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Islands of Bermuda Walk

from $3,385.00

Famed for its stunning turquoise waters and pink sand beaches, the stunning archipelago of Bermuda is a tiny historic treasure trove packed with natural beauty – flowers, fish, birds – and fabulous year-round sunshine.

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All about the Islands of Bermuda Walk.

This self-guided walking holiday explores the quintessential island paradise of Bermuda, a sub-tropical gem, seemingly adrift in the North Atlantic Ocean. Warmed by the temperate Gulf Stream, Bermuda is a stunning archipelago of 181 islands and islets, the eight largest of which form the fishhook-shaped mainland. The oldest British colony, this tiny treasure trove is packed with history and natural beauty. Famed for its stunning turquoise waters in a whole rainbow of blues, incredible pink sands and coral reefs home to hundreds of colourful fish, Bermuda is a beach-lover’s heaven. Beyond the postcard-worthy bays, the islands offer a lush interior alive with a multitude of birds and flowers, making it perfect to explore on foot. As Mark Twain commented, ‘You go to heaven if you want. I’d rather stay here in Bermuda’.
A traffic-free trail spans Bermuda’s diminutive 21-mile length; we’ve split it into 6 diverse sections to offer gentle walks exploring every corner. From hidden sea grottoes to panoramic forts, lush flower-speckled fields to the sun-kissed sands of the South Shore Trail, the kaleidoscope of colour is unforgettable and the diversity of flora and fauna unbeatable. To help you get around, a 7-day travel pass is included, allowing unlimited access to the modern and efficient bus and ferry networks. Our local partner, Tim Rogers, will brief you about how everything works; he has a wealth of knowledge about Bermuda’s flora, fauna and history.
You’ll stay in a deluxe ocean view room (with either balcony or terrace) at the exclusive 64-room 4H-rated Coco Reef Hotel on the edge of the best private beach on the island and just 15 minutes from the capital, Hamilton. Meals are taken either in the elegant Cafe Coco signature restaurant or on Tamara’s Terrace overlooking the pool.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • 7 nights center based accommodation (see accommodation section)
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • 7 day travel pass
  • Airport transfers at the start/end of the trip (at designated times)

 

What is not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Single Accommodation (available on request, inquire for supplement)

Highlights

  • Discover secret turquoise bays, sea grottoes and pastel villages
  • See colourful flowers, birds and fish – look out for humpback whales!
  • Relax in a luxurious hotel with swimming pool, tennis court, panoramic ocean views and outstanding cuisine
  1. Day 1 Day 1 - Arrive in Bermuda

    Arrive at your hotel in time for dinner overlooking the ocean. (Staying at Coco Reef Resort for 7 nights on Half Board)

  2. Day 2 Day 2 - Somerset to the Dockyard 7km/4.5mi/2hr or 8km/5mi/3hr

    Today’s route begins at Somerset Bridge, the world’s smallest drawbridge, to follow the Railway Trail lined with unusual screw palm and cedar, reaching C19 Fort Scaur, with stunning views to Hamilton. Onwards to sleepy Somerset Village for lunch by pretty Mangrove Bay, you then follow a coastal track to the Royal Naval Dockyard at Bermuda’s most westerly end. Maybe visit vibrant Hamilton before meeting Tim Rogers at the hotel who will talk you through the suggested programme for the rest of your walking week.

  3. Day 3 Day 3 - Exploring the East End 11km/7mi/4.5hr

    You start the day in charming St George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s time to explore the tangle of colourful streets and pretty harbour, before a dazzling path lined with prickly pear and casuarina leads to Gates Bay where Sir George Somers first came ashore in 1609. You continue along a herb-scented coastal track to Ferry Reach, with its C17 forts and Corsican tower.

  4. Day 4 Day 4 - St David's and Cooper's Island 4km/2.5mi/2hr or 5km/3mi/2.5hr

    At tranquil St David’s, fragrant hibiscus scents the salty ocean air as you visit Red Hole bay. Then it’s on to St David’s Battery, with cliff views stretching infinitely across the ocean, before heading over to Cooper’s Island, Bermuda’s newest nature reserve, a truly isolated and unspoilt area.

  5. Day 5 Day 5 - Sights of the South Shore 13km/8mi/3.5hr

    From Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, balcony views span the entire west end across the azure waters of Great Sound, dotted with white sailboats. From here you descend to the sugary pink sands of the South Shore Trail, a string of nine gorgeous bays linked by a scented path of flowering morning glory and oleander. There’s time for a dip at Chaplin Bay before a shaded path leads past cassava fields to the hotel, in time for a dip in the hotel’s pool.

