My husband, Lucas, and I awoke on our second day in Bermuda with no plan for the day, as we wanted our time there to be all about relaxation. We work hard and play hard, thus we needed a break from everything (except, of course, each other). The only thing on our to-do list was to check into the second Kiwi Collection recommended property of our stay: Rosewood Tucker’s Point. We said our sad goodbyes to Elbow Beach, Bermuda and entered the taxi that would take us to the other side of the island. We immediately struck up a conversation with our friendly driver, Richard, about how we had fallen deeply in love with Bermuda. He asked us what we had seen thus far and we admitted that the truth was not much. He responded that we simply could not leave without seeing a couple of special locations first. We told him we had two hours and just like that we were on an unofficial tour of the island courtesy a local!
Our first stop was to Astwood Park and Cove, which like a lot of places in Bermuda, is just too beautiful to truly describe. This beach is on the smaller side compared to its neighbors, however it is secluded by steep cliffs that allow for extra privacy and less crowds. The park is the perfect place for an afternoon picnic and afterwards you can take the winding trail down to the cove for a refreshing swim and some sunbathing.
One of the things I found most charming about Bermuda were all of the romantic, little coves found throughout the island. Oh how I wish that my husband and I had been able to spend an entire day at one; swimming, kissing, and daydreaming.
Our last beach stop of the day was to Horseshoe Bay Beach, which is the most famous and frequently visited one. If you like crowds, this is the place to be, especially during cruise season. With a curved stretch of sand, this stunning paradise forms the shape of a horseshoe, hence its name. It is consistently ranked as one of the top ten best beaches in the world and with good reason.
It was obvious to us now why everyone has a different favorite beach on the island — they are all extraordinary! Having finished our day at the beach, it would have been much more convenient if we had thought to reserve a hotel in its vicinity. If you are thinking about booking a hotel room in Bermuda, you should definitely consider getting one near the beach. It is easily one of the best places to both start and end your day. The gorgeous view and peaceful serenity of the ocean waves is well worth it. Online travel websites make this process even easier, allowing you to sort hotels by price and location, so do not hesitate to go that route while making your reservations.
Our time for exploring was quickly running out and Richard was determined to show us a couple of more things prior to dropping us off at our final destination. One of the last stops we made was to the Lighthouse Gibs Hill, the tallest lighthouse on the island and one of the only lighthouses in the world made out of cast iron. The hill that it is built on is the highest in Bermuda and provides sweeping views.
Before we visited our final stop of the day, Richard made a detour to his house. During the drive, Lucas and I confessed that we had become enchanted with the national drink, Rum Swizzle, and he shared with us that he had a secret recipe that had won competitions and he generously wanted to gift us with a bottle to take home. It was by far the best we tasted during our entire trip (and we tasted a lot)!
We then we drove along Front Street, a colorful waterfront boulevard in the capitol of Hamilton. I would love to return to Bermuda and spend more time in the very heart of the nation.
Gorgeou photos, as usual! I totally agree about all the little coves – too romantic! Off to go find out what’s in a rum swizzle… 🙂
Thank you sooo much! If you check out the post I did prior to this one, I describe what’s in it. It’s BEYOND amazing!!!!!
Your photos are stunning, and the beaches are just perfection! How was the water? Warm?
Thank you so much!!! While we were there, it was cold, though we still went in! It definitely warms up though in the Summer.
Ah, Meeting people like that is the BEST! Sooo cool you got a private tour of his island. And it seriously looks like there’s hardly anyone on any of those gorgeous beaches!
There was no one and we were only a couple of weeks before the high season! And yes, meeting awesome people is the best best best!!!
WOW your photos are seriously breathtaking!! Now I’m going to spend the whole day dreaming about beaches and wondering what rum swizzle tastes like, thanks 😛
Thank you so much dear!!! That means a lot to me! Enjoy your day dreams, I’ll be having some of my own today too! 🙂
GORGEOUS!!! I love ocean photos… And these make me so happy that I am on my way to the beach in Costa Rica!
Have the best time in CR!!! And yes ocean photos are the best. 🙂
oh wow!! I am so jealous right now! How beautiful! Such a lovely post!
Thank you X a million!
Soooo pretty! I might just need to add Bermuda to my list 😉
LOVE the photos! And also I have some gold sandals almost identical to those. Great taste 😉
Thank you so much! Cheers to having a similar taste in fashion!!! 🙂
Uh… wow! Talk about GORGEOUS photos. These are incredible. I just can’t get over the rich colors, and I love all your interesting angles.
Wow, thank you soooo much, what a lovely compliment!!!
