Town Hall, St Georges Bermuda
My 48 hours in Bermuda (49 if you want to be technical) can be summed up in one, small word, EPIC. My actual flight to the island was American Airlines 1609! Funny thing is Bermuda was founded in 1609, so from that very moment I just knew this was going to be an awesome trip. All signs pointed to awesome. I was not disappointed in the least. I spent two days in Bermuda and enjoyed every bit of it. People say the busy season (April to November) is the best time to come. I disagree. Explorers like myself prefer having less people around. Having the island to myself is an absolutely beautiful thing. The smaller the crowds the more I get to discover, and the more I discover, the more info I can share with you.
The Devonshire Lodge at Grotto Bay
I stayed at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort. Its located just 5 mins away from the airport, which makes for a short ride and has vast amenities that will intrigue any type of traveler. The staff is super friendly and very helpful. My personal favorite on the resort is the Prospero caves, open from 9am -5pm, it’s a great way to see one of Bermuda’s oldest caves on your time and if you’re adventurous, you can take a swim as well. There’s also a pool, Jacuzzi, Spa (held in the Cathedral cave) access to Baileys Bay beach, a tennis court and a dive shop. I like the Grotto Bay resort because it is all inclusive and whatever they can’t provide the concierge at the front desk can help in meeting your needs. Just in case I was not clear – I highly recommend!
Since rental cars are not an option, you have two choices for getting around other than by foot of course.
The Bermuda Breeze Bus
Public transportation is the Bermuda Breeze bus. If you’re here for a long time this is the way to go. The good thing is that bus tickets can also be used for ferries around Bermuda. Useful hint: there are poles on the streets to tell you the direction you are traveling. Blue means east and pink means west.
Mopeds are the fastest way around, but can be a bit damaging to the budget. But if you don’t mind, then go for it! I recommend it. Costs range from $50 dollars a day for a day. The longer the stay, the less you actually pay for the scooter rental. Oleander Cycles and Elbow Beach Cycles are the popular choices here.
The kids beach at Horseshoe Bay
First thing was to visit the Prospero cave at the hotel. Next I headed out to Horseshoe Bay where I sunbathed in pink sand and took in some miraculous views. Horseshoe bay was recently rated as one of the best beaches in the world and once you’re on the beach you will see why. From Horseshoe bay I headed over to the Gibbs Hill lighthouse, the view itself is worth the journey. My next stop was Fort scaur. It was actually closed but it would be my recommendation of a great place for a picnic with a view.
The View of Bermuda from Gibbs Hill Lighthouse
From there it was a long drive to the Royal Navy Dockyard. With so much to do at the Dockyard you can easily spend a day. Two places not to miss are the Nation Museum of Bermuda and Bermuda Clay works. On my way back to the hotel I stopped to have a fish sandwich at Woody’s Sports Bar. (best fish sandwich in Bermuda) One thing I like about Woody’s as well is the juke box in the back. ($5 gets 18 songs, so go and be a DJ for the night) I headed back to the hotel to have dinner in the Hibiscus Dining room. A great meal to end a great night.
The Pool at Grotto Bay
Talk about a pool day. I woke up had breakfast and headed straight for the pool. When it got too cold in the pool I headed to the Jacuzzi. After the pool I headed back to the Hibiscus room for a buffet lunch. From there it was off to St. Georges.
The Deliverance at Ordnance Island
The first stop was Ordnance Island. There you will find a replica of the Ship Deliverance. From there it was off to Kings Square where I visited Town Hall and got to learn a lot about Bermuda’s history. Next stop, St. Peters church. Named in 2012 “Her Majesties Chapell,” it is the oldest used Anglican church in the Western Hemisphere.
St Peters Church
After St. Peters church it was the Unfinished church. Then past the unfinished church is Tobacco Bay beach. Other sights were Fort St. Catherine and Gates Fort. After visiting much of St Georges which included a skating rink (who would have thought, ice skating in Bermuda), I headed back to Hamilton. I went to the Crystal Caves. The tour takes about 30 mins and was very informational. There is also the Fantasy Caves and it’s a haven for cave lovers. From there it was a trip to the beach at Rosewood Tuckers point. Afterwards it was dinner and a live DJ at the hotel.
I had a few other places i wanted to visit on Sunday but nature had other ideas. Sunday rained continuously which really didn’t allow for much that day. I managed to grab breakfast at the hotel before heading to the airport. I could have done much more but at least it allows me the opportunity to return to Bermuda.
At the Airport
The Graycliff Luxury Lounge, L.F Wade International Airport
Checking in at the airport requires you to be there 2 hours before your flight. Luckily Bermuda is one of the countries where you clear US immigration in that country which makes entry in the US a lot easier. With your free time, you can relax in the Graycliff Luxury Lounge which is free to Priority Pass members.
I enjoyed my time in Bermuda and I hope the information provided offers you the same. If you have any suggestions on places I’ve missed or where I can visit on a future trip, let me know via email [email protected] and if the information was useful Subscribe.
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