A First Timer's Guide to Visiting Bermuda

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Advisor - Carissa Bartoli
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Carissa Bartoli

  • Bermuda

  • Active Travel

  • Arts & Culture

  • Beaches

  • Boutique Travel

  • Couples Travel

  • Coast

  • Relaxation

  • Outdoors

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Curator’s statement

The land of turquoise water and pink sand, Bermuda is an island like no other. A mix of European culture and lots of island flare makes this island a spectacular place to visit. Around every corner, you will find something even more breathtaking between the pastel houses, boat lined marinas and picturesque sunsets. Bermuda is not an island to miss.

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Where to stay in Bermuda

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Things to do in Bermuda

Crystal and Fantasy Caves in Bermuda.

To visit

St George - This town is made of us colorful historic building, lots of boutique shopping and quant restaurants. Strolling around the town of St George is a lovely way to spend a day. Don't forget to visit St. Peter's Church which is one of the oldest churches in the Western Hemisphere.

Blue Hole Park - A bit hard to find but totally worth it. This nature reserve is known for its dense foliage, unmarked paths, numerous caves and serene lagoon. Stroll through the dense foliage and find the beginner-friendly cliffs to jump into the lagoon from.

Tours

Crystal and Fantasy Caves - These caves are so beautiful! They feature stunning azure underground pools and incredible formations of every size and shape imaginable. Book your 30 minute tour in advance since each tours are only held in small groups. Walking uphill is required to leave the cave, I would only recommend if you are comfortable walking at an incline.

Beaches

These are some of Bermuda's most famous pink sand beaches. All of these beaches are breathtaking and great options to visit:

  • Elbow Beach

  • Warwick Long Bay

  • Horseshoe Bay

  • Tobacco Bay

Boating

ÜberVida - Their sunset cruise was one of the highlights of our trip. There was a bar and DJ on the boat which gave lots of energy to the experience.

Zara Luxury Catamaran Excursion - If you are looking for a half-day boat day, I would suggest doing a Zara Luxury Catamaran Excursion which is one of the best ways to get on the water and explore the ocean

Local Art Galleries

Bermuda has a thriving and diverse art sense that is a must to visit while on the island.

Places to eat & drink in Bermuda

An outdoor restaurant under a balcony just beside the sea.

Lunch and Dinner

The Cloud at The Waterfront - Mix of cafe style and fine dining, The Cloud is a airy bistro with fresh local flavors and great cocktails.

1609 Bar And Restaurant - This chic, waterfront restaurant stars fresh local catch prepared in a fusion of island and Latin flavors. Besides the incredibly delicious food, this place offers undisrupted sunset views.

The Terrace on Front Street - Great casual spot to grab a fish sandwich or tacos and take in the breathtaking views of the Hamilton Marina. They also have a list of awesome craft cocktails and specials almost everyday.

Sea Breeze Lounge and Terrace - This oceanfront wooden gazebo vibes a perfect view of Elbow Beach as you sit back and enjoy their sushi focused menu.

Village Pantry - Filled with healthy, nutritious and beautifully plated locally sourced product. The level of detail for everything they server is spectacular.

The Swizzle Inn Pub and Restaurant - An absolute mush go! The Swizzle Inn is the "Home of the Rum Swizzle" which is very, very delicious. Their famous Blue Hole Fish Sandwich, Bermuda Fish Chowder and Wahoo Nuggets were so tasty I went back twice.

Dinner

Intrepid Bermuda - A gorgeous new restaurant on the island! This upscale steak, seafood and raw bar restaurant, offers a contemporary twist on the classic American. The Crab Cake and Lemon Meringue Cheesecake are an absolute must.

The Pink Beach Club - Located in The Loren Hotel, The Pink Beach Club is one of the most beautiful restaurants on the island. Located at ocean level, The Pink Beach Club is everything you want in an ocean front restaurant.

Cocktails

The Birdcage - A new rooftop cocktail bar and lounge brings a fun twist to classic British cocktails and local favorites. Lots of fun vibes, highly recommend.

Coffee and ice cream

Brew - Located in Downtown Hamilton, Brew is always busy. From having great coffee to local beer and yummy pastries, this is a favorite spot to anyone who visits.

Meltdown Ice Cream - A quant ice cream parlor serving fun local flavors like Rum N' Raisin, Dark N' Stormy and Bermuda Triangle.

Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour - Located across the street from The Swizzle Inn, Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour had some of the creamiest homemade ice cream I've ever had.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Natalie Kurtzman’s guide, A Relaxing Luxury Vacation in Bermuda.



Advisor - Carissa Bartoli

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