Bermuda is 21 square miles and is made up of nine parishes which span the island from East to West. While the entire island is surrounded by gorgeous scenery and spectacular ocean views from almost anywhere, each parish has its own unique aspects to discover.
St. George’s covers the island most eastern end, which includes the areas of St. David’s Island and Tucker’s Town. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Town of St. George is the oldest continuously occupied town of English origin in the new world. With cute cottages, cobblestone-lined streets and an abundance of pubs and restaurants, living in the Town of St. George is an experience like no other.
Tucker’s Town is considered one of the most affluent areas in Bermuda, offering residents access to unparalleled private beaches, estates and golf clubs. Home to Rosewood Tucker’s Point, world-class amenities are at your fingertips. Nearby, discover many unique natural attractions, including Tom Moore’s Jungle and the Crystal Caves of Bermuda. Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve and Ferry Reach National Park are both flush with flora and birdlife, including several rare species. St. George’s is now the pinnacle of luxury in the east end, with the new addition of the St. Regis Bermuda Resort and Residences beside the majestic Fort St. Catherine.
Hamilton Parish (not to be confused with the City of Hamilton), is split in two by the large Harrington Sound and borders the North Shore and South Shore, making it one of the best places to live if a scenic view is what you’re after. Hamilton Parish is home to luxury estates like ‘The Residence’ and ‘Old Battery’ with immense privacy, tennis courts and exclusive beach access.
With endless options for waterfront or spectacular ocean views, you will also find world-renowned golf courses at private clubs such as Mid-Ocean Club. Additionally, you will find the Bermuda Aquarium and Museum, located across from Flatt’s Village. Accessible by boat, this is an outing that can be enjoyed by all members of the family. Flatt’s inlet is quaint and features restaurants, shops and even a day spa. The airport is conveniently located within a 5 to 8 minute Drive.
Smith’s Parish is surrounded by Harrington Sound, North Shore and the South Shore offering panoramic ocean views. Knapton Hill is a prime residential area of Bermuda found in Smith’s. With stunning homes perched high on the hill surrounded by lush foliage, it is a desirable place to live. In Smith’s Parish you will find Bermuda’s largest nature reserve and wildlife sanctuary ‘Spittal Pond’ boasting 60 acres along the South Shore. A landmark of historic interest, Spittal Pond is where wild migratory birds congregate, earning it the `best bird-watching’ area in Bermuda. Another historic landmark found in Smith’s is ‘Verdmont’, a property-owned Bermuda National Trust that was given a major award in 2003 by the American Society of Travel Writers (SATW) for the restoration project. Full of nature and historic aspects, this quaint parish has much to offer.
Paget is the most central parish and therefore one of the most sought after. With a coastline of pink beaches, Paget offers the opportunity to live waterfront or beachside. Bordering Hamilton harbour, Paget also offers housing opportunities on Harbour Road, with views of the Great Sound and City of Hamilton skyline. It is minutes from the City of Hamilton, making your commute to work hassle free. For those looking for retail therapy, luxury brands can be found in the City of Hamilton which is only a five- to eight-minute drive away. Choices for women’s designer clothing include MaxMara, Lusso and CC Boutique. FH, a men’s fashion store, is in the Hamilton Princess Hotel. Paget is always a popular option due to the variety of homes, proximity to the City of Hamilton and amenities, including beaches, restaurants and the waterfront, and will continue to be a ‘go-to’ parish.
Southampton is the largest parish on the island and is full of residential opportunities from private island estates to beachfront luxury condominiums.
Home to the famous Horseshoe Bay, Church Bay, Jews Bay, Evans Bay and Riddles Bay, Southampton is surrounded by gorgeous water vistas. Located roughly 20 to 30 minutes drive from Hamilton, Southampton residents can commute by land or sea.
Sunbathers, swimmers, photographers and dreamers. It’s hard to resist the lure of Horseshoe Bay, one of the world’s most iconic insta-famous beaches. What makes the beach so special? Maybe it’s the blush-pink sand, the clear-blue waters or even the unending ways to spend a day on the South Shore treasure!
From Horseshoe Bay you can walk the entire South Shore to Warwick Long Bay or check out Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. Built in 1846, the lighthouse views are out of this world, even before you start the climb to the top.