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Bermuda hotels range from small mom & pop inns to 5 star, luxury resorts. The Elbow Beach hotel is considered by most to be the top non-resort hotel on the island.
If you want to rub elbows with the rich and famous, however, check out the Ariel Sands beautiful beach hotel owned by actor Michael Douglas. Douglas renovated the hotel in early 1996 and since then it has been a draw to both Hollywood stars and vacationers alike. Staying at the Ariel Sands may also provide a glimpse of some silver screen actors, which is another one of its draws.
In Bermuda, you really cannot go wrong in your beach selection. However, the most recognizable and recommended of all the beaches for your Bermuda vacation has to be Elbow Beach.
Unlike most beaches, Elbow Beach has pink sand which comes from a single-celled animal called foram. Don't worry, it's fossils that form the beach and (when mixed with other marine life fossils) gives the beach a pink hue. The beauty of Elbow Beach is accentuated by the magnificent hotels along the coastline and the crystal-clear water that kisses the beach.
As gorgeous as Bermuda is, it is quite North of the real Caribbean, so you should remember that seasons are important depending on what you really want to do on this island paradise.
If its warm weather and beach time you are after, stick to late spring and summer for your Bermuda vacation. Its is at the same latitiude as the Carolina's so you won't be dissapointed with the warmth and beauty at this time of year.
If you are looking for a quiet break where you can enjoy shopping, architecture and history - and maybe a little golfing, you can explore Bermuda in the off season and you won't be dissapointed!
You can get to your Bermuda vacation avoiding the famous Bermuda Triangle, no matter how you travel. Choice of travel is a matter of personal preference. If you want to get there quickly, a plane is really your only choice.
While the most chosen form of transportation to Bermuda is plane, cruises are a legitimate option. With a cruise, you can also enjoy the journey to Bermuda (though most cruises include Bermuda as only a stop-over rather than a single destination).
Bermuda does have its own currency, but it is a little different than what you would expect. Bermuda dollars are pegged to the US dollar at a 1:1 exchange rate. However, Bermuda dollars are only usable on your Bermuda vacation, as it is a non-exportable currency.
If you go to an ATM in Bermuda, be sure to take only what you will need - otherwise you will have to plan a trip to the bank to exchange your money before you leave...unless you want to have $100 worth of keepsakes from the island.
Finding an all-inclusive, Bermuda resort is not difficult. The Harmony Club, Bermuda's only all-inclusive resort, is small by comparison of most resorts with only 68 rooms. However, it certainly is not lacking in amenities.
This all-inclusive resort includes meals, drinks, and live music every evening. Also, the Harmony Club includes use of Elbow Beach Hotel's beach line, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Keep in mind, while all-inclusive may imply that you get everything free, certain activities outside the room and board will cost extra. Check out their website at www.harmonyclub.com.