With summer upon us and vacation days burning a hole in our pockets, look to Bermuda for the luxurious escape you didn’t know you needed. Open and ready for visitors, Bermuda has the one-of-a-kind experiences we are looking for this summer. Located only a 90 minute flight away from New York, it’s the perfect island for a getaway.
The world is your oyster in this pink-sand haven with activities ranging from fearless cliff diving, to subterranean spas, to the freshest seafood at oceanside tables. The pleasures of Bermuda are within your reach.
With five-star hotels and ample vacation rentals, Bermuda has you covered when it comes to places to stay. But what if you could rent an island as your hideaway? Yes, an island off of the mainland of Bermuda for your own personal sanctuary. Look no further than Hawkins Island, one of the most über-luxurious vacation experiences unique to Bermuda. Enjoy incomparable splendor, tranquility, and calming ocean views on this sought-after 25-acre private island that includes two unparalleled extravagant estates that sleep a total of 16 guests. With inclusive amenities provided–it might be hard to leave.
Swing by one of Bermuda’s coffee shops to partake in the local roasts and baked goods. Check out the coffee, scones, muffins, and biscotti at Rock Island Coffee, before setting out to explore the railway trail.
Start your morning in Bermuda with a bike ride or hike along the Bermuda Railway Trail. What once served as the island’s main form of transportation, has been turned into an 18 mile scenic path that spans the island. Enjoy the island’s natural beauty and Bermudian flora and fauna on two wheels.
End your perfect day on the island with the best Bermudian dishes indoor or al-fresco at Marée at The Loren at Pink Beach. A prime choice for your first nighttime dining experience with a gorgeous ocean atmosphere, this top restaurant showcases flavors from local farmers, fishermen, and island partners. Stop by the Swizzle Inn before heading back to your abode to sip on one of the island’s most famous staples, a Rum Swizzle.
Take to the seas
Enjoy a peaceful morning with a home-cooked meal from one of Bermuda’s talented private chefs. Indulge in some of the island's summer treats like honey, goat cheese and passion fruit, providing the perfect base for a busy day.
Take your exploring from land to sea with a private charter on one of Bermuda’s beautiful vessels. From catamarans to superyachts, sailboats to fishing charters, there are countless ways to explore marine life and ocean treasures of the island. Create unforgettable memories as you glide through the crystal clear waves and experience unmatched vistas of the North Atlantic Ocean on one of Thinking of Bermuda’s vessels—ranging from 30-foot boats to 100-foot luxury yachts. Get the opportunity to snorkel coral reefs and shipwrecks that you’ll only find in Bermuda, or anchor off on a private beach.
Delight in the tastes of the sea for dinner at one of Bermuda’s top seafood restaurants, many featuring menus with catch-of-the-day. Bermudian chefs let local flavors sing when it comes to their signature dishes. Head to the Barracuda Grill, a stylish restaurant in the midst of downtown Hamilton. Esteemed Chef Derek Myers designed an aromatic menu of seafood dishes like yellowfin tuna and oysters and fresh meat cuts.
Top the night off with a cocktail from one of The City of Hamilton’s speakeasies and cocktail bars on Chancery Lane; or experience the sound of Bermuda’s live music from one of the island's own at the Pickled Onion or The Hog Penny.
Indulge in some R&R and retail therapy
Refresh and reset with a one-of-a-kind spa day at Natura Spa at The Caves at Grotto Bay Beach Resort. Enjoy a deep-tissue couples massage, rejuvenating facial, or float on the subterranean lake in crystal clear, electric-blue water; all part of the hidden underground grottos of Prospero's Cave and Cathedral Cave.
And if time and mindspace allow, take a stroll through Bermuda’s capital and the epicenter of art, culture, heritage, international business, and Bermudian tradition, the City of Hamilton.
Engross yourself in local and international fine art at the Bermuda National Gallery before making your way to the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club which houses one of the most acclaimed modern art collections on the island with pieces by Andy Warhol, Banksy, and Nelson Mandela. Craving more? Your day of exploring downtown is not over yet. Treat yourself to some retail therapy at Urban Cottage and exquisite jewelry pieces at Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery.
Travel with confidence and comfort
We know that hesitancy may surround travel as we enter our post-COVID world, but remain assured that Bermuda has maintained a safe travel environment for all of its visitors. The island has taken the necessary and mandatory precautions to ensure your health and safety during your visit, so you can travel confidently and enjoy every moment during your escape to bliss. Find more information about Bermuda’s up-to-date travel protocol and testing guidelines here.
To learn more and start planning your trip to Bermuda today, visit gotobermuda.com.