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Destination of the month - Bermuda

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

Made up of 181 islands over just 21 square miles, the colonial idyll of Bermuda offers a wealth of attractions for the modern traveller. With a sub-tropical climate, pastel-coloured buildings and pink sand beaches, it really is picture perfect.


Located 600 miles from the east coast of America in the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is the ideal choice for families and couples seeking that blissful getaway. Blessed with year round warm weather, the historic capital St. George, a World Heritage site, and a distinctly friendly local culture, the island offers plenty to see and do. Try invigorating adventures like hiking or biking from one end of the island to the other, or rock climbing on coastal cliffs and diving the coves. Make a splash in the water while swimming with dolphins, a truly memorable experience, or enjoy leisurely days on the seven championship golf courses, perusing the shops and taking in the Royal Naval Dockyard. Bermuda proudly hosted the 35th America’s Cup in 2017, the world’s most prestigious sailing event where the best sailors and fastest boats compete for the oldest trophy in international sport. As well as the lure of sun, sea, sand and scenery, travellers can experience the delights of local culture and cuisine, from delicious fish chowder and salt cod, to sipping legendary ‘Dark and Stormy’ rum cocktails at sundown.


Ways to get around on your holidays in Bermuda

Ferries - For those holidays to Bermuda taking in more than just one resort, getting around by ferry is a lovely way to explore what the other islands have to offer. Affording some excellent scenery, we've always found the ferries to be good value, punctual and a very pleasant way of meeting other visitors and locals. Depending on the route, fares are either $3.00 or $4.50. Ferry tokens, timetables and one, three, four or seven day ferry/bus passes are available to purchase at many hotels. If you want, you can even take your scooter on the ferry and ride back.

Buses - The buses are another excellent way to see more of the island scenery and meet the locals. Fares are very reasonable and if you purchase tokens (usually available at your hotel) it's even cheaper. The system is easy to follow: if the bus stop pole is pink, buses are heading in the direction of Hamilton; if the poles are blue, buses are heading away from Hamilton.

Scooters – While you can't hire a car, you can hire a scooter to get around under your own steam. Remember that you need to drive on the left and the speed limit is just 20mph. Scooters come as either single or two-seaters, and the rental company will provide delivery, collection, helmets, a tank of fuel and third party insurance cover. For a locally payable premium all repairs will be covered too. We recommend the excellent Smatt’s Cycles and we're pleased to offer a 10% discount voucher for even better value.

The Railway Trail – The 21 miles of the Railway Trail allow visitors to enjoy the tranquil beauty and natural treasures of this lovely island on foot. There are seven different walks to explore, ranging from 1¾ miles to 3½ miles. We always encourage our clients to take a camera, but respect the natural landscape and leave only footprints.


no matter whether it's a honeymoon hotel, an all-inclusive golf resort, a self-catering apartment or a romantic hideaway you're after, We can make sure all holidays in Bermuda are the experience you're looking for and much more.

The Local Climate

Although the climate is sub-tropical, there is no distinct wet season and the local seasons are different to the Caribbean. We highly recommend to spend your holidays in Bermuda between the months of November and March, as it will still be so much warmer than the UK and you'll be able to get excellent value for money. You can learn much about the region's fascinating history on a range of guided walks, and it's also the perfect time to enjoy some indulgent 'me time' in your hotel's onsite spa.

In the summer months there are even more wonderful activities available for visitors to Bermuda. Holidays in this time of year tend to see higher temperatures.


There is so much to see and do on Bermuda Holidays

Places to Visit

• The Crystal Cave houses stalactites and stalagmites and a deep cobalt blue lake accessed down a steep slope. Keep close to the guide for the best views.

• Located next to the zoo, the Aquarium is home to barracuda, sharks, groupers and lots more.

• Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is nearly 60 acres of unspoilt coastal park. Mind the cliffs but enjoy the abundant bird life.

• Historic St Georges has a working ducking stool!

• The Underwater Exploration Institute is full of interactive displays, old diving gear and more.

• Horseshoe Bay has one of the best beaches we've ever seen.

• Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse – if you have a head for heights it’s just 185 steps to the top and the views are stunning.

• Royal Naval Dockyard is full of restaurants, shops and craft studios.

