The beautiful island of
Bermuda is located 600 miles west of North Carolina near the
center of the Atlantic Ocean. World renown for its pink sand
beaches and pastel color houses, Bermuda is an island paradise.
Bermuda is an excellent
playground for golfing, fishing, swimming, scuba diving and
shopping. Bermuda has many ties back to England therefore the
shopping includes fine English China, imported wool sweaters,
perfume and much much more. Hamilton is the main shopping area,
but the other ports in Bermuda also have shopping available. No
matter which port your ship docks in, Hamilton is a relatively
short Taxi or Ferry ride away. The island features many forts
that are open to the public for exploration as well as many
great photo opportunities. The people are extremely friendly and
openly welcome visitors.
- Bermuda Cities:
Hamilton - the island's capital and main
shopping center and transportation hub. Great place to walks
around and explore.
St George - nice quaint
town where you can shop and play.. If you would like to
swim, you can visit Tobacco Bay or Catherine's Bay. My
recommendation Catherine's Bay - A great beach, great
snorkeling and clean. Catherine's Bay is a longer walk or
taxi ride from the center of St. Georges - but worth it..
Kings Wharf - is the
main cruise port (since Hamilton can only accommodate
mid-sized ships). Shopping is available and the island has
made an effort to develop attractions at this location.
Kings Wharf is also known as the Royal Dockyard.
I definitely recommend
exploring the entire island.
Horseshoe Bay is another
beach excellent for swimming and jumping waves.
Bermuda has an excellent
and affordable mass transit system. In Hamilton, the main bus
station is a short walk from the pier and offers bus routes
that cover the entire island. The public transportation is
excellent alternative to renting a motor bike.
FYI - In Bermuda, they
drive on the opposite side of the road so you need to be
comfortable driving on the opposite side of the road if you
decide to rent a motor bike.
It should be noted that
Bermuda can be pricey since most items are imported. The cruise
season to Bermuda is April though early November with June, July
and August being the peak months.