Visit Bermuda 2021/22

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OFFICIAL IN-ROOM AND DIGITAL PUBLICATION OF THE BERMUDA HOTEL ASSOCIATION

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Contributors Charles Anderson, Meredith Andrews, Nike Bada, Robyn Bardgett, Katie Bennett, Bermuda Tourism Authority, Bermuda Government — Economic Development Department, Christine Borges, Meryl D’Sa, FlyHigh Media, J. Kevin Foltz, Gavin Howarth, Burton Jones, Jeffrey Dollar Laign, Andrea Milam, Zoe Mulholland, OBM International, Mikaela Ian Pearman, Cameron Pike, Buddy Rego, Sarah Sekula, Steve Simonsen, Nicky Stevens, West End Development Corporation



CONTENTS Travel Update We’ve gathered everything you need to plan your stay, but please note that closures and cancellations may occur. Business hours are also subject to change due to COVID-19 protocols. We encourage you to shop, dine and explore responsibly, practice social distancing, and wear a mask or other facial covering as needed. Always follow the established protocols before, during and after traveling. For more information, visit gov.bm/coronavirus-travellers.

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

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Welcome to Bermuda

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Island Map

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Activities & Attractions

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The Sporting Life

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Beaches

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Arts & Culture

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Shopping

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F I V E S I G H T S Y O U D O N’T WA N T T O M I SS

IN BERMUDA.

Our beautiful and longstanding lighthouses.

Images Courtesy of Bermuda Tourism

Our pink sand beaches and turquoise waters.

Our many charming old churches.

Our refreshing national cocktail, the trademarked Dark ’n Stormy.®

Forts that protected Bermuda from invaders for centuries.

Bermuda is rich in tradition, culture and natural beaut y. All of which come together in o u r n a t i o n a l d r i n k , t h e D a r k ’n S t o r m y.® L u s c i o u s G o s l i n g s B l a c k S e a l R u m c o m b i n e d w i t h spicy Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer creates a zingy, refreshing drink. Enjoy one a t a n y b a r o r r e s t a u r a n t o n t h e i s l a n d , a n d r e m e m b e r t o p i c k u p t h e m a k i n g s f ro m o u r d u t y f r e e s h o p s . I t ’ s t h e o n e B e r m u d a s i g h t y o u ca n t a ke i n b a c k a t h o m e . Save over 25% off Goslings Rums at Dut y-Free Shops. A n d b r i n g h o m e G o s l i n g s B l a c k S e a l a p p a r e l a n d o t h e r B e r m u d a Tr e a s u r e s .

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Beauty & Wellness

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Dining & Nightlife

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Royal Naval Dockyard

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City of Hamilton

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Town of St. George

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Real Estate

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Business & Relocation

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Useful Information

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Index of Advertisers

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ABOUT THE COVER Take a bicycle tour around Bermuda and explore all the hidden treasures throughout the island. Photo by Meredith Andrews. Courtesy of Bermuda Tourism Authority.

Clockwise from top left: istockphoto/Moyo Studio, image courtesy of TABS — The Authentic Bermuda Shorts/Nhuri Bashir, J. Kevin Foltz/Little Venice

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WELCOME

Timothy Morrison President, Bermuda Hotel Association

Dear Visitor, It is my great pleasure, as President of the Bermuda Hotel Association, to welcome you to our beautiful island! Given everything that has happened over the past year, we are delighted that you have chosen to visit Bermuda. As things return to normal, I think you’ll find island life a breath of fresh air! The safety and well-being of our guests and residents is our number one priority. Thanks to the hard work and strict protocols that were implemented by the local government, Bermuda has weathered the pandemic admirably, making Bermuda a remarkably safe haven. To that end, you can find out more information by visiting www.gov.bm/coronavirus-travellers. Bermuda’s adventure tourism scene has bounced back and is ready to take your mind off things. Thrill seekers are sure to delight in rock climbing, cliff diving and a huge range of water sports. For those who want to keep moving, there are picturesque tennis courts, stunning golf courses and every form of fishing. If you’re more of a spectator than a player then Bermuda has events for you, too! October will see the 2021 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships and the PGA will be returning for the Bermuda Championship in the autumn. For those who are more cultural junkies, Hamilton, Bermuda’s only city, is a wonderful starting point. Check out the art at the Bermuda National Gallery, enjoy delicious food at one of the many great restaurants or just browse the local shops. You can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, St. George’s, with an educational walking tour or opt for the spooktacular Haunted History Tour. If you’re looking to get back to nature, then enjoy scenic walks at Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve, walk the Bermuda Railway Trail, admire the Banyan trees at Southlands or snorkel along Bermuda’s beautiful shoreline — making sure to check out the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo so you know what you’re seeing out here. We wish you a wonderfully enjoyable and safe stay in Bermuda, and we trust that you will make many happy memories here. Yours sincerely,

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

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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. As the world continues to emerge from one of the most challenging periods in recent memory, Bermuda is proud to be recognized globally as one of the safest destinations for international travel. The Bermuda Government has implemented the highest standards of health and safety protocols and standards to ensure that the interest of everyone is front of mind, as a means of ensuring both our business and leisure visitors that your decision to spend time with us was a good one. Bermuda is world renowned for the friendliness of our people, and in particular the natural beauty that awaits you. Explore the 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 on offer — from an array of watersports, fine dining, world-class shopping, historical tours, nature walks, golf, tennis and, of course, our famous pink sand beaches, should you wish to simply work on your tan and soak up some rays. However 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 by extension 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 and 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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WELCOME

The Hon. E David Burt, JP, MP The Premier of Bermuda and Minister of Tourism

Charles H. Jeffers II Chief Exectutive Officer, Bermuda Tourism Authority

Greetings and welcome to Bermuda. We are delighted to welcome you to our beautiful island home. Whether your visit is for a vacation or business, we are so pleased that you are here. Like most of the world, our island was forced to close to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and residents. We are now able to safely reopen for international travellers. To assist with you having a pleasant and positive visitor experience, we have an efficient and robust testing regime so that you can feel safe while you explore all our island has to offer. Equally, Bermuda is proud to have been awarded a Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council. Whatever you choose to do while you are here, you will find many activities, historic sites, water and land recreational activities. Perhaps you may just wish to spend the day at one of our iconic pristine beaches. You will find there is a beach for every purpose in Bermuda, from lounging in the sun, hanging out with the kids or providing the perfect backdrop for a Zoom call. So, on behalf of Bermuda — from the Royal Naval Dockyard in the western parish of Sandys to the historic Town of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the eastern parish of St. George’s — we welcome you to our paradise home. We hope you enjoy your stay and continue to return to our pink shores. We will save a spot on the beach for you. Sincerely,

Dear Visitor, Welcome and thanks for choosing Bermuda for your return to travel. As an island, we have ensured Bermuda is a haven for our residents and visitors. Our commitment to your well-being undergirds the island's world-class pandemic management protocols, lauded by visitors and international health monitoring bodies alike. Safety is our priority. Whether this is your first visit or Bermuda is your adopted second home, you will discover an array of exciting attractions on offer this year. Visit our website gotobermuda.com to explore the range of thoughtfully curated, authentically local experiences that truly reflect the spirit of our people and the exquisite beauty of this island. Choose the ones that match your interests. Here to decompress? We've got you covered with spa experiences to be enjoyed in elegantly appointed hotels, spectacular thousand-year-old caves, or convenient city spas. You can also lounge poolside or at any of our world-renowned beaches, from the famed Horseshoe Bay to quiet pink-hued enclaves around the island. Here to explore? At 21 square miles, you'd be surprised at the multitude of adventures available. Rent an electric buggy or cycle or book a historical tour and learn about our small island's outsized impact on the world. Make sure you connect with our locals for a true flavour of who we are. Here for culinary adventures? Surrounded by the sea, with a rich tradition of sustainable fishing culture, Bermuda's fresh seafood options are legendary. Pair that with our other locally harvested ingredients, world-class chefs, and a celebrated cocktail scene and voilà – you have discovered foodie heaven. Visit any of our Bermuda Visitors Service Centres in the City of Hamilton, the Royal Naval Dockyard, or the Town of St. George to book local excursions, get the latest info on events and attractions, and pick up some one-of-a-kind Bermuda gifts. Enjoy your time with us.

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Adventure anyone? The island offers plenty of adventure for everyone. In a setting that rivals Bermuda’s famed beachy beauty, the Crystal and Fantasy Caves beckon visitors with their otherworldly beauty. Dramatic, shimmering stalactites descend from above, mirrored below by an ocean-fed lake. There are other caves to explore in Bermuda, and interactive ecotours company Hidden Gems of Bermuda can take you there. They’ll bring you to the heart of the island’s only jungle, where you can explore dry caves or go cave swimming. Hidden Gems’ other tours will take you to the island’s forts, or the beautiful natural setting known as “The Vines,” where you can see the island’s largest banyan tree grove.

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Whilst you may have escape rooms and mini golf back home, they surely don’t offer the unique type of experiences you’ll find here in Bermuda. Escape Room Bermuda in the City of Hamilton will have you scheming with your travelling companions as you seek to escape the mind control police, discover the secrets of a mad scientist or recover stolen gold. They even offer an out-of-this-world experience that challenges you to save Earth with the help of a space station’s super weapon. Enjoy a more relaxed bonding experience with a round at the world’s finest mini golf course. Bermuda Fun Golf in Royal Naval Dockyard brings the beauty and challenge of some of the most exciting holes inspired by those on courses in Bermuda, Scotland and the U.S. Panoramic ocean views, waterfalls and ponds swimming with fish level up the typical putt-putt experience.

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Pedal Power With about 18 miles of non-motorised pathways stretching along the length of the island, former railway tracks have been revitalised over the years and turned into trails suitable for hiking and biking and are a great way to take in some of the dazzling vistas. The trail winds through all nine of the island’s parishes, so lace up your trainers (sneakers) or rent a cycle to explore all of the hidden gems these trails have to offer. If you need a little more power in your pedal, electric bikes and scooters make an exciting way to explore the island, particularly some of the more off-the-beaten-path areas. There are guided bicycle and electric scooter tours available that will provide all the insider knowledge on some of the best places on the island to discover.

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One with Nature The island’s natural beauty is a big draw amongst visitors, and Bermuda offers plenty of ways for you to soak it all up. Visit wildlife from around Bermuda and from around the globe at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ) in Flatts Village. With exhibits of species from the Caribbean, Australasia and Madagascar, where you’ll find the adorable ring-tailed lemurs that roam freely, a day at BAMZ gives visitors the chance to get up close and personal with birds, reptiles, mammals and marine life in a setting that’s both educational and fun. The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s Ocean Discovery Centre allows you to reach new depths with exhibits focused on the beautiful yet mysterious seas. Unlock the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle, see human impact on the marine environment or explore the island’s famed shipwrecks without getting so much as a hair on your head wet. Look to the Past Bermuda’s history is as unique as its isolated midAtlantic location; often, the two are intertwined. Learn about the various influences that have impacted the Bermuda you know and love today at the National Museum of Bermuda. Housed at the Keep Fort at Royal Naval Dockyard, the National Museum takes visitors back in time with exhibits on shipwrecks, the slave trade, tourism, coinage and banknotes, and more. A grand floor-to-ceiling mural by Bermudian artist Graham Foster, dubbed The Hall of History, spans two floors, winding around the museum’s Pillared Hall. Painted in the artist’s trademark style, it’s easy to get lost in the 1,000-square-foot depiction of Bermuda’s 500year human history. Spend some time at the National Museum of

Bermuda and you’re sure to walk away with a deeper appreciation for the struggles and remarkable advancement the island has undergone since it was first colonised in the early 1600s. The Bermuda National Trust (BNT) actively works to preserve 82 properties that represent the best of the island’s heritage. Museums, historic buildings, gardens, cemeteries, nature reserves and sites with archaeological significance are all under the BNT’s care. Many of these properties are open to the public, like Waterville in Paget, Verdmont Historical House and Gardens in Smiths, or Globe Hotel on York Street, as well as the Historic Tucker House on Water Street, both in the Town of St. George. Tucker House was Continued on page 27 visitbermudanow.com

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s you stroll through the grounds of the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ), you might wonder how the birds, reptiles, mammals and aquatic species you encounter there came to call BAMZ home. You may be surprised to know that adding animals to the zoo collection is a continual effort that can take upwards of two years per animal, family or breeding pair. “Animal availability is subject to many factors, but once specific animals are identified, the work begins to obtain the necessary permits to move the animals,” said BAMZ Curator Dr. Ian Walker. “This can be a very lengthy process, sometimes up to 18 months, depending on the species. The permit is restricted to the specific animals and partnering institutions, and typically has a maximum six-month validity.” To illustrate the process, Dr. Walker shared the story of five lemurs which were recently relocated to Bermuda from a partnering zoo in New York State. “The transaction began in October 2017, when the family group consisted of four lemurs,” explained Dr. Walker. “An unexpected birth added the fifth, necessitating new permits. Weather delays only lengthened the timeline, but finally, 26 months after the process began, the lemurs arrived in Bermuda. The family of five is ex-

pected to shortly join the zoo’s other lemurs that roam free in the zoo’s Madagascar exhibit.” Additional animals which the zoo is currently working on acquiring include a Matschie’s tree kangaroo, a troop of red-ruffed lemurs, a breeding pair of laughing kookaburras and a breeding pair of tawny frogmouths. Until these species arrive in Bermuda, visitors can enjoy coming within a whisker of the myriad of other animals at BAMZ in exhibits featuring wildlife from the Caribbean, Madagascar and Australasia.

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Bermuda has so many beautiful beaches to see, you’d probably need weeks to visit them all. When we arrived at John Smith’s Bay we were the only people on the beach. I definitely recommend checking out some of the smaller beaches to avoid the crowds and have a relaxing beach day. We found it very easy to get around by bus to explore on our own, and it helped us find hidden gems like John Smith’s Bay.

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@thewonderingdreamer

The island isn’t big, but it has a lot of hidden gems and they’re only found if you’re willing to explore! Rent a car and boat during your time on the island, because what you’ll see from both land and sea are very different. We found this amazing jumping spot in Ely’s Harbour, which is only accessible by boat. You’ll find all my Instagrammable hot spots on my website, thewonderingdreamer.com.

@hungryfortravels

My favourite thing to do is to rent scooters whilst visiting. I love to go from one side of the island to the other, exploring every inch that I can. I’ve found hidden beaches, quaint pubs, breathtaking vistas and gorgeous gardens I never would have discovered without being on a scooter. My other close favourites include visiting St. George’s Parish, exploring the ethereal caves, going birdwatching for Longtails and drinking a Rum Swizzle (of course!).

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built in 1750 and today displays a stunning collection of Tucker family silver, china, furnishings, portraits and hand-sewn quilts. The BNT also hosts events and programmes aimed at connecting visitors and residents alike with the island’s history. Get Closer Bermuda’s blushing sands hint at the romance that can be found here, but there’s plenty beyond a beach stroll to help couples connect even more. Stroll hand in hand through the City of Hamilton’s streets, taking in the gorgeous harbour views together. The bustling centre of commerce boasts colonial-style buildings, art galleries, inviting green spaces, historic architecture and shops and restaurants galore. Hamilton is a city steeped in history, ranging from the idyllic harbourfront to the historic neighbourhood of North Hamilton, where stories of struggle and triumph abound. Visitors are invited to join a free walking tour with the Town Crier, encompassing the entire

city, with no fear of lack of information to absorb. This tour, as well as the Walkway of History, a self-guided walking tour, will send you on a journey back in time through the nooks and crannies of North Hamilton, a residential enclave that offers glimpses of typical Bermudian architecture from a bygone era and echoes the colourful accounts of the historic importance of this community. You can also escape the hubbub of Hamilton altogether with a soul-renewing yoga session at Just Breathe Yoga. This warm, welcoming studio overlooking St. George’s Harbour is an ideal venue for you and your partner to seek inner calm together. Keep the romance going with a visit to The Lili Bermuda Perfumery, also in St. George’s. This island perfumery, in business since 1928, captures the beauty of Bermuda’s essence in its fragrances. You and your partner can even try your hand at crafting custom fragrances with a masterclass led by Lili Bermuda’s Master Perfumer Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone.

For the Culture Seekers Discover a destination’s culture and you will learn what makes it truly unique. In Bermuda, seek out culture and the arts at the island’s many museums and art galleries. The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard is a nonprofit organisation that hosts workshops and exhibitions and allows visitors to see Bermudian artists at work. The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, located within the Botanical Gardens in Paget, also displays works by local artists alongside pieces by greats like Winslow Homer and Georgia O’Keeffe. The exhibitions are changed out on a regular basis, making each visit to this gallery a new and exciting experience. Bermuda Society of Arts in the City Hall Arts Centre is the oldest established arts organisation in Bermuda and the largest exhibiting space in Hamilton. Mingle with locals, enjoy a glass of wine and peruse the works displayed here in various media. visitbermudanow.com

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here are many things about Bermuda that make it so special, but the island’s stunning natural beauty is surely among the factors that drew you here for vacation. Bermuda’s natural habitat is preserved in various settings throughout the island, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy unique ecotourism experiences. If it’s adventure you seek, make sure Admiralty House Park is high on your must-do list. Walking trails, ruins, and underground tunnels can be found at this small park on the island’s north shore, but its standout attraction is small, secluded Clarence

Cove, where you can enjoy cliff jumping and swimming through a cave. It’s a thrilling, uniquely Bermudian experience that all eco-adventurers should try. If the cliff jumping at Admiralty House Park appeals to you, be sure to also check out Blue Hole Park, an area of stunning natural scenery with caves, grottoes and the blue hole for which it’s named. Surrounded by mangroves, the crystal-clear water in the blue hole offers the unique experience of swimming whilst surrounded by forest. It’s fringed by short cliffs, the perfect jumping-off spot for a plunge into the cool water. Named for the body of water that brings life to the area, the Spittal Pond Nature Reserve has diverse offerings. The reserve is lively and wild, with as many as 500 species of birds coming to call in January during the migratory season. Crabs, butterflies and the rare Bermuda skink also frequent the area. If you visit in March or April, perch on Portuguese Rock for a while and you may be lucky enough to spot 40-ton humpback whales offshore as they migrate through the Atlantic. Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is home to an interesting geologic feature as well — a limestone checkerboard. On the western end of the pond, an area of eroded marine limestone sports cracks at all the right angles, making for a checkerboard appearance. Spittal Pond has history,

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too, in the form of a simple carving in stone of the letters “RP” and a year, 1543. Left behind by sailors on a Portuguese ship that wrecked in Bermuda, the carving marks the island’s first-known human visitors. A little effort goes a long way in Bermuda. Make the trek down the steep, winding trail that leads to Astwood Cove beach and you’ll reap the benefits of a beautiful stretch of sand framed perfectly by rugged cliffs. Not many people opt to make the effort, so you’ll likely have this beach almost — or entirely — to yourself. Another gorgeously pristine beach can be found at Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve, an area that only opened to the public in 2011. In this 12-acre nature preserve, you can also spot seabirds, land crabs, Bermuda cedar trees and a sweeping view of the island from the wildlife observation tower. Spend an afternoon strolling through enchanting Southlands Estate, where a ruin dating back to 1745, lush gardens and an enormous banyan tree grove are sure to inspire wonderment. Pools and pathways also dot the landscape, making this estate a lovely spot to wander and explore. Let the experts show you the way with a tour led by Hidden Gems of Bermuda. Their winter excursion includes a stop at Southlands. If you’re here in the summer, check out their tour to Tom Moore’s Jungle. Other Hidden Gems offerings include forts and photography tours, as well as special occasion packages. Unique habitats abound in Bermuda, like Trunk Island, the largest of 10 islands found in Harrington Sound. The majority of the island is under the care of the Bermuda Zoological Society, which is working to restore native flora and fauna there whilst also establishing programmes on-site, like conservation management training, natural history education outreach and the enhancement of recreation opportunities. Volunteer work opportunities are available at Trunk Island, allowing you to lend a hand with initiatives like planting, path clearing, painting or light construction.

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ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS I NSI DE R’ 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. THE BERMUDA AQUARIUM, MUSEUM & ZOO 40 North Shore Rd., Flatts Village Tel: 293-2727 Website: bzs.bm

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo invites you to walk on the wild side and enjoy their immersive exhibits of Madagascar, Australasia and the Caribbean. You will wander through naturalistic environments designed to place you up close to nature and to come within a whisker of the animals. Within Madagascar, the resident family of ring-tailed lemurs is free to roam the entire exhibit. Visitors walking through the exhibit will

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SCOOTERS AND ELECTRIC CARS Tel: 441-236-2453 oleandercycles.bm Paget · Hamilton Dockyard · St. George’s

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often find them perched in the trees above or walking along the same path through the enclosure. Stepping into the Caribbean exhibit is like stepping into in island jungle, with the golden lion tamarin monkeys happily leaping from tree to tree and foraging for food, just as they would do in the wild. Be sure to visit the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo and learn to love the diversity of its highlighted island environments. It will be an experience you will never forget!

across the city streets and alleyways. Whether you’re strolling through one of the serene parks, walking the ramparts of Fort Hamilton (a walled battlement that casts a protective eye over the city below) or discovering historic North Hamilton, this quaint capital will tempt you back to explore just a little bit more.

CITY OF HAMILTON Tel: 292-1234 Website: cityofhamilton.bm

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 and romantic getaways and more.

The main centre for trade and commerce, Hamilton is a bustling city, small in size but also the home of a myriad of unique boutiques, eclectic restaurants and cultural experiences all waiting to be explored. Nestled alongside the tranquil waters of Hamilton Harbour, the city is awash with colour, ranging from the pastel storefronts and residential enclaves to the impressive display of public artwork scattered

CROWN POINT — VACATION PHOTOGRAPHY Tel: 705-0804 Website: crownpointbda.com


THE CRYSTAL CAVES OF BERMUDA 8 Crystal Cave Rd. Hamilton Parish Tel: 293-0640 Website: caves.bm

Stunning natural beauty is on display more than 140 feet below the earth’s surface, where stalactites and stalagmites have been forming for millennia. Visitors can choose to encounter the Crystal Cave, the Fantasy Cave or both. In the Crystal Cave, state-of-the-art lights glitter off the natural rock and visitors cross a beautiful lake via a pontoon bridge that rises and falls with the tides. Meanwhile, the Fantasy Cave shows off a completely separate display of amazing rock formations. ELBOW BEACH CYCLES LTD. Elbow Beach Bermuda Resort & Spa 60 South Shore Rd., Paget Tel: 296-2300 Website: elbowbeachcycles.com

Why follow the crowd when you can discover Bermuda’s hidden coves and

dazzling pink-sand beaches for yourself in high style? Pick from the island’s newest and most advanced rental fleet, and then put yourself in the laid-back island mood with their industry-leading YouDrive™ tuition. For the widest choice of gas scooters, electric scooters, hybrid electric bikes, mountain bikes and the most reassuring safety record on the island, book online or call today. ESCAPE ROOM BERMUDA 9 Washington Lane, Hamilton Tel: 293-3948 Website: escaperoombermuda.bm

Escape Room Bermuda is the original innovator of escape entertainment in Bermuda. You and your team of two to eight people enter a room to solve puzzles relating to a particular theme in a race against the clock. Escape Room Bermuda is conveniently located in the City of Hamilton. It is suitable for friends, families, team building, couples, special occasions, students and anyone else looking for a challenge. Can you escape before time runs out? Open daily.

HIDDEN GEMS OF BERMUDA LTD. Tel: 236-1300 Website: islandtourcentre.com

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

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ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS building with exposed cedar beams, this studio offers a beautiful view of the harbour. The Just Breathe space is dedicated to healing and nourishment of the body, mind and soul. You can expect an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, no extra fees to use yoga mats, and cosy classes with 12 students or less. Because of their smaller class sizes, you will receive much more personalised attention from their experienced teachers. Bonus: After class, head downstairs by the water and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or tea from their Just Breathe coffee van. Visitors of all levels are welcome. THE LILI BERMUDA PERFUMERY Stewart Hall

The Lili Bermuda Perfumery is an internationally recognised couture perfume house that is open to visitors. Lili Bermuda fragrances for men and women, which capture the essence of Bermuda, are created on property at Stewart Hall in St. George’s and are sold in their retail stores at Stewart Hall and their Lili Bermuda store in Hamilton. The line is sold exclusively in Bermuda and makes a crowd-pleasing gift for loved ones upon your return home. The store and adjacent history room in St. George’s are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter. MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART Botanical Gardens 183 South Shore Rd., Paget Tel: 299-4000 Website: bermudamasterworks.com

Masterworks is Bermuda’s only purpose-built museum and is home to over 1,600 works of Bermuda-inspired art, including famous names such as Winslow Homer, Albert Gleizes and Georgia O’Keeffe. Every month, a cross-section of local artists display their works in shows. The Arrowroot Gift Shop is home to a variety of local artisans’ handiwork, available for purchase. Homer’s Café, a perfect complement to the beauty of the Botanical

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Gardens, prepares an array of fresh and delicious meals for breakfast and lunch. The museum and café are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

OCEAN DISCOVERY CENTRE @ BUEI 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke Tel: 292-7219 Website: buei.bm

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA 1 The Keep Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-1333 Website: nmb.bm

Come and visit the Ocean Discovery Centre at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI), where you will experience the new Bermuda Triangle Unlock the Secrets exhibit and uncover everything about the mysterious Bermuda Triangle. You will also enjoy the interactive America’s Cup exhibit Built to Win, one of the largest private shell collections in the world, cutting-edge technology that allows you to explore the island’s reefs and beyond in Living with the Ocean, a virtual dive on the submersible Blue Echo, a virtual shark cage, a shipwreck gallery and so much more. Complete your experience at the onsite, award-winning Harbourfront Restaurant overlooking the beautiful Hamilton Harbour and don’t forget to pick up a memento in the Oceans Gift Shop. Ocean Discovery Centre is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.) and is perfect for both young and old. All admission funds go to support the Ocean Discovery Centre’s nonprofit mission of providing education, experiences and exploration.

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

OLEANDER CYCLES AND BERMUDA RENTAL CAR LTD. 6 Valley Rd., Paget Tel: 236-2453

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15 Gorham Rd., Hamilton Tel: 295-0919 26 York St., St. George’s Tel: 297-0478 9 Camber Rd. Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-2764 Cambridge Beaches Hotel 30 Kings Point Rd., Somerset Tel: 234-0331 ask for cycle shop The Reefs Hotel 2 Tribe Rd. #3, Southampton Tel: 238-2282 ask for cycle shop Grotto Bay Resort, Bailey’s Bay 11 Blue Hole Hill, Hamilton Parish Tel: 293-1010 Website: bermudarentalcar.com Website: oleandercycles.bm

Bermuda’s No. 1 scooter livery offers quality one- and two-seater scooters and fun, easy-tomanoeuvre two-seater cars, all at competitive rates. With a 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.

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SMATT’S CYCLE LIVERY LTD. Hamilton Princess & Beach Club 74 Pitts Bay Rd., Pembroke Tel: 295-1180 Fairmont Southampton South Shore Rd., Southampton Tel: 238-7800 Website: smattscyclelivery.com

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

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he island’s most stunning natural resource pretty much surrounds you, making it easy to explore — no need for Lara Croft or Indiana Jones–style intrepid treks to find it. What can be intrepid is how you enjoy the waters in and around the island, such as a deep dive under the waves or zooming around on scorchingly fast powerboats. Or you can just kick back with a cruise. Regardless of your thrill tolerance, Bermuda’s waters have you covered.

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Skim the Surface One good way to kick off an exploration of Bermuda’s waves is by hiring a charter boat, with either a sail or motor power. Who better than an experienced captain to navigate Bermuda’s waters and highlight the stunning sights and the best places to snorkel, swim or cliff jump? In Bermuda, charters seem to fit every mood or experience, such as cocktail cruises at sunset, Champagne cruises under the full moon, daytime rides in glassbottom boats to spy sea life or seasonal treks to see the magical glow-worms or catch a glimpse of

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humpback whales migrating past the island. For those ready to captain their own vessel, there are several watersports outlets that rent boats, offering you the opportunity to explore Bermuda’s hidden bays and beaches along the roughly 64 miles of coastline. Depending on your needs, you’ll find a vessel to fit them: Bermuda has boats that range in size from 23-foot pontoon boats that take up to 13 people, as well as 13- and 16-foot Boston Whalers for smaller gatherings and couples. Reel Fun Ever dreamed of catching the big one? You don’t have to go too far — no more than a mile offshore — before you’re in for some exciting action. Whether you’re a novice or veteran fisherman, the island’s knowledgeable fishing captains will provide you with a fishing experience like no other. Haul in game fish such as wahoo, yellowfin and blackfin tuna, amberjack, rainbow runner and mahi mahi. Or experience the thrill of hooking a famous blue marlin. There are both full- and three-quarter-day charters available, and pick-up locations can be arranged to best suit passengers.

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DID YOU KNOW? Teddy Tucker discovered more than 100 shipwrecks in Bermuda waters and was a founding member of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.

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hilst there are an estimated 3 million shipwrecks worldwide, only about 1 percent of them have actually been explored. This rough estimate includes vessels from all stages of human history and ranges from warships and submarines to dug-out canoes. Bermuda, of course, has plenty of shipwrecks with tales to tell. In fact, it has more shipwrecks per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Many have called the waters surrounding Bermuda the “Isle of Devils,” thanks to the reefs that led to the demise of many ships over the years. Today, visitors can easily dive or snorkel more than 40 sunken ships that date all the way back to the 1600s. Here are some sunken ships that are worth learning about — and exploring. THE HERMES One of Bermuda’s most popular shipwrecks, the Hermes can be found about a mile from Horseshoe Bay. One of the reasons it is so popular is that fact that it’s almost

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THE MARY CELESTE Back in 1864, the Mary Celestia, a paddle steamer and Civil War blockade-runner, sank after leaving port in Bermuda. Carrying ammunition, rifles, beef and bacon, it ran aground on a reef. However, everyone on board, except for the ship’s cook, survived. Some experts think that the Bermuda pilot guiding the boat during this time had something to do with wrecking the ship. But no one can say for sure. Today the ship rests at approximately 55 feet off the South Shore, with one of the paddlewheel frames sticking upright. Sections of the bow and stern, boilers, and anchor are also visible. THE NORTH CAROLINA On its way from Bermuda to England, the North Carolina’s 250-foot-long English iron hull sank on New Year’s Day in 1880. These days, the classic sailing ship is quite an impressive spectacle, sitting upright next to the main body of one of Bermuda’s comprehensive barrier reefs. The bow and stern are still fairly intact, but the mid-section has collapsed. Divers can flipper-kick their way through the ship’s large iron ribs.

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completely intact. It sits upright in about 80 feet of water. Built during World War II, it came to Bermuda decades later as a Panamanian freighter with engine trouble. Fast-forward to 1985 and it was sunk as an artificial reef a mile off the South Shore. Divers can explore the 156-foot steel-hulled ship from the cargo hold to the wheelhouse, then to the galley, the winch and the mast on the deck.


THE IRISTO This Norwegian freighter, which sank in 1937, is often called Bermuda’s most unlucky ship because, the crazy thing is, it actually sank due to another shipwreck. The captain of the 250-foot-long ship thought he was following another ship down the channel, the Cristóbal Colón, but the Cristóbal itself was already wrecked hard aground on the reef. By the time he realised his mistake, it was too late and his ship was also claimed by the reef. These days, the ship has loads of beautiful coral attached to it, and its fire engine, propeller and boilers are all still visible. HMS VIXEN Located on the west side of the island, this partially submerged wreck can be visited on one of the many tour boats that visit from Royal Naval Dockyard. Sunk in 1896 as a block ship to defend Dockyard, it is now home to hundreds of hungry bream, chub and snapper, as well as the occasional black grouper. Because it’s in a well-protected part of the island, conditions are typically great for a boat, kayak or Jet Ski visit; and beautiful snorkelling with tame turtles is not far away in front

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of Long Bay Somerset. Turtles are protected, so look closely but don’t touch. THE CRISTÓBAL COLÓN Not to be left out, we return to the 499-footlong Cristóbal Colón that contributed to the sinking of the Iristo. The Cristóbal is the largest known shipwreck off the shores of Bermuda. In 1932 it was a beauty and one of the most advanced liners of its time. That all came to an abrupt end when it hit a coral reef in 1936. Because the ship sat in an upright position for years, the contents of the upper decks were well preserved. Those finds, including chapel doors, pianos and sets of Spanish silverware, were sold at auction. Keep an eye out: Many older Bermuda homes now house these historic furnishings. The wreckage can be found dotting a 100,000-square-foot area on the ocean floor. The ship is now covered with an incredible array of marine life. TREASURE LIES HERE In 1955, Teddy Tucker was searching the Wreck of the San Pedro when he noticed a big plank. He lifted it and underneath was a gold cross festooned with beautiful carvings.

He turned it over to find emeralds embedded on it. Seven emeralds, in fact, each the size of a musket ball. Today, a hologram of the 22-karat gold cross, known as Tucker’s Cross, can be seen at the Ocean Discovery Centre at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI). Why the hologram? A thief snatched the cross in 1975 and replaced it with a plastic replica. Sadly, the stolen cross was never retrieved. Over his lifetime, Tucker discovered more than 100 shipwrecks in Bermuda waters and was a founding member of the BUEI. Experts say it’s hard to determine the value of the cross today, but when the cross was found, it was said to be the single most valuable piece of treasure recovered from a shipwreck. Although Tucker’s Cross is arguably the most remarkable find, other treasures have been recovered over the years. In 1942, the Constellation sank. Divers have recovered coffee cups, nail polish bottles, ceramic tiles, bottles, lead crucifixes and yo-yos. They also found radios, barrels of crockery and medicinal drugs like iodine, penicillin and morphine. The Eagle sank in 1658 and left behind loads of clay pipes likely used for tobacco.

