Bermuda https://www.bermuda.com Bermuda.com is the island's number one internet portal -- dynamically connecting visitors and locals with Bermudian businesses, products and services through innovation and technology Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:36:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Greenbank Guesthouse & Cottages https://www.bermuda.com/greenbank-guesthouse-cottages/ https://www.bermuda.com/greenbank-guesthouse-cottages/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:30:23 +0000 http://www.bermuda.com/?p=602 Award-winning Greenbank Guesthouse and Cottages, run by the Ashton Family for more than 65 years, is a historic property beautifully situated at waters edge on the Salt Kettle Peninsula just minutes from the City of Hamilton in picturesque Bermuda. For more information, please visit www.greenbankbermuda.com

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Award-winning Greenbank Guesthouse and Cottages, run by the Ashton Family for more than 65 years, is a historic property beautifully situated at waters edge on the Salt Kettle Peninsula just minutes from the City of Hamilton in picturesque Bermuda.

For more information, please visit www.greenbankbermuda.com

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Sandpiper Apartments https://www.bermuda.com/sandpiper-apartments/ https://www.bermuda.com/sandpiper-apartments/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:30:15 +0000 http://www.bermuda.com/?p=390 Sandpiper is situated on the Island's most scenic tourist route, in the midst of the major hotels and beaches. However, it remains only minutes away from popular restaurants and shopping in Hamilton. 1 Sandy Mount Lane, Warwick WK 10, Bermuda Tel: 441-236-7093

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Sandpiper is situated on the Island’s most scenic tourist route, in the midst of the major hotels and beaches. However, it remains only minutes away from popular restaurants and shopping in Hamilton.

1 Sandy Mount Lane, Warwick WK 10, Bermuda Tel: 441-236-7093

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Do you know… About the Transition from Flying Boats to Land Planes ? https://www.bermuda.com/do-you-know-about-the-transition-from-flying-boats-to-land-planes/ Wed, 20 Oct 2021 13:56:01 +0000 http://www.bermuda.com/?p=9645 by Horst Augustinovic On March 29th 1939 the Boeing 314 ‘Clipper No. 20’ made the first of 16 flights to Bermuda before joining Pan American Airways trans-Atlantic fleet as American Clipper. These flights to Bermuda were necessary as P.A.A.’s Bermuda Clipper could not cope with the additional demand following the loss of Imperial Airways’ Cavalier

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by Horst Augustinovic

On March 29th 1939 the Boeing 314 ‘Clipper No. 20’ made the first of 16 flights to Bermuda before joining Pan American Airways trans-Atlantic fleet as American Clipper. These flights to Bermuda were necessary as P.A.A.’s Bermuda Clipper could not cope with the additional demand following the loss of Imperial Airways’ Cavalier on January 21st 1939.

Between September 1st 1939 and December 27th 1945 P.A.A. Boeing 314 Clippers landed in Bermuda more than 1,100 times. Only twelve of these long-range flying boats were built – nine operated by Pan American Airways and three by the British Overseas Airlines Corporation. The 84,000 pound, four-engined flying boats were 106 feet long, had a wing span of 152 feet, a top speed of 199 miles per hour, carried 74 passengers and a crew of 10.

In January 1946 Kindley Field Airport, built by the U.S. military during World War II, opened just as long-range aircraft could cross the Atlantic non-stop and flying boats became obsolete. The first commercial plane to fly to Bermuda was the Boeing Stratoliner Flying Cloud, followed by the Lockheed Constellation which first landed in Bermuda on February 3rd 1946. A very popular aircraft, the Constellation affectionately became known as ‘Connie’.

In 1959 Pan American Airways introduced the first jet service to Bermuda, flying Boeing 707’s, and on August 1st 1970 again made aviation history in Bermuda when they introduced the Boeing 747 jumbo jets. While different versions of the mid-sized 707’s carried between 140 and 202 passengers, the wide-bodied 747 jumbo jets could be configured to carry between 416 and 660 passengers.

