Bermuda

From food to adventure and plain proper fun, travel guru Richard Bangs shares his secret and not-so-secret spots of Bermuda. This is Richard’s video guide and more to Bermuda!!!

EXPLORE | DRINK | EAT | SLEEP | TOP 10
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WHAT TO DRINK

Ah, the Rum Swizzle. I hear there are 65,000 people in Bermuda and there are 65,000 different Rum Swizzle recipes. One thing is for certain: Start your visit with a Rum Swizzle at the un-official Bermuda airport arrival lounge at the Swizzle Inn.

Champagne Danny at Elbow Beach Resort  serves up his own unique Rum Swizzle.

Dark n’ Stormys at Tucker’s Point Bar are on point.

Try an Oceantini at the Fairmont Southampton’s Ocean Club. Comes with a free sunset view.


WHERE TO STAY

Elbow Beach Resort – idyllic, intimate luxury private resort, just seven minutes from Hamilton.

Fairmont Southampton – a 100-acre estate overlooking Ocean Bay. Timeless luxury, gorgeous views, and countless recreational activities.

Tucker’s Point – Beautiful water views, pink-sand beaches, golf, pools, and spa delight even experienced travelers.

Rosedon Hotel – Don’t forget to enjoy an afternoon tea on the veranda.


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WHAT TO DO

Play golf at Tucker’s point.

Swing on a banyan tree vine with Ashley on her Hidden Gems Tour.

Jump off a cliff.

Rent a scooter and ride across the island.

Indulge in the one-of-a-kind Rum Swizzle Spa Treatment at Elbow Beach Resort and Spa.


WHAT TO EAT

Art Mels – (Hamilton and St. George’s) – Succulent Deep fried fish, tartar sauce, and cole slow between two pieces of raisin bread. Say no more..

BoneFish – Enjoyed the lunch special of red snapper, some fish chowder with Black Rum and Sherry Peppers, finished off with a Lemoncello.

Cafe 4 – (Hamilton) We ate lunch at and mingled with Bermuda’s business crowd; in their Bermuda shorts of course.

Dark Horse Tavern – (St. David’s) Authentic Bermuda.

Waterlot Inn – Hello date night!


WHAT TO BUY

Our local fashion correspondent and all around fun travel buddy, Rachel Sawden, showed us around for the day. Here are our favorite spots:

Craft Market at the Dockyard.

Alexandra Mosher (Washington Mall in Hamilton) ; famous for her PINK SAND jewelry.

The English Sports shop on Front Street for a lesson in the history of Bermuda shorts and a pair or two.

David Rose (in the old captial city of St. George) for Bermuda-inspired jewelry including, blue cat’s eye, silver and rhodium.


HOW TO GET AROUND

Scooters, ferries, taxis…. all good. Scooters would be my favorite though. We hit up Oleander scooter rental in the Dockyard, rode onto the Ferry to Hamilton, then motored across the island to St. Georges.


BEST BEACHES

  • Horseshoe Bay is the premiere beach of Bermuda. Go here to see and be seen.
  • Admiralty House Park and Clarence Cove are where the locals play. Cliff jumping and picnics are all-time staples. We explored Smuggler’s Cave!
  • At Coopers Island you can be among nature in secluded romance and pass the time on the many walking trails.
  • Sea Glass is a telling name for this beach. Go here to see the natural glass from the salt water ocean wash up on this beautiful beach in Somerset.
  • Tobacco Bay is the ultimate party beach. It offers music, drinks and dancing around-the-clock for every type of traveler!