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a family outing. Other great family-friendly fun on the water includes renting a stand-up paddleboard, a Hydrobike or either a single or double kayak to paddle around at a slower pace. A guided kayak tour can uncover some of Bermuda’s most spectacular coastal creatures, including the much-loved Bermuda Longtail; and a glass-bottomed kayak will make it easy to see a variety of coral, colourful fish and turtles. Getting Under Underneath all the exciting water activities there’s another world just waiting to be explored. If you’re looking to keep close to shore, many beaches have concessions that rent snorkel equipment; and there’s no shortage of interesting sea life to discover, including brightly coloured parrotfish and friendly yellow and black-striped sergeant majors. There are loads of ways to make a beach day fun, and many concessions also offer Boogie boards, kayaks, paddleboards and beach toys. Or, for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, take a tour out to North Rock — located at the northern edge of

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Ride the wild side on a high-speed hydrofoil catamaran or hang on the back of a Banana Split boat. Each of these options offers a thrilling way to sightsee while leaving you with an adventure to remember. If that’s not exciting enough, try a high-flying parasailing tour to get a panoramic view of the island and a glimpse at the many reefs that adorn the crystal-clear water. Or you can ratchet a water-based charter tour up a notch and get your adrenaline pumping by giving one of Bermuda’s favourite pastimes — cliff jumping — a try. This kind of tour takes you to one of the small islands in the Great Sound, where you can explore your inner daredevil via a variety of heights to jump from. Back on the water, renting a Jet Ski or heading out on a Jet Ski tour can be just the thrill you seek and perfect for


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Bermuda’s reef platform. There you’ll find ancient coral reef and larger fish species that call the further reaches of the coral reefs home. For those looking to scuba dive, there are PADI diving lessons available at several locations on the island. Then you can set out on a scuba tour to explore Bermuda’s abundant historic shipwrecks. Need help deciding which activities are best for you? Check out Island Tour Centre’s website, chock-full of tours and other adventures; or visit them in Royal Naval Dockyard or Hamilton and let the experts help you make the most of your time in Bermuda. Visitors can also stop by one of the Visitor Services Centres located in the City of Hamilton, Royal Naval Dockyard or the Town of St. George. Check with the helpful staff, which provides insider knowledge about Bermuda and all it has to offer. You can also pick up the new Map Guide to help you navigate the island during your travels.

Summer 2020 will also feature: • ATV tours • Go karts • Paddle Boards

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

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BY ROBYN BARDGETT

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he Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is one of the most thrilling endurance sailing races in the world. Whilst the year-long race, which began in September 2019, was on track to come to Bermuda for the inaugural stop in July 2020, the race was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current edition will now restart from Subic Bay in February 2022, says Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Race co-founder and chairman. With the Clipper 2019-20 Race now proposed to finish in August 2022, the 2022-23 edition has had to move back a year and become the Clipper 2023-24 Race, starting in late summer 2023. This also means that the 2024-25 edition will now become the Clipper 2025-26 Race, starting in late summer 2025. The race is one of the only events that trains everyday people to make six ocean crossings, testing their limits and giving nonprofessional sailors the opportunity to take part in one of the toughest challenges on the planet. Along with being one of the 15 host ports in the 40,000-nautical-mile race, Bermuda is also signed up as

a team partner with the 11-strong matched fleet’s debut entry, GoToBermuda. Onboard during two of the legs will be two local Bermuda members of the ambassador crew — 21-year-old Chanara Smith-Rookes and 19-yearold Matthew Stephens. These young Bermudians prepared for the adventure of a lifetime with a gruelling training programme in cold weather conditions in the U.K. to learn the ropes of life onboard one of the stripped-down ocean-racing yachts. Both Stephens and Smith-Rookes have been invited to continue on GoToBermuda when the race resumes in 2022. Stephens will race on Leg 7 from Seattle through the Panama Canal to New York City and Rookes will leave New York for Leg 8 to Bermuda during the final leg of the race. Boats travelling from New York on the final leg of the race will arrive in Bermuda and will spend a week on the island, staying at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC). There will be events taking place throughout the fleet’s stay on the island before they head off to the U.K. for the race finish in London.

DID YOU KNOW? These young Bermudians prepared for the adventure of a lifetime with a gruelling training programme in cold weather conditions in the U.K.

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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. ANA LUNA CATAMARAN Grotto Bay Beach Resort 11 Blue Hole Hill, Bailey’s Bay Tel: 504-3780 Website: analunaadventures.com

“Adventures in Paradise” sums up the Ana Luna Catamaran experience. Built in France, Ana Luna is an ideal blend of stunning good looks along with strength and well-thought-out functionality. At 45 feet in length, she can accommodate up to 40 guests

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for private functions and group cruises. By night, Ana Luna sleeps eight guests in private cabins with en-suite bathrooms. Ana Luna Catamaran has become very well known for signature groups cruises. Please surf analunaadventures.com for extensive info with click to book reservations. Cruises include Champagne Sunset Cruise, Sail, Snorkel and Swim & Glow-Worms Safari. Popular are several new sunset dinner cruises in both semiformal and casual settings. Ana Luna is a long-time fixture at the beautiful Grotto Bay Resort on the east end of the island. Weekend sailings are from Hamilton, with weekly sailings between the two locations. The Ana Luna team is very proud to feature two of Bermuda’s most likeable crewmembers, Neitra Dill and Terry Mahoney. They never stop helping guests find their bliss, and their smiles belong to their warm Bermudian personalities (and most of their stories are true)!

BERMUDA FUN GOLF WORLD’S NO. 1 MINIATURE GOLF COURSE Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 400-7888 Website: 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

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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 Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 232-KIRK (5475) Website: 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 brand-new water park onboard the M/V Longtail! These tours 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 — 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. CASTAWAY CHARTERS Tel: 505-0855 Website: 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 ship-

wrecks 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. ELIZABETH Dockyard Watersports Centre Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 232-KIRK (5475) Website: elizabethbermuda.com

MV Elizabeth’s simple elegance sets it amongst the most luxurious destinations in Bermuda, and she is equipped to make your experience both magical and memorable. Enjoy anything from cocktail parties to corporate meetings whilst taking in the ocean breeze and incomparable views. A DJ, playlist or even a live band — along with a large dance floor — can be arranged to spice up any occasion. Full catering options and an open, transformable space allow you to customise the inside salon and outside deck into everything you’ve envisioned. First-class crew members take care of your every need so you can enjoy a stress-free event. With a

Simple elegance set amongst the most luxurious destinations in Bermuda, the Elizabeth is equipped to make your experience both magical and memorable. Enjoy anything from cocktail parties to corporate meetings while taking in the ocean breeze and incomparable views. Weddings, team building days, or just a good old-fashioned party: the Elizabeth can host it all. Raise the standard of any occasion on the Elizabeth, surrounded by the crystal blue waters of Bermuda. call: 441-232-KIRK info@kirksadventures.com www.elizabethbermuda.com

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huge variety of adjustable seating options, four bathrooms, an 80-inch flat-screen TV, a large bar and a swim platform with ladder, the Elizabeth is designed to accommodate any size group with comfort and style. Weddings, team building days or just a good oldfashioned party: the MV Elizabeth can host it all. Raise the standard of any occasion on the MV Elizabeth, surrounded by the crystalblue waters of Bermuda. FUNWORX BERMUDA 908 Coopers Island Rd., St. David’s Tel: 595-2925 Facebook: facebook.com/funworxbermuda Instagram: @funworkbermuda

Funworx Bermuda aims to provide affordable fun for locals and tourists alike. Their broad range of water and land activities will guarantee a day of endless fun and excitement. Glide through the Bermudaful waters on their pedal-driven Hydrobikes, which are a local and tourist favourite, or enjoy a sunset tour on their clear-bottom single- or double-seated kayaks. Want to stay on land? Try their URB-E electric scooters, a new and innovative way to explore the island. These guided scooter tours are fun, informative and picturesque. Funworx features ATV tours, go-karts, paddleboards, paddleboats and an inflatable sports arena, to name just a few. HAKUNA MATATA CHARTERS Tel: 505-1611 Website: hmcharters.com

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, booze cruise with friends, office party 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!

Website: 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 conveniently located booking offices, Island Tour Centre is the first stop for your best Bermuda vacation experience ever. Choose from unbeatable diving and snorkelling opportunities, award-winning eco- and adventure tours,

leisurely sightseeing excursions, informative island explorations, heart-racing thrill rides and boat cruises to suit every taste imaginable. If you prefer to explore on your own, their knowledgeable staff can assist you with boat rentals and private charter options — from Boston Whalers 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.

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Jet Ski Tours & Safaris: Experience the thrill of a lifetime on one of K.S. WaterSports’ amazing Jet Ski Adventures, which are rated as one of the best tours and fun activities to do in Bermuda by visitors and locals alike. Splash and dash throughout Bermuda’s aqua-blue waters as their friendly, fun and knowledgeable guides show you some of the best places to see on the water, plus point out many historic landmarks, too. Some of their Jet Ski Adventures even stop off at a shipwreck to feed fish, at a pink sandy beach area for a short swim, explore hidden coves to spot sea turtles and wildlife or to snorkel vibrant coral reefs and discover underwater marine life. Lowest Jet Ski rates in Bermuda plus several Jet Ski Adventures to choose, which are perfect for beginners and the experienced jet skier. As the leader in Jet Ski tours across Bermuda, enjoy an unmatched level of service, the best Jet Ski models and newest equipment to

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use, not to mention the most fun and thrills you and your family will have on the water. Two-hour, three-hour and half-day private Jet Ski tours are available as well for groups of all sizes. Instructions provided to all participants to ensure a safe and memorable experience. All ages welcome. Must be 16 years or older (by law) to drive a Jet Ski. Parasailing: Fancy something a little more daring and exciting? Then experience the high-flying thrill, panoramic views and pure excitement of parasailing. Soar over Bermuda’s crystal-clear waters on board the Thrill Seeker. This powerful winch boat allows you to take off and land without getting wet, unless, of course, you request a dip. The professional crew assures you a safe and memorable experience. Suitable for ages 5 years or older. Banana Boat Adventures: Looking for the ultimate thrill ride and funin-the-sun adventure? Then hop aboard the

inflatable banana and be pulled by our highspeed boat around the Great Sound, getting faster and faster with every turn. You’ll be surrounded by spectacular views and turquoise waters, but you’ll probably be more concentrated on holding on tight while your banana boat bounces on the waves and twists and turns on this adrenaline-packed ride! This activity is affordable, fun for all ages and great for groups and families looking to have a fantastic time on the water. Seats 12 persons in total (6 on each side). Snorkeling Excursions: Are you the adventurous type and want to explore Bermuda from below the water? Then join one of their popular two-stop snorkeling boat excursions or two-hour Jet Ski & Snorkel Safaris, which are great for beginners and experienced snorkelers who want to explore Bermuda’s amazing underwater marine life and vibrant coral reefs. Quality snorkel gear is provided for all snorkel excursions, plus private snorkeling tour options are available upon request. Group

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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 “Certificate Of Excellence” 5 years in a row plus the “Hall Of Fame” Award in 2019. They offer Jet Ski tours, parasailing, boat and pontoon rentals, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling excursions, banana boat adventures and private boat charters/tours from four convenient locations across Bermuda.


sizes on board are smaller compared to other tour operators, which give you a more personalised snorkeling experience. Pontoon & Boat Rentals: Looking to plan your very own adventure? Then rent one of their brand-new 13-foot or 16-foot Boston Whaler boats or their larger 23-foot pontoon boats. Whether half day or full day, beginner or experienced driver, their instructors will have you up and ready to captain your own boat in no time, so you can head out on the water and explore Bermuda at your own pace and leisure. A detailed map with routes and points of interest to see is provided with every boat rental. Enjoy quality boats at the best rates. 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 55 feet long, which are perfectly priced for groups, families and friends who want to relax, cruise, have fun and explore Bermuda’s waters, islands and beaches in style and comfort. Swim, snorkel, cliff jump, tour the coastline, picnic, spot sea turtles and more. Your dedicated captain will customise your charter experience to suit all your needs.

THE SEAT OF A SMATT’S CYCLE IS THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLAND — GUARANTEED!

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

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

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Kayaks & Paddle Board Rentals: For something a little slower paced and still very fun and exciting, try renting one of their brand-new kayaks and paddleboards (SUP), which are perfect for all ages and skill levels. For adventure tours, rentals and private boat charter reservations, please call or book online on their website. Reservations are advised. TRAVELER CHARTERS BERMUDA Tel: 705-6326 Website: travelerbermuda.com

Whether it’s celebrating family and friends or corporate entertaining, Traveler is the perfect choice for cruising Bermuda’s waters in comfort and style. Formerly owned by a local Bermudian head of state, Traveler has a fascinating legacy. Beautifully crafted details and classic design set the stage for a magical escape that treats all the senses. Charters are fully customisable. Snorkel local shipwrecks and, if feeling brave enough, you can try cliff diving. Or maybe you can do some reef fishing in preparation for lunch! Romantics can enjoy heavenly sunset cruising with cocktails and canapés, followed by an amazing chef’s table dinner. Book a charter aboard Traveler and experience the difference!

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get active outdoors or you want to watch all the action, there are plenty of activities to choose from. Par for the Course With seven world-class courses, stunning views, challenging fairways and a temperate climate to work on your swing year-round, it’s no wonder Bermuda is known as a golfer’s paradise. Many of the courses have been designed by worldrenowned course designers and over the years have hosted golf celebrities such as Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson. Bermuda’s golf courses are regularly praised for their beauty and stimulating game by major outlets such as Golf Digest and Travel + Leisure. The former St. George’s Golf Course reopened in May 2021 at the St. Regis Bermuda Resort. The course will total about 3,600 yards and will be par 60. With more golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the world, there’s no shortage of interesting play in Bermuda, whether you’re trying to challenge yourself with tough holes or looking to line up shots against jaw-dropping backdrops — or both. Along with courses ranked amongst some of the best in the world, there are opportunities to watch some exciting major tournaments on the island, including the official PGA TOUR Pro-Am Bermuda Championship event, which takes place at the Port Royal Golf Course from October 25-31, 2021. Not only is the event compelling for spectators who can see some of the PGA professional players in action, but the course also features some of the most stunning backdrops of any golf course in the world, with dramatic cliffs and the variegated blues off the coast of the South Shore. There are also several annual tournaments open to amateur players that take place at a variety of the

different clubs on the island, including the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship (now known as the Dark ’n Stormy World Par 3 Championship) that took place in March, and the Goslings International Invitational tentatively scheduled for November 16-19, 2021. The Bermuda Goodwill Tournament, which takes place in December, was established in 1953 and is one of the world’s longest running Pro-Am golf tournaments that sees teams comprised of one club professional and three amateur club members travel to Bermuda to golf and enjoy all that Bermuda has to offer. And if you’re looking for a more a relaxing, family-friendly round of match play, Bermuda Fun Golf at 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.

Along with courses ranked amongst some of the best in the world, there are opportunities to watch some exciting major tournaments on the island.

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THE SPORTING LIFE THE MID OCEAN CLUB Tucker’s Town, St. George’s Tel: 293-0330 themidoceanclubbermuda.com

Highlights: Designed by Charles Blair Macdonald in 1921 and modified to its current design by Robert Trent Jones. 6,520 yards / Par 71 / 18 holes NEWSTEAD BELMONT HILLS GOLF RESORT & SPA 27 Harbour Rd., Paget Tel: 236-6060 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: 295-9092 oceanviewgolfclub.com

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 PORT ROYAL GOLF 5 Port Royal Rd., Southampton Tel: 234-0974 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 ST. GEORGE’S GOLF COURSE

Currently in the works is the reopening of the former St. George’s Golf Course at the end of 2020. The course will total about 3,600 yards and will be par 60.

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TUCKER’S POINT GOLF COURSE 60 Tucker’s Point Dr., Hamilton Parish Tel: 298-6970 tuckerspoint.com/club/golf/

Highlights: Originally designed by Charles H. Banks in 1932, enhanced by Roger Rulewich in 2002. 6,491 yards / Par 70 / 18 holes TURTLE HILL GOLF CLUB SOUTHAMPTON Tel: 238-8000 101 South Rd., Southampton fairmont.com/southampton-bermuda/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 MINI GOLF COURSES BERMUDA FUN GOLF Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 400-7888 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. THE BERMUDA GOLF ACADEMY & DRIVING RANGE 12 Industrial Park Rd., Southampton Tel: 238-8880 facebook.com/TheBermuda-Golf-Academy-499499306788190

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

More Moves to Make Bermuda is also an ideal place to run. Between September and June, there are races almost every weekend, some as short as a 5K and others more challenging, like the Bermuda Triple Challenge during Bermuda Race Weekend in January, which includes 1 mile, 10K and a half- or full marathon. For those just looking to squeeze in a few miles between beach days, take in some of the beautiful views, especially along the South Shore, or challenge yourself to running along the sandy beach paths that connect Horseshoe Bay and Warwick Long Bay. Another great way to enjoy the beach is by horseback. Trail rides with experienced riding instructors are perfect for a fun family adventure takes you along some breathtaking coastlines. For fans of tennis, the island is the perfect spot to knock out a couple of sets. Along with courts at many hotels, the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium, just on the outskirts of the City of Hamilton, is open to visitors to book the court throughout the week. Enjoy the Spectacle Bermuda is also well known for hosting its fair share of spectator sports, so if you’re looking to check out the action — whether it’s cricket, soccer, rugby or athletics — there’s plenty to choose from. The most popular yearly spectator sport falls during the two-day holiday in the summer. The Cup Match Classic, which will take place on July 30 and 31, 2020, sees the east and west end rivalries battle it out on the cricket pitch. Whilst cricket is certainly taken seriously in Bermuda, the party during the game adds to the event’s lively atmosphere. Another yearly fixture sees classic rugby players from several nations, including Canada, New Zealand, France and the U.K. back on the pitch during the World Rugby Classic, which will take place November 8-14, 2020, at the National Sports Centre. Throughout the year the Bermuda National Football team also hosts home games against their CONCACAF rivals.

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hen Flora Duffy crossed the finish line in the XTERRA World Championship held on Maui October 2019, she became the first elite athlete to win the ultra-challenging race five times. In a matter of 2 hours, 49 minutes, 24 seconds, she conquered the 1-mile rough-water swim, the 19.2mile bike trail (which involves a lot of uphill climbing) and the 6.5-mile run (which also includes a heavy dose of uphill action). “It’s something I never thought I would achieve in my career,” she says. “My background is primarily racing triathlon on the road. I really enjoyed mixing it up on the trails and being exposed to a completely different community within the triathlon space.” The race begins with a difficult ocean swim, then the course zigzags up and down the West Maui Mountains and, for the grand finale, athletes must run a forest trail that involves a lot of uneven terrain and ends with a tough slog through deep sand. “There was a tough swell that morning, but that added to the excitement of the race,” she says. “The toughest part for me was probably the run because I was coming back off of my foot injury. So, I was just a little cautious and nervous.” Despite the nerves, she came in first. Born and

raised in Bermuda, Duffy was part of the local swim club, ran every road race she could and became really involved in the cycling scene. She says that pretty much sums up her childhood. “Bermuda is a great place to train,” she says. “It’s small, but there is a great cycling scene. There’s a 50-metre pool next to the track. There are trails to run on [and] a really great cycling community.” After winning the Ironman 70.3 South Africa, the three-time Olympian decided to skip the ITU World Triathlon Series to focus on the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics, set for July 23 to August 8.

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Elbow Beach, Paget Parish Though part of this beach serves the private resorts located on it, it is still accessible to non-hotel guests from Tribe Road No. 4. Known as one of Bermuda’s iconic pink beaches, its location, favourable winds and water currents make it a mainstay for watersports enthusiasts. It’s here where you’ll not only be able to kayak and snorkel but kitesurf as well. The wreck of the Pollockshields is only about 100 feet offshore, so it’s popular with beginner divers. Astwood Cove, Warwick Parish Ever dreamed of having a beach almost entirely to yourself? Though getting to Astwood Cove involves some hiking down a cliff trail, it’s worth it once you arrive at this hidden beach. You can make a day out of a trip here, surrounded by bluffs, beautiful views and little else. Atop the rocks, Astwood Park offers postcard-picture views, picnic tables and bathrooms. Warwick Long Bay, Warwick Parish A half-mile of pink sand framed by jagged outcroppings make this a favourite beach of locals and visitors alike. There are restrooms and a playground with additional amenities at nearby Horseshoe Bay. Stonehole Bay, Warwick Parish Bustling Horseshoe Bay is just up the road from this little slice of paradise. It’s also next to Jobson’s Cove and part of Warwick Long Bay, but it still manages to remain secluded. Dramatic cliffs make for memorable Instagramming. Chaplin Bay, Southampton Parish Tucked between rocky sea cliffs, this little beach offers a scenic spot to relax on the sand. A trail through the dunes leads you to concessions and other facilities at Horseshoe Bay. Horseshoe Bay, Southampton Parish At Bermuda’s most iconic beach you’ll find small tidal pools, interesting rock formations and a wide swath of pink sand. Many facilities are available here, including rentals, a café, showers and toilets.

This is a good spot for people watching. Most cruise ships offer day trips here, and you can enjoy food, drinks and entertainment at Rum Bum Beach Bar, where can rent loungers, sand chairs and umbrellas in addition to Boogie boards and snorkel gear. Church Bay, Southampton Parish Nearby reefs make this small beach a snorkeller’s paradise. Look for parrotfish and angelfish amongst a network of reefs close to shore. Church Bay Park overlooks the beach and offers convenient picnic areas and restrooms. West Whale Bay, Southampton Parish From March to April, humpback whales pass just offshore as they migrate north to summer feeding grounds. Spot a breaching behemoth or take in a stunning sunset. The small beach here also is a popular local spot for shore fishing. Picnic tables and bathrooms are in a large grassy area behind the beach.

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BEACHES EAST END Tobacco Bay, St. George’s Parish Unique rock formations ring this historic bay, the site of the Gunpowder Plot of 1775, in which locals helped American revolutionaries steal British gunpowder from the Town of St. George. Today it’s popular with snorkellers who have easy access to coral reefs and underwater life. Modern-day amenities range from gear rentals to food, drinks and live music. Achilles Bay, St. George’s Parish This heel-shaped beach — whose name references the mythological warrior’s only weakness — is adjacent to Fort St. Catherine and is best visited during low tide. Much of the beach is secluded and peaceful.

Clearwater Beach, St. George’s Parish Looking to make a splash? Mount a pedalpowered Hydrobike at this uncrowded beach, which was created by

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the U.S. Navy when Cooper’s Island was used as a naval air station. Amenities are plentiful, including playgrounds, a beach bar, barbecue areas and bathrooms. Just across the street is a nature preserve with walking trails and scenic views of the rocky shoreline. Other activities include snorkelling and volleyball. John Smith’s Bay, Smith’s Parish Captain John Smith is forever linked to Pocahontas and Jamestown, but his ties to Bermuda are extensive. In fact, Smith created the first map of the archipelago. Named after the explorer, this long expanse of pink sand fronts protected shallow waters and reefs teeming with marine life. In the summer months, lifeguards keep watch over the swimmers.

SAFETY FIRST Fronting calm, clear, protected waters, Bermuda’s beaches are generally a fit for kids and novice swimmers of all ages. Here’s an added safety factor. During high season, lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at some of Bermuda’s most popular beaches: Clearwater Beach/Turtle Bay (May 24-Labour Day); John Smith’s Bay (May 24-Labour Day); and Horseshoe Bay (May 1-October 31).

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Gates Bay, St. George’s Parish History buffs will appreciate this beach, where Sir George Somers and his crew came ashore after a shipwreck in 1609. This popular local hangout is near Fort St. Catherine, a short walk from Fort Gate Museum; and it offers stunning ocean views.


WEST END Daniel’s Head, Sandys Parish Spanning 17 coastal acres, the protected beaches here feature calm waters and 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. Canoeing and kayaking also are enjoyable options. Bathrooms and showers are available at Daniel’s Head Park. Kids and grown-ups alike will have a blast at the inflatable water park here. Somerset Long Bay, Sandys Parish Snorkel at this loved-by-locals spot and you may just be lucky enough to glimpse a sea turtle swimming by. There are many small reefs offshore of this beach, which is part of a nature reserve co-owned by the Bermuda National Trust and Bermuda Audubon Society. Thanks to the freshwater pond in the reserve, which attracts many migratory species, Somerset Long Bay is an ideal spot for birdwatching. Mangrove Bay, Sandys Parish Fish, sail, swim or snorkel at this stretch of shore hugged by mangroves. Shops and restaurants are available in nearby Somerset Village. Black Bay, Sandys Parish Across from Royal Naval Cemetery and a short walk from Royal Naval Dockyard are three tiny coves with beaches that come and go with the tide. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and forage for colourful sea glass scattered along the shore. Parson’s Bay, Sandys Parish Calm, shallow waters are perfect for swimming and splashing about at this whitesand beach near Royal Naval Dockyard.

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Snorkel Park Beach, Sandys Parish Tucked away in the northwest corner of Royal Naval Dockyard, Snorkel Park Beach offers a ton of watersports options. Rent a kayak, paddleboard or pedal boat, then go snorkelling amidst 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.

NORT H SHOR E Clarence Cove, Pembroke Parish Rock climbers scale dramatic cliffs as snorkellers explore sea caves for lobsters and sea turtles. The beach is part of Admiralty House Park, near Hamilton.

Bermuda’s compact size makes beachhopping a breeze.

Shelly Bay, Hamilton Parish Families flock to this beach just north of Flatts Village. Shady trees and shallow, protected waters make Shelly Bay an ideal spot for kids to swim and snorkel. On the western side of the beach is a boardwalk that meanders through a small nature reserve, and you’ll find a playground and picnic tables at a nearby park.

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tion of locally made items by Bermudian artisans. Pick up mementos that will keep your memories of Bermuda alive in all your senses, ranging from spicy hot pepper jams to fragrant home-made candles to tactile textiles like needlework and quilts. Some island artists display their works at their own galleries, like the Birdsey Studio, where Jo Lindberg carries on in the footsteps of her father, Alfred Birdsey. The gallery that got its start when Alfred hung his paintings

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The Gombey, an iconic piece of the island’s culture, is an African-derived performance which can be traced back to the days of slavery. outside his home, garnering interest from passers-by, remains casual and homey to this day. Bring the beauty of Bermuda home with you by purchasing depictions of the island’s pretty pink-sand beaches and luminous turquoise waters. Lisa-Anne Rego sets her sights seaside, her works perfectly depicting the dance of water, light and gentle breezes. Her realistic giclee prints will bring warmth and joy to your home. At some point whilst you’re on island, you’re sure to find yourself wishing you could hold on to your feelings of holiday-inspired joy for all time. Portrait photographer Gavin Howarth can capture your family aglow with the beauty and serenity of a Bermuda vacation. Whether you opt for digital images to generate buzz amongst your social media followers or a keepsake album, Howarth’s trained eye will produce photographs that become a beloved part of your family memories. Perhaps the most dynamic representation of arts in Bermuda is one with the most tragic roots. The Gombey, an iconic piece of the island’s culture, is an African-derived performance which can be traced back to the days of slavery, when Africans were only allowed to dance and celebrate once a year. They did so wearing masks as a way to protest injustices by slave owners whilst avoiding retribution. The art form evolved into a spectacular display that’s featured during holidays and special events, where Gombey troupes in colourful costumes bedecked with mirrors, bells and tassels perform lively choreographed dances. See it for yourself at the Gombey Festival in September, during some Harbour Nights (held every Wednesday in Hamilton from May to August), at Destination Dockyard (held every Monday in Royal Naval Dockyard from July to August), at Market Nights (held every Tuesday during the summer in St. George’s) or at public celebrations and holidays.

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CAPTURING G THE ESSENCE OF THE ISLAND A LOCAL ARTIST CARRIES ON A FAMILY TRADITION WHILST CELEBRATING THE BERMUDA THAT WAS — AND IS.

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ossamer palm trees, quaint winding streets and old Bermudian architecture inhabit the paintings of Jo Birdsey Linberg. But if the alluring scenes she paints seem recognisable, it’s only through artistic sleight of hand. “Everything I paint is in the eye of my imagination,” explains the artist, who runs the Birdsey Studio on Stowe Hill, Paget. “I believe art should attract the eye and challenge the mind. I don’t enjoy stereotypical painting.” Her father would approve. The late Alfred Birdsey was a Bermudian legend whose oils, watercolours and lithographs were highly sought after by collectors the world over. Today, his youngest daughter carries on the family legacy with impressionistic landscapes

and figurative paintings which bear the simple lines and Asian-influenced brushstrokes of her mentor yet establish her own whimsical style that has been exhibited in Bermuda and overseas. Indeed, a wander through the back garden of the Birdsey Studio is like entering an engaging world where past and present mix delightfully amid citrus trees, begonias, Bermuda’s renowned “mystery” roses, and family memorabilia. An old Coke bottle, coral-encrusted mineral bottles retrieved from the seabed, a spindle, a wheel from a child’s wooden barrow — all of these are reminders of shared family experiences whilst being artistically inspiring. Bermuda-born Birdsey Linberg grew up at “Rosecote,” her parents’ home since Valentine’s Day 1945. And though her father is no longer around, his spirit seems alive and well in the humour, hospitality and creative energy of his successor. Collectors of her work may leave with paintings, but they’ll probably also take away practical advice, snippets of island folklore and tales of Bermuda in the late 1950s and 1960s. Birdsey Linberg paints both oils and watercolours, though more of the latter, which she completes, like her father, in a whirlwind of motion. She often begins these at her home in neighbouring Devonshire, washing colour before penning in details in ink whilst chatting to guests at the studio. Her subjects are wide ranging: St. George’s streets and rooflines; yachts match-racing across Hamilton Harbour; whimsical animals or a child sitting in a flower garden — a “rhythm of colour,” once enthused the Italian edition of Marie Claire magazine. Often inspired by the phrases and spirit of classical music, she also admires turn-of-the-century painters, especially Maurice de Vlaminck, who believed in the freedom of painting quick strokes and bright colour. She also is drawn to the works of early 20th-century painters, such as the Scottish Colourists. “I love the old gentle Bermuda of my childhood, its narrow, winding roads, cottages, gateposts, butteries and shutters and sailboats,” says the artist, who studied archaeology and classical languages at the University of Nottingham. “I enjoy the challenge of painting these elements for a modern world, whilst trying to evoke the atmosphere of the old way of life we all knew. I used to kid my father that he was the Front Street painter, and I did the back roads.” And whilst doing what she loves, the artist not only carries on a family tradition but also thrills to know her work sends Bermuda’s quiet charm and beauty throughout the world. “Painting the island is rewarding,” she notes, “because what I do in a relatively short period of time becomes part of my clients’ everyday lives. Through my work, visitors take Bermuda with them, keeping their personal memories of our special island alive for a very long time.” The Birdsey Studio is located at 5 Stowe Hill, Paget. Visits are by appointment only.

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I NSI DE R’ 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 your artistic pursuits. BERMUDA ARTS CENTRE AT DOCKYARD Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 534 2809 Website: artbermuda.com

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. The Arts Centre only offers items made in Bermuda.

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THE BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET The Cooperage Building Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-3208 Website: bermudacraftmarket.com

The Bermuda Craft Market in Dockyard 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 their craftsmen at work; generally, this occurs from April to November. All items are available for purchase and include the work of several potters and jewellers, featuring one of-a-kind keepsakes. Bermuda’s only cigar roller is a big attraction, and he will amuse you with tales of tobacco whilst showing how a premium cigar is made. You will also find candles, handmade soaps, historical maps, Bermuda cedar wares, cards, books and so much more. THE BERMUDA SOCIETY OF ARTS (BSOA) City Hall & Art Centre, Top Floor 17 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 292-3824 Website: bsoa.bm

Centrally located on the top floor of Hamilton’s City Hall is Bermuda’s oldest and largest art gallery. The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) was originally set up more than 60 years ago by a group of 25 local artists so they

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could have regular exhibitions. From modest beginnings the BSoA has grown in strength and influence. Today, often referred to as the “People’s Gallery,” the tradition continues; and art show openings are held every third Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring all types of art. If you want to learn more about Bermudian art and artists, then the 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. Come in and take a look. 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 Orientalinspired 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.

CROWN POINT — VACATION PHOTOGRAPHY Tel: 705-0804 Website: 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 island-wide. Their photographers specialise in shoots for family vacations, honeymoons, babymoons, proposals, girls’ weekends and romantic getaways and more. DOCKYARD GLASSWORKS GLASS ART GALLERY & HOT GLASSBLOWING STUDIO Building 19 One Maritime Lane Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-4216 Website: dockglass.com

At the Dockyard Glassworks Studio, artists will display their skills whilst you watch as they create all sorts of glass pieces; these range from small sculptural, collectable creatures (many native to the island), to larger vases and rippling-edged plates. As such, the Glass Gallery has a wide range of unique pieces on display. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 7 p.m. when ships are docked. International shipping via general post and courier is available. The Dockyard Glassworks is on TripAdvisor, so please check them out!

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CREATIVE “You can go to heaven if you want. I’d rather stay in Bermuda.” This sentiment, purported to have been uttered by none other than Mark Twain himself, serves to show the influence of the isle on the arts scene. Bermuda inspired great works like English playwright William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and John Lennon’s Double Fantasy album, and the island surely influenced those born here who went on to make a name for themselves in Hollywood. One example is Lena Headey, the actress who memorably portrayed the Game of Thrones villain Cersei Lannister. Headey was born in Bermuda in 1973 to English parents; her father was stationed there in the Bermuda Police Service. The family lived in Hamilton until Headey was five, when they moved to England. Bayard Outerbridge is a Bermudian behind the camera. Outerbridge’s focus as a producer and director is largely in the documentary realm, from 2010’s Face of the Rock, a short portrait of Bermudian artist Trevor Todd, to Sea Rescue, a 63-episode documentary television series on which Outerbridge worked as associate producer. His latest work, 2019’s Aleppo, is a drama depicting a SyrianAmerican doctor coming to terms with a traumatic brain injury she suffered in the Syrian city for which the film is named. The most notable Bermudian family on the world stage is surely the Douglases; matriarch Diana Douglas was born here in 1923 in Devonshire. Her father, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Melville Dill, served as a Member of the Colonial Parliament, Attorney General of Bermuda and Commanding Officer of the Bermuda Militia Artillery. Diana’s son Michael Douglas achieved widespread fame and success in Hollywood as an actor. He and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, listed their Warwick property — consisting of three acres with eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread across a 7,300-square-foot main house, two-storey guesthouse, two-bedroom caretaker’s cottage and one-bedroom apartment — for sale in 2019 at a price of $10.6 million.

