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Be a Tourist in Your Own Town in Sandys

If you don't live in Sandys, you might only know it for its cricket club that competes against the rival, St. George, every summer in Cup Match, but it has much more to offer.   1. Daniel’s Head Daniel’s Head is a beautiful and secluded beach at the west end of the island. Green turtles graze in the abundant sea grass here, and they are relatively docile compared to populations of turtles elsewhere on the island. They seem to have…


Our Bermuda

A History of Whaling in Bermuda

Whaling in Bermuda began in the 17th century, and, research reveals, it was an altogether improvised affair. In true Bermuda spirit, a historian notes “boat crews were treated to rum punch at the end of the day, regardless of whether…


Our Bermuda

Into the Ocean: John Smith’s Bay

A local wag often explains to tourists that he knew the John Smith after whom this beach is named because, he says, they lived next door to each other. Since the relevant Captain John Smith was a famous seventeenth-century explorer…


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Rites of Passage for Every Bermudian

There are certain things that bind together all Bermudians. This little island is a unique community, precipitating a very specific culture. Take a look at our list of rites of passage most of us have experienced.   Putting a Penny…


Cup Match 2019

Cricket 101

The History of Cup Match There is nothing like Cup Match in Bermuda. Nothing like it in the world. Nowhere else in the cricketing world, not England where the great game was invented nor in the cricket-crazy Caribbean does a…

Cup Match 2019

This Year’s Match

Cup Match is renowned for being Bermuda's most fun, festive and celebrated sporting event and national holiday. This year's match will mark the 117th time that Somerset and St. George's have met on the cricket pitch to bowl and bat…