If you’re looking for a vacation close to home, Bermuda is an excellent choice. With stunning beaches, deep turquoise waters, and a rich history, there’s plenty to see and do one a trip to Bermuda – whether it’s for a 3-day weekend getaway or a longer, relaxing vacation. Here’s what’s at the top of our list for any stay in Bermuda:
Crystal and Fantasy Caves. There’s a reason why the Crystal and Fantasy Caves are a top attraction in Bermuda. The underground grottos are lined with beautiful crystalline rock formations along the walls and ceilings suspended above a deep, azure-blue pools of water. Take a guided tour to learn more about the history of the caves (and Mark Twain’s visit in 1908).
Blue Hole Park. If you want a little more cave exploring and spelunking, or are just looking for a fun place to go swimming, check out Blue Hole Park and Walsingham Nature Reserve on the East End of the island. The park itself sits on 12 acres of walking trails that connect underground caves and pools of water. Blue Hole itself is a large deep pool surrounded by mangroves and forest that is an excellent place for a quick dip in the water.
Unfinished Church. In the late 19th century, residents wanted to build a new church. They began to build it, but the project was plagued by quarrels about money and other local drama that stopped the project after the roof was erected in 1897. Today, the Unfinished Church lies in ruins, and is a picturesque spot that you don’t want to miss. In fact, it is a very popular wedding venue if you’re planning a destination wedding.
Fort St. Catherine. For a bit of history behind Bermuda, look no further than Fort St. Catherine. Built in 1614, the fort is surrounded by a dry moat and drawbridge that gives you access to the fort’s tunnels, towers and ramparts. Construction continued through the 19th century, and today houses a museum where you can learn about the history of Bermuda.
Bermuda Botanical Gardens. Take a stroll through the 36 acres of the Bermuda Botanical Gardens where you will encounter native flowers, plants and trees. Take a tour of Camden House, the official residence of Bermuda’s Premier. Or explore the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, where you’ll discover over 1500 pieces of Bermuda-inspired art dating from the 1700s to today.
Horseshoe Bay Beach. Looking to relax on the beach? Then head over to Horseshoe Bay Beach, the most iconic beach in Bermuda. Known for its pink sands and blue waters, it does tend to be crowded – especially when cruise ships are in port. If you want something a little more secluded, just walk to Warwick Long Bay for a rugged beach experience.
Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse. For a panoramic view of the island, head up to Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse. Built in 1846, the 117-foot lighthouse was built of cast iron – the oldest of its kind in the world and one of only two still standing.
Bermuda Railway Trail. During the 1930s and 1940s, the only way to get around the island was by train on the Bermuda Railway. In 1964, the tracks were transformed into a trail for walkers and cyclists, and has since been designated as a National Park. The trail is a perfect way to see the natural beauty and spectacular views of the island itself.
There’s a lot more to see and do in Bermuda. Let Luxury Destinations Concierge help you plan your next trip. Give us call at (805) 236-4437 to start planning your dream vacation today.
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