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Welcome to our Atlantic Island Idyll. Here at Rosewood Bermuda, we welcome you with tranquility, thoughtful service, and a world of leisure opportunities to experience.

Whether you prefer epicurean, active, or relaxing pursuits, we encourage you to explore the resort’s 240 acres of pristine garden landscape, green fairways, and our crown jewel the private access beach club with its signature pink sand.

Throughout the resort property, you will find three distinct restaurants, four bars, tennis, golf and spa facilities. The following pages offer some insight into these offerings to help you enjoy these experiences during your stay. We hope that within our little island haven, you will find rest, rejuvenation, and joy in the moments you have while staying with us at Rosewood Bermuda. Warmest Regards, The Rosewood Bermuda Team

EPICUREAN EXPERIENCES

For the epicure at heart, Rosewood Bermuda offers three distinct dining experiences each with a complementing bar.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are served at Island Brasserie found within the Manor House or the heart of the hotel. Carnivores and Vegans alike will delight in the steakhouse dinner experience, featuring locally-sourced produce, choice cuts from around the globe, and satisfying plant-based dishes.

The adjacent Tucker’s Bar specializes in Rum, offering up Bermuda’s signature Swizzle, or the Dark & Stormy. A weekly tasting offers guests the chance to discover the history and nuance of the most ubiquitous spirit of the Caribbean and Atlantic Islands.

Italian for “On The Green,” Sul Verde invites diners to discover the regionally-inspired cuisine of Italy while enjoying panoramic views of the Tucker’s Point Golf Fairways. Delight in hand-made gnocchi, tagliatelle, and ravioli, alongside select cuts of prime meats, and fish prepared simply but with love. The award-winning verace crust pizzas must not be missed.

Sul Verde’s Bar offers grappas, choice wines, and signature takes of classic Summer warm weather refreshers like the Negroni and the Aperol Spritz.

Serving as the casual hub of the resort, The Conservatory Lounge offers a dynamic space to wind down for the day or gather before or after a night out. The courtyard with its retractable roof is often the site of live guitar serenades, and the indoor bar offers a collection of over 40 types of gin, along with a signature selection of gin-tonic cocktails ideal for cooling down in the Bermudian summer season. By day, the Conservatory also plays host to a delightful afternoon tea with sweet and savory cornets and sandwiches to enjoy over views of the shimmering Castle Harbour.

ACTIVE PURSUITS

For those craving sporting pursuits, Bermuda’s active culture is well-suited to please.

Bermuda offers the highest concentration of golf courses in the world for a country of its size. Guests of Rosewood Bermuda enjoy access to the Tucker’s Point Golf Club, an 18-hole, par-70 course designed to challenge players with the natural obstacles of island winds, and undulating hills, while treating them to unmatched views of turquoise waters, and pink sand coastlines. Guests enjoy a complimentary weekly clinic

and can opt for PGA pro instruction on request. The club can arrange coveted tee times on behalf of guests, at the Port Royal PGA course, and the storied MidOcean Club. The Tucker’s Point Club itself hosts its home tournament, the Rosewood Cup in November to bring together club members, international hotel guests, and island locals in support of Bermuda’s at-risk communities.

Tennis fans will delight in the resort’s own tennis centre, managed by renowned tennis program operator Cliff Drysdale. Tennis pros host one complimentary clinic per week for hotel guests, in addition to a regular schedule of skills development workshops, round-robin matches, and even junior programs for budding future tennis stars.

An island nation surrounded by water, naturally sailing and water sports are essential to the Bermuda experience. The water sports center at Castle Harbour, outfitted by USail Bermuda offers complimentary use of Sea Kayaks, and Paddle Boards. Adventurous guests can also request instruction for sailing, windsurfing, and even hydrofoiling. Several yards from the water sports dock, the Living Reefs Foundation maintains a nursery of coral, and in the warmer months the foundation offers hands-on exploration and education classes in addition to performing vital research that aids in the repopulation of coral species across the globe.

THE BEACH CLUB & RESTAURANT

With seating looking out on pink-hued sands, and cerulean blue seas, The Beach Club is a “must-visit” for its unmatched setting and complete restaurant and bar offering.

The Beach Club is home to the Horizon Pool, for more mature guests ages 13 and up. Families with younger children will delight in the Fountain Pool which offers an easy and relaxed setting for even young children to enjoy the water, while parents look on. The Beach itself is unmatched for size and exclusivity,

as only guests and club members may access the club. The nearby bar offers an ideal selection of smoothies, cocktails, and frozen drinks to refresh even in the summer sun. As for dining, guests can enjoy Lunch and Dinner with a simple yet satisfying selection ranging from beach-friendly casual dining

like fish tacos or burgers delivered beachside, to a multi-course feast of raw bar selections, to sushi and classic moules frites, to a 12-hour smoked pork belly. Guests are spoiled for choice with options for everyone.

Offering a complete menu of massage, skin treatments, mani-pedi services, and more, Sense®, A Rosewood Spa offers a full-day escape for the weary. The menu of treatments includes the signature Cedar Warming Massage, an aromatherapy treatment inspired by the now-protected Bermuda Cedar endemic to the island. Natural juniper and cedar oils are used to calm the body in combination with deep massage to loosen and soothe tight muscles. Guests are also encouraged to try the SilverTAG Hydrotherapy shower with 18 shower heads designed to deliver optimized temperature and pressure to the body for a cleansing and rejuvenating finish to any massage. Facilities include steam rooms, saunas, locker facilities, and a state-of-the-art fully equipped fitness studio. After a day of pampering or vigorous training regimens, the outdoor garden lounge offers chaise lounges amid green grass, and palms or along the peaceful reflection pool where only the sound of a soft trickle of water soothes the mind.

LOVE IN VERONA COLLECTION

FOPE JEWELRY, ITALIAN TO THE CORE

FOPE is an Italian goldsmith that was established in 1929. All of the jewels are proudly made in-house at the factory in Vicenza, Italy, thanks to a unique combination of craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology.

The brand’s collections share the distinctive character of the iconic Novecento mesh, a gold chain which features a timeless design and feels incredibly smooth on the skin. With the invention of Flex’it, a patented system launched in 2007, FOPE introduced a contemporary twist to it and its bracelets became stretchable by means of minuscule gold springs. Today this ground-breaking concept is applied to rings and necklaces as well, making fine jewelry comfortable and precious, suitable for all ages and genders.

FOPE’s innovative soul has expanded its range by pursuing its original idea of Everyday Luxury, encompassing collections that push the boundaries of innovation, technology and elegance. Jewels to wear, stack and enjoy.

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BERMUDA HOTEL ASSOCIATION

OFFICERS:

Chairman

Tim Morrison

President

Clarence Hofheins

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen W.G. Todd, JP

Office Manager

Dee Francis

HOTEL MEMBERS:

Azura Bermuda Hotel

Cambridge Beaches

Resort & Spa

Clairfont Apartments

Coco Reef Resort Bermuda

Coral Beach & Tennis Club

Dawkins Manor

Housekeeping Apartments

Edgehill Manor

Fairmont Southampton

Fourways Inn & Cottages

Greenbank Guest House

Grotto Bay Beach

Resort & Spa

Hamilton Princess

& Beach Club

Inverurie Executive Suites

Little Pomander Guest House

The Loren at Pink Beach

Mid Ocean Club

Newstead Belmont Hills

Golf Resort & Spa

Oxford Guest House

Pompano Beach Club

The Reefs Resort & Club

Rosedon Hotel

Rosemont Guest Suites

Rosewood Bermuda

Royal Palms Hotel

St. George’s Club

The St. Regis Bermuda Resort

Valley Cottages & Apartments

Willowbank Resort &

Conference Centre

Allied Members:

Bermuda Skyport Corporation

Burrows Lightbourne Limited

Butterfield & Vallis

CG Insurance

Digicel Bermuda

KPMG

Little Longtails Baby

Equipment Rentals

Oleander Cycles Ltd.

Scooter Mart Ltd.

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Dear Visitor,

I would like to personally welcome you to our island paradise and trust that you will experience the best that Bermuda has to offer.

In addition to our world-renowned pink beaches, golf courses, and scuba diving, there is always something exciting happening in Bermuda. In the winter months, attend the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts, compete in or watch the Bermuda Triple Challenge, or cheer on the professional rugby players as they battle it out in the Bermuda Sevens Rugby tournament.

Explore the natural beauty of the island on one of our many natures walks or as you walk from St. George’s to Dockyard in the 36th annual End to End charity event in May. Stick around that month to rub shoulders with the locals during the Bermuda Day Parade and take in the sailing during the return of the Antigua Bermuda race. Carnival in June and the festivities that surround the Cup Match holiday in August are also experiences you do not want to miss.

However you choose to spend your time in Bermuda, I am certain that you will have an unforgettable experience.

Bermuda has been known to captivate its visitors, not just by the beauty of the island but by the people of Bermuda. Bermudians are some of the most genuine, polite, and caring individuals that you will ever come across. As you explore the island, you will be greeted by “Good morning,” “Good afternoon,” or “Good evening.” And you might be startled by the honking of the horns as you ride on the streets, but those are just friendly honks from people saying “hi” to each other. There is a genuine spirit of Bermuda that is intoxicating and is based on the love that the people have for their home. You will feel that as you explore the island.

It is my hope that you will fall in love with Bermuda and create memorable experiences that will entice you to return for another visit and become part of our repeat guest family.

Cheers,

Dear Visitor,

On behalf of our Bermuda Hotel Association members, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our island home and this member property, which you have chosen for your stay with us.

Bermuda is proud to be recognised globally as one of the safest destinations for international travel. The Bermuda Government has maintained the highest standards of health and safety protocols to ensure that the interest of everyone is front of mind as a means of assuring both our business and leisure visitors that your decision to spend time with us was an excellent one.

Bermuda is world renowned for the friendliness of our people and, in particular, the natural beauty that surrounds you. Explore our diverse history and culture, sample the local cuisine, and enjoy the many experiences that await you, all of which will leave you with lifelong memories of the time that you will have spent with us.

The Visit Bermuda publication is intended to provide you with an extensive and comprehensive summary of the best of everything that our destination has to offer — from an array of watersports, fine dining, world-class shopping, historical tours, nature walks, golf, tennis, and signature sports events featuring an annual PGA Tour sponsored Golf Championship, a Rugby Classic, and International Sailing. Our famous pink-sand beaches are a must visit, should you wish to simply work on your tan and soak up some rays.

Irrespective of how you choose to spend your time with us, you can be assured that you will be pampered and provided with the highest standard of service both on property and as you interact with our island residents who look forward to both greeting and assisting you throughout your stay.

We wish you a most wonderful experience that only Bermuda can offer, and we trust that you will be returning in the future with your friends and family to create many more special memories.

Once again, on behalf of the Bermuda Hotel Association members, welcome to Bermuda.

Yours sincerely,

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Dear Visitor,

It is with great delight that I extend to you warmest greetings on behalf of all of us here in Bermuda, our little paradise right in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. We are so grateful that you have chosen to visit our beautiful and tranquil shores, and our hope is that you feel right at home during your time here with us.

Bermuda has much to offer that will make your visit a truly memorable one, and hopefully we instil in you a longing desire to return again and again to savour our culture, natural beauty, and our world-renowned charm. Our hope is that you will enjoy all that Bermuda has to offer, including our incomparable beaches, breathtaking azure waters, exquisite cuisine, historic World Heritage sites, cultural events, and, of course, our famous warm hospitality.

Whether you are here for leisure, on business or visiting friends, we are sure that you will find that Bermuda is an exceptional and wonderful place to visit. Bermuda is often referred to as “Another World” and perhaps Mark Twain shared this sentiment when he commented, “You go to heaven if you want to. I’d rather stay right here in Bermuda.” We certainly hope that you will feel the same whilst you are here with us.

We sincerely wish that you have a fabulous visit with us and that we shall see you again soon. Thanks again for making Bermuda your chosen destination to visit.

Sincerely,

Dear Visitor,

On behalf of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, we would like to welcome you to the island of Bermuda. We could not be more delighted to have you here and look forward to providing you with a memorable experience.

Bermuda is 21 square miles of natural beauty and vibrant colour. Though small, we have a big culture, robust history, and a mass of friendly people. To get a lay of the land, we hope you will explore from the western to the eastern ends of the island and get an overview of the world-renowned beaches dotting our shores along the way.

Whilst here, you will not only hear about our history but also get to experience it. Additionally, you’ll get time to plunge into the local culinary scene. Bermuda’s cuisine is as unique as the island itself. You will be exposed to tastes you will only find here. From fish chowder infused with black rum and sherry peppers to johnny bread served alongside a traditional codfish breakfast, a sumptuous menu awaits you. And be prepared to wash it all down with the renowned Dark ’n Stormy.

I encourage you to indulge in all of Bermuda’s offerings and enjoy the irresistible spirit of what makes our island and its people unique. We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you over the next few days.

Enjoy your time with us.

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Get ready to discover this idyllic paradise and all that it has to offer — from mouth-watering cuisine and world-class shopping to thrilling adventures, unique attractions, and cultural gems.

POINTS OF INTEREST AND ATTRACTIONS

400th Anniversary Monument Q1

Admiralty House Park G8

Anglican Cathedral, The I9

Bermuda Aquarium,

Museum & Zoo (BAMZ) L7

Bermuda National Gallery H9

Bermuda Underwater

Exploration Institute (BUEI) I9

Botanical Gardens J9

City of Hamilton H9-I9

Commissioner’s House E6

Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve R4

Crystal Caves of Bermuda, The N4

Dockyard Watersports Centre E6

Dolphin Quest E6

Ferry stops around the island

Flatts Village L7

Fort Hamilton I9

Fort St. Catherine and Museum Q1

Gates Fort Q1

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse E13

Globe Museum (BNT) Q1

Hamilton City Hall H9

Horseshoe Bay E13-F13

King’s & Heritage Wharves E6

King’s Square Q2

LF Wade International Airport Q3

Lili Bermuda Perfumery, The Q1

National Museum of Bermuda E6

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 Museum (BNT) Q1

Unfinished Church Q1

Verdmont Historic Home (BNT) L8

Visitor Services Centres E6, H9, Q2

Walsingham Nature Reserve N4

Waterville (BNT) I9

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City of Hamilton H9-I9

Clocktower Shopping Mall E6

Confections Q1

Crisson Jewellers E6, H9

Cuarenta Bucaneros Limited I9

Davidrose Studio H9

Diamonds International Bermuda E6

Dockyard Pharmacy E6

Duch Pops Bermuda E6

English Sports Shop, The H9, Q2

E.R. Aubrey Jewellers H9

Flying Colours H9

Frangipani Q2

Goslings E6, H9, I9

Jennifer Rodrigues Designs E6, H9

Lili Bermuda E6, Q1

Lusso H9

Marks & Spencer H9

Phoenix Stores Ltd., The E6, F11, H9, I9, I10, L8

Pronto Grocery Delivery Islandwide

Royal Naval Dockyard E6

Rum Barrel,

Sargasso Retail Delivery Islandwide

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Town of St. George Q1-Q2

Walker Christopher Goldsmiths

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ACTIVITIES & SPORTS BDA Watersports A10 Bermuda Fun Golf E6 Captain Kirk’s Coral Reef Adventures E6 Elizabeth E6 Famous Homes & Hideaways Cruise E6 Five Forts Golf Club Q1 Island Tour Centre E6 K.S. WaterSports E6, E12, H9, Q2 Longtail Water Park E6 Oleander Cycles and  Bermuda Rental Car Ltd. E6, H9, I10, N4, Q1 Pedego Electric Bikes Bermuda Q2 Port Royal Golf Course A12 Smatt’s Cycle Livery Ltd. H9 Snorkel Park Beach Club & Nightclub E6 Tobacco Bay Beach Club & Bar Q1 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE Bermuda Government —  Economic Development Department I9 Keller Williams Bermuda J9 OBM International H9 Property Group Ltd., The H12 West End Development Corporation (WEDCO) E6 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Aurora G11 BLT Steak NY Q1 Blû Bar & Grill G11 Calico Jack’s E6 Excellence Sunset Dinner Cruise H9 Fourways Inn & Restaurant H11 Hook Food Delivery Islandwide House of India I9 Intrepid Steak, Seafood & Raw Bar H9 Lina Q1 LITT Seafood Restaurant & Bar H11 Munchies by the Sea Q2 Pink Beach Club at The Loren N7 Reefs Resort & Club Restaurants, The D13 Sargasso Restaurant Delivery Islandwide Sol i Mar Restaurant I11 Speciality Inn L8 St. Regis Bar, The Q1 Swizzle Inn N4 Washington Mall Restaurants H9 White Horse Pub & Restaurant Q2 GALLERIES & MUSEUMS Bermuda Society of Arts H9 Birdsey Studio, The I10 Crisson & Hind African Gallery H9 Lisa–Anne Rego Art Gallery E6 Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art J9 National Museum of Bermuda E6 SHOPPING 9 Parishes Authentic Rum Swizzle Islandwide 27th Century Boutique I9 59 Front H9 Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery H9 Brown & Co. H9 Churchill’s Ltd. E6,
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10 SIGNATURE SURPRISES

Blushing beaches and cerulean seas rank high on the list of reasons people travel to Bermuda, but this destination has much more to offer than its beauty.

With a settlement that started with a shipwreck by Portuguese sailors in 1543 and Bermuda’s use throughout history as a base for both privateers and the military, the island boasts a lively past. Bermuda is comprised of seven main marine limestone islands and more than 150 islets and rocks, a formation that lends itself to curious geographic features. The island’s culture is a mash-up of British class and Caribbean spice, resulting in a diversity that’s given rise to notable

creatives and alluring works of art. Bermuda is undeniably unique, and there are many ways to experience each thread that makes up the fabric of the island. Here, we share unique island attractions that offer a window into the wide, wonderful world of Bermuda. Explore, enjoy, and prepare to fall in love.

WILD WONDERS

The Crystal Caves of Bermuda

The beauty of Mother Nature is on display almost everywhere you look in Bermuda, but the island’s Crystal Caves up the ante with a heavy dose of wonderment. The slow drip of erosion has carefully carved away the marine limestone that forms Bermuda, resulting in gleaming stalactites and stalagmites that inspire a sense of reverence for the natural world. The cave — at 1,640 feet long and 203 feet deep — is partially submerged, as about 66 feet of the cave’s depth is below sea level. Azure pools of water add allure to this incredible representation of natural artistry. Getting to the cave requires descending 88 steps, so be ready for a little exercise as you explore this otherworldly site.

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ)

Come face-to-face with wildlife from around Bermuda — and from across the globe — all under one roof at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. At the walk-through Islands of Australasia exhibit, you’ll see tree kangaroos, parma wallabies, and eclectus parrots; the tropical walkway at the Islands of the Caribbean exhibit will guide you through a flight cage that the scarlet ibis, Brazilian agouti, and golden lion tamarin monkeys call home. Don’t miss the Galapagos exhibit, where you and your little ones can take a photo with a giant Galapagos tortoise. Flamingos, whose pink plumage is evocative of Bermuda’s blushing sands, are another popular site at BAMZ.

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Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI)

Explore the seas that surround Bermuda at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute just outside the City of Hamilton. You and the whole family can explore the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle at the popular Unlock the Secrets exhibit. Learn how the islands that make up Bermuda were formed, and marvel at John R.H. “Jack” Lightbourn’s impressive shell collection, featuring more than 1,200 specimens. A visit to BUEI is as informative as it is engaging.

TIME TRAVELLING

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

Bermuda’s storied history offers several take-me-back-in-time experiences for modern-day visitors, and Gibbs Hill

Lighthouse is one such beacon of the past with an incredible view to boot. Constructed in 1846 and standing 117 feet tall, it’s the oldest cast-iron lighthouse in the world and one of only two still in existence. Climb the lighthouse’s 185step spiral staircase and not only will you be getting your steps in, but you’ll also be rewarded at the top with panoramic views of the South Shore beaches, Little Sound, the City of Hamilton, and Royal Naval Dockyard in the west. At just $2.50 per person, the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is absolutely worth a visit.

Town of St. George

On Bermuda’s East End, the island’s one-time capital is today noted as the oldest continuously inhabited British town in the New World. The Town of

St. George, first settled in 1612, has earned the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to it being “an outstanding example of a continuously occupied, fortified, colonial town dating from the early 17th century. A stroll through the well-preserved town’s quaint streets is a must-do for anyone who’s curious about the Bermuda of yesteryear. Don’t miss the Tucker House Museum, an elegant 1750s colonial Bermudian abode complete with antique furniture and an archaeological exhibit.

Fort St. Catherine

The best example of the “fortified” portion of UNESCO’s Town of St. George description can be found at Fort St. Catherine, an impressive stone

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MARK TWAIN IN BERMUDA

LEARN MORE ABOUT HIS LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE ISLAND.

KNOWN BY HIS PEN NAME MARK TWAIN, Samuel Langhorne Clemens was America’s first literary celebrity and an icon of his time. Clemens’s gentle humour, extraordinary wit, and mastery of dialogue are not the only qualities defining him. His insight into what makes us human, so compellingly told through satire, essays, and novels, set him apart and continues to inspire us today.

Clemens had an ongoing love affair with Bermuda. His deep affection for the island was well chronicled in his writing and captured in his numerous quips and comments. He came to Bermuda eight times between 1867 and his death in 1910, for a total of 187 days, during which he interacted with the locals and observed the idiosyncrasies of life on the isolated but bucolic island.

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His first introduction in 1867 was aboard the Quaker City. It was the final stop on a return voyage to the Mediterranean, and he was impatient to reach America. What was originally a one-day stop turned into a five-day stay due to the quickly found enthusiasm Clemens and the other passengers had for the island. In 1877, Clemens returned to Bermuda as a travel writer. His musings and observations of Bermuda were published later that year in The Atlantic Monthly as “Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion.”

Clemens actively promoted the island as a tourist’s paradise, which, due to his international reputation, was extremely influential with Americans, who, in the post–Civil War years, had strayed away from Bermuda’s shores. Clemens extolled the climate and called Bermuda “the

Islands of the Blessed where the British have decorum and cleanliness prevailed; a place where snow-white houses peeped from dull green vegetation…”

Visitors and locals alike fondly recall his love of Bermuda through the nowfamous phrase from his final time on the island: “You can go to heaven if you want to. I’d rather stay in Bermuda.”

In 2014, the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, in collaboration with the Mark Twain House & Museum and the Bermuda National Trust, celebrated the enduring influence of Twain in Bermuda, and of Bermuda on Twain, with the exhibition Ever the Twain Shall Meet. The Masterworks Museum still holds numerous artworks, letters, archival photographs, and memorabilia related to Clemens’s time on the island.

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3. Mark Twain on Bermuda Beach, featured in the Ever the Twain Shall Meet exhibition pamphlet. 1. 2. 3.

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fortress with a well-preserved interior. This imposing structure is nestled on the northeastern tip of St. George’s and offers pretty beach views along with comprehensive exhibits and artefacts that provide a glimpse into life in the 17th century, when the fort was first constructed, along with towers, tunnels, ramparts, huge cannons, and even a drawbridge. Visitors can easily spend an hour or more here as they explore the period weapons, crown jewel replicas, and models of the fort’s evolution throughout the centuries.

St. Peter’s Church

As you amble along through St. George’s picturesque avenues, be sure to dedicate some time to St. Peter’s church, where history and stunning architecture go hand in hand. The oldest Protestant church in continuous use in the New World, this once-wooden church was rebuilt several times since its 1612 establishment, eventually in stone, and is known for being the birthplace of Christian worship in Bermuda. St. Peter’s is open to visitors Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a $2-per-person donation, and visitors are also welcome to attend the church’s worship services as well.

Unfinished Church

As the name of this destination might suggest, this church was never completed; but its dramatic weathered stone remains are captivating in their own right. Construction on this Gothic-style church began in 1874 as an intended replacement for St. Peter’s church, which had been badly damaged in a hurricane. Arguing amongst the parishioners and issues with funding stalled construction, and the last known work was completed in 1897, when the church’s roof was installed. Yet another hurricane came through in 1926, damaging much of the construction that had been done, though the haunting windowless Gothic arches remain.

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GET WILD IN BERMUDA

YOU’LL FIND PLENTY OF EXCITING NATURAL WONDERS HERE, AS WELL AS OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE BACK.

NO MATTER HOW YOU INTERACT WITH NATURE, Bermuda delivers. From adrenaline junkies seeking new heights to more laid-back activities like bird-watching, experiencing the island’s natural wonders inspires a renewed appreciation for this beautifully unique destination.

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Admiralty House Park

Beaches and caves and cliff jumping, oh my! Get your thrill on by leaping from the cliff of your choice into the crystal-blue sea below, then explore the caves and tunnels that once offered discreet passage to British Royal Navy admirals who resided at a grand home here. Admiralty House Park is a great place to sightsee if you’re looking to get away from the crowds and simply appreciate Bermuda’s raw, natural beauty.

Spittal Pond

The Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is a veritable treasure trove of Bermuda wildlife. A bird-watcher’s paradise, the pond attracts up to 500 species, whose distinct songs and frenetic energy make for quite the show. Don’t miss the “checkerboard,” a wide swath of eroded marine limestone where a geological occurrence called tessellated pavement gives it a checkerboard appearance. There’s also a plaque commemorating the first known human visitors to Bermuda — a group of Portuguese sailors who shipwrecked here in 1543, one of whom scrawled the year and the initials “RP,” possibly for King Rex Portugaliae, into a rock.

Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve

Travelling with a group presents certain challenges, especially when each member has their own vacation goals. Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve offers a little something for everyone. Walking trails, including a boardwalk that passes by a restored pond and salt marsh area, allow active travellers to enjoy Bermuda’s natural beauty whilst getting their steps in. The Wildlife Observation Tower provides nature lovers with a vantage point from which to spot migratory birds or even whales if they’re lucky. And there are a handful of beautiful beaches in the area, including Clearwater

Beach and Turtle Bay, where beach lovers can get their fix with soft powdery sands and calm turquoise waters.

Blue Hole Park

Blue Hole Park is home to beguiling natural features created from Bermuda’s marine limestone. Caves, grottoes, and mangroves are framed by a lush forest, making for a serenely beautiful setting. At the blue hole for which the park is named, you can plunge into the deep blue from the cliffs above. The water is cool and crystal clear, and crowds at this site are often minimal. Come for a quick trip to check “cliff-jumping into a blue hole” off your bucket list or stay a while and enjoy the area trails and the 12-acre Tom Moore’s Jungle where the blue hole is located.

Travelling with Intention

If you’re overwhelmed with gratitude for this special place that’s surely provided you with a fabulous getaway, why not return the favour with your time and talents?

The Bermuda National Trust boasts an extensive portfolio of important historic buildings, some of which you’ll likely visit during your trip; and volunteer help is needed in many areas. From nature conservation to gardening to marine or land cleanup, there are plenty of ways to give back with the BNT.

Habitat for Humanity has a proven track record of doing good around the globe, and there’s an active chapter in Bermuda as well. Habitat Bermuda works to improve the living conditions of those who struggle to maintain their homes, resulting in unsafe or unhealthy environments. Neighbourhoods are restored one at a time through renovation and refurbishment projects, and you’re invited to lend a hand.

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Royal Naval Dockyard

On Bermuda’s West End, Royal Naval Dockyard presents a seamless fusion of the island’s history and modernday attractions. Since the 1800s, when the British Royal Navy purchased the 200 West End acres, large land

reclamations transformed the area, which was developed by enslaved and free Bermudians, to include a working dockyard, victualling yard, and ordnance depot. Today, Royal Naval Dockyard beckons visitors with vast shopping, dining, and entertainment offerings. Shop

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UP TO OFFER THE BEST OF BERMUDA.

at Clocktower Shopping Mall, spend hours frolicking at the Longtail Water Park, and spark a sense of appreciation for Bermudian history, culture, and art at the National Museum of Bermuda. An 18-hole mini golf course, beach club, and an abundance of watersport opportunities round out this lively destination.

BERMUDA’S BUSTLING CAPITAL

Front Street, Hamilton

Front Street in the heart of Hamilton is a hub of activity, where colourful building façades and colonial architecture make the perfect backdrop for those Insta-worthy vacation snaps. Along this waterfront thoroughfare, you’ll find upscale fashion and jewellery shops, souvenir stores, and some of Bermuda’s best bars and restaurants. Front Street and Reid Street are your one-stop shop for Bermuda shorts, luxury watch brands and fine gems, designer fragrances, cashmere knitwear, and Goslings rum, amongst other quintessential Bermuda mementos. Be sure to head to Hamilton on Wednesday evenings in the summer season for Harbour Nights, where Gombey dancers, local artisans, and street food vendors pair up to offer the best of Bermuda.

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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 what to see and do.

CROWN POINT

Vacation

Photography

Tel: 705-0804

www.crownpointbda.com

Let Crown Point help you capture the memories and adventures whilst you’re on vacation in Bermuda by hiring one of their skilled local photographers. Their concierge will help plan your shoot, choose the right photographer whose style you connect with, and suggest some of the most beautiful spots islandwide. Their photographers specialise in shoots for family vacations, honeymoons, babymoons, proposals, girls’ weekends, romantic getaways, and more.

THE CRYSTAL CAVES OF BERMUDA

8 Crystal Cave Rd. Hamilton Parish

Tel: 293-0640

www.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, stateof-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.

FAMOUS HOMES & HIDEAWAYS CRUISE

Check in at Island Tour Centre Dockyard Watersports Centre

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 236-1300

www.winsomebermuda.com

Join the friendly and highly entertaining crew of the MV Excellence on a two-hour journey and learn about Bermuda’s culture and experience

breathtaking beauty that you will only see from the water. Cruise along the shoreline, view charming pastelcoloured colonial homes steeped in history, and sneak a peek at the lives of the rich and famous Bermuda residents in the exclusive neighbourhood called “Millionaire’s Row.” On this very popular tour, you will listen to humorous personal stories about life as an islander and enjoy live entertainment from Captain Jamie, who will serenade you on the return cruise, leaving you wanting more.

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THE LILI BERMUDA PERFUMERY

Stewart Hall

5 Queen St., St. George’s Tel: 293-0627 / 800-527-8213

www.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 the summer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter.

MASTERWORKS

MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART

Botanical Gardens

183 South Shore Rd., Paget Tel: 299-4000

www.masterworksbermuda.org

Masterworks is Bermuda’s only purpose-built museum and is home to over 1,600 works of Bermuda-inspired art, including famous names such as Winslow Homer, Albert Gleizes, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Every month, a cross-section of local artists displays their works in shows. The Arrowroot Gift Shop is home to a variety of local artisans’ handiwork, available for purchase. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA

1 The Keep Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-1333

www.nmb.bm

Immerse yourself in 500 years of history and culture at the National Museum of Bermuda (NMB), located in Bermuda’s largest fort in the historic Royal Naval Dockyard. Explore the extensive grounds of the museum, which are filled with exhibits on topics ranging from the discovery of Bermuda to connections with the West Indies and the Azores, enslavement in Bermuda, and the island’s defence heritage. Jawdropping ocean views, massive cannons, shipwreck artefacts, local watercraft, a stunning mural, contemporary art exhibits, and family activities make the museum fun for all ages. Kids will love the whimsical Museum Playground &

Playhouse, complete with fun interactives, a wooden 70-foot moray eel, and lighthouse to play in. Visit NMB, your Dockyard destination for history and culture. NMB is 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.), and is home to Dolphin Quest Bermuda. Adults, $18; seniors, $15; free for children under 16.

OCEAN DISCOVERY CENTRE @ BUEI

40 Crow Lane, Pembroke Tel: 292-7219

www.buei.bm

Visit the Ocean Discovery Centre at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI). Perfect for all ages, BUEI is the home to one of the largest private shell collections in the world, a virtual shark cage, shipwreck

gallery, and so much more. With BUEI’s cutting-edge technology, you can explore the island’s reefs and beyond, take a virtual dive on the Blue Echo submersible, and unlock the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle. Complete your experience and enjoy the beautiful views of Hamilton Harbour at the on-site award-winning Harbourfront Restaurant and be sure to visit the Oceans Gift Shop for a special souvenir. The Ocean Discovery Centre is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.) and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission at 3 p.m.). All admission funds go to support the Ocean Discovery Centre’s nonprofit mission of providing education, experiences, and exploration of the ocean. To learn more about the Ocean Discovery Centre, visit www.buei.bm.

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OLEANDER CYCLES AND BERMUDA RENTAL CAR LTD.

6 Valley Rd., Paget

Tel: 236-2453

15 Gorham Rd., Hamilton

Tel: 295-0919

26 York St., St. George’s Tel: 297-0478

1 Maritime Lane

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Tel: 234-2764

Cambridge Beaches Hotel

30 Kings Point Rd., Somerset

Tel: 234-0331 (ask for the cycle shop)

The Reefs Hotel

2 Tribe Rd. #3, Southampton

Tel: 238-2282 (ask for the cycle shop)

Grotto Bay Resort, Bailey’s Bay

11 Blue Hole Hill, Hamilton Parish

Tel: 293-1010

www.oleandercycles.bm

www.oleanderebikes.com

www.bermudarentalcar.com

Bermuda’s No. 1 scooter livery offers quality one- and two-seater scooters, electric pedal bikes, and fun, easy-tomanoeuvre two-seater cars, all at competitive rates. The new addition to their fleet — compact cars featuring A/C, Bluetooth stereo, and electric windows — means you can now travel around Bermuda in style and comfort. You will receive five-star service and a safety demonstration with their friendly staff. Oleander’s reputation is the best in Bermuda and has earned this since opening in 1964. They have locations at each end of the island in Dockyard and St. George’s plus two in the centre of the island, including Hamilton and Paget. Free delivery or transportation via

their courtesy vans to and from your hotel is available no matter where you are on the island. They are open seven days a week.

ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD DESTINATION

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-1709

www.dockyard.bm

Built by royal decree to defend British superiority on the seas, Royal Naval Dockyard is today a resplendent place of discovery. Within the walls of this 19thcentury fortress now exists an invitation for adventure: attractions, watersports, dining, shopping, events, and more. By daylight or moonlight, there is so much to discover.

SMATT’S CYCLE LIVERY LTD.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

74 Pitts Bay Rd., Pembroke

Tel: 295-1180

www.smattscyclelivery.com

Smatt’s Cycle Livery is a mainstay of the rental cycle business in Bermuda. Originally a small momand-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!

Famous Homes & Hideaways Tour

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Discover tranquil hideaways only accessible by boat while being serenaded by Captain Jamie, one of Bermuda’s talented entertainers. This delightful two hour excursion along the island’s coastline will provide historical facts as well as lots of humorous personal stories about the island and its people. View colonial homes painted in pastel colors as well as an exclusive neighborhood known as Millionaire’s Row. You will see homes of celebrities such as Michael Douglas, William Denslow, Eugene O’neil, Charlie Chaplin and more. Come and join Captain Jamie on this informative and entertaining sightseeing cruise.

AQUATIC ADVENTURES

Bermuda has a rich and deep maritime history, which is unsurprising considering no matter where you are on the island, you ’re never too far from the sparkling azure abyss.

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From the traditionally built Bermuda sloops running trade across the open ocean to navigating vessels around the treacherous reef line that surrounds the island, the ocean has played a significant role in helping the island to flourish despite its seeming remoteness in the middle of the Atlantic. Here and now, though, any vacation to the island needs to include some form of aquatic adventure; and no matter what your fancy — whether relaxing, taking in the immeasurable undersea wonders, or participating in high-octane thrills — there is something for everyone on, near, or under the water.

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ABOVE THE BLUE

The island is a veritable playground for saltwater lovers, and one way you can get out on the ocean is with the aid of an experienced captain on any variety of vessel. With seafaring in their blood, there is no shortage of knowledgeable mariners to show off the island’s coastal delights. Maybe under sail on a 65-foot catamaran with a glass of champagne in hand is your pleasure of choice. If you’re more inclined to spend time in the water, charters can be organised with a variety of water toys such as kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkel gear. Or, if you’d prefer to see the wonders down yonder without getting wet, a trip aboard a glass-bottom boat might be more your pace.

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 ANY VACATION TO THE ISLAND NEEDS TO INCLUDE SOME FORM OF AQUATIC ADVENTURE.
SEAFARING IN THEIR BLOOD, THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF KNOWLEDGEABLE MARINERS TO SHOW OFF THE ISLAND’S COASTAL DELIGHTS.
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With Bermuda’s temperate climate, there are year-round ocean-going offerings that will certainly delight just as much as a mid-summer’s sunny day. In March and April, humpback whales pass through the Sargasso Sea as they migrate north. During their passage, they often spend time playing along Bermuda’s south shore — oftentimes less than a mile offshore — so it is well worth a trip out to catch an aweinspiring glimpse of them. On a smaller scaler and a little closer to shore, though no less mesmerising, the sight of glow worms, which can be spotted dancing just under the surface of the water a couple of days after the full moon, can add a little sparkle to an evening cruise.

Bermuda’s waters are also teeming with marine life and game fish from wahoo to amberjack and tuna (both blackfin and yellowfin and, if you’re lucky, a rare giant bluefin) to blue and white marlin. Fishing charters are available year-round for half-day, three-quarter-day, or full-day trips; and no matter what your experience level, you’ll have no trouble getting hooked up with the wealth of knowledge from Bermuda’s fishing captains.

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Those wishing to explore Bermuda’s bays and beaches on their own can head out in a rented boat, and most watersport outlets have a variety of vessels, whether you’re heading out with a larger gathering on a 23-foot pontoonstyle boat or you’re looking to dip in and out of some of Bermuda’s hidden coves and beaches on a 13- to 16-foot Boston Whaler.

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For those who prefer to get their blood pumping, take a ride on the wild side on a banana boat adventure or zip around on a Jet Ski tour. Visitors can also use Bermuda’s prevailing winds to their advantage and speed along on adrenaline-fueled board sports,

including wind foiling and windsurfing. You can also take a spin high above the Great Sound on a parasail, where you’ll catch panoramic views of the island and spy reefs, pink beaches, forts, and the colourful buildings that make the island of Bermuda so unique. Or maybe you want to take part in one of Bermudians’ favourite pastimes: cliff jumping.

To kick it up a notch and get a little more physical whilst enjoying the water, there’s no better way to explore the

harbours, coves, and inlets than by kayak or paddleboard. Kayaks with glass bottoms can also be rented to really get a glimpse of the undersea life.

THE WONDERS OF THE DEEP

If you prefer to get up close and personal with the underwater environment that surrounds the island, whether snorkelling or with a certified PADI diver, you can explore from closer to shore or go a little deeper by heading out on a charter boat. Several beaches across the island provide concession stands where you can rent snorkels, and you won’t have to swim too far before you are surrounded by yellow and black–striped sergeant majors, multicoloured neon parrotfish, and angelfish; and, if you’re lucky, you

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might even spy a sea turtle munching on seagrass or an octopus hiding out amongst the swaying purple sea fans. There are plenty of other wonders to delight in, including a profusion of vibrant corals. Take a tour out to one of Bermuda’s most epic coral reefs, North Rock, on the most northern edge of Bermuda’s reef platform 10 miles off the shoreline. There, you’ll get the chance to see some of the Bermuda water’s grander fish species and ancient undersea formations with the tops of the reef just a few feet below the water. Outside of natural undersea wonders, Bermuda is considered the “wreck capital of the Atlantic,” laying claim to more than 300 shipwrecks that have succumbed to the island’s treacherous reefs that ring much of the island. There are about 40 of these iconic sunken ships, some dating back to the 1600s, that are worth exploring on a dive, including the Hermes, the Mary Celeste, the Cristóbal Colón, and the HMS Vixen

JET SKI ADVENTURES

PARASAILING

• Rated #1 in Jet Ski Tours by visitors and locals alike. (Several Jet Ski Adventures to choose from + private tours)

• Charter your own private boat with Captain (23ft to 65ft) Swim, snorkel, cruise, watch a sunset, visit a beach, & more

• Parasail in Bermuda

• Bike Tours and Kayak Eco Tours

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THRILLING RACES

THE BERMUDA SAIL GRAND PRIX IS ONE OF THE EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED.

