Americas Destinations

#outhere Pt. 1 – Bermuda: Hamilton and Dockyard

May 26, 2016
Bermuda travel blog

3 months ago I would never have thought that I will ever visit those remote islands in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. What I associated with Bermuda were stories of disappearing planes and sinking ships in the infamous Bermuda triangle, which actually is just the name for the sea area between Miami in the west, Puerto Rico in the south and Bermuda to the north. So what brought me to Bermuda in the first place?

When I planned my trip to NY, my bf and me were looking for a short beach getaway and we first had Florida (again) and Puerto Rico in mind, but after browsing for flights we found reasonable tickets to a destination, whose name alone sparkled our curiosity. I immediately was in full research mode and felt even more confirmed when I saw the short flying time (less than 2 hours from NY), the pleasant climate chart and some breathtaking photos, which fulfilled all my imaginations of the perfect beach. This might be THE once-in-a-lifetime chance we thought. And off we went…

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And we weren’t disappointed! Actually we were overwhelmed! From the moment we landed, through the whole taxi ride to our apartment, I was all eyes and only a few ohhhs and wows interrupted my silence in awe.

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Although we got a good flight deal, the amazing scenery comes at a price – actually a very high price. We knew Bermuda won’t be a budget destination and we weren’t disillusioned. It’s a place for the rich – for golfers, yachters and cruisers and sometimes travelers with the right How much is the world? attitude like us 😉

Our lovely room at Dawkin’s Manor, which was one of the more affordable options in Bermuda.

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A taste of Bermuda: Fish chowder (the national dish) and seafood tacos!

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The first full day took us to the capital, Hamilton, which is a quaint little town with pretty pastel-coloured houses and some interesting landmarks like the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity.

But first coffee (and croissant for me)!

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From Hamilton we took the convenient ferry to the Royal Naval dockyard – basically a giant old fort converted into a leisure space for tourists and the only port where big cruise ships can dock (luckily it was fairly quiet that day). The boat ride took only 20 minutes and was very pleasant!

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We arrived pretty hungry and had lunch at the Frog and Onion Pub  – a hearty Shepherd’s pie and deep fried Calamari, mmm…

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Bermuda is British territory as you can see clearly below…

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The dockyard also hosts the National Museum, where you can boost your knowledge about the islands. Or simply walk the huge grounds and soak in the fantastic ocean views!

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Quite unexpectedly a dolphin show was held inside the fort. It was interesting to see and it looked like the dolphins had quite a large free-range area too which made me feel better for them 🙂

We spotted two white-tailed tropicbirds (no I’m not an bird expert), Bermuda’s national bird!

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I’m looking forward to show you part 2 of our getaway soon! What place did YOU surprise the most?

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46 Comments

  • Reply barryaday May 26, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    I am glad you like Bermuda! It is one of my favorite places. Very nice blog!

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 9:45 am

      I can totally understand why! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Carina May 26, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    It looks like Paradise! Glad you had the best time and I hope to visit it someday!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com/

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Thank you, it was an amazing time!!

  • Reply cornelia1972 May 27, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Paradiesisch schön:-)

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 9:51 am

      Hach das war es 🙂

  • Reply Romantiquely (@romantiquely) May 27, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Wow, what an incredible escape! This looks like the perfect getaway, paradise! Your photos are are absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait for part 2 of your post woo! xxxxxx

    http://www.romantiquely.com

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Awww your just too sweet, thank you dear! xxx

  • Reply Urska @ Slovenian Girl Abroad May 27, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Wow, Bermuda truly looks like a paradise.:)

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 9:53 am

      It truly was kind of a surreal place…

  • Reply shootingvienna May 27, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Oh wow nach Bermuda fahren wäre mir nicht wirklich in den Sinn gekommen aber es sieht dort wirklich traumhaft aus 🙂
    Das Bild mit den britischen Telefonzellen und den Palemn finde ich genial!!

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Das war wirklich einer der ungeplantesten Destinationen 😛 Danke, das Foto gehört auch zu meinen Favourites 😉

  • Reply SueT唐 梦 琇 May 28, 2016 at 1:08 am

    What a wonderful tour of Bermuda; have never been there as it’s a bit far from Australia but through your lens it looks wonderful. And looks like you had a great time with great food to be eaten.

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 9:57 am

      Hehe, you probably have other amazing beaches closer to you 😉 I really had a fabulous time there!

  • Reply fromdreamtoplan May 28, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Wow, it’s really a beautiful place! The pics are stunning! Thanks for sharing!
    P.S.
    I’ve changed the URL of my blog so if you still want to receive my post notifications please press the follow button here: http://www.fromdreamtoplan.net/ 😉 (the old one will be closed soon!)

