Though only small, Bermuda has so much to boast about: never-ending sunshine, an abundance of wildlife and stunning coastal landscapes, all surrounded by dazzling blue ocean-waters. Its size means you can experience the wonders of nature on a truly intimate scale. Here are our team’s favourite spots for nature-lovers, and the best places to stay nearby so that you can savour Bermuda’s paradisal delights quite literally on your doorstep. |
South Shore Park
At only 1.25 miles long but encompassing secluded coves, towering limestone cliffs and rosy beaches, this coastal trail is a Bermuda essential and can be taken entirely at your own pace. We’d recommend packing a picnic and a good book, and settling in at Jobson’s Cove, a beautifully hidden spot warmed by gentle waters – you’ll find it the very essence of relaxation.
Recommended Hotel – Fairmont Southampton is ideally placed for trips along the South Shore, with a huge range of rooms available, fantastic facilities (including a spa, golf courses, tennis courts and children’s activities) and exquisite panoramic views, great for soaking up after a dusky coastal walk.
Spittal Pond Nature Reserve
Spittal Pond is prime bird-watching territory and first port of call for any budding ornithologist, with over 500 species of bird taking in its waters, such as American Redstarts, black and white warblers and Ovenbirds. However, this Nature Reserve has many other wildlife wonders hidden up its sleeve – Bermuda skinks, buckeye butterflies and humpback whales to be precise. It also marks the spot where man first made landfall on the island – look out for the letters ‘RP’ carved onto what is known as Portuguese Rock, made by shipwrecked sailors in 1543.
Recommended Hotel – Rosewood Tucker’s Point is located on what is most certainly the finest spot in Bermuda. Accommodation doesn’t get any more sophisticated than this either, with guests treated to excellent hospitality, elegant rooms and heavenly fine-dining experiences.
Walsingham Nature Reserve and Blue Hole Park
With over 12 acres to explore, Walsingham Nature Reserve and Blue Hole Park has something for everyone: for those looking for activity, deep-water grottos perfect for snorkelling and spelunking; for those seeking something more tranquil, luscious jungle walks among the calabash trees. Either way, make sure not to miss the magical Crystal Caves with its magnificent stalactites, stalagmites and blue pools.
Recommended Hotel – Grotto Bay is only a short walk away from the beating heart of Walsingham Nature Reserve, and is the best choice for all-inclusive holidays in Bermuda – accommodation fit for kings, superior dining and incredible ocean views combine to make this a truly special place to stay.
Book with Prestige
There is no end to the natural wonders you can discover, and the amazing array of places you can stay at in Bermuda. Accommodation ranges from beach-side family-friendly resorts to elegant cliff-top romantic getaways, all within easy reach of secret coves, subterranean caves and wildlife hotspots. Whatever you’re looking for, we’re certain to fit your vision of paradise. Get in touch with our team to find out more about your perfect back-to-nature break.
John Dixon is an experienced world traveller and the Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. For over 30 years, he has been providing luxury Bermuda accommodation, as well as holidays to Croatia, Sicily and many other destinations around the globe. John tries to visit each of the destinations regularly in order to ensure the quality of his properties, and stay up-to-date about the latest local news and events. He has a taste for the finer things in life and has an interest in arts, history and culture.
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