Culture

Our Bermuda

Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Dockyard’s Phantom Divers

Once dotting the waters in and around Dockyard, the convict hulks, converted hulls of old-world sailing vessels, were, in accordance with their description, a dismal keep. Here, prisoners whittled away their time and their lives. Men, serving as a labour force for their captors, had little to look forward to other than eventual release at the end of hostilities. Advance freedom only went to those who succumbed to the yellow fever that ran relentlessly through their ranks; death was, as…


Arts

A Princess’ Voyage

WHEN THE WARSHIP HMS Dido brought Princess Louise to Bermuda in 1883, the international news coverage of the royal visit helped catalyse the development of tourism in Bermuda, which the Princess praised for its “eternal Spring.” The impressive, well-preserved logbook of the Dido,…


Our Bermuda

Vintage Aerial Photography of Bermuda

Bermuda is breathtaking from the air. Though today we have drones and planes available to us which makes taking aerial shots much easier, these photos, from when the practice was rarer, have a certain charm.   [caption id="attachment_17561" align="aligncenter" width="800"]…


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The 5 Best Codfish Breakfasts in Bermuda

Few experiences are more “Bermudian” than chowing down on a full codfish and potato breakfast on a Sunday morning (or any day, for that matter). We highlight the five best places on island to find your codfish fix. The Paraquet…


Culture

Bermuda Moongates

Many of Bermuda’s walkways are hallmarked by the iconic moongate, a symbol of luck to many - especially newlyweds. Local lore claims that these archways bestow prosperity and joy to couples who pass under them and make a wish, making…

Our Bermuda

Vintage Hotels

With a long history of hosting visitors on our shores, Bermuda has some of the most beautiful hotels in the world and while many have been in operation for quite some time, there are some that have passed on to…