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									                                                                                              Advertising Supplement to USA TODAY

                                   Endless Summer

     Bermuda's blue skies and balmy temperatures -- and its proximity to the East Coast -- make it an ideal year-round destination.

                                                                                                                                                                     Bermuda Shorts
  Another ‘Bermudaful’ Day                                                                                                                                           New Spa Treatments at Elbow Beach
                                                                                                                                                                        The Spa at Elbow Beach, a Mandarin Oriental
                                                                                                                                                                     property, introduces new holistic therapies: Oriental
                                                                                                                                                                     Harmony, a two-hour, a four-handed, synchronized
                                                                                                                                                                     massage; and A Taste of Traditions, a massage utilizing
Looking For Something FunTo Do?                                                                                                                                      elements from ancient Oriental, Mediterranean, Indian
                                                                                                                                                                     and Arabian therapies.
   You Name It, Bermuda Has It                                                                                                                                          Three new facials are also offered: Awaken, for
                                                                                                                                                                     energy and surface repair; Calm, for relief of
                                                                                                                                                                     congestion and irritation; and Illuminate, to ease

     ’ve been home from Bermuda         square-mile archipelago with an
     for three days now, and every      added layer of excitement.                                                                                                   sun damage and deeply oxygenate the skin. To
     time someone asks me how it           It wasn’t long before I under-                                                                                            learn more, visit
was, I find myself reaching for a       stood what inspired Mark Twain to
                                                                                                                                                                     New Signature Suites at
new answer.                             write, “You go to heaven if you
                                                                                                                                                                     Fairmont Hamilton
    I was mesmerized before I even      want, I’ll stay here in Bermuda.”
                                                                                                                                                                         Celebrate Bermuda’s history when you stay at one
set foot on Bermudian soil. From the       Or for Bermudians to proudly
                                                                                                                                                                     of three new suites at the Fairmont Hamilton
                                                       say that their island
                                                                                                                                                                     Princess: the Sir Winston Churchill Suite, the Sir
                                                       paradise is a little
                                                                                                                                                                     William Stephenson Suite, and the Mark Twain Suite.
                                                       bit of heaven h e r e
                                                                                                                                                                     Each features a theme package designed to reflect
                                                       o n e a r t h . O n the
                                                                                                                                                                     the honored person’s unique place in history. Learn
                                                       second glorious
                                                                                                                                                                     more at
                                                       morning of my stay,
                                                       one man succinctly                                                                                            Fairmont Southampton’s
                                                       said, “It’s another                                                                                           Cuisine Scene
                                                                                          With the highest number of golf courses per square mile,
                                                       Bermudaful day.”                                                                                                 Christopher Chafe is the new executive chef of all
                                                                                                 Bermuda is the golf capital of the world.
                                                           Yes indeedy.                                                                                              dining establishments at The Fairmont
                                                                             skinned and freckled, and before
                                                           The first thing you                                            course meal and finding some nice          Southampton. Additionally, The Waterlot Inn, the
                                                       need to know about    this trip to Bermuda, never gave             wine to go with it. Or, I might tune       resort’s historic waterfront venue and one of only a
                                                       Bermuda is this: the  island vacations much thought. I             out and recharge with a yoga or            handful of steakhouses world-wide to receive the
                                                       ‘B’ stands for beauti-mean, my stash of sun block alone            Pilates class at the local studio.         prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating, was
                                                                             would tip the airline scales. Besides,
                                                       ful, as in breathtaking.                                               All of this begs the question:         completely refurbished and now offers year-round
                                                                             having lived most of my life within          what could I possibly find to interest     service. Visit
                                                       Good Things           90 minutes of the Jersey shore, the          me on a string of teeny tiny little
                                                           Come in           concept of a sun-and-surf vacation is        islands?                                   Coming Soon: Newstead Belmont
                                                     Small Packages          a little played out for me. Given the            In a word, plenty.                     Hills Golf Resort & Spa
     What better way to explore Bermuda’s              I ’ m a b o r n a n d opportunity, I’m likely to plan a                The second thing you need to              Expect a bit of the old with the new when
          turquoise waters than by boat.
                                                    bred Jersey girl, pale vacation that revolves around                  know about Bermuda is this:                Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort
                                                                                             antiquing, snowshoe-         Bermuda is anything but boring.            & Spa opens in 2007.
moment our plane began its initial
                                                                                             ing in New England,                                                        Traditional architecture combined with new
descent, our trip was like a rolling                                                                                             Fun For Everyone
                                                                                             or experiencing cen-                                                    Bermudian design, plus a 100-year-old Bougainvillea
home movie of postcard-perfect
                                                                                             turies-old culture in            Breathtaking beauty aside, Bermu-      saved from the wrecking ball, will create an
scenes coming vibrantly to life.
                                                                                             Europe.                      da is a destination that clearly strives   atmosphere of old world charm with all the modern
   Coral beds so vast, nestled in
                                                                                                 T h a t i s , wh e n     to please a wide array of travelers,       amenities. In the works: a spa, restaurant and
turquoise water so clear, you could see
                                                                                             there’s time to actual-      from families with children in tow, to     infinity pool overlooking Hamilton Harbor, plus
them from thousands of feet in the air.
                                                                                             ly c o o r d i n a t e a n   honeymooners, golfers and anyone           luxurious accommodations, some of which will be
   White-washed roofs topping
                                                                                             away-from-home               looking for big-city-style nightlife.      offered as fractional ownerships. (See story, page 8.)
homes painted lavender, rose, pale
                                                                                             vacation. Work and               During our four-day stay, we              Already up and running are the renovated
aqua, lemon yellow, white, sky
                                                                                             life can get so hectic       would have been hard-pressed to            Belmont Hills Golf Course and upscale Blû
blue and kelly green, and tropical
                                                                                             that I sometimes find        find ourselves without something           Bar and Grill, both winners of Best of
gardens bursting with bougainvil-
                                                                                             myself taking time           fun and exciting to do. Forget for a       Bermuda Gold Awards. For details, visit
lea and palmettos.
                                                                                             off just to stay home        moment that the whole of Bermuda 
   Quaint towns hundreds of years
                                                                                                                          is just 21 square miles – smaller than
old, traversed by cobblestone roads                                                          and catch up on proj-                                                   New Luxury Hotel at
                                                                                                                          Manhattan at 25 square miles,
just wide enough for a horse and                                                             ects around the                                                         Tucker’s Point Club
                                                                                             house, or the over-          Boston at 48, Washington DC at
buggy – or today’s Bermudian equiv-                                                                                                                                     Construction is underway at Bermuda’s first new
                                                                                             grown garden, or to          61, or Baltimore at 92.
alent, a compact, energy-efficient car.                                                                                                                              luxury hotel in 30 years. The five-star Tucker’s Point
                                                                                             indulge in a spa treat-          Focus instead on how much there
   And the majestic cruise ship,                                                                                                                                     Hotel, set to open in Summer 2008, will be anchored by
                                                                                             ment or two. Other           is to do in that small space. It’s true
docked at St. George’s, Hamilton or                                                                                                                                  a Manor House on the crest of a hill, overlooking Castle
                                                                                             times I’ll de-stress by      what they say: good things come in
the Royal Naval Dockyard, to infuse      Sunsets like this one are the perfect ending                                                                                                 Continued on page 4
the atmosphere of this compact, 21-                 to a ‘Bermudaful’ day.                   cooking a multi-                    Continued on page 2
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    Bermuda’s Got You Covered
               Street Fests, Beach Parties, Cruises and Clubs
                 Keep You Busy Every Night of The Week

