Welcome to the BEST SUMMER EVER And that’s not just this issue of The Bermudian, but for all Bermuda as we are pretty sure summer 2017 is totally going to rock! At press time Bermuda is poised to face arguably our biggest challenge in modern day, welcoming the world to the 35th America’s Cup. Hundreds of luxury boats, thousands of
people, and millions of dollars will converge on our island from May through the end of
June to witness six incredible, multihull foiling machines compete for the oldest trophy in
international sport. And that’s not all; additional sailing events as part of the America’s Cup
will take place too, including the Superyacht Regatta, the majestic J Class Yacht Race and
the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup with our very own TeamBDA. And if that’s not enough,
also starting at the end of May (before press time) we welcome the glorious Tall Ships on
one leg of their 7,000-nautical-mile 2017 Regatta, about two dozen boats from the Antigua
Bermuda Race, featuring our very own Spirit of Bermuda, and over 60 yachts competing in
the biennial Marion to Bermuda race.
It is going to be nothing like we have ever seen before: wonderful, incredible, breathtak-
ing and more than a bit daunting. But there is no doubt it is Bermuda’s time to shine and
never has it been a more important for the whole island to come together to show the
world who we are and all that we can be. Good luck America’s Cup, good luck TeamBDA
and good luck Bermuda!
But June alone does not a summer make so there is much more to our Best Sum-
mer Ever issue starting with perennial favourite, the 2017 Best of Bermuda Awards. Twenty
judges polled hundreds of people over several weeks and the results are in. From best
burger and bartender to toy store and trainer, we present over 20 pages of the island’s best
people, places, food, shopping and services.
And because we all know the best way to beat the heat in the summer is to go swimming,
we also feature this issue “Into the Ocean,” our picks
of the top 10 perfect places, from east end to west
end, to jump overboard and cool off.
In addition we tour the new, sexy boutique hotel
The Loren that opened its doors this spring. Developer Stephen King’s modern vision for the old
Pink Beach property not only reflects the high-end,
smaller-scale accommodation Bermuda needs right
now, but also reflects today’s tourism and the kind
of visitor that Bermuda needs to attract.
With that little sample I hope I have whet your
appetite as there is so much more to enjoy within
these pages. And with much to look forward to, we
at The Bermudian hope you enjoy all
this special summer season has to offer and jump in feet first to the BEST
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Volume LXXXVI Number 2
Publisher and Editor
Elizabeth Jones, Terri Mello, Cassandra Ortega,
Charles Doyle, Annabel Cooper, Sarah Wight,
William McKeige, Meredith Andrews, Two &
Quarter, Ann Spurling, Nina Cotterill, Christine
Watlington, Winifred Blackmore, Dana Cooper
William D. Richardson 1930-31
Ronald J. Williams 1931-41
Arthur M. Purcell 1942-49
Ronald J. Williams 1950-76
Dinah J. Darby 1977-86
Kevin Stevenson 1987-94
Rosemary Jones 1994-99
Meredith Ebbin 1999-2003
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