  6. Day 6 Day 6 - Coast and Caves 12km/7.5mi/4.5hr

    Colourful prickly poppies dot the sparkling coastal route towards Flatts Village, where friendly locals cast their nets into the azure expanse of Harrington Sound, an inland lake littered with sea grottoes. It’s then onwards with views over the northern shore to reach Blue Hole Park, a tiny treasure trove of caves filled with aquamarine waters. Maybe savour a Dark ’n’ Stormy cocktail after visiting the fascinating Crystal Caves, then take the bus back to the hotel.

  7. Day 7 Day 7 - Botanical Gardens and Spittal Pond 5km/3mi/1.5hr or 4km/2.5mi/2.5hr

    Alive with the noisy chatter of yellow kiskadee, a gentle allspice-scented trail brings you to Paget Marsh, a wetland oasis, home to herons and warblers. Then it’s on to the Botanical Gardens – John Lennon’s Double Fantasy album is named after the purple flower he spotted here – before heading to Spittal Pond; maybe spot herons, egrets and flamingos before following the coastal path, vibrant with sea lavender, looking out for humpback whales basking in the warm Atlantic waters.

  8. Day 8 Day 8 - Leave Bermuda
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Where you stay
Coco Reef Resort
Coco Reef enjoys one of the best locations in Bermuda, right on the edge of one of the most stunning beaches of the South Shore with pink sands, several reefs and quintessentially Bermudian azure waters! The hotel has 64 rooms divided between four pastel coloured buildings set over two floors. The rooms have a ‘tropical’ feel utilising traditional Bermudian colours and are decorated with wicker furniture and floral furnishings. All have private facilities with bathtub and shower as well as a balcony or terrace too equipped with furniture, mostly with good ocean views. All the rooms are identical; the only difference is location. The Ocean View rooms are located at the top of the hill on the same level as the Lobby building and the beach front rooms are located at the bottom of the hill overlooking the main lawn with a staircase down onto the beaches. They offer panoramic views of the ocean and beach. Every room in both categories has a view of the ocean from the bed itself!
Eating and Drinking

All buffet breakfasts and evening meals are included.

Bermudian cuisine is based around seafood, not surprising given its location. A real speciality is the fish chowder; a divinely thick soup made with rockfish or snapper and flavoured with a splash of sherry pepper sauce or local rum. Other traditional dishes include ‘Peas and Plenty’ (black-eyed peas with onions, pork and rice), paw-paw casserole and Hoppin’ John (peas and rice).

Fish is often served as a main course and rockfish or wahoo have to be tried! They are both ‘meaty’ white fish with a delicate flavour. Cod fishcakes are popular too as well as ‘johnnycakes’ (cornmeal griddle 1cakes).

Rum is the local spirit of choice and has been blended on the island by Gosling Brothers since the 1860s. Two local specialities made from dark rum are the ‘dark ‘n’ stormy’ (rum mixed two-to-one with ginger beer) and the ‘rum swizzle’ (rum with pineapple and orange juices and grenadine). As a general rule, dark ‘n’ stormy is considered the ‘national’ tipple favored by locals and the rum swizzle generally preferred by visitors! Why not try both and make up your own mind?!

Activity Level: 1 (Leisurely)

A traffic-free trail spans Bermuda’s diminutive 21-mile length; we’ve split it into 6 diverse sections to offer gentle walks exploring every corner. From hidden sea grottoes to panoramic forts, lush flower-speckled fields to the sun-kissed sands of the South Shore Trail, the kaleidoscope of colour is unforgettable and the diversity of flora and fauna unbeatable. To help you get around, a 7-day travel pass is included, allowing unlimited access to the modern and efficient bus and ferry networks. Our local partner, Tim Rogers, will brief you about how everything works; he has a wealth of knowledge about Bermuda’s flora, fauna and history.

The walking is predominantly flat with no real ascents or descents. Terrain varies between asphalt, gravel, and earthen surfaces as well as some sandy trails. Walking boots are recommended.

As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. We have suggested that 12yrs is the minimum age for this trip, but as it is self-guided and you will be leading your own family we will ultimately leave this decision up to you. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. You are provided with route notes for each day, which begin with an overview of the walk and advice on lunch, followed by detailed instructions. The route notes contain a 24 hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the hotels are normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.

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