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Young Adults first time to Bermuda, what do you suggest?

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Young Adults first time to Bermuda, what do you suggest?

So we have a pretty large group of about 20-25 year olds visiting Bermuda on the NCL Breakaway August 18th (Get to Bermuda on 20th I believe) for 3 days/2 nights...

What do you suggest we do besides the usual beach and relaxing? I know its not really a party town with nightlife but we want to be sure to experience Bermuda... Only about 2/10 of us have been before, when younger.

I have read about renting scooters, boats, etc... But not sure which fits this island best, would it be traffic driving around on a scooter? Can we rent a boat and have a good time or is there limitations?

Please feel free to help us with some Things to do in Bermuda! Any top beaches with music and good bars and anything you see fitting for our age group. Thanks!

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1. Re: Young Adults first time to Bermuda, what do you suggest?

Hi! I am ahem slightly older than your group but live here in Bermuda and can try to help :-).

You might just be surprised as there is a fair bit of nightlife to be found.Scooter rentals Oleander springs to mind. You can try Snorkel Park Beach with nightclub Aqua, with water sports at Dockyards - www.snorkelparkbeach.com - that looks like fun for your age group... There are a few Clubs in Hamilton ,Cafe Cairo, Cosmopolitan Lounge & Nightclub, Moon Nightclub.Hog Penny has a live band/ singer and great food! Wednesday nights in summer are Harbour nights, Front Street ,Hamilton is shut off and has stalls and activities,food and drink etc. Try Surf Sup in Somerset at Daniels Head Park,paddle boarding and clear bottomed Kayaks. Renting a boat is fun or go diving/ snorkeling as a group, I recommend Blue Water Divers in Somerset www.divebermuda.com.

Best beaches - the usual,Horseshoe Bay Beach, Tobacco Bay is good for snorkeling and has a bar on the beach. Warwick long bay and

Jobsons cove are lovely. So many to choose from, depends really, where are you staying?

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2. Re: Young Adults first time to Bermuda, what do you suggest?

Rental motor scooters are a great way to get out 'n explore Bermuda on your own schedule, along your own route(s), in your own time. There is an OLEANDER CYCLES-- http://www.oleandercycles.bm/ --rental shop located approx. 100 yards from the landward end of your King's/Heritage Wharf cruise ship pier at the Royal Naval Dockyard complex. You can pre-reserve and receive a 10% rate discount and be certain that there will be a scooter there for you when several thousand other cruise passengers descend on Bermuda at the same time.

Self-drive, outboard boats are a great way to explore Bermuda's inshore, coastal waters, stopping to swim, snorkel, picnic as you go. There are a few rental operations that rent small (13'-17') outboard powered (30-35hp) skiffs that will accommodate 3-to-5 adults...and a couple that rent larger (23'-24') outboard powered '..pontoon-type..' boats that will accommodate up to 10 adults.

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3. Re: Young Adults first time to Bermuda, what do you suggest?

That sounds good for some nightlife but is it true that it's hard to get back to the cruise ships after 10 cause of ferry/buses that shut down that time...? That's early! How would we get back?

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4. Re: Young Adults first time to Bermuda, what do you suggest?

Last #8 bus back to Dockyard departs the main Bus terminal in downtown Hamilton at 10:45 PM...after this it's either taxi (approx.$40-$50 w/25% surcharge after midnight) or a long-ish swim.

For alternative nightlife closer to Dockyard...try the FROG & ONION PUB-- http://www.frogandonion.bm/ ...the events at Snorkel Park...Henry VIII PUB-- http://www.henrys.bm/ ...or SWIZZLE INN-South Shore-- http://www.swizzleinn.com/ located out along Bermuda's south shore.

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5. Re: Young Adults first time to Bermuda, what do you suggest?

check out elbowbeachcycles.com/bermuda-nightlife-night… for some nightlife and

elbowbeachcycles.com/things-to-do-in-bermuda/

tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g147255-Activi…

http://nothingtodoinbermuda.com/

for general things to do

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6. Re: Young Adults first time to Bermuda, what do you suggest?

Hi, we went with three older teen boys, and I know they would strongly recommend jetskiing! They went from the hotel (Cambridge Beaches, quite close to the Dockyard), on a quiet 'lagoon style' bay (ie, not Southshore swell and close-to-beach reef), which was expensive ($135 a head!)(I should think you could get it a bit cheaper if you don't book via an expensive hotel!) (to be fair, they could have done an early morning 8.30 trip for $110 - and water calmer then too!) (the jetski company was H20).

Our boys absolutely loved it! They bombed along (eventually!) at around 50 mph, and the only downside was their wrists ached from hanging on to the hand controls.

H20 seemed to run a good session, and (hopefully!) a safe one.

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7. Re: Young Adults first time to Bermuda, what do you suggest?

Also, if any of you have any sailing experience or qualifications, you can get about four of you (possibly more!) on a Hobie cat, thus sharing the cost. H20 charged $60 an hour for the first hour, and every hour after that was only $10. Can't book for only half an hour for half price though.

Don't try and tack in a cat! You have to stick with gybing.... Otherwise, didn't seem too hard to do (assuming you have experience of a dinghy)

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