Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda consists of 181 islands, many of which are low-forming volcanoes. The largest island is officially called Main Island but is often referred to as Bermuda. This is a beautiful and fascinating place to visit and tourists are attracted by both the culture and the subtropical climate. If you are planning your first visit to Bermuda, then here are ten things that you should try to do during your stay.
1. Stay in a Waterfront Hotel
Your choice of accommodation is an important element of any vacation. While in Bermuda, you should try to stay in a waterfront hotel so that you can wake up in the morning to views across the Atlantic Ocean. There is just one five-star hotel in Bermuda if you want to have a top-class experience, and this is the Rosewood Bermuda. This beachfront resort boasts exquisite rooms with excellent facilities, three restaurants, two outdoor pools, a fitness center, and a spa.
2. Eat Bermudan Cuisine
To get the full experience of Bermuda, you should sample some of the Bermudan cuisines. Fish and seafood feature highly on menus and are freshly caught from the Atlantic Ocean. One dish you should definitely try in the restaurants is seafood chowder as this is considered the national dish of Bermuda.
3. Visit the Museums
Bermuda has an intriguing history and you can learn more about it by visiting the museums on the island. Some you should include in your vacation itinerary are the National Museum of Bermuda, the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, the Historical Society Museum, and The Bermuda National Trust Museum.
4. Explore the Caves
The coast of Bermuda has many caves, but many of these are not safe to access. One that tourists can see inside in the Crystal Cave. There is an underground tour of this cave which has dramatic stalactites and pretty lit pools.
5. Go to the Parks and Nature Reserves
Bermuda has many beautiful spots and visiting these will also allow you to take advantage of the weather. Picturesque places to visit during your vacation include Harrington Sound, Blue Hole Park, Admiralty House Park, Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, and Bermuda Botanical Gardens.
6. Tour the Islands
Most people who visit Bermuda stay on Main Island, but there are 180 more islands that belong to this country and many of these are accessible by taking a short boat trip. Make the most of your stay in this beautiful part of the world by taking the time to visit several of the other islands. Some you might like to consider are St. David’s Island, Ireland Island, Somerset Island, and St. George’s Island.
7. Go Scuba Diving
A popular activity in Bermuda is snorkeling as the marine life surrounding Bermuda is both beautiful and fascinating. Many people who enjoy scuba diving head for Church Bay. However, novices often opt to go to Snorkel Park, which is a beach park that offers snorkel gear rentals and lifeguards are on hand for safety.
8. Have a Day at the Aquarium
While many people like to admire marine life, not everyone wants to take to the waters themselves. An alternative is to visit the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo. If you have a particular fondness for dolphins, you might also like to visit Dolphin Quest.
9. Spend Time at the Galleries
One way to absorb the culture of Bermuda is to spend some time in the galleries there. This is a particularly interesting activity if you are passionate about the arts. The Bermuda National Gallery has a permanent exhibition of local and international art. It also has rotating exhibitions and sometimes hosts workshops. Other places to visit are the Lisa-Anne Rego Art Gallery and the Jon Faulkner Gallery, the latter of which has a paint-your-own pottery studio.
10. Relax on the Beach
