5 Days of Vegan Dining & Healthy Living in Bermuda
With a vibrant vegan scene and emphasis on healthy, nature-centered living, Bermuda is a refreshing haven of health and wellness. To fully experience it, let this 5-day itinerary be your guide.
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This itinerary highlights the island's commitment to healthful living, where vegan cuisine and healing foods are not just a trend but a way of life. We’ll introduce you to Bermuda's vibrant vegan scene, featuring innovative plant-based dishes enriched with homeopathic ingredients. These natural wonders are not only pleasing to the palate but also offer a mix of health benefits.
Our exploration includes a visit to the Edible Garden in St. George’s, a testament to Bermuda's dedication to sustainable and ethical food practices. Here, you'll witness the meticulous cultivation of ingredients that elevate the island's vegan offerings. As we delve into Bermuda's diverse vegan food options, you'll experience how the island combines culinary creativity with nourishing ingredients, ensuring that each meal contributes to your well-being.
This itinerary isn't just about savouring delicious food; it's about embracing a lifestyle that celebrates health, vitality, and the healing power of nature.
WHERE TO STAY
Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort and Spa provides the perfect home base for a health-focused Bermuda getaway. Nestled amidst lush hills with stunning views of Hamilton Harbour, this premier resort features 60 waterfront residences designed for relaxation and wellness. Each unit, including the historic three-bedroom Shoreby House, offers modern comforts such as complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, separate showers, and jetted bathtubs, ensuring a restful stay.
Ideal for health-conscious travelers, most residences boast fully equipped kitchens, allowing you to maintain your nutritious diet with ease. The resort's tranquil setting and spacious, family-friendly suites combine sophistication with simplicity, creating an environment conducive to relaxation and rejuvenation.
Begin with a refreshing swim at the Newstead Belmont Hills. Immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of the property, dive into the tranquil waters of the stunning infinity pool, and relax on the expansive sundeck, complete with a pool bar, Jacuzzi, designer chaises, and towel service.
In the evening, dine at Huckleberry, Rosedon Hotel’s farm-to-table restaurant. Huckleberry pays homage to Mark Twain, infusing Southern inspiration with Bermudian flavours. Enjoy a menu featuring locally sourced organic produce, meats, and sustainably harvested seafood, complemented by vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers from their own garden. This commitment to healthy living extends to their wine program, focusing on biodynamic and sustainable farming practices.
Your second day begins with an adventurous electric vehicle tour of the island. Rent one of Bermuda's eco-friendly microcars and embark on a journey through narrow, winding roads that hug the shoreline, offering breathtaking views. Remember to drive on the left!
For a quick and nutritious bite, visit Alkaline Triangle, Bermuda's first vegan food truck. Specialising in Dr. Sebi-approved alkaline foods, these meals are designed to optimise health, increase energy and help you maintain your desired weight. Chef and owner Jamel Minors trained at Dr. Sebi’s Usha Village in Honduras and prepares electric, “live” foods found in nature, packed with essential nutrients.
Continue your exploration in St. George’s, starting with a visit to St. Peter’s Church, the oldest continually used Anglican church in the Western hemisphere. Although the church may not always be open, its exterior is still a sight to behold. Then, stroll through King’s Square in historic downtown St. George, an area rich in history with attractions like the Town Hall adorned with Bermuda cedar.
Next, engage in a unique culinary experience with the Wild N’ Herb tour. Doreen Williams-James invites tourists to taste the flowers of Bermuda, providing an educational yet tantalising experience. Learn about the health benefits of local foliage and sample an array of seasonal dishes like Prickly Pear Sorbet and Nasturtium Vegetarian Rolls.
Conclude your day with dinner at The Cloud, a charming rooftop restaurant in Hamilton. Executive chef James Wambui brings an adventurous cooking style and a focus on seasonal ingredients which are all enjoyed with stunning rooftop views.
Your third day starts with a nourishing breakfast at Natural Mystic Hub Health Store in Hamilton. This store prides itself on offering top-quality health products, including organic herbs, teas, grains, nuts, breads, supplements, candles, essential oils, and local products from brands like Nature’s Plus and Plant Therapy. Enjoy some of Joan Godfrey's homemade baked goods.
After breakfast, join a walking tour led by the town crier. Explore the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA), located in the City Hall & Arts Center. Known as The People’s Gallery, BSoA showcases a rotating collection of local artwork, reflecting Bermuda’s vibrant arts scene.
Continue to the Bermuda National Gallery, where you’ll discover Bermuda’s national art collection and world-class art and cultural exhibitions.
For lunch, head to Devil’s Isle in the City of Hamilton. This popular spot features wholesome ingredients sourced from local organic farmers, and offers dishes like falafel lavash wraps, vegan Cuban salads, vegan dumplings, and specialty vegan pasta dishes.In the afternoon, engage in a mindfulness session, embracing a moment of tranquility and self-reflection.
Conclude your day with a private dinner party hosted by Plant Based Fuel. Their innovative and high-quality plant-based catering will provide a delightful culinary experience, highlighting the sustainable and healthful benefits of vegan cuisine.
Experience the magic of a sunrise yoga class on the poolside deck. Whether you're seeking a meditative, spiritual session or an upbeat, fun stretch, Veryrareyoga caters to every unique soul. Suitable for all levels, this dynamic flow connects breath with movement, awakening your body and mind and leaving you feeling refreshed, centered, and energised for the day ahead.
Next, delve into the natural wonders of the Crystal & Fantasy Caves. Descend from a lush garden into these dramatic cave systems, featuring soaring stalagmites and intricate rock formations. The crystal-clear lake within the caves offers a mesmerising view of the underwater scenery. The tour provides a fascinating look into the island’s geological history.
For lunch, head to Village Pantry, where you’ll enjoy dishes made from consciously sourced ingredients. Their menu offers a wide selection of vegan options ranging from quinoa bites to creamy vegan sausage spaghetti. Village Pantry’s commitment to sustainability and the Bermuda farming and fishing community makes for a delicious and responsible dining experience.
In the afternoon, take a leisurely walk along the South Shore and perhaps a refreshing dip in the ocean.
Conclude your day with dinner at Aurora back at your hotel. Aurora’s seasonal menu showcases the best of Bermuda’s seafood and produce, with a commitment to sustainable, ocean-to-table dining. The restaurant’s diverse cuisines, cooking techniques, and homemade items offer an epicurean journey through the Atlantic Ocean’s vast pantry.
Start your final day with a morning railway bike ride with Social Cycles along the picturesque Bermuda Railway Trail. As you pedal through this historic 18-mile nature trail, you'll be captivated by Bermuda's rugged coastline and awe-inspiring vistas. Once a vital railway line known as the “Old Rattle and Shake,” this trail offers a unique way to appreciate the island's natural beauty.
You can also choose to embark on a tranquil paddleboarding session along the serene turquoise waters that define Bermuda's coastline. This peaceful activity offers a unique perspective of the island's beauty and is a rejuvenating way to start your day.
For lunch, visit Nonna’s Kitchen, renowned for its healthy, homemade food. Indulge in hearty soups, sandwiches, and the island's best gluten-free cornbread. Their award-winning salad bar offers more than 48 unique toppings!
If you’re visiting in August, make sure to check out Bermuda’s Vegan Fest. This free, family-friendly event is a celebration of plant-based living, featuring a variety of vendors offering tasty bites, vegan products, and live performances. Dive into creative flavour combinations, explore cruelty-free beauty products, and enjoy wellness-inspired activities. With something for everyone, including a kids’ zone with a bounce house, go-karting, and rock climbing, Vegan Fest is an exceptional addition to your health-focused Bermuda journey.