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Bermuda's blue skies and balmy temperatures -- and its proximity to the East Coast -- make it an ideal year-round destination.
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 www.mandarinoriental.com.
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
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
more at www.fairmont.com/hamilton.
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 www.fairmont.com/southampton.
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 www.newsteadbelmonthills.com.
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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READY TO PARTY?
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
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 www.bermudamusicfestival.com.
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 www.kingedwardviigoldcup.com.
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 www.bermudagourmetgetaway.com.
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 www.worldrugby.bm.
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,
with late-night shopping, live music and date s to the mid ermuda. Latin, pop, www.bermudatourism.com.
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, www.bermudatracknfield.com.
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, www.bermudatourism.com.
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 www.bermudatourism.com 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, www.bermudafilmfest.com.
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- www.bermudatourism.com.
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. www.bermudatourism.com.
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.) tourism.com.
“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
Continued from page 1
“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
✔ It takes less th
✔ Bermuda is in an two hours to fly
Atlantic S fr
East Coast tandard T om here to there. a l m o s t
GETTING TO BERMUDA The newest airline to offer non-stop flights to ✔ The preferred
). ime (one
hour ahea everything:
d of the
Bermuda is JetBlue, with twice-daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport. Charter your very own love boat in Bermuda.
✔ The electr document
ical curren for entry bicycling,
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 www.JetBlue.com.
George’s historic center, are the with an ex h i b i t ✔ The Bermud.a the same
as in the
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
healthy competition. “When JetBlue announced service to Bermuda,American Airlines ✔ Hay fever suff geable. dollar, and
the two c cuisine,
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
ds ice: ragwe
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
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 www.bermudatourism.com.
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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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 www.bermudagourmetgetaway.com
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Bermuda visit Bermuda, thanks to a
Summer Series that keeps
encounter programs for all ages.
Visit www.dolphinquest.org for
Shorts things sizzling seven nights a
week through October. For
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.
! “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 www.grapebay.com
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 www.bermudatourism.com. 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 mont.com.
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
www.tuckerspoint.com. resort at www.harmonyclub.com. 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 www.9beaches.com. Endless Summer at
The Reefs www.9beach- G ro t t o B ay
India.Arie to Headline Book Tee Times es.com. 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 www.thereefs.com. 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 www.bermudagolf.bm. 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. www.surfsidebermuda.com.
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- www.grottobay.com.
Peace of Mind with pleased to announce the first Perfect Harmony Collection: beaches.com. ! “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 www.mandarinoriental.com. 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 www.bermudatourism.com. www.cambridgebeaches.com. champagne disco featuring 70s and Southampton and Fairmont Hamilton hambermuda.com.
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 www.wyndhambermuda.com.
Bermuda’s finest private beach resort since 1908.
60 South Shore Road, Paget Parish, Bermuda PG04. For reservations, visit www.mandarinoriental.com 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
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
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 www.bermudatourism.com 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
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 www.bermudagourmetgetaway.com 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
ore you in Ber muda, recently and Grill, also winner of Best New grub, at Dolly Pitcher’s seafood stall
for Most Imaginative Menu.
mud r Bermud le announced the results of the Restaurant. Dinners here are inspired during the summer cricket season.
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
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 www.tuckerspoint.com.
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
PRICES , TERMS AND SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE . THIS IS NOT AN OFFERING TO RESIDENTS OF C ALIFORNIA , N EW Y ORK OR N EW J ERSEY OR ANY STATE WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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Sept. 9-10: Bermuda Mixed
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
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
combine to make
Association of Bermuda. Games
played at Newstead Belmont Hills
Challenge Players in Bermuda Bermuda’s golf
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 www.toateebermuda.com.
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 www.belmonthills.com.
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 www.fairmont.com/
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 www.bermudagolf.org.
unpredictable wind factor, all lauded for its dramatic come- ior designer for Robert Trent
ers enjoy challenge along www.portroyalgolf.bm, 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 www.stgeorgesgolf.bm, 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- www.bermudagolf.org.
construction. Learn more at style holes around the point of
Nov. 3-5: Bermuda
www.tuckerspoint.com. 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 www.oceanviewgolf.bm, 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 www.bermudagolf.org.
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 www.fairmont.com
*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
breakfast inns, mostly
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 www.bermudatourism.com.
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 www.newsteadbelmonthills.com 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
point.com. als in the fall. www.fairmont.com/southampton 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 www.bermudatourism.com.
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. www.bermudatourism.com.
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. www.spicelandsriding.com. 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.
Your Summer to frolic in my bikini without
J u s t Got Started feeling self-conscious.
September through November
is Bermuda Time
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 wyndhambermuda.com
For reservations, call 800 468 7300 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.cambridgebeaches.com *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 bermudamusicfestival.com