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Frommer's Bermuda : Frommer's Complete Guides - Darwin Porter

Frommer's Bermuda

Frommer's Complete Guides

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  • Insider advice on the best beaches; the best diving, golf, sailing & tennis; shopping at luxury boutiques and local markets and all kinds of adrenaline adventures.
  • Where to find the meals you'll most enjoy, from beachside shack to fine dining, and where to stay: from charming guesthouses that won't bust your budget, to the best resorts.
  • Insightful commentary on Bermuda's history, architecture, local artists, and the island's flora and fauna.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.

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1 THE BEST OF BERMUDA 1

The Most Unforgettable Bermuda Experiences 2

The Best Food & Drink Experiences 3

The Best Way to See Bermuda Like a Local 4

The Best Family Experiences 4

The Best Beaches 5

The Best Outdoor Pursuits 6

The Best Dive Sites 6

The Best Golf Courses 7

The Best Sailing Outfitters 8

The Best Tennis Facilities 8

The Best Day Hikes 8

The Best Views 9

The Best Historic Sites 9

2 BERMUDA IN DEPTH 11

Bermuda Today 12

The Making of Bermuda 16

THE BAFFLING BERMUDA TRIANGLE 20

Bermuda Art & Architecture 23

Bermuda in Pop Culture 26

Eating & Drinking 31

When to Go 33

GETTING SUCKED IN: THE OFFICIAL WORD ON THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE 34

BERMUDA CALENDAR OF EVENTS 35

Bermuda’s Natural World 37

Responsible Travel 41

GENERAL RESOURCES FOR GREEN TRAVEL 41

3 SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 43

The Parishes of Bermuda 43

ISLAND-HOPPING ON YOUR OWN 50

ICONIC BERMUDA IN 1 DAY 51

RATTLE & SHAKE: THE BERMUDA RAILWAY TRAIL 55

ICONIC BERMUDA IN 2 DAYS 55

ICONIC BERMUDA IN 3 DAYS 60

4 FUN ON & OFF THE BEACH 64

Beaches 64

DON’T GET BURNED: SMART TANNING TIPS 68

Snorkeling 69

A LOOK UNDER BERMUDA’S WATERS 70

Scuba Diving 70

A YACHT OF YOUR VERY OWN . . . SORT OF 73

More Fun in the Water 74

HANGING OUT WITH THE DOLPHINS 76

Where to Play World-Class Golf 76

Other Outdoor Pursuits 79

EXPLORING BERMUDA’S NATURAL WONDERLANDS 81

Spectator Sports 81

5 SEEING THE SIGHTS 84

FROMMER’S FAVORITE BERMUDA MOMENTS 85

Sandys Parish 85

A PARK OF YOUR OWN 89

STEPPING BACK INTO THE ICE AGE 91

Southampton Parish 91

Warwick Parish 92

Paget Parish 92

Pembroke Parish & the City of Hamilton 94

AFRICAN DIASPORA HERITAGE TRAIL 96

Devonshire Parish 98

Smith’s Parish 98

Hamilton Parish 99

St. George’s Parish 100

SPECIAL PLACES WHERE YOU CAN BE ALONE 103

ST. GEORGE: A WORLD HERITAGE SITE 104

Especially for Kids 106

Organized Tours 107

Sights & Attractions by Theme Index 107

6 WHERE TO EAT 110

Best Restaurant Bets 110

Sandys Parish 111

Southampton Parish 116

Warwick Parish 121

Paget Parish 121

City of Hamilton (Pembroke Parish) 122

FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS 131

Smith’s Parish 136

Hamilton Parish 138

St. George’s Parish 140

Restaurants by Cuisine 143

7 SHOPPING 146

The Shopping Scene 147

In the City of Hamilton 148

Around the Island 155

8 BERMUDA AFTER DARK 158

The Club & Music Scene 158

The Bar Scene 159

The Performing Arts 162

9 WHERE TO STAY 164

Best for Families 164

Best Bang For Your Buck 165

Best Splurge 165

Best Service 165

Most Romantic 165

The Best Resorts for Honeymooners 166

Sandys Parish 166

Southampton Parish 167

Warwick Parish 173

Paget Parish 174

Pembroke Parish (City of Hamilton) 178

Smith’s Parish 182

Hamilton Parish 182

St. George’s Parish 184

Practical Matters: The Lodging Scene 185

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATIONS 186

10 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO BERMUDA 188

Getting There 188

Getting Around 190

Planning an Island Wedding 195

FAST FACTS: BERMUDA 196

Index 206

Accommodations Index 213

Restaurants Index 214

Spectator Sports 818179More Fun in the Water 7473Scuba Diving 7070

ISBN: 9781118287521
ISBN-10: 1118287525
Series: Frommer's Complete Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 31st July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 17