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Insider Tips: Guide Ashley Harris on Bermuda's Hidden Gems

Do you like to go beyond the big tourist attractions in search of where the locals go? Fourth-generation Bermudian Ashley Harris offers an insider’s tour of the island's hidden gems.

Hidden Gems of Bermuda might sound like a jewellery store, but it's something even better. It’s Bermuda native Ashley Harris’s guide service that offers the kind of gems that can’t be bought: a day of adventure and exploration of the places one would never experience without a local for a guide. 

From the Jungle to the Sea

Swimming at Blue Hole Park

Seasonal excursions include an immersion into Bermuda’s only jungle, where guests explore caves, swim through underground caverns and come face-to-face with the island’s indigenous flora and fauna.

From there, the adventure moves to one of the highest peaks on the island, with a climb to the top of St. David’s Lighthouse to savour a 360-degree view of the island. To finish, there’s a descent to the coastline, where adventurers don masks and snorkels for an up-close encounter with the aquatic denizens of a beautifully preserved coral reef.

A Native's Favourite Eats & Drinks

Seabreeze at Elbow Beach

When Harris isn’t guiding adventurous visitors through the island’s natural nooks and crannies, she enjoys pleasures a bit easier to find: TEN Café & Bar. Dining at Mad Hatters. Sipping a Yellow Bird cocktail while enjoying live music at Elbow Beach. “Bermuda enjoys a vast number of repeat visitors, but it’s not just the beauty,” she says. “It’s the people. Visiting Bermuda is more than a vacation – it’s an immersion into a community.”

 

Bermuda enjoys a vast number of repeat visitors, but it’s not just the beauty. It’s the people. Visiting Bermuda is more than a vacation – it’s an immersion into a community.

Top Picks for Your Trip

“Our beaches, of course, are world-renowned,” Harris says. “I’d recommend Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve or Jobson’s Cove. Don’t miss Bermuda’s famous dish, codfish and potatoes. And if you’re the adventurous type, give our company a call. You’ll certainly see a side of Bermuda few people ever will.” 

Jobson's Cove on Bermuda's South Shore