WOW what I would do to be in Bermuda right now!
Wish I could wiggle my nose and send you there! 🙂
Here a wealth of information here. Thanks! I’ll be back for more
Glad you feel that way! 🙂
At this point in my life, traveling isn’t really a financial option yet so I will travel vicariously through you. 😉 Bermuda is gorgeous!
I hope you’re able to travel anywhere soon!!! 🙂
Wow!! Those photos are UNREAL!!! So beautiful!! Ah, it does seem like the perfect romantic getaway… now I’m keeping it in mind as a place to go potentially… and Richard sounds AWESOME! Way to go above and beyond, Richard, way to go!!!
Yes, definitely keep it in mind as a vacation spot. Flights are pretty cheap there!!! Richard was so awesome, there are no words to describe his awesomeness!!! Thanks for the kind words re: my pics!!!
What a fun day! I need to travel with you sometime, you always meet the best people (not that I’m surprised, with your attitude and general outlook on life).
Yes we absolutely need to travel together!!!!! And thank you for saying such a sweet thing about my attitude. Muah!
wow your photos are just gorgeous. makes me wish i could book a trip to bermuda right now and be there next week relaxing out on the beach
Thank you so much! I hope you can go there soon, it’s an amaaaazing place!!!
Bermuda is GORGEOUS!
It sure is!
I’d like to have the soundtrack to that video for my falling asleep music – heavenly!
Hahaha me too! I need to take more videos and for longer periods next time.
Amazing shots Andi!
Thank you so much!
This place looks seriously tempting!
Perfect word to describe Bermuda!
Wow! These beaches look stunning! What a beautiful place Bermuda is.
Beyond stunning!!! You would LOVE it!
It is exactly those experiences like the one you had with Richard that restore my faith in humanity! And there is no better way to see any place than with a local!
Yes X a million! You’re soooo right!!!
Ohhh, what a lovely surprise!! 🙂 I can’t stop smiling when things like this happen to me, so I know that you were positively beaming too. How wonderful and how gorgeous. 🙂
Yes, meeting Richard was a total surprise and I will never forget our taxi tour with him! Thankfully, every single person we met in Bermuda was so sweet and nice as well!!!
OMG! This is Paradise!
Yes, I promise you it is! 🙂
You’re killing me! That water looks good enough to jump in right now with all of my clothes on! Oh, so lovely, I think I need a proper relaxation vacation now!
Haha so sorry! If you do go on a vacay, I highly recommend Bermuda, it’s AMAZING!!!
How beautiful!!! I would love to be there right now!!! 🙂
Me tooooo! 🙂
Honestly, I think I’m a little bit in love with Richard. It’s people like that that win your heart and make vacations so fun!
Hahahaha I think I’m a bit in love too! I agree with you 100%!!!
The beaches all look so secluded and romantic and beautiful!!! I need to find a hot guy to take me there!
Yes yes and yes! Fingers crossed you find the hot guy soon. 🙂
This is absolutely unreal!
I could almost feel the heat radiating off the pics. Gorgeous pictures Andi! I could use a Rum Swizzle right about now.
Awww thank you SO much!!! What sweet words! I could you a Rum Swizzle too with my coffee haha!
Oooh, Bermuda looks too beautiful! Your photos are just gorgeous. My sister was there years ago and said it was lovely, but I’d never considered going myself. Might have to change that!
You simply must go! You would fall head over heels in love. Where did you sister stay? Thanks for the kind words re: my pics!!!
I don’t know what I thought Bermuda looked like, but I had no idea it was SO beautiful! Wow! You photos are stunning and so is the island. Miss you!
Most people I believe don’t realize how beautiful Bermuda is!!! It’s a hidden gem for sure! Thank you so much for your kind words. Miss you more! XO
Wow what gorgeous photos! I’ve been to Bermuda before, but only got to experience the island for one day as we were on a cruise. Thanks for sharing more of this fab island! Only went to horseshoe bay beach and into town.
Oh gosh, only one day??? You simply must go back! Thanks for calling my pics gorgeous!!!
WOW. I mean WOW! It looks absolutely spectacular! The resort looks amazing, and the scenery reminds me a lot of Sardinia, only more polished 😉
I haven’t been to Sardinia, but would love to go one day! And yes, WOW is the perfect word to describe Bermuda!!! 🙂
Nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts about Bermuda!!!
Thank you so much!
These pics are insanely gorgeous!
Thank you soooo much!!!
What a beautiful place to visit!! Amazing scenery and great photos!
Thanks for sharing!
Yes, sooo beautiful!!! Thank you! 🙂