Situated off the coast of the Carolina’s, the island was unaffected by the recent hurricanes. Those who are expecting should note that Bermuda is a zika free destination.
Here are some of Bermuda’s Top Experiences
COSY UP TO A TOBACCO BAY BONFIRE
Go beyond the nightlife of Front Street and head to a beach bonfire after dark at Tobacco Bay Beach. The fire crackles as you listen to local music and sip a Dark ‘n Stormy®. You may even be tempted to go for a midnight dip.
WALK THE ENTIRE SOUTH SHORE
Ahhh, Bermuda’s beaches. There is one for every mood, feeling and activity. In the mood for walking? You can walk from the famous Horseshoe Bay Beach to Elbow Beach – the length of the South Shore. The winding trail is about a three-mile stroll, during which you can see coral reef formations, beaches with the pink sand and shipwrecks.
DANCE ALONG TO BERMUDA’S GOMBEY BEAT
Want to know where the dance party is in Bermuda? Just listen. The colourfully attired Gombey dancers are the pulse and rhythm of Bermudian culture and are usually the finale at any event. When you hear that snare drum and whistle, you know it’s time to party!
At many street festivals, Bermudians follow behind their favourite Gombey troupe and cheer them on as the dancers “clash” against other troupes. Fans show a little love by throwing money into a circle of the dancers.
BE A ROMANTIC
Book your Bermuda stay at the Rosewood Tuckers Point, a majestic English manor. They offer a Romance on Land & Sea package that includes a horse-drawn carriage ride through the charming World Heritage-listed town of St. George and an evening sail around a secluded island.
GO UNDER THE WAVES
The island is home to hundreds of marine species, thriving coral life and shipwrecks, and the crystal-clear water means you can see it all. You don’t have to be a diver or even a strong swimmer to experience Bermuda’s underwater worlds – just try helmet diving. Pop on a bell helmet and walk right into the water to snap some selfies with the local sealife.
SAY HELLO TO A 40-TON HUMPBACK
Bermuda’s wild beauty comes to life in springtime when majestic whales make their annual arrival. With the deep blue waters of the Sargasso Sea to the east and the warm currents of the Gulf Stream just to the west, Bermuda is perfectly situated along the migration routes of 10,000 whales as they travel to their northern feeding grounds each spring.
SEE THE GIANT MURAL AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA
Bermudian artist Graham Foster spent approximately 7,000 hours (more than three years) creating the Hall of History, a towering 1,000-square-foot, two-story mural that tells the tale of Bermuda in vivid visuals. Located in the National Museum of Bermuda, Foster’s masterpiece will have you mesmerized for hours.
COME SAIL AWAY
Bermuda is also an ideal place to learn to sail or improve your mastery of the sport. Local vendors offer a variety of programs designed for all skill levels, from beginners with no previous sailing knowledge to experienced sailors. Sailing courses and lessons can often be customized based on the needs of a particular group, such as families, children’s groups or corporate groups. Private lessons are also available.
DIG INTO A BERMUDA SPINY LOBSTER
Spiny lobster season runs September through March
From September through March, you’ll find spiny lobsters in nearly every restaurant and grocery store on the island. This delicacy is smaller than its Maine counterpart and doesn’t have claws, so most of the tender, flavourful meat is found in the tail. Bermuda chefs mix spiny lobster into chowder, tacos, pasta sauces and even sushi, but purists will tell you it’s fine with just a brushing of butter.
DESCEND INTO AN UNDERGROUND WORLD
The Crystal Caves showcase an underground world of delicate splendour with magnificent crystal formations of every size and shape surrounding a clear, 55-foot-deep subterranean lake. The caves have become a favourite attraction for thousands of visitors every year.
CLIMB TO THE TOP OF BERMUDA
It’s 185 steps to the very top of Gibbs’ Hill Lighthouse, the tallest point on Bermuda. There’s no elevator but the panoramic view from the top is well worth it.
Don’t forget to buy yourself a pair of Bermuda shorts.
Images and article from Go to Bermuda.