Meanwhile the British, French, Americans, and Soviets all wanted to develop a supersonic transport. Largely funded by their governments, Britain’s Bristol Aeroplane Company and France’s Sud Aviation were working on designs called the Type 233 and Super-Caravelle, respectively. Due to the high cost of prototype construction, the two companies decided to join forces. In 1967 the British Government changed the spelling of Concord to Concorde to match the French. This created an uproar, which only died down when a government minister stated that the suffixed ‘e’ was for excellence.

On October 17th 1983 a British Airways Concorde flew from Bermuda to Orlando, Florida, in 1 hour and 17 minutes and although a test flight from London to Bermuda in January 1986 was successful, no regular service to the island was ever initiated.

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The St. Regis Bermuda Resort https://www.bermuda.com/the-st-regis-bermuda-resort-2/ https://www.bermuda.com/the-st-regis-bermuda-resort-2/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:26:58 +0000 https://www.bermuda.com/?p=26182 The St. Regis Bermuda Resort A haven of oceanfront elegance situated in the historic town of St. George’s, The St. Regis Bermuda Resort is just steps from the soft white sands of St. Catherine’s Beach. The calm turquoise water and stunning views create an iconic resort setting where lavishly appointed accommodations, exceptional amenities

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The St. Regis Bermuda Resort

A haven of oceanfront elegance situated in the historic town of St. George’s, The St. Regis Bermuda Resort is just steps from the soft white sands of St. Catherine’s Beach. The calm turquoise water and stunning views create an iconic resort setting where lavishly appointed accommodations, exceptional amenities and impeccable service combine for an unforgettable stay in St. George. Immerse in unparalleled leisure and wellness facilities during your time in Bermuda. Overlooking azure waters, the resort’s pool deck area features two swimming pools, luxuriant loungers and private cabanas for an exclusive retreat. Enjoy state-of-the-art cuisine at our flavorful all-day restaurant. Refined relaxation awaits at Iridium Spa, offering a comprehensive menu of unique personalized treatments using natural and precious elements. Younger resort guests are invited to enjoy enriching activities at The St. Regis Kids Club, while also creating lasting memories in St. George through meaningful family experiences.

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Favourite Accommodations For Fall in Bermuda https://www.bermuda.com/favourite-accommodations-for-fall-in-bermuda/ https://www.bermuda.com/favourite-accommodations-for-fall-in-bermuda/#respond Wed, 08 Sep 2021 14:33:54 +0000 https://www.bermuda.com/?p=26109 Here are just a few of our favourite accommodations for Fall in Bermuda Wether you'd like to experience living on the beach, find yourself tucked away in a cozy garden or run wild on your own private island Bermuda has limitless opportunity for finding the perfect accommodation to suit your needs. Experience

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Here are just a few of our favourite accommodations for Fall in Bermuda

Wether you’d like to experience living on the beach, find yourself tucked away in a cozy garden or run wild on your own private island Bermuda has limitless opportunity for finding the perfect accommodation to suit your needs.

Experience Living Right On A Beach

Elbow Beach is a wonderfully secluded boutique resort offering warm, personalized service in a breathtaking oceanfront setting.

  • Nestled on 50 lush, oceanfront acres in Paget Parish, Bermuda
  • Only seven minutes from the delightful capital city of Hamilton
  • 98 cottage-inspired rooms and suites with ocean or garden views
  • Three restaurants perfect for any taste and occasion
  • Luxurious Oceanview Spa
  • Half-mile of private pink sand beach
  • Sophisticated conference and banquet space for up to 150 guests
  • Free-form swimming pool
  • Golf Courses nearby

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Tuck Yourself Away in A Cozy Garden Setting, Conveniently Located right in The City

Surrounded by tranquil gardens on the crest of a hill overlooking Hamilton Harbour and the Great Sound, Rosemont Guest Suites offers a quiet, relaxing and remarkably affordable place to stay for business and leisure travelers seeking value without having to give up amenities and comfort.