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HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY LTD. Prints available online or at Brown & Co., Hamilton The Bermuda Craft Market Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 532-3234 Website: bermudascenics.com

Gavin Howarth is a local photographer with a deep love for Bermuda and her natural beauty. For over 10 years he has been seeking out beautiful scenes from all over the island. Specialising in seascapes, he also has a collection of other local scenes as well as a selection of aerial images. The images are printed to the highest standard and mounted with the best possible materials designed to fit popular frame sizes. His rich, vibrant and detailed images can be purchased in print at select island retailers or online at bermudascenics.com. JON FAULKNER GALLERY 7 Camber Rd. Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-5116 Website: jonfaulknergallery.com

MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART Botanical Gardens 183 South Shore Rd., Paget Tel: 299-4000 Website: bermudamasterworks.com

Masterworks is Bermuda’s only purposebuilt museum and is home to over 1,600 works of Bermuda-inspired art, including famous names such as Winslow Homer, Albert Gleizes and Georgia O’Keeffe. Every month, a cross-section of local artists display their works in shows. The Arrowroot Gift Shop is home to a variety of local artisans’ handiwork, available for purchase. Homer’s Café, a perfect complement to the beauty of the Botanical Gardens, prepares an array of fresh and delicious meals for breakfast and lunch. The museum and café are 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 Website: nmb.bm

Immerse yourself in 500 years of history at the National Museum, housed within the island’s largest fort. The 15-acre property includes British military buildings of the Keep citadel and the award-winning Commissioner’s House. Inside its historic limestone walls, learn about Bermuda’s cultural links with the West Indies and the Azores, trans-Atlantic slavery and the island’s defence through two World Wars. Marvel at local artist Graham Foster’s 1,000-square-foot mural of Bermuda history and other maritime art. Explore the collection of small local watercraft and Shipwreck Island: Sunken Clues to Bermuda’s Past, an exhibit showcasing Spanish gold, colonial trade goods and other artefacts recovered from local shipwrecks. Open April through November from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.); December through March from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.). Adults, $15; seniors, $12; free for children under 16.

Jon Faulkner Gallery is located in the heart of Royal Naval Dockyard. All items are handmade onsite by master potter Jon Faulkner, who is available most days to sign his work. The gallery boasts an extensive range of work, including salt-glazed wheel thrown pottery, handmade Bermuda Rockpools, ceramic house signs and Raku-fired jewellery. Jon Faulkner Gallery is a muststop if you’re looking for high-quality and unique “Handmade in Bermuda” work. Jon Faulkner Gallery is open seven days a week, and international shipping is available. LISA-ANNE REGO ART GALLERY Clocktower Shopping Mall Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 238-1407 Website: lisaregoart.com

Lisa-Anne Rego is a Bermudian artist who enjoys capturing her island home using vibrant colours and sharp detailing. She studied drawing and painting at the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Lisa-Anne was voted one of the Top 50 Emerging Artists in the U.S. for 2012, and in 2017, she became the officially licensed artist of the America’s Cup. She enjoys sharing the stories behind her art with her gallery visitors.

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and tasty dining options for when you take a break from shop-hopping. In stores like 27th Century Boutique, Brown & Co., and Flying Colours, you’ll find everything ranging from casual clothing to boutique wear. Browse through a range of batik sundresses, colourful wraps, sarongs and swimsuits; cloth bags; beaded jewellery and more at Frangipani, located in the Washington Mall. If you move further south, you can take a peek into various jewellery options. Crisson Jewellers, a family-run jewellery store since 1922, carries Rolex and other Swiss watch brands, as well as designer jewellery and an impressive collection of fine gems. If you’re looking for a whimsical addition to your jewellery collection, Alexandra

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Jewellers. For more pieces reflecting this tropical paradise, visit Davidrose Studio. The husband-and-wife team is well known for their one-of-a-kind bridal and custom jewellery, as well as their signature Ocean Collection. Meanwhile, Swiss Jewellers is the place to go for Spanish Colonial shipwreck coins, unique fine jewellery, diamond rings and fine watches. If you prefer a more intimate shopping experience, call Walker Christopher Goldsmith’s. They offer private appointments at their new store in Hamilton. They showcase an excellent collection of authentic coins. This includes 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 cufflinks. Museum-quality Egyptian artefacts have been transformed into wearable art.

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ISLAND BUYS TABS’ tropical print is inspired by Bermuda’s Botanical Gardens and perfect turquoise water. The print was featured throughout their 2020 collections, including Bermuda shorts, shirts and new sustainable swim trunks. These island-inspired products blend bold colours with stunning prints to give you that summer feeling all year round. TABS collaborated with local artist Alshanté Foggo to create the Botanical Gardens print as a mural at its flagship store on Reid Street. The mural doubles as a “selfie wall” where customers can take an Insta-worthy photo of themselves against the brightly coloured backdrop.

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Mosher Studio Jewellery is the place to visit. Her jewellery is inspired by Bermuda’s pink sand and its environment. Here, you can take a piece of the island back home with you. Stock up on lucky charms with the Bermuda Lucky Stone and Bermuda Ocean Mist — along with an extensive collection of Bermuda Pink Sand jewellery — at E.R. Aubrey


WE SOBOT TLED B E R MU DA YO U CA N TA K E SO M E H O M E. Bring home a few bottles or cans of delicious Bermuda histor y. Save 20% t o 4 0 % o f f G o s l i n g s A w a r d -W i n n i n g R u m s a n d t h e p o p u l a r G o s l i n g s S t o r m y Ginger Beer at Duty-Free shops, plus free delivery. And don’t forget to bring home G o s l i n g s B l a c k S e a l a p p a r e l o r o r d e r a n y a p p a r e l a n d g i f t s a t g o s l i n g s r u m . co m .

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Also stop by TABS — The Authentic Bermuda Shorts to peruse its 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. For more trendy and unique clothing and jewellery, visit Touché, located in the heart of Hamilton on Reid Street.

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If you’re in the mood for something more whimsical, try Hodge Podge, where you’ll find quirky gift options like lighthouse-themed salt and pepper shakers and sea-inspired jewellery. 59 Front is the perfect destination to shop international perfumes and cosmetics with brands that include Clarins Paris and Bobbi Brown.

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One advantage of Bermuda’s shopping scene is the abundance of items reflecting local colour and traditions. West End Finds One advantage of Bermuda’s shopping scene is the abundance of items reflecting local colour and traditions. For example, at the Bermuda Craft Market in Royal Naval Dockyard, you can find sea glass decorations, hand-dyed silk scarves, Bermuda cedar items, speciality cigar rollers and more. Ask around to be directed to Jennifer Rodrigues Designs to see her iconic Bermuda pink sand designs hand carved in wax and cast in sterling silver. Continued on page 84

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Shopping in St. George’s For travellers hopping around the island, the Town of St. George is also a place for shopping and finding local treats. Merch offers freshly fashionable island wear, striking jewellery pieces, elegant home décor and alluring accessories. Saltwater Jewellery Studio was founded by two local artists who use sustainable practices to create memorable pieces that are often inspired by life in Bermuda. You may also want to stop by Seaglass Studio on Water Street, where Kelly Diel 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. The Lili Bermuda Perfumery, an internationally recognised couture perfume house located at Stewart Hall on Queen Street, may be the place for you to explore the essences of the island via new scents.



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FASHION QUEEN SHIONA TURINI HAS HAD A LOVE AFFAIR WITH FASHION EVER SINCE SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL. NOW THIS BERMUDIAN TRENDSETTER IS A SOUGHT-AFTER BRAND CONSULTANT, STYLIST AND FASHION DESIGNER WORKING WITH TOP NAMES ALL AROUND THE GLOBE.

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hiona Turini has crafted a style that’s all her own, and she’s taking the fashion world by storm. As a fashionista and a contributor to notable publications, including Condé Nast Traveller, Elle, Variety and New York Magazine, her list of clients includes some of the biggest names in fashion. Turini was recruited by Hearst Corporation to join Cosmopolitan, the world’s largest women’s publication, as fashion market director, where she helped change the fashion coverage of the highly influential magazine. Prior to joining Cosmopolitan, Turini worked with top stylist and former Vogue Paris Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld to launch the eponymously titled CR Fashion Book. She was recently nominated by the Costume Designers Guild Awards in the “Excellence in Contemporary Film” category for her work as a costume designer for the film Queen & Slim, a romantic crime drama released in 2019. In early 2020, the iconic Barbie brand by Mattel released a new doll series styled by Turini that celebrates “diversity through fashion.” In her decade-long career in entertain-

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ment, fashion and publishing, Turini has established herself as a leading fashion expert and is often recognised for both her work and personal style. With so much buzz surrounding her recent collaborations, we can’t help but wonder what this famous Bermudian will be working on next; but we’re certain it will be spectacular. In this Visit Bermuda exclusive, Turini shares some insider tips about fashion and the island she holds close to her heart. WHEN DID YOU DEVELOP A LOVE OF FASHION? I don’t remember not having a love of fashion. In primary school, I was extremely particular about what I wore — I had a strong aversion to my uniform skirts, which turned into a not-so-minor ongoing tiff with my mother. In high school, I was making coordinated outfits for my friends and myself. Perhaps it was because I grew up in a household where I was taught to sew — there was always an element of invention in making clothes and dressing — but I always knew I would work in fashion. One day, I packed, moved to New York City and followed my dreams. DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE. My personal style is best described as tailored and playfully sophisticated. I love the look and feel of a well-tailored pant or suit, but I’m always sure to balance the structure and sophistication of the look with something fun — which is habitually a signature crop top or a great pop of colour. Lately, on set as a costume designer for long hours, I’ve been experimenting with incorporating loungewear in interesting ways as well, so there’s an elevated sporty element in there, too. MUST-HAVE ACCESSORIES? The collection of gold bangles my mother gifted me is my must-have. Also, lately I cannot be seen without my Bermuda Triangle pendant that I got from Davidrose Studio in St. George’s. INSIDER FASHION TIPS? Have a tailor on call. You take back a lot of power when it comes to dressing when you admit that not everything will fit your body perfectly. However, you can get the bespoke experience when you invest in pieces you like and have them tailored specifically for you. It

will bring a new appreciation to your clothes and perspective to dressing. Take it a step further by having your favourite items remade in a range of colours, prints and fabrics. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BERMUDA? There are so many things I love about Bermuda. Overall, I love that it is home. I love that I can identify my childhood with endless days at the beach — sun, sand between my toes, and shrivelling in Bermuda’s perfect ocean. Camping during the summer; learning what it really means to live in nature; being on a boat on the weekends; having access to such a diverse ecosystem and historical sites. I also love that whilst it’s small, there is a new sight to see or experience around every corner. HIDDEN GEM THAT VISITORS SHOULD CHECK OUT? Bermuda has such a rich, unique history. The best gift a visitor (and Bermudian) can give themselves is a Long Story Short tour with Kristin White. She highlights everything special about the island — from the globally significant to the unknown — and ties in support for small Bermudian businesses. You will see Bermuda in all of her glory. WHAT’S YOUR TRAVEL PHILOSOPHY? Talk to strangers… seriously. On my recent trip to India, I wound up at a complete stranger’s gorgeous wedding at a house in the countryside; and I still keep in touch with people I met while there today. If you find yourself in a foreign place (or even a familiar one), know that nine times out of ten, talking to strangers (especially locals) can bring you new knowledge, perspectives and opportunities. FAVOURITE TRAVEL HACKS? I’m a chronic over-packer, so I started to pack for trips in colour stories. Jewel tones for India, whites and pops of brights for Bermuda. It helps me to narrow down what I’m packing and edit my footwear choices well. Follow along with Turini on Instagram @shionat and view highlights of her trendsetting work at shionaturini.com.

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DID YOU KNOW? According to Turini, it would be a missed opportunity to visit and not have a traditional codfish and potato breakfast. For the authentic experience, mash the codfish, potatoes, hardboiled eggs, banana, avocado and tomato sauce together with mounds of mayo.

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If you tend to be a more artistically inclined acquirer, Royal Naval Dockyard is also headquarters to the Jon Faulkner Gallery, which features exquisite ceramics, and the Lisa-Anne Rego Art Gallery (located in Clocktower Shopping Mall), featuring stunningly rendered Bermuda scenes, all painted by this talented artist. You can also add glassworks to your artistic acquisitions in Bermuda by heading over to Dockyard Glassworks Gallery & Studio, where you can watch the artists at work. Whilst there, pick up an authentic, delectable Bermuda Rum Cake made with Goslings Black Seal Rum.

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Modern Lifestyle proudly displays items made on the island, with a focus on unique crocheted handbags. ing, handmade jewellery and eye-catching ceramics. Most of the products sold in these particular shops are Bermuda-inspired and cannot be found outside of the island. Modern Lifestyle also 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. Another popular store in the mall is The Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop, a Bermuda cedar speciality store. The island is famous for the quality of

its cedar wood, and this shop is a cedar showcase, featuring bowls, candle holders, letter openers and other products made from this wood. You also can pick up other types of gifts here, like sauces, hot pepper jams, pens, goblets and authentic Cuban cigars.

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Eclectic Selections 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, Asian eccentricities, costume jewellery and more. Grand Bazaar boasts unique ocean-inspired gifts, island-style cloth-



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Acquired Tastes Cigar aficionados can indulge themselves at Hamilton-based stores like Chatham House, which features Cuban brands like Cohiba, H. Upmann, Montecristo and more. Cuarenta Bucaneros is another superb option for cigars, and they can deliver stogies to your hotel or guesthouse whilst you’re in Bermuda — they even ship overseas. Switching flavours, Bermuda also can satisfy wine and spirit connoisseurs. Goslings offers a wide range of local rums with different levels of richness. The new Papa Seal and Gold Seal Rum are making waves. Make sure to pick up a bottle of 9 Parishes, a hand-mixed ready-to-drink rum swizzle. You can find it at select local grocery and liquor stores or at The Rum Barrel in Royal Naval Dockyard. For its part, Churchill’s Ltd., located in the Town of St. George, features an assortment of wines, spirits and cigars with gift options such as decanters, lighters, cigar cutters and more. Or check out their Churchill’s Cigar Cabana on Dockyard Terrace in Royal Naval Dockyard. You can also find local favourites at the Bermuda Duty Free store located at the Departure Lounges in the L.A. Wade International Airport.

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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 45 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, Lynn Ritchie, Simpli 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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liquor stores, grocery stores and service stations Tel: 535-6463 Website: 9parishesbda.com

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

59 Front offers an extensive range of exclusive brands in fine jewellery, china and crystal, beauty and cosmetics, and duty-free designer fragrances. 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 and Bobbi Brown alongside Bermuda gifts from Alexander Mosher 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 Website: 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. My work investigates tiny beautiful details found in our environment and transforms them into lasting

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treasures,” she explains. Alexandra’s celebrated pink-sand pieces — for which she has won numerous awards — are her interpretation of a bespoke Bermuda gemstone, the original idea having come to her in a dream about a frozen rock pool. Equally well known for her fine jewellery collections, Alexandra incorporates diamonds and precious stones into her one-of-a-kind engagement rings, which are offset by finely sculpted bands that reflect Bermuda textures. You can explore over 300 pieces of jewellery in her award-winning Flagship Store & Studio on Front Street, Hamilton, where every piece is elegantly made entirely by hand. Alexandra works with a highly skilled set of Bermudian artisans and craftswomen to bring her vision to life. You can step behind the linen drapes at the back of the store to visit the studio and see the process in action. “I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with a team that shares my vision of bringing more beauty into the world. Our island paradise lingers with you and leaves you yearning for more.” With one of Alexandra’s treasures, you’ll take a piece of Bermuda with you everywhere you go.

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THE BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET The Cooperage Building Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-3208 Website: 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 their 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. Next to Lynn is Grant Kennedy, Bermuda’s only cigar roller. He 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

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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 DUTY FREE Departure Lounges and Arrivals Baggage Claim L.A. Wade International Airport St. George’s Tel: 293-2870 Website: goslingsrum.com

Bermuda Duty Free has two locations at the airport, allowing passengers to enjoy the benefits of duty-free shopping in either the U.S. Departure Lounge or the International Departure Lounge, which serves U.K. and Canadian flights. A wide selection of wines and spirits, tobacco products and perfumes are offered at duty-free pricing. There are also Bermuda-related gifts, Goslings Rum logo clothing and confectionary to tide you over on those meal-free flights. Bermuda Duty Free serves all commercial flights 365

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days a year. Bermuda Duty Free also has a shop bordering the Arrivals Baggage Claim area. Dramatic savings can be obtained on your wine, spirits or tobacco purchases. A generous duty-free allowance applies to all members of the family. Something to remember on your next visit to Bermuda. BERMUDA MONETARY AUTHORITY BMA House 43 Victoria St., Hamilton Tel: 295-5278 Website: bma.bm

When visiting Bermuda, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit the Authority’s Museum of Notes and Coins and purchase one of our beautiful commemorative coins. Our coins have a wildlife and history aspect of Bermuda, including the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) 50th anniversary three-sided triangle coin that depicts the main islands that make up the Bermudian archipelago. 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. 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. BERMUDA PHILATELIC BUREAU Bermuda Post Office 56 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 297-7865 Website: bermudapost.bm

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

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Proposed issues for 2020 include Bermuda Bridges Part 1 (May), 400th Anniversary of Parliament (August), Bermuda Holiday Stamp (October), and Presentation Pack 2020 (November).

in-house. International shipping via general post and courier are available; however, the cakes travel well on airlines or cruise ships. The Bermuda Rum Cake Company is on TripAdvisor, please check them out!

BERMUDA RUM CAKE COMPANY Building 19 One Maritime Lane Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-4216 Website: dockglass.com

THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE SHOP Clocktower Shopping Mall Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-0837

The Bermuda Rum Cake Company is the only micro-bakery on the island. Dedicated to the incredible island indulgence, Bermuda Rum Cake, it is made with the island’s favourite rum. Five standard samples to taste daily are Traditional, Rum and Ginger, Rum Swizzle, Coconut and Rich Chocolate. They also offer special seasonal cakes, such as the Black Rum Fruit Cake, which are truly delicious. This is the only rum cake made in Bermuda other than those made by every Bermudian’s aunty and grandma. Duty-free always. They also make wedding cakes, cupcakes and make their own icing

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

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SHOPPING Brown & Co. is the island’s most comprehensive department store, located in the heart of Hamilton on Front Street. As Bermuda’s exclusive provider of Thomas Sabo Jewellery and The Body Shop products, Brown & Co. strives to deliver a broad range of pieces that set it apart and make each shopping venture a treasured experience. In-store items include designer fragrances, designer sunglasses and accessories, as well as Bermuda gifts, souvenirs and ladies’ fashion apparel. The Hallmark Department of Brown & Co. is Bermuda’s largest gift and greeting cards outlet and is the largest Hallmark store outside of North America. The Bookmart at Brown & Co. offers the island’s largest selection of books from local and internationally acclaimed authors and a fabulous café overlooking the Hamilton Harbour. CHATHAM HOUSE 63 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 292-8422 Website: chathamcigars.com

At Chatham House on Front Street across from the flagpole, you are sure to find something for everyone at prices below those you would pay back home. Chatham House is the authorised distributor of Habanos, and there is a wide selection of gifts for the smoker, including English Briar pipes, Turkish Meerschaum pipes and a splendid array of Havana cigars, including brands such as Punch, Partagás, Romeo y Julieta, Montecristo, Bolívar, Cohiba and H. Upmann. The shop opens Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. HEALTH WARNING: Smoking is hazardous to your health. CHURCHILL’S LTD. 27 York St., St. George’s CHURCHILL’S CIGAR CABANA Dockyard Terrace Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 297-1650

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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) Website: confections2die4.com Facebook: facebook.com/ confectionscookies Instagram: @confectionsbda

Confections is a licenced Bermudian boutique bakery passionately dedicated to the simple beauty and nostalgia of the traditional Bermuda sugar cookie. Their recipe has been tried, tested and painstakingly perfected for well over 20 years, thereby ensuring that each cookie has a seamless and delectable blend of airy lightness, a respectable crunch and just enough sweet persuasion to keep you coming back for more. Experience their exquisite Bermuda Pink Sand Sugar Cookie, inspired by the beautiful beaches and baked fresh in Bermuda. Want to take the “beach” home with you to share with family and friends? Grab their handcrafted 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 off the King’s Square in St George’s, Bridge House and Confections are two experiences not to be missed during your visit.

CRISSON JEWELLERS Integrity & Reliability 55 Front St., Hamilton Clocktower Shopping Mall Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 295-2351 Website: crisson.com Facebook: facebook.com/crissons

Three generations of a family dedicated to quality, integrity and reliability sets Crisson apart from the rest. Established in 1922, Crisson is the iconic Bermuda store, renowned for its world-class collections of fine watches and jewellery. The expert customer service team and after-sales professionals always create a memorable shopping experience and cater to the individual needs of each and every customer. With the latest designs from the most respected names, you are sure to find that special piece to cherish forever at Crisson — and at prices that are certain to make your smile and satisfaction even greater! Crisson has, for many years, been well known and trusted as the Official Rolex Retailer in Bermuda. Not only do they stock an impressive inventory of guaranteed new watches, which they receive directly from

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CROWN POINT GROCERY SERVICES Tel: 705-0804 Website: crownpointbda.com

Your experience in Bermuda means everything to Crown Point, and not a moment should be wasted on the 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 a replenish during your stay? Just call Crown Point and they will be happy to help.

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CUARENTA BUCANEROS LIMITED Hamma Galleries Building One Lane Hill, Hamilton Tel: 295-4523 Website: cigarbox.bm

Cuarenta Bucaneros Limited is licenced by the Cuban government to sell premium, handmade Cuban cigars. They will deliver to your hotel, guesthouse or office in Bermuda, or ship your cigars overseas. Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Trinidad, Cohiba, Partagás and Hoyo de Monterrey are a few of the famous cigar brands on offer. Cuarenta Bucaneros is a recognised vendor by Cigar Aficionado magazine. DAVIDROSE STUDIO Walker Arcade 47 Front St., Hamilton 20 Water St., St. George’s Tel: 295-7673 Website: davidrosestudio.com

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-and-wife design duo, this award-winning 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 in the City of Hamilton, or, during summer months only, their flagship store in the Town of St. George. DOCKYARD GLASSWORKS GLASS ART GALLERY & HOT GLASSBLOWING STUDIO Building 19 One Maritime Lane Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-4216 Website: dockglass.com

At the Dockyard Glassworks Studio, artists will display their skills whilst you watch as they create all sorts of glass pieces; from small sculptural, collectable creatures (many native to island) to the larger vases and rippling-edged plates, the Glass Gallery has a wide range of unique pieces on display. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 7 p.m. when ships are docked. International shipping via general post and courier is available. The Dockyard Glassworks is on TripAdvisor, so please check them out!

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the Rolex factory in Geneva, Switzerland, they are officially certified as an Authorised Rolex Service Centre. You can purchase your Rolex watch from Crisson with absolute confidence and the reassuring knowledge that you have been expertly informed and guided every step of the way with your choice. You will of course find an exclusive selection of other leading Swiss watch brands, too, at Crisson. These include Tudor, Ebel, Movado, Frederique Constant, TAG Heuer, Raymond Weil and Victorinox Swiss Army. Bulova, Citizen, Seiko, Philip Stein and Casio watches are there, too, as well as a wide mix of fashionable brands including Michael Kors, Doodle and Bering. In the jewellery realm, Crisson is famous for being the exclusive source for the most sought-after designer names, including David Yurman, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, FOPE, John Hardy, Mikimoto, Marahlago, Honora, AR1 and Kabana. The internationally popular Pandora collection is to be found in two Pandora boutiques at their 55 Front Street, Hamilton, and Clocktower Shopping Mall, Dockyard, stores. Crisson’s own jewellery collection boasts an impressive array of fine gemstones, including an extensive diamond collection, with many certified stones graded exclusively by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the trusted authority and standard worldwide. Featuring an eclectic mix of precious coloured stones, it’s exciting to find many exceptional and unusual specimens in their dazzling collection — including sapphires, rubies, emeralds, tanzanites and even a recent discovery of rare morganites.


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reative Bermudians are embracing the sustainable without sacrificing style — but this has been a necessary move. Situated as it is in the middle of the Atlantic, the island of Bermuda has become increasingly susceptible to the effects of global warming and other changes to the environment; and, as such, its residents are particularly aware of the importance of conserving and protecting biodiversity and the marine environment. As a result of this increasing awareness, more care and attention are being given to what we put in our bodies and on our skin — as well as over our skin. On an island where there is little to no manufacturing and much of what is consumed is imported, the question of how best to balance the impact this inevitably has on the environment is being addressed in innovative ways.

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Local retailers and designers are attempting to counter the damage and inequality caused by the fashion and beauty industries by offsetting the burden of their environmental responsibility and by placing a greater emphasis on social responsibility. F A SHI O N FI XES Science has been called into the fight against the polluting effects of the fashion industry. Many design houses are eschewing the use of leather and fabrics that are difficult or environmentally harmful to manufacture, and virgin petrochemical fibres like polyester, nylon and acrylic are also being phased out. Some local fashion collections have caught on to this trend and are using materials that have been recycled from waste items recovered from landfills and the ocean, including fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpeting and industrial plastic. These products are broken down and converted into new nylon fabric of a standard and quality that is equal to the original and then reused. One of the benefits of this material is that it has the potential to be recycled indefinitely. Extending the life of an item goes a long

way to reducing waste, and another way local businesses have lowered their consumers’ environmental footprint is through a healthy disregard for so-called “fast fashion.” Several small, independent boutiques have launched in Bermuda in the last few years focusing on the careful curation of better-quality, timeless pieces which last longer and create less waste. The sale of second-hand clothes in Bermuda has also always been popular and is a great way of keeping functional and still-beautiful items in circulation for years to come. CON S CIOU S CA R E F OR THE B ODY The changes that have taken place do not only relate to fashion but extend to beauty and body care. Several local entrepreneurs have created their own natural blends for body and hair which can be found islandwide, whilst other niche retailers on the island offer natural, ecologically friendly ingredients in their products. S MA R TER S H OP P IN G Zero waste bulk shopping is available in several of the more discerning supermarkets and

stores, and everywhere you are encouraged to bring your own shopping bag or coffee cup as we move to minimise the popularity of single-use plastics. With regard to social responsibility, local businesses are putting the spotlight on and giving their support to manufacturers and businesses that pay and treat their employees fairly, ensure a safe working environment and minimise waste. Others promote brands from women-owned companies or smaller producers that source their ingredients from reputable suppliers and make the environment a priority. G OIN G F OR W A R D In Bermuda we understand the issue and impact the environment has on the wellbeing and welfare of the people who live here, and, as such, we are passionate about taking care of the resources we have. Bermudian brands have woken up to the fact that making a difference and giving back socially can actually be good for business by creating a situation where, like the nature that abounds on the island, style and substance coexist in harmony.

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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 to be 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 Washington Mall, Lower Level Reid St., Hamilton Dockyard Terrace Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

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Tel: 705-3824 Website: duchpopsbermuda.com Facebook: facebook.com/duchpopsbermuda Instagram: @duchpopsbermuda

What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day than a deliciously refreshing popsicle? Located in Hamilton or at 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

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E.R. Aubrey Jewellers Limited has been making and selling fine jewellery since 1954 on the beautiful island of Bermuda. They are located on Queen Street in the capital city of Hamilton. They specialise in their very own Bermuda Lucky Stone and Bermuda Ocean Mist jewellery with an extensive collection of Bermuda Pink Sand jewellery. They design and feature fine gems from around the world such as tanzanite, morganite, zultanite, ruby, sapphire, emerald, larimar, and chocolate and blue diamonds. A favourite of locals and visitors alike, E.R. Aubrey Jewellers has been making memories with 65 years of quality service to Bermuda and beyond. THE FAIR TRADE BERMUDA SHOP Clocktower Shopping Mall Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 232-7781 E-mail: bodywraps@ibl.bm

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

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Frangipani now has two locations. In their lively St. George’s store, you can find an eclectic range of beautiful and elegant clothing like cheerful batik sundresses, shoes and sandals, bags, jewellery and gifts to take home. Their Hamilton store sells a similar range in women’s clothes in cotton, rayon and jersey but also has a fantastic selection of unique larger items such as lamps, cushion covers, throws, bedspreads, paintings, large chests and unique gift ideas like trinket boxes. Whether you’re stepping off a cruise or relaxing at a resort, be sure to take the time to visit either one of their stores if you are looking for something special and unique to take home. GOSLINGS 33 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 298-7337 17 Dundonald St., Hamilton

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Tel: 298-7368 Website: goslingsrum.com

The complete island experience features Bermuda’s world-renowned Goslings Black Seal Rum. This deep, luscious rum is so versatile it can be sipped or star in any rumbased cocktail, providing an extra level of richness. It pairs superbly with nearly any cuisine and is the heart of several popular Bermuda recipes, including the famous trademarked Dark ’n Stormy® cocktail, Bermuda’s National Drink. As Bermuda’s oldest company, you’ll find all of Goslings’ award-winning rums available islandwide, in Goslings’ own shops in town and dutyfree at the airport. Look for Goslings Family Reserve Old Rum, judged the No. 1 aged rum in the world and a luscious alternative to a high-end single malt scotch or fine cognac; and try the newest rum recently released, Papa Seal. This ultra-rare, 15-year-old aged extraordinary rum comes in a personalised bottle; or try the ultimate in gold rums, the new Goslings Gold Seal Rum. This unique, distinctively smooth amber rum carries enough gravitas to be sipped neat or mixes well into any rum cocktail.

GRAND BAZAAR Clocktower Shopping Mall Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-4646 E-mail: grandbazaar@fkbnet.bm

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. Island-living clothing, sweatshirts and Tshirts for ladies, men and children. Come and see their handmade fashion, silver and Bermuda sand jewellery. HODGE PODGE 3 Point Pleasant Rd., Hamilton (behind the Hamilton Ferry Terminal) Tel: 295-0647

Hodge Podge has out-of-the-ordinary gifts that range from the whimsical to practical. Silver jewellery, earrings, bangles, rings and necklaces. Sea-inspired gifts include natural shells, starfish, Christmas decorations and fun beach jewellery. Locally inspired gifts include ceramic Bermuda cottage- and light-


The capital city of Hamilton is a prime starting point for shopping in Bermuda, especially when you consider the backdrop of its picturesque colonial buildings.

house-themed tea lights, teapots, and salt and pepper shakers. Other gifts include an array of wooden figurines, including cats and frogs. They also have everything you need for the beach, such as straw hats, T-shirts, caps, sunglasses, sunscreen, cold drinks, snacks, chocolates and ice cream bars. Local favourite treats include Bermuda Gombey jam, rum cakes and a must-have: sherry peppers for your Bermuda fish chowder.

HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY LTD. Prints available online or at Brown & Co., Hamilton The Bermuda Craft Market Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 532-3234 Website: bermudascenics.com

Gavin Howarth is a local photographer with a deep love for Bermuda and her natural beauty. For over 10 years, he has been seeking out beautiful scenes from all over the island. Specialising in seascapes, he also has a collection of other local scenes as well as a selection of aerial images. The images are printed to the highest standard and mounted with the best possible materials 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 bermudascenics.com. JENNIFER RODRIGUES DESIGNS Available at: The Bermuda Craft Market Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Flying Colours 5 Queen St., Hamilton

Tel: 232-1884 Website: jenniferrodriguesdesigns.bm

You can find Jennifer Rodrigues Designs’ beautifully hand-fabricated jewellery at several locations islandwide. Jennifer has a deep love and admiration for the natural beauty of Bermuda. Her Bermuda Pink Sand Designs are hand carved in wax and cast in sterling silver; they will take your breath away and are one-of-a-kind keepsakes to always remember your vacation experience in Bermuda. JON FAULKNER GALLERY 7 Camber Rd. Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-5116 Website: jonfaulknergallery.com

Jon Faulkner Gallery is located in the heart of Royal Naval Dockyard. All items are handmade on-site by master potter Jon Faulkner, who is available most days to sign his work. The gallery boasts an extensive range of work, including salt-glazed wheel thrown pottery, handmade Bermuda Rockpools, ceramic house signs and Raku-fired jewellery. Jon

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SHOPPING Faulkner Gallery is a must-stop if you’re looking for high-quality and unique “Handmade in Bermuda” work. Jon Faulkner Gallery is open seven days a week, and international shipping is available. THE LILI BERMUDA PERFUMERY Stewart Hall 5 Queen St., St. George’s Tel: 293-0627 / 800-527-8213 LILI BERMUDA Butterfield Place 67 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 296-2885 Website: lilibermuda.com

The Lili Bermuda Perfumery is an internationally recognised couture perfume house that is open to visitors. Lili Bermuda fragrances for men and women, which capture the essence of Bermuda, are created on property at Stewart Hall in St. George’s and are sold in their retail stores at Stewart Hall and their Lili Bermuda store in Hamilton. The line is sold exclusively in Bermuda and makes

a crowd-pleasing gift for loved ones upon your return home. The store and adjacent history room in St. George’s are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter. Their Lili Bermuda store in Hamilton is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. LISA-ANNE REGO ART GALLERY Clocktower Shopping Mall Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 238-1407 Website: lisaregoart.com

Lisa-Anne Rego is a Bermudian artist who enjoys capturing her island home using vibrant colours and sharp detailing. She studied drawing and painting at the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Lisa-Anne was voted one of the Top 50 Emerging Artists to the U.S. for 2012, and in 2017, and she became the officially licensed artist of the America’s Cup. She enjoys sharing the stories behind her art with her gallery visitors.

