The island of Bermuda is one of the most beautiful and magnificent traveling destinations in the world. You’ll find a variety of activities to indulge in during your stay, including gorgeous beaches, marine life, magnificent vistas, perfect weather and no shortage of tours, dining, shopping, activities and nightlife.
No matter what you are looking for, chances are good that you will be able to find it in spades in Bermuda. There are certain destinations on the island in particular that you will want to make sure that you take in while you are there.
Some of the world’s finest beaches can be found on the island of Bermuda. In fact, if you were to set all of the beaches side-by-side, you would have an impressive 75 miles of coastline to enjoy. Another great thing about the beaches there is that they each have their own individual charm, making sure that there is always something new and exciting to see no matter how many beaches you go to.
Five of the most popular public beaches on the island are:
- Horseshoe Bay Beach
- Tobacco Bay Beach
- Warwick Long Bay Beach
- Elbow Beach
- Jobson’s Cove
Horseshoe Bay Beach is found in Southampton parish and is a curving expanse of pink sand that can always be found amongst the ranks of the most popular beaches in the entire world. Head to St. George parish to visit Tobacco Bay Beach and take in some snorkeling to get up close and personal with the vibrantly colored marine life there.
If you are looking for a location that is a bit more tucked away, then head to Warwick Long Bay Beach, a half-mile long stretch of sand dunes nestled in the Warwick parish. Elbow Beach neighbors the city of Hamilton and is shaped like an elbow. Not only can you get in some snorkeling while you are there, you can also check out the reefs near the shore. Jobson’s Cove is one of the smaller and more secluded beaches bordered by steep cliffs in Warwick parish.
The tourist attractions on the island are unparalleled. One of the best things about the location is that it never looks as crowded as you might expect it to be. There is a distinct lack of billboards, neon signs and cars to clutter the scenery. Another great thing about the island is that it is small enough that you can easily see everything by taking a bus, ferry or taxi. If you like, you can also either rent a scooter or go on a tour bus or van.
Included in the island’s list of popular tourist destinations is:
- Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo
- Crystal and Fantasy Caves
- The National Museum of Bermuda
- Dolphin Quest
You will find more than 300 reptiles, birds and mammals at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. There are more than 200 different species of fish at the aquarium, and there is also an award-winning rock exhibit to take in. The Crystal & Fantasy Coves is a guided tour where you will see miraculous stalagmites and stalactites formations. You will also have the opportunity to take in a view of the Cahow Lake in Hamilton Parish, well noted for its clear waters.
History enthusiasts will want to make sure that they take out time to visit the National Museum of Bermuda to take in the island’s rich maritime heritage in a 19th-century fortress located at the Royal Navy Dockyard. Make your dreams of swimming with dolphins a reality at Dolphin Quest located at the center of the Royal Navy Dockyard. While there, make sure that you also feed the dolphins if you do not get the chance to swim with them.
Entertainment & Activities
Some of the activities that the island offers include:
- Water sport activities
- Boat tours
- Horseback riding
- Bird watching
- Whale watching
Nightlife lovers will have plenty of pubs, nightclubs and bars to keep them entertained. There are several options available that are perfect for any budget and taste. Some of the most popular options are:
- Bermuda Bistro at the Beach (Bermudian cuisine)
- Café Cairo (African cuisine)
- Docksiders Pub & Restaurant (British)
- Robin Hood Pub (International)
- LV’s Piano and Jazz Lounge
- Moon Nightclub
- Ozone Nightclub (also offers a casino)
- Level Nightclub
- Spinning Wheel Nightclub
No matter what you might be looking for in a traveling destination, chances are good that you will be able to find it on the island of Bermuda.