTON TEL: 542-1554 WEBSITE: ATLANTICJEWELLERY.COM

Tucked 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. Owner Jacquie Lohan’s 20-year love affair working with precious metals and gemstones is inspired by her also being a passionate surfer. This infatuation with the ocean reveals itself in the many diverse collections in the studio that include one of its most popular creations — The Bermuda Medallion. These silver-sculpted pendants are truly unique pieces. They contain pieces of coloured sea glass, Bermuda pink-sand and replicas of tiny seashells cast in silver and resemble the little tide pools left on the rocks by the waves. A hand-picked selection of Bermuda pink-sand and gemstone jewellery is also available at the Island Outfitters store in Dockyard. BERMUDA DUTY FREE DEPARTURE LOUNGES AND ARRIVALS BAGGAGE CLAIM L.A. WADE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 293-2870 WEBSITE: GOSLINGSRUM.COM

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the airport, allowing passengers to enjoy the benefits of duty-free shopping in either the U.S. Departure Lounge or the International Departure Lounge serving U.K. and Canadian flights. A wide selection of wines and spirits, tobacco products and perfumes are offered at duty-free pricing. There are also Bermuda-related gifts, Goslings Rum logo clothing and confectionary to tide you over on those meal-free flights. Bermuda Duty Free serves all commercial flights 365 days a year. Bermuda Duty Free also has a shop bordering the Arrivals Baggage Claim area. Dramatic savings can be made on your wine, spirits or tobacco purchases. A generous duty-free allowance applies to all members of the family. Something to remember on your next visit to Bermuda. BERMUDA MONETARY AUTHORITY BMA HOUSE 43 VICTORIA ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-5278 WEBSITE: BMA.BM

Commemorative coins are a unique

memento of a visit to Bermuda. Interesting and attractive aspects of Bermuda’s wildlife and history have been captured on these coins, including the Bermuda longtail, northern cardinal, whistling frog, blue marlin and historic shipwrecks. The authority is the regulator of the island's financial services sector and the Bermuda Stock Exchange. It also has the responsibility for issuing Bermuda’s national currency and commemorative coin products. In 2019, a 50th anniversary commemorative coin will be issued. If you are in Hamilton, please visit the Notes and Coins exhibit in the BMA’s main location. This exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Monday to Friday. BERMUDA PHILATELIC BUREAU BERMUDA POST OFFICE 56 CHURCH ST., HAMILTON TEL: 297-7865 WEBSITE: GOV.BM

Other philatelic agencies and bureaus function as separate businesses apart from local postal services, whereas the Bermuda

Philatelic Bureau (BPB) is a department of the Bermuda Post Office. The primary function of the bureau has been to provide sufficient stamps for the general use of the post. It has always been the BPB’s endeavour to keep in mind the philatelic collector and stamp enthusiast to ensure that stamps produced will be appealing and interesting. Proposed issues for 2019 include Bermuda National Trust — Historic Homes (February), Bermuda Hand Crafted Hats (May), Bermuda Floating Docks (July), Bermuda Bridges Pt. 1 (September) and Presentation Pack 2019 (November). THE BERMUDA RUM CAKE COMPANY BUILDING 19, ONE MARITIME LANE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 234-4216 WEBSITE: DOCKGLASS.COM

The Bermuda Rum Cake Company is the only micro-bakery in the islands dedicated to the incredible, essential island indulgence known as the Bermuda Rum Cake. Available in six standard flavours and always made with the island’s black rum —

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SHOPPING Goslings Black Seal, at 80 proof. Samples to taste daily are Traditional Rum, Rum and Ginger, Rum Swizzle, Banana Rum, Coconut Rum and Rich Dark Chocolate Rum. They also offer special seasonal cakes which are truly delicious: Tea Time, Classic Coffee, Black Rum Fruit Cake and Christmas Rum Cake. This is the only rum cake made in Bermuda, other than every Bermudian’s aunty and grandma’s. Standard Rum Cakes are good for three months with no refrigeration; the gourmet four cakes keep for well for over six months. Dutyfree, always. Overseas shipping via FedEx is available; however, they are approved to travel on airlines and cruise ships. The Bermuda Rum Cake Company is a recipient of TripAdvisor’s Excellent Awards. THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE SHOP CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL, ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 234-0837

THE BIRDSEY STUDIO 5 STOWE HILL, PAGET TEL: 236-6658 E-MAIL: LINBERG@NORTHROCK.BM

Jo Birdsey Linberg, daughter of Bermuda’s first modern artist, Alfred Birdsey, painted for many years with her father at The Birdsey Studio before his death in 1996. Today, she continues the family tradition. Created predominately in watercolours, her impressionistic landscapes, figurative paintings and whimsical animals reflect her mentor’s artistic legacy through simple lines and Oriental-inspired brushwork; but they also establish Jo’s own artistic

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niche and creative stamp. Her watercolours have been exhibited in Bermuda and overseas, whilst collected and commissioned internationally. Jo’s paintings reflect her love of life and Bermuda. Her father’s spirit is alive and well in her humour, hospitality and creative energy. The Birdsey Studio, in the back garden of the family home, remains a special place for many, with its tranquil natural setting and rather unusual appearance. Studio hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. Appointments are recommended. BROWN & CO. 35 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 279-5442 WEBSITE: BROWN.BM

Brown & Co. is the island’s most comprehensive department store, located in

the heart of Hamilton on Front Street. 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, designer sunglasses and accessories, as well as Bermuda gifts, souvenirs and ladies’ fashion apparel. The Hallmark Department of Brown & Co. is Bermuda’s largest gift and greeting cards outlet and is the largest Hallmark store outside of North America. The Bookmart at Brown & Co. offers the island’s largest selection of books from local and internationally acclaimed authors and a fabulous café overlooking the Hamilton Harbour.

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The Bermuda Triangle Shop is full of treasures and is the most eclectic shop in the mall, packed with interesting items. Most of the products are Bermuda-inspired and unique designs not to be found outside of the island. Merchandise includes the best T-shirts in the Bermuda Triangle; island summer clothing; a large selection of costume jewellery, many pieces made with shells; hand-painted wood carvings like boxes, tropical fish, and magnets, many with the signature pink Bermuda cottage design; musical instruments; wind chimes; sterling silver; and Bermuda Christmas ornaments. There are gifts for any price range. Step inside and get lost.


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At Chatham House on Front Street across from the flagpole, you are sure to find something for everyone at prices below those you would pay back home. Chatham House is the authorised distributor of Habanos, and there is a wide selection of gifts for the smoker, including English Briar pipes, Turkish Meerschaum pipes and a splendid array of Havana cigars, including brands such as Punch, Partagás, Romeo y Julieta, Montecristo, Bolivar, Cohiba and H. Upmann. The shop opens Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. HEALTH WARNING: Smoking is hazardous to your health. CHUNK E DUNKS 1 WATER ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 535-1304

Chunk E Dunks is the newest souvenir apparel and gift shop located in the beautiful

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little town of St. George’s. They are your source for “generously sized souvenir apparel” and currently stock sizes up to 5X. You will also find unique souvenirs and made-in-Bermuda gifts, Bermuda pinksand jewellery and sea glass jewellery. Stop by and visit… they will be waiting for you. CHURCHILL’S LTD. 27 YORK ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 297-1650 WEBSITE: CHURCHILLS.BERMUDAWINES.COM

When visiting the Town of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, don’t miss the aptly named Churchill’s for your wines, spirits and cigars. With the only walk-in humidor on the island, this is the place to stop for your Cuban cigars, fine wines, cold beer and sodas. Winston Churchill said, “I am easily satisfied with the very best,” and now you can be, too. They offer the finest selection of cigars, featuring the newly formed Bermuda Cigar Co. line of cigars as well as Cubans,

fine wines — over 250 references — and gifts such as cigar cases and cutters, lighters, glasses, decanters and wine openers. Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CONFECTIONS TEL: 505-DIE4 (3434) WEBSITE: CONFECTIONS2DIE4.COM FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/CONFECTIONSCOOKIES INSTAGRAM: @CONFECTIONSBDA

Confections is a licenced Bermudian boutique bakery passionately dedicated to the simple beauty and nostalgia of the traditional Bermuda sugar cookie. Their recipe has been tried, tested and painstakingly perfected for well over 20 years, thereby ensuring that each cookie has a seamless and delectable blend of airy lightness, a respectable crunch and just enough sweet persuasion to keep you coming back for more. Experience their exquisite Bermuda Pink Sand Sugar Cookie, inspired by the beautiful beaches and baked fresh in

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CHATHAM HOUSE 63 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 292-8422 WEBSITE: CHATHAMCIGARS.COM


Bermuda. Want to take the “beach” home with you to share with family and friends? Grab their hand-crafted Bermuda Pink Sand Sprinkles and make your own Bermudaful treats at home. They’re perfect for cookies, cupcakes and ice cream. Order your gourmet treats online, arrange for delivery to your hotel or pick them up at the airport or at select local retailers. Check their website to confirm “pop-up” locations and where you can find them on the island.

Crisson Jewellers

CRISSON JEWELLERS INTEGRITY & RELIABILITY  55 FRONT ST., HAMILTON FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON, SOUTHAMPTON CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 295-2351 WEBSITE: CRISSON.COM FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/CRISSONS

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 soughtafter names such as David Yurman, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, FOPE, John Hardy, Mikimoto and Le Vian Chocolate Diamonds. The internationally popular Pandora collection is also a Crisson Bermuda exclusive. At Crisson you will find many leading Swiss watch names, including Ulysse Nardin, TAG Heuer, Tudor, Movado, Raymond Weil, Frederique Constant and Victorinox Swiss Army. Seiko, Bulova, Casio and Citizen watches


are there too, as well as a wide mix of fashionable brands including Michael Kors, Shinola and Bering. Crisson’s Jewellery Collection boasts an impressive array of fine gemstones, including an extensive diamond collection, with many 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 Bermudainspired mementos. These include many gold and silver charms that they will happily place on your bracelet at no additional charge. Whichever one of their stores you choose to shop at, you’ll agree that a visit to Crisson is an essential part of your Bermuda experience!

Bermuda Photography by Gavin Howarth Archival Photographic Prints Made in Bermuda

Prints available for purchase online as well as the following locations: Bookmart at Brown & Co Craft Market at Dockyard Many images featured in this publication can be purchased online.

www.bermudascenics.com studio@gavinhowarth.com • 441-532-3234

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CUARENTA BUCANEROS LIMITED HAMMA GALLERIES BUILDING ONE LANE HILL, HAMILTON TEL: 295-4523 WEBSITE: CIGARBOX.BM

Cuarenta Bucaneros Limited is licenced by the Cuban government to sell premium, handmade Cuban cigars. They will deliver to your hotel, guesthouse or office in Bermuda, or ship your cigars overseas. Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Trinidad, Cohiba, Partagás and Hoyo de Monterrey are a few of the famous cigars on offer. Cuarenta Bucaneros is a recognised vendor by Cigar Aficionado magazine. DAVIDROSE STUDIO WALKER ARCADE 47 FRONT ST., HAMILTON 20 WATER ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 295-7673 WEBSITE: DAVIDROSESTUDIO.COM

Celebrate your Bermuda vacation all year with Davidrose’s luxury collections, inspired by the island’s beauty, history and culture. This award-winning brand, helmed by a husband and wife design duo, is renowned for its fine jewellery, silver and one-of-a-kind bridal and custom works-of-art for any occasion. Take home one of the signature Ocean Collection pieces inspired by the turquoise waters surrounding Bermuda. Their flagship store in the Town of St. George is open during the summer months only. Visit their new Hamilton location on Front Street in the Walker Arcade year-round. DOCKYARD GLASSWORKS GLASS ART GALLERY & HOT GLASSBLOWING STUDIO BUILDING 19, ONE MARITIME LANE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 234-4216 WEBSITE: DOCKGLASS.COM

At the family-friendly and accessible Dockyard Glassworks Glass Gallery & Working Studio, artists will engage your senses. Come see hot molten glass, like light on the move, as creations happen. Relax in their comfy theatre as you experience the expertise and drama. Lampwork artists prepare small sculptural collectable creatures — no moulds are used. Many items are native to the island. Shop in the colourful Glass Art Gallery, open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and till 7 p.m. when ships are docked. Duty-free, always. Everything is gift packaged for travel, and overseas shipping via FedEx and mail is available. DOCKYARD PHARMACY CAMBER RD., ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 279-5410 WEBSITE: PHOENIXSTORES.BM

Dockyard Pharmacy is adjacent to many of the island’s popular attractions and specialises in serving visitors to Bermuda. Located in the heart of Dockyard, cruise ship and ferry passengers find Dockyard Pharmacy a convenient option when looking to fill a wide selection of European and American prescriptions and purchase over-the-counter medications, vitamins and health and beauty aids. Dockyard Pharmacy

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The Fair Trade Bermuda Shop, where “trade is aid,” is the place to find exotic, one-of-a-kind items from Bermuda and around the world, including arts and crafts, instruments, Asian eccentricities, clothes and household furniture. Enjoy this old-style shopping experience in Clocktower Shopping Mall, where owners Boyd and Muna Vallis work to serve you. As they say, “We are in sales, not storage, so everything is priced to sell.” There is something for everyone in this most interesting of shops.

Working Hot Glass Studio Glass Gallery Open 9am to 5pm Open till 7pm for Cruise Ships Tel: 441-234-4216 Web: www.dockglass.com Email: info@dockglass.com

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THE FAIR TRADE BERMUDA SHOP CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 232-7781 E-MAIL: BODYWRAPS@IBL.BM


FLYING COLOURS 5 QUEEN ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-0890 WEBSITE: FLYINGCOLOURS.BM

Flying Colours boasts Bermuda’s widest selection of quality T-shirts, gifts and island souvenirs. Family owned and operated since 1937, the Queen Street shop is celebrated by locals and visitors alike for an ethos of quality, value and fun. The store’s two floors are loaded with locally made gifts, pink-sand jewellery, hilarious novelties, awesome T-shirts and fashion-forward beach wear, making Flying Colours the island’s favourite one-stop Bermuda shop.

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FRANGIPANI 13 WATER ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 297-1357 WASHINGTON MALL, 20 CHURCH ST., HAMILTON TEL: 232-8936 E-MAIL: FRANGIHAM@LOGIC.BM

Frangipani now has two locations. In their lively St. George’s store, you can find an eclectic range of beautiful and

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elegant clothing like cheerful batik sundresses, shoes and sandals, bags, jewellery and gifts to take home. Their Hamilton store sells a similar range in women’s clothes in cotton, rayon and jersey but also has a fantastic selection of unique larger items such as lamps, cushion covers, throws, bedspreads, paintings, large chests and unique gift ideas like trinket boxes. Whether you’re stepping off a cruise or relaxing at a resort, be sure to take the time to visit either one of their stores if you are looking for something special and unique to take home. GOSLINGS 33 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 298-7337 17 DUNDONALD ST., HAMILTON TEL: 298-7368 WEBSITE: GOSLINGSRUM.COM

The complete island experience features Bermuda’s world-renowned Goslings Black Seal Rum. This deep, luscious rum is so versatile it can be sipped or star in any rum-based cocktail, providing an extra level

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SHOPPING of richness. It pairs superbly with nearly any cuisine and is the heart of several popular Bermuda recipes, including the famous trademarked Dark ’n Stormy® cocktail, Bermuda’s National Drink. As Bermuda’s oldest company, you’ll find all of Goslings’ award-winning rums available islandwide, in Goslings’ own shops in town and duty-free at the airport. Look for Goslings Family Reserve Old Rum, judged the No. 1 aged rum in the world and a luscious alternative to a high-end single malt scotch or fine cognac; and try the newest rum recently released, Papa Seal. This ultra-rare, 15-year-old aged extraordinary rum comes in a personalised bottle; or try the ultimate in gold rums, the new Goslings Gold Seal Rum. This unique, distinctively smooth amber rum carries enough gravitas to be sipped neat or mixes well into any rum cocktail. GRAND BAZAAR CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 234-4646 E-MAIL: GRANDBAZAAR@FKBNET.BM

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colourful selection of unique Bermuda gifts such as beach towels, handpainted ceramics, ocean-inspired magnets, hanging lanterns, pouches and keychains. Island-living clothing, polo shirts and T-shirts for ladies, men and children. Come and see their handmade fashion, silver and Bermuda sand jewellery. HAND MADE (BERMUDA) LTD. CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 232-0862 FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/ HANDMADEBERMUDALTD

Hand Made (Bermuda) Ltd. is a unique company promoting arts and crafts made exclusively in Bermuda. It’s the ideal place to find truly Bermudian gifts and art that are unavailable elsewhere. Jewellery, natural soaps and scrubs, bags, books, CDs, glassware, Bermuda cedar, clothing, toys, preserves, cards, prints and much more — all lovingly designed and made by strictly local art-

ists. Hand Made also stocks a wide range of craft materials and runs workshops that teach all age groups crafting skills. HODGE PODGE 3 POINT PLEASANT RD., HAMILTON (BEHIND THE HAMILTON FERRY TERMINAL) TEL: 295-0647

Hodge Podge has out-of-the-ordinary gifts that range from the whimsical to practical. Silver jewellery, earrings, bangles, rings and necklaces. Sea-inspired gifts include natural shells, starfish, Christmas decorations and fun beach jewellery. Locally inspired gifts such as ceramic Bermuda cottage- and lighthouse-themed tea lights, teapots, and salt and pepper shakers. Other gifts include an array of wooden figurines, including cats and frogs. They also have everything you need for the beach, such as straw hats, T-shirts, caps, sunglasses, sunscreen, cold drinks, snacks, chocolates and ice cream bars. Local favourite treats include Bermuda Gombey jam, rum cakes and a must-have: sherry peppers for your Bermuda fish chowder.


HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY LTD. PRINTS AVAILABLE ONLINE OR AT BROWN & CO., HAMILTON THE BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET, ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 532-3234 WEBSITE: BERMUDASCENICS.COM

Gavin Howarth is a local photographer with a deep love for Bermuda and her natural beauty. For over 10 years he has been seeking out beautiful scenes from all over the island. Specialising in seascapes, he also has a collection of other local scenes as well as a selection of aerial images. The images are printed to the highest standard and mounted with the best possible materials designed to fit popular frame sizes. His rich, vibrant and detailed images can be purchased in print at select island retailers or online at bermudascenics.com. JENNIFER RODRIGUES DESIGNS AVAILABLE AT: THE BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS HAND MADE (BERMUDA) LTD.

CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL, ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS FLYING COLOURS 5 QUEEN ST. HAMILTON BERMUDA AQUARIUM, MUSEUM & ZOO FLATTS VILLAGE, HAMILTON PARISH TEL: 232-1884 WEBSITE: JRDESIGNSBDA.COM

You can find Jennifer Rodrigues Designs’ beautifully hand-fabricated jewellery at several locations island wide. Jennifer has a deep love and admiration for the natural beauty of Bermuda. Her Bermuda Pink Sand Designs are hand carved in wax and cast in sterling silver; they will take your breath away and are one-of-a-kind keepsakes to always remember your vacation experience in Bermuda. JON FAULKNER GALLERY 7 CAMBER RD. ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD SANDYS TEL: 234-5116

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Jon Faulkner Gallery is located in the heart of Royal Naval Dockyard. Most items are handmade on-site by masterpotter Jon Faulkner, who is available most days to sign his work. The gallery boasts an extensive range of work, including salt-glazed wheel thrown pottery, hand-made Bermuda Rockpools, ceramic house signs and Rakufired jewellery. Jon Faulkner Gallery is a must-stop if you’re looking for high-quality and unique “Handmade in Bermuda” work. Also located within the gallery is a paint-your-own-pottery studio. Jon Faulkner Gallery is open seven days a week, and international shipping is available. LIFESTYLES CO. LTD. 129 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-5433 WEBSITE: LIFESTYLESBDA.COM FACEBOOK: LIFESTYLES CO. LTD.

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by Ian Gordon/Cuarenta Bucaneros provided the cigars are for personal use and not for resale. 2. U.S. citizens may import more than the duty-free allowance of Cuban cigars, but the excess amount will be subject to a flat-rate duty of 4 percent on purchase price, plus any applicable taxes.

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dining options, myriad fun activities on land and sea, a rich arts scene and shopping outlets offering both sleek style and iconic, island-grown treasures. But one added attraction that not everyone knows about is Cuban cigars. Whilst it’s still not easy (or even possible) for American cigar aficionados to visit Cuba to sample them there, Bermuda offers the chance to both enjoy them and bring a few back. Bringing back the flavour One of the most commonly asked questions Bermuda cigar retailers encounter is, “How many Cuban cigars can I import to the U.S. legally?” The answer is qualified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in several ways… and you will be happy to know the allowance is quite generous. Here’s the breakdown: 1. U.S. citizens may import 100 Cuban cigars, or less than $800 worth of Cuban cigars, duty-free from anywhere in the world,

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3. The Office of Foreign Assets Control’s new laws allow you to give your imported Cuban cigars to friends as gifts.   Top spots to enjoy a smoke There are no limits on the number of Cuban cigars you may consume whilst you are in Bermuda. There are many and varied cigarfriendly venues to choose from where you can enjoy great food, wine and time with friends whilst you savour your favourite Habanos. Particular favourites include:   • Kick back with your luscious Habanos whilst enjoying a spectacular harbour view at The Crown and Anchor Lobby Bar at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club • Harry’s Bar on the waterfront has a vibrant, urban atmosphere where you can enjoy a cigar as part of an aperitif or postdinner indulgence • Both Rosewood Tucker’s Point and Port Royal Golf Courses offer Cuban cigars to add a further level of enjoyment to these two great golf courses • Ascots restaurant at The Royal Palms, which has a delightful conservatory in the adjacent garden Pairing pointers Pair a full-bodied red wine or port with an equally full-bodied cigar such as a Montecristo No. 2, Cohiba Genios or Partagás Maduro No. 1. Later in the evening, a good malt whisky or dark aged rum also complements a full-sized Habano and will bring new meaning to the phrase, “Savour the moment!” Of course, Cuban cigars offer pairing potential with many more libations, though perhaps the best pairing option is taking leisurely puffs of a full-bodied puro whilst the setting sun gazes down on the ocean, marking the end of another beautiful day in Bermuda — and setting the stage for a great night.


tique gift store serves with a purpose by mentoring students in various local schools to explore their confidence and talents. A percentage from some products purchased goes towards students’ initiatives. Lifestyles offers a host of award-winning “unique finds,” small art pieces, Bermuda cedar handmade carvings and crafts, recyclable art, Bermuda’s own sail canvas bags, the “Bermuda Pride” pillow and much more. Their Fragrance Nook carries the brand of doTERRA that offers certified pure therapeutic-grade essential oils. Also available are inspired and imported scents. Lifestyles is winner of the best product and service award in 2016. Shop where the locals shop and make a difference in the youth of Bermuda’s lives. Experience the expression of Bermuda. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. THE LILI BERMUDA PERFUMERY STEWART HALL, 5 QUEEN ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 293-0627 / 800-527-8213

LILI BERMUDA BUTTERFIELD PLACE, 67 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 296-2885 WEBSITE: LILIBERMUDA.COM

The Lili Bermuda Perfumery is an internationally recognised couture perfume house that is open to visitors. Lili Bermuda fragrances for men and women, which capture the essence of Bermuda, are created on property at Stewart Hall in St. George’s and are sold in their retail stores at Stewart Hall and their Lili Bermuda store in Hamilton. The line is sold exclusively in Bermuda and makes a crowd-pleasing gift for loved ones upon your return home. The store and adjacent history room in St. George’s are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter. Their Lili Bermuda store in Hamilton is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. LITTLE LONGTAILS TEL: 707-7658 WEBSITE: LITTLELONGTAILS.COM

If you’re travelling to the island with kids, Little Longtails can provide everything you need

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for your trip. You can book items online, including cribs, strollers and high chairs, as well as boxes of toys, and everything can be delivered to your accommodation for a fee (which also includes pickup). Little Longtails also arranges airport transfers with car seats. Other services include arrival baskets filled with all the essentials necessary for a hassle-free vacation with kids. THE LITTLEST DRAWBRIDGE GIFT SHOP CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 234-6214 WEBSITE: LITTLESTDRAWBRIDGE.FREE.BM

The Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop has been traditionally known as a unique Bermuda cedar speciality shop. Along with having the widest range of handcrafted cedar items in Bermuda, this is a one-stop shop for other Bermuda made and inspired gift items including sauces, hot pepper jams, cookbooks, dish towels and other related kitchen and table accessories, souvenirs and resort wear. For the cigar lovers, this shop has the most popular Cuban cigars.

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SHOPPING MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART BOTANICAL GARDENS 183 SOUTH SHORE RD., PAGET TEL: 299-4000 WEBSITE: BERMUDAMASTERWORKS.COM

Masterworks is Bermuda’s only purpose-built museum and is home to over 1,600 works of Bermudainspired art, including famous names such as Winslow Homer, Albert Gleizes and Georgia O’Keeffe. A crosssection of local artists display their works in shows on a monthly basis. The museum shop, known as the Arrowroot Gift Shop and which has undergone a recent upgrade, is home to a variety of local artisans’ handiwork, available for purchase. Salty Lime is the new vendor operating the Homer’s Café and prepares an array of fresh, sumptuous meals for breakfast and lunch — a perfect complement to the beauty of the Botanical Gardens. The museum and café are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

P-TECH 2 REID ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-5496 WEBSITE: PTECH.BM

P-Tech is Bermuda’s complete electronics solution and the island’s premier provider of consumer electronics. As an authorised dealer for many reputable brands, including 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 through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. THE PHOENIX STORES LTD. THE PHOENIX CENTRE 3 REID ST., HAMILTON TEL: 279-5451 COLLECTOR’S HILL APOTHECARY 2 SOUTH RD., SMITH’S TEL: 279-5513

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PAGET PHARMACY RURAL HILL PLAZA 130 SOUTH RD., PAGET TEL: 279-5511 WARWICK PHARMACY 49 MIDDLE RD., WARWICK TEL: 279-5557 CLARENDON PHARMACY 31 VICTORIA ST., HAMILTON TEL: 279-5444 WOODBOURNE CHEMIST 1 GORHAM RD., PEMBROKE TEL: 295-2663 DOCKYARD PHARMACY CAMBER RD., ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 279-5410 WEBSITE: PHOENIXSTORES.BM

The Phoenix Stores Ltd. was established in 1902 and is Bermuda’s largest pharmacy, comprised of seven convenient locations across the island: The Phoenix Centre, Collector’s Hill Apothecary, Paget Pharmacy, Warwick Pharmacy, Clarendon Pharmacy, Woodbourne Chemist and Dockyard Pharmacy. Its commitment to providing quality products and outstanding service makes The Phoenix Stores Ltd. a market leader in a variety of retail segments, including prescriptions, health and beauty aids, and newsstand publications. Each location can dispense emergency prescriptions on the spot and 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. All stores are open six days a week, whilst The Phoenix Centre, Collector’s Hill Apothecary, Paget Pharmacy, Warwick Pharmacy and Dockyard Pharmacy are also open Sundays and holidays. See ad for full hours of operation. ROBERTSON’S DRUG STORE 24 YORK ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 297-1828 PHARMACY: 297-1736 FACEBOOK: ROBERTSONSDRUGSTORE

At the heart of St. George’s is Robertson’s Drug Store, where the townsfolk have congregated for generations. This is the shop that has that special something they, and you, won’t find anywhere else. There are the usual medicines and prescriptions, drinks, snacks, toys, beach games and gear, plus sun creams and toiletries; but it’s the gifts,


from Bermuda, Europe, the U.S. and beyond, that Robertson’s is famous for. That, and their friendly staff, make it your one-stop shop at the start of your discovery of St. George’s. THE SALON STORE 81 REID ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-0177 WEBSITE: SALONSTORE.COM

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Visit beachcomber Kelly Diel in her new studio, just across the street from her old location, and eight steps off Water Street. She has a treasure trove of unique hand-crafted gifts in the heart of St. George’s. Seaglass Studio is where Kelly creates one-of-a-kind jewellery from sea glass found on the local beaches. You can see the rarest colours of sea glass in orange, red and yellow. She also uses driftwood, sea pottery and other sea debris to create decorative signs, mirrors and ornamental sculptures. Visit Kelly at her studio, where you can find that special unique gift to take home.