             hat’s your idea of the perfect way                    ton as Jazz Night Tuesday gets underway.                   And on Saturday, visit Ozone Night Club,
             to spend an endless summer                               Enjoy the ambiance of an Italian open-air               where the best local rock bands get the
             night?                                                square on Wednesday, when Piazza Europa                    party going.
   A street festival with music, food and                          serves up complimentary foccacia bread,
                                                                                                                                              Hot New Clubs
fun? Dancing until the wee hours at a hip                          sparkling red wine and music. Or wander
                                                                                                                          At Elbow Beach, visit The Deep, an
nightclub? Or could it be something quieter,                       through Harbour Nights street festival, where
                                                                                                                       exclusive nightclub that recently reopened
like a moonlit stroll with your sweetheart,                        you’ll find Front Street ablaze with twinkling
                                                                                                                       after extensive renovations and refurbish-
followed by drinks on the beach?                                   lights, and street vendors selling local arts and
                                                                                                                                               ments. Located on
   No matter what your wish, you’ll find a way                     crafts, and Bermudian and international cui-
                                                                                                                                                the resort’s ocean-
to make it come true in Bermuda, where the                         sine. Finish off the night
                                                                                                                                                front terrace, The
nightlife sizzles like the beach at high noon.
                                                                                                                                                 Deep offers a
 Bermuda Sizzles Seven                                                                                                                           sophisticated
        Nights a Week
    New this year is Bermuda’s
                                                                                                                                                 nightclub experi-
                                                                                                                                                  ence for hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                              FESTIVALS & FUN
Beach and Sizzle season, which                                                                                                                    guests and                                  BERMUDA MUSIC FESTIVAL, Oct. 4-7,
means exciting activities seven                                                                                                                   locals. Spy on                    
nights a week through October.                                                                                                                     dancers from                               Featuring headliner Gladys Knight, India.Arie, and an all-star
On Sunday, there’s Sunset                                                                                                                          the mezzanine                              line-up of rhythm, jazz and blues performers.
Musicfest at Dockyard, where vis-                                                                                                                  balcony over-                              KING EDWARD VII GOLD CUP, Oct. 7-15,
itors and residents enjoy contem-                                                                                                                   looking the                     
porary live jazz and an oceanfront                                                                                                                  dance floor,                              Yacht races hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club at Hamil-
barbeque. And at Horseshoe Bay,                                                                                                                      take a break in                          ton Harbor.
party all night at the Feel the Love                                                                                                                 one of the                               BERMUDA GOURMET GETAWAY, Oct. 27-30,
Beach Party, complete with white                                                                                                                      comfortable                   
bungalows, lounge beds, tiki torches,                                                                                                                 couches or                              World-renowned chefs lead island-wide cooking demos, wine
DJ and frozen drinks.                                                                                                                                  l e a t h e r                          and food tastings, and seminars. Celebrity host and chef Bobby
    Monday means Martini Madness                                                                                                                       armchairs,                             Flay will be joined by an eclectic roster this year.
at Bermuda’s acclaimed Mediterra-                                                                                                                       or take the                           THE WORLD RUGBY CLASSIC, Nov. 4-11,
neo Ristorante, and a chance to see                                                                                                                     dance floor                 
the best of Bermudian talent at the                                                                                                                      by storm to                          Eleven international matches, including a women’s international
Island Festival Extravaganza at the                                                                                                                      the rhythms                          between the UK and the US.
Spinning Wheel Complex. On Tues-                                                                                                                          of house
                                                                                                                                                                                              BERMUDA NATIONAL TRUST’S ANNUAL
day, let loose at Destination Dockyard,                                                                                                    melds
                                                                                                                                                          music,                              CHRISTMAS WALKABOUT IN ST. GEORGE, Dec. 1,
                                                                                                                                -1700s and
with late-night shopping, live music and                                                                      date s to the mid ermuda.                   Latin, pop,               
                                                                                                bey dancing                  t to B
performances from Bermuda’s Gombey                                          l tradition of Gom uences of slaves brough                           contemporary
Dancers. Laugh at Tony & Tina’s Wed-                        The colorfu ts and cultural infl                    a t and European dance music.
                                                                                                                                                                                              BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL RACE WEEKEND,
                                                                      the roo                                                                                                                 Jan.12-14, 2007,
ding, live at the Fairmont Hamilton                                             the Uptown Culture Fest Street            At Wyndham, check out Bubbles, a cham-
                                                                                                                                                                                              10K, marathon and half marathon races.
Princess, or feel the vibe in downtown Hamil- Party on Court Street.                                                   pagne disco where music from the 70s ad 80s
                                                                                                On Thursday, sets the tone, and Bottle Tables can be reserved                                 BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL LOVE FESTIVAL,
                                                                                            laugh it up at Boot- for the evening. Or for cocktails al fresco, visit                           Feb. 16-20, 2007,
                                                                                                                                                                                              The first Love Fest, held in 2006, featured a champagne and
           A Nice Night for a Cruise                                                        sie’s Comedy Club, Cambridge Beaches’ new beachfront bistro,
                                                                                            as local comics take Breezes, where the menu features 150 sum-
                                                                                                                                                                                              chocolate welcome reception, a private concert, an exclusive
                                                                                                                                                                                              party at Bermuda’s hottest nightclub, and a gospel brunch and
   If an island bash sounds like your idea of fun, then be sure to check out Don’t          the stage. Or, visit mery drinks and gourmet fare. Or, try The
   Stop the Carnival Party. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays                                                                                                                    love commitment ceremony. Plans are underway for 2007.
                                                                                            the Flatts Village Sand Bar at the Reefs, next to Coconuts,                                       Watch for details.
   through October, this party cruise takes guests from Albouy’s Point in Hamilton to       Festival for entertain- where meals are served beachside, or Dark ‘n
   Hawkins Island, a private and preserved island in the middle of the Great Sound.
                                                                                            ment and interna- Stormy’s, a laid-back beach bar and grill at                                    BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL,
   The boat leaves port at 7 p.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m.
                                                                                            tional food. On Fri- Bermuda’s new ultra-casual resort, 9 Beaches.
                                                                                                                                                                                              March 17-25, 2007,
       Once onboard for the 30-minute ride to Hawkins Island, guests enjoy free soft                                                                                                          Feature-length narratives, documentaries and short films by
                                                                                            day, The Pier hosts           At Fairmont Southampton, The Cellar is
   drinks and Rum Swizzles, and on arrival, are greeted by costumed dancers and                                                                                                               emerging talent and veterans from around the world.
   led to an entertainment pavilion. Here, a barbecue buffet, desserts and coffee,          happy hour, and later reminiscent of an English pub, with a pool
   and open bar beckon on one side, while one of Bermuda’s premiere party bands,            in the evening, enjoy table, televisions tuned to sporting events,                                BERMUDA DAY, May 24, 2007,
   accompanied by impossibly flexible dancers, gets ready to entertain on the other.        J a z z N i g h t s a t and live music. At the resort’s sister proper-                  
       The night we went, the crowd was a mix of Bermudians and visitors from the           Mediterraneo Ris- ty, Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Tony and                                        Island-wide activities for this highlight of Bermuda Heritage Month.
   US and Europe, with people ranging in age from toddlers to couples in their 70s.         torante, where you’ll Tiny’s Wedding delights audiences every                                     QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY PARADE, June 11, 2007,
   There were honeymooners, young professionals, extended families, and young               hear Bermuda’s top Tuesday through September.                                           
   singles, and it didn’t take much encouragement to get any one of them onto the           musicians. (Jazz              For more information about Bermuda’s                                Celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday in true
   dance floor, or into the limbo contest for a shot at the title of King and Queen.        Nights is offered thriving nightlife, visit www.bermuda-                                          British style, with a proper military parade.
       To learn more or purchase tickets, call 441-292-8652.
                                                                                            on Saturdays also.)