  • From Garden and pool studio suits to penthouse options
  • Pool
  • Garden
  • Located in Hamilton
  • Walking distance to restaurants and activities

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Run Wild On Your Own Private Island

Oswego Island‘s Oswego House sits on it’s own tranquil private island showing off stunning views Smith’s Sound and Dolly’s Bay. The 3 bedroom house boasts high ceilings, a beautiful and functional kitchen, a games room and a light well that allows natural sunlight throughout.
  • Private Island
  • Comes with a boat
  • BBQ on site
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Water toys for use
  • 2 docks

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Enjoy Bermuda Lobster During Lobster Season (September 1 – March 31) https://www.bermuda.com/enjoy-bermuda-lobster/ https://www.bermuda.com/enjoy-bermuda-lobster/#respond Tue, 07 Sep 2021 13:00:36 +0000 http://www.bermuda.com/?p=21612 The native Bermuda spiny lobster is a favourite local delicacy, available only in the winter months to protect the crustaceans’ population from over-fishing. Recreational fishermen with a license are allowed to snare lobsters in specific locations around the island while free-diving, and egg bearing females are out of bounds. Ensuring the local lobster population stays healthy means they are not always plentiful, so plan ahead for your lobster dinner by making a reservation at one of these restaurants and book your lobster in advance!

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Enjoy Bermuda Lobster during Lobster Season!!!

The native Bermuda spiny lobster is a favourite local delicacy, available only in the winter months to protect the crustaceans’ population from over-fishing. Recreational fishermen with a license are allowed to snare lobsters in specific locations around the island while free-diving, and egg bearing females are out of bounds.

This list is not a guarantee but just a guide to who offers lobster throughout the season.

Ensuring the local lobster population stays healthy means they are not always plentiful, so make sure to plan ahead for your lobster dinner by making a reservation at one of these restaurants and book your lobster in advance!

 

 

Bermuda Bistro at the Beach

103 Front Street, Hamilton 

441 292-0219

Coconut Rock

20 Reid Street, Hamilton

441 292-1043

Flanagan’s 

69 Front Street, Hamilton

441 295-8299

Lost in the Triangle (LITT)

13 Reid Street, Hamilton

441 296-0094

Port O Call

87 Front Street, Hamilton

441 295-5373

Bella Vista   

5 Port Royal Drive, Southampton

441 232-0100

Henry VIII

Lighthouse Rd, Southampton

441 238-1977

Harbourfront Restaurant

40 Crow Lane, Pembroke 

441 295-4207

Seabreeze Lounge

60 South Shore Road, Paget 

441 232-3999

Eliana’s 

106 Southside Road, St. David’s 

441 777-0555

Swizzle Inn

3 Blue Hole Hill, Bailey’s Bay

441 293-1854

White Horse Tavern

8 King’s Square, St. George’s

441 236-7459

Wahoos Bistro

36 Water Street, St. George’s

441 297-1307

 

 

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Top 10 Fall Experiences https://www.bermuda.com/top-10-fall-experiences/ https://www.bermuda.com/top-10-fall-experiences/#respond Wed, 01 Sep 2021 12:00:21 +0000 http://www.bermuda.com/?p=23773 There are so many ways to spend your time in Bermuda however we have chosen just 10 that you must experience before you go!

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Five Forts Golf Club, photo supplied

Top 10 Fall Experiences

There are so many ways to spend your time in Bermuda however we have chosen just 10 that you must experience before you go!

1. Discover Deep, Clear Underground Pools of Azure Blue Water Surrounded By Bermuda’s Famous Crystal Caves

An absolute must for the whole family!

