Heading to Bermuda for the first time? Get ready to swim in crystal clear turquoise water, dine on fantastic food, and relax at 5-star hotels. Not only is Bermuda gorgeous with plenty to see and do, but it is only a quick flight from the east coast of North America. From Toronto you can get there in a direct flight.
See + Do
Horseshoe Bay Beach – rated one of the best beaches in the world Horseshoe Bay Beach is the most famous beach in Bermuda.
Ocean Club Beach – a gorgeous private beach for those staying at the Fairmont Southhampton hotel. Here you will find hammocks floating over the water, and pool floats available free to use. My favorite beach spot in Bermuda as there are fewer crowds and plenty of amenities such as lockers and free lemon water.
Elbow Beach – not far from Horseshoe Bay Beach it is another gorgeous beach that has less tourist than Horseshoe Bay.
Tobacco Bay – a public beach near St. George that is great for snorkeling and has calm water.
Dreu’s Bay – a tiny beach spot that is popular for couples to go to for a private beach spot.
Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse – the highest point in Bermuda provides a 360 lookout point of the island.
City of Hamilton – head to Front Street to find shopping and restaurants. Here you can find stores selling Bermuda shorts, pink sand jewelry, and locally made perfume at Lili Bermuda.
St. George – the former capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site (read my detailed guide on what to do in St. George).
Crystal and Fantasy Caves – one of the most popular tourist attractions, go underground and tour the caves
Grotto Bay Beach Resort + Spa – treat yourself to a luxurious one-of-a-kind massage in a cabana over water within a cave.
Boating – book a boat tour to go out snorkeling and/or yachting.
Eat & Drink
1609 Resturant – With large windows and an outdoor patio 1609 Resturant offers an exceptional view of the water and offers terrific fresh seafood
Marcus’ Bermuda – The only celebrity restaurant on the island, it is helmed by Marcus Samuelsson winner of Top Chef Masters and chef of New York’s Red Rooster. Go to enjoy island flavors such as the cornbread, fish chowder bites, and lobster tacos.
Devils Isle Cafe – The perfect spot for a healthy breakfast go to enjoy the avocado on toast and healthy smoothies.
Woodys’ Sports Bar – A popular spot with the locals who go to get a Wahoo fish sandwich (served on raisin bread) to go.
Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio – Wahoo’s has a large patio with a view of the water, go to try a Rum Swizzle or Dark and Stormy (the national drinks) with some Wahoo tacos or Wahoo nuggets.
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club – located in Hamilton it is a short walk from nearby shopping. While not located on a beach it offers an amazing infinity pool and a free beach shuttle. The Hamilton Princess also offers outstanding restaurants Marcus’s and 1609 on site.
Fairmont Southhampton – Fairmont Southhampton has their own gorgeous private beach which you can reach using the hotel’s shuttle bus. Located outside of the city the hotel offers a free ferry ride into Hamilton.
The Loren at Pink Beach – the ultra luxurious and modern hotel is the place of dreams with modern decor and plenty of poolside cabanas.
City of Hamilton – Front Street
View from top of Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse
Boating around Bermuda
Enjoying a Rum Swizzle on the water
Ocean Club Beach
Wahoo’s Bistro and Patio