Shout Out to Bermuda
Bermuda is so pretty I just had to show her off. I’ve been there 3 times and think about her often when I’m not.
I especially miss her after a long Northeast USA winter.
I’m in NYC so the amazing thing to me is how close it is by flight. Last time we took off, reached our cruising altitude and I ordered a ginger ale. By the time they were collecting the empty can we were just about descending.
Package deal via airfare and hotel are not the cheapest way to go however. If you are on a budget (and near the NYC area or other east coast port) a cruise is the cheapest way to go. It is a great way to get a sample of the island to see if you may want to go back and stay longer. In the NYC area you can depart either from Manhattan or Bayonne, NJ.
As soon as you are on your ship the vacation begins. And the great thing is if you’re in this area no flight is require. So for those that are budget minded this is one of the best ways to go. Sometimes deals are as little as $500.00-$600.00. It takes about 2 days to get there by ship. There are 5 day cruises and 7 day cruises. There are also longer cruises that stop in Bermuda and then head down to the Caribbean.
Length of stay in Bermuda varies but it is usually anywhere from 1 to 3 days in port.
The two main towns on Bermuda are Hamilton and St. George. In the context of Bermuda Hamilton would be the “urban” center. This is where business and commerce takes place. Front street is the main thoroughfare and is lined with shops, restaurants and pubs. It runs along a beautiful harbor.
St. George has a much slower, laid back vibe. It reminds me more of a Caribbean pace. It has been around for a few hundred years and is well preserved. There is a lack of cars which adds to the ambiance. One of my favorite things to do they is order a fish sandwich at the White Horse Tavern. I sit outside on their over the water deck…..sunshine, clear water with local fish, beautiful yachts and a great rock fish sandwich with ice tea.
I will keep this brief. I’ve been to many beaches on Bermuda. Here are my favs:
Yes this beach is popular but when you go it is easy to see why. There is also the convenience of chair rentals, food and bathrooms.
Warwick Long Bay Beach an adventurous walk from Horseshoe Bay is also worth a mention although in my opinion not as Gran as Horseshoe Bay.
Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve Beaches
Over by St. George there is an awesome stream of quiet (compared to Horseshoe bay) well preserved beaches. Some of the best ones are Long Bay beach (my fav) Turtle beach and Clearwater beach. Be sure not to confuse Long Bay beach on Cooper’s island with the other Long Bay (Warwick Long Bay)……we had a taxi driver take us to the wrong one due to this confusion!
Now, don’t kill me but the day I went to Cooper’s Island I did not have my phone to take photos! However, here are a few links that you can explore:
Let the Exploration begin
Feel free to share you Bermuda tips as well or ask me any questions. After writing this post I think I will plan my next trip!