Last Minute Recommendations - Bermuda

Old Jul 19th, 1998, 08:48 PM
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Last Minute Recommendations - Bermuda

Leaving this Sunday, 7/26/98, 5 nights at the Southampton Princess for my wife's 40th birthday. Looking for any last minute recommendations for dining, sightseeing, activities, shopping, etc. from recent visitors to Bermuda.
Old Jul 21st, 1998, 07:50 AM
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Hi—Bermuda has great shopping right in Hamilton. Smith’s Blucks, Trillingham-For sightseeing, the Botanical Gardens, Perfumery, we weren’t thrilled with the Aquarium, you mjight want to take a ferry to the Dockyard. We will be cruising back for the 4th time the end of August–wonderful island. Oh yes, be sure and visit St. George—charming village. We take buses everywhere...
Old Jul 21st, 1998, 04:23 PM
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Lucky woman! We stayed at the Southampton Princess while there. Lovely! All the restaurants on the premises are excellent. I Was going to suggest the Waterlot Inn for Sunday brunch, But obviously you won't be able to. Take the ferry from the dock by the Waterlot, it takes you to the Hamilton Princess, then just a couple of blocks to great shopping, pubs,etc. Is very busy there when the cruise ships dock, however. Take a horse drawn carriage ride while there! Also went to the dockyard. Have a great time and Happy Birthday to your wife!
Old Jul 22nd, 1998, 06:33 AM
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Paul....if you are looking for a nice place to have dinner away from your hotel, a very popular place is Coconuts, the outdoor restaurant at the Reefs. The Reefs is located about 5 minutes up the road from the S.Princess (right next door to the Sonesta) would have to call the Reefs as soon as you arrive, as reservations for Coconuts can be hard to get.......even for hotel guests!! Have a great time!
Old Jul 22nd, 1998, 12:01 PM
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Happy wife's B-Day! We always stay at The Reefs so I echo the Coconuts tip. For sightseeing don't miss Gibbs Hill Lighthouse in your backyard. See Par-la-Ville Gardens behind the Perot Post Office in Hamilton and Fort Hamilton near downtown Hamilton. Shop in Hamilton - skip the other places. The Aquarium is good if you plan to do snorkling - all the fish you'll see when swimming are there. Fort Scaur in the west end of Bermuda offers terrific views and some peace. The Bermuda Triangle Brewery gives a very informative tour (and free beer). Old Devonshire Church is nice. In St. George St. Peter's Church is nice. Walk the back streets and stop in Somers Gardens. Bermuda is a small place so don't expect outsized attractions. The natural beauty and the people are its best features. And always preface your conversations with locals with good morning/afternoon/evening. You'll fit in fast! Have fun.
Old Jul 26th, 1998, 12:09 PM
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Well, you've got about all the places to see in Bermuda listed above. There's the Gun Powder caverns where the American Rebels with the help of some Bermudians stole the gun powder used at the battle of Bunker Hill. Don't miss the Swizzel Inn there by the Perfumery just off the causway. Write your name on a card or piece of paper and stick it on the wall. But most important is buy a bus pass. It allows you to ride all the buses and ferries and meet some of the nicest most helpful people in the world. And the buses go everywhere on the Island. If you're near St. George, go to Fort St. Catherine. And you can board a recereation of the ship built on the Island for "Deliverance". Don't miss Horseshoe Beach for a beautiful swim. Right now, I just envy you. We go back as often as we can, but it's not enough.
Old Aug 9th, 1998, 05:21 PM
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