Bermuda

Bermuda1Some call the island the Jewel of the Atlantic, while others call it a lover’s paradise. Perhaps the secluded coves and miles of pink sand beaches make this one of the most romantic settings in the world. Or maybe it’s the private beach villas overlooking aquamarine waters. Elegant and sophisticated, with one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, Bermuda is unique with its breathtaking beauty, friendly people, warm hospitality and diverse vacation activities. From the moment you arrive, you’ll fall in love with the charm and beauty of Bermuda. And you will soon see why this is the ultimate retreat.

Bermuda2Bermuda offers the perfect backdrop for engagements, weddings and honeymoons. Choose to express your love in a tropical garden overlooking miles of ocean or a secluded pink sand cove, your options are endless. If you are looking for a beautifully unique, but hassle free wedding, look no further. Many of the hotels have facilities for weddings, and there are private wedding consultants in Bermuda who are ready to lend a hand. They’ll make sure all the paper-work is in order, arrange for someone to officiate the ceremony, help a couple to choose just the right romantic spot, schedule transportation, order the cake, assemble the flowers, hire musicians and make sure there is a competent photographer ready to capture the precious moment on film. There are a number of picturesque locations in which to get married including quaint historic churches, cliff tops at sunset or beneath magical stone moon gates (shaped like enormous wedding rings, tradition holds that walking through a moon gate brings good luck). After the ceremony, many couples like to follow the time-honored Bermudian tradition of a horse and buggy ride, usually from the church or the ceremony location to the reception. Typically, the driver will be formally dressed in navy blue Bermuda shorts, knee socks and a white hat, with the carriage being decorated with flowers and ribbons. The hotels can also help you plan your reception. Whether it is an intimate dinner for two or a lively party for fifty, the staff will be delighted to cater to your every whim. Bermuda is not only the perfect setting for weddings, but anniversaries and wedding vow renewals as well. Couples wanting to get away from it all can find romance and serenity in a medley of different locations. Here are four of Bermuda’s most sensual hide-aways that you won’t want to miss.

Ariel Sands Beach Club

This hidden treasure with a natural beauty and peaceful ocean side setting creates a perfect place to unwind. These luxurious villas along the island’s south shore offer a romantic experience for those in search of privacy and tranquility. Indulge yourself with a delicious cooked-to-order breakfast on the patio overlooking the ocean. Then get ready for action, Ariel offers both a fresh water pool and two magnificent ocean-fed pools, tennis courts and a putting green. Don’t forget snorkeling. Ariel Sands has some of the best coral reefs and marine life on the island. If you’re still energized, dance to the sound of steel drums at Caliban’s Seaside Restaurant and Bar. On second thought, simply unwind on a hammock as you watch the mesmerizing Atlantic sunset. Be sure to set aside time to do absolutely nothing but revel in the serenity, you won’t find a crowd here. But you may catch a glimpse of Michael Douglas, he is the majority shareholder of the resort.

Cambridge Beaches

Bermuda3Cambridge Beaches is one of Bermuda’s most scenic settings. The secluded cottages are nestled into 25 acres of a meticulously landscaped peninsula. There are 81 spacious cottages in all, each individually decorated and refurbished. Many have marble and whirlpool baths and fireplaces. While each cottage radiates its own charm, one favorite is the 300 year old Bermuda cottage with cedar beam ceilings and a private sunporch. For something more modern, try the Maybury Suite which has a bedroom and separate living room with a panoramic view. French doors lead out onto a sundrenched terrace overlooking the Atlantic. 

Cambridge also has a complete European health and beauty spa with an adjoining fitness center offering a wide range of individually designed programs, therapies and treatments. If you are into adventure, Cambridge has a wealth of leisure activities including tennis, scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing and special boat excursions. Cambridge also offers a complimentary ferry service into the town of Hamilton for shopping. If you prefer something more relaxing, visit one of the five private beaches and numerous coves on the property. There is always a magical place to escape by yourselves. Before you leave, be sure to sample the cuisine by five-star chef Jean-Claude Garzia. His outstanding culinary array has catered to members of the British Royal Families. Cambridge Beaches.

Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Enter into a world where the old meets the new. Young at heart, and young in years, Grotto Bay is an oasis from larger, more hectic hotels. There are 201 rooms in eleven separate lodges. Each room has a balcony with an ocean vista. Potted plants and carefully selected artwork by local artists accent the island tone. The resort also has modern luxuries that include a spa, complete water sports facility, scuba diving, parasailing and tennis. Perhaps the most unique aspect of this property is the 500,000 year old Prosperos Cave, complete with stalactites, stalagmites and a subterranean lagoon. The cave can be used exclusively by guests upon request. While you are at Grotto Bay, also enjoy a traditional barbecue on the moongate terrace with entrees ranging from filet mignon to salmon. Then bring the evening to a memorable close with a moonlit swim at the concealed honeymooner’s beach. Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Surf Side Beach Club

Simply stated, this hilltop resort commands one of the most spectacular views of the ocean on the island. There are 37 charming guest units arranged in cottages, apartment-style units and penthouses hidden amongst the hibiscus blossoms and palms. Each unit is designed to provide guests with all the comforts of home with the essence of island living, including high ceilings, tiled floors, large bedrooms with sitting areas, private baths and fully functional kitchens. The two penthouses have 1,700 square feet and contain two bedrooms, a sitting area with a pull out couch, two or three bathrooms and a dining room and kitchen. With privacy in mind, each unit has either a secluded garden patio or a balcony, all with an amazing ocean view. The main complex, which is traditional Bermudian in architecture with its whitewashed keystone corners, includes a swimming pool, spacious sundeck and Palms Restaurant and Bar. In addition to serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Palms offers catering services for small parties or weddings. At Surf Side, you can awaken to an exquisite breakfast served on your private terrace as you lounge in your bathrobe. After breakfast you can try a game of tennis, which is complimentary to guests at the nearby Harmony Club. Afterwards, cool off by taking a stroll along the beach which is rarely frequented by other islanders. Or perhaps you would prefer an early evening rendezvous in the hot tub located on a secluded terrace overlooking the ocean.

Whether you come to Bermuda to begin your new life together or simply renew your love, you’ll be enchanted by the tropical island. You’re invited to experience the perfect retreat where days and nights are filled with magical moments. Relax, leave your hassles behind and have the perfect romantic getaway.

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