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

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THE LITTLEST DRAWBRIDGE GIFT SHOP Clocktower Shopping Mall Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-6214 Website: littlestdrawbridge.free.bm

The Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop has been traditionally known as a unique Bermuda cedar speciality shop. Along with having the widest range of handcrafted cedar items in Bermuda, this is a one-stop shop for other Bermuda-made and -inspired gift items, including sauces, hot pepper jams, cookbooks, dish towels and other related kitchen and table accessories, souvenirs and resort wear. For the cigar lovers, this shop has the most popular Cuban cigars. MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART Botanical Gardens 183 South Shore Rd., Paget Tel: 299-4000 Website: bermudamasterworks.com

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


works of Bermuda-inspired art, including famous names such as Winslow Homer, Albert Gleizes and Georgia O’Keeffe. A cross-section of local artists display their works in shows every month. The Arrowroot Gift Shop is home to a variety of local artisans’ handiwork, available for purchase. Homer’s Café, a perfect complement to the beauty of the Botanical Gardens, prepares an array of fresh and delicious meals for breakfast and lunch. The museum and café are open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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An independent boutique established as a concept store and showroom, Merch. is located on the ground floor of Stiles House, a listed building in the centre of the historic Town of St George. With a focus on brands that value quality, sustainability and ethical production, and drawing on a growing network of local and international artisans and designers, Merch. carries a range of thoughtfully curated pieces, including clothing, accessories, jewellery, gift and resort items. Browse in store or shop online and have your purchases delivered to your hotel or guesthouse. They also ship internationally. Opening hours may vary, so please check their website for the most up-to-date information.

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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, PTech delivers a wide selection of goods for home, office and travel. Whether speakers, TVs, digital cameras, camcorders, smartphones, tablets, laptops or accessories: #PTechHasIt. P-Tech is conveniently located in Hamilton and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. THE PHOENIX STORES LTD. The Phoenix Centre 3 Reid St., Hamilton Tel: 279-5451 Collector’s Hill Apothecary 2 South Rd., Smith’s Tel: 279-5513 Paget Pharmacy Rural Hill Plaza 130 South Rd., Paget Tel: 279-5511

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Warwick Pharmacy 49 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 279-5557 Clarendon Pharmacy 31 Victoria St., Hamilton Tel: 279-5444 Woodbourne Chemist 1 Gorham Rd., Pembroke Tel: 295-2663 Dockyard Pharmacy Camber Rd. Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 279-5410 Website: phoenixstores.bm

The Phoenix Stores Ltd. was established in 1902 and is Bermuda’s largest pharmacy, comprised of seven convenient locations across the island: The Phoenix Centre, Collector’s Hill Apothecary, Paget Pharmacy, Warwick Pharmacy, Clarendon Pharmacy, Woodbourne Chemist and Dockyard Pharmacy. Its commitment to providing quality products and outstanding service makes The Phoenix Stores Ltd. a market leader in a variety of retail segments, including prescriptions, health and beauty aids, and newsstand publications. Each location can dispense emergency prescriptions on the spot and stocks an extensive range of overthe-counter medications, health and beauty

aids, postcards, souvenirs, beach gear, sun-care products, mobile phone cards, snacks, beverages, newspapers and magazines. All stores are open six days a week, whilst The Phoenix Centre, Collector’s Hill Apothecary, Paget Pharmacy, Warwick Pharmacy and Dockyard Pharmacy are also open Sundays and holidays. See ad for full hours of operation. ROBERTSON’S DRUG STORE 24 York St., St. George’s Tel: 297-1828 Pharmacy: 297-1736 Facebook: facebook.com/robertsonsdrugstore

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

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P-TECH 2 Reid St., Hamilton Tel: 295-5496 Website: ptech.bm


THE SALON STORE 81 Reid St, Hamilton Tel: 295-0177 Website: salonstore.com

The premier beauty supplier of finer beauty brands for complete body care. The professional’s choice, The Salon Store services the local salons, spas, barbers, and the stylists and beauticians with a range of quality beauty solutions, accessories and tools. These brands include Redken, Mizani, Pureology, Footlogix, Clubman, Young, Nails, Keune, Scruples, Cricket and Ba-byliss. The retail department makes it a one-stop shop for the entire family, with new selections in men’s grooming, soy candles, makeup and nails and a variety of human and braiding hair for extensions and wigs. They also provide beauty industry education and solutions with their consulting team. Friendly and knowledgeable staff on all thing’s beauty; they make your beauty shopping experience a lot easier. There is also an in-house spa, NatureScape, at your disposal. Open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Expect quality! SALTWATER JEWELLERY DESIGNS 8 Water St., St. George’s Tel: 519-9906 Website: saltwaterjewellery.com

Saltwater Jewellery Designs is an elegant boutique specialising in one-of-a-kind hand-crafted jewellery that’s deeply alluring to the eye. Brilliant colours inspired from the beauty of Bermuda’s turquoise waters, coral pink shores and the daring bright hues across the island. Designers Kelli and Rose Thompson create the jewellery using Bermuda sea glass, Bermuda pink sand, semiprecious stones, Venetian glass and freshwater pearls. SEAGLASS STUDIO 8 York St., Lower Shop St. George’s Tel: 735-7181 Website: bermudaseaglassbykelly.com

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

The flower embodies a rebirth and a new beginning due to its symbolic ties to Easter, the Christian religious holiday marking the resurrection of Christ. There are biblical references to the Easter Lily and in many Christian churches, chancels and altars are decorated with the flowers throughout the Easter season.

Introducing the 2020 Easter Lily coin, the second in its series of six coins. Known the world over, it is a perennial bulb with white, trumpet-shaped flowers and a distinctive fragrance. There are several varieties of Easter lilies in Bermuda. The Easter Lily was introduced to Bermuda in 1853.

The flowers gave Bermuda its North American nickname “The Easter Lily Island” until a virus temporarily obliterated the lily crops in 1899. Bermuda’s farmers rebounded from that setback within five years and the Easter Lily export industry continued into the 1980s. Today, Bermuda sends a bouquet of lilies every Easter to the Queen at Buckingham Palace, while the flowers are grown commercially for domestic sale.

Available for sale at: Bermuda Monetary Authority, BMA House, 43 Victoria Street, Hamilton HM 12, Bermuda Tel: 441-295-5278 Email: currency@bma.bm Website: www.bma.bm Monday - Friday from 9:00AM to 4:00PM

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SHOPPING SWISS JEWELLERS 9 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 295-1376 Website: swisswalker.bm

Swiss Jewellers is located in the heart of Hamilton right across from the Ferry Terminal on Front Street. It’s a professional jewellery store with an in-house watchmaker and goldsmith. Swiss Jewellers offers unique fine jewellery and a large selection of Spanish Colonial shipwreck coins, as well as ancient Greek and Roman coin jewellery. Swiss Jewellers offers unbeatable prices on engagement rings and diamonds as well as fine Swiss watches. Come and visit their store and see their extensive collection. TABS — THE AUTHENTIC BERMUDA SHORTS Walker Arcade 12 Reid St., Hamilton Tel: 704-TABS (8227) Website: tabsbermuda.com

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

WALKER CHRISTOPHER GOLDSMITHS 9 Front St. / 3 Queen St., Hamilton Tel: 295-1466 Website: walkerchristopher.com

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


an excellent collection of authentic coin jewellery. Walker Christopher is the original purveyor of gold doubloons and silver pieces of eight salvaged from sunken galleons as well as Greek and Roman coins dating to 400BC. Coins are creatively set as pendants, earrings and cufflinks. Museum quality Egyptian artifacts have been transformed into wearable art. The workshop produces its own line of Bermuda inspired jewellery and sterling silver ornaments. Contact them to arrange your own private trunk show at your hotel or visit their new showroom where you can enjoy harbour views while traveling back in time through history. Enter at 3 Queen Street through the turquoise gate next to the Bermuda Book Store. WASHINGTON MALL Church and Reid Streets, Hamilton Tel: 295-4186 Website: washingtonmall.bm Facebook: facebook.com/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 locally made jewellery and so much more. Whilst shopping in the mall, enjoy the free Wi-Fi offered to visitors. Hungry? Washington Mall has a wide variety of dining options, ranging from restaurants to a food court, which will suit all tastes and budgets. Washington Mall has an extensive events calendar throughout the year, so be sure to check their website or Facebook page to see “What’s On.” WASHINGTON MALL RESTAURANTS Church and Reid Streets, Hamilton Tel: 295-4186 Website: washingtonmall.bm Facebook: facebook.com/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 Asian-inspired menu. Alternatively, The Cottage Bistro or Chatterbox make the perfect meeting spots for breakfast or lunch. If it’s a sweet treat you’re after, Glaze Bakery or Crow Lane Express are sure to satisfy. In addition, the Eateries Food Court has a variety of options to suit the whole family.

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If you prefer your exercise to take place on land, head for one of Bermuda’s scenic golf courses or tennis courts. Whether you’re playing on the court or par for the course, you’ll have a day of fun-filled activities for your group. Bermuda also offers a range of annual sporting activities that are sure to get your heart rate up, from marathons to triathlons. Check your local listings for dates. For those that are looking for a more relaxing way to get your fit on, turn to yoga. You can practice a few classic moves from the comfort of your hotel room, but if you’re looking for a little guidance, turn to the pros. Build your inner calm whilst practicing a variety of stretches in front of St. George’s Harbour at studios like Just Breathe Yoga, which offers an interesting mix of classes, from traditional Vinyasa and stretching to meditation — an opportunity to be more present whilst enjoying the soothing ocean breeze.

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Exercise, Bermuda-Style Staying fit in Bermuda Beautiful is easy — as long as you know where to go. Your natural inclination is the right one: Head straight for the water! With 64 miles of coastline and some 34 public beaches, you are spoilt for choice here. From parasailing and snorkelling to swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, diving and so much more, you have plenty of options to work out your core whilst catching some rays.


Getting Fit on the Fly You don’t need equipment to stay fit on the fly; just a pair of trainers (athletic shoes). Lace them up and head to the Bermuda Railway Trail — 18 miles of great views and natural wonders that spans the island from end to end. Once the primary means of transportation for Bermudians, it’s now mainly a trail for walkers and cyclists. But don’t let the size scare you; the trail is divided into nine sections ranging between one mile and nearly four miles long and broken up throughout the parishes. This railway is great for joggers, too, as the terrain varies greatly, from flat, paved stretches to sections with steeper slopes and bridges. All Dolled Up After a day out burning calories, there’s no better remedy than a little R&R. Looking to get dolled up whilst enjoying the finer things Bermuda has to offer? Your hair has options. Head to Hamilton, where salons like Ja’Nauzi’s offer the full star treatment: pedicures with foot massages, manicures and the natural approach to hair — quite literally. Ja’Nauzi’s

embraces your hair’s natural type and texture — and they’re experts in their field, specialising in multi-ethnic hair. Want a day of pampering for a special night out? You’re spoilt for choice in Bermuda. The world-class Sense®, A Rosewood Spa, at Rosewood Bermuda offers relaxing beauty treatments galore — from indulgent massages to manicures and pedicures. Inspired by Bermuda’s rich culture, you can relax in their various luxurious lounge spaces and serene reflecting pool post treatment, for that extra me time. The Salon Store has an in-house day and evening spa and cosmetic centre, NatureScape Spa, which has a plethora of treatments available — from body wraps and massages to nail care. But it’s their exclusive, organic brand, Eminence of Hungary, and Footlogix, their medi-pedicure line, that make them a standout. If you’re in a rush, the spa offers a lunch hour 45-minute express head and upper-body massage, for those that need to de-stress, whilst still having enough time to enjoy all Bermuda has to offer.

For those that are looking for a more relaxing way to get your fit on, turn to yoga.

A SENSE OF WELLNESS Inspired by Bermuda’s natural serenity, SENSE®, A Rosewood Spa, offers an immersive world of wellness that encourages true relaxation for the body, mind and spirit.

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ense®, A Rosewood Spa, at Rosewood Bermuda has a newly launched spa menu that offers a more natural and organic methodology, with proven results. Whilst they continue to offer popular treatments like the Bermuda Paw Paw Massage and the Beekeeper Honey & Cane Sugar Therapy, it’s their botanical gardens that supply many of the ingredients offered in their treatments. Tropical herbs, plants and fruits provide the inspiration for their signature

treatments, which range from Bermuda lilies to natural aloe and honey. Whether you’re there for a spa journey, a Sense of Body therapy treatment or the finishing touches, you’re sure to get the royal treatment with the treatments and products that are available there exclusively. Privately tucked away at The Salon Store in the City of Hamilton, you’ll find an escape from the hustle and bustle of Bermuda. As the name might suggest, the owners of NatureScape Spa seek to get as close to nature as possible, providing clients with natural, organic and Biodynamic® products, like their Éminence organic skin-care line. This line uses Biodynamic® farming practices in producing their products. Seeds are planted and crops are harvested following the lunar cycle so that when the tides are high, roots receive the most moisture and goodness; and as an alternative to harsh pesticides, the farm uses herbal teas and plant-friendly honey traps from local bees as natural insect repellents ensuring that all Biodynamic® ingredients are farmed as naturally as possible.

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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. JA’NAUZI’S HAIR SALON Butterfield Place 65 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 295-6622 63 King St., Hamilton Tel: 296-0075 Website: janauzis.com

The Ja’Nauzi’s salon concept embraces the hair’s natural type and texture by utilising strong technical skills and quality products to give options to all hair; whether coarse, medium or fine; curly, straight, coiled or a

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JUST BREATHE YOGA 32 Water St., St George’s Tel: 707-5001 Website: justbreatheyoga.bm

This beautiful boutique studio is filled with love and inspiration. Located in a historic building with exposed cedar beams, this studio offers a beautiful view of the harbour. The Just Breathe space is dedicated to healing and nourishment of the body, mind and soul. You can expect an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, no extra fees to use yoga mats, and cosy classes with 12 students or less. Because of their smaller class sizes, you will receive much more personalised attention from their experienced teachers. Bonus: After class, head downstairs by the water and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or tea from their Just Breathe coffee van. Visitors of all levels are welcome.

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combination of them all. If you are looking for a new hairstyle, colour enhancement, an effective home care regimen, a creative updo for a special occasion, or even a full head of braids or twist extensions, treat yourself to the experience and expertise of Ja’Nauzi’s professional team. Amongst their speciality services are colouring, chemical hair relaxing, texturising and permanent hair waving, cutting and hair makeovers, keratin and smoothing treatments, hair braiding, weaving, dreadlocks and barbering. Natural Afro coiled, curly and wavy hair is best understood at Ja’Nauzi’s, with a number of options for some of these challenged texture types. They use and recommend Redken and Mizani hair-care products. Visit them for a free consultation at one of their two locations in Hamilton. Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays or visit them at janauzis.com. Your hair has options!


NATURESCAPE SPA AT THE SALON STORE 81 Reid St., Hamilton Tel: 295-3171 / 295-0177 Website: naturescape.bm

The Salon Store’s in-house day and evening spa and cosmetic centre provides a unique experience for those seeking cosmetic services, including massages, facials, body wraps, feet and nail care, all in a relaxed setting. Their exclusive organic brand Éminence of Hungary offers a range of solutions, and Footlogix, their medi-pedicure line, guarantees complete foot care. The lunch hour 45-minute express head and upper-body massage is offered to those who need a quiet detachment and de-stress from the workplace; their therapeutic massages are considered amongst the best on the island. Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. SENSE ® , A ROSEWOOD SPA Rosewood Bermuda 60 Tucker’s Point Dr. Hamilton Parish Tel: 298-4030 Website: rosewoodhotels.com/en/

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The world-class Sense®, A Rosewood Spa, offers a soothing escape from the everyday, with relaxing beauty treatments inspired by Bermuda’s rich culture, ranging from massages and facials to manicures and pedicures. In this indulgent atmosphere, complete with luxurious lounge spaces and serene reflecting pool, guests can relax, allowing the mind and body to be rejuvenated by a soothing sense of tranquillity. Experience its signature treatments, which include the Cedar Warming Massage from the comfort of luxurious treatment suites, or the Coffee Chine Grotto, a naturalist’s haven that transports guests on a journey of healing in a lush garden rife with healing plants and immerses them in the soothing sounds from a nearby waterfall. Following a treatment, a wellness menu featuring superfoods offers delicious and highly nutritious dining options that are served poolside.

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the U.S. means you’ll also find items like burgers and fries on many restaurant lunch menus. Bermuda’s other geographical feature — namely, that it’s an isolated island in the middle of the Atlantic — ensures that fresh seafood is plentiful and readily available. African staples like cassava show up in Bermudian dishes, a relic of the enslaved Africans who once worked as indentured servants on the island, tying Bermudian cuisine to that of Caribbean islands, whose foods have similar influences. The island’s Portuguese residents, initially brought to Bermuda in the 19th century as contract workers and who today make up about 10 percent of the population, contributed dishes like Portuguese red bean soup and malasadas, a type of donut. And then there are uniquely Bermudian concoctions like the famous fish sandwich served on raisin bread with tartar

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sauce, and cocktails like the Rum Swizzle and Dark ’n Stormy. Bermuda’s dining venues are as varied as its cuisine. Street food is dispensed via funky decorated food trucks, modern bistros serve up fresh cuisine with vegetarian and even vegan options, British and Irish-style pubs present perfectly crisp fish and chips and upscale restaurants serve to-die-for dishes that will be a highlight of your vacation. Bonafide Bermudian First things first: If you don’t sample the Bermuda fish sandwich whilst you’re on the island, you will sorely miss out on a local cuisine tradition, one that has restaurateurs jockeying for the top spot on various “best of” lists. At the Swizzle Inn, you can enjoy one of the best fish sandwich presentations paired with another island staple, the Rum Swizzle. The Swizzle Inn does it up right with 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. As for the Rum Swizzle, it’s Bermuda’s premier cocktail with of a blend of Goslings rums and fruit juices — typically lemon, orange and pineapple —

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sweetened with falernum. With the Swizzle Inn’s distinction as the home of this bright and cheery island drink, you’ll want to be sure to give it a try whilst you’re here. The other cultural culinary experience you must seek out is Bermuda’s traditional Sunday codfish breakfast. Bearing evidence of the island’s numerous cultural influences, this is a hearty meal of salted codfish with a side of boiled potatoes and

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eggs, bacon and onion cooked with stewed tomatoes and paired with slices of fresh banana and avocado. 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. Deep Blue Eats Some of the freshest, most delicious dishes you’ll find in Bermuda start in the crystal-blue waters that surround the island. Healthy varieties of fish follow the currents here, making seafood delights quite easy to find. 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. The legs and antennae also offer up juicy little bits of goodness, well worth the effort. You’ll find numerous other species of fish in Bermuda, expertly prepared to bring out the best flavours in dishes like pan-fried rockfish, baked snapper, pan-seared tuna and grilled wahoo. At venues like Lobster Pot Restaurant & Boathouse Bar, specialities of the house include a succulent seafood feast, pan-fried local fish topped with banana and almonds, and of course, lobster. Continued on page 128

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Fads come and go. Classics endure.

Best Private Dining Room Best Place for a Power Lunch Best After Work Hot Spot 96 Pitts Bay Rd, HM08, Bermuda | 441 292 5533 www.harrys.bm

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BERMUDIAN W FOOD, THE VEGAN WAY

ith favourites like the fish sandwich and an egg- and butter-laden cassava pie, vegans might be left wondering if there’s any Bermudian cuisine they can enjoy. Look no further than Ilona Perry’s cookbook, Veganize It: Bermudian Comfort Food, for the flavours you love in veganised dishes like fishless chowder. Perry, who’s been a vegetarian off and on since the age of 13 and a vegan for more than a decade, walks you through vegan versions of dishes like vegetable curry and baked mac and cheese. Thanks to her recipes, you can have your cassava pie and eat it, too.

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INSTA WOW! BERMUDA’S FOOD BLOGGERS OFFER GREAT INSIGHTS INTO ISLAND FLAVOURS.

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here are plenty of Bermuda food bloggers dedicated to capturing the destination’s exclusive flavour combinations, creating cravings before you even set foot on the island. Whether you’re the type of traveller who makes restaurant reservations well ahead of your trip or you prefer to take a chance on venues you encounter throughout your holiday, swiping through Insta posts is a fun way to get excited for your vacation and prepare your taste buds to be tantalised. Find foodies that are based in Bermuda for the most active and up-to-date posts. Bermunchies (@bermunchies) on Instagram paints a diverse portrait of the island’s cuisine. Images of raw ingredients like loquats ripe on the tree are followed by salivation inspiration like a gorgeously sweet loquat tart from Tuck Shop. Pretty cocktails are showcased against equally picturesque backdrops, and popular events like the

annual Cup Match are highlighted, with food taking centre stage and the game itself providing background scenery. Get yourself in vacation mode before you’ve even dug your suitcase out of the closet by trying your hand at a recipe featured on Bermunchies, like Goslings Black Rum Chili. Bite of Bermuda (@biteofbermuda) is another on-the-ground Instagram account bringing you delicious dispatches from the island, with a focus on Bermudian-inspired ingredients. Pretty, pleasing snaps of a crispy codfish cake, fresh grilled lobster and, of course, the classic Bermudian fish sandwich on raisin bread are sure to provoke your palate before your vacation begins. There are also plenty of food and travel bloggers not based on the island who manage to capture the epicurean essence of Bermuda. The Wellful (thewellful.com), a blog by registered dietician Brenna O’Malley, features an extensive breakdown of restaurants, coffee shops and bars in Bermuda. There is also a category dedicated to wellness that shines the spotlight on venues where you can find fresh juices, gluten-free options, smoothies and more to help you maintain your health and well-being, even whilst on vacation. Also worth a browse is The Curious Creature (thecuriouscreature.com) by Toronto-based blogger Solmaz, whose Eating With a Local series features a session with Bermudian resident, producer and blogger Karriem, who shares his favourite eateries on island. Hop on Instagram now, peruse as many #bermudafood posts as possible and provoke your appetite before you go wheels up on your way to the island. You — and your stomach — will be daydreaming about biting into a uniquely Bermudian fish sandwich long before your vacation begins. Best of all, you’ll know the best spots for this and other tasty treats.

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FLAVOUR TO THE FULLEST WASHINGTON MALL

FOR THE ULTIMATE SHOPPING AND DINING EXPERIENCE HEAD TO WASHINGTON MALL. Located in the Heart of Hamilton hosting over 50 retailers and a wide variety of dining options to suit all tastes and budgets. WWW.WASHINGTONMALL.BM

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An International Affair Beyond its own traditional cuisine, Bermuda offers a surprisingly cosmopolitan array of international foods. Sprawling, open-air waterfront venues offer views as delicious as your meal, whilst historic homes converted into restaurants are perfect for a romantic evening. Sushi, Indian food, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and even Japanese food make up some of the international options here. House of India and Ruby Murrys’ menus are extensive and authentic, featuring some of the most popular gastronomic delights from the many diverse regional styles of India, whilst Flanagan’s Irish Pub combines several cuisines under one roof. Flanagan’s famous fish chowder is lauded as one of the best on the island. Belfast bangers and mash add Irish vibes to the menu, and an extensive Asian and pasta menu ups the international ante. L’Oriental on Bermudian Road offers guests

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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. Spoiling Your Sweet Tooth 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. 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. Perhaps the most iconic indulgence is the Bermuda rum cake. These moist, spirit-soaked Bundt cakes are prevalent on the island. Choose between flavours like the original with

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notes of lemon and vanilla, or chocolate, coconut, ginger and coffee. Better yet, take home one of each and share some sweetness with your friends and family. Bermuda By Dark Nightlife in Bermuda tends to lean towards the casually elegant; clubs with thumping bass that doesn’t stop until dawn are few and far between. You’ll find the liveliest scene in the City of Hamilton, where you can enjoy a range of experiences from dancing with DJs and live music to lounges and sophisticated cocktail bars. If you imbibe only once on an evening out, your drink of choice should be from Harry’s, located in The Waterfront Complex on Pitts Bay Road. The Signature Cocktail, Harry’s Old Fashioned and Harry’s Old Cuban all make good use of Harry’s own rum blend. Also check out Bermuda’s Happy Hour scene, especially on Fridays, when you’ll find all the locals and expats popping in for a friendly banter. Favourites are Port O’ Call, Little Venice and Huckleberry Restaurant at the Rosedon Hotel, all located in the City of Hamilton, Swizzle Inn, or Blû Bar & Grill and Pink Beach Club at The Loren out of town. Smart casual attire will grant you entry into most late-night venues.

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I NSI DE R’ 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 dining and nightlife.

9 PARISHES AUTHENTIC RUM SWIZZLE At The Rum Barrel Dockyard Terrace Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Also available islandwide See website for locations

the graceful Longtail, this unique blend of rum, liqueurs, juices and bitters makes for a truly delicious, refreshing alcoholic beverage, best served over ice with a slice of orange or a cherry. Once you taste 9 Parishes Rum Swizzle, you will notice the smooth, palatable taste that is just too easy to drink. Put their brand to the test and choose your favourite. Available to purchase by the bottle; in two-, four- and six-packs; or by the case. Available islandwide or order online at orders@9parishesbda.com. ANCHOR RESTAURANT, BAR & LOUNGE 1 Freeport Rd., Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 232-1345

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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. As much a part of Bermuda culture as the Bermuda Onion, the vibrant hibiscus or

Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge showcases a selection of international cuisine and a fusion of local traditional cuisine, all at affordable prices. They feature gluten-free and Paleo dishes on their menu. Anchor Restaurant is open seven days a week and serves lunch and dinner with the added

convenience of takeout. They offer free Wi-Fi to their customers. The restaurant is located just inside Royal Naval Dockyard gates. AQUA TERRA The Reefs Hotel & Club 56 South Rd., Southampton Tel: 238-0222 Website: thereefs.com

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

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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DINING & NIGHTLIFE ASTWOOD ARMS 85 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 292-5818 Website: astwoodarms.bm

BISTRO J Chancery Lane, Hamilton Tel: 296-8546 Website: bistroj.bm

The Astwood Arms is a Victorian era–styled pub with a dedicated dining area, a bar area and a separated cellar room to catch the games. Music with a blues, light jazz, 1970s, 1980s and classic rock feel. Conversation is encouraged. Cocktails and pints are on offer.

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

BERMUDA BISTRO AT THE BEACH 103 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 292-0219 Website: thebeachbermuda.com

Whether you are looking for a tasty but inexpensive lunch or looking to drink, dine and dance ’til late in the evening, Bermuda Bistro at the Beach is the place to be. Enjoy alfresco dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily happy hour or one of your favourite sporting events on one of their large-screen TVs. They’ve got a vibe for everyone, so go check them out right in the heart of Hamilton.

BLÛ BAR & GRILL 97 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 232-2323 Website: blu.bm

Blû Bar & Grill’s stunning location overlooking the Great Sound gives it an unparalleled view of the water, local yacht and international sailing events. Its floorto-ceiling picture windows offer breathtaking vistas of a watercolour sky and a memorable palette of blues. Its central location in Warwick, off Middle Road at

the Belmont Hills Golf Course, provides the perfect backdrop of golfing greens and azure waters. Blû’s cuisine is bold American with generous Italian and Asian influences. This restaurant provides a chic, modern vibe in a singularly Bermudian setting where you can enjoy great service, food and wines. Visit for dinner any day of the week. CADDY SHACK BAR & GRILL At Bermuda Fun Golf Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 400-7888 Website: 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.

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Open for Lunch (Mon to Fri) and Dinner (Mon to Sun) | Take out also available 32 BERMUDIANA ROAD (ABOVE LITTLE VENICE), HAMILTON 441-296-4477 | INFO@LORIENTAL.BM WWW.LORIENTAL.BM

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CAFÉ COCO 3 Stonington Circle South Rd., Paget Tel: 236-5416 Website: cocoreefbermuda.com

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At Café Coco, located at the Coco Reef Resort Hotel, you will enjoy stunning ocean views — the perfect backdrop for an elegant breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sample international cuisine infused with local Bermudian fare. Their artistic chefs inspire and create flavours and colours in their signature dishes like Bermuda rockfish on a bed of crab risotto with a delicious lobster velouté, or Angus beef short ribs, braised for six hours and served off the bone, accompanied by a Café Coco spicy croquette, haricot vert and blackcurrant jus. For dessert, a must is their mouth-watering sticky toffee pudding with home-made vanilla ice cream finished with a toffee sauce. Let Café Coco’s friendly and attentive staff deliver you an unforgettable dining experience.

Calico Jack’s is Bermuda’s only floating bar. It has been appropriately named after Calico Jack, one of the only pirates to have ever set foot in Bermuda. It is 75 feet of pure pirate glory that’s surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views. Featuring a family-friendly, authentic and fun atmosphere that’s enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Equipped with surround sound, a barbecue and two bars with an unlimited supply of rum! The more adventurous guests “walk the plank,” scurry down the giant slide or just relax in the water on water noodles for an unforgettable experience. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (or later, weather permitting).

CALICO JACK’S FLOATING BAR Docked near the Cruise Ship Terminal

COCONUTS The Reefs Hotel & Club 56 South Shore Rd., Southampton Tel: 238-0222

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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 Tel: 505-DIE4 (3434) Website: confections2die4.com Facebook: facebook.com/confectionscookies Instagram: @confectionsbda

Confections is a licenced Bermudian boutique bakery passionately dedicated to the simple beauty and nostalgia of the traditional Bermuda sugar cookie. Their recipe

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LA TRATTORIA RESTAURANT Open for lunch: Monday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm | Open for dinner daily from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm @LATRATTORIABERMUDA WASHINGTON LANE, HAMILTON | 441-295-1877 | INFO@TRATTORIA.BM | WWW.LATRATTORIA.BM |

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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. CROWN POINT — PRIVATE CHEF Tel: 705-0804 Website: crownpointbda.com

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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. THE DOCK AT THE WATERLOT INN Middle Rd., Southampton Tel: 238-8000 Website: fairmont.com/southampton

Experience the chic, waterside lounge at The Dock at the Waterlot Inn. Sip a refreshing drink from their locally sourced cocktail menu whilst you watch spectacular sunsets over sparkling Jews Bay. Enjoy a beautiful Bermuda evening on the contemporary, stylish loungers listening to great music under a canopy of stars.

Join them for grilled fare straight from the outdoor kitchen in the comfort of this dockside living room. The Dock has a chill, sexy vibe, perfect for catching up with friends or relaxing with your special someone. Subject to seasonal closures. DUCH POPS BERMUDA Washington Mall, Lower Level Reid St., Hamilton Dockyard Terrace Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 705-3824 Website: duchpopsbermuda.com

What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day than a deliciously refreshing Popsicle? Located in Hamilton or at 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

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through an array of flavours and textures, each recipe is uniquely created and given a name to represent the beautiful island. Offering catering services as well as bulk orders, Duch Pops is the ideal choice for a scrumptious, revitalising frosted treat. FLANAGAN’S IRISH PUB & OUTBACK SPORTS BAR 69 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 295-8299 Website: flanagans.bm

The award-winning Flanagan’s Irish Pub and Outback Sports Bar are favourites of locals and visitors alike. Relax in a cosy pub atmosphere at Flanagan’s on Front Street and sample the classic all-day English breakfast or simply enjoy a delicious draught beer on the balcony overlooking Hamilton Harbour. For sports fans, Outback is the place to catch any match of the day on one of their 22 HD TVs or watch from your own private booth.

FOURWAYS INN & RESTAURANT 1 Middle Rd., Paget Tel: 236-6517 Website: fourways.bm

Originally built in the 1720s, Fourways Inn & Restaurant has remained unchanged at heart despite extensive renovations. 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.

GO JO’S COFFEE SHOP 7 King’s Square, St. George’s Tel: 297-0614

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

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A SENSE OF TASTE Explore the global tastes on offer at Rosewood Bermuda from regional Italian fare at Sul Verde, to fresh seaside dining at the Beach Club, and prized steaks at Island Brasserie. +1 441 298 4000 | bermuda@rosewoodhotels.com 60 Tucker’s Point Drive, Hamilton Parish, HS02 |

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The Loren’s culinary team, with its commitment to seed-to-table and sea-to-table cuisine, are ready to impress even travellers and diners with the very highest expectations.

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he Loren’s culinary teams work with a variety of fishermen and small-scale farmers to source ingredients for the resort’s restaurants. The snapper on your plate at dinner was quite likely swimming in the Atlantic that same afternoon. The culinary team follows the seasonality of the island and the New England area of the United States, as those are the closest ports of entry. The goal is to use ingredients at their peak of freshness, passing through as few hands as possible and travelling as short a distance as possible. The Loren’s guests are accustomed to dining at the best restaurants in the world, and they are familiar with the best of the best dining institutions in Miami, New York and Toronto, amongst other cities. The Loren’s culinary team, with its commitment to seed-to-table and sea-to-table

HIS TEAM INSIST ON USING ONLY THE HIGHESTQUALITY INGREDIENTS IN EVERY DISH.

cuisine, are ready to impress even travellers and diners with the very highest expectations. The Loren Hotel’s main restaurant, The Pink Beach Club, serves food all day with a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Eat with the best view on island whilst literally sitting next to the ocean in the open-air restaurant. The executive chef also displays great flexibility when it comes to giving hotel guests the kind of dining experience they expect from a luxury venue like The Loren. At the Marée Lounge, you can enjoy speciality cocktails and tasting plates in an intimate lounge setting. Pink Beach Club serves up a refined yet casual breakfast and lunch, whilst dinner offers a more elevated menu and level of service with an elegantly relaxed ambience. Both restaurants focus on allowing freshly sourced ingredients to tell their tales.

