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Bermuda Islands Discovery

Bermuda Islands Discovery

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01606 720199

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    14 nights
  • Accommodation
    single-centre
  • Activity level
  • From £2495per person, tour only

    Flight inclusive prices from £3285 per person
  • Departures
    Selected Sundays from 1 Nov '20 to 16 May '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 14 nights single-centre accommodation in a hotel
  • Room only
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Standard transfers to/from your hotel (if booking inclusive flights)
  • 14 day travel pass
  • Local taxes, resort levy and service charge
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Business/club/first class fares on request
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, swimming opportunities, coastal routes, island exploring
      from 1 reviews

Mrs Marrin says...
Excellent holiday but very expensive destination, it would be nice to offer some self catering accommodation.
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Bermuda

Bermuda Islands Discovery

  • Unspoilt pocket-sized paradise, perfect for independent discovery; fabulous year-round climate
  • Sugary pink sands, secret turquoise bays, sea grottoes
  • Gentle traffic-free trails, spectacular coastal paths, lush woodland tracks
  • Colonial towns, pastel coloured villages, panoramic forts, vibrant Hamilton
  • Colourful flowers, kiskadees, tree frogs, sea turtles and humpback whales!

This self-guided walking holiday is the perfect mix of gentle walking and independent exploring allowing you to discover the quintessential island paradise of Bermuda at your own pace. Warmed by the temperate Gulf Stream, this sub-tropical gem, seemingly adrift in the North Atlantic Ocean is a stunning archipelago of 181 islands and islets, the eight largest of which form the fishhook-shaped mainland. Famed for its stunning turquoise waters in a whole rainbow of blues, incredible pink sands and coral reefs home to hundreds of colourful fish, Bermuda is a beach-lover's heaven and, as Britain's oldest colony, it is packed with history too. Beyond the postcard-worthy bays, the islands offer a lush interior alive with a multitude of birds and flowers, making it perfect to explore on foot. As Mark Twain commented, 'You go to heaven if you want. I'd rather stay here in Bermuda'.

A traffic-free trail spans Bermuda's diminutive 21-mile length and we provide detailed routes for 6 different walks, each exploring it's own diverse sections of the islands. From hidden sea grottoes to panoramic forts, lush flower-speckled fields to the sun-kissed sands of the South Shore Trail, the kaleidoscope of colour is unforgettable and the diversity of flora and fauna unbeatable. To help you get around, a 14-day travel pass is included, allowing unlimited access to the modern and efficient bus and ferry networks. Our local partner, Tim Rogers, will brief you about how everything works; he has a wealth of knowledge about Bermuda's flora, fauna and history.

You'll stay in a deluxe ocean view room (with either balcony or terrace) at the exclusive Coco Reef Hotel on the edge of the best private beach on the island and just 15 minutes from the capital, Hamilton. From either hotel, you're free to pick and choose your itinerary each day and, with stunning beaches, fabulous golf courses, outstanding natural beauty and fascinating history to discover there's plenty of interest for your 'rest days'.

We also offer a 7-night itinerary on our Islands of Bermuda Walk



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If you have any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com

Day-by-day itinerary

Walking information

The walking is predominantly flat with no real ascents or descents. Terrain varies between asphalt, gravel, and earthen surfaces as well as some sandy trails. Walking boots are recommended.




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If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 01606 720199 , or email sales@headwater.com

Day 1: Your base in Bermuda

You stay at the exclusive 64-room 3* Coco Reef Hotel in a deluxe ocean view room (with either balcony or terrace). The hotel is just 15 minutes from the capital, Hamilton and perfect for independent exploring.

Day 2: Your itinerary

Bermuda is the perfect destination for a mix of relaxation and gentle walking. We provide six detailed walking routes to help you discover the historic, cultural and natural highlights of the island, but there's no set itinerary so you're free to choose when and where to walk - you are on holiday after all!

To help you get around, a 14-day travel pass is included, allowing unlimited access to the modern and efficient bus and ferry networks. Our local partner, Tim Rogers, has a wealth of knowledge about Bermuda's flora, fauna and history, and will brief you about how everything works.

Day 3: The Walking routes

You're free to choose when and where to walk:

Somerset and Ireland Island 7km/4.5mi/2hr or 8km/5mi/3hr

Begin at Somerset Bridge, the world's smallest drawbridge, and follow the Railway Trail lined with unusual screw palm and cedar, reaching C19 Fort Scaur, with stunning views to Hamilton. Onwards to sleepy Somerset Village for lunch by pretty Mangrove Bay, you then follow a coastal track out along Ireland Island to Bermuda's most westerly end.

