Information & Facts
If you can dream it, you can probably do it at King's Wharf,
where local operators offer a vast range of activities to amuse and
amaze the thousands of holiday visitors that flock into the
Dockyard every week. Of course those interested in history need
only step ashore from ship or ferry to begin their quest for
interesting sights, and those who just want to soak up the sun and
sea can head off by bus or taxi to any one of several pink-sand
beaches in the vicinity. There are watersports aplenty on offer,
from parasailing to scuba diving and swimming with dolphins.
Golfers are especially well catered for, Bermuda being famed for
its world-class courses, several of which are in easy reach of
King's Wharf. Visitors can also shop till they drop, and watch
artists and artisans at work.
English is the official language.
The Bermudan Dollar (BMD) is divided into 100 cents, and is tied
to the US Dollar (US$1=BD$1). US currency is accepted almost
everywhere and other major currencies can be exchanged at banks and
bureaux de change. Banking hours vary, though most are open
weekdays from 9am to 4.30pm. Visa, MasterCard and American Express,
and travellers cheques are widely accepted and ATMs are extensively
available. To avoid additional charges, it is best to carry
travellers cheques in US dollars. Visitors are advised to exchange
all their Bermudan Dollars before leaving, as it is impossible to
exchange once outside the country.
Most tourists find the King's Wharf resort quite expensive.
There are plenty of restaurants at King's Wharf where holiday
visitors can linger over a tasty meal. Local dishes include fish
chowder enhanced with rum and peppers, or shark hash. Don't miss
out on anything that comes with Bermuda onions. Recommended is the
Frog & Onion Pub, with its speciality conch fritters, or more
simple delights like bangers and mash. For excellent local seafood
(including the best fish and chips in the area) it is hard to beat
the Freeport Gardens Restaurant. Afternoon tea is a tradition
enhanced to perfect proportions at the Lighthouse Tea Room where
delicious berried confections come amply doused in whipped cream,
while for a quick burger or pizza try Pirate's Landing.
A Bermuda holiday offers duty-free shopping where holidaymakers
can pick up UK imports like tweeds and cashmere as bargains. King's
Wharf offers a shopping mall and several craft stalls where it is
easy to spend your holiday savings on gifts and souvenirs.
Favourite buys are cedar-wood items, hand-crafted jewellery,
ceramics, candles, fabric art, local ginger beer and rum and so
much more. Everywhere you can pick up the famous Bermuda shorts,
which are a must-have.
GMT -4 (GMT -3 from the second Sunday in March to the first
Sunday in November).