                                                                                                                                                                                           “uptown” area, North Hamil-                ever found the ball, but their dis-
Another ‘Bermudaful’ Day                                                                                                                                                                   ton, which the minister of
                                                                                                                                                                                           tourism has described as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      covery – a network of subter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ranean lakes and caves now
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                                                                                                                                                                                           “French Quarter of Bermuda,”               known as Crystal and Fantasy
small packages.                                   end of the archipelago, the                                                                                                              to the downtown area where                 Caves – is a popular natural
    Bermuda has a nightlife scene                 Royal Naval Dockyard at the                                                                                                              new bars and restaurants are               attraction to this day.
to rival a small city: trendy bars                west end, and Hamilton smack                                                                                                             infusing the city with variety                 And let’s not forget the pow-
and dance venues, street festivals                in the middle – with something                                                                                                           and spice faster than you can              der-soft, pink-sand beaches, and
every night of the week, and party                for everyone.                                                                                                                            down a Rum Swizzle, Hamil-                 the accompanying water sports
cruises to its out-islands. There’s a                 St. George’s, so steeped in                                                                                                          ton provides the energetic                 – snorkeling and scuba diving –
cuisine scene offering an eclectic                history and intrigue that one                                                                                                            traveler with a nearly non-                for which Bermuda is justifiably
mix of traditional Bermudian,                     could easily spend a leisurely                                                                                                           stop array of festive options.             famous. I’m glad we made time
ethnic and fusion foods for all                   day exploring all the nooks,                                                                                                                                                        for the beach in Bermuda, pale
                                                                                                                                                                                         Excitement Simmers                           skin and all, because – and don’t
budgets and palates. And, there                   crannies and alleyways, offers
                                                  up St. Peter’s, the oldest contin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Year-Round                          get me wrong here, because I
are golf courses with views so
                                                  ually used Anglican church in                                                                                                             In between these three des- L OV E t h e J e r s e y s h o r e –
gorgeously distracting, it’s
                                                  the Western Hemisphere (its                                                                                                          tinations are parishes so quaint Bermuda’s beaches are as far a
amazing anyone can focus on
                                                  first building was erected on the                                                                                                    that they beg exploration; cry from the Jersey shore as the
the ball long enough to tee off,
                                                  site in 1612), and Petticoat                                                                                                         nature preserves and walking Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, is
let alone finish a game.
                                                  Lane, named so, legend has it,                                                                                                       trails to appeal to birdwatchers from its replica in Paris, Texas.
     History and Culture                          for the newly freed slaves who                                                                                                                                 and eco-                 The excitement in Bermuda
   There are sightseeing desti-                   strolled up and down the lane                                                                                               Know B                                                        simmers year-round, too.
nations – St. George’s at the east                rustling their new petticoats.                                                                                                    efore Yo
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    Flights are at 8 a.m. and 1:40 p.m., and last under two hours. Fares start at $129 one-                                                                             and Canad                 t is 110V,        is a passp
                                                                                                     I n K i n g ’s S q u a r e , S t . i t i m e Museum,                             a                       60Hz AC,         ort.
    way, and certain legal restrictions apply. Learn more at
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         Bermudian tourism officials credit the arrival of JetBlue with inspiring a bit of                                                                             are interc         dollar equ                                            U.S.        forming arts,
                                                                                                 stocks used in the 1600s to punish o f h i s t o r i c                            han                als the US
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    almost immediately matched the fares,” said Bermuda’s Deputy Premier/Minister of             colonists for minor offenses, and boats to help                      other wee         erers rejo                                        urrencies         music, f ilm
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    Tourism and Transport, Dr. the Hon. Ewart F. Brown, MP, JP.                                  a ducking stool once used to dunk memorialize the              ✔ It’s nice all yeare quickly blown oued is nonexistent, and                               and love. And
         Bermuda is short, two-hour plane ride from the East Coast. Airlines serving the         1 7 - c e n t u r y h o u s ew ive s a s island’s rich             through m ar. Temperatures t to sea.                                 pollens of
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    island are Jet Blue, USA 3000, Continental, Delta, United and US Airways.                    penance for their scolding and m a r i t i m e                ✔ Plan to dress-October, and averagenge from 75-85 degre                                   lovers, there are
                                                                                                 gossiping. Nearby are several p a s t . A n d                     beach and          nicely. Bea              70 degre                es May
    GETTING AROUND BERMUDA                              Because Bermudians are dedicated to                                                                                      away from ch cover-ups are es in the winter.                             yacht races and
                                                                                                 modern additions: art galleries, there’s shop-                    will requir                 pools. Wh              recommen
                                                                                                                                                                               e                                                  de                     big game fishing
    preserving their pristine air quality, only one car is allowed per family. Visitors cannot
                                                                                                 shops and restaurants, moped p i n g a n d                       ‘Smart Ca jackets and ties of ile some dining est d off the
    rent cars, but will find no trouble getting around with taxis, ferries, buses, mopeds and                                                               For more          sual’ dress                the men,                ablishmen              competitions.
                                                                                                                                                                         in                 codes.                  many are                 ts
    bicycles.                                                                                    rentals and the passenger cruise d i n i n g , a n         visit www formation to help                                        switching                   Put it this way:
                                                                                                                                                                         .bermuda                 you prepa                                to
        Public transportation is well-organized and reasonable, with a taxi costing about        ship port.                               outdoor                                    tourism.c                re for you                               if you visit Bermu-
                                                                                                     The Royal Naval Dockyard, bandstand,                                                        om.                     r trip to B
    $10 for a 10-minute ride. If you’re planning a lot of exploring, $12 buys an all-day,                                                                                                                                            ermuda,          da and find your-
    unlimited usage pass for the ferries and buses. Multi-day passes are available as well.      built by England just after the a small movie the-                                                                                                   self bored, you have
    And it’s possible to rent mopeds and bicycles in all the major tourists destinations, at     American Revolution, is the point ater, and a terminal for cruise tourists;                                                                         no one to blame but
    many of the resorts, and in some in-between places as well.                                  from which British war vessels ships.                                              and limestone caves discov-
        And, if you’d like a personalized tour led by a long-time islander with a wealth of                                                                                                                                                          yourself.
                                                                                                 set sail to attack Washington, DC,          And Hamilton, the hub of it ered in 1907 by two young boys                                   As for me, I’m already plan-
    entertaining stories, ask your taxi company or concierge to provide a Blue Flag Driver.
        Learn more at
                                                                                                 during the War of 1812. Today, all, is where you’ll find most of searching for a lost cricket ball. ning my next trip. Now where
                                                                                                 there’s the Bermud a M a r - the action. From the capital city’s No one knows for sure if they did I stash that sun block?
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                            Hosted by
                            Chef Bobby Flay

“Bermuda. I’m going back for seconds.”

      John Besh   Robert Gadsby   Jean-Louis Gerin   Christopher Lee    Alexander Smalls      Katy Sparks       Jeff Tunks      Rich Vellante       Johnny Vinczencz
       August         Noé            Restaurant      The Striped Bass   Smalls & Company   Great Performances   DC Coast     Legal Sea Foods Inc.      Johnny V’s

Bermuda’s famous Culinary Arts Festival has officially become the Bermuda Gourmet
Getaway. And it’s coming up so fast, you can almost taste it. Four delightful days
with more great dishes to savor than ever. And all the intimate settings in which to
enjoy the world’s finest international cuisine and mingle with some of the world’s
top chefs. At just under two hours from the East Coast, our island might just be the
most beautiful place on Earth to indulge your love affair with food. So don’t wait
to book your reservations. This October 27-30, come meet new friends, taste the
world and feel the love in Bermuda.
For full details, and to book tickets and reservations, call 1-800 -BERMUDA, ext. 835,
or visit
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Bermuda                               visit Bermuda, thanks to a
                                      Summer Series that keeps
                                                                          encounter programs for all ages.
                                                                          Visit for