• Dolphin Quest at Dockyard offers the unique experience of swimming with dolphins. Pre-booking is essential.


Seventh Heaven for Golfers! Golf is one of the most popular sports with locals and visitors on holidays to Bermuda. In just over 21 square miles, there are seven very different and testing courses to experience. For more information on the individual golf courses, see our downloadable brochure.

What About Water-Sports? Practically every activity you could imagine is on offer somewhere here! Choose from scuba diving, snorkelling, kite surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, yacht charters, canoe and kayak rentals, water skiing or a fabulous helmeted undersea walk. There are also excursions to enjoy deep sea or reef fishing, and you can go out on a glass bottomed boat to experience wrecks, reefs and the abundant marine life.

There's a whole different world beneath the ocean and there are so many ways to enjoy it on holidays in Bermuda. (Most water-sports are not available in winter.)


NEW YORK, BOSTON OR TORONTO Add a dash to your Bermuda stay! Surely the perfect shop and flop combination! These cities are around two hours from Bermuda and let’s face it, you’ve already crossed the Atlantic so why not drop in for two or three nights in one of these fabulous spots. New York – Broadway, Museum of Modern Art, the Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park! Don’t forget Bloomingdales and Saks. Take an evening cruise around Manhattan. The choices are endless. Hotels in Manhattan are plentiful, we can offer a good selection. An example of a package including New York: Flights: Gatwick to JFK – JFK to Bermuda – Bermuda to Gatwick • 3 nights at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel + 7 nights at Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa, Bermuda. In Boston it’s the Common, the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum, the Boston Symphony and the Bunker Hill Monument. Shopping is superb. This is a great city to enjoy on foot too, so no need for expensive taxis. We have favourite hotels in Boston we can offer you. Just ask. An example of a package including Boston: Flights: Heathrow to Boston – Boston to Bermuda – Bermuda to Gatwick • 3 nights at Sheraton Boston Hotel + 7 nights at Grotto Bay Beach Resort, Bermuda

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Toronto is Canada’s largest city and Ontario’s capital. Visit the CN Tower and dare to walk the glass floor, stroll through the Eaton Centre, take a harbour cruise, ride a trolley bus to the Worlds Biggest Bookstore. Visit Niagara Falls. There is so much to see and do and the shops are everywhere! An example of a package including Toronto: Flights: Heathrow to Toronto – Toronto to Bermuda – Bermuda to Gatwick • 3 nights at Ramada Plaza Toronto Downtown + 7 nights at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Bermuda.



The Roseden hotel is ranked number 1 with TripAdvisor, it is a beautiful hotel, a small boutique property.


Elegance, style, and tranquillity are your first impressions when you enter this lovely old colonial house. Ideally located for those who enjoy shopping, restaurants and nightlife, the city is just a ten-minute stroll away.


“Rosedon enjoys an excellent reputation for its staff, the gardens and its relaxing atmosphere. Guest rooms are elegant and amazingly comfortable, perfect for a long weekend in Bermuda or for a longer Bermuda holiday”


Accommodation

The bedrooms are all very attractively decorated and have bathroom (some with shower only), hairdryer, flat screen TV, fridge, coffee maker, telephone, Wi-fi, iron and board, safe, robe & slippers, ceiling fan and air-conditioning. A few are in the main house, but most are in the garden wing with an open balcony or terrace. Superior rooms have a king size bed. The Royal rooms are especially elegant and well-presented and have an elegant four poster bed and sofa bed.



Leisure Facilities

The staff are warm, friendly, and immensely helpful. The atmosphere really is a ‘home from home’. Enjoy round trip transportation (daily) to a beach on the South Shore. The hotel also includes 24-hour gym access to a state-of-the-art fitness facility, next to the hotel. The outdoor heated pool is surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Enjoy breakfast by the pool, read a book or an early morning dip.



Dining

Rosedon's main house features the new restaurant "Huckleberry", with indoor and outdoor dining, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food is inspired by Bermuda's seasonal produce and fresh farm and ocean ingredients. Room service or poolside service are also available. A delightful afternoon tea is included. With its tropical gardens and attractive lounges Rosedon will appeal to those who enjoy an informal, intimate hotel.

Transfer from the airport is by private VIP transfers, it’s about 9 miles.



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