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

HARRY’S 96 Pitts Bay Rd., Pembroke Tel: 292-5533 Website: harrys.bm

Harry’s is situated in The Waterfront Complex at Pitts Bay Road, just to the east of the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. Open for lunch and dinner daily, except Sundays and public holidays, Harry’s philosophy is simple. Their new American steakhouse style incorporates sustainably farmed meats, including their famous dry-aged beef and the best of Bermuda’s fish, which are delivered right to their door. Through their partnership with Miles Market and Miles Farms, they take the finest, freshest ingredients to create their home-grown yet internationally sophisticated cuisine. You are able to choose your Harry’s experience from their different options: Harry’s Bar, waterside patio with Hamilton Harbour views, private dining room or main dining room. So, whether you are looking for a light lunch, a drink at happy

hour or dinner for two or 20, Harry’s will meet your requirements. Their extensive cocktail menu and Wine Spectator award-winning wine cellar cater to all tastes and budgets. Harry’s was named in memory of Henry C.D. Cox. His achievements, contributions to Bermuda’s culture and love of good food and drink shared with friends are the inspiration for all that they do. HOUSE OF INDIA 58A North St., Hamilton Tel: 295-6450 Website: houseofindia.biz

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

A N U NF ORG E T TAB L E C U L I N A RY E XPE R I E N C E TThe Pink Beach Club at The Loren is known for its innovative dishes and hand crafted cocktails incorporating sustainable, seasonal, and local ingredients. With a backdrop of breathtaking ocean views and vibrant nature-infused spaces, it’s an experience not to be missed. 2021 winner of “Best Ambiance” The Loren at Pink Beach | 116 South Road, Tucker’s Town Smiths | 441.293.1666 | concierge@thelorenhotel.com |

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE HUCKLEBERRY RESTAURANT 61 Pitts Bay Rd., Pembroke Tel: 478-2256 Website: rosedon.com

ISLAND BRASSERIE 60 Tucker’s Point Dr. Hamilton Parish Tel: 298-4000 Website:rosewoodhotels.com/en/ bermuda/dining/island-brasserie

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. With more than 50 aromatic curries from all regions of India that are prepared in various styles and

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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.

At Island Brasserie, a newly envisioned steakhouse menu entices diners with modern interpretations of classic dishes and inspired flavour combinations resulting in unique tastes, innovative presentation and a distinctive Bermudian style. At Rosewood Bermuda’s signature restaurant, diverse culinary influences converge in a classic steakhouse experience, featuring choice cuts from around the globe, locally caught seafood, decadent desserts and memorable tableside presentations. Inside, the dining space takes its inspiration from a colonial-style home and Bermuda’s seafaring heritage with warm wood finishes, cathedral ceilings,

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Consciously sourced, chef-driven cuisine in Bermuda. Located inside the historic main house of the Rosedon Hotel, as well as on its grand front porch, Huckleberry is a tribute to Mark Twain, who loved Bermuda and visited often. A member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux group, Huckleberry draws inspiration from the author’s Southern roots and takes you on a culinary journey with its Sea and Farm to Table philosophy and a distinctly Bermudian flavour. Great care is taken when selecting ingredients for their dishes, as they strive to use locally sourced, organic produce, grass-fed meats and sustainably harvested seafood. Indeed, some of the vegetables and fruit are grown in their own kitchen garden, as are the herbs and edible flowers. This healthy living concept also extends to their wine selections, as they offer organic and biodynamic wines made from grapes grown using organic, natural and sustainable methods. Huckleberry is not for the usual but for those that seek the truly extraordinary.


antique brass detailing and Gerard Henderson’s iconic hand-painted murals. Outside, a terrace offers captivating views of Harrington Sound during the day and fireside warmth at night. After dinner, enjoy the mild evenings with a fine cigar and bespoke blended rum by Bacardí made exclusively for Rosewood Bermuda.

burning pizza oven as a centrepiece and is recognised as the best in Bermuda for its hearty Italian food and warm, kidfriendly environment, all at an extraordinary value.

LA TRATTORIA 23 Washington Lane, Hamilton Tel: 295-1877 Website: latrattoria.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 Bermuda by The New York Times and The Boston Globe. 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

La Trattoria is one of Bermuda’s longeststanding restaurants and a favourite of locals and visitors alike. It is perfectly placed in the heart of Hamilton, making it the ideal restaurant for a romantic dinner for two or a gathering with friends. This festive trattoria has warm and familiar red brick walls and rustic tile floors, giving it an authentic Italian feel; or a few outdoor tables provide an alfresco experience in Washington Lane. It offers the island’s only wood-

LITTLE VENICE 32 Bermudiana Rd., Hamilton Tel: 295-3503 Website: littlevenice.bm

12 noon to 2 p.m.; Monday through Saturday for dinner from 6 p.m. onwards. THE LOBSTER POT RESTAURANT AND BOATHOUSE BAR 6 Bermudiana Rd., Hamilton Tel: 292-6898 Website: lobsterpot.bm

The Lobster Pot Restaurant and Boathouse Bar is Bermuda’s oldest fish eatery and has a faithful following amongst both visitors and Bermudians. Service is friendly, prices are fair and the menu is enticing. There is always a good selection of fresh seafood from local and foreign waters. Specialities of the house include fish chowder, a succulent seafood feast, pan-fried local fish topped with banana and almonds, escargot and live lobsters. The staff welcomes you for lunch Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and for dinner daily, 5:30 p.m. until closing. Dinner only on Saturday from 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 6 p.m. Reservations for both lunch and dinner are advised; closed on public holidays.

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L’ORIENTAL 32 Bermudiana Rd., Hamilton Tel: 296-4477 Website: loriental.bm

With its dragons and Asian mystique, L’Oriental’s restaurant entrance, next to Little Venice, entices customers up the stairs into a world of fusion cuisine. L’Oriental is the island’s first Orientalfusion restaurant, offering the combined tastes and delicacies of the Far East by its Master Chef. The meticulously handcrafted 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.

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Hours are Monday through Friday for lunch from 12 noon to 2 p.m.; dinner Monday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. onwards. Sushi Happy Hour is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, with special discounts on wine and sake by the bottle. THE MEDIA LOUNGE CINEMA AND WI-FI CAFÉ The Cooperage Building Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 526-6843 Website: medialoungebda.com

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

and friends or just watch TV for a while. The Media Lounge Café serves a variety of local favourite pastries, cookies and cakes highlighting the island’s heritage: all made by locals, using local ingredients. The Media Lounge is also a small, intimate, single-screen cinema showing the latest box office hits, great for a night at the movies with friends and family. NANNINI HÄAGEN-DAZS ICE CREAM PARLOUR Clocktower Shopping Mall Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 234-2474

No visit to Royal Naval Dockyard is complete without a visit to the Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour in Clocktower Shopping Mall, open seven days a week and featuring only Häagen-Dazs

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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. PEARL 87 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 295-9150 Website: pearl.bm

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

PINK BEACH CLUB AT THE LOREN 116 South Rd. Tucker’s Town, Smith’s Tel: 293-1666

The Pink Beach Club is a breezy, casual, open-air destination with uninterrupted views of the ocean. Focusing on seasonality, sustainability and sourcing local, the restaurant draws diners with fresh fish, light bites, burgers, crab cakes, poke bowls with ahi tuna straight from the sea, and ravioli with mushrooms newly picked from local farms. Enjoy creative cocktails and an extensive wine list featuring choice selections from Old World and New World producers. Pink Beach Club is a perfect complement to a day spent poolside or as the setting for a romantic evening dinner. Executive Chef Tim Sullivan leads a talented culinary team, with involvement in every aspect, sourcing local ingredients and building relationships with producers across Bermuda, especially purveyors of local seafood. The restaurant’s food mission focus is the same throughout the day, with dinner carrying

the torch for elevated service and execution of the meal, featuring crowd favourites such as lobster gnocchi, dry-aged New York strip and sourdough-crusted rockfish. The Pink Beach Club is 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 Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PORT O’ CALL 87 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 295-5373 Website: portocall.bm

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

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s the name might suggest, fish is a highlight on the Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio menu. Chef and co-owner Alfred Konrad puts his personal spin on classic Bermudian ingredients, setting trends with dishes like rockfish Picasso, which pairs the mild, flaky fish with a mosaic of fresh fruits and ginger. Alfred is Austrian by birth but has been in Bermuda since 1981, cutting his teeth at notable venues like the Loews Hotel and Tom

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Moore’s Tavern. Alfred’s passion for cooking has been awarded time and time again, and his Bermuda fish chowder has won several contests and awards. Highlighting local ingredients and cooking styles is a hallmark of Chef Alfred’s repertoire. “Locally sourced products play a large part in our menu, as we buy from five Bermudian fishermen and use their catch in daily specials,” says Alfred. “We also use seasonal produce from local farmers.” The Bermuda Triangle entrée allows diners to sample three local fish selections — wahoo, rockfish and mahi mahi — cooked three different ways and paired with Bermuda peas and rice, fried plantains and home-made paw paw chutney. Wahoo’s dedicates an entire page of its specials menu to varied preparations of the wahoo that swim in Bermuda’s waters. From creamy chowder to a wahoo sampler to smoked wahoo pâté, each dish offers a unique way to enjoy the mild white fish’s flavour. Other specials to look out for when they’re in season include lionfish, rockfish ribs and lobster. For a locally inspired meal from start to finish, pair your dish with a prickly pear martini, made with the cactus fruit grown on the island, and finish with a Bermuda banana split. “Preparing wonderful dishes using highquality Bermudian ingredients whilst keeping prices reasonable benefits everyone,” says Alfred. Alfred’s philosophy of cooking all orders as though they are for a special occasion has helped Wahoo’s Bistro earn the special endorsement of locals, who’ve helped ensure the restaurant’s success by recommending it to visitors. Diners come back to Wahoo’s again and again for the warm, friendly vibe, harbour views and perfect preparations of the freshest ingredients available served by Bermudian staff.

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RUBY MURRYS INDIAN CUISINE 2 Chancery Lane, Hamilton Tel: 295-5058 Website: rubymurrys.bm

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Ruby Murrys is the newest addition to Bermuda’s restaurant scene and is quickly becoming the place to go for discerning diners who yearn for the real taste of India. Their menu features some of the most popular gastronomic delights from the many diverse regional styles of India, all served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. They are open for lunch five days a week and dinner seven nights a week. Takeout and catering are available. RUM BUM BEACH BAR Horseshoe Beach 94 South Rd., Southampton Tel: 238-8008 Website: rumbumbeachbar.com

Rum Bum Beach Bar at famous Horseshoe Beach is one of Bermuda’s most calming and beautiful locations. Enjoy good food, drinks and local entertainment. It offers beach rentals, loungers sand chairs and umbrellas, in addition to Boogie boards and snorkel gear. Kick back and relax in style and comfort at Bermuda’s No. 1 hot spot.

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE SPECIALITY CINEMA & GRILL 12 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 292-2135 Website: specialitycinema.bm

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

Established in 1985, Speciality Inn is Bermuda’s favourite local restaurant and a Best of Bermuda 2018 award winner.

Known for its range of local and international cuisine, this family-owned restaurant also boasts a pizzeria and sushi bar. Kid-friendly, with a welcoming yet relaxed ambience, Speciality Inn has built a reputation for excellence in food and customer service. Whether it’s to dine in or take out, stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are open Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Breakfast is served until 4 p.m. Closed public holidays. Reservations not required. SWIZZLE INN 3 Blue Hole Hill, Bailey’s Bay Tel: 293-1854 Website: swizzleinn.com

No vacation would be complete without a visit to Bermuda’s oldest pub, the Swizzle Inn, at Bailey’s Bay. First, sip an original Rum Swizzle, the deliciously potent national drink. Then, venture to the patio or indoors to enjoy the award-winning Swizzle burger or Bailey’s Bay fish sandwich, pizzas, the best nachos or onion rings. Dinner options include local fish, steaks, classic pub fare like shepherd’s pie and fish ’n’ chips. After

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

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dinner, stick around for great live pub entertainment. Stop by for the hugely popular weekend barbecue menu with slow-smoked ribs, steaks, chicken and seafood. Portions are good, and prices are reasonable. Be sure to leave your card or a message on the pub walls, which are covered with graffiti from previous “swizzlers.” Swizzle Inn is kid-friendly. Check out the gift shops, which offer a wide selection of Swizzle Inn Swagger Out clothing and gifts. TEMPEST BISTRO 22 Water St., St. George’s Tel: 297-0861

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

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ow much does sense of sight play into the dining experience? If you were blindfolded, could you identify a dish’s ingredients? Would a familiar dish taste different without the typical visual cues? A new dining experience in Bermuda plays off the curious connection between sight and sense of taste, but you may not have heard of it. SENSE 441 flies under the radar, mysteriously announcing their next blindfolded culinary experience with minimalist Instagram (@sense441) and Facebook (@SENSE – 441) postings containing a date and an e-mail address. “We want our guests to come and find us,” says SENSE 441 co-creator Jalesa Vincent.

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Events featuring local award-winning chefs are held several times throughout the year in various venues across the island, including in luxury private homes for 40 lucky guests. The SENSE 441 experience includes transportation, a welcome cocktail hour and live entertainment. Guests are then ushered into the dining area, which is transformed to fit the evening’s theme, and blindfolds are placed on the diners. “This experience based on trust is designed for the adventurous foodie,” says co-creator Tiara Wilson. “Everything is unknown until you arrive and you’re relying on all your other senses to tell you what you’re consuming. Sometimes, your senses can trick you.” Follow SENSE 441 on social media to find out the date of their next event.

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TEMPTATIONS CAFÉ 31 York St., St. George’s Tel: 297-1368

International cuisine infused with local Bermudian fare

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

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

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TRAVELER CHARTERS BERMUDA Tel: 705-6326 Website: travelerbermuda.com

Dine aboard! It is hard to imagine something more idyllic than enjoying an amazing meal paired with cocktails 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 boating. They offer 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! WAHOO’S BISTRO & PATIO 36 Water St., St. George’s Tel: 297-1307 Website: wahoos.bm

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE 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 Website: washingtonmall.bm Facebook: facebook.com/washingtonmallbda

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

Hungry? Washington Mall, in the heart of Hamilton, has a wide variety of dining options to suit all tastes and budgets. For a full dining experience, head to La Trattoria, one of the longest-standing Italian restaurants in Bermuda; or Beluga Bar, the upscale seafood and sushi restaurant with an innovative Asian-inspired menu. Alternatively, The Cottage Bistro or Chatterbox make the perfect meeting spots for breakfast or lunch. If it’s a sweet treat you’re after, Glaze Bakery or Crow Lane Express are sure to satisfy. In addition, the Eateries Food Court has a variety of options to suit the whole family. WATERLOT INN Middle Rd., Southampton Tel: 238-8000 Website: waterlotinn.com

Defining Bermuda’s steakhouse experience for nearly 350 years, the historic Waterlot Inn remains Bermuda’s best. Serving the finest prime-aged steaks and chops, this classic dining room has regular seasonal updates and inspired menus that span time-honoured signature specialities and incorporate bold new flavours. Fresh ingredients, unique preparation and award-winning service surrounded by warm furnishings are all hallmarks of the Waterlot Inn. WHITE HORSE PUB & RESTAURANT 8 King’s Square, St George’s Tel: 441-297-1838

The White Horse Pub & Restaurant is Bermuda’s most popular pub and seafood restaurant in St. George’s, well known for its creative and colourful dishes, friendly service and breathtaking views of St. George’s Harbour.

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

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

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YOURS TRULY 2 Chancery Lane, Hamilton Tel: 295-0429

Yours Truly provides a unique experience unlike any other in Bermuda. Their dedicated bartenders create hand-crafted cocktails using house-made syrups, bitters, infused liquors, fresh-pressed juices and hand-carved ice. Yours Truly offers a playful, seasonally changing cocktail menu, craft beers and boutique wines. With its comfortable, low-lit room, reminiscent of a 1920s style speakeasy, Yours Truly allows you to enjoy table service and features bartenders who are happy to create your own bespoke cocktail should you take Dealer’s Choice. Yours Truly will suit both classic and contemporary tastes alike. Look for the red door on Chancery Lane, ring the bell and enjoy your cocktail.

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

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9 Parishes Authentic Rum Swizzle

Dockyard Terrace

Royal Naval Dockyard

535-6463

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Ana Luna Catamaran

Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Bailey’s Bay

505-3780

N4

Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

1 Freeport Road

Royal Naval Dockyard

232-1345

E6

Aqua Terra

The Reefs Hotel & Club

Southampton

238-0222

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Astwood Arms, The

85 Front Street

Hamilton

292-5818

H4

Bermuda Bistro at The Beach

103 Front Street

Hamilton

292-0219

H4

Bistro J

Chancery Lane

Hamilton

296-8546

H4

Blû Bar & Grill

97 Middle Road

Warwick

232-2323

G11

Caddy Shack Bar & Grill

Bermuda Fun Golf

Royal Naval Dockyard

400-7888

E6

Calico Jack’s Floating Bar

Docked near the cruise ship

Royal Naval Dockyard

Coco Reef Resort Restaurants

3 Stonington Circle, South Road

Paget

236-5416

I11

Coconuts

The Reefs Hotel & Club

Southampton

238-0222

D13

Flanagan’s Irish Pub & Outback Sports Bar

69 Front Street

Hamilton

295-8299

Fourways Inn & Restaurant

1 Middle Road

Warwick

236-6517

H11

Go Jo’s Coffee Shop

7 King’s Square

St. George’s

297-0614

Q2

Harry’s

96 Pitts Bay Road

Pembroke

292-5533

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House of India

58A North Street

Hamilton

295-6450

North of I1

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Huckleberry Restaurant

61 Pitts Bay Road

Pembroke

478-2256

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Island Brasserie

60 Tucker’s Point Drive

Hamilton Parish

298-4000

La Trattoria

23 Washington Lane

Hamilton

295-1877

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Little Venice

32 Bermudiana Road

Hamilton

295-3503

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Lobster Pot Restaurant and Boathouse Bar

6 Bermudiana Road

Hamilton

292-6898

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L’Oriental

32 Bermudiana Road

Hamilton

296-4477

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Media Lounge Wi-Fi Café, The

Cooperage Building

Royal Naval Dockyard

526-6843

Pearl

87 Front Street

Hamilton

295-9150

Pink Beach Club at The Loren

116 South Road

Tucker’s Town

293-1666

Port O’ Call

87 Front Street

Hamilton

295-5373

H4

Ruby Murrys Indian Cuisine

2 Chancery Lane

Hamilton

295-5058

H4

Rum Bum Beach Bar

Horseshoe Beach, 94 South Road

Southampton

238-8008

Speciality Cinema & Grill

12 Church Street

Hamilton

292-2135

Speciality Inn

4 South Road

Smith’s

236-3133

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Swizzle Inn

3 Blue Hole Hill

Bailey’s Bay

293-1854

N4

Tempest Bistro

22 Water Street

St. George’s

297-0861

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Temptations Café

31 York Street

St. George’s

297-1368

Q1

TEN Café

10 Dundonald Street

Hamilton

295-0857

Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio

36 Water Street

St. George’s

297-1307

Washington Mall Restaurants

Church & Reid Streets

Hamilton

295-4186

Waterlot Inn

Middle Road

Southampton

238-8000

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White Horse Pub & Restaurant

8 King’s Square

St. George’s

297-1838

Q2

Wong’s Golden Dragon Restaurant

13 York Street

St. George’s

297-0408

Q1

Yours Truly

2 Chancery Lane

Hamilton

295-0429

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oyal Naval Dockyard has served as a hub in Bermuda for more than 200 years, though the type of activity you’ll find here today has decidedly changed since its inception in 1809. The 200 acres that were purchased in the early 1800s by the British Royal Navy were massively transformed over the better part of a century via large land reclamations. Dockyard itself was constructed under the direction of the Royal Engineers. The final complex took more than 50 years to complete and was painstakingly built by hand by enslaved and free Bermudians and by convicts brought to Bermuda from

the United Kingdom. The result of their efforts was a strategically located secure anchorage for the Navy, complete with dockyard, victualling yard and ordnance depot. The site heavily influenced life in Bermuda on many fronts; not only did the Dockyard employ on average more than 1,000 Bermudians at one time in the 19th century — accounting for more than 15 percent of Bermuda’s income — but it also gave generations of Bermudians training in plumbing, carpentry and other trades. Today, West End Development Corporation (WEDCO), which has guided Dockyard’s development since 1982, continually evolves the area’s offerings to ensure Dockyard remains a fresh and captivating destination. These efforts are bolstered by WEDCO’s recognition of the site’s important historical distinction, resulting in a truly unique hub where past meets present. Continued on page 162

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escribed by Lonely Planet as Bermuda’s own “Where’s Waldo?,” The Hall of History by Bermudian artist Graham Foster is a mesmerising floorto-ceiling grand mural that coils around the columned grandeur of the Pillared Hall in Commissioner’s House at the National Museum of Bermuda (NMB). Painted in Foster’s distinct style, the 1,000-square-foot mural traces the 500-year human history of Bermuda and tells the island’s multifaceted story with vibrant detail, irreverent humour and poignant observations, capturing the imagination of all ages. From scenes of children line fishing off a dock, to a Gombey troupe celebrating Emancipation Day, to kite flying and beloved holidays like Cup Match, this stunning piece of history in art illustrates all of the elements that give Bermuda and its people their unique character, highlighting major historical events, obscure day-to-day happenings, as well as local customs and traditions. Though much has been written about Bermuda history, there are few visuals; and The Hall of History serves as a unique entry point from which to uncover new stories and histories that have never been recorded in art. Museum staff provided Foster with a list of historical events and subjects from the 16th century to present, but he immersed himself in additional research, bringing intense detail to the history and nature depicted in the mural. The Hall of History would become a threeyear labour of love in research, planning and


execution. Once the research was complete, Foster had to overcome technical issues with scale and perspective. Employing his unique perspective, Foster used trees, waterways and roads as visual arteries connecting the panels and creating a smooth transition between time periods. Completed in 2009, The Hall of History reflects the immense dedication and hard work that Foster put into the project: He spent more than 7,000 hours working on it and used over 150 12-ounce tubes of blue paint alone in creating it! When asked about his process, Foster quipped: “I will leave a piece of my sanity in this room.” Driven by his passion for Bermuda history, Foster continued his research after the mural was complete and discovered the history of beekeeping in Bermuda. Fascinated by this story, he revisited the work to paint tiny bees into his now technically completed masterpiece. Today, the mural serves as a unique representation of Bermuda’s history and cultural heritage and is meant to inspire the viewer to learn something new, take a trip down memory lane, have a good laugh or just lose oneself in the intricate details. New details or old, you’ll be sure to learn something new every time you visit the National Museum of Bermuda and perhaps see history in a new perspective or format. From the wreck of the Sea Venture to the descent of the bathysphere, from the fevered activities of the 18th-century maritime economy to emancipation and the development of modern-day Bermuda, there is so much to discover! Don’t miss out on this must-see attraction; visit the National Museum of Bermuda and explore Bermuda’s history in The Hall of History. The National Museum of Bermuda is housed in Bermuda’s largest fort, the Keep. NMB’s expansive 16-acre property includes eight historic military buildings, including the award-winning restored Commissioner’s House. Exhibit topics include Bermuda’s links with the West Indies and the Azores, transAtlantic slavery, the history of tourism and the island’s defence through two World Wars, shipwreck artefacts and local watercraft. Kids will love the Museum Playground & Playhouse, complete with interactive exhibits, a slide and a giant moray eel.

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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 dolphin’s trainers. The Cooperage, where barrels were historically made, today contains makers of a different sort. The Bermuda Craft Market and Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard are both housed here. It’s the perfect place to find unique, locally handmade items. Return home with one-of-a-kind mementos of your time in Bermuda whilst supporting local artisans with your purchases — a win-win for all. Here you’ll also find the Media Lounge Cinema Wi-Fi & Café, a small, intimate, single-screen cinema showing the latest box office hits. Its air-conditioned lounge offers the perfect place in Dockyard to access emails and stay in touch with friends. The Dockyard was also a part of more recent history when it hosted the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. Whilst 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 at Dockyard that could very well lead to young Bermudians becoming world-class sailors in their own right.

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 Instagram: @DockyardBermuda Twitter: @DockyardBermuda Snapchat: @Dockyard-BDA YouTube: Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda LinkedIn: West End Development Corporation You can also review Dockyard on TripAdvisor.

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Living History Today, vestiges of Dockyard’s history still exist, and Royal Naval Dockyard 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, where visitors can find out about Bermuda’s history and culture and learn about Bermuda’s links with the West Indies and the Azores, trans-Atlantic slavery and the island’s defence through two World Wars. Local artist Graham Foster's grand mural, shipwreck artefacts, local watercraft, the Museum Playground & Playhouse and the jaw-dropping views are just a few of many reasons to visit the National Museum of Bermuda. Dolphin Quest, housed in the National Museum of Bermuda’s grounds, boasts an expansive lagoon featuring friendly frolicking


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Family Fun for All 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 Royal Naval 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 skimming the surface on a glassbottom boat, a sailboat or a high-speed catamaran. Visit Island Tour Centre’s booking office conveniently located at the Dockyard Watersports Centre, where knowledgeable staff can assist in planning West End excursions. Visitors can also stop by the Visitor Services Centre located in the Gazebo on Dockyard Terrace. Check with the helpful staff, which provides insider knowledge about Dockyard. Scan the QR code on the poster found inside the Visitor Services Centre to view the digital Royal Naval Dockyard Guide, as well as a new Maps of Bermuda guide, to help you navigate the area, buy tickets for local tours, bus and ferry tickets and passes, and Bermuda-branded merchandise.

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By land, you can 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 Pebble Beach, California’s iconic par-3 Hole 7 or Scotland’s Gleneagle’s par-4 Hole 13. Then join your teammates to celebrate with a locally brewed craft beer at the Caddy Shack Bar & Grill and enjoy panoramic sunset views. Encourage your family to look beyond the island’s beauty and see what else makes Bermuda special, like its history and its thriving arts scene. Dockyard Historical Re-enactment & Walking Tour Watch history come alive during this interactive, fun, and educational historical skit depicting life in the Royal Naval Dockyard in the early 1800s accompanied by a guided walking tour, which is appropriate for all ages. Knowledgeable guides and actors, fully dressed in period costume, will transport you to another time as you explore Dockyard and discover the historical aspects of breakwaters, fortifications, workshops, and storehouses. Visit some of Dockyard's most historically interesting places while seeing the modern usage and offering as you stroll amidst its historic walls.

This FREE Historical Re-Enactment & Walking Tour starts from the Moongate on the Cruise Ship Pier and ends at the Clocktower Mall. Visit dockyard.bm/dockyard/dockyard-events for specific information on exact dates and times this free tour is offered. Please remember all health and safety regulations stipulated by the Bermuda Government must be followed when attending this experience in the Royal Naval Dockyard, which includes exercising physical distancing where possible, wearing masks properly (fully covering the nose and mouth), and employing proper respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene. Stay up to date on Royal Naval Dockyard events, attractions, and tours by visiting dockyard.bm, as dates/times are subject to change.

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GETTING THERE AND AROUND Royal Naval Dockyard is easily accessible by scooter or electric car; by minibus or taxi; via Bermuda’s iconic pink Bermuda Breeze buses, which offer service from the City of Hamilton to Dockyard (295-3851; gov.bm/bus), and by the Sea Express ferry on the Orange Route from Hamilton, and from St. George’s in the summer (295-4506; 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, a fun Segway tour and boundless taxis and minibuses. The electric tram has five stops: Clocktower Shopping Mall, Dockyard Pharmacy, National Museum of Bermuda, Island Tour Centre on the Cruise Ship Pier, and the Dockyard Ferry Terminal. Masks are required on board and hand sanitiser is provided and must be used when boarding. The tram is also wheelchair accessible. Bermuda Rental Car Ltd. and Twizy recharge stations are available in Dockyard as well. Pick up your own set of wheels at Oleander Cycles, which offers pedal bikes and scooter rentals at its Dockyard location. For more information on transportation, please visit the Dockyard Visitor Services Centre, located in the gazebo on Dockyard Terrace adjacent to the Ferry Pier (296-9400). It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. when a cruise ship is in port. Visit dockyard.bm for more information.

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Breakout in Bermuda Escape rooms have exploded in popularity in recent years, inviting participants to find the clues and solve the puzzles that allow them to escape as the clock ticks down. Give it a go at Dockyard’s Locked on the Rock, whose uniquely Bermudian story-driven games featuring the island and its culture earn rave reviews from those who’ve managed to escape. The Tucker’s Cross escape is based on a 50-year-old mystery, whilst the Cupmatch Hangover scenario begins as the island’s biggest holiday ends. Locked on the Rock’s newest

game, Casemates Escape, is a history-themed challenge that finds you and your friends accused of espionage and locked in the recently converted prison at the former Casemates barracks. There’s another fun interactive experience at Dockyard that has its ups and downs — literally. Channel your inner child with a hop, jump and a bounce at FryDay’s Trampoline Park, the only venue of its kind in Bermuda, at the historic Sail Loft Building right behind the 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 pirate-themed miniature bowling alley. FryDay’s offers the kind of charming fun that makes for the best family memories. Merchandise Mecca From handmade crafts to the finest jewellery, 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 muststop if you’re looking for something high quality and unique to Bermuda. See works of art come alive at Dockyard Glassworks Glass Art Gallery and Hot Glassblowing

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From handmade crafts to the finest jewellery, Dockyard has a wide selection of gifts, souvenirs, clothing and much more.

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Studio, where colourful creations like plates, bowls, vases and intricate sculptures are created whilst you watch. In this building you will also find the Bermuda Rum Cake Company, offering something to tantalise the taste buds with its handmade Bermuda Rum Cakes. From the traditional bestseller to the Swizzle, which encapsulates the taste of the famous island drink in a moist, spongy cake, don’t be surprised if you find it difficult to bring home just one. If you want to take a bottle of Swizzle home with you, you’ll find 9 Parishes, the Authentic Bermuda Rum Swizzle, available at The Rum Barrel on Dockyard Terrace. A unique blend of rum, liqueurs, juices and bitters makes this a truly delicious, refreshing alcoholic beverage that is irresistible to locals and visitors alike. Should you find yourself in need of medications or beauty products whilst you’re in Bermuda, Dockyard Pharmacy makes this typical task surprisingly fun. In addition to filling American and European prescriptions, there’s also a large selection of small souvenirs, snacks, alcohol and even ice cream. Find delicate handmade jewellery

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or close to three decades, ceramicist Jon Faulkner has called Royal Naval Dockyard home. You’ll find him here most days, hard at work in his studio, practising the craft that’s captured his attention since the age of 15. “For me it’s very important to have everything handmade on-site at the highest possible quality we can achieve,” says Faulkner. To that end, all glazes used at the studio are handmade from raw materials, and even the kiln used to fire his works was built by the artist himself. The kiln burns using recycled waste vegetable oil he collects from Dockyard restaurants. The ceramicist’s take on the Bermuda souvenir is elegant and perfectly reminiscent of the island’s natural beauty. Bermuda Rockpools, inspired by the island’s coastline and waters, feature a gritty exterior that pays homage to the surrounding coral reefs and glazed interiors that evoke the sea’s ethereal blues. Faulkner’s Rockpools

are more than just a souvenir — they’re a beautiful showpiece for the home, sure to attract the interest of your guests whilst reminding you of your time on the island. Faulkner’s works are prolific in Bermuda. As you travel the island, take a look at the whimsical house signs displaying the quirky names of island homes: These are all by Faulkner and are a coveted housewarming gift amongst homeowners on the island. Though much of Faulkner’s works are inspired by Bermuda, the artist has also long been intrigued by the Japanese style of pottery. He frequently attends workshops, many of which focus on the simplistic Asian style, to continue to hone his craft. His Japanese-inspired works stand proud on his studio’s shelves, beautiful pieces of art that would accent anyone’s home. If the idea of buying a souvenir or piece of art that’s breakable has you feeling anxious, you can rest assured that during Faulkner’s nearly 30-year career, he and his staff have perfected the art of carefully packing and shipping the studio’s items. Jon Faulkner Gallery ships around the world via DHL, which will likely have your purchase arriving at your home about two days after it ships. With an open studio allowing visitors to glimpse the artists at work and pieces that speak to the beauty of Bermuda and beyond, a stop at the Jon Faulkner Gallery is well worth the visit.

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at The Bermuda Craft Market, where Jennifer Rodrigues Designs and Lynn Morrell sell their products amid more than 60 local working artists. Here, you’ll also find gorgeous scenic prints by one of the island’s most talented photographers, Gavin Howarth. Fine selections of gems and diamonds and world-class watch brands can be found at Diamonds International Bermuda. Be sure to browse amongst the more than 20 shops on the lower level at the Clocktower Shopping Mall, located inside a historic British Royal Navy warehouse. A Variety of Vittles As you shop, explore and play your way through Dockyard, you’ll want to sample as many of the destination’s yummy eats and refreshing libations

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as possible. The little ones are sure to want a treat, too; and whilst at Dockyard you can choose from amongst hand-crafted Popsicles at Duch Pops Bermuda — where they strive to quench your sweet tooth with mouth-watering frozen treats — or sweet creamy deliciousness at Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour located in Clocktower Shopping Mall. Check out Bone Fish Bar & Grill, Café Amici, Frog & Onion Restaurant & Pub, The Dockyard Pastry Shop or Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, where delicious burgers, sandwiches, wraps and paninis will fuel you up for more Dockyard fun and exploration. From art to history, local cuisine to exciting events and family fun, there’s a multitude of ways you can enjoy Royal Naval Dockyard whether by day or by night.

