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Bermuda, with its pink sand beaches, beautiful scenery and pastel colored buildings,  is one of the most romantic places on earth which is why it’s such a  popular for both weddings and honeymoons.

After the stress of the wedding planning and then the excitement of the wedding itself, you’ll be able to  relax and unwind on honeymoon in Bermuda and enjoy all that it has to offer.

Why Bermuda?

  • Bermuda is a paradise that’s close to home but so much more.  Just 2 hours from the East Coast with nonstop service from New York, Newark, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Miami, Bermuda is the perfect backdrop to the start of your lives together.
  • Honeymooners Good Luck Symbol;  A Moongate is a circular archway in a garden wall that acts as a pedestrian passageway.  It is a common sight to see in Bermudian architecture.   Legend has it that people who walk through a Moongate, especially young lovers and honeymooners, are blessed with good luck.
  • The world’s friendliest people live in Bermuda and they want to share their island and culture with you.
  • Incredible natural beauty- Bermuda’s signature pink sand beaches are legendary but let’s not forget the beauty below the water.
    • Bermuda is the wreck diving capital of the world with hundreds of documented wrecks, making it a diver’s dream.
    • Bermuda is home to more golf courses per square mile than anywhere in the world. Seven golf courses with five of championship caliber courses are on Bermuda- all on just 21 square miles.
    • The book 1000 places to see before you die, mentions Bermuda’s south shore beaches as one of the destinations in their book.

When is the best time to go to Bermuda?

Bermuda has 2 distinct seasons- spa and golf from November through April and the beach season is from May through October.  The warmest weather is during the summer, May through mid-October, when temperatures stays between 75°F and 85°.  During the winter months, temperatures average a balmy 70°F so great for golf and tennis and enjoying the spa.  Hurricanes are not as prevalent here as in the Caribbean, but they do occasionally interrupt the normally beautiful weather.    Summer months are somewhat drier, but rainfall is spread relatively equally throughout the year.

March and April are a great time to visit Bermuda since it is almost their “secret value season”.  The weather is comfortable – not too hot and not too cool (when I was there in March, it was in the lower 70’s during the day). The beaches aren’t crowded since the water was a bit brisk.  Many hotels offer reduced rates, extra amenities and, possibly free nights to entice visitors.   April is a time when visitors flock to Bermuda’s south shore for whale watching.

What type of hotels are there on Bermuda?

Hotels on Bermuda range from the large world renowned resorts like Fairmont, Rosewood or Mandarin Oriental to small boutique properties that are locally owned and operated to suite or villa style resorts.    Some are located directly on golf courses, some are located on the beach and some are right in the town of Hamilton, with access to the best dining and shopping.  If you like spas, there are great spas at many of the hotels in Bermuda.  While Bermuda is a family friendly destination, there is one boutique property that caters to adults.  Most of the resorts offer wonderful dining options so there is only one hotel that offers an all inclusive package.

What is there to see and do in Bermuda?

Just about everyone who visits Hamilton, the capital, stops to take a picture of the  police officers who  direct traffic  in their Bermuda shorts.   If you like to shop, Hamilton is the place to do it where you’ll find   china, porcelain, crystal, perfume, leather goods, watches, jewelry and more at duty-free prices in the shops on Front Street.  There are specialty shops selling English and Scottish cashmeres and woolens, Irish linens and French perfumes.

If shopping isn’t your thing, and you want to do something other than enjoying the gorgeous beaches, golf courses, tennis courts or spas, there are plenty of day trips and excursions you can take. 

Some of the top things to see and do in Bermuda are:

  • Enjoy great dining- even from the privacy of your own balcony!
  • A walking tour of historic St. George Town and if you are lucky to be there on the day that they have their colonial which dunking re-enactment, don’t miss it.
  • Take a ferry from Hamilton or St. George to the Royal Dockyard to swim with the dolphins.
  • After you swim with the dolphins, you can visit the snorkel park or stop by to see the craftsmen and artisans at work, including glass blowers and visit the rum cake factory there and
  • Visit  the Bermuda Maritime Museum, at the Royal Naval Dockyard.
  • The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, a wonderful complex along North Shore Road across Flatts Bridge in Hamilton Parish with its 145,000 gallon replica of a local living coral reef and much more.
  • A guided tour of spectacular Crystal Caves and Fantasy Caves, including crystal-clear Cahow Lake, but bring a jacket since it’s chilly down there.
  • Fort Hamilton, a massive Victorian fortification overlooking the City of Hamilton and its harbor.
  • The Botanical Gardens, a Shangri-La in the mid-Atlantic, on South Road in Paget Parish.
  • Gibbs Hill Lighthouse in Southampton Parish, the oldest cast-iron lighthouse in the world.
  • Southampton Parish’s Horseshoe Bay Beach, the most photographed of the island’s pink sandy beaches.
  • Paget Parish’s Elbow Beach, Bermuda’s top stretch of sand for beach activities.
  • Kiss under a moongate.
  • Discover the African Diaspora Heritage Trail.
  • Horseback ride along the beach
  • Visit forts, gardens, churches and historic houses and museums.
  • Go fishing
  • Explore under the water by scuba diving, snorkeling or taking a helmet dive trip
  • Rent a boat, power sail, jet ski, water ski or kayak

 

Bermuda is often overlooked as a honeymoon destination since it is so close but it has so much to offer to couples that want to relax and rejuvenate after the wedding with as much or as little activities as they want.  If you are looking for a party atmosphere, Bermuda may not be right for your honeymoon and if you are looking for the adult only all inclusive resorts offered in the Caribbean and Mexico, again, Bermuda may not be right for your honeymoon.

My Vacation Lady can help you decide if Bermuda offers you the right amount of relaxation and fun for your honeymoon.   We are the highest rated honeymoon specialists located in New Jersey on both Wedding Wire and the Knot’s Wedding Channel.  We are likely not the first to tell you that your honeymoon should be special but we are THE honeymoon specialists who can make is special.  Contact us to set up your honeymoon consultation.