A Bermuda Honeymoon Guide for Perfect Beaches and Sunsets

To enjoy pink sand beaches and luxurious accommodations, head to Bermuda for your honeymoon.
A tropical island with yachts and houses in Bermuda
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Updated Feb 15, 2024
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With its iconic beaches, teal blue water and colorful buildings, a Bermuda honeymoon is one of the best honeymoon destinations for couples who want a refined and luxurious getaway. The island is a haven for water sports enthusiasts, with world-class scuba diving opportunities that allow you to discover shipwrecks and coral reefs teeming with marine life.

Sailing around the archipelago presents a chance to see this honeymoon-worthy island from a different perspective, with the wind in your sails and the sun setting over the horizon. You'll also find plenty of lush gardens, golf courses with scenic views and winding trails to explore.

There are a handful of luxury resorts and boutique hotels for a truly romantic getaway. Newlyweds can enjoy spa treatments, gourmet dinners and stunning sunsets on the beach. If a Bermuda honeymoon sounds like your dream vacation, keep reading for travel tips—we have plenty of recommendations to offer.

Bermuda Honeymoon Tips in this article:

Honeymoon hotel Bermuda at sunset in Bermuda
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Best Time to Visit Bermuda

Unlike honeymoons in the Caribbean, you'll find the best weather in the summer, says Louisa Gehring, luxury travel advisor of Gehring Travel.

That said, by vacationing in the fall, you'll avoid crowds and higher rates. Just remember that Bermuda does have a winter, so "don't expect to go in December or January and get a tan," she adds. "The weather is most similar to the coastal Carolinas, only a bit more tropical."

Best weather: May to October.
Festival highlights: The Bermuda International Film Festival, held in March, showcases independent films from around the world. The Cup Match Cricket Festival, which takes place at the end of July or beginning of August, is a public holiday event featuring cricket matches, music and food.

Bermuda Honeymoon Planning Tips

For a perfect honeymoon with "old world travel glamour," couples should venture to Bermuda, suggests Gehring. Like Palm Springs, California, Bermuda has a bit of a "retro" feel to it, she explains. Plus, anglophiles will appreciate that Bermuda is a British territory—with the pubs to prove it.

Off the coast of North Carolina, Bermuda is a two- or three-hour flight from most parts of the East Coast, including Miami, New York and Charlotte. "Many East Coast hubs have nonstop flights and if you live in a smaller town or farther afield, it's an easy connection," Gehring adds.

For even more convenience, Bermuda offers Customs Preclearance. "Even if you connect on the way home, you can clear Customs in Bermuda and connect as if you were making a regular connection on the way home. Only a handful of airports in the world have this status," she says.

It's worth noting that tourists aren't allowed to rent traditional cars, so you'll mostly navigate Bermuda in taxis or electric two-seaters. "Since Bermuda is a big cruise port, look at the port schedule when planning your daily activities," Gehring concludes. "Especially if you don't like thousands of people interrupting an activity."

Here are a few more things to keep in mind while planning a honeymoon in Bermuda:

Entry requirements: Valid US passport and one blank passport page for entry stamp.
Bermuda is an archipelago located in the North Atlantic Ocean, known for its unique position east of the US coast.
The Bermuda Dollar (BMD).
Flight time to Bermuda:
Flight times from New York City are typically around two to three hours.
Getting around:
Taxis, ferries, public buses, scooters, electric bikes and walking.

Pro tip: Invite a honeymoon planning expert to join your vendor team. Browse travel agents near you on The Knot Marketplace for Bermuda honeymoon expertise, reviews, testimonials and more.

Places to Visit in Bermuda

Royal Dockyard clock tower in Bermuda
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The Royal Naval Dockyard

A historic military site, the Royal Naval Dockyard is now home to art galleries, shops and museums. Among them, The National Museum of Bermuda is worth visiting to see gold bars and jewelry discovered at shipwrecks. Afterward, couples can visit nearby South Shore beaches.

The Bermuda Railway Trail National Park

Walk or bike this 18-mile path, which follows an abandoned railbed. The Bermuda Railway trail extends from St. George's in the east to Somerset in the west.

The Swizzle Inn

Stop by the Swizzle Inn (Bermuda's oldest pub) for lunch and its national drink, the Rum Swizzle. This combination of rum, fruit juice (lime, orange and pineapple) and grenadine is believed to have been invented here.

