Bermuda

Just a short flight away from North Carolina, 650 miles away, this Atlantic island actually has closer ties to Britain and the Caribbean than the U.S. All it takes is a spot of tea with scones and Devonshire cream in its grand parlors and a day on its blushing rose-colored sands to see why. Do both in Hamilton, its capital city, where an upscale Front, Queen, and Reid Streets also provides opportunities to buy real Bermuda shorts, or near King’s Wharf, the well-known cruise port and home of The Keep, the National Museum of Bermuda, and the friendly inhabitants of Dolphin Quest Bermuda. All those can be found in the restored 19th century Royal Naval Dockyard. Continue the nautical theme but add a modern slant to it with a stop in UNESCO World Heritage Site St. George to ogle the yachts in that harbor.

The beauty in Bermuda isn’t just in its towns, music, golf courses, and beaches. Its public consciousness is evolving to match. Intimacy between same-sex persons ages 18 and up was legalized in 1994, and anti-discrimination laws are actively withheld to ensure equity in jobs and public services, as well as stop hate speech in its tracks.

Good to Know

  • Several gay-friendly bars, clubs, and restaurants in Hamilton but no overt gay scene
  • In Hamilton, Casey’s Lounge, Square One, Little Venice, Swizzle Inn, Bail’s Bay, Flanagans, and Rock Island Coffee Café welcome members of the LGBT community
  • Displays of affection by LGBT couples are no longer illegal, but discretion is advised
  • According to a cruise line’s recent survey results, 53% of Bermudians support gay visitors
  • Bermuda is becoming increasingly gay-friendly

Featured Resorts:

Rosedon Hotel

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Uniquely Bermudian... A charming, intimate, Bermudian boutique hotel, centrally located within walking distance of the main city, Hamilton. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the private pool offers a quiet place to relax and gives one the feel of being in a country estate. Rosedon has an excellent reputation with a strong repeat guest following. Choose to get the real feel of Bermuda by being spoiled by our long serving Bermudian staff. Rosedon Hotel is a uniquely Bermudia ...

Fairmont Southampton

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Bermuda's premier luxury resort, Fairmont Southampton sits atop the highest point in Bermuda offering stunning panoramic views of the aquamarine waters and pink sand beach of Bermudas' South Shore and picturesque Great Sound surrounded by the pristine whitewashed roofs of Bermuda homes. The resort features 593 luxurious guest rooms, each with a private balcony, as well as a Fairmont Gold Floor, a luxurious sanctuary complete with its own service staff and an elegant private l ...

Rosewood Tucker's Point Hotel & Spa, Bermuda

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The acclaimed resort of Rosewood Tucker's Point is located a mere 90 minutes from many major U.S. cities along the east coast. The 88-room resort offers serene sophistication that eludes formality. Each of the resort's accommodations is decorated in classic British seaside style with distinctive artwork, elegant fabrics and furniture, luxurious five- fixture bathrooms, marble bath/shower, stand-alone deep soaking tubs, unique stone and wood finishes. An array of culinary venu ...

Additional Resorts:

Grotto Bay Beach Resort
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The Grotto Bay Beach Resort sits on a lush tropical estate featuring dramatic caves and acres of woodland preserves along the waters edge in Bailey's Bay. Scattered over 21 acres and sloping down towards the waters edge and three private beaches are 11 brightly colored, cottages in traditional Bermudian architecture overlooking the turquoise waters dotted with small islands. The Great House with stunning views of the grounds and ocean will make you feel relaxed in a luxurious ...

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
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Overlooking the stunning blue waters of the Hamilton Harbour sits the Grand Dame of Bermuda resorts, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, a Fairmont Managed Hotel. Conveniently located in the city of Hamilton, this urban oasis features beautifully appointed guest rooms; a stunning infinity edge resort pool with uninterrupted views of Hamilton Harbour; Marcus', the new restaurant; original works of art; and a variety of water sports including Jet Ski Tours, Parasailing, Paddleb ...

Pompano Beach Club
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Intimate and secluded, with a dramatic oceanfront location next to one of the island's most popular golf courses, the 75 room Pompano Beach Club offers extensive recreational facilities, gourmet cuisine, a casual relaxed atmosphere, personal caring service and Bermudian hospitality that is second to none. The Pompano Beach Club has been owned and operated by the Lamb family since 1956.

Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa
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Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa, Bermuda's premier cottage resort, provides the ideal sanctuary for guests seeking a relaxing escape from the demands of contemporary life. Here, guests can indulge in a serene or romantic getaway while experiencing the island's rich history and distinctive culture. Cambridge Beaches offers guests all the sophistication of an internationally acclaimed resort in an authentic Bermudian environment without the demands or distractions of traveli ...

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