Shorts                                things sizzling seven nights a
                                      week through October. For
                                                                          more information.
                                                                          Grape Bay Beach’s                              Feel The Love – For Less –
Continued from page 1                 details, see page 2 or              Special Offer
Harbour and Harrington Sound, with
clusters of cottages cascading down
to the harbor.
    Plans include a Conference
Center, infinity-edge swimming
                                      Easier Than Ever to
                                      Get There from Here
                                         Bermuda is pleased to
                                      announce convenient and low-
                                                                             Enjoy ocean and garden views
                                                                          from high above Bermuda’s
                                                                          South Shore at Grape Bay
                                                                          Beach Hotel; $100 per person,
                                                                          double occupancy, through Sept.
                                                                                                                                    In Bermuda
                                                                                                                       ! “Mid-Week Savings Special” at 9 Princess through Oct. 29. Breakfast daily,
pool, fitness center, sun terrace,                                                                                     Beaches through Oct. 31. Arrive Sunday plus a $100 credit (per person per night) to
                                      cost, twice-daily Jet Blue          30. Call 800-548-0547, or visit
gardens, a spa with views of                                                                                           for a four- or five-night stay and save 15 per- use for golf at the Southampton, treatments
                                      service from John F. Kennedy
Harrington Sound, and a hillside      International Airport. For
                                                                                                                       cent on select cabanas. Four-night packages at Willow Stream Spa, and all Fairmont
restaurant promising sunset views.    details, see page 2 or              Harmony Club Offers                          start at $995 and five-night packages start restaurants and bars. Rates start at $766 per
    Harbour Court, which includes             Summer Discount                              at $1,245, dou-                                                              night, double
a full-service condominium                                                   Stay at Harmony Club                      ble occupancy.                                                                o c c u p a n c y.
                                      Flip Flops Required                 through Sept. 30, and pay only               “Special All-                                                                 Call 800-441-
complex plus a second fractional
                                      at 9 Beaches                        $98.50 per person, per night, for            Inclusive                                                                     1414 or visit
component, opens in late
                                         9 Beaches, Bermuda’s first       a double. (Price excludes taxes              for Two” also                                                                 w w w. f a i r -
2007. Golf Villas, which offers
                                      and only ultra-casual resort,       and gratuities.) Learn more about            available. For                                                      
fractional ownerships (see page
                                      knocks the stuffy out of            the adults-only, cottage-style               information,                                                                  ! “Bermu-
8), is open. Learn more at            Bermuda with its “flip flops                                                     resort at               call 866-841-                                                                 d a ’s B e s t ”
                                      required” dress code. Learn                                                      9009 or visit                                                                 Pa c k a ge a t
Gladys Knight and                     more at           Endless Summer at
                                                                          The Reefs                                    www.9beach-                                                                   G ro t t o B ay
India.Arie to Headline                Book Tee Times                                                                                                                                Beach Resort
11th Annual Bermuda                                                          Experience Endless Summer at
                                      Online                              The Reefs from Oct. 29-Nov. 26.              ! “Endless                                                                    & Te n n i s
Music Festival                            Golf enthusiasts planning a
                                                                          Special five-day packages include            Summer” at                                                                    Club through
   The legendary Gladys Knight        trip to Bermuda will be happy
                                                                          ocean views; breakfast, tea and              Cambridge                                                                     Nov. 1. Break-
and “neo-soul” India.Arie headline    to know that they can now
                                                                          dinner daily; champagne on arrival,          Beaches                                                                       fast, lunch and
the 11th annual Bermuda Music         book their tee times for the
                                                                          and more. Prices begin at $2024.             through Nov.                                                                  dinner daily,
Festival, which features jazz,        Ocean View, Port Royal and
                                                                          Details at                 30. Book four                                                                 drinks, buf-
rhythm and blues, at the Royal        St. George’s Golf Courses                                                        nights in a cot-                                                              fets, afternoon
Naval Dockyard from Oct. 4-7.         up to 60 days in advance at         Surfside Beach Club’s                        tage-style                                                                    tea, Rum
   Also on the schedule are                  Summer Saver                                 room or suite,                                                                Swizzle Party,
longtime favorites Maze, featuring        Additionally, these three          Stay at Surfside Beach                    get the f ifth                                                                non-motorized
Frankie Beverly and Harold            courses are offering a 50-          Club through Oct. 31, and                    night free.                                                                   water sports,
Melvin’s Blue Notes, with more        percent discount on a round of      receive a $50 per day resort                 Rates begin at                                                                tennis, un-
performers to be announced.           golf, including green fees and      credit. (Cannot be combined with
                                                                                                                       $430 per night                                                                limited pass
Bermuda’s Gombey Revue will           mandatory cart, on weekday          other promotions.) Learn more at
                                                                                                                       double occu-           With 75 miles of dramatic coastline to choose from,   for buses and
engage the crowd with their           afternoons through Sept. 30.
                                                                                                                       pancy, including         finding the perfect Bermudian beach is a snap.    ferries. Rates
upbeat tempos and vivid dances.
                                      Bermuda’s First Pool                New Herend Pattern                           breakfast and tea.                                                         begin at $550 per
   Call 800-BERMUDA (800-237-
                                      Suites at Cambridge                 at Bluck’s                                   Meal plans including breakfast, tea and night, double occupancy, minimum three-
6832) to learn more, or visit
                                      Beaches                                Bluck’s is proud to introduce             dinner also available. For information, call night stay. Call 800-582-3190 or visit .
                                         Cambridge Beaches is             new patterns from the Herend                 800-468-7300 or visit www.cambridge-
Peace of Mind with                    pleased to announce the first       Perfect Harmony Collection:                                              ! “Bermuda Shorts” at Wyndham
Bermuda’s Hurricane                   pool suites available in            Princess Victoria, Victoria Spring           ! “Bermuda Breeze” Package at Elbow Bermuda Resort & Spa through Nov. 30.
Guarantee                             Bermuda. Ultra-luxe suites          and Countess Apponyi. Call 441-              Beach Bermuda through Oct. 31. Includes Moms, dads and “shorts,” trade your daily
    Hurricanes don’t often hit        feature whirlpool tubs              295-5367 for information.                    daily breakfast buffet, afternoon tea and distractions for ocean views, water park,
Bermuda, but to ease travelers’       perfectly positioned for                                                         airport transfers. Rates start at $1,785 for a breakfast buffets, picnic pizza, kayaking,
                                                                          New Disco and Family
minds, 16 of Bermuda’s top            Bermudian sunsets, plus             Program at Wyndham                           three-night stay, double occupancy. For paddle boating, moped excursions, and
resorts now take part in the          private patios and infinity         Bermuda                                      information, call 800-223-7434 or visit Bermuda shorts for the kids. Rates begin
island’s first-ever Hurricane         plunge pools overlooking               New at Wyndham Bermuda                                   at $387 per night, minimum three-night
Guarantee. Details on page 5, or      the ocean. Details at               Resort & Spa: Bubbles, a                     ! “Discovery Package” at Fairmont stay. Call 441-238-8122 or visit www.wynd-
at             champagne disco featuring 70s and            Southampton and Fairmont Hamilton
Bermuda’s Summer                      Take a Dip with                     80s music, and Bermuda Shorts, a
Series Serves Up Fun                  Dolphins                            family package available through                                Feel the love - Bermuda:
Seven Nights a Week                      Dolphin Quest Bermuda            Nov. 30 and starting at $387 per                   just two hours or less from the East Coast.
   You won’t be at a loss for         brings people and dolphins closer   night for three nights. Visit
nighttime activities when you         than ever with fun, interactive

                       Bermuda’s finest private beach resort since 1908.

                                 60 South Shore Road, Paget Parish, Bermuda PG04. For reservations, visit or call toll free 1-800-223-7434.
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                                                           A Shopper’s Seventh Heaven
                                                                   European Imports and Finely Crafted Goods
                                                                         Define Bermuda’s Retail Scene
                                                                       here can you find Cuban cigars, Icelandic
                                                                       woolens, linens from Ireland and Provence,
                                                                       and the latest designer fashions from Europe?
                                                              How about antiques from Great Britain, exquisite
                                                          jewelry from around the world, hand-blown glass in
                                                          swirling colors as vivid as tropical fish, fine china and
                                                          porcelain, and angels and dolls handcrafted from dried

                                                          palm, grapefruit and banana leaves?
                                                              Bermuda, of course.
                                                              Bermuda is a shopper’s paradise, to be sure, offer-

                                                          ing consumers the ultimate in holy trinities: high qual-
                                                          ity, courteous service and reasonable pricing.
                                                              In Hamilton, widely regarded as the premiere

