Bermuda-a few of my favorite things

Old Dec 29th, 2008, 02:49 PM
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Thanks dear cmcfong. I will keep you posted. If funds do not allow, then it will probably just be somewhere warm, like Florida, LOL. But we are holding out if we can for Bermuda. Happy New Year, my friend to you and yours. ((&))
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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 04:32 PM
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I actually think you may find some bargains in October, Tiff. A lot depends on how well the economy recovers. Bermuda tourism is way down and they are going to have to make some concessions to get the tourists there. But...if not this year, soon!

Best wishes to you, Sophie and Mr. Tiff for 2009. I hope all your hopes and dreams are realized. I cannot think of anyone who deserves happiness more than you!
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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:57 PM
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Old May 17th, 2009, 04:26 AM
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Made up my mind..going back to my beloved Bermuda in June 2010.. albeit the Dockyard which I hear is now swinging....lol
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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 11:27 AM
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My family and I are cruising for the first time to Bermuda in May. Can anyone tell me how far it is from Kings Wharf to Horseshoe Bay? Are there other beaches connected to it? Caves?
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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 11:36 AM
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It will probably take you about twenty to twenty five minutes to get to Horseshoe Bay. Will you be renting a moped? If not, you can get a public transportation pass at the dock and take the bus. You can walk to several other beaches from Horseshoe Bay.
There are some beautiful rocks and cliffs along the way but no caves. You might enjoy Crystal Caves out towards St. George easily reached by bus. www.bermuda.com/caves/

Enjoy your visit to Bermuda, it is another world.
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Thank you cmcfong- We are considering mopeds or buying a bus pass for two days, we have two teenagers. Is there a good local craft/straw market? Are the ferry rides expensive?
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Old Feb 1st, 2010, 02:51 PM
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the transportation pass you buy for the bus will include the ferry. It is a great deal. I love to take the ferry.

Frankly the mopeds are very dangerous. Bermuda's roads are narrow, the visitors are unfamiliar with driving under local conditions(on the left!), and there are a lot of crazy people out there. I think if you are traveling with teenagers you will be a lot happier if you take the buses and ferries.

The local craft market is not particularly great, but it is right at the dock where you will be berthed. There are also branches of nearly all the major shops at the Clock Tower, which is where you will be docked.

Have fun!!!!!
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I am a pedi nurse here- PLEASE keep your teenagers off the mopeds. cmcfong said it all - the locals drive way over the speed limit, the roads are narrow and curvy, there are no shoulders, and we drive on the other side. Even if your kids ride motorbikes at home - it's an intimidating enviroment. Public transport is easy and cheap.
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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 11:32 AM
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Thanks for topping this thread. We might be heading there for a first and, unfortunately, short visit in May.
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Thanks cmcfong, lots of great info. I can't wait.
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we are going to Bermuda by cruise ship in May 2010 too. MIL doesn't walk well. How is it to get around in Hamilton? She will never agree to a wheelchair. Hubby and I have heard of a sea glass beach near the cruiseship port @the Dockyard but can't find anything about it.
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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 06:29 PM
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Hamilton has some hills which might challenge your MIL. She can walk St. George and Dockyard easily, but in Hamilton she will be confined to Front St if her mobility is a serious issue. The good news is that there are tons of taxis and carriages and you can rely on the public transportation.

I am sorry, I don't know about the sea glass beach. You may hear from txgirlinbda about that or you could call 1-800-BERMUDA (a service of Bermuda tourism) and inquire.

Enjoy your stay. It is another world!
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cmcfong: you should be on retainer for the Bermuda tourist board. I marvel at reading this thread and all your generous advice!

A long time ago, I promised my wife I would find a way for her to swim with dolphins for her 50th birthday. That moment has arrived. I understand you can do this at the Royal navy Yard. Does anyone in the community have any feedback on this place?

Also, I had thought to indulge in Cambridge Beaches as a place to stay for our trip, but the only review in Fodors is quite negative. Any recent experiences?

Finally, is late April warm enough for ocean swimming?

Thanks for any help with these queries. I really want her trip to be perfect.
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Old Mar 15th, 2010, 04:26 AM
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japhetto, how nice you are. I love Bermuda and it always makes me happy to talk about it.
Swim with the dolphins, I took two teenaged girls with me to Bermuda in June 2008. They wanted to do this experience They were very cold in the water but they had a great deal of fun. I recommend if you do it as early as April request a wetsuit. They thought it was a great way to spend the morning.
Cambridge Beaches, I have not stayed there but frequently go there for lunch and a spa day. I have always enjoyed my visits. It has gorgeous views and beautiful little beaches. It is a bit more old Bermuda than the popular Reefs. Newstead and Tucker's Point are the new very high end and quite lovely competition. I think the principal complaints are that it is more formal and the location is very remote. Personally I love it, but then it is hard to find an oceanfront location in Bermuda where I wouldn't be happy.
Best wishes to you and your wife, what a perfect place to spend your fiftieth birthday.
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