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Saltwater Jewellery Design is an elegant boutique specialising in one-of-a-kind hand-crafted jewellery that’s deeply 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, Bermuda pink sand, semiprecious stones, Venetian glass and freshwater pearls.

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The premier beauty supplier of finer beauty brands for complete body care. The professional’s choice, The Salon Store services the salons, spas, barbers, the stylists and beauticians with a range of quality beauty solutions, accessories and tools. These include brands like Redken, Mizani, Pureology, Footlogix, Clubman, Young, Nails, Keune, Cricket and Babyliss. Their retail department makes it a one-stop shop for the entire family with new selections in men’s grooming, soy candles, makeup and nails. For beauty industry education and solutions, their experienced beauty professional staff is geared to assist you. Open seven days a week, extended evening hours to 7 p.m. Expect quality!

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Soltrino clothing and accessories are designed to fully protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays without compromising your style. Offering a wide range of swimwear, active wear, hats, wetsuits, smart and casual summer clothes, and sun protection accessories for adults, babies and children, Soltrino has something for the whole family. Whether you’re hitting the waves on your board or meeting friends for an alfresco lunch, Soltrino allows you to look your best whilst protecting your skin with their latest UPF technology in lightweight materials from brands such as Mott50, Cabana Life and Coolibar. Soltrino is a local Bermudabased business. Products are available online and can be delivered to your home or accommodation, so shopping has never been easier. TABS — THE AUTHENTIC BERMUDA SHORTS WALKER ARCADE, 12 REID ST., HAMILTON TEL: 704-TABS (8227) WEBSITE: TABSBERMUDA.COM

Short for The Authentic Bermuda Shorts, TABS is Bermuda’s leading brand of island apparel. With four unique fabric types and over 30 island-inspired colours, TABS Bermuda shorts for men, women and kids have been described as “the island’s hottest, must-have item” in Frommers. The collection extends to award-winning swim shorts, resort wear for ladies and a brand-new Performance Line. TOUCHÉ 8 REID ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-4585

Touché is a hidden treasure located in the heart of Hamilton. If you are looking for unique, trendy, quality accessories, handbags, jewellery or clothing at an affordable price, Touché is the place. If you like the unusual or if you are shopping for a special occasion, day or night, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect accessory to complete or complement any ensemble, with prices to meet any budget. From baubles to bags, Touché gives new meaning to the phrase “Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle!”

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WALKER CHRISTOPHER GOLDSMITH’S 9 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-1466 WEBSITE: WALKERCHRISTOPHER.COM

Bermuda’s best for fine jewellery, Walker Christopher is the store to visit if you are looking for something unique. From fancy, coloured diamond bands and strands of South Sea pearls to more contemporary designs, the workshop specialises in crafting one-of-a-kind pieces. Walker Christopher also showcases an excellent collection of authentic coins: Gold doubloons and silver pieces of eight salvaged from sunken galleons, as well as Greek and Roman coins dating from 350 BC, are mounted in pendants, earrings and cufflinks. Museum-quality Egyptian artefacts have been transformed into wearable art. The workshop produces its own line of Bermudainspired jewellery and sterling silver Christmas ornaments, and some antique and art nouveau jewels are shown. The shop opens Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WASHINGTON MALL CHURCH AND REID STREETS, HAMILTON TEL: 295-4186 WEBSITE: WASHINGTONMALL.BM FACEBOOK: WASHINGTON MALL BERMUDA

For the ultimate shopping experience, head to Washington Mall, Bermuda’s largest shopping centre located directly in the heart of Hamilton. They host over 50 retailers offering a wide variety of shops and kiosks selling everything from leather goods, furniture, clothing and sportswear to locally made jewellery and so much more. Whilst shopping in the mall, enjoy the free Wi-Fi offered to visitors. Hungry? Washington Mall has a wide variety of dining options, from restaurants to a food court, which will suit all tastes and budgets. Washington Mall has an extensive events calendar throughout the year, so be sure to check their website or Facebook page to see “What’s On.”

Take Home a Special Piece of History

THE WHISTLIN’ FROG 14C WATER ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 297-1304

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) was established in February 1969. Since then, the Authority has evolved to meet the changing needs in the financial sector. Today its main roles include supervising, regulating and inspecting financial institutions operating in the jurisdiction and it also issues Bermuda’s national currency.

The Whistlin’ Frog is one of the oldest souvenir stores in the Town of St George. Here you will find a selection of adult and children’s clothing apparel, including the famous Bermuda jacket. Check out their quality T-shirts, hats, footwear and sunglasses, the must-have beach apparel; stunning jewellery; local hot sauces and jams and many other trinkets to take home. A wonderful selection of quality gifts at great prices.

In 2019, we are delighted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BMA with a very special commemorative coin. Crafted into the shape of a triangle, the design features a compass rose and depicts the main islands which make up the Bermudian archipelago. Our banknotes and commemorative coins are popular items for both collectors and people who have visited our islands. They are unique gifts and perfect keepsakes of Bermuda. Discover for yourself the beautiful range of coins and banknotes produced for Bermuda and take home a special piece of history. Available for sale at: Bermuda Monetary Authority BMA House, 43 Victoria Street, Hamilton HM 12, Bermuda Tel: (441) 295 5278 Email: currency@bma.bm Website: www.bma.bm Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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reason to lose ground whilst on the island. For conventional fitness routines (weights and cardio), you’ll find gyms with top-quality equipment and cardio classes. If you prefer to take in the natural surroundings, go for an early walk or jog on the beach whilst soaking up the sunrise and the pictureperfect views. The fresh ocean air will also inspire you and help you relax as you burn some calories. Another way


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BEAUTY & WELLNESS where you can schedule a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure, skincare service, aqua therapy and more. Just imagine yourself enjoying a hydrating, natural aloe or cedar warming massage during a half- or full-day spa retreat. For a more romantic experience, opt for a couple’s massage. Some body treatments focus on stress relief, whilst others use local products like the Bermuda lily-infused aromatherapy. Other options include reflexology and microdermabrasion. Even the younger ones can enjoy treatments that are specially designed for children ages 13 and under. GLAM IT UP Most spas offer beauty treatment services, but you’ll also find full-service salons where you can get styled so you’re ready for a memorable night out. Whether you’re looking for a complete makeover or a quick updo, you’re sure to find just what you need at one of the island’s salons. In addition to hair therapies, you can enjoy skin-care treatments made with natural ingredients to soften and firm up your skin. SKIN SENSE Speaking of skincare, it’s important to protect and take care of your skin whilst enjoying some fun in the sun. Here are a few key suggestions: • Be sure to apply sunscreen throughout the day and reapply after swimming. • Always cleanse and moisturise your skin after a day out. • Aloe is a time-tested natural remedy to apply if you spend too much time out in the sun. • Stay hydrated; it’s important to drink lots of water during the day, especially in tropical climates. Of course, aloe isn’t your only option for treating sunburn. Local spas also offer soothing treatments to help alleviate the effects of the sun’s harmful rays, whilst a scrub with honey and cane sugar is also used to enhance your skin’s natural glow.

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M O R E WAY S T O P L AY Whatever your fitness routine at home, you don’t have to just stick to that when in Bermuda. There’s a slew of fun, calorie-consuming activities you can take part in. Work your arms and legs by going kayaking or paddleboarding in the clear waters off our beautiful shore. Play golf at one of Bermuda’s championship courses, go swimming or snorkelling above colourful coral reefs, or you can literally dive into adventure by strapping on scuba gear to explore the wrecks. For fast-paced action, go biking on the scenic Bermuda Railway Trail. Whichever activity you choose, you can stay active in myriad ways whilst thoroughly enjoying the island’s charms.

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Insider’s Guide With so much to fill your itinerary, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for in Bermuda. Here are our top picks for beauty and wellness.

JA’NAUZI’S HAIR SALON BUTTERFIELD PLACE 65 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-6622 63 KING ST., HAMILTON TEL: 296-0075 WEBSITE: JANAUZIS.COM

The Ja’Nauzi’s concept embraces the hair’s natural type and texture by utilising strong technical skills and quality products to give options to all textures; coarse, medium or fine; whether curly, straight, coiled or a combination of them all. If you are looking for a new hairstyle, colour enhancement, an effective home care regimen or a creative updo for a special occasion, treat yourself to some pampering and the expertise of professionals with the eyes and tools. Chemical hair relaxing, keratin and smoothing treatments, cut and style, hair braiding and weaving are amongst their speciality services. Natural Afro coiled, curly and wavy hair has a friend at Ja’Nauzi’s with its

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talented staff and the Mizani True Textures line. They use and recommend Redken and Mizani hair-care products. Visit them for a free consultation at one of their two locations. Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Your hair has options! JUST BREATHE YOGA 32 WATER ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 707-5001 WEBSITE: JUSTBREATHEYOGA.BM

This beautiful boutique studio is filled with love and inspiration. Located in a historic building with exposed cedar beams, this studio offers a beautiful view of the bay. The Just Breathe space is dedicated to healing and nourishment of the body, mind and soul. Their mission is for this space to attract a tribe that can come together to uplift one another and help shine their brightest light. The studio has daily classes and hosts multiple workshops, retreats and teacher trainings throughout the year. Visitors of all levels are welcome! LA BELLEZA SPA RETREAT 3 BRIDGE ST., ST GEORGE’S TEL: 297-1929

La Belleza’s mission is to create a tranquil environment to rejuvenate their

clients. They are dedicated to providing a memorable experience through exceptional service and technical excellence. Pamper yourself with a manicure and pedicure or if you are looking for a new hairstyle, colour enhancements or a creative updo for a special occasion, treat yourself to some luxurious pampering and expertise of professionals. NATURESCAPE SPA AT THE SALON STORE 81 REID ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-0177 / 295-3171 WEBSITE: NATURESCAPE.BM

The Salon Store in-house day and evening spa and cosmetic centre provides a unique experience for those seeking cosmetic services, including massages, facials, body wraps, feet and nail care, all in a relaxed setting. Their exclusive organic brand EmInence of Hungary offers a range of solutions, and Footlogix, their medi-pedicure line, guarantees complete foot care. Their lunch hour 45-minute express head and shoulder massage is offered to the professional who needs a quiet detachment and de-stress from the workplace, and their therapeutic messages are considered amongst the best on the island. Hours are Monday through


Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. SENSE®, A ROSEWOOD SPA ROSEWOOD BERMUDA 60 TUCKER’S POINT DR., HAMILTON PARISH TEL: 298-4030 WEBSITE: ROSEWOODHOTELS.COM/ BERMUDA/WELLNESS

The world-class, 12,000-square-foot Sense®, A Rosewood Spa offers a soothing escape from the everyday, with exceptional beauty treatments inspired by Bermuda’s rich culture ranging from healing massages and results-oriented facials to manicures and pedicures. In this indulgent sanctuary, complete with a luxurious relaxation room and serene reflecting pool, guests can relax, rejuvenate and revive the mind and body. Guests will also have exclusive access to hydrotherapy suites, including two TAG Baths® and a SilverTAG Shower®. Salon services are available for advance bookings.

STRANDS HAIR SALON & SKIN SPA 31 REID ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-0935 (SALON) TEL: 295-0353 (SPA) WEBSITE: STRANDS.BM

Strands Hair Salon & Skin Spa is an oasis of beauty in the city, conveniently located in the heart of Hamilton. For 30 years, Strands remains the leader in haircare and beauty in Bermuda and has earned a solid reputation for consistent dedication to the highest-quality services backed by the world’s finest products. Strands Spa is a designated Clarins Skin Spa. They are proud distributors of Clarins skin-care products, which are used exclusively at their Skin Spa, as well as the Goldwell haircare ranges used in their hair salon. They also use OPI nail-care products. Strands brings you hair and skin-care excellence in a welcoming atmosphere, with highly trained professionals and a caring staff that will help to bring your best self to the forefront. Let them help you have a better relationship with your hair and skin!

WELLNESS WITHOUT LIMITS New journeys await at the re-imagined SENSE Spa

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Whilst Bermuda was never colonised by the U.S., the island’s proximity to the States makes it an easy getaway for Americans, and as such, you’ll also find American fare prevalent on Bermudian restaurant menus. Bistros, cafés, and casual restaurants offer burgers, soups, salads, and other fare that’s sure to make American visitors feel at home.

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HOMEGROWN GOODNESS Of course, Britain and the U.S. are far from the only culinary influences on the island’s fare. Sumptuous, robust flavours derived from AfroBermudian culture are a major part of the cuisine, along with flavours from India and other Caribbean islands. So whilst on the island, be sure to sample dishes like Bermudian-style roti, Jamaican jerk chicken, curry goat, oxtail and others. And of course, you can’t skip over the myriad local delights, such as the humble — but intensely flavourful — fish sandwich. Flash-fried and served on raisin toast, this dish is an institution; and several local establishments proclaim theirs is the best. Another Bermudian lunch

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or dinner staple is fish chowder, the island’s national dish that’s been a mainstay of the local cuisine ever since the 17th-century British colonisers developed this hearty soup. Though the recipe varies by chef, the agreed-upon ingredients include fish stock, fish fillets and tomato puree. Generally, the fillets are rockfish, and other ingredients often include onions, celery and carrots, spiced with bay leaf, thyme,

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allspice and Worcestershire sauce. Two final undisputed ingredients are sherry pepper sauce, made with Bermudagrown sherry peppers, and Goslings Black Rum. As with the fish sandwich, there are plenty of places on island to find fish chowder; and of course, each establishment touts theirs as the best. The final must-try authentically Bermudian meal is found at the breakfast table. The Bermudian breakfast of salted codfish with a side of boiled potatoes and eggs, bacon and onion cooked with stewed tomatoes (and paired with slices of fresh banana and avocado) is a well-balanced meal that’s sure to fill you up. Salted codfish was

a staple of the Bermudian diet in the 18th century, when the fish was salted for preservation. Myriad cultural influences — from the British Isles to Portugal to the Caribbean — came together in the evolution of Bermuda’s codfish breakfast. This dish is generally served only on Sundays at the island’s eateries, so plan ahead if you want to savour this island tradition. OFFSHORE ASSETS You probably noticed something, ahem, fishy, about all of these iconic Bermudian dishes, though it’s not exactly shocking that an Continued on page 127

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HEALTHY EATS These local favourites offer healthy but delicious alternatives.

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you have to take a vacation from your diet. Whether you’re just trying to eat healthy or follow a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free diet, Bermuda’s stores and restaurants make it easy for you to stick to your routine. The small island offers a surprisingly large array of venues with vegan and vegetarian options. The veggie burger at the famed Swizzle Inn earns rave reviews, and the restaurant’s gluten-free pizza is quite tasty and a local favourite as well. Harry’s offers a fine dining experience with a wide variety of glutenfree items on their menu. Options include the hearty vegetable stuffed roasted bell pepper or a roasted English lamb sirloin stuffed with feta, black olives, sundried tomatoes, caramelised onions and potato cake with a port wine reduction. In addition to these entrées, sandwiches can be served on gluten-free bread upon request. Vegetarians and gluten-free diners also laud the options at Waterlot Inn and Port O’ Call. For its part, House of India’s fare is almost entirely gluten-free; and La Trattoria boasts gluten-free bread, pizza and pasta selections.

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institutions in Bermuda. Family run for generations since opening in 1932, the Swizzle Inn is part British pub, part oldschool Bermudian watering hole. The establishment’s famous libation is an enticing concoction of Goslings Black and Gold Seal rums, orange and pineapple juices, grenadine and bitters. Sweet and smooth, fruity and bright, Rum Swizzles go down nice and easy. After you’ve had one (or several), unleash your creativity on Swizzle Inn’s walls like the many imbibers before you: It’s a tradition for visitors to scribble phrases and doodles on the wall. In some cases, they simply

affix their business cards to it, adding another element to this ever-evolving community art project. Rum, distilled from sugarcane, is as old as Bermuda itself. Since its discovery on Caribbean sugarcane plantations in the 17th century, it’s been paired with a wide variety of mixers to help it go down easy. The Rum Swizzle likely began in the 19th century in Bermuda as a simple rum and water mix. But after opening in 1932, the Swizzle Inn laid its claim to the official recipe that went on to earn the distinction of becoming the island’s unofficial national drink. These days, the finishing touch to the modern recipe is to place a swizzle stick into the drink, grip the stick between your two palms, then rub your hands together vigorously to inspire a frenzied

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stirring motion inside your glass. The result is a perfectly frothy and cool Rum Swizzle. Though a swizzle stick today is known as a brightly coloured plastic drink apparatus, the original swizzle sticks came from the swizzle stick tree — scientific name Quararibea turbinata — whose branches produce tiny protruding ends, perfect for swizzling up a delicious drink. Up until recently, you had to travel to Bermuda to enjoy an authentic Rum Swizzle experience; but now you can bring the taste of a Bermuda vacation home with you, thanks to the newly launched 9 Parishes, a bottled version of the island’s iconic drink. Even though it’s bottled, it’s not created by a machine in a factory. With lots of attention to detail and a lot of love, 9 Parishes is hand mixed by long-time bartender and hospitality worker Chris Furbert. You can pick up a bottle of 9 Parishes at several locations on island — including at the airport’s Bermuda Duty Free shop beginning in summer 2019 — or even order online. “When I was first starting out, I gave the drink to my girlfriend at the time, who really wasn’t a drinker, and she said, ‘Wow this is good,’” recalls Chris. “I knew how much alcohol was in there, and I think if you get a non-drinker to enjoy it, it’s gotta be good.” Pour 9 Parishes over ice — and don’t forget to give it a good swizzle before you tipple. Cheers!

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island would be a seafood lover’s paradise. Whilst here, be sure to sample Bermuda’s craveable catches of the day, including its spiny lobster, which differs from Maine lobster in that it doesn’t have claws. However, this lobster can only be harvested from September through March, so be sure to visit during these months if you want to try it. You can also savour a variety of other seafoods harvested just off Bermuda’s shores, including pan-fried rockfish, baked snapper, pan-seared tuna and grilled wahoo. BEYOND BORDERS If your palate is feeling adventurous on certain days of your stay, Bermuda’s tasteful array of fine dining establishments offer higher-end, international options. From historic homes converted into romantic restaurants with classic European cuisine to modern bistros that source their produce from local organic farmers to upscale hotel

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restaurants offering a weekly chef’s table, there are a wide range of choices for sampling the creations of the island’s most talented chefs. However, when it’s time for dessert — even at restaurants with cutting-edge cookery — you may want to top off your meal with another native Bermudian staple: the rum cake. Traditionally baked as a Bundt cake, these moist, spirit-laced confections are easily found on the island in a wide variety of flavours. Try an original rum cake with notes of lemon and vanilla; other varieties feature notable Bermudian flavours, like The Bermuda Rum Cake Company’s Swizzle Rum Cake, named after the signature island cocktail and featuring fruits, including tart cherries, lemons, apri-

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cots and pineapple. Other rum cake varieties include chocolate, coconut, banana, ginger and coffee. Speaking of rum, this popular spirit has found its way into many of the island’s desserts, like syllabub, in which white rum is mixed with mango jam, then gently folded into whipped cream to provide a pillowy, flavourful finish to the meal. And Goslings Black Seal Rum pairs perfectly with bananas, also found prevalently in Bermudian desserts, such as the classic Bananas Foster.

AFTER-DINNER OPTIONS Once you wrap up your evening meal, Bermuda’s varied and decidedly low-key nightlife options should offer plenty of options to keep the festivities flowing. Fun, feisty sports bars with craft brews on tap, hookah lounges, stylish night clubs where DJs spin the latest tunes until late into the night, Victorian era–themed pubs and elegant cocktail bars welcome visitors for engaging after-hours experiences.

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Bermuda’s varied and decidedly low-key nightlife options should offer plenty of options to keep the festivities flowing.


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FESTIVALS There’s always something to celebrate in Bermuda. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in our island’s culture, these fun-filled events will give you an opportunity to party with locals.

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Harbour Nights Front Street is the place to be on Wednesday evenings during the summer. As the sun sets, the night heats up with lively cultural displays by Gombey dance troupes and island artists selling their crafts. In addition to the restaurants that line the city’s main street, you’ll find food vendors lined up to offer local delicacies or sweet treats like deep-fried doughnuts. Harbour Nights runs from April 17 to September 4.

Destination Dockyard Royal Naval Dockyard in the West End is the place to be on Monday evenings during the summer for a full cultural experience. If you’re looking for evening entertainment that’s fun for the whole family, this festive celebration boasts many local vendors selling food and drinks, as well as displaying arts and crafts. Destination Dockyard takes place July 1 to August 26 from 7 to 10 p.m.

City Food Festival Island chefs go head-to-head in this three-day Iron Chef–style competition, and though they’re the ones vying for the title, it’s safe to say that the event-goers are the winners. From inventive appetizers and flavourful entrées to delicate desserts, there are plenty of examples of cheffy skill to sample at this foodie festival. There is also an international chef featured who will host demonstrations throughout the event.

Bermuda Restaurant Weeks Let Bermuda’s chefs show off for you at this popular annual event, when nearly 40 island restaurants offer up special three-course selections. Menu items typically highlight Bermuda’s unique culinary influences, and the best part is the price — prix fixe dinner offerings are budget friendly, and, to make it even easier on the wallet, two-course prix fixe lunch menus are also available.

Good Friday Brightly coloured handmade kites decorate the sky over Horseshoe Bay on this holiday in Bermuda, offering a feast for the eyes… and if you come to this event, you can also feast on the island’s delicious fish cakes and hot cross buns. Whilst this custom was originally rooted in the belief that one’s home would burn down if hot cross buns were not consumed on Good Friday, over time Bermudians have largely moved past the superstition whilst retaining the tradition of enjoying hot, tasty treats on this holiday.

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Celebrating over 45 years of fabulous food and fine wine, with classic and contemporary regional Italian specialities. Spectacular wine list and an ambiance that sparkles with zest. Great outdoor dining on the terrace. Our Wine Bar has the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Mingle at this cozy spot next to our restaurant.

Above Little Venice is Hamilton’s best Oriental & Chinese Restaurant. Fusion cuisine, authentic Chinese dishes, a teppanyaki table and a sushi bar all in one place. Seating available inside under the exquisite Pagoda or outside under the stars.

Open for Lunch (Mon to Fri) and Dinner (Mon to Sat) 32 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton T: 441-295-3503 I E: info@littlevenice.bm

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With so much to fill your itinerary, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for in Bermuda. Here are our top picks for dining and nightlife. 9 PARISHES AUTHENTIC RUM SWIZZLE 9 PARISHES KIOSK DOCKYARD TERRACE, ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS ALSO AVAILABLE ISLANDWIDE; SEE WEBSITE FOR LOCATIONS TEL: 535-6463 WEBSITE: 9PARISHESBDA.COM

9 Parishes, the Authentic Bermuda Rum Swizzle, is a hand-mixed and -bottled, ready-to-drink Rum Swizzle. A potent cocktail irresistible to locals and visitors alike. As much a part of Bermuda culture as the Bermuda Onion, the vibrant hibiscus or the graceful Longtail, this unique blend of

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rum, liqueurs, juices and bitters makes for a truly delicious, refreshing alcoholic beverage, best served over ice with a slice of orange or a cherry. Once you taste 9 Parishes Rum Swizzle, you will notice the smooth, palatable taste that is just too easy to drink. Put their brand to the test and choose your favourite. Available to purchase by the bottle; in two-, four- and six-packs; or by the case. Available islandwide or order online at orders@9parishesbda.com. ANCHOR RESTAURANT, BAR & LOUNGE 1 FREEPORT RD., ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 232-1345 WEBSITE: ANCHORRBL.COM

Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge showcases a selection of international cuisine and a fusion of local traditional cuisine, all at affordable prices. They feature glutenfree and Paleo dishes on their menu. An-

chor Restaurant is open seven days a week and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with the added convenience of takeout. There is also live entertainment during the week, and they offer free Wi-Fi to their customers. The restaurant is located just inside Royal Naval Dockyard gates. AQUA TERRA THE REEFS HOTEL & CLUB 56 SOUTH SHORE RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-0222 WEBSITE: THEREEFS.COM

Set atop the rugged limestone cliffs overlooking their secluded pink-sand beach, Aqua Terra serves creative dishes with New World flair and striking ocean views. With a fresh take on island classics and original dishes you won’t find anywhere else, you will find that their chefs use only the freshest ingredients available, locally sourced whenever possible. Enjoy your evening on the outdoor terrace that overlooks the

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ocean or enjoy the panoramic ocean views through a captivating, curved wall of windows. Serving breakfast and dinner daily as well as a spectacular Sunday brunch. Aqua Terra’s delicious spread has been named the Best Brunch in Bermuda. ASTWOOD ARMS 85 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 292-5818 WEBSITE: ASTWOODARMS.BM

The Astwood Arms is a Victorian era– styled pub with a dedicated dining area, a bar area and a separated cellar room to catch the games. Music with a blues, light jazz, ’70s, ’80s and classic rock feel. Conversation encouraged. Cocktails and pints on offer. BISTRO J CHANCERY LANE, HAMILTON TEL: 296-8546 WEBSITE: BISTROJ.BM

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. BLÛ BAR & GRILL 97 MIDDLE RD., WARWICK TEL: 232-2323 WEBSITE: BLU.BM

Blû Bar & Grill’s stunning location overlooking the Great Sound gives it an unparalleled view of the water, local yacht and international sailing events. Its floor-to-ceiling picture windows offer breathtaking vistas of a watercolour sky and a memorable palette of blues. Its central location in Warwick, off Middle Road at the Belmont Hills Golf Course, provides the perfect backdrop of golfing greens and azure waters. Blû’s cuisine is bold American with generous Italian and Asian influences. This restaurant provides a chic, modern vibe in a singularly Bermudian setting where you can enjoy great service, food and wines. Visit for dinner any day of the week.

CADDY SHACK GRILL BERMUDA FUN GOLF ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 400-7888 WEBSITE: FUNGOLF.BM

Enjoy incredible views and magnificent sunsets at the Caddy Shack Grill in Royal Naval Dockyard. The Caddy Shack Grill is the best 19th hole in Bermuda. A casual gathering place for golfers, non-golfers or those that just appreciate great food. “Putt a Round” of miniature golf with them today or stop by for a refreshing drink at the bar. Open seven days a week (April to September). Located next to Snorkel Park Beach through the common archway. CALICO JACK’S FLOATING BAR DOCKED NEAR THE CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/CALICOJACKSBERMUDA INSTAGRAM: @CALICOJACKSBERMUDA TWITTER: @CALICOJACKSBDA

Calico Jack’s is Bermuda’s only floating bar. It has been appropriately named after Calico Jack, one of the only pirates to ever

Elegance, charm and superlative service await you at Fourways Inn & Restaurant. Long recognised as one of Bermuda’s finest gourmet restaurants, Fourways offers a first-class dining experience and an awardwinning wine list in a historic 18th-century manor-house setting. An Old World “peg leg” bar on the premises provides a casual atmosphere for a cocktail before dinner or a relaxing after-dinner drink. Dining service is available Monday to Saturday, and on Sunday, experience the inn’s extravagant, indulgent Sunday brunch. 441-236-6517 | WWW.FOURWAYS.BM

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COCONUTS THE REEFS HOTEL & CLUB 56 SOUTH SHORE RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-0222 WEBSITE: THEREEFS.COM

Breezy beach views are the ever-changing backdrop to a superb dining experience at Coconuts, a remodelled and newly refurbished restaurant overlooking the beach. Enjoy lunch and dinner on the main deck with incredible ocean views. Or take it up a

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notch with a table right on the beach with your toes in the sand. Amongst Bermuda beach resorts, Coconuts is considered one of the island’s most romantic restaurants. And on Thursday nights in season, their beach barbecue is an event not to be missed. CONFECTIONS TEL: 505-DIE4 (3434) WEBSITE: CONFECTIONS2DIE4.COM FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/CONFECTIONSCOOKIES INSTAGRAM: @CONFECTIONSBDA

Confections is a licenced Bermudian boutique bakery passionately dedicated to the simple beauty and nostalgia of the traditional Bermuda sugar cookie. Their recipe has been tried, tested and painstakingly perfected for well over 20 years, thereby ensuring that each cookie has a seamless and delectable blend of airy lightness, a respectable crunch and just enough sweet persuasion to keep you coming back for more. Experience their exquisite Bermuda Pink

Sand Sugar Cookie, inspired by the beautiful beaches and baked fresh in Bermuda. Want to take the “beach” home with you to share with family and friends? Grab their hand-crafted Bermuda Pink Sand Sprinkles and make your own Bermudaful treats at home. They’re perfect for cookies, cupcakes and ice cream. Order your gourmet treats online, arrange for delivery to your hotel or pick them up at the airport or at select local retailers. Check their website to confirm “pop-up” locations and where you can find them on the island. DIVOTS BAR & GRILL BELMONT HILLS GOLF COURSE 97 MIDDLE RD., WARWICK TEL: 434-8687 WEBSITE: DIVOTS.BM

The new Divots Bar & Grill at Belmont Hills Golf Course in Warwick offers an American menu and stunning views of the Great Sound — it’s not to be missed. Check them out on Facebook and TripAdvisor.

