SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ENGLAND & THE CARIBBEAN
Home At First’s Bermuda Independent Travel
Using Quality Vacation Apartments and Inns
Dip your toes into an Atlantic island with history & culture extending from Shakespearean times.
Bermuda, is famed as a year-round island destination with great beaches, terrific snorkeling, world-class golf, and deep-sea fishing.
Less well-known is that Bermuda proudly combines English traditions with African flair, and a rich North American colonial history with a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the British colonial fortress town of St. George’s, the oldest surviving British colonial town in North America.
It was here in St. George’s that shipwrecked British sailors first established landfall on Bermuda following a devastating storm in 1609. Shakespeare used news accounts of the dramatic disaster-turned-salvation at sea in The Tempest (1611).
Visitors will want to explore its fifty miles or so of main roads, but by law may not rent full-sized, gas-powered cars. Buses go everywhere, and north-shore ferries offer short-cuts across bays.
Some intrepid visitors choose to explore Bermuda by driving small two-seater electric rental cars, or two-wheeling via rented mopeds or motor scooters, as the islands’ subtropical, oceanic weather is often ideal: neither too hot in the summer nor too cool in the winter.
Not that it doesn’t rain. And its a good thing it does — although hurricanes hitting Bermuda are rare — rain water is the only source of fresh water on the island.
— WORLD HERITAGE SITE —
St George’s, Bermuda: Britain’s oldest continuous North American colonial town (founded 1609) has been awarded World Heritage Site status. Its historic 17th century forts and colorful, centuries-old houses are the setting for a lively, modern town with close cultural ties to England.
Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory and linked to the British Commonwealth. Bermudians have special British citizenship. Although Bermuda is self-governing, its official head of state is Queen Elizabeth II.
Home At First‘s Bermuda independent travel lodgings — vacation apartments & cottages with their own kitchens, as well as inns that offer breakfast and dining — come with hosting support and freedom, the best of both worlds if you are looking to explore a fascinating destination and discover with a unique culture.
In Bermuda that means not having to travel great distances to encounter surprising English, Caribbean, American, and African influences on the cuisine, fashions, design, and laid-back lifestyle of this island paradise. Life is much more than a beach in Bermuda.
Home At First’s BERMUDA Independent Travel Program in a Nutshell:
HOW IT WORKS—
Home At First’s Bermuda: Independent Travel Using Quality Vacation Apartments & Inns.
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First — Request a Free Trip Proposal
• Contact Home At First. Tell us about your travel dream of Bermuda independent travel. We will tell you about getting there, and about the types of lodgings — vacation cottages/apartment and inns, and how best to get around (via bus, ferry, by taxi, scooter, and bike).
— Tell us how many people will be with you, and their ages.
— Tell us when you would like to travel, and for how long.
— Ask for a Free Trip Proposal with Cost Estimate.
BERMUDA INDEPENDENT TRAVEL: SCENES & ACTIVITIES
Second — We Design Your Dream Trip for You
• We prepare a proposed itinerary & cost estimate with all the lodgings & transportation you need to experience Bermuda independent travel. We send our individualized itinerary proposal to you via email and/or postal mail.
• You review our proposal; accept it, reject it, or revise it until we have it just right for you. It is, after all, your dream trip, to be done the way you wish.
• Once accepted, we request an initial payment by check along with your signed acceptance.
• We begin putting your plans in place, securing your LODGINGS, FLIGHT RESERVATIONS & TICKETS, AIRPORT TRANSFERS and any TRANSIT PASSES required. Home At First guests arrive by air at Bermuda’s L. F. Wade International Airport (BDA) in St. George’s.
• Payment in full is due 90 days prior to departure, or when you are ready to lock in your included airfares, whichever comes first.
BERMUDA INDEPENDENT TRAVEL: SCENES & ACTIVITIES
Third — Departure Day Finally Arrives
• All travel documents for your trip — including our “Bermuda Independent Travel Activity Guide” — will be sent to you by 30 days prior to your trip departure date.
• On departure day, check in at your local airport. Non-stop flights to Bermuda from the East Coast require less than 3 hours. Your domestic flight will connect through one of these East Coast gateways.
• In Bermuda you follow our directions for your pre-arranged taxi-transfer from the airport to your Bermuda lodgings, where you will be met at a pre-set time by your lodging’s host, who will show you the accommodation, explain its workings, see to your comfort, and let you get some rest.
• Explore your surroundings. If you have an apartment or cottage, pick-up some groceries for your kitchen. Make supper or go out for a meal. The fun begins now as you begin to experience Bermuda independent travel from your well-located lodging.
A Selection of Bermuda Lodgings & Locations
Shown and described below are two popular Home At First Bermuda lodgings: one a seaside cottage on Bermuda’s south-central shore, and one a collection of apartments at a guest inn close the center of Bermuda’s Main Island. They are shown here as examples of different sizes and capacities.
While the full range of our available Bermuda independent travel lodgings and locations to choose from is extensive, the standard of quality and service is the same regardless of apartment or location.
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