This weekend venture outside your usual routine and visit some of Bermuda’s most interesting and scenic locations.
Bermuda Society of Arts, Hamilton
Recently honored in the Best of Bermuda Awards, the BSoA has earned its title as the people’s gallery. The BSoA is free to enter; preserving the important value that art should be accessible to everyone. The gallery has various student shows for artists of all ages, as well as showcases artwork from famous Bermudian artists. Up the big, wooden stairs of City Hall, the gallery is just past the Bermuda National Gallery, another wonderful place to visit. In the foyer, the gallery also sells prints of Bermudian artworks, and has a guestbook for visitors to record their observations. Every Tuesday, the gallery puts on life drawing classes for practicing Bermudian artists.
Church Bay, Southampton
Church Bay is a tucked-away beach formed by coral cliffs that form a cozy little basin. Although the beach almost disappears at high tide, the water offshore is generally regarded as one of the top snorkeling spots on island. As the south shore reefs are located so close to shore, snorkelers will find it easy and relaxing to reach the amazing views of the teeming marine ecosystem below. For those that don’t want to snorkel, the beach is calm enough to swim, and the beach is perfect for sandcastles. The parkland above the beach is also a wonderful walking spot, filled with shady bay grape trees.
Fairmont Southampton, Southampton
When it’s time to relax, why not treat yourself to a getaway on island? The Fairmont resorts offer a luxury pampering experience that truly lets you become a tourist in your own town. The Willowstream Spa at the Fairmont Southampton offers a full itinerary of de-stressing treatments, including hot stone massages. It also offers beauty services like waxing and facials, and all treatments include access to the full spa facilities, including a pool, hot tub, and gym. In addition to the spa, the hotel also offers a variety of luxurious dining options, such as the tantalizing flat bread pizza at the Jasmine Lounge. It’s important for your health and well being to schedule in time to relax and reflect, and there’s no better place than one of Bermuda’s top resorts.