They are an absolute must on your list of things to do in Bermuda! The Crystal & Fantasy Caves are Bermuda’s top visitor attraction for some very spectacular reasons. Deep, clear underground pools of azure blue water. Incredible formations of every size and shape imaginable. Cave ceilings adorned with rare chandelier clusters and delicate crystallized soda straws. Each cave is uniquely beautiful and is a new adventure to discover. Be sure to explore them both. It’s a not-to-be missed, favorite family activity in Bermuda.

Bus Route #1, #3, #10 & #11 St George’s-Hamilton all pass the Bailey’s Bay Location.

2. Discover What Might Be One Of The Most Enchanting Attractions You’ll Ever Explore

The impressive Gothic vestige that looms over the town of St. George’s was begun in 1870 as a replacement for St. Peter’s, which had fallen into a state of serious disrepair. Designed by William Hay, the Scottish-born architect who later drew the plans for Hamilton‰’s cathedral, the St. George’s church was abandoned in 1899 when near completion.

Bus Routes 1, 3, 10 and 11 that operate between Hamilton and St. George’s.

3. Paddle Your Way To Paradise

For just $30/hour ($15 per each additional hour) rent a paddle board or a few from Blue Hole Watersports and plan a day explore Castle Harbour and its islands, one of the most scenic forms of paradise in the world. This is a popular spot for locals especially on the weekends where you will find boats rafted up, a small beach cluttered with kids playing, adventure seekers cliff jumping and some of the most beautiful snorkelling spots around the island. The closest grocery stores are Market Place in Shelly Bay or Somers Supermart in St. George’s where you can pick up a few things to make a light picnic. You can also order a picnic box to go from Brumae Cafe in St. Georges.

4. Enjoy 18 Holes of The Tee Time of a Life Time

One of the bespoke recreational amenities of The St. Regis Bermuda Resort – Five Forts Golf Club welcomes golfers to a unique golf experience. Named after the rich heritage of St. George’s, former capital of Bermuda, the golf course is surrounded by the five forts neighboring including the largest and most celebrated in Bermuda, Fort St. Catherine, situated just steps from The St. Regis Bermuda resort. The reimagined golf course boasts 18 unique holes offering captivating ocean views from nearly every hole.

Five Forts Golf Club | The St. Regis Bermuda Resort | St. George Bermuda (marriott.com)

5. Spend A Magnificent Day Explore Bermuda’s Blues

Island Vibez of Bermudaful Charters is Bermuda’s newest charter boat and is absolutely perfect for getting out on the water and enjoying a little snorkeling, sunset cruising, cliff Jumping, or any excuse to get together a family, friends or coworkers.

6. Indulge In Local Cuisine With A Bermuda Food Tour

This 3-3.5 hour walking food tour is an absolute must if you love trying new cuisine. Bermuda Food Tours offer tours Monday thru Saturday. Call 441-704-0999 to book your day and time. Currently on offer are tours such as ‘Flavor and Flair’, ‘Sites and Bites’, ‘Culture and Cuisine’ or their evening tour ‘After Hours’.

7. Rent A Boat, Picnic + Explore Our Bermuda Blues

Bermuda Electric Boats is fairly new here in Bermuda and they have the cutest boats including one with its own water slide. They making renting a boat so easy. You don’t need a license and rentals start as low as $125/hr. Located in Hamilton Harbour, order picnic perfect meals to-go from Buzz Cafe, or Sushi from Coconut Rock on Reid Street. Drinks, desserts and anything else you might need could be picked up from Miles Market.

8. Sail Into The Sunset

On Thursday evenings from now until October, Board the Spirit Of Bermuda from 6pm-8pm and sail into the sunset. The tour costs $100 per person and includes unlimited bar and snacks.

The ‘Spirit of Bermuda’ is a purpose-built sail training vessel and National Icon that symbolizes Bermuda’s maritime heritage. Sailing aboard Spirit is an experience of a lifetime.

This is a Gosling’s sponsored event.

