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Cottage Colonies

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$$$$ Cambridge Beaches, 30 King's Point Road, Somerset MA 02, Bermuda, phone 441-234-0331, 800-468-7300 (USA & Canada), fax 441-234-3352, www.cambridgebeaches.com, MAP. This exclusive resort is one of the finest Bermuda has to offer. 94 cottage style rooms and suites are spread out over a 30-private-acre peninsula with five private beaches overlooking MangroveBay and LongBay, Sandys Parish, and a bay with a boat dock and marina. Many of the guest units offer the ultimate in luxury, exceeding even those at the most expensive resorts on the island. Terraced, glass-fronted bedrooms look out over uninterrupted views of the bay or gardens. The bathrooms are exquisitely designed and furnished. This resort has been repeatedly rated by Travel & Leisure as one of the World's Best Hotels in the Caribbean/Atlantic region and it is easy to figure out why. The resort radiates romance, beauty and luxury throughout and exceptional features such as a selection of beautiful statues integrated into the tropical setting add a special touch.
 
The clubhouse houses a formal restaurant, the Tamarisk Room, which was recognized by Food & Wine as one of the best places to dine in Bermuda, as well as a cocktail bar, a reading room, tea room, and has a scenic outdoor terrace; indoor and outdoor dancing (seasonal). Exclusive private island and candlelight beach dinners available on request.
 
There is a European style spa on the premises for a wide range of traditional and holistic face and body treatments. Couples massage lessons deserve a special mention, as they have become very popular. Learning how to spoil each other may add a whole new dimension to a relationship.
 
Other recreational facilities include a stunning outdoor infinity pool, tennis courts, putting green and croquet, plus access to all local golf courses. Sailing, motor boating, snorkeling, kayaks, scuba and deep sea fishing available through the concierge.
 

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Traveling with Children

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Long Island

Blair Howard Hunter Publishing ePub

Long Island is visited by boaters, divers, anglers, and those in search of some quiet.

It's not hard to guess how this island got its name. Stretching 60 miles end to end (although only four miles across) Long Island lives up to its moniker. This quiet getaway is a favorite with divers, anglers, and boaters and for those seeking quiet beaches, and a gentle, rolling landscape.

Like other Bahamian islands, this one was settled by many Loyalists who came here after the American Revolution. If you take a guided ride around the island, you'll see the ruins of several plantation homes that once were surrounded by large cotton estates.

While on your tour, you might stop by several other Long Island attractions.Dunmore's Cave was once used by pirates. You can also see the Moorish-style churches built by Father Jerome. Don't missCape Santa Maria on the north end of the island where Columbus first anchored and named this land Fernandina.

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The Inaguas

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The most southerly and most remote of the Out Islands, the Inaguas, with fewer than 1,200 inhabitants living on Great Inagua, are also the most sparsely populated. Almost all of the locals work for the Morton Salt Company. Very few tourists make it this far out. Those that do are in for a rare experience. The third largest of the islands, this is the Bahamas' answer to the Galapagos Islands. Here is a land where wildlife still reigns over most of the rocky shorelines and uninhabited Little Inagua just to the north. This not the place for the casual vacationer in search of lazy days in the sunshine, nightlife and full-service hotels. If you're an outdoor adventurer, however, this is the place for you. You can walk for miles along the deserted, rocky coast (sandy beaches are few and far between) and spend long days bird-watching, fishing or bicycling. It's not the easiest place to reach, either. You'll need the services of a creative travel agent.

You've a couple of options, neither of them very convenient.

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Fishing

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Nothing beats heading out to sea in the early morning just as the sun is peeping over the horizon, when the air is crisp and cool, with the breezes blowing gently in your face. And few things compare with the feeling one gets aboard a slowly trolling boat on a calm sea under a hot summer sun, a heavy rod between your knees, and a can of something cold in your hand. The ultimate experience comes when you hook your first billfish and you find yourself involved in the fight of a lifetime as the fish does its utmost to tear rod and line from your aching fingers. In the distance, you see him hurl himself many feet into the air and drop down with a mighty splash as he tries to rid himself of the hook. And then you have him there at the side of the boat, exhausted, docile, deep blue back glistening in the sunlight, your first sailfish. And so it begins.

You don't have to be a world-class angler to take advantage of what Bermuda has to offer. In fact, it's okay if you've never fished in your life. There are plenty of skilled guides on the islands willing to take you in hand and show you how it's done. A couple of hours of instruction, a fast boat or a calm, shallow-water flat, and you're in business, as surely hooked as any wahoo or amberjack - doomed to spend the rest of your days in search of The Big One."

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