IF YOU’RE TRAVELING WITH YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS, OR YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE, A BERMUDA VACATION OFFERS NO SHORTAGE OF UNFORGETTABLE THINGS TO SEE, DO OR DRINK.
 
The Black Girl’s Guide To Bermuda
ESSENCE MAGAZINE COVER, July-August-2021
Looking for an off-the-path destination with breathtaking beaches, pastel colored buildings, pink sand beaches, snorkeling among vibrant reefs rich with marine life, and world-class cuisine? Yes, such a perfect place exists, and it’s Bermuda.

While many are unfamiliar with just how delightful the island is, what makes it even more idyllic is the fact that it is only miles off the coast of the Carolinas and less than two hours away by plane. The best part: thanks to its sub-tropical climate, Bermuda weather is generally mild year-round so there’s never a bad time to visit (yes, even in the winter!). 

We’re not the only fans either. Bermuda has grown in popularity and appeal over the years largely in part because it was the location of the 2017 America’s Cup. The high-profile sailing regatta provided incentive for new hotels to open and old hotels to spruce themselves up, and even has attracted some of our favorite celebs such as Issa RaeTerrence J, La La Anthony, Lance Gross and more. 

If you’re traveling with your family, your friends, or your special someone, a Bermuda vacation offers no shortage of unforgettable things to see, do or drink (editors tip: Get the Dark & Stormy or Rum Swizzle). Here’s the official Black girls guide to a perfect trip to Bermuda.

Getting There

Bermuda reopened for tourism on July 1st and is currently accepting tourists arriving by air from all countries, as long as they adhere to health protocols set out by the local government, which include bringing a certified negative COVID-19 PCR test (even if you’re vaccinated). Getting there is easy (and quick) thanks to direct flights from east coast cities such as New York and Atlanta. The flight, which is just around two hours into the new L. F. Wade International Airport, which has a brand-new $400 million terminal that opened in December.  

Eat 

Harry’s

Just in the heart of downtown Hamilton, timeless elegance awaits at the edge of the Waterfront Complex on Hamilton Harbour. This upscale, sophisticated restaurant is one of the best in Bermuda for steak lovers, but really and truly, you’ll love everything on the menu.