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.
We reached the hotel’s private beach and stood gazing at the horizon with our feet in the water. We were here!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We then took a bus back to our hotel, passing colorful architecture on the way, and the cutest little church I have ever seen.
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.
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.
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.
Alas, it was time to say goodbye to our new favorite island. One thing is certain: we’ll be back for sure.