12 PM: Go Fish
The subject of who makes Bermuda’s best fish sandwich draws national debate. Enter the fray by seeking out the island favorite, fried fish served on toasted raisin bread (trust us, it works) with tartar sauce, hot sauce, and sometimes coleslaw, at Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy, a take-out joint that counts chef Marcus Samuelsson among its fans. Samuelsson crafts his own seafood dishes at Marcus’
at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
2 PM: Art and Inspiration
Artists have long found inspiration on Bermuda, including Georgia O’Keeffe, who spent a restorative year on the island in the 1930s. Stroll through the Bermuda Botanical Gardens to reach the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art.
“It’s a hidden gem – a beautiful space with incredible works from iconic and local artists alike,” says Virtuoso advisor Elisabeth Brown. She calls it “a great get-out-of-the-sun activity” for even the most ardent outdoor enthusiasts. The museum is home to more than 1,500 pieces from artists such as O’Keeffe and Winslow Homer, who, like many visitors, left the island creatively renewed.
4 PM: Clear Customs
Consider bringing home something that will last longer than a suntan. Duty-free counters in the Bermuda L. F. Wade airport sell Cuban cigars and family-blended Goslings Rum
, an essential ingredient to make more Dark ’n Stormy cocktails – at least until the return flight back.