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8 Things to Do in Bermuda

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Jungle walks and global tapas? This timeless getaway is shedding its buttoned-up image.

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Eat The island is abuzz over star chef Marcus Samuelsson’s summer pop-up, Samuelsson at HP ($$$), at the freshly renovated Fairmont Hamilton Princess. On the menu: paddlefish-caviar tacos with wasabi sour cream; Dark & Stormy sorbet. Pearl ($$$) wins accolades for turning fresh-off-the-boat rockfish and tuna into creative sushi. (Pictured above.) Craving something more classic? Fairmont Southampton’s Waterlot Inn ($$$$), in a 350-year-old former tavern, serves dry-aged steaks and tableside Caesar salad. And the sherry-laced fish chowder at Black Horse Tavern (441/297-1991; $$$), on St. David Island, is a local favorite.

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Do Join the nature guides of new ecotourism company Hidden Gems of Bermuda to explore secret caves and snorkel coral reefs (pictured above). Back in Hamilton, browse the smart selection of frilled silk tunics and Helen Ficalora jewelry at Atelerie.

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Stay Covering 250 emerald acres in Hamilton Parish, Rosewood Tucker’s Point (pictured above; $$$$) has 88 ocean-view rooms, a beach club, a spa, and a Roger Rulewich–designed golf course. More intimate is Granaway Guest House (pictured below; three-night minimum; $$), in Warwick Parish, with four treasure-filled bedrooms (china teapots; hand-embroidered pillowcases) and a pool tucked among palm and banana trees. 

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At A Glance

Flight Time from East Coast About 2 1/2 hours.

Getting Around Use taxis; rental cars are verboten and mopeds risky.

Natural Wonder Crushed shells from marine organisms called forams give Bermudan sand its distinctive salmon color.

Golf Courses per Square Mile Three—more than anywhere else in the world.

Total Beaches 34—secluded Warwick Long Bay is our favorite for a sunrise stroll and a swim.

Total Shipwrecks More than 300.

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Hotels
$ Less than $200
$$ $200 to $350
$$$ $350 to $500
$$$$ $500 to $1,000
$$$$$ More than $1,000

Restaurants
$ Less than $25
$$ $25 to $75
$$$ $75 to $150
$$$$ More than $150

Related Links:
Best Caribbean Resorts and Hotels
Marcus Samuelsson's Sweden
Beautiful Beaches to Visit in 2014

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Adrien Glover is deputy digital editor at Travel + Leisure.

Photos by Adrien Glover, top photo courtesy of the Reefs

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