What to do on your Bermuda Holiday
With an inviting sub-tropical climate, Bermuda is packed full of things to see and enjoy all year round. We've picked a selection of our favourite island highlights to whet your appetite and help start filling your holiday itinerary.
Gibb's Hill Lighthouse
Gibb's Hill Lighthouse is possibly one of Bermuda's most romantic spots with breathtaking 365 degree views over the island and the nearby Riddle's Bay. Dating back to 1846, it is the oldest working cast iron lighthouse in the world and its guiding light can still be seen by boats from up to 40 miles away. There are 185 steps to the top with 8 platforms that allow visitors to rest and find out about the history of the lighthouse before continuing with their climb.
The Crystal Caves
Take a journey 120 feet below ground and explore Bermuda's Crystal and Fantasy Caves, a network of subterranean lakes and passageways full of glistening crystal formations. Floating pontoons take you over the deep still waters of underground lakes. Peer into the clear waters for stunning views of underwater formations and glimpses of passages leading out to the ocean.
Colourful coral reefs and sunken ships
With crystal clear waters and colourful coral reefs stretching 16 miles out to sea, Bermuda's waters are perfect for snorkelling and diving. Discover a wide range of marine life and the many shipwrecks that have fallen foul of the shallow waters.
Traditional Bermuda crafts at the Royal Dockyards
Discover the burgeoning Bermuda crafts scene at the Royal Naval Dockyards. Meet local craftsmen and women and watch them create beautiful works of art. Browse through water colour and oil paintings capturing beautiful Island scenes on canvas. Watch the amazing process of glass blowing and find out about one of the oldest Bermuda crafts of cedar work.
World-class golf at the Port Royal Golf Club
The Port Royal Golf Club on Bermuda is one of the island's nine golf courses. However it is a public course with a difference. This course was PGA Grand Slam site in both 2009 and 2010 and is ranked amongst the best public courses in the world. Any golf enthusiastic will find a round on this course a challenging and fun game, especially at the 16th hole where there is nothing but the Atlantic Ocean between the tee and the pin.
Bermuda's National Gallery
Free to visit and in the heart of Hamilton, the Bermuda National Gallery is a real treasure. Housed in City Hall, the National Gallery is home to both local and international art and showcases permanent collections from Africa, Bermuda and Europe.
Coopers Island Nature Reserve
Coopers Island Nature Reserve is one of Bermuda's protected national parks. Based on a former NASA radar site (used for tracking space shuttles) this reserve comprises a salt-marsh habitat, pond and couple of beaches (Long Bay and Well Bay). This reserve provides ample opportunity for spotting some of the Islands most important wildlife including the Bermuda skink, the tropical longtail, humpback whales and green turtles.
For more ideas and help with filling your Bermuda holiday itinerary call us on 0845 603 9815. We have lived and worked in Bermuda and know the island intimately. We can offer you insiders hints and tips to help you get the most out of your holiday.