14 Oct Bermuda: Pink Sand Paradise
Heaven is a place on Earth… and it’s called Bermuda
Over the summer I had one of the best vacations of my life: spending a week in Bermuda. It was my first time to this little oasis, which is insane because my Aunt actually lives in Bermuda and has for my entire life. I’m the last of my immediate family to make it out there, but I will certainly be back and am already trying to plan a trip next summer. A lot of people think Bermuda is part of the Caribbean, but if you look at a map it’s actually all on its own surrounded by great blue ocean due East off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina.
But this is what is really looks like:
Yes, I took this picture. Yes, it is heavenly. Yes, it is THAT blue. The first thing that shocked me about Bermuda was the color of the water when we first got off the plane. I have never seen anything bluer in my life; it is MAGIC.
I took hundreds of photos so the following are just a few highlights. In Southhampton is Horseshoe Bay Beach, which is probably the most recognizable beach in Bermuda. You can find it in screen savers that you think are photo-shopped, because, I mean, come onnnnn:
Oh by the way, the sand is pink. It comes from the crushed shells of a microscopic organism called foraminifera, which is red. The red shell + white sand makes the sand look a soft shade of pink. I don’t like the color pink but when it’s sand in Bermuda, it just may be my favorite color.
Aside from the tiresome days lounging at the beach and exploring our hotel, The Fairmont Southhampton, we also went snorkeling, paddle boarding, and went on a short hike up to Queen’s View and a lighthouse that had some pretty spectacular views of the island.
…life is really rough in Bermuda.
Mother Nature, man. Pretty powerful stuff.
Have you been on any other amazing beach vacations? Please give me your top picks!! Next on my bucket list? Bora Bora 🙂
[Bikinis are Acacia Swimwear & Tiangl; dress & hat are Free People]