Visiting Bermuda? Here are top five things to do
Placed atop the swells of the Atlantic Ocean, some 1500 kilometers from Caribbean island territory of Puerto Rico, is the beautiful island of Bermuda. Known for its long English colonial history, Gothic architecture, spellbinding beaches, and luxurious spas and resorts- Bermuda offers a lot to do. So if you have been contemplating a trip there, here are top five things to do in Bermuda.
Famed across the world as one of the most amazing sea side spots, the Horseshoe Bay Beach is a must for everyone visiting Bermuda. Resting between two rugged boulders of volcanic rock on the Main Island, the glowing golden sands of the beach are simply spellbinding. Just make sure to arrive a bit early as the crowds there can get overwhelming, at times.
One of the best ways to experience Bermuda is to take a hiking tour of the historic Railway Trail. Interestingly, the trail follows the same line that the historic railway tracks that went from St. George's in the west to the Somerset in the east did, passing through rocky bays of Coney Islands, stone of Rural Hill, and the palm gardens of Frank's Bay.
Located at the joint between St. David's Island and Main Island, the subterranean passageways and tunnels of the Crystal & Fantasy Caves make for one of the most amazing backcountry attractions in Bermuda. Carved and sculpted more than 30 million years ago - the caves, featuring submerged lakes, walkways, stalactites and more - offer a chance to marvel at the wonders of underground.
With over 50,000 visitors coming each year, the National Museum of Bermuda is easily the most happening heritage spot on the island. Boasting of a long and rich history, the museum houses jewelry recovered from shipwrecks, collection of old coinage from past centuries, photographic remembrance to the beautiful Bermuda longtail bird, chronicles of WWII and the capturing of German U-boats, among other items.
For a fulfilling shopping experience, head to the capital city of Hamilton, a hub of charming boutiques and studios. You will find unique souvenirs, amazing local art, and beautiful home decor at the Front Street. Bonus: There's no sales tax in Bermuda.