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set foot in Bermuda. It is 75 feet of pure pirate glory surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views. A family-friendly, authentic and fun atmosphere enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Equipped with TVs, surround sound, a barbecue, two bars and an unlimited supply of rum! The adventurous guests can “walk the plank” or “yo ho ho” down their giant inflatable slide. Calico Jack’s offers an experience you will never forget. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (or later, and weather permitting).


THE DOCK AT THE WATERLOT INN MIDDLE RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-8000 WEBSITE: FAIRMONT.COM/SOUTHAMPTON

Experience the chic, waterside lounge at The Dock at the Waterlot Inn. Sip a refreshing drink from their locally sourced cocktail menu whilst you watch spectacular sunsets over sparkling Jews Bay. Enjoy a beautiful Bermuda evening on the contemporary, stylish loungers listening to great music under a canopy of stars. Join them for grilled fare straight from the outdoor kitchen in the comfort of this dockside living room. The Dock has a chill, sexy vibe, perfect for catching up with friends or relaxing with your special someone. Subject to seasonal closures. DUCH POPS BERMUDA DOCKYARD TERRACE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 705-3824 WEBSITE: DUCHPOPSBERMUDA.COM

What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day than a deliciously refreshing

Popsicle? Located in Royal Naval Dockyard, Duch Pops strives to quench your sweet tooth with mouthwatering frozen treats which are not only hand-crafted but also naturally sourced when in season. Through a passion for Bermudian culture, this vision was brought to life by owner Rickeisha Burgess. Crafted through an array of flavours and textures, each recipe is uniquely created and given a name to represent the beautiful island. Offering catering services as well as bulk orders, Duch Pops is the ideal choice for a scrumptious, revitalising frosted treat. FLANAGAN’S IRISH PUB & OUTBACK SPORTS BAR 69 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-8299 WEBSITE: FLANAGANS.BM

The award-winning Flanagan’s Irish Pub and Outback Sports Bar are favourites of locals and visitors alike. Relax in a cosy pub atmosphere at Flanagan’s on Front Street and sample the classic all-day English breakfast, or simply enjoy a delicious

draught beer on the balcony overlooking Hamilton Harbour. For sports fans, Outback is the place to catch any match of the day on one of their 22 HD TVs or watch from your own private booth. FOURWAYS INN & RESTAURANT 1 MIDDLE RD., PAGET TEL: 236-6517 WEBSITE: FOURWAYS.BM

Originally built in the 1720s, Fourways Inn & Restaurant has remained unchanged at heart despite extensive renovations. Nowadays an old 18th-century Bermuda fireplace, sturdy cedar beams and original stone walls lend an alluring sense of character to a space already steeped in tradition. Dinner at Fourways is not merely a culinary experience but also a journey back in time. Sophisticated yet relaxed, Fourways’ patrons enjoy unerring hospitality, lavish meals and a Wine Spectator award-winning selection of reds and whites. An old-world “peg leg” bar on the premises provides a casual atmosphere for a cocktail before dinner or a relaxing after-dinner drink. Dining service is available

E X P E R I E N C E T HE LOREN HOT E L COM E F OR T H E F O OD S TAY F O R T H E V I E W The Loren at Pink Beach | 116 South Road, Tucker’s Town | 441.293.1666 concierge@thelorenhotel.com | www.thelorenhotel.com |

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Go Jo’s Coffee Shop sits on the water’s edge next to the infamous Ducking Stool in the King’s Square, St. George’s. Enjoy some of the best local cuisine, coffee and homemade drinks, all freshly prepared for you each day: the cowboy breakfast; the bacon, avocado and tomato sandwich; home-made traditional codfish cakes or their No. 1 bestseller, the fresh local fish sandwich. Go Jo’s ever-popular, amazing carrot cake is a must-try, as are its assorted rum cakes and other delicious baked goods. GOSLINGS 33 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 298-7337 17 DUNDONALD ST., HAMILTON TEL: 298-7368 WEBSITE: GOSLINGSRUM.COM

To get the party started, enjoy the trade-

marked cocktail and National Drink of Bermuda, the Dark ’n Stormy®, the classic Bermuda Rum Swizzle, a Bermuda Mule or a South Shore; or have one of Bermuda’s skilled and knowledgeable bartenders prepare one of their fabulous, delicious signature drinks. The complete island experience features Bermuda’s world-renowned and award-winning Goslings Black Seal Rum, winner of the coveted Platinum Award, the beverage industry’s highest honour, “96 Points, Superlative, Best Buy.” This deep, luscious rum is so versatile it can be sipped neat or star in any cocktail, providing an extra level of richness. It pairs superbly with almost any cuisine and is the heart of several popular Bermuda food recipes. As Bermuda’s oldest company and largest export, you’ll find all of Goslings’ award-winning rums available islandwide, in Goslings’ own shops in town and duty-free at the airport. HARRY’S 96 PITTS BAY RD., PEMBROKE TEL: 292-5533 WEBSITE: HARRYS.BM

Harry’s is situated in The Waterfront

Complex at Pitts Bay Road, just to the east of the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. Open for lunch and dinner daily, except Sundays and public holidays, Harry’s philosophy is simple. Their new American steakhouse style incorporates sustainably farmed meats, including their famous dry-aged beef and the best of Bermuda’s fish, which are delivered right to their door. Through their partnership with Miles Market and Miles Farms, they take the finest, freshest ingredients to create their homegrown yet internationally sophisticated cuisine. You are able to choose your Harry’s experience from their different options: Harry’s Bar, waterside patio with Hamilton Harbour views, private dining room or main dining room. So, whether you are looking for a light lunch, a drink at happy hour or dinner for two or 20, Harry’s will meet your requirements. Their extensive cocktail menu and Wine Spectator award-winning wine cellar cater to all tastes and budgets. Harry’s was named in memory of Henry C.D. Cox. His achievements, contributions to Bermuda’s culture and love of

GLOBAL FLAVOURS, LOCAL CHARM Stunning ocean views paired with a generous menu! 25 Belmont Hills Drive, Middle Road, Warwick WK06 | 434-8687 | www.divots.bm |

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good food and drink shared with friends are the inspiration for all that they do. HENRY VIII RESTAURANT, SUSHI BAR & PUB 69 SOUTH RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-1977 WEBSITE: HENRYS.BM

Flanagan’s Irish Pub

Henry VIII Restaurant, Sushi Bar & Pub has been one of Bermuda’s premier restaurants for more than 40 years, offering inside and outside dining with breathtaking views of South Shore. Enjoy dishes from their international menu such as steaks, rack of lamb and pasta dishes. Try their excellent fish chowder or fresh local fish. If sushi is your choice, sample many different creations at Bermuda’s best sushi bar. For a more casual option, there is a pub menu. Unwind with the daily happy hour or join them later for great entertainment and dance the night away. HOUSE OF INDIA 58A NORTH ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-6450 WEBSITE: HOUSEOFINDIA.BIZ

For more than two decades, House of India has been recognised for its commitment to truly authentic Indian cuisine with an enduring emphasis on culture,

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T H E D E V A S T A T I N G, D E L I C I O U S

LIONFISH LURKING IN THE WATERS SURROUNDING BERMUDA is a species of fish

that — armed with venomous spines — is eating native fish species at an alarming rate. Curiously, this problematic predator also makes a delicious meal. The lionfish, with its tiger-esque stripes and spines and tentacles extending outwards would be quite beautiful if it wasn’t so devastating. A popular aquarium fish, the lionfish was possibly introduced to the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea when 1992’s Hurricane Andrew destroyed a South Florida aquarium, allowing six lionfish to slip into Biscayne Bay. Since then, this invasive species has thrived, preying aggressively on established native species. “Females dump as many as 30,000 eggs once or twice a month in spawning season, and they tend to stay in one place and pretty much just wipe out the area,” said

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Bermuda Institute of Ocean Services’ Chris Flook, who first encouraged the Bermuda government to implement a lionfish culling programme in the early 2000s. “Every single lionfish we catch has fatty liver disease, so we know they’re overeating and not working hard enough to get their food. You don’t usually see that in wild predators.” Local eradication efforts have likely saved native species from being wiped out entirely, and with the added bonus of the lionfish’s delicate white meat, similar to snapper or hogfish, removing these invasive creatures from Bermuda’s waters is beneficial in more ways than one. “It’s quite a healthy fish to eat, and it’s a greener than green choice,” says Flook. “Each lionfish you remove is great because you’re not removing a native species like groupers, snappers and others that have been overexploited.” Lionfish aren’t eaten in areas with warmer waters due to ciguatera concerns, but the foodborne illness is generally

only found in subtropical and tropical waters in the Pacific and the Caribbean, so lionfish caught around Bermuda are safe to eat. A simple removal of the fish’s spines, where the venom glands are located, is all that’s required to make the lionfish safe for human consumption. Bermuda organisations like the Bermuda Lionfish Taskforce can’t remove lionfish quickly and consistently enough for the species to be a regular menu item, so some restaurants will feature the fish as a special when it’s available. “We’re not getting enough volume, but anybody going out and getting lionfish has no problem selling it to restaurants or eating it themselves,” says Flook. The lionfish battle is far from over, and other more complex efforts have been explored, including tech company iRobot’s consideration of an unmanned lionfish killing machine. In the meantime, Bermuda’s “If you can’t beat them, eat them” approach is removing these ocean predators, one delicious meal at a time.

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In Bermuda, helping protect the environment is as simple as sitting down to enjoy a plate of lionfish.


quality and service. Their chefs take immense pride, using only the finest spices, roasted in-house; and they even prepare their own blend of garam masala. Everything is cooked with the freshest ingredients, and all their sauces are made from scratch. Try their prized chicken tikka masala, cooked in a delicious creamy cashew tomato-based sauce. Succulent lamb loin chops are marinated in yoghurt and infused with roasted cumin seeds and cloves, prepared to perfection. Or enjoy one of their mouthwatering tandoor charcoal-style dishes. With more than 50 aromatic curries from all regions of India that are prepared in various styles and heat profiles, House of India has something amazing for everyone. Accompany these with tasty breads or family naan and an ice-cold beer or glass of wine. Watch the chefs at work whilst waiting for a takeout order. The rich aromas at this cosy, family-run restaurant will excite your senses and tantalise your taste buds. Awardwinning food that is truly Indian.

LA TRATTORIA 23 WASHINGTON LANE, HAMILTON TEL: 295-1877 WEBSITE: LATRATTORIA.BM

La Trattoria is one of Bermuda’s longeststanding restaurants and a favourite of locals and visitors alike. It is perfectly placed in the heart of Hamilton, making it the ideal restaurant for a romantic dinner for two or a gathering with friends. This festive trattoria has warm and familiar red brick walls and rustic tile floors, giving it an authentic Italian feel; or a few outdoor tables provide an alfresco experience in Washington Lane. It offers the island’s only wood-burning pizza oven as a centrepiece and is recognised as the best in Bermuda for its hearty Italian food and warm, kid-friendly environment, all at an extraordinary value. LITTLE VENICE 32 BERMUDIANA RD., HAMILTON TEL: 295-3503 WEBSITE: LITTLEVENICE.BM

Little Venice is Bermuda’s first Italian restaurant, celebrating more than 40

years of fabulous service and fine food. It is touted as the best Italian restaurant in Bermuda by The New York Times and The Boston Globe. This Hamilton restaurant is dedicated to producing an authentic taste of Italy with superbly prepared classic and contemporary Italian specialities. The adjoining Wine Bar offers the island’s most comprehensive wine list, providing excellent selections from around the world and a popular happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Little Venice opens Monday through Friday for lunch from noon to 2 p.m.; Monday through Saturday for dinner from 6 p.m. onwards. THE LOBSTER POT RESTAURANT AND BOATHOUSE BAR 6 BERMUDIANA RD., HAMILTON TEL: 292-6898 WEBSITE: LOBSTERPOT.BM

The Lobster Pot Restaurant and Boathouse Bar is Bermuda’s oldest fish eatery and has a faithful following amongst both visitors and Bermudians. Service is friendly, prices are fair and the menu is enticing. There is

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always a good selection of fresh seafood from local and foreign waters. Specialities of the house include fish chowder, a succulent seafood feast, pan-fried local fish topped with banana and almonds, escargot and live lobsters. The staff welcomes you for lunch Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and for dinner daily, 5:30 p.m. until closing. Dinner only on Saturday from 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 6 p.m. Reservations for both lunch and dinner are advised; closed on public holidays. L’ORIENTAL 32 BERMUDIANA RD., HAMILTON TEL: 296-4477 WEBSITE: LORIENTAL.BM

With its dragons and Asian mystique, L’Oriental’s restaurant entrance, next to Little Venice, entices customers up the stairs into a world of fusion cuisine. L’Oriental is the island’s first Orientalfusion restaurant, offering the combined tastes and delicacies of the Far East. The meticulously hand-crafted pagoda and décor provide a unique backdrop to Ber-

muda’s only teppanyaki table and the elegant sushi bar, which provides immaculately prepared sushi. This awardwinning restaurant is well known for its food, service and outstanding interior. Hours are Monday through Friday for lunch from noon to 2 p.m.; dinner Monday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. onwards. THE MEDIA LOUNGE CINEMA & WI-FI CAFÉ THE COOPERAGE BUILDING ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 526-6843 WEBSITE: MEDIALOUNGEBDA.COM

The Media Lounge Cinema and Wi-Fi Café is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a different media experience, have a refreshing drink or just take a break and surf the internet. Their air-conditioned lounge offers the best place in Dockyard to access e-mails, stay in contact with family and friends or just watch TV for a while. The Media Lounge Café serves a variety of local fa-

vourite pastries, cookies and cakes highlighting the island’s heritage; all made by locals, using local ingredients. The Media Lounge is also a small, intimate, single-screen cinema showing the latest box office hits, great for a night at the movies with friends and family. MEDITERRA 101 SOUTH RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-8000 WEBSITE: FAIRMONT.COM/SOUTHAMPTON

Mediterra is a refined, shared dining restaurant with culinary offerings influenced by the landscape surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. These tapas and shared dishes not only allow you to experience the dynamic flavours of the region but also create a sense of community with each ingredient. From their home-made pasta to their signature land and sea dishes, the selections are bountiful. Whether dining with friends or colleagues, the authentic dishes bring the essence and story of their native countries. Join them each night between 6 and 9:30 p.m. and taste oldworld cuisine on Bermudian shores.

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE NANNINI HÄAGEN-DAZS ICE CREAM PARLOUR CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 234-2474

No visit to Royal Naval Dockyard is complete without a visit to the Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour in Clocktower Mall, open seven days a week and featuring only Häagen-Dazs ice cream, sorbets and frozen yoghurt. Treat yourself to one of the 16 flavours in a cone, sundae or milkshake. It can even be packed for you to take home. Nannini also offers a variety of indulgences from Italy. So, give yourself a treat and visit the Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour. PEARL 87 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-9150 WEBSITE: PEARL.BM

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. PINK BEACH CLUB THE LOREN HOTEL 116 SOUTH RD., TUCKER’S TOWN, SMITH’S TEL: 293-1666 WEBSITE: THELORENHOTEL.COM

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PORT O’ CALL 87 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-5373 WEBSITE: PORTOCALL.BM

One of Bermuda’s most popular restaurants is Port O’ Call. Enjoy awardwinning signature dishes featuring 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. ROBIN HOOD PUB & RESTAURANT 25 RICHMOND RD., PEMBROKE TEL:295-3314 WEBSITE: ROBINHOOD.BM

The best place to enjoy real English pub-style food and watch the best in live sports whilst enjoying a great menu with

Rosewood Bermuda

The Loren hotel is Bermuda’s newest, award-winning hotel. Its restaurant, the Pink Beach Club, overlooks the hotel’s private beach with stunning views of the Atlantic. Enjoy breakfast as the sun rises, a leisurely lunch or dinner and drinks under the stars. The open-air setting encourages a laid-back atmosphere whilst the Pink Beach Club’s signature dishes, like burgers and crab cakes, perfectly complement a day spent by the sea or poolside. Winner of The Bermudian magazine’s 2018 Best Hotel Restaurant Award, the Pink Beach Club at the outstanding Loren hotel is well worth a visit.


The best place to enjoy real English pub style food!

@robinhoodbda www.robinhood.bm | Tel: 441-295-3314 25 Richmond Road, Pembroke

Bermuda’s finest restaurant for Sunday Brunch, sushi or any occasion!

441-238-1977 | www.henrys.bm 69 South Road, Southampton

@henrysbermuda

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affordable prices. Each day their chef prepares daily specials that are certain to tingle your taste buds. Enjoy fish and chips, bangers and mash, surf and turf or one of the best curries in town. On kickoff day, don’t miss out on their buffalo wings, nachos or a juicy burger. Seating is available inside or on their outdoor patio. Watch all the games (they specialise in sports) or pop by for their weekly quiz night that attracts a lively crowd. ROSEWOOD BERMUDA RESTAURANTS 60 TUCKER’S POINT DR., HAMILTON PARISH TEL: 298-4000 WEBSITE: ROSEWOODHOTELS.COM/EN/BERMUDA/DINING

The resort’s signature restaurant, Island Brasserie, features a vibrant space that introduces local Bermudian cuisine through traditional dishes which combine the island’s rich culinary roots with new-world flavours. Highlighted by hand-painted murals, the restaurant serves elevated island comfort food, whilst Tucker’s Bar has transformed into a rum bar, dedicated to teaching guests about the history of the island’s sig-

nature spirit. Featuring breathtaking views of Castle Harbour, the Conservatory Bar and Lounge is the beating heart of the resort where guests can enjoy hand-crafted cocktails enhanced by fresh herbs, house-made infusions, and the latest mixology techniques. With its twin fireplaces, black and white hand-painted tile floor and elegant beamed ceilings, the new bar is timeless with a touch of modern attitude. Boasting local art and welcoming Bermudian service, the Conservatory is complemented by the intimacy of the new courtyard, adding a rustic accent to the ambience. Sul Verde, the Golf Clubhouse restaurant, has been re-conceptualised to bring the rustic warmth and the traditional spirit of the southern Italian region of Campania to the fairways. Boasting an authentic menu of the highest-quality ingredients paired with a warm atmosphere, Sul Verde is reminiscent of an authentic family dinner in the heart of Italy.

RUBY MURRYS INDIAN CUISINE 2 CHANCERY LANE, HAMILTON TEL: 295-5058 WEBSITE: RUBYMURRYS.BM

Ruby Murrys is the newest addition to Bermuda’s restaurant scene and is quickly becoming the place to go for discerning diners who yearn for the real taste of India. Their menu features some of the most popular gastronomic delights from the many diverse regional styles of India, all served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. They are open for lunch five days a week and dinner seven nights a week. Takeout and catering available. THE SOMERSET COUNTRY SQUIRE 10 MANGROVE BAY, SOMERSET TEL: 234-0105

Blessed by the scenic tranquillity of Mangrove Bay, The Somerset Country Squire is the place to go for picturesque lunches at reasonable prices. On a sun-drenched terrace lined by palm trees, the restaurant offers superb dining a la carte. Downstairs is a sports bar with excellent satellite coverage and lots of local character.

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE SPECIALITY CINEMA & GRILL 12 CHURCH ST., HAMILTON TEL: 292-2135 WEBSITE: SPECIALITYCINEMA.BM

Speciality Cinema & Grill is Bermuda’s premiere movie-going experience. Conveniently located in the City of Hamilton, this multi-screen cinema provides the perfect afternoon or evening out. A multiple-time Best of Bermuda award winner, Speciality Cinema & Grill also offers a delicious food menu. Grab a meal before the movie, take an order into the theatre with you or stop by for a quick lunch. Pair your order with a tasty milkshake, daiquiri or fruit smoothie. Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday and public holidays, noon to 8 p.m. Visit their website for showtimes. SPECIALITY INN 4 SOUTH RD., SMITH’S TEL: 236-3133 WEBSITE: SPECIALITYINN.BM

Established in 1985, Speciality Inn is Bermuda’s favourite local restaurant and a Best of Bermuda 2018 award winner. Known for its range of local and international cuisine, this family-owned restaurant also boasts a pizzeria and sushi bar. Kid friendly, with a welcoming yet relaxed ambience, Speciality Inn has built a reputation for excellence in food and customer service. Whether it’s to dine in or take out, stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are open Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Breakfast is served until 4 p.m. Closed public holidays. Reservations not required.

Phone: 1-441-292-6898 Address: 5 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton Email: lobsterpot@logic.bm Facebook: Lobster Pot Restaurant and Boathouse Bar

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No vacation would be complete without a visit to Bermuda’s oldest pub, the Swizzle Inn, at Bailey's Bay, or their newest location, Swizzle South Shore in Warwick. First, sip an original Rum Swizzle, the deliciously potent national drink. Then, venture to the patio or in-

Harry’s

SWIZZLE INN 3 BLUE HOLE HILL, BAILEY’S BAY TEL: 293-1854 SWIZZLE SOUTH SHORE 87 SOUTH RD., WARWICK TEL: 236-7459 WEBSITE: SWIZZLEINN.COM


doors to enjoy the award-winning Swizzle burger or Bailey’s Bay fish sandwich, pizzas, or the best nachos or onion rings. Dinner includes local fish, steaks, classic pub fare like shepherd’s pie and fish ’n’ chips. After dinner, stick around for great live pub entertainment. Stop by for the hugely popular weekend barbecue menu with slow-smoked ribs, steaks, chicken and seafood. Portions are good, and prices are reasonable. Be sure to leave your card or a message on the pub walls, which are covered with graffiti from previous “swizzlers.” Both locations are kid friendly. Check out the gift shops, which offer a wide selection of Swizzle Inn Swagger Out clothing and gifts. TEMPEST BISTRO 22 WATER ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 297-0861

Tempest Bistro is situated in a restored former military warehouse on Water Street, Somers’ Wharf, and offers international-style bistro variations on local favourites that have proven to be pleasing to both locals and visitors alike. The exposed brick and original archways throughout give warmth and comfort, providing a relaxing atmosphere for any dining occasion. TEMPTATIONS CAFÉ 31 YORK ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 297-1368

Temptations Café is a lovely sandwich shop which offers its customers a chance to experience a quaint slice of Bermuda. Whether you stop in for a piping hot beverage, an egg and bacon breakfast bagel, delicious home-made soup with a hearty sandwich made to order, or a sweet treat, you are welcomed like you’re at home. Eat in or take out, Temptations is affordably priced and open for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. TEN CAFÉ 10 DUNDONALD ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-0857 WEBSITE: TEN.BM

TEN is your best choice for home-brewed coffees, fresh and delicious salads, pastas, sandwiches, daily blackboard specials and home-made desserts for breakfast

Serving great food at a great price for over 30 years. Monday – Saturday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm Collector’s Hill • #4 South Shore Road • Smith’s (441) 236-3133 • facebook.com/SpecialityInn www.specialityinn.bm speciality@northrock.bm

THE SOMERSET COUNTRY SQUIRE PUB & RESTAURANT Enjoy the finest in Bermudian and English Pub fare on our roomy Terrace overlooking beautiful Mangrove Bay. Open Daily for Lunch from 11:30am - 4pm and Dinner from 6:30 - 10pm.

Tel: 234-0105 We are on your left just as you enter Somerset Village travelling west.

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WAHOO’S BISTRO & PATIO 36 WATER ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 297-1307 WEBSITE: WAHOOS.BM

Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio is centrally located in the heart of St. George’s and boasts panoramic views of the harbour. It offers a wide range of menu choices guaranteed to satisfy any picky eater, from the famous locally caught fish items — including wahoo nuggets, rockfish Picasso and, of course, the award-winning fish chowder — to the delicious schnitzel sandwich and ever-changing pasta special. Bring your family for a nice relaxing meal or come for a romantic dinner overlooking the moonlit harbour.

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WASHINGTON MALL RESTAURANTS CHURCH AND REID STREETS, HAMILTON TEL: 295-4186 WEBSITE: WASHINGTONMALL.BM FACEBOOK: WASHINGTON MALL BERMUDA

Food Court has a variety of options to suit the whole family.

Hungry? Washington Mall, in the heart of Hamilton, has a wide variety of dining options to suit all tastes and budgets. For a full dining experience, head to La Trattoria, one of the longest-standing Italian restaurants in Bermuda; or Beluga Bar, the upscale seafood and sushi restaurant with an innovative Asian-inspired menu. Alternatively, The Cottage Bistro or Chatterbox make the perfect meeting spots for breakfast or lunch. If it’s a sweet treat you’re after, Glaze Bakery or Crow Lane Express are sure to satisfy. In addition, the Eateries

WEBSITE: WATERLOTINN.COM

WATERLOT INN MIDDLE RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-8000

Defining Bermuda’s steakhouse experience for nearly 350 years, the historic Waterlot Inn remains Bermuda’s best. Serving the finest prime-aged steaks and chops, this classic dining room has regular seasonal updates and inspired menus that span time-honoured signature specialities and incorporate bold new flavours. Fresh ingredients, unique preparation and awardwinning service surrounded by warm furnishings are all hallmarks of the Waterlot Inn.

Flanagan’s Irish Pub

and lunch. And for dinner, join them for Bermuda’s best tapas, wines by the glass and cocktails.


WHITE HORSE PUB & RESTAURANT 8 KING’S SQUARE, ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 441-297-1838 WEBSITE: WHITEHORSEBERMUDA.COM

The White Horse Pub & Restaurant is Bermuda’s most popular pub and seafood restaurant in St. George’s, well known for its creative and colourful dishes, friendly service and breathtaking views of St. George’s Harbour. The pub offers inside dining, covered waterside dining, an outdoor waterfront bistro area and their brand-new upstairs outdoor patio seating overlooking the historic King’s Square. The White Horse serves a wide selection of fresh local fish, flame-grilled steaks, as well as popular English and Bermudian pub favourites. Great food, great prices, great menu selections, all in a relaxed and casual atmosphere for you to enjoy. Fancy something cool and refreshing? Then sit back and relax at their inside or outside waterfront bar whilst sipping on one of their signature cocktails, mojitos or frozen drinks made especially for you. For all you sports fans out there, this is Bermuda’s No. 1 sports bar in St. George’s. Enjoy wall-to-wall sports coverage of your favourite teams from morning to night. The White Horse Pub & Restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; bar open until 1 a.m. or later. Takeout is available.

