Frommer’s Names Bermuda ‘Best Place To Go’

December 12, 2016

Frommer’s has listed Bermuda as one of the best places to travel in 2017, noting the island’s “talcum-soft sands, abundant historic sights, and Easter-egg colored homes” as just a few of its unique draws.

Regarding the island, the Frommer’s story says, “Big changes have come to Bermuda. No, they haven’t lost their veddy British habits of taking high tea or wearing Bermuda shorts—nor would we want them to.”

514 south shore Bermuda Generic September 2016

“But this sun-drenched isle, with its talcum-soft sands, abundant historic sights, and Easter-egg colored homes has been barreling into the future with the recent construction of dozens of new shops, resorts, and restaurants.

“Among the latter: a newcomer from Top Chef winner Marcus Samuelsson in the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, a classic property that just underwent a $100 million overhaul that added a new marina and a spa.”

508 stunning late afternoon Bermuda Generic September 2016

“Even movie stars are getting involved in tourism: actor Michael Douglas is the owner of a new cottage colony called Ariel Sands that’s under construction. Cherry on top of this sunny sundae?

“The world’s most prestigious regatta, the America’s Cup, will culminate with two months of racing and events here in May and June.”

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  1. Southampton says:

    They failed to mention that the tourists need to bring as many credit cards as they have.
    It will cost them a bundle.

    • serengeti says:

      Well you’re a ray of sunshine today aren’t you.

    • shutthemdown says:

      You don’t travel much.

      I do and I can tell you any vacation in the Caribbean is expensive.

      So my advice is to do your research and go vacation to some cheap destination, but if you research destinations like Bermuda the cost is no surprise.

      Not every destination is for everybody.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Not according to the great Onion Juice .
        He always laments that his frequent travels to the Caribbean are far better than Bermuda . Uninhibited fun . Anything goes . Lovely people and much , much cheaper than here !

  2. Rada Gast says:

    “dozens of new”….?

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      This is what happens when one fails to read properly & just skims through an article. Happens often.

      Yes, “dozens of new” but as stated this includes ALL retail outlets, not just visitor accomodation.

      Still, one should take the writings of Frommers, & similar, with some degree of skeptisism. The article says Bermuda is ONE OF THE BEST, not THE BEST as per the headline.

      What locals should really pay attention to is what makes us different, special even, in the visitors eye. They love the Bermuda shorts & percieved Britishness of the island. Guys, show dem legs in the summer. Stores, fly a Union Jack wherever you can. Might not mean much to us but it makes the customer happy. It is what brings them back.

  3. Bermuda Rocks says:

    I thought Ariel Sands was a no-go?

    And it’s not like Mr. Douglas chose Bermuda ramdomly, his mother is from here. Great spin, though.

  4. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    Forgot to mention how boring she is…

  5. Tired and jaded says:

    Where are they getting their information??? New resorts?? Lol.

  6. Terry says:

    It appears that some in media and radio want Bermuda to fail so they can profit from taxes et al of what is left.

    We get free press and the world is drawn to a new dawn on Bermuda and they the radio and some print and the net want us to commit suicide.

    We will fight them on the beaches and the trenches; we will never give up.

  7. Tomas says:

    Ariel Sands development is dead. Michael Douglas’ Bermuda house is “for sale” which confirms the cherry on top of the sundae has lost its attraction. BTA should make sure information they feed to Frommer’s and others is uptodate.

  8. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    Is there any thing around here which even could be considered 2 STAR ?

    5 STAR is out of the question !

    For this island in the Sun to become a premier destination every thing needs to be 5 STAR, except the price of doing business.

    Bad news travels fast.

    ” You can spent a lifetime building a respectable reputation and loose it all in less than 2 minutes after lunch on a Friday afternoon “.

    This happen when our visitors having saved a lifetime depart having experiences a less than ideal vacation.

    “We are what we are going to be !”

    Who do you blame, but your selves?

  9. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    20 Questions with 200 Answers.

    What matters ? Your reflection !

    Look in the mirror to look for the good in every one and every thing.

    We are coming to the end of this year we messed this one up ,big time did we not ?.

    This coming to the end of the year is very important, does Bermuda need to buck up ? yes ! why, because we live out in the middle of a big ocean with nothing but trees grass and sandy beaches we cant eat that stuff.

    Stop the hate. That don’t works any more.

    Live free ! let there be peace among us. Greed will destroy you.

    Who is this Junk Yard dog ?

    you don’t want to know or go figure. Nonya.

    I don’t drink smoke or tell lies or waste my vote!

    Ty father said. ” You are what you are going to be “! So very true !

    Define happiness, with out money ! some can’t!

    What you save, matters more than what you earn.

    The truth will set you free !

    I live on a rock ! like you do , go figure. an Island Paradise for sure !

    I am just person who was born here, who cares, we are no body, unless, we do good for the sake of all man kind.

    This is not the only place on the planet, there are other place with less than you got !. Bermudian for ” you got “.

    Stop the slang or you are doomed ,the rest of the world will chew you up and spit you out.

    It is nice to be nice or you will starve.

    Do I love this beautiful island and its people ? Some times!.

    What color am I ? certainly not Royal Purple so try green or Grape! Born here that must tell you something,at least I am honest ? it helps,so I try to be !

    Do I want to change my title from J.Y.D. ? not this week !

    Does it realty matter ? what matters is the content of our “one life to live! the who, does not matter.

    The absolute, take a guess, it is the absolute truth,that matters !

    If you want to live a lie, go for it, You loose !

    What also matters,the absolute and perfect truth !

    if you live a lie you must also dream a lie.

    Does he or she speak the truth and is impartial ?

    Does he or she look for a better Bermuda ? Like I do! Then Buck up Bermuda.

    What political persuasion am I ? ” The care a lot party”.

    Does Money mater, not if you have 150 million ,nothing matters only that you live clean and honest life, be it ever so short. how does any one person get that much, because it can’t be done.
    money is worthless if you don’t live a honest and pure life.

    Why to babies die at birth ?

    The longer you live the more trouble you can get into.

    Nothing in life is free because the greedy take it all.

    Money does not maketh man.

    Happy New Year