A few weeks ago, my wife and I visited Bermuda, its a short 2 hour flight from the East Coast of the US, and has beautiful beaches, and is generally, a great place to visit. I previously talked about the place Bermuda has in my life last week. You can also search #BDALaborDay on Twitter to see some more photos.
- Part 1: Fairmont Southampton – The public areas
- Part 2: Fairmont Southampton – The room
- Part 3: Out and about in Hamilton, Bermuda
- Part 4: Conclusion and Observations from a quick trip
We didn’t have a ton of time in Bermuda, just over 48 hours in fact, however there were some places that we just had to stop at.
The Swizzle Inn – South
The most popular restaurant on the island, I think, is the Swizzle Inn. Well, 9 or 10 years ago, they expanded to a second location in Southampton. Since time was short, we opted to take the 10 or so minute drive (via taxi), to the Sizzle Inn – South. It is the home to the world famous Rum Swizzle, which is a cocktail similar to a Yellow Bird or a Ram Thai.
Our one full day, we took the Fairmont Southampton’s complimentary ferry to downtown Hamilton.
Hamilton is fairly quiet by many standards, but it is one of the more lively places in Bermuda.
We wandered through a number of shops, including the English Sports Shop.
Walking through Hamilton is kind’ve one of those things you do, it seems. There’s also this fascinating artifact of a different time, called the Birdcage. In it, a policeman would direct traffic. I’m not sure its really used a whole lot nowadays, but its still there and cool to see.
We also grabbed a bite to eat at Flanagan’s Irish Pub, it was a good Irish pub, meaning the drinks were good, and the food acceptable (actually, more than acceptable in this case).
Hamilton is one of what I would call 3 major tourist attractions in Bermuda (other than the beaches). The other two being the Royal Dockyards, and St. George. All three are worth visiting, however, for our limited time, we chose Hamilton, partially for it’s ease, and partially for the shopping (I picked up a new tie at the English Sports Shop).