Waterlot Inn

WONG’S GOLDEN DRAGON RESTAURANT 13 YORK ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 297-0408 WEBSITE: WONGSGOLDENDRAGONBDA.COM

Wong’s Golden Dragon Restaurant offers the most captivating, highquality Chinese takeout food in the Town of St. George. The distinguished chef, Chunlee Wong, serves a fusion of Szechuan, Thai, Malaysian and Cantonese-style food, providing a rich pageant of the foremost seafood, meat and vegetarian meals. Check out their lunch and seasonal specials and their party-to-go menu. Open

Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. YOURS TRULY 2 CHANCERY LANE, HAMILTON TEL: 295-0429

Yours Truly provides a unique experience unlike any other in Bermuda. Their dedicated bartenders create hand-crafted 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 1920s style speakeasy, Yours Truly allows you to enjoy table service and features 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, ring the bell and enjoy your cocktail. VISITBERMUDANOW.COM |

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Address/Location

Parish/Area

Telephone

9 Parishes Authentic Rum Swizzle

Dockyard Terrace

Royal Naval Dockyard

535-6463

Hamilton Locations

E6

Island Locations

Ana Luna Catamaran

Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Bailey’s Bay

505-3780

N4

Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

1 Freeport Road

Royal Naval Dockyard

232-1345

E6

Aqua Terra

The Reefs Hotel & Club

Southampton

238-0222

D13

Astwood Arms, The

85 Front Street

Hamilton

292-5818

H4

Bistro J

Chancery Lane

Hamilton

296-8546

H4

Blû Bar & Grill

97 Middle Road

Warwick

232-2323

G11

Caddy Shack Grill

Bermuda Fun Golf

Royal Naval Dockyard

400-7888

E6

Calico Jack’s Floating Bar

Docked near the cruise ship

Royal Naval Dockyard

Coconuts

The Reefs Hotel & Club

Southampton

238-0222

D13

Divots Bar & Grill

97 Middle Road

Warwick

434-8687

G11

Duch Pops Bermuda

Dockyard Terrace

Royal Naval Dockyard

705-3824

E6

Elizabeth

Dockyard Watersports Centre Royal Naval Dockyard

747-2204

Flanagan’s Irish Pub & Outback Sports Bar

69 Front Street

Hamilton

295-8299

Fourways Inn & Restaurant

1 Middle Road

Warwick

236-6517

H11

Go Jo’s Coffee Shop

7 King’s Square

St. George’s

297-0614

Q2

Griffin’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

6 Rose Hill

St. George’s

297-1200

Q1

E6

E6 G5

Harry’s

96 Pitts Bay Road

Pembroke

292-5533

Henry VIII Restaurant, Sushi Bar & Pub

69 South Road

Southhampton

238-1977

B7

House of India

58A North Street

Hamilton

295-6450

Island Brasserie

60 Tucker’s Point Drive

Hamilton Parish

298-4000

La Trattoria

23 Washington Lane

Hamilton

295-1877

F4

Little Venice

32 Bermudiana Road

Hamilton

295-3503

D4

I9

H9 E13

North of I1

I9 O5

Lobster Pot Restaurant and Boathouse Bar

6 Bermudiana Road

Hamilton

292-6898

D4

L’Oriental

32 Bermudiana Road

Hamilton

296-4477

D4

Media Lounge Wi-Fi Café, The

Cooperage Building

Royal Naval Dockyard

526-6843

E6

Mediterra

101 South Road

Southhampton

238-8000

E13

Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour

Clocktower Mall

Royal Naval Dockyard

234-2474

E6

Pearl

87 Front Street

Hamilton

295-9150

Pink Beach Club at The Loren Hotel

116 South Road

Tucker’s Town

293-1666

Port O’ Call

87 Front Street

Hamilton

295-5373

H4 N7 H4

Robin Hood Pub & Restaurant

25 Richmond Road

Hamilton

295-3314

C2

Ruby Murrys Indian Cuisine

2 Chancery Lane

Hamilton

295-5058

H4

Somerset Country Squire, The

10 Mangrove Bay

Somerset

234-0105

H9

B8

Speciality Cinema & Grill

12 Church Street

Hamilton

292-2135

Speciality Inn

4 South Road

Smith’s

236-3133

E3 L8

Sul Verde

60 Tucker’s Point Drive

Hamilton Parish

298-4000

O5

Swizzle Inn

3 Blue Hole Hill

Bailey’s Bay

293-1854

N4

Swizzle South Shore

87 South Road

Warwick

236-7459

H12

Tempest Bistro

22 Water Street

St. George’s

297-0861

Q2

Temptations Café

31 York Street

St. George’s

297-1368

Q1

TEN Café

10 Dundonald Street

Hamilton

295-0857

Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio

36 Water Street

St. George’s

297-1307

Washington Mall Restaurants

Church & Reid Streets

Hamilton

295-4186

Waterlot Inn

Middle Road

Southampton

238-8000

E12

White Horse Pub & Restaurant

8 King’s Square

St. George’s

297-1838

Q2

Wong’s Golden Dragon Restaurant

13 York Street

St. George’s

297-0408

Q1

Yours Truly

2 Chancery Lane

Hamilton

295-0429

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nce known as the “Gibraltar of the West,” Britain’s largest naval base outside the United Kingdom is now filled with adventure, local culture and luxury. The recent opening of the Prince Alfred Terrace, luxury oceanside vacation rentals, makes Dockyard a true one-stop shop. From accommodations and shopping to dining, watersports and nightlife, you’ll find everything you need and more for an unforgettable Bermuda vacation at Royal Naval Dockyard.

West End Development Corporation (WEDCO), which has been guiding the development of Dockyard since 1982, strives to continually evolve the area’s offerings whilst remembering Dockyard’s distinction as a world-class destination built proudly on the past, with a clear view of the future. As the home of the 35th America’s Cup, which brought Dockyard to the forefront of Bermuda’s offerings, this West End destination continues to present fun, inventive ways for visitors to interact with its historic setting.


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DIVING INTO HISTORY After losing the American War of Independence in 1783, and with no American ports at their disposal, Britain sought a port in the mid-Atlantic, between Halifax and the West Indies, from which it could face off America and France and also easily access its interests in the Caribbean. Bermuda’s central geographic position made it a prime choice. In 1809, enslaved people laid the first local stones that would become Royal Naval Dockyard’s foundation; and convicts from Britain followed as the next wave of labourers after emancipation. From the War of 1812 until just after World War II, Royal Naval Dockyard and the base played an integral role in strategic defence for Britain. It wasn’t until 1951 that the Royal Navy officially pulled out from Bermuda. In the first years after the Bermuda government purchased Dockyard in 1953, the area saw little use and began to fall into disrepair. But soon enough, plans were set in motion to preserve Dockyard as a public gathering ground and park.

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Bermuda Craft Market, The

3

Bermuda Rum Cake Company, The

4

Clocktower Shopping Mall

5

Crown & Anchor

6

Diamonds International Bermuda

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Dockyard Glassworks Gallery & Studio

8

Dockyard Pharmacy

2

Howarth Photography at The Bermuda Craft Market

9

Island Outfitters

2

Jennifer Rodrigues Designs at The Bermuda Craft Market

10

Jon Faulkner Gallery

11

Makin Waves

12

Rum Barrel, The

Clocktower Shopping Mall A.S. Cooper & Sons Ltd. Bermuda Shop by Carole Holding, The Bermuda Triangle Shop, The Café Amici Calypso Crisson Jewellers Davison’s of Bermuda E.R. Aubrey Jewellers Fair Trade Bermuda Shop, The Grand Bazaar Hand Made (Bermuda) Ltd. Harris Jennifer Rodrigues Designs at Hand Made (Bermuda) Ltd. Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop, The Modern Lifestyle Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour Orchid Perfume Shop, The Sidekicks Studio 8 Glass

Seasonal Vendors 9 Parishes Authentic Rum Swizzle Bermuda Fudge Company Churchill’s Ltd. Duch Pops Bermuda Positive Energy Sunkissed Hair & Henna

Services 18

Dockyard Canvas

19

Prince Alfred Terrace Vacation Rentals

19

Savvy Entertainment

4

West End Development Corporation (WEDCO)

18, 19

West End Yachts/Spar Yard Marine Solutions

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Bermuda Fun Golf Calico Jack’s Dockyard Ticketing Booth

22

Dockyard Watersports Centre

23

Dolphin Quest

22

Double Play Charters

22

Elizabeth

35

Endeavour

24

Fantasea Diving & Watersports

25

FryDay’s Trampoline Park

26

Island Tour Centre

22

K.S. WaterSports (Adventure Tours, Rentals & Charters)

22

Kirk’s Coral Reef Adventures

27

Locked on the Rock — Bermudian Escape Room Games

28

Media Lounge Cinema, The

29

Oleander Cycle Rentals

30

Segway Tours

31

Snorkel Park Beach

32

Spirit of Bermuda

33

Tour, Mini Bus & Taxi Zone

34

Vista View Virtual Tours

Food & Beverage

T

1

9 Parishes Authentic Rum Swizzle

51

Alex & Pete’s Artisan Ice Cream

52

Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

3

Bermuda Rum Cake Company, The

53

Bone Fish Bar & Grill

20

Caddy Shack Grill

4

Café Amici

21

Calico Jack’s Floating Bar

54

Dockshop at Pier 41 Marina, The

55

Dockyard Brewing Company, The

56

Dockyard Pastry Shop, The

57

Duch Pops Bermuda

55

Frog & Onion Restaurant & Pub

31

Hammerheads Bar & Grill

28

Media Lounge Wi-Fi Café, The

4

Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour

58

Woody’s Sport Bar & Restaurant

Galleries & Museums 40

Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

2

Bermuda Craft Market, The

41

Bermuda Transport Museum

7

Dockyard Glassworks Gallery & Studio

10

Jon Faulkner Gallery

4

Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery

42

National Museum of Bermuda

4

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A NEW ADDITION: CROSS ISLAND The nine-acre land mass in Dockyard’s South Basin, once a hub for the flurry of activity that came with hosting the 35th America’s Cup, is finding promise in its new purpose. Cross Island now serves as a hub for Savvy Entertainment, which hosted the Poseidon Games, a global Hydroflight competition, at the island in 2018. Also, in 2018, Savvy transformed Land Rover BAR’s former Cross Island boat shed, now dubbed The Shed, into Bermuda’s largest indoor event venue hosting large-scale events such as Syzygy, a one-night concert event featuring reggae and soca heavyweights like Bunji Garlin and Sizzla Kalonji. Savvy also rents Cross Island and The Shed to event organisers, breathing new life into the former America’s Cup home. The America’s Cup also left behind the great legacy of its Endeavour Program, which is headquartered in Dockyard. The programme provides sailing instruction as well as education on a range of related subjects and could very well lead to young Bermudians becoming world-class sailors in their own right.

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boasts both. Vista View Virtual Tours, set to open sometime in 2019, describes the experience it will offer as a 21st-century simulated theatre and entertainment attraction offering virtual reality experiences, motion simulator games and special feature interactive rides that will promote and celebrate Bermuda’s history, attractions and culture. Locked on the Rock, Dockyard’s escape room experience, challenges groups of friends to find the clues and solve the puzzles that will allow them to escape as the clock ticks down. The Tucker’s Cross escape is based on a 50-yearold mystery, whilst the Cupmatch

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Hangover scenario begins as the island’s biggest holiday ends. “Not only is this a bonding experience and a thrilling puzzle for participants to solve, but it is entirely unique because you can learn something about Bermuda at the same time, as each room is designed to showcase elements of Bermuda,” said WEDCO Marketing & Events Manager Stephanie Rodill. Another fun interactive experience at Dockyard will have you feeling like a kid again — the FryDay’s Trampoline Park, the only venue of its kind in Bermuda, is in the historic Sail Loft Building right behind Clocktower Shopping Mall. From exercise jump classes to arcade games and a custom-built piratethemed miniature bowling alley, FryDay’s offers the kind of sweet thrill that brings families together.

Visitors can take advantage of the free train shuttle within Dockyard when cruise ships are in port.

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I M M E R S E YO U R S E L F Twenty-somethings are eschewing catching up over cocktails in favour of immersive experiences that thrill and challenge, like virtual reality and escape rooms. Royal Naval Dockyard


GETTING THERE & AROUND Royal Naval Dockyard is easily accessible by scooter or electric car; by minibus or taxi; via Bermuda’s iconic pink Bermuda Breeze buses, which offer service from the City of Hamilton to Dockyard; and by the Sea Express ferry from Hamilton, and from St. George’s in the summer. Children under 5 ride buses and ferries for free. Visitors can also take advantage of the free train shuttle within Dockyard when cruise ships are in port or the boundless taxis and minibuses available, and Twizy recharge stations are available at Dockyard as well. For more information on transportation, please visit the Dockyard Visitor Services Centre, located in the gazebo on Dockyard Terrace adjacent to the Ferry Pier, or call 296-9400.

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• Rated #1 in Jet Ski Tours by visitors and locals alike. (Several Jet Ski Adventures to choose from + private tours) • WildCat takes guests on a fun, thrilling sightseeing adventure tour around Bermuda’s coastline and shores. • Parasail above Bermuda’s turquoise waters & coral reefs. • Plan your very own adventure on one of our Boston Whaler Boats, Pontoon Boats, Kayaks or SUP rentals. • 4 Locations • Charter your own private boat & captain. • Reservations are advised • Open daily from 8am-7pm

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Kirk’s Coral Reef Adventures

FUN FOR THE E N T I R E F A M I LY There’s something for everyone here, so you’re sure to find an activity to suit your taste. Several options for a fun day on the water include Jet Ski rentals, banana boat tubing, parasailing, kayaks, glass-bottom boat tours, snorkelling and scuba outings, and sailing and high-speed catamarans, which depart directly from the Watersports Centre in Royal Naval Dockyard. Enjoy a little friendly competition at Bermuda Fun Golf, an 18-hole mini golf course situated on an acre of oceanfront property designed after famous holes in the U.S., Scotland and Bermuda. Visitors can even personally interact with dolphins, from short 30-minute encounters to a full day of working alongside the dolphin’s trainers. Continued on page 167

cocktail cruises glass bottom tours snorkeling fishing banana boat rides shipwreck snorkel sunset cruises catamaran sailing private parties sightseeing whale watching weddings

call: 441-747-2204 info@kirksadventures.com www.kirksadventures.com kirksadventuresbermuda kirksadventures captain kirk’s coral reef adventures

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ROYALTY Prince Alfred Terrace boasts views fit for any royal family.

ORIGINALLY BUILT IN THE 1840S, the terraces were

constructed as married officer quarters on what was part of a 200-acre plot on Ireland Island, which had been purchased to create Royal Naval Dockyard, a vital base for the Royal Navy until the mid-1990s. By 2016, the terraces — named after Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria’s son, who visited Bermuda whilst serving in the Royal Navy — had fallen into a state of disrepair and had sustained serious

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hurricane damage, but their full potential was realised when it was announced that Bermuda would be home to the 2017 America’s Cup. A decision was made to return Prince Alfred Terrace to its former glory, and apartments were created to house The America’s Cup Operations Centre and America’s Cup Officials. Following the event, the apartments were made available for vacation rentals and have been extremely popular with visitors enjoying the opportunity to experience a rich part of Bermuda’s history. The 10 three-bedroom apartments are superbly equipped with modern kitchens and bathrooms, as well as a laundry in each apartment; but one of the best features is the incredible views they afford over the Great Sound. Wander down to the sea front and lounge in an area specifically designed to let you relax and take in the breathtaking views with a glass of wine in hand. For more information, visit princealfredterrace.com.

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Bermuda Fun Golf A fully packed events calendar rounds out the offerings at Dockyard, where visitors can watch historical re-enactments of 19th-century Dockyard life with a free walking tour on Tuesdays and Fridays from April 16 to October 29, beginning at 9:30 a.m. This interactive and educational re-enactment is suitable for all ages and depicts life in Royal Naval Dockyard during the 1800s complete with knowledgeable guides and actors dressed in full period costume. Walk amid the historic walls of the Dockyard and truly experience what life must have been like for those who walked the same paths so long ago. Another way visitors can take a deeper look at Dockyard is with a living arts guided walking tour, led by a local historian with an eye for art. Meet the resident glass makers, woodworkers, maritime artists, potters, jewellers, and more on Thursdays from April 18 to October 31 at 9:30 a.m. beginning at the Moongate on the pier. Dockyard is the place to be on Monday evenings in summer for Destination Dockyard, a free interactive cultural experience on the North Lawn, celebrating everything Bermuda has to offer: artistic expression, contemporary technology, heritage and culture. Enjoy local cuisine, sporting demonstrations, an amazing combination of local performers and musicians, virtual reality games, an interactive artistic journey and so much more from 7 to 10 p.m. July 1 through August 26, 2019. It’s a true sampling of the breadth and depth of all that Bermuda and her people have to offer. Stop by the Visitor Services Centre in the gazebo on Dockyard Terrace to pick up a map, guide or up-to-date information on Royal Naval Dockyard events, attractions and tours. You can also pick up your public transportation passes and tokens for the buses and ferries.

World’s #1 Miniature Golf Course. Come and ‘Putt a Round’ with us today!

Situated in Royal Naval Dockyard on an acre of ocean front property, Bermuda Fun Golf features 18 challenging holes designed after famous holes in the US, Scotland and Bermuda. Special Features include the Sunset Terrace, affording incredible views of Bermuda’s magnificent sunsets and the Caddy Shack, our fully licensed bar. When the sun sets enjoy our ‘Glow in the Dark’ night golf! Open Daily from 10am to 10pm, May through September.

Now Open! The Caddy Shack Grill at Bermuda Fun Golf! Great Food, Great Cocktails and Great Fun!

Telephone: 441-400-PUTT(7888) Email: office@fungolf.bm

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little glass frogs, fishes, tiny sea creatures and the island’s longtail birds make beautiful keepsakes. At the Jon Faulkner Gallery, where you’ll find ceramic house signs, salt-glazed stoneware and wall hangings, you can watch resident artists at work or even create your own masterpiece in the Paint Your Own Pottery Studio. Jennifer Rodrigues Designs sells her delicate handmade jewellery at the Bermuda Craft Market, where more than 60 local working artists display their talents and finished products. At the Craft Market, you can also purchase prints from one of the island’s most talented photographers, Gavin Howarth. Choose from fine selections of diamonds and gems and exclusive brands at Diamonds International Bermuda, or head to Dockyard’s Clocktower Shopping Mall, where you can shop amongst more than 20 stores inside this historic British Royal Navy warehouse.

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At some Dockyard shops and galleries, you can see artists in motion.

From top: Jon Faulkner Gallery, Jennifer Rodrigues Designs

BEST BUYS At some Dockyard shops and galleries, like Dockyard Glassworks, you can see artists in motion. Colourful creations like plates, bowls, vases and intricate sculptures are created whilst you watch. Sweet


Bermuda Rockpools

inspired by the beautiful waters and coastline of Bermuda

JON FAULKNER GALLERY contemporary ceramics • royal naval dockyard

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Whether you’re interested in art, history, local cuisine, exciting evening events or family fun, there is something here for everyone.

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E A T, D R I N K A N D B E M E R R Y There’s a wide range of restaurants on offer to sate your hunger as you play and explore at Royal Naval Dockyard. From sweet treats like ice cream, handcrafted frozen fruit pops and delicate pastries to Italian family-style dishes, authentic British pub fare and the traditional Bermudian Sunday codfish breakfast, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes. Don’t miss a stop at Calico Jack’s Floating Bar, a pirate-styled ship where you can down

some grog and have a jolly good time. Continue the party long after you’ve left Bermuda with 9 Parishes, Authentic Bermuda Rum Swizzle in a bottle, which you can pick up at the 9 Parishes kiosk on Dockyard Terrace. Whether you’re interested in art, history, local cuisine, exciting evening events or family fun, there is something here for everyone. With something to do, see or experience every day of the week, Royal Naval Dockyard is the place to be, day or night.


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DELIGHTS By Andrea Milam

Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge offers mouthwatering dishes and family-friendly options.

FRESH, LOCAL FOOD MEETS CONTEMPORARY QUALITY PLUS CONVENIENCE

at this Dockyard venue serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Soups, salads and grilled

burgers are on offer along with club sandwiches, wraps and paninis for lunch. Dinner options lean more towards the upscale entrée choices like rack of lamb, Atlantic salmon and escargot. Eat like a local with Anchor’s Bermy-style fish sandwich on raisin toast with coleslaw, cheese and hot sauce. Service is quick, friendly and attentive at this family-owned establishment. Owner and head chef Srinivasan “Srini” Nandagopal has spent 19 years in the kitchen and has experience in local, Mediterranean, French and Oriental cuisine. Srini even caters to the little ones with a kids menu. And don’t forget to save room for one of his delicious desserts. The only problem you’ll face is choosing which sweet treat should end your meal.

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Insider’s Guide With so much to fill your itinerary, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for here in Dockyard. Here are our top picks for what to see and do. ACTIVITIES BERMUDA FUN GOLF — WORLD’S NO. 1 MINIATURE GOLF COURSE TEL: 400-7888 WEBSITE: FUNGOLF.BM

Situated in Royal Naval Dockyard on an acre of oceanfront property, Fun Golf features 18 challenging holes designed after famous holes in the U.S., Scotland and Bermuda. When the sun sets, enjoy their “glow in the dark” night golf. Special features include the Sunset Terrace, affording incredible views of Bermuda’s magnificent sunsets, and the Caddy Shack, their fully licenced bar. The Caddy Shack Grill is the best 19th hole in Bermuda. A casual gather-

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ing place for golfers, non-golfers or those that just appreciate great food. “Putt a Round” with them today! Open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (April to September). Located next to Snorkel Park Beach through the common archway. DOUBLE PLAY CHARTERS PICK UP AT DOCKYARD WATERSPORTS CENTRE TEL: 335-1343 WEBSITE: DOUBLEPLAYBERMUDA.COM

Cruise the calm, blue waters of Bermuda aboard Double Play, a spacious 42-foot Prowler motor catamaran. The vessel caters to couples, families and small groups who want that personalised attention. Guests love to snuggle in the comfortable foredeck beanbags looking for turtles or seek the shaded spacious bridge deck with panoramic views, whilst others prefer the cockpit, which is closer to the cocktails! Each trip is uniquely designed around the guests’ wishes. Secluded spots are sought out for swimming and snorkelling… or enjoy a relaxing sightseeing tour whilst

Captain Joey shows off his knowledge about Bermuda’s history and hidden treasures. Sunset cocktail cruises as well as evening dinner cruises are very popular for bachelorette, birthday or anniversary celebrations. Talk to the captain and design your own tailor-made charter. The possibilities are endless. ELIZABETH DOCKYARD WATERSPORTS CENTRE TEL: 747-2204 / 234-2193 WEBSITE: ELIZABETHBERMUDA.COM

Simple elegance set amongst the most luxurious destinations in Bermuda, the Elizabeth is equipped to make your experience magical and memorable. Commemorate everything from cocktail parties to corporate meetings whilst enjoying the ocean sea breeze. A DJ, iPod or even a live band along with a large dance floor can be arranged to spice up any occasion. Their full catering options allow you to customise and transform the inside salon and outside deck into everything you’ve envisioned. Let their first-class crew members take care of your every need so you can enjoy a stress-free event. From wed-


dings to corporate meetings and teambuilding days, the Elizabeth can host it all. Set the standards to new levels with every occasion on the Elizabeth, surrounded by the crystal-blue waters of Bermuda.

K.S. WaterSports (Adventure Tours, Rentals & Charters)

ISLAND TOUR CENTRE DOCKYARD WATERSPORTS CENTRE TEL: 236-1300 WEBSITE: ISLANDTOURCENTRE.COM

Bermuda’s No. 1 provider of recreational sightseeing tours, activities and charters. With over 25 years of local tour experience, countless options, easy online reservations and conveniently located booking offices, Island Tour Centre is the first stop for your best Bermuda vacation experience ever. Choose from unbeatable diving and snorkelling opportunities, award-winning ecoand adventure tours, leisurely sightseeing excursions, heart-racing thrill rides and boat cruises to suit every taste imaginable. If you prefer to explore on your own, their knowledgeable staff can assist you with boat rentals and private charter options — from luxury yachts to party bus pub crawls, they have it all. Visit their website, call or drop by their booking office conveniently located within walking distance of the bus, ferry and Dockyard cruise ship terminals.

K.S. WATERSPORTS (ADVENTURE TOURS, RENTALS & CHARTERS) DOCKYARD WATERSPORTS CENTRE (ACROSS FROM THE BONE FISH BAR & GRILL) TEL: 441-238-4155 WEBSITE: KSWATERSPORTS.COM

Get ready to have the time of your life with K.S. WaterSports (Adventure Tours, Rentals & Charters), Bermuda’s No. 1 watersports company for fun and adventure. They offer Jet Ski tours, parasailing, boat rentals, private boat charters, snorkelling and WildCat high-speed boat tours out of Royal Naval Dockyard. Experience the thrill of a lifetime on one of their amazing Jet Ski Adventures, which are rated as one of the best tours and fun activities to do in Bermuda. Splash and dash throughout Bermuda’s aqua-blue waters as their friendly, fun and knowledgeable guides show you some of the best places to see on the water, plus point out many historic landmarks, too. Some of their Jet Ski Adventures even stop off at a shipwreck to feed fish, at a pink sandy beach area for a short swim, explore hidden coves to spot sea turtles or to snorkel vibrant coral reefs and marine life. K.S. WaterSports features the lowest Jet Ski rates in Bermuda, with VISITBERMUDANOW.COM |

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several exciting Jet Ski Adventures to choose from daily. Two-hour, three-hour and half-day private Jet Ski tours are available as well. Instructions are provided to all participants to ensure a safe and memorable experience. All ages welcome. Must be 16 years or older (by law) to drive a Jet Ski. Fancy something a little more daring and exciting? Then experience the high-flying thrill, panoramic views and pure excitement of parasailing. Soar over Bermuda’s crystal-clear waters aboard the Thrill Seeker. This powerful winch boat allows you to take off and land without getting wet, unless of course you request a dip. The professional crew assures you of a safe and memorable experience. Looking for the ultimate thrill ride or sightseeing adventure? Then step aboard the WildCat, Bermuda’s spectacular tour boat sensation and rated one of the best sightseeing adventure tours and must-dos in Bermuda. The WildCat is a high-speed powered catamaran that takes passengers on an exhilarating and exciting sightseeing

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adventure around Bermuda’s coastline. See more of the island in less time whilst enjoying the speed, comfort and safety of the WildCat; not to mention, it’s one fun, wild ride. Tours are narrated from start to finish. No trip to Bermuda would be complete without a thrilling WildCat ride. Are you the adventurous type and want to explore Bermuda from below the water? Then step aboard one of their snorkelling excursions which depart from their Hamilton and Southampton locations. These two-stop snorkelling tours are great for experienced snorkellers who want to explore Bermuda’s amazing underwater marine life and vibrant coral reefs. Snorkel gear is provided for all snorkel excursions, plus private snorkelling tour options are available upon request. Want to plan your very own adventure? Then rent one of their brand-new 13-foot or 16-foot Boston Whaler boats or their larger 23-foot pontoon boats. Whether half day or full day, beginner or experi-

enced driver, their instructors will have you up and ready to captain your own boat in no time, so you can head out on the water and explore Bermuda at your own leisure. A detailed map with routes and points of interest to see is provided with every boat rental. Or you can privately charter one of their amazing premium charter boats or luxury yachts ranging from 23 feet to 55 feet long, which are perfectly priced for smaller groups, families and friends who want to relax, cruise and explore Bermuda’s waters in style and comfort. Swim, snorkel, cliff jump, tour the island, picnic, spot sea turtles and more. Your dedicated captain will customise your experience to suit all your needs. Don’t forget to visit their other locations in Hamilton, Southampton and St. George’s, which offer Jet Ski tours, parasailing, boat rentals, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkelling, private boat charters/tours and more. For reservations, please call or book online on their website. Reservations are advised.

