How to have the BEST Lazy Bermuda Summer Day
Imagine lazing away on a beautiful island with not a care in the world. A drink on a one hand, maybe a book in the other. A gentle breeze blows while the azure water glistens. That’s the premise of a perfect day in Bermuda.
If you’re reading this, you either are planning a vacation to Bermuda, living in Bermuda or reminiscing about the last time you were in Bermuda. Let’s be real, the island is a beautiful place with beautiful people and wonderful things to see and do.
With that said, let’s get into my version of the perfect lazy Bermuda day.
After a wonderful night’s sleep, let’s get cracking to see what Bermuda has to offer. But we can’t start the day without breakfast. Whether you’re looking for something healthy or indulgent, head over to Flatt’s Village and fuel up at Village Pantry. For the health nuts, there are a variety of fresh juices and green smoothies on the menu. There are also many healthy hot breakfast options.
If you want something indulgent, go for the Banana Bread French Toast or the Eggs Benny. And if you have dairy intolerances, they have almond, soy and coconut milk for your coffees. They also make a delicious chai latte if tea is more your speed.
Village Pantry is perfect for a lazy breakfast. You can bring a book with you and relax in their outside seating area, watching the morning disappear. Free wifi is a bonus. Just make sure to ask your server for the password.
After breakfast, take a walk over to Flatt’s Inlet to snap some cool photos. It’s got to be the most beautiful inlet I have ever seen with a slew of boats of candy coloured homes. You’re sure to grab the perfect Instagram pic in Flatt’s.
Once you’ve got the perfect snap, take a ride west to Elbow Beach. This is the best beach in Bermuda according to the locals. Horseshoe Bay is the most popular, but it’s overrun by cruise ship tourists, so I’d suggest staying away. Once you get to Elbow, grab a spot on the perfectly powder soft sand and laze away for a couple of hours. Work on your tan, take a dip in the crystal clear water or catch up on your book.
After all that sun and saltwater, you should have worked up an appetite. Dry off and head into Hamilton to Marcus’ Restaurant at the Hamilton Princess Hotel. Make sure you snag a balcony table – it’s the best for people watching and watching the boats slip in and out of the harbour.
Marcus’ specializes in locally inspired food in a fun, casual environment. For lunch, make sure you order the fish chowder bites – a fun take on Bermuda’s most famous dish, fish chowder. For drinks, the Princess Mule is refreshing and delicious. If you want something substantial, you can’t go wrong with either the fish or chicken sandwich. Oh and take your time, Marcus’ is the perfect venue for a lazy lunch.
Once you’ve finished lunch, take a nice stroll into Hamilton to check out the sites. Pop into one of the many shops to grab some Bermuda gear and snap a few pics of the beautiful buildings. If you want something sweet, pop into an ice cream shop on the way or grab an iced coffee from Dangelini’s by the ferry terminal.
Have a quick nap and then get ready for a fun night out. Head back to Hamilton Princess for pre-dinner drinks at 1609 – a gorgeous open-air restaurant right on the hotel’s marina. You’ll find inventive cocktails and a great wine list. It’s a great airy environment right over the water.
After drinks, take a short stroll to the Rosedon Hotel for dinner at Huckleberry. Grab a table on their large porch and enjoy a fabulous Southern-inspired al fresco dinner made with locally sourced ingredients. Check out the southern style crab cakes, the hush puppies, shrimp and grits and much more. Again, this is a lazy day so take your time and enjoy your meal.
After dinner, there are few options – head into town and bar hop or if it’s Thursday or Friday, take a taxi to the Elbow Beach Hotel and take in the live music on SeaBreeze Terrace with The Big Chill. Both are solid options, but Big Chill is definitely the winner here. The three-piece live band is excellent and has large catalogue of music with an island vibe. It’s a must do and the perfect ending to a lazy Bermuda day.
How would you describe your perfect lazy day?