                                                          shopping destination in Bermuda, look for colorful
                                                          storefronts along Front, Reid, Church and Queen
                                                          streets, where you’ll find designer fashions, Cuban
While hurricanes are historically rare                    cigars, unique jewelry, island-made perfumes cap-
in Bermuda, 16 members of the                             turing the scents of tropical flowers, and more.
                                                              In historic St. George, enjoy quaint shops lining
Bermuda Hotel Association are offer-                      King’s Square, Somers Wharf and Water Street.
ing prospective visitors a chance to                      You’ll find many of the same goods as in Hamilton
plan a trip with peace of mind.                           – imported woolens, local artists’ renderings,
    Under the Hurricane Guarantee,                        designer clothing, perfume and more – in a setting
participating properties will allow                       that’s a little more conducive to the pedestrian,
                                                          since traffic is blocked from some of the
guests to c a n c e l t h e i r r e s e r v a t i o n s
                                                          roads.                                  ermuda’s
w i t h o u t p e n a l t y if the Bermuda                                 amilton is o
                                                                                       ne of B
                                                             Front Street Hshopping destination
Weather Service predicts a hurricane-                              premier
                                                                                                                        Find a shop
                                                                                                                                   per’s parad
                                                                                                                              with design     ise in Ber
force storm within 200 miles of                                                                                                          er goods an muda, complete
                                                                                                                                                     d chic cafes.
Bermuda and within five days.
                                                                                                                            At the Royal Naval Dockyard
    If a hurricane hits the island direct-                                                                             at the West End of Bermuda, be sure to visit the Bermuda Arts Centre,
ly during a guest’s stay, the hotel will                                                                               where you’ll find local artisans’ paintings, photographs, quilts, dolls,
not charge for rooms, food and bever -                                                                                 jewelry and wood sculpture, and the Bermuda Craft Market, where local
age, or other essential services for any                                                                               crafters display and sell their
period of time normal services are not                                                                                 wares, and take time to discuss
available. And, if the hotel must close
                                                                                                                       their techniques. Watch as
                                                                                                                       glassblowers create plates,
due to damage, the hotel will invite the                                                                               vases and more, sample freshly               GEMS:
guest to return for a complimentary                                                                                    baked Bermuda cake, and
                                                                                                                                                            • T h e r e ’s n o s a l e s t a x i n
stay within one year of its reopening.                                                                                  stroll through Clocktower Mall      Bermuda, so the price you see is
                                                                                                                        to browse clothing, jewelry         the price you pay.
   For a list of participating hotels and
resorts, and restrictions that apply,
                                                                                                                         and book shops.                    • Bermudian shopkeepers
                                                                                                                              No matter where on the        endorse steady, reasonable pricing,
visit or call                                                                                      island you shop, you are sure     so you don’t have to comparison
800-BERMUDA (800-237-6832).                                                                                               to find a bit of Bermuda to       shop for the best price.
                                                                                                                           take home with you. Learn        • The duty-free allowance for
                                                                                                                           more at www.bermuda-              U.S. residents is $800.
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                                                                              Don’t Forget To Pack Your Appetite
                                                                                              From Pub Grub To Fine Dining,
                                                                                           Bermudian Eateries Serve It All In Style
                                                                                                                                                                                                 British atmosphere.        Market Place, where scrambled
                                                                                                                                                                                                 If you’re traveling        eggs, sausage, pancakes and more
                                                                                                                                                                                                 with kids, be sure         are on the menu, or Tony’s Fine
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to check out               Foods, winner of the Best Codfish
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Portofino, the Best        Breakfast.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kid-Friendly                  If brunch is more your style,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Restaurant, where          check out Fourways Inn’s roasting
                                                                                                                                                                                                 dining is fun for          and sushi brunch, which has earned
                                                                                                                                                                                                 everyone, or Spe-          the top award for Overindulgent
     Bermudian cuisine draws on a number of influ-                                                                                                                                               cialty Inn, winner         Brunch three years straight, or The
    ences, among them Caribbean, Italian and Asian.                                                                                                                                              of Best Cheap Eats.        Reefs, winner of Best Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                                     L ove i t wh e n       Brunch.
    Bobby Flay To Host                                                                                                                                                                           chefs get creative?
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Be sure to dine at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               If you like your meal between two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pieces of bread, check out Dorothy’s
      Bermuda’s 4th                                                                                                                                                                              E l b o w B e a c h ’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Seahorse Grill,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Coffee Shop, home of the Best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hamburger; Lemon Tree Café, win-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 where chef de cui-         ner of Best Sandwich; or Black
     Annual Gourmet                                                                                                                                                                              sine Terence Clark
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of South Africa,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Horse Tavern, winner of Best Fish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sandwich. Or make your own with
        Getaway                                                                                                                                                                                  a f an of fusion,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            some of the Best Freshly Baked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bread from the Portuguese Bakery.
Bermuda will sizzle this fall at the 4th annual Gourmet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               You’ll find the Best Pasta Dish at
Getaway, Oct. 27-30, hosted by celebrity chef Bobby Flay.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bacci, the Best Fresh Local Fish at
Flay will be joined by chefs John Besh, Robert Gadsby,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Local’s Seafood Restaurant,
Jean-Louis Gerin, Chris Lee, Alexander Smalls, Katy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Best Sushi at The Har-
Sparks, Jeff Tunks, Rich Vellante and Johnny Vincenz.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    bourfront, the Best Ethnic
     A three-day festival pass costs $799 and provides                  Dine elegantly with your sweetheart, or casually                                                                                                             Cuisine at House of India,
access to the VIP reception (meet Flay and other chefs),                          and al fresco with friends.
the Tented Village (wines from around the world, foods                                                                                                                                                                                 the Best Vegetarian Meal

                                                              ne of the best things about                        can dine on                                                                                                            at Aggie’s Garden &
and products made only in Bermuda, cooking demos and
                                                              traveling is the opportunity                       authentic Middle                                                                                                       Waterside Café, the Best
seminars), the Organic Farm & Hydroponics Tour, the
                                                              to try interesting, local cui-                     Eastern cuisine,                                                                                                       Meal for Meat Lovers at
Champagne Sunday Brunch, and a choice between a
                                                     sine, whether it’s casual, upscale, or                      t h e n s t ay a f t e r                                                                                              The Waterlot Inn, the
Chef & Winemaker Dinners or the ‘Bermudafest’ and
                                                     something in between.                                       hours and enjoy as                                                                                                  Most Outrageous Pizza at
Friends of Beard Gala Benefit Dinner.Tickets also available
                                                        If I’m not sure where to go, I tend                      the restaurant trans-                                                                                              The Upper Crust, the Best
for individual events.
                                                       to follow the advice of locals.                           forms itself to a night-                                                                                         Afternoon Tea at Heritage
     Visit f or details.
                                                        After all, when in Rome…                                 club, belly dancers                                                                                           Court, the Best Cup of Java at
                                                             As luck would have it, The                          and all.                                                                                                   Miles Market, the Best Fish Chow-

                                                          Bermudian, a magazine that                                 T h e n ewe s t m e m b e r o f                                                     the                der at Mulligan’s, and the Best
                                                           serves as the source of culture                       Bermuda’s cuisine scene is Blû Bar                                                                         Local Fare, as in truly Bermudian

                Bon A
                                           ore you          in Ber muda, recently                                and Grill, also winner of Best New                                                                         grub, at Dolly Pitcher’s seafood stall
                                      a bef
                                                                                                                                                                     for Most Imaginative Menu.
                                 mud r Bermud le             announced the results of the                        Restaurant. Dinners here are inspired                                                                      during the summer cricket season.
                            f Ber
                                                                                                                                                                        If you’re in a hurry, pop by L ’Ori-
                   ta ste o recipes fo e inimitab             16th annual Best of Bermu-                         by the American Southwest, and                      ental Express, winner of the award                        And, if it’s something sweet
             For a ck out           g th r – at                da Gold competition.                              served with the best views on the                                                                          you’re after, Ascots serves up the
                                                                                                                                                                     for Best Daily Specials. Grab and
                  he                     e
          visit, c lties – inc sh chowd ism.                       Topping the cuisine list                      island.                                             go offerings include sushi, salads,                    Best Decadent Dessert.
            sp ecia muda fi udatour                             for 2006 is Café Cairo,                              If it’s something casual you’re                 panini and pasta.                                         For the Best Hotel Dining, visit
                  Ber w.berm aspx.                            winner of two awards: the                          after, check out Hog Penny, winner                     And to get your day off to a prop-                  Horizons and Cottages, and for the
                      ww om/30.                                                                                  of Best Pub Grub, where you’ll feast                                                                       Best Lunch Truck, be on the look-
                            c                                Overall Award of Excel-                                                                                 er – and affordable – start, visit Best
                                                     lence, and Best Ambiance. Guests                            on bangers and mash in a nice                       Bargain Breakfast winner Hamilton                      out for Keith’s Kitchen.

                                          xperience a level of civility that was once reserved only for nobility.