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Bermuda JEWELLERY

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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. MORE INFORMATION

WEST END DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (WEDCO) Clocktower Shopping Mall, Upper Level Tel: 234-1709 Website: 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 line-up of well-established commercial businesses across a range of industries, including semi-industrial, retail, hospitality and service — WEDCO continues to develop

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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 AT DOCKYARD Tel: 534 2809 Website: 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. The Arts Centre only offers items made in Bermuda. BERMUDA FUN GOLF World’s No. 1 Miniature Golf Course Tel: 400-7888 Website: 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) Website: 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

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bottom and sightseeing, fishing, evening cruises and even a brand-new water park onboard the M/V Longtail! These tours 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 — 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. ELIZABETH Dockyard Watersports Centre Tel: 232-KIRK (5475) Website: elizabethbermuda.com

MV Elizabeth’s simple elegance sets it amongst the most luxurious destinations

in Bermuda, and she is equipped to make your experience both magical and memorable. Enjoy anything from cocktail parties to corporate meetings whilst taking in the ocean breeze and incomparable views. A DJ, playlist or even a live band — along with a large dance floor — can be arranged to spice up any occasion. Full catering options and an open, transformable space allow you to customize the inside salon and outside deck into everything you’ve envisioned. First-class crew members take care of your every need so you can enjoy a stress-free event. With a huge variety of adjustable seating options, four bathrooms, an 80-inch flat screen TV, a large bar and a swim platform with ladder, the Elizabeth is designed to accommodate any size group with comfort and style. Weddings, team building days or just a good old-fashioned party: the MV Elizabeth can host it all. Raise the standard of any occasion on the MV Elizabeth, surrounded by the crystalblue waters of Bermuda.

ISLAND TOUR CENTRE Dockyard Watersports Centre Tel: 236-1300

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 conveniently located booking offices, Island Tour Centre is the first stop for your best Bermuda vacation experience ever. Choose from unbeatable diving and snorkelling opportunities, award-winning eco- and adventure tours, leisurely sightseeing excursions, informative island explorations, heart-racing thrill rides and boat cruises to suit every taste imaginable. If you prefer to explore on your own, their knowledgeable staff can assist you with boat rentals and private charter options — from Boston Whalers 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.

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ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD K.S. WATERSPORTS (ADVENTURE TOURS, RENTALS & CHARTERS) Dockyard Watersports Centre Tel: 441-238-4155 E-mail: info@kswatersports.com Website: 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 “Certificate Of Excellence” 5 years in a row plus the “Hall Of Fame” Award in 2019. They offer Jet Ski tours, parasailing, boat rentals, private boat charters, snorkeling excursions and banana boat adventures out of Royal Naval Dockyard.

Parasailing: Fancy something a little more daring and exciting? Then experience the high-flying thrill, panoramic views and pure excitement of parasailing. Soar over Bermuda’s crystal-clear waters aboard the Thrill Seeker. This powerful winch boat allows you to take off and land without getting wet, unless of course you request a dip. The professional crew assures you of a safe and memorable experience.

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Banana Boat Adventures: Looking for the ultimate thrill ride and fun in the sun adventure? Then hop aboard the inflatable banana and be pulled by our high-speed boat around the Great Sound, getting faster and faster with each turn. You’ll be surrounded by spectacular views and turquoise waters, but you’ll probably be more concentrated on holding on tight while your banana boat bounces on the waves and twists and turns on this adrenaline packed ride! This activity is affordable, fun for all ages, and great for groups and families looking to have a fantastic time on the water. Inflatable seats 12 persons in total (6 on each side). Snorkeling Excursions: Are you the adventurous type and want to explore Bermuda from below the water? Then join one of their popular two-stop snorkeling boat excursions or two-hour Jet Ski & Snorkel Safaris, which are great for beginners and experienced snorkelers who want to explore Bermuda’s amazing underwater marine life and vibrant coral reefs. Quality snorkel gear is provided for all snorkel excursions, plus private snorkeling tour options are available upon request. Group sizes onboard are smaller compared to other tour operators, which give you a more personalised snorkeling experience.

Pontoon & Boat Rentals: Looking to plan your very own adventure? Then rent one of their brand-new 13-foot or 16-foot Boston Whaler boats or their larger 23-foot pontoon boats. Whether half day or full day, beginner or experienced driver, their instructors will have you up and ready to captain your own boat in no time, so you can head out on the water and explore Bermuda at your own pace and leisure. A detailed map with routes and points of interest to see is provided with every boat rental. Enjoy quality boats at the best rates. 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 55 feet long, which are perfectly priced for groups, families and friends who want to relax, cruise, have fun and explore Bermuda’s waters, islands and beaches in style and comfort. Swim, snorkel, cliff jump, tour the coastline, picnic, spot sea turtles and more. Your dedicated captain will customise your charter experience to suit all your needs. Don’t forget to visit their other watersports locations in Hamilton, Southampton and St. George’s, which offer Jet Ski tours, parasailing, pontoon and boat rentals, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling excursions, private boat charters/tours and more. For reservations, please call or book online on their website. Reservations are advised.

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Jet Ski Tours & Safaris: Experience the thrill of a lifetime on one of K.S. WaterSports amazing Jet Ski Adventures, which are rated as one of the best tours and fun activities to do in Bermuda. Splash and dash throughout Bermuda’s aqua-blue waters as their friendly, fun and knowledgeable guides show you some of the best places to see on the water, plus point out many historic landmarks, too. Some of their Jet Ski Adventures even stop off at a shipwreck to feed fish, at a pink sandy beach area for a short swim, explore hidden coves to spot sea turtles or to snorkel vibrant coral reefs and underwater marine life. K.S. WaterSports features the lowest Jet Ski rates in Bermuda, with several exciting Jet Ski Adventures to choose from daily. Two-hour, three-hour and half-day private Jet Ski tours are available as well. Instructions are provided to all participants to ensure a safe and memorable experience. All ages welcome. Must be 16 years or older (by law) to drive a Jet Ski.


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA 1 The Keep Tel: 234-1333 Website: nmb.bm

Immerse yourself in 500 years of history at the National Museum, housed within the island’s largest fort. The 15-acre property includes British military buildings of the Keep citadel and the award-winning Commissioner’s House. Inside its historic limestone walls, learn about Bermuda’s cultural links with the West Indies and the Azores, trans-Atlantic slavery, and the island’s defence through two World Wars. Marvel at local artist Graham Foster’s 1,000-square-foot mural of Bermuda history and other maritime art. Explore the collection of small local watercraft and Shipwreck Island: Sunken Clues to Bermuda’s Past, an exhibit showcasing Spanish gold, colonial trade goods and other artefacts recovered from local shipwrecks. Kids will love the whimsical Museum Playground & Playhouse, complete with maritime interactives and a 70-foot moray eel climbing frame. Open April through November from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.); December through March from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.). Adults, $15; seniors, $12; free for children under 16. OLEANDER CYCLES AND BERMUDA RENTAL CAR LTD. 9 Camber Rd. Tel: 234-2764 Website: oleandercycles.bm Website: bermudarentalcar.com

Visitors can rent a scooter or a fun, easy-tomanoeuvre two-seater 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. SHOPPING 9 PARISHES AUTHENTIC RUM SWIZZLE At The Rum Barrel Dockyard Terrace See website for locations

Tel: 535-6463 Website: 9parishesbda.com

9 Parishes, the Authentic Bermuda Rum Swizzle, is a hand-mixed and -bottled, ready-to-drink Rum Swizzle 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. THE BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET The Cooperage Building Tel: 234-3208

The Bermuda Craft Market is the place to visit for the best collection of Bermudamade crafts and products on the island. As you wander around the historic building, you may see some of their 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. Next to Lynn is Grant Kennedy, Bermuda’s only cigar roller. He 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.

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ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD BERMUDA RUM CAKE COMPANY Building 19 One Maritime Lane Tel: 234-4216

The Bermuda Rum Cake Company is the only micro-bakery on the island. Dedicated to the incredible island indulgence, Bermuda Rum Cake, it is made with the island’s favourite rum. Five standard samples to taste daily are Traditional, Rum and Ginger, Rum Swizzle, Coconut and Rich Chocolate. They also offer special seasonal cakes, such as the Black Rum Fruit Cake, which are truly delicious. This is the only rum cake made in Bermuda other than those made by every Bermudian’s aunty and grandma. Duty-free always. They also make wedding cakes, cupcakes and make their own icing in-house. International shipping via general post and courier are available; however, the cakes travel well on airlines or cruise ships. The Bermuda Rum Cake Company is on TripAdvisor, so please check them out!

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 Website: shopdi.com

No visit to Bermuda is complete without seeing the largest display of diamonds on the island at Diamonds International. Luxury brands are featured, including the world-renowned Crown of Light diamond. Patented for its amazing sparkle and light performance, the unique shape and facet pattern of the Crown of Light is handcut to maximise the colour and fire that everyone loves in a diamond. For those who love colour, the Safi Kilima Tanzanite brand features the world’s premiere tanzanite in sizes and with colour depth

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that are unbelievable until you see the gems for yourself. World-class watches are available, with brands such as Hublot, TAG Heuer, Zenith, Bremont and Ulysses Nardin. Interest-free financing makes any purchase easier for American and Canadian travellers. Jewellery shopping has never been easier and more luxurious in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. With a VIP lounge for privacy, a bar to relax and a children’s room with video games and toys, everyone loves visiting Diamonds International. DOCKSHOP AT PIER 41 MARINA Freeport Dr. Tel: 238-4141 Website: pier41.bm

As you wind your way through the stores and galleries and back to the pier, you’ll also have the chance to restock on anything you may need or have forgotten for your day’s activities. Located at the entrance to Dockyard, the Dockshop at Pier 41 Marina offers berthing for both local and visiting yachts, as well as a variety of marine services. Visit the Dockshop by land or sea for all your

cravings. Pick up a bottle of world-famous Goslings Rum or chill out waterside in their huge hammock with a Cuban cigar. They carry a variety of snacks, hot food, drinks, beer, liquor, fuel, marine items, fishing gear, ice, international calling cards and much more. DOCKYARD GLASSWORKS GLASS ART GALLERY & HOT GLASSBLOWING STUDIO Building 19 One Maritime Lane Tel: 234-4216

At the Dockyard Glassworks Studio, artists will display their skills whilst you watch as they create all sorts of glass pieces; these range from small sculptural, collectable creatures (many native to the island) to the larger vases and rippling-edged plates. As such, the Glass Gallery has a wide range of unique pieces on display. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 7 p.m. when ships are docked. International shipping via general post and courier is available. The Dockyard Glassworks is on TripAdvisor, so please check them out!

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CHURCHILL’S CIGAR CABANA Dockyard Terrace Located by the Ferry Terminal between the Gazebos Tel: 297-1650


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DOCKYARD PHARMACY Camber Rd. Tel: 279-5410 Website: phoenixstores.bm

Dockyard Pharmacy is adjacent to many of the island’s popular attractions and specialises in serving visitors to Bermuda. Located in the heart of Dockyard, cruise ship and ferry passengers find Dockyard Pharmacy to be a convenient option when looking to fill a wide selection of European and American prescriptions and purchase over-the-counter medications, vitamins and health and beauty aids. Dockyard Pharmacy also stocks a vast array of local and international magazines, postcards, greeting cards, souvenirs, beach gear, sun-care products, snacks and beverages. Dockyard Pharmacy is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY LTD. Prints available online or at The Bermuda Craft Market Tel: 532-3234 Website: bermudascenics.com

Gavin Howarth is a local photographer with a deep love for Bermuda and her

natural beauty. For over 10 years he has been seeking out beautiful scenes from all over the island. Specialising in seascapes, he also has a collection of other local scenes as well as a selection of aerial images. The images are printed to the highest standard and mounted with the best possible materials that are designed to fit popular frame sizes. His rich, vibrant and detailed images can be purchased in print at The Bermuda Craft Market or online at bermudascenics.com. JENNIFER RODRIGUES DESIGNS The Bermuda Craft Market Tel: 232-1884 Website: jenniferrodriguesdesigns.bm

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

JON FAULKNER GALLERY 7 Camber Rd. Tel: 234-5116 Website: jonfaulknergallery.com

Jon Faulkner Gallery is located in the heart of Royal Naval Dockyard. All items are handmade on-site by master potter Jon Faulkner, who is available most days to sign his work. The gallery boasts an extensive range of work, including salt-glazed wheel thrown pottery, handmade Bermuda Rockpools, ceramic house signs and Raku-fired jewellery. Jon Faulkner Gallery is a must-stop if you’re looking for high-quality and unique “Handmade in Bermuda” work. Jon Faulkner Gallery is open seven days a week, and international shipping is available. FOOD AND BEVERAGE 9 PARISHES AUTHENTIC RUM SWIZZLE At The Rum Barrel Dockyard Terrace See website for locations Tel: 535-6463 Website: 9parishesbda.com

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ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD 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 that is best served over ice with a slice of orange or a cherry. Once you taste 9 Parishes Rum Swizzle, you will notice the smooth, palatable taste that is just too easy to drink. Put their brand to the test and choose your favourite! Available to purchase by the bottle; in two-, four- and six-packs; or by the case. Available islandwide or order online at orders@9parishesbda.com. ANCHOR RESTAURANT, BAR & LOUNGE 1 Freeport Rd. Tel: 232-1345 Website: anchorrbl.com

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

cuisine, all at affordable prices. They feature gluten-free and Paleo dishes on their menu. Anchor Restaurant is open seven days a week and serves lunch and dinner with the added convenience of takeout. They offer free Wi-Fi to their customers. The restaurant is located just inside Royal Naval Dockyard’s gate. CADDY SHACK BAR & GRILL At Bermuda Fun Golf Tel: 400-7888 Website: 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 from November to March, it’s only open on weekends. It’s located next to Snorkel Park Beach through the common archway.

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CALICO JACK'S FLOATING BAR Docked near the Cruise Ship Terminal Facebook: facebook.com/ calicojacksbermuda Instagram: @calicojacksbermuda Twitter: @calicojacksbda

Calico Jack’s is Bermuda’s only floating bar. It has been appropriately named after Calico Jack, one of the only pirates to have ever set foot in Bermuda. It is 75 feet of pure pirate glory that’s surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views. It features a family-friendly, authentic and fun atmosphere that’s enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Calico Jack’s is equipped with surround sound, a barbecue and two bars with an unlimited supply of rum! The more adventurous guests “walk the plank,” scurry down the giant slide or just relax in the water on water noodles for an unforgettable experience. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (or later weather permitting). DUCH POPS BERMUDA Dockyard Terrace Located by the Ferry Terminal between the Gazebos Tel: 705-3824 Website: duchpopsbermuda.com

What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day than a deliciously refreshing popsicle? Duch Pops strives to quench your sweet tooth with 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. THE MEDIA LOUNGE CINEMA AND WI-FI CAFÉ The Cooperage Building Tel: 526-6843 Website: medialoungebda.com

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to access e-mails, stay in contact with family and friends or just watch TV for a while. The Media Lounge Café serves a variety of local favourite pastries, cookies and cakes highlighting the island’s heritage that are all made by locals, using local ingredients. The Media Lounge is also a small, intimate, single-screen cinema showing the latest box office hits, making it great for a night at the movies with friends and family. NANNINI HÄAGEN-DAZS ICE CREAM PARLOUR Clocktower Shopping Mall Tel: 234-2474

No visit to Royal Naval Dockyard is complete without a visit to the Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour in Clocktower Shopping Mall, which is open seven days a week and features 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. Give yourself a treat and visit the Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour.

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magnets, jewellery, candles, and hand-painted wood carvings line the shelves. The Fair Trade Bermuda Shop also offers 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 Turkish handmade carpets and a selection of unique Bermuda gifts such as beach and hand towels, ocean-inspired magnets, hand-painted ceramics, island-living clothing, and handmade fashion, silver and Bermuda sand jewellery. 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 an assortment of Cuban cigars.

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n true Royal Naval Dockyard fashion, you’ll find a shopping destination with modern stores and boutiques housed inside a former British Royal Navy warehouse. The formidable 100-foot-high twin spires, each with its own clock — one displaying the current time and the other displaying the time of high tide — hearken back to the destination’s naval days, whilst inside you’ll find varied, contemporary offerings. Many of the island’s well-known stores have branches in Clocktower Shopping Mall, making it an ideal one-stop shop for the best the island has to offer. You’ll find around 20 stores here with a vast array of offerings. Pick up souvenirs at The Bermuda Triangle Shop, where T-shirts,

Many of the island’s well-known stores have branches in Clocktower Shopping Mall, making it an ideal one-stop shop for the best the island has to offer.


CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL DIRECTORY Bermuda Shop by Carol Holding, The Tel: 238-7310 Bermuda Triangle Shop, The Tel: 234-0837 Café Amici Tel: 234-5009

Modern Lifestyle Tel: 516-1515 Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour Tel: 234-2474

Davison’s of Bermuda Tel: 234-0959

Perfume Shop, The Tel: 295-0022

Fair Trade Bermuda Shop, The Tel: 232-7781

Sidekicks Tel: 232-7433

Harris Tel: 292-6456

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Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop, The Tel: 234-6214

Crisson Jewellers Tel: 234-2223

Grand Bazaar Tel: 234-4646

Modern Lifestyle also 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 not only pieces selected from their main collections in Hamilton but both a Pandora Shopin-Shop and the full collection of their Bermuda inspired and designed Island Sand Collection jewellery. Bring home some beautiful Bermuda blues to brighten up your home courtesy of artist Lisa Rego, whose colourful prints and giclees 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 a cool, refreshing treat. Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour hits the spot with ice creams, sorbets, frozen yogurts, sundaes and milkshakes to choose from. Happy shopping!

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A BERMUDIAN TREASURE DID YOU KNOW? You can purchase Bermuda cedar crafts made from old dead cedar trees cut down as a necessity for land development.

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or decades, Bermuda was as renowned for its endemic cedar trees as Hershey, Pennsylvania, is renowned for its chocolate. At least that’s the way it was until a blight (a wide infestation of scale-born disease) decimated about 90 percent of them during the 1950s. Until that point, Bermuda cedar was used for everything from cradles to coffins, with houses and ship building in between. Many were even exported to England for ship building. Local craftsmen built their trade on the most beautiful cedar furniture pieces and other treasured heirlooms. It

is characterised by its deep reddish-brown colour, density and unique aroma, which is a dead giveaway. Despite the devastating effects of the blight, Bermuda’s government instituted a reforestation programme several decades ago; and Bermuda cedar is beginning to re-emerge as a fixture along the Bermudian landscape. In fact, living cedar trees are still under government protection. These days, you can purchase Bermuda cedar crafts made from old dead cedar trees cut down as a necessity for land development. In addition, cedar speciality shops carry various beautifully finished cedar pieces that you will treasure forever.

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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. THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE SHOP Tel: 234-0837

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

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CRISSON JEWELLERS Tel: 234-2223 Website: crisson.com Facebook: facebook.com/crissons

Crisson Jewellers’ eclectic and fun boutique style shop in Clocktower Shopping Mall features not only pieces selected from their main collections in Hamilton but also a Pandora Shop-in-Shop and the full collection of their Bermuda-inspired and designed Island Sand Collection jewellery. The shopping experience is relaxed and intimate, and 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-a-kind items from Bermuda and around the world, including arts and crafts, instruments, Asian eccentricities,

clothes and household furniture. Enjoy this old-style shopping experience in Clocktower Shopping Mall, where owners Boyd and Muna Vallis work to serve you. As they say, “We are in sales, not storage, so everything is priced to sell.” There is something for everyone in this most interesting of shops.

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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. 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 Website: lisaregoart.com

Lisa-Anne Rego is a Bermudian artist who enjoys capturing her island home using vibrant colours and sharp detailing. She studied drawing and painting at the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Lisa-Anne was voted one of the Top 50 Emerging Artists in the U.S. for 2012, and in 2017, she became the officially licenced artist of the America’s Cup. She enjoys sharing the stories behind her art with her gallery visitors. THE LITTLEST DRAWBRIDGE GIFT SHOP Tel: 234-6214 Website: littlestdrawbridge.free.bm

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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 sauces, hot pepper jams, cookbooks, dish towels and other related kitchen and table accessories, souvenirs and resort wear. For the cigar lovers, this shop has the most popular Cuban cigars.

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Bermuda Bags by Modern Lifestyle is the fusion of Bermuda 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 fornax to the eye-catching colours of the Bermuda Gombey. NANNINI HÄAGEN-DAZS ICE CREAM PARLOUR Tel: 234-2474

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

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HAMILTON GET TO KNOW THE CITY OF HAMILTON, BERMUDA’ S CHARMING CAPITAL .

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Hamilton is a city steeped in history, ranging from the idyllic harbourfront to the historic neighbourhood of North Hamilton, where stories of struggle and triumph abound. Visitors are invited to join a free walking tour with the Town Crier, encompassing the entire city, with no fear of lack of information to absorb. This tour, as well as the Walkway of History, a self-guided walking tour, will send you on a journey back in time through the nooks and crannies of North Hamilton, a residential enclave that offers glimpses of typical Bermudian architecture from a bygone era and echoes the colourful accounts of the historic importance of this community. You can also explore the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity,

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visit to Hamilton, the small (at only a quarter-square mile) but bustling capital of Bermuda, is a must on any visitor’s curious itinerary. The vibrant colours that enliven the British-influenced pastel facades of the buildings and shops throughout Hamilton are a testament to those who work, visit and reside within its boundaries. The names of past merchants and privateers still adorn some of the buildings from Front Street to Court Street, and the monikers found in old and archived ledgers and records still resound in everyday conversation.

Hamilton is a city steeped in history, ranging from the idyllic harbourfront to the historic neighbourhood of North Hamilton, where stories of struggle and triumph abound.


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the apex of the city skyline, the construction of which elevated Hamilton to its status as a “city,” and walk through the halls of Parliament, perhaps catching a glimpse of the country’s business being conducted. Town Crier tours are free and operate from April to October, Monday to Friday, leaving from City Hall at 10:30 a.m. A walk to the ramparts of Fort Hamilton will treat you to breathtaking views overlooking the harbour and Hamilton. Built in 1870 by the British Army, the Fort offers 10 acres of manicured lawns, limestone tunnels and a garden in the deserted moat that is now full of lush greenery, including allspice, palmettos, ferns, bamboos and imported orchids. The Fort is open every day, and admission is free. For more than a century before Hamilton became the capital it is today, discussions had festered from one end of the island to the other about the need for a more central location for commerce to take place. With the growth and dispersal of the population and the arrival of Governor Henry Hamilton in 1788, the stage was set for the central parish of Pembroke to assume a new role as the heart of trade.

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With its sheltered harbour, the new location was agreeable to many who patiently awaited the decision about the new town from Governor Hamilton. Hamilton had had a less-than-stellar military career, and his appointment in Bermuda afforded him the opportunity to make up for his shortcomings. He embraced the merchants and threw his support behind the new town and gave it his name. He proved to be very well liked, as well as successful and committed to the new town. Construction boomed in the town. Warehouses and wharves were erected with their owners’ gracious homesteads looming not far away. The sheltered harbour was now a thoroughfare for trade ships and their wares from as far south as the West Indies. The port of Hamilton saw the import and export business explode. With the rapid growth of Hamilton as a centre

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With the rapid growth of Hamilton as a centre of commerce, it seemed only fitting that it become the country’s capital.

of commerce, it seemed only fitting that it become the country’s capital. In January 1815, the seat of government officially moved to the new capital amid great jubilance and numerous celebrations. The town had a new motto, “Sparsa Collegit” (meaning to gather the scattered), which was representative of the new town bringing together people from all corners of Bermuda. Today, Hamilton continues to thrive as a lively centre for commerce and trade with a commuting population blooming to over 14,000 during the workweek. In the warmer months, you won’t get far before you can delight in seeing first-hand how well-dressed businessmen taking advantage of the opportunity to show off their knees in their Bermuda shorts. Yes, they really are “a thing” and Bermudians take them very seriously. A visit to TABS — The Authentic Bermuda Shorts store can have you wearing your own!

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With two major transportation hubs, Hamilton is easily accessible by bus or ferry. A Visitor Service Centre, located steps away from the Hamilton Ferry Terminal, greets tourists as they step off the ferries and serves to arm visitors with all they need to know to have a fulfilling and memorable experience in Hamilton. The Visitor Service Centre overlooks the historic Birdcage on Front Street, designed by Hamilton’s first city engineer, Dickie Bird, to keep traffic constables safe from both traffic as well as the elements. A short walk up Queen Street and the largest of Hamilton’s parks, Queen Elizabeth Park, tempts you in with its inviting entrance. Stroll through the immaculate gardens filled with an array of sculptures, explore the myriad of both endemic and nonindigenous plants and trees, reflect by the koi pond and visit the historic Perot’s Post Office and Par-la-Ville, the one-time homestead of Hamilton’s first postmaster that now serves as the home of the National Library and the Bermuda Historical Society Museum. An interest in the arts will draw one to the impressive City Hall on Church Street, adjacent to the Hamilton Bus Terminal. The lofty foyer with its grand chandeliers is watched over by the portraits of past mayors, and art galleries on the upper floors are open Monday through Saturday. City Hall is also the home of the Earl Cameron Theatre, as well as the corporate offices of the city and

the Mayor’s Parlour. Since 2015, some 20 pieces of public art have found their homes throughout the city streets and parks. The VIVID Public Art Initiative is committed to working with and supporting Bermuda’s local art organisations and independent artists so they can help curate and implement public art installations, which contributes to its mandate to be a vibrant city. Through the art initiative, the city’s goal is to bring impactful pieces of accessible art to Hamilton for both locals and visitors to enjoy and celebrate. Don’t miss Bermuda National Gallery and the Bermuda Society of Arts

The impressive City Hall on Church Street is also the home of the Earl Cameron Theatre, as well as the corporate offices of the City and the Mayor’s Parlour.

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TASTE OF BERMUDA: A DELECTABLE SUCCESS A 3-DAY INDULGENCE OF FLAVOUR AND EVENTS IN BOUNTIFUL BERMUDA.

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n October 2019, the City of Hamilton organised a food, drink and entertainment extravaganza called Taste of Bermuda. Formerly known as the City Food Festival, Taste of Bermuda expands on the previous celebration of food to add a few new experiential explorations. These included

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pancakes, regional delicacies and more, all thanks to the hard work and culinary talent of Bermuda’s vendors. Here’s a rundown of the mouth-watering offerings at Taste of Bermuda. Personalised Pancakes: Whether attendees wanted an edible tribute to their pet, a pancake based on their favourite beverages or one reflecting their favourite flavours, the pancake artists at Get Caked La managed to deliver these customised treats, right on the spot. Titillating Taco Competition: Whilst on the surface this may not seem like a speciality of the island, Bermuda’s taco technicians rose to the occasion to deliver superbly crafted fare. Dining in the Dark: This famous pop-up restaurant happened to pop up here. As indicated by the name, Dining in the Dark is all about flavour: Diners are blindfolded throughout the meal so they can block out other aspects and focus solely on the food. Aftertaste Bartending Competition: After an enchanting first day of clear skies and satisfied appetites, the Bacardí-sponsored Aftertaste Bartending Competition brought on the night with style and elegance. Through displays of technical expertise and creative concoctions, the contestants won the hearts of the crowd and the preferences of the judges. However, only one could win the title to be 2019’s Bacardí bartender of the year — and it went to Matthew Francis and his “Oh My Gourd” cocktail.

Luxury Picnic: What foodie-centred weekend is complete without a luxury picnic? Certainly not this one. Held on the second day of Taste of Bermuda, The Luxury Picnic, presented by Eettafel Bermuda, offered guests a range of delicacies to sample under a waning Bermuda sun with live music in the background, all working in concert to make Taste of Bermuda a resounding — yet relaxing — success. Catch Taste of Bermuda in 2021 Mark your calendar! Taste of Bermuda is set to be celebrated in September, and it’s a great opportunity to sample both home-grown flavours and other types of cuisine that reflect the island’s cosmopolitan food scene.

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(BsoA), both located within City Hall. The BSoA was originally set up more than 60 years ago by a group of 25 local artists so they could have regular exhibitions. From modest beginnings the BSoA has grown in strength and influence. Art show openings are held every third Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring all types of art. Open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the foodies, there is no shortage of eateries in Hamilton. Boasting over 70 restaurants and cafés, there is something for everyone from the best Italian pizzas and award-winning fish sandwiches to fine dining experiences and “mom and pop” family-run businesses where you can eat where the locals eat. If retail therapy is on the to-do list, the quaint boutiques of Hamilton won’t disappoint. The main shopping areas of Front Street, Reid Street, Queen

Street and Court Street are lined with retailers offering everything from souvenirs and the latest fashion trends to Rolex watches and leather goods. The island lifestyle sees Sunday as a day of rest, so if you do plan to shop in Hamilton, be sure to visit on any day but keep in mind that only a few of the larger retailers are open on Sundays. Hamilton has weathered many a storm, literally and figuratively. It stands today on the world stage as a pillar of international business, the birthplace of captive insurance. A cosmopolitan city with so much to offer visitors whether you’re shopping, dining, delighting in a tranquil park, seeking a bit of culture or exploring the Fort — a visit to Hamilton must not be missed. Easy to access and full of “good mornings” from friendly locals, the City of Hamilton will charm and captivate you and remind you why it is Bermuda at its best.

For the foodies, there is no shortage of eateries in Hamilton.

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TOWN OF ST. GEORGE


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ST. GEORGE’S SEE HISTORY COME TO LIFE IN THE TOWN OF ST. GEORGE , WHICH IS FULL OF HISTORICAL SITES AS WELL AS ACTIVITIES BOTH ON L AND AND ON THE WATER.

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t first, setting foot here can feel a bit like stepping back in time as you take in the narrow warren of streets, historic buildings, replicas and re-enactments. The heartbeat of the town is King’s Square, where local gatherings take place throughout the year. In the past, the Square was the scene of punishment; and the stocks and pillory is still on display. On any given day there’s a re-enactment

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of a colonial-era punishment: The town gossip is dunked in the Ducking Stool. A far less grim sight is the full-scale replica of the Deliverance — the ship built by those who were on the Sea Venture that had shipwrecked on the island in 1609. Wood salvaged from the Sea Venture was used to build the Deliverance, which took much-needed aid to Virginia nine months after it wrecked on the island. The replica now sits across the bridge from King’s Square on Ordnance Island and gives an idea of what it would have been like to sail on 17th-century ship crammed with cargo. Those less inclined towards nautical history can

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to view the digital Town of St. George Guide, as well as a new Maps of Bermuda guide, to help you navigate the area, buy tickets for local tours, bus and ferry tickets and passes, and Bermudabranded merchandise.

explore the history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the World Heritage Centre near the ferry docks and Penno’s Wharf. The restored 19th-century warehouse features interactive exhibits, artwork and educational highlights regarding the discovery of Bermuda and the history of the island’s first capital. (The Town of St. George lost its status as capital to Hamilton in 1815.) Visitors can also stop by the Visitor Services Centre at 25 York Street to start planning their East End excursions. Check with the helpful staff, which provides insider knowledge about the town. Scan the QR code on the poster found inside the Visitor Services Centre

Historical Treasures The Town of St. George is one of the oldest continuously inhabited English settlements in the Western Hemisphere, and it’s obvious that despite its historical features, this is a working town with many proud residents. However, take a stroll through any of the peculiarly named streets — like Needle & Thread Alley, Featherbed Alley and Old Maid’s Lane — to discover examples of buildings dating as far back as the 1600s. Whilst many of the homes are inhabited, several have been restored by the Bermuda National Trust and can be explored to discover a hint of Bermuda’s past. One of the finest examples is St. Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell, steps above the main thoroughfare, York Street. Whilst the inside of the church is a beautiful example of Bermudian architecture, featuring locally harvested cedar beams, it’s the graveyard out back that provides a fascinating (and disheartening) look into the sad reality of racial segregation in Bermuda. The historic churchyard was segregated, with a separate section for the burial of blacks — both free and enslaved. The graveyard is one of the key sites on Bermuda’s African Diaspora Heritage Trail.

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Just up the hill from the town stands the Unfinished Church. It was intended to replace St. Peter’s, but due to a lack of funds and infighting amongst the parishioners, the church was never completed. A freak tornado that damaged the roof sealed the church’s fate in 1925. These days, it’s a picturesque architectural attraction and a popular place for weddings. Live Action A great way to explore St. George’s back roads and historical sites is by horseback. The view along the coastline is stunning, and the ride takes in many of the forts that are situated just outside the town, including Fort St. Catherine. For those less inclined to travelling by horse, hopping on a moped and winding through the town makes a great mode of transport. After exploring the many attractions, stop off at Tobacco Bay, the

perfect spot to look out for tropically coloured parrotfish whilst snorkelling in the calm bay protected by limestone rock formations. As you step away from the past and into the present, exploring the coastline around St. George’s is a must; and there are plenty of options, including going full throttle on a Jet Ski tour, discovering Bermuda’s coral reefs and marine life on a snorkelling excursion, or renting a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and gliding across the turquoise water. For those looking for something a little more relaxed, there are several rental boat options, including 23-foot pontoon boats, which can hold up to 13 people, or 13- and 16-feet Boston Whalers, perfect for families or couples. If you prefer to set sail with a captain at the helm, spending the day on a catamaran for a half- or full-day trip is also available.

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Plenty of Kickbacks St. George’s offers plenty of opportunity for those that want to unwind. Whether walking along the many wharfs that stretch along the harbour watching the boats bob along or sitting amongst the beautifully kept greenery of Somers’ Garden featuring an Instagram-worthy Bermuda moongate, St. George’s sleepiness is perfect for those looking to slow down. If you’re looking for more guided mindfulness, there is yoga on offer overlooking the harbour. Take a stroll through the maze-like alleys and you’ll find Bermuda’s locally made perfume, situated amongst rose gardens in a historic 18th-century property. Of course, if beach time beckons, take a trip to nearby St. David’s, where the waves lap gently against the soft white sands of Clearwater and Turtle Bay. Or wander farther off the beaten path and discover one of the island’s natural treasures at Cooper’s Island. Continued on page 207

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nown as the oldest continuously inhabited English settlement in the Western Hemisphere, the Town of St. George has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its charming architecture and cultural treasures, this historic gem boasts many sights worth visiting.

