With its breathtaking beaches, awe-inspiring nature and warm, vibrant culture, it's no wonder Bermuda is considered the Jewel of the Atlantic. As spring sets in and the days grow longer, the island's pleasantly temperate climate invites exploration of its unforgettable natural beauty and lively cultural traditions.
Come discover a different kind of spring getaway to a place where island soul, British sophistication, an adventurous spirit and a hint of mystery join together for an experience you won't want to miss – all just two hours from the U.S. East Coast.
Spring Fun, Just Your Style
Sample Wild Edibles
Experience living off the land as you walk along and sample delicious dishes made from native Bermudian plants during this tour of an area of the island where herbs and other edible plants grow. Immerse your senses in wild foliage while learning the health properties of – and the lore behind – Bermuda’s wild botanicals.
Explore the Railway Trail
Learn about the island’s history, flora and fauna as you go along this scenic trail that runs the length of the island, with or without a guide. Trek up to Fort Scaur for panoramic views of the island before returning to a secluded beach for relaxation and a swim to cool off.
Discover Hidden Gems
Summon courage for a cliff-diving session. Explore Bermuda’s most photogenic spots. Learn the two very different reasons why 91 forts were built around Bermuda. Hidden Gems tours make it all possible.
LUXE ISLAND EXPERIENCES
Rise & Shine
Make Your Own Perfume
Learn about the art of perfumery as you create your own personalized essence of Bermuda, infused with your own island memories. Situated in an intriguing historic building, Lili Bermuda has been creating and handcrafting fine fragrances since 1928. While you're here, browse the enchanting garden and courtyard.
Cruise to a Private Island
Book a private cruise through Hamilton Harbour to the edge of Paradise Lakes for a catered dinner at Island House, a rustic and elegant property on Long Island. Enjoy cocktails and champagne on the Upper Lawn while being serenaded with live music from a local professional artist – also bookable on Winnow.
Get Lost in the Triangle
Uncover the mystery of sunken ships and fallen planes at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Kids will love the interactive exhibits, and all will love hearing the theories that surround the phenomenon. Book a ride on BUEI’s miniature Blue Train for a tour of Hamilton, Bermuda's capital.
Eco Tour by Electric Bike
A two-hour electric bike tour is an excellent way to effortlessly explore the island's many sights. See Bermuda’s wild Railway Trail, its nature reserves and its beaches. Your guide will offer interesting insights and can even arrange a Bermuda-style lunch.
Explore Crystal Caves
Discover the gems that tower beneath the surface, and see the awe in your children's eyes as they learn about how they formed and continue to grow with every drop of mineral-rich water that trickles through the ground. Fun fact: the Crystal Caves were discovered during a game of cricket.
Bermuda Traditions in Spring & Beyond
Like the colours that enliven Bermuda's landscape, out here, vibrant cultural traditions and natural beauty come to life in spring.
Come Sail Away With Us
Since those first shipwrecked sailors arrived on Bermuda's shore, sailing has been a vital component of the island's history and culture. Out here, there are many ways to enjoy sailing.
Tee Off & Let Go
The relaxing vibe here lends itself to low key-experiences, especially rounds of golf on gorgeous seaside courses and sumptuous spa treatments that'll ease you into vacation mode.
What to Bring Back
1 // Sea Fan Earrings by Airy Heights Design, from $325
Designer Elisa Stubbs draws on the island’s flora and fauna to create wearable art like these earrings which are hand cast in Sterling Silver with Blue Topaz bubbles. (FH Boutique, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Hamilton)
2 // Triangle Cedar Treasure Box, from $45
This handmade Bermuda cedar box illustrates Ian Birch’s modern take on classic items – it will be treasured for years to come. (Long Story Short, Water Street, St. George’s)
3 // Surishae Silk Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner, $32
With all-natural products formulated with more than 70-percent organic ingredients and free from parabens and phthalates, Charmaine Russell’s haircare line smells heavenly and restores your hair’s youthful shine. (Naked Zero/People’s Pharmacy, Old Cellar Lane off Front Street, Hamilton)
4 // Recycled Rope Key Chain, $25
A colourful knot to adorn keys, bags or whatever floats your boat, this nautical design is made from recycled ship rope foraged from Bermuda’s shores and boatyards. (&Partners, Par-La-Ville Road, Hamilton)
5 // Pixie Grotto Studio Prints, $2-$225
Both retro and modern, these vintage- inspired prints make great postcards and décor to adorn your walls back home. (Pulp & Circumstance, Washington Lane, Hamilton)
What's Happening this Spring
While it may be at a similar latitude to the U.S. state of North Carolina, Bermuda has mild springtime temps thanks to the Gulf Stream and plenty of sunshine – no need to pack a parka. For more insider tips on Bermuda's seasons, the Adventure Almanac offers insight into prime months for all of the island's cherished activities. Plus, check out tips on what to pack for your island excursion.