AFTER SPECTACULARLY OPENING the third season of the international racing league SailGP, Bermuda will host one of the final events of season four as the championship nears its concluding stages in May 2024. One of the events of the year and not to be missed, the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix sees the island transformed into a giant event village for the week, with a host of corporate and public events and, of course, the most exciting racing on water in front of packed

BERMUDA IS JUST ONE STOP ON A WORLDWIDE TOUR THAT ALSO VISITS DESTINATIONS LIKE SYDNEY, SAINTTROPEZ, SAN FRANCISCO, AND MANY MORE.

shorelines on the weekend of May 4–5, 2024. Racing takes place in the turquoise waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound, and the event is presented in cooperation with the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA), an official host and partner.

Season four starts in June 2023 with the Rolex United States Sail Grand Prix at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Nine national teams representing Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland,

and the United States will battle in identical hydrofoiling F50 catamarans, capable of speeds of 100 km/h. Bermuda is just one stop on a worldwide tour that also visits destinations like Sydney, SaintTropez, San Francisco, and many more.

SailGP remains committed to offsetting its carbon footprint at each event as a climate-positive sports and entertainment competition. Bermuda has agreed to the league’s Climate Action

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Charter and is committed to local impact projects focusing on clean energy and ocean conservation. A portion of all tickets sold for this event will be donated directly to the U.N.’s renewable energy project.

Additionally, SailGP is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through the Women’s Pathway, designed to highlight female involvement in the competition. The SailGP Inspire programme gives young people from diverse backgrounds access to the sport and career opportunities within the maritime industry.

For those looking for an island getaway, you can purchase spectator tickets to this thrilling event. Spectators can select waterfront access with spectacular viewpoints of the adrenaline-fueled action or on-water experiences for the closest vantage point to the races. If you can’t make it in person, you can watch the twoday, worldwide live-televised event or catch all the action via real-time video feeds on the SailGP app.

As an island territory in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda’s sailing legacy is integral to its 400-year-old history. The 21-square-mile seafaring nation invented the iconic Bermuda Rig, which is still used on sailing yachts around the world today. This makes Bermuda and SailGP a perfect partnership for 2024 and beyond.

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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.

BDA WATERSPORTS

Robinson’s Marina, Somerset Bridge

Middle Rd., Somerset Tel: 234-0914

www.bdawatersports.com

At Bermuda’s longest-running watersport facility, they offer a vast array of waterbased activities that are bound to quench your thirst for adventure. Whether it’s traversing Bermuda’s turquoise waters at high speeds on their tailored Jet Ski tours, cruising the mangroves on a self-driven

pontoon boat, or getting close to nature on one of their iconic clear kayaks and paddleboards, the choices are endless. Join them and bring the whole family for an experience you’ll be talking about for years to come.

CAPTAIN KIRK’S CORAL REEF ADVENTURES

Dockyard Watersports Centre

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 232-KIRK (5475)

www.kirksadventures.com

Captain Kirk’s Coral Reef

Adventures offers a huge range of boat tours and private charters. Daily tour options in the summer include snorkelling, glass bottom and sightseeing, fishing, evening cruises, and even a brandnew water park onboard the MV Longtail. These tours all depart from Royal Naval Dockyard, and there’s an option for any budget or any type of traveller. The fleet is also available for charter; with nine different boats to choose from — including a

brand-new 65-foot catamaran, Good Vibrations; a 55-foot glass-bottom motor cruiser, Bottom Peeper; and, of course, for the royal treatment, step aboard MV Elizabeth Her simple elegance sets it amongst the most luxurious destinations in Bermuda, and she is equipped to make your experience both magical and memorable — your options are endless. Their smaller boats are perfect for intimate settings, and their larger boats come equipped with a

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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 in contact to start arranging your dream tour or charter today.

CASTAWAY CHARTERS

Tel: 505-0855

www.castawaybermuda.com

Join a tour or book a private charter. Castaway Charters offers regularly scheduled group snorkel tours, and they are available every day for private charters. They operate in the East End of Bermuda and frequent the secluded beaches and sandbars of Castle Island, an area that may be considered the most beautiful place in Bermuda.

Experience snorkelling on pristine reefs and shipwrecks inside the Nonsuch Island nature preserve or enjoy sunsets whilst hanging out with the turtles in Bailey’s Bay. Please call them for more information or to make a booking.

HAKUNA MATATA CHARTERS

Tel: 505-1611

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Fishing Bermuda

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Welcome to Hakuna Matata Charters, Bermuda’s top charter boat. A 51-foot custom Carolina, Hakuna Matata will get you out to the fishing grounds fast and in comfort. With over 55 years of experience between Captain Scott Barnes and his father,

Michael Barnes, their team knows how to get you on the fish! Hakuna Matata Charters also offers cruising charters, birthday parties, booze cruises with friends, office parties, or just a fun day out on the beautiful waters of Bermuda. Hakuna Matata will give you the best day on the water with the best crew and on the best charter boat in Bermuda. Hakuna Matata: it means no worries!

ISLAND TOUR CENTRE

Dockyard Watersports Centre

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 236-1300

www.islandtourcentre.com

This is 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 a conveniently located booking office, Island Tour Centre is the first stop for your best Bermuda vacation experience ever. Choose from unbeatable snorkelling opportunities, awardwinning eco- and adventure tours, leisurely sightseeing excursions, informative island explorations, 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 pontoon boats to yachts, they have it all. Visit their website, call, or drop by their booking office, which is conveniently located within walking distance of the bus, ferry, and Dockyard cruise ship terminals.

cocktail cruises

glass bottom tours

snorkeling fishing

shipwreck snorkel

sunset cruises

catamaran sailing

private parties

sightseeing weddings

floating water park

speedboat rides

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call: 441-232-KIRK info@kirksadventures.com

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GENTLE GIANTS

catch them making their yearly migration north is from March to April.

THOUSANDS OF HUMPBACK WHALES pass near Bermuda every spring as they make their way to their summer feeding grounds in the north Atlantic. The gentle giants can grow up to 50 feet long and often weigh upwards of 40 tons. While humpback whales have the most predictable migration patterns, occasionally, you may also spot pilot whales, sperm whales, and blue whales.

Whale Spotting

You might be one of the lucky ones to spot whales making their way north as early as January, but organised whale watching doesn’t start until springtime. The best time to

West Whale Bay Park, on the southwest coast of Bermuda, and Somerset Bridge in Hog Bay are notable hot spots for whale watching. Sally Tuckers and Challenger Bank are the best areas to see them aboard a boat.

Whale watching is a popular activity for visitors and locals. One of the best ways to get an up-close-and-personal look is by signing up for one of the island’s guided whale-watching excursions, available through tour operators like Island Tour Centre, whose knowledgeable staff can assist you (236-1300; www.islandtourcentre.com).

What to Expect

Tours typically last up to six hours and travel along the south shore of Bermuda. Whales can be quite playful,

and it appears they enjoy the attention of boats passing by. As such, they’ll often swim alongside the boat, performing flips and slapping their tail and flippers into the water. You may even hear them “sing” or see them spray up to 12 feet above the water.

Although the whales may seem friendly, it’s best to avoid feeding them, swimming with them, or touching them, as this can potentially cause unwanted changes in their behaviour. Instead, the best way to enjoy these beautiful creatures is to simply admire them from afar.

Be Prepared

Have your camera ready, as you never know when one of these gentle giants will breach the water! If you’re hoping to capture some memorable shots, you’ll want to bring a camera with a good lens. Also, binoculars will ensure you

don’t miss any of the action, even if it’s a bit distant.

Some tours offer snacks and refreshments, so be sure to enquire about all these details when you book your tour. If not, come prepared with your own.

If you’re prone to motion sickness, it’s a good idea to carry some medicine with you… just in case. After all, you don’t want to feel unwell during this epic adventure!

Since you’ll be on a boat and potentially in the sun for several hours, it’s essential to carry sun protection, including 30+ SPF broadspectrum sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Finally, the boat deck can get slippery, so it’s best to avoid wearing flip-flops and opt for closed-toe, slipproof shoes.

Most importantly, enjoy every moment of this unique glimpse at one of nature’s most majestic creatures.

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K.S. WATERSPORTS (TOURS, RENTALS & CHARTERS)

Dockyard Watersports Centre

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Tel: 441-238-4155

Waterlot Inn Dock

Middle Rd., Southampton

Tel: 441-236-4155

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club Marina

76 Pitts Bay Rd., Pembroke

Tel: 441-232-4155

On the waterfront at the White Horse Pub & Restaurant

8 King’s Square, St. George’s Tel: 441-297-4155

www.kswatersports.com

Get ready to have the time of your life with K.S. WaterSports, Bermuda’s No. 1 watersports company for fun and adventure and awarded the Tripadvisor “Travellers’ Choice” award eight years in a row. They offer Jet Ski tours, parasailing, boat rentals, private boat charters, kayak and bike ecotours, snorkelling excursions, banana boat tubing, and more out of four locations across Bermuda.

Jet Ski Tours and Safaris:

Experience a thrill of a lifetime on their amazing Jet Ski Adventures, rated one of the best tours and fun activities to do in Bermuda. Their friendly, fun, and knowledgeable guides will show you shipwrecks, historic landmarks, beaches, and more. Some of their Jet Ski tours explore hidden coves to spot sea turtles, snorkel vibrant coral reefs and underwater marine life, or take you to popular cliff jumping spots around Bermuda’s coastline. With the best Jet Ski rates in Bermuda, several exciting Jet Ski adventures to choose from daily, plus two-hour and three-hour private Jet Ski tours available, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 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.

Parasailing:

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. Suitable for ages 5 years or older.

Banana Boat Tubing: Looking for the ultimate thrill ride? Hop aboard the inflatable banana tube and be pulled by a high-speed boat around the Great Sound. You’ll be surrounded by spectacular views and turquoise waters, but you’ll probably be more concentrated on holding on tight whilst your banana boat bounces on the waves and twists and turns on this adrenaline-packed ride! Fun for all ages and great for groups and families looking for adventure.

Snorkelling Excursions: Join one of their popular two-stop snorkelling boat excursions, offshore snorkelling adventures, or two-hour Jet Ski and snorkel safaris. All great for beginners and experienced snorkellers who want to explore Bermuda’s amazing underwater marine life and coral reefs. Private snorkelling tour and charter

options are also available. Quality snorkel gear is provided, and group sizes onboard are mostly smaller compared to other tour providers, giving you a more personalised snorkelling experience.

Kayaking and Biking Ecotours: Join one of their popular kayaking tours or bike tours where adventure and discovery of Bermuda’s history and uniqueness are at the forefront. Whether paddling around the coves and bays on a double kayak or pedalling the railway trails and paths to see key landmarks and hidden gems, these tours give you and your family a fantastic way to experience and learn about the many wonders of Bermuda. Suited for all ages and skill types.

Pontoon and Boat Rentals:

Plan your very own adventure by renting a brand-new 13-foot or 16-foot Boston Whaler boat or a larger 23-foot premium pontoon boat. Whether half- or full day, beginner or experienced driver, their

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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 pace and leisure. A detailed map with routes and points of interest to see is provided. Enjoy quality boats at the best rates, from multiple locations.

Private Boat Charters:

Are you looking for that amazing Bermuda on-thewater experience? Then privately charter one of their premium charter boats ranging from 23 feet to 65 feet long, which are perfectly priced for groups, families, and friends who want to relax, cruise, and explore Bermuda’s waters, islands, and beaches in style and comfort. Swim, snorkel, cliff-jump, tour the coastline, picnic, spot sea turtles, enjoy a sunset, and more. Your dedicated captain will customise your charter experience to suit all your needs.

Kayaks and Paddleboard

Rentals:

For something a little slower paced and still very fun and exciting, try renting one of their brand-new kayaks or paddleboards, which are perfect for all ages and skill levels.

LONGTAIL WATER PARK

Heritage Wharf

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 747-2204 / 234-2193

www.kirksadventures.com

Spend a day aboard the MV Longtail floating water park on Heritage Wharf. With three waterslides, a brand-new floating obstacle course, and, of course, a three-storey diving

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board, what’s not to love. The kids will have endless fun all day long. They also offer a full cash bar, so the adults can stay hydrated, too! Fun for the whole family. Need a breather for an hour or two? No problem. Check out the rest of Royal Dockyard and what it has to offer, have a bite to eat, then head back and enjoy even more fun. Your entry ticket is for the

day, and you may go back and forth as much as you please. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., May through September.

SNORKEL PARK BEACH CLUB & NIGHTCLUB

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 705-2582

www.snorkelparkbeachbermuda.com

Conveniently located one block or two minutes from the Dockyard cruise ship port. Spend an amazing, relaxing day sunbathing, swimming in

beautiful turquoise waters, or snorkelling in the crystalclear lagoon. Dip into the shallow reefs as you explore undersea marvels, including sunken British cannons and a variety of colourful fish and sea life. Enjoy their DJs and/or live music, games, and attractions for both kids and adults of all ages. Snorkel Park Beach Club truly is your destination for

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everything you need for the day — from beach bars serving a variety of local specialities and exotic refreshments and restaurants with delicious food to watersports, beach rentals, and restrooms. Open daily. At night the party really starts, as Snorkel Park transforms into a massive outdoor nightclub on the beach, with drinks and dancing for the 18+ crowd. Featuring the hottest DJs and entertainers from Bermuda and worldwide. Welcome to paradise!

Come early, stay late! Snorkel Park Beach Club is a part of the BBL Group of Restaurants & Bars, which includes the famous Tobacco Bay Beach Club & Bar and White Horse Pub & Restaurant, both located in the east.

TOBACCO BAY BEACH CLUB & BAR

1 Coot Pond Rd., St George’s Tel: 297-0484

www.tobaccobay.bm

Rated the No. 1 snorkelling spot in Bermuda and No. 1 beach in St George’s, voted the best tourism attraction multiple times, and being the 2022/23 winners of the “People’s Choice” award, Tobacco Bay Beach is truly a gem in the east. This beach boasts tranquil turquoise waters, stunning limestone rock formations, incredible reefs that house a wide variety of sea life, and fantastic amenities and rentals. With a full-service bar and kitchen, you won’t have to move all day as you soak up the sun and get your fill of delicious food and tropical beverages. Tobacco Bay Beach Club has the perfect local beach bar to lie back and experience a true local vibe. The facility itself has free Wi-Fi, new bathrooms, showers, beach rentals, local friendly staff, an outdoor pool table, live entertainment, and an open deck to enjoy. Open seven days a week, Salsa Sundays, and Friday night happy hour.

TRAVELER CHARTERS BERMUDA

Tel: 705-6326

www.travelerbermuda.com

Packing an exclusive mega yachting experience into their classic 50-foot cruiser, Traveler is the perfect choice for cruising Bermuda’s waters in comfort

and style. Formerly owned by a local Bermudian head of state, Traveler is no stranger to intimate, quality entertainment on the water. She is the ideal selection for discerning couples, friends, and families that include seniors and/or children. Beautifully crafted details and classic design set the stage for a magical escape that treats all senses. Charters are fully customisable.

Race Jet Skis, explore on crystal-clear SUPs, snorkel local shipwrecks, and, if brave enough, chance some cliff diving. One can even try a bit of reef fishing in preparation for lunch! Romantics will enjoy majestic sunsets whilst savouring luxurious cocktails and canapés, all followed by an amazing chef’s table dinner. Book a charter aboard Traveler and experience the difference.

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ADVENTURES ON LAND

Bermuda may be small, but it’s packed with adventure waiting to be discovered on solid ground. Whether by foot, bike, or car, there are plenty of ways to explore the island’s 21 square miles.

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If you’re looking for an active vacation, Bermuda has plenty of options to get your blood pumping. You can hike scenic trails, bike through charming neighbourhoods, or rent an electric car to explore the island’s hidden gems. Prefer spectating? Bermuda hosts fantastic events featuring PGA icons, rugby stars, and local cricket and football sensations. No matter how you spend your time on land, Bermuda is the perfect destination for a thrilling and memorable vacation.

TAKE A SWING

Golf is serious business in Bermuda. With an ideal year-round climate for perfecting your par and more courses per capita, it’s a not-to-miss spot for golf lovers.

The island’s seven (eight if you count a mini golf course) courses offer challenges for locals and visitors and are consistently ranked amongst the best by prestigious publications like Travel + Leisure, The New York Times, and Golf Digest One standout is Turtle Hill Golf Club, recognised as one of the “Best Places to Play Golf” by Golf Digest in 2019.

Designed by some of the masters of golf course architecture, including Robert Trent Jones and Charles Blair Macdonald, the island’s greens feature demanding course designs and unpredictable coastal winds to make for an exhilarating game. For example, the 16th hole at the renowned Port Royal Golf Course features a shot that requires you to hit the ball across the cliffs and places the Atlantic Ocean as a hazard. Add in the stunning vistas and a round of golf in Bermuda becomes a memorable experience.

Those who have tread Bermuda’s greens include rising stars such as Seamus Power and golf greats including Luke Donald and John Daly, who have previously swung it out at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, a four-day championship and one of the PGA Tour events to grace the island’s shores. In 2023, the fifth instalment of the championship will take place November 6–12 at the Port Royal Golf Course.

There are other ways to get in on Bermuda’s great golf action, including the Goslings International Invitational taking place November 27–30; the pro-am 71st Goodwill Tournament, which is set for December 3–6; and Bermuda Black Golfers

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Week, which takes place in Spring 2024. Bermuda’s black golfers have historically been vocal advocates for inclusivity in the sport. Along with these important conversations on diversity, visitors can participate in the Louis Rafael “Kid” Corbin Golf Tournament.

If you’re looking for a more relaxing, family-friendly match, Bermuda Fun Golf in Royal Naval Dockyard is an 18-hole mini golf course designed as replicas of some world-famous courses from the U.S., Bermuda, and Scotland. Test your skills on Pebble Beach, California’s iconic par-3 hole 7 or Scotland’s Gleneagle’s par-4 hole 13. And just like on the 19th hole of a traditional golf course, after your hole-in-one, you can celebrate with a locally brewed craft beer at the Caddy Shack Bar & Grill and enjoy panoramic sunset views.

OFF TO THE RACES

From September to June, visiting runners will find a full calendar of events to participate in; and Bermuda is an excellent destination for an active holiday. The highlight is the Bermuda Triple Challenge, which takes place January 12–14, 2024, and includes race lengths of one mile, 10K, and a half or full marathon. Those really hoping to push their athleticism can take on the full challenge to participate in all three days of events.

Bermuda is also home to an active cycling and triathlon community and regularly hosts events, including the World Triathlon, featuring Bermuda’s own Dame Flora Duffy, who was named Female Triathlete of the Year in 2022 and currently holds the Olympic gold medal in the sport.

HIT THE TRAILS

For those who don’t need to compete, Bermuda’s terrain is perfect for hitting the pavement or trails, on foot or bike.

The Bermuda Railway Trail — what is now left after a short-lived railway that was built in 1931 as an alternative form of transportation when cars were banned from the island — has been repurposed as an outdoor path that snakes along the length of the island and features scenic routes, many off the main roads, through all nine parishes with extensive, unobstructed views of North Shore and the Great Sound.

For an inside exploration of the trail, take a Pedego e-bike tour of the

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ISLAND GOLF COURSES

FIVE FORTS GOLF CLUB

34 Coot Pond Rd., St. George’s Tel: 543-6715 / 543-2222

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The former St. George’s Golf Course reopened in 2021 at The St. Regis Bermuda Resort. The new ocean-view Five Forts Golf Club is named for the five forts that surround it, including the largest and most celebrated in Bermuda, Fort St. Catherine.

4,436 yards / Par 62 / 18 holes

THE MID OCEAN CLUB

1 Mid Ocean Dr., Tucker’s Town, St. George’s Parish Tel: 293-0330

www.themidoceanclub.com

Highlights: Designed by Charles Blair Macdonald in 1921 and

modified to its current design by Robert Trent Jones.

6,530 / Par 71 / 18 holes

NEWSTEAD BELMONT HILLS

GOLF CLUB

25 Belmont Hills Dr., Warwick Tel: 236-6060

www.newsteadbelmonthills.com

Highlights: Bermuda’s only double green at 14,000 square feet. Entirely renovated in 2002.

6,100 yards / Par 70 / 18 holes

OCEAN VIEW GOLF COURSE

2 Barkers Hill Rd., Devonshire Tel: 542-4360

www.oceanview.bm

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

Play the Iconic

Eighteen Holes, Five Forts, One Destination

Breathing new life into a historic landmark, the bespoke Five Forts golf course at The St. Regis Bermuda Resort offers 18-holes and a premier golf experience, captivating ocean views and exceptional service. Challenge or immerse yourself at Five Forts Golf Club.

For reservations or more information, please visit fivefortsgolfclub.com or call 441.543.2222.

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PORT ROYAL GOLF COURSE

5 Port Royal Rd., Southampton Tel: 234-0974

www.portroyalgolfcourse.com

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

TUCKER’S POINT GOLF COURSE

60 Tucker’s Point Dr., Hamilton Parish Tel: 298-6970

www.tuckerspoint.com/club/golf

Highlights: Originally designed by Charles H. Banks in 1932, enhanced by Roger Rulewich in 2002.

6,203 yards / Par 70 / 18 holes

TURTLE HILL GOLF CLUB

101 South Shore Rd., Southampton

Tel: 239-6952

www.fairmont.com/ southampton-bermuda/ activities/golf

Highlights: Winner of Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play Golf,” designed to take your short game to new heights.

2,873 yards / Par 54 / 18 holes

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BERMUDA FUN GOLF

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Tel: 400-7888

www.fungolf.bm

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.

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trail’s eastern section that features Harrington Sound and Tom Moore’s Jungle. Pedal and electric bikes can also be rented through Pedego or Oleander Cycles to go further afield and create your own tour. The island can also be discovered by horseback, including along the trails and beaches, which gives a unique perspective of the island.

GAME ON

If you’re looking to perfect your serve, Bermuda has several tennis courts, including the government-run W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium on the outskirts of the City of Hamilton. There are eight courts, including five hard courts, three clay courts, and one practice wall. Pickleball courts are available at several locations, including Pompano Beach Club, which recently converted three courts to pickleball and offers non-guest access for $25/hour.

Bermuda has a vibrant sporting community, with most weekends filled with regular football, rugby, and cricket games across the island. One of Bermuda’s cultural highlights is the annual Cup Match in mid-summer and celebrates emancipation on the island. The two-day cricket game sees rival teams, St. George’s Cricket Club and Somerset Cricket Club, battle it out. Every year the game switches between Wellington Oval in St. George’s and Somerset Cricket Club, and the grounds are filled with spectators and festivities celebrating the long holiday weekend. The Cup Match will take place August 3–4, 2023, at St. George’s Cricket Club.

CONGRATULATIONS, DAME FLORA DUFFY

The record-breaking athlete lands another title.

Continuing to make waves on the world stage, Bermuda’s Dame Flora Duffy recently achieved a feat no female triathlete has accomplished after landing her recordbreaking fourth WTS World Triathlon title during a thrilling competition in Abu Dhabi in November 2022.

“You are without question the greatest female triathlete the world has ever seen, and you are an inspiration to us all here in Bermuda,” said Premier David Burt about the 35-year-old Duffy, who was born and raised in Bermuda. Duffy made the island proud when she landed Bermuda’s first-ever gold Olympic medal during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo after winning the women’s triathlon.

Duffy’s many other accomplishments include being a two-time ITU World Triathlon Series Champion, a two-time ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion, a six-time winner of the XTERRA World Championships, and a Commonwealth gold medallist.

“Your dedication, fearlessness, and strength of character represent the true champion that you are,” said the Premier on behalf of the proud Bermudians.

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BERMUDA’S DAME FLORA DUFFY RECENTLY ACHIEVED A FEAT NO FEMALE TRIATHLETE HAS ACCOMPLISHED.
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BERMUDA FUN GOLF

World’s No. 1 Miniature Golf Course

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 400-7888

www.fungolf.bm

Situated on an acre of oceanfront property, Bermuda Fun Golf features 18 challenging holes whose design was inspired by famous holes in golf courses in the U.S., Scotland, and Bermuda. With incredible ocean views and the Caddy Shack Bar & Grill, this mini golf course is a casual gathering place for golfers, non-golfers, or those that simply appreciate great food. Enjoy the island’s best views of Bermuda’s spectacular sunsets from their elevated terrace. After dark, play a round of “glow in the dark” night golf. Putt a round of miniature golf with them today or stop by the best 19th Hole in Bermuda for a bite to eat and a locally brewed craft beer. This is the perfect outing for golf enthusiasts and families. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from April to October. From November to March, it’s only open on weekends. Bermuda Fun Golf is located next to Snorkel Park Beach through the common archway.

INSIDER’S GUIDE

FIVE FORTS GOLF CLUB

34 Coot Pond Rd., St. George’s Tel: 543-2222

www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/bdaxr-thest-regis-bermuda-resort/experiences/fiveforts-golf-club

One of the bespoke recreational activities of The St. Regis Bermuda Resort, the Five Forts Golf Club welcomes golfers of all levels to a unique golfing experience. Named after St. George’s rich heritage in the former capital of Bermuda, the golf course is surrounded by the historical five forts, including Bermuda’s largest and most celebrated Fort St. Catherine, which is situated just steps from The St. Regis Bermuda Resort. Wherever you play on this course, you will be enchanted by the natural splendour and panoramic ocean views of Five Forts Golf Club.

PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES BERMUDA

4 Penno’s Dr., St. George’s Tel: 533-8687

www.pedegoelectricbikes.com

Pedego Electric Bikes Bermuda is the very best way to experience St. George’s and beyond. They offer several bike tours for adults and kids. Their Town of St. George tour is perfect for those who have an interest

in Bermuda’s history. Discover many historical sites, buildings, and natural parks. Learn about the first shipwreck that brought settlers to the island, explore the Unfinished Church, and visit Tobacco Bay and Fort St. Catherine’s. Pedego’s Harrington Sound tour explores nature reserves such as Tom Moore’s Jungle and visits John Smith’s Bay as well as caves, parks, and the old Bermuda railway trails. On their Cooper’s Island tour, you will tour the sites like St. David’s Lighthouse and St. David’s Battery Park. For the more adventurous, try their e-tour and discover trails, forts, and graveyards off-road on a fun fat tire e-bike. Whichever tour you choose, you are guaranteed to have the most fun and memorable activity. Tours can be customised and last between two and four hours. You have the freedom to see more in less time. Daily rentals are also available.

PORT ROYAL GOLF COURSE

5 Port Royal Rd., Southampton Tel: 234-0974

www.portroyalgolfcourse.com

RESERVE A TEE TIME

1 (441) 234-0974

www.portroyalgolfcourse.com

Walk in the footsteps of champions at the Port Royal Golf Course, host of the PGA Grand Slam. Their golf course features 18 championship holes over 6,842 manicured yards and was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. Port Royal Golf Course is ranked amongst the world’s best public golf courses by Golf Digest and named Bermuda’s finest course by The New York Times. Their course is the longest and most picturesque course in all of Bermuda, and you will not be disappointed! They welcome players of all ages and all levels. Book a tee time now online or by phone and enjoy a round of golf that you will be talking about for years.

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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.
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Photo courtesy of Bermuda Tourism Authority/Gavin Howarth

PRETTY IN PINK

Whether you ’re looking for family-friendly fun, thrilling watersports, peaceful tranquillity, or nature at its finest, Bermuda’s beaches have something to offer everyone.

Bermuda might not be the biggest chain of islands around, but you wouldn’t know it from the quantity and variety of its beautiful beaches. Whether you’re into watersports, snorkelling, hiking, or just kicking back and relaxing in scenic beauty, there are multiple beaches for you to spend your glorious days.

With that in mind, we chose 21 of Bermuda’s best beaches for you to discover — one for each of Bermuda’s 21 square miles. In this list, you’ll find a

little bit of everything: pale pink sand, enchanting bays, dramatic cliffs and so much more. And if nature is your thing, Bermuda is the place for you. You can watch migratory birds and breaching whales or take to the water in search of sea turtles, colourful fish, and more.

We categorised the beaches based on what you or your family might be looking for, but each of these beaches is sure to have something for everyone. And the best part is that Bermuda’s compact size makes it easy to visit more than one beach each day. Time to hit the beach!

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY

Warwick Long Bay, Warwick Parish

With a half-mile of pink sand surrounded by jagged outcroppings, Warwick Long Bay is the longest beach in Bermuda. It’s an incredibly beautiful beach admired by locals and visitors alike, so it’s no surprise that U.S. News & World Report ranked it the fourth best thing to do in Bermuda. It also has a playground and restrooms onsite for the kids.

Daniel’s Head, Sandys Parish

This beach makes our family-friendly list due to its calm, clear blue water and beach area that’s ideal for children.

 BERMUDA’S COMPACT SIZE MAKES IT EASY TO VISIT MORE THAN ONE BEACH EACH DAY.

Spanning 17 coastal acres, Daniel’s Head is a wonderful hidden gem that features shallow reefs teeming with angelfish, sergeant majors, and other marine species. Snorkellers have easy access to Daniel’s Island and the wreck of the Vixen, a former Royal Navy gunboat that sits in about 30 feet of water.

Parson’s Bay, Sandys Parish

Near Royal Naval Dockyard, this whitesand beach has calm and shallow water that is perfect for swimming and splashing.

Shelly Bay, Hamilton Parish

With shady trees and shallow, protected waters, Shelly Bay is one of best spots in Bermuda for families. Kids can learn to swim and snorkel here, or you can take the meandering boardwalk through a small nature reserve, where you’ll find a playground and picnic tables at a nearby park.

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WATERSPORTS

Elbow Beach, Paget Parish

This beach is one of Bermuda’s iconic pink-sand beaches, but beyond its beauty, the favourable winds and water currents make it a destination for watersport enthusiasts. Kitesurfing, kayaking, and snorkelling are all mainstays for locals and visitors alike. The wreck of the Pollockshields is only about 100 feet offshore, so it’s also popular with beginner divers. This beach is accessible from Tribe Road No. 4.

Horseshoe Bay, Southampton Parish

This horseshoe-shaped shoreline is one of Bermuda’s most iconic beaches, and it has previously been named one of the “25 Best Island Beaches in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler. This beach has a

little bit of everything, including rentals for watersport enthusiasts, changing rooms, and toilets. All of this is found amongst pink sand, a sheltered tidal pool, and interesting rock formations, creating a shallow swimming area for children.

Snorkel Park Beach, Sandys Parish

Tucked away in the northwest corner of Royal Naval Dockyard, Snorkel Park Beach Club offers a ton of options. Rent some snorkel gear and go snorkelling amid majestic coral reefs, sunken cannons, and shipwrecks. Once you’re done splashing around, you can rent beach chairs or visit the Snorkel Park Restaurant & Beach Bar. Here, you’ll find everything you need for the day, and the warm, welcoming vibe will make you feel like you’re truly in paradise.

SAFETY FIRST

Along calm, clear, and protected waters, most of Bermuda’s beaches are suitable for kids and novice swimmers of all ages. But if you’re looking for additional safety, lifeguards are on duty at Clearwater Beach and Turtle Bay in July and August and Horseshoe Bay from May 1 to November 30. Lifeguard hours each day are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ROMANCE & RELAXATION

Astwood Cove, Warwick Parish

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a beach almost entirely to yourself, then it’s worth the hike to Astwood Cove, a hidden beach at the end of a cliff trail. Atop the rocks, Astwood Park offers postcard-picture views, picnic tables, and bathrooms. You can make a day out of a trip here, surrounded by bluffs, beautiful views, and little else.

Black Bay, Sandys Parish

Black Bay features three tiny coves with beaches that come and go with the tide. If you enjoy spectacular sunsets or foraging for beach glass, then this is the place for you. It’s located across from Royal Naval Cemetery and a short walk from Royal Naval Dockyard.

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Stonehole Bay, Warwick Parish

Though it’s close to crowded Horseshoe Bay and Jobson’s Cove, this little slice of paradise still manages to remain secluded. It features dramatic cliffs as a backdrop for an unbelievable photo op.

Chaplin Bay, Southampton Parish

This is another beautiful, scenic spot that’s secluded and relaxing between rocky sea cliffs. And if you want the convenience of concessions or facilities, they’re just a short hike up a trail at Horseshoe Bay.

Achilles Bay, St. George’s Parish

This secluded and peaceful beach is adjacent to Fort St. Catherine and is best visited during low tide. The heel-shaped beach is named for the mythological warrior Achilles’ only weakness.

St. Catherine’s Beach, St. George’s Parish

If you enjoy a little history with your stunning ocean views, then this beach near Fort St. Catherine is for you. This popular local hangout is where Sir George Somers and his crew came ashore after their ship, Sea Venture, was wrecked in 1609. St. Catherine’s is also known as Gates Bay after Sir Thomas Gates, a commander who was also travelling on the Sea Venture. Though half of this beach has been taken up by The St. Regis Bermuda Resort, the small but perfect stretch is popular with locals.

Clearwater Beach, St. George’s Parish

Offering seclusion and calm, shallow waters, this uncrowded beach is located on the southeastern coast of Bermuda. Created by the U.S. Navy when Cooper’s Island was used as a naval station, this manmade beach now offers a playground and views of the outer islands. Nearby, discover a nature preserve with walking trails and scenic views of the rocky shoreline.

NATURE LOVERS

Church Bay, Southampton Parish

With a network of reefs close to shore teeming with angelfish and parrotfish, this small beach is a snorkeller’s paradise. Church Bay Park overlooks the beach and offers convenient picnic areas and restrooms.

West Whale Bay, Southampton Parish

This small beach is a popular local spot for shore fishing, and picnic tables and bath-

 YOU’LL FIND A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING: PALE PINK SAND, ENCHANTING BAYS, DRAMATIC CLIFFS, AND SO MUCH MORE.

rooms are in a large grassy area behind the beach. But the real highlight is from March to April each year, when humpback whales pass just offshore as they migrate north to summer feeding grounds. Spot a breaching behemoth or take in a stunning sunset.

Tobacco Bay, St. George’s Parish

Tobacco Bay has a little bit of everything, from history to gear rentals to food, drinks, and live music at the Tobacco Bay Beach Club & Bar. TripExpert previously awarded the beach its Experts’ Choice Award. For nature lovers, it’s also one of the best snorkelling spots around, with easy access to coral reefs and underwater life.

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Smith’s Bay, Smith’s Parish

This long expanse of pink sand is known for its protected shallow water and coral reefs teeming with marine life. Captain John Smith may be most famous for his ties to Pocahontas and Jamestown, but he also created the first map of the archipelago. This beach is named in his honour.

Somerset Long Bay, Sandys Parish

There are many great places to snorkel off the coast of Bermuda, but this one features reefs that are part of a nature reserve co-owned by the Bermuda National Trust and Bermuda Audubon Society. The waters are teeming with colourful fish as well as sea turtles, and the freshwater pond in the reserve attracts many migratory bird species, making it an ideal spot for bird-watching as well.

Mangrove Bay, Sandys Parish

This stretch of shore surrounded by mangroves is an idea place to swim, sail, snorkel, or even go fishing. And if you need a bit of civilization after a day in nature, many shops and cafés are close by at Somerset Village or a short drive up to Royal Naval Dockyard, where you’ll find plentiful restaurants and stores awaiting you.

Clarence Cove, Pembroke Parish

This cove is well known for its dramatic cliffs that are popular with rock climbers, but it also features sea caves that snorkellers can explore in search of sea turtles or lobsters. The beach is part of Admiralty House Park, near Hamilton.

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COLOURFUL CULTURE

The island’s storied past and unparalleled beauty continue to inspire local artists, giving rise to an evolving arts scene. Perhaps the best place to discover it is in St. George’s, where local creatives have continued to preserve the old town’s archaic charm and honour its vibrant history through various art forms. Make your first stop at the Dragon’s Lair, a cooperative art gallery nestled below Water Street. Inside this idyllic oceanfront terrace, you will find a host of works by local artisans such as the widely celebrated Jill Amos Raine, who encapsulates quaint scenes of Bermudian life in watercolour paintings, or Ian Birch, who expertly crafts a variety of home décor items out of Bermuda’s aromatic cedar.

Also in St. George’s, shop for the perfect keepsake to take back home at the historic Lili Bermuda Perfumery located in Stewart Hall. This renowned perfume house captures the authenticity of Bermuda’s natural surroundings with every

fragrance it creates. Be it luscious botanicals or woody notes of cedar, each bottle tells its own Bermudian story — a blissful extension to your tropical vacation each time you spritz it.

As you journey west of the island, be sure to stop in the central City of Hamilton. Despite this being the cosmopolitan hub of Bermuda, Hamilton is equally as colourful as its residential areas, with artistic expressions of street art and sculptures dotted around. Take in Bermuda’s national collection of art at the Bermuda National Gallery, located within the City Hall and Arts Centre. This dynamic institution combines modern works with select pieces from its world-class archive. Plus, admission fees are fronted for 2023 by the Christian Humann Foundation. Also taking up residence in City Hall is the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA), which actively serves Bermuda’s community of creatives. Its exhibits give precedence to the work of local artists, and themes rotate every three weeks — so there is always something new to discover.

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Every Wednesday night from May to August, Front Street comes to life with the weekly fixture of Harbour Nights, where local artisans assemble roadside for you to browse or shop. As the sun sets, you’ll be treated to glowing vistas of Hamilton Harbour under the stars and traditional entertainment. Once you hear the infectious beat of drums, the iconic Bermuda Gombeys will emerge, commanding your attention. Dressed in colourful and embellished costumes, the Gombeys are a cultural symbol in Bermuda, influenced by a blend of African, Caribbean, and British cultures. Each choreographed dance is an artistic expression dating back to the 1800s when enslaved people were only permitted to dance once a year. Multigenerational troupes continue to pay tribute to the tragedies of the past in this lively art form at public holidays and stand-out events such as the annual Gombey Festival, which takes place in early October.

Venturing beyond Hamilton, there are two more noteworthy stops along Bermuda’s art and cultural route, the first being the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, located inside the Botanical Gardens. A diverse range of artwork, from talented up-and-coming local artists to the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe and Ogden Pleissner, is on display. A short drive will lead you to the artistic gem that is The Birdsey Studio. Tucked away in a residential area, this studio takes the form of a Bermuda cottage where respected artist Alfred Birdsey created his original works. Jo Birdsey Linberg occupies this space today, paying homage to her late father through watercolour.

Uncover more of Bermuda’s compelling past at the National Museum of Bermuda, located on the island’s western end. Its expansive grounds are home to a few informative exhibits that chronicle 500 years of Bermudan history. New to the museum is Homestead , a solo exhibition by local artist Meredith Andrews comprised of large-scale photographic portraits. Each portrait depicts the roots of a different Bermudian family as part of the museum’s mission to create a national scrapbook that weaves together the individual threads and stories of Bermudians into a larger tapestry of the island’s heritage.

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ON THE BIG SCREEN

MATERNAL SECRETS

The 2018 TV movie Maternal Secrets is a mystery thriller set in Bermuda. When a U.S. state senator (Sean Stolzen) goes missing whilst vacationing with his pregnant girlfriend (Kate Mansi), she’s intent on getting answers. What she discovers is that his estranged mother is on the island and knows more about his disappearance than she’s letting on.

HOPSCOTCH

BERMUDA IS RENOWNED for its pink-sand shorelines and dreamy panoramas, but what you may not know about the island is that, although quaint, it’s made quite a few appearances on the big — and small — screen over the years. The picturesque vistas and turquoise waters have made this an idyllic filming location for everything from action films to comedies.

THE DEEP

The most notable movie filmed in Bermuda is The Deep, released in 1977 and featuring the talented Jacqueline Bisset

and Nick Nolte. The vacationing pair set out on a diving excursion and accidentally discover a lost treasure from a World War II shipwreck, only to be met with problems when they encounter local criminals with their eyes set on the treasure.

If you’re a fan of the movie, there are many locations across the island that you can visit to relive some of the thrilling moments you saw on screen. These include Mangrove Bay Public Wharf, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, the Cliffs at Marley Beach, the Coral Room & Longtail Terrace, Holy Trinity Church, and St. David’s Lighthouse.

