Bermuda Journals

Two years in Bermuda

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A travel journal to Bermuda by Cat19

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Photo, Bermuda, North America More Photos
Quote: I lived in Bermuda from July 2006 to July 2008 and this journal will cover places to eat, places to visit.

Getting to and Around Bermuda

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I have not met many people in the UK who have been to Bermuda on holiday or indeed have considered it as a holiday destination. The reasons for this could include its reputation as being a bit pricey but mainly I think because most people planning to travel over the Atlantic for an island holiday are going to head for the Caribbean rather than Bermuda, which lies all by itself a thousand miles further north. Since I announced I was moving to Bermuda, I have had quite a few people say they thought it was in the Caribbean but in fact the nearest coastline / land mass to Bermuda is that of Carolina in the US which is about 600 miles away. Consequently, it is a popular getaway for US citizens, particu...Read More

Eating, Drinking and Shopping in Bermuda

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Eating, drinking and shopping are three of my favourite past times and the first two are ones that I can indulge to my heart’s content in Bermuda. I cannot enthuse more about the standard and number of restaurants to choose from which seems completely disproportionate to the size of the island and the population. After living in London for eleven years, I thought that the choice of restaurants would be one of the things I would miss most, now it seems inconceivable that this might have proven to be the case. In fact I always felt spoilt for choice. The capital of Bermuda is Hamilton and here you will find many international style of cuisine, for example; Italian, French, Thai, Japanese,...Read More

Fairmont Southampton

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Hotel | "The Pink Place"

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In normal circumstances, I would be unlikely to book a stay in a hotel a mere few hundred yards from my own home. However when we joined the golf club at this hotel, we were presented with a non-transferable voucher for two nights accommodation. On a small island like Bermuda, it is very common for locals to make use of the various hotels’ facilities, I have done so on countless occasions and so this is a hotel I feel I know very well.Arrival~~~The hotel is based in Southampton which is towards the west of the island. The journey from the airport will take about 35 to 45 minutes and will cost about $50 or $60. The journey into Hamilton, the main shopping and restaurant centr...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 2, 2009

Fairmont Southampton
101 South Shore Rd.
Southampton, Bermuda
+441-238-8000

Crystal Caves

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Attraction | "Underground Treasure"

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The Crystal Caves and the nearby Fantasy Caves are a popular attraction in Bermuda and a must in my opinion. In 1904 two boys were playing cricket when their ball fell into a hole in the ground, upon retrieving it, they discovered the caves. The family who owned the land immediately began to explore and develop the underground site and it opened as an attraction a few years later.The caves are situated on the east of the island and on the main road towards the airport or St Georges. It is thus very easy to get here as several bus routes pass by (1, 4, 10 and 11 I believe). I have also found it extremely easy to find a taxi round here, probably because of it being on the way to / from t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 3, 2009

Crystal Caves
8 Crystal Caves Road, off Wilkinson Avenue
Hamilton, Bermuda
293 0640

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

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Attraction | "Vantage Point"

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Photo, Bermuda, North America
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In the middle of the Atlantic ocean and some 600 miles from the US coastline, there is a 20 mile by 2 mile stretch of islands making up Bermuda. The islands are surrounded by coral reef and it is no real surprise that in days gone by shipwrecks were very common in the area. Indeed, if one looks a map of dive spots in the vicinity there is a clear ring of them all around the island. To date there have been 300 shipwrecks in the waters around Bermuda. In 1844 the construction of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse began and it opened for business two years later. The lighthouse is made of cast iron and the oldest of this type in the world. It is still fully operational but is open to visitors (seve...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 3, 2009

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse
Bermuda
Bermuda
+1 800 237 6832