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First time on Bermuda

UK
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First time on Bermuda

Hi

We are looking into options for our holiday next summer and due to airmiles we are considering Bermuda.

We would be travelling with our 6 year old son and would prefer a self catered property, either apartment or villa.

I have no idea about Bermuda in terms of best locations for beaches. We would like somewhere where we can walk to a good beach.

Do these type of properties exist ?

Any other tips for staying on the island would be greatly appreciated.

We are looking to visit in August which I know is hurricaine season, is it true that Bermuda is less likely to be affected than the rest of the Carribean ?

Thanks

FF

Charlotte, North...
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1. Re: First time on Bermuda

August is high season so using miles could be a challenge ... early booking might help. Bermuda is a great destination for non-hotel lodging ... I prefer a self catered cottage and have used Greenbank many times ... The Astons are warm and wonderful hosts! It is very convenient to the ferry but more than a walk to the beach. Take a peek at Clairfont Suites off South Rd ... easy walk to both the beaches and buses ... A good source for lots of self catered accommodations is bermudarentals.com ... Cheers!

USA
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2. Re: First time on Bermuda

Bermuda isn't in--nor anywhere near to--the Caribbean. It's at least 900-1,000 miles north...Bermuda is located approx. 650 due east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. For some reason(s) the tracks of tropical storms and hurricanes have a tendency veer away from Bermuda toward the North American coast or out into the vastness of the Atlantic...though one of these seasonal weather systems passing through the region may still bring rain and higher winds....but most usually nothing more than a '..crummy day..' or two.

There are a lot of charming self-catering, private-rental apartment and cottage properties available in Bermuda. Check out these two well established, entirely reliable and reputable on-line agencies--

BERMUDA RENTALS--

http://www.bermudarentals.com/

BERMUDA GETAWAY--

http://www.bermudagetaway.com/

...as well as--

HOME AWAY--

www.homeaway.com/search/keywords:Bermuda

VACATIONS RENTALS BY OWNERS--

vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/caribbean/bermuda

UK
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3. Re: First time on Bermuda

Thanks Frank, I emailed the Clairfont and the rates are very reasonable for our dates, and it's near the beach and has a pool :) Its a strong contender currently but will have a look at the other rental sites also.

We are travelling from the UK and BA have dates for reward flights all through August currently, but would like to book quite soon in case the situation changes.

USA
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4. Re: First time on Bermuda

CLAIRFONT APARTMENTS-- http://www.clairfontapartments.bm/ --is a fine choice. The property is located within easy strolling/walking distance (approx. 350-400 yards) of the long stretch of pink sand of WARWICK LONG BAY beach ...as well as the 'natural pool' of JOBSON'S COVE and the semi-secluded, rock-crenelated STONEHOLE BAY a few yards farther on. There is good public transportation access to the #7--Hamilton-Via South Shore Beaches-Dockyard public bus route, with a regular stop along the South Road, right near the Warwickshire road intersection (100-150 yards from Clairfont's pool deck).

lancaster
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5. Re: First time on Bermuda

hi, we've just got back today from bermuda. we rented a house from bermuda rentals.com who are in canada, lynne or fiona will deal with you. we paid a deposit too them via paypal in dollars then paid the balance to the owner once there. there was a bit of a delay in them getting replys back to us but no trouble elsewhere, we rented c27 called the birds nest , dealing with elizabetth the owner once there, she came to let us in at 9pm , then again in the morning to settle up and also ran me into hamilton to get bus passes as it was sunday. she was great to deal with. the birds nest is at baileys bay east of hamilton and has two double rooms but a mattress was provided for our boys aswell, when it says right on the water it is literally 20ft from a fantastic bay , we snorkelled and swam nearly every day, its got everything you need and is very quaint and comfortable, quirky describes it being old fashioned,. its a $15 taxi ride from the airport. we paid $2,500 for ten days which broke down to £40 each per night the local bus service is just outside the door and excellant value and easy to use, sun has a reduced service. food is expensive to buy wether supermarket or eating out. about a third plus dearer than uk in food establishments , but supermarkets double and us influenced ie rubbish cheese, all the island is accessible easily. we went to most beaches , horseshoe and elbow as you do which are great , but we prefered finding the smaller ones which your son will love, tobbaco bay, snorkel beach, the beach at admiralty house spanish point. but our fave ones were at st davids with gombeys beach bar near by or walk round the coves near by , its an old nasa us base given back 20 years ago. gibbs hill lighthouse is great and $2.50 to go up. the views of southshore are stunning. dockyard is good to look round and old st georges the original settklement point really nice. there's just so much to just do and chill out and the people are polite and fun. little trash around and little crime, you'll love it, we flew american airways via new york and paid £760 each return to manchester, ba fly direct from london for about £900, quicker but i had to budget a bit and saved £600 via new york.i wouldn't rent in st georges , st davids, dockyard or somerset parish as they are too far out , hope this helps but pool the info from a variety of sources , i did and it worked well for us andrew

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