Best Bermuda Honeymoon Hotels & Resorts

If you're looking for an intimate setting, it's best to opt for accommodations that offer exclusive honeymoon packages. With special amenities like couples' massages or romantic dinners, it'll take your Bermuda honeymoon to the next level. Here are a few hotels and resorts to get you started.

Homes in Bermuda
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Royal Palms

For a boutique hotel experience, this family-owned spot is a blend of Colonial and Bermudian architecture. The Royal Palms is located just a ten-minute walk from the city of Hamilton, it features a pool, tropical garden and formal English courtyard.

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

St. Regis Bermuda Resort

The oceanfront St. Regis Bermuda Resort offers a casino, two pools and private cabanas. In the historic town of St. George's, the resort is also steps from St. Catherine's Beach, where couples can relax and tan.

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Rosewood Bermuda

Located on Tucker's Point, the Rosewood Bermuda is a luxury hotel that boasts an "old world Bermuda" feel, says Gehring. All rooms include deep soaking tubs, with suites also providing private balconies.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Loren at Pink Beach

This sleek, modern hotel on the Atlantic Ocean opened a few years ago. On the site of the former iconic Pink Beach Club, The Loren is both stylish and luxurious.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Pompano Beach Club

A family-owned, casual resort, the Pompano Beach Club is located on Bermuda's southwest coast. In addition to ocean views from every guest room, the property boasts a shallow waterfront and proximity to the territory's public Port Royal Golf Course.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club

One of the most iconic properties in Bermuda, the Hamilton Princess is also referred to as the "Pink Palace." The hotel is situated on a marina, making outings accessible. Venture on a deep-sea fishing trip, charter a private boat, or rent a Boston whaler boat.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa

Founded in 1923, Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa offers private beaches, natural coves and an infinity pool. For the ultimate in privacy, stay in a suite or cottage.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Conveniently located five minutes from the L.F. Wade International Airport, Grotto Bay Beach Resort in Baileys Bay features two private beaches, a freshwater pool, plus an underground swimming cave. Take a guided tour through the crystal caves and marvel at their stalactites and stalagmites.

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Pro tip: If you're looking for accommodations that'll provide you more privacy (or lower prices), have a look at romantic Airbnbs or VRBOs.

Things to Do in Bermuda for Couples

Although it's not in the Caribbean, this British island territory in the North Atlantic Ocean is known as a beach honeymoon destination. In addition to the natural beauty of its pink sand beaches and turquoise waters, Bermuda boasts coral reefs and a wealth of shipwrecks. Couples can balance relaxation on the beach with active adventures, like scuba diving and snorkeling. When it comes to things to do on your Bermuda honeymoon, here's what we recommend.

A couple in Bermuda in front of a vibrant building
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Visit stores in Hamilton, Bermuda's colorful and charming capital, suggests Gehring. Head to Front Street, the town's waterfront promenade, on a Wednesday night during the summer for the weekly Harbour Nights Festival. For more shopping, don't miss The Royal Naval Dockyard, though be aware that when cruise ships disembark there, the area can get very crowded.


Bermuda is known for its sailing heritage and regatta, Gehring explains. "Newport-Bermuda, Annapolis-Bermuda and the annual Bermuda Gold Cup are all races worth watching if your trip happens to coincide with them," she says. Since the odds of that happening are slim, instead take a sailing class at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (set this up in advance of your trip).

Visit the Aquarium

If diving isn't really your thing, head over to Bermuda's aquarium instead. It's a perfect rainy day activity if you end up getting caught in less-than-ideal weather while you're there.

Scuba Dive

With more than 300 shipwrecks, the island has been called the shipwreck capital of the world. Scuba dive in Bermuda to explore these ruins as well as the surrounding coral reefs.

Head to the Beach

The island is famous for its pink sand beaches, including Elbow Beach and Horseshoe Bay Beach. Head to Bermuda's South Shore to explore these and other photogenic examples.

Pro tip: Add Bermuda honeymoon experiences to your gift registry so that loved ones can give you a fun couples activity to enjoy. Don't forget to post some cute honeymoon photos to your wedding website and social feeds for your guests to see!

What to Pack for a Bermuda Honeymoon

Rocky shores near Bermuda's horseshoe bay
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When it comes to packing your honeymoon luggage, you'll want lightweight and breathable clothing you'll feel comfortable in. For dinners, bring casual—but not too casual—island wear, like a sundress for women and Bermuda shorts and high socks for men, says Gehring. Also, couples will want to add bug spray to their packing checklist—there can be mosquitos.

Brittany Barber contributed to this article.

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