View Full Version : I am going to Bermuda. Any Suggestions?
07-29-2005, 10:01 AM
Stuff to do? Not do? Anything?
07-29-2005, 11:16 AM
07-29-2005, 11:18 AM
Eat some fresh lobster and have some dark and stormies. Those are a Bermudian specialty. And enjoy the night sky. The stars seem close enough to touch.
When I went, it was winter so I didn't get to go to the beach or anything. That's definitely what I would do if I went this time of year. It's so beautiful there.
07-29-2005, 11:18 AM
Wear sun block.
07-29-2005, 12:05 PM
Rent a moped and tool around the island, obviously.
Buy some duty-free rum. Lots of cute little shops in Hamilton.
Check out Spanish Point, it was one of my favorite places.
If it's a rainy day the aquarium's nice.
The maritime museum and arts center is a good diversion.
Horseshoe Beach was great.
St. George's is interesting but a cruise ship might arrive and discharge a gazillion passengers that will pile on to the beach at Tobacco Bay.
Overall, it's small so you ought to be able to see quite a bit.
We stayed at The Royal Palms, which was a beautiful little hotel with a nice restaurant and breakfast on the veranda but if you're going to get wild, the floorboards squeak. Just warnin' ya.
And a scooter is a must.
07-29-2005, 03:14 PM
Stay away from the Triangle! :eek:
On a serious note.......take tons of pictures!
07-29-2005, 04:50 PM
The one thing the Bermuda Triangle really does consume is money. Save up some money before you depart. Even immune to London prices, I constantly winced.
- Try both beer and chowder at North Rock (http://www.northrockbrewingcompany.com/). And yes, dark & stormys are a must ;)
- The Crystal Cave (http://www.bermuda.com/attractions/caves/) are a must (and that's from somebody who's been dragged around plenty of tourist-oriented cave systems!)
- Both St George's and the Dockyard are worth the visit, although try to avoid the cruise-ship scenario Mack mentioned
- Climb Gibb's Hill lighthouse, preferably on a completely clear day
- There's great sushi to be had in many places. It's a meeting-place of the almost limitless availability of fish, and labour laws that mean overseas chefs can only be employed if they have a speciality unavailable from Bermudian sources
- The Henry VIII and the Swizzle Inn. Both get favourable mentions in certain guide books, and I can only presume this is for less-than-honest reasons. Both are overpriced, overbearing and unpleasant
- Being reckless on your (ubiquitous) hired scooter. In fact, be doubly over-cautious. Bermudian drivers are appalling, and it's those on bikes that fare worse in any encounter.
If you've got any more specific quesions/interested/etc., let us know :)
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