Hamilton - Front Street
Hamilton is the center of the island. The biggest town, this is where locals come to eat, drink and shop. In a tax free haven, pick up some souvenirs! Dine at local restaurants like Port-o-Call, Pearl and Mad Hatters. And FYI, Bermudians love their happy hour. Mingle with locals after work at the pubs along Front St.
By grace kelly, AFAR Staff
Hamilton, Bermuda Nightlife
Bermuda has long had the reputation of being the playground of the rich and famous, and with good reason. Its proximity to New York and the glut of corporations based there make it the perfect place for movers and shakers to relax. Just like anyone though, even the super wealthy like to let their hair down and Hamilton’s Front Street is where all the action can be found. As the capital of Bermuda, Hamilton may not be large but it has something for everyone. A walk down Front Street at night, the steady drumming of music and the din of thousands of conversations all underscore just how much this town likes to party. It’s not just about grabbing a drink and dancing the night away though, this is also where you can find some of the best restaurants in town. For the ultimate Hamilton experience though, don’t miss the Pickled Onion. One of Bermuda’s busiest bar/restaurants, the Pickled Onion is a great place to grab a meal, snack and definitely a signature cocktail. My personal favorite is the Pink Panties, a mix of Bacardi Grand Melon rum, Bacardi Coco rum, pina colada puree, grenadine and splash pineapple juice.
By Matt Long
Wonderful beaches of Bermuda
Bermuda is actually a group of 180 or so islands. The seven largest islands are connected by causeways and bridges. Bermuda has some magnificent large and small beaches.The sand in Bermuda is exceptionally fine.They even have beaches with pink sand and that was quite unbelievable for me ! ! Heaven on Earth! :)
Festivals, Food, and Kid-Friendly Fun
Whether it’s the rhythm of drums, the illumination of boats in the harbor, or live entertainment and artistic demonstrations, Bermuda culture comes alive on summer evenings. Destination Dockyard takes place at the Royal Naval Dockyard and features glassblowing demonstrations, local arts, crafts, and food, and native gombey dance troupes in elaborate costumes. The energetic entertainment of gombey dancing is a reflection of Bermuda’s British, African, and Native American past. Hamilton Harbor is lit up well into the night for Harbor Nights, which takes place on Front Street. Traditional gombey dance, music, and food take center stage.
By Sandy Allen, AFAR Local Expert