48 hours in Bermuda

Updated: May 6, 2020


Town Hall, St Georges Bermuda
Town Hall, St Georges Bermuda

My 48 hours in Bermuda (49 if you want to be technical) can be summed up in one, small word, EPIC. My actual flight to the island was American Airlines 1609! Funny thing is Bermuda was founded in 1609. (Coincidence?)


I spent two days in Bermuda and enjoyed every bit of it. The locals say the busy season (April to November) is the best time to visit. I disagree. Explorers like myself prefer having fewer people around, having the island to myself is an absolutely beautiful thing. The smaller the crowds the more I get to discover, and the more I discover, the more info I can share with you.


Accommodation.


The hotel is located just 5 minutes away from the airport. The staff is super friendly and very helpful. My favorite of the resort is the Prospero Caves (open from 9 am - 5 pm). It’s one of Bermuda’s oldest caves and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a swim in the cave. There are also other amenities, such as pool, jacuzzi, spa (held in the Cathedral Cave), a tennis court, and a dive shop. If you are looking to explore nearby areas the Resort gives you access to Baileys Beach. I like the Grotto Bay resort because it is all-inclusive and whatever they can’t provide the concierge at the front desk can help in meeting your needs. Just in case I was not clear – I highly recommend!

The Devonshire Lodge at Grotto Bay
The Devonshire Lodge at Grotto Bay


Getting Around


Bermuda is one of the countries in the world that prohibits renting a conventional size car. As a result there are other options to explore the island, such as electronic cars, scooters, and public transportation.


The Bermuda Breeze Bus
The Bermuda Breeze Bus


Public transportation:


Public transportation is the Bermuda Breeze bus. If you’re here for a long time this is the way to go. The good thing is that bus tickets can also be used for ferries around Bermuda. Useful hint: there are poles on the streets that tells you the direction you are traveling. Blue means east and pink means west. To get access to the Bermuda Breeze bus you have to purchase a pass. This might be the best option if you're spending a long time.


Friday’s Agenda


Horseshoe Bay
Horseshoe Bay


Horseshoe Bay was the first stop. Sunbathing next to the Caribbean water and pink sand is always a good thing. Horseshoe Bay was recently rated as one of the best beaches in the world and once you’re on the beach you will see why.


Next up, the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. This is a great spot to take in the beauty of the island; from the ocean to the natural greenery, the view itself is worth the journey. Then it was off to Fort Scaur. When I arrived it was closed but it's a great location for a picnic with a beautiful view.