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Bermuda Overview

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Bermuda Overview

My husband and I are planning our third anniversary this spring. We wanted to go back to the Virgin Islands where we got married, but now we're not able to travel until June due to work. Long story short, St. John will be too hot in June so we're looking elsewhere, and I've been researching Bermuda. Couple overview questions:

1. Is the water really blue like the Caribbean?

2. When we travel to islands, we really like to drive around and check out different beaches each day. Is this feasible on mopeds or do people typically stick close to where they stay?

3. What's the entertainment scene like? We're definitely not club people, really like to just hit low key beach bars, have some fruity drinks, listen to live music, etc. Any recommendations on the best area to stay for this?

4. Finally, island hopping and day sails are typically a big part of our trips... are there enough beaches and activities to keep tourists occupied for about 7-8 days?

Thanks, looking forward to trying out a new spot!

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>>>1. Is the water really blue like the Caribbean?<<<

If you just want ordinary sea water, the Caribbean is fine. The water in Bermuda isn't merely '..blue..'...it's various shades of blues..from deepest navys through varying shades of cerulean, turquoise, aquamarine, et al. to pale pink where crystal clear water meets pink sand.

>>>2. When we travel to islands, we really like to drive around and check out different beaches each day. Is this feasible on mopeds or do people typically stick close to where they stay?<<<

One of ythe things that make Bermuda so different from most other island/beach vacation destinations is that pretty much the whole damned place is your resort--RESORT BERMUDA. You may travel out 'n about Bermuda, exploring, seeing, stopping, experiencing it without in relative safety and comfort...at almost any time of day or night.

Bermuda has only approx. 21 square miles of landmass...is only 21 miles from end-to-end and 3-4 miles from shore-to-shore...perhaps only 26-28 miles by road from end-to-end, so that you can travel from the old towne of Saint George's at Bermuda's far eastern end to the Royal Naval Dockyard complex at Bermuda's far western end via rental motor scooter in perhaps ninety(90) very pleasant minutes, with plenty of '..take-your-breath-away..' views along the way

>>>3. What's the entertainment scene like? We're definitely not club people, really like to just hit low key beach bars, have some fruity drinks, listen to live music, etc. Any recommendations on the best area to stay for this?<<<

Bermuda isn't really known for its dazzling night life and you won't find much in the way of palm-thatched 'beach dives' in Bermuda...but it has it's fair share of pubs, clubs and lounges. The biggest concentration of nightlife will be located in downtown Hamilton. But you will also find several pubs and lounges out along Bermuda's magnificent south shore.

>>>4. Finally, island hopping and day sails are typically a big part of our trips... are there enough beaches and activities to keep tourists occupied for about 7-8 days?<<<

The only '..island hopping..' you'll do in Bermuda is across tiny bridges from one of Bermuda's approximately 360 tiny 'islands/islets' to another. The nearest other islands will be in the Grand Banks off of the US Carolinas coast (use the Hatteras-Bermuda Tunnel until the bridge is complete) approx. 650 miles away.

Bermuda has more than enough wonderful beaches to explore--from the world famous Elbow Beach and Horseshoe Bay as well as Warwick Long Bay, John Smith Bay and a stretch of perhaps her best, small, semi secluded coves and beaches between Horseshoe Bay and Warwick Long Bay--and experience...though you'll probably find one that's '..juuust right..' for you and claim it as '..yours..'....more often than not comparing every other beach you'll visit in the world to it.

Edited: 21 March 2011, 04:40
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Went there with my wife at the end of May last year. Yes, the water is an amazing blue you won't forget. We went around on a rented scooter from beach to beach, exploring the different areas of the island. There's not a ton of nightlife, but I would definitely recommend staying near Hamilton like we did. We enjoyed some great eats and drinks in the evening there. We stayed for ten days and were kept very busy. You definitely should not run out of time in 7-8 day trip. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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