Enjoy a romantic day with your loved one in Bermuda — Photo courtesy of Bermuda Department of Tourism
Where would you go for a romantic getaway with the love in your life? If you’re cruising from New York or Baltimore, Bermuda is a destination that’s sure to fit the romance bill. With its warm weather; soft, pink sand; beautiful, blue water; and charming, British character, Bermuda is a paradise made for lovers and a quite popular destination for weddings and honeymoons. It’s also a beautiful place to propose – if you’re so inspired.
When you arrive in King's Wharf, step off the boat with your sweetheart and rent a scooter from Oleander Cycles. Ride from the dockyard to Warwick Long Bay Beach for a morning walk on one of Bermuda’s most scenic and secluded beaches. Stroll hand in hand along this half-mile stretch of pink sand and blue water, set against grape and cedar trees. Warwick Long Bay Beach — Photo courtesy of Bermuda Department of Tourism
The protected reef at Warwick Long Bay Beach is great for snorkeling, and there are restrooms where you can change into your swimsuit. You can rent snorkel gear at the Warwick Long Bay Beach Rentals from May through October, if you didn’t bring your own.
Scooter from the beach to Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse, the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world, and the tallest building in Bermuda. Take in the 360-degree view from the top, base or from inside the lighthouse's restaurant, The Dining Room. Nosh on a selection of gourmet burgers and toast to a romantic day with a glass of wine from their extensive list.
The Dining Room is open for lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday only. If you’re visiting Sunday through Wednesday, then try the Fairmont Southampton Hotel for lunch instead – just don’t skip the lighthouse view. Gibb's Hill Lighthouse — Photo courtesy of Bermuda Department of Tourism
There are nine dining options at the Fairmont Southampton, from the casual to AAA Four Diamond award-winning. For lunch, best bets are Wickets and the Newport Gastropub.
After lunch, treat yourself to a couple's spa package at the Fairmont Southampton’s Willow Stream Spa. Indulge in the 90-minute rejuvenation retreat or ritual for two. These side-by-side treatments take place inside the spa’s couples’ suites, which overlook the ocean and the South Shore.
If time permits, spend the remainder of the afternoon at the South Shore Park, sunning next to your sweetie on the famous pink sand at Horseshoe Bay Beach, one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
Soak in the beauty of Bermuda on your way back to the Royal Naval Dockyard, and board your cruise ship relaxed and rejuvenated.