Our Must-Do List of Things to Do in Bermuda

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We’re back with the rest of our top 10 can’t miss activities and places to visit in Bermuda on a tropical honeymoon or destination wedding weekend.  If you missed the first half of our list, be sure to check it out here.  And to round out our favorites from a recent trip to Bermuda, be sure not to skip these fabulous vacation finds!

6. Watch America’s Cup Boats Train at Dockyard: Did you know that the America’s Cup race is in Bermuda in 2017? That means the teams have already moved in and are gearing up for their big day. You can catch the boats training in the harbor if you’re lucky, so head to Dock Yard for a full day of shopping, sight seeing, lunching and you might even spot a little friendly competition out on the waters.

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7. Golf at Tucker’s Point: Bermuda is home to seven golf courses, more per capita then any other county in the world, and has even been host to events like the PGA Grand Slam. If golf is your speed, I suggest splurging on a day at Tuckers Point Golf Course and you might just tee off next to a former president or Hollywood starlet enjoying a low-key day off.

8. Enjoy fresh Wahoo at Wahoo’s Bistro: Fresh fish is abundant in Bermuda and one of their local favorites is Wahoo. During your travels, take a pit stop to Wahoo’s Bistro for lunch on the water and their Wahoo fish tacos, you won’t find fresher fish anywhere out there.

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9. Tuck in to Rosewood Tucker’s Point: A 200-acre property filled with lush forests, beautiful beaches, gorgeous golf, and four swimming pools is a sprawling luxury resort fit for a queen. Rosewood Tucker’s Point sits in the ultra posh part of the island, Tucker’s Town, where celebs from around the world hide out and enjoy the view. The hotel has a beautiful British charm, large rooms in every category, and a world-class spa that includes one of only four Silver TAG showers in the world. Check in and you may never want to leave.

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10. Put your toes in the Pink Sand: Bermuda is famous for its pink sand beaches so we couldn’t possibly send you there without plenty of fun in the sun and sand. Gorgeous beaches are all around the island, many private in front of your hotel or beach club (the beach at Elbow Beach Hotel is top-notch), or head to one of the public beaches like the lesser-known but stunning Clear Water Beach Park.

No matter how you choose to spend your time in Bermuda, the island, the people, and amazing places, beaches and caves will not disappoint!

{Top Image: Courtesy of Bermuda Tourism, Bottom Three Images: Rosewood Tucker’s Point}

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10 Things to Do on a Bermuda Honeymoon or at a Destination Wedding

I recently visited the island of Bermuda for the first time and feel in love with this forgotten favorite for vacationers. Just 90 minutes from New York and a stone’s through from the coast of North Carolina, the crystal blue waters and pink sand beaches look like a postcard from the Caribbean, but it’s actually in the Atlantic, in a place all its own. And what the country has to offer guests, specifically for destination weddings and honeymoons, is certainly worth writing home about. So take a look at our top ten must-do activities and sites during your destination wedding stay in Bermuda.

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1. Swim with the Dolphins: Dolphin Quest offers up private and group swims with dolphins right in the Atlantic waters of the harbor. Tucked into their own enclosed natural habitat, these happy-as-can-be dolphins will perform tricks for you, give kisses, teach you a thing or two about conservation, and all around love on you while you and your trainer swim with and even dance with these beautiful creatures. This is a bucket list item done well by the team in Bermuda – an experience you will never forget!

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2. Jet Ski among Ship Wrecks: Take a guided tour of one of the hundreds of shipwrecked vessels along the coast and reef of Bermuda – all by jet ski with Island Sports Centre! Your personable guides will show you a wild time at high speeds while you explore the island from a different perspective. Take a dip off the side to swim with sea turtles and take time out to feed the fish too! If speed, sun, and sea are your favorite things in life, then this is for you!

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3. Get a Couple’s Massage in a Cave: You read that right – there’s a spa in the center of the Crystal Caves of Bermuda. These breathtaking caverns are lined with sparkles of limestone and chandelier clusters and complete with floating docks holding cabanas for two. Get locked into this other world below sea level and enjoy the most romantic couple’s massage on earth at Grotto Bay Beach Resort. Just imagine getting treated together as you hear the natural sounds of the cave waters below your beds in total privacy from the outside world. It’s once in a lifetime kind of romance.

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4. Dine at Waterlot Inn: For one of the best meals on the island, put your jackets on and head out for a swanky night on the town at this posh eatery at the Fairmont Southampton. The steakhouse has an old-world charm, and plenty of history to back it up. And their service today boasts that old time luxury not found many places anymore. Case in point – order up Caesar salad for two and they’ll make it for you tableside. That goes for dessert too! Regardless what you order, just don’t leave without tasting the truffle mac n’ cheese or you’ll regret it.