                                                                                                                                                                                      RESIDENCE CLUB                      ESTATE HOMES
                                                                                                                                                                         G O L F, B E A C H & T E N N I S C L U B                   H O T E L & S PA

                                                                                                                                                                         In Bermuda, the most civilized of islands, there is a
                                                                                                                                                                         point where hospitality achieves a state of grace:
                                                                                                                                                                         Tucker’s Point. Effortlessly elegant and genuinely
                                                                                                                                                                         welcoming, Tucker’s Point Club caters to our Owners
                                                                                                                                                                         and Members as if they were royalty, with a degree of
                                                                                                                                                                         privacy that royalty can only envy. A rare opportunity
                                                                                                                                                                         for deeded fractional ownership is presented by the
                                                                                                                                                                         new, waterfront Residence Club Villas at Harbour Court
                                                                                                                                                                         and includes reciprocal privileges with Elite Alliance.
                                                                                                                                                                         Residence Club Villas from $330,000. Town Homes,
                                                                                                                                                                         Estate Homes and Waterfront Residences from
                                                                                                                                                                         $2.5 to $6.5 million. Telephone 441 298 6915
                                                                                                                                                                         or visit

                E L I T E     A L L I A N C E
                                                       TUCKER’S POINT                 D E E R VA L L E Y        L A Q U I N TA       S A N TA B A R B A R A              JACKSON HOLE                       CABO SAN LUCAS                 FLORENCE

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FALL GOLF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sept. 9-10: Bermuda Mixed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Foursomes Championship,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tucker’s Point Golf Club. 36-hole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Stroke Play competition, 18 Holes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Partner’s Better Ball, 18 Holes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pinehurst competition. Handicap
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       limit: men, 24, ladies, 36. Entry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       deadline: Sept. 1. Fee: $440 per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       team including carts. For details,

      Your Best Game Of Golf Awaits                                                                                                                                                         Dramatic
                                                                                                                                                                                        scenery, firm
                                                                                                                                                                                    fairways and an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oct. 4-7: 2nd Annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bermuda Charity Golf Fest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2006. Proceeds support Lupus Mid-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Atlantic International and Lupus
     Hilly Courses, Ocean Views and Tricky Winds                                                                                                                                      unpredictable
                                                                                                                                                                                        wind factors
                                                                                                                                                                                   combine to make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Association of Bermuda. Games
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       played at Newstead Belmont Hills

            Challenge Players in Bermuda                                                                                                                                             Bermuda’s golf
                                                                                                                                                                                           courses as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Golf Resort & Spa, Tucker’s Point
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Club and Port Royal Golf Course.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Host hotel is the Wyndham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bermuda Resort & Spa. 18-hole

      t was Arnold Palmer who       combining to make the cours-             back after Hurricane Fabian                                                                                  as they are
      once said, “What other        es as challenging as they are            with the 2006 Best of Bermu-                                                                                   beautiful.                 modified scramble with random
      people may find in poetry     beautiful.                               da Gold award for Place to                                                                                                                pairings, and 36-hole individual
or art museums, I find in the           Whether you play at a                Play A Round of Golf. The                                                                                                                 medal play (men’s and ladies
flight of a good drive.”            public or private course, take           newly renovated course is a                                                                                                               division). Entry forms at
    If you’re of the same mind,     lessons at the Bermuda Golf              challenging par 70 with faster                                                                                                  
or aspire to be, then Bermu-        A c a d e my, o r c o m e a s a          TifEagle greens and man-                                                                                                                     Oct. 12-15: Bermuda Open
da’s golf courses are ready to      spectator for one of the many            made lakes separated by a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Championship. Port Royal Golf
help you find culture.              tournaments held year-round,             waterfall, and, of course,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Course. Professionals and
    In Bermuda – home to the        B e r m u d a w i l l p r ov i d e a     ocean views. Learn more at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       accomplished amateurs with USGA
highest concentration of golf       g o l f ex p e r i e n c e t h a t i s
courses per square mile in the      unmatched.                                  Tu c ke r ’s Po i n t G o l f                                                                                                          Handicap Index of 5.4. Fee: $375
world – you’ll find beautiful           Belmont Hills Golf Club,             Course, a 6,361-yard, par-70
                                                                                                        Jones). Nestled amid the natu-                                        Visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for professionals, $300 for
scenery, dramatic ocean vis-        part of Newstead Belmont                 course, was redesigned by  ral contours of the island’s                                          southampton to learn more.               amateurs. Entry deadline: Sept. 29.
tas, f irm fairways and an          Hills Golf Resort & Spa, was             Roger Rulewich (former sen-verdant hills and valleys, play-                                          Port Royal Golf Course,              Details at
unpredictable wind factor, all      lauded for its dramatic come-            ior designer for Robert Trent
                                                                                                         ers enjoy challenge along                                  , 18                    Nov. 2-5: Bermuda
                                                                                                         w i t h swe e p i n g v i s t a s o f                                holes and par 71, was ranked             Fourball Stroke Play Amateur
Bermuda's courses are easy to reach (under two hours from the East Coast) and open for play year-round.
                                                                                                         t h e Atlantic Ocean, Castle                                         among the world’s best public            Championship for Men, Port
                                                                                                         Harbour and Har rington                                              courses by Golf Digest maga-             Royal Golf Course. 72-hole Better
                                                                                                         Sound. Tu c ke r ’s Po i n t i s                                     zine.                                    Ball event, with prizes for gross
                                                                                                         open to members and their                                                St. George’s Golf Course,            and net. Handicap limit 18. Entry
                                                                                                         guests, and in 2008, to                                    , 18                 deadline Oct. 27. Fee: $600 per
                                                                                                         guests of the new ultra-luxu-                                        h o l e s a n d p a r 6 2 , o ff e r s   team of two. Information at
                                                                                                         r y hotel cur rently under                                           breathtaking Pebble Beach-     
                                                                                                         construction. Learn more at                                          style holes around the point of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nov. 3-5: Bermuda
                                                                                                                                               St. George’s Fort, and beauti-
                                                                                                             Winner of the 2002 Golf                                          ful views of the sunset.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fourball Stroke Play Amateur
                                                                                                         Digest Best Places to                                                    Ocean View Golf Course,              Championship for Ladies, Port
                                                                                                         Play Golf, the Fairmont                                    , is a               Royal Golf Course. 54-hole Better
                                                                                                         Southampton Golf Course,                                             nine-hole (18 tees) par-35               Ball event. Prizes for gross and net.
                                                                                                         is an 18-hole, par-54 course.                                        course, rated second in Golf             Handicap limit 24. Entry deadline
                                                                                                         Dramatic elevation changes                                           Digest’s 2000-2001 biennial              Oct. 27. Fee: $450 per team of two.
                                                                                                         force prudent club selection,                                        survey and awarded four stars            Details at
                                                                                                         with wind a definite factor.                                         in 2002 and 2004.

                                                                         As if our shimmering pink beaches and sparkling turquoise seas
                                                                         aren’t reasons enough to come.

                                                                         Stay at The Fairmont Southampton overlooking lush gardens and pink sandy beaches or at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess on
                                                                         the shores of a picturesque harbour during our Endless Summer Promotion and we’ll give you a $300 Visa Gift Card* to be used
                                                                         anywhere on the island where Visa is accepted. Put it towards a Willow Stream spa treatment, a scooter rental, a snorkel lesson
                                                                         at the private Fairmont Beach Club, a round of golf at The Fairmont Southampton Golf Course or a memorable dinner at any one
                                                                         of our many restaurants — from the internationally renowned Whaler Inn to the superb al fresco dining at Harley’s Restaurant.

                                                                         For reservations or more information, contact your preferred travel professional, call 1 800 441 1414 or visit

                                                                        *One per room. Valid from August 23, 2006 – October 31, 2006. Reference the Bermuda Endless Summer Promotion when making inquiries.
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                                                                                                    FROM FIVE-STAR RESORTS
                                                                                                    TO BED AND BREAKFASTS,
                                                                                                        Bermuda Puts YouUpInStyle
                                                                                                                                                                                                         o matter what               comfortable and infor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         your budget or              mal, and often include
                                                                                                                                                                                                         style – frugal or           pools and kitchenettes.
                                                                                                   DID OW?YOU                                                                                   lavish, cozy or cosmo-                  There are uniquely
                                                                                                      KN s less                                                                                 politan – you’ll find the            Bermudian cottage
                                                                                                    It take ours to                                                                             perfect place to stay in             colonies, where privacy
                                                                                                  than h Bermuda                                                                                Bermuda.                             and luxury reign. Cottages
      Residence Club owners have full access to the private Tucker's Point                         reac the East                                                                                   There are exceptional             are scattered across land-
       Beach Club, which features a freshwater "horizon" swimming pool                               from oast.                                                                                 beach resorts offering               scaped estates, apart from
           with views of the South Shore Beach and Atlantic Ocean.
                                                                                                         C                                                                                      every imaginable ameni-              a main clubhouse with din-
                                                                                                                                                                                                ty – from dining and                 ing room, lounge and bar.
                                                                                                                                                                                                entertainment, to spa and            Many offer pools and/or
        AChanceTo Own                                                                                                                                                                           exercise facilities, to
                                                                                                                                                                                                moped and water sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     beach or water views.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There are bed and

