8 Amazing Activities for a Honeymoon in Bermuda

Bermuda has attracted honeymoon couples for decades thanks to its pristine pink sand beaches, extraordinary resorts, and turquoise waters. Although tiny (it’s only 21 miles long by one mile wide), the island is packed with thrilling and one-of-a-kind activities. Below, we’ve revealed eight of our favorites, a collection of can’t-miss experiences that should guarantee an unforgettable honeymoon.

Hit the Beach

Bermuda has nearly 25 miles of beach ranging from long sandy stretches to intimate coves and rocky shores. Most of the island’s best sand beaches can be found on the South Shore where the water tends to be rougher and conditions are often ideal for body surfing. North Shore beaches tend to be rockier but the water calmer.

Located on the south shore, Horseshoe Bay is truly spectacular with its wide beach and rocky coves. Elsewhere, Church Bay is perfect for snorkeling, while John Smith’s Bay is long, flat, and usually untouched by tourists.

Scuba Diving

For divers, Bermuda boasts some of the most spectacular scuba diving in the world with more than 350 shipwrecks and 230 miles of reefs to explore. Bermuda’s reefs are home to more than 10,000 species of marine life from the humble sea fan to migratory whales. Crystal clear waters mean visibility is often good up to 150 feet. If you are not a swimmer, you can still enjoy the underwater world by going helmet-diving and walking on the ocean floor

Spa Time

Bermuda, with its unhurried pace of life, is the perfect place to unwind after a wedding. Take advantage of one of the island’s growing number of first-class spas to really relax while on your honeymoon. Whether you go for an invigorating hour or a full, indulgent day, it is the way to relax, rejuvenate, and revitalize yourself. Sense, a Rosewood Spa, Willow Stream Spa, and the Spa at Elbow Beach are three of the top spas on the island.

Explore the Island via Moped

One of the best ways to see the island is to rent a moped during your stay. Buzzing around on your moped, you will uncover deserted beaches, cricket matches, and other island life. The island’s speed limit is 25 mph so you can enjoy the beautiful views without having to worry that they are passing by too fast.

Rent a Boat

You can rent your own Boston Whaler or sailboat and enjoy a picnic on a secluded island, go snorkeling and relax on a beautiful beach. Or take a kayak and explore the dozens of coves and bays around the island. The turquoise waters are so clear that you will be able to enjoy the spectacular marine life without even going under the surface.

Jet Ski Safari

If you are an adrenaline junkie couple, take a jet ski safari or a high-speed catamaran tour around the island. Why not try a water-ski, windsurf, kitesurfing, or parasailing adventure after the safari. Whatever your choice, there is no better way to enjoy Bermuda’s natural beauty than being in, out, or under the water.

Shopping

Bermuda is a shopper’s paradise, whether you are hunting for luxury merchandise at affordable prices or exploring local arts and crafts. You will be tempted by a wide range of international goods and famous brand names: French perfumes, English bone china, Cuban cigars, Swiss watches, silver, crystal and jewelry, Irish linen, Scottish tweeds, Italian silks, cashmere sweaters and many other surprising treats. Better yet, with no added sales tax you can buy many of these goods up to 40 percent lower than in stores in Europe or the United States.

Golf

The island is home to six world-class golf courses, many with pink sand traps and ocean views. While Bermuda’s courses are not the longest, most offer a unique challenge, accentuated always by the ocean breeze and a distracting but breathtaking view at every turn. The Mid Ocean Club in Tucker’s Point is arguably the most famous and picturesque of them all.

 

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Check out a selection of incredible Instagram images highlighting the fabulous island nation of St. Lucia, also one of our most popular Caribbean honeymoon destinations.

Featured photo picks include white-sand beaches at Sandals Halcyon Beach, the gorgeous scenery of Marigot Bay, and front row views of the famous Pitons from Ladera Resort.

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2. Jade Mountain

3. Marigot Bay

4. Halcyon Beach

5. The Pitons

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Our Top 5 Fall Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S.

Read about five of our most popular fall honeymoon destinations in the U.S. From the rolling hills of California Wine Country to undulating coastline of Maine, these incredible travel spots will surely delight honeymooners traveling during the autumn season.

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Wine Country, California

The “crush,” or the harvest, is the most popular time of year to visit Napa and Sonoma as their wineries are at the height of activity. Instead of visiting in spring or summer where you only hear about the winemaking process, come here in October to see grapes being harvested, crushed, and vinified right in front of your eyes. Stay in one of the area’s many resorts, bed and breakfasts, or spas for an ideal place to relax after a day of wine touring and tasting.

Where to Stay: The Carneros Inn

Vermont

With mountains, storybook villages, covered bridges, and numerous scenic drives, Vermont is a terrific fall honeymoon destination. The foliage typically reaches its peak during the first week of October, when bright colors of gold, orange, and red permeate the landscape. Hunker down in picturesque Stowe, which offers top-notch restaurants, B&Bs, resorts, shopping, and a plethora of outdoor activities.

Where to Stay: Topnotch Resort

Jackson, Wyoming

Thanks to world-class resorts, an authentic wild west atmosphere, a seemingly endless activities list, and easy access to two of America’s most remarkable national parks (Yellowstone and Grand Teton), Jackson, Wyoming ranks as a prime travel destination for fall honeymooners. With sparse crowds (especially compared to the winter and summer seasons) and foliage bursting with colors, early autumn is a terrific time to visit.

Where to Stay: Anvil Hotel

Coastal Maine

With a national park, vibrant coastal communities, and a thriving arts scene, coastal Maine offers a little bit of everything for honeymooners. After starting in vibrant Portland, make your way up the coast to Acadia National Park for some incredible foliage, hiking and scenic tours. Plus, be sure to set aside time for detours to charming seaside towns like Rockland and Camden.

Where to Stay: The White Barn Inn

Charleston, South Carolina

As South Carolina’s oldest city, Charleston is home to miles of cobblestone streets, stunning harborfront views, well-manicured gardens, and beautifully restored homes going back more than 340 years. It’s easily one of America’s most romantic and charming cities. With near perfect temperatures, manageable crowds, and a booming restaurant and arts scene, there may be no better time to visit than the fall season. Hoping to hit the beach on your honeymoon? Charleston is also nearby to gorgeous seaside communities like Kiawah Island.

Where to Stay: The Restoration

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Honeymoon with a View: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The latest edition of ‘Honeymoon with a View’ puts the spotlight on the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise resort in Alberta, Canada.

The luxury hotel is situated within Banff National Park, part of the Canadian Rockies and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Honeymoon couples can expect a getaway complete with jaw-dropping views of undulating, snow-capped mountains, front row access to turquoise-colored Lake Louise, and gorgeous national park scenery.

Elegant and updated, the hotel itself is home to well-appointed guest rooms, a variety of fine dining options, and a terrific spa — which will be essential spot after all the mountain activities and excursions you’ll be taking part in.

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Essential Honeymoon Experiences: Brunch at Makana Terrace (Kauai)

Heading to Hawaii for your upcoming honeymoon? Here’s one honeymoon activity you won’t want to miss.

Situated on the grounds of the St. Regis Princeville on the island of Kauai, the Sunday brunch at Makana Terrace is the perfect dining venue to celebrate your recent wedding.

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Restaurant highlights include a carving station, handcrafted sushi, made-to-order cocktails, and specialty omelets, among dozens more options.

Meanwhile, with stunning panoramic views of the lush mountains of Kauai and nearby Hanalei Bay, this oceanside dining experience is truly spectacular.

 

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