BERMUDA GRACE

Most of the 1994 TV movie Bermuda Grace was filmed at various locations across the island. In this comedic film, Sam Grace (William Sadler), a Philadelphia-based private detective, teams up with his old friend Trevor Watkins (David Harewood), an English policeman, who both go on the trail of an elusive murderer and jewel thief in Bermuda.

Released in 1980, Hopscotch is an American comedy spy film featuring stars Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson. After retiring, the clever CIA agent Miles Kendig (Matthau) decides to write a tell-all exposing the incompetence of his former boss at the agency. After releasing the first chapter, a round-the-world goose chase ensues as the CIA tries to apprehend him before he releases more chapters. One of the stops on Kendig’s itinerary was Bermuda.

WHITE SQUALL

Directed by Ridley Scott, White Squall was released in 1996. This gripping film follows the true story of 12 young men on a sea expedition with Ocean Academy when a white squall puts their lives in danger and they’re forced to discover discipline and camaraderie to get out alive. Some of the scenes out at sea were filmed off the coast of Bermuda.

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 THE MOST NOTABLE MOVIE FILMED IN BERMUDA IS THE DEEP, RELEASED IN 1977 AND FEATURING THE TALENTED JACQUELINE BISSET AND NICK NOLTE.

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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.

BERMUDA ARTS CENTRE AT DOCKYARD

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Tel: 534-2809

www.artbermuda.com

This is a working art gallery with three resident artists. The Bermuda Book Store is now located in the gallery, offering a large selection of books. As well as offering the largest selection of Bermuda prints available for purchase, the gallery also sells a variety of Bermuda-made gifts, including The Bermuda Rum Cake Company cakes. The Bermuda Arts Centre only offers items made in Bermuda.

THE BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET

The Cooperage Building

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-3208

www.bermudacraftmarket.com

The Bermuda Craft Market is the place to visit for the best collection of Bermuda-made crafts and products on the island. As you wander around the historic building, you may see some of the craftsmen at work; generally, this occurs from April to November. Visit Jennifer Rodrigues Designs for her sterling and 14-karat gold-filled jewellery and many items featuring Bermuda’s famous pink beach sand. Stop by Morrell Designs, where the artist Lynn loves to re-create the textures and shapes of her island home by using sterling silver and semiprecious gems. Grant Kennedy, Bermuda’s only cigar roller, will educate and amuse you with tales of tobacco whilst showing how a premium cigar is made. Throughout the craft

market, you can also find sea glass pendants, Bermuda cedar wares, candles, handmade soaps, whimsical stuffed toys, placemats, cards, historical maps, books, and so much more.

THE BERMUDA SHOP BY CAROLE HOLDING

Clocktower Shopping Mall

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 535-4000

Carole Holding offers a wide selection of her Bermuda art on gifts, including mugs, note cards, her own recipe chopping boards, placemats, and coaster sets. Other inexpensive gifts include necklaces, earrings, pink sand–filled lockets, and 2023 glass ornaments. Queen Elizabeth II and other royal memorabilia are also a great find at her store.

BERMUDA SOCIETY OF ARTS (BSOA)

City Hall Arts Centre, Top Floor

17 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 292-3824

www.bsoa.bm

Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA), affectionately known as The People’s Gallery, is located inside the City Hall Arts Centre. BSoA is a charity and the oldest arts society in the island which was formed in 1952. BSoA is now the central point of Bermuda’s local arts scene. It exhibits collections of artwork from mostly local artists. The artwork and the themes change every three weeks. The artwork exhibiting is for sale and is available in the Gallery Shop. The society also conducts regular classes

(like life drawing sessions) and workshops conducted by eminent artists and collaborates with various organisations and charities for special exhibitions and shows. If you want to see more art from Bermuda in a variety of mediums, then BSoA 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.

THE BIRDSEY STUDIO

5 Stowe Hill, Paget Tel: 236-6658

E-mail: linbergbda@icloud.com

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.

CRISSON & HIND

AFRICAN GALLERY

1 Church St., Hamilton

(Up the stairs by the Bermuda Book Store)

Tel: 295-1117 / 735-8833

www.crissonandhind.com

Since 1999, the Crisson & Hind African Gallery has been the showcase for breathtaking stone sculptures by the Master Shona Fine Artists of Zimbabwe, amongst the most impressive and sought-after works of art from Africa. No wonder one Tripadvisor visitor called it the most magical, most interesting store in Bermuda. The new 2,500-square-foot location teems with spectacular lifelike carvings of powerful tribal chiefs, elaborately braided women, graceful leopards, antelopes, rhinos, and herds of elephants. Owner Dusty Hind says it is one of the most extensive galleries in North America dealing in Shona Fine Art. Thirty different artists, 12 different hard beautiful stones, every piece carefully selected. And don’t forget, original works of art are duty-free.

CROWN POINT

Vacation Photography

Tel: 705-0804

www.crownpointbda.com

Let Crown Point help you capture the memories and adventures whilst you’re on vacation in Bermuda by hiring one of their skilled local photographers. Their concierge will help plan your shoot, choose the right

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BERMUDA’S RICH LITERARY TITLES

Chained on the Rock: Slavery in Bermuda, by

Considered an invaluable exploration of slavery on the island, this informative and thought-provoking account of a dark chapter in Bermuda’s history earned the Bermuda Literary Award in 1999. Written in 1975, author and librarian Cyril Outerbridge Packwood also examines the role of the British government in regulating and eventually abolishing slavery in Bermuda.

Fried White Grunts, by F.

Follow the misadventures and island-style explorations of a gang of young boys growing up atop one of Bermuda’s highest hills. This beautifully written tome by Bermudian author F. Colin Duerden mixes sweet moments, tragedy, and the unmistakable innocence and naivety of youth.

In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680–1783, by

Through the lens of Bermudian seafarers, Jarvis explores the transatlantic connections and socioeconomic conditions that shaped early America. Discover the rich maritime history of Britain’s oldest colony and gain new insights into the complex web of trade and commerce that linked Bermuda to the wider Atlantic world.

EMBARK ON AN EXCITING LITERARY JOURNEY WITH FIVE GRIPPING AND UNIQUE BOOKS EITHER PENNED BY BERMUDIAN AUTHORS OR SET AGAINST THE STUNNING BACKDROP OF THE ISLAND.

The Lost Island of Tamarind, by Nadia

Inspired by her childhood in Bermuda, Nadia Aguiar’s beloved children’s novel is the first in a trilogy about the adventures of three children marooned on the mystical island of Tamarind, named after the town of Tamarind Vale in Warwick.

Aguiar’s debut novel has been compared to Peter Pan and Lost, filled with twists and thrills.

The Deep, by Peter Benchley

Written by the same author as the best-selling novel Jaws, which was adapted into the blockbuster movie, this page-turner beach read follows the story of a newlywed couple who venture into the stunning waters of Bermuda in search of a sunken shipwreck, only to find themselves embroiled in a dangerous game with treasure hunters. Prepare to be swept away on a thrilling adventure filled with unexpected twists and turns.

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photographer whose style you connect with, and suggest some of the most beautiful spots islandwide. Their photographers specialise in shoots for family vacations, honeymoons, babymoons, proposals, girls’ weekends, romantic getaways, and more.

HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY LTD. TABS Bermuda, Hamilton

The Bermuda Craft Market

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 532-3234

www.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 that are designed to fit popular frame sizes. His rich, vibrant, and detailed images can be purchased in print at select island retailers or online at www.bermudascenics.com.

LISA-ANNE REGO ART GALLERY

Clocktower Shopping Mall

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 238-1407

www.lisaregoart.com

Instagram: @lisaregoartbermuda

Lisa-Anne Rego is a Bermudian artist who enjoys capturing her island home using vibrant colours. She studied drawing and painting at the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Lisa-Anne was voted “Top 50 Emerging Artists to the U.S.” for 2012, and in 2017 she became the officially licensed artist of the America’s Cup. High-quality prints, hand-printed giftware items, and original artwork and commissions are available for sale.

MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART

Botanical Gardens

183 South Shore Rd., Paget Tel: 299-4000

www.masterworksbermuda.org

Masterworks is Bermuda’s only purposebuilt museum and is home to over 1,600

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works of Bermuda-inspired art, including famous names such as Winslow Homer, Albert Gleizes, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Every month, a cross-section of local artists displays their works in shows. The Arrowroot Gift Shop is home to a variety of local artisans’ handiwork, available for purchase. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA

1 The Keep

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-1333

www.nmb.bm

Immerse yourself in 500 years

of history and culture at the National Museum of Bermuda (NMB), located in Bermuda’s largest fort in the historic Royal Naval Dockyard. Explore the extensive grounds of the museum, which are filled with exhibits on topics ranging from the discovery of Bermuda to connections with the West Indies and the Azores, enslavement in Bermuda, and the island’s defence heritage. Jaw-dropping ocean views, massive cannons, shipwreck artefacts, local watercraft, a stunning mural, contemporary art exhibits,

and family activities make the museum fun for all ages. Kids will love the whimsical Museum Playground & Playhouse, complete with fun interactives, a wooden 70-foot moray eel, and lighthouse to play in. Visit NMB, your Dockyard destination for history and culture. NMB is 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.), and is home to Dolphin Quest Bermuda. Adults, $18; seniors, $15; free for children under 16.

Tel: 441-236-6658/5845

E-mail: linberg@northrock.bm

Hours 10:30am-1pm Monday-Friday

Appointments recommended

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PERUSING IN PARADISE

Keep your memories of Bermuda alive long after you ’ve returned home by picking up treasures evocative of the island ’s sights, sweet scents, flavours, and more.

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. When 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 window-shop, you’re likely to end up making a purchase — or a few — here.

ON THE HUNT IN HAMILTON

Begin your shopping excursion in the capital city of Hamilton, where picturesque colonial buildings make for a cheery commercial centre and a variety of dining and drinking options are ready to refuel you when you need a break from browsing.

Starting on Front Street, if you are looking for Bermuda-inspired adornments, Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery is the place to visit. Many of her jewellery creations incorporate Bermuda’s pink sand, giving travellers the opportunity to take a piece of Bermuda back home. You can even enjoy a champagne studio tour for a sneak peek into how each piece is made or book a VIP custom jewellery experience with Alexandra to design your own one-of-akind piece.

If you enjoy an intimate shopping experience, contact Walker Christopher Goldsmiths, where you can work one-onone with an associate in their Hamilton store’s private showroom. Walker Christopher showcases an excellent collection of authentic coins, including gold doubloons and silver pieces of eight salvaged from sunken galleons, as well as Greek and Roman coins dating from 400 BC, which are mounted in pendants, earrings, and cuff links.

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MAKING WAVES

IN THE MODELLING WORLD

YOUʼVE PROBABLY NOTICED the unparalleled natural beauty of Bermuda — not only in its natural landscape but in its people, who are beautiful inside and out. Even if you’re not from Bermuda, you might recognise one local, 23-year-old named Aliana King. Of Bermudian and Puerto Rican descent, King is making a name for herself in the modelling world after signing with the New York branch of Elite Model Management in 2022.

Born and raised in Bermuda, she left after high school to pursue this passion; and four years later, her dream came true. By the time Elite brought King on board, she was already a force in the modelling world. At age 16, she and a few other Bermudian models were featured in a swimwear shoot in the American lifestyle magazine Nylon Her likeness has graced the pages of Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle, and she achieved “cover girl” status with Elle’s 2019 Mexican edition. King modelled for Maybelline in 2018 and appeared in promotional videos for a Nordstrom/ Nike sportswear collaboration and a line of loungewear designed by Kim Kardashian. She even starred in a 2020 music video for Lenny Kravitz’s song, “Ride,” bringing a youthful exuberance to the footage filmed on location in Paris.

After living in New York and London, she moved to Los

Angeles in 2020. Now backed by Elite, King is poised to join giants like Tyra Banks, Cindy Crawford, and Heidi Klum, who were also represented by the renowned agency. She announced her signing to the world via her Instagram page, which has 127,000 followers.

“Life has a way of letting you know you’re in the right place,” she says in a post featuring a selection of photos and videos of her life in New York. “Four years ago, I visited New York with my dad to sign with an agency. Even back then, without knowing much about the modelling industry, I knew that I wanted to be with @elitenyc. Now, four years and a whole lot of knowledge, commitment, and growth later, I’m so happy to be signed with my dream agency. I’ve always been blessed with an amazing support system, and I’m so grateful for this new chapter. I have an overwhelming feeling that I’m where I need to be.”

In 2023, the Bermudian model was featured in a campaign for David Yurman, one of America’s most recognised jewellery companies due to their signature design concepts. Other top names who have modelled for the brand include Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, and Kate Moss.

King has used her social media and modelling success to inspire younger generations, including her work with the #curlygirlroundtable social media initiative, which aims to spark meaningful conversations between people of mixed ethnicities.

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Next door to Walker Christopher Goldsmiths is Crisson & Hind African Gallery. Here, you’ll find truly unique mementos. Browse their new 2,500-square-foot location amongst their carvings of figures and animals, which showcase the skill of their creators — the Shona people of Zimbabwe.

A few shops down is Flying Colours, where you’ll find two levels of everything ranging from casual clothing to boutique wear to island souvenirs and gifts. There’s truly something for everyone on your list.

Take a walk back down to Front Street, and on the corner across from the birdcage, a landmark where police were once stationed to direct traffic at the intersection, is the renowned Goslings store. This is the place to get all your

duty-free liquor purchases as well as their Goslings merchandise. Look out for Goslings limited-edition rums, including the Goslings Family Reserve Old Rum, bottled in once-used Champagne bottles individually dipped in black wax, or the extremely rare Goslings Papa Seal Single Barrel Bermuda Rum.

Right next door, make a stop at Brown & Co. In-store items include designer fragrances, sunglasses, and accessories, as well as locally crafted Bermuda gifts. Ready for a cup of tea? Check out their adorable café overlooking the Hamilton Harbour.

Just a few stores further down on Front Street are Davidrose Studio, The English Sports Shop, and Lusso. Davidrose Studio is a husband-and-wife

team well known for their signature Ocean Collection, pieces inspired by Bermuda’s turquoise waters, and the Bermuda Collection, which captures the brilliance of island life. Steps away is The English Sports Shop, offering iconic Bermuda shorts along with upscale attire for the resort and yachting crowd.

Nearby, you’ll find the high-fashion boutique Lusso, where well-known brands like Lilly Pulitzer and Fendi are offered at better prices than you’ll find in the U.S. thanks to Bermuda’s absence of sales tax.

Your trip around the block ends at 59 Front, followed by Chatham House on the corner by Burnaby Hill. 59 Front offers an extensive range of exclusive brands in beauty and cosmetics, designer fragrances, jewellery, accessories, and Bermuda gifts. Whilst at Chatham House, Bermuda’s premier specialty tobacconist, you can pick up cigar brands like Cohiba, H. Upmann, Montecristo, and more. Cuarenta Bucaneros is another superb option for cigars.

A short walk away, 27th Century Boutique is well worth a visit. Their most prominent and exclusive ladies’ lines are Joseph Ribkoff, Clara Sunwoo, Sympli, and Last Tango; and they have a variety of outstanding lines for men.

The Bermuda Monetary Authority coins feature aspects of Bermuda’s wildlife and history, and in 2023, they released the Bird of Paradise coin, the fifth coin of its flower series. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Authority’s Museum of Notes and Coins and purchase one of their beautiful commemorative coins.

You can find a myriad of bling and baubles at Crisson Jewellers on Queen Street, a family-run jewellery store since 1922. They take great pride in their accreditation as the official Rolex retailer in Bermuda and are the exclusive source for the most sought-after designers, including Fope, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, John Hardy, and Effy.

Across the street you will find E.R. Aubrey Jewellers, who specialise in gold, diamonds, tanzanite, morganite, and their exclusive Bermuda Triangle, Bermuda Lucky Stone, and Bermuda Ocean Mist collections.

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Head back to Reid Street, where you can pick up a phone charger or camera battery at P-Tech, Bermuda’s premier electronics provider. P-Tech is an authorised dealer for many reputable smartphone, DSLR and digital camera, and speaker and headphones brands.

Stop by TABS Bermuda to peruse its award-winning selection of this iconic island product. Beyond the classically designed Bermuda shorts, you’ll also find all sorts of clever, colourful variations for men, women, and kids.

With eight locations across the island, including its flagship in Hamilton, The Phoenix Stores Ltd. is a drugstore chain where you can find all your personal care products, get your U.K. and U.S. prescriptions filled, and even find beachwear, books, toys, souvenirs, and much more.

For all your shopping needs under one roof, head to Hamilton’s Washington Mall, where there are more than 50 retailers, including a wide variety of shops and kiosks selling everything from leather goods and furniture to clothing, sportswear, and locally made jewellery. Free Wi-Fi helps you stay connected whilst you shop.

WEST END FINDS

On Bermuda’s West End, items reflecting local colour and traditions can all be found at one place — The Bermuda Craft Market in The Cooperage Building in Royal Naval Dockyard. Here, Jennifer Rodrigues Designs sells her iconic Bermuda pink-sand designs hand carved in wax and cast in sterling silver. You

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can also stop by Morrell Designs, where the artist Lynn loves to re-create the textures and shapes of her island home by using sterling silver and semiprecious gems.

Other local artists create and display their works of art right before your eyes at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard. This nonprofit organisation takes care to represent artists of varying mediums and styles.

You can also bring home a taste of Bermuda with a bottle of 9 Parishes

Authentic Rum Swizzle, available for purchase at The Rum Barrel on Dockyard Terrace. The 9 Parishes bottles are hand-mixed, ready-to-drink Rum Swizzle — the unofficial national drink of Bermuda that’s a blend of rum, liqueurs, juices, and bitters. Here, you will also find Goslings-branded

merchandise and their award-winning Goslings Black Seal Rum, a blend dating back to the mid-1800s that is available for purchase duty-free.

Rum also stars in some of the Bermuda Fudge Co. delicacies, most notably their rum cakes. Chocolate “singing tree frogs” and an incredible array of fudge flavours round out their offerings.

Don’t miss the aptly named Churchill’s Cabana 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.

Find the finest jewellery at Diamonds International. With duty-free shopping and no sales tax, you’re sure to find the best prices on brands like Bvlgari,

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Bulova, Fendi, Forevermark, Movado, Crown of Light, and Safi Kilima Tanzanite.

Also in Dockyard, you can pick up over-the-counter medications, fill your prescriptions, or browse amongst magazines, snacks, postcards, beach gear, and more at Dockyard Pharmacy.

TICK TOCK SHOP

Within Clocktower Shopping Mall in Royal Naval Dockyard, you’ll find at least one store that has fun with a popular legend associated with the island: the Bermuda Triangle Shop. Here and at The Fair Trade Bermuda Shop, you’ll find unusual items that are unique to the island, including instruments, island summer clothing, T-shirts, costume jewellery, and more. Grand Bazaar boasts unique oceaninspired gifts, island-style clothing, handmade jewellery, hanging lanterns, and eye-catching hand-painted ceramics.

Pick up works of art inspired by the island’s beauty at the Lisa-Anne Rego Art Gallery featuring stunningly rendered Bermuda scenes, all painted by this talented artist.

Bermudian artist Carole Holding captures the sights of Bermuda in her radiant works of art reproduced on placemats, cups, coasters, and chopping

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boards. Find these and more at The Bermuda Shop by Carole Holding.

Crisson Jewellers’ eclectic boutiquestyle shop features unique and exquisite pieces selected from their main collections in Hamilton, a Pandora Shop-in-Shop, and the full collection of their Bermuda-inspired and -designed Island Sand Collection jewellery.

Modern Lifestyle also proudly displays items made on the island, with a focus on unique crocheted handbags inspired by the island’s vivid colours. Another popular store in the mall is The Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop, a Bermuda cedar specialty showcase, featuring bowls, candleholders, letter openers, and other products made from this endemic species of wood.

Finally, don’t forget to stop by The Perfume Shop for your local fragrances by Bermuda Fragrance Collection, whose perfumes embrace the essence of Bermuda, hinting at the sea air and aromas of the island’s fruits and flowers.

CHARMING ST. GEORGE’S

Ambling along the charming streets and alleyways of UNESCO World Heritage Site St. George’s makes for a truly special shopping experience.

In this historic town, you’ll find Saltwater Jewellery Designs, founded by two local artists who use sustainable practices to create memorable pieces using Bermuda sea glass and pink sand, semiprecious stones, Venetian glass, and freshwater pearls, all inspired by life in Bermuda.

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Start your vacation off right with a grocery delivery by Pronto. When you skip the initial provisioning trip, you can relax into vacation mode even sooner. Use the Sargasso Dining and Pronto Shopping and Grocery Delivery apps for access to more than 150 of the island’s best restaurants, retailers, and local brands delivered where and when you want them.

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Also be sure to check out Seaglass Studio on Water Street, where Kelly Diel creates one-of-a-kind jewellery from sea glass found on the local beaches.

At The Lili Bermuda Perfumery, an internationally recognised couture perfume house located in Stewart Hall on Queen Street, you can explore the essences of the island via new scents.

If it’s apparel you’re after, check out The Things We Love, an eclectic bohemian women’s clothing store that offers a truly unique assortment of garments. Or stop by The English Sports Shop, an outpost of their Hamilton store, to grab a pair of famous Bermuda shorts in an array of colours alongside knitwear, polos, and much more. Don’t miss out on Frangipani, a lively St. George’s store, where you can find a wide range of beautiful and elegant clothing like cheerful batik sundresses, tops and pants, and Bermuda-themed hand-crafted gifts to take home.

Churchill’s Ltd., located on York Street, pairs an assortment of wines and spirits with cigars all under one roof. Churchill’s offers the finest selection of cigars, featuring the newly formed Bermuda Cigar Co. line of cigars as well as Cubans. Gift options include decanters, lighters, cigar cutters, and more.

In St. George’s, you’ll find Robertson’s Drug Store, a family-run gathering place where the town’s residents have filled their prescriptions and found skincare, drinks and treats, stationery and cards, gifts, and more for nearly a century.

To end your shopping spree on a sweet note, pick up cookie perfection from Confections. A tried-and-true sugar cookie recipe is topped with hand-crafted sugar pink sand–inspired sprinkles, sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

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1. Lisa-Anne Rego Art Gallery www.lisaregoart.com

2. Confections www.confections2die4.com

3. The Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop

Facebook: @littlestdrawbridgeshop 4. Goslings Limited Edition Black Seal Rum www.goslingsrum.com

Tel: 292-1710

5. Bermuda Fragrance Collection

6. Bermuda Fudge Co. www.bermudafudgeco.com

7. Marks & Spencer www.marksandspencerbermuda.com

8. Lili Bermuda www.lilibermuda.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

The Rum Barrel

Dockyard Terrace

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Also available islandwide

See website for locations

AIRPORT DUTY-FREE SHOP

Also select hotels, restaurants, liquor stores, grocery stores, and service stations

Tel: 535-6463

www.9parishesbda.com

9 Parishes, the Authentic Bermuda Rum Swizzle, is a hand-mixed and -bottled, readyto-drink Rum Swizzle and 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 sixpacks; or by the case. Available islandwide or order online at orders@9parishesbda.com.

27TH CENTURY

BOUTIQUE

94 Reid St., Hamilton Tel: 292-2628

E-mail:

27century.bda@gmail.com

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 48 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 prominent, exclusive ladies’ lines are Joseph Ribkoff, Clara Sunwoo, Sympli, and Last Tango; 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.

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59 FRONT

59 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 279-5429

www.fiftyninefront.bm

Facebook: @fiftyninefront

Instagram: @fiftyninefront

59 Front offers an extensive range of exclusive brands in beauty and cosmetics, designer fragrances, home, and gift, as well as jewellery, watches, and accessories. Centrally located on Front Street in the City of Hamilton, 59 Front is the perfect destination to shop brands including Swarovski, Jo Malone, Clarins Paris, La Mer, Sisley Paris, Bobbi Brown, and more alongside Bermuda gifts from Alexander Mosher

Studio Jewellery, Lili Bermuda, and Picturesque Bermuda. Find beauty within 59 Front Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

ALEXANDRA MOSHER STUDIO JEWELLERY

Flagship Store & Studio: 5 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 236-9009

www.alexandramosher.com

Born and raised in Bermuda, Alexandra’s whimsical jewellery is a reflection of the island’s natural beauty from which she draws endless inspiration. “Bermuda is at the core of my design ethos. Using tiny, delicate details in our environment as a source of passion, I transform them into treasures that will last a lifetime,” she explains.

Alexandra’s celebrated pinksand pieces — for which she has won numerous awards — are her interpretation of a unique Bermuda gemstone. Her mission behind creating these pieces is to allow everyone

to “take a piece of Bermuda with them everywhere they go.” Equally well known for her fine jewellery collections, Alexandra incorporates diamonds and precious gemstones into birthstone jewellery, light and airy pendants and hoop earrings, and bespoke engagement rings offset by finely textured bands that reflect Bermuda textures. You can even book a VIP custom jewellery experience with Alexandra to design your own one-of-a-kind piece.

You can explore hundreds of pieces of jewellery in her award-winning Flagship Store & Studio on Front Street, Hamilton, where every piece is elegantly made by hand. Just a few steps behind, a skilled team of Bermudian artisans bring her vision to life in the studio. Studio tours are available daily for a sneak peek into how each piece is made.

“I am so fortunate to have a team that shares my vision of bringing more beauty into the world; they are also some of the warmest Bermudian ambassadors you’ll ever meet!” Find a Bermuda treasure that speaks to you at Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery.

BERMUDA FRAGRANCE COLLECTION

Royal Naval Dockyard at: The Perfume Shop

The Bermuda Shop by Carole Holding

Clocktower Shopping Mall Island Outfitters

Hamilton at: 59 Front Brown & Co.

Flying Colours

Gibbons Company Tel: 292-1710

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THE BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET

The Cooperage Building

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Tel: 234-3208

www.bermudacraftmarket.com

The Bermuda Craft Market is the place to visit for the best collection of Bermuda-made

crafts and products on the island. As you wander around the historic building, you may see some of the craftsmen at work; generally, this occurs from April to November. Visit Jennifer Rodrigues Designs for her sterling and 14-karat gold-filled jewellery and many lovely items featuring Bermuda’s famous pink beach sand. Stop by Morrell Designs, where the artist Lynn loves to re-create the textures and shapes of her island home by using sterling silver and semiprecious gems. The result is a wide range of hand-crafted charms, earrings, and pendants that celebrate Bermuda. She also loves to use individually sourced gemstones in interesting ways, as well as colourful, semiprecious beads and freshwater pearls. Grant Kennedy, Bermuda’s only cigar roller, will educate

and amuse you with tales of tobacco whilst showing how a premium cigar is made. He also has a large humidor full of the best Cuban cigars and is happy to guide you to the perfect selection. Throughout the craft market, you can also find sea glass pendants, Bermuda cedar wares, candles, handmade soaps, whimsical stuffed toys, placemats, cards, historical maps, books, and so much more.

BERMUDA FUDGE CO.

Dockyard Terrace

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 537-2724

www.bermudafudgeco.com

Facebook: @bermudafudgeco

Instagram: @bermuda_fudge

Bermuda Fudge Co. offers award-winning fudge in a variety of delectable flavours like English toffee, chocolate raspberry, vanilla nut,

chocolate mint, mocha, and peanut butter, to name a few. Some are even infused with rum to take it up a notch! Try one of their home-made rum cakes infused with El Dorado rum, a 12-year-old aged rum giving a sweet subtle rum flavour. Something fun for the kids are their “Singing Chocolate Tree Frogs.” All perfect gifts to take home in beautifully packaging. And yes, tastings are available!

BERMUDA MONETARY AUTHORITY

BMA House

43 Victoria St., Hamilton Tel: 295-5278

www.bma.bm

When visiting Bermuda, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit the Authority’s Museum of Notes and Coins and purchase one of their

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BROWSING AT THE FLAGSHIP TABS

BERMUDA shop in Hamilton is like being inside a rainbow. The TABS Bermuda shorts in more than 30 island-inspired hues line the walls at this cheery store with a cacophony of colours. Now, before you even enter TABS’s Hamilton shop, you can catch a glimpse of what’s in store thanks to a mural painted by local artist Alshanté Foggo. The mural is a life-sized representation of a TABS Bermuda print that was inspired by the Bermuda

Botanical Gardens. The TABS-Alshanté partnership is a natural pairing. Alshanté’s works are bold and bright, and many of the colours she chooses are represented

in TABS’s Bermuda shorts collection. Alshanté’s mural just outside the entrance to the Hamilton store includes the TABS Bermuda logo and makes for perfect selfie scenery.

“We want to give our customers that summer feeling when they walk through our doors and to take away a lasting impression of the vibrant colours both TABS and Bermuda are so famous for,” says TABS Bermuda owner and designer Rebecca Singleton. “We are excited to be working with Alshanté, as her art helps to embody the feelings we want people to take away with them.”

TABS Bermuda is known for showcasing and collaborating with local artists, whose creations shine brightly on men’s ties, swim shorts, women’s shorts, kids’ swim trunks, blankets, beach towels, and much more.

“I love creating art that evokes positive emotions, something that makes you feel happy and livens up your day,” says Alshanté. “This mural, like the TABS Bermuda brand, uses bright colours that will put people in a happy mood and encourage them to feel lively and free.”

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beautiful commemorative coins. Their coins have a wildlife and history aspect of Bermuda. In 2019, BMA issued the first of its flower series coins, the Bermudiana, depicting Bermuda’s national flower. In 2020, the Easter lily coin was released; and this is based off a deep-rooted history in Bermuda. They released the Hibiscus coin in 2021 and the Oleander coin in 2022. During 2023 the BMA has released the Bird of Paradise coin, the fifth coin of its flower series. 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.

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THE BERMUDA SHOP BY CAROLE HOLDING

Clocktower Shopping Mall

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Tel: 535-4000

Carole Holding offers a wide selection of her Bermuda art on gifts, including mugs, note cards, her own recipe chopping boards, placemats, and coaster sets. Other inexpensive gifts include necklaces, earrings, pink sand–filled lockets, and 2023 glass ornaments. Queen Elizabeth II and other royal memorabilia are also a great find at her store.

BERMUDA TRIANGLE SHOP

Clocktower Shopping Mall

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Tel: 333-5462

The Bermuda Triangle Shop is full of treasures and is the most

eclectic shop in the mall, packed with interesting items. Most of their products are Bermuda inspired and feature unique designs not to be found outside of the island. Merchandise includes super cool T-shirts; island summer clothing; a large selection of costume jewellery; the best rum cake in Bermuda; 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 also Bermuda Christmas ornaments. There are gifts for any price range. Step inside and get lost.

THE BIRDSEY STUDIO

5 Stowe Hill, Paget Tel: 236-6658

E-mail: linbergbda@icloud.com

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

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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: 279-5524

www.brown.bm

Facebook:

@BrownAndCoStore

Instagram:

@brownandco_bda

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 The Body

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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 locally crafted 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.

CHATHAM HOUSE

63 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 292-8422

E-mail: info@brs.bm

Chatham House, located on the corner of Front and Burnaby Street in Hamilton, is Bermuda’s premier specialty tobacconist. Established in 1895, this Front Street shop is thick with old-world ambience and sweet aromas of top-notch tobacco. Cigars here hail from Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and, most notably, Cuba, featuring an array of authentic Cohiba, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, and other premium, hand-rolled Habanos. Whilst the world has significantly changed, Chatham House has remained true to its roots

and continues to offer the “old world” charm of a truly historic retailer of tobacco products. Chatham House also carries English Briar and Turkish Meerschaum pipes, alongside lighters, cigar cutters, Swiss Army knives, and other smoker-friendly keepsakes and Bermuda gift items. Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CHURCHILL’S LTD.

27 York St., St. George’s

CHURCHILL’S CIGAR CABANA

Dockyard Terrace

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 297-1650

When visiting the Town of St. George, a UNESCO World

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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 in St. George’s are Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Now you can also visit them in Royal Naval Dockyard at the Churchill’s Cigar Cabana located in between the gazebos near the Ferry Terminal.

CONFECTIONS

Bridge House

1 Bridge St., St. George’s Tel: 505-DIE4 (3434)

www.confections2die4.com

Facebook: @confectionsbda Instagram: @confectionsbda Confections is a licensed 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 their new home in the Bridge House in St. George’s — a Bermuda National Trust gem of a property which is 400 years old. Just behind the King’s Square (Town Hall) in St George’s, Bridge House and Confections are two experiences not to be missed during your visit.

CRISSON & HIND

AFRICAN

GALLERY

1 Church St., Hamilton

(Up the stairs by the Bermuda Book Store)

Tel: 295-1117 / 735-8833

www.crissonandhind.com

Since 1999, the Crisson & Hind African Gallery has been the showcase for breathtaking stone sculptures by the Master Shona Fine Artists of Zimbabwe, amongst the most impressive and soughtafter works of art from Africa. No wonder one Tripadvisor visitor called it the most magical, most interesting store in Bermuda. The new 2,500-square-foot location teems with spectacular lifelike carvings of powerful tribal chiefs, elaborately braided women, graceful leopards, antelopes, rhinos, and herds of elephants. Owner Dusty Hind says it is one of the most extensive galleries in North America dealing in Shona Fine Art. Thirty different artists, 12 different hard beautiful stones, every piece carefully selected. And don’t forget, original works of art are duty-free.

CRISSON JEWELLERS

16 Queen St., Hamilton

Clocktower Shopping Mall

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 295-2351

www.crisson.com

Facebook: @Crissons

Over 100 years and three generations of a family dedicated to quality, integrity, and reliability set Crisson apart from the rest. Established in 1922, Crisson is the iconic Bermuda store, renowned for world-class collections of fine watches and jewellery. The expert customer service team and aftersales professionals always create a memorable shopping experience and cater to the individual needs of every customer. With the latest collections from the most respected designers, you are sure to find that special piece to cherish forever.

Crisson has for many years been entrusted as theofficial Rolex retailer in Bermuda. They take great pride too in their

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accreditation as an Authorised Rolex Service Centre. You can purchase your Rolex watch from Crisson with absolute confidence and knowledge that you have been expertly informed and guided every step of the way with your choice.

You will also find an exclusive selection of other leading Swiss watch brands at Crisson, such as Tudor, Frédérique Constant, Movado, and Victorinox Swiss Army, as well as many other iconic and trendy brands like Bulova, Citizen, Seiko, Casio, and Bering.

When it comes to jewellery, Crisson is also famous for being the exclusive source for the most sought-after designers, including Fope, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, John Hardy, and Effy. And of course, the internationally popular Pandora collection can be found at both their Hamilton store and in their Clocktower Shopping Mall store in Royal Naval Dockyard.

Crisson’s own house jewellery collection boasts an impressive array of diamond, gemstone, gold, and silver jewellery and, most recently, their own exclusive selection of lab-grown diamond jewellery called Radiance. And absolutely not to miss, the original Island Sand Collection, beginning with a single charm in 1992 and now a selection of over 200 designed in Bermuda pendants, earrings, bracelets, and rings.

CROWN POINT

Grocery Services

Tel: 705-0804

www.crownpointbda.com

Your experience in Bermuda means everything to Crown Point, and not a moment should be wasted on the

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mundane chore of grocery shopping. Simply send them a list and their team will happily and carefully source the freshest items available on island from local grocers and markets and have them ready and waiting for you in your vacation home upon your arrival. Need to replenish during your stay? Just call Crown Point and they will be happy to help.

CUARENTA BUCANEROS LIMITED

Hamma Galleries Building

One Lane Hill, Hamilton Tel: 295-4523

www.cigarbox.bm

Cuarenta Bucaneros Limited is licensed 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 cigar brands on offer. Cuarenta Bucaneros is a recognised vendor by Cigar Aficionado magazine.

DAVIDROSE STUDIO

Walker Arcade

47 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 295-7673

www.davidrosestudio.com

Inspired by the island’s beauty, history, and culture, Davidrose’s luxury jewellery has been a cherished reminder and memento of Bermuda holidays for almost 10 years. Helmed by a husband-andwife design duo, this awardwinning brand 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 Bermuda’s turquoise waters or the Bermuda Collection, which captures the brilliance of island life. Visit their Front Street store conveniently located in the heart of the City of Hamilton.

DIAMONDS INTERNATIONAL

Storehouse Lane and Camber Rd.

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-0500

www.shopdi.com

Diamonds International is the world’s largest dutyfree retailer of diamonds, precious gemstones, and Swiss timepieces, with operations across the globe. From the Caribbean to Central America, Alaska, and Bermuda, they are renowned for supplying the very best in award-winning service, quality, and value

since 1989. They are delighted to have their flagship store based in Bermuda’s very own historical Royal Naval Dockyard. The store houses the island’s largest collection of diamonds, tanzanite, and luxury watch brands, such as Hublot, TAG Heuer, preowned Rolex, Montblanc, and many more. Visit them in-store to receive an exclusive gift and to experience Bermuda’s best in service, selection, and gemological expertise.

DOCKYARD PHARMACY

Camber Rd.

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 279-5410

www.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

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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.

DUCH POPS BERMUDA

Dockyard Terrace

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Tel: 705-3824

www.duchpopsbermuda.com

Facebook: @duchpopsbermuda

Instagram: @duchpopsbermuda

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.

E.R. AUBREY

JEWELLERS LIMITED

19 Queen St., Hamilton

Tel: 295-3826

www.eraubreybermuda.com

Facebook: @19QueenStreet

Instagram: @eraubreyjewellers

TikTok: @lsadderley

E.R. Aubrey Jewellers Limited has been making and selling fine jewellery since 1954. Shop where the locals shop! Your No. 1 choice for jewellery in Bermuda. They specialise in gold, diamonds, tanzanite, morganite, and their exclusive Bermuda Triangle, Bermuda Lucky Stone, and Bermuda Ocean Mist collections. Save 30 percent off retail prices.

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THE ENGLISH SPORTS SHOP

49 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 295-2672

30 Water St., St. George’s Tel: 297-0142

www.theenglishsportsshop.com

Instagram:

@theenglishsportsshop

This iconic store has been the home of the original Bermuda shorts and Bermuda-designed resort wear since 1918. The Front Street classic is a must-visit, with departments for men and women offering everything from British made-to-measure suits to an array of cotton and cashmere knitwear and chic resort wear. Linen jackets, polo shirts, tote bags, and the ultimate Bermuda shorts are available in a multitude of colours, from staples to tropical hues. Through more than a century, they’ve perfected the art of dressing for the island lifestyle and beyond.

THE FAIR TRADE BERMUDA SHOP

Clocktower Shopping Mall

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 232-7781

E-mail: bodywraps@ibl.bm

The Fair Trade Bermuda Shop, where “trade is aid,” is the place to find exotic, one-of-akind 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.

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FLYING COLOURS

5 Queen St., Hamilton Tel: 295-0890

www.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, pinksand jewellery, hilarious novelties, awesome T-shirts, and fashion-forward beach wear, making Flying Colours the island’s favourite one-stop Bermuda shop.

FRANGIPANI

13 Water St., St. George’s Tel: 297-1357

E-mail: frangiham@logic.bm

At Frangipani’s lively St. George’s store, you can find an eclectic range of beautiful and elegant clothing like cheerful batik sundresses, tops and pants, bags, jewellery, scarves, beach cover-ups and Bermudathemed hand-crafted gifts to take home. Their store sells a lovely range in women’s clothes in cotton, rayon, and jersey. Whether you’re stepping off a cruise or relaxing at a resort, be sure to take the time to visit their store if you are looking for something special and unique to take home.

GOSLINGS LIMITED

33 Front St., Hamilton Goslings Wine Store

9 Dundonald St., Hamilton Tel: 295-1123

www.goslingslimited.com

E-mail:

hello@goslings-market.com

www.goslingslimited.com

Goslings is Bermuda’s oldest company, family run for eight generations. The iconic rums are sold islandwide and available for purchase duty-free from the Goslings store on Front Street in Hamilton, The Rum Barrel in Dockyard, or at the airport shops. Infamous for the awardwinning Goslings Black Seal Rum, a blend dating back to

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the mid-1800s, which is the largest export from Bermuda. Goslings began producing ginger beer in 2009 that has quickly become the No. 1 selling ginger beer in the United States. The Dark ’n Stormy® cocktail is now available ready to drink with three new flavours to complement the original: mango, pineapple, and black cherry. Goslings produces a range of liqueurs and rums that are exclusive to Bermuda; look out for the Bermuda Gold Liqueur made from local loquat fruit and the Goslings Silver and Amber Rums, exclusive to Bermuda. Limited-edition rums include the Goslings Family Reserve Old Rum, bottled in once-used Champagne bottles individually dipped in black wax, or the extremely rare Goslings Papa Seal Rum Single Barrel Rum. Goslings-branded merchandise is available from

The Rum Barrel in Dockyard or Goslings on Front Street in Hamilton.

