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Hulking fortifications guard the shoreline, a reminder of a restless, dangerous time. Nowadays, though, St. George is as peaceful as it gets. In every direction, the land gives way to an azure-blue sea, lined with beaches of fine white sand. As relaxed and rhythmic as the waves which wash against the shore, life here moves at a slow, regular pace, where rounds of golf are interrupted only for an afternoon dark ‘n’ stormy rum punch, or a more civilized afternoon tea.

Things to see

The entire historical center of St. George is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s not hard to see why. Beyond the stone forts, the buildings are painted in pastel hues with uniform white roofs, looking the same today as they did 400 years ago, so it’s a peek into Bermuda’s past. The Bermuda National Trust Museum, within the center, will give you an even greater insight, revealing Bermuda’s connections with the American Civil War. You can feel the history really come to life at one of the forts. At Fort Albert, for example, cannons still rest on the battlements, prepared for an enemy attack. Nearby, you’ll find plenty of relaxing activities. Test your handicap at the St. George Golf Course, or head for the beach at Tobacco Bay. The strange rock formations here are a natural barrier, creating a shallow bay brimming with coral life – a great snorkeling spot.

Hotels in St. George

The hotels in and around St. George are calm and romantic, each one offering its own character. Whether it’s a private beach or historical grandeur which seals the deal for you, St. George can provide it. These luxury hotels, which aim to provide butler-like service, alongside a host of facilities, include everything from furnished, sea view balconies, to a choice of restaurants and swimming pools. Most occupy grand historic buildings, and are furnished with appropriately ornate, vintage furniture and fabrics, but beneath the old-fashioned surface, these hotels are right up to date, with ipod docks and minibars.

Where to stay

To soak up St. George’s culture and heritage, stay in the city center, where you can wander among the candy-colored buildings and historic sites to your heart’s content. Your hotel will be equally atmospheric, with wooden 4-poster beds. It’s also just a short walk to Tobacco Bay and St. George Golf Course. For a beach retreat, head south to neighboring Tucker’s Town, where between blue lagoons and labyrinthine caves, you’ll find your very own slice of paradise, in a resort hotel with its own, exclusive beach. Go far enough south, and your beach may even feature Bermuda’s famous pink sand.

How to get to St. George

Bermuda’s main airport, L.F. Wade International, is located within St. George’s Parish. There are frequent nonstop services to Bermuda from all over the US, Canada, and from the UK, so getting there is a piece of cake. From there, a taxi or shuttle bus will take you to your hotel within minutes. If you arrive by cruise ship, you will dock either at Hamilton Harbour or at the Royal Naval Dockyard, located in different parts of Bermuda. Local ferries and buses have regular services to St. George from both harbors.