10 Things Not To Miss in Bermuda

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

If you've read my blog post about Bermuda, you'll know how much I love the island (which is of course completely unbiased and nothing to do with the fact that I was born there!!) With that in mind, I thought that I would share a list of ten fantastic things to do whilst you're staying on the island. 

1. Horseshoe Bay

First of all, I'm sure that no photo could do this beach justice. Everything about it is beautiful. Turns out I'm not the only one that thinks this because it was voted one of the best beaches in the world! Horseshoe Beach is a must see. There is a smaller beach 'Horseshoe Baby Beach' which is perfect for young children as it's a little more sheltered and the water is a lot shallower. 

2. Gibbs' Hill Lighthouse
If you fancy taking a walk (only 185 steps!) up to the top of the Gibbs' Hill Lighthouse, then you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the island. Surely, it's worth it, don't you think?

3. Elbow Beach

Elbow Beach is beautiful - especially at sunset. We caught the sunset whilst enjoying an evening at Sea Breeze on the Elbow Beach Resort. It was a great evening with music, great food and a really fun vibe.

4. The Aquarium

The Aquarium (technically, the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo) might not be everybody's first port of call but we used to visit here as children so it's always a fun trip down memory lane. It is a great way to spend a few hours, for adults and children alike.

5. Dockyard

The Royal Naval Dockyard, or simply 'Dockyard', used to be the base of the Royal Navy (as the name might suggest!) Lots of the cruise ships that come into Bermuda dock here so there is plenty to see nearby. Dockyard has craft markets and shops as well as an opportunity to learn more about the island at the National Museum of Bermuda. If you want to stop for a bite to eat, I suggest the Frog & Onion Pub.

6. St. George's

The Town of St. George's is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the colourful streets of St. George's, including Saint Peter's Church (above) and if you're lucky you'll get to witness the dunking of a nagging woman (don't worry, it's only a historical reenactment!) 

7. Harbour Nights

Depending on what time of year you visit the island, you might be lucky enough to catch Harbour Nights. It takes place on Wednesday nights from May - September and Front Street in Hamilton is shut off from vehicles. I've always remembered it is as a really fun experience, mainly because you can take horse and carriage rides!

8. Snorkel at Tobacco Bay
Tobacco Bay not only has the clearest water, but it is super shallow making it the perfect spot for snorkelling. Something I didn't get to do last year was visit the Tobacco Bay's Bonfire and Bohemia - top of the list for our next visit!!

9. Boat Trip

If you think that the island itself is beautiful, it's even better from the water. Nothing beats whizzing through the crystal waters, in between the islands and stopping to swim. I'm pretty sure my Mum made up her mind to move to Bermuda after her first day visiting the island was spent on a boat. Rent a boat, take a ferry, just find a way to see the island from the water - you won't regret it!

10. Explore the island

There are so many beautiful things about Bermuda that I wouldn't be able to sum them up in 10 points. Rent a moped - or a Twizy - or just catch the bus and explore the island because I bet you'll be able to find something that takes you breath away.

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