Home to some of the best hotels in Bermuda, Paget Parish is understandably one of the more popular Bermuda vacation destinations. A Paget vacation also has some of the best beaches that Bermuda has to offer, and since it's not far from the capital city of Hamilton, you can head into town as you please to explore the shopping and dining possibilities. Paget Bermuda enjoys a south central location in the island chain, and it is separated from Hamilton City by the Hamilton Harbor. To its east is Devonshire Parish, and to its west begins Warwick Parish. All kinds of enthusiasts will enjoy Paget travel, including garden enthusiasts, as this is where the Bermuda Botanical Gardens are located.
Paget Bermuda is named after an English aristocrat who
lived between the years of 1572 and 1629. His name
was William Paget, and he held the distinction of being
the fourth Lord Paget. Like other Bermuda parish
namesakes, Paget was tied to the Virginia Company, which
was a London-based
organization that had its intentions set on settling in
the New World. Not only does Paget Parish have some
of the best Bermuda hotels and beaches,
but it also boasts some great transportation options, making it a most ideal spot to base yourself.
The bus and ferry schedules here are really quite convenient,
and the ferry trips to Sandys Parish or Warwick Parish from Paget Parish are a great way to
get to Bermuda's West End. Bicycling enthusiasts
will find a Paget Parish Bermuda getaway ideal for enjoyable
bike rides, it's relatively flat terrain and mansion-lined
streets presenting a most complementary appeal.
For those who like to sightsee on foot, Paget travel offers
seaside trails that are great for clearing and rejuvenating
When it comes to the Paget Bermuda beaches, Elbow
Beach is the most renowned. At Elbow Beach,
you will find the splendid Elbow Beach Hotel, which has
private ownership of some of Elbow Beach. Those
not staying at the Elbow Beach Hotel can pay a fee to
access their private beach, which is a good idea for those
who like their beaches to have some facilities.
The public side of the beach lacks facilities, but it
is free. The famous Bermuda pink sand can be found
at Elbow Beach, as can crystal-clear turquoise water.
Another top Paget tourism magnet is the aforementioned
Bermuda Botanical Gardens, which is easily the largest
public garden in Bermuda. Open daily from sunrise
to sunset, the Bermuda Botanical Gardens are free to visitors
362 days out of the year, making them a great Paget
travel destination. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
Fridays, tours of the gardens can be enjoyed. They
start at 10:30 a.m., and they are great for learning more
about the various plants and flowers here. Of particular
interest are the orchids and native trees.
Before or after stopping by the Botanical Gardens on your Paget vacation, you can entertain the notion of passing by Waterville, which is one of Bermuda's oldest homes. Waterville was built in the early 1700s, and the wealthy Trimingham family called Waterville home for seven generations. When heading to Hamilton City to do some shopping on famous Front Street, you might keep an eye out for Trimingham Brothers, which is one of the finer department stores on the strip. The store was founded by James Harvey Trimingham in 1842. Admission back at Waterville is free, and it is open year round, save on holidays. Among the things you'll see here are heirlooms that have been passed down through the Trimingham family lineage. In addition to Waterville visits, a Paget vacation can include walking excurisons at Salt Kettle. Salt Kettle is found on a small peninsula that juts out into the Hamilton Harbor, and its beauty is hard to deny. It was the inspiration, in fact, for several works done by American artist Winslow Homer.
The dining choices in Paget Parish are good, its beaches remarkable, and its hotel choices complete. About the only complaint that one could register with the parish is that the beaches often get crowded, especially during Spring Break.