Top 5 Things to Do in Bermuda
Known for its global cuisine, breathtaking ocean views and varied culture, it's no surprise that Bermuda is a top vacation destination for many. There's plenty of ways to entertain yourself while you're on the island, but here are our top five favorites.
1. Experience Hamilton's Harbour Nights
If you're in the capital, Hamilton, you can venture down to the bustling Front Street, where restaurants and shops stay open late. Every Wednesday night during the summer, Front Street hosts Harbour Nights, a lively street party that allows visitors experience the vibrant culture Bermuda offers. There's live entertainment, restaurant deals, local art, and costumed Gombey dancers.
2. Climb Gibbs Hill Lighthouse
Climb to the top of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse for a surreal birds-eye view of the island, and an accompanying dose of local Bermudian history. On the way up, you'll climb 185 steps or eight flights of stairs. After you're done climbing to the top of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, make a stop at the gift shop or get a bite to eat at the lighthouse dining room, which is housed in the former lighthouse keeper's cottage.
3. Relax on Tobacco Bay Beach
Named when shipwreck survivors found tobacco on the shore-side, Tobacco Bay Beach is a must-visit destination in Bermuda. The enclosed lagoon provides a sheltered sandy cove for children. And due to its unusual limestone formations the beach is home to various aquatic life and coral, perfect for amateur snorkelers. At night, it's the perfect place to escape the city and relax by a warm bonfire for a romantic evening beneath the stars.
4. Explore the Royal Naval Dockyard
The Royal Naval Dockyard is a picturesque way to break from the pink sand beaches. And if you're visiting during Bermuda's chillier seasons, it could end up being the highlight of your trip. The site is stocked with waterfront restaurants, art galleries, quaint shops and a few pubs. You'll also find the National Museum of Bermuda and the kid-friendly Dolphin Quest water program here at the Keep fortress.
5. Tour the Crystal Caves of Bermuda
Great for any adventurer looking for a stunning sight, the Crystal Caves of Bermuda are a once-in-a-lifetime experience that reveals Earth's hidden beauty. The caves covered in crystal formations surround a 55-foot deep lake. Bridges run throughout the caves allowing visitors to descend deep into the darkness and witness the magnificent beauty of the crystals while on a guided tour.