Bermuda Dos and Don'ts

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Hamilton, Bermuda
Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda is the cleanest city I have seen. It's an exciting place, with various international restaurants, and upscale shopping district. The harbor in the city is small, at times it could be busy with luxury cruise lines. It has an efficient bus and boat lines that could take you from one point of the island to the next. Try the boat express, it's fun and very relaxing, you can also combine traveling by boat and bus. Walk up and down the streets of Hamilton and you'll see moon gates in front of houses, stop and snap a shot. If you're with your special someone; do what the locals do, stand underneath this moongate, hold hands and kiss for good luck. You will also notice the special ridged white roofs of most houses, another famous scenes in Bermuda. These roofs were designed to catch rain water. The locals wear bermuda shorts in offices, so you'll see men wearing red, green or yellow bermuda shorts with suits and ties, it's hip! Bermuda is blessed with pink sand beaches the most popular of all is Horshoe Bay, this is a public beach and day visitors from cruise ships line up their beach towels on the shore. This could be very crowded, so you should come early to stake your part of the beach. They have shower stalls and toilets, and also they have a refreshment store before you enter the beach area. If you like a different scene, walk pass Horshoe Bay, follow the trail and you'll end up to the most stunning view of Jobson's Cove. It's been featured in many travel magazines, it's got limestone cliffs and gorgeous pink sand. Warwick Bay is also a good choice to swim. Check out also the famous Gibb's lighthouse, go up the top of the lighthouse for a few dollars and you will have the awesome views of Bermuda. Don't miss this thing, it is worth the way to the top. Don't forget your camera. Another spot to check out is, the Royal Naval Dockyard, they have a park where you can snorkel. This used to be the naval defense of the British Navy, the museum is huge and interesting. Bring you best camera, the views here are picture perfect. Nearby, they offer a chance to swim with the dolpins. While you are there, you can also visit the glass blowing and rum cake factory, it is located in the same building. Try the Frogs and Onion restaurant and grab a shirt or a cap for a great souvenir. Bermuda is known for their onions and the singing frogs that you hear at night. Of course, if you are adventurous, go ahead and drink "Dark and Stormy", that is what Bermuda's weather is known for. One of the souvenirs I bought while in Bermuda was, a gold pendant with Bermuda's famous pink sand encased in glass. That way, I'll always have a part of Bermuda with me. You can find it in most jewelry shops in Hamilton street or St. Catherine's. If you're planning your trip to Bermuda, just be forewarned, it's is very expensive! The hotels run from $350 and up a night. Bring lots of money, you're going to need it!!
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Bermuda Islands, Bermuda
try and stear away from tourist sites and beaches...they definetly become way overcrowded..just ask a local for a near by beach.they're very friendly.
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Bermuda Islands, Bermuda
Upon arrival at the airport, look for the tourist counter and buy a transportation pass that will cover your length of stay. It will give you unlimited travel by ferry and bus and is a relaxing and scenic way to get around. Take the bus into Hamilton and transfer for service to your lodging or take a 10 minute walk down to the ferry terminal. There are no rental cars on the island, but you can rent scooters, which can be a bit hair-raising with the narrow roads and ever-increasing volume of traffic.
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Saint George, Bermuda
Bermuda is pretty small anyway and you just hire a scooter to get around the island. One of my good friends, Jenny, lives in St George and the beaches are idyllic but I think the beach near her house was private. Another friend used to windsurf here but he had his own windsurfer. Locals are really friendly. The beaches at the hotels are just as nice and there are always plenty of activities, like beach volleyball. Bermuda is expensive... bring plenty of money.
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