An Instagram tour of Bermuda

Bermuda

We arrived on Bermuda ready to fall in love with the island. After all, we were celebrating our 13-year anniversary and had romance on our minds. Bermuda seemed like the perfect place to escape to and indulge in, and I had been steadily dreaming about this destination for a few months, finding it impossible to think of traveling anywhere else but there.

As soon as we landed, I knew I was in trouble, photo-wise. I would be snapping photos like a maniac and apologized in advance on Instagram for the insane amount of pictures I would end up sharing.

What can I say? Bermuda is drop-dead gorgeous.

Here’s a Instagram tour of this stunning island.

Arriving on Bermuda

As we drove from the airport to our beautiful resort, the Fairmont Southampton on the island’s gorgeous South Coast, we caught a glimpse of one on Bermuda’s most beautiful, longest beach, Warwick Long Bay. At this moment, as I snapped a picture through the bus window, I knew I had landed on a piece of paradise.

Bermuda

We reached the hotel’s private beach and stood gazing at the horizon with our feet in the water. We were here!

Bermuda

Hamilton and around

Waking up early the following day, we headed for Hamilton, the island’s capital, to walk around town. We then caught a local bus to the impressive Crystal Caves, and finished our outing with dark n’stormy ice cream from Bailey’s parlour.

Bermuda

Bermuda

Bermuda

Heading back to our hotel, we slipped on our bathing suits and headed for the prettiest of Bermuda’s beaches, Horseshoe Bay Beach. We found a quiet spot in between huge boulders and swam in the warm water until the sun came down, then took a long walk on the deserted beach. It was idyllic.

Bermuda

Bermuda

St. George

On the next morning, after eating breakfast on our private balcony, we headed for the town of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage site on the island’s East End. We wandered the streets looking for the best and most colorful architecture, than made our way on foot to Fort St. Catherine, stopping on the way to swim at Tobacco Bay and deserted, tranquil coves.

Bermuda

Bermuda

Bermuda

Bermuda

Bermuda

We ended the day taking a long stroll on Horseshoe Bay Beach, watching the last bathers as the sun set and the sea changed colors.

Bermuda

Beaches!

On the next day, not one bit tired of the island’s stunning beaches, we headed for Elbow Beach, a stunning strait of white sand on the island’s South Coast. The day was windy and the waves were strong, but we still took a dip in the ocean and walked the length of this beautiful beach.

Bermuda

Bermuda

We then took a bus back to our hotel, passing colorful architecture on the way, and the cutest little church I have ever seen.

Bermuda

Back to our hotel’s private beach, we swam in the ocean for a while and enjoyed ice cream from the busy stand at nearby Horseshoe Bay, then walked our usual end-of-day stroll on the beach. We were certainly getting used to this gorgeous setting, stopping every few feet to enjoy the view.

Bermuda

Bermuda

Bermuda

And even more beaches

On our last full day, we packed a picnic and proceeded to walk on as many South Coast beaches as we could, climbing the many boulders that separate the strands of sand and braving the huge waves when access from one to another was too difficult. From Horseshoe Beach, we crossed all the way to Warwick Long Bay, which we first caught a glimpse of when we arrived on our first day.

Bermuda

Bermuda

We then went to Hamilton one last time to wander around town, then if was already time for our last blue hour stroll on Horseshoe Bay Beach.

Bermuda

Bermuda

Alas, it was time to say goodbye to our new favorite island. One thing is certain: we’ll be back for sure.

Bermuda

 

28 Comments

  • Wow, this looks like paradise! You’ve definitely sparked a wanderlust to visit here! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply January 22, 2016

      Catherine

      Oh, it IS paradise, believe me. So glad to know my photos make you want to visit 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by Rachel!

  • Reply January 22, 2016

    Vicki

    What stunning photos! I’ve never been to Bermuda – or any of the Caribbean islands – so I definitely get holiday envy when I see your posts!
    I almost wish that I had a larger screen so I don’t have to scroll to see the whole of each photo – but that is just my silly small computer!
    Happy Travels 🙂

    -Vicki
    http://www.maketimetoseetheworld.com

    • Reply January 24, 2016

      Catherine

      Thank you so much Vicki! The islands are stunning. I hope you get to travel to the Caribbean or Bermuda soon!

  • Reply January 22, 2016

    Charles McCool

    lovely photos. I have not been to Bermuda and this post is evidence that I should visit.

    • Reply January 24, 2016

      Catherine

      Oh, totally! You must!

  • Reply January 24, 2016

    Corinne

    Wow! Those beaches, water, rocks are stunning. Up until the last few photos I was thinking you must have gone during low season because there weren’t many people…then no. I would love to go still, lots of people or not. It looks relaxing and fun!

    • Reply January 24, 2016

      Catherine

      Hi Corinne! Yes, everything is absolutely stunning in Bermuda. Lots of tourists or not, it is a perfect destination!

  • Reply January 24, 2016

    Donna Long

    beautiful pictures! This was a great read! 🙂

    • Reply January 27, 2016

      Catherine

      Thank you very much Donna!

  • Reply January 27, 2016

    Nancy

    I have never been to Bermuda…Yet. After looking at all your photo’s looks like we are going to have to visit sometime in the near future!

    • Reply January 27, 2016

      Catherine

      Oh you should Nancy! Bermuda is breathtakingly beautiful!

  • Reply February 12, 2016

    Tarah Vongbouthdy

    So gorgeous!! We’ve been wanting to go, and this post made us want to book a trip NOW!

    • Reply February 18, 2016

      Catherine

      YAY! You totally should!! 😀

  • Reply February 12, 2016

    Ashfaq

    wow Awesome, Some really really great shots of Bermuda, I wonder how you take image of the airplane in the last. 🙂

    • Reply February 13, 2016

      Catherine

      Thank you very much Ashfaq!

  • Reply March 30, 2016

    Svet Dimitrov

    Toutes tes photos sont magnifique, Catherine! I am flabbergasted. C’est temps de réserver mes billets!

    Great job. It really is a piece of paradise!

    • Reply March 31, 2016

      Catherine

      Thank you SO much Svet! J’apprécie beaucoup que tu aies pris le temps de me laisser un commentaire 😀 Bermuda est un endroit absolument sublime, je suis contente que tu aies aimé mes photos!

  • Reply March 30, 2016

    Sara Broers

    Thanks for inspiring me, as I have not been to Bermuda and NOW I want to go!

    • Reply March 31, 2016

      Catherine

      Glad to know I’ve done my job well Sara!! 😀

  • Reply March 31, 2016

    MariaAbroad

    Wow, those pictures are stunning. Thanks for taking me on a little daydream as I wait patiently for the weekend 🙂 Beach and sun for all!!!

    • Reply April 3, 2016

      Catherine

      Thank you so much Maria! Bermuda is SO photogenic. Beach and sun for all indeed!! 😀

  • Reply April 2, 2016

    Priya

    Stunning pictures.. Wish I could pack and leave for Bermuda right now!

    • Reply April 3, 2016

      Catherine

      Thank you very much Priya! Wish I could too 😉

  • Reply April 15, 2016

    The Curious Creature

    Beautiful beaches! Never been but it’s on the list 🙂

    • Reply April 25, 2016

      Catherine

      Yes, the beaches are simply gorgeous!

  • Reply June 30, 2016

    Devesh Sharma

    Been to Virgin Islands and Jamaica, but never been to Bermuda. Definitely on my list after seeing your pictures. Beautiful!

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