Thanks to its mid-Atlantic location, rich maritime history, and deep British roots, there’s no shortage of educational and outdoorsy activities in Be... Read More
Thanks to its mid-Atlantic location, rich maritime history, and deep British roots, there’s no shortage of educational and outdoorsy activities in Bermuda. Of course, most everyone comes for its famous pink sand beaches—a rosy hue created by a single celled animal called Red foram—and the very finest of them all is Horseshoe Bay in Southampton Parish, where tourists and locals alike enjoy this popular beach (for a slice of sand to call your own, walk east along the shoreline to find shady secluded coves). If you’ve got kids in tow, don’t miss the Royal Naval Dockyard, which hosts the National Museum of Bermuda with exhibits devoted to maritime history. Finally, history buffs should not overlook the town of St. Georges. A UNESCO World Heritage site with well-preserved British colonial architecture and cobblestone alleys, the historic village is also the home of St. Peter’s Church, the oldest operating Anglican church in the Western Hemisphere.
Parasailing, waterskiing, and kayaking excursions are available year round, as are underwater activities like snorkeling and diving. There are plenty of shipwrecks for divers to explore, including Cristobal Colon, Bermuda’s biggest shipwreck. Once a Spanish cruise liner, the ship hit a coral reef and sunk in 1936. Another underwater adventure that doesn’t require getting wet is traversing the caves. In Hamilton Parish, 120 feet underground, are the Crystal Caves. Here, take in the breathtaking scenery of crystallized cave ceilings and a clear underground lake. Above ground is the Bermuda Railway Trail, a Bermuda activity that’s popular with both locals and visitors. The railway is gone but the route is now a picturesque walking, jogging, and cycling route. If you’re an animal lover, head over to Spicelands Equestrian Centre in Hamilton, where you’ll get to ride horses on guided tours through the beautiful Bermudian countryside. Or, you can spend your days lounging on the beach or by the pool. The choice is yours.