Basking in Bermuda

The Pompano Beach Club overlooks the south shore of Bermuda, which includes Horseshoe Beach.

Wherever you look in Bermuda, you see beautiful colors. From the pink sand beaches to the turquoise waters and the buildings painted in pastel hues, the island offers the perfect place to escape. With Bermuda only being a two-hour flight from the Northeast, it’s an easy destination even for a long weekend.

Where to stay

The Reefs: Perched over secluded pink sand beaches, The Reefs is the ultimate relaxation spot. The resort has been around since 1947 and accommodates romantic vacations as well as family gatherings. There’s something for everyone here — including those looking to invest in real estate. If you’re thinking of making Bermuda a permanent vacation spot, The Reefs has now expanded to offer condominiums.

The Rosedon: For a more intimate stay, visit The Rosedon. Once an old mansion, the hotel offers a smaller, more quaint stay. Each morning, call the front desk to order your breakfast — every day it’s a new dish — and they’ll serve it to you either on the front deck, your personal balcony, your room or by the swimming pool. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the main town of Hamilton, which offers a variety of shopping, restaurants and bars.

What to do

Check out the capital

Located on the north side of Hamilton Harbor, Hamilton is the capital of Bermuda and the island’s financial center. The city has long maintained an architectural limit, where no building may obscure the Cathedral of St. Theresa’s.

Spend an afternoon walking through Hamilton, especially on the waterfront, to get a feel of everyday Bermudian life. Stop in one of the many bars for a Rum Swizzle or shop at one of the many stores for a pair of traditional Bermuda shorts.

What to see

Crystal and Fantasy Caves

The beaches are gorgeous and the sunsets are stunning, but one of Bermuda’s biggest treasures is underground. Visiting the Crystal and Fantasy Caves is a must. Two 12-year-old boys searching for a lost cricket ball accidentally discovered the caves in 1905. What the boys found were spectacular stalactites, stalagmites and deep, crystal-clear pools of azure blue water. The guided tour deep into the caves is breathtaking.  

What to drink

Rum Swizzle: Summer in a glass

Don’t leave Bermuda without trying what’s often referred to as the national drink. A Rum Swizzle is rum based with fruit juice (lime, orange and pineapple) and grenadine.

Weather the storm
   
Bermuda seems to have escaped the worst of Tropical Storm Leslie, as the storm is headed toward Canada. The island saw more than 4 inches of rainfall,­ but the Bermuda Police Service said there were no reports of any major damages or injuries. As of yesterday, Bermuda’s airport remains open.

Follow Mary Ann Georgantopoulos on Twitter @marygeorgant


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

News

Mets mascot Mr. Met target of Bill Clinton…

Mets mascot Mr. Met has told how he ended up in the crosshairs of a Secret Service sniper rifle. The man behind the Mr. Met…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

National

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

Movies

Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.

Television

Dick Wolf to bring fictionalized world of 'Law…

A&E has ordered a pilot called "D.O.A." from "Law and Order" mastermind Dick Wolf that will focus on real detectives reexamining cold cases. A trio…

Television

Shane West talks WGN America's 'Salem'

The actor on history lessons, a new network and showing his butt.

NHL

Rangers draw first blood against Flyers in Game…

Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart to lead the Rangers to a 4-1 win.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.

Travel

Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.

Tech

Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.