A Guide to Romance in Bermuda
Romance is always in the air in Bermuda. The island's dreamy sunsets, picturesque landscapes, and serene beaches are the perfect backdrop for a romantic break with your loved one. Whether you choose to take the time to relax and reconnect or build an itinerary full of new experiences together, the ambiance in Bermuda is sure to ignite old flames and generate new sparks.
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Whether you're planning a wedding, honeymoon, babymoon, or a quick romantic getaway, Bermuda is the perfect destination for couples. Add these activities to your itinerary for a little added flare to your trip.
The Beach Walk: Jobson's Cove
Hand-in-hand on pink sand, the reflections of the water with a gentle breeze at your back – a walk on the beach in Bermuda with your sweetheart is what love songs and romance novels were made for. Almost any stretch of shoreline is likely to impress, but if you are looking for a long stroll and a little private setting, then start walking along Warwick Long Bay and end in Jobson's Cove, with its steep cliffs framing crystal-clear waters and pristine sand, this cove might just take the prize when it comes to romantic vibes. Explore more of the island's favourite beach walks.
The Kiss: Moongates
All around Bermuda, you may notice horseshoe-shaped limestone passageways called moongates. As a longstanding island tradition, newlyweds step through them for good luck. But you don’t have to tie the knot to enjoy a moongate – a simple kiss beneath one is romantic enough.
The Scenic Stroll: Lover's Lane
The name says it all: Lover’s Lane, located in Paget is a residential road, but the lush Paget Marsh Nature Reserve, has a beautiful boardwalk that winds through a cedar- and palmetto-filled forest teeming with wildlife. It's a shady, serene spot to escape with your significant other.
The View: Gibbs Hill Lighthouse
Bermuda is bursting with spectacular views. But for a swoon-worthy panorama, climb the 185 steps to the top of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. You and your lover will be rewarded with an above-it-all, 360-degree view of the island, the ocean, and plenty of white roofs from a bird's eye view. Learn more about Bermuda's lighthouses.
The Rejuvenation: Couples' Massage at Grotto Bay
There’s no shortage of great spa options in Bermuda. But for an unforgettable experience, try a couples' massage at Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa's Natura Spa. Located in an ancient cave with shimmering, ocean-fed lakes, the candlelit retreat is like something from a fairy tale. Book a massage for two or another side-by-side treatment in the aptly named Serenity Cave.
The Adventure: Walsingham Nature Reserve
Heart-pounding activities lead to heart-pounding romance. Explore the 12-acre Walsingham Nature Reserve (Tom Moore’s Jungle to locals) you’ll hike through a leafy forest to Blue Hole Park, where cliff diving and cave swimming await. Walsingham is also home to the Crystal Caves, a subterranean wonderland 30 million years in the making. Fun, romantic fact: When a drop of water falls on you in the cave, it's known as a “cave kiss” and is thought to bring you luck.
The Indulgence: Lili Bermuda
Your sense of smell is in for a treat at The Bermuda Perfumery, a long-running perfumery located in the historic Town of St. George. Free tours reveal sensual, island-made perfumes and colognes powered by local fruit: Bermuda cedar, jasmine, and plumeria. You can also book into the Perfumery's afternoon tea in the gardens of the historic Stewart Hall.
The Dinner: Ascots Restaurant
Located in the Royal Palms Hotel, a chic boutique hotel called out by Fodor's and Expedia, Ascots Restaurant dishes up Mediterranean, Bermudian and international cuisine, The menu focuses on seasonal, local ingredients – island rum in the fish chowder, fresh-picked fruit in the desserts. The restaurant's extensive wine list has earned raves from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast.
The Nightcap: Hamilton's Front Street
Interested in an after-dinner aperitif or cocktail? Try one of the great open-air options on Front Street in the City of Hamilton, where lively entertainment options will have you dancing the night away.