Location: Bermuda, a self-governing British overseas territory in the western North Atlantic
Ocean. It is situated about 650 miles (1,050 km) east of Cape Hatteras (North Carolina, U.S.).
What the island is known for: The island is famous for its pink sand beaches, which get their
color from one of the sand’s main components, pulverized coral and shells.
Top 5 most popular attractions/excursions:
- Horseshoe Bay beach- located on Bermuda’s South Shore, Horseshoe Bay is easy to
access via public transportation: just take the #7 bus from the City of Hamilton or the Royal
- Hamilton and Central Bermuda: Central Bermuda is home to the capital City of Hamilton, a
harbor town known for global sophistication, exciting nightlife and local flavor. Enjoy dining,
shopping, dance clubs and the island’s most cosmopolitan culture along Front Street
downtown, and find great beaches, botanical gardens, lush parks and oceanfront golf
nearby. Adjoining Paget Parish is home to some of the classiest real estate in the world.
- St. George’s and The East End: this is a well-preserved historic town that includes British
colonial architecture, history and culture. Nearby, discover many off the island’s natural
attractions, including the limestone formations of Tobacco Bay Beach, Tom Moore’s Jungle
and the Crystal Caves. Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve and Ferry Reach National Park are both
flush with flora and birdlife, including several rare species.
- Crystal Caves: featuring soaring stalagmites and icicles of white limestone dripping from the
ceiling. Cross the floating bridge to peer into a crystal-clear lake, which reveals more intricate
rock formations underwater. Tours are given daily and reservations aren’t required.
5: Royal Naval Dockyard and the West End: One of Bermuda’s most popular destinations, the
historic Royal Naval Dockyard anchors the West End. The Dockyard is home to a major cruise
ship port and serves as a hub for sightseeing, shopping, dining, entertainment and an array of
island experiences. Nearby, you’ll find many of the renowned South Shore beaches, including
Horseshoe Bay and Warwick Long Bay. Climb up Gibbs Hill Lighthouse for panoramic views of
the South Shore, and explore the village of Somerset, home to calm bays, candy-colored
churches and the most photogenic little drawbridge you’ll ever see.
Top 5 Places to Eat and Drink:
- Crown and Anchor (76 Pitt’s Bay Road Hamilton)- this restaurant has great food,
captivating entertainment, exceptional rum, and even a signature selection of cigars that
come together to celebrate the pleasures of island life. You can also find your comfort food
- Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy (9 St Monica’s Road, Hamilton)- has local Bermudian food, such as
Caribbean style, seafood and fast food.
- 1609 Bar and Restaurant (76 Pitt’s Bay Road Hamilton)- a great place to take in the Bermuda
views. Features menu items such as ceviche, golden fried shrimp, creamy stone crab dip, fish
tacos and much more, alongside laid-back favorites like nachos, fresh fish, burgers and salads.
- The Little Venice (Bermudiana Road Hamilton)- a great place for classic Italian food
- Fourways Inn (1 Middle Road)- this has great local cuisine as well as European and
Editor’s Notes: Bermuda is one of my favorite places on Earth! From the beautiful beaches
with pink sand to the friendly people on the Island, it is a great place to travel with loved ones
and friends. The best way to get around Bermuda is by scooter, public transportation or by
ferry. Don’t forget to try Bermuda’s signature drink which is the Rum Swizzle