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Updated on July 13, 2015

Vacation in Bermuda

Bermuda, a British territory, is known for it's mild weather, pink sand beaches, colorful cottages, and blue skies.

It's made up of over 100 islands. The mainland is comprised of the 6 largest islands, Ireland Island, Boaz Island, Somerset Island, Great Bermuda, St. George's Island & Saint David's Island which are connected to each other by bridges. They occupy about twenty square miles.

Bermuda is just a two hour flight from most US East Coast cities.

Where to Stay

9 Beaches in Sandys Bermuda

We went when they first opened in May of 2005 and really enjoyed it here. Think "upscale camping".

9 Beaches is a casual resort with 18 private waterfront acres on the western-most tip of Bermuda. They offer 84 soft-sided cabanas that sit on stilts and all have a view of the Atlantic ocean. A few are built out over the water and have plexi-glass windows in the floor so you can see the water and maybe some tropical fish swim by.

Note: 9 Beaches is under redevelopment and is scheduled to reopen in the late summer of 2015.

Our Photos of 9 Beaches

curated from my Flickr account

Map of Bermuda's 9 Parishes

Getting Around

You can't rent a car in Bermuda. You can either walk, take a bus, ferry, a taxi, or, the most convenient, you can rent a scooter. Many vacationers opt to rent scooters.

We like like renting from Oleander Cycles. They have 6 locations around Bermuda so you can choose which is the most convenient for where you are staying. The one we rented ours from had a test track so you could try it out before you rented it. We just got one for the two of us. I didn't want to drive so I sat in back while my husband drove. Helmets come with the rental.

Gibb's Hill Lighthouse

Gibb's Hill Lighthouse in Southampton Bermuda.

This Lighthouse is one of the few in the world made of cast iron as steel was not available at the time of it's construction in 1844. The lighthouse is 117 feet tall from base to light and it sits on a hill on which is 245 feet above sea level. Ships that are 40 miles away can see it. There are 185 steps to the top, though when we were there the public wasn't allowed to climb all the way up.

Dining Room

Breakfast: Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Lunch: Thurs to Saturday 11:45 am to 2:30 pm

Dinner: Every day 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Gift Shop

It's also open 7 days a week 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..

Closed in the month of February.

Gibb's Hill Images

curated from my Flickr account

Royal Naval Dockyard

Two of my favorite things about the Dockyard are the Rum Cakes and the Art Glass. I think it's worth the trip all the way out to the western end of the Bermuda Islands no matter which part of Bermuda you are staying on.

The Bermuda Rum Cake Company

The bakery, which opened in June 200, is built inside an old machine shop. You can watch the bakers at work, try some free samples and pick up a few cakes to bring back home with you. They are so good! Ou have to try all of their flavors. I think my favorites were the Rum Swizzle and Banana. There is also Traditional (Vanilla), Chocolate, Rum and Ginger, Coconut and Classic Coffee. Each of them are made with Bermuda Black Seal Rum.

Dockyard Glassworks

Dockyard Glassworks opened in September 1999 and shares the same building as The Bermuda Rum Cake Company. You can watch glass blowing demonstrations and browse their gift shop. They manufacture beautiful hand made art glass items. You will find decorative plates, bowls, vases, jewelry, paperweights and various sculptures. I couldn't go home empty handed so I bought myself a souvenir. A pendant on a rope cord. It was made by Bermuda born artist Chrissie Howarth, and looking at the website, she is still there today.

Catch a Glimpse of the Dockyards

Photos from around Bermuda

curated from my Flickr account

Bermuda Weather Monthly Averages

Average Highs (°F)
Average Lows (°F)
Average Rainfall (Inches)
January 69°
January 61°
January 5"
February 68°
February 60°
February 4"
March 69°
March 60°
March 4"
April 71°
April 63°
April 3"
May 75°
May 68°
May 3"
June 81°
June 73°
June 5"
July 85°
July 77°
July 5"
August 86°
August 78°
August 5"
September 84°
September 76°
September 5"
October 80°
October 72°
October 7"
November 75°
November 67°
November 4"
December 70°
December 63°
December 4"

For anything you've ever wanted to know about Bermuda...

there's Wikipedia

To read the full article click the link below. You'll find everything from Bermuda's history to it's geography to it's attractions and more.