GRAND BAZAAR

Clocktower Shopping Mall

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Tel: 234-4646

E-mail: grandbazaar@fkbnet.bm

Instagram: @grandbazaarbermuda

Grand Bazaar welcomes you in with its colourful selection of unique Bermuda gifts such as beach and hand towels, oceaninspired magnets, hand-painted ceramics, hanging lanterns, pouches, and keychains. Islandliving clothing, sweatshirts, and T-shirts for ladies, men, and children. Come and see their handmade fashion, silver, and Bermuda sand jewellery.

HOOK FOOD DELIVERY

Tel: 519-9696

E-mail: orders@hook.bm www.hook.bm

Hook connects you to the best flavours, shops, restaurants, and people in St. George’s. No need to cast your line. Visit www.hook.bm and they will deliver the best local fish, pizza, sushi, Bermuda pies, smoothies, salads, Asian cuisine, and much more. You can order from your room or the beach, and Hook will ensure fast delivery.

HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY LTD.

TABS Bermuda

12 Reid St., Hamilton

The Bermuda Craft Market

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 532-3234

www.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 that are designed to fit popular frame sizes. His rich, vibrant, and detailed images can be purchased in print at select island retailers or online at www.bermudascenics.com.

JENNIFER RODRIGUES DESIGNS

The Bermuda Craft Market

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Flying Colours

5 Queen St., Hamilton Tel: 234-3208

www.jenniferrodriguesdesigns.bm

You can find Jennifer Rodrigues Designs “beautifully handfabricated” jewellery at The Bermuda Craft Market in Royal Naval Dockyard. Jennifer has a deep love and admiration for the

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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 LILI BERMUDA PERFUMERY

Stewart Hall

5 Queen St., St. George’s Tel: 293-0627 / 800-527-8213

www.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 available at several stores 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 the summer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter.

LISA-ANNE REGO

ART GALLERY

Clocktower Shopping Mall

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 238-1407

www.lisaregoart.com

Instagram:

@lisaregoartbermuda

Lisa-Anne Rego is a Bermudian artist who enjoys capturing her island home using vibrant colours. She studied drawing and painting at the worldrenowned Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Lisa-Anne was voted “Top 50 Emerging Artists to the U.S.” for 2012, and

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in 2017 she became the officially licensed artist of the America’s Cup. High-quality prints, handprinted giftware items, and original artwork and commissions are available for sale.

THE LITTLEST DRAWBRIDGE GIFT SHOP

Clocktower Shopping Mall

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-6214

Facebook: @littlestdrawbridgeshop

Instagram: @thelittlestdrawbridge

The Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop has been traditionally known as a unique Bermuda cedar specialty 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 rum cakes, hot sauces, cookbooks, tea towels, and kitchen and

dining table accessories. For cigar smokers, they have the most popular Cuban brands.

LUSSO

51 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 295-6734

www.lussobermuda.com

Instagram: @lussobermuda

Lusso is the ultimate chic shopping experience in Bermuda, with stylishly curated selections for men and women of ready-to-wear,

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accessories, and shoes. Well-known brands sit alongside niche finds from Europe, and a separate department of the colourful Lilly Pulitzer resort wear is located just inside the entrance. The sophisticated atmosphere and attentive service will enhance your shopping experience.

MARKS & SPENCER

17 Reid St., Hamilton

Tel: 295-0031

www.marksandspencerbermuda.com

This branch of the famed British store offers a wide selection of products from their own-label brand, including clothing and accessories for the family, lingerie, plus household and personal care items. The food and wine department has delicious British specialities such as teas, cakes, biscuits, and jams alongside snacks and pantry staples. With a focus on responsible sourcing at the forefront, you will find fair trade, organic, and recycled products throughout. Don’t miss an opportunity to shop this heritage brand that stands for quality and great value.

MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART

Botanical Gardens

183 South Shore Rd., Paget

Tel: 299-4000

www.masterworksbermuda.org

Masterworks is Bermuda’s only purpose-built museum and is home to over 1,600 works of Bermuda-inspired art, including famous names such as Winslow Homer, Albert Gleizes, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Every month, a cross-section of local artists displays their works in shows. The Arrowroot Gift Shop is home to a variety of local artisans’ handiwork, available for purchase. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

MODERN LIFESTYLE

Clocktower Shopping Mall

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 516-1515

Facebook: @bermudabags

Bermuda Bags by Modern Lifestyle is the fusion of Bermudian colours with Wayuu crochet and handloom. Bermudian-Colombian owner Clara uses her Colombian family heritage of bag making to produce beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces that take their inspiration from the vivid colours of Bermuda, ranging from the houses, flowers, and fauna to the eye-catching colours of the Bermuda Gombey.

MUSSELS JEWELLERY

Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa

11 Blue Hole Hill, Bailey’s Bay Tel: 533-6324

E-mail:

elizabethdowlinggoldie@outlook.com

Mussels Jewellery is unique hand-crafted jewellery made in Bermuda. Elizabeth, the artist, combs Bermuda’s beautiful beaches, collects seashells, and designs the pieces around the textures and colours of each shell. You can find these one-of-a-kind pieces at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort every Wednesday and Thursday evening between 7 and 10 p.m., March through December. Meet the artist or join one of her jewellery classes and take a unique piece of Bermuda with you everywhere you go.

P-TECH

2 Reid St., Hamilton Tel: 295-5496

www.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.

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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

Paget Pharmacy

Rural Hill Plaza

130 South Rd., Paget Tel: 279-5511

Warwick Pharmacy

49 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 279-5557

Introducing the 2023 Bird of Paradise Coin

Strelitzia reginae, most commonly known as the Bird of Paradise, is a singularly stunning flower that has graced Bermuda’s shores for over 150 years.

These year-round bloomers have an appearance that is said to resemble a brightly coloured bird in flight or caught indulging in floral nectar. Widely grown in its native South Africa, the Bird of Paradise has often spread its plumage in warm, humid climates like Bermuda. It currently puts on a vibrant display decorating our Hamilton City sidewalks, hideaways and exotic home gardens.

The plant was introduced to Britain in 1773, first grown at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, but has since been embraced worldwide, including Australia and the Americas, growing well in any lush or subtropical area. In his 1884 Botany of Bermuda, Governor Lefroy wrote that Strelitzia reginae was ‘to be found in many gardens’, although the exact date it was first imported to Bermuda is unknown. It has continued to thrive on the island throughout all four seasons due to slight variations between summer and winter.

Adored for its watercolour-like presentation, it is understandable why the Bird of Paradise is so popular as an ornamental plant and why this regal inflorescence is chosen as a muse for many Bermudian homes, artists and designers. The Bird of Paradise can be found in a magnificent exhibition at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens and will captivate even the most unsuspecting passerby anywhere in its proximity.

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Clarendon Pharmacy

31 Victoria St., Hamilton

Tel: 279-5444

King Street Pharmacy

38 King St., Hamilton

Tel: 279-5101

Woodbourne Chemist

1 Gorham Rd., Pembroke

Tel: 295-2663

Dockyard Pharmacy

Camber Rd.

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Tel: 279-5410

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The Phoenix Stores Ltd. was established in 1902 and is Bermuda’s largest pharmacy, comprised of eight convenient locations across the island: The Phoenix Centre, Collector’s Hill Apothecary, Paget Pharmacy, Warwick Pharmacy, Clarendon Pharmacy, Woodbourne Chemist, King Street Pharmacy, 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 European and American over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, postcards, souvenirs, beach gear, sun-care products, mobile phone cards, snacks, beverages, 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.

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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 onestop shop at the start of your discovery of St. George’s.

THE RUM BARREL

Dockyard Terrace

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 333-3189

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The Rum Barrel in Royal Naval Dockyard is your one-stop shop for everything Goslings and the Bermuda lifestyle. Conveniently located on Dockyard Terrace in Dockyard, The Rum Barrel is open daily. Cruise ship passengers can purchase wines and spirits duty-free for delivery to their ship. The Rum Barrel stocks a large selection of Goslings Rum merchandise and Bermuda exclusive products, such as Bermuda Gold Liqueur, crafted from local loquat fruits.

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SALTWATER JEWELLERY DESIGNS

8 Water St., St. George’s Tel: 519-9906

www.saltwaterjewellerydesigns.com

Saltwater Jewellery Designs is an elegant boutique specialising in one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewellery that is 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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SEAGLASS STUDIO

8 York St., Lower Shop

St. George’s Tel: 297-4819

www.bermudaseaglassbykelly.com

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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TABS BERMUDA

Walker Arcade

12 Reid St., Hamilton Tel: 704-TABS (8227)

www.tabsbermuda.com

Known for its Bermuda shorts, TABS Bermuda has been described as “the island’s hottest, must-have item” by Frommer’s. Specialising in island apparel and unique gifts, TABS Bermuda creates bespoke goods inspired by Bermuda and showcases and collaborates with numerous local artists and top international brands. Their collection extends to awardwinning swim shorts; apparel for men, women, and kids; Bermuda-ful gifts, and accents for the home. TABS Bermuda has been featured in numerous international media, including GQ, Travel + Leisure, The Today Show, and Boston Chronicle and is a 10-time “Best of Bermuda” award winner.

THE THINGS WE LOVE

Somers’ Wharf

16 Water St., St. George’s Tel: 533-2359

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A specialty boutique with a range of eclectic clothing. Their customers are free spirited and never afraid to think outside the box. This beautiful store, located right on the water’s edge on Somers’ Wharf, has an extensive variety of curated items from around the world. Their mission is to help their customers discover unique products that make them feel great and look even better. Each time you visit their store, it is an experience, an escape, a place to relax, and a place to enjoy.

WALKER CHRISTOPHER GOLDSMITHS

29 Front St. / 1 Queen St., Hamilton Tel: 295-1466

E-mail: walkerchris@links.bm

www.walkerchristopher.com

Bermuda’s best fine jeweller for nearly 40 years and recommended by Condé Nast as a top shopping experience, this workshop specialises in crafting one-of-a-kind pieces and showcases an excellent collection of authentic coin jewellery. Walker Christopher is the original purveyor of gold doubloons and silver pieces of eight salvaged from

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sunken galleons as well as Greek and Roman coins dating to 400 BC. Coins are creatively set as pendants, earrings, and cuff links. Museum-quality Egyptian artefacts have been transformed into wearable art. The workshop produces its own line of Bermuda-inspired jewellery and sterling silver ornaments. Visit their new showroom located above Waterfront Man on Front Street. You can enjoy harbour views whilst travelling back in time through history. The entrance is at 1 Queen Street through the wrought iron gate next to the Bermuda Book Store. At the top of the stairs, pass through the glass double doors, where you will find Walker Christopher on your left.

WASHINGTON MALL

Church and Reid Streets, Hamilton Tel: 295-4186

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Facebook: @washingtonmallbda

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 beautiful 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, ranging from restaurants to cafés, 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.”

WASHINGTON MALL RESTAURANTS

Church and Reid Streets, Hamilton Tel: 295-4186

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Facebook: @washingtonmallbda

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 Asianinspired menu. Alternatively, The Cottage Bistro or Chatterbox make the perfect meeting spots for breakfast or lunch. In addition, Delicious has a variety of options to suit the whole family. If it’s a sweet treat you’re after or a refreshing drink, Glaze Bakery, Crow Lane Express, or Bermuda Bubble Tea are sure to satisfy.

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RELAX AND UNWIND

From outdoor workouts to luxurious spa treatments, Bermuda offers the perfect combination of wellness and relaxation for those looking to unwind on vacation.

BEAUTY & WELLNESS

Discover the ultimate destination where beauty and wellness intertwine, creating the ultimate vacation experience. With its pink-sand beaches and luxurious spa offerings, Bermuda is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Everywhere you turn on the picturesque island, you’ll find natural beauty and fun activities to help you burn those extra calories, whether it’s on the water or

along the winding inland trails. After a day of exploration, you deserve to pamper yourself. Then end the day by enjoying an unforgettable evening out on the town. Bermuda is ready for you!

EXERCISE, BERMUDA-STYLE

Bermuda’s natural beauty encourages people to get outside and exercise in the fresh air and salty ocean breezes. Knowing the best places to visit on the island will only boost your motivation.

Trust your instincts and head straight for the water. With 64 miles of coastline and 34 public beaches, you’ll have plenty of options for taking a stroll, going for a jog, or making a splash. From exciting activities like parasailing and snorkelling to more relaxing pursuits like swimming and stand-up paddleboarding, there are endless opportunities to get moving and soak up some natural vitamin D in the warm Bermuda sun. Whether you prefer to dive deep into the ocean or stay close to shore, the possibilities for enjoying the island’s beautiful waters are endless.

Prefer to stay on land for your workout routine? Bermuda’s breathtaking golf courses and world-class tennis courts offer the perfect blend of physical activity and socialising amid picturesque backdrops.

The island hosts marathons, triathlons, and other sporting events throughout the year, so be sure to check local listings to see what’s happening during your visit.

Island hotels frequently offer yoga mats for guests to use, so you can always find a stunning location on the beach or your hotel balcony overlooking the ocean to practice yoga for a quiet, more intimate workout.

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EVERYWHERE YOU TURN ON THE PICTURESQUE ISLAND, YOU’LL FIND NATURAL BEAUTY AND FUN ACTIVITIES TO HELP YOU BURN THOSE EXTRA CALORIES.

GETTING FIT ON THE FLY

Lace up those shoes and head to the Bermuda Railway Trail, covering 18 miles of breathtaking panoramic views and natural wonders. It was once the primary mode of transportation for Bermudians but has now been transformed into a path for walkers and cyclists to explore. Despite its length, the Bermuda Railway Trail is not as intimidating as it may seem. It has been divided into nine sections, each ranging from 1 to nearly 4 miles long, and is spread throughout the different parishes. The terrain varies from flat, paved stretches to sections with steeper slopes and bridges. You can choose your own adventure and customise your workout to be as intense or relaxed as you desire.

ALL DOLLED UP

After a day in the sun burning calories, there’s no better remedy than a little self-care and pampering. You’re in luck because Bermuda’s finest hotels and spas have you covered.

The world-class Sense®, A Rosewood Spa, at Rosewood Bermuda, offers relaxing beauty treatments from indulgent massages to manicures and pedicures. Inspired by Bermuda’s rich culture, the spa’s relaxation areas invite you to lounge in luxury next to a serene reflecting pool after your treatment, all the better for soaking up some extra moments of self-care.

The Orchid Spa in Hamilton, a repeat “Best of Bermuda” award winner, is an island favourite for nail care, offering

gel finish, full sets, acrylics, and more. Exhale Spa at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club provides poolside yoga classes and a wide range of services, such as customised facials and body scrubs, waxing, and craniosacral massage. Phytoaromatic treatments incorporating plant extracts and essential oils are available at The Loren’s Sisley Spa. Consider going the Ayurvedic route at Ocean Spa at Cambridge Beaches, where special energy massages are designed to energise and renew. For something a little more romantic, consider booking the candlelit couples suite.

Finally, don’t forget to include the luxurious Spa at St. Regis in your plans when you visit The St. Regis Bermuda Resort. This spa offers personalised treatments that use natural and precious elements to create a truly relaxing and beautiful experience.

With all these innovative wellness options available, all you have to do is relax and enjoy.

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 AFTER A DAY IN THE SUN BURNING CALORIES, THERE’S NO BETTER REMEDY THAN A LITTLE SELF-CARE AND PAMPERING.

CARING FOR YOUR SKIN

HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN DURING A FUN DAY IN THE SUN.

THE WEATHER IN BERMUDA is lovely throughout the year, making it easy to maximise time outside. But it’s important to protect yourself from the elements. Without proper protection and preparation, you’ll be more susceptible to sun and wind burns, which can take the fun out of any vacation.

Here are some skin-care tips to keep in mind during your visit.

Nourish and Protect Your Skin

Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or above at least 20 minutes before sun exposure to allow the sunscreen to absorb and take effect. It’s important to remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours or after a swim.

Don’t forget about your face and lips! Though we all long for that sun-kissed glow, it shouldn’t come at the cost of our skin. Use a broad-spectrum lip balm to protect your lips and keep them moisturised throughout the day. After a day of sun-filled fun, you’ll want to replenish and nourish your skin. Be sure to cleanse, moisturise, and use an aloe gel to soothe sunburns or overexposed skin.

Dress For the Sun

Minimising UV exposure is the best way to protect your skin from the sun. Choosing appropriate clothing is crucial, especially if you’ll be spending the day outdoors.

Loose-fitting cotton and UV-protective clothes can allow you to spend more time in the sun without getting

sunburned. Consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face, ears, and neck. If you prefer a smaller hat or a baseball cap, use extra sunscreen on areas it doesn’t cover.

Finally, invest in a good pair of UV-blocking sunglasses to protect your eyes and help prevent wrinkles from squinting in the sun.

Be Sun Smart

Whenever you’re outside in the sun, you must drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. It’s best to avoid direct sun exposure during peak sun hours, typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. And don’t be fooled by the clouds! Just because you can’t see the sun doesn’t mean it can’t see you. When in doubt, check the UV index before heading out.

Protect Your Skin and the Environment

Not all sunscreens are made equal! Some are better for the environment than others. For example, avoid using sunscreens containing oxybenzone, octinoxate, and octocrylene, as these chemicals can harm humans and marine life, especially coral.

Instead, opt for mineralonly sunscreens containing zinc dioxide and/or titanium dioxide. Other ingredients you want to be wary of when choosing a sunscreen include phthalates, sodium laureth sulfate, fragrance, and parabens. Be sure to take the time to read through the ingredients, as marketing labels such as “Reef Safe” or “Mineral Sunscreen” can sometimes be misleading.

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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 beauty and wellness.

ORCHID NAIL SPA BERMUDA

54 Par-La-Ville Rd., Hamilton Tel: 296-8696

www.orchidspabda.com

Visit Bermuda and experience the ultimate luxury spa experience. At Orchid Nail Spa Bermuda, you can get the royal treatment with their top-of-the-line manicures and pedicures. From French tips to gel semipermanent polish and acrylic extensions, their experienced and certified technicians will ensure your hands and feet feel their very best. As the award-winning “Best in Bermuda” nail spa

for manicures and pedicures, they have the perfect service to make your vacation memorable. Orchid Nail Spa caters for both female and male clientele, and they are happy to invite larger groups for bachelorette parties or family gatherings whilst you are visiting Bermuda. Relax in their tranquil atmosphere and enjoy the ultimate soothing and pampering experience. Visit Orchid Nail Spa Bermuda, conveniently located in Hamilton, and let them treat you like royalty! Appointments are highly recommended.

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Experience the flavours of Bermuda, from casual local eats that celebrate the island ’s British heritage to exquisitely prepared multi-course meals.

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Bermuda’s blend of flavours is truly one of a kind. The island’s history, its status as a British Overseas Territory, and its geographic location all combine to bring you a unique style of cuisine you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Get ready to savour all that Bermuda has to offer!

LOCAL FLAVOURS

Nothing gets island restaurateurs vying for the top title like the Bermuda fish sandwich. It’s the one local cuisine tradition you must sample whilst on vacation here. The stakes are high, with island chefs hoping their rendition earns them a top spot on various “best-of” lists.

The Swizzle Inn pairs one of the best fish sandwich presentations with another island staple, the Rum Swizzle. The Swizzle Inn’s fish sandwich features a huge portion of local grilled wahoo coated in island seasonings, spicy slaw, lettuce, tomato, and their home-made tartar sauce, all piled high on local raisin bread. The Rum Swizzle, Bermuda’s premier cocktail with a blend of Goslings rums and fruit juices — typically lemon, orange, and pineapple — sweetened with falernum, is the perfect fish sandwich complement. Island lore claims this bright, cheery drink was invented at the Swizzle Inn, with the first one served there in 1932; so it’s a natural destination for those who want to sample the national drink of Bermuda. Bring home a bottle of Rum Swizzle with 9 Parishes’ handmixed, ready-to-drink island cocktail.

One of the best examples of Bermuda’s blend of culinary influences is the traditional Sunday codfish breakfast. This is a hearty meal 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. As

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THE NEW INTREPID RESTAURANT AT THE HAMILTON PRINCESS IS A VENUE FIT FOR THE REFINED TASTES OF 007 HIMSELF, AND THE RESTAURANT’S NAME IS A NOD TO THE REAL-LIFE INSPIRATION FOR THE DEBONAIR BRITISH INTELLIGENCE AGENT.

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 INTREPID, WHICH BORROWS ITS MONIKER FROM SIR WILLIAM STEPHENSON’S BRITISH INTELLIGENCE

CODE NAME, EMBODIES THE STYLE, GRACE, AND SOPHISTICATION OF HIS PROTÉGÉ’S FICTIONAL CREATION.

SIR WILLIAM STEPHENSON, a British intelligence agent who established Camp X, a training school to prepare covert agents for clandestine operations, is widely believed to be the inspiration for the James Bond character created by Ian Fleming — who himself is believed to have trained at Camp X. Stephenson went on to head the Allied Forces’ Atlantic censorship station based out of the Hamilton Princess during World War II. He took up residence in Bermuda after WWII, and eventually passed away at his home in Tucker’s Town, called Goldeneye Estate.

Hamilton Princess’ Intrepid, which borrows its moniker from Stephenson’s British intelligence code name, embodies the style, grace, and sophistication of his protégé’s fictional creation. Exclusively serving dinner, Intrepid is an upscale steak, seafood, and raw bar restaurant spearheaded by the Hamilton Princess’ new Executive Chef de Cuisine, Antwan Ellis.

Intrepid is situated in the hotel’s Gazebo Wing, offering a refined steakhouse atmosphere with panoramic harbour views and stylish floor-to-ceiling art deco décor. The new menu’s focus is on steak, including expertly dry aged prime cuts. Seafood fans will also find something to love amongst Intrepid’s temaki sushi station and raw bar, which specialises in oysters, caviar, and freshly caught local fish.

Menu highlights include Lump Crab Cake with Cajun

Remoulade; the Intrepid Maki Roll with lobster, shrimp tempura, and lemon butter; Oysters Rockfeller; and, to finish, the Goldeneye Baked Apple Galette. End your night in James Bond fashion with an Intrepid Martini made with Absolut Elyx Vodka, lemon peppercorn Lillet, and Castelvetrano olive served — how else? — Shaken, not stirred.

Waitstaff at Intrepid deliver service that’s on par with the high level of service travellers have come to know and love at the Hamilton Princess. Attention to detail and a personalised experience for each diner make for an elegant, unforgettable evening. Dinner at Intrepid is sure to be a stand-out experience from start to finish, amongst the top highlights of your time in Bermuda.

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dictated by tradition, this dish is generally served only on Sunday at island restaurants, so be sure to set aside your Sunday morning for this Bermudian breakfast tradition. Sample it yourself at White Horse Pub & Restaurant, Pink Beach at The Loren, or Munchies by the Sea, a kid- and pet-friendly venue at the water’s edge in St. George’s.

If you want to go all out, book a table at Fourways Inn for their extravagant, award-winning Sunday brunch. Set in an 18th-century traditional Bermuda building with limestone walls, arches, cedar beams, and surrounding lush gardens, brunch at Fourways is not merely a culinary experience but also a journey back in time.

 THE ISLAND’S HISTORY, ITS STATUS AS A BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY, AND ITS GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION ALL COMBINE TO BRING YOU A UNIQUE STYLE OF CUISINE YOU WON’T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.

FRESH CATCH

Bermuda’s crystal-blue waters are home to some of the freshest ingredients around. If you’re here from September through March, when the spiny lobster can be harvested, be sure to give this crustacean a try. This species doesn’t have claws, unlike its Maine counterpart; but there’s plenty of meaty goodness in the tail.

Find superb seafood dishes at Aurora at Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa, a seaside venue with lovely ocean views, or Lost in the Triangle, a casual local eatery that promises to take your taste buds on a culinary adventure.

GLOBAL CUISINE

Bermuda might be microscopic on the world map, but its international food offerings are surprisingly well varied. From Europe to the Far East, culinary traditions from around the globe have found their way to this tiny island. Sushi, Indian food, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, and even Japanese food make up some of the international options here.

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House of India’s menu is extensive and authentic, featuring some of the most popular gastronomic delights from the many diverse regional styles of India. L’Oriental on Bermudiana Road offers guests the combined tastes and delicacies of the Far East from dishes prepared by their Master Teppanyaki Chef to immaculately prepared sushi by their Master Sushi Chef. You’ll also find Asian cuisine at Wong’s Golden Dragon, offering high-quality Chinese takeout food in the Town of St. George.

For Italian eats, check out La Trattoria in the heart of Hamilton with the island’s only wood-burning pizza oven as a centrepiece. La Trattoria is recognised as the best in Bermuda for its hearty Italian food and warm, kid-friendly environment, all at an extraordinary value. Another

Italian option, Little Venice, has been a mainstay for nearly 50 decades, offering unparalleled hospitality, authentic cuisine, and an award-winning wine list.

Speciality Inn has perhaps the widest array of international fare, with Bermudian dishes, Italian pizzas, and Japanese sushi on the menu. Ribs, steaks, burgers, and salads are also on offer, ensuring everyone will find something good to eat.

RESORT DINING

Bermuda’s resorts are known for gracious hospitality, and many serve up that same hospitality at their on-site restaurants, open to their guests and the general public. Enjoy an elegant evening in a setting to match at one of Bermuda’s fine resort restaurants.

At the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Intrepid Steak, Seafood & Raw Bar expertly prepares dry aged prime cuts with mouth-watering results.

There are two can’t-miss venues at The St. Regis Bermuda Resort. BLT Steak NY serves up fine cuts of beef and an upscale cocktail menu in a contemporary setting complete with ocean views. Also, a standout at this resort is Lina, named for St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV’s mother, Caroline Astor. Breakfast and lunch are served at Lina, where the menu is light and fresh and incorporates local ingredients prepared with a Latin twist.

If you’re looking for another allday dining option, Coco Reef Resort’s Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with international menu items infused with Bermudian flair.

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INGREDIENTS

EVERY DAY, CHEF ADAM THOMPSON, executive chef at Aurora restaurant at the Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa, steps into the kitchen and draws inspiration from one of the most incredible restaurant views on the island.

Aurora sits just above Hamilton Harbour and offers a panoramic view across the harbour and the Great Sound, out towards Dockyard and the North Shore, where much of Bermuda’s oceanic bounty is harvested.

From season to season, Bermuda is rich in fresh produce and fish. The Newcastle Upon-Tyne native has drawn much of his inspiration from this proliferation of local goods when creating his seasonal menus at the two-time “Best of Bermuda” award–winning seafood restaurant.

Living in Bermuda for a decade has transformed his cooking, whether it’s spending a day out on the ocean with veteran commercial fishermen and learning the tricks of their trade or relishing in seasonal ingredients such as summer’s sweet Bermuda corn and

fresh goat cheese or winter’s roadside loquats and prickly pears, which have all found their way into his upscale, seafood-forward dishes.

“The Bermudian lifestyle is enviable,” he says. “Pink sands, bluest of oceans, and delicious cuisine. After being on the island for almost a decade now, it’s hard to imagine life any other way, creating new dishes every day and incorporating interesting flavours with all the thriving wildlife that the island has to offer.”

While Chef Adam brings European influences from French and Italian cooking to the Aurora kitchen, the chefs’ diverse ethnic backgrounds allow them to incorporate these influences into the dishes, from Nepalese and Thai to Mexican, keeping the menus exciting and fresh. The menus change two or three times a year, featuring diverse cuisines and delightful reinventions of classic Bermuda dishes like codfish and potatoes.

Being able to sit alfresco and watch a spectacular sunset goes hand in hand with highlighting the island’s freshest ingredients to create a full culinary journey.

“The Aurora team ensures guests are treated to unaltered and fresh items such as the spiny Bermuda lobster, guinea chicks, an array of Bermuda reef fish, and fresh Bermuda

vegetables,” says Chef Adam. “Our menus have been divided by diverse cuisines, cooking techniques, and preparation styles, as well as highlighting hand-crafted items.”

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Voted ‘Best Seafood Restaurant’ 2 years in a row, Aurora’s seasonal menu features fresh local seafood and produce from Bermuda’s best fisherman and farmers. We are committed to sourcing sustainable ingredients from local suppliers, ocean to table. We look forward to welcoming you to Aurora at Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa.

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THE BERMUDA RUM SWIZZLE

DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THIS ICONIC ISLAND COCKTAIL.

THE BERMUDA Rum Swizzle is the island’s most celebrated cocktail and a drink locals are passionate about. Although some would debate the merit of the popular Dark ’n Stormy cocktail as the island favourite, there’s one thing most people will agree on: Both drinks owe their success

and popularity to the Goslings Black Seal Rum.

The classification of the drink as a “Swizzle” refers to the drink’s preparation rather than its ingredients. In the early 1900s, Bermudians would use whatever was available locally to create

the cocktail, most often using a combination of Goslings Black Seal Rum and Goslings Barbados Rum with local citrus, Falernum (a rum-based syrup with lime and spices), and Angostura bitters. They would use a swizzle stick made from the allspice tree to froth the mixture.

The Bermuda Rum Swizzle is deeply ingrained in Bermudian culture and is often served at social gatherings, sporting events, and public holidays. Countless locals have worked to perfect their own versions of the drink, resulting in unique recipes served across the island in restaurants, bars, backyards, and beaches where no two swizzles are the same.

One of the most renowned Rum Swizzle makers was the late Sheila West Gosling, dubbed the “Washing Machine Queen.” In the 1960s, she became famous for her unique method of making Rum Swizzle. She made the drink in her brand-new Hoover washing machine at a party she hosted at her Shelly Bay home following a tennis match. West Gosling’s idea was a hit, and her washingmachine Rum Swizzle became a popular tradition. In the 1970s,

she received an upgraded Maytag wringer washing machine as a gift from her three children. The Maytag wringer’s agitator served as a swizzle stick, mixing and frothing the ingredients. She also used the wringer to juice her citrus right into the cocktail. Today, the Goslings keep her Maytag washing machine, which still works and has become a popular tourist attraction. Visitors from all over the world have sampled the iconic Maytag machine’s Rum Swizzle.

The historic Swizzle Inn Restaurant in Bailey’s Bay, which dates to 1932, is known for serving a famous local swizzle. Their catchy slogan, “Swizzle In and Swagger Out,” has become synonymous with the establishment, which is still family-run.

9 Parishes Rum Swizzle, a ready-to-drink version of the Bermuda Rum Swizzle, is now available in three different sizes. Chris Furbert Jr. spent almost 10 years perfecting his recipe and started bottling and selling it in 2017 at various locations across the island, including the airport. Visitors often purchase it as a souvenir to take home to family and friends.

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FEAST ON THE VIEW

Many restaurants in Bermuda offer a view that’s as delicious as their dishes. Aqua Terra, serving creative dishes with New World flair, is set atop rugged limestone cliffs overlooking their secluded pink-sand beach and a striking ocean view.

Blû Bar & Grill overlooks the Great Sound, with floor-to-ceiling picture windows elegantly framing the view of yachts and international sailing events. At Coconuts, you can enjoy the view from the main deck overlooking the beach or immerse yourself in the surrounding beauty with a table right on the beach for a romantic meal with your toes in the pink sand. And finally, The Loren’s seaside restaurant, The Pink Beach Club, offers a laid-back, open-air setting where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner accompanied by stunning scenery.

FOR YOUR SWEET CRAVINGS

Vacations are for indulging, and Bermuda gives you plenty of ways to treat yourself. Ice cream shops are plentiful, as they should be on a warm, sunny island. Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour in Royal Naval Dockyard hits the spot with ice creams, sorbets, frozen yoghurts, sundaes, and milkshakes to choose from. Also in Dockyard, you can pick up a popsicle from Duch Pops, Bermuda’s first home-made popsicle venture that blends all-natural flavours with refreshingly sweet and oh-so-delicious results.

Bring Bermuda’s sweetness home with you in the form of perfectly firm yet light and airy sugar cookies. Confections brings the beach feel to their creations with sugar sprinkles that resemble Bermuda pink sand.

In St. George’s, Ital Beverages serves up fresh, hand-crafted juices with added health benefits from ingredients like lemongrass and hibiscus.

Perhaps the most iconic indulgence is the Bermuda rum cake. These moist, spirit-soaked Bundt cakes are prevalent on the island.

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BERMUDA RESTAURANT WEEKS

DISCOVER TANTALISING EATS AND IMMERSE YOURSELF IN BERMUDA’S CULTURE AT THE ANNUAL RESTAURANT WEEKS, FROM MID-JANUARY THROUGH THE END OF FEBRUARY.

OVER SIX WEEKS, visitors and locals can experience a variety of culinary offerings, exclusive tasting menus, and unique experiences from some of Bermuda’s best restaurants and chefs. With over 40 participating restaurants across the island, guests can indulge in prix-fixe two-course lunches or threecourse dinners, either dine-in or takeout.

“Bermuda Restaurant Weeks has been a staple on our annual calendar for over a decade. Restaurateurs from around the island look forward to the opportunity to highlight local ingredients and unique Bermuda flavours whilst presenting fresh twists on Bermuda’s culinary heritage,” says Tashae Thompson, VP of experiences at the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA).

The 2023 Restaurant Weeks commenced with the highly anticipated return of the Celebrity Chef VIP Experience with Top Chef contestant Dawn Burrell. Before dinner, ticket holders sipped on specialty-crafted cocktails and explored the interactive exhibits at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI), complete with a theatrical performance. For dinner, guests enjoyed a curated, wine-paired fourcourse meal prepared by Chef Burrell, known for her masterful way of fusing African and Asian flavours with locally harvested ingredients.

But Burrell isn’t just known for her knife skills. Before becoming a chef, she had a successful career as a track and field athlete. In 1997 and 1998, she won the long jump title at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships and competed in international championships, including the 2020 Sydney Olympics. Her athletic career culminated when she won the gold medal at the 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Lisbon with a jump of 7.03 metres, beating her personal best.

After retiring from track and field, she leaned into her passion for food and attended the Art Institute of Houston to study culinary arts. She perfected her cooking skills alongside Chef Tom Aikens in London and Monica Pope in Houston. She then served as sous-chef at award-winning Uchi in Austin before becoming the head chef at the upscale soul food restaurant Kulture

in downtown Houston. In 2020, she was named a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Award, “Best Chef: Texas”; and she’s also appeared on popular cooking shows like Cutthroat Kitchen, Chopped, Man vs. Master, and, of course, Top Chef: Portland

The 13th season is slated to return in early 2024, making it the perfect winter getaway for food enthusiasts and cultural explorers. Don’t miss out on the chance to discover new flavours and experience the best of Bermuda’s cuisine and culture!

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BERMUDA AFTER DARK

When the sun goes down, Bermuda nightlife heats up in the island’s trademark casually elegant character. The City of Hamilton is the place to be starting at Happy Hour, especially on Fridays when you’ll find all the locals and expats popping in for a friendly banter. Little Venice and Intrepid are two favourites. Outside the city, check out the scene at Swizzle Inn, Aurora, The St. Regis Bar, and The Pink Beach Club at The Loren.

As the night goes on, Hamilton heats up with opportunities to dance with DJs and live music, or lounges and sophisticated cocktail bars. Smart casual attire will grant you entry into most late-night venues. A more casual venue is Snorkel Park Beach & Nightclub in Dockyard where at night the party really starts as Snorkel Park transforms into a massive outdoor nightclub on the beach, with drinks and dancing till late.

QUIET NIGHT IN

If you’d rather relax in your hotel and enjoy a laid-back evening, let the food come to you with the Sargasso or Hook food delivery apps. Contactless customer service is as easy as a few taps on your smartphone screen.

Taste the Finest

Refined elegance, bespoke service and delectable dining experiences await at The St. Regis Bermuda Resort. Delight into the exquisite, from handcrafted sushi and mixology at The St. Regis Bar to island flavors at Lina and the finest steak cuts at BLT Steak NY.

For reservations or more information, please visit stregis.com/Bermuda or call 441.543.2222.

The St. Regis Bermuda Resort, 34 Coot Pond Road, St. Georges GE03

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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

The Rum Barrel

Dockyard Terrace

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Also available islandwide

See website for locations.

Tel: 535-6463

www.9parishesbda.com

9 Parishes, the Authentic Bermuda Rum Swizzle, is a hand-mixed and -bottled, ready-to-drink Rum Swizzle and 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.

AQUA TERRA

The Reefs Hotel & Club

56 South Rd., Southampton

Tel: 238-0222

www.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 ocean, or enjoy the panoramic ocean views through a captivating curved wall of windows. Aqua Terra serves breakfast and dinner daily, as well as a spectacular Sunday brunch. Aqua Terra’s delicious spread has been named the Best Brunch in Bermuda.

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AURORA

Newstead Belmont Hills Resort

27 Harbour Rd., Paget

Tel: 232-8686

www.aurora.bm

Aurora is a vibrant, new restaurant located at the Newstead Hotel with breathtaking views of the harbour. Winner of “Best Seafood Restaurant” two years in a row, Aurora’s extensive menus offer the freshest produce from Bermuda’s farms and shores. An outdoor seafood bar, Marea, overlooking the pool, is open seasonally. The Cove is a private dining space available for weddings, corporate events, and more. Aurora is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations recommended.

BLT STEAK NY, LINA & THE ST. REGIS BAR

The St. Regis Bermuda Resort

34 Coot Pond Rd.

Tel: 543-2222

www.marriott.com/en-us/ hotels/bdaxr-the-st-regisbermuda-resort/dining

Satisfy your dining needs with their sophisticated food and beverage options. Enjoy a delightful breakfast or lunch at Lina, which features a light and fresh menu. In the evening, the signature blackboards of famed BLT Steak NY offer guests the finest of modern steakhouse fare. At the iconic St. Regis Bar, enjoy social libations whilst savouring light bites, hand-crafted sushi, and the signature Gates Bay Mary. Immerse yourself in an unparalleled dining experience.

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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BLÛ BAR & GRILL

97 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 232-2323

www.blu.bm

Blû Bar & Grill’s stunning location overlooking the Great Sound gives it an unparalleled view of the water and local yacht and international sailing events. Its floor-toceiling 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. Reservations recommended.

CADDY SHACK

BAR & GRILL

Bermuda Fun Golf

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 400-7888

www.fungolf.bm

Stop by the best 19th Hole in Bermuda for a bite to eat and a locally brewed craft beer. Take in the incredible ocean views and spectacular sunsets from the Caddy Shack Bar & Grill’s elevated terrace. Putt a round of miniature golf with them. It’s the perfect casual gathering place for golfers, non-golfers, or those that simply appreciate great food. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The ultimate dining experience in Bermuda...

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L’ORIENTAL Open 7 days a week from 5pm onwards | Take out also available 32 BERMUDIANA ROAD (ABOVE LITTLE VENICE), HAMILTON 441-296-4477 | INFO@LORIENTAL.BM WWW.LORIENTAL.BM LITTLE VENICE Open for Lunch (Mon to Fri) and Dinner (Mon to Sat) 32 BERMUDIANA ROAD, HAMILTON 441-295-3503 | INFO@LITTLEVENICE.BM WWW.LITTLEVENICE.BM
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from April to October and weekends only from November to March. Located next to Snorkel Park Beach through the common archway.

CALICO JACK’S

Heritage Wharf

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

E-mail:

info@calicojacksbermuda.com

Calico Jack’s is Bermuda’s only floating bar. Seventyfive feet of pure pirate glory! Equipped with TVs, a stateof-the-art sound system, a full kitchen, and two bars with endless supplies of rum. The party never has to end in paradise with Calico Jack’s, where they offer an upbeat, fun, friendly atmosphere for locals and tourists alike. You will conveniently find them docked on the backside of Heritage Wharf in Dockyard seven days a week. Just look

for the pirate ship — a local landmark. The fun does not have to stop there. Book them for your next function. E-mail calicojacksbda@gmail.com for more information.