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

• Gates Fort • The Globe Hotel (BNT) • King’s Square • Mitchell House (Historical Society) • Old Rectory • Pilot Darrell’s House • Reeve Court (BNT) • Segregated 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 (BNT) • Unfinished Church • Whitehall • World Heritage Centre

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he Town of St. George may seem like a sleepy town, but during the height of American Revolutionary War, the town found itself at the centre of the Patriots revolt against Britain and their fight for independence. During the early years of the war, the island, being a part of the British empire, was suffering from America’s embargo with the colonies,

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as the isolated island relied on imports from the East Coast. Prominent Bermudian merchant Colonel Henry Tucker travelled to Philadelphia in the hopes of opening up trade routes. Although he offered Benjamin Franklin the island’s main export, salt, it was gunpowder that Franklin had his mind on; and Tucker was happy to go along with the plot. On the evening of August 14, 1775, those sympathisers to the rebellion, including Tucker, rolled 100 barrels of gunpowder from a lightly guarded magazine down to Tobacco Bay. They were loaded onto Bermuda-made skiffs and rowed out to two waiting American sloops, the Lady Catherine and Packet. By the time the plot was discovered the following morning, and a customs ship was sent out to stop them, the ships were already sailing off weighed down with thousands of pounds of gunpowder to their destinations — Charleston and Philadelphia.

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By the time the plot was discovered, the ships were already sailing off weighed down with thousands of pounds of gunpowder.


Whether it’s sea glass or fine gem jewellery, Bermuda artisan printed scarves or bespoke scented perfumes, there are many options for taking home a piece of the island.

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The Getting Is Good Shopping in St. George’s is distinguished by the variety of unique Bermuda products available from local artisans that have set up shop in the town. Whether it’s sea glass or fine gem jewellery, Bermuda artisan printed scarves or bespoke scented perfumes, there are many options for taking home a piece of the island. Delicious baked goods, beauty products, cigars, as well as the eponymous Bermuda shorts, can all be found in St. George’s shops. Great Taste For such a small town, the Town of St. George features a variety of places to stop and grab a bite to eat. Whether you’re looking to pick up sandwiches and snacks to fuel up for a beach picnic or you want to relax and enjoy the comings and goings of the boats on the waterside with a glass of wine, there are a variety of options from cafés, sandwich shops, bakeries, bars and restaurants. Culinary creations await, with restaurants offering inventive menus featuring Bermudianinspired cuisine; you can also just go with quick standbys and order Chinese food or pizza. 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. and Twizy charging stations in the town. You may also take advantage of Bermuda’s excellent public transportation and head out to St. George’s by bus or ferry. Sea Express Ferry offers a seasonal Orange Route that operates from April to November to St. George’s from Hamilton, via Dockyard (295-4506; marineandports.bm). To take the iconic pink Bermuda Breeze bus ride from Hamilton to St. George’s, choose routes 1, 3, 10 or 11. Or you can take the bus from Dockyard, via Hamilton, to St. George’s (295-3851; 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, or call 297-0556.

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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 ANA LUNA CATAMARAN Grotto Bay Beach Resort 11 Blue Hole Hill, Bailey’s Bay Tel: 504-3780 Website: analunaadventures.com

“Adventures in Paradise” sums up the Ana Luna Catamaran experience. Built in France, Ana Luna is an ideal blend of stunning good looks along with strength and well-thought-out functionality. At 45 feet

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in length, she can accommodate up to 40 guests for private functions and group cruises. By night, Ana Luna sleeps eight guests in private cabins with en-suite bathrooms. Ana Luna Catamaran has become very well known for signature groups cruises. Please surf analunaadventures.com for extensive info with click to book reservations. Cruises include Champagne Sunset Cruise; Sail, Snorkel and Swim and Glow-Worms Safari. New for the 2020 season are several sunset dinner cruises in both semi-formal and casual settings. Ana Luna is a long-time fixture at the beautiful Grotto Bay Resort on the east end of the island. Weekend sailings are from Hamilton, with weekly sailings between the two locations. The Ana Luna team is very proud to feature two of Bermuda’s most likeable crewmembers, Neitra Dill and Terry Mahoney. They never stop helping guests find their bliss, and their smiles belong to their warm Bermudian personalities (and most of their stories are true)!

JUST BREATHE YOGA 32 Water St. Tel: 707-5001 Website: justbreatheyoga.bm

This beautiful boutique studio is filled with love and inspiration. Located in a historic building with exposed cedar beams, this studio offers a beautiful view of the harbour. The Just Breathe space is dedicated to healing and nourishment of the body, mind and soul. You can expect an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, no extra fees to use yoga mats, and cosy classes with 12 students or less. Because of their smaller class sizes, you will receive much more personalised attention from their experienced teachers. Bonus: After class, head downstairs by the water and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or tea from their Just Breathe coffee van. Visitors of all levels are welcome.

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K.S. WATERSPORTS (ADVENTURE TOURS, RENTALS & CHARTERS) On the Waterfront of The 8 King’s Square Tel: 441-297-4155

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 “Certificate Of Excellence” 5 years in a row plus the “Hall Of Fame” Award in 2019. They offer Jet Ski rentals and tours, Boston Whaler and pontoon boat rentals, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling tours and private boat charters out of St. George’s and the east end. Jet Ski Tours & Safaris: Experience the thrill of a lifetime on one of K.S. WaterSports amazing Jet Ski Adventures, which are rated as one of the best tours and fun activities to do in Bermuda by visitors and locals alike. Splash and dash throughout Bermuda’s aqua-blue waters as their friendly, fun and knowledgeable guides show you some of the best places to see on the water, plus point out many historic landmarks, too. Some of their Jet Ski tours even stop off at a shipwreck to feed fish, at a pink sandy beach area for a short swim, explore hidden coves to spot sea turtles and wildlife or to snorkel vibrant coral reefs and discover underwater marine life. Regular Jet Ski tours are 75 and 90 minutes long departing from St. George’s, with the lowest Jet Ski rates in Bermuda plus several Jet Ski Adventures to choose from, which are perfect for beginners and the experienced jet skier. As the leader in Jet Ski tours across Bermuda, enjoy an unmatched level of service, the best Jet Ski models and newest equipment to use, not to mention the most fun and thrills you and your family will have on the water. Two-hour, three-hour and half-day private Jet Ski tours are available as well for groups of all sizes. Instructions provided to all participants to ensure a safe and

memorable experience. All ages welcome. Must be 16 years or older (by law) to drive a Jet Ski. Pontoon & Boat Rentals: Looking to plan your very own adventure? Then rent one of their brand-new 13-foot or 16-foot Boston Whaler boats or their larger 23-foot pontoon boats. Whether half day or full day, beginner or experienced driver, their instructors will have you up and ready to captain your own boat in no time, so you can head out on the water and explore Bermuda at your own pace and leisure. A detailed map with routes and points of interest to see is provided with every boat rental. Enjoy quality boats at the best rates. Snorkeling Excursions: Are you the adventurous type and want to explore Bermuda from below the water? Then join one of their popular twostop snorkeling boat excursions or twohour Jet Ski & Snorkel Safaris, which are great for beginners and experienced snorkelers who want to explore Bermuda’s amazing underwater marine life and vibrant coral reefs. Quality snorkel gear is provided for all snorkel excursions, plus private snorkeling tour options are available upon request. Group sizes onboard are smaller compared to other tour operators, which give you a more personalised snorkeling experience. 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 55 feet long, which are perfectly priced for groups, families and friends who want to relax, cruise, have fun and explore Bermuda’s waters, islands and beaches in style and comfort. Swim, snorkel, cliff jump, tour the coastline, picnic, spot sea turtles and more. Your dedicated captain will customise your charter experience to suit all your needs. Kayaks & Paddle Board Rentals: For something a little slower paced and still very fun and exciting, try renting one of their brand-new kayaks and

paddleboards (SUP), which are perfect for all ages and skill levels. Don’t forget to visit K.S. WaterSports other locations in Dockyard, Southampton and Hamilton, which offer Jet Ski tours, parasailing, pontoon and boat rentals, banana boat tubing, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling tours and private boat tours and charters. For reservations, please call or book online on their website. Reservations are advised. THE LILI BERMUDA PERFUMERY 5 Queen St. Tel: 293-0627 / 800-527-8213 Website: lilibermuda.com

The historic charm of St. George’s is epitomised at The Lili Bermuda Perfumery. Since 1928, artists in the sense of smell have created masterful scents here that capture the essence of Bermuda. Today, Stewart Hall houses a history room, 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 Lili Bermuda fragrance and toiletries. Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter. Also stop by their Lili Bermuda retail store at 67 Front Street in Hamilton. OLEANDER CYCLES AND BERMUDA RENTAL CAR LTD. Tel: 297-0478 Website: oleandercycles.bm Website: bermudarentalcar.com

It’s fun to rent a scooter 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.

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TOWN OF ST. GEORGE SHOPPING CHURCHILL’S LTD. Tel: 297-1650

7 KING'S SQUARE • ST. GEORGE'S • TEL: 297-0614 Eat where the locals eat Affordable prices Specialty Coffee's Local Seafood Sandwiches & Panini's Fish Chowder Amazing Carrot Cake

16 Water Street St. Georges 441 2974819 www.bermudaseaglassbykelly.com Kelly Diel creates one of a kind jewellery and ornaments from seaglass found on the local beaches.

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Kelly Diel creates one of a kind jewellery and ornaments from seaglass found on the local beaches. 8 York Street, Lower Shop St. George’s 735-7181

CONFECTIONS Bridge House 1 Bridge St. Tel: 505-DIE4 (3434) Website: confections2die4.com

Confections is a licenced Bermudian boutique bakery passionately dedicated to the simple beauty and nostalgia of the traditional Bermuda sugar cookie. Their recipe has been tried, tested and painstakingly perfected for well over 20 years, thereby ensuring that each cookie has a seamless and delectable blend of airy lightness, a respectable crunch and just enough sweet persuasion to keep you coming back for more. Experience their exquisite Bermuda Pink Sand Sugar Cookie, inspired by the beautiful beaches and baked fresh in Bermuda. Want to take the “beach” home with you to share with family and friends? Grab their hand-crafted Bermuda Pink Sand Sprinkles and make your own Bermudaful treats at home. They’re perfect for cookies, cupcakes and ice cream. Order your gourmet treats online, arrange for delivery to your hotel or pick them up at their new home in the Bridge House in St. George’s — a Bermuda National Trust gem of a property that is 400 years old. Just off the King’s Square in St George’s, Bridge House and Confections are two experiences not to be missed during your visit. DAVIDROSE STUDIO 20 Water St. Tel: 295-7673 Website: davidrosestudio.com

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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-and-wife design duo, this award-winning brand is renowned for its fine jewellery, silver and one-of-a-kind bridal and custom works of art for any occasion. Take home

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


22 Water Street St. George’s 297-0861 tempestbistro@link.bm

For the best selection of Cuban Cigars • Fine Wines Spirits • Gifts one of the signature Ocean Collection pieces inspired by Bermuda’s turquoise waters or the Bermuda Collection, which captures the brilliance of island life. Their flagship store in the Town of St. George is open during the summer months only. Visit their new Hamilton location on Front Street in the Walker Arcade year-round.

CHURCHILL’S LTD 27 York St., St. George’s Tel: 297-1650

CHURCHILL’S CIGAR CABANA Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Tel: 297-1650

FRANGIPANI 13 Water St. Tel: 297-1357

Frangipani now has two locations. In their lively St. George’s store, you can find an eclectic range of beautiful and elegant clothing like cheerful batik sundresses, shoes and sandals, bags, jewellery and gifts to take home. Their Hamilton store in Washington Mall sells a similar range in women’s clothes in cotton, rayon and jersey but also has a fantastic selection of unique larger items such as lamps, cushion covers, throws, bedspreads, paintings, large chests and unique gift ideas like trinket boxes. Whether you’re stepping off a cruise or relaxing at a resort, be sure to take the time to visit either one of their stores if you are looking for something special and unique to take home.

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ast year marked the 400th anniversary of Bermuda’s first parliament, one of the oldest known legislatures. The official commemoration took place on November 6, 2020. The first general assembly took place at the church in St. George’s,

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now St. Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell, as the State House was not ready for occupancy at the time. St. George’s was the capital of the island before it was replaced by Hamilton in 1815. But in August 1620, the then-incumbent Governor Nathaniel Butler summoned a General Assembly to convene at the church. At the time, he said: “We come not hither for ourselves only and to serve our own turns or any man’s in particular, but to serve and regard the public… We are therefore to riddle ourselves from all bases desire of gain. We are to despise all private interests, thus fare at least, as to cause them to give place to the general.” This Assembly was the forerunner of Bermuda’s current House of Assembly. Two male representatives from each “Tribe,” now called Parishes, were chosen to work with the Governor and his Council to discuss local problems, administer justice and formulate legislation. Once these issues were agreed upon, they were forwarded onto England for approval, until 1684, when Bermuda took direct administrative control of the island’s affairs.

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The first general assembly took place at the church in St. George’s, now St. Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell, as the State House was not ready for occupancy at the time.


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MERCH. Stiles House 1 King’s Square Tel: 703-4500

An independent boutique established as a concept store and showroom, Merch. is located on the ground floor of Stiles House, a listed building in the centre of the historic Town of St George. With a focus on brands that value quality, sustainability and ethical production, and drawing on a growing network of local and international artisans and designers, Merch. carries a range of thoughtfully curated pieces, including clothing, accessories, jewellery, gift and resort items. Browse in the store or shop online and have your purchases delivered to your hotel or guesthouse. They also ship internationally. Opening hours may vary, so please check their website for the most up-to-date information. ROBERTSON’S DRUG STORE Tel: 297-1828

At the heart of St George’s is Robertson’s Drug Store, where the townsfolk have congregated for generations. This is the shop that has that special something they, and you, won’t find anywhere else. There are the usual medicines and prescriptions, drinks, snacks, toys, beach games and gear, plus sun creams and toiletries; but it’s the gifts, from Bermuda, Europe, the U.S. and beyond, that Robertson’s is famous for. That, and their friendly staff, make it your one-stop shop at the start of your discovery of St. George’s. SALTWATER JEWELLERY DESIGNS 8 Water St. Tel: 519-9906

Saltwater Jewellery Designs is an elegant boutique specialising in one-of-a-kind hand-crafted jewellery that’s 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 Tel: 735-7181

Visit beachcomber Kelly Diel in her new studio, which is just across the street from her old location and only 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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FOOD AND BEVERAGE GO JO’S COFFEE SHOP 7 King’s Square Tel: 297-0614

Go Jo’s Coffee Shop sits on the water’s edge next to the infamous Ducking Stool in the King’s Square, St. George’s. Enjoy some of the best local cuisine, coffee and homemade drinks, all freshly prepared for you each day. Favourite dishes here include the

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cowboy breakfast; the bacon, avocado and tomato sandwich; home-made traditional codfish cakes or their No. 1 bestseller, the fresh local fish sandwich. A must-try is their ever-popular amazing carrot cake, assorted rum cakes and other delicious baked goods. TEMPEST BISTRO 22 Water St. Tel: 297-0861

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

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Restaurant, Pub & Sports Bar TEMPTATIONS CAFÉ Tel: 297-1368

Temptations Café is a lovely sandwich shop which offers its customers a chance to experience a quaint slice of Bermuda. Whether you stop in for a piping hot beverage, an egg and bacon breakfast bagel, delicious home-made soup with a hearty sandwich made to order, or a sweet treat, you are welcomed like you’re at home. Eat in or take out, Temptations is affordably priced and open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. WAHOO'S BISTRO & PATIO 36 Water St. Tel: 297-1307

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

• #1 Sports Bar in St. George’s • Live satellite sports coverage • Popular place for locals and visitors alike. Best Location!

Tel: (441)-297-1838

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

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

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

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Vacation property owners now have more to choose from as hotel developers have entered the market with luxury and affordable options. For some time, luxury fractional condominiums have been on the market, though the ability to come and go as you wish can be limited. The Azura Bermuda development, nestled on the cliffs along Bermuda’s coveted stretch of South Shore beaches, is located just 10 minutes from the City of Hamilton. Available for purchase are spectacular full-ownership one- to four-bedroom residences which start in price from $950,000. Tucker’s Point, on Bermuda’s prestigious East End, is another luxury resort community offering multiple ownership options and an extensive list of exclusive privileges. On the higher end of the condo market, the newly opened St. Regis Bermuda Resort and Residences in St. George’s is available for purchase by international buyers and Bermudians alike.

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li v e a b ov e i t a ll Nestled among Bermuda’s coveted South Shore beaches, yet only 10 minutes from the centre of Hamilton, Azura offers discerning buyers a luxurious and unique oceanfront ownership opportunity. • •

Available to Bermudians, Work Permit Holders, and International Buyers.

Owners enjoy the turn-key benefits of hotel services and rental income opportunities via Azura Hotel Management.

As a hotel residence there is no license fee for International Buyers, plus additional government incentives are available!

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Buying Real Estate in Bermuda Look for an experienced real estate agent who can give you access to the entire market. Once you have chosen an agent, you can rely on him/ her to be able to fulfil all your needs and 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 up to six months from the date of the contract. Additional fees range from 6.5 percent for a property 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 bought by a non-Bermudian. This policy protects the affordable housing that can only be bought by Bermudians. Resort hotel condos for international buyers start at around $375,000. Houses start at around $2.5 million. 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-

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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. Like many places, Bermuda’s market is seen as an opportunity for buyers. Older properties in need of renovation provide that for industrious buyers, whilst the newer developments as mentioned above are turnkey, with contemporary finishes and amenities. The upcoming year is sure to be an exciting year for vacation home buyers, with the Bermuda Tourism Authority onboard in terms of creating greater opportunities and developments, which will make Bermuda the ideal location for a second or vacation home. There are innumerable 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 culture. As a result, many have found the island to be a convenient, sophisticated haven. Mark Twain said it best: “You can go to heaven if you want to. I’d rather stay in Bermuda.”

There are innumerable enticements to living here, including no income tax, no wealth tax or other direct taxes — not to mention the enhanced quality of life and rich culture.

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The new contemporary hotel will include 120 rooms and suites and will feature an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. This resort will be the island’s first hotel casino and offers world-class amenities, including multiple restaurants featuring oceanfront dining, spa, pool, lounge bar, beach and marina. For those looking to avoid the limitations of fractional ownership, this is an ideal option. The luxury condominiums starting at $1,800,000 are available for purchase and can enjoy all the amenities located and offered by the hotel resort. More affordable “condo hotel” units are available on the island, starting at prices of $375,000 for a studio at the Bermudiana development on the coveted South Shore. One-, two- and threebedroom options are available as well. This flexibility in offering has spiked interest amongst vacation goers, particularly families. At Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Paget you can have fully deeded ownership in a studio or one- and two-bedroom residences with prices starting at just $59,500. Each has a fully equipped kitchen and offers a tranquil escape with panoramic views of Hamilton Harbour.



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THE REAL DEAL AN INVESTMENT IN BERMUDA REAL ESTATE BRINGS HIGH RETURNS.

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Azura Bermuda Embracing the dramatic beauty of Bermuda’s coveted South Shore coastline, the Azura enclave is Bermuda’s newest beachfront resort. Nestled on the cliffs overlooking a pristine private beach, Azura offers discerning buyers a luxurious and unique oceanfront ownership opportunity — and visitors a stunning new hotel. Azura’s property is just 10 minutes from the City of Hamilton and in close proximity to excellent restaurants, spas, tennis clubs, award-winning golf courses and the famed Railway Trail. Available for purchase are spectacular full-ownership residences from one to four bedrooms, starting at $950,000. The interiors feature the latest in contemporary design, elegant furnishings and floor-toceiling windows. Azura also offers its owners the possibility of investment income, through renting all or part of their residence through the Azura Hotel. Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton Picture life at a condo-hotel. This resort operates as a hotel but comprises one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums to buy on a whole-ownership basis. You can spend up to three months each year here and take part in the hotel’s rental programme when your property is not in use.

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Amenities are plentiful. An ocean-view infinity pool, bar and restaurant overlook a pristine beach and turquoise reefs. You’ll also enjoy a gym, spa and yoga terrace. In addition, activities like cycling, jogging, hiking, tennis, golf and fishing are easily arranged. When not in residence, you have the option of taking part in the hotel’s rental programme. Bermudiana Beach will handle all rental bookings for you. It is part of The Tapestry Collection by Hilton, with its global reservation system and 100-million-member loyalty programme, which helps drive occupancy and room

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ith its stunning natural beauty and high standard of living, Bermuda is a haven for those who call it home. It’s no wonder that so many dream of relocating to this safe and scenic Atlantic archipelago. If you’re amongst them, consider this. Real estate in Bermuda is in high demand and short supply, but there’s an innovative way to make your dream a reality: Purchase property at a Bermuda resort. Live there full-time, make it your turnkey retreat or earn income by renting it out… or do all three. Here are some island resorts with options to turn your investment dreams into the real deal.


rate. Revenue from guests is shared between you and the management company. Bermudiana Management Company handles all housekeeping, repairs and maintenance requirements for you. In short, all the normal hassles of renting and maintaining a vacation home disappear, and you’re left with a perfect piece of paradise. Newstead Belmont Hills At this prestigious golf and spa resort, you can own a waterfront home outright or part-time and enjoy rental income when you are not on-site. Newstead offers the utmost in amenities: an infinity pool that seems to disappear into Hamilton Harbour, two lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, an Asian-inspired spa offering a comprehensive menu of replenishing treatments and healing therapies, as well as unparalleled play at Bermuda’s renowned Belmont Hills Golf Course. There are two ways to invest in this island haven. Buy your residence outright. A limited number of suites are available for purchase. You can live here with all the comforts of home — and all the amenities of a world-class resort. Owners who choose not to live fulltime at Newstead have the option of placing their home into the resort’s rental pool to earn income.

Under the property’s shared vacation ownership programme, owners at Newstead purchase a fully deeded, transferrable interest (1/16 or 1/12) in one of the resort’s 44 studios, or in one of its one- and two-bedroom suites. You are guaranteed four to eight weeks of usage annually — two weeks at a time per year or one week at a time four times a year. Any weeks not required by the owner can be placed into the hotel’s rental programme. Tucker’s Point Spanning more than 200 acres on Bermuda’s prestigious East End, Tucker’s Point is a thoughtfully designed luxury resort community that offers multiple ownership opportunities, ranging from residential homesites starting at $800,000 to fractional residences starting at $199,000. Deeded fractional ownerships include five annual weeks of use and unlimited additional flex weeks. Each offers “Owner’s Level” membership featuring priority tee times at the premier Tucker’s Point Golf Club, access to their legendary Beach Club, Tennis Centre, new Dive and Water Sports Centre, four swimming pools, several dining outlets and a long list of exclusive privileges. Tempting? Who says you can’t have your Bermuda rum cake and eat it, too?

DID YOU KNOW? Real estate in Bermuda is in high demand and short supply, but there’s an innovative way to make your dream a reality.

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he fantasy to buy or build a home in Bermuda is increasingly becoming a reality amongst visitors to the island. Designing a personal version of an island dream home can be exhilarating and daunting at the same time. The key to a successful project is thoroughly understanding the regulations and timelines involved with building a home in the middle of the north Atlantic. The construction process in Bermuda is vastly different from those of North America, Europe and even the Caribbean. The island’s building codes and planning legislation for residential and commercial properties are meticulous and involve several vital components. For this reason and more, the primary

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source for reliable information would be from a local industry expert. Meeting with local firms such as the architects at OBMI is considered to be the more direct path to gaining valuable knowledge about Bermuda’s construction industry. Local professionals will also work as the client’s advocate and liaise with the Planning Department to attain all the necessary permits. They will also ensure the building process adheres to government guidelines and codes. Setting a budget and having realistic expectations is equally essential to the success of the project. Early in the process, conducting a quick budget analysis of your design options will allow you to determine if you can or cannot achieve your entire wish list. In addition, factoring in a 10 to 15 percent contingency to cover budget extras or renovation unknowns is a rule of thumb that should always accompany your estimates. The island’s geographical location must also be taken into account. When planning and designing a home, confirming materials and local on-island availability is essential. Imported materials, clientpurchased finishes, fixtures and furnishings all impact the building schedule and budget. Timing the delivery of materials is an art; therefore, securing a local contractor, architect and interior designer is crucial to ensuring it all flows smoothly throughout the entire process. In addition to the structural and interior components of the home, the exterior landscaping of the property is a quintessential feature of a Bermuda home. Local landscape architects are skilled in creating a sense of place by exploiting Bermuda’s native and indigenous flora and fauna. Regardless of the project scale, professional landscaping adds curb appeal and visual aesthetics and offers long-term return on any investment. Ultimately, building a home in Bermuda could well be a test of endurance for the property owner. However, by setting practical timelines, securing local experts and recognizing the options, building a dream home in paradise is both rewarding and worthwhile.

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tion stunning ocean views. Hotel amenities include a private beach, pool, a spa, a fitness centre and the Azura Bistro & Bar. Ownership is available to international buyers and Bermudians alike, and the licence fee is waived for international buyers. Other financial benefits are government incentives and rental income opportunities through the Azura hotel. Prices start at $950,000. Whether you seek a full-time residence or a turnkey luxury retreat, come and see the beautiful Azura residences for yourself.

AZURA BERMUDA 90 South Shore Rd., Warwick Tel: 232-9000 Website: azurabermuda.com

KELLER WILLIAMS BERMUDA 9 Berry Hill Rd., Paget Tel: 236-0737 Website: kwbermuda.com

With so much to explore in Bermuda, you may just want to make this a permanent vacation. Here are our top picks for island real estate.

Azura, Bermuda’s newest boutique hotel and residential enclave, is located centrally just 10 minutes from Hamilton and is nestled on the cliffs along Bermuda’s coveted stretch of South Shore beaches. In Azura’s lofts and villas, owners enjoy the latest in contemporary interior design and dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass, not to men-

Keller Williams Bermuda should be your first choice when considering buying or renting Bermuda residential or commercial property. Formed between an affiliation with global real estate giant Keller Williams Worldwide and local Bermuda company Moura & Associates, Keller Williams Bermuda has the benefit of combining

experienced agents in the Bermuda market along with the leading-edge technology provided by Keller Williams Worldwide, their proven models for success and access to an unsurpassed global network. Their agents are equipped with the training, tools and skills to handle all of your real estate needs, knowledgeably and professionally, to the very highest standard. As part of the Keller Williams Worldwide family, Keller Williams Bermuda is now part of their Luxury Division; and they look 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. NEWSTEAD BELMONT HILLS GOLF RESORT & SPA 37 Harbour Rd., Paget Tel: 236-6060 Website: newsteadbelmonthills.com

Owning a vacation home in Bermuda is easier than you think. Newstead Belmont Hills, a favourite for those looking for a relaxed lifestyle

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within a tranquil setting, offers fully deeded ownership opportunities for a spectacular vacation home with all the benefits of a luxury resort. Residence ownership options include eight weeks of usage a year or four weeks of usage a year. A limited collection of studios and one- and two-bedroom residences are available, with most offering private balcony terraces featuring panoramic views of Hamilton Harbour, fully equipped kitchens and beautiful wood flooring throughout. Prices start at just $59,500 for your island “home away from home.”

The Finest Real Estate

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THE PROPERTY GROUP LTD. Nautilus House 82 South Rd., Warwick Tel: 234-6900 Website: 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 535-4521 or Brittany Archer at 505-1466. REGO SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 83-85 Front St., Hamilton Tel: 292-3921 Website: regosothebysrealty.com

Rego Sotheby’s International Realty was founded in 1949 and is Bermuda’s longest-established real estate company. Part of the Sotheby’s International Realty worldwide network, the company offers a full complement of services from residential and commercial sales and rentals to valuations, property management and landlord and tenant consultancy. Rego Sotheby’s International Realty has grown into Bermuda’s premier real estate company and continues to lead Bermuda’s real estate industry to meet the needs of its diverse local and global clientele. WASHINGTON PROPERTIES (BERMUDA) LIMITED Church and Reid Streets, Hamilton Tel: 295-4186 Website: washingtonproperties.bm

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

We represent the most desireable properties available in every sector of the residential market for sale or rent. Contact one of our agents directly Sallyann Smith (441) 535-4521

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Bermuda Means Business 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 franca, 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. In addition, Bermuda’s unique tax-neutral system, designed more than a century ago to support its own infrastructure, does not differentiate between foreign and local enterprises. Bermuda’s many tax-transparency treaties, beneficial ownership register and brand-name bricks-and-mortar companies underscore its blue-chip status as a place to do genuine business.

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But that’s not the primary reason for Bermuda’s attraction to most global companies; rather, the island’s world-respected 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 the 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.

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t only 21 square miles, Bermuda is an international hub of business 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 small Atlantic jurisdiction could rank amongst the globe’s top two reinsurance hubs or support a half-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 regulation, tax transparency, world-class talent and leading markets for reinsurance, trusts, wealth management, FinTech 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 toptier international financial centre.


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Bermuda Is Connected Because of the island’s strategic location and reputation for security and growth, Bermuda enjoys key trade relationships with the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, continental Europe and Asia. Bermuda in addition 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 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 world-class 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 world-respected Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) celebrated

50 years of service last year 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. The BMA’s sophistication as a commercial insurance regulator speeds capital to markets to take on global insurance risk. Responsive legislative updates also keep Bermuda at the forefront of corporate governance. Bermuda’s international business sector counts an estimated 3,700 international business employees — including 2,000 (60 percent) Bermudians — who contribute directly to all economic sectors, from retail to transport. More than 60 percent of Bermuda’s vital foreign revenues can be attributed to this activity. Bermuda’s economic model also supports close to 500,000 jobs globally, creating and supporting jobs with its onshore trading partners. This includes an estimated 300,000 jobs in the United States, 30,000 in Canada and 70,000 in 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 700 companies generating more than $40 billion in annual gross written premiums.

Bermuda appeals to companies and entrepreneurs looking to relocate to a jurisdiction whose quality of life matches its business opportunities.

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ity for Lloyd’s of London. 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 and family offices. It is also a major asset-management centre, with numerous funds, fund managers and fund administration companies represented. Shipowners and ship-management companies also form a key sector, along with a full range of maritime services; and Bermuda’s registry for superyachts, tankers, cruise ships and vessels 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 blockchain and virtual assets businesses, are

attracted by the same advantages that have helped the more traditional industries of insurance and financial services flourish here for decades. Helping attract new industry and support established sectors is the Bermuda Business Development Agency, a publicprivate 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. Bermuda Is Safe Bermuda’s economy is secure and growing. Gross domestic product is on the rise along with jobs growth, 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 Continued on page 238

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Ensuring the risks of mostly Fortune 500 companies, captives help corporations rein in costs and mitigate risk; they are also becoming increasingly popular tools for wealth preservation and succession planning for high-net-worth individuals and family offices. The mid-1980s saw the establishment of global commercial insurers and reinsurers, followed in the 1990s and early 2000s by consecutive capital-rich waves of “big cats” — or property-catastrophe specialist firms. These followed high-severity events like Florida’s Hurricane Andrew and 9/11, providing critical capacity to the insurance marketplace and transforming Bermuda as a result. Ranked with New York and London as an insurance centre of excellence, Bermuda has the most important property and casualty market and is the largest supplier of that type of reinsurance to the United States. In the past two decades, Bermuda insurers and reinsurers contributed a significant $200 billion in catastrophe claims payments to U.S. clients. The island also provides 35 percent of capac-



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BY MIKAELA IAN PEARMAN, BERMUDA SKYPORT CORPORATION LIMITED

THE LF WADE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT’S NEW TERMINAL SHOWCASES BERMUDA’S SENSE OF PLACE FOR TRAVELLERS WHILST OFFERING A DEEP RANGE OF AMENITIES AND SHOPPING/ DINING EXPERIENCES.

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or decades, visitors have flocked to Bermuda for its world-class beaches, friendly people, wonderful accommodations and all-round hospitality. Bermuda is known as a five-star destination and prides itself on being luxurious and inviting. And now, Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport is up to the same standard, having opened its new state-of the-art passenger terminal building in December 2020. There are three exciting restaurants, incredible retail spaces, two VIP lounges, a unique Bermudian Sense of Place and much more. The ground floor is approximately 182,000 square feet (17,000 square metres). It houses the new Departures Hall with passenger check-in kiosks and counters, baggage and passenger screening and an expansive U.S. pre-clearance facility. The Arrivals concourse includes a bright and open Immigration and Customs

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processing area, with retail facilities and restrooms. The second floor is approximately 127,000 square feet (12,000 square metres) and houses the U.S. and International hold lounges, retail shops, VIP lounges and indoor and outdoor dining areas. The restaurants are The Whistling Rum Bar & Grill, Rock & Barrel Gastro Bar and The Heron & the Sea Public House. Full dining, as well as Grab ‘n’ Go options, are available at each location. The Whistling Rum Bar & Grill is located before the check-in area and features a full-service outdoor patio offering an exceptional al fresco dining experience. Whilst inside, a modern, vibrant landside bar and grill serves passengers, airport staff and members of the community with tasty options including jerk roasted chicken, fish tacos, fish chowder and warm rum cake. Also featured will be a line-up of cold beers, international and sparkling wines, as well as a menu with signature cocktails. In the U.S. Departures lounge, passengers can enjoy food and drinks at Rock & Barrel Gastro Bar – a restaurant with spectacular views over the runway and ocean inlet. Featuring design elements that draw inspiration from the natural woods, stones and turquoise waters of the island while blending in an eclectic industrial vibe, this restaurant is a hip, buzzing, full-service gastro bar with signature Bermudian cocktails, local and international

DID YOU KNOW? Photographs by Bermudian photographer Meredith Andrews are prominently displayed throughout the terminal with themes including fauna, Bermudian people, architecture and more.