Bermuda (also known as the Bermudas; nicknamed the Somers Isles) is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. Located off the east coast of the United States, its nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about 1,030 kilometres (640 mi) to the west-northwest. It is about 1,373 kilometres (853 mi) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and 1,770 kilometres (1,100 mi) northeast of Miami, Florida. Its capital city is Hamilton.

read the rest of the Wikipedia article

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      MasterDripper 4 years ago

      we went to bermuda for our 20th wedding anniversary...the best trip we ever took...cheers

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      amydonahue 5 years ago

      Haven't been yet, but really want to go in the near future!

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      OrlandoTipster 5 years ago

      Not yet!Looks captivating

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Oh, very nice! I still need to get myself to Bermuda before it's all over.

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      surfin4dough lm 6 years ago

      The beaches in Bermuda look absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to take my next vacation there. Might have to take a cruise though. Thanks for a very cool lens.

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      squid-janices7 7 years ago

      Haven't made it to Bermuda yet, but I hope to someday. The photos are amazing!

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      Bermuda looks gorgeous and I don't think I'd be able to resist that art glass either!

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      JanieceTobey 7 years ago

      Oh, your photos of Bermuda are gorgeous!! Thanks for all the info about Bermuda too!

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      mping 7 years ago

      Hi very nice lens. I haven't been there BUT, I did get to dive at the wreck of the Rhone in the Caribbean. That's where they shot the dive scenes for the movie "The Deep" which was filmed in Bermuda (really good if you haven't seen it...and could find place here on your lens!)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I had no idea Bermuda was a collection of islands. You took some lovely pictures that make me want to plan a trip there!

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I've always wanted to visit Bermuda. Thanks for a great overview.

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Nice lens with some great information. I do most of my travelling these days through documentaries and sites like this which show the best without the hassles. Love the pics and presentation. Blessed and featured on my blessing lens.Norma

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      ChrysW LM 8 years ago

      Nice lens - I just lensrolled it to my new lens A Wedding in Bermuda. We were married in Bermuda, and had friends/family staying at 9 Beaches. We were across the bay in Cambridge Beaches Resort!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I was born in Bermuda, it is the most beautiful place in the world, if you are planning to visit, flowers that grow in Bermuda that are beautiful are: hibiscus, and frangipani. Also, be sure to visit "Rock Island cafe" the best cafe in Bermuda!

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      dc64 lm 8 years ago

      I've never been to any of the island nations, but I have lived in the country of Panama, so I understand tropical weather. I think I'd like to visit the lighthouse the most, because I'm not a beachcomber and there's something hauntingly serene about lighthouses.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hi there it is a lot like Florida...

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      sukkran trichy 9 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      well infromative lens with lot of important info. before reading your lens i know nothing about bermuda execpt 'bermuda's triangel'. thks for introducing me a nice place.

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      Tobbie LM 9 years ago

      Ive been to Bermuda once.... the underwater marine life is fantastic. 5* for a great lens.

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      isabella lm 9 years ago

      Your lens is a really good one! Bravo! We invite you to join the brand new World's Best Island Guide group. Bermuda rocks

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      I've never been there, but it looks great for dining and relaxing. Welcome to All Things Travel.

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      Helensmrt 10 years ago

      I have never been there, but I'll definitely do it in the future:) And I won't be lost there;) thanks

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      Kiwisoutback 10 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great lens and pics...I've always wanted to go and the pictures didn't squelch that!

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      Teacher Adez7 10 years ago

      Hi Christine, I love this lens. I also wish I had the time to visit, but this lens will have to do for now. 5*'s from me for a job well done.