COCO REEF RESORT

BERMUDA

SOL I MAR RESTAURANT

3 Stonington Circle

South Rd., Paget Tel: 236-5416

www.cocoreefbermuda.com

Sol i Mar Restaurant at the Coco Reef Resort offers a truly unique dining experience. Beautiful floor-to-ceiling glass windows surround the restaurant, imparting picturesque views of the ocean. Their menu features creative international cuisine infused with Bermudian flavours and an extensive wine list that includes wines from around the world for an unforgettable

culinary experience. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner for two or an enjoyable evening with friends, their attentive staff will make sure your visit is nothing short of extraordinary.

COCONUTS

The Reefs Hotel & Club

56 South Shore Rd., Southampton Tel: 238-0222

www.thereefs.com

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

Bridge House

1 Bridge St., St. George’s Tel: 505-DIE4 (3434)

www.confections2die4.com

Facebook: @confectionsbda

Instagram: @confectionsbda

Confections is a licensed 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

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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 their new home in the Bridge House in St. George’s — a Bermuda National Trust gem of a property which is 400 years old. Just behind the King’s Square (Town Hall) in St George’s, Bridge House and Confections are two experiences not to be missed during your visit.

CROWN POINT

Private Chef

Tel: 705-0804

www.crownpointbda.com

Some of the best memories of home are made in the kitchen, and Crown Point wants to help you experience this in Bermuda. Upon request, their team will invite one or more of the best chefs on the island into your vacation home for a fully interactive experience that will leave your taste buds wanting more. From set menus and wine pairings to backyard barbecues and traditional Bermudian cuisines, their chefs will use their skills to woo you and your guests, creating beautiful moments you will never forget.

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DUCH POPS BERMUDA

Dockyard Terrace

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Tel: 705-3824

www.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.

EXCELLENCE SUNSET

DINNER CRUISE

Pick up at Hamilton Ferry Terminal

Front St, Hamilton Call for availability. Tel: 333-0663 / 236-1300

www.winsomebermuda.com

Wine, dine, and dance aboard the MV Excellence on their twice-weekly Dinner Cruise departing from the Hamilton Ferry Terminal at 6 p.m. Call for availability. This threehour excursion will cruise through Hamilton Harbour and the Great Sound whilst your attentive crew and waiters cater to your every need. The friendly crew will greet you with a “welcome aboard” Rum Swizzle or

Bermuda’s favourite, Dark ’n Stormy. After cruising the shoreline and taking in the breathtaking sunset, you will be seated downstairs and served a three-course dinner, which includes many island favourites such as fried local fish, hop ’n’ john (a delicious local dish made with peas and rice), potato salad, and more. Dessert is home-made gingerbread with whipped cream and fresh fruit. After your meal, you will be serenaded by Captain Jamie, one of Bermuda’s finest entertainers. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes!

FOURWAYS INN & RESTAURANT

1 Middle Rd., Paget Tel: 236-6517

www.fourways.bm

Originally built in the 1720s, Fourways Inn & Restaurant

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has remained unchanged at heart despite extensive renovations. Fourways offers a unique and magical dining experience steeped in true Bermudian tradition that will wow you from start to finish. Dinner at Fourways is not merely a culinary experience but also a journey back in time. This culinary journey is enhanced as you are serenaded by a live pianist. 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 Monday through Saturday, and on Sunday, experience the inn’s

extravagant, award-winning Sunday brunch.

GOSLINGS EXPORT BERMUDA LIMITED

9 Dundonald St., Hamilton Tel: 295-1123

E-mail: enquiries@goslings.com

www.goslingsrum.com

Bermuda is world renowned for its national drink, the Dark ’n Stormy®. The combination of award-winning Goslings Black Seal Rum and ginger beer dates back decades and was first trademarked in Bermuda on June 9, 1980. Dark ’n Stormy® has become a modern classic cocktail and enjoyed around the world; International Dark ’n Stormy® Day is now celebrated June 9. Bermuda has a long history with hospitality, and local bartenders know how to mix

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a delicious rum cocktail. Try the classic Bermuda Rum Swizzle, a blend of Goslings Rum, fruit juice, syrup, and bitters, or the contemporary South Shore cocktail with Goslings Gold Seal Rum, lemonade, ginger beer, and mint. No visit to the island is complete without trying Bermuda fish chowder laced with Goslings Black Seal Rum. Goslings has a number of rum expressions that are exclusive to Bermuda and limited release bottlings that are also available in the export market. Look out for Bermuda exclusive Goslings

Flora Gold Bermuda Aged Rum, celebrating Dame Flora Duffy, Bermuda Olympic gold medallist, and the new Goslings Spirited Seas Ocean Aged Rum. Goslings is Bermuda’s oldest

company, family run for eight generations. The iconic rums are sold islandwide and available for purchase dutyfree from the Goslings store on Front Street in Hamilton, The Rum Barrel in Dockyard, or at the airport shops.

HOOK FOOD DELIVERY

Tel: 519-9696

E-mail: orders@hook.bm

www.hook.bm

Hook connects you to the best flavours, shops, restaurants, and people in St. George’s. No need to cast your line. Visit www.hook.bm and they will deliver the best local fish, pizza, sushi, Bermuda pies, smoothies, salads, Asian cuisine, and much more. You can order from your room or the beach, and Hook will ensure fast delivery.

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The Loren at Pink Beach | 116 South Road, Tucker’s Town Smiths 441.293.1666 | dine@thelorenhotel.com | @ thelorenhotels The Pink Beach Club at The Loren is a breezy, open-air destination celebrating uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean from all angles. Well known for a culinary mission of offering innovative dishes and hand-crafted cocktails incorporating sustainable, seasonal and local ingredients. breakfast with views of the sun rising over the Atlantic to leisurely lunches that stretch into dinner and drinks under the stars. We welcome you to join us.

HOUSE OF INDIA

58A North St., Hamilton Tel: 295-6450

www.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, 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 mouth-watering tandoor charcoal-style dishes.

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St. George, directly next to St. Peter’s church. Healthy choices, super foods, and tasty bites are what’s on their menu. From freshly made juices, smoothies, and coffee to açaí bowls, salads, and delicious sandwiches, all their offerings are made with the freshest, finest, and purest of ingredients that help stimulate the mind, body, and soul. Pop in to see them and add a little brightness to your day. Ital is Vital!

LA TRATTORIA

23 Washington Lane, Hamilton Tel: 295-1877

www.latrattoria.bm

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. Award-winning food that is truly Indian.

INTREPID STEAK, SEAFOOD & RAW BAR

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

76 Pitts Bay Rd., Pembroke Tel: 298-2028

www.thehamiltonprincess. com/dining/intrepid-steakseafood-raw-bar/

Intrepid is inspired by one of the hotel’s most prominent guests: Sir William Stephenson.

The British intelligence agent, code name Intrepid, headed the Allied Forces’ Atlantic censorship station out of the Hamilton Princess in World War II. Stephenson was close friends with author Sir Ian Fleming, who credited Stephenson as the inspiration behind his famous spy, James Bond. Intrepid Steak, Seafood & Raw Bar offers a refined steakhouse atmosphere with hints of 007 inspiration featured throughout their American classic grill menu, spearheaded by Executive Chef de Cuisine Antwan Ellis.

ITAL JUICE CAFÉ

31 York St., St. George’s Tel: 261-4825

Facebook: @ital-beverages

Instagram: @italbda

Twitter: @italbda

Ital Juice Café is a locally owned juice bar located in the heart of the Town of

La Trattoria is one of Bermuda’s longest-standing 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

www.littlevenice.bm

Little Venice is Bermuda’s first Italian restaurant, celebrating 50 years of fabulous service and fine food. It is touted as the best Italian restaurant in

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This Hamilton restaurant is dedicated to producing authentic cuisine from Italy with superbly prepared classic and contemporary 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 12 noon to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday for dinner from 6 p.m. onwards.

L’ORIENTAL

32 Bermudiana Rd., Hamilton Tel: 296-4477

www.loriental.bm

With its dragons and Asian mystique, L’Oriental restaurant’s entrance, next to Little Venice, entices customers up the stairs into a world of fusion cuisine.

L’Oriental is the island’s first Oriental-fusion restaurant, offering the combined tastes and delicacies of the Far East by its master chef. The meticulously hand-crafted pagoda and décor provide a unique backdrop to Bermuda’s only teppanyaki table — with dishes prepared by its master teppanyaki chef — and the elegant sushi bar, which provides immaculately prepared sushi by its master sushi chef. This awardwinning restaurant is well known for its food, service, and outstanding atmosphere. Open for dinner and takeout seven days a week.

LOST IN THE TRIANGLE (LITT) SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & BAR

87 South Shore Rd., Warwick Tel: 296-0094

www.bermudafoods.com

Lost in the Triangle is Bermuda’s tastiest local seafood restaurant, specialising in fresh Bermuda fish with an array of signature Bermudian side dishes.

From the ocean to your plate, the Bean brothers, with over 40 years of fishing experience, provide LITT with a continuous flow of fresh Bermuda fish. With a combination of great family recipes and the finest and freshest of ingredients, LITT’s chefs prepare delectable meals for your pleasure. Each bite will reign supreme on your taste buds!

MUNCHIES BY THE SEA

50 Water St., St George’s Tel: 261-5641

If you are looking for local Bermudian cuisine, as well as creative dishes found nowhere else on the island, then Munchies by the Sea is a must for you. Slightly east of the St. George’s Town Square, overlooking visiting anchored yachts, you’ll find a fun and uniquely designed harbourside eatery. You will love their famous fish sandwiches, fish chowder, “all beef Johnny Dogs,” and many other delicious menu items perfected by Chef Richard, a native of St. George’s who is well known for his culinary talents.

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FOR THE FOODIES

AS TRAVELLERS SEEK MORE AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCES, BERMUDA IS RISING TO THE CHALLENGE BY APPEALING TO BONAFIDE FOODIES WITH FARM-TO-TABLE EXPERIENCES AND FLAVOURS THAT TELL THE STORY OF THE ISLAND’S HISTORY AND CULTURE.

START YOUR EXPLORATION of Bermudian cuisine at the place where many island restaurants and grocers source their produce and meats — Wadson’s Farm. Founded in 1976, this 40-acre Southampton sustainable farm offers seasonal fruits and vegetables, eggs, and farm-fresh meats. Stop by on a Tuesday or Thursday morning and enjoy a family-friendly tour of the farm led by founder Tom Wadson himself.

Next, sample the island’s bounty and browse the wares of craftspeople, including baked goods, skin-care products, teas, herbal supplements, and more at the Farmers Market Bermuda, held every Saturday from November through June at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens. Bermudians and visitors alike enjoy this homegrown collective of culinary creativity, where you can pick up jams, jellies, local honey, fresh fish, and so much more.

Experience Bermuda’s British connection with the charming U.K. custom of afternoon tea. The Hamilton Princess’ Crown & Anchor restaurant hosts an elegant afternoon tea that combines a sleek, contemporary venue with a family-friendly environment. The resort’s own bespoke teas, blended from ingredients sourced from around the world, are served alongside tasty sandwiches and delightfully dainty sweets.

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A children’s menu, complete with offerings like bubble gum tea, ensure your little ones enjoy the experience as much as you do.

Dinner on the water is a memorable way to enjoy a romantic meal and an engaging excursion all in one. Let Winsome’s MV Excellence whisk you away for a night of sunset views, dinner, and dancing. Winsome pairs a delicious three-course dinner with complimentary cocktail and glass of wine, followed by the sweet melodies of Jamie Zuill and top-notch views of Bermuda and the sunset from Excellence’s top deck. This dinner cruise is perfect for a romantic anniversary celebration or for a “just because” evening of excitement.

Finally, every foodie trip

to Bermuda should include a meal at The Pink Beach Club at The Loren. This upscale resort’s culinary team works with a variety of fishermen and small-scale farmers to source ingredients for the resort’s restaurants. The ahi tuna in your poke bowl was quite likely swimming in the Atlantic that same morning. The Loren’s menu follows the seasonality of the island and its closest port of entry — the New England area of the United States — with the goal of using ingredients at their peak of freshness, passing through as few hands as possible and travelling as short a distance as possible. The Loren’s culinary team, with its commitment to seed-to-table and sea-to-table cuisine, is ready to impress even travellers and diners with the very highest expectations.

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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 HäagenDazs 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 available 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 HäagenDazs Ice Cream Parlour.

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THE PINK BEACH CLUB

AT THE LOREN

116 South Rd.

Tucker’s Town, Smith’s Tel: 293-1666

www.thelorenhotel.com

Enjoy the flavours of Bermuda at one of the best tables on the island. The Loren’s seaside restaurant, The Pink Beach Club, begins the day serving breakfast with views of the sun rising over the Atlantic. Later in the day, leisurely lunches stretch into dinner and drinks under the stars. While its open-air setting may be laid-back, the food and service help to curate a memorable experience. Their chef and his team never stray from the core culinary mission of utilising only the best and freshest ingredients, sourced locally

Feel the spirit and culture of India

The premier destination for delicious award-winning Indian dining in Bermuda, specialising in Tadoor (clay-oven) and regional curry dishes

whenever possible. The menu also includes healthier options catering to various dietary restrictions that always change with the season. Enjoy creative cocktails and an extensive wine list featuring choice selections from Old World and New World producers. The Pink Beach Club is a perfect complement to a day spent poolside or as the setting for a romantic evening dinner. A warm welcome to local residents and island visitors to join them for one or more year-round culinary events, including the annual guest chef series, dine and wine menus, jazz nights, and much more. Open for breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., dinner from 5 p.m. to

10 p.m., and for Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SARGASSO / PRONTO RESTAURANT & RETAIL SHOPPING DELIVERY

Islandwide delivery available Download the apps Tel: 542-4350

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Hungry after a long day of shopping or a full day out on the water boating? Just don’t have the energy to get all dressed up and head out to a restaurant. Don’t move another inch and let Sargasso

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deliver. Download Bermuda’s premier on-demand Sargasso Dining and Pronto Shopping and Grocery Delivery apps and experience over 150 of the island’s best restaurants, retailers, and local brands delivered exactly when you want them and where you want them. Open seven days a week. Follow them on social media for updates and the latest deals.

SNORKEL PARK BEACH CLUB & NIGHTCLUB

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 705-2582

www.snorkelparkbeachbermuda.com

Snorkel Park Beach Club truly is your destination for everything you need for the day at the beach; their beach bars serve a variety of local specialities and exotic refreshments, and their restaurants offer a wider selection of delicious local cuisine. Open daily. At night the party really starts, as Snorkel Park transforms into a massive outdoor nightclub on

the beach, with drinks and dancing for the 18+ crowd. Featuring the hottest DJs and entertainers from Bermuda and worldwide. Come early, stay late!

SPECIALITY CINEMA & GRILL

12 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 292-2135

www.specialitycinema.bm

Speciality Cinema & Grill is Bermuda’s premier movie-going experience. Conveniently located in the City of Hamilton, this multiscreen 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

Sol i Mar restaurant at the Coco Reef Resort offers a truly unique dining experience. Beautiful floor to ceiling glass windows surround the restaurant,  imparting picturesque views of the ocean. Our menu features creative international cuisine infused with Bermudian flavors and an extensive wine list that includes wines from around the world for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner for two or an enjoyable evening with friends, our attentive staff will make sure your visit to Sol i Mar is nothing short of extraordinary!

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order with a tasty milkshake, daiquiri, or fruit smoothie. Open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and 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

www.specialityinn.bm

Established in 1985, Speciality Inn is Bermuda’s favourite local restaurant and a multiple-time “Best of Bermuda” 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

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and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Sunday and public holidays. Reservations are not required.

SWIZZLE INN

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

www.swizzleinn.com

No vacation would be complete without a visit to the famous local landmark (circa 1650), Bermuda’s oldest pub, the Swizzle Inn in Bailey’s Bay. Venture to the patios or indoors and take in the graffitied walls and business cards from decades of previous swizzlers. Enjoy a jug of the deliciously potent original Rum Swizzle, Bermuda’s national drink. Then, feast on the award-winning Swizzle burger, Bailey’s Bay fish sandwich, conch fritters, pizzas, and the best nachos and wings in Bermuda. Other options include local fish, classic

pub fare like bangers and mash and fish ’n’ chips. Stop by for their hugely popular weekend barbecue with slow-smoked ribs, steaks, piri-piri chicken, and luau shrimp. Be sure to leave your card, signed dollar bill, or a message on the pub walls. Kids always welcomed. Check out their gift shop offering a wide selection of Swizzle Inn–Swagger Out clothing and gifts.

TOBACCO BAY BEACH CLUB & BAR

1 Coot Pond Rd., St George’s Tel: 297-0484

www.tobaccobay.bm

Tobacco Bay Beach Club & Bar, 2022/23

“People’s Choice” award winners, is a truly gem in the east. Their beach boasts tranquil turquoise waters, stunning limestone rock formations, and incredible views. With a full-service bar and kitchen, you won’t have to move all day as you soak up the sun and get your fill of delicious food and tropical beverages. Tobacco Bay Beach Club has the perfect local beach bar to lie back and experience a true local vibe. The facility itself has free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool table, live entertainment, local friendly staff, and an open deck to enjoy. Open seven days a week, Salsa Sundays, and Friday night happy hour.

TRAVELER CHARTERS BERMUDA

Tel: 705-6326

www.travelerbermuda.com

Dine on a yacht! It is hard to imagine something more idyllic than enjoying an amazing meal paired with choice wine labels whilst aboard a classic 50-foot motor yacht that’s anchored in the calm, aqua-blue waters of a tropical island cove. For those seeking a truly incredible gastronomic adventure, Traveler Charters offers something unique as one of Bermuda’s best dining experiences. The Traveler Dine Aboard service is perfect for intimate celebrations, corporate entertaining, and romantic pleasure cruising. They deploy some of Bermuda’s best culinary expertise in delivering anything from catered gourmet buffets to their very popular chef’s table. Contact them today to plan yours.

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WAHOO’S BISTRO & PATIO

34 Water St., St. George’s Tel: 297-1307

www.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 the ever-changing pasta special. Bring your family for a nice relaxing meal or come for a romantic dinner overlooking the moonlit harbour.

WASHINGTON MALL RESTAURANTS

Church and Reid Streets, Hamilton Tel: 295-4186

www.washingtonmall.bm

Facebook: @washingtonmallbda

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 Asianinspired menu. Alternatively, The Cottage Bistro or Chatterbox make the perfect meeting spots for breakfast or lunch. In addition, Delicious has a variety of options to suit the whole family. If it’s a sweet treat you’re after or a refreshing drink, Glaze Bakery, Crow Lane Express, or Bermuda Bubble Tea are sure to satisfy.

WHITE HORSE PUB & RESTAURANT

8 King’s Square, St. George’s Tel: 297-1838

www.whitehorsebermuda.com

Rated No. 1 for a fun, local culinary experience and award winners for the top 10 employers of Bermuda in 2021/22 and “Travellers’ Choice” on Tripadvisor 2022/23. This award-winning waterside restaurant continues to be the centre of attention on the island. With authentic local dishes, fun and creative cocktails, amazing ambience, and spectacular water views plus live entertainment and theme nights, it’s the place to be. Their friendly staff strive to make everyone’s dining experience just that: an “experience to remember.” Open seven days a week. Enjoy their Sunday Brunch and late nights with Bermuda’s best DJ.

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WONG’S GOLDEN DRAGON RESTAURANT

13 York St., St. George’s Tel: 297-0408

www.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.

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ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD

Royal Naval Dockyard is a modern-day destination steeped in history. Eat, shop, swim, and explore this uniquely historical destination.

Bermuda’s settlement started with a shipwreck, and in the 400-plus years since, maritime traditions have remained firmly entwined in the island’s growth and evolution. Royal Naval Dockyard on the island’s West End is a beautiful blend of Bermuda’s history, its continued seafaring practices, and modernday offerings for visitors of all ages.

The destination’s 200 acres were purchased in the early 1800s by the British Royal Navy, then massively transformed

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via large land reclamations. The dockyard, victualling yard, and ordnance depot were constructed over the course of more than 50 years, built painstakingly by hand by enslaved and free Bermudians and convicts brought to the island from the United Kingdom. The Royal Engineers directed the complex’s construction, and not only did the site serve as a strategically located secure anchorage for the Navy, but Dockyard heavily influenced many facets of 19th-century life in Bermuda. The dockyard employed, on average, more than 1,000 Bermudians at a time, accounting for more than 15 percent of Bermuda’s income; and it gave generations of Bermudians training

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HEAVILY INFLUENCED MANY FACETS OF 19THCENTURY LIFE IN BERMUDA.

A LONG LIFE WELL LIVED: QUEEN ELIZABETH II

HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II GRACED US WITH HER PRESENCE MANY TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF HISTORY.

AS A BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY, Bermuda and the U.K. are as linked together as fish and chips. Naturally, this relationship led to many visits by Queen Elizabeth II, the first of which took place just six months after her coronation in 1953, when she spent six months touring the Commonwealth. Five more visits to Bermuda followed, including a 1975 trip when Queen Elizabeth II officially opened Royal Naval Dockyard’s Bermuda Maritime Museum (now the National Museum of Bermuda). On this trip, the Queen visited the museum’s Queen’s Exhibition Hall, a 4,000-square-foot former 19th-century ammunition storehouse with soaring vaulted brick

ceilings, where treasured artefacts are on display. The Queen also viewed the Tucker Treasure at the museum and had the opportunity to see a fully rigged Bermuda fitted dinghy at the museum’s Keep Pond.

Queen Elizabeth II returned again in 1976, 1983, and 1994. The Queen and Prince Phillip made a final visit

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 THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILLIP MADE A FINAL VISIT TO BERMUDA IN NOVEMBER 2009 TO MARK THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ISLAND’S SETTLEMENT BY THE BRITISH.
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Photos courtesy of National Museum of Bermuda (4) Then Bermuda Maritime Museum (now National Museum of Bermuda) Chairman Dr. J.C. Arnell invites the Queen to enter the Queen’s Exhibition Hall after the unveiling of the plaque in her honour, February 17, 1975. Bermuda Maritime Museum (now National Museum of Bermuda) Chairman Paul Leseur presents the Queen with a copy of Bermuda Houses on her 1994 visit to Dockyard. The Queen viewing a fully rigged Bermuda fitted dinghy at the Keep Pond, Bermuda Maritime Museum (now National Museum of Bermuda), February 17, 1975.

to Bermuda in November 2009 to mark the 400th anniversary of the island’s settlement by the British, when the Queen delivered poignant remarks, excerpted here:

In 1609 the storm-lashed crew and passengers from the shipwrecked Sea Venture could not possibly have imagined the future Bermuda. Their preoccupation was with finding a way to continue to the relatively harsh conditions of Virginia where supplies and people were desperately needed.

No one could have anticipated how Bermudians would repeatedly and successfully reinvent themselves over the following 400 years. In that time, Bermudians excelled among other things as tobacco farmers, traders in salt, privateers, and builders of fast schooners. That shipbuilding skill was in evidence today when we met some of those dockyard apprentices who, having received some of their training in the United Kingdom, are working on the Spirit of Bermuda.

Bermudians can also be proud of their enterprise, whether selling onions and Easter lilies to New York or promoting subtropical tourism, which was known to my grandfather in his days as a naval cadet.

Tourism in this mild climate and so close to North America remains a vital part of your economic life. More recently, Bermuda has been a successful pioneer of the highly specialised reinsurance business. Indeed, in spite of the challenges of the global economy, modern Bermuda has made a great success of these two most competitive industries, relying on some very special attributes.

Just as Admiral Somers would have struggled to predict the future in 1609, so it would be unwise to predict where Bermuda’s natural beauty, friendliness, courtesy, and common sense will lead it next. But one thing is certain: The United Kingdom will continue to follow and support Bermuda’s progress to the very best of her ability. After 400 years of common experience, we can be confident in placing our faith in Bermuda’s future, whatever it may hold.

Ladies and gentlemen, I would ask you to rise and drink a toast to: Bermuda.

Hear, hear, Your Majesty, and cheers to your beloved memory.

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The Queen, flanked by Teddy Tucker (left) and then Bermuda Maritime Museum (now National Museum of Bermuda) Chairman Dr. J.C. Arnell (right), looks at the Tucker Treasure, February 17, 1975. Governor Sir Edwin Leather is background left.

Shopping

12 9 Parishes Authentic Rum Swizzle at The Rum Barrel

40 Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

1 Bermuda Craft Market, The

9 Bermuda Fragrance Collection at Island Outfitters

59 Bermuda Fudge Co.

3 Churchill’s Cigar Cabana

4 Clocktower Shopping Mall

5 Crown & Anchor

41 Davidrose Studio

6 Diamonds International Bermuda

8 Dockyard Pharmacy

1 Howarth Photography at The Bermuda Craft Market

9 Island Outfitters

1 Jennifer Rodrigues Designs at The Bermuda Craft Market

10 Jon Faulkner Gallery

11 Makin Waves

12 Rum Barrel, The/Goslings

Clocktower Shopping Mall

Bermuda Fragrance Collection

Bermuda Shop by Carole Holding, The Bermuda Triangle Shop

Café Amici

Crisson Jewellers

Crown & Anchor

Davison’s of Bermuda

Fair Trade Bermuda Shop, The Grand Bazaar

Harris

Lisa-Anne Rego Art Gallery

Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop, The Marvalan’s Handbags

Modern Lifestyle

Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour

Perfume Shop, The Sidekicks

Studio 8 Glass

TABS Bermuda

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in plumbing, carpentry, and other trades. The development of modern-day Dockyard has been guided by the West End Development Corporation (WEDCO) since 1982. WEDCO works to continually evolve the area’s offerings, keeping Dockyard at the forefront of Bermuda’s fresh and captivating visitor destinations. As WEDCO manages Dockyard’s growth and progression, the corporation ensures the area’s distinct history remains at the forefront of the visitor experience.

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Today, remnants of Royal Navy Dockyard’s history still exist, and it remains a major player in many facets of Bermudian life. Naval ships no longer come to call at Dockyard, which instead welcomes cruise ships at its King and Heritage Wharves. The hustle and bustle of tourism and the attractions that have developed to accommodate the island’s guests exist alongside historic structures that today house modern offerings. The Keep, the

largest fort in Bermuda, dominates the Dockyard skyline and is home to the National Museum of Bermuda. Here, visitors can peruse the museum’s intriguing exhibits and learn about Bermuda’s history and culture and its links with the West Indies and the Azores, enslavement in Bermuda, and the island’s defence heritage. Shipwreck artefacts, local watercraft, historic documents, and the jaw-dropping views are just a few of many reasons to visit the museum.

Also housed in the National Museum of Bermuda grounds is Dolphin Quest, which boasts an expansive lagoon featuring friendly frolicking dolphins. Dolphin Quest gives visitors the chance to personally interact with these playful mammals in experiences that range from short 30-minute encounters to a full day of working alongside the dolphins’ trainers.

The Cooperage, where barrels were historically made, today contains makers of a different sort. It’s now home to the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard, a non-

profit organisation that works to promote an appreciation and understanding of visual arts and crafts in Bermuda through exhibitions, workshops, and education. Not only will you get to see works across mediums and styles, but you’ll also see the creative process in action, as the Bermuda Arts Centre is a working studio for resident artists who craft and create right before your eyes. Here in The Cooperage, you’ll also find The Bermuda Craft Market and The Media Lounge Cinema, a small air-conditioned, intimate, single-screen cinema showing the latest box office hits.

Dockyard was also a part of more recent history when it hosted the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. While the excitement that comes with hosting the elite sailing competition has long passed, the America’s Cup lives on in Endeavour, a sailing instruction and education programme headquartered in Dockyard that could very well lead to young Bermudians becoming world-class sailors in their own right.

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+ GLASS BOTTOM TOURS

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+ WEDDINGS

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STEP INTO THE PAST

THIS INTERACTIVE, FUN, AND EDUCATIONAL WALKING TOUR DEPICTS LIFE IN ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD IN THE EARLY 1800S AND IT’S GREAT FOR ALL AGES.

HISTORY COMES ALIVE before your eyes on a free historical walking tour of Royal Naval Dockyard. Knowledgeable guides and actors, fully dressed in period costume, will transport you to Dockyard circa the mid-1800s with an interactive, fun, and educational historical skit. On this tour for people of all ages, you’ll discover the historical aspects of breakwaters, fortifications, workshops, and storehouses. Explore modern-day Dockyard whilst learning about the historical significance of some of Dockyard’s most interesting places on a meandering stroll amid its historic walls.

In the entertaining vignette, you’ll meet Captain Brandreth, a Royal Army Engineer who’s part of the team that built Dockyard. The captain possesses a wide range of knowledge about the structures and army life during the mid1860s. Lizzie, an older woman who lived in the area before the Royal Navy and Army soldiers came to Bermuda, remembers a simple life. She resents the soldiers, their interruption, and their lifestyle — particularly the

rum that they favour. Barnaby is a freed slave who works as a cooper in the victualling yard. He has followed in his father’s footsteps and is proud of his skills and of his contribution to the military. Finally, you’ll meet Thomas Driver, the agent victualler in charge of procuring and processing food supplies for the Navy, Army, and Marines in Dockyard.

The characters’ costumes are authentic, and their interaction on this historical

 THE CHARACTERS’ COSTUMES ARE AUTHENTIC, AND THEIR INTERACTION ON THIS HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR IS LIVELY, FACTUAL, AND JUST PLAIN DELIGHTFUL.

walking tour is lively, factual, and just plain delightful.

This free tour is sponsored by WEDCO and the Bermuda Tourism Authority and starts at the Moongate on the cruise ship pier. You’ll meander past the large anchor next to the National Museum of Bermuda and then onwards, turning into the victualling yard. From there, Thomas Driver leaves his colleagues Brandreth, Lizzie, and Barnaby and continues with a factual walking tour ending in front of Clocktower Shopping Mall. The 2023 season kicks off April 18, with tours taking place every Tuesday and Friday at 9:45 a.m. The last Friday performance is set for August 25, and the final Tuesday performance (and the conclusion of the tour’s 2023 season) will be on October 24. For more information, follow Royal Naval Dockyard Historical Tour, @Circa1863, on Facebook.

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ALL THE WAYS TO PLAY

Royal Navy Dockyard is a favourite amongst families thanks to the numerous activities to be found here. Naturally, a trip to Bermuda is not complete without time spent on the water, and Dockyard offers plenty of ways to make a splash. Head to the Dockyard Watersports Centre and choose your own adventure, whether it’s riding the waves via Jet Skis, kayaks, and banana boat tubing; soaring into the skies by parasailing; going under via snorkelling or scuba outings; or skim ming the surface on a glass-bottom boat or sailboat. New in 2023 is the Longtail Water Park located on Heritage Wharf. With three waterslides, a brand-new float ing obstacle course, and a three-storey diving board, what’s not to love? The kids will have endless fun all day long.

Island Tour Centre’s booking office is conveniently located at the Dockyard Watersports Centre, where knowledge able staff can assist in planning West End excursions. Visitors can also stop by the Visitor Services Centre located in

JET SKI ADVENTURES

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• Rated #1 in Jet Ski Tours by visitors and locals alike. (Several Jet Ski Adventures to choose from + private tours)

• Charter your own private boat with Captain (23ft to 65ft) Swim, snorkel, cruise, watch a sunset, visit a beach, & more

• Parasail in Bermuda • Bike Tours and Kayak Eco Tours

• Plan your own adventure on one of our Boston Whaler Boats or Pontoon Boats - Quality boats at great rates

• Snorkeling Tours • Banana Boat Tubing for ultimate fun

• Reservations are advised • Open daily from 8am-7pm

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the Gazebo on Dockyard Terrace. Check with the helpful staff, which provide insider knowledge about Dockyard. You can pick up a Royal Naval Dockyard Guide as well as a Maps of Bermuda guide, or scan the new Visit Bermuda app to help you navigate the area and purchase tickets for local tours, bus and ferry tickets and passes, as well as Bermuda-branded merchandise. The Visitor Services Centre is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in summer months or when a cruise ship is in port.

For a more relaxed kind of day on the water, join Excellence on their Famous Homes & Hideaways tour that cruises along the shoreline and sneak a peek at the lives of the rich and famous Bermuda residents in the exclusive neighbourhood called “Millionaire’s Row.” With Bermuda undoubtedly being a highly sought-after destination, the island’s charm and beauty have attracted some big names to its shores. The tour’s operators are fun, engaging, and incredibly knowledgeable, making for an informative, enjoyable outing.

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Beach bums will find what they’re looking for at the Snorkel Park Beach Club & Nightclub, where a stretch of soft sands meets a crystal-clear lagoon. History is abundant here, with The Keep, the largest fort in Bermuda, standing tall at one end of the beach and sunken cannons lingering in the shallow waters. Spend an amazing, relaxing day sunbathing, swimming, and snorkelling in beautiful turquoise waters.

Challenge your loved ones on the links 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. Test your skills on Scotland’s Gleneagle’s par-4 hole 13 or the iconic par-3 hole 7 at Pebble Beach, California. Then join your teammates to celebrate with a locally brewed craft beer at the Caddy Shack Bar & Grill.

Another fun interactive experience in Dockyard where you can channel your inner child with a hop, jump, and a bounce is at FryDay’s Trampoline Park, the only venue of its kind in Bermuda, at the historic Sail Loft Building right behind Clocktower Shopping Mall. Get your heart pumping with exercise jump classes, try to top high scores at the arcade, or go for a strike at the piratethemed miniature bowling alley.

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Bermuda Fun Golf features 18 challenging holes designed after famous holes in the USA, Scotland and Bermuda.

FEATURING

- Incredible ocean views

- Spectacular sunsets

- “Glow in the dark” night golf

- The Caddy Shack Bar & Grill serving great food, locally brewed craft beer and classic Bermuda cocktails!

Open Daily from 10am to 10pm, May through September. Weekends only, November-March.

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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 (292-3851; www.gov.bm/bus); and by the Sea Express ferry on the Blue Route from Hamilton, and on the Orange Route from St. George’s in the summer (295-4506; www.marineandports.bm). 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 for free. Visitors can also take advantage of the free electric tram shuttle within Royal Naval Dockyard when cruise ships are in port. The electric tram has five stops: Clocktower Shopping Mall, Dockyard Pharmacy, Oleander Cycles, National Museum of Bermuda, and the Dockyard Ferry Terminal. The tram is also wheelchair accessible. Pick up your own set of wheels at Oleander Cycles, which offers quality one- and two-seater scooters, new electric bikes, and fun, easy-to-manoeuvre two-seater cars. Recharging stations are available around Dockyard as well.

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From handmade crafts to the finest jewellery, Royal Naval Dockyard has a wide selection of gifts, souvenirs, clothing, and much more to help you remember your time in Bermuda. Jon Faulkner expertly crafts his ceramic creations at the Jon Faulkner Gallery, where you can pick up salt-glazed wheel-thrown pottery, handmade Bermuda rockpools, ceramic house signs, and raku-fired jewellery. This is a must-stop if you’re looking for something high quality and unique to Bermuda.

Fine selections of diamonds and precious gems and world-class watch brands such as Hublot, TAG Heuer, pre-owned Rolex, and Montblanc can be found at Diamonds International.

Find delicate handmade jewellery at The Bermuda Craft Market, where Jennifer Rodrigues Designs and Lynn Morrell sell their products amid more than 60 local working artists. Grant Kennedy, Bermuda’s only cigar roller, will educate and amuse you with tales of tobacco whilst showing how a premium cigar is made. It’s the perfect place to find unique, one-of-a-kind mementos of your time in Bermuda whilst supporting local artisans with your purchases.

SEEK OUT THE SPIRITS

Goslings-branded merchandise and their award-winning Goslings Black Seal Rum, a blend dating back to the mid-1800s, is available for duty-free purchase from The Rum Barrel on Dockyard Terrace. Look out for Bermuda-exclusive Goslings Flora Gold Bermuda Aged Rum, celebrating Bermuda Olympic gold medallist Dame Flora Duffy, and the new Goslings Spirited Seas Ocean Aged Rum. If you want to take a bottle of Swizzle home with you, you’ll find 9 Parishes Authentic Rum Swizzle, available at The Rum Barrel.

Also on Dockyard Terrace, don’t miss the aptly named Churchill’s Cigar Cabana offering a selection of cigars, featuring the newly formed Bermuda Cigar Co. line of cigars, as well as cigars from Cuba.

DAILY ESSENTIALS

Dockyard Pharmacy is where you can pick up over-the-counter medications, fill a wide selection of European and American prescriptions, or browse amongst the pharmacy’s collection of local and international magazines, postcards, snacks and beverages, beach gear, sun-care products, and

other souvenirs. Dockyard Pharmacy is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Be sure to also browse amongst the more than 20 shops on the lower level at Clocktower Shopping Mall, located inside a historic British Royal Navy warehouse.

DINNER AND DRINKS

As you shop, explore, and play your way through Royal Navy Dockyard, you’ll want to sample as many of the destination’s yummy eats and refreshing libations as possible.

Dining options in Dockyard are endless. Stop by Bone Fish Bar & Grill, Café Amici, Frog & Onion Restaurant & Pub, or Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge.

Combine dining with a unique interactive experience at Bermuda Fun Golf. Stop by Caddy Shack Bar & Grill, the best 19th Hole in Bermuda, for a bite to eat and a locally brewed craft beer.

Head next door to Snorkel Park Beach Club & Nightclub. Their beach bars serve a variety of local specialities and exotic refreshments, and their restaurants offer a wider selection of delicious local cuisine. At night the party really starts as Snorkel Park transforms into a massive outdoor nightclub on the beach.

Check out MV Longtail, a floating water park, located on Heritage Wharf. Whilst the kids are having endless fun at the water park, you can, too, at Longtail’s full cash bar. So, everyone stays hydrated!

SWEET TREATS

Whether you’re travelling with little ones or you’ve got a serious sweet tooth yourself, there are plenty of places to quell your cravings.

Find a formidable assortment of fudge flavours at Bermuda Fudge Co. From classic dark chocolate to mocha, pumpkin pie, and candy cane fudge, it’ll be hard to choose just one. At Bermuda Fudge Co., you can also pick up home-made rum cakes or a box of their “Singing Chocolate Tree Frogs” to share the sweetness with loved ones back home.

Popsicles are the perfect pairing to a day of shopping and adventuring under the sunny summer skies. Duch Pops, Bermuda’s first home-made popsicle venture, blends all-natural flavours like cucumber and lemon, or the colourful reggae Gombey pop with kiwi, berries, and citrus — refreshingly sweet and oh so delicious.

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

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WEST END DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (WEDCO)

Clocktower Shopping Mall, Upper Level Tel: 234-1709

www.wedco.bm

West End Development Corporation (WEDCO) was established in 1982 to assist in the commercial and residential development of the West End. With over 220 acres of land spanning across five islands — in addition to Bermuda’s premier cruise ship port and a heavy lineup of well-established commercial businesses across a range of industries, including semi-industrial, retail, hospitality, and service — WEDCO continues to develop the land it has been entrusted with, keeping sustainability and future growth in mind whilst creating a plethora of investment opportunities for local and overseas developers, entrepreneurs, and/or venture capitalists. As Royal Naval Dockyard continues its transformation into Bermuda’s new commercial hub, WEDCO continues to reshape the entire West End, creating a vibrant “live, work, play” community.

ACTIVITIES

BERMUDA ARTS CENTRE

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Tel: 534 2809

www.artbermuda.com

This is a working art gallery with three resident artists. The Bermuda Book Store is now located in the gallery, offering a

large selection of books. It also features the largest selection of Bermuda prints available for purchase and a variety of Bermuda-made gifts, including The Bermuda Rum Cake Company cakes. The Bermuda Arts Centre only offers items made in Bermuda.