        AVillaWith A View                                                                                                                                                                       equipment rentals – so
                                                                                                                                                                                                that guests can relax in
                                                                                                                                                                                                complete comfort.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     breakfast inns, mostly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     family-run residences,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     o ff e r i n g a c h a n c e t o
        Fractional Ownerships Available                                                                                                                                                            There are small hotels
                                                                                                                                                                                                that boast the intimacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     experience life like a true
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bermudian. And, there
              For Non-Bermudians                                                                                                                                                                and charm of a bed and               are cottages, suites and
                                                                                                                                                                                                breakfast, but with the              apartments, suitable for

           f you’ve ever dreamed of              Newstead Belmont Hills Golf                                                                                                                    added convenience of                 the independent traveler
           owning a water-view home in       Resort & Spa is selling a limited                                                                                                                  onsite facilities, such as           who prefers to stay a
           Bermuda, here’s an opportu-       number of 1/6th deeded frac-                                                                                                                       pools and patios, and in             while and wants the con-
      nity to make that dream reality.       tional interests in two- and                                                                                                                       many cases, dining rooms             venience of a kitchenette.
          Deeded fractional owner-           three-room suites, with prices                                                                                                                     and bars.                               To learn more about
      ships are available for purchase       beginning at $199,000. Owners                                                                                                                         There are inns, where             individual properties, visit
                                                                                                                Rejuvenate body and soul with a massage on one of
      at two island locations: The Res-      may occupy their suites in two-                                                Bermuda’s famed beaches                                             accommodations are         
      idence Club at Tucker’s Point,         week periods each season, for
      and Newstead Belmont Hills             eight weeks total.
      Golf Resort & Spa.                         Each Newstead residence
          The Residence Club is selling      will feature a kitchen area,
      1/10th deeded fractional interests     generous bathroom and well-
      in two-, three- and four-bedroom
      residences, with prices beginning
      at $345,000. With only 10 owners
                                             appointed living and bedroom
                                             areas, plus views of the garden,
                                             infinity pool, the harbor and the
                                                                                                  Breathtaking Ocean Views,
                                                                                                    With Rooms to Match
      per villa, each owner is guaran-       city of Hamilton.
      teed flexible and generous access          Ownership includes member-
      year-round.                            ship at the nearby Belmont Hills
          The Residence Club villas fea-     Golf Club, exclusive access to a
      ture full kitchens, combination        private lounge, and access to a

                                                                                                          n my first visit to Bermu-
      living/dining room, fireplace, in-     private ferry running between                                da, I have the opportuni-
      suite bathroom and laundry room,       Hamilton, the residences and the                             ty to stay at two resorts,
      all beautifully decorated in British   golf club. And, plans are in the                    each uniquely extraordinary.
      Colonial style, with Bermudian         works to align the property with                       The first morning, I awaken
      artwork adorning the walls. Cov-       several resorts in the United                       to the sight of the ocean, irides-
      ered verandahs overlook Castle         S t a t e s s o t h a t ow n e r s c a n            cent and deeply blue, and sigh
      Harbour and Harrington Sound.          exchange their time for stays at                    contentedly. My room on the
          Ownership includes access to       other luxury resorts. To learn                      fourth floor of the Fairmont
      a private clubhouse, and full          more, call 441-236-6060 or visit                    Southampton, overlooking
      membership in the Tucker’s                           Bermuda’s South Shore, is
      Point Golf, Beach & Tennis                 Deeds at both properties are                    infused with sunlight, and the
      Club. Additionally, The Resi-          fully transferable, and may be                      wraparound balcony beckons.
      dence Club is a member of Elite        sold or willed by the owner.                           The room is steeped in ele-
      Alliance, which means owners           And, it is possible to purchase                     gance, spacious, bright and
      may exchange confirmed vaca-           more than one share in a frac-                      beautifully appointed, as is the
      tion time for privileges at affili-    tional.                                             rest of the resort. Even the out-
      ated residence clubs in Deer Val-              Looking Ahead                               door Jacuzzi offers an ocean
      ley, UT; La Quinta and Santa              W h i l e d e t a i l s h ave n o t              view. No detail is overlooked,
                                                                                                                                                     From atop one of the highest points in Bermuda, the Fairmont Southampton surrounds
      Barbara, CA; and Jackson Hole,         yet been f inalized, Wyndham                        and the result is that a visit                             guests with luxury, breathtaking gardens and a challenging golf course.
      WY. To learn more, call 441-           Bermuda Resort & Spa hopes                          here makes one feel like
      298-6915 or visit www.tuckers-         to announce plans for fraction-                     royalty. See for yourself at                                                        in the Bougainvillea cottages. The bedroom is
                                                                                                                                                     I spend the next two nights at Elbow                             als in the fall.                                                                                  spacious, the bath features a soaking tub and
                                                                                                                                                   Beach Bermuda, a Mandarin Oriental hotel,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   separate shower, and the suite
      At Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa, your home away from                           Elbow Beach Bermuda overlooks a beautiful expanse of pink sand beach, and of course, the ocean.   has a pleasingly minimalistic
         home comes with views of the harbor and the city of Hamilton.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   feel to it. Sliding doors open
                                                                                                                                                                                                   to a wooden patio, where a
                                                                                                                                                                                                   lounge and table with chairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                   offer a place to relax and enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                                                   sweeping views of the ocean.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       From here, it’s a short walk
                                                                                                                                                                                                   down to the beach and an
                                                                                                                                                                                                   assortment of dining venues,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and a short walk up to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   resort’s pool and main build-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ing, an elegant pale yellow
                                                                                                                                                                                                   structure that celebrates its
                                                                                                                                                                                                   100th anniversary in 2008. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                   learn that renovations at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   main hotel begin soon, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   rooms will be renovated to fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                   in line with the look and feel of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the new villas. Learn more at

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                                                                                            What’s Your Sporting Passion?
                                                                                                                   No Matter If You Walk, Jog, Ride or
                                                                                                                Play Tennis, Bermuda’s Got You Covered

                                                                                                   f you’re looking for ways to stay fit and                                       –from someone who lives in paradise.
                                                                                                   trim during your visit to Bermuda, you                                              If you need to give your feet a break,
                                                                                                   won’t have to look hard.                                                        another way to explore the island is on two
                                                                                                   The Bermuda Railway Trail stretches                                             wheels. Moped and bicycle rentals – keep
                                                                                                21 miles across three of the islands that                                          in mind that Bermudians call mopeds
                                                                                                make up Bermuda. The short-lived Rattle                                            ‘bikes’ and bikes ‘pedal bikes’ – are avail-
                                                                                                 and Shake, Bermuda’s only train, made its                                         able at points across the island. Also keep in
                                                                                                 first run on Halloween 1931, and its last                                         mind that moped operators must be at least
                                                                                                  just 17 years later. Nearly every parish in                                      16 years of age, and that everyone must
                                                                                                   Bermuda boasts a stretch of scenic rail-                                        wear helmets and drive on the left-hand side
                                                                                                    way, which you can follow on foot,                                             of the road.
                                                                                                    bicycle or horseback, often far from                                               Tennis anyone? With more than 100
                                                                                                     motor traffic. In addition to the bliss-                                      tennis courts scattered throughout Bermu-
                                                                                                     ful quiet, you’ll have a chance to savor                                      da, it’s no wonder the sport is a national pas-
                                                                                                      the sights and scents of poinsettia,                                         time. Most of the Bermuda hotels and
                                                                                                       oleander and hibiscus, visit Fort                                           resorts have tennis courts, and many are lit
                                                                                                       Scaur, and meander through the                                              for nighttime play. Tennis pros are often
                                                                                                        Gilbert Nature Reserve.                                                    available to help you improve your game,
                                                                                                           T h e r e ’s a l s o t h e B e r mu d a Tennis pros are on hand to help and if you want to pack light, it’s possible
                                                                                                         Walking Club, which welcomes                    improve your game.        to rent a racquet.
                                                                                                         tourists on their daily excursions. Think of it as a           To learn more about land sports in Bermuda, visit
                                                                                                way to get the skinny – while staying that way yourself    

