The main thing I had heard about Bermuda before I went earlier this year was that it’s dull. Just goes to show you should always make up your own mind because I loved it. And to be honest, I can’t quite put my finger on why. (It certainly wasn’t for the prices. Ouch!) I was there for a few weeks but you can pretty much “do” the whole island in a day (it’s only about 21 miles by 4 miles), however the Bermudians were utterly charming, the beaches fantastic, and all in in all it just has a seductive air that I totally fell in love with. There are places that I leave and say “nice but I won’t be back” and then there are spots that, as I’m taxiing down the runway, I’ll think “yes, not sure when, but I will return here” – and Bermuda is very definitely in the latter category.
I think one of the best ways to enjoy Bermuda would be to combine the island with New York for a detox-retox break. (It’s only an hour and a half’s flight from the Big Apple, so with BA/American Airlines you could do a triangular London-New York-Bermuda-London route or vv). Don’t forget it’s NOT the Caribbean, so it’s not the best bet for winter sun. (I was there till early November, and after October 31st the tourism industry seemed to hang a big “closed till March” sign over the whole place). If you don’t want a big ritzy hotel, I would definitely recommend the Rosedon Hotel in Hamilton. Small and very friendly.