Bermuda

Bermuda- New Yrs 2010 020.jpgView from the Reefs hotel

My BFF, champagne drinking partner in crime has lived in Bermuda for the last 10 years so this is a place that I have visited over and over again since she moved there in 2007. As of this post, I have been to Bermuda 17 times and will continue to update this page with my absolute favorite things to do while visiting the island!

I have been to the island nearly every time of year so Bermuda isn’t just a summer destination, especially if you are looking for a long weekend getaway. Bermuda is in a league of its own compared to other Caribbean islands that I have visited, not only is it gorgeous but it is easy to get around, safe and most importantly, Bermuda is only a 2 hour flight from the East Coast! I have never stayed in a hotel while visiting Bermuda so this post will largely include things to do and places to eat.

Beaches:

  • Tuckers Point – can only go if staying there or with a member (lucky me!)

IMG_1089.JPGTucker’s Point Beach Club

IMG_1092.JPGLounging at Tucker’s Point adult pool!

  • Elbow Beach – good snorkeling right off the beach
  • Jobson’s Cove / Warwick long bay – very pink sand & cool caves

4th of July in Bermuda 018.jpgChecking out Jobson’s Cove!

  • Horseshoe Bay – big beach with a café – can be more crowded if the cruise ships are in (but you can rent chairs)
  • Church Bay – smaller less crowded beach at the end of South Shore Rd – known for snorkeling
  • John Smith’s Bay – located on the south shore, it is a local’s favorite

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Restaurants:

Dinner: 

In Town (in no particular order):

  • Marcus – at Hamilton Princess Hotel

20170616_235919694_iOS.jpgView of the Hamilton Princess harbor while eating dinner at Marcus

  • 1609 – at Hamilton Princess Hotel (nice open air on the water) – also good for lunch

IMG_1723.JPGView from 1609

  • Harbourfront – on the edge of town – can sit outside on the water – great sushi
  • Harry’s – also a good lunch spot overlooking the Hamilton Harbor
  • Red – sit on the patio – fun bar scene on Friday nights
  • Port O’Call – sit on the patio to observe the action on Front street

Out of Town (in no particular order):

  • Lido or Mickey’s – both on the beach at Elbow Beach Resort – Mickeys is more casual and right on the beach – Lido is fancier and just overlooking the beach. There is also Sea Breeze there for tapas and cocktails.
  • Hamilton Princess Beach Club – this is a great location right on the beach and has a fantastic play area for kids

IMG_1719.JPGSunset dinner along the shoreline at HPBC

  • Blu – great all around menu and good harbor views (request a table by the window for the sunset)
  • Waterlot Inn – part of the Southampton Hotel, steak house – fancier inside with live music outside in summer
  • Four Ways – a little fancier/old Bermuda style – excellent souffles for dessert
  • The Ocean Club at the Southampton Princess and is right on the water

IMG_1170.JPGLunch with a view at The Ocean Club!

  • The Dining Room at Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse – great to sit outside if weather is nice

IMG_1182.JPGOutside dining at Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse

IMG_1193.JPGAfter dinner group shot at Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse

  • The Loren – has a good restaurant overlooking the beach

20170616_232029186_iOS.jpgSunset at The Pink Beach Club at The Loren 

Lunch (more casual):

In Town (in no particular order):

  • Harry’s on the water in town – nice to sit outside there
  • Pickled Onion – sit on the patio overlooking Front Street and the Harbor
  • Hog Penny – famous Bermuda Pub with live music – Cheers bar modeled after this
  • Devil’s Isle – right in town so location is central – can sit on the patio but no water views or anything

Out of Town (in no particular order):

  • Swizzle Inn – for lunch or cocktails – there are two locations, I prefer the South Shore one vs. the one by the airport – Swizzle in, swagger out!
  • Breezes at Cambridge Beaches – kind of a hike but nice to sit on the beach if you’re out in the Dockyards area (adults only!)

4th of July in Bermuda 024.jpgView from Breezes

  • Village Pantry – good brunch spot in Flatts near the Zooquarium; near the airport

Other Activities:

IMG_1140.JPGChartering our own boat!

4th of July in Bermuda 065.jpgGetting driven around on the Ana Luna catamaran is nice too!

  • Kayaking/Snorkeling off Elbow Beach
  • Renting Scooters to cover more of the island by bike
  • Railway Trail – this is really nice if you want to go for a walk – some hotels also can hook you up with bicycle rentals
  • St. George’s – this is a nice old town – you can do historical tour’s of St. George’s which are really interesting, or go for the photo op below

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  • Sea Glass Beach – if you’re in St. George you might want to check out this beach at the Fort Alexander Battery

4th of July in Bermuda 082.jpgCollecting sea glass!

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