JetBlue Getaways wants to introduce you to Bermuda—from its underground caves to the top of its historic lighthouses. Along the way, there’s time to explore St. George’s and Hamilton and, of course, enjoy a rum swizzle or two.
Explore Underground Grottoes
Once you touch down in Bermuda, it’s only a 5-minute ride to your secluded retreat at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort. A complimentary bottle of champagne and a Black Rum Cake will be waiting in your room as gifts to welcome you to the island. Once you settle in, you’ll find one of Bermuda’s most beautiful natural wonders right down the street when you explore the Crystal and Fantasy Caves. These underground grottoes are dazzling sights with impressive stalactites and aquamarine pools. Then head to Blue Hole Park next door, and wander the trails through 12 acres of caves, mangroves, and the namesake Blue Hole, a scenic mangrove pond surrounded by lush foliage, limestone rocks and wildlife. Wind down your day at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort, where you can relax in Adirondack chairs on the lawn with a cup of tea.
Stroll through Colonial Bermuda
Start the morning with a cab ride, or hop on a bus, to the town of St. George’s, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the British first settled Bermuda in 1612. Explore the colonial origins of the island, starting with Kings Square, The Bermuda National Trust Museum, the State House, and Their Majesties Chappell, St. Peter’s Church, the oldest Anglican church in the western hemisphere. Afterwards, stop at the White Horse Pub for lunch and a pint before heading to Tobacco Bay to check out the unique rock formations along the beach. On your way back to the resort, don’t forget to stop in at the nearby Swizzle Inn during happy hour for a signature rum swizzle.
Take a Self-Guided Scooter Tour
Today, we suggest you rent a motorized scooter and see the island like a local (scooter rental is not included in the JetBlue package but can be easily arranged). Ride along the North Shore Road toward the capital of Hamilton. Stop in at the Bermuda National Gallery to see Bermudian and European art and walk around the fortress-turned-gardens at Fort Hamilton. Once you get back on the road, continue south to the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse for panoramic views of the island, before stopping at Horseshoe Bay to see one of Bermuda’s iconic pink-sand beaches. On the way back, stop at the Bermuda Botanical Garden to see Camden—the 18th-century home is the official residence of Bermuda’s premier.