53.2 km² metres of idyllic views, crystal blue oceans and sandy beaches – Bermuda is the destination of a lifetime!
Sitting in the North Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is just a short flight away from the east coast of North America, as well as Canada, making it an ideal destination for Western holiday-makers.
For my fellow Brits looking to holiday in Bermuda, the flight is around 7-8 hours long with a 5 hour time difference, but trust me, Bermuda is 100% worth the jet lag – It’s such a unique, relaxed and beautiful island.
However, what I would recommend to a British jet-setter thinking about travelling to Bermuda is to stop off at another destination for a few days – make the most of your vacation and see the sights of Toronto, New York or Miami before relaxing on the island.
(PS. It was actually cheaper for myself and my friend to fly to Toronto and have a mini-break there before heading to Bermuda, so we ended up seeing two amazing places!)
Myself and my friend travelled to Bermuda towards the end of July, and stayed for 10 days, which for me, felt like the perfect amount of time to see what that the island had to offer! From enjoying touristy activities such as exploring the famous crystal caves, to relaxing on the famous pink-sand beach, we used our vacation to Bermuda to relax, party and explore!
A personal highlight of my trip was cliff-jumping at blue hole! The location is simply stunning – I’ve honestly never seen water so blue! It’s also a great activity for first-time jumpers as the cliffs aren’t high enough to chicken out completely, but still high enough to get an adrenaline rush as you jump into the beautiful waters before relaxing in the lagoon.
You can also make a day out of your trip to blue-hole by going out for lunch at the famous Bermudian restaurant, ‘Swizzle Inn, where of course, you have to try the island drink: Rum Swizzle!
Also, anyone that knows me well will know that an amazing evening meal is important to me, especially on holiday! ‘SeaBreeze’ on Elbow Beach is a brilliant choice if you want great food and a lively atmosphere. The best night to visit this restaurant is definitely a Friday night as you can enjoy brilliant live music whilst eating yummy sushi among the locals! But, remember to book as it gets super busy – sunset it the best time for those all important insta views!
PS. the cocktails there are amazing! (and amazingly strong which is a bonus!)
Everywhere that you turn in Bermuda is truly beautiful, but do be warned, it is expensive… but there are ways around it! Why not opt for a beer and a picnic on the beach during sunset rather than an expensive meal, or, go for a swim in the sea rather than paying for a lavish day beside a hotel pool… sometimes, the simple things are the most memorable x