5. Swizzle Inn and Swagger Out at The Swizzle Inn: When in Bermuda, do as the locals do and drink up a Rum Swizzle (similar to a rum punch with a kick) and have it at the famous Swizzle Inn. A pub-like restaurant, dine inside or out on local favorites while you sip pitchers of Rum Swizzle in the sun.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the rest of our top ten ideas for an amazing honeymoon in Bermuda!

{Top Image: The Reefs, Middle Three Images: Grotto Bay, Bottom Image: Fairmont Southampton}

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Coral and Mint Wedding

In search of the perfect destination wedding palette?  We may have just found “the one” for you – from a beach wedding to a desert destination wedding, coral and mint make the perfect pair!

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{Photos: Shoes: Joielala, Groom: George Street Photo & Video, Bridesmaids: BellaEva Photography via Confetti Daydreams, Bouquet: AJ Shorter Photography via Every Last Detail, Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets via Ruffled, Chair Treatment: Brooke Photography and Design via Something Turquoise}

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Destination Wedding Website Deal

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We’re back today with another great deal for our readers!  Our partners and friends over at Appy Couple are sharing big savings with you on your wedding or destination wedding website.  It’s an important element to prepare during the planning of your big day, a great way to share travel and registry information with loved ones, and also some fun stories too.  But the best part is the matching smart phone app you get with your wedding website – it’s matches the desktop version but with added features like photo sharing on the wedding day!  Choose from over 500 designs until you find the one that’s just right for your event and no matter which one that is, enter Appy Couple PROMO CODE BB25 at checkout and save big!  Happy shopping friends!

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Pretty in Purple Destination Wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Tiffani and Scott said I do in a beautiful outdoor ceremony and destination wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The couple had looked at the farthest points of the globe before landing on Puerto Rico for a pretty, purple-clad big day. Tiffani shared their story with us:

We spent a long time trying to find the right location – we looked at Utah and Iceland because we met in Nepal and thought we would incorporate mountains into our theme. But when we visited Puerto Rico we found a place so vibrant and full of life, we couldn’t have chosen another location. The Condado Vanderbilt truly captured the essence of what we wanted, breathtaking scenery and elegant simplicity. And although it didn’t have the mountains we thought we wanted – it had more.

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We made the gift bags because we thought it would be fun and would personalize the event. We met on Mt Everest, so we created backpacks with a little notecard explaining why we added what we did – each item related to how we met (water bottles, socks, caribiners, prayer flags, candy bars, etc). My favorite item was a photo book we created for each guest. We were fortunate that almost everyone knew each other (40 guests) – but we built a book, that had 2 pages each (titled for each person/couple) of our lives with them.

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Scott made 24 cards / gifts to be given to me throughout the day on our wedding day. Photos of us, phrases about love, cards, and even deliveries of my favorite drinks at specific times throughout the day. Definitely a favorite memory that he would put so much thought into finding ways to say “I love you” in the hours before the ceremony.

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Ultimately, our inspiration is really the people who matter most in our lives. Everything about this place seemed to hold some piece of all the people we love.

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We were very fortunate to work with such an incredible wedding planner, brilliant designers – and of course the Condado Vanderbilt is a breathtaking location. We planned this wedding in less than 9 weeks and so we relied heavily on our local vendors. In truth, we told them what colors we loved, the table we wanted – and the first time I saw it was when I waked down the aisle. The setting of the ceremony itself was incredibly beautiful and simply elegant. But the table was perhaps the most stunning design I’ve ever seen. Long farm table, bowls of orchids in purples and teal and rose color; it was spectacular. I would also say the fire dancers and salsa instructors made the event so fun and interactive for our guests. Because we met on Mt Everest, the touch of prayer flags illuminated by little lights hanging over the reception were really loved by Scott.

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We asked the happy couple about their favorite moments from the day. The maid of honor accidentally stepped into the pool during the ceremony, watching Scott try and salsa dance, all the guys at the wedding wearing funny socks. Definitely my fathers speech.

Otherwise, my favorite memory is seeing Scott standing there when I walked down the aisle. Scott says it was seeing me walk down the aisle. We’re a pretty simple couple.

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We cannot express enough our appreciation and gratitude for the incredible people who made this day such an extraordinary event. We’ve heard from most guests that rarely had they seen a wedding more beautifully designed, in a more stunning location, with better food and entertainment. All of which was made possibly by our vendors, which we now call friends.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Don Mears Photography

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Planning: Maria Lugo, Wedding Design: Arquetipo, Venue and Catering: Condando Vanderbilt, Cake: C+M Cake Designers, Makeup: Caridad Vidro, Music: Music Factory, Fireshow and Salsa Dancers: SAK Entertainment, Officiant: Ministros De Bodas

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