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KIRK’S CORAL REEF ADVENTURES DOCKYARD WATERSPORTS CENTRE TEL: 747-2204 / 234-2193 WEBSITE: KIRKSADVENTURES.COM

Kirk’s Coral Reef Adventures offers a huge range of boat tours and private charters. You can join them on a variety of tours, including options for snorkelling, glass-bottom boat tours and sightseeing, fishing, evening cruises and banana boating, running every day throughout the summer at great prices. With eight different boats to choose from, your options are endless. Their smaller boats are perfect for intimate settings, and their larger boats come equipped with a full bar, stereo system, lights and an upper- and lower-deck dance floor for a great party atmosphere. These boats are perfect for celebrating your special events like birthdays, weddings, themed parties and even whale watching. Get into contact to start arranging your dream tour or charter today. LOCKED ON THE ROCK — BERMUDIAN ESCAPE ROOM GAMES ACROSS FROM THE VISITOR SERVICES CENTRE TEL: 232-5687 WEBSITE: LOCKEDONTHEROCK.COM

The Escape Room sensation sweeping the globe has arrived in Bermuda with a unique local twist. Located just steps from

the cruise ships in the historic Royal Naval Dockyard, Locked on the Rock features the island’s first and only Bermudianthemed Escape Room games. Perfect for couples, families and friends; get locked in some of the most immersive, creative and adrenaline-pumping rooms in the world. Find clues, decipher puzzles and try to escape, solving your way through Bermuda’s most notorious tales of robbery, deception and hangovers. You only have one hour, so escape as fast as you can, or you might just get Locked on the Rock. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA 1 THE KEEP TEL: 234-1333 WEBSITE: NMB.BM

Immerse yourself in 500 years of history at the National Museum, housed within the island’s largest fort. The 15-acre property includes British military buildings of the Keep citadel and the award-winning Commissioner’s House. Inside its historic limestone walls, learn about Bermuda’s cultural links with the West Indies and the Azores, trans-Atlantic slavery, and the island’s defence through two World Wars. Marvel at local artist Graham Foster’s 1,000-squarefoot mural of Bermuda history and other maritime art. Explore the collection of small local watercraft and Shipwreck Island: Sunken Clues to Bermuda’s Past, an exhibit showcasing Spanish gold, colonial trade

goods and other artefacts recovered from local shipwrecks. Kids will love the whimsical Museum Playground & Playhouse, complete with maritime interactives and a 70-foot moray eel climbing frame. Open April through November, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.); December through March, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.). Adults, $15; seniors, $12; free for children under 16. SHOPPING 9 PARISHES AUTHENTIC RUM SWIZZLE 9 PARISHES DOCKYARD KIOSK DOCKYARD TERRACE (BETWEEN THE GAZEBOS) ALSO AVAILABLE ISLANDWIDE; SEE WEBSITE FOR LOCATIONS TEL: 535-6463 WEBSITE: 9PARISHESBDA.COM

9 Parishes, the Authentic Bermuda Rum Swizzle, is a hand-mixed and -bottled, ready-to-drink Rum Swizzle. A potent cocktail irresistible to locals and visitors alike. As much a part of Bermuda culture as the Bermuda Onion, the vibrant hibiscus or the graceful Longtail, this unique blend of rum, liqueurs, juices and bitters makes for a truly delicious, refreshing alcoholic beverage, best served over ice with a slice of orange or a cherry. Once you taste 9 Parishes Rum Swizzle, you

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ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD Diamond, Safi Kilima Tanzanite, Forevermark diamonds, John Hardy, Marahlago, Kabana Jewellery, and world-class watch brands like Hublot, Zenith, Tag, Bremont and Mont Blanc watches, pens and other accessories. The personal attention from their matchless customer service sets Diamonds International Bermuda in a class of its own. This is your personal invitation for a preview of the latest styles from the world’s top brands, all under one roof. Experience VIP treatment from the friendly experts at Diamonds International, who’ll make your jewellery dreams come true. DOCKSHOP AT PIER 41 MARINA FREEPORT DR. TEL: 238-4141 WEBSITE: PIER41.BM

BERMUDA RUM CAKE COMPANY BUILDING 19, ONE MARITIME LN. TEL: 234-4216 WEBSITE: DOCKGLASS.COM

The Bermuda Rum Cake Company is the only micro-bakery on the island. Dedicated to the incredible island indulgence, Bermuda Rum Cake, it is made with the island’s rum — Goslings Black Seal — at 80 proof. Six samples to taste daily are Traditional Rum, Rum and Ginger, Rum Swizzle, Banana Rum, Coconut Rum and Rich Dark Chocolate Rum. They also offer special seasonal cakes, which are truly delicious. This is the only rum cake made in Bermuda other than every Bermudian’s aunty and grandma’s. Duty-free always. Overseas shipping via FedEx is available; however, they travel well on airlines or

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cruise ships. The Bermuda Rum Cake Company is a recipient of TripAdvisor’s Excellent Awards. CHURCHILL’S LTD. LOCATED BETWEEN THE GAZEBOS TEL: 297-1650 CHURCHILLS.BERMUDAWINES.COM

When visiting Dockyard, don’t miss the aptly named Churchill’s for your cigars. Winston Churchill said, “I am easily satisfied with the very best,” and now you can be, too. They offer the finest selection of cigars, featuring the newly formed Bermuda Cigar Co. line of cigars as well as Cubans. DIAMONDS INTERNATIONAL BERMUDA STOREHOUSE LANE AND CAMBER RD. TEL: 234-0500 WEBSITE: SHOPDI.COM

Diamonds International Bermuda is the biggest jeweller in Bermuda. Diamonds International offers the finest selection of diamonds and gemstones plus exclusive brands like the Crown of Light

DOCKYARD GLASSWORKS GLASS ART GALLERY & HOT GLASSBLOWING STUDIO BUILDING 19, ONE MARITIME LN. TEL: 234-4216 WEBSITE: DOCKGLASS.COM

At the Dockyard Glassworks Glass Gallery & Working Studio, artists will engage your senses. Come see hot molten glass, like light on the move, as creations happen. Relax in their comfy theatre as you experience the expertise and drama. Lampwork artists prepare small sculptural collectable creatures, many native to the island. Shop in the colourful Glass Gallery, open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and till 7 p.m. when ships are docked. Overseas shipping via FedEx and mail is available.

Dockyard Glassworks

will notice the smooth, palatable taste that is just too easy to drink. Put their brand to the test and choose your favourite! Available to purchase by the bottle; in two-, four- and six-packs; or by the case. Available islandwide or order online at orders@9parishesbda.com.

As you round your way through the stores and galleries and back to the pier, you’ll also have the chance to restock on anything you may need or have forgotten for your day’s activities. Located at the entrance to Dockyard, the Dockshop at Pier 41 Marina offers berthing for both local and visiting yachts, as well as a variety of marine services. Visit the Dockshop by land or sea for all your cravings. Pick up a bottle of world-famous Goslings Rum or chill out waterside in their huge hammock with a Cuban cigar. They carry a variety of snacks, hot food, drinks, beer, liquor, fuel, marine items, fishing gear, ice, international calling cards and much more.


DOCKYARD PHARMACY CAMBER RD. TEL: 279-5410 WEBSITE: PHOENIXSTORES.BM

Jon Faulkner Gallery

Dockyard Pharmacy is adjacent to many of the island’s popular attractions and specialises in serving visitors to Bermuda. Located in the heart of Dockyard, cruise ship and ferry passengers find Dockyard Pharmacy a convenient option when looking to fill a wide selection of European and American prescriptions and purchase over-the-counter medications, vitamins and health and beauty aids. Dockyard Pharmacy also stocks a vast array of local and international magazines, postcards, greeting cards, souvenirs, beach gear, sun-care products, snacks and beverages. Dockyard Pharmacy is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY LTD.  PRINTS AVAILABLE ONLINE OR AT THE BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET TEL: 532-3234 WEBSITE: BERMUDASCENICS.COM

Gavin Howarth is a local photographer with a deep love for Bermuda and her natural beauty. For over 10 years he has

been seeking out beautiful scenes from all over the island. Specialising in seascapes, he also has a collection of other local scenes as well as a selection of aerial images. The images are printed to the highest standard and mounted with the best possible materials designed to fit popular frame sizes. His rich, vibrant and detailed images can be purchased in print at The Bermuda Craft Market or online at bermudascenics.com.   JENNIFER RODRIGUES DESIGNS THE BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET HAND MADE (BERMUDA) LTD. CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL TEL: 232-1884 WEBSITE: JRDESIGNSBDA.COM

You can find Jennifer Rodrigues Designs’ beautifully hand-fabricated jewellery at several locations in Royal Naval Dockyard. Jennifer has a deep love and admiration for the natural beauty of Bermuda. Her Bermuda Pink Sand Designs are hand carved in wax and cast in sterling silver; they will take your breath away and are one-of-a-kind keepsakes to always remember your vacation experience in Bermuda.

JON FAULKNER GALLERY 7 CAMBER RD. TEL 234-5116 WEBSITE: JONFAULKNERGALLERY.COM

Jon Faulkner Gallery is located in the heart of Royal Naval Dockyard. Most items are handmade on-site by master-potter Jon Faulkner, who is available most days to sign his work. The gallery boasts an extensive range of work, including salt-glazed wheel thrown pottery, hand-made Bermuda Rockpools, ceramic house signs and Raku-fired jewellery. Jon Faulkner Gallery is a must-stop if you’re looking for high-quality and unique “Handmade in Bermuda” work. Also located within the gallery is a paint-your-own-pottery studio. Jon Faulkner Gallery is open seven days a week, and international shipping is available. FOOD AND BEVERAGE 9 PARISHES AUTHENTIC RUM SWIZZLE 9 PARISHES DOCKYARD KIOSK DOCKYARD TERRACE, (BETWEEN THE GAZEBOS) ALSO AVAILABLE ISLANDWIDE SEE WEBSITE FOR LOCATIONS TEL: 535-6463 WEBSITE: 9PARISHESBDA.COM

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ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD Swizzle, is a hand-mixed and -bottled, readyto-drink Rum Swizzle. A potent cocktail irresistible to locals and visitors alike. As much a part of Bermuda culture as the Bermuda Onion, the vibrant hibiscus or the graceful Longtail, this unique blend of rum, liqueurs, juices and bitters makes for a truly delicious, refreshing alcoholic beverage, best served over ice with a slice of orange or a cherry. Once you taste 9 Parishes Rum Swizzle, you will notice the smooth, palatable taste that is just too easy to drink. Put their brand to the test and choose your favourite! Available to purchase by the bottle; in two-, four- and six-packs; or by the case. Available islandwide or order online at orders@9parishesbda.com ANCHOR RESTAURANT, BAR & LOUNGE 1 FREEPORT RD. TEL: 232-1345 WEBSITE: ANCHORRBL.COM

Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge showcases a selection of international cuisine and a fusion of local traditional cuisine, all at affordable

prices. They feature gluten-free and Paleo dishes on their menu. Anchor Restaurant is open seven days a week and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with the added convenience of takeout. There is also live entertainment during the week, and they offer free Wi-Fi to their customers. The restaurant is located just inside the Royal Naval Dockyard gates. CADDY SHACK GRILL AT BERMUDA FUN GOLF TEL: 400-7888 WEBSITE: FUNGOLF.BM

Enjoy incredible views and magnificent sunsets at the Caddy Shack Grill in Royal Naval Dockyard. The Caddy Shack Grill is the best 19th hole in Bermuda. A casual gathering place for golfers, non-golfers or those that just appreciate great food. “Putt a Round” of miniature golf with them today or stop by for a refreshing drink at the bar. Open seven days a week (April to September). Located next to Snorkel Park Beach through the common archway.

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Calico Jack’s is Bermuda’s only floating bar. It has been appropriately named after Calico Jack, one of the only pirates to have ever set foot in Bermuda. It is 75 feet of pure pirate glory that’s surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views. Featuring a family-friendly, authentic and fun atmosphere that’s enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Equipped with TVs, surround sound, a barbecue, two bars and unlimited supply of rum! The more adventurous guests can “walk the plank” or “yo ho ho” down Calico Jack’s giant inflatable slide. Calico Jack’s offers an experience you will never forget. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (or later, and weather permitting). DUCH POPS BERMUDA LOCATED BETWEEN THE GAZEBOS TEL: 705-3824 WEBSITE: DUCHPOPSBERMUDA.COM

What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day than a deliciously refreshing Popsicle? Duch Pops strives to quench your sweet tooth with mouthwatering frozen treats which are not only handcrafted but also naturally sourced when in season. Through a passion for Bermudian culture, this vision was brought to life by owner Rickeisha Burgess. Crafted through an array of flavours and textures, each recipe is uniquely created and given a name to represent the beautiful island. Offering catering services as well as bulk orders, Duch Pops is the ideal choice for a scrumptious, revitalising frosted treat. THE MEDIA LOUNGE CINEMA AND WI-FI CAFE THE COOPERAGE BUILDING TEL: 526-6843 WEBSITE: MEDIALOUNGEBDA.COM

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The Media Lounge Cinema and Wi-Fi Café is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a different media experience, have a refreshing drink or just take a break and surf the internet. Their air-conditioned lounge offers the best place in Dockyard


to access e-mails, stay in contact with family and friends or just watch TV for a while. The Media Lounge Café serves a variety of local favourite pastries, cookies and cakes highlighting the islands heritage; all made by locals, using local ingredients. The Media Lounge is also a small, intimate, single-screen cinema showing the latest box office hits; great for a night at the movies with friends and family. NANNINI HÄAGEN-DAZS ICE CREAM PARLOUR CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL TEL: 234-2474

No visit to Royal Naval Dockyard is complete without a visit to the Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour in Clocktower Shopping Mall, open seven days a week and featuring only Häagen-Dazs ice cream, sorbets and frozen yoghurt. Treat yourself to one of the 16 flavours in a cone, sundae or milkshake. It can even be packed for you to take home. Nannini also offers a variety of indulgences from Italy. Give yourself a treat and visit the Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour. MORE INFORMATION WEST END DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (WEDCO) CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL UPPER LEVEL TEL: 234-1709 WEBSITE: THEWESTEND.BM

West End Development Corporation (WEDCO) was established to assist in the commercial and residential development of the West End, inclusive of the Royal Naval Dockyard. With over 214 acres of land — or approximately 1.6 percent of Bermuda’s land mass, in addition to a well-established commercial base of manufacturing, retail, hospitality and service businesses — there is still a plethora of exciting opportunities for commercial and residential developments by local and overseas investors. As Royal Naval Dockyard continues to grow and progress towards becoming the new commercial hub in Bermuda, WEDCO continues to work towards transforming the entire West End into a vibrant “live, work, play” community.

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Inside, you’ll find varied, modern offerings where you can pick up your own piece of Bermuda to bring home. part of the 20th century. Inside, you’ll find varied, modern offerings where you can pick up your own piece of Bermuda to bring home. Many of the major stores on the island have branches in the mall, making it an ideal venue for browsing amongst the best Bermuda has to offer. More than 20 stores are situated amongst the mall’s lower level.

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ARTS & CRAFTS Global gifts including Asian clothing and furniture, as well as items handmade in Bermuda, can be found at Fair Trade Bermuda, whilst island-inspired souvenirs are on offer at the Bermuda Triangle Shop. Pick up unique Bermuda gifts such as handpainted ceramics, island living clothing, a popular hanging lantern at Grand Bazaar of Bermuda, or a truly local gift, made exclusively by Bermudians, at Hand Made Bermuda. Rounding out the arts and crafts offerings is The Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop, with Bermuda cedar treasures and local gourmet foods.

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Unique Bermuda gifts such as hand-painted ceramics, island clothing and hanging lanterns can be found at Grand Bazaar of Bermuda.


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JEWELLERY From renowned names like Pandora and John Hardy, which you’ll find at Crisson Jewellers, to hand-fabricated treasures by Jennifer Rodrigues Designs, you’re sure to find the perfect keepsake piece at Clocktower Mall.

A.S. Cooper & Sons Ltd. Tel: 234-4156

E.R. Aubrey Jewellers Tel: 234-4577

Bermuda Shop by Carol Holding, The Tel: 238-7310

Fair Trade Bermuda Shop, The Tel: 232-7781

Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour Tel: 234-2474

Bermuda Triangle Shop, The Tel: 234-0837

Grand Bazaar Tel: 234-4646

Orchid Tel: 234-0285

Café Amici Tel: 234-5009

Hand Made (Bermuda) Ltd. Tel: 232-0862

Perfume Shop, The Tel: 295-0022

Calypso Tel: 295-2112

Harris Tel: 292-6456

Crisson Jewellers Tel: 234-2223

Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery Tel: 238-1407

Davison’s of Bermuda Tel: 234-0959

Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop, The Tel: 234-6214

Modern Lifestyle Tel: 516-1515

Sidekicks Tel: 232-7433 Studio 8 Glass Tel: 704-4216 West End Development Corporation (WEDCO) Tel: 234-1709

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PERFUMES Bring home the essence of the island with one of the finely crafted scents from Lili Bermuda. With fragrances that evoke the island’s sweet scents, like frangipani and oleander, and even a re-creation of the perfume found aboard the shipwreck Mary Celestia, Lili Bermuda’s perfumes keep your memories of Bermuda alive. DINING You’ll certainly need to refuel during your Clocktower Mall shopping spree, and there’s no better way to treat yourself than with some sweet and delicious ice cream. Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour offers a wide range of flavours along with sorbets and frozen yoghurts. Of course, if you’d like a more complete meal, enjoy Café Amici, located in the mall, or Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge just a few steps away by the Royal Naval Dockyard entrance.

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Bermuda inspired gifts items, tropical clothing and much more THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE SHOP TEL: 234-0837

The Bermuda Triangle Shop is full of treasures and is the most eclectic shop in the mall, packed with interesting items. Most of the products are Bermuda-inspired and unique designs not to be found outside of the island. Merchandise includes the best T-shirts in the Bermuda Triangle; island summer clothing; a large selection of costume jewellery, many pieces made with shells; hand-painted wood carvings like boxes, tropical fish, and magnets, many with the signature pink Bermuda cottage design; musical instruments; wind chimes; sterling silver; and Bermuda Christmas ornaments. There are gifts for any price range. Step inside and get lost.

Cuban cigars. Bermuda cedar & island made inspirations.

The Littlest Drawbridge Shop

Clocktower Shopping Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard (441) 234-6214 email: littledbridge@gmail.com

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Crisson Jewellers’ boutique-style store in Clocktower Mall in Dockyard features pieces selected from their main collections in Hamilton and a Pandora Shop-in-Shop. The shopping experience is relaxed and intimate, and the quality, value and prices are the same whichever store you choose to visit. THE FAIR TRADE BERMUDA SHOP TEL: 232-7781 E-MAIL: BODYWRAPS@IBL.BM

Treat yourself at Nannini ’s Ice Cream Parlour CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD TEL: 234-2474

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The Fair Trade Bermuda Shop, where “trade is aid,” is the place to find exotic, one-of-a-kind items from Bermuda and around the world, including arts and crafts, instruments, Asian eccentricities, clothes and household furniture. Enjoy this old-style shopping experience in Clocktower Shopping Mall, where owners Boyd and Muna Vallis work to serve you. As they say, “We are in sales, not storage, so everything is priced to sell.” There is something for everyone in this most interesting of shops.


GRAND BAZAAR TEL: 234-4646 E-MAIL: GRANDBAZAAR@FKBNET.BM

Grand Bazaar welcomes you in with its colourful selection of unique Bermuda gifts such as beach towels, hand-painted ceramics, ocean-inspired magnets, hanging lanterns, pouches and keychains. Island-living clothing, polo shirts and T-shirts for ladies, men and children. Come and see their handmade fashion, silver and Bermuda sand jewellery. HAND MADE (BERMUDA) LTD. TEL: 232-0862 FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/HANDMADEBERMUDALTD

Hand Made (Bermuda) Ltd. is a unique company promoting arts and crafts made exclusively in Bermuda. It’s the ideal place to find truly Bermudian gifts and art that are unavailable elsewhere. Jewellery, natural soaps and scrubs, bags, books, CDs, glassware, Bermuda cedar, clothing, toys, preserves, cards, prints and much more — all lovingly designed and made by strictly local artists. Hand Made also stocks a wide range of craft materials and runs workshops that teach all age groups crafting skills. Here you will also find Jennifer Rodrigues Designs’ beautifully hand-fabricated jewellery. Jennifer has a deep love and admiration for the natural beauty of Bermuda. Her Bermuda Pink Sand Designs are hand carved in wax and cast in sterling silver; they will take your breath away and are one-of-a-kind keepsakes to always remember your vacation experience in Bermuda. THE LITTLEST DRAWBRIDGE GIFT SHOP TEL: 234-6214 WEBSITE: LITTLESTDRAWBRIDGE.FREE.BM

The Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop has been traditionally known as a unique Bermuda cedar speciality shop. Along with having the widest range of hand-crafted cedar items in Bermuda, this is a one-stop shop for other Bermuda-made and -inspired gift items, including sauces, hot pepper jams, cookbooks, dish towels and other related kitchen and table accessories, souvenirs and resort wear. For the cigar lovers, this shop has the most popular Cuban cigars. NANNINI HÄAGEN-DAZS ICE CREAM PARLOUR TEL: 234-2474

No visit to Royal Naval Dockyard is complete without a visit to the Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour in Clocktower Shopping Mall, open seven days a week and featuring only Häagen-Dazs ice cream, sorbets and frozen yoghurt. Treat yourself to one of the 16 flavours in a cone, sundae or milkshake. It can even be packed for you to take home. Nannini also offers a variety of indulgences from Italy. Give yourself a treat and visit the Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour.

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Whether you enjoy exploring memories past or living in the moment with activities like watersports, spa time or treasure hunting in picturesque shops, the Town of St. George will match up nicely with the must-dos on your list.

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itting at the eastern end of the island and home to the Town of St. George, the parish of St. George’s may be the oldest inhabited part of the island. Serving as Bermuda’s capital until 1815, the Town of St. George was established back in 1612, shortly after the Sea Venture was shipwrecked on nearby reefs with Bermuda’s first settlers on board. Today the area is constantly being pumped with a fresh and youthful energy.

King’s Square, on the waterfront, is the heart of town. Colourful reenactments take place here at the Stocks and Pillory and the Ducking Stool, where town gossips met a watery punishment for their loose lips back in the day. Across the small bridge from the square is Ordnance Island, with great views looking back at town and Somers’ Wharf. The St. George’s Foundation operates the full-scale replica of the Deliverance, one of the two ships built by the castaways of the Sea Venture wreck of 1609. Explore above and below the decks and follow the audiovisual

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, St. George’s features historic attractions that are worth exploring.


exhibits that portray what life on board would have been like and how this ship became famous as “The Ship That Saved America.” As a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, St. George’s features historic attractions that are always worth exploring, whether they’re the reenactments in King’s Square or learning about the history of the town and its settlement at the World Heritage Centre on Penno’s Wharf… or simply wandering the town’s meandering lanes. T I M E T R AV E L L I N G A walk through any of the town’s narrow streets feels like a step back in time, with quaint names like Needle & Thread Alley, Featherbed Alley and Old Maid’s Lane, and will quickly reveal examples of buildings dating from as early as the 1600s — many now occupied for residential or commercial use. Several of the buildings in the town have been lovingly restored by the Bermuda National Trust and are home to museums that hold a glimpse into the town’s past. Whilst the buildings that are for private use can only be viewed from the road, they are still fascinating examples of Bermuda’s early architecture. Take a stroll along York Street to find St. Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell, which has proudly stood sentinel over the town since 1612. The church is one of the oldest continuously used churches in the Western Hemisphere. The interior of the church is worth a look; the exposed cedar beams in the church were all harvested from Bermudian cedar trees. The church’s graveyard — where many early Bermudians are buried — is fascinating; read the weather-worn-but-still-legible epitaphs on crumbling headstones. Just on the outskirts of the town sits the Unfinished Church, which was meant to replace St. Peter’s in the 1870s after it was damaged by a storm. Whilst the interior of the church is no longer accessible, it’s a picturesque ruin that’s worth exploring.

GETTING TO ST. GEORGE’S St. George’s is easily accessible by scooter or electric car, and you will find charging stations in the town. You may also take advantage of Bermuda’s excellent public transportation and head out to St. George’s by bus or ferry. Sea Express Ferry offers a seasonal Orange Route that operates from April to November to St. George’s from Hamilton, via Dockyard (295-4506; marineandports.bm). To take the iconic pink Bermuda Breeze bus ride from Hamilton to St. George’s, choose routes 1, 3, 10 or 11. Or you can take the bus from Dockyard, via Hamilton, to St. George’s (295-3851; www.gov.bm/bus). Pick up a Transportation Pass, which is good for unlimited rides on the bus and ferry system. Passes cost $19 for one day, $31.50 for two days, $44 for three days, $48.50 for four days and $62 for seven days, with discounted rates for children ages 5 to 16. Children under 5 ride free. VISITBERMUDANOW.COM |

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St. George’s also boasts several military fortifications and batteries, including the island’s largest fort, Fort St. Catherine. Along with exploring the tunnels, ramparts and cannons, Fort St. Catherine also offers one of the most spectacular views on the island. Nearby are several beaches, including Tobacco Bay, which features a calm bay surrounded by limestone rock formations and is home to a variety of sea life, including parrotfish — it’s the perfect place for children to snorkel.

fall off, don’t worry — the boat captain will pick you up. Or you can go a more relaxed route by zipping around on a Jet Ski on a tour led by a fun and knowledgeable guide. If you feel like commanding your own vessel, aye-aye, captain: Rent a 13- or 16-foot Boston Whaler or a larger 23-foot pontoon boat and explore St. George’s coastline at your own leisure. For something a little slower paced, try kayaking or rent a paddleboard, which can be perfect for all ages and skill levels.

P R E S E N T - D AY P A S T I M E S Whilst some of the back roads in St. George’s are a little sleepy, there are plenty of activities to take advantage of in the East End, whether by land or on the water. A great way to explore the East End coastline is by horseback. Trail rides can be organised to take in many of the sites, as well as along the beaches. There are also plenty of watersports to choose from here. Thrill seekers can hop on a wet and wild ride aboard an inflatable banana boat as they try to hang on and not fall off. But if you do

TA K E I T E A S Y If you’re just looking to take it easy with some chill-out time on the beach or centre yourself with some blissedout yoga, there are plenty of ways to unwind. The town offers places for a few quiet moments of reflection, whether it’s in the well-manicured greenery of Somers’ Garden — featuring an iconic Bermuda moongate — or strolling along the waterfront on Ordnance Island whilst checking out the boats in St. George’s Harbour. In neighbouring St. David’s, you can find more beach options and amenities

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at Clearwater Beach and Turtle Bay. Further off the beaten path, explore Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve, which also boasts several beaches. The nature reserve is only accessible by foot but is well worth the trek. PURCHASING POWER Shopping in the Town of St. George has undergone a bit of a renaissance recently, with new boutique shops popping up. There are still several outposts of island favourites selling clothing, shoes, souvenirs and, of course, the eponymous shorts. Unique finds include jewellery inspired by the sea, locally made soaps and handmade Bermuda products, as well as books, health and beauty supplies, and cigars. The Town of St. George is also home to Bermuda’s iconic perfumery, Lili Bermuda. Here you can find all of the perfumer’s Bermuda-inspired scents, as well as take a tour and see how each bottle is lovingly hand-crafted on-site.

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BON APPÉTIT After a stroll around the shops or a day out on the water, there are plenty of options for enjoying a bite to eat. Whether looking for a tempting baked good, an invigorating cup of coffee, a chance to cool off with an ice cream or to sample a delicious range of seafood, there are a variety of eateries from bakeries to waterside restaurants located within the town. You can also take advantage of resources for visitors by stopping by

the Visitor Services Centre on the corner of York and Queen Street to pick up a map, a guide or up-to-date information on St. George’s events, attractions and tours. You can also pick up your public transportation passes and tokens for the buses and ferries (297-0556). The Town of St. George offers free Wi-Fi around King’s Square (sponsored by the Visitor Services Centre and The Corporation of St. George’s); just connect to the Destination St. George’s network.