BERMUDA FUN GOLF

World’s No. 1 Miniature Golf Course

Tel: 400-7888

www.fungolf.bm

Situated on an acre of oceanfront property, Bermuda Fun Golf features 18 challenging holes whose design was inspired by famous holes in golf courses in the U.S., Scotland, and Bermuda. With incredible ocean views and the Caddy Shack Bar & Grill, this mini golf course is a casual gathering place for golfers, non-golfers, or those that simply appreciate great food. Enjoy the island’s best views of Bermuda’s spectacular sunsets from their elevated terrace. After dark, play a round of “glow in the dark” night golf. Putt a round of miniature golf with them today or stop by the best 19th Hole in Bermuda for a bite to eat and a locally brewed craft beer. This is the perfect outing for golf enthusiasts and families. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from April to October. From November to March, it’s only open on weekends. Bermuda Fun Golf is located next to Snorkel Park Beach through the common archway.

CAPTAIN KIRK’S CORAL REEF ADVENTURES

Dockyard Watersports Centre Tel: 232-KIRK (5475)

www.kirksadventures.com

Captain Kirk’s Coral Reef Adventures offers a huge range of boat tours and private charters. Daily tour options in the summer include snorkelling, glass bottom and sightseeing, fishing, evening cruises, and even a brandnew water park onboard the MV Longtail. These tours all depart from Royal Naval Dockyard, and there’s an option for any budget or any type of traveller. The fleet is also available for charter; with nine different boats to choose from — including a brand-new 65-foot catamaran, Good Vibrations; a 55-foot glass-bottom motor cruiser, Bottom Peeper; and, of course, for the royal treatment, step aboard MV Elizabeth Her simple elegance sets it amongst the most luxurious destinations in Bermuda, and she is equipped to make your experience both magical and memorable — 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 in contact to start arranging your dream tour or charter today.

FAMOUS HOMES & HIDEAWAYS CRUISE

Check in at Island Tour Centre

Dockyard Watersports Centre Tel: 236-1300

www.winsomebermuda.com

Join the friendly and highly entertaining crew of the MV Excellence on a two-hour journey and learn about Bermuda’s culture and experience breathtaking beauty that you will only see from the water. Cruise along the shoreline, view charming pastel-coloured colonial homes steeped in history, and sneak a peek at the lives of the rich and famous Bermuda residents in the exclusive neighbourhood called “Millionaire’s Row.” On this very popular tour, you will listen to humorous personal stories about life as an islander and enjoy live entertainment from Captain Jamie, who will serenade you on the return cruise, leaving you wanting more.

ISLAND TOUR CENTRE

Dockyard Watersports Centre

Tel: 236-1300

www.islandtourcentre.com

This is 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 a conveniently located booking office, Island Tour Centre is the first stop for your best Bermuda vacation experience ever. Choose from unbeatable snorkelling

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opportunities, awardwinning eco- and adventure tours, leisurely sightseeing excursions, informative island explorations, 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 pontoon boats to yachts, they have it all. Visit their website, call, or drop by their booking office, which is conveniently located within walking distance of the bus, ferry, and Dockyard cruise ship terminals.

K.S. WATERSPORTS (TOURS, RENTALS & CHARTERS)

Dockyard Watersports Centre

Tel: 441-238-4155

www.kswatersports.com

Get ready to have the time of your life with K.S. WaterSports, Bermuda’s No. 1 watersports company for fun and adventure, and awarded the Tripadvisor “Travellers’ Choice” award eight years in a row. They offer Jet Ski tours, parasailing, boat rentals, private boat charters, kayak and bike ecotours, snorkelling excursions, banana boat tubing, and more.

Jet Ski Tours and Safaris: Experience a thrill of a lifetime on their amazing Jet Ski Adventures, rated one of the best tours and fun activities to do in Bermuda. Their friendly, fun, and knowledgeable guides will show you shipwrecks, historic landmarks, beaches, and more. Some of their Jet Ski tours explore hidden coves to spot sea turtles, snorkel vibrant coral reefs and underwater marine life, or take you to popular cliff jumping spots around Bermuda’s coastline. With the best Jet

Ski rates in Bermuda, several exciting Jet Ski adventures to choose from daily, plus twohour and three-hour private Jet Ski tours available, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 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.

Parasailing: Experience the high-flying thrill, panoramic views, and pure excitement of parasailing. Soar over Bermuda’s crystalclear 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. Suitable for ages 5 years or older.

Snorkelling Excursions: Join one of their popular two-stop snorkelling boat excursions, offshore snorkelling adventures, or two-hour Jet Ski and snorkel safaris. All great for beginners and experienced snorkellers who want to explore Bermuda’s amazing underwater marine life and coral reefs. Private snorkelling tour and charter options are also available. Quality snorkel gear is provided, and group sizes onboard are mostly smaller compared to other tour providers, giving you a more personalised snorkelling experience.

Kayaking and Biking Ecotours: Join one of their popular kayaking tours or bike tours where adventure and discovery of Bermuda’s history and uniqueness are at the forefront. Whether paddling around the coves and bays on a double kayak or pedalling the railway trails and paths to see key landmarks and hidden gems, these tours give you and your family a fantastic way to experience and learn about the many wonders of Bermuda. Suited for all ages and skill types.

Pontoon and Boat Rentals: Plan your very own adventure by renting a brand-new 13-foot or 16-foot Boston Whaler boat or a larger 23-foot premium pontoon boat. Whether half- or full day, beginner

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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 pace and leisure. A detailed map with routes and points of interest to see is provided. Enjoy quality boats at the best rates, from multiple locations.

Banana Boat Tubing: Looking for the ultimate thrill ride? Hop aboard the inflatable banana tube and be pulled by a high-speed boat around the Great Sound. You’ll be surrounded by spectacular views and turquoise waters, but you’ll probably be more concentrated on holding on tight whilst your banana boat bounces on the waves

SHAKE HANDS WITH A SWASHBUCKLER

As part of Dockyard’s past-meets-present style, you may just encounter a pirate as you explore the area. The great pirate Henry “Swagga” Darrell is stationed along the boardwalk just north of the visitor’s centre, ready to answer your questions about Dockyard’s shopping, amenities, and activities, or about transportation to and from Royal Naval Dockyard. He may also engage in discussions about the history of Dockyard and Bermuda.

Swagga is a fictitious character created from bits and pieces of the history of late-1700s and early-1800s black sailors, including inspiration from Michael J. Jarvis’s book, In the Eye of All Trade. The Darrell name was given to this character in homage to Captain Jimmy Darrell, an enslaved Bermudian whose skill as a maritime pilot gave 18 British ships a head start to the U.S. to fight in the War of 1812.

Whether you have questions about modern-day Dockyard, or you’d like a window into the past, seek out Swagga for a conversation, a photo op, or both! — Andrea Milam

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and twists and turns on this adrenaline-packed ride! Fun for all ages and great for groups and families looking for adventure.

Private Boat Charters:

Are you looking for that amazing Bermuda on-the-water experience? Then privately charter one of their premium charter boats ranging from 23 feet to 65 feet long, which are perfectly priced for groups, families, and friends who want to relax, cruise, and explore Bermuda’s waters, islands, and beaches in style and comfort. Swim, snorkel, cliff-jump, tour the coastline, picnic, spot sea turtles, enjoy a sunset, and more. Your dedicated captain will customise your charter experience to suit all your needs.

LONGTAIL WATER PARK

Heritage Wharf

Tel: 747-2204 / 234-2193

www.kirksadventures.com

Spend a day aboard the MV Longtail floating water park on Heritage Wharf. With three waterslides, a brandnew floating obstacle course, and, of course, a three-storey diving board, what’s not to love. The kids will have endless fun all day long. They also offer a full cash bar, so the adults can stay hydrated, too! Fun for the whole family. Need a breather for an hour or two? No problem. Check out the rest of Royal Dockyard and what it has to offer, have a bite to eat, then head back and enjoy even more fun. Your entry ticket

is for the day, and you may go back and forth as much as you please. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., May through September.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA

1 The Keep Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-1333

www.nmb.bm

Immerse yourself in 500 years of history and culture at the National Museum of Bermuda (NMB), located in Bermuda’s largest fort in the historic Royal Naval Dockyard. Explore the extensive grounds of the museum, which are filled with exhibits on topics ranging from the discovery of Bermuda to connections with the West Indies and the Azores,

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enslavement in Bermuda, and the island’s defence heritage. Jaw-dropping ocean views, massive cannons, shipwreck artefacts, local watercraft, a stunning mural, contemporary art exhibits, and family activities make the museum fun for all ages. Kids will love the whimsical Museum Playground & Playhouse, complete with fun interactives, a wooden 70-foot moray eel, and lighthouse to play in. Visit NMB, your Dockyard destination for history and culture. NMB is 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.), and is home to Dolphin Quest Bermuda. Adults, $18; seniors, $15; free for children under 16.

OLEANDER CYCLES AND BERMUDA RENTAL CAR LTD.

1 Maritime Lane Tel: 234-2764

www.oleandercycles.bm

www.oleanderebikes.com

www.bermudarentalcar.com

Visitors can rent a scooter, electric pedal bike, or a fun, easy-to-manoeuvre twoseater car from Oleander Cycles and Bermuda Rental Car in Dockyard. They offer quality scooters and cars at competitive rates. The new addition to their fleet — compact cars featuring A/C, Bluetooth stereo, and electric windows — means you can now travel around Bermuda in style and comfort. The company provides instructions and a practice area. The Dockyard location is open when the cruise ships are in port.

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SNORKEL PARK BEACH CLUB & NIGHTCLUB

Tel: 705-2582

www.snorkelparkbeachbermuda.com

Dockyard’s exclusive beach conveniently located one block from the Dockyard cruise ship port. Spend an amazing, relaxing day sunbathing, swimming in beautiful turquoise waters, or snorkelling in the crystal-clear lagoon. Dip into the shallow reefs as you explore undersea marvels, including sunken British cannons and a variety of colourful fish and sea life. Enjoy their DJs and/or live music, games, and attractions for both kids and adults of all ages. Snorkel Park Beach Club truly is your destination for everything you need for the day — from beach bars serving a variety of local specialities and exotic refreshments and restaurants with delicious food to watersports, beach rentals, and restrooms. Open daily. At night the party really starts, as Snorkel Park transforms into a massive outdoor nightclub on the beach, with drinks and dancing for the 18+ crowd. Featuring the hottest DJs and entertainers from Bermuda and worldwide. Welcome to paradise! Come early, stay late! Snorkel Park Beach Club is a part of the BBL Group of Restaurants & Bars, which includes the famous Tobacco Bay Beach Club & Bar and White Horse Pub & Restaurant, both located in the east.

SHOPPING

9 PARISHES AUTHENTIC RUM SWIZZLE

The Rum Barrel

Dockyard Terrace

See website for locations. Tel: 535-6463

www.9parishesbda.com

9 Parishes, the Authentic Bermuda Rum Swizzle, is a hand-mixed and -bottled, ready-to-drink Rum Swizzle and a potent cocktail

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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.

THE BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET

The Cooperage Building Tel: 234-3208

www.bermudacraftmarket.com

The Bermuda Craft Market is the place to visit for the best collection of Bermuda-made crafts and products on the island. As you wander around the historic building, you may see some of the craftsmen at work; generally, this occurs from April to November. Visit Jennifer Rodrigues Designs for her sterling and 14-karat gold-filled jewellery and many lovely items featuring Bermuda’s famous pink beach sand. Stop by Morrell Designs, where the artist Lynn loves to re-create the textures and shapes of her island home by using sterling silver and semiprecious gems. The result is a wide range of handcrafted charms, earrings, and pendants that celebrate Bermuda. She also loves to

use individually sourced gemstones in interesting ways, as well as colourful, semiprecious beads and freshwater pearls. Grant Kennedy, Bermuda’s only cigar roller, will educate and amuse you with tales of tobacco whilst showing how a premium cigar is made. He also has a large humidor full of the best Cuban cigars and is happy to guide you to the perfect selection. Throughout the craft market, you can also find sea glass pendants, Bermuda cedar wares, candles, handmade soaps, whimsical stuffed toys, placemats, cards, historical maps, books, and so much more.

BERMUDA FRAGRANCE COLLECTION

Available at:

The Perfume Shop

The Bermuda Shop by Carole Holding Clocktower Shopping Mall Island Outfitters

Tel: 292-1710

Breathe in the sea air, the aroma of natural fruits and flowers surrounding us; each fragrance embraces the essence of Bermuda. Bermuda Blue captures citrus, jasmine, and lotus in the air with a nuance of sea spray. Bermuda Breeze hints of wild berries, mandarin, and lovely jasmine, creating a fruity floral. Bermuda Heat is an aquatic oriental with bergamot, Osmanthus, and sandalwood. Experience all three and return to Bermuda each time you mist! The Bermuda Fragrance Collection is available islandwide.

BERMUDA FUDGE CO.

Dockyard Terrace

Tel: 537-2724

www.bermudafudgeco.com

Facebook: @bermudafudgeco

Instagram: @bermuda_fudge

Bermuda Fudge Co. offers award-winning fudge in a variety of delectable flavours like English toffee, chocolate raspberry, vanilla nut, chocolate mint, mocha, and peanut butter, to name a few. Some are even infused with rum to take it up a notch! Try one of their home-made rum cakes infused with El Dorado rum, a 12-year-old aged rum giving a sweet subtle rum flavour. Something fun for the kids are their “Singing Chocolate Tree Frogs.” All perfect gifts to take home in beautiful packaging. And yes, tastings are available!

CHURCHILL’S CIGAR CABANA

Dockyard Terrace

Tel: 297-1650

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

Storehouse Lane and Camber Rd.

Tel: 234-0500

www.shopdi.com

Diamonds International is the world’s largest dutyfree retailer of diamonds, precious gemstones, and Swiss

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timepieces, with operations across the globe. From the Caribbean to Central America, Alaska, and Bermuda, they are renowned for supplying the very best in award-winning service, quality, and value since 1989. They are delighted to have their flagship store based in Bermuda’s very own historical Royal Naval Dockyard. The store houses the island’s largest collection of diamonds, tanzanite, and luxury watch brands, such as Hublot, TAG Heuer, pre-owned Rolex, Montblanc, and many more. Visit them in-store to receive an exclusive gift and to experience Bermuda’s best in service, selection, and gemological expertise.

DOCKYARD PHARMACY

Camber Rd.

Tel: 279-5410

www.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 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.

The Bermuda Craft Market

Tel: 532-3234

www.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 that are designed to fit popular frame sizes. His rich, vibrant, and detailed images can be purchased in print at select island retailers or online at www.bermudascenics.com.

JENNIFER RODRIGUES DESIGNS

The Bermuda Craft Market Tel: 234-3208

www.jenniferrodriguesdesigns.bm

You can find Jennifer Rodrigues Designs “beautifully hand-fabricated” jewellery at The Bermuda Craft Market. 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.

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LILI BERMUDA

Located at the National Museum of Bermuda

1 The Keep Tel: 293-0627 / 800-527-8213

www.lilibermuda.com

Discover your favourite Lili Bermuda fragrances at their new location at the National Museum of Bermuda. The complete line of fragrances is available, as well as some history books from the museum’s collection. Open in the summer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and when there is a cruise ship in port.

THE RUM BARREL

Dockyard Terrace

Tel: 333-3189

www.islandoutfitters.bm/ collections/rum-barrel

The Rum Barrel in Royal Naval Dockyard is your one-stop shop for everything Goslings and the Bermuda lifestyle. Conveniently located on Dockyard Terrace in Dockyard, The Rum Barrel is open daily. Cruise ship passengers can purchase wines and spirits duty-free for delivery to their ship. The Rum Barrel stocks a large selection of Goslings Rum merchandise and Bermuda exclusive products, such as Bermuda Gold Liqueur, crafted from local loquat fruits.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

CADDY SHACK

BAR & GRILL

Bermuda Fun Golf

Tel: 400-7888

www.fungolf.bm

Stop by the best 19th Hole in Bermuda for a bite to eat and a locally brewed craft beer. Take in the incredible ocean views and spectacular sunsets from

the Caddy Shack Bar & Grill’s elevated terrace. Putt a round of miniature golf with them. It’s the perfect casual gathering place for golfers, non-golfers, or those that simply appreciate great food. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from April to October and weekends only from November to March. Located next to Snorkel Park Beach through the common archway.

CALICO JACK’S

Heritage Wharf

E-mail: info@ calicojacksbermuda.com  Calico Jack’s is Bermuda’s only floating bar. Seventyfive feet of pure pirate glory! Equipped with TVs, a stateof-the-art sound system, a full kitchen, and two bars with endless supplies of rum. The party never has to end in paradise with Calico Jack’s,

where they offer an upbeat, fun, friendly atmosphere for locals and tourists alike. You will conveniently find them docked on the backside of Heritage Wharf in Dockyard seven days a week. Just look for the pirate ship — a local landmark. The fun does not have to stop there. Book them for your next function. E-mail calicojacksbda@gmail.com for more information.

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DUCH POPS BERMUDA

Dockyard Terrace

Tel: 705-3824

www.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 mouth-watering 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.

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 available 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.

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SHOPPING, WITH A STORY

Discover a bustling mix of modern stores and boutiques in a former British Royal Navy warehouse.

CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL

Towering twin spires that once gave vital information to sailors today beckon shoppers with the promise of more than 20 stores where you can browse and buy keepsakes to serve as mementos of your time in Bermuda. Clocktower Shopping Mall at Royal Naval Dockyard is named for its two formidable clocks set in stately white stone towers. One keeps the time, whilst the other gives the time of high tide — valuable information for members of the British Royal Navy, which once used the Clocktower building as a warehouse. Built in 1856, the walls of this veritable fortress are three feet thick.

The Clocktower building was repurposed in 1990, when it was converted into a shopping mall with just 10 shops. Since then, Clocktower Shopping Mall has expanded and come into its own as one of the

HAS EXPANDED AND COME INTO ITS OWN AS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SHOPPING DESTINATIONS IN BERMUDA.

most popular shopping destinations in Bermuda. About 20 retailers, including a few outlets of some of the island’s wellknown stores, are spread across the airconditioned lower-level gallery, attracting visitors looking for that perfect souvenir. Clocktower Shopping Mall is open seven days a week.

If you’d like a daily reminder of Bermuda’s beauty, stop at The Bermuda Shop by Carole Holding, where the renowned artist for whom the studio is named sells reproductions of her vivid, cheery works of art on placemats, coasters, notecards, and more. If you are needing a bus ticket to the beach, look no further, as they can be purchased here, too. Delight your senses with

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Bermuda Triangle Shop

the Bermuda Fragrance Collection available at Carole’s store and at The Perfume Shop: Bermuda Blue that captures citrus, jasmine, and lotus in the air with a nuance of sea spray; Bermuda Breeze with hints of wild berries, mandarin, and lovely jasmine, creating a fruity floral; or Bermuda Heat with an aquatic oriental with bergamot, Osmanthus, and sandalwood. All three scents will remind you of Bermuda each time you mist.

Pick up that perfect souvenir at the Bermuda Triangle Shop, where Bermuda-inspired T-shirts, island clothing, costume jewellery, candles, magnets, and hand-painted wood carvings line the shelves. Step inside and get lost.

The Fair Trade Bermuda Shop also offers one-of-a-kind souvenirs from Bermuda and from around the world, like clothing, instruments, arts and crafts, and even household furniture.

Browse the iconic hanging lanterns at Grand Bazaar, a colourful shop that also sells a selection of unique Bermuda gifts such as beach and hand towels, ocean-inspired magnets, hand-painted ceramics, island-living clothing, and handmade silver, fashion, and Bermuda sand jewellery.

STAY CONNECTED

Follow #DockyardBDA on social media to find out what’s happening during your stay and share your experience with us.

Facebook:

@DockyardBermuda

@ClocktowerBDA

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Twitter:

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You can also review Dockyard on Tripadvisor.

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CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL DIRECTORY

Bermuda Perfume Collection Tel: 292-1710

Bermuda Shop by Carol Holding, The Tel: 535-4000

Bermuda Triangle Shop Tel: 333-5462

Café Amici Tel: 234-5009

Crisson Jewellers Tel: 234-2223

Davison’s of Bermuda Tel: 234-0959

Fair Trade Bermuda Shop, The Tel: 232-7781

Grand Bazaar Tel: 234-4646

Harris Tel: 292-6456

Lisa-Anne Rego Art Gallery

Tel: 238-1407

Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop, The Tel: 234-6214

Marvalan's Handbags

Modern Lifestyle

Tel: 516-1515

Nannini Häagen-Dazs

Ice Cream Parlour

Tel: 234-2474

Perfume Shop, The Tel: 295-0022

Sidekicks

Tel: 232-7433

Studio 8 Glass

Tel: 704-4216

TABS Bermuda Tel: 704-8227

West End Development Corporation (WEDCO)

Tel: 234-1709

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The perfume of Bermuda cedar is enough to draw you in to The Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop, whose name pays homage to Somerset Bridge, the world’s smallest drawbridge. Here, you’ll find an array of handmade gifts crafted in Bermuda cedar, as well as tea towels and Bermuda cookbooks and an assortment of Cuban cigars.

Modern Lifestyle is another shop that proudly displays items made on the island, with a focus on unique crocheted handbags. Inspired by the island’s vivid colours, Bermudian-Colombian owner Clara uses her Colombian family heritage of bag making to produce beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces.

A trip to Bermuda and jewellery shopping go hand in hand thanks to the island’s duty-free allowances. In business on island since 1922, Crisson Jewellers maintains a boutique shop at Clocktower Shopping Mall, where you can find pieces selected from their main collections in Hamilton as well as a Pandora Shop-in-Shop and the full collection of their Bermudainspired Island Sand Collection jewellery. Bring home some beautiful Bermuda blues

 CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL AT ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD IS NAMED FOR ITS TWO FORMIDABLE CLOCKS SET IN STATELY WHITE STONE TOWERS.

to brighten up your home courtesy of artist LisaAnne Rego, whose colourful prints and giclées perfectly capture the full spectrum of hues displayed by the island’s surrounding seas. Finally, as you make your way from shop to shop, you’ll definitely want to stop for a break and have a bite to eat at Café Amici. Or enjoy a cool, refreshing treat at Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour with a delicious selection of ice creams, sorbets, frozen yoghurts, sundaes, and milkshakes to choose from.

Once an imposing fortress, the modernday Clocktower building offers a welcoming experience. Clocktower Shopping Mall is wheelchair accessible, with restrooms on-site and a baby changing station in the women’s facilities. Happy shopping!

PRINCE ALFRED TERRACE

Located just outside Royal Naval Dockyard, these affordable luxury vacation rentals make the perfect place for the whole family to stay whilst visiting the west end of the island. With all of Dockyard’s shops, restaurants, and local experiences within walking distance, you’re sure to get the most out of your time on “the rock.” Plus, the private dock is located just a few steps away from your front door. With exclusive access to Prince Alfred guests, you can roll out of bed every morning, grab your cup of coffee, and enjoy a peaceful serenity on the water’s edge. Visit www. princealfredterrace.com for more information or to book your stay.

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

BERMUDA FRAGRANCE COLLECTION

Available at:

The Perfume Shop

The Bermuda Shop

by Carole Holding

Tel: 292-1710

Breathe in the sea air, the aroma of natural fruits and flowers surrounding us; each fragrance embraces the essence of Bermuda. Bermuda Blue captures citrus, jasmine, and lotus in the air with a nuance of sea spray. Bermuda Breeze hints of wild berries, mandarin, and lovely jasmine, creating a fruity floral. Bermuda Heat is an aquatic oriental with bergamot, Osmanthus, and sandalwood. Experience all three and return to Bermuda each time you mist! The Bermuda Fragrance Collection is available islandwide.

THE BERMUDA SHOP

BY CAROLE HOLDING

Tel: 535-4000

Carole Holding offers a wide selection of her Bermuda art on gifts, including mugs, note cards, her own recipe chopping boards, placemats, and coaster sets. Other inexpensive gifts include necklaces, earrings, pink sand–filled lockets, and 2023 glass ornaments. Queen Elizabeth II and other royal memorabilia are also a great find at her store. Need a bus token to head to the beach? They can be purchased here. If you are looking for an amazing place to stay next time you visit, check out Watercolours, with a five-star rating on Tripadvisor. Her home is also

shown on her “Sailing on the Harbour” designed gifts.

BERMUDA TRIANGLE SHOP

Clocktower Shopping Mall

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Tel: 333-5462

The Bermuda Triangle Shop is full of treasures and is the most eclectic shop in the mall, packed with interesting items. Most of their products are Bermuda inspired and

feature unique designs not to be found outside of the island. Merchandise includes super cool T-shirts; island summer clothing; a large selection of costume jewellery; the best rum cake in Bermuda; 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

also Bermuda Christmas ornaments. There are gifts for any price range. Step inside and get lost.

CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL

Tel: 234-1709

www.dockyard.bm

Clocktower Shopping Mall, one of the most popular shopping destinations in Bermuda, is home to more than 20 retailers, offering a

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wide range of products, from souvenirs and Bermudainspired merchandise, fashionable apparel, and hand-painted ceramics to fine jewellery, luxury home goods, and perfumes — all in an air-conditioned, historical building with public restrooms. Open seven days a week.

CRISSON JEWELLERS

Tel: 234-2223

www.crisson.com

Facebook: @Crissons

Crisson Jewellers’ eclectic and fun boutique style shop in Clocktower Shopping Mall features unique and exquisite pieces selected from their main collections in Hamilton, a Pandora Shop-inShop, and the full collection of their Bermuda-inspired and -designed Island Sand Collection jewellery. The

shopping experience is relaxed and intimate, whilst the quality, value, and prices are second to none.

THE FAIR TRADE BERMUDA SHOP

Tel: 232-7781

E-mail: bodywraps@ibl.bm

The Fair Trade Bermuda Shop, where “trade is aid,” is the place to find exotic, one-of-akind 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.

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GRAND BAZAAR

Tel: 234-4646

E-mail:

grandbazaar@fkbnet.bm

Instagram:

@grandbazaarbermuda

Grand Bazaar welcomes you in with its colourful selection of unique Bermuda gifts such as beach and hand towels, ocean-inspired magnets, hand-painted ceramics, hanging lanterns, pouches, and keychains. Island-living clothing, sweatshirts, and T-shirts for ladies, men, and children. Come and see their handmade fashion, silver, and Bermuda sand jewellery.

LISA-ANNE REGO

ART GALLERY

Tel: 238-1407

www.lisaregoart.com

Instagram:

@lisaregoartbermuda

Lisa-Anne Rego is a Bermudian artist who enjoys capturing her island home using vibrant colours. She studied drawing and painting at the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Lisa-Anne was voted “Top 50 Emerging Artists to the U.S.” for 2012, and in 2017 she became the officially licensed artist of the America’s Cup. High-quality prints, hand-printed giftware items, and original artwork and commissions are available for sale.

THE LITTLEST DRAWBRIDGE GIFT SHOP

Tel: 234-6214

Facebook:

@littlestdrawbridgeshop

Instagram:

@thelittledrawbridge

The Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop has been traditionally known as a unique Bermuda

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cedar specialty shop. Along with having the widest range of hand-crafted cedar items in Bermuda, this is a one-stop shop for other Bermudamade and -inspired gift items, including rum cakes, hot sauces, cookbooks, tea towels, and kitchen and dining table accessories. For cigar smokers, they have the most popular Cuban brands.

MODERN LIFESTYLE

Tel: 516-1515

Facebook: @bermudabags

Bermuda Bags by Modern Lifestyle is the fusion of Bermuda colours with Wayuu crochet and handloom. BermudianColombian owner Clara uses her Colombian family heritage of bag making to produce beautiful one-of-akind pieces that take their inspiration from the vivid colours of Bermuda, ranging from the houses, flowers, and fauna to the eye-catching colours of the Bermuda Gombey.

NANNINI HÄAGEN-DAZS

ICE CREAM PARLOUR

Tel: 234-2474

No visit to Royal Naval Dockyard is complete without a visit to the Nannini HäagenDazs 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 available 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.

Bermuda Art on Mugs, Notecards, Chopping Boards, Placemats and Coaster Sets

Clocktower Shopping Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard

Bermuda Bags by Modern Lifestyle is the fusion of Bermudian colours with Wayuu crochet & handloom.

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NAMED A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN 2000, THE TOWN IS FULL OF HISTORICAL HOMES, FASCINATING STREET NAMES WITH THEIR OWN STORIES TO TELL, AND HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENTS.

The site of the first Bermuda settlement in 1609, following the wreck of the Sea Venture on the island’s treacherous shores, and its first capital before the City of Hamilton took that fame a couple hundred years later in 1815, the Town of St. George and surrounding parish continue to be one of the most dynamic landmarks to visit on the island.

Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, the town is full of historical homes, fascinating street names with their own stories to tell, and historical re-enactments,

plus beaches and walking trails through the island’s environs.

King’s Square is the centre of activity for this vibrant town, including the municipal seat of Town Hall and the location of yearly events such as the Peppercorn Ceremony. If you’d like a perfect photo op, check out the macabre stocks and pillory, once used as a form of punishment, or head along to Ordnance Island for the perfect vantage point to snap the to-and-fro-ing of sailboats, yachts, and ships in St. George’s Harbour.

Along Water and Duke of York Streets and the winding, narrow lanes that feed off them, you’ll find historic homes and buildings, many managed by the

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Bermuda National Trust and open for tours, including Tucker House Museum located at 5 Water Street. Visit the Globe Museum on the northwest corner of King’s Square, which is also the site of the Trustworthy Gift Shop, featuring special Bermuda-inspired gifts.

Just across from the Globe Museum is the gem in the town’s crown: St. Peter’s Their Majesties Chappell, the oldest Anglican Church in continuous use in the New World. The inside of the church holds a magnificent testament to the island’s history and culture, in particular, highlights on the influence and contributions of Bermuda’s African connection through the African Diaspora Heritage Trail, and the stark reality of Bermuda’s troubled past punctuated by the segregated graveyard.

If you’re visiting during the winter months, the streets and parks of the town are aglow with lights and events such as the National Trust Walkabout, which takes place the first Friday in December. Many of the historic homes open for tours and festivities.

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Wind your way through any of the curiously named streets in this town — including Shinbone Alley, Aunt Peggy’s Lane, and Blockade Alley — and you’ll see some of Bermuda’s finest, and perhaps oldest, architecture. This is a living town, so many of these historical homes are inhabited and aren’t accessible, but many examples of Bermuda architecture can be viewed from the streets. Houses that are open to the public include the centuries-old Mitchell House, which currently houses the St. George’s Historical Society Museum, Printery, and Garden, and Stewart Hall, an 18th-century home that now houses The Lili Bermuda Perfumery.

Overlooking the town just off Duke of Kent Street sits the other imposing church in this town — except this one was never finished. The soaring stone archways of this Gothic revival known as the Unfinished Church are a spellbinding sight to behold, and the church has been the enchanting backdrop for many weddings.

Within St. George’s Parish are several naval forts, most notably Fort St. Catherine’s on the very northern edge of the island. Along with spooky winding tunnels and a fascinating array of antique weaponry, ramparts offer views stretching out along the island’s North Shore and beyond.

LIVING IT UP

Being right on the water has its advantages, and exploring the many islands and inlets that make up St. George’s Harbour is a great way to spend the day. Rental boats and pontoons or kayaks and paddleboards can be rented, or book a tour on a Jet Ski or a boat with a licensed captain to get the inside scoop on hidden gems and local favourites.

St. George’s is also home to spectacular beaches and walking trails. A trip east to Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve in St. David’s is essential. Seek out several of the island’s most idyllic beaches after you’ve beaten the trails

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through forest and salt marsh, or get up high to view Bermuda’s stunning coastline from the Wildlife Observation Tower.

You can also rent an electric Pedego bike near the St. George’s ferry stop at Penno’s Drive and explore the East End at your own pace; or join a tour and get an inside look into the history of the Town of St. George, go off-roading along the Ferry Reach Railway Trail, or discover all that St. David’s and Cooper’s Island have to offer.

Just a few steps away from St. Peter’s church is the Visitor Services Centre at 25 York Street, a good place to start planning your East End adventures. Chat with the helpful staff, who can provide insider knowledge about the town and assist in booking your local tours. Scan the QR code on the poster found inside the Visitor Services Centre to download the new Visit Bermuda app or view the digital Town of St. George Guide, as well as the Maps of Bermuda guide, to help you navigate the area, buy bus and ferry tickets and passes, and purchase Bermuda-branded merchandise.

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SKI ADVENTURES

• Rated #1 in Jet Ski Tours by visitors and locals alike. (Several Jet Ski Adventures to choose from + private tours)

• Charter your own private boat with Captain (23ft to 65ft) Swim, snorkel, cruise, watch a sunset, visit a beach, & more

• Parasail in Bermuda • Bike Tours and Kayak Eco Tours

• Plan your own adventure on one of our Boston Whaler Boats or Pontoon Boats - Quality boats at great rates

• Snorkeling Tours • Banana Boat Tubing for ultimate fun

• Reservations are advised • Open daily from 8am-7pm

www.kswatersports.com Call 441.232.4155 or BOOK ONLINE on Website

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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.

• 400th Anniversary Monument

• Alexandra Battery

• Barber’s Alley

• Bermudian Heritage Museum

• Bob Burns Park

• Bridge House (BNT)

• Buckingham (BNT)

• Building Bay

• Fort St. Catherine & Museum

• Gates Fort

• The Globe Museum (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 Museum (BNT)

• Unfinished Church

• Whitehall

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FOODIE FAVOURITES

One of St. George’s reputations is its slow pace, and that lends itself well to kicking back and relaxing at one of the several harbourside restaurants. This is the place to try local seafood, with the fresh catch likely landed not far from the restaurants’ front doors and prepared in a variety of ways — from the iconic wahoo sandwich on freshly baked raisin bread to pan fried and served with peas and rice. Along with the fresh seafood, there’s an excellent selection of quick bites, including some of the best Chinese food outside of Chinatown, sandwich shops with delicious fresh ingredients, and refreshing smoothies, fresh-brewed coffee, and sweet pick-me-up treats. For special occasions, take a five-minute drive out to The St. Regis Bermuda Resort for a scrumptious meal at BLT Steak NY or Lina, or sip a cocktail at The St. Regis Bar, all offering breathtaking views over Gates Bay and the imposing Fort St. Catherine.

If you’d prefer to stay in, you can have delicious meals from St. George’s restaurants delivered right to your door. Just visit the Hook food delivery service website at www.hook.bm or download the Hook Island app to select a restaurant and place your order.

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Once you’ve fuelled up, stop in some of the town’s unique shops. Though you can also find some branches of Bermuda department stores and souvenir shops here (including grabbing a pair of famous Bermuda shorts), St. George’s retailers offer creative goods with shops filled with local artists, handmade sea glass jewellery, bohemian-inspired apparel and beauty products, and gifts from the U.K. and Europe. This is also the spot to test out and purchase your favourite Bermuda-scent inspired perfumes from The Lili Bermuda Perfumery.

GETTING TO ST. GEORGE’S

St. George’s is easily accessible by minibus, taxi, scooter, or electric car. You will find Bermuda Rental Car Ltd., Twizy, and Rugged Rentals 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; www.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 for free. For more information on transportation, please visit the St. George’s Visitor Services Centre, located at 25 York Street.

Nicest (& only) pharmacy in St. George’s St. George’s Drug (& Gift & Snack & Beach) Store Open 8-7, Sun 2-6. Call 297-1828 TOWN OF ST. GEORGE SOMERS WHARF 16 Water Street Tel: 533-2359
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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

FIVE FORTS GOLF CLUB

34 Coot Pond Rd., St. George’s Tel: 543-2222

www.marriott.com/en-us/ hotels/bdaxr-the-st-regisbermuda-resort/experiences/ five-forts-golf-club/

One of the bespoke recreational activities of The St. Regis Bermuda Resort, the Five Forts Golf Club welcomes golfers of all levels to a unique golfing experience. Named after St. George’s rich heritage in the former capital of Bermuda, the golf course is surrounded by the historical five forts, including Bermuda’s largest and most celebrated Fort St. Catherine, which is situated just steps from

The St. Regis Bermuda Resort. Wherever you play on this course, you will be enchanted by the natural splendour and panoramic ocean views of Five Forts Golf Club.

K.S. WATERSPORTS (TOURS, RENTALS & CHARTERS)

On the waterfront at the White Horse Pub & Restaurant

8 King’s Square Tel: 441-297-4155

www.kswatersports.com

Get ready to have the time of your life with K.S. WaterSports, Bermuda’s No. 1 watersports company for fun and adventure and awarded the Tripadvisor “Travellers’ Choice” award eight years

in a row. They offer Jet Ski tours, parasailing, boat rentals, private boat charters, kayak and bike ecotours, snorkelling excursions, banana boat tubing, and more out of four locations across Bermuda.

Jet Ski Tours and Safaris: Experience a thrill of a lifetime on their amazing Jet Ski Adventures, rated one of the best tours and fun activities to do in Bermuda. Their friendly, fun, and knowledgeable guides will show you shipwrecks, historic landmarks, beaches, and more. Some of their Jet Ski tours explore hidden coves to spot sea turtles, snorkel vibrant coral reefs and underwater marine life, or take

you to popular cliff jumping spots around Bermuda’s coastline. With the best Jet Ski rates in Bermuda, several exciting Jet Ski adventures to choose from daily, plus twohour and three-hour private Jet Ski tours available, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 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.

Pontoon and Boat Rentals: Plan your very own adventure by renting a brand-new 13-foot or 16-foot Boston Whaler boat or a larger 23-foot premium pontoon boat. Whether

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half- 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 pace and leisure. A detailed map with routes and points of interest to see is provided. Enjoy quality boats at the best rates, from multiple locations.

Snorkelling Excursions: Join one of their popular two-stop snorkelling boat excursions, offshore snorkelling adventures, or two-hour Jet Ski and snorkel safaris. All great for beginners and experienced snorkellers who want to explore Bermuda’s amazing underwater marine life and coral reefs. Private snorkelling

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of smell have created masterful scents here that capture the essence of Bermuda. Today, Stewart Hall houses a history room, a retail store, and the fragrance-making 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 fragrance and toiletries. Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the summer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter.

OLEANDER CYCLES

AND BERMUDA RENTAL CAR LTD.

26 York St. Tel: 297-0478

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www.oleanderebikes.com

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tour and charter options are also available. Quality snorkel gear is provided, and group sizes onboard are mostly smaller compared to other tour providers, giving you a more personalised snorkelling experience.

Private Boat Charters: Are you looking for that amazing Bermuda on-thewater experience? Then privately charter one of their premium charter boats ranging from 23 feet to 65 feet long, which are perfectly priced for groups, families, and friends who want to relax, cruise, and explore Bermuda’s waters, islands, and beaches in style and comfort. Swim, snorkel, cliff-jump, tour the coastline, picnic, spot sea turtles, enjoy a sunset, and

more. Your dedicated captain will customise your charter experience to suit all your needs.

Kayaks and Paddleboard Rentals: For something a little slower paced and still very fun and exciting, try renting one of their brand-new kayaks or paddleboards, which are perfect for all ages and skill levels.

THE LILI BERMUDA PERFUMERY

Stewart Hall

5 Queen St. Tel: 293-0627 / 800-527-8213

www.lilibermuda.com

The historic charm of St. George’s is epitomised at The Lili Bermuda Perfumery. Since 1928, artists in the sense

It’s fun to rent a scooter, electric bike, or a two-seater car at Oleander Cycles and Bermuda Rental Car in St. George’s. They offer quality scooters and cars at competitive rates. The new addition to their fleet — compact cars featuring A/C, Bluetooth stereo, and electric windows — means that you can now travel around Bermuda in style and comfort. The company provides instructions and a practice area. Their St. George’s location is open seven days a week.

PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES

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4 Penno’s Dr. Tel: 533-8687

www.pedegoelectricbikes.com

Pedego Electric Bikes

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bike tours for adults and kids. Their Town of St. George tour is perfect for those who have an interest in Bermuda’s history. Discover many historical sites, buildings, and natural parks. Learn about the first shipwreck that brought settlers to the island, explore the Unfinished Church, and visit Tobacco Bay and Fort St. Catherine’s.

Pedego’s Harrington Sound tour explores nature reserves such as Tom Moore’s Jungle and visits John Smith’s Bay as well as caves, parks, and the old Bermuda railway trails. On their Cooper’s Island tour, you will tour the sites like St. David’s Lighthouse and St. David’s Battery Park. For the more adventurous, try their e-tour and discover trails, forts, and graveyards off-road on a fun fat tire e-bike. Whichever tour you choose, you are guaranteed to have the most fun and memorable activity. Tours can be customised and last between two and four hours. You have the freedom to see more in less time. Daily rentals are also available.

