Bermuda is as beautiful as it is mysterious and shrouded in legend. I am sure you have heard of the Bermuda Triangle! The Bermuda Triangle is actually located around 630 miles away from Bermuda, phew! The notorious triangle has mysteriously claimed more than 50 ships and 20 airplanes. So Bermuda is in a lot of people’s minds for that reason. However, this shouldn’t put you off, Bermuda itself is one of the most stunning places on earth. Home to gorgeous pink-sand beaches and has more history than a teacher can throw at you for finals.
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Bermuda is a self-governing British overseas territory located in the western North Atlantic. It is made up of 7 main islands along with 170 smaller islands. Due to its past, Bermuda houses a huge British Royal Naval Dockyard and maritime history museum. Which is ideal for the history buff to explore. Along with its British history, it also has quite a lot of American history too which is more prevalent in the capital, Hamilton.
Bermuda with its otherworldly pink sands, jagged cliffs, rich blended history and shrouds of mystery make for the perfect vacation no matter what your preferences are! The weather in Bermuda is pretty perfect year-round with highs of 22°C / 72°F and lows of 17°C/ 63°F with no rainy season. The easiest way to get around Bermuda is by renting a car or scooter which will most likely be electric as this is a very Eco-conscious island. Buses and ferries also operate along with a local ride-share service called ‘Hitch’ which is similar to Uber. You are sure to have a vacation of a lifetime here!
Horseshoe Bay Beach is one of the most famous and picturesque beaches in Bermuda. Famous for its soft pink sand, clear turquoise water, and dramatic rock formations, it’s easy to see why this beach is a favorite among visitors and locals alike.The beach is named after its curved shape, which resembles a horseshoe.
Elbow Beach is renowned for its soft pink sand, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and lush tropical foliage. The beach is long and wide, with plenty of space to spread out and relax. There are several rock formations along the beach that provide excellent snorkeling opportunities.
Both Horseshoe Bay and Elbow Beach are amazing. However, there are several key differences between the two beaches. Horseshoe Bay tends to be more crowded than Elbow Beach, and its smaller size means that there is less space for visitors to spread out. Horseshoe Bay is also more exposed to the open ocean, making it a bit rougher and choppier than Elbow Beach. Finally, Horseshoe Bay is further from Hamilton than Elbow Beach, and would require a longer drive or bus ride to reach.
Jobson Cove is situated on the south shore of Bermuda, between Warwick Long Bay and Chaplin Bay. It is accessible by car, bus, or scooter, and is about a 20-minute drive from the capital city of Hamilton.The calm waters of Jobson Cove make it an ideal spot for swimming and snorkeling. The cove is also popular for cliff jumping, with several rocks of varying heights that visitors can jump from into the water. However, visitors should exercise caution and check the depth of the water before jumping.
The Fantasy Caves are located in the Hamilton Parish of Bermuda, near the Crystal Caves. They are situated beneath a hillside and are accessed by a stairway leading down into the caves.
The Fantasy Caves consist of two large underground chambers filled with crystal-clear water and spectacular rock formations. The cave walls are adorned with stalactites and stalagmites that have been formed over millions of years. The water in the cave is a brilliant shade of blue and is so clear that visitors can see all the way to the bottom. The largest chamber of the cave, known as the Cathedral Cave, is over 100 feet deep and is considered one of the largest underground lakes in the world.
Kayaking around Bermuda in a clear or transparent kayak is a unique and exciting way to explore the island’s crystal-clear waters and marine life. Clear kayaks allow visitors to see the underwater world beneath them, including colorful fish, coral reefs, and even shipwrecks.
Scuba diving around Bermuda is a popular activity due to the island’s crystal-clear waters, diverse marine life, and fascinating shipwrecks. Bermuda is known as the “wreck capital of the Atlantic,” and there are several wrecks around the island that are popular dive sites. The waters here are perfect for scuba diving as visibility often exceeds 100 feet. The water temperature ranges from around 70°F in the winter to 85°F in the summer. The dive sites around the island range in depth from shallow reefs to deeper wrecks, so divers of all skill levels can find suitable sites to explore.
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse located on the western end of Bermuda. Built in 1846 by the Royal Engineers, it is one of the oldest cast-iron lighthouses in the world. The lighthouse was originally powered by kerosene and had a range of 16 nautical miles, making it an important navigational aid for ships traveling in and out of Bermuda. In 1958, the lighthouse was converted to electricity, and today it still operates as an active aid to navigation.
The lighthouse stands at 117 feet tall and has 185 steps to the top. From the top of the lighthouse, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area, including the Great Sound and the western coast of Bermuda. There is also a small museum located in the base of the lighthouse that displays artifacts related to the history of the
Blue Hole Park is a beautiful nature reserve known for its beautiful natural scenery, including lush vegetation, rocky cliffs, and crystal-clear swimming holes. The park features several hiking trails that wind through the woods and along the coast, offering visitors the chance to explore the park’s diverse landscapes. There are also several swimming holes and tidal pools throughout the park, which are perfect for swimming, snorkeling cliff jumping. Please remember that cliff jumping is always at your own risk so be sure to check the water depth and look out for rocks.
Pink Spittal Pond is a large pink pond located in a nature reserve on the southeastern coast of Bermuda. Famous for its striking pink color, it also houses diverse ecosystems, including wetlands, woodlands, and coastal landscapes. The reserve is home to a variety of plant and animal species, including many that are unique to Bermuda. You could say with pink sand, pink ponds and pink sunsets that pink is Bermuda’s color. It certainly looks very pretty in pink! Lucky me, it’s my favorite color.
The Unfinished Church is a historic landmark located in the town of St. George. Construction of the Unfinished Church began in the 1870s, but the project was never completed. The church was intended to replace St. Peter’s Church in St. George’s, which had become too small for the growing population. However, funding for the new church ran out before construction was finished, and the church was never completed. Nevertheless, it is a stunning sight.
The Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda was built in the early 19th century as a strategic naval outpost for the British Royal Navy. The dockyards served as a base for British naval ships and personnel, and it played an important role in the defense of the Western Atlantic during World War II. Today, the dockyards are a popular tourist destination, and they feature a variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions.
Last but certainly not least, a trip to Bermuda is not complete without a trip to Hamilton. Hamilton is the capital city of Bermuda and was founded in the 18th century. It was named after Sir Henry Hamilton, the then-governor of Bermuda. The city quickly grew in size and importance and became the capital of Bermuda in 1815. Throughout its history, Hamilton has played an important role in Bermuda’s economy and culture. Today, Hamilton is home to a variety of attractions for visitors, including historic landmarks, shops, restaurants, and museums.
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