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Travel Guide: Explore a Chic Paradise in Bermuda

Pink beaches, pastel houses, and the sparkling sea await a mere two hours from Boston.


The Loren’s heated pools and private cabanas sit on a hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. / Courtesy photo

STAY

Cliff Hanger

For the chic aesthetic of Miami combined with attentive island hospitality, head to the Loren at Pink Beach, which opened in 2017. The cliffside retreat is a contemporary alternative to Bermuda’s more formal accommodations, offering roomy guest suites and villas with ocean-view terraces, freestanding tubs, plush Sferra linens, and more. Start the day with avocado toast in the open-air pavilion before basking by the pool, set so close to the hillside rocks that you can reach out and touch them. There’s also easy access to the powdery pink-sand beach, where you can stroll, swim, and snorkel.

The hotel’s airy guest suites boast an urban-modern vibe and private outdoor spaces. / Courtesy photo

Huckleberry’s signature salad features cabbage, kale, peanuts, avocado, shallots, oranges, cilantro, and a sesame-ginger dressing. / Courtesy photo

EAT

Garden Splendor

Located inside the newly refurbished Rosedon Hotel, Huckleberry pulls off farm-to-table fare with a dose of southern flavor. Dine in the hotel’s historical rooms, tucked away from the hustle of Hamilton, or out on the veranda overlooking lush, manicured gardens. Formal setting aside, the ambiance is relaxed and even romantic. Go green with the Huckleberry salad topped with rockfish, indulge in executive chef Matthew Weber’s lauded braised-beef short ribs, or try some crunchy honeycomb caviar—a welcome treat after one of the restaurant’s two-hour beekeeping lessons.

The Hamilton Princess’s art collection includes work by Andy Warhol, such as these prints of Mick Jagger hanging in the restaurant Marcus’. / Photo by Nicole Franzen

SEE

Colonial Surprise

The traditional Colonial architecture of the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club belies what you’ll find inside—approximately 300 works of contemporary and pop art by the likes of Andy Warhol, Banksy, Takashi Murakami, and Ai Weiwei, to name a few. Take a self-guided tour through the palatial “Pink Palace,” followed by yacht-gazing out back, where more sculptures dot the grounds. Bonus: The hotel’s themed “Marina Nights” series kicks off the first Friday in May with live music and festive cocktails.