Whether it’s your first time vacationing with a new partner, you’re celebrating an anniversary, or simply looking to enjoy life together someplace transporting, Bermuda is the perfect destination for romance. Relax on the pink sands of Horseshoe Bay Beach, enjoy a private cave massage at Natura Spa, and get your heart racing with a Jet Ski excursion.
ItineraryPLAN YOUR TRIP
Day 1:Snorkeling at Tobacco Bay and a dinner to remember
If you’ve arrived early enough, sneak in a first-day snorkeling session at Tobacco Bay Beach, a five-minute stroll from the hotel, where a calm and sheltered natural lagoon attracts colorful parrot fish and other tropical denizens and is as clear as a swimming pool for swimming.
Later, enjoy French-Continental fare at one of Bermuda’s most historic and atmospheric restaurants, Tom Moore’s Tavern. It’s the island’s oldest restaurant, housed inside a building that dates to 1652. Enjoy dinner inside or on the pretty patio overlooking Walsingham Bay, and be sure to try signature dishes like the rack of lamb and a heaping bowl of mussels.
Day 2:Exploring St. George’s and adventures by water
Treat your senses to the fragrances of Bermuda at Lili Bermuda Perfumery. On Saturdays, you can even bottle up your singular scent during a regular workshop here where you can learn the art of perfume-making and take home your unique Bermuda-inspired perfume.
Ready for lunch? Make it breezy, casual, and local right in St. George’s at Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio, where there’s fresh spiny lobster on the menu from September through March and you simply must try the famous Bermuda fish chowder.
Spend the rest of your day choosing your fun out on Bermuda’s beautiful waters. Kinezumi Water Sports can take you out on Jet Skis with detours to snorkel among tropical fish. Blue Hole Water Sports on Grotto Bay is the place to rent your Boston Whaler to explore or get some exercise by hiring a kayak and snorkeling gear for a romantic adventure.
Day 3:Hit the road to visit beaches and caves
Take your time to pull over for the views as you make the leisurely drive along Bermuda’s South Coast, known for some of the island’s most spectacular pink-sand beaches. Stroll the coastal trail at South Shore Park hand-in-hand then descend to the crescent sweep at Horseshoe Bay Beach for a swim. The water is crystal clear and you can rent everything from beach chairs and boogie boards to snorkel gear.
Nearby Warwick Long Bay is another Bermuda beach stunner worth stopping at for sand that stretches for half a mile and offers particularly fine snorkeling among clouds of colorful fish. Continue your road trip west from there, too, to the beachfront West Whale Bay Park, where passing humpbacks are commonly seen during March and April’s migration season.
For a distinctive photo moment, seek out Bermuda’s arched good-luck charms called Moongates, with more than 40 examples of the stone structures found around the island at parks and on the grounds of hotels, among other spots. Later in the day, if you still have some energy to spare, consider a cooking class during which you’ll make your own island-inspired dinner with Tyka Edness.
Day 4:Explore caves, get a massage, and toast to a fabulous time
Bring your bathing suit along for a visit to the Caves at Grotto Bay Beach Resort, where you can dip into cool waters within the ancient grotto of Cathedral Cave. Within Prospero’s Cave, right nearby and with a backdrop of glowing blue-green water, you can enjoy a couple’s massage at Natura Spa for one of the most unforgettable wellness experiences ever.
On your way back to the hotel later, stop off at the Swizzle Inn. Bermuda’s oldest restaurant, it’s housed inside a 17th-century roadhouse and famous for being the place where the country’s national cocktail–the tropical fruit- and rum-forward Rum Swizzle–was first made. Toast to a romantic vacation for the books and, hopefully, a return trip soon.