Festivals Events

Bermudians are a festive bunch visitors can enjoy cultural and sporting events throughout the year. As no event is more than 20 miles away, you're never far from the action. Many events vary with the season. For example, yacht races take place early in the summer before the hurricane season gets underway and golf tournaments are most frequent from fall to spring when the weather is cooler. Keep in mind that dates can vary a bit each year and the venues are not always the same check with the...

Short And Dapper

You may have to stifle a giggle at your first sight of a businessman decked out in short pants and tall socks - with a bit of hairy knee showing through - but it's all very right and proper in Bermuda. Unlike other places around the world where this nearly knee-length style of shorts is equated with casual wear, in Bermuda its namesake shorts are an element of formal dress for men. The rest of the outfit consists of knee socks, a dress shirt, a dapper tie and a smart-looking jacket -all...

Undercover At The Princess

Tourism ground to a halt in Bermuda during WWII, but that didn't mean the island's hotels were shuttered. On the contrary, they were brimming with activity as Bermuda, with its strategic mid-Atlantic location, became a center for Allied military intelligence operations. The brain center of it all was the Princess Hotel, which was taken over by British intelligence agents, who turned the hotel's basement into their operations center. There, tucked out of view, scores of codebreakers interpreted...

Golf

With enough challenges to keep things interesting, Ocean View Golf Course 295-9093 reservations 234-4653 Barkers Hill greens fee 40-65 sunrise-sunset , a par-35,2940yd course, can be played either as nine or 18 holes. Come takes its fame from its connection to actor Michael Douglas. Douglas is a part owner, along with his mother who manages the place. Don't expect any Hollywood hype -instead, this cottage-style hotel on a private white-sand beach exudes tranquility. A spa, an ocean-view hot tub...

North Shore

Salt Kettle House 236-0407 10 Salt Kettle Rd j d winter 80 90, summer 85 110, cottages 100-260 Kl So friendly and refreshingly informal, this nine-room guesthouse has a prime location right on the water between Prudden and Salt Kettle Bays. It's a delightfully homey scene, whether you're chatting over breakfast with fellow guests or lazing in the seaside hammock. Rooms vary, but all have access to kitchen facilities and interesting nooks and crannies. A favorite in the historic main house is...

Bermewjan Chinwag

Bermudians speak English with a local lilt that resembles that of some Caribbean islanders, and with a predominantly British accent. Bermudian slang is colorful, lively and gives an interesting glimpse into the way folks relate to everyday friends and family. Its use is still common among islanders even though it's not nearly as widespread today as it was in decades past, in part due to the pervasive influence of overseas media, particularly American TV. Don't expect to hear much slang in...