If you’re headed to Bermuda – especially if it’s for the first time – you likely want to do some reading before you go or for reading on the long plane ride. There are a few books to inform, educate and inspire you.

The Lonely Planet books are usually an excellent resource for travelers, and “Lonely Planet Bermuda” is no exception. This highly recommended resource includes the usual suggestions for where to eat and where to stay, but also offers suggestions for where to enjoy the deep history of the area. There’s a great deal of time given to educating the reader about the Bermuda culture and giving visitors a look at the more “hidden” Bermuda.

Another good guide to use in your Bermuda trip planning is “Frommer’s Bermuda 2006”. This guide includes a nice little section on Paget’s dining scene and suggestions on things to do while in Paget. This book, like the Lonely Planet guide, is a guide for visitors to all areas of Bermuda, but like the Lonely Planet Guide, includes useful information about Paget specifically, and travels to Bermuda in general.

Bermuda is a beautiful land full of natural resources, so “National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes: Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Florida, Bahamas, Bermuda” is a good resource for discovering the best wildlife Bermuda (and other areas) has to offer.