TOBACCO BAY BEACH

CLUB & BAR

1 Coot Pond Rd.

Tel: 297-0484

www.tobaccobay.bm

Rated the No. 1 snorkelling spot in Bermuda and No. 1 beach in St George’s, voted the best tourism attraction multiple times, and being the 2022/23 winners of the “People’s Choice” award, Tobacco Bay Beach is truly a gem in the east. This beach boasts tranquil turquoise waters, stunning limestone rock formations, incredible reefs that house a wide variety of sea life, and fantastic amenities and rentals. With a full-service bar and kitchen, you won’t have to move all day as you soak up the

sun and get your fill of delicious food and tropical beverages.

Tobacco Bay Beach Club has the perfect local beach bar to lie back and experience a true local vibe. The facility itself has free Wi-Fi, new bathrooms, showers, beach rentals, local friendly staff, an outdoor pool table, live entertainment, and an open deck to enjoy. Open seven days a week, Salsa Sundays, and Friday night happy hour.

SHOPPING

CHURCHILL’S LTD.

27 York St.

Tel: 297-1650

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 in St. George’s are Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

CONFECTIONS

Bridge House

1 Bridge St. Tel: 505-DIE4 (3434)

www.confections2die4.com

Facebook: @confectionsbda

Instagram: @confectionsbda Confections is a licensed 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

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THE HISTORY OF BERMUDA’S SEA GLASS

TAKE HOME A PRECIOUS KEEPSAKE BY ONE OF THE ISLAND’S LOCAL ARTISTS.

EXPLORING BERMUDA’S pink-sand beaches for washed-up treasure is a pleasurable pastime, and, along with softly muted shells and little creatures living amongst the sargassum seaweed, beachcombers wandering the beaches of Bermuda can also expect to find well-worn pieces of glass in pastels of green, turquoise, and blue.

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Although most of the glass comes from human sources, some of the pieces of sea glass that have ended up on Bermuda’s shores are remnants of the island’s nautical history, including the island’s bleak past as the site of many shipwrecks. These ships are likely to have held cases of liquor, medicine bottles, and decorative glass, which were tossed into the sea in some capacity and tumbled along the island’s rocky coastline only to be cast along the shore as nature’s gems. These once-jagged pieces emerge in random shapes and all variety of sizes, including pieces of bottles and jars.

“A lot the sea glass that we find on Bermuda’s beaches comes from shipwrecks and locals throwing bottles overboard for the past 400 years,” explains Kelly Diel, who works these undersea marvels into beautiful wearable pieces of jewellery at her shop, Seaglass Studio, just off Water Street in St. George’s. The artist enhances each found treasure with beads and silver wire to create pieces where no two are alike.

“Bermudian crafters have used sea glass to enhance picture frames, mobiles, and suncatchers since the

1960s; and for the past 25 years, sea glass has been professionally made into jewellery,” she says.

The rarest colours of sea glass to be found on Bermuda’s shores are yellow, orange, red, and turquoise, she adds.

Visitors should note, however, that it is important to leave these natural jewels in their habitats along beaches and coastlines. Bermuda’s beaches and nature reserves are protected by law, which prohibits taking any coral, sand, rocks, or sea glass.

“Tourists should follow the same rules as the pink sand, shells, and corals,” says Diel. “Please don’t take anything off the beaches, as the airport and cruise ships will confiscate these items.”

Those mesmerised by the beautiful precious glass can take a piece home, crafted by one of the island’s local artists, to treasure in a truly Bermudian style. Pop in to meet Diel at her Seaglass Studio or visit Kelli Thompson at Saltwater Jewellery Designs, both located in St. George’s; they will both be happy to create a unique jewellery piece just for you.

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ST. GEORGE’S SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

FOR A TRUE TASTE OF BERMUDA, DON’T MISS THIS CULINARY CELEBRATION.

IN SEPTEMBER, Bermuda’s celebrated seafood is highlighted at a festival set amongst the island’s historical gems in the Town of St. George.

The island has a vibrant fisheries industry and a voracious appetite for fresh catch that is a huge draw for both locals and visitors. Fish caught in local waters include wahoo, tuna, rockfish, bonita, amberjack, and red hind, as well as native Guinea chicks and Bermuda’s spiny lobster, which is seasonal from September 1 to March 31 and is one of the island’s most coveted meals.

The St. George’s Seafood Festival, which hosted its inaugural event in 2022, turns the spotlight onto Bermuda’s seafood and the island’s talented chefs delivering the freshest and delicious cuisine, whether spiced in a taco, baked up in a pie, stacked on freshly baked raisin bread, or deep fried to crunchy perfection and perfectly seasoned. During the 2022 event, the best of the best seafood chefs included St. David’s Seafood, Munchies by the Sea, Sensational Delights, and MP Chefs.

The festival takes place on Ordnance Island with

St. George’s Harbour as a backdrop and, along with highlighting over a dozen vendors, also features live entertainment from local singers, DJs, and bands, to add a dose of island flavour to the festivities.

Although seafood is the star of the show at the festival, visitors will also be able to sample other Bermudian fare,

savour a sweet treat, or pair their Bermuda fish sandwich with a signature Dark ’n Stormy or Rum Swizzle — Bermuda’s not-to-be-missed alcohol-infused beverages.

Entry is free to the event, but VIP ticket access and food flights can also be purchased to help make choosing from the delectable selection of food a little easier. The event will also feature a fun park to keep kids entertained with bouncy castles, miniature golf, and mini go-carts.

The St. George’s Seafood Festival takes place on September 17, 2023.

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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 Bermuda-ful 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 their new home in the Bridge House in St. George’s — a Bermuda National Trust gem of a property which is 400 years old. Just behind the King’s Square (Town Hall) in St George’s, Bridge House and Confections are two experiences not to be missed during your visit.

THE ENGLISH SPORTS SHOP

30 Water St. Tel: 297-0142

www.theenglishsportsshop.com

Instagram:

@theenglishsportsshop

This outpost of the iconic Bermudian store carries their sought-after Bermuda designed staples along with a selection of other brands. Since 1918, they have been the home of the original Bermuda shorts, which you will find in an array of colours alongside knitwear, polos, pareos, totes, and much more — all unique Bermuda-inspired designs. Quality and heritage are the hallmarks of the must-visit store where they’ve perfected the art of dressing for the island lifestyle and beyond.

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FRANGIPANI

13 Water St.

Tel: 297-1357

E-mail: frangiham@logic.bm

At Frangipani’s lively St. George’s store, you can find an eclectic range of beautiful and elegant clothing like cheerful batik sundresses, tops and pants, bags, jewellery, scarves, beach cover-ups and Bermuda-themed hand-crafted gifts to take home. Their store sells a lovely range in women’s clothes in cotton, rayon, and jersey. Whether you’re stepping off a cruise or relaxing at a resort, be sure to take the time to visit their store 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 onestop shop at the start of your discovery of St. George’s.

SALTWATER

JEWELLERY DESIGNS

8 Water St. Tel: 519-9906

www.saltwaterjewellery.com

Saltwater Jewellery Designs is an elegant boutique

specialising in one-of-a-kind hand-crafted jewellery that is deeply alluring to the eye. The pieces feature brilliant colours that were inspired by the beauty of Bermuda’s turquoise waters, its coral-pink shores, and the other bold, bright hues you’ll see around 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: 297-4819

www.bermudaseaglassbykelly.com

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

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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 THINGS WE LOVE

Somers’ Wharf

16 Water St.

Tel: 533-2359

www.thethingswelovebda. myshopify.com

A specialty boutique with a range of eclectic clothing. Their customers are free spirited and never afraid to think outside the box. This beautiful store, located right on the water’s edge on Somers’ Wharf, has an extensive variety of curated items from around the world. Their mission is to help their customers discover unique products that make them feel great and look even better. Each time you visit their store, it is an experience, an escape, a place to relax, and a place to enjoy.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

BLT STEAK NY, LINA & THE ST. REGIS BAR

The St. Regis Bermuda Resort

34 Coot Pond Rd.

Tel: 543-2222

www.marriott.com/en-us/ hotels/bdaxr-the-st-regisbermuda-resort/dining

Satisfy your dining needs with their sophisticated food and beverage options. Enjoy a delightful breakfast or lunch at Lina, which features a light and fresh menu. In the evening, the

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signature blackboards of famed BLT Steak NY offer guests the finest of modern steakhouse fare. At the iconic St. Regis Bar, enjoy social libations whilst savouring light bites, handcrafted sushi, and the signature Gates Bay Mary. Immerse yourself in an unparalleled dining experience.

HOOK FOOD DELIVERY

Tel: 519-9696

E-mail: orders@hook.bm

www.hook.bm

Hook connects you to the best flavours, shops, restaurants, and people in St. George’s. No need to cast your line. Visit www.hook.bm and they will deliver the best local fish,

pizza, sushi, Bermuda pies, smoothies, salads, Asian cuisine, and much more. You can order from your room or the beach, and Hook will ensure fast delivery.

ITAL JUICE CAFÉ

31 York St., St. George’s Tel: 261-4825

Facebook: @ital-beverages

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Ital Juice Café is a locally owned juice bar located in the heart of the Town of St. George, directly next to St. Peter’s church. Healthy choices, super foods, and tasty bites are what’s on their menu. From freshly made juices, smoothies, and

coffee to açaí bowls, salads, and delicious sandwiches, all their offerings are made with the freshest, finest, and purest of ingredients that help stimulate the mind, body, and soul. Pop in to see them and add a little brightness to your day. Ital is Vital!

MUNCHIES BY THE SEA

50 Water St.

Tel: 261-5641

If you are looking for local Bermudian cuisine, as well as creative dishes found nowhere else on the island, then Munchies by the Sea is a must for you. Slightly east of the St. George’s Town Square, overlooking visiting anchored

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Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio

yachts, you’ll find a fun and uniquely designed harbourside eatery. You will love their famous fish sandwiches, fish chowder, “all beef Johnny Dogs,” and many other delicious menu items perfected by Chef Richard, a native of St. George’s who is well known for his culinary talents.

WAHOO’S BISTRO & PATIO

34 Water St.

Tel: 297-1307

www.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 the 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: 297-1838

www.whitehorsebermuda.com

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culinary experience and award winners for the top 10 employers of Bermuda in 2021/22 and “Travellers’ Choice” on Tripadvisor 2022/23. This award-winning waterside restaurant continues to be the centre of attention on the island. With authentic local dishes, fun and creative cocktails, amazing ambience, and spectacular water views plus live entertainment and theme nights, it’s the place to be. Their friendly staff strive to make everyone’s dining experience just that: an “experience to remember.” Open seven days a week. Enjoy their Sunday Brunch and late nights with Bermuda’s best DJ.

WONG’S GOLDEN DRAGON RESTAURANT

13 York St.

Tel: 297-0408

www.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.

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OWN A PIECE OF PARADISE

Yes, foreigners can purchase property in Bermuda!

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There continues to be mystique surrounding the purchase of property here. While it’s true that there is a limited number of vacation homes in our 21 square miles, there are some unique choices. Although housing must be kept for locals, visitors are welcomed with open arms. What’s more, there are now more options than ever for making Bermuda a second or vacation home destination — and a great investment for the future that will maintain its value.

Bermuda is an ideal location, with easy access via daily direct flights to U.S. gateway cities, as well as Canada and the U.K. The island has a high standard of living, with excellent healthcare, a safe and modern infrastructure, and

enviable weather. With Bermuda’s pinksand beaches, clear turquoise waters, and vibrant culture, it’s no wonder visitors may want to own a slice of paradise.

FRACTIONAL AND WHOLE OWNERSHIP

Historically, a select number of homes above $3 million were the only options for foreigners to buy property in Bermuda. But with fractional (shared) and whole ownership options, there are a few opportunities for those working in Bermuda for an indefinite period, or those choosing to make this island a vacationhome destination. Those interested in buying vacation properties now have more to choose from as hotel developers have entered the market with luxury as well as more affordable options. Luxury fractional condominiums have been on the market for some time, with the ability to spend as many as eight, five, or

four weeks on the island.

Located on the waterfront of beautiful Hamilton Harbour, Newstead Belmont Hills is a favourite for those looking for a central and relaxed lifestyle within a tranquil setting. It offers freehold ownership opportunities for a spectacular vacation home with all the benefits of a luxury resort, including an award-winning 18-hole golf course, golf teaching centre, private ferry, beach access, three awardwinning restaurants, tennis, a fitness centre, and spa. There are two ways to invest in this island haven.

A very limited number of Newstead’s suites are available to buy outright as your Bermuda resort-living home. With all the amenities and benefits of being in a resort, the residences have a modern look and high-end appliances, fixtures, and furnishings. Belmont Golf Course membership is included with your purchase. Homeowners who will

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not be living full-time at Newstead have the option of placing their home or a lock-off room (with its own entrance and patio) into the hotel’s rental pool to earn income. Prices start at $850,000.

Under the property’s shared vacation ownership programme, owners at Newstead purchase a one-sixth or one-twelfth fully deeded, transferrable interest in one of the resort’s 44 studios, or in one of its one- and two-bedroom suites. Owners are guaranteed to enjoy four to eight weeks of usage annually — two weeks at a time, four times a year or one week at a time, four times a year. There is also the option to place any weeks not required by the owner, their friends, or family into the resort’s rental pool to earn income. Newstead is the only property that allows this. Pricing for this option starts at $59,500.

Other fractional properties include Tucker’s Point on Bermuda’s prestigious East End. The Harbour Court Residence Club is a fractional ownership property

with a one-tenth interest in an 1,800 square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom luxurious villa. Here, you’ll find 14 high-end, fully furnished villas with waterfront infinity pool and unrivalled water views. Ownership affords a minimum of five flexible weeks per year. Whether you seek rest and relaxation or activity and adventure, this is a great option starting at $199,000.

Perched on a limestone cliff, adjoining the Reefs Hotel is an enclave with 19 elegantly appointed two- and threebedroom residences overlooking the resort’s private pink-sand beach. Your family will befriend other families at the owner’s lounge, enjoy a private infinity-edge club pool, fitness centre, and rooftop putting green at The Reefs. Prices start at $185,000.

If you prefer full ownership “condo hotel” living, we have just what you’re looking for in Bermuda. Located just 10 minutes from the City of Hamilton, The Azura Bermuda development is To

nestled on the cliffs along Bermuda’s coveted stretch of South Shore beaches. Available for purchase are spectacular full-ownership one- to four-bedroom residences starting at $995,000.

The newly opened St. Regis Bermuda Resort and Residences in charming St. George’s is available for purchase by international buyers seeking something on the higher end of the market. This contemporary hotel boasts 120 rooms and suites and features an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The St. Regis offers visitors the island’s first hotel casino and features world-class amenities, including multiple restaurants with panoramic ocean views, spa, pool, lounge bar, beach, and marina. The luxury condominiums are available for purchase starting at $1.8 million.

The Bermudiana development on the coveted South Shore features studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom options as well. These more affordable units start at $375,000.

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BEAUTY AND PURPOSE

THE FIRST SETTLERS ARRIVED IN BERMUDA on the Plough in 1612; they faced harsh storms from the Western Atlantic and found that wooden houses were neither stable nor durable. It took until the end of the 17th century before the settlers turned to the Bermuda stone for its robust and resilient properties. They initially thought it was too soft to be an effective building material, but it has clearly stood the test of time!

The lack of fresh water on the island needed a level of ingenuity by the settlers; this directly influenced the distinctive roofs, constructed with stone slates, and repeated limewash coats to give an almost sculptural effect. The limewash cleansed the rainwater, and the steps slowed it before the “glides” directed it into barrel-

vaulted or dome tanks. These tanks were partially sunk to take advantage of the cooling properties of the bedrock. Today, the tanks are generally hidden and located directly beneath the property. Various styles influenced the architecture, including Georgian, High Victorian, and Edwardian, with the availability and development of building materials from overseas. This resulted in the distinctive Bermuda architectural style instantly recognisable around the world, with the myriad of white pitched roofs and bright coloured rendered walls. This

provides the richness and variety whilst maintaining a level of coherence across the Island.

Wil Onions and Val Bouchard were instrumental in shaping the classical residential style across the island since their return to Bermuda in the mid-1930s; 20 years later, they were joined by John McCulloch and formed the start of OBM Architects. The practice quickly became a leading architectural practice on the island of Bermuda, where it has been for over 80 years, embedding sustainability principles and delivering high-quality designs in the classical Bermuda style

or using a contemporary adaptation.

Bermuda’s style and building fabric have been a direct response to the high winds and hot, humid environment; and they provide a robust platform to resist climate change. Renewable technologies have subsequently developed, and Bermuda has seen an increase in solar panels that now adorn the white roofs and are integrated into design solutions and encompassed within the building code, demonstrating the flexibility and relevance of the architecture today.

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HOW TO BUY PROPERTY IN BERMUDA

Make sure you work with an experienced real estate agent who is knowledgeable and can provide access to all the properties on the market. Once you have chosen an agent, you can rely on them to be able to fulfil all your needs and help you narrow down your search.

Non-Bermudians purchasing property in Bermuda must apply for a licence through a local attorney. Financial and personal references are required as part of the application process, which may take four months from the date of the contract. Additional fees range from 0 percent or 6.5 percent within a hotel development, 8 percent for a condominium, and 12.5 percent for a residential home.

Condominiums and houses outside of the hotel tourism properties must have a minimum ARV (annual rental value) that qualifies them to be purchased by a non-Bermudian. This policy protects the affordable housing that can only be bought by Bermudians. Per regulations that took effect in March 2021, leasehold condominiums are no longer available to overseas

buyers unless they have a Residential Certificate or the condo is in a government-approved resort development. If an overseas buyer wants a leasehold condominium outside a resort development, he or she must invest $2.5 million to trigger the process, apply for appropriate certificates, and wait five years to purchase.

If you’re finding it hard to say goodbye when your trip has ended, you’re in luck: Bermuda’s market is seen as an opportunity for buyers. Older properties in need of renovation provide an opportunity for industrious buyers, whilst the newer developments are turnkey, with modern finishes and top-notch amenities. With greater opportunities and developments available, it’s an exciting time for vacation home buyers to make Bermuda the location for a second or vacation home.

You’ll find an array of investment options to suit your needs and many enticements to living here, including no income tax, no wealth tax, no capital gains tax or other direct taxes — not to mention the enhanced quality of life and vibrant culture that make the island a convenient, sophisticated haven.

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PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR RETIREMENT

WHAT SHOULD 45- to 60-yearold homeowners or buyers do when deciding on their next steps to living their later years comfortably? Time tends to creep up on you, and before you know it, retirement is here! People live well past 65, are in good health, and continue working past the traditional “retirement age.” Whilst still enjoying the income, it is wise to plan your future.

There are different drivers for the continued price increase in each price segment.

Some opinions indicated that houses averaging $750,000 to $1.5 million were often multigenerational houses that were in demand. The number of properties purchased in the two-tothree-million-dollar price range within the past three years has increased with young, married, professional Bermudans moving back home after the pandemic to be with extended family.

If you own property in Bermuda, an assessment of your current living environment may be just what you need to take you into retirement. House sizes

in Bermuda have generally increased over time, but a smaller house may be more practical.

We all dream of taking off on an adventure around the globe, and for most people, that time comes when the kids have moved out, vacation time is available, and money is no longer an issue. For this reason, there may come a point where you want or need to consider downsizing.

Failing to plan is a plan to fail. The big house may not be necessary anymore, so what are your options? Trends indicate that the ideal property is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom house or apartment that is easy to maintain, preferably on a single storey, and that can be locked up and off your mind whilst you’re travelling.

The two-bedroom, twobathroom property allows you to have kids, grandkids, or close friends visit and have their own bathroom. This also allows you to seamlessly adjust to having a live-in caregiver.

For empty nesters, it is important to plan your next steps. OBMI can assist you in preparing your retirement home if you wish to downsize, buy new, or build. The residential market for senior living is expected to continue to increase. Without adequate senior living residences in Bermuda, our options for redefining our current homes may be the best option, allowing you to age in place.

OBMI is a link partner with Age Concern and has advocated for senior living for over 10 years.

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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.

KELLER WILLIAMS BERMUDA

9 Berry Hill Rd., Paget

Tel: 236-0737

www.kwbermuda.com

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 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 forward to providing exemplary service for their high-end real estate clientele. Whether they represent the sale, purchase, or rental of a luxury home in Bermuda, Keller Williams

Bermuda is best qualified to assist you through the process.

THE PROPERTY GROUP LTD.

Nautilus House

82 South Rd., Warwick

Tel: 234-6900

www.property-group.com

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 e-mail them for more information. After hours, please contact Sallyann Smith at 5354521 or sallyann@tpg.bm or Brittany Archer at 505-1466 or brittany@tpg.bm.

WASHINGTON PROPERTIES (BERMUDA) LIMITED

Church and Reid Streets, Hamilton

Tel: 295-4186

www.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 that range in size 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. Since they are within easy walking distance to financial and legal services, transportation, parking, restaurants, and shopping, it is hard to find a better location.

The Property Group was the proud sole agent for the first four phases of the Tucker’s Point Golf, Beach and Tennis Resort, as well as the Hidden Cove Development. Our agents have represented many of the island’s most beaitifully appointed homes. We look forward to helping you make owning a property in Bermuda a reality. Contact our office to start working with one of our agents today. Managing Director: Sallyann Stratton Sallyann@tpg.bm (441) 535-4521 Managing Director: Brittany Archer Brittany@tpg.bm (441) 505-1466 Nautilus House, 82 South Road, Warwick WK08, Bermuda Tel:(441) 234-6900 www.property-group.com www.property-group.com The Property Group Ltd A boutique realtor personalizing your property search.
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BERMUDA MEANS BUSINESS

Small Bermuda is a global giant when it comes to business and financial services.

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At only 21 square miles, Bermuda is an international hub of business development opportunities. In fact, global business is being done daily to the tune of billions of dollars amid the pastel buildings, balconies, and palm-lined sidewalks of Hamilton, the capital city.

It almost defies belief that such a tiny Atlantic jurisdiction could rank amongst the globe’s top insurance and reinsurance hubs or support half a million 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.

WHY BERMUDA?

Offering robust yet pragmatic regulation, capital efficiency, world-class talent, and leading markets for (re)insurance, trusts, wealth management, financial technology

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(fintech) or digital asset businesses, and private-client structures, Bermuda appeals to companies and entrepreneurs looking to relocate to a jurisdiction whose quality of life matches its business opportunities.

Innovation and collaboration are key to Bermuda’s corporate success, and agile teamwork between Bermuda’s industry, government, and regulators underscores Bermuda’s status as a top-tier international financial centre.

ADVANCED INFRASTRUCTURE

This oldest of British Overseas Territories has long leveraged a combination of unique elements that make it easier for businesses to operate.

English, for example, is the lingua fran-

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ca, as it is amongst business hubs around the world. The Bermuda dollar is on par with the U.S. dollar. And 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. Thus, Bermuda punches well above its weight in international commerce.

As a blue-chip financial services jurisdiction, Bermuda remains committed to cooperation and compliance with global tax standards whilst remaining competitive and retaining our value proposition.

But that’s not the primary reason for Bermuda’s attraction to most global companies; rather, the island’s worldrespected regulation, its compliance and global leadership with anti–money laundering and anti-terrorism financing standards, its mature cluster of expertise,

one-stop-shop appeal, and its speed to market 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 Organisation 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.

BERMUDA IS CONNECTED

Because of the island’s strategic midAtlantic location and reputation for security and growth, Bermuda enjoys key trade relationships with the United States,

Canada, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Asia.

In addition, Bermuda is well trusted by the global financial community. In 2016, Bermuda became one of just two non–European Union jurisdictions to win full equivalency under Europe’s Solvency II Directive regulating commercial reinsurers. The decision by the European Parliament highlighted its faith in Bermuda’s ability to regulate to the highest standards.

Bermuda is also ranked as a “reciprocal jurisdiction,” a new designation introduced in 2019, in addition to being a “qualified jurisdiction,” on the other side of the Atlantic by the U.S. National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

BERMUDA IS BLUE-CHIP RELIABLE

Bermuda is home to a wealth of worldclass talent. Within the two-square-mile City of Hamilton are leading 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. These quality financial intermediaries have a decades-long history of collaboration, which differentiates Bermuda from other business destinations.

Established in 1969, the worldrespected Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) is celebrating 54 years of service and 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 works closely with industry, government, and international regulatory bodies to keep its approach responsive and contemporary.

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ITS PRO-BUSINESS CULTURE AND GOLDSTANDARD REGULATORY REGIME OFFER GLOBAL BUSINESSES A WORLD-LEADING PLATFORM FOR COMMERCIAL GROWTH AND INNOVATION.

The BMA’s sophistication as a commercial insurance regulator speeds capital to market and take on global insurance risk. Responsive legislative updates also keep Bermuda at the forefront of corporate governance.

Bermuda’s international business sector counts an estimated 4,411 international business employees who contribute directly to all economic sectors. According to Bermuda’s latest National Economic Report, international business contributed the greatest amount to Bermuda’s economy, providing $1.90 billion in total output, or 27.5 percent of total GDP. More than 60 percent of Bermuda’s vital foreign revenues can be attributed to this activity. Bermuda’s

economic model also supports hundreds of thousands of jobs globally, including in the United States (our closest and largest trading partner), Canada, and the United Kingdom through trade, foreign direct investment, and portfolio investment capacity.

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 (self-insurance) companies were established. Today, Bermuda is the captive market’s global leader, with over 600 companies generating about $40 billion in annual gross written premiums.

Ensuring the risks of mostly Fortune 500 companies, captives help corpora-

tions 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 highseverity events like Florida’s Hurricane Andrew and 9/11, providing critical capacity to the insurance marketplace and transforming Bermuda as a result.

Ranked alongside New York and London as a (re)insurance centre of excellence, Bermuda has the most important

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Property and Casualty (P&C) market and is the largest supplier of that type of reinsurance to the United States. Since 1997, Bermuda’s commercial (re)insurers have paid out over half a trillion dollars to policyholders and cedants in the U.S., European Union, and U.K. In addition to being the self-styled world’s risk capital, Bermuda is also fast becoming the world’s climate risk finance capital. In the last three years, Bermuda’s insurers and reinsurers have paid out $19 billion for losses caused by wildfires in California and Australia and typhoons in Japan. Today, Bermuda represents over 35 percent of the global property and casualty reinsurance market. The island is a pivotal player in mitigating

climate risk and building resilience for people, communities, and businesses all over the world, including in disasterprone developing countries that often lack insurance coverage, helping to close the global protection gap.

But insurance is not the only industry powering Bermuda’s economy. The domicile was one of the first international trust jurisdictions and today is a premier centre for trusts, wealth management, and private-client structures. It is also a major asset-management centre, with numerous funds, fund managers, and fund administration companies represented, especially Insurance Linked Securities (ILS).

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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 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. Technology start-ups, including digital asset 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 serves to safeguard and enhance Bermuda’s world-leading platform for doing business and acts as a business concierge, supporting existing companies and proactively targeting investment and connecting new prospects with industry, government, and regulatory bodies to make setting up in Bermuda a smooth process.

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A CELEBRATION OF TECH AND FINTECH INNOVATION

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, BERMUDA CELEBRATES INNOVATION ON ALL FRONTS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (EDD).

IN ADDITION to two yearly technology conferences that attract local and international delegates, the island also peppers its annual calendar with various technological celebrations. Both yearly conferences are sponsored by the EDD and bring to Bermuda thought leaders in tech and fintech who gather to discuss the industry, significant innovations, and what it means for Bermuda and the world. These significant events are anchors for much more buzz happening throughout the year.

The annual TechAwards have recognised Bermudabased innovators since 2007. Every year, nominations are placed by the public and evaluated by judging panels composed of leaders in fintech and technology.

The 2022 TechAwards reception saw the celebration of various innovators, including:

Mobile App of the Year:

First Place: Clarien Bank;

Second Place: Whip Rideshare

Local Innovation of the Year:

First Place: Edu Coach;

Second Place: Deals –Isle of Devils

International Innovation of the Year:

First Place: Cactus Ltd.; Second Place: Fit to Fly BDA

Youth Programme of the Year:

First Place: Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences; Second Place: Connectech Coding Robotics Club

But wait, there’s more… Innovation can come from the unlikeliest places, so the EDD leaves no stone unturned, looking for creativity in schools as well. The Reverse Pitch competition invites high schoolers to solve specific challenges and present their tech solutions to a panel of fintech and technology industry judges.

The 2022 Reverse Pitch competition required school teams to solve the year’s Challenge #2, Automated Cooling Fan: “How can my fan come on and off depending on the temperature in the room?”

An industry professional was assigned to each team as its mentor, assisting with industry knowledge, problem-solving methodologies, and project management skills. In the end, the Somersfield Academy team walked away with the

first prize, whilst the Berkeley Institute team walked away with the second.

These are a few examples of Bermuda’s busy tech and fintech calendar, enriched with the podcast. Now in its second season, the podcast aims to demystify fintech, its core concepts, and its importance for Bermuda.

Globally and locally, fintech is rapidly growing; and in doing so, it is introducing notable changes in the local economy and impacting conversations about it. Terms such as “cryptocurrency” and “blockchain” are now commonly

thrown around as part of everyday parlance. The Fintech Fridays podcast, presented by the EDD, understands that it is increasingly important for Bermudians to be well acquainted with and knowledgeable about fintech and how it could benefit the island and the local consumer in more ways than one; and every episode is produced with that very thought in mind.

You can follow and subscribe to the Fintech Fridays podcast on YouTube and any major podcasting platforms, including iTunes and Spotify.

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BERMUDA IS SAFE

Bermuda’s economy is secure, and the jurisdiction is witnessing new investment and company incorporations across all sectors.

In addition, Bermuda’s legal system enjoys a trusted history. More than 400 years old, 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 established legal powerhouses.

Combined with its stability and convenient location, Bermuda’s continued relevance in an era of change can be attributed to the same fundamental principles that have underpinned its development as a blue-chip jurisdiction for the last 70 years.

What does that mean to the rest of the world? Bermuda represents a significant role in the rebuilding of cities and communities after the world’s worst disasters. Bermuda’s reinsurers, for example, 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 oil-terminal fires of 2005.

In a more recent example, Bermuda paid a third of the estimated $100 billion losses from 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and is estimated to pay as much as 25 percent of the industry losses related to Hurricane Ian in 2022. Bermuda insurers also make up a quarter of America’s medical liability insurance and reinsurance market.

Also, 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, ILS, and other financial instruments merging insurance with capital markets. Today, Bermuda has the largest depository of ILS listings with more than 90 percent of global capacity.

BERMUDA MEANS QUALITY

Against a stunning backdrop of pink-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and pastelcoloured buildings, Bermuda’s safe and sophisticated island lifestyle is perfect for families as well as corporate relocations.

Bermuda is an attractive and sophisticated island with a lifestyle to match. A welcoming culture, stunning natural beauty, first-rate schools, top-tier healthcare, sports, an enriching arts and cultural scene, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site all help to create one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Thus, the territory provides an enviable environment for those who live here, whilst its pro-business culture and gold-standard regulatory regime offer global businesses a world-leading platform for commercial growth and innovation.

MOVING TO PARADISE

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. 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 employers may apply for Standard Work Permits of one, two, three, four, or five years (with options for renewal). For more information, go to www.gov.bm/online-services/get-standard-work-permit. Once your work permit’s been secured, you can finally start settling into island life.

If you are interested in setting up shop here, Bermuda Business Development Agency’s (BDA) dedicated concierge staff is here to help connect you with everyone you need. Visit www.bda.bm/concierge-business-services for more information or email info@bda.bm to start doing more business in Bermuda.

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RELOCATING TO BERMUDA

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR A SMOOTH TRANSITION.

UNDOUBTEDLY, Bermuda’s allure attracts people from all over the globe. Mark Twain once famously remarked, “You can go to heaven if you want to. I’d rather stay in Bermuda.” Although the island has changed since this statement, the sentiment still rings true. The island, encompassing just 21 square miles, is an otherworldly paradise that over 63,000 people, fortunately, call home. If you are hoping to do the same, here are some things you should know before making the move.

Entry Requirements

To reside in Bermuda as a nonBermudian, you first need to secure work. If you successfully

apply for a job, your employer will need to obtain a work permit approved by the government, which can range from one to five years. If you have a spouse or children, they can join you in Bermuda as your “dependents” if they are eligible; but this does not permit them to work in Bermuda.

Another way to stay in Bermuda longer than the permitted vacation period of three months is by applying for the “Work from Bermuda” 1-year Certificate. This enables digital nomads to work remotely from Bermuda for registered companies operating overseas.

Accommodations

Once you receive the approved paperwork to live in Bermuda, you will be eager to rent your share of the “rock,” as locals affectionately call the island. Due to Bermuda’s quaint size and exclusivity, rental prices may be higher than what you’re used to. Depending on the property size you’re looking for, several real estate agencies can help you find your dream home or understand current investment laws if you are looking to buy.

Transportation

Unbeknownst to most new residents, only one car per household is permitted in

Bermuda. However, you can own multiple scooters, which is the preferred method of transport for most islanders. Bermuda also has a robust public transportation system with Sea Express ferries and Bermuda Breeze buses.

For those looking to own and operate a vehicle, obtaining a driver’s licence in Bermuda is simple and consists of three main steps. First, you need to complete a Driver’s Licence Application, which includes a visit to your doctor to confirm you are fit to operate a vehicle and a copy of your work permit and rental lease to show proof of residency. Then you will be

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required to take a written exam on the rules of Bermuda’s roads, and a handbook to help you study beforehand can be purchased at the Transport Control Department. Once you successfully pass the exam, you can purchase a learner’s permit for your preferred vehicle. From there, you should familiarise yourself with Bermuda’s roads by booking lessons with a local driving instructor, the details of which can be obtained by calling the Transport Control Department. Once you are comfortable and confident driving on the left-hand side of the road, your instructor can schedule a driving test for you. A passing grade on your driving test will grant you a licence valid for up to 10 years, depending on your age.

Education

If you have children, Bermuda has both public and private educational options. The curriculum at each school varies, so depending on where you hail from, you may be able to find a pathway similar to what your child studied before. For example, Mount Saint Agnes Academy offers the Alberta, Canada, provincial curriculum; and Saltus Grammar School offers a variety of Advanced Placement courses for high school–aged students. Most other schools on island follow the U.K. National Curriculum including I/GSCE and the International Baccalaureate.

Expenses

Naturally, the cost of living in Bermuda is higher due to its isolated position in the Atlantic Ocean. Everything from clothing to furniture and most food items is imported, driving up prices. Instead of shipping in your previous items like furniture, you may find it more economical to purchase them from secondhand stores after you arrive. Be mindful when importing goods that you must pay customs duty. When it comes to grocery shopping, try to support local farms and fishermen or buy from bulk stores.

Adopting an Island Lifestyle

In Bermuda, you will embrace a slower pace of life and often find yourself stopping to appreciate the island’s beauty and its people. Expect to be greeted by unfamiliar faces in the streets and to strike up a friendly conversation with the stranger sitting next to you on the bus. This camaraderie is a hallmark of Bermuda’s culture and customs.

You must also acquaint yourself with the island’s gastronomy. Fried fish sandwiches on raisin bread, fish chowder, and codfish breakfasts are a few local favourites — all pair nicely with one of the island’s famed tipples, a Dark ’n Stormy or a Rum Swizzle.

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Small Pebble, Big Ripple.

At only 21 sq. miles, 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.

To learn more, visit gov.bm/department/ economic-developmentdepartment

THE EDD — WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

FOR ITS SMALL SIZE, Bermuda has significant ambitions: sustainable economic growth built on a solid business foundation and infrastructure, historical resiliency and innovation, and legendary self-reliance. The sophisticated business centre is best placed to bring innovative risk and insurance, high-net-worth services, and technology — thanks to its emphasis on collaborative innovation, regulatory excellence, speed to market, and top talent across industry sectors.

The Economic Development Department (EDD) was created in 2020 to focus on advancing the sustainable growth, development, and diversification of Bermuda’s economy. In other words, it was tasked with facilitating the exploration of innovative trends and the development of appropriate policies in support of Bermuda’s economic development and diversification goals.

In addition to housing the Office of Fintech, the EDD provides a wide range of services, including concierge and engagement, as well as education and training. It is also responsible for the Alien Land Licensing and the Incentives for Job Makers processes.

EDD’s Services:

1. Business Services: Solidifies relationships with inbound interest as guided by the Economic Recovery Plan and handles incentives for job makers and the alien land licensing processes.

2. Communication, Education, and Compliance: Works to develop a sustained, informed, skilled, and connected talent pool to propel the jurisdiction as it consolidates its position as a global leader in fintech.

3. Concierge and Engagement Services: Provides concierge services

to Bermuda’s inbound investors by streamlining and expediting government processes.

4. Legislative Affairs and Research: Assists with initiating public and private legislative initiatives to improve corporate product and service offerings.

5. Office of Fintech: Works to accelerate the growth of Bermuda’s fintech ecosystem.

There are service teams that work together to achieve the department’s objectives, which are to:

1. Facilitate, create, and implement policies to support the government’s Economic Recovery Plan.

2. In collaboration with industry stakeholders, position Bermuda as an ideal test market for innovative product and industry development.

3. Analyse innovative developments and trends through research and stakeholder engagement.

4. Identify the jurisdiction’s market fit, clearly communicate its message, and drive opportunities that lead to economic activity.

5. Process various Land Licenses and Incentives for Job Makers applications in a timely, efficient, and professional manner.

6. Facilitate opportunities for technology education, mentoring, and training, and support e-entrepreneurship.

7. Help create a more attractive regulatory environment for business and enhance communication between the Government of Bermuda and the private sector.

As often mentioned about Bermuda as a jurisdiction, it wants to be the home of innovation, the Silicon Valley of the Atlantic Ocean, and the Davos of the deep blue sea. It is also often said that doing business in Bermuda is like doing business in paradise. And the EDD facilitates that.

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USEFUL BUSINESS CONTACTS

Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited, The Tel: 295-1111

www.butterfieldgroup.com

Bermuda Broadcasting Company Limited

Tel: 295-2828

www.bermudabroadcasting.com

Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA)

Tel: 292-0632

www.bda.bm

Bermuda Business Directory

Tel: 295-4600

www.bermudadirectory.com

Bermuda Chamber of Commerce

Tel: 295-4201

www.bermudachamber.bm

Bermuda Commercial Bank Limited

Tel: 295-5678

www.bcb.bm

Bermuda Executive Services Tel: 296-5627

www.bermudaemployment.com

Bermuda Government

Tel: 295-5151

www.gov.bm

Bermuda Government Economic Development Department Tel: 444-2253

www.gov.bm

Bermuda Hotel Association Tel: 295-2127

www.visitbermudanow.com

Bermuda Monetary Authority Tel: 295-5278

www.bma.bm

Bermuda Philatelic Bureau

Tel: 297-7865

www.gov.bm

Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited

Tel: 444-4400

www.bermudaairport.com

Bermuda Stock Exchange Tel: 292-7212

www.bsx.com

Bermuda Tourism Authority

Tel: 296-9200

1-800-BERMUDA

www.gotobermuda.com

Bermuda Yellow Pages

Tel: 297-9355

www.bermudayp.com

Clarien Bank

Tel: 296-6969

www.clarienbank.com

Corporate Concierge

Bermuda Ltd. Tel: 296-8575

www.corporateconcierge.bm

Digicel Bermuda Tel: 500-5000

www.digicelgroup.com

Electronic Services Limited

Tel: 236-3885

www.electronicservices.bm

Gateway Systems Limited Tel: 292-0341

www.gateway.bm

HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited

Tel: 295-4000

www.hsbc.bm

LF Wade International Airport

Tel: 293-2470

www.bermudaairport.com

OBM International Tel: 278-3550

www.bermuda.obmi.com

Property Group Ltd., The Tel: 234-6900

www.property-group.com

Queen Group, The Tel: 296-5627

www.queenmgt.com

Washington Properties (Bermuda) Limited

Tel: 295-4186

www.washingtonproperties.bm

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BERMUDA GOVERNMENT — ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (EDD)

129 Front Street St., Hamilton

Tel: 444-2253

www.gov.bm

Facebook: @ EcomonicDevelopmentDepartment

Instagram: @edd_bermuda

LinkedIn: The Economic Development Department

The EDD facilitates the exploration of innovative trends and the development of appropriate policies in support of Bermuda’s economic development and diversification goals. It also promotes Bermuda as the optimal jurisdiction across industries. In addition to housing the Office of Fintech, the EDD provides a wide range of services, including concierge and engagement as well as education and training. It is also responsible for the Alien Land Licensing and the Incentives for Job Makers processes.

