A two minute walk behind the property will lead you to Hungry Bay: a sandy beach with calm and clear waters, great for snorkeling. The Bay is soft bottomed (no water shoes required!) and shallow enough at times for guests to walk over to the nearby islands to explore. The beach should be accessed by the concrete dock, as opposed to the adjacent fenced private property. Other large sandy beaches nearby include Grape Bay and Elbow Beach.
The closest grocery store is A1 Supermarket or Lindos. Paget Pharmacy is a 10 minute walk away, Elbow Beach cycle shop for moped rentals is a 15 minute walk away. The property is a 5 minute walk to King Edward Memorial Hospital, the Botanical Gardens (where there is a cafe) and the Masterworks Gallery.
Nearby attractions include the Paget plaze (with a pharmacy, and the ‘Ice Queen’ for casual take-out food), and the family dining facilities at Collectors Hill and South Shore Road heading east. There are grocery, pharmacy, and pub facilities there as well, along with two churches and a pub!
The nearby Verdmont Museum is a must see if you want insight into how people lived in the 1700’s. The furnishings, wall treatments, floor coverings, and furniture are fascinating and the collection of children’s toys is wonderful. For those intrigued by nature preserves, Spittal Pond is a hike you won’t forget as you walk a path through dense tropical undergrowth, past a salt marsh (filled with migrating water birds), and up the ridge to see the Atlantic waves refilling the rock pools with small fish and crabs. The quiet there is complete and the scent of damp earth, vegetation, and clean ocean air is like perfume. This is as close to what Bermuda was like before people stumbled upon it 500 years ago as one is likely to experience.
On the bus heading east, you can access John Smiths Bay, a dazzling south shore beach. With deep water, gentle surf, and flawless pink and white sands, John Smiths is the locals’ favourite beach. Join them in the evening with your picnic basket and relax as the sun goes down and the cool of the night sweeps away the heat, swimming at dusk as the stars come out.
Over in Flatts Village you can enjoy pizza or ice-cream before or after you watch the interesting tidal torrent pour through the narrows under the bridge. The 1926 Aquarium is right there with its delightful collection of fish, birds, and turtles and an absorbing series of displays demonstrating the geological origins of the island, the whaling industry, deep sea diving, and underwater treasure discoveries. A small facility, it suits baby legs very nicely; toddlers aren’t overwhelmed with vast distances to cover and older folks appreciate the gift shop and the friendly staff. You can dine at Rusticos right afterwards.
All these delights are within 10 minutes drive of your accommodations and then there is the rest of the island to see! St. Georges is 20 minutes away by bus, and Naval Dockyard is 20 minutes by ferry from Hamilton. The way between is lined with beach after beach up the South Shore Road. Don’t forget Harbour Nights either: come to town and meet the locals at the Front Street marketplace for the best of local food and talent every Wednesday night.
The kitchen is stocked with the usual amenities: coffee maker, kettle, microwave, stove, oven, fridge, and access to the main house’s freezer.
The bathroom consists of a sink, shower, and toilet. Bathroom linens are provided but please bring your own beach towels.
» Wheelchair Accessible
» Pool (Community)
» Internet Access
» Air Conditioning
» Cable/Dish TV
» Iron / Ironing Board
» Hair Dryer
» Coffee Maker
» Ceiling Fan(s)
» Tennis Court
» DVD Player
Other Property Amenities
Radio, iPod connector cable
Good restaurants carpet the island:
– The fabled Tom Moore’s Tavern in Hamilton Parish, located at the water’s edge and one of the oldest buildings on the island
– The Waterlot Inn (built in the 1600’s) out in Southampton
– FourWays Inn in the Paget Warwick area
– The Reefs overlooking its own flawless beach on the South Shore Coast
– Mickey’s on the Beach at Elbow Beach Hotel
– Cambridge Beaches does fine cuisine as well