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brews and freshly prepared island dishes. As the pièce de résistance, U.S.-bound passengers have the option to sit outside and enjoy the cool breeze and gorgeous views from an open-air full-service patio. Finally, the sophisticated and stylish Heron & the Sea is the main dining option in the International Departures area for all non-U.S.-bound flights, inviting guests to enjoy a deeply stocked cellar, global brews and classic Bermudian cocktails in a pubinfluenced setting. Bermudian inspired dishes with a focus on seafood are offered at Heron & the Sea. “The new offerings in the new terminal are unlike anything in the existing terminal,” says Ken Hassard, Commercial Director, Skyport. “We have created new programmes and packages that appeal to the high-end traveller, business travellers and visitors alike. Additionally, there is a variety of new shops offering merchandise that will appeal to both visitors and Bermudians. “A new feature is our landside restaurant, The Whistling Rum Bar, which we hope encourages travellers to come to the airport early and grab a meal with their friends or family before departing. The new restaurants and bars upstairs in the Departures lounges both include outdoor bars, which overlook the ocean. This will bring back memories for older Bermudians who would sit at the outdoor terrace years ago and watch the planes arrive and depart.” New retail spaces, Love Bermuda and Somers Isle Trading, are expansive with Bermuda-themed products, clothing, specialty chocolates, wine, spirits and much more. There are unique and intricate offerings for men, women and children. Fresh contemporary concepts that embrace thoughtful and innovative design celebrating the Bermudian sense of pride and community, are on full display. The shops spotlight the stories of the local artisans behind the brands, many of whom will be seen at the airport for the first time. In all, there are more than 45 Bermudian artisans, entrepreneurs and service companies featured, from spice blends to modern cedar gifts to artwork and much more. The Bermudian Sense of Place was a very important component during the design phase. The new terminal has traditional Bermudian kite designs installed in the ceilings. The designs are from winners of an island-wide contest. Additionally, Skyport launched a public art competition and there will be 10 pieces of specially curated work displayed throughout the terminal. Photographs by Bermudian photographer Meredith Andrews are prominently displayed throughout the terminal with themes including fauna, Bermudian people, architecture and more — all holistically brought together to create not only a Sense of Place, but a Sense of Bermudian Pride. Another exciting development for travellers is the passenger boarding bridges. At the old terminal, passengers had to deplane on the tarmac when arriving in Bermuda, which is of course great on a sunny day but not so great during wind and rain. Six passenger boarding bridges are in place to take passengers to their departing aircraft and arriving passengers to the Arrival’s concourse.

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isitors from across the globe are consistently enamoured by Bermuda’s charm, beauty and congeniality. They are equally attracted to the island’s unique architectural style. A recurring point of interest is Bermuda’s renowned white roofs. Time after time, guests to the island ask about the roofs and why they appear to have built-in steps. Whilst many of Bermuda’s traditions are easy to understand, the story behind the island’s roofs is more detailed and goes back a few hundred years. With no rivers, streams or other freshwater basins, the early settlers to Bermuda required a means to harvest freshwater. It was at that time that the settlers conceptualised the notion to harvest rain by way of their roofs. The concept is rather simple. Rainwater hits the lapped or weathered slate profile roof, which has a step-like appearance. The water then trickles down and is caught at the bottom of the “steps” by the rainwater glide or gutter. The gutter escorts the water flow into the rainwater leader or down-

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spout. Water from the downspout is safely delivered to concrete water tanks. Depending on the age of the home, water tanks can be found either underneath or beside every home in Bermuda. Why the steps? In the 1600s, one of the more common Bermudian vessels was known as a Shallop. This modest vessel offered a “chine,” that is, a planked or lapped hull. The style of hull was designed for a smooth and steady glide in the water. Given a large number of shipwrights were also homebuilders, the concept was employed in the design of the roofs. The slate to build Bermuda roofs overlapped one another and presented a step-like appearance. Not only was it proven to be aesthetically pleasing; it also determined the lapping (or step) formation slowed down the flow of heavy rainfall, making for efficient water collection. Why white? Bermuda roofs are made of limestone, which is white in colour. In the past, lime mortar was used. However, these days, roofs are painted with a lime-based

whitewash. White is also the most logical colour to reflect sunlight and keep heat from penetrating the house. You could say Bermudians are pioneers of water management — and a modest leader in water conservation. Last year, delegates from Ghana visited the offices of OBMI, Bermuda’s oldest architecture firm. They spoke to the firm’s director, Colin Campbell, to understand how Bermuda uses water harvesting through tanks, underground tanks and water catchments. The preservation of water has been a matter of great interest in their country. The delegates were fascinated by Bermuda’s methodology of water harvesting and sustainable access to a clean water source. Needless to say, they were anxious to return home to further explore the option presented. The exchange with Ghana is anticipated to start an alliance between architects in both regions, whilst the hope is for Bermuda to share its methods of water conservation with countries across the globe.

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WHY A SEEMING ARCHITECTURAL QUIRK IS, IN FACT, AN INGENIOUS FORM OF CONSERVATION.


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Bermuda Broadcasting Company Limited Tel: 295-2828 bermudabroadcasting.com

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Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) Tel: 292-0632 bda.bm Bermuda Business Directory Tel: 295-4600 bermudadirectory.com Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Tel: 295-4201 bermudachamber.bm

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Bermuda Stock Exchange Tel: 292-7212 bsx.com

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

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

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

Bermuda Yellow Pages Tel: 297-9355 bermudayp.com

OBM International Tel: 278-3550 bermuda.obmi.com

Clarien Bank Tel: 296-6969 clarienbank.com

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

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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. 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, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other financial instruments merging insurance with capital markets. Today, Bermuda has the largest depository of ILS listings — $30 billion, or more than 80 percent of global capacity. Bermuda Means Quality Against a stunning backdrop of pink-sand beaches, turquoise waters and pastel-coloured 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 probusiness culture and gold-standard regulatory

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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 standard permits are usually issued for periods of up to six years (with options for renewal). Once your work permit’s been secured, you can finally start settling into island life.

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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 legal powerhouses already established. 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 onshore communities? Bermuda represents a significant role in the rebuilding of cities and communities after the world’s worst disasters. Bermuda’s reinsurers, for


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BERMUDA IS ANOTHER WORLD, AND IT IS THE PLACE TO BE “Bermuda is another world” is one of the Island’s favourite folk songs. It speaks to the way of life and the history of the picturesque Atlantic island. It also aptly describes how Bermuda has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and used it to drive economic growth. Bermuda has been a leader in the fight against COVID-19, providing an example to the world of what is possible when a government is proactive and strikes a balance between being firm and fair. Bermuda has therefore become an ideal place for digital nomads, many of whom have seized the opportunity to work from the near-idyllic location. As a leading offshore centre for insurance, reinsurance, corporate and financial services, Bermuda is a reputable, blue chip jurisdiction with a progressive regulatory framework that works with industry to stay ahead of the curve. Bermuda is a world leader in transparency standards and strives to be the centre of legitimate global commerce. Building on the success of its forays into Fintech, the government has expanded its strategy, actively targeting economic development in various sectors. The newly created Economic Development Department (EDD), led by Director Ray Jones, has the ambitious mandate of growing the local economy, attracting more business to Bermuda, generating incremental revenue, boosting foreign direct investment, increasing the size of the workforce, creating jobs, and building an economy that would compel not just digital nomads of all nationalities, but also Bermudians living and working overseas, to come home. Bermuda has also adopted a team approach to marketing itself as a business and visitor-friendly jurisdiction. If you’re looking for an innovative, well-respected, transparent jurisdiction with a cooperative government and regulators who “get it” and can react quickly to your needs and to changes in the global landscape, Bermuda is the destination for you and your business. Several entities cooperate to attract companies and leisure travellers to the Island. In

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addition to the EDD, the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA), the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA), the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) all play key roles in the effort. The BTA promotes the country to the world while the BDA attracts businesses that are looking for a sophisticated, progressive, safe and well-regulated country in which to base their operations. The BMA is one of the most highly regarded regulators in the world but also one of the most progressive, as it often meets with clients to provide feedback during the license application process. The BEDC supports local entrepreneurs, teaching homegrown innovators how to successfully build and launch their businesses and creating conditions for them to be sustainable in the long run. Recognising that small businesses, new businesses and entrepreneurs are significant job creators, the BEDC has the full support of the government in creating opportunities for them.

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of Bermuda’s economy. The department creates and facilitates policies and implements plans that support the economic development and diversification goals of the jurisdiction. The staff analyse innovative developments and trends through research and stakeholder engagement and work to position Bermuda as an ideal test market for innovative product and industry development. Attention is given to the identification of legislative and policy solutions that provide industry confidence and concierge services for new companies that are setting up operations in Bermuda. The department coordinates the work of external agencies such as the Bermuda Business Development Agency and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation. Additionally, they provide a clear education and training plan to drive innovation through foundational learning, fostering entrepreneurship, up-skilling Bermudians and enabling broad access

to knowledge. Finally, the department maintains the Economic Development and Diversification Strategy for Bermuda. BERMUDA MONETARY AUTHORITY BMA House 43 Victoria St., Hamilton Tel: 295-5278 Website: 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 toolkit in reducing the risk of instability of the financial services sector. Coupled with this approach is the BMA’s support of Bermuda’s overall framework in order to create a secure and stable financial environment in Bermuda,

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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 riskbased 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. BERMUDA PHILATELIC BUREAU Bermuda Post Office 56 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 297-7865 Website: bermudapost.bm

Other philatelic agencies and bureaus function as separate businesses apart from local postal services, whereas the Bermuda Philatelic Bureau (BPB) is a department of the Bermuda Post Office. The primary function of the BPB has been to provide sufficient stamps for the general use of the post. It has always been the BPB’s endeavour to keep in mind the philatelic collector and stamp enthusiast to ensure that stamps produced will be appealing and interesting. Proposed issues for 2020 include Bermuda Bridges Part 1 (May), 400th Anniversary of Parliament (August), Bermuda Holiday Stamp (October), and Presentation Pack 2020 (November). ELBOW BEACH CYCLES LTD. Elbow Beach Bermuda Resort & Spa 60 South Shore Rd., Paget Tel: 296-2300 Website: elbowbeachcycles.com

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

ELECTRONIC SERVICES LIMITED 26 Harvey Rd., Paget Tel: 236-3885 Website: electronicservices.bm

Electronic Services Limited is an audio-visual company with more than 30 years of experience. The firm provides technical support and equipment to major hotels, small properties and corporate offices in Bermuda. Electronic Services Limited has worked with many large overseas production companies and meeting planners to provide custom services for clients with conventions and videoconferences in Bermuda. OBM INTERNATIONAL Woodbourne Hall 1 Gorham Rd., Hamilton Tel: 278-3550 Website: bermuda.obmi.com

OBMI is a global master planning, architecture and design firm, with a rich history of shaping the architectural landscape of Bermuda. The OBMI approach is inclusive, innovative and transparent. OBMI believes that building relationships with its clients is the foundation of a successful project. Its diversified portfolio includes a selection of high-end residential designs, large-scale commercial and civic projects, boutique-style resorts, and a variety of retail and restaurant transformations. For more than 80 years, Bermuda has recognized OBMI as an industry leader in design excellence. OLEANDER CYCLES AND BERMUDA RENTAL CAR LTD. 6 Valley Rd., Paget Tel: 236-2453 Website: oleandercycles.bm Website: bermudarentalcar.com

Bermuda’s No. 1 scooter livery offering quality one- and two-seater scooters and fun, easy to manoeuvre 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 hotel 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 Fairmont Southampton South Shore Rd., Southampton Tel: 238-7800 Website: smattscyclelivery.com

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

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

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BUSINESS & RELOCATION I M P O R T A N T C O N TA C T S ASSOCIATIONS AND CLUBS Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association Tel: 292-1713 Bermuda Bowling Club Tel: 236-5290

Bermuda Sub Aqua Club Tel: 291-5640

France: Nicole Haziza Tel: 777-5557

Bermuda Track and Field Association Tel: 296-0951

Germany: Jens Alers Tel: 295-0614

Bermuda Bridge Club Tel: 541-0551

Bermuda Triathlon Association bermudatriathlon.com

Bermuda Cricket Board of Control Tel: 292-8958

Big Brothers and Sisters of Bermuda Tel: 232-2802

Bermuda Dive Association, The Tel: 238-2332

Gilbert and Sullivan Society Tel: 735-1547

Bermuda Equestrian Federation Tel: 234-0485

In Motion School of Dance Tel: 292-7651

Bermuda Folk Club Tel: 291-2070 Bermuda Football Association Tel: 295-2199 Bermuda Golf Association Tel: 295-9972 Bermuda Hockey Federation bhf.bm Bermuda Karate Institute Tel: 292-2157 Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association Tel: 296-0834 Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Tel: 292-0848 Bermuda Physically Handicapped Association Tel: 293-8148 Bermuda Rugby Football Union brfu.bm Bermuda Sailing Association Tel: 295-7935 Bermuda School of Music Tel: 296-5100 Bermuda Society of Arts Tel: 292-3824 Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Tel: 292-6881

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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 CONSULATES U.S. Consulate General Tel: 295-1342 Portuguese Consulate Andrea Moniz 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

Ghana: Dr. Leonard Teye-Botchway Tel: 292-0946 Ireland: John R. 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 Spain: A.C.J. Dean Tel: 295-3062 Sweden: Jens Juul Tel: 293-7242 Switzerland: Fabian Schonenberg Tel: 295-5588 COURIERS DHL Worldwide Express 1 Midsea Lane, Pembroke Tel: 294-4848 dhl.com FedEx 3 Mills Creek Rd., Pembroke Tel: 295-3854 fedex.com

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

Mailboxes Unlimited 48 Par-la-Ville Rd., Hamilton Tel: 292-6563 mailboxesunlimited.com

Bermuda Monetary Authority bma.bm

UPS/International Bonded Couriers Dallas Building 10 Park Rd., Hamilton Tel: 295-2467 / 296-9479 ups.com / zipx.com

Bermuda Tourism Authority gotobermuda.com

Bermuda National Library bnl.bm

Bermuda Transport Control Department tcd.gov.bm


BermudaNIC (registrations) bermudanic.bm Central Policy Unit gov.bm Commission for Unity and Racial Equality communityandculture.bm Economic Development Department gov.bm Land Valuation Department landvaluation.bm Registrar of Companies roc.gov.bm Social Insurance Department socialinsurance.gov.bm Tax Commissioner gov.bm GROCERY DELIVERY Crown Point Grocery Services Tel: 705-0804 crownpointbda.com

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

Sea Express Ferry Tel: 295-4506 marineandports.bm

Wee Care Pediatrics Tel: 296-3032 bermudaweecare.com

Speciality Cinema Tel: 292-2135 specialitycinema.bm

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

NEWS Bermuda Broadcasting Company Limited bermudabroadcasting.com

Dentist: Coral Dental Bermudiana Arcade 27 Queen St., Hamilton Tel: 295-8040 LEISURE Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo Tel: 293-2727 bzs.bm Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard Tel: 234-2809 artbermuda.com Bermuda Breeze Buses Tel: 292-3851 www.gov.bm/bus

GROCERY STORES Harrington Hundred’s 99 South Shore Rd., Smith’s Tel: 293-1635

Bermuda National Gallery Tel: 295-9428 bng.bm

Lindo’s Family Food 126 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 236-1344

Bermuda National Trust Tel: 236-6483 bnt.bm

The Market Place Supermarket Islandwide Tel: 295-6006

Bermuda Society of Arts Tel: 292-3824 bsoa.bm

Miles Market 96 Pitts Bay Rd., Pembroke Tel: 295-1234

Bermuda Tourism Authority Tel: 296-9200 gotobermuda.com

HEALTHCARE Atlantic Caregiving Tel: 292-9690 atlanticcaregiving.com B.M.S.G. Health Express Urgent Care Tel: 292-0022 bermudamedical.com The Family Practice Group Tel: 236-0001 fpgroup.bm The Hamilton Medical Centre (walk-in clinic for blood tests and TCD physicals) Tel: 400-8378 hamiltonmedicalcenter.bm

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute Tel: 292-7219 buei.org Liberty Theatre Tel: 292-7296 Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art Tel: 299-4000 bermudamasterworks.com The Media Lounge Cinema Tel: 526-6843 medialoungebda.com National Museum of Bermuda Tel: 234-1333 nmb.bm

Bermuda Weather weather.bm Bermynet bermynet.com Bernews bernews.com eMoo emoo.bm The Royal Gazette royalgazette.com OFFICE SUPPLIES P-Tech 2 Reid St., Hamilton Tel: 295-5496 PET STORES Pic-A-Pet 27 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 292-4554 POST OFFICES Bermuda Mail Processing Centre 2 Kindley Field Rd., St. George’s Tel: 293-1767 General Post Office 56 Church St., Hamilton Tel: 297-7893 Perot Post Office 11 Queen St., Hamilton Tel: 292-9052 PRIVATE SCHOOLS The Bermuda High School for Girls 19 Richmond Rd., Pembroke Tel: 295-6153 bhs.bm Bermuda Institute 234 Middle Rd., Southampton Tel: 238-1566 bermudainstitute.com

Bermuda Montessori School 23 Rosemont Ave., Pembroke Tel: 292-7209 Mount Saint Agnes 19 Dundonald St. West, Hamilton Tel: 292-4134 msa.bm Saltus Grammar School 108 St. John’s Rd., Pembroke Tel: 292-6177 saltus.bm Somersfield Academy 107 Middle Rd., Devonshire Tel: 236-9797 somersfield.bm Warwick Academy 117 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 236-1917 warwick.bm TRANSPORTATION Bermuda Breeze Buses Tel: 292-3851 gov.bm/bus Bermuda Rental Car Ltd. Tel: 236-2453 bermudarentalcar.com BTA Dispatching Tel: 295-4506 Elbow Beach Cycles Tel: 296-2300 elbowbeachcycles.bm Oleander Cycles Tel: 236-2453 oleandercycles.bm Sea Express Ferry Tel: 295-4506 marineandports.bm Smatt’s Cycle Livery Ltd. Tel: 295-1180 / 238-7800 smattscyclelivery.com VETERINARIAN Ettrick Animal Hospital 75 Middle Rd., Warwick Tel: 236-0007 visitbermudanow.com

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Following are practical tips and useful information you will need whilst enjoying our island paradise. All information is subject to change, so we recommend calling to verify rates, schedules and more. AIRLINES Air Canada ................................ 888-247-2262 American Airlines ................. 800-433-7300 British Airways ....................... 800-247-9297 Delta Airlines ............................. 800-221-1212 JetBlue Airlines ......................800-538-2583 United Airlines ........................ 800-864-8331 WestJet ......................................888-937-8538 BANKING Banks are usually open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. There are many ATMs islandwide that dispense Bermuda dollars. BUSINESS HOURS Generally, shops, businesses and professional offices open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clocktower Shopping Mall in Royal Naval Dockyard is open seven days a week, except Christmas Day and Good Friday. For more information on hours of operation, please visit dockyard.bm. Many grocery stores throughout the island are also open on Sundays with shortened hours. Grocery deliveries to your vacation property are available through Crown Point Grocery Services. Visit crownpointbda.com or call 705-0804 to arrange. COMMUNICATION CALLING CARDS: You can buy pre-paid calling cards in denominations of $5, $10 and $20 from Fort Knox Bermuda Limited (400-5900; fortknox.bm). One Communications offers pay-as-you-go long-distance plans (700-7000; onecomm.bm). INTERNET: Bermuda has a number of internet service providers offering Wi-Fi connections. The Bermuda Visitor Service Centres in Hamilton, Dockyard and St. George’s offer free Wi-Fi. Just sign up through the Bermuda Wi-Fi network. There is also free Wi-Fi available throughout the terminal at the L.F. 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 • Call to the U.K. from Bermuda: 011/44/ city code/phone number • Call to other countries from Bermuda: 011/country code/city code/phone number • Call to international operator: 00 CURRENCY/CREDIT CARDS The Bermuda dollar is divided into 100 cents and is equal in value to the U.S. dollar; both are legal tender on the islands. Bermuda introduced new bank notes in 2009 with distinctly Bermudian designs, featuring wildlife on one side and local landmarks on the other. The exchange of other foreign currencies is done in banks. Credit cards are widely accepted in stores, restaurants and hotels. Visa and MasterCard may be used for cash advances at local banks. In addition, HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited and The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited provide ATMs islandwide for MasterCard, Cirrus and Plus cash advances. Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards are accepted mostly everywhere on the island. CUSTOMS/DUTY U.S. residents who have been out of the country for 48 hours or more may take home items valued up to $800 once every 30 days without incurring duty. Adults may include 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars and one litre of alcohol within their exemption, plus a second litre if produced by a Caribbean Basin country. Original paintings, drawings and sculptures are duty-free but must be declared. For information regarding Cuban cigars and products, visit cbp.gov. U.K. residents 17 or older may take home duty-free two litres of table wine and one litre of spirits or liqueurs, or two litres of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs, plus 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco, plus 60cc of perfume and 250cc of eau de toilette, plus other goods worth up to £145. Visit hmrc.gov.uk.

Canadian residents who have been out of their country for 48 hours or more can claim up to CAN$300 worth of goods without paying duty if they carry the goods with them. After each absence of seven days or more, Canadian residents can claim up to CAN$800 worth of goods without duty. For more information, visit cbsa-asfc.gc.ca. DRINKING AGE The legal drinking age is 18. ELECTRICITY Electrical service is the same as in the U.S. and Canada: 110 volts, 60 cycles AC. IMPORTANT NUMBERS Alcoholics Anonymous ................297-0965 Ambulance .....................................................911 Animal Emergencies (SPCA) .... 236-7333 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 King Edward VII Memorial !Hospital (emergency) .............. 239-2009 King Edward VII Memorial !Hospital (general) .......................236-2345 Lamb Foggo !Urgent Care Centre .................. 298-7700 Physically Handicapped !Association ....................................293-8148 Police ................................................................911 Police/Central ................................... 295-0011 Police/Somerset .............................. 234-1010 Police/Southside ............................ 293-2222 Weather forecast .......................................977 Women’s Resource Centre .........295-3882 LIFEGUARDS Lifeguards are stationed at the following beaches daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: • Clearwater Beach/Turtle Bay: May 24 to Labour Day • John Smith’s Bay: May 24 to Labour Day • Horseshoe Bay: May 1 to October 31

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USEFUL INFORMATION MOVIE THEATRES Watch a movie at Liberty Theatre, Union Square, Hamilton (292-7296) or Speciality Cinema & Grill, 12 Queen Street, Hamilton (292-2135, 295-2751; specialitycinema.bm). The Media Lounge Cinema and Wi-Fi Café at The Cooperage Building in Royal Naval Dockyard is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a different media experience, have a refreshing drink or just take a break and surf the internet. (526-6843; medialoungebda.com). PHOTOGRAPHY Bermuda boasts a treasure trove of talented photographers that can capture beautiful images for you during your visit. Here are a few to consider: • Charles Anderson; charlesandersonphotography.com • Meredith Andrews; meredithandrewsphotography.com • Crown Point Photography; crownpointbda.com • Gavin Howarth; gavinhowarth.com POPULATION The 2021 population of Bermuda is approximately 62,090. (Source: Macrotrends.net) POST OFFICE The General Post Office is located at 56 Church Street, Hamilton, and is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon (297-7893). Local letters are 50 cents, and local greeting cards are 50 cents. Air mail to the United States, the Caribbean or Canada is $1.15; $1.35 to Great Britain; $1.35 to Europe; and $1.55 to Asia, Australia or New Zealand. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2021/22 Bermuda Day ........................Friday, May 28 National Heroes’ Day ...... Monday, June 21 Emancipation Day .........Thursday, July 29 Mary Prince Day (formerly !Somers’ Day) .................... Friday, July 30 Labour Day ..........................Monday, Sept. 6 Remembrance Day ......... Thursday, Nov. 11 Christmas Day .................Saturday, Dec. 25 !observed on ................... Monday, Dec. 27 Boxing Day ..........................Sunday, Dec. 26 !observed on .................. Tuesday, Dec. 28

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New Year’s Day ............Friday, Jan. 1, 2022 Good Friday ............... Friday, April 2, 2022 RADIO STATIONS Bermuda Broadcasting Company Limited (295-2828; bermudabroadcasting.com); Ocean 89 – Top 40; Power 95 – R&B; Inspire 105 – Country 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 2.5 percent tourism guest fee and a 10 percent service charge are added to your bill. TRANSPORTATION BUSES: With 11 bus routes and 14 bus zones of about two miles each, buses are frequent and plentiful; and they service the entire island. They’re easy to spot as they’re painted Bermuda pink with blue stripes. Most buses leave from the Central Terminal on Washington Street, next to City Hall in Hamilton. Bus stops are identified by either a solid blue or pink pole. Blue poles signify routes outbound from the City of Hamilton; pink ones mark routes inbound to the City of Hamilton. Note: Exact cash is accepted. For up-to-date routes, visit gov.bm/bus or call 292-3851. FERRIES: A unique and reliable way to travel around Bermuda is on the Sea Express ferry system. Four public ferry routes offer a picturesque alternative for travel around the island. All ferries depart from the Hamilton Ferry Terminal on Front Street. Note: Cash is not accepted on the ferries. For up-to-date schedules, visit marineandports.bm or call 295-4506. • The Blue route stops at Royal Naval Dockyard in Sandys Parish on the west end of the island. • The Orange route only operates in the summer, and it stops at Royal Naval

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


stations are found throughout the island. Visitors must be 25 years old and hold a valid car driver’s licence to rent and drive a vehicle. You can also rent pedal bikes from a variety of island outfitters, which are ideal for exploring the island. You can bring your bike aboard a ferry. Rental rates range from about $30 a day, with $15 insurance waiver required. If you need a little bit more help pedalling, try a hybrid electric bike. For all rentals, you must obey Bermuda’s speed limit of 22 mph/35 kph and remember to drive on the left side of the road. For scooters and mopeds, gas stations are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. TAXIS AND MINI BUS SERVICES: Taxis can usually be found outside Bermuda’s larger hotels, near the airport or on the streets of the Hamilton, the Town of St. George or in Royal Naval Dockyard. All taxis are metered at governmentset rates, and exact change is required. Current taxi fares are as follows, based

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS ACTIVITIES, ATTRACTIONS & SPORTS Ana Luna Catamaran ............................................................49 Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ) ...............26 Bermuda Fun Golf ................................................................167 Bermuda Monetary Authority .......................................... 105 Bermuda Philatelic Bureau .................................................89 Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA)...................................... 67 Birdsey Studio, The ............................................................... 67 Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) ..... 31 Castaway Charters ...............................................................49 Calico Jack’s ...........................................................................179 Captain Kirk’s Coral Reef Adventures ............................165 City of Hamilton ........................................................... 192, 193 Crown Point Vacation Photography .............................. 149 Crystal Caves of Bermuda, The .................................. 24, 25 Dockyard Glassworks ..........................................................98 Elbow Beach Cycles Ltd. ..................................................... 33 Elizabeth ...................................................................................45 Escape Room Bermuda ....................................................... 33 Funworx Bermuda..................................................................41 Hakuna Matata Charters ......................................................47 Hidden Gems of Bermuda Ltd. .........................................29 Island Tour Centre ................................................................ 37 Just Breathe Yoga ............................................................... 210 K.S. Watersports (Adventure Tours, Rentals & Charters).........39, 163, 203 Lili Bermuda Perfumery, The ............................................... 5 Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art ...........................63 Media Lounge Cinema, The ..............................................178 National Museum of Bermuda ..........................................159 Oleander Cycles & Bermuda Rental Car Ltd. ................30 Royal Naval Dockyard ................................................ 154, 155 Smatt’s Cycle Livery Ltd. ....................................................49 Speciality Cinema ..................................................................151 Town of St. George .....................................................198, 199 Traveler Charters Bermuda ...............................................47 BUSINESS & RELOCATION Bermuda Broadcasting Company ..................................247 Bermuda Government — Economic Development Department ...........................239 Bermuda Monetary Authority .......................................... 105 Bermuda Philatelic Bureau .................................................89 Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited .............. 234, 235 City of Hamilton ........................................................... 192, 193 Electronic Services Limited ..............................................237 OBM International ...............................................................235 P-Tech .......................................................................................95 Washington Properties (Bermuda) Limited ................233 West End Development Corporation (WEDCO).........157 DINING & NIGHTLIFE Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge ..................................147 Aqua Terra ............................................................................. 143 Astwood Arms, The .............................................................125 Bermuda Bistro at The Beach .......................................... 150 Bermuda Duty Free (BDF) ..............................................9, 73 Bistro J .....................................................................................125 Blû Bar & Grill .........................................................................129 Calico Jack’s Floating Bar ..................................................179 Coco Reef Resort Restaurants......................................... 149 Coconuts ................................................................................ 143 Crown Point Private Chef.................................................. 149 Flanagan’s Irish Pub and Outback Sports Bar ............. 141 Fourways Inn & Restaurant ..............................................133 Go Jo’s Coffee Shop ........................................................... 210 Goslings ................................................................................9, 73 Harry’s ......................................................................................123

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House of India ....................................................................... 146 Huckleberry Restaurant ..................................................... 145 Island Brasserie .....................................................................137 La Trattoria .............................................................................135 Little Venice ......................................................................... 134 Lobster Pot Restaurant and Boathouse Bar, The ............................................................. 150 L’Oriental ................................................................................ 134 Media Lounge Wi-Fi Café, The ........................................178 Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour ..................... 186 Pearl ..........................................................................................125 Pink Beach Club at The Loren...........................................139 Port O’ Call..............................................................................125 Ruby Murrys Indian Cuisine ...............................................125 Rum Bum Beach Bar........................................................... 150 Speciality Cinema & Grill .....................................................151 Speciality Inn...........................................................................151 Swizzle Inn ...............................................................................131 Tempest Bistro .......................................................................211 Temptations Café .................................................................215 TEN Café..................................................................................125 Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio .......................................................215 Washington Mall Restaurants ...........................................127 Waterlot Inn, The .................................................................. 119 White Horse Pub & Restaurant.........................................215 Wong’s Golden Dragon Restaurant ................................215 Yours Truly .............................................................................125 GALLERIES, ART & MUSEUMS Bermuda Craft Market, The ................................................171 Bermuda Monetary Authority .......................................... 105 Bermuda Philatelic Bureau .................................................89 Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA)...................................... 67 Birdsey Studio, The ............................................................... 67 City Hall in Hamilton ................................................... 192, 193 Crown Point Vacation Photography .............................. 149 Dockyard Glassworks Glass Art Gallery ........................98 Howarth Photography Ltd. .............................................. 102 Jon Faulkner Gallery ........................................................... 169 Lili Bermuda Perfumery, The ............................................... 5 Lisa-Anne Rego Art Gallery .............................................. 107 Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art ...........................63 National Museum of Bermuda ..........................................159 MAPS Island ....................................................................................18, 19 City of Hamilton ..................................................................... 82 Dining & Nightlife ........................................................ 152, 153 Royal Naval Dockyard .................................................160, 161 Town of St. George ............................................................ 205 MISCELLANEOUS Bermuda Broadcasting Company ..................................247 Bermuda Hotel Association ........................................... 12, 13 Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited .............. 234, 235 Bermuda Tourism Authority ...............................................14 City of Hamilton ........................................................... 192, 193 Clocktower Shopping Mall .........................................180, 181 Royal Naval Dockyard ............................................... 154, 155 Town of St. George ....................................................198, 199 Washington Mall ............................................................ 77, 127 West End Development Corporation (WEDCO).........157 REAL ESTATE Azura Bermuda .....................................................................219 Keller Williams Bermuda ...................................................225 Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa ..................221 Property Group Ltd., The ..................................................227

Rego Sotheby’s International Realty .............................223 Washington Properties (Bermuda) Limited ................233 SHOPPING 9 Parishes Authentic Rum Swizzle .................................100 27th Century Boutique......................................................... 87 59 Front ....................................................................................93 Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery ................................. 15 Bermuda Craft Market, The ................................................171 Bermuda Duty Free (BDF) ..............................................9, 73 Bermuda Monetary Authority .......................................... 105 Bermuda Philatelic Bureau .................................................89 Bermuda Rum Cake Company .........................................173 Bermuda Triangle Shop, The............................................ 186 Birdsey Studio, The ............................................................... 67 Brown & Co..............................................................................93 Chatham House ................................................................... 103 Churchill’s Ltd. ........................................................................211 City of Hamilton ........................................................... 192, 193 Clocktower Shopping Mall .......................................180, 181 Confections...................................................................106, 207 Crown Point Grocery Services ........................................ 149 Crisson Jewellers ....IFC, 1, 2, 3, 7, 71, 74, 75, 187, IBC, BC Cuarenta Bucaneros Limited..............................................99 Davidrose Studio ............................................................ 83, 85 Dockyard Glassworks Glass Art Gallery ........................98 Dockyard Pharmacy ............................................................175 Duch Pops Bermuda ............................................................179 E.R. Aubrey Jewellers......................................................... 107 Fair Trade Bermuda Shop, The........................................ 186 Flying Colours ....................................................................... 105 Frangipani ......................................................................101, 207 Goslings ................................................................................9, 73 Grand Bazaar .........................................................................183 Howarth Photography Ltd................................................ 102 Jennifer Rodrigues Designs ................................................171 Jon Faulkner Gallery ........................................................... 169 Lili Bermuda ............................................................................. 5 Lisa-Anne Rego Art Gallery .............................................. 107 Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop, The ................................ 186 Longines .................................................................................... 11 Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art ...........................63 Merch. .......................................................................................211 Modern Lifestyle ...................................................................187 Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour ..................... 186 Phoenix Stores Ltd., The..............................................95, 175 P-Tech .......................................................................................95 Robertson’s Drug Store .................................................... 207 Salon Store, The .....................................................................113 Saltwater Jewellery Designs ........................................... 207 Seaglass Studio .................................................................... 210 Swiss Jewellers....................................................................... 79 TABS — The Authenic Bermuda Shorts ..........................91 Touché ...................................................................................... 97 Walker Christopher Goldsmith’s ......................................... 4 Washington Mall ............................................................ 77, 127 SPA & SALONS Ja’Nauzi’s Hair Salon.............................................................113 Just Breathe Yoga ............................................................... 210 Salon Store, The .....................................................................113 Sense®, A Rosewood Spa ....................................................111 TRANSPORTATION Elbow Beach Cycles Ltd. ..................................................... 33 Oleander Cycles & !Bermuda Rental Car Ltd. ................................................30 Smatt’s Cycle Livery Ltd. ....................................................49