Everyone has heard of
the Bermuda triangle, a mysterious patch of sea
where things disappear. And for those seeking to disappear from the stresses
and strains of life, Bermuda is the perfect idyll. With its pristine pinky white
beaches, outstanding hotels with luxury accommodation, fine cuisine and year
round sunshine, it is no wonder that people return year after year.
mistakenly believe that the 200 islands that make up Bermuda are in the
Caribbean. In fact Bermuda is a hundred miles north of the Bahamas, in the Atlantic
and a mere 650 miles off the coast of America. And although the island is an overseas territory of the UK, the
island has a very American feel and attracts many visitors from the UK and
Bermuda is famous for
its pink sand beaches and Horseshoe Bay is arguably Bermuda's finest beach and
is great for snorkelling in the rocky areas around the bay as well providing
access to a broad range of water sports including sailing, parasailing and
water skiing. And if something more sedate is required, it is always possible
to go fishing.
While it might be
difficult to leave the beaches and the clear calm waters which surround the
island, the Crystal Caves are well worth a visit.
Descend over 100 feet underground through caves and caverns to admire the
stalactites, stalagmites and dramatic rock formations.
Bermuda is also great
for golf with the highest concentration of golf courses per square mile in the
world and all of them are a great test of skill with some fabulous 19th holes.
Another great excuse to disappear for a while.
And don't forget to
visit the Royal Naval Dockyard to see the worlds
first iron house, the Bermuda Maritime Museum and
the old ramparts and cannon that make up Bermuda's fortress and defense. This
is a great place for kids wanting a break from the beach who will be well
entertained with tales of pirates and sea
The Dockyard too
contains many fine shops and boutiques and shopping is another pastime on
offer. A trip to Hamilton, the island's main town is always a good hunting
ground for serious shoppers. Start the day with coffee and pastries before
strolling around the boutique and specialty shops that dot the town, especially
along the sea front.
Accommodation on the
island is outstanding with a wide variety of hotels, villas, resorts, boutique
and cottage properties to suit everyone. The Fairmont
Hotels in Southampton and Hamilton offer
undiluted luxury and great for those who want to be seriously pampered. More
modestly Aunt Nea's Inn at Hillcrest in historic
St George's is a very romantic inn. Or for a more intimate bed and breakfast
type holiday The Granaway Guest House &
Cottage in Warwick Parish was built in 1734 with terrific views of the Great
FAIRMONT S. HAMPTON
The island is a great
place for foodies with restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Bermudian
cuisine blends the flavors of West Africa, Asia, India and the Portuguese
Azores to create dishes that are distinctly Bermudian. The island specialty is
a robust, tomato-based, spicy fish chowder with a prodigious list of
Island Cuisine in
Southampton specializes in affordable priced, great-tasting, local Bermudian
home-style dishes. And to taste some of the island's specialty fish dishes The
Lobster Pot and Boathouse Bar has a great reputation with local and visiting
foodies. And for that special occasion try Bermuda`s premier dining spot, the
Newport Room, an AAA Five Diamond award-winning restaurant at The Fairmont
Southampton. Its exquisite French-inspired cuisine is not to be missed.
is the ultimate perfect warm and sunny weather destination. The beach resorts are world-class and offer something for everyone.There are many Bermuda vacation package deals offered by VoyagMonkey.Com. Book now onVoyageMonkey.Com.
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