9. Explore Bermuda’s Historic Forts

There are approximately 90 forts scattered across the island of Bermuda. Some are easy to find and in picturesque areas – and the best part? You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy them. Most have been restored, some are in parks, but all have gorgeous views.

Click Here To Learn More About A Few Of Our Favourites

10. Relax + Unwind Under the Stars with Local Musicians

Lido Complex is located at Elbow Beach Resort. This is one of the most magical places in Bermuda especially during the evening when the sun is just setting. The picturesque open-air terrace shows off panoramic views of Bermuda’s South Shore Elbow Beach and the glorious Atlantic Ocean for miles into the distance. It’s a great spot to enjoy freshly made cocktails, an aperitif before dinner or drinks under the stars. Seabreeze also serves an extensive selection of tapas and sushi.

Call 236-9884 to book your table and get ready for an unforgettable evening! You can also enjoy live music on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Five Forts Golf Club, A Reimagined Golfers Paradise Overlooking Bermuda’s Shoreline https://www.bermuda.com/five-forts-golf-club-a-reimagined-golfers-paradise-overlooking-bermudas-shoreline/ https://www.bermuda.com/five-forts-golf-club-a-reimagined-golfers-paradise-overlooking-bermudas-shoreline/#respond Mon, 23 Aug 2021 14:47:38 +0000 https://www.bermuda.com/?p=25958 Five Forts Golf Club, A Reimagined Golfers Paradise Overlooking Bermuda's Shoreline

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Five Forts Golf Club, A Reimagined Golfers Paradise Overlooking Bermuda’s Shoreline

34 Coot Pond Road, St. Catherine, St George’s

Bermuda’s tranquil shoreline scatters gracefully across the backdrop of the newest golf club on island. Formally St. George’s Golf Course, Five Forts Golf Club of The St. Regis Bermuda Resort has been reimagined and designed. Inspired by five surrounding forts the 18-hole course represents a different theme at each hole with a focus on Hole 1 Fort Victoria, Hole 4 Fort George, Hole 15 The Unfinished Church, Hole 17 Fort Albert, and Hole 18 Fort St. Catherine. Hole 12 is the shortest hole of the course but the 180-degree oceanside views make up for that. It’s the spot to relax and know that you’ve reached a little further than halfway of this epic golf journey.

Bermuda Longtails glide above and songs are sung by local birds. Kiskadees can be heard calling every few minutes and colourful ocean life can be seen grazing the shoreline. These accents create the paradise palette that has become Five Forts. Almost all 18 holes of this lush landscape have bragging rights to ocean views, and those tucked further inside the course show off Bermuda’s other side, her charming pastel homes, unique flora and fauna and a glimpse of the very forts for which the course found its name.

Five Forts offers a truly unique experience with all the best of Bermuda surrounding. Golfers will tee off at Hole #1 Fort Victoria and during their journey throughout the 4,043-yard course they will find themselves absolutely captivated by the Bermuda experience until they reach the 18th hole Fort St. Catherine.

Many golf courses take approximately 4-6 hours to complete however Five Forts being a boutique course takes about 3.5 hours on average. The club also boasts state-of-the-art GPS golf carts and rentals are available inside the pro shop where everything you might possibly need to enhance your golf experience exists. From trendy golf attire and accessories to a fully stocked fridge for cold drinks to pack into your caddy cooler and enjoy on the go. Lessons or simply someone to play with can also be booked.

Five Forts is the first Golf Club for the St. Regis properties and carries a St. Regis tradition at the 18th hole. On request overlooking the crystal-clear turquoise shoreline while birds sing, and marine life graze, a party can arrange for the resort to saber a bottle of champagne on site for enjoyment after finishing the course. If done during the early evening, this is the most spectacular spot to watch Bermuda’s sunset. The perfect way to end a day of golf and a great idea for any special occasion.

18 holes

4436 yards

Par for course:62

Open daily 7am – 6pm

Call Today 441-543-6715 or visit online for more information and to book a tee time.

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