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HISTORIC HIGHLIGHTS With its charming architecture and cultural treasures, the Town of St. George has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic gem is also known as the oldest continuously inhabited English settlement in the Western Hemisphere. Be sure to check out these historic points of interest during your visit.

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• 400th Anniversary Monument • Alexandra Battery • Barber’s Alley • Bermuda National Trust Museum • Bermudian Heritage Museum • Bob Burns Park • Bridge House (BNT) • Buckingham (BNT) • Building Bay • Deliverance Replica

• Fort St. Catherine & Museum • Gates Fort • The Globe Hotel (BNT) • King’s Square • Mitchell House (Historical Society) • Old Rectory • Pilot Darrell’s House • Reeve Court (BNT) • Segregated Graveyard at St. Peter’s • Sir George Somers’ Monument

• Somers Garden • The St. George’s Foundation • St. Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell • State House • Stewart Hall • Stocks, Pillory and Whipping Post • Town Hall • Tucker House • Unfinished Church • Whitehall • World Heritage Centre


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the guided walking tours of the town. Whether walking, biking or cruising in a minivan, there are several options that will offer a chance to explore the town and surrounding area through the eyes of a local, as well as sample some of the food and local gifts unique to the East End. Bringing to life the town’s past, a Haunted History tour is a novel approach to learn about the town’s history. Whilst there are certainly stories of hauntings within the walls of many of the town’s 400-plus-year-old buildings, the tour also revives the stories of the people that inhabited the town and those that made their mark on the history of the island. Storytellers in period costumes appear to guide visitors through the narrow streets and alleyways that tell tales from slavery to witchcraft. As the sun sets, the backdrop of the centuries-old town creates an eerie atmosphere offering a way to experience the history of the town — and the island — like no other. The Bermuda National Trust also offers tours around their historic properties and sites, many of which are situated in St. George’s, including The Globe Hotel, which houses the Bermuda National Trust Museum. The 17th-century building is one of the oldest stone buildings in Bermuda. The tour guides visitors through the island’s former capital and its historic streets and buildings, with a unique perspective on St. George’s role throughout history. Within one of the town’s historic properties is The Lili Bermuda Perfumery, which operates tours daily (except Sundays and public holidays). Along with exploring Stewart Hall, the former 18th-century home that houses the perfumery, the tour offers the chance to sample Lili Bermuda’s exclusive perfumes, as well as get a glimpse inside the techniques of their hand-crafted perfumes, which are still individually bottled and packaged at the perfumery.

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With so much to fill your itinerary, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for here in St. George’s. Here are our top picks for what to see and do. ACTIVITIES

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ANA LUNA CATAMARAN GROTTO BAY BEACH RESORT 11 BLUE HOLE HILL, BAILEY’S BAY TEL: 504-3780 WEBSITE: ANALUNAADVENTURES.COM

Adventures in paradise depart from the Grotto Bay Beach Resort dock, just 10 minutes away from the Town of St. George. Ana Luna Catamaran offers regular scheduled group cruises: “Champagne Sunset Cruise” sails Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings; “Sail Away

to Turtle Bay” sails Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.; “Full Moon with Bubbles” sails on the evening of the full moon, once monthly; “Glow Worms Safari” sails two and three days after the full moon. Ana Luna Catamaran also offers private cruises for up to 40 guests, overnight stays and scuba diving trips, and has a sailing school. All are customised to perfection. Constructed in France, 45-foot Ana Luna features lots of deck space, shade, a swim platform, four cabins with en suite bathrooms, a full galley and plenty of seating. All perfect for your enjoyment of Bermuda’s stunning marine environment.

historic building with exposed cedar beams, this studio offers a beautiful view of the bay. The Just Breathe space is dedicated to healing and nourishment of the body, mind and soul. Their mission is for this space to attract a tribe that can come together to uplift one another and help shine their brightest light. The studio has daily classes and hosts multiple workshops, retreats and teacher trainings throughout the year. Visitors of all levels are welcome!

JUST BREATHE YOGA 32 WATER ST. TEL: 707-5001 WEBSITE: JUSTBREATHEYOGA.BM

K.S. WATERSPORTS (ADVENTURE TOURS, RENTALS & CHARTERS) 8 KING’S SQUARE LOCATED AT THE WHITE HORSE PUB & RESTAURANT TEL: 441-297-4155 E-MAIL: INFO@KSWATERSPORTS.COM WEBSITE: KSWATERSPORTS.COM

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TOWN OF ST. GEORGE below the water? Then join one of their two-stop snorkelling tours, which are great for experienced snorkellers who want to explore Bermuda’s amazing underwater marine life and vibrant coral reefs. Snorkel gear is provided for all snorkel excursions, plus private snorkelling tour options are available upon request. Are you looking for that amazing Bermuda on-the-water experience? Then privately charter one of their amazing premium charter boats or luxury yachts ranging from 23 feet to 55 feet long, which are perfectly priced for smaller groups, families and friends who want to relax, cruise and explore Bermuda’s waters in style and comfort. Swim, snorkel, cliff jump, tour the island, picnic, spot sea turtles and more. Your dedicated captain will customise your experience to suit all your needs. Don’t forget to visit their other locations in Dockyard, Southampton and Hamilton, which offer Jet Ski tours, parasailing, WildCat high-speed boat tours, boat rentals, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkelling tours and private boat tours and charters. For reservations, please call or book online. Reservations are advised.

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beginners and the experienced jet skier. Two-hour, three-hour and half-day private Jet Ski tours are available as well. Instructions provided to all participants to ensure a safe and memorable experience. All ages welcome. Must be 16 years or older (by law) to drive a Jet Ski. Looking to plan your very own adventure? Then rent one of their brand-new 13-foot or 16-foot Boston Whaler boats or their larger 23-foot pontoon boats. Whether half day or full day, beginner or experienced driver, their instructors will have you up and ready to captain your own boat in no time, so you can head out on the water and explore Bermuda at your own leisure. A detailed map with routes and points of interest to see is provided with every rental. For something a little slower paced and still very fun and exciting, try renting one of their brand-new kayaks and paddleboards (SUP), which are perfect for all ages and skill levels. Are you the adventurous type and want to explore Bermuda from

Experience Kinezumi’s thrill-seeking and adventurous watersport toys, including Jet Skis and Banana Boats. Extreme fun, extreme laughs and lasting memories. If you are a thrill seeker, look no further as your quest for the ultimate watersport entertainment is over. Enjoy some of the best adrenaline-fueled watersport activities Bermuda has to offer. Kinezumi Water Sports is for those individuals who are adventurous thrill seekers, fearless, bold and exhilarating explorers. LA BELLEZA SPA RETREAT 3 BRIDGE ST. TEL: 297-1929

La Belleza’s mission is to create a tranquil environment to rejuvenate their clients. They are dedicated to providing a memorable experience through exceptional service and technical excellence. Pamper yourself with a manicure and pedicure or if you are looking for a new hairstyle, colour

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Tours, Rentals & Charters), Bermuda’s No. 1 watersports company for fun and adventure. They offer Jet Ski rentals and tours, Boston Whaler and pontoon boat rentals, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkelling tours and private boat charters out of St. George’s. Experience the thrill of a lifetime on one of their amazing Jet Ski Adventures, which are rated one of the best tours and fun activities to do in Bermuda. Splash and dash throughout Bermuda’s aqua-blue waters as their friendly, fun and knowledgeable guides show you some of the best places to see on the water, plus point out many historic landmarks, too. Some of their Jet Ski Adventures even stop at a pink sandy beach area for a short swim, explore hidden coves to spot sea turtles or to snorkel vibrant coral reefs and marine life. Regular Jet Ski Adventures range from 75 to 90 minutes long in St. George’s, with the lowest Jet Ski rates in Bermuda plus several Jet Ski Adventures to choose, which are perfect for

KINEZUMI WATER SPORTS 6B PENNO’S DR. TEL: 296-9595 WEBSITE: KINEZUMIADVENTURES.COM


enhancements or a creative updo for a special occasion, treat yourself to some luxurious pampering and expertise of professionals. THE LILI BERMUDA PERFUMERY STEWART HALL, 5 QUEEN ST. TEL: 293-0627 / 800-527-8213 WEBSITE: LILIBERMUDA.COM

The historic charm of St. George’s is epitomised at The Lili Bermuda Perfumery. Since 1928, artists in the sense of smell have created masterful scents here that capture the essence of Bermuda. Today, Stewart Hall houses a history room, retail store and the fragrancemaking studio of master perfumer Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone, where occasionally she hosts intimate perfume-making workshops. Come for a free tour to experience it all and leave with your very own Lili Bermuda fragrance and toiletries. Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter. Also stop by their Lili Bermuda retail store at 67 Front Street in Hamilton. MORAN MEADOWS BERMUDA HORSE TRAIL RIDE TEL: 537-0400 WEBSITE: BERMUDAHORSETRAILRIDE.COM

Travel back in time as you ride along the country lanes, lush trails, pristine beaches and historic forts of the north-east coastline whilst enjoying a relaxing and personalised trail ride tour of St. George’s, Bermuda’s original settlement and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sink your hooves into the beach where the first settlers swam ashore in 1609 and enjoy views of Fort St. Catherine, Alexandra Battery, Gates Fort, the Unfinished Church and the famous Sea Venture Monument. SHOPPING CHUNK E DUNKS 1 WATER ST. TEL: 535-1304

Chunk E Dunks is the newest souvenir apparel and gift shop located in the beautiful little town of St. George’s. They are your source for “generously sized souvenir apparel” and currently stock sizes up to 5X. You will also find unique souvenirs and made-in-Bermuda gifts, Bermuda pink-sand jewellery and sea glass jewellery. Stop by and visit… they will be waiting for you.

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TOWN OF ST. GEORGE CHURCHILL’S LTD. 27 YORK ST. TEL: 297-1650 WEBSITE: CHURCHILLS.BERMUDAWINES.COM

When visiting the Town of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, don’t miss the aptly named Churchill’s for your wines, spirits and cigars. With the only walk-in humidor on the island, this is the place to stop for your Cuban cigars, fine wines, cold beer and sodas. Winston Churchill said, “I am easily satisfied with the very best,” and now you can be, too. They offer the finest selection of cigars, featuring the newly formed Bermuda Cigar Co. line of cigars as well as Cubans, fine wines — over 250 references — and gifts such as cigar cases and cutters, lighters, glasses, decanters and wine openers. Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. DAVIDROSE STUDIO 20 WATER ST. TEL: 295-7673 WEBSITE: DAVIDROSESTUDIO.COM

FRANGIPANI 13 WATER ST. TEL: 297-1357 E-MAIL: FRANGIHAM@LOGIC.BM

Frangipani now has two locations. In their lively St. George’s store, you can find an eclectic range of beautiful and elegant clothing like cheerful batik sundresses, shoes and sandals, bags, jewellery and gifts to take home. Their Hamilton store in Washington Mall sells a similar range in women’s clothes in cotton, rayon and jersey but also has a fantastic selection of unique larger items such as lamps, cushion

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covers, throws, bedspreads, paintings, large chests and unique gift ideas like trinket boxes. Whether you’re stepping off a cruise or relaxing at a resort, be sure to take the time to visit either one of their stores if you are looking for something special and unique to take home. ROBERTSON’S DRUG STORE 24 YORK ST. TEL: 297-1828 PHARMACY: 297-1736 FACEBOOK: ROBERTSONSDRUGSTORE

At the heart of St George’s is Robertson’s Drug Store, where the townsfolk have congregated for generations. This is the shop that has that special something they, and you, won’t find anywhere else. There are the usual medicines and prescriptions, drinks, snacks, toys, beach games and gear, plus sun creams and toiletries; but it’s the gifts, from Bermuda, Europe, the U.S. and beyond, that Robertson’s is famous for. That, and their friendly staff,

make it your one-stop shop at the start of your discovery of St. George’s. SALTWATER JEWELLERY DESIGN 8 WATER ST. TEL: 519-9906 WEBSITE: SALTWATERJEWELLERY.COM

Saltwater Jewellery Design is an elegant boutique specialising in one-of-a-kind hand-crafted jewellery that’s deeply 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, Bermuda pink sand, semiprecious stones, Venetian glass and freshwater pearls. SEAGLASS STUDIO 8 YORK ST. LOWER SHOP TEL: 735-7181 WEBSITE: BERMUDASEAGLASSBYKELLY.COM

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Celebrate your Bermuda vacation all year with Davidrose’s luxury collections, inspired by the island’s beauty, history and culture. This award-winning brand, helmed by a husband and wife design duo, is renowned for its fine jewellery, silver and one-of-a-kind bridal and custom works of art for any occasion. Take home one of the signature Ocean Collection pieces inspired by the turquoise waters surrounding Bermuda. Their flagship store in the Town of St. George is open during the summer months only. Visit their new Hamilton location on Front Street in the Walker Arcade year-round.


Visit beachcomber Kelly Diel in her new studio, just across the street from her old location, and eight steps off Water Street. She has a treasure trove of unique hand-crafted gifts in the heart of St. George’s. Seaglass Studio is where Kelly creates one-of-a-kind jewellery from sea glass found on the local beaches. You can see the rarest colours of sea glass in orange, red and yellow. She also uses driftwood, sea pottery and other sea debris to create decorative signs, mirrors and ornamental sculptures. Visit Kelly at her studio, where you can find that special unique gift to take home. THE WHISTLIN’ FROG 14C WATER ST. TEL: 297-1304

The Whistlin’ Frog is one of the oldest souvenir stores in the Town of St George. Here you will find a selection of adult and children’s clothing apparel, including the famous Bermuda jacket. Check out their quality T-shirts, hats, footwear and sunglasses, the must-have beach apparel; stunning jewellery; local hot sauces and jams and many other trinkets to take home. A wonderful selection of quality gifts at great prices. FOOD AND BEVERAGE GO JO’S COFFEE SHOP 7 KING’S SQUARE TEL: 297-0614

Go Jo’s Coffee Shop sits on the water’s edge next to the infamous Ducking Stool in the King’s Square, St. George’s. Enjoy some of the best local cuisine, coffee and home-made drinks, all freshly prepared for you each day: the cowboy breakfast; the bacon, avocado and tomato sandwich; home-made traditional codfish cakes or their No. 1 bestseller, the fresh local fish sandwich. A must-try is their ever-popular amazing carrot cake, assorted rum cakes and other delicious baked goods. TEMPEST BISTRO 22 WATER ST. TEL: 297-0861

Tempest Bistro is situated in a restored former military warehouse on Water Street, Somers’ Wharf, and offers international-style bistro variations on local favourites that have proven to be pleasing to both locals and visitors alike. The exposed brick and original archways throughout give warmth and comfort, providing a relaxing atmosphere for any dining occasion. TEMPTATIONS CAFÉ 31 YORK ST. TEL: 297-1368

Temptations Café is a lovely sandwich shop which offers its customers a chance to experience a quaint slice of Bermuda. Whether you stop in for a piping hot beverage, an egg and bacon breakfast bagel, delicious home-made soup with a hearty sandwich made to order, or a sweet treat, you are wel-

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Restaurant, Pub & Sports Bar comed like you’re at home. Eat in or take out, Temptations is affordably priced and open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. WAHOO'S BISTRO & PATIO 36 WATER ST. TEL: 297-1307 WEBSITE: WAHOOS.BM

Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio is centrally located in the heart of St. George’s and boasts panoramic views of the harbour. It offers a wide range of menu choices guaranteed to satisfy any picky eater, from the famous locally caught fish items — including wahoo nuggets, rockfish Picasso and, of course, the award-winning fish chowder — to the delicious schnitzel sandwich and ever-changing pasta special. Bring your family for a nice relaxing meal or come for a romantic dinner overlooking the moonlit harbour. WHITE HORSE PUB & RESTAURANT 8 KING’S SQUARE TEL: 441-297-1838 WEBSITE: WHITEHORSEBERMUDA.COM

The White Horse Pub & Restaurant is Bermuda’s most popular pub and seafood restaurant in St. George’s, well known for its creative and colourful dishes, friendly service and breathtaking views of St. George’s Harbour. The pub offers inside dining, covered waterside dining, an outdoor waterfront bistro area and their brand-new upstairs outdoor patio seating overlooking the historic King’s Square. The White Horse serves a wide selection of fresh local fish, flame-grilled steaks, as well as popular English and Bermudian pub favourites. Great food, great prices, great menu selections, all in a relaxed and casual atmosphere for you to enjoy. Fancy something cool and refreshing? Then sit back and relax at their inside or outside waterfront bar whilst sipping on one of their signature cocktails, mojitos or frozen drinks made especially for you. For all you sports fans out there, this is Bermuda’s No. 1 sports bar in St. George’s. Enjoy wall-to-wall sports coverage of your favourite teams from morning to night. The White Horse Pub & Restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; bar open until 1 a.m. or later. Takeout is available. WONG’S GOLDEN DRAGON RESTAURANT 13 YORK ST. TEL: 297-0408 WEBSITE: WONGSGOLDENDRAGONBDA.COM

Wong’s Golden Dragon Restaurant offers the most captivating, high-quality Chinese takeout food in the Town of St. George. The distinguished chef, Chunlee Wong, serves a fusion of Szechuan, Thai, Malaysian and Cantonese-style food, providing a rich pageant of the foremost seafood, meat and vegetarian meals. Check out their lunch and seasonal specials and their party-to-go menu. Open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bermuda’s favorite pub & seafood restaurant in St. George’s ...with excellent service, great prices and a relaxed atmosphere, the White Horse is sure to please. • Waterfront dining & views • Excellent menu selection • Happy Hour 5 to 7pm daily • Indoor and outdoor bars Food Served: 11:00am to 10:00pm Bar Open: 11:00am to 1:00am

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REAL ESTATE Bermuda has been ranked as the secondmost friendly country in the world and features one of the highest standards of living.

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ark Twain once said, “You can go to heaven if you want to. I’d rather stay in Bermuda.” Since then, millions of tourists have visited our shores, and many have made Bermuda their home or their home away from home. Bermuda is known for its pink-sand beaches, turquoise blue water and charming culture. It’s been ranked as the second-most friendly country in the world and features one of the highest standards of living on the planet, with a per-capita income that’s the third highest in the world.

BOOMING BUSINESS Since 2016 the Bermuda tourism sector has seen record-breaking economic growth. The number of air visitors to the island has been steadily increasing over the years, and as a result there is a greater amount of direct spending into the local economy. At present, the dominant pillar

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Perhaps this high standard of living and friendly people are factors in why Bermuda is so safe: The island is completely free of serious crime in all but isolated circumstances. Whilst there are gated communities on the island (in the Tucker’s Town area), the gates are to ensure quietness, not as a safety measure.


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R E N TA L O P T I O N S Because of Bermuda’s booming business sector, there is a strong demand for housing across all price spectrums. In the rental arena, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments range from $1,200 to $3,000 monthly. Similarly, two- or three-bedroom condominiums range from $3,000 to $5,000 monthly, with much higher rents for luxury units that include amenities such as pools, beach access and tennis courts. OWNERSHIP OPTIONS For those working in Bermuda for an indefinite period, or those choosing to make this island a vacation-home

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destination, there are many ownership opportunities available. There are, however, immigration department guidelines as to which properties non-Bermudians may buy. Simply put, there are policies in place which help to ensure that affordable housing is available for Bermudians. What determines whether a property is available to non-Bermudians is its government-assessed ARV (annual rental value), which is not necessarily directly tied to the actual market value of the property. In today’s market, this translates to an estimated starting price for a condominium of $500,000 and $2,300,000 for a stand-alone home. Fortunately, Bermuda offers a wide range of housing possibilities. In developments across the island, there are $500,000 condos with pools and beachfront access where you may be living next door to a Bermudian or an expat worker, as well as complexes where your neighbours are predominately more transient. If these numbers are beyond your budget, you always have the option of owning a ⅛ or 1⁄10 fraction of a condominium, which may include hotel, spa

If full resort amenities are more to your liking, Bermuda also features luxury branded hotel/ tourism opportunities. and beach amenities. Although this option may only give you 5 weeks a year to occupy the property, it may be the answer if all you need is a vacation home. More budget conscious fractional buyers may consider Newstead/Belmont Hills as an option. Units on offer range from studios to three bedrooms and are inclusive of a shuttle ferry to Hamilton across the Harbour. One of the most exciting new developments to be introduced is Azura. This offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom whole ownership condominiums and cottages that enjoy condo/hotel amenities and a rental programme. This is an ideal opportunity for the vacation home owner who appreciates income to defer ownership costs. Continued on page 212

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of the island’s economy continues to be international business activity and as such, there are many nonBermudian industry experts employed here, primarily by large insurance/ reinsurance companies. The current government is also hopeful to add financial technology (FinTech) industries to the business landscape as the sector grows internationally.


A Vacation Lasts a Week; Ownership Lasts a Lifetime The Residences at Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Owning a vacation home in Bermuda is easier than you think. Newstead Belmont Hills, a favorite for those looking for a relaxed lifestyle within a tranquil setting, offers fully-deeded ownership opportunities for a spectacular vacation home with all the benefits of a luxury resort. Residence ownership options include: whole, 1/6th (8 weeks/year) or 1/12th (4 weeks/year). A limited collection of studio, one- and two-bedroom residences, with most offering private balcony terraces featuring panoramic views of Hamilton Harbour, fully-equipped kitchens and beautiful wood flooring throughout. Prices start at just $59,500 for your island “home away from home�

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This Bermudian tradition takes place after a new roof is completed on the island.

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is a globally recognised feature of the island. Its step-like appearance is a visual marvel and a creative way to harvest rain. Whilst it is well known that Bermuda roofs are constructed to collect rainwater and endure the force of nature, few are aware of the unique ceremony that occurs upon the completion of a new roof. Given its importance, a Bermuda roof is treated with a great deal of respect. When building a home or office building, Bermudians will christen the roof of the newly built structure regardless of scale and scope. In essence, it is similar

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to the blessing of boats and ships. However, instead of shattering a bottle of Champagne against the assembly, it involves a bottle of Bermuda’s own Goslings Black Seal Rum. This illustrious ceremony is called a “Roof Wetting.” To fully appreciate the inauguration of this tradition, one must go back in time. In Bermuda, during the first 60+ years of colony development (1612–1687), tobacco farming was the principal commercial activity. This was controlled by the Bermuda Company (London), which at the time imposed stringent transport restrictions. When the Crown abolished the Bermuda Company in 1687, there was an explosion of activity by residents to build their own ships of various sizes so as to independently ferry

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goods across the island and distant seas. One of the more common Bermudian vessels was a shallop: This was a small, modestly constructed open boat, fitted with sails and oars, a shallow draft and a “chine” planked hull. In building the frame and applying the planks, the image of the construction resembles that of a traditional Bermuda roof structure with the lapped slate. One of the most profound changes to the island’s economy was shipping versus farming. Bermudians travelled far and wide to exchange goods with the various islands in the Caribbean and the struggling coastal settlements of the U.S. and Canadian East Coast. Amongst the many commodities exchanged, sugar and rum were prominent. The sugar was part of a local rum punch used to celebrate commercial maritime successes. Given the propensity to grow rich in the rum trade, a common ceremony to bid good fortune, fair weather and safety was performed prior to the launching of a new ship. The ceremony, known as “wetting the hull,” was conducted on all shallops and other oceangoing vessels. In 1710, only 30 of the approximate 560 homes on island were made of stone. All of this changed in 1712 and 1714, when two successive hurricane events destroyed all structures that were not made of stone. With the skills of the shipwright and carpenters available, so came the creation of lapped slate roofs that resembled the hulls of the ships. And like the celebrations at the boatyards, each completed roof required a celebratory blessing. These days, the same spirit of health, adventure and good fortune for future endeavours still exists. Homeowners (or captains), together with the design and labour teams, gather to toast the excellence of the sturdy construction. The ceremony begins with a liberal splashing of the Goslings Black Seal Rum over the roof, followed by a hearty swallow from the neck of the bottle by the owners, designers and contractors. What ensues is a celebratory cocktail party to bid success to the future ahead — and the promise to get the project finished.

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RESORT LIFE If full resort amenities are more to your liking, Bermuda also features luxury branded hotel/tourism opportunities. For example, The Loren at Pink Beach and Rosewood Bermuda at Tucker’s Point are two recent developments which have seen immense success. Similarly, the Residences at St. Regis and The RitzCarlton Reserve Caroline Bay are two new developments that are currently under construction. All of these complexes provide the finest in amenities and services. You can expect to find luxury fractional condominiums at Tucker’s Point and condominiums, townhomes and estate homes starting at around $2,000,000 at the other resorts. PURCHASING POINTERS As soon as you know what you want, you should look for an experienced real estate agent who can give you access to the entire market. Bermuda does not have an MLS (multiple listings service) yet remarkably, listing information

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is shared efficiently between real estate agents so that once you have chosen an agent, you can rely on him/her to be able to fulfil all of your search needs. Once you have found a suitable property, you will be required to apply for a licence as a nonBermudian to acquire property here. This process must be done via a local attorney of your choice. Financial and personal references are required as part of the application process, which may take up to six months from the date of the contract. Upon having been granted the

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licence, a one-time fee — payable to the government — is required. This fee ranges from 6 to 6.5 percent for condominiums and 8 percent for stand-alone homes. Whilst the costs of housing may appear intimidating, it’s important to remember that the average earnings of a person in Bermuda are amongst the highest in the world. Moreover, there are innumerable enticements to living here, including no income tax, no wealth tax or other direct taxes — not to mention the enhanced quality of life and rich culture. Many luminaries of business, politics and Hollywood have found sanctuary in Bermuda. Ross Perot, Michael Bloomberg and Michael Douglas all have found the island to be a convenient, sophisticated haven that’s located only a few hours from New York or London. I’m sure they felt as Mark Twain did: Heaven can wait.

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Insider’s Guide With so much to explore in Bermuda, you may just want to make this a permanent vacation. Here are our top picks for island real estate. AZURA BOUTIQUE HOTEL & RESIDENCES 90 SOUTH SHORE RD., WARWICK TEL: 232-9000 WEBSITE: AZURABERMUDA.COM

Azura, Bermuda’s newest boutique hotel and residential enclave, is located centrally just 10 minutes from the City of Hamilton and in the highly desirable South Shore beach corridor. Azura residence owners enjoy stunning oceanfront views and all the Azura hotel amenities.

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These include a private beach, pool, spa, fitness centre and the Azura restaurant and bar. Spectacular glass-fronted onebedroom lofts, two-bedroom residences and three-bedroom oceanfront villas are available for purchase, all modern in style with sophisticated décor. There is no licence fee for international purchasers, and additional benefits range from government incentives to rental income opportunities through the Azura hotel. Prices start at $695,000 for a onebedroom loft. Come and let us show you around. COLDWELL BANKER BERMUDA REALTY ATLANTIC HOUSE 11 PAR-LA-VILLE RD., HAMILTON TEL: 292-1793 WEBSITE: BERMUDAREALTY.COM

Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty is the largest real estate company in Bermuda. With the collective experience/knowledge, reputation and range of services, they are in contact continuously with the greatest number of potential real estate buyers and sellers both locally and internationally. The Coldwell Banker system is a leader in speciality markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® marketing programme. Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty has been serving Bermuda’s real estate needs for more than half a century. Their range of services include residential sales and rentals, commercial leasing, commercial property sales, land surveying, property appraisals, property management, vacation property services and international referrals.

