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1. Stroll among the masterworks at Masterworks
The setting of this museum – in the middle of Bermuda’s Botanical Gardens – provides an apt backdrop for its island-inspired collection. Among the pieces on display is John Lennon Double Fantasy, created by Bermuda sculptor Graham Foster to commemorate the late Beatle’s time on the island. (Lennon wrote his last songs here and named his final album, Double Fantasy, after the native freesia flower.) Tom Butterfield, creative director and founder of the museum, conducts hour-long tours of the Masterworks at 11 a.m. on the second Wednesday of every month.
• 183 South Rd., Bermuda Botanical Gardens, 441-2994000

2. Bike the Bermuda Railway Trail
Tour Bermuda the way the islanders do: by bike. Fantasea Diving and Tours guides cyclists along the Railway Trail, passing through the leafy expanses of the interior island and down the coast to the Royal Naval Dockyard. Along the flat trail, learn about the flora and fauna and stop at Instagram-worthy hidden spots. After your tour, taste confections from the Bermuda Rum Cake Company so you can decide which ones to take home as a souvenir.
• Bermuda Rum Cake Company, 1 Maritime Lane, 441-234-4216
• Fantasea Diving and Tours, 5 Point Pleasant Rd., Albuoy’s Point, 441-236-3483

3. Devour the ideal Bermudian lunch
Located in a residential corner of the island, Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy may be out of the way, but the tiny restaurant is worth the trek for its fish sandwiches. Strips of fried fresh snapper are piled high on thick slabs of raisin bread and served alongside coleslaw and ginger beer. It’s the quintessential island meal.
•  9 St. Monica’s Rd., Pembroke, 441-295-3965

High tea at Bermuda PerfumeryHigh tea at Bermuda Perfumery

4. Experience high tea after creating your own perfume
Take a workshop at the Bermuda Perfumery to develop your own signature scent with master perfumer Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone. Learn about the olfactory pyramid and the science of aroma molecules before making your own creations. Even if you’re not interested in perfume making, visit the compound for a traditional British high tea served in the elegant gardens, available Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Reservations required for both tea and perfume classes.)
•  Stewart Hall, 5 Queen St., 441-293-0627 (tea reservations: 441-705-2390)

5. Try a mural-based menu
Named after the murals of the Pan Am Sky Club that decorate the dining hall, the Murals Experience at Rosewood Tucker’s Point resort is a five- to 10-course prix fixe inspired by 19th-century naval ports. Some of our favourites from chef Guido Brambilla: Cantonese sweet-and-sour tuna and Beirut-style foie gras spiced with cumin.
• The Point Restaurant & Terrace, 60 Tucker's Point Dr., Hamilton Parish, 441-298-4070

6. Get a massage in a cave
Bermuda’s vast caves are worth exploring on their own, but Grotto Bay Beach Resort takes it to another level with spa treatments performed in subterranean expanses. You can sign up for nearly any kind of massage – hot stone, deep tissue, prenatal – or receive the full-body treatment package that includes skin exfoliation, massage and cleansing in a single session.
•  441-293-8333, ext. 1929

A Bermuda Rugby Classic matchA Bermuda Rugby Classic match (Photo by Richard Lee)

7. Watch the Bermuda Rugby Classic
Many of the best rugby teams in the world descend on Bermuda to scrum at the Classic, held at the National Sports Centre every November. Purchase a VIP pass to enjoy a gourmet buffet and a dark ’n’ stormy in the Members Tent while watching the Bermuda Old Boys play in their neon pink and navy blue uniforms. Check out the Classic’s website for this year’s dates and schedule.
•  #50 Stadium Cottage, 50 Frog Lane, Devonshire, 441-295-8085

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Comments… or add another

Sheila Woodcock

Monday, March 2nd 2015 08:45
This article was most helpful. We are going to Bermuda in July to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Although we have been before you have provided some new ideas for this trip. Thank you.

Fred Chipman

Monday, March 2nd 2015 12:00
What we would REALLY like to see is the service Halifax Bermuda direct reinstated.

Margaret Thimot

Monday, March 2nd 2015 12:10
Impatiently waiting for the return of the DIRECT FLIGHT TO BERMUDA.

Rob Burns

Monday, March 2nd 2015 12:38
When are you going to put back on the direct Halifax - Bermuda flight? Bermuda and the Maritimes have a rich history. Flying thru Toronto just is wrong. Perhaps a weekly Toronto to Halifax to Bermuda and return would be a good compromise option?

Frances Barnable

Monday, March 2nd 2015 16:06
Would love to visit Bermeuda but have seen reasonable flight deals but the cost of a hotel is astronomical

Lorelei Langille

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 09:18
Love Bermuda. Air canada used to have a direct flight from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The first time we booked our trip to Bermuda we were direct from Halifax to Bermuda and returned. then Air Canada changed our flight that we had to go to Toronto first. much costlier for us as we had to book a hotel the night before just to get to Toronto . Have been to Bermuda again but hae the flight. please consider providing direct flights again from Halifax to Bermuda. Even one per week. I am sure it would boost Bermuda tourism as well .

Vivien Counsell Mitchell

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 17:25
Great to-do list, but without wishing to be picky, what you've described as traditional British 'high tea' isn't. High tea, that is. High tea is a more substantial meal, what we would call supper (as apposed to dinner - a fuller meal). It would include a hot dish or cold meats, breads, salads (not sandwiches and cakes) and tea. The picture you show is of traditional British 'afternoon tea', in which cakes and sandwiches are served with a variety of teas. It's an altogether lighter, more dainty meal than 'high tea'.

cheryl

Friday, March 6th 2015 10:11
Very informative. Great ideas.

Dennis Hovey

Friday, March 6th 2015 11:39
this is Great, we will be in Bermuda in Aug,, some good things to do ..

Ramsey Fred

Saturday, March 7th 2015 14:52
I LOVE BURMUDA BECAUSE BILL AND ROSANA COX LIVE THERE ( happend to be my sister in law )

Ramsey Fred

Saturday, March 7th 2015 14:55
Lovely country lovely people and lovely ROSANA and Catharine Rita Jons

Yosef

Wednesday, May 13th 2015 21:52
When I went to Bermuda two years ago from Montreal, and I was flying on Air Canada, I had to fly through Toronto. No fair that there are no direct flights between Montreal and Bermuda, unlike with the Bahamas, Barbados, etc. That would have shortened my trip considerably!
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