Top 10 Destinations in Bermuda
Top 10 Tourists Destinations in Bermuda
Bermuda lies in the Atlantic Ocean about 1,000 kilometers east of North Carolina. This lovely archipelago has mild weather, pink sandy beach, deep blue water and beautifully painted colonial houses on its capital – Hamilton - while the villages have adopted British-inspired names.
Bermuda has a seafaring history, and for centuries, many ships have met their ends facing the archipelago’s treacherous reefs. Some of the wrecked ships in the clear water of the sea have provided great diving places. Aside from exploring the maritime history of the island, you can also do a lot of things like fishing, snorkeling, sailing, hiking and biking.
The following are the ten tourist destinations I can recommend to those who are planning a holiday trip on this beautiful island:
Bermuda’s commercial and cultural heart is its capital, the Hamilton. The pastel colored buildings make the city picturesque. In the city, Front Street area is the busiest place of all because of the dock for cruise ships alongside ferries and boats. From the 1800s, St. Paul's Church, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the Anglican Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity and the Bermuda Cabinet Building are the most significant buildings in this city. You shouldn’t also miss the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery and Bermuda National Gallery while staying in Hamilton.
Gibb's Hill Lighthouse
The 35-meter-high Gibb's Hill Lighthouse, which is one of the oldest cast iron lighthouses in the world, is a beautiful place worth a visit. After climbing it, you can have a 360-degree view of the island’s shoreline and vistas, and if you are lucky, you can get a chance to watch the migrating whales during spring.
Crystal and Fantasy Caves
Below 37 meters at Bermuda's Crystal and Fantasy Caves, you can explore clear, deep and cerulean blue water while beneath it lies the extraordinary formation of rocks. Each uniquely beautiful cave ceilings are ornamented with the clusters of rare stalactites which look like chandeliers. These caves are full of excitement-inducing and adventurous treasures for you to discover.
The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
In the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, you can explore a great collection of unique seashells from all over the world wherein some are beautiful and some are poisonous. This institute is pretty much fascinating for the divers, researchers and water world lovers.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art exhibits a collection of more than 1,200 pieces of Bermuda-inspired arts. This museum has two main galleries, along a gift shop and cafe.
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter’s Church is one of the oldest Anglican church built in the 17th century that has the graceful style of the said era. The composition of red cedar, hand carved altar which is considered the oldest wood-work of the island, the collection of the silver and baptismal font are believed to be 900 years old while the sculptures are more than 300 years old. This church is definitely a must-see for you while you’re staying in the country.
The treacherous reef of Bermuda caused shipwrecks for centuries which became a very exciting and popular diving site for divers coming from all around the world. Bermuda is known as the "Wreck capital of the Atlantic,” wherein these dive wrecks are even dated from the 1600s to 1997. These dive wrecks have created an excellent diving site for divers coming to this place.
Horseshoe Bay Beach
Horseshoe Bay Beach is Bermuda’s famous beach and most popular tourist attraction amongst all. It has the pink sandy beach and deep blue water. Horseshoe Bay Beach is a beautiful place to spend time with family, especially when its water is safe and serene (normally from May to September).
National Museum of Bermuda
The National Museum of Bermuda is placed inside the largest fort of Bermuda and one of the most popular attractions for the tourists. The museum houses a fascinating history of the island. It has eight historic exhibit buildings, wherein you will be astounded by the shipwrecks, whaling, battles and maritime history of the country on display. There are also entertainments for children in the museum playground and playhouse.
The Royal Naval Dockyard
In the Royal Naval Dockyard, located at the cruise ship dock which was a former naval base once, you can enjoy a cultural touch everywhere. You can collect souvenirs from the shops here as memories of your trip to this beautiful country. While shopping here, a great bargain is needed, indeed. You can also take a chance to visit and enjoy the National Museum of Bermuda, Dolphin Quest and Bermuda Craft Market at the Dockyard.