April 4 – 11
Relax and Unwind on 5 Patios This Week Or Pick Up Take-Out and enjoy at a garden or beach nearby!
From West To East Relax & Unwind On 5 Patios This Week Or Pick Up Take-Out And Support Local Business!
1 Frog And Onion Pub ~ Royal Naval Dockyard
A few beers and delicious english style classic pub food is a real treat and a perfect way to get out with the family or a few close friends. Call (441) 234-2900 to make a patio reservation or visit www.irg.bm/frog-and-onion
and take a look at the menu! They are open from 12noon – 7:30pm weekdays and on the weekend 12noon – 9pm.
2 Bella Vista Bar and Grill~ Southampton
Indulge in great food including Italian favourites like their famous pizzas, dishes like the homemade pappardelle al ragu and check out their sushi menu! Relax while taking in Port Royal Golf Course and ocean views or order pickup, just call (441) 232-0100. www.BonefishGroupBermuda.com
3 Flanagan’s Irish Pub ~ City of Hamilton
Home to the longest patio on Front Street, Flanagans is perfect for enjoying Hamilton Harbour views while indulging in Irish inspired comfort dishes like Guinness pie. Call (441) 295-8299 and make a reservation or order online here for takeout. https://orders.flanagans.bm/product/flanagans-breakfast-2/
They open at 12noon until about 8pm.
4 Village Pantry~ Flatts Village
The outdoor gazebo is open and a perfect place for lunch or dinner as well as the street side patio. We love their bowls, particularly the wholesome bowl and also the sweet pear flatbread is a favourite. They are open from 11:30am – 8:30pm weekdays and from 9am – 8:30pm weekends. You can make a reservation by calling (441)478-2300. You can also view their menu here and call to order pickup. www.villagepantry.bm
5 Wahoo’s Waterside Bistro ~ St. George’s
We love Wahoo’s famous wahoo nuggets and fish tacos and overlooking St. George’s harbour is just dreamy. The patio is cozy and they are open for lunch from 11:30am – 5pm and dinner starts at 6. Call (441) 297-1307 for a reservation. Take-out is also a great option here. Follow them on Facebook here
Discover 5 Gardens
1 Queen Elizabeth Park, Queen Street, City of Hamilton
This haven for relaxation within the city commemorates the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. See sculptures from the Bermuda National Gallery’s collection displayed throughout the grounds.
2 Palm Grove, 38 South Rd, Devonshire Parish
A well manicured private estate with beautiful gardens and a unique pond with a map of Bermuda.
3 Botanical Gardens, 183 South Rd, Paget Parish
Lovely gardens featuring introduced, endemic and naturalised Bermuda flora, ornamental gardens and a butterfly garden.
4 Somers Garden, Government. Hill Rd, St. George’s Parish
A quiet garden that features a moongate, native and introduced plants and is named to honor Admiral Sir George
5 City Hall Garden, City of Hamilton
Stop and admire the plants and flowers for a beautiful, peaceful and tranquil moment.
Explore 5 Forts
There are approximately 90 Forts in Bermuda, here are 5 that we think you should explore this Easter.
1 Martello Tower, St. George’s
The egg shaped fort was built in 1823 and features a moat, 9-11 foot thick walls of Bermuda stone, and a drawbridge. It is located on a hill at Ferry Reach Park, near Whale Bone Bay, a section of the Railway Trail and other coastal defence sites. Outside viewing only. 30 minute walk along Ferry Road once you reach St. George’s
2 Fort St. Catherine, St. George’s
Packed with historic exhibits, artifacts, and a well preserved interior, this stone built fort houses a museum and is one of Bermudas most impressive structures and in the old artillery store there is an exhibit of the fort’s development over four centuries.
From Kings Square take Duke of York Street, take a left at Somers Super Market towards Duke of Kent Street. Keep going and you will reach Tobacco Bay. Fort St. Catherine is a 5 minute walk from there.
3 Fort Hamilton, Pembroke
Enjoy magnificent views over the City of Hamilton and its harbour. The upper levels and battlements have been landscaped with lawns, which make a fine place for a picnic. Entry is across a wooden bridge over the deep dry-moat and there are plenty of cannons and ramparts inside. If walking from Front Street head east and take a left towards King Street. Walk up the steep incline of Kings Street and turn right to Happy Valley Road. Fort Hamilton is on your right.
4 Whale Bay Road, Southampton
Whale Bay Battery and West Side Fort defended Hog Fish Cut from the 1700s through WWII. Today you can explore gun emplacements and the magazine, enjoy superb ocean views from the top of the fort and picnic in the adjacent parkland. 20 minute walk from Whale Bay Road
5 Scaur Hill Fort & Park, Somerset Road, Sandys
This fort was built to defend the Royal Naval Dockyard against the Americans during the war of 1812. Then in the 1940s, American guns defended the fort during WWII.While exploring, look for the deep gun pits and galleries which go deep into the hillside. The ramparts offer spectacular views of Ely’s Harbour and the Great Sound.
Experience 5 Beaches
1 Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve
A tiny peninsula on the eastern edge of the island, only recently opened to the public, Cooper’s Island is actually a series of small coves connected by almost a mile of walking trails. The larger, but less picturesque (it’s all relative) Clearwater Beach is right next door.
2 Warwick Long Bay
To truly grasp the beauty of Bermuda’s South Shore, walk the length of Warwick Long Bay and clamber across the rocks, or take a detour over the sand dunes to Jobson Cove and Chaplin Bay. On a quiet day you will see more Longtails than fellow tourists. B, R (seasonal)
3 Church Bay
Swim with shoals of brightly coloured parrot fish among the pristine coral reef that pierces the water just yards from shore at this small South Shore bay, widely revered as Bermuda’s best beach for snorkellers.
4 Elbow Beach
A half-mile of white sand boasting stunning views of the Atlantic, Elbow Beach, in Warwick, is a playground for joggers, kiteboarders, beach volleyball players and SCUBA divers. There’s even a shipwreck within swimming distance of shore. You can join in the fun or just hire a deckchair and sit back and watch.
5 Tobacco Bay
Famous for its stunning volcanic rock formations – natural sculptures that emerge from the glassy water, this picturesque, sheltered cove is also a snorkellers’ dream. The short walk from the old town of St. George is well worth it.