A 3-Day Bermuda Itinerary for Seafood Lovers
Surrounded by the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda offers a rich bounty of seafood, making it an unrivaled destination for those who relish the flavours of the ocean.
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Savour the best of Bermuda's seafood while enjoying the island's captivating adventures on land and sea. This itinerary offers a deep dive into the island’s seafood offerings, showcasing specialties like fresh fish, mussel pie, fish cakes, and traditional codfish. Each stop on this journey promises not just a meal, but an immersive experience that intertwines Bermuda's maritime heritage with its vibrant culinary scene.
WHERE TO STAY
Nestled on a 23-acre peninsula, Cambridge Beaches offers an exceptional seaside experience. With its four private beaches and a full-service marina, the resort provides unparalleled access to the freshest oceanic delights. The three on-site restaurants specialise in exquisite seafood dishes, and guests can indulge in the freshest catches while enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Start your first day at the historic Royal Naval Dockyard. Stroll through this vibrant area, brimming with a rich maritime history, colourful craft shops and markets. Make sure to stop by the National Museum of Bermuda to delve into more than 500 years of Bermuda’s history. The museum offers insights into the island’s shipping, sailing and boatmaking heritage, with educational and entertaining experiences for all ages.
For lunch, savour a traditional fish sandwich at Woody’s, which are served on raisin bread with coleslaw and tartar sauce. A true local favourite!
Spend the rest of your afternoon on the water. Choose between a variety of adventures, such as the Snorkel & Swizzle boat ride with Restless Native – where you’ll enjoy a scenic cruise complete with local Rum Swizzle drinks and fresh cookies – or experience Hartley’s Helmet Diving for a unique walk underwater. You can also take the Famous Homes & Hideaways Cruise with Island Tour Centre to explore Bermuda's shoreline, learn about its rich history, and see the residences of the rich and famous.
End your day with a delightful dinner, where you can either head to Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge for contemporary local cuisine and expertly mixed cocktails, or Bone Fish Bar & Grill for casual Italian fare, including fresh-caught fish and live music.
Your second day begins with a hearty Fisherman’s Breakfast, then it’s time to hop on the ferry to Hamilton, Bermuda's vibrant capital. Immerse yourself in the city's historic character with a walking tour led by the Town Crier. Dressed in traditional attire, you’ll start at City Hall, then be guided through Hamilton’s history, pastel-coloured architecture and local life.
Continue your exploration at Fort Hamilton, where you can walk through the well-manicured grounds of this Victorian-era fort, enjoying panoramic views of Hamilton Harbour. Discover the fort's underground passages and dungeons, and enjoy the tranquility of its lush moat garden.
For lunch, indulge in a mussel pie from The Pie Factory, known for its savoury, buttery crusts and hearty fillings. Then, try a traditional Bermudian fish cake from Paraquet Restaurant, typically served on hot cross or raisin buns with mayonnaise or ketchup.
In the afternoon, explore Flatt’s Village and its diverse culinary offerings. Make sure to stop by the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ), one of the world’s oldest aquariums, where you can explore an array of marine life, mammals, birds, reptiles and interactive natural history exhibits.
Catch sunset during dinner at either Village Pantry or Blu Bar and Grill. Village Pantry prides itself on using the freshest, locally grown vegetables and local fish, supporting Bermuda’s farming and fishing community with a commitment to sustainability. Make sure to try the Parmesan-crusted rockfish, tuna quinoa salad, and the truffle and shrimp with freshly made linguini! Alternatively, Blu offers a spectacular dining experience with views of the Great Sound, and specialises in fresh fish, sushi, and handmade pastas.
Your third and final day begins with an exhilarating electric bike ride around St. George’s or Cooper’s Island. Rent from Pedego Bermuda, known for its excellent selection of electric bikes, and you can also book custom tours to help you explore the island's east end with ease. This ride is perfect for the whole family!
Feeling hungry? Head over to Munchies by the Sea in St. George’s, located on the harbour. This beloved eatery, run by Richard Cain Burchall and his wife DeVeene, is known for its authentic Bermudian food, like fish sandwiches, fish nuggets, and shrimp. Their passion for cooking shines in every dish, making this a favourite of locals and travelers alike.
In the afternoon, discover the natural beauty of Blue Hole Park and Tom Moore’s Jungle. Wander through trails leading to secluded caves and idyllic grottoes, and explore the area known for inspiring the Irish poet Tom Moore. For a refreshing swim dive into the Blue Hole, a large, deep pool surrounded by forest and mangroves.
As your day comes to a close, head to the Sunken Harbor Club at Cambridge Beaches. This renowned dockside tavern and tropical cocktail bar offers a unique dining experience set against the stunning backdrop of Mangrove Bay. Highlights to try include the Bermuda onion tart, sea scallops, and octopus. You’ll find many tempting drink choices perfect for toasting to the sunset.