BERMUDA MONETARY AUTHORITY

BMA House

43 Victoria St., Hamilton

Tel: 295-5278

www.bma.bm

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) is the regulator of Bermuda’s financial services industry.

Established by statute in 1969, the BMA has changed significantly over almost five decades to meet the changing needs of the financial services sector on a local and global scale. The comprehensive macroprudential regulatory approach has become an integral part of its tool kit in reducing the risk of instability of the financial services sector. Coupled with this

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approach is the BMA’s support of Bermuda’s overall framework in order to create a secure and stable financial environment in Bermuda whilst ensuring that the island remains an attractive jurisdiction for conducting local and international business. Additional responsibilities for the BMA include issuing Bermuda’s national currency, managing exchange control transactions, assisting other agencies with the detection and prevention of financial crime, and advising the government on banking and other financial and monetary matters. The BMA develops risk-based 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, and insurance companies. It also regulates the Bermuda Stock Exchange.

DIGICEL BERMUDA

46 Cedar Ave., Hamilton Tel: 500-5000

www.digicelgroup.com

Stay connected with Digicel Bermuda’s fastest network and awardwinning LTE data. Digicel offers its customers the best service, best value, and best experience to enrich your digital lifestyle. With a variety

of pre-paid plans to choose from, stay connected whilst here on business or vacation in Bermuda. Visit them at 46 Cedar Avenue, Hamilton (opposite the Hamilton Bus Terminal). Digicel. Better Together.

OBM INTERNATIONAL

Woodbourne Hall

1 Gorham Rd., Hamilton Tel: 278-3550

E-mail: bermuda@obmi.com

www.bermuda.obmi.com

OBMI is a global master planning, architecture, interiors, and landscape design firm established in Bermuda in 1936. Their approach is inclusive, innovative, and transparent. OBMI believes that building relationships with its clients is the foundation of a successful project. Its robust portfolio embraces a selection of exquisite residential designs, large-scale commercial and civic projects, boutiquestyle resorts, and a variety of retail and restaurant transformations. With over 85 years of expertise in Bermuda and around the world, OBMI is recognised as an industry leader in design excellence.

OLEANDER CYCLES AND BERMUDA RENTAL CAR LTD.

6 Valley Rd., Paget Tel: 236-2453

www.oleandercycles.bm

www.oleanderebikes.com

www.bermudarentalcar.com

Bermuda’s No. 1 scooter livery offering quality one- and

two-seater scooters, electric pedal bikes, and fun, easy-tomanoeuvre two-seater cars at competitive rates. The new addition to their fleet — compact cars featuring A/C, Bluetooth stereo, and electric windows — means that you can now travel around Bermuda in style and comfort. You will receive five-star service and a safety demonstration with their friendly staff. Oleander’s reputation is the best in Bermuda and has been earned since opening in 1964. They have locations at each end of the island in Dockyard and St. George’s plus two in the centre of the island, including Hamilton and Paget. Free delivery or transportation via their courtesy vans to and from your accommodations is available no matter where you are on the island. They are open seven days a week.

SMATT’S CYCLE LIVERY LTD.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

74 Pitts Bay Rd., Pembroke Tel: 295-1180

www.smattscyclelivery.com

Smatt’s Cycle Livery is a mainstay of the rental cycle business in Bermuda. Originally a small momand-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,

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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

www.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.

WEST END DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (WEDCO)

Clocktower Shopping Mall, Upper Level

Tel: 234-1709

www.wedco.bm

West End Development Corporation (WEDCO) was established in 1982 to assist in the commercial and residential development of the West End. With over 220 acres of land spanning across

five islands — in addition to Bermuda’s premier cruise ship port and a heavy lineup of well-established commercial businesses across a range of industries, including semiindustrial, retail, hospitality, and service — WEDCO

continues to develop the land it has been entrusted with, keeping sustainability and future growth in mind whilst creating a plethora of investment opportunities for local and overseas developers, entrepreneurs, and/or

venture capitalists. As Royal Naval Dockyard continues its transformation into Bermuda’s new commercial hub, WEDCO continues to reshape the entire West End, creating a vibrant “live, work, play” community.

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IMPORTANT CONTACTS

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

www.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

www.brfu.bm

Bermuda Sailing Association

Tel: 295-7935

Bermuda School of Music

Tel: 296-5100

Bermuda Society of Arts

Tel: 292-3824

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

Tel: 324-9236

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

ATTRACTIONS

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

Tel: 293-2727

www.bamz.org

Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

Tel: 534-2809

www.artbermuda.com

Bermuda National Gallery

Tel: 295-9428

www.bng.bm

Bermuda National Trust

Tel: 236-6483

www.bnt.bm

Bermuda Society of Arts

Tel: 292-3824

www.bsoa.bm

Bermuda Underwater

Exploration Institute

Tel: 292-7219

www.buei.bm

Crystal Caves of Bermuda, The Tel: 293-0640

www.caves.bm

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Tel: 299-4000

www.masterworksbermuda.org

National Museum of Bermuda

Tel: 234-1333

www.nmb.bm

BABY EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Little Longtails

Baby Equipment Rentals

Tel: 707-7658

www.littlelongtails.com

COMMUNICATIONS

Digicel Bermuda

Tel: 500-5000

www.digicelgroup.com/bm/en.html

LiveNet

Tel: 400-5983

www.livenet.bm

CONSULATES

U.S. Consulate General

Tel: 295-1342

Portuguese Consulate

Andrea Moniz de Sousa

Tel: 704-6338

HONORARY CONSULS

Austria: Katarina Hoskins

Tel: 494-4019

Belgium: Philippe Dutranoit

Tel: 232-3902

Canada: Heather Conyers

Tel: 292-2917

Denmark: Bent Poulsen

Tel: 295-4806

Finland: John Riihiluoma

Tel: 295-2244

France: Nicole Haziza

Tel: 777-5557

Germany: Jens Alers

Tel: 295-0614

Ireland: John Kane

Tel: 295-6574

Italy: Giocchino Di Meglio

Tel: 295-5391

Jamaica: Winston Laylor

Tel: 295-5264

Luxembourg: Curt Engelhorn

Tel: 295-1082

Mexico: Rod Attride-Stirling

Tel: 296-8314

Netherlands: Maria Peterich

Tel: 236-4578

Norway: C.N.A. Butterfield III

Tel: 295-5519

Portuguese Consulate

Tel: 292-1039

Spain: A.C.J. Dean

Tel: 295-3062

Sweden: Jens Juul

Tel: 293-7242

Switzerland:

Fabian Schonenberg

Tel: 295-5588

COURIERS

DHL Express

14 Burnaby St., Hamilton Tel: 294-4848

www.dhl.com

FedEx

3 Mills Creek Rd., Pembroke Tel: 295-3854

www.fedex.com

Mailboxes

11 Bermudiana Rd., Pembroke Tel: 292-6563

www.mailboxes.bm

UPS/International

Bonded Couriers of Bermuda, Ltd. Dallas Building 10 Park Rd., Hamilton Tel: 295-2467

www.ups.com/bm

DRY CLEANERS

Just Shirts Dry Cleaners 20 Bermudiana Rd., Hamilton Tel: 292-3063

EVENT PLANNERS

Bermuda Bride Tel: 534-2344

www.bermudabride.com

Bridal Suite, The 3 Limehouse Lane, Hamilton Tel: 705-6739

www.bridalsuitebermudaweddings.com

Destination Wedding

Bermuda 14 South Rd., Devonshire Tel: 236-8252

www.destinationweddingbermuda.com

Exclusive Events 133 Front St.,Hamilton Tel: 238-3331

www.eebermuda.com

FLORISTS

Demco 14 South Rd., Devonshire Tel: 234-7777

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26 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 293-3626

www.demco.bm

Exclusive Flowers

75 Reid St., Hamilton Tel: 238-3331

www.eebermuda.com/flowers

Flowers by GiMi

37 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 297-4464

www.flowersbygimi.bm

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS

Airport Operations

www.bermudaairport.com

Attorney General www.bermudalaws.bm

Bermuda Business Development Agency www.bda.bm

Bermuda College www.college.bm

Bermuda Economic Development Corporation www.bedc.bm

Bermuda Hospitals Board www.bermudahospitals.bm

Bermuda Land Development Company www.bldc.bm

Bermuda Monetary Authority www.bma.bm

Bermuda National Library www.bnl.bm

Bermuda Tourism Authority www.gotobermuda.com

Bermuda Transport Control Department www.etcd.gov.bm

BermudaNIC (registrations) www.bermudanic.bm

Central Policy Unit www.gov.bm

Commission for Unity and Racial Equality www.communityandculture.bm

Economic Development Department www.gov.bm/department/economicdevelopment-department

Land Valuation Department www.landvaluation.bm

Registrar of Companies www.roc.gov.bm

Social Insurance Department www.socialinsurance.gov.bm

Tax Commissioner www.gov.bm

GROCERY, FOOD & RETAIL DELIVERIES

Crown Point Grocery Services Tel: 705-0804

www.crownpointbda.com

Hook Food Delivery Tel: 519-9696

www.hook.bm

Pronto Grocery & Retail Delivery Tel: 542-4350

www.pronto.bm

Sargasso Restaurant Delivery Tel: 542-4350

www.sargassosea.app

GROCERY STORES

Harrington Hundred’s 99 South Shore Rd., Smith’s Tel: 293-1635

Lindo’s Family Food

126 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 236-1344

Market Place

Supermarket, The Islandwide Tel: 295-6006

Miles Market 96 Pitts Bay Rd., Pembroke Tel: 295-1234

HEALTHCARE

Atlantic Caregiving

Tel: 292-9690

www.atlanticcaregiving.com

B.M.S.G. Health Express

Urgent Care

Tel: 292-0022

www.bermudamedical.com

Family Practice Group, The Tel: 236-0001

www.fpgroup.bm

Hamilton Medical Centre, The (walk-in clinic for blood tests and TCD physicals)

Tel: 400-8378

www.hamiltonmedicalcenter.bm

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Tel: 236-2345

www.bermudahospitals.bm

Wee Care Pediatrics Tel: 296-3032

www.bermudaweecare.com

Optometrist: Atlantic Vision Care

68 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 295-7300

www.atlanticvisioncare.bm

Dentist: Coral Dental

Bermudiana Arcade

27 Queen St., Hamilton Tel: 295-8040

www.coraldental.bm

MOVIE THEATRES

Media Lounge Cinema, The Tel: 707-0734

www.medialoungebda.com

Speciality Cinema Tel: 292-2135

www.specialitycinema.bm

NEWS

Bermuda Broadcasting Company Limited

www.bermudabroadcasting.com

Bermuda Weather www.weather.bm

Bermynet www.bermynet.com

Bernews www.bernews.com

eMoo www.emoo.bm

Royal Gazette, The www.royalgazette.com

OFFICE SUPPLIES

P-Tech

2 Reid St., Hamilton Tel: 295-5496

PET STORES Pet Stop

4 Mills Creek Lane, Hamilton Tel: 824-7387

Noah’s Ark

Feed & Supply

3 Marsh Lane, Devonshire Tel: 236-1533

POST OFFICES

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

Devonshire Post Office 1 Orange Valley Rd., Devonshire Tel: 236-0281

Flatts Post Office 65 Middle Rd., Smith’s Tel: 292-0741

Mangrove Bay Post Office 55 Mangrove Bay Rd., Sandys Tel: 234-0423

Southampton Post Office 2 Church St., Southampton Tel: 238-0253

St. George’s Post Office 11 Water St., St. George’s Tel: 297-1610

Warwick Post Office 70 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 236-4071

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Bermuda High School for Girls, The 19 Richmond Rd., Pembroke Tel: 295-6153

www.bhs.bm

Bermuda Institute 234 Middle Rd., Southampton Tel: 238-1566

www.bermudainstitute.bm

Bermuda Montessori School 23 Rosemont Ave., Pembroke Tel: 292-7209

Mount Saint Agnes 19 Dundonald St. West, Hamilton Tel: 292-4134

www.msa.bm

Saltus Grammar School 108 St. John’s Rd., Pembroke Tel: 292-6177

www.saltus.bm

Somersfield Academy 107 Middle Rd., Devonshire Tel: 236-9797

www.somersfield.bm

Warwick Academy 117 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 236-1917

www.warwick.bm

TRANSPORTATION

Bermuda Breeze Buses Tel: 292-3851

www.gov.bm/bus

Bermuda Rental Car Ltd. Tel: 236-2453

www.bermudarentalcar.com

BTA Dispatching Tel: 295-4506

Oleander Cycles Tel: 236-2453

www.oleandercycles.bm

Sea Express Ferry Tel: 295-4506

www.marineandports.bm

Smatt’s Cycle Livery Ltd. Tel: 295-1180

www.smattscyclelivery.com

VETERINARIAN

Ettrick Animal Hospital 75 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 236-0007

www.ettrick.bm

WELCOME TO YOUR WEDDING

Follow these tips for a Bermuda-ful beginning to the next chapter of your love story. From paperwork to party planning, we’ve got you covered with our insider’s guide.

Bermuda makes a beautiful wedding day backdrop, that much is for certain. Whether you’re planning a destination wedding or you’re a Bermudian preparing for your big day on your home island, here is some need-to-know info.

• File a Notice of Intended Marriage form with the Registrar General at least 15 days and no more than three months prior to the wedding day. If you download the form, it must be printed on legal-size paper — 8.5" x 14". Fill out the form and mail it to The Registrar

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS THAT YOUR SPECIAL DAY IS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR BETROTHED.

General, Government Administration Building, 30 Parliament Street, Hamilton HM 12 Bermuda, along with final divorce decree or death certificate if you’re divorced or widowed. For more information on this process, visit www.gov.bm/getting-married-bermuda or call 441-297-7739.

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Photo courtesy of TABS Bermuda/Gavin Howarth

• Civil ceremonies are performed by the Registrar General in a special marriage room at the Registry General Office on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Civil ceremonies require an additional fee of $260. Two witnesses are required for every ceremony. Registry General staff are available to act as witnesses on weekdays, but you must inform the office of your need for witnesses when you confirm your marriage appointment. For Saturday ceremonies, you must bring your own witnesses.

• Get married on the high seas aboard ships registered in Bermuda in a civil

DESTINATION ‘I DO’

COUPLES WHO ARE TRAVELLING TO BERMUDA WITH THEIR CLOSEST FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR A DESTINATION WEDDING SHOULD CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

• Before you create your guest list, decide how big you want to go. Do you want to celebrate with immediate family and best friends only, or will you open up the party to workmates, old roommates, and second cousins once removed?

• For destination weddings, your “save the dates” should be sent six to eight months in advance, with formal invites arriving three to five months before the big day.

• Be specific on your invites. Address them to the names of those in the household you’re inviting, including children if you’re planning a kidfriendly day. Be clear about whether a “plus one” is an option for your single guests.

• Create a wedding website to serve as the main hub of information. This is easy to do even for technologically challenged couples thanks to sites that allow you to plug your info into a user-friendly template. Include dates, times, and details for the ceremony itself as well as other events like rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch. Share tips on things to see and do in Bermuda for guests who want to explore on their own during down times.

ceremony performed by the captain of the ship. Make arrangements through Royal Ocean Events, info@royalwed.com, or P&O Cruises, celebrations@pocruise.com.

• Non-Bermudians who wish to marry in a Roman Catholic Church must meet several requirements. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton in Bermuda recommends planning at least 8 to 12 months in advance. Find more information by visiting www.romancatholicbermuda.bm/ information/international-marriages.

The most important thing to remember when planning a wedding in Bermuda, whether you’re from the island or you’re coming from away, is that your special day is about you and your betrothed. It’s your day to design for you and your partner to have the most fun imaginable. If you’re having the time of your life on your wedding day, there’s a good chance your guests will be, too.

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 IF YOU’RE HAVING THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY, THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOUR GUESTS WILL BE, TOO. Alexander Masters

ALEX & JARRYD

October 16, 2021

OUR FAVOURITE FEATURES:

TABS

In Their Own Words:

“Getting married in Bermuda, where we were both born and raised, was perfect,” says Alex. “We had all of our family and friends with us, and we were excited to marry each other after 11 years. We now have a beautiful baby girl named Camryn, and we can’t wait for a lifetime together.”

Jarryd and Alex met at Cartridge World, where they both worked parttime while mulling over their futures. Jarryd, a skilled golfer, was deciding whether to go pro, while Alex was trying to determine the course of study she would follow once she started university. Alex had a second job at The Mid Ocean Club, which sometimes had her filling the very divots Jarryd created when he hit the links there. The couple fell in love over phone calls and movie dates.

Alex changed into sneakers with “Mrs. Dillas” printed on the side for the reception. “It was a game changer,” she says. “I highly recommend doing that, especially if you aren’t used to heels.”

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The couple did a photo shoot at The Mid Ocean Club golf course; in addition to the couple’s connection to the course, Alex’s father was the course superintendent for more than 30 years. The newlyweds took several photos at the tree that was planted there in Alex’s father’s memory. Bermuda outfitted Jarryd and his groomsmen in classic Bermudian style: seafoam green Bermuda shorts and navy blazers and knee socks. Alex spread the love by dancing with all the men in her family, including her grandfather, two uncles, two cousins, and her brother, in lieu of a father/daughter dance. Gavin Howarth (4)

ALANA & KIA

October 29, 2022

In Their Own Words: “An intimate ceremony and a great laugh with a few close ones was exactly what we wanted to celebrate our wedding day,” says Alana. “We loved how stress-free the lead-up was and how much everyone enjoyed themselves. The weather turned out to be beautiful, and even in late October, we got our pictures on the beach. Now that we are married, we plan to have a ‘Happily Ever After Party,’ a bigger celebration where everyone can have a great time celebrating love.”

OUR FAVOURITE FEATURES:

The intimate ceremony took place in the newly redecorated courthouse attended by close loved ones. Originally intended to be a private ceremony, the couple’s excitement soon extended to their closest circle of friends.

Kia and Alana don’t take life too seriously, as evidenced by their exchange of strawberryand raspberry-flavoured Ring Pops.

Alana’s stunning white dress was sourced locally from 1609 Designs, and its casual elegance was a perfect fit for the occasion.

Family members who were overseas were able to tune in to the ceremony via FaceTime.

Alana Caldwell and Kia Wolffe have known each other so long they can ’t quite recall how or when they met. In 2020, they strengthened their friendship and formed a deeper connection that evolved into their own unique love story. While the transition from friends to lovers was slow, a significant turning point was when Kia adopted a quirky little furball named Theo — and the two found themselves falling in love with the kitten and each other. Two years later, in keeping with the couple ’s free-spirited nature, they decided to tie the knot in a casual and spontaneous affair.

Rachel Sawden (3)

FINDING YOUR FLORA

Flowers are an important element of wedding-day décor. Whether you’re looking for on-trend arrangements or searching for a style that stands out, pairing up with a local florist is the best way to ensure your big day is beautifully accented. Flowers by GiMi’s Head Florist Sally Sedgwick shares her tips for incorporating blushing blooms, verdant greenery, and even fragrant local fruits.

Plan for Every Penny

Get more bang for your buck by using locally sourced greenery or dried flowers, a big trend at the moment.

Incorporate Island Fruit

Sweeten up your welcoming party with fresh, locally sourced fruits, which Sedgwick incorporates into a long runner of greenery and accent flowers.

Subtle Shades

Modern-day colour trends have couples opting for blush tones, whites, and greens. Some couples buck the trend with vibrant, tropical hues.

Call It a Comeback

Just like the fashion industry, where trends come into style again about every two decades, certain flowers that were once considered outdated reemerge as top choices for couples. Over the past few years, baby’s breath — popular in the 1980s, when it was often paired with carnations — has become a top contender. good, too. Sedgwick recently styled a wedding where the delicate bursts of blooms were accented by flowers, with gorgeous results.

Just a Pinch of Pinterest

While Pinterest can be a great source of inspiration, Sedgwick advises that couples speak with local florists who can offer practical advice and in-person examples of different flowers or arrangements.

It’s Wise to Compromise

Because of its small size and isolated geographic location, Bermuda can’t support the kind of growing operation required to supply flowers for the many weddings that happen here. Nearly all flowers must be imported, and part of that process includes inspection of every single stem for invasive insects. It’s not uncommon for flowers to be confiscated upon arrival due to pests.

“We advise our brides of the possibility of flowers being confiscated,” says Sedgwick. “We’ll always have something to substitute — and we’ve been doing this for 15 years now, so we know which flowers are high-risk. Ultimately, we want to bring your vision to fruition and create exquisite memories to cherish.”

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Photos courtesy of Flowers by GiMi (3)

FOR THE BOYS

For the better part of a century, men’s fashion in Bermuda seems to have followed the old adage, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” Dress shirt, necktie, blazer, knee-length socks, loafers, and, of course, the iconic Bermuda shorts have long made up an ensemble that’s both comfortable and practical and appropriate for the boardroom, happy hour with friends, and yes, even weddings. Add Bermudian flair to your groom and groomsmen’s weddingday look and wedding party gifts with advice from island clothiers and retailers on the latest trends.

Bermuda-motif jewellery make excellent gifts for groomsmen in the form of tie tacks, lapel pins, and cuff links. Most popular are the Bermuda kite tie tacks, scooter cuff links, dinghy lapel pins, and tree frogs in all forms.

Shipwreck coins are a popular island relicthemed wedding party gift, set in jewellery for gents or framed in key chains and money clips for those who don’t wear jewellery.

Versatile and sophisticated, grey and navy suits are trending in 2023 along with solid colour ties, in muted tones for a refined look, or brighter shades to add a pop of colour.

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Some grooms are choosing to have each groomsman don a different shade of short. Complementary and contrasting colours always make for amazing photos, so why pick only one?

We’ve noticed more wedding parties opting to add a personal panache to the traditional ensemble. Added pops of colour on the socks as well as islandinspired patterns and prints on the ties and shirt trim are a recent trend we’re loving.

Visitors who don’t want to fully adopt Bermudian style can pair Bermuda shorts with more casual accompaniments, like a loose linen shirt and smart boat shoes.

While you want to look good on your wedding day, you want to feel good, too. Bermuda is a semitropical island with a mild climate. Dress accordingly so you can celebrate your nuptials in style and comfort.

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From top: Photos courtesy of TABS Bermuda/Gavin Howarth (2), Walker Christopher Goldsmiths (2), Gibbons Company

INSIDER’S GUIDE TO WEDDINGS AND HONEYMOONS

With so many options to consider, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for in Bermuda. Here are our top picks when planning your wedding.

9 PARISHES AUTHENTIC RUM SWIZZLE

Tel: 535-6563

www.9parishesbda.com

9 Parishes, the Authentic Bermuda Rum Swizzle, is a hand-mixed and hand-bottled, ready-to-drink Rum Swizzle and a potent cocktail irresistible to locals and visitors alike. Available to purchase by the bottle; in two-, four- and sixpacks; or by the case. Available islandwide or order online at orders@9parishesbda.com.

BERMUDA NATIONAL TRUST

Tel: 236-6483

www.bnt.bm

For more than 50 years, the Bermuda National Trust (BNT) has been protecting and promoting Bermuda’s unique natural and cultural heritage. Many of the island’s important heritage sites are cared for by BNT, including Verdmont Historic

Home, Tucker House and Globe Museums, and Spittal Pond Bird Sanctuary, amongst others.

BERMUDA TOURISM AUTHORITY

Tel: 296-9200

www.gotobermuda.com/bta

Moonlit beaches, warm ocean breezes, and photo-ready backdrops around every corner. Bermuda’s romantic allure makes it the perfect place to tie the knot. Exchange vows in a secluded cove, lush garden, or historic venue. All this and more can be found less than two hours from East Coast gateways.

COCO REEF RESORT

BERMUDA

Tel: 236-5416

www.cocoreefbermuda.com

The exquisite Coco Reef Resort sits on Bermuda’s south shore and offers spectacular ocean

views from each of its 64 rooms. Situated on its own private beach and surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens, Coco Reef is just 10 minutes from the island’s capital city of Hamilton. The hotel’s accommodations feature a graceful yet casual atmosphere.

DELLA VALLE SANDALS

Tel: 236-7263

www.dvsandals.com

Located at 19 Queen Street in Hamilton, Della Valle marries

Bermuda and Capri, the latter where owner Vincenzo Della Valle is originally from and where he apprenticed as a boy in the art of sandal-making. Custom-made sandals of Italian leather can be ready in two hours. Choose from a variety of styles, colours of leather, and sparkling crystals.

THE DOCKSIDER

PUB & RESTAURANT

Tel: 296-3333

www.docksider.bm

Watch your favourite sports team play at The Docksider Pub & Restaurant in Hamilton, where you’ll find more than 30 high definition screens with surround sound. Full-service catering and a multi-purpose function room for up to 200. One of the best happy hours on island with darts and a menu catering to every taste.

FLOWERS BY GIMI

Tel: 297-4464

www.flowersbygimi.bm

Established in 2008, Flowers by GiMi is renowned as a premium florist company, conveniently located in the heart of the City of Hamilton and at Miles Market. Flowers by GiMi is a 12-time recipient of the “Best

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of Bermuda” and “Product & Service” awards and appeals to the discerning customer who requires the optimum in luxurious style, creativity, and service.

GIBBONS COMPANY

Tel: 295-0022

www.gibbons.bm

Gibbons Company is Bermuda’s largest retail destination and home to the best selection of duty-free fragrances and cosmetics on the island. Visit the flagship store in the centre of the City of Hamilton, the Perfume Shop in Clocktower Mall in Dockyard, and the Bermuda Island Shop in St. George’s.

HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY

Tel: 532-3234

LTD.

www.gavinhowarth.com

Gavin Howarth is one of Bermuda’s most sought-after wedding photographers. His style is a balanced approach combining that of the modern photojournalist along with a more traditional role of capturing the must-have wedding shots in a natural way.

THE ISLAND SHOP

Tel: 292-5292

www.islandexports.com

Featuring original Bermudainspired designs hand painted on ceramics, linens, and more by Bermudian artist Barbara Finsness. Whether you’re looking for a wedding, birthday, or even a gift for the friend who has it all, you can’t go wrong with one of their unique and colourful pieces.

THE LITTLE VENICE GROUP

Tel: 295-8279

www.diningbermuda.com

Recognised as a leader in their field, The Little Venice Group, which includes Fourways and Lido Complex, comprises the most innovative restaurants

in Bermuda. With more than 40 years of service, the group offers the best Italian, Oriental, and Mediterranean cuisine in addition to a world-class catering division to service your needs outside their main venues.

PARAQUET TOURIST APARTMENTS

Tel: 236-5842

www.paraquetapartments.com

Paraquet offers delightful accommodations, centrally located and within walking distance to Bermuda beaches and hotels. The popular Paraquet Restaurant is nearby, where you can enjoy fine meals at reasonable prices. Paraquet’s cottages consist of three nonefficiency units, each with a spacious bedroom, private bathroom with shower, small refrigerator, and a patio.

POMPANO

Tel: 234-0222

BEACH CLUB

www.pompanobeachclub.com

Dramatically situated overlooking Bermuda’s southwest coast and the island’s most picturesque shallow waterfront, Pompano Beach Club offers a stunning backdrop for your wedding day. This 75-room family-owned and -operated resort, offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel and the amenities of a world-class resort including a staff with event planning expertise.

PORTOFINO RESTAURANT

Tel: 292-2375

www.portofino.bm

For more than four decades, Portofino has been serving up exquisite Italian cuisine to satisfied diners. The Hamilton restaurant’s cosy décor, brick walls, shuttered windows, cutglass hanging lamps, and walls adorned with family photos make for a pleasant dining experience that’s reminiscent of a bustling northern Italian town. Outdoor dining is available on the terrace.

PRINCE ALFRED TERRACE

Tel: 705-0804

www.princealfredterrace.com

Located within walking distance of Royal Naval Dockyard’s many restaurants and shopping options, these rental units offer luxury and comfort with breathtaking ocean views. Including private dock access and modern amenities for your convenience, this rental ensures you have an unforgettable stay in paradise.

THE ROYAL HAMILTON AMATEUR DINGHY CLUB

Tel: 236-2250

www.rhadc.bm

The Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club offers a magnificent home for weddings, dinners, cocktail parties, meetings, and all special occasions. The club offers views of Hamilton and the Paget shore and is only a 10-minute drive from Hamilton with ample parking. High-quality food services and comprehensive bar service make the club a one-stop shop for your event.

ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD VENUES

Tel: 234-1709

www.dockyard.bm/wedco/

Become a part of history and say “I do” in Dockyard. Offering venue options on the waterside with picturesque ocean views and green lawns surrounded by historical stone buildings and cobblestone pathways. From the first dance to the last toast, we’ll help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

SOL I MAR RESTAURANT

Tel: 236-5416

www.cocoreefbermuda.com

Sol i Mar Restaurant overlooks Coco Reef Resort’s pool and stunning beach offering a beautiful backdrop for an elegant breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The restaurant features vibrant menus that inspire with a focus on international cuisine infused

with Bermudian influences. Choose from amongst a selection of wines from around the globe for the perfect accompaniment to your meal.

TABS BERMUDA

Tel: 704-TABS

www.tabsbermuda.com

Known for its Bermuda shorts, TABS Bermuda has been described as “the island’s hottest, must-have item” by Frommer’s. Specialising in island apparel and unique gifts, TABS Bermuda creates bespoke goods inspired by Bermuda and showcases and collaborates with numerous local artists and top international brands. Their award-winning collection extends to Bermuda-ful gifts and accents for the home.

WALKER CHRISTOPHER GOLDSMITHS

Tel: 295-1466

www.walkerchristopher.com

Walker Christopher Ltd.’s jewels and gems will transport you back in time to the storied pasts of pharaohs, pirates, and conquerors. Exciting artefacts, ancient coins, and shipwreck treasure are all incorporated into unique jewellery by Walker Christopher’s talented creative jewellers. Walker Christopher is also renowned for their treasured sterling silver Christmas ornament collection.

WILLOWBANK RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTRE

Tel: 234-1616

www.willowbankresort.com

Willowbank Resort & Conference Centre offers an array of beautiful indoor and outdoor venues to host your nuptials. Choose from the indoor Conference Centre or outdoor Sea View Lawn, Hibiscus Lawn, or Ocean Dining Room and Terrace. Harbour Beach is an intimate oasis for a coastline ceremony. Customised, tailored menus are available. Max capacity is 150.

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VISITOR INFORMATION

shortened hours. Grocery deliveries to your vacation property are available through Crown Point Grocery Services (705-0804; www.crownpointbda.com), Hook Food Delivery (519-9696; www.hook.bm), and Pronto Shopping and Grocery Deliveries (542-4350; www.pronto.bm).

COMMUNICATION

CALLING CARDS: You can buy pre-paid calling cards in denominations of $5, $10, and $20 from LiveNet (400-5983; www.livenet.bm). Both Digicel Bermuda (500-5000; www.digicelgroup.com/bm/en.html) and One Communications (700-7000; www.onecomm.bm) offer pay-as-you-go long-distance plans.

INTERNET: Bermuda has a number of internet service providers offering Wi-Fi connections, including Digicel Bermuda, with their fastest network and award-winning LTE data, conveniently located opposite the Hamilton Bus Terminal at 46 Cedar Avenue, Hamilton (500-5000; www.digicelgroup.com/bm/en.html).

The Bermuda Visitor Services Centres in Hamilton, Dockyard, and St. George’s offer free Wi-Fi. Just sign up through the Bermuda Wi-Fi network. Also in Hamilton, free Wi-Fi is available at the Bermuda National Library on Queen Street and Washington Mall on Church Street. There is also free Wi-Fi available throughout the terminal at the LF Wade International 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

AIRLINES

Air Canada

American Airlines

888-247-2262

.................................... 800-433-7300 / 293-1420

British Airways

Delta Airlines

800-247-9297

800-221-1212 / 293-1024

JetBlue Airlines...........................

United Airlines

800-884-9616

800-864-8331

WestJet 800-204-0020

BABY EQUIPMENT

For equipment and toys needed for babies and children, Little Longtails is a local company that rents everything from car seats, cribs, and water toys from favourite and trusted brands (707-7658; www.littlelongtails.com).

BANKING

Banks are usually open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. There are many ATMs island wide 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 www.dockyard.bm. Many grocery stores and pharmacies throughout the island are also open on Sundays with

• 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.

USEFUL INFORMATION
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.
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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 islandwide for MasterCard, Cirrus, and Plus cash advances. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards are accepted mostly everywhere on the island.

CUSTOMS AND 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, 100 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 www.cbp.gov.

U.K. residents 17 or older may take home duty-free 18 litres of table wine and 4 litres of spirits or liqueurs (over 22 percent alcohol), or 9 litres of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs, plus 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco, plus other goods worth up to £390. Visit www.hmrc.gov.uk.

Canadian residents who have been out of their country for 48 hours or more can claim up to CAN$800 worth of goods without paying duty if they carry the goods with them. For more information, visit www.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.

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital

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

2023/24

Bermuda Day .............................. Friday, May 26

National Heroes’ Day Monday, June 19

Emancipation Day Thursday, August 3

Mary Prince Day (formerly Somers’ Day) Friday, August 4

Labour Day Monday, Sept 4

Remembrance Day .................. Monday, Nov 13 (observed)

LIFEGUARDS

Lifeguards are stationed at the following beaches daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

• Clearwater Beach/Turtle Bay and John Smith’s Bay: July & August

• Horseshoe Bay: May 1 to November 30

MOVIE THEATRES

Watch a movie at Speciality Cinema & Grill, 12 Queen Street, Hamilton (292-2135, 295-2751; www.specialitycinema.bm) or The Media Lounge Cinema (707-0734; www.medialoungebda.com) at The Cooperage Building in Royal Naval Dockyard. Both are the perfect place to take a break and enjoy the air-conditioned, small, and intimate cinemas showing the latest box-office hits.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Bermuda boasts a treasure trove of talented photographers that can capture beautiful images for you during your visit. Some specialize in wedding photography. Here are a few to consider:

• Charles Anderson; www.charlesandersonphotography.com

• Meredith Andrews; www.meredithandrewsphotography.com

• Gavin Howarth; www.gavinhowarth.com

• Two & Quarter Photography; www.twoandquarter.bm

• Moongate Productions; www.moongateproductions.com

POPULATION

The 2022 population of Bermuda is approximately 64,031. (Source: www.gov.bm)

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., last customer received at 4.30 p.m. (294-0457). Local letters are 50 cents, and local greeting cards are 40 cents. Air mail to the United States, the

Christmas Day Monday, Dec 25

Boxing Day Tuesday, Dec 26

New Year’s Day................. Monday, Jan 1, 2024

Good Friday Friday, March 29

RADIO STATIONS

Bermuda Broadcasting Company Limited (295-2828; www.bermudabroadcasting.com);

Ocean 89 – Top 40; Power 95 – R&B; Inspire 105 – Country/Christian

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.

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 hotel-occupancy tax, a 4.5 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

Scan the QR codes for up to date ferry and bus schedules and information

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS Alcoholics Anonymous ................... 297-0965 Ambulance 911 Animal Emergencies (SPCA) 236-7333 B.M.S.G. Health Express Urgent Care 292-0022 Bermuda Allergy and Asthma Relief Centre 292-9258 Bermuda Diabetes Association ...... 297-8427 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
(emergency) 239-1301
(general).............................................. 236-2345
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 Women’s Resource Centre ............. 295-3882
Lamb Foggo Urgent
Tel: 292-3851 | www.gov.bm/bus
Tel: 295-4506 | www.marineandports.bm

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-to-date 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 www.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 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 to 15 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 www.gov.bm/bus-fares or call 2923851. For more information on ferries, visit www.rccbermuda.bm/ferries_about.aspx or call the Hamilton terminal at 295-4506.

SCOOTERS: Rentals are available by the day or the week. Prices vary, but daily

rates range from $50 to $60 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 $32 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 Oleander Cycles (236-2453), Smatt’s Cycle Livery Ltd. (295-1180), or Elbow Beach Cycles Ltd. (296-2300).

ELECTRIC CARS: Visitors can now explore the island by renting two-seated electric vehicles from Bermuda Rental Car Ltd. (236-2453; www.bermudarentalcar.com), from Current Vehicles Bermuda  (296-8949; currentvehicles.com), or from Rugged Rentals (705-7368; www.ruggedrentalsbda.com). These electric cars can travel up to about 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.

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ELECTRIC BIKES AND PEDAL BICYCLES: You can also rent pedal bikes  from a variety of island outfitters, which are ideal for exploring the island. You can bring your pedal or electric bike aboard a ferry. Rental rates range from about $40 a day, with $15 insurance waiver required. If you need a little bit more help pedalling, try a hybrid electric bike.

Pedego Electric Bike Bermuda (533-8687; www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/ dealers/bermuda), located in St. George’s, offers electric bikes for rental starting from $50 for a half-day. Tours are also available to explore sites around the east end of the island. Oleander Cycles rents electric bikes, and they have locations islandwide (236-2453; www.oleanderebikes.com).

Two rideshare apps are also available. Download the Pink app (232-2453; www.pink.bm) and find the nearest Pink e-bike zone and start a bike and unlock a helmet from your phone. Prices start at $0.25 a minute with a $4 unlocking fee.

The Whip app (777-2539; www.grabawhip.com) allows you to unlock an electric push scooter. Rates start at $0.50 a minute and a $3 unlocking charge. Whips can be left anywhere around the island and not at a designated location.

For all rentals, you must obey Bermuda’s speed limit of 22 mph (35 km/h) 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. Electric charging stations are available at most hotels, and specific stations are available through the rental provider. There are also two public charging stations: one by Penno’s Wharf and the other at Clearwater Beach in St. George’s.

TAXIS AND MINI BUS SERVICES: Taxis can usually be found outside Bermuda’s larger hotels, near the airport or on the streets of Hamilton, the Town of St. George, or in Royal Naval Dockyard. 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 one- to four-passenger taxi:  $7.90 USD for the first mile, $2.75 USD for each additional mile

• For a five- to seven-passenger taxi:  $9.95 USD for the first mile, $3.50 USD for each additional mile

Fares are 25 percent higher for one- to four-passenger taxis, and 50 percent higher for five- to seven-passenger taxis, between midnight and 6 a.m., all day on Sunday and on public holidays. Taxi businesses include Bermuda Island Taxi (295-4141), BIU Taxi Co-op Transportation (292-4476), BTA Transport Taxis (296-2121), CEO Transport Limited (234-4366 or 1-855-859-6454), and Quality Transport (337-2578 or 1-877-406-3189).

Bermuda’s taxi drivers are great guides, too. No one knows the best destinations better than they do. Taxi drivers displaying tour guide flags are qualified tour guides. The sightseeing rate is $50 USD per hour for a one- to fourpassenger taxi or $70 USD per hour for a five- to seven-passenger taxi.

Titan Tours offers a range of transportation services islandwide, including airport transfers, weddings, and corporate or sporting events. They also specialise in tailor-made islandwide sightseeing tours that can cover attractions and shopping in the capital city of Hamilton. The air-conditioned buses can accommodate small or large groups (234-1096; www.titantoursbermuda.com).

VISITOR SERVICES CENTRES

Hamilton: 10 Front St., 261-2872

Royal Naval Dockyard: 2 Dockyard Terrace, 296-9400

Town of St. George: 25 York St., 297-0556

WHEELCHAIR SERVICES

Wheelchair-accessible ferries: Hamilton Ferry Terminal, Dockyard, Rockaway, and St. George’s ferry stops only. Wheelchair-accessible minibus: Access Bermuda Disabled Transit (295-9106).

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