A quick flight from New York and anywhere on the East Coast is the island of Bermuda. I often visit New York and have always wanted to make the trip to Bermuda because it’s so close, and I finally did.
Bermuda is a happy and beautiful island. I was blown away by how genuinely friendly and happy the locals were. I found in all my travels that the local people have such an impact on your experience. My most magical travel experiences are in places where the local people have good energy. The energy of a place is highly affected by the energy of the people there.
Unfortunately out of the three days I was in Bermuda, it rained two of those days. I only had one sunny day to experience the island and its beaches and that was not enough. I was definitely not ready to leave.
Because it was raining, we had to figure out other things to do besides lay by the pool and go to the beach. We decided to visit the Crystal and Fantasy Caves which are stunning underground caves with deep clear blue water. It was worth the visit.
We decided to head into Hamilton which is the main town on the island with all the shopping and restaurants. It’s also worth just driving around the island and seeing all the colorful houses on the hills. Everything is so vibrant.
Must see beaches are Horseshoe Bay Beach, and Bermuda’s famous pink sand beaches.
I stayed at Pompano Beach Club, situated on the Southwest Coast of the island. It is prime spot for watching the breathtaking island sunsets, and is also tucked away so you feel like you are on a private and secluded getaway. My favorite part about the location was the shallow ocean sand bar off the hotel’s private beach. The water in front of Pompano Beach Club is amazing because it is shallow for hundreds of feet out. Although it is on a secluded part at the edge of the island, it is still a short 10-15 minute drive from the island’s south shore beaches like Horseshoe Bay, Warwick Long Bay, Church Bay as well as a few of the island’s best restaurants.
For food, make sure you try one of Bermuda’s staple local dishes like rum swizzle cake, and fish chowder!