Exploring the East End 11km/7mi/4.5hr

You start the day in charming St George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There's time to explore the tangle of colourful streets and pretty harbour, before a dazzling path lined with prickly pear and casuarina leads to Gates Bay where Sir George Somers first came ashore in 1609. You continue along a herb-scented coastal track to Ferry Reach, with its C17 forts and Corsican tower.

St David's and Cooper's Island 4km/2.5mi/2hr or 5km/3mi/2.5hr

At tranquil St David's, fragrant hibiscus scents the salty ocean air as you visit Red Hole bay. Then it's on to St David's Battery, with cliff views stretching infinitely across the ocean, before heading over to Cooper's Island, Bermuda's newest nature reserve, a truly isolated and unspoilt area.

Sights of the South Shore 13km/8mi/3.5hr

From Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, balcony views span the entire west end across the azure waters of Great Sound, dotted with white sailboats. From here you descend to the sugary pink sands of the South Shore Trail, a string of nine gorgeous bays linked by a scented path of flowering morning glory and oleander. There's time for a dip at Chaplin Bay before a shaded path leads past cassava fields to the hotel, in time for a dip in the hotel's pool.

Coast and Caves 12km/7.5mi/4.5hr

Colourful prickly poppies dot the sparkling coastal route towards Flatts Village, where friendly locals cast their nets into the azure expanse of Harrington Sound, an inland lake littered with sea grottoes. It's then onwards with views over the northern shore to reach Blue Hole Park, a tiny treasure trove of caves filled with aquamarine waters. Maybe savour a Dark 'n' Stormy cocktail after visiting the fascinating Crystal Caves, then take the bus back to the hotel.

Botanical Gardens and Spittal Pond 5km/3mi/1.5hr or 4km/2.5mi/2.5hr

Alive with the noisy chatter of yellow kiskadee, a gentle allspice-scented trail brings you to Paget Marsh, a wetland oasis, home to herons and warblers. Then it's on to the Botanical Gardens - John Lennon's Double Fantasy album is named after the purple flower he spotted here - before heading to Spittal Pond; maybe spot herons, egrets and flamingos before following the coastal path, vibrant with sea lavender, looking out for humpback whales basking in the warm Atlantic waters.

Day 4: Independent exploring

There's plenty to see and do for the remainder of your stay, with the hotel's private beach an obvious attraction! The island boasts many other beautiful beaches, such as Elbow Beach and Horseshoe Bay, and several excellent golf courses too.

Pay a visit to the island's capital, Hamilton, and stroll along the harbour where pastel-coloured colonial buildings mix with high-end shops. Perhaps visit the stone Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity and climb the tower for glorious city views befroe relaxing in one of the many harbour-side cafes for a spot of people watching.

The Royal Naval Dockyard is also well worth a visit: once the largest naval base outside the UK, the beautifully restored buildings now house a museum that offers a fascinating glimpse into the UK's and Bermuda's naval past. Nearby you'll also find the National Museum of Bermuda where you can discover more about the island's history and wildlife and pay a visit to Dolphin Quest to learn more about these fascinating animals, while the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo on the shores of Harringston Sound, offers the chance to see seals, turtles, fish, monkeys, birds, and the first living coral reef exhibit in the world.

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Coco Reef Resort, Bermuda

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Coco Reef enjoys one of the best locations in Bermuda, right on the edge of one of the most stunning beaches of the South Shore with pink sands, several reefs and quintessentially Bermudian azure waters!

The hotel has 64 rooms divided between four pastel coloured buildings set over two floors. The rooms have a 'tropical' feel utilising traditional Bermudian colours and are decorated with wicker furniture and floral furnishings.

All have private facilities with bathtub and shower as well as a balcony or terrace too equipped with furniture, mostly with good ocean views.

All the rooms are identical; the only difference is location. The Ocean View rooms are located at the top of the hill on the same level as the Lobby building and the beach front rooms are located at the bottom of the hill overlooking the main lawn with a staircase down onto the beaches. They offer panoramic views of the ocean and beach. Every room in both categories has a view of the ocean from the bed itself!

As your stay at the Coco Reef is on a room only basis, please let us know if you would like to add breakfast, or breakfast and evening meal to your stay. Please contact us for a quote.


