By Summer Brons
Hamilton
Bermuda
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One of the most remarkable vacation hotspots in the world is the beautiful island of Bermuda. This little Atlantic gem, just 20.7 square miles in size, is divided into nine parishes; including the parish of Hamilton, located in the northwestern part of the island. Covering just 2.3 square miles, Hamilton is a must-visit destination for your Bermuda getaway.
   
Flying to Bermuda is a mere two or three hours from most eastern seaboard U.S. airports. To book your flight to the island’s L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), visit (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php)and enjoy low ticket fare through EscapeWizard.com. Additionally, we can help you find a great hotel at (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).You can also enjoy a nice cruise to Bermuda, with three ports of call at your service.    

Once you've arrived in Bermuda, you'll find that rental cars are not available. This is to help protect the island from excessive traffic and pollution. Instead, folks easily make their way around by taxi, bus, scooter, ferry, or even carriage rides. Many taxi drivers even give guided tours in addition to providing transportation. Thanks to Bermuda's small size, EscapeWizard.com assures you that it's very possible to take in all the sights of the island during your vacation.    

While visiting Hamilton, be sure to visit the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. This fascinating establishment is geared towards education to promote the care and preservation of island environments, and is a great way to learn more about the island and its animal inhabitants. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends making time for a visit to this important venue! Also atop the list of Hamilton attractions is Flatts Village, bordering Flatt's Inlet. This is one of the earliest settled areas in Bermuda, and hosts the Flatts Festival each October.    

Hamilton is split into two parts by the Harrington Sound, and is neighbored by Smith's parish and St. George's parish. Hamilton has a number of natural features, including: Trunk Island, Shelly Bay, Bailey's Bay, Crystal Cave, and Castle Harbor. Hamilton is also the site of Mount Wyndham, which was once the location of the Admiralty House where the attack on Washington DC was planned by the British during the War of 1812. You can also visit Tom Moore's Tavern, Crawl Hill, and Abbot's Cliff. For a small island, Bermuda hosts an abundance of history, and EscapeWizard.com invites you to explore it all.         

Bermuda is known for being a friendly, diverse island. As a result, you’ll find plenty of entertainment options, whether you prefer relaxing on the beach or mingling with the locals. The island has a variety of exciting dining options offering a unique taste of island culture, as well as a selection of pubs and nightclubs. Bermuda is also host to many sporting events, ranging from the island's own marathon to yacht racing, fishing, volleyball, tennis, and even bridge tournaments. EscapeWizard.com loves the island for having a little something to offer everyone.    
For your upcoming Bermuda vacation, let EscapeWizard.com handle the booking. Before you know it, you'll be gazing out at the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, cocktail in hand, wondering if it's really necessary to get on that plane back home at the end of your trip. Come to Hamilton, Bermuda and experience true island life for yourself!
Hotels in Hamilton
By Shaina Amienyi
Elbow Beach Bermuda Resort & Spa
60 South Shore Road, Paget Parish, Bermuda
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Stay at Elbow Beach Bermuda Resort & Spa (formally the Mandarin Bermuda), with its 98 guest rooms and suites set amid landscaped gardens, and you can experience luxury and peacefulness. Because the hotel is only seven miles from Hamilton, Bermuda's capital, guests can easily travel from their hotel retreats to the shops and restaurants in the city.

The accommodations provide their own entertainment. Watch high-definition channels on the flat screen television. Stand on your patio and take in the view of the gardens, ocean, or beach. Stretch out on your plush king of full beds. Guests are sure to enjoy everything about their spacious rooms with open-beamed ceilings. The rooms range in size from the Premium Garden and Premium Ocean View rooms at 480 square feet to the Bird Cottage as 2500 square feet, the size of a house.

If traveling with a family or large group, book one of the suites, which have upgraded amenities and multiple rooms. Suites come with bathrobes, bed slippers, a fully stocked mini bar, an in-room safe, and an umbrella in every room. The living area includes a sofa bed, and any extra bedrooms have full-size beds.

Nothing could be more soothing than a spa treatment while viewing the beach. Elbow Beach Bermuda Resort & Spa provides six spa treatment rooms--four for singles and two for couples. Each features bamboo flooring, a hand-crafted granite soaking tub, and a river pebble-lined steam shower. There is also an ocean-side spa pavilion where vacationers can enjoy therapeutic, holistic spa treatments. A retail section, relaxation hall, and fitness room are part of the spa facilities as well.

The resort's leisure activities are not to be missed. Guests can make use of the putting green, five tennis courts, and free-form swimming pool. For those interested in water sports, the resort provides water sport service from wreck diving to kayaking. Kids can have fun, too, by participating in activities organized by the Kids Club.

With its beach-side restaurants and bars, array of activities, and elegant accommodations, the Elbow Beach Bermuda Resort & Spa at Elbow Beach, Bermuda proves to be an excellent option for travelers. This secluded luxury resort provides privacy and relaxation but still offers numerous entertainment options. EscapeWizard.com encourages vacationers to click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book their stay at this tropical resort.