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BERMUDA TRAVEL GUIDE: DAY 2

Written on 04/22/2016
Keeon Minors

I may have put you through your paces on Day 1 of the Bermuda Travel Guide, so today is a little more relaxing. It is Sunday after all!



If you do happen to be in Bermuda on a Sunday then you must do the Fairmont Hotel brunch.



It really is fantastic, especially during holiday seasons – Easter, Christmas etc..



They go all out – oysters, ice sculptures, sushi, as well as typical Bermudan cuisine and everything in-between. The list really is endless.



If their brunch can’t reel you in, at least visit the Fairmont because it is the cutest hotel – everything is pink!



Now that you are in this area, the lighthouse is only a stones throw away.



So burn off that brunch with a short hike to the top of the hill – believe me it is so worth it.




The climb to the top of the lighthouse will give you some of the best panoramic views of Bermuda.




It also only costs $2 entry and you can spend as long as you want taking it all in.



After the lighthouse it’s time to rent bikes and cycle along the disused railway.



The old railway line goes pretty much the whole stretch of Bermuda, but you can join it wherever you please.



We decided to stay local and after about 30 minutes on the railway line we cycled back along the South road looking out to the coastline of Horseshoe Bay.




Horseshoe Bay was certainly luring us in. We dumped the bikes and decided to spend the rest of the day at the beach.




And what a stunning beach it is.




Horseshoe Bay and the surrounding coves are beaches made up of pink shell sand. The silver lining to visiting the beach on a cloudy day is that the pink shells are a much more vibrant colour than on a clear day.




The main bay is a popular, bustling beach – believe me you will sometimes struggle for a good spot on a hot sunny day.




However, it is a good idea to venture along the coves a bit more to find somewhere more secluded.



A lot of the time you will manage to bag a little bay all to yourselves.




Bermuda is such a beautiful place to visit. Along with the pristine environment, the locals are so kind and justly proud of their island.




I struggle to find negatives about this place but I would note that it is quite expensive to do anything here. Everything, from travel to food, costs more. It isn’t that easy to do Bermuda on a budget, although I hope this blog post has given you some nifty cost cutting tips. I have reposted my Bermuda on a budget travel tips below.

  • Use the bus and ferry instead of taxis or private car hire. The public transport system in Bermuda is very reliable and by far the cheapest option to get around.
  • Be savvy with your food spend. Eat street food instead of dining in expensive restaurants. Hamilton is packed with options of street food vendors. If you want to dine somewhere more premium, do your research and make it an occasion.
  • Visit the free caves at the Grotto Bay Hotel instead of paying to visit the tourist caves
  • Go to the public beaches – Horseshoe Bay/Tobacco Bay are both absolutely stunning and have free access
     

Enjoy your time spent on this beautiful island. It really is one of my most favourite places in the world.

Missed Day 1 of the two-part Bermuda travel guide? Click here to check it out.

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