Friday, September 24, 2010

Like Bermuda? Bookmark These Sites Now!

Spoiler alert: Bermuda Shorts isn’t the only website where you'll find island news and tropical updates (but it is the only site where you’ll find me, so there). One of my favorites is Bernews.com, an excellent site for, well, Bermuda news and one that kept the island constantly updated with diligent live blogging and up-to-the-minute photos during Hurricane Igor. Then there’s BermudaTourism.com, a website run by the Bermuda Department of Tourism that often posts hotel deals and airfare sales from its various industry partners (like the Compliments of Bermuda offer, where you get every third night free at 15 island hotels and resorts; deal!). If you’re searching for something to do while you’re on the island, don’t miss the cleverly named NothingToDoInBermuda.com. Updated daily by island ex-pat Claire Hattie, the site includes various events like this Saturday’s Keep Bermuda Beautiful Marine Clean Up and the BUEI Weekend Film Series, which will screen documentary films at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute every weekend beginning September 26.

Clearly each website has its individual value, but the new-and-improved bermuda.com is one stop shopping for all of your Bermuda needs. Relaunched this week after a complete overhaul, the site features comprehensive listings to popular island attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels—perfect for visitors looking for a bit of inspiration—plus an entire section devoted to locals. Called The Onion Patch, it’s where all of us islanders can get information on current events, off-island travel and even movie times at local theaters. Even better is bermuda.com Local, a new sub-site that lists just about every business on the island—shops, restaurants, you name it—and directs users to real time online ratings and GPS enabled turn-by-turn directions, kind of like Google meets Trip Advisor for Bermuda (that's a screenshot above). Pretty cool stuff if you ask me. Hey bermuda.com, if you ever need a blogger—ya know, someone with over a dozen years of experience in the tourism and travel industry with the journalism credentials to boot—you know who to call. In the meantime, I’ll be right here in my corner of the web so don't forget to bookmark me too: Bermuda Shorts, for MOST of your island news and tropical updates.

1 comment:

  1. BermudaWired.com is also a good one.

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