Spotlight on Bermuda

03 October 2017

Hosting the America's Cup in June and a short hop from the USA, Bermuda is a spectacular blend of pink sand beaches, culture, and old-world charm.

It's a tropical paradise for everyone in the family and can easily be combined with a trip to America (flights from New York take around two hours)

Parents will love the friendly atmosphere and picture-perfect beaches while little ones can be occupied with outings to miniature golf, the aquarium and the Crystal Caves, to name a few.

Bermuda - pastel pink, green and blue

Aerial view of Bermuda

The Bermuda experience starts upon descent. You can catch a glimpse of the crescent-shaped island as the plane descends. This 21-square mile paradise is composed of 181 islands, and when approaching by air, the explosion of colours – vivid blues, greens and pastels – leaves no doubt that this is indeed a slice of heaven!

Beautiful pink sand beaches

Pink sands in Bermuda

Bermuda is a place where you can do anything or nothing at all. Kick back in the evening and listen to the tree frogs at night or settle down on one of the many secluded beaches with a book and take it all in.

There are many beaches to explore in Bermuda, all famous for the twinkling, pastel pink sands. Horseshoe Bay is stunning and consistently ranked as one of the top beaches in the world. And there are many more secluded gems where you might be one of only a couple of people in that spot, such as the beach on Cooper’s Island near Grotto Bay.

A bite to eat...

A Dark n Stormy cocktail in Bermuda

Hungry in St. George’s? A massive, tasty fish sandwich piled high from Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy is literally enough to feed two! Wahoo’s has fresh local fish (check out the baja-style tacos) and salads.

Ready for a tipple? The island’s signature cocktails are a Dark ‘n’ Stormy, made with Gosling’s Rum, or a Rum Swizzle from the Swizzle Inn.

If you don’t see Bermuda from the water, you’ve missed half the island!

SUP Paddleboarding in Bermuda

A trip to Bermuda isn't complete without sailing and water activities, especially as the prestigious America's Cup will be hosted here in June 2017.

There are lots of ways for you to access Bermuda’s beautiful waters, from simply taking an inexpensive ferry ride from Hamilton over to Dockyard for the afternoon or taking an immersive all-day boating excursion on Uber Vida. And don't miss snorkelling, paddleboarding or kayaking to experience the bright blue waters.

There’s something magical about the scent of the wind

St George's, Bermuda

Be sure to visit Lili Bermuda on Front Street or the Bermuda Perfumery in St. George’s where you can pick up a custom fragrance inspired by the island. You can also have tea or bring your own bottle of champagne to have in their lovely garden!

Rails to trails on Bermuda

The Railway Trail in Bermuda

The railway laid in the centre of the island in the 1940s has been transformed into the Bermuda Railway Trail, a chain of walks that run from one end of the island to the other. There are sections ranging from one to three miles and it's a lovely place for a bicycle ride. Make sure you request a map so you can learn all about the flora and fauna you're wandering past.

Hit the greens

Golf in Bermuda

Bermuda offers an incredible number of natural attractions such as pink beaches, coral reefs and diverse animal and plant species but the well-manicured golf courses with the flair of English country manors are an absolute highlight. At approximately 54 square kilometres, there are seven golf courses, marking Bermuda with the largest density of golf courses worldwide.

Green fairways, extraordinary undulating greens, unpredictable winds as well as water obstacles and hidden bunkers make golfing in Bermuda exciting and challenging.

Entertain little ones

Crystal Caves in Bermuda

If you're looking for outings to occupy children, this little island has plenty to do outside of the pink sands. Things to add to your activity list? Play a round of (miniature) golf at Bermuda Fun Golf. Hire bicycles and pedal along the Bermuda Railway Trail. Spot sharks in the safety of the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo or take a dip with dolphins at Discover Quest. Explore underground at the Crystal Caves, and learn about the past at the historic town of St.George.

Ready to explore this island paradise? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today to plan your trip to Bermuda!

 

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