Just 2 hours from many East Coast cities, Bermuda is a great vacation destination for golfers, spa enthusiasts, couples, honeymooners and families.
So many of My Vacation Lady’s clients only think of Bermuda as a cruise port but it’s so much more than that. Others think of Bermuda as being in the Caribbean- but it’s actually in the Atlantic Ocean- not in the Caribbean at all.
Bermuda is a country of pink-sand beaches and party boats, the smell of cedar and spice berries, the sound of gombey whistles, kiskadees, and clacks on a Crown and Anchor board. It has an island vibe unlike anywhere else. You can expect warm welcomes and big smiles, natural wonders and exhilarating adventures. Bermuda is small- only 21-square-miles but packed full of breathtaking beauty, blended cultures, and a hint of mystery.
|Bermuda’s Nine Parishes
In 1616, the islands were surveyed and divided into tribes (shares of land), each one named after a member of the original Bermuda Company. These tribes are today’s nine parishes. From west to east the parishes are:
- Port for mega ships, westernmost parish
- Bermuda Arts Centre, showcases Bermuda artists
- National Museum of Bermuda, artifacts from the Sea Venture
- Casemate Barracks in the Dockyard
- Clocktower Mall, shopping center at Dockyard
- Dolphin Quest, swim with dolphins at Dockyard
- Royal Naval Dockyard, port, entertainment and shopping complex
- Somerset Village, one of Bermuda’s five main settlements
- Somerset Bridge, world’s smallest drawbridge
- Church Bay, public beach for snorkeling
- Horseshoe Bay, the most photographed beach
- Gibbs Hill Lighthouse (built in 1846), tallest Bermuda structure with 185 steps to top
- Two fine public golf courses
- Cliffs and beaches on the south shore
- Long Bay Beach
- Devil’s Hole, sinkhole that forms a natural aquarium
- Harrington Sound, for fishing, sailing, kayaking, and viewing
- Spittal Pond, island’s largest nature reserve and wildlife sanctuary
- Verdmont Historic House & Gardens, manor house unchanged since the late 1700s
Hamilton Parish: (different from the site of the city)
- Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo
- Crystal Caves, natural limestone caves
- Flatt’s Village, one of Bermuda’s five main settlements
- Mangrove Lake
- Swizzle Inn
- Bermuda National Trust Museum
- Former U.S. Naval Air Station, Lighthouse Hill, the Natural Arches
- Tucker’s Town, one of Bermuda’s five main settlements
- King’s Square in St. George’s, designated World Heritage Site
- Forts surrounding St. George’s
- St. Peter’s Church (1617), oldest Anglican Church in the Western Hemisphere
With lots to see and do, great food and shopping and a short flight, Bermuda would make a great long weekend getaway or even a mini-moon.
Contact My Vacation Lady for tips and help planning your Bermuda vacation.
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