Bermuda: a guide to yachting paradise

Cast out in the North Atlantic Ocean 550 nautical miles from the US coast, Bermuda is a glistening archipelago of paradisal islands, where turquoise waters meet pink sandy shores and verdant peaks. A treasure trove of marine life, world-class food and drink and more shipwrecks per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, Bermuda may be small, but it’s bursting with vibrancy and colour, making it an irresistible spot for visiting superyachts. We highlight its many attractions over the following pages.

Bermuda by boat

A seven-day sail showcasing some of the finest attractions for superyachts

Meet your yacht in St George’s Harbour, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the oldest continuously occupied British settlement in the New World.

Meander around the narrow alleyways scattered around King’s Square and call into Wahoo’s, a laid-back waterside spot famous for its local delights. Return to the yacht for sundowners and let the crew wow you with an inaugural dinner on board with the historic town as a backdrop.

In the morning, the yacht will weigh anchor and cruise just over two nautical miles around St. David’s Head to Long Bay Beach on Cooper’s Island, a secluded spot rarely visited by tourists. Walk along the beach to the Wildlife Observation Tower, a former NASA tower now used as a place to spot birds and whales. Head back to the yacht and cruise two nautical miles down to the Beach Club at Rosewood. Spend the evening at this casual yet sophisticated beachside restaurant offering a marketplace-style selection of sushi, barbecue fare and American classics.

Awake to see the yacht cruise past Frick’s Point and relocate to Tucker’s Point Club, one of Bermuda’s finest beach, golf and tennis clubs, at Rosewood. Spend the morning playing this immaculate 18-hole, par-70 course, or opt for tennis lessons on one of the four clay courts. In the afternoon, regain your strength with lunch on the yacht before cruising round to John Smith’s Bay, a long, flat expanse of pink sand with great snorkelling among reefs.

See the secluded coves, limestone cliffs and world famous pink beaches hove into view as you arrive at South Shore Park. Hike along one of Bermuda’s most scenic trails stretching approximately two kilometres from Warwick Long Bay to Horseshoe Bay. Spot Bermuda longtails flying on the breeze and enjoy a picnic in one of the island’s most-photographed spots.

Cruise just over eight nautical miles around to Royal Naval Dockyard and the West End of Bermuda. Spend the day discovering the dockyard, the former home of the British Royal Navy in Bermuda, which is now awash with shops, restaurants and museums. Head to the National Museum of Bermuda to explore more than 400 years of Bermuda’s history, from the settling of the island to its importance as a hub of shipping, sailing and boatmaking. In the evening, head to Sunken Harbor, at the Cambridge Beaches Resort, for classic Bermudian cocktails overlooking the shimmering waters of Mangrove Bay.

Awake at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club in the capital of Hamilton, a cosmopolitan city with an island spirit, and bask in the vibrant, lively energy that’s unlike anywhere else on the island. Walk down the waterfront promenade of Front Street and see the quaint colonial buildings painted in pinks, yellows and blues. Dinner is at 1609 at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. Named after the year the wreck of the Sea Venture brought Bermuda’s first settlers ashore, 1609 specialises in fresh seafood dishes, such as ceviche.

For breakfast, join the locals at Bouchée Bistro Français and try a hearty traditional Bermudian codfish breakfast. Return to the yacht and cruise seven nautical miles along the coast and drop anchor nearby the natural wonders of the Crystal Caves. Thought to be millions of years old, the caves house dramatic formations and a clear ocean-fed lake. The yacht will then cruise back to St George’s Harbour, where the crew will see you off.