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CRANFIELDS PROPERTY BERMUDA LTD. BAYFIELD RD., WARWICK TEL: 305-8074 WEBSITE: BDA4SALE.COM

Cranfields Property is an independent Bermudian real estate company that provides a tailored suite of services to suit the individual needs of its clients, both for sellers and buyers, landlords and tenants. The firm offers the highest level of service to support and guide both international and local buyers and tenants through the home search process. By maintaining a thorough knowledge of the properties that are for sale and rent islandwide, Cranfields Property provides accurate, up-to-date information, market analysis and sound real estate advice, offering suggestions and comparisons which enable you to make informed choices as you consider your options. Call them today and let them help you find your new Bermuda home.

KELLER WILLIAMS BERMUDA 9 BERRY HILL RD., PAGET TEL: 236-0737 WEBSITE: KWBERMUDA.COM

sale, purchase or rental of a luxury home in Bermuda, Keller Williams Bermuda is best qualified to assist you through the process.

Keller Williams Bermuda should be your first choice when considering buying or renting Bermuda residential or commercial property. Formed between an affiliation with global real estate giant, Keller Williams Worldwide and local Bermuda company, Moura & Associates, Keller Williams Bermuda has the benefit of combining experienced agents in the Bermuda market along with the leading-edge technology provided by Keller Williams Worldwide, their proven models for success and access to an unsurpassed global network. Their agents are equipped with the training, tools and skills to handle all of your real estate needs, knowledgeably and professionally, to the very highest standard. As part of the Keller Williams Worldwide family, Keller Williams Bermuda is now part of their Luxury Division and they look forwards to providing exemplary service for their high-end real estate clientele. Whether they represent the

NEWSTEAD BELMONT HILLS GOLF RESORT & SPA 37 HARBOUR RD., PAGET TEL: 236-6060 WEBSITE: NEWSTEADBELMONTHILLS.COM

Owning a vacation home in Bermuda is easier than you think. Newstead Belmont Hills, a favourite for those looking for a relaxed lifestyle within a tranquil setting, offers fully deeded ownership opportunities for a spectacular vacation home with all the benefits of a luxury resort. Residence ownership options include whole, (8 (4 weeks a year). A weeks a year) or limited collection of studios and one- and two-bedroom residences are available, with most offering private balcony terraces featuring panoramic views of Hamilton Harbour, fully equipped kitchens and beautiful wood flooring throughout. Prices start at just $59,500 for your island “home away from home.�

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The Property Group Ltd. is the finest of Bermuda’s real estate companies. They represent the most desirable properties available in every sector of the residential market for sale or rent on the island. Call their office or email them for more information. After hours, please contact Sallyann Smith at 535-4521 or Brittany Archer at 505-1466.

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REGO SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 83-85 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 292-3921 WEBSITE: REGOSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM

Rego Sotheby’s International Realty was founded in 1949 and is Bermuda’s longest established real estate company. Part of the Sotheby’s International Realty worldwide network, the company offers a full complement of services from residential and commercial sales and rentals to valuations, property management and landlord and tenant consultancy. Rego Sotheby’s International Realty has grown into Bermuda’s premier real estate

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We represent the most desireable properties available in every sector of the residential market for sale or rent. company and continues to lead Bermuda’s real estate industry to meet the needs of its diverse local and global clientele. WASHINGTON PROPERTIES (BERMUDA) LIMITED CHURCH AND REID STREETS, HAMILTON TEL: 295-4186 WEBSITE: WASHINGTONPROPERTIES.BM

The perfect location from which to conduct business can be found in the “Heart of Hamilton.” Washington Properties, located between Church and

Reid Streets, has offices available from 200 square feet to 15,000 square feet. Washington House, the newest member of Washington Properties, built in 2010, offers concierge service and security access to the building. The offices accommodate local and international businesses, whilst the retail outlets offer a variety of products and services to both residents and visitors. Within easy walking distance to financial and legal services, transportation, parking, restaurants and shopping, it is hard to find a better location.

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s a globally respected international business hub with robust regulation, tax transparency, world-class talent and leading markets for reinsurance, trusts, wealth management, FinTech and private-client structures, many are relocating to Bermuda. SMALL WONDER At only 21 square miles, Bermuda is a tiny island with big business opportunities. Bermuda’s pint-size parameters can deceive

the uninitiated. It almost defies belief that an Atlantic jurisdiction of just 21 square miles could rank amongst the globe’s top two reinsurance hubs or support a halfmillion jobs worldwide. Yet the island’s diminutive physical scale belies its substantial economic impact — one that is only increasing amid an evolving regulatory landscape and rapid globalisation. Innovation and collaboration are key to Bermuda’s corporate success, and agile teamwork between Bermuda’s industry, government and regulator underscores Bermuda’s status as a toptier international financial centre. The island’s gross domestic product

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is on the rise along with jobs growth, and the jurisdiction is witnessing new investment and company incorporations across all sectors. This oldest of British Overseas Territories has long leveraged a combination of unique elements to punch above its weight economically. Bermuda’s location 650 miles off the U.S. East Coast positions the island conveniently between North American and European markets, with direct daily flights to key cities. In addition, its regulatory structure is robust and pragmatic. A TA X - N E U T R A L S Y S T E M Bermuda’s unique tax-neutral system, designed more than a century ago to support its own infrastructure, does not differentiate between foreign and local enterprises. And unlike many other offshore jurisdictions, it does not qualify as a “tax haven” under official definitions. Instead, Bermuda’s many

tax-transparency treaties, beneficial ownership register and brand-name bricks-and-mortar companies underscore its blue-chip status as a place to do genuine business. Tax relief is not the primary reason for Bermuda’s attraction to most global companies, however; rather, the island’s worldrespected regulation, its compliance with anti-money laundering and antiterrorism financing standards, its mature cluster of expertise, one-stopshop appeal and the speed to market it offers are the key drivers. Bermuda’s infrastructure is advanced, including excellent telecommunications and a fully electronic stock exchange. A full member of the World Federation of Exchanges and affiliate member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) is recognised for commercially sensible listing requirements. It represents a leading market for

the listing of investment funds, debt- and insurance-related securities, and those of small to medium enterprise firms. W O R L D - C L A S S TA L E N T The island is home to a wealth of worldclass talent. Leading (Big Four) accounting firms, along with auditors, financial advisers, lawyers, IT specialists, actuaries, reinsurance underwriters, brokers, fund administrators, corporate secretaries and a full gamut of support services are located within the two-square-mile City of Hamilton. These quality financial intermediaries have a decades-long history of collaboration, which differentiates Bermuda. Established in 1969, the worldrespected Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) underpins Bermuda’s success as a top financial services centre. Responsible for overseeing all financial enterprises, as well as issuing the island’s currency, the BMA — which marked its half-century anniversary in 2019 — works closely with

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BUSINESS & RELOCATION industry, government and international regulatory bodies to keep its approach responsive and contemporary. Importantly, the BMA’s sophistication as a commercial insurance regulator speeds capital to markets to take on global insurance risk. Responsive legislative updates also keep Bermuda at the forefront of corporate governance. The island’s courts are more than 400 years old — a testament to a rich and trailblazing legal history. Bermuda’s court system can claim the distinctive legacy of having the oldest unbroken British roots outside the British Isles, a legacy grounded in English common law with recourse all the way as London’s Privy Council. More leading global law firms are setting up offices in the jurisdiction in recent years, joining legal powerhouses already established. All these factors have come together to create a unique marketplace. Amid the pastel buildings, balconies and palm-lined sidewalks of Hamilton, global business is being done daily to the tune of billions of dollars. Bermuda’s international business (or “IB”) sector counts an estimated 3,700 international business employees — including 2,000 (60 percent) Bermudians — who contribute directly to all economic sectors, from retail to transport. More than 60 percent of Bermuda’s vital foreign revenues can be attributed to this IB activity. Bermuda’s economic model also supports close to 500,000 jobs globally, creating and supporting jobs in its

AN INSURANCE HUB The biggest engine for Bermuda’s own economy is the insurance industry, which traces its roots back to the 1960s, when the world’s first captive (or selfinsurance) companies were established. Today, Bermuda is the captive market’s global leader, with over 700 companies generating more than $54 billion in annual gross written premiums. Insuring

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the risks of mostly Fortune 500 companies, captives help corporations rein in costs and mitigate risk; they are also becoming increasingly popular tools for wealth preservation and succession planning for high-net-worth individuals and family offices. The mid-1980s saw the establishment of global commercial insurers and reinsurers, followed in the 1990s and early 2000s by consecutive capital-rich waves of “big cats” — or property-catastrophe specialist firms. These followed high-severity events like Florida’s Hurricane Andrew and 9/11, providing critical capacity to the insurance marketplace and transforming Bermuda as a result. Ranked with New York and Continued on page 226

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onshore trading partners. This includes an estimated 300,000 jobs in the U.S., 30,000 in Canada and 70,000 in the U.K. through trade, foreign direct investment and portfolio investment capacity — facilitating economic globalisation.


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The new airport will offer a unique, modern experience for travellers.

increasingly aware of the needs of the modern traveller. Whilst speed and efficiency remain a top priority, the focus now includes the travel experience and turning the mundane into memorable. With an in-depth understanding of this new reality, the design team of the new L.F. Wade International Airport, led by Scott Associates and assisted by their local partner OBMI, have ensured that travellers arriving and departing Bermuda will have an entirely unique experience. An artful arrival The teams’ focus on authenticity will be displayed in the terminal, with public art installations that illuminate Bermudian

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culture and customs. The conviction continues with the exterior, by showcasing vivid colours, tropical fragrances and rich flora that are indigenous to the island. The Bermuda airport redevelopment project is expected to be the perfect union of modern amenities, innovative solutions and sense of place. Travellers arriving by air at L.F. Wade International Airport will be welcomed by a visual exhibition of Bermuda’s culture and splendour. A vibrant display of scenic images will adorn the walls, whilst sculptures of the island’s native seabirds will soar high above the terminal’s sloping ceilings. Accompanying the birds of flight will be a dazzling array of Bermuda kites. This centuries-old family tradition of flying colourful handmade kites during the Easter season will serve as an

animated means to welcome guests and invite them to embrace a piece of the culture that is Bermuda. Each creation will enhance a sense of place and deliver a gracious ambience that the island is renowned for exhibiting. A park-like natural environment When arriving to the airport by land, visitors will be welcomed by a series of lush environments that will be carefully situated throughout the airport entrance and outdoor green areas. The landscape architecture was planned to serve as a tranquil garden environment, rather than a sea of asphalt. The entryway — which will resemble a park — will boast colourful oleanders and hibiscus hugging the edges, whilst nearby visually appealing recreational

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Built On Commitment, Designed By Inspiration OBMI is a global architectural firm, with a rich history in shaping the architectural landscape of Bermuda.

spaces are available for waiting passengers, drivers and airport personnel. Lush landscaping of hardy endemic and native plants with vibrant subtropical species will surround a new, expansive traveller patio. At the same time, the nature trail will transform the airport into an enjoyable space for guests and locals waiting for flights. Additional recreation areas will be created through the mangrove plantings and designed to naturally filter water runoff before entering the ocean and the nearby coral reefs.

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Sculptures of the island’s native sea birds will soar high above the terminal’s sloping ceilings.

Commitment to sustainability Sustainability has been a key focus of the project since its inception. The overall design objective is to mitigate harsh environmental conditions, provide onsite storm water management, create a visually stimulating landscape for travellers and reflect both the developer’s and the design team’s commitment to sustainability. All of the plant life will be locally sourced or grown on the island. Each plant has been carefully selected to work in tandem with the subtropical climate and landscape of Bermuda whilst mitigating the harsh environmental conditions that tend to be associated with typical global airports. The overall design approach of L.F. Wade International Airport will pay homage to Bermuda’s culture, traditions and environment, integrated with a modern and sophisticated terminal building and facilities. For all travellers, locals and visitors, the new terminal is expected to leave a positive and memorable impression of Bermuda for many years to come.

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BUSINESS & RELOCATION London as an insurance centre of excellence, Bermuda has the most important property and casualty market and is the largest supplier of that type of reinsurance to the U.S.; in the past two decades, Bermuda insurers and reinsurers contributed a significant $200 billion in catastrophe claims payments to U.S. clients. The island also provides 35 percent of capacity for Lloyd’s of London. What does that mean to onshore communities? It represents a significant role by Bermuda in the rebuilding of cities and communities after the world’s worst disasters. Examples include the fact that Bermuda’s reinsurers paid nearly a third of insured losses from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma in 2004–2005; a quarter of Canada’s Fort McMurray, Alberta, wildfires losses in 2016; more than half of New Zealand’s 2010 earthquake liabilities; and a whopping 62 percent of the U.K.’s largest peacetime fire and explosion — the Buncefield oilterminal fires of 2005. In a more recent example, Bermuda paid a third of the estimated $100billion losses from 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Significantly, Bermuda insurers also make up a quarter of America’s medical liability insurance and reinsurance market. In the past decade, the island’s track record as a catalyst for change in the industry has continued, with the rise of alternative risk financing via “cat” bonds, insurancelinked securities (ILS) and other financial instruments merging insurance with capital markets. Today, Bermuda has the largest depository of ILS listings — $30 billion, or more than 80 percent of global capacity. Bermuda’s stature as an insurance capital was underscored in 2016, when the island became one of just two non– European Union jurisdictions to win full equivalency under Europe’s Solvency II Directive regulating reinsurers. The decision by the European Parliament highlighted its faith in the BMA’s ability to regulate to the highest standards. The island is also ranked as a “qualified

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jurisdiction” on the other side of the Atlantic, by the U.S. National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). POWERING THE ECONOMY Insurance is not the only industry powering Bermuda’s economy, though. The domicile was one of the first international trust jurisdictions and today is a premier centre for trusts, wealth-man-

agement and private-client structures, and family offices. It is also a major asset management centre, with numerous funds, fund managers and fund administration companies represented. Shipowners and ship management companies also form a key sector, along with a full range of maritime services; and Bermuda’s registry for superyachts, tankers, cruise ships and vessels

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U S E F U L B U S I N E S S C O N TA C T S Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited, The Tel: 295-1111 butterfieldgroup.com Bermuda Broadcasting Company Limited Tel: 295-2828 bermudabroadcasting.com Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) Tel: 292-0632 bda.bm Bermuda Business Directory Tel: 295-4600 bermudadirectory.com Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Tel: 295-4201 bermudachamber.bm

Bermuda Stock Exchange Tel: 292-7212 bsx.com

Gateway Systems Limited Tel: 292-0341 gateway.bm

Bermuda Executive Services Tel: 296-5627 bermudaemployment.com

Bermuda Tourism Authority Tel: 296-9200 1-800-BERMUDA gotobermuda.com

HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited Tel: 295-4000 hsbc.bm

Bermuda Government Tel: 295-5151 gov.bm

Bermuda Yellow Pages Tel: 297-9355 bermudayp.com

L.F. Wade International Airport Tel: 293-2470 bermudaairport.com

Bermuda Hotel Association Tel: 295-2127 visitbermudanow.com

Clarien Bank Tel: 296-6969 clarienbank.com

OBM International Tel: 278-3550 obmibermuda.com

Bermuda Monetary Authority Tel: 295-5278 bma.bm

Department of ICT Policy and Innovations Tel: 294-2774 gov.bm

Queen Group, The Tel: 296-5627 queenmgt.com

Bermuda Philatelic Bureau Tel: 297-7865 gov.bm

Electronic Services Limited Tel: 236-3885 electronicservices.bm

Bermuda Commercial Bank Limited Tel: 295-5678 bcb.bm

Washington Properties (Bermuda) Limited Tel: 295-4186 washingtonproperties.bm

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BUSINESS & RELOCATION nies and proactively targeting investment and connecting new prospects with industry, government and regulatory bodies to make setting up in Bermuda a smooth process. M OV I N G T O PA R A D I S E Relocating to Bermuda may sound like a dream, but there are several ways that you can make it come true. Bermuda has one of the highest expat populations of any country in the world. People choose to relocate here for many reasons, including attractive work opportunities, safe living conditions, overall quality of life and, of course, the island’s incredible natural beauty. If you’re about to call Bermuda your new home, there are tips and tactics to make your transition all the sweeter. For most people who relocate to Bermuda, it’s their employer that takes care of the work permit logistics. Non-Bermudians are required to have a government work permit to work on the island, and standard permits are usually issued for periods of up to six years (with options for renewal). Once your work permit’s been secured, you can finally start settling into island life. QUALITY OF LIFE Whilst the standard of living is very high in Bermuda, life here is quite different from what you may be used to “back home.” Only a select number of high-value properties are available for non-Bermudians to purchase, so

of all types is renowned as a Class 1 member of the prestigious British Red Ensign Group. The island’s aircraft registry is similarly known since its establishment in 1931 for high safety standards and regulatory oversight. Numerous new industries are also choosing Bermuda as a home jurisdiction, diversifying the island’s economy. Bio-med companies and technology start-ups, including blockchain and

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virtual assets businesses, are attracted by the same advantages that have helped the more traditional industries of insurance and financial services flourish here for decades. Helping attract new industry and support established sectors is the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA), a public-private unit established in 2013. The agency acts as a business concierge, supporting existing compa-

most people who relocate here usually rent a house or apartment during their stay. Rents are very expensive, since accommodation is in high demand. Good places to see what’s out there and available are The Royal Gazette and local websites propertyskipper. com/bermuda and emoo.bm. You should also consider working with a real estate agent to help narrow your search. And once you’ve found a new home, head to a consignment shop, where you can find gently used furnishings, home goods, floor coverings, lighting and anything else you might need to make it feel like home. Since people are always coming and going


on Bermuda, there’s a constant flow of quality goods being exchanged. Once you settle in, you may feel a little homesick. If so, maybe watching a programme from your home country could help stave off the homesickness. That’s where One Communications comes to the rescue, offering packages that will have you tuning in to your favourite series and sports programmes from back home. GETTING AROUND Bermuda is compact and well serviced by public busses and ferries, but chances are you’ll want to get around more independently if you plan to stay awhile. To minimise road traffic, only one car is allowed per household; and

you must have a property assessment number to show in order to complete your purchase (proving it’s the only vehicle owned at that site). Expect to pay high annual licencing fees for the right to have a car (upwards of $600). Many expats opt for scooters instead, since they have no limitation number per household and cost about $3,000. Having a scooter eases parking hassles, too; and you can often find good bargains on second-hand rides on emoo. bm or in the local paper. If you’re relocating to Bermuda, you’ll need to get a Bermuda licence (non-Bermudian licences are only valid for rental scooters). The process is straightforward, and you can apply in person at the Transportation Control Department.

Relocating to Bermuda may sound like a dream, but there are several ways that you can make it come true.

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BASIC NECESSITIES Supermarkets are spread across the island and are usually open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Most anything you eat here (apart from much of the locally caught seafood, of course) is imported, and you can expect to pay at least twice what you do for groceries in North America and most European countries. Water usage on the island blindsides many new arrivals. Since there’s no freshwater source in Bermuda, your roof is the catchall for whatever ends up in your water tank (and thus coming out of your shower and sinks). You’ll learn to use water more conservatively here. You can pay to fill up your tanks if you run out, of course; but if you’ve waited till the last minute to order more during a dry period, it’s quite possible you’ll have to wait.

LET’S GET SOCIAL Your best bet on feeling at home here is by making new friends. Many people who’ve relocated to Bermuda pitch in on volunteer projects, a great way to meet new people and learn new skills. There are many clubs aimed at uniting expats, including American Ladies in Bermuda, L’Alliance Française des Bermudes, Caledonian Society, Association of Canadians in Bermuda, Emerald Isle Society, Círculo Hispánico and the International Women’s Club of Bermuda. And it wouldn’t be island life without some watering holes to pop into for friendly banter. Favourites include Blû Bar & Grill, Bulli.Social, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Harry’s, Port O’ Call and Swizzle Inn. All are safe bets for good times with worldly citizens and new arrivals to Bermuda. Raise a glass and say cheers to your new life!

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FINTECH SPACE FinTech is transforming the way we do business and has sparked the creation of innovative new technologies that deliver financial services in ways never before imagined.

OPTIMISING ON ITS STATUS as a blue-chip jurisdiction, Bermuda has quickly become a global hub for FinTech enterprises and innovation and continues to make strides in the space, both locally and globally. With its significant expertise in regulatory management, the island has developed cutting-edge ICO legislation. Its legislative framework has created a unique environment that prioritised regulatory certainty, investor confidence and compliance with international Know Your Customer (KYC) and AntiMoney Laundering (AML) regulations. There are many benefits to the certainty and stability that the framework provides to the industry, which attracts the best-structured companies to be a part of the FinTech Bermuda ecosystem. As Bermuda’s FinTech push continues to bear fruit — with more companies setting up on the island — the view and the vision of this government is to establish a sound regulatory environment and to establish an excellent place where companies can look to do business. As of February 13, 2019, 66 FinTech-related local and exempted companies were already listed on the Bermuda register.

This kind of momentum and activity requires the right resources and support and so, the Government of Bermuda created the FinTech Business Unit (FBU), fully dedicated to managing and overseeing Bermuda’s rapidly expanding FinTech space. The FBU has three main goals: • To promote Bermuda as the jurisdiction of choice for technology companies • To encourage economic growth, job creation and revenue generation • To introduce education, professional development and awareness programmes in order to bolster the local workforce as it gains the technical skills needed for jobs in FinTech

Small Pebble, Big Ripple. At only 33 sq. km., Bermuda is a leading offshore insurance/reinsurance market with a proven world class reputation for progressive legislation, robust regulation, and as a centre for innovation. We’re now leveraging our expertise to become the world leader in Fintech. 52 Fintech companies have already incorporated in Bermuda. Is your company next? To learn more, visit

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Insider’s Guide With so much to explore, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for in Bermuda. Here are our top picks for doing business on the island. BERMUDA MONETARY AUTHORITY (BMA) BMA HOUSE 43 VICTORIA ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-5278 WEBSITE: BMA.BM

BERMUDA PHILATELIC BUREAU BERMUDA POST OFFICE 56 CHURCH ST., HAMILTON TEL: 297-7865 WEBSITE: GOV.BM

Other philatelic agencies and bureaus function as separate businesses apart from local postal services, whereas the Bermuda Philatelic Bureau (BPB) is a department of the Bermuda Post Office. The primary function of the bureau has been to provide sufficient stamps for the general use of the post. It has always been the BPB’s endeavour to keep in mind the philatelic collector and stamp enthusiast to ensure that stamps produced will be appealing and interesting.

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Proposed issues for 2019 include Bermuda National Trust — Historic Homes (February), Bermuda Hand Crafted Hats (May), Bermuda Floating Docks (July), Bermuda Bridges Pt. 1 (September) and Presentation Pack 2019 (November). DEPARTMENT OF ICT POLICY AND INNOVATION — THE CABINET OFFICE 30 PARLIAMENT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 294-2774 WEBSITE: GOV.BM

The Department of ICT Policy and Innovation focuses on promoting the key role that technology plays as a powerful driver in helping to achieve many of the

economic, social and environmental objectives of the country. Leveraging the benefits of technology, remaining current in the areas of technology-related policies (including cybersafety, cybersecurity and the protection of personal information) and providing relevant and constructive legislation will help to move Bermuda forwards and provide benefits and opportunities to all stakeholders. In order to create and maintain a productive, inclusive and innovative environment for economic development enabled by technology, the Department of ICT Policy and Innovation also provides information to those wishing to set up an e-business in Bermuda.

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On February 20, 2019, the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) celebrated its 50th anniversary. Established by statute in 1969, the BMA is the sole regulator of the financial services sector in Bermuda. The BMA will have over five decades adapting to the changing needs of the financial sector and global regulatory requirements. The BMA develops risk-based financial regulations that it applies to the supervision of Bermuda’s (re)insurers, banks, trust companies, investment businesses and corporate service providers. Additionally, it regulates the Bermuda Stock Exchange and the Bermuda Credit Union. Further, the BMA issues Bermuda’s national currency, manages exchange control transactions, assists other authorities in Bermuda with the detection and prevention of financial crime, and advises the Bermuda Government and other public bodies on banking and other financial and monetary matters.


ELBOW BEACH CYCLES LTD. ELBOW BEACH BERMUDA RESORT & SPA 60 SOUTH SHORE RD., PAGET TEL: 296-2300 WEBSITE: ELBOWBEACHCYCLES.COM

Why follow the crowd when you can discover Bermuda’s hidden coves and dazzling pink-sand beaches for yourself? And in high style. Pick from the island’s newest and most advanced rental fleet, and then put yourself in the laid-back island mood with their industry-leading YouDrive™ tuition. For the widest choice of gas scooters, electric scooters, hybrid electric bikes and mountain bikes, and the most reassuring safety record on the island, book online or call today. ELECTRONIC SERVICES LIMITED 26 HARVEY RD., PAGET TEL: 236-3885 WEBSITE: ELECTRONICSERVICES.BM

Electronic Services Limited is an audiovisual company with more than 30 years of experience. The firm provides technical support and equipment to major hotels, small properties and corporate offices in Bermuda. Electronic Services Limited has worked with many large overseas production companies and meeting planners to provide custom services for clients with conventions and videoconferences in Bermuda. OBM INTERNATIONAL WOODBOURNE HALL 1 GORHAM RD., HAMILTON TEL: 278-3550 WEBSITE: OBMIBERMUDA.COM

OBMI is a global architecture, master planning and design firm, with an experienced team of award-winning professionals who are passionate about creating timeless spaces. OBMI specialises in the creation of bespoke residences, luxury resorts and engaging commercial spaces that reflect reverence for the land, people and cultures they impact. As travellers and artists, their work illustrates their adventurous, creative approach to life. For more

than 80 years, Bermuda has recognised OBMI as industry experts to design excellence. SMATT’S CYCLE LIVERY LTD. HAMILTON PRINCESS & BEACH CLUB 74 PITTS BAY RD., PEMBROKE TEL 295-1180 FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON SOUTH SHORE RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-7800 WEBSITE: SMATTSCYCLELIVERY.COM

Smatt’s Cycle Livery is a mainstay of the rental cycle business in Bermuda. Originally a small mom-and-pop shop, the family business was one of the first cycle liveries on the island. They are well known for their friendly and helpful staff. For that reason, they enjoy many repeat customers who visit the island every year. Navigate Bermuda’s highways, byways and hidden lanes on your scooter and discover Bermuda’s best-kept secrets. There are endless possibilities in Bermuda, and the best way to experience them all is on two wheels. The seat of a Smatt’s cycle is the best way to see the island — guaranteed! WASHINGTON PROPERTIES (BERMUDA) LIMITED CHURCH AND REID STREETS, HAMILTON TEL: 295-4186 WEBSITE: WASHINGTONPROPERTIES.BM

The perfect location from which to conduct business can be found in the “Heart of Hamilton.” Washington Properties, located between Church and Reid Streets, has offices available from 200 square feet to 15,000 square feet. Washington House, the newest member of Washington Properties, built in 2010, offers concierge service and security access to the building. The offices accommodate local and international businesses, whilst the retail outlets offer a variety of products and services to both residents and visitors. Within easy walking distance to financial and legal services, transportation, parking, restaurants and shopping, it is hard to find a better location.