Room upgrades: Beachfront Double Room.
The beach front rooms are located closer to the beach than the standard rooms.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com

Air

Air prices include our standard flights/transfers
British Airways Gatwick to Bermuda 15:05/18:30, (transfer to the hotel, 25 mins, provided). Return: Bermuda to Gatwick 20:20/07:00 (next day).

Business/club/first class seats are available on request.

Alternative travel

Alternative Air Travel
Alternative flights, onward rail to your holiday area, and connecting private transfers can be arranged from most UK airports. If you would like to use one of the many 'low cost' airlines, we can book these on your behalf. We can also book UK shuttles to connect with your onward flight, please call for details and prices.

Popular alternative routes for this holiday include:

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Tour only

Standard transfers
Transfers from Bermuda airport at 18:30, and back to Bermuda airport at 17:45 are available at a supplement.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

Holiday extras

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges directly through their website - or call us on 01606 720199 for further details of all the services on offer. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mrs Marrin, 05/03/2020

Excellent holiday but very expensive destination, it would be nice to offer some self catering accommodation.



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 14 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Single-centre accommodation in a hotel

Room only

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

Standard transfers to/from your hotel (if booking inclusive flights)

14 day travel pass

Local taxes, resort levy and service charge


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open from 9am today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open from 9am today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

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1st Nov 2020 £3025 £3815 Tour only: £3025
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8th Nov 2020 £3025 £3815 Tour only: £3025
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15th Nov 2020 £3025 £3815 Tour only: £3025
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22nd Nov 2020 £3025 £3815 Tour only: £3025
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29th Nov 2020 £2615 £3405 Tour only: £2615
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6th Dec 2020 £2615 £3405 Tour only: £2615
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13th Dec 2020 £2615 £3405 Tour only: £2615
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20th Dec 2020 £2615 £3405 Tour only: £2615
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27th Dec 2020 £2615 £3405 Tour only: £2615
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3rd Jan 2021 £2495 £3285 Tour only: £2495
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10th Jan 2021 £2495 £3285 Tour only: £2495
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17th Jan 2021 £2495 £3285 Tour only: £2495
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24th Jan 2021 £2495 £3285 Tour only: £2495
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31st Jan 2021 £2495 £3285 Tour only: £2495
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7th Feb 2021 £2495 £3285 Tour only: £2495
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14th Feb 2021 £2495 £3285 Tour only: £2495
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21st Feb 2021 £2495 £3285 Tour only: £2495
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28th Feb 2021 £2495 £3285 Tour only: £2495
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7th Mar 2021 £2495 £3285 Tour only: £2495
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14th Mar 2021 £2495 £3285 Tour only: £2495
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21st Mar 2021 £2495 £3285 Tour only: £2495
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28th Mar 2021 £2925 £3715 Tour only: £2925
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4th Apr 2021 £2925 £3715 Tour only: £2925
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11th Apr 2021 £2925 £3715 Tour only: £2925
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18th Apr 2021 £2925 £3715 Tour only: £2925
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25th Apr 2021 £2925 £3715 Tour only: £2925
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2nd May 2021 £2925 £3715 Tour only: £2925
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9th May 2021 £2925 £3715 Tour only: £2925
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16th May 2021 £3315 £4105 Tour only: £3315
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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Minimum group sizes
No minimum group size, however transfers are subject to at least 2 people (in total) booked on each departure.

Singles
Please phone for details and prices.

Children
This holiday is unsuitable for children.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Selected Sundays from 1st Nov 2020 to 16th May 2021, for 14 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
Room only

Room upgrades
From £10 per person, per night based on 2 people sharing.

Other details
Prices are based on the 3* Coco Beach; please call us for prices for the Elbow Beach Resort and Spa

Tailor-made travel

The above prices include our standard flights/transfers
British Airways Gatwick to Bermuda 15:05/18:30, (transfer to the hotel, 25 mins, provided). Return: Bermuda to Gatwick 20:20/07:00 (next day).

Alternative Air
Flights can be arranged from most UK airports, with connecting transfers as required, prices and details on request.

Upgraded air travel
Business/club/first class fares on request.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open from 9am today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open from 9am today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

Please note: The prices and travel options shown are provided for customers based in, and travelling from/to, the UK. We are happy to arrange holidays for non-UK customers however, if you are travelling from USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, we recommend that you contact your local agent as they can provide appropriate transport options and advice.



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Alternatively, you can call our sales team on 01606 720199 to discuss your requirements in more detail (we're open from 9am today).

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