“You can go to heaven if you want. I’d rather stay in Bermuda.”— Mark Twain
Tied to the stigma of unexplainable disappearances, Bermuda has long been associated with the conspiracy of the triangular region bounded by Miami and Puerto Rico in the North Atlantic Ocean. However, this British Overseas territory is more than a mystery.
Home to one of the world’s most expensive cities, Hamilton, Bermuda is truly spectacular. Let the pristine, pastel buildings beneath white-stepped rooftops lead the way through the picturesque isle.
Wake up at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa
At the tip of the island, on the west coast, sits the Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa. Coral cottages are planted throughout the resort, set between the manicured putting greens and majestic, windswept palm trees.
Awaken at dawn and watch as pink clouds appear amidst the fiery orange streaks in the powdery blue sky. fancy being the first to leave a trail in the fresh white sand? A sunrise swim to remember at the resort’s private beach, Breezes. If you’re lucky, you might also catch the sea turtles whilst they’re still at shore.
In addition to Breezes, there are three other private beaches and two private coves at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa. Boasting water views in all but one of their rooms, the property has undergone renovation, introducing new contemporary art deco interiors to add a fresh breath of life to a heritage island gem, steeped with tradition.
Retaining remnants of 300-year-old beams, Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa was the first of its kind to take up the cottage style. This year, they celebrate 100 years of admirable service.
As you head to breakfast, you will be greeted with the sound of boisterous Great Kiskadees. The chirpy, yellow-bellied birds are found all over the island and make for a pretty sight.
30 Kings Point Road Somerset MA, 02, Bermuda
Tour of St George’s Parish
Uncover Bermuda’s rich history as the well-versed Kristin White takes you on a fascinating walking tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the former capital, St. George’s.
The island and its stories are shaped by the land, the people and their history. As you visit the town’s highly symbolic landmarks, you begin to understand the island’s multicultural influences, particularly: British, American, Spanish and African.
Lunch at Wahoo’s
Located in the centre of town, with panoramic views of the harbour is Wahoo’s Bistro and Patio, an island favourite with a culinary philosophy of local, seasonal and fresh fish. Featuring weekly specials and a ‘Local catch of the day’, enjoy a traditional Bermudian lunch with a twist, from a diverse team who each lends a pinch of authenticity to the menus.
36 Water St, St.George’s GE 05, Bermuda
Crystal and Fantasy Caves
Simply breathtaking. Formed over millions of years, the Crystal and Fantasy Caves are one of Bermuda’s most awe-inspiring attractions. A ‘natural wonder’ featuring glistening clear, turquoise underground pools display a magnifying effect of waters deeper than can be seen.
With wax-like formations of every size and shape imaginable, one cave kiss from above, into the waters creates a beautiful ripple, one cave kiss on you, however, grants a finer gesture… ten years of good luck.
8 Crystal Caves Road, Hamilton Parish CR 04, Bermuda
Relax at The Loren Hotel and Pink Beach Club
Setting a new standard for contemporary luxury in Bermuda, The Loren Hotel is an upscale, boutique hotel, exclusively located in Tucker’s Town. Perched on the cliff’s edge, the hotel boasts eight acres of a stunning cerulean coastal landscape with crystal clear tropical waters that lap against the pink sandy beach.
Offering first-rate service, the Loren Hotel has 45 ultra-modern terraced rooms and villas with ocean views. Their scented hallways evoke serenity through exceptional interiors, showcasing an international gallery of contemporary art.
Standout features at the hotel include carved sand wood furnishing, a floating, spiral glass staircase and floor-to-ceiling panel windows offering sweeping ocean views. Effortless, elevated luxury.
The Pink Beach Club has two heated swimming pools overlooking the ocean, one of which is an adults-only infinity pool. A palette of pale greys, duck egg and natural woods are reflected throughout the exterior, including the sun-loungers, soft seating area and cabanas.
116 South Rd, Tucker’s Town HS 01, Bermuda
Fine Dining at Huckleberry
As the sun gives way to nightfall, head to Huckleberry, located in the main house of the Rosedon’s Hotel in Hamilton. With its sea-and-farm-to-table philosophy, this refined Relais & Châteaux restaurant offers a fine dining experience on the grand front porch.
Opt for the Tuckers Farm Goat Cheese Tortelloni with Shrimp that is served with Butternut Squash Puree, Truffle Emulsion and a Fermented Mushroom Sauce. Possibly the best pasta you will ever taste in your life.
61 Pitts Bay Rd, Hamilton, Bermuda
Take an after-dinner stroll to Front Street, the heart of the city, and party the night away. Listen to the frogs take over the birds in song, undeniably stating their presence, a memorable sound that you will soon grow fond of and truly miss.