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50 YEARS A commemorative coin celebrates the 50-year legacy of the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS, the Bermuda Monetary Authority has evolved to meet the changing needs in the financial services sector. It now supervises and regulates all financial institutions operating in the jurisdiction. In addition, it continues to issue Bermuda’s national currency and manages exchange control transactions. The Authority also works closely with other jurisdictions in the detection and prevention of financial crime, and advises the government on banking and other financial and monetary matters, including financial stability.  The Authority has developed a riskbased approach to financial regulations that it applies to the supervision of Bermuda’s banks, trust companies, investment businesses, investment funds, fund administrators, money service businesses, corporate service providers, insurance companies and digital asset businesses. It also regulates the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The Authority is pleased to issue this 50th anniversary coin, which consists of a special three-sided, triangle shape coin, in dominations of $0.25, $2 and $5. The reverse side features a detailed sketch of the Bermudian archipelago with a compass rose and the inscriptions “Bermuda Monetary Authority,” “50th Anniversary” and the denomination value on the circumference. The obverse bears a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen in profile by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. VISITBERMUDANOW.COM |

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BUSINESS & RELOCATION MP PO OR R TA TA N NT T C CO ON N TA TA C CT TS S II M ASSOCIATIONS AND CLUBS Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association Tel: 292-1713 Bermuda Bowling Club Tel: 236-5290 Bermuda Bridge Club Tel: 541-0551 Bermuda Cricket Board of Control Tel: 292-8958 Bermuda Dive Association, The Tel: 238-2332 Bermuda Equestrian Federation Tel: 234-0485 Bermuda Folk Club Tel: 291-2070 Bermuda Football Association Tel: 295-2199 Bermuda Golf Association Tel: 295-9972 Bermuda Hockey Federation bhf.bm Bermuda Karate Institute Tel: 292-2157 Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association Tel: 296-0834 Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Tel: 292-0848 Bermuda Physically Handicapped Association Tel: 293-8148 Bermuda Rugby Football Union brfu.bm Bermuda Sailing Association Tel: 295-7935 Bermuda School of Music Tel: 296-5100 Bermuda Society of Arts Tel: 292-3824

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Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Tel: 292-6881 Bermuda Sub Aqua Club Tel: 291-5640 Bermuda Track and Field Association Tel: 296-0951 Bermuda Triathlon Association bermudatriathlon.com Big Brothers and Sisters of Bermuda Tel: 232-2802 Gilbert and Sullivan Society Tel: 735-1547 In Motion School of Dance Tel: 292-7651 Jackson School of Performing Arts Tel: 292-5815 Lions Club / Hamilton Tel: 535-2222 Masterworks Foundation Tel: 236-2950 National Tennis Stadium Tel: 292-0105 Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Tel: 295-2214 Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club Tel: 236-2250 Walking Club of Bermuda Tel: 737-0437 CONSIGNMENT STORE Orange Bay Company 45 Victoria St., Hamilton Tel: 295-5400 orangebaycompany.com CONSULS Austria: Katharine Amann Tel: 292-8459 Belgium: Philippe Dutranoit Tel: 294-7306

Canada: Heather Conyers Tel: 292-2917 Denmark: Bent Poulsen Tel: 295-4806 France: Nicole Haziza Tel: 777-5557 Germany: Jens Alers Tel: 295-0614 Ireland: John R. Kane Tel: 295-6574 Italy: Gioacchino Di Meglio Tel: 295-5391 Mexico: Rod Attride-Stirling Tel: 296-8314 Netherlands: Maria Peterich Tel: 236-4578 Norway: C.N.A. Butterfield III Tel: 295-5519 Spain: A.C.J. Dean Tel: 295-3062 Sweden: Jens Juul Tel: 293-7242 Switzerland: Fabian Schonenberg Tel: 295-5588 United States: Grace Shelton Tel: 295-1342 COURIERS DHL Worldwide Express 1 Midsea Lane, Pembroke Tel: 294-4848 dhl.com FedEx Capcar Building #5, Burnaby St., Hamilton Tel: 295-3854 fedex.com Mailboxes Unlimited 48 Par-la-Ville Rd., Hamilton Tel: 292-6563 mailboxesunlimited.com UPS/International Bonded Couriers Dallas Building 10 Park Rd., Hamilton Tel: 295-2467 / 296-9479 ups.com / zipx.com

DRY CLEANERS Just Shirts Dry Cleaners 20 Bermudiana Rd., Hamilton Tel: 292-3063 EVENT PLANNERS Destination Wedding Bermuda 14 South Rd., Devonshire Tel: 236 8252 destinationwedding bermuda.com FLORISTS Demco 14 South Rd., Devonshire Tel: 234-7777 26 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 293-3626 demco.bm GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS Airport Operations bermudaairport.com Attorney General bermudalaws.bm Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo bzs.bm Bermuda Business Development Agency bda.bm Bermuda College college.bm Bermuda Economic Development Corporation bedc.bm Bermuda Hospitals Board bermudahospitals.bm Bermuda Land Development Company bldc.bm Bermuda Monetary Authority bma.bm Bermuda National Library bnl.bm


Bermuda Tourism Authority gotobermuda.com Bermuda Transport Control Department tcd.gov.bm BermudaNIC (registrations) bermudanic.bm Central Policy Unit gov.bm Commission for Unity and Racial Equality communityandculture.bm Department of ICT Policy and Innovation gov.bm Land Valuation Department landvaluation.bm Registrar of Companies roc.gov.bm Social Insurance Department socialinsurance.gov.bm Tax Commissioner gov.bm GROCERY STORES Arnold’s Market Islandwide Tel: 234-0951 Harrington Hundred’s 99 South Shore Rd., Smith’s Tel: 293-1635 Lindo’s Family Food 126 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 236-1344 The Market Place Supermarket Islandwide Tel: 295-6006 Miles Market 96 Pitts Bay Rd., Pembroke Tel: 295-1234 HEALTHCARE Atlantic Caregiving Tel: 292-9690 atlanticcaregiving.com The Family Practice Group Tel: 236-0001 fpgroup.bm

The Hamilton Medical Centre (walk-in clinic for blood tests and TCD physicals) Tel: 400-8378 hamiltonmedicalcenter.bm

The Media Lounge Cinema Tel: 526-6843 medialoungebda.com National Museum of Bermuda Tel: 234-1333 nmb.bm

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Tel: 236-2345 bermudahospitals.bm

Sea Express Ferry Tel: 295-4506 marineandports.bm

Wee Care Pediatrics Tel: 296-3032 bermudaweecare.com

Speciality Cinema Tel: 292-2135 specialitycinema.bm

Optician: Atlantic Vision Care 68 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 295-7300

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Dentist: Coral Dental Bermudiana Arcade 27 Queen St., Hamilton Tel: 295-8040 LEISURE Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo Tel: 293-2727 bzs.bm Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard Tel: 234-2809 artbermuda.com Bermuda Breeze Buses Tel: 292-3851 www.gov.bm/bus Bermuda National Gallery Tel: 295-9428 bng.bm Bermuda National Trust Tel: 236-6483 bnt.bm Bermuda Tourism Authority Tel: 296-9200 gotobermuda.com Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute Tel: 292-7219 buei.org

Bermuda Broadcasting Company Limited bermudabroadcasting.com Bermuda Weather weather.bm Bermynet bermynet.com Bernews bernews.com eMoo emoo.bm The Royal Gazette royalgazette.com OFFICE SUPPLIES P-Tech 2 Reid St., Hamilton Tel: 295-5496 PET STORES Pic-A-Pet 27 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 292-4554 POST OFFICES Bermuda Mail Processing Centre 2 Kindley Field Rd., St. George’s Tel: 293-1767

Liberty Theatre Tel: 292-7296

General Post Office 56 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 297-7893

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art Tel: 299-4000 bermudamasterworks.com

Perot Post Office 11 Queen St., Hamilton Tel: 292-9052

PRIVATE SCHOOLS The Bermuda High School for Girls 19 Richmond Rd., Pembroke Tel: 295-6153 bhs.bm Bermuda Institute 234 Middle Rd., Southampton Tel: 238-1566 bermudainstitute.com Bermuda Montessori School 23 Rosemont Ave., Pembroke Tel: 292-7209 Mount Saint Agnes 19 Dundonald St. West, Hamilton Tel: 292-4134 msa.bm Saltus Grammar School 108 St. John’s Rd., Pembroke Tel: 292-6177 saltus.bm Somersfield Academy 107 Middle Rd., Devonshire Tel: 236-9797 somersfield.bm Warwick Academy 117 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 236-1917 warwick.bm TRANSPORTATION Bermuda Breeze Buses Tel: 292-3851 www.gov.bm/bus BTA Dispatching Tel: 295-4506 Elbow Beach Cycles Tel: 296-2300 elbowbeachcycles.bm Sea Express Ferry Tel: 295-4506 marineandports.bm Smatt’s Cycle Livery Ltd. Tel: 295-1180 / 238-7800 smattscyclelivery.com VETERINARIAN Ettrick Animal Hospital 75 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 236-0007

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Following are practical tips and useful information you will need whilst enjoying our island paradise. All information is subject to change, so we recommend calling to verify rates, schedules and more. AIRLINES Air Canada ................................ 888-247-2262 American Airlines ................. 800-433-7300 British Airways ....................... 800-247-9297 Delta Airlines ............................. 800-221-1212 JetBlue Airlines ......................800-538-2583 United Airlines ........................ 800-864-8331 WestJet ....................................888-204-0020 BABY EQUIPMENT RENTALS If you’re travelling to the island with kids, Little Longtails can provide everything you need for your trip. You can book items online, including cribs, strollers and high chairs, as well as boxes of toys, and everything can be delivered to your accommodation for a fee (which also includes pickup). Little Longtails also arranges airport transfers with car seats. Other services include arrival baskets filled with all the essentials necessary for a hassle-free vacation with kids (707-7658; littlelongtails.com). BANKING Banks are usually open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. There are many ATMs islandwide that dispense Bermuda dollars. BUSINESS HOURS Generally, shops, businesses and professional offices open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clocktower Shopping Mall in Royal Naval Dockyard is open seven days a week, except Christmas Day and Good Friday. For more information on hours of operation, please visit dockyardbermuda.com. Many grocery stores throughout the island are open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. COMMUNICATION CALLING CARDS: You can buy pre-paid calling cards in denominations of $5, $10, $20 and $50 from LinkBermuda (297-7000) and TeleBermuda International Limited (296-9000). One Communications offers pay-as-you-go

long-distance plans. (700-7000; onecomm.bm) INTERNET: Bermuda has a number of internet service providers offering DSL and dial-up connections. The Bermuda Library on Queen Street offers free internet service with a limit of 30 minutes per person. Its hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The Town of St. George also offers free Wi-Fi around King’s Square (sponsored by the Visitor Services Centre and The Corporation of St. George’s). Just connect to the Destination St. George’s network. There is also a Bloomberg terminal in the U.S. Departures lounge at the airport. TELEPHONE SERVICES: • Call to Bermuda: Country code 1, area code 441 • Call to U.S. and Canada from Bermuda: 1 + area code + phone number • Call to the U.K. from Bermuda: 011/44/ city code/phone number • Call to other countries from Bermuda: 011/country code/city code/phone number • Call to international operator: 00 CURRENCY/CREDIT CARDS The Bermuda dollar is divided into 100 cents and is equal in value to the U.S. dollar; both are legal tender on the islands. Bermuda introduced new bank notes in 2009 with distinctly Bermudian designs, featuring wildlife on one side and local landmarks on the other. The exchange of other foreign currencies is done in banks. Credit cards are widely accepted in stores, restaurants and hotels. Visa and MasterCard may be used for cash advances at local banks. In addition, HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited and The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited provide ATMs island-wide for MasterCard, Cirrus and Plus cash advances. Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards are accepted mostly everywhere on the island. CUSTOMS/DUTY U.S. residents who have been out of the

country for 48 hours or more may take home items valued up to $800 once every 30 days without incurring duty. Adults may include 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars and one litre of alcohol within their exemption, plus a second litre if produced by a Caribbean Basin country. Original paintings, drawings and sculptures are duty-free but must be declared. For information regarding Cuban cigars and products, visit cbp.gov. U.K. residents 17 or older may take home duty-free two litres of table wine and one litre of spirits or liqueurs, or two litres of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs, plus 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco, plus 60cc of perfume and 250cc of eau de toilette, plus other goods worth up to £145. Visit hmrc.gov.uk. Canadian residents who have been out of their country for 48 hours or more can claim up to CAN$300 worth of goods without paying duty if they carry the goods with them. After each absence of seven days or more, Canadian residents can claim up to CAN$800 worth of goods without duty. For more information, visit cbsa-asfc.gc.ca. DRINKING AGE The legal drinking age is 18. ELECTRICITY Electrical service is the same as in the U.S. and Canada: 110 volts, 60 cycles AC. IMPORTANT NUMBERS Alcoholics Anonymous .................297-0965 Ambulance.......................................................911 Animal Emergencies (SPCA)...... 236-7333 Bermuda Allergy "and Asthma Relief Centre .......292-9258 Bermuda Diabetes Association .....292-8427 Bermuda Maritime "Operations Centre ........................297-1010 Bermuda Red Cross ........................... 236-8253 Bermuda Tourism Authority ......296-9200 Directory Assistance ....................................411 Emergency 24-hour "counselling.....................................236-3770 Fire Service......................................................911 King Edward VII Memorial "Hospital (emergency) .............. 239-2009 King Edward VII Memorial "Hospital (general) .......................236-2345

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USEFUL INFORMATION Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre .....298-7700 Physically Handicapped "Association .........................................293-8148 Police .....................................................................911 Police/Central ........................................ 295-0011 Police/Somerset ................................... 234-1010 Police/Southside ................................. 293-2222 Weather forecast.............................................977 What’s Going On in Bermuda ....................974 Women’s Resource Centre ...............295-7273

Christmas Day ...........Wednesday, Dec. 25 Boxing Day ......................Thursday, Dec. 26 New Year’s Day .................... Tuesday, Jan. 1 Good Friday ..........................Friday, April 19

LIFEGUARDS Lifeguards are stationed at the following beaches daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: • Clearwater Beach/Turtle Bay: May 24 to Labour Day • John Smith’s Bay: May 24 to Labour Day • Horseshoe Bay: May 1 to October 31

SMOKING Smoking in public places, including restaurants and bars, and the sale of cigarettes from vending machines are banned in Bermuda. Offenders face a $1,000 fine.

MOVIE THEATRES Watch a movie at Liberty Theatre, Union Square, Hamilton (292-7296) or Speciality Cinema & Grill, 12 Queen Street, Hamilton (292-2135, 295-2751; specialitycinema.bm). The Media Lounge Cinema and Wi-Fi Café at The Cooperage Building in Royal Naval Dockyard is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a different media experience, have a refreshing drink or just take a break and surf the internet. (526-6843; medialoungebda.com). POPULATION The 2019 population of Bermuda is approximately 60,000 (Source: World Population Review). POST OFFICE The General Post Office is located at 56 Church Street, Hamilton, and is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon (297-7893). Local letters are 50 cents, and local greeting cards are 50 cents. Air mail to the United States, the Caribbean or Canada is $1.15; $1.35 to Great Britain; $1.35 to Europe; and $1.55 to Asia, Australia or New Zealand. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2019/20 Bermuda Day ............................. Friday, May 24 National Heroes’ Day ...........Monday, June 17 Emancipation Day ................Thursday, Aug. 1 Somers’ Day .................................Friday, Aug. 2 Labour Day ...............................Monday, Sept. 2 Remembrance Day .................Monday, Nov. 11 (Observed Monday, Nov. 12)

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RADIO STATIONS Bermuda Broadcasting Company Limited (295-2828; bermudabroadcasting.com); Ocean 89 – Top 40; Power 95 – R&B; Inspire 105 – Country

TAXES AND GRATUITIES There is no sales tax. At most restaurants, a 15 to 17 percent tip will be added to your bill. At hotels, a 7.25 percent hoteloccupancy tax, a 2.5 percent tourism guest fee and a 10 percent service charge are added to your bill. TRANSPORTATION BUSES: With 11 bus routes and 14 bus zones of about two miles each, buses are frequent and plentiful, and they service the entire island. They’re easy to spot as they're painted Bermuda pink with blue stripes. Most buses leave from the Central Terminal on Washington Street, next to City Hall in Hamilton. Bus stops are identified by either a solid blue or pink pole. Blue poles signify routes outbound from the City of Hamilton; pink ones mark routes inbound to the City of Hamilton. Note: Exact cash is accepted. For up-todate routes, visit www.gov.bm/bus or call 292-3851. FERRIES: A unique and reliable way to travel around Bermuda is on the Sea Express ferry system. Four public ferry routes offer a picturesque alternative for travel around the island. All ferries depart from the Hamilton Ferry Terminal on Front Street. Note: Cash is not accepted on the ferries. For up-to-date schedules, visit marineandports.bm or call 295-4506. • The Blue route stops at Royal Naval Dockyard in Sandys Parish on the west end of the island.

• The Orange route only operates in the summer, and it stops at Royal Naval Dockyard before continuing on to the Town of St. George. • The Pink route makes several stops in Warwick and Paget parishes. • The Green route stops at Watford Bridge and Cavello Bay, both in Sandys, and Rockaway in Southampton. BUS AND FERRY FARES: Cash fares (on buses only) are $3.50 for up to three zones, $5 for up to 14 zones. It is cheaper to use tokens, tickets or a pass on both the bus or ferry. You can buy a book of 15 tickets for $25 for three zones, and $37.50 for 14 zones. Alternatively, tokens are $2.75 for up to three zones, $4.50 for up to 14 zones. Children under 5 years of age ride free, and ages 5–16 for $2.75 An unlimited one-day pass is $19; two-day, $31.50; three-day, $44; four-day, $48.50; and one-week, $62. An unlimited one-day pass for children is $9.50; two-day, $16; three-day, $22; four-day, $24.50; and one-week, $31. All fares, tokens, tickets and passes are the same for buses and ferries. For more information on fares, visit gov.bm/bus-fares or call 292-3851. SCOOTERS, BICYCLES AND CARS: Rentals are available by the day or the week. Prices vary, but daily rates range from $40 to $50 for a singleseat scooter. Double-seat scooters are slightly higher. It is mandatory for both drivers and passengers to wear helmets, which are included with the rental. A $30 non-refundable insurance waiver is also required. You must be 18 or older to rent a motor scooter or a moped, and most rental agencies will require that you demonstrate the ability to operate the vehicle properly following an instructional session on safety and handling. Contact Smatt’s Cycle Livery (295-1180 or 238-7800), Elbow Beach Cycles Ltd. (296-2300), or Oleander Cycles (236-2453). Visitors can now explore the island by renting two-seated electric vehicles from Current Vehicles Bermuda (currentvehicles.com) or from Bermuda Rental Car Ltd. (236-2453;


bermudarentalcar.com) These electric cars can travel up to 50 miles on a single charge, and recharging stations are found throughout the island. Visitors must be 25 years old and hold a valid car driver’s licence to rent and drive a vehicle. You can also rent pedal bikes from a variety of island outfitters, which are ideal for exploring the island. You can bring your bike aboard a ferry. Rental rates range from about $30 a day, with $15 insurance waiver required. If you need a little bit more help pedalling, try a hybrid electric bike. For all rentals, you must obey Bermuda’s speed limit of 22 mph/35 kph and remember to drive on the left side of the road. For scooters and mopeds, gas stations are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

All taxis are metered at governmentset rates, and exact change is required. Current taxi fares are as follows, based on travel between 6 a.m. and midnight: • For a 1- to 4-passenger taxi: $7.90 USD for the first mile, $2.75 USD for each additional mile • For a 5- to 7-passenger taxi: $9.95 USD for the first mile, $3.50 USD for each additional mile

TAXIS AND MINI BUS SERVICES: Taxis can usually be found outside Bermuda’s larger hotels, near the airport or on the streets of the Hamilton, the Town of St. George or in Royal Naval Dockyard.

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS ACTIVITIES, ATTRACTIONS & SPORTS Ana Luna Catamaran ............................................................49 Bare Foot Boat Charters.......................................................41 Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ) ................ 31 Bermuda Fun Golf ................................................................167 Bermuda Monetary Authority .......................................... 105 Bermuda Philatelic Bureau ................................................. 87 Bermuda Society of Art (BSoA)........................................69 Birdsey Studio, The ...............................................................69 Calico Jack’s ...........................................................................179 Crystal Caves of Bermuda, The .................................. 24, 25 Dockyard Glassworks ..........................................................96 Double Play Charters ....................................................47, 167 Elbow Beach Cycles Ltd. ..................................................... 33 Elizabeth .......................................................................... 45, 165 Escape Room Bermuda ....................................................... 33 Funworx Bermuda.................................................................44 Hidden Gems of Bermuda Ltd. ......................................... 27 Island Tour Centre ................................................................39 Just Breathe Yoga ................................................................195 K.S. Watersports (Adventure Tours, Rentals & Charters)...........43, 163, 191 Kinezumi Water Sports ........................................................46 Kirk’s Coral Reef Adventures .................................... 45, 165 Lili Bermuda Perfumery, The ............................................... 5 Little Longtails ...................................................................... 102 Locked on the Rock — Bermudian Escape Room Games .................................... 161 Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art ...........................65 Media Lounge Cinema, The ..............................................178 Moran Meadows Horse Trail Rides ................................. 201 National Museum of Bermuda ..........................................157 Royal Naval Dockyard .........................................................155 Smatt’s Cycle Livery Ltd. ....................................................49 Speciality Cinema .................................................................147 BUSINESS & RELOCATION Bermuda Broadcasting Company ..................................239 Bermuda Monetary Authority .......................................... 105 Bermuda Philatelic Bureau ................................................. 87 Department of ICT Policy and Innovation.....................231 Elbow Beach Cycles Ltd. ..................................................... 33 Electronic Services Limited ..............................................227 Little Longtails ...................................................................... 102 OBM International ...............................................................225 P-Tech ........................................................................................91 Smatt’s Cycle Livery Ltd. ....................................................49 Washington Properties (Bermuda) Limited ................223 West End Development Corporation (WEDCO).........155 DINING & NIGHTLIFE 9 Parishes Authentic Rum Swizzle ...................................98 Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge .......................... 145, 171 Aqua Terra ..............................................................................127 Astwood Arms, The .............................................................123 Bermuda Duty Free (BDF) ............................................. 9, 75 Bistro J .....................................................................................123 Blû Bar and Grill ....................................................................129 Calico Jack’s Floating Bar ..................................................179 Coconuts .................................................................................127 Divots Bar & Grill...................................................................136 Duch Pops Bermuda ............................................................179 Flanagan’s Irish Pub & Outback Sports Bar .................137 Fourways Inn & Restaurant ..............................................133 Go Jo’s Coffee Shop ............................................................195 Goslings ............................................................................... 9, 75 Harry’s .......................................................................................121 Henry VIII Restaurant, Sushi Bar & Pub ........................ 143 House of India ........................................................................ 141 La Trattoria .............................................................................129 Little Venice ...........................................................................131

Lobster Pot Restaurant and Boathouse Bar, The ...... 146 L’Oriental ..................................................................................131 Media Lounge Wi-Fi Café, The ........................................178 Mediterra ..................................................................................117 Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour ..................... 184 Pearl ..........................................................................................123 Pink Beach Club at The Loren Hotel ...............................135 Port O’ Call..............................................................................123 Robin Hood Pub & Restaurant......................................... 143 Rosewood Bermuda Restaurants ....................................139 Ruby Murrys Indian Cuisine ...............................................123 Somerset Country Squire, The..........................................147 Speciality Grill ........................................................................147 Speciality Inn..........................................................................147 Swizzle Inn ..............................................................................125 Swizzle South Shore ............................................................125 Tempest Bistro ..................................................................... 201 Temptations Café ................................................................ 201 TEN Café..................................................................................123 Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio ..................................................... 203 Washington Mall Restaurants ............................................ 79 Waterlot Inn ........................................................................... 119 White Horse Pub & Restaurant....................................... 203 Wong’s Golden Dragon Restaurant .............................. 203 Yours Truly .............................................................................123 GALLERIES, ART & MUSEUMS Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery ................................. 15 Atlantic Jewellery Studio ....................................................95 Bermuda Monetary Authority .......................................... 105 Bermuda Philatelic Bureau ................................................. 87 Bermuda Society of Art (BSoA)........................................69 Birdsey Studio, The ...............................................................69 Davidrose Studio ....................................................................81 Dockyard Glassworks ..........................................................96 Grand Bazaar .........................................................................183 Hand Made (Bermuda) Ltd. ..............................................185 Howarth Photography Ltd. ................................................94 Jennifer Rodrigues Designs ...............................................175 Jon Faulkner Gallery ........................................................... 169 Lili Bermuda Perfumery, The ............................................... 5 Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art ...........................65 National Museum of Bermuda ..........................................157 Saltwater Jewellery Design .............................................. 199 Seaglass Studio .....................................................................195 Walker Christopher Goldsmith’s ......................................... 4 Washington Mall .................................................................... 79 MAPS Island ....................................................................................18, 19 City of Hamilton .....................................................................80 Dining & Nightlife .........................................................150, 151 Royal Naval Dockyard ................................................ 158, 159 Town of St. George ..............................................................193 MISCELLANEOUS Bermuda Broadcasting Company ..................................239 Bermuda Hotel Association ........................................... 12, 13 Bermuda Tourism Authority ...............................................14 Clocktower Shopping Mall ................................................ 180 Island Tour Centre .................................................................39 Little Longtails ...................................................................... 102 Washington Mall .................................................................... 79 West End Development Corporation (WEDCO).........155 REAL ESTATE Azura Boutique Hotel & Residences ............................. 207 Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty .....................................211 Cranfield Property Bermuda .............................................216 Keller Williams Bermuda ....................................................215 Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa ................ 209

Property Group Ltd., The ...................................................217 Rego Sotheby’s International Realty ..............................213 Washington Properties (Bermuda) Limited ................223 SHOPPING 9 Parishes Authentic Rum Swizzle ...................................98 27th Century Boutique......................................................... 83 Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery ................................. 15 Atlantic Jewellery Studio ....................................................95 Bermuda Duty Free (BDF) ............................................. 9, 75 Bermuda Monetary Authority .......................................... 105 Bermuda Philatelic Bureau ................................................. 87 Bermuda Rum Cake Company, The ................................172 Bermuda Triangle Shop, The............................................ 184 Birdsey Studio, The ...............................................................69 Brown & Co...............................................................................91 Cartier ......................................................................................... 11 Chatham House .................................................................... 103 Chunk E Dunks ..................................................................... 199 Churchill’s Ltd. ...................................................................... 201 Confections............................................................................ 104 Crisson Jewellers ..........................BC, IBC, IFC, 1, 7, 73, 185 Cuarenta Bucaneros Limited............................................. 101 Davidrose Studio ....................................................................81 Diamonds International Bermuda....................................176 Dockyard Glassworks ...........................................................96 Dockyard Pharmacy ............................................................173 Duch Pops Bermuda ............................................................179 Electronic Services Limited ..............................................227 Fair Trade Bermuda Shop, The.........................................185 Flying Colours ....................................................................... 105 Frangipani ....................................................................... 99, 199 Goslings ............................................................................... 9, 75 Grand Bazaar .........................................................................183 Hand Made (Bermuda) Ltd. ..............................................185 Hodge Podge ........................................................................ 103 Howarth Photography Ltd..................................................94 Jennifer Rodrigues Designs ...............................................175 Jon Faulkner Gallery ........................................................... 169 Lifestyles Co. Ltd. ................................................................ 104 Lili Bermuda Perfumery, The ............................................... 5 Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop, The ................................ 184 Little Longtails ...................................................................... 102 Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art ...........................65 Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour ..................... 184 Omega ..................................................................................... 2,3 Phoenix Stores Ltd., The..............................................93, 173 P-Tech ........................................................................................91 Robertson’s Drug Store ..................................................... 199 Salon Store, The ......................................................................111 Saltwater Jewellery Design .............................................. 199 Seaglass Studio .....................................................................195 Soltrino ................................................................................... 102 TABS — The Authenic Bermuda Shorts .........................89 Touché ...................................................................................... 97 Walker Christopher Goldsmith’s ......................................... 4 Washington Mall .................................................................... 79 Whistlin’ Frog, The ............................................................. 203 SPA & SALONS Ja’Nauzi’s Hair Salon..............................................................111 Just Breathe Yoga ................................................................195 La Belleza Spa Retreat ........................................................195 Salon Store, The ......................................................................111 Sense®, A Rosewood Spa ...................................................113 Strands Hair Salon & Skin Spa ......................................... 109 TRANSPORTATION Elbow Beach Cycles Ltd. ..................................................... 33 Little Longtails ...................................................................... 102 Smatt’s Cycle Livery Ltd. ....................................................49


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