Sarah Bray-West knows a thing or two about island life. The Bermuda-based designer, interiors stylist, and founder of sustainable sun hat collection Sarah Bray Bermuda connects visitors to the local culture and off-the-beaten-path experiences as Rosewood Bermuda’s “place maker.” Bray-West shares a circa-1895 Victorian home with her Bermudian husband, Eric West, founder of Paradise Golf Co., and their 10-month-old son, Clarke. When not in Bermuda, the Wests reside in a Flamingo Park cottage, which serves as home base for jaunts to Show Pony, Composition Coffee, and Hive Bakery & Café.
THE VIBE Isolated elegance
AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Cambridge Beaches
SANDY SPOT My hat shop overlooks Elbow Beach’s stretch of pink sand, so I am biased.
LIKE A LOCAL Visit Woody’s! They have an amazing fish sandwich, and pulling up to their dock by boat or dining waterside on the picnic tables is really a locals-only experience.
A GOOD CUPPA The Rosewood’s afternoon tea
BEST PHOTO OPS The higher points surrounding Horseshoe Bay Beach and the fishing docks at Flatts Village
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Hike the Railway Trail, dive into Blue Hole, and go snorkeling by North Rock. The reefs are mind-blowingly beautiful.
SECRET SPOT Rent a boat from Bermuda Electric Boat Co. and explore the quiet coves of Paradise Lakes.
ANOTHER ROUND Rum Swizzles from The Swizzle Inn Pub
FAVORITE VIEW From the top of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse.
KEEPSAKE Bermuda-based children’s books from the Bermuda Bookstore
FIRST-TIME ADVICE Embrace the weathered and rustic beauty of Bermuda. Revel in the lack of modern amenities and slow down.