Some properties are looking to capitalize on Bermuda’s year-round temperate climate with special deals.
Underwater attractions, more on newly kid-friendly Bermuda
By Felicity Long
Our Boston-to-Bermuda cruise aboard
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newly renovated
Norwegian Dawn this summer was packed
with kids, our own included. But the is-
land’s reputation as a family-friendly des-
tination is a fairly recent one.
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Bermuda’s family-friendly attractions include Snorkel
Park, near the island’s cruise port at King’s Wharf.
we have families, too, and since this island is
a great place to raise a family, it should also
be a great place for visitors to bring a family.”
Underwater world of attractions
He singled out the Bermuda Underwater
Exploration Institute as an especially appealing attraction for families, complete with a
shark cage exhibit and the Dive, which takes
guests on a virtual excursion underwater to
face such sea creatures as a giant squid.
On our cruise, we poked around the
shops at the Royal Naval Dockyard; lined up
for the ferry to Hamilton and to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo; and scrambled to snag a spot on the sandy beach at
Snorkel Park near the cruise port at King’s
Wharf. We also chose a half-day catamaran
snorkel excursion to a nearby reef.
As to accommodations, those not cruising will find a host of properties with family packages and even children’s programs.
While most offerings target the summer
months, some properties are looking to
capitalize on Bermuda’s year-round temperate climate with special deals.
Rosewood Tucker’s Point, for example,
is offering families 50% off a second room
for kids age 18 and younger through April
15. The property features Bermuda’s longest
private pink-sand beach as well as a junior
golf program for kids 4 and older, junior
tennis for kids age 5 and up and a Rose Buds
program for the hotel’s youngest guests.
The Bermuda Department of Tourism is
offering a Compliments of Bermuda promotion that adds a free night at participating hotels with a minimum three-night stay
for the coming low season. The promotion
can be booked through March 15, for stays
from Nov. 1 through March 31. For more
information, visit www.gotobermuda.com/