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

St. George’s:

  • Port
  • 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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