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 10:06 am

      Thank you dear, I’ll keep following your adventures 😉

  • Reply Tiffany. Yang May 28, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    oh wow! this place looks like a little paradise, the colourful houses are so pretty. And so is the room you stayed in! 🙂

    Tiffany
    http://www.thelookingglassbyty.com

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 10:07 am

      Everything was really lovely, the landscaping and houses were so on point!

  • Reply Christina May 29, 2016 at 12:24 am

    wow, this indeed looks like the perfect beach-getaway! I’m so jealous of you 😛 love your pictures as always 😉

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Haha thank you so much 😉

  • Reply annie lee May 29, 2016 at 8:57 am

    what a stunning destination julia, nice pick! them seafood tacos look BOMB omg *drools* can’t wait to see more photos coming 😀

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Hehe thank you Annie <3

  • Reply Richel V. May 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    When I saw your blog title, my first thought is “Bermuda triangle?” and the next is “Don’t people die there?!”. Hahaha! But wow, the place looks so surreal. Especially the beach view! I’m intrigued on how much it costs to visit the place. Might do a quick Google while waiting for your next post!

    Love, Richel. | Richel Goes Places

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      I had the Bermuda triangle in my mind too but I didn’t know much else before… It’s definitely not cheap but an experience not to be missed 😉 Anyway thanks for your lovely comment!

  • Reply carolina May 30, 2016 at 3:25 am

    omg this looks amazing !! i wish i was travelling and staying at a beach right now

    http://www.carolinapinglo.com/

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      I would instantly teleport myself to the beach too!

  • Reply mintnoti May 31, 2016 at 1:17 am

    I haven’t been to Bermuda before but it looks like paradise! I’m glad to hear you were able to find great flights and affordable accommodations. I’ll have to keep that place in mind if I ever visit.

    Eden | Mint Notion

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks Eden, I feel so lucky we got to visit at quite a reasonable price too 😀

  • Reply the adventurer May 31, 2016 at 3:15 am

    These photos are stunning! What a great decision to book the flight to Bermuda and to try all of that food! Looks delicious =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you, I feel it was the right decision too 😉

  • Reply Paleica May 31, 2016 at 7:34 am

    oh endlich sind sie da, die bermuda-bilder! sooo traumhaft!! <3

    • Reply sileas May 31, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      Danke, es war ein Stückchen Arbeit sie auszusortieren, aber es kommen noch ein paar 😉

  • Reply lulir87 May 31, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Hello Sileas! I enjoyed your articule very much. It is definitely an exotic location, so great you could get to know it! It seems you had the best of times 🙂

    • Reply sileas June 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Hi, I’m glad you stopped by! It was really an extraordinary experience!

  • Reply rae tashman (@lovefromberlin) June 1, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Bermuda is definitely more than just the Bermuda Triangle! So glad that you guys had such a lovely time! All these photos are absolutely beautiful. I am so in love with all of the beautiful pastel buildings in the Caribbean and in tropical places.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Reply sileas June 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      Thanks Rae, I also had your wonderful photos of Puerto Rico in mind 🙂

  • Reply Roxcii Boutique June 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Wow, such beautiful pics, Bermuda is so wonderful place. I love all your pics, amazing beaches, delicious food.

    Roxcii
    Formal Dresses Sydney

    • Reply sileas June 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      Aww thanks so much!!

  • Reply Tiff @ Tiff Goes To June 2, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    wow, i can’t believe it was just a 2 hours away from NY, i thought it was more than that!
    and i am so excited this post is out! as i wonder about Bermuda, its like a mystery!!!!!
    a very quant town indeed like how you capture, glad that both of you had an amazing trip, it seems very fun 😀

    Tiff
    http://tiffgoesto.com/

    • Reply sileas June 3, 2016 at 10:36 am

      I couldn’t believe it either, it’s like entering a different world! I was more than positively surprised about that place and we surely enjoyed ourselves 🙂 Thanks Tiff!

  • Reply Jasmin Berlin June 8, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    wow – your article and photos make me wanna go there. now 🙂 thanks for sharing and I gonna add the Bermudas imediately to my bucket list!!

    • Reply sileas June 10, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment! I can’t recommend this place enough 😉

  • Reply Darlene Butt-Fortin June 28, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I am fortunate to be one of the lucky ones to live in Bermuda. My husband took a job in Bermuda and I am the lucky one that I am retired here.. but volunteer at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo………. and Bermuda every day leaves me in awww over the beauty of the country.. Everyone should have it on their bucket list…

    • Reply sileas June 29, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Oh lucky you! I heard it’s really hard to become a resident… Since I’ve been there I totally agree that it should be every travel list!

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