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A Moongate Itinerary
Bermuda is made for romance, from the famous pink sand beaches to resorts that will help set the mood by arranging candlelit dinners on the beach and couple’s treatments in world-class spas. Lauren Maggard of JetSet World Travel has created a three-day itinerary that will take you to the island’s most romantic spots. She’s named her trip after Bermuda’s many moongates. These freestanding gates of Chinese design were originally imported to the island in the 19th-century. They dot the island’s gardens and are said to bring good luck to newlyweds who walk through them.
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    Day 1
    Romantic Retreat
    Lauren recently booked a couple who celebrated their 20th anniversary in Bermuda, a Water View Suite at Cambridge Beaches. Your home during your stay in Bermuda is just steps away from one of the resort’s four beaches. Get settled and enjoy some time exploring the resort before heading out on a sail around the island when you can toast the sunset and your sweetheart with a rum swizzle.
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    Day 2
    Head South
    Today, a guide will meet you on the south shore for a horseback ride along the south shore, with a stop at Warwick Long Bay, one of the island’s most picturesque beaches. After your ride, head to The Dining Room at the Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse for lunch at the gourmet restaurant in this historic building. Then head to the Royal Naval Dockyard and get lost in the romance of the sea at the National Museum of Bermuda, with its artifacts speaking to the life of sailors and treasures like the Tucker’s Cross, recovered from a Spanish galleon. You’ll get back to Cambridge Beaches in time for sunset and then dinner at the Breezes restaurant.
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    Day 3
    Spa and Shopping
    Ease into the day at the Cambridge Beaches’ spa. The Couples Spa Morning package includes 80-minute aromatherapy massages and Ocean Spa pedicures. In the afternoon, head into Bermuda’s capital, Hamilton, for shopping. At Bluck’s—purveyors to the British royal family—choose from a dazzling range of china and crystal. The Emporium, also on Front Street, is home to jewelers and antique stores where you can find a memento of your time on the island. A short 10-minute cab ride will take you to a final, magical dinner at Beau Rivage, one of Lauren’s favorite restaurants. Here, classic French cuisine is served with views of the harbor and the Hamilton skyline.