Approximately two weeks ago, my husband and I vacationed on the beautiful island of Bermuda. We loved it! Beautiful island, friendly people, delicious food, and lots to do. Before booking our trip, we researched Bermuda and learned that it offered a lot of daytime activities, relaxation, and romance for couples. We also learned that it was not a party island. With a new baby and a busy schedule, my husband and I desired a vacation where we could relax, refresh, and spend quality time together. Bermuda gave us what we needed, and we can't wait to fo back. Although we were there for only four days, we packed a lot into our short trip. Here are my top five from our trip to Bermuda.
Horseshoe Bay Beach. We visited Horseshoe Bay Beach on a rainy day, but thankfully it rained intermittently, so we still got the chance to experience the beauty of Horseshoe Bay Beach. We loved the gorgeous turquoise water and picturesque rock formations. Immediately to the right of the main beach area, there's a natural shallow pool that's perfect for families with small children. We waited out the rain at the Rum Bum Beach Bar, where you can get food and drinks and listen to music. I learned that sometimes, the bar features live entertainment. I now understand why Horseshoe Bay Beach is one of the island’s most popular attractions. It’s a sight to behold. If you are a beach lover, I also recommend visiting Elbow Bay Beach. The water is breathtakingly beautiful.
Dinner at Marcus'. We dined at Marcus' for our final night in Bermuda and it gave us just the perfect ambience for a romantic dinner. We were seated on the patio just in time to see the beautiful Bermuda sunset. I had heard great things about Marcus', and knew I wanted to visit during our trip. I'm somewhat of a foodie, and this restaurant came highly recommended. Marcus' did not disappoint. Excellent service, great food and an upscale (but not stuffy) vibe.
3. Bailey's Bay Ice-Cream: Bailey's Bay Ice-Cream is located a block away from the Grotto Bay Beach Resort where we stayed during our trip. As an ice-cream lover, I made a note of it as soon as I saw the sign for homemade ice-cream. Plus, getting ice-cream with my husband always feel special to me, since we met up for ice-cream for our first date I bought the dark & stormy flavor. There's only one way I can describe it. THE BEST ice-cream I've ever had, hands-down!
4. Massage at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort:’s Natura Spa This has been my most memorable spa service yet. When we booked the couple's massage, I could not have guessed what I would be in for such a fantastic experience. When we arrived at the spa, our guide ushered us into a dimly lit cave with crystal clear water. As we walked inside, we heard a soothing blend of music alongside the dripping sounds of the cave's stalagmites. Next, we walked over to our massage beds - platforms perched under white canopies right above the cave's natural pool. The entire experience provided all the relaxation that I could ask for and did not know I needed.
5. St. George's Historical Society Museum. While I can lounge on the beach for an entire trip, my husband loves to explore anywhere he visits. Many Bermudians recommended touring St George's to learn about the island's history. During our self-guided tour, we came across the St. George's Historical Society Museum by chance. The superb collection of furniture, china, clothing, silver, and other artifacts weaves a rich tapestry of Bermuda's history, and the building itself is an architectural treasure. We learned a lot about past and present life in Bermuda, including how Bermudians build their homes and others so that they can collect and store their own water. If you're a history buff, you don't want to miss a visit to the museum.
There's no way I can finish this post without talking about the food. After our trip, my husband and I noted that we did not have one bad meal in Bermuda. We enjoy visiting small local eateries when we travel because everyone knows that if you want good authentic food, you have to visit a mom and pop restaurant. If you ever visit Bermuda (or anywhere for that matter), I recommend checking out the local eateries for authentic cuisine. Now enjoy a few photos from our trip!