Want luxury, indulgence and relaxation on your honeymoon? Then look no further than the beautiful island of Bermuda. Enjoy your fair share of pampering at exquisite hotels and spend your days wandering the cobbled streets of historic Town of St George. Or if its beach-time you want, explore the island and discover the blush-pink sandy cove at Gates Bay, surrounded by the balmy waters of the Atlantic.
The best time to visit Bermuda is during the summer season, which spans from April to October when temperatures average around 29°C. The winter season, from November to March, tends to be quieter with a daily of 21°C resulting in cooler water temperatures.
L.F. Wade International is the main airport serving flights into Bermuda. You can expect to spend around £600-£700 per adult on the airfare. It only takes 7 hours to get there on a direct British Airways flight from London Gatwick. A flight from any other UK airport will take you twice the time; however stopover options include New York, Amsterdam and Atlanta.
Bermuda is famous for its world-championship golf courses – should you fancy a round or two – whilst water-sports fans can enjoy snorkelling, diving in Bermuda’s crystal clear waters, water-skiing and a range of other high-adrenalin activities. Horseback tours are also available as an alternative way to explore the island’s world famous beaches.
For couples keen to enjoy Bermuda’s gorgeous views, a gentle stroll along the island’s secluded Railway Trail offers stunning shots of both coastline and Bermuda’s lush forests. The ‘Moongate’ (horseshoe-shaped arches) found in gardens all over the island are said to bring prosperity. Couples are encouraged to walk through the limestone archways, make a wish and seal it with a kiss.
If it’s culture that captures your imagination, then look no further than the historic Town of St George and the Royal Naval Dockyard. Dockyard also houses weekly music and entertainment festivals throughout the summer, where everyone joins together to celebrate Bermuda’s rich culture and heritage.
Finally, for couples in search of that extra special indulgent experience, many of the resorts on the island offer luxurious award winning spas with a range of renowned beauty and health treatments to enjoy. The perfect end to a perfect holiday – and the best way to relax before your flight back to home!
Hamilton and St George town offer a good choice of dining options, and several of Bermuda’s best restaurants are situated within hotels; Café Lido at the Elbow Beach Hotel, Waterlott Inn at the Fairmont Southampton and Barracuda Grill to name but a few. Bermudiana at the Pink Beach Club & Cottages offers a French and Caribbean menu plus a breathtaking view while you dine. The dress code there is formal and for the gentlemen, a jacket is required.
Café Coco at Coco Reef Resort is another gem offering spectacular south shore views and exquisite cuisine. Enjoy a leisurely luncheon on the terrace or savour a romantic dinner by candlelight. We also recommend a visit to La Vista Bar for a refreshing cocktail in this beautiful ocean front venue.
Where to stay
For a unique hotel that offers a uniquely Bermudian experience, Rosedon has an excellent reputation and is a charming, intimate, boutique hotel, centrally located within walking distance of the main city, Hamilton. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the private pool offers a quiet place to relax and gives one the feel of being in a country estate. Choose to get the ‘real feel’ of Bermuda by being spoiled by their long serving Bermudian staff.
Stay at the Reefs Hotel & Club and enjoy ocean views from private outdoor Jacuzzis along with attentive service and award winning cuisine. The Reef’s all-inclusive honeymoon package includes complementary spa treatments and a romantic dinner for two on the beach. Resort facilities also include three restaurants, two bars, a freshwater infinity pool, two tennis courts, a fitness centre and bike hire.
Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa is the island’s only resort catering exclusively to adults. This hidden gem offers 30-acres flawlessly situated on the west coast of Bermuda, surrounded by five private beaches, oodles of privacy plus factor-in old-world charm, historic cottages and impeccable service. Romantic indulgences include moonlight dinners on a secluded beach; plush oceanfront cottage suites with private plunge pools; award-winning spa; and champagne picnic lunches in a tropical garden hideaway.
The Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda Resort has been described as the ‘summit of luxury’. Perched on Bermuda’s stunning south shore with miles of pink sand beaches, the Fairmont Southampton offers exquisite guestrooms, award-winning spa facilities, an 18-hole par-three championship Golf Course and an impressive range of restaurants.
Tucker’s Point is a 240-acre resort with breathtaking vistas of Castle Harbour, Harrington Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. It offers classic British sea-side style rooms and suites along with Bermuda’s longest private pink-sand beach and a 12,000-square foot spa!