                                                                                                                    Underwater Delights
                                                                                                                           Exciting Adventures Await Scuba Divers,
                                                                                                                               Snorkelers, Even Non-Swimmers

                                                                                                                  t’s with good reason Bermuda is Peter Benchley’s The Deep), Her-                         Walk on the Ocean Floor
                                                                                                                  called the shipwreck capital of mes (1983), Iristo (1937) and                             Even if you can’t swim, it’s pos-
                                                                                                                  the Atlantic.                          Minnie Breslauer (1872).                        sible to enjoy Bermuda’s underwa-
                                                                                                                 Vast coral reefs stretching eight           Also awaiting exploration are ter sights with helmet diving.
                                                                                                            miles into the waters surrounding the diverse reef systems complete                             This is how it works: a charter
                                                                                                            Bermuda have led to the foundering with tunnels, swim-throughs, boat takes you out to a shallow
                                                                                                            and sinking of more than 400 his- c o r a l g a r d e n s a n d m o r e t h a n ocean site (about 12-15 feet deep),
        Gentle horses provide a unique way to explore Bermuda’s beauty.                                     toric vessels – Spanish galleons, 650 species of marine life.                                where you’re fitted with a diving
                                                                                                            Confederate                                                                                                   helmet and instruct-

   Bermuda by Horseback
                                                                                                            blockade                                                                                                      ed to walk down a
                                                                                                            runners,                                                                                                      ladder and into the
                                                                                                            European                                                                                                      water. The helmet is
                                                                                                            l u x u r y

      t’s 6:30 a.m. on a lightly cloudy day,           We begin by riding a sandy trail up                                                                                                                                attached to an air
      and I’ve just arrived at the Spice-          behind the stables, to a wooded path-                    liners and                                                                                                    hose, which is
      lands Riding Centre. It’s been years         way bordering a wildlife preserve. We                    World War II                                                                                                  attached to the
 since I’ve been on a horse, but I can’t           cross a few roads, meander down an                       v e s s e l s                                                                                                 boat, and provides
 wait for the chance to see Bermuda by             alleyway or two, and before long, are at                 among them.                                                                                                   enough oxygen for
 horseback, the way early settlers would           the dunes overlooking the South Shore                         To d ay,                                                                                                 you to walk on the
 have seen it.                                     Beach Trails, which are empty this early                 t h e s u n ke n                                                                                              ocean floor for up
     There are four people lined up for            in the day, a convenient fact that allows                ships – 36                                                                                                    to 30 minutes, all
 this early-morning ride – myself, my              me to imagine myself as an early settler                 are divable                                                                                                   while breathing nor-
 husband, and a young Virginia couple              exploring my new island home for the                     and some are                                                                                                  mally and enjoying
 on their honeymoon – and soon the trail           first time. I rein in Thelma, my steed, for              c o m p l e t e ly                                                                                            an up-close-and-
 guide is instructing us on the finer              a moment, and take it all in.                            intact – rep-                                                                                                 personal look at
 points of riding. “If your horse starts               Before long we’re on the beach,                      r e s e n t f ive                                                                                             coral reefs and trop-
 nibbling along the trail, pull back on the        allowing the horses to slowly pick their                 centuries of                                                                                                  ical f ish. And the
                                                                                                            nautical                   Bermuda’s coral reefs are a snorkeler’s paradise, teeming with
 reins,” and if it lags behind, “give her a        way through the gentle surf, and mar-                                                        tropical fish, sea fans and of course, live corals.                       best part is: anyone
 slap on the rump with the riding crop.”           veling at the beauty of it all. It’s at that             disasters,                                                                                                    can try it, even chil-
 He senses which of us is the most reluc-          precise moment that the sky clears, and                  and provide a                                    Fo r t h o s e w h o d o n ’t d iv e , dren and those who can’t swim.
 tant (the young groom), and seats him             our guide announces that he’ll take                      t r e m e n d o u s d r a w f o r s c u b a s n o r k e l i n g p r ov i d e s a n o t h e r    Learn more about Bermuda’s
 on his horse first so that he can get used        photos of us on our horses. We hand                      divers intent on getting a lesson opportunity to explore Bermu- v a r i o u s w a t e r s p o r t s a t
 to the idea before we set off.                    over our cameras, and miraculously, nei-                 you can’t f ind in history books. da’s coral reefs and marine life.
     Then, one by one, the rest of us are          ther of them ends up in the surf.                             Since the wrecks lie in relative- It’s possible to spot eels, parrot-
 paired with horses and given a refresher              Then it’s back the way we came, and                  ly shallow waters (45-50 feet on fish, turtles and sergeant majors,
 course in how to manage them. Mind you,           back to the stables, where a new group                   average), Bermuda is one of the as well as gently waving sea fans
                                                                                                            most accessible wreck diving loca- a n d e n o r m o u s b r a i n c o r a l s –
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Good to Know: The average
 these horses are so tame and well trained         of riders await their turn.
 that they practically ride the trail them-            Spicelands Riding Centre offers guid-                tions in the world. And because often just a shor t swim from                                       water temperature in
 selves, but knowing the basics gives you          ed 75-minute rides year-round. For                       some wrecks are close to each shore. For the more adventurous,                                     Bermuda is a balmy 73
 the serenity to relax, enjoy the passing          times, cost and reservations, visit                      other, it’s often possible to explore t h e r e a r e s e v e r a l c o m p a n i e s             degrees, and underwater
 scenery, and chat with your fellow riders.                                more than one ship on a dive. Pop- offering 3½-hour cruises to the
                                                                                                            ular wrecks include the Constella- coral reefs offshore, where you’ll
                                                                                                                                                                                                            visibility can reach 150 feet.
                                                                                                            tion (1943, and inspiration for f ind the best snorkeling.

                                                                                                                               I want
                                                                                           Your Summer                         to frolic in my bikini without
                                                                                        J u s t Got Started                    feeling self-conscious.
                                                                                          September through November
                                                                                                     is Bermuda Time

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $   240*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        per room and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5th night free

                                                                                                                                        I T ’S A DIFFEREN T BERMUDA AT WYNDHAM BERMUDA RESORT & SPA .
             While everyone else is headed off to work or back to school, your summer goes on.
                                    Hop a plane to Bermuda and live it up!                                                  WHAT’S YOUR REQUEST? SM Do you want to go to a formerly formal island where you can let your hair
 Come be our guest anytime between August 28 and November 30 and your 5th night is on us. Try one of                        down? Or do you want a vacation that’s a getaway for every family member? We’d like to hear about it. Because
our waterfront suites, a private beach dinner for 2, pampering at our spa, unforgettable cuisine, champion-                 as of August 18th, 2006, you can enjoy the newly renovated Wyndham Bermuda Resort and Spa, complete with
  ship golf nearby. Do everything or do nothing at all. Whatever you do, do it together and celebrate life.                 Bermuda’s only water park and 3 pink sand beaches. Get rejuvenated at Bersalon Spa or dance the night away at
                                                                                                                            “Bubbles, our Champagne Disco. And Free Kids programs mean everyone will have the vacation of their dreams. For
                                                                                        5th night FREE !                    information and reservations, call us or your travel planner at 1.800.WYNDHAM or visit

     For reservations, call 800 468 7300 • •                                   *Rates are per room, per night based on double occupancy. Rates are subject to government tax, gratuities and resort levy. Offer is subject to availability, restrictions
                                                                                                                        may apply. Free nights are also subject to gratuities and resort levy. Offer is subject to availability, restrictions may apply.
                                Book by September 30, 2006. Pool suites not included.
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     ‘‘Bermuda presents lights, legends,
                     long walks on the beach.”

     October 4 -7, experience the 2006 Bermuda Music Festival, an
     electrifying celebration of music set against a picturesque island
     backdrop. With host Steve Harvey, the legendary Gladys Knight,
     Teena Marie, The Original Manhattans featuring Blue Lovett
     and Gerald Alston, and the amazing sounds of Maze featuring
     Frankie Beverly, this is a can’t miss event. World-renowned artists
     on your own private island. Bermuda never sounded so good.

     For details on the 2006 Bermuda Music Festival and reservations, call your preferred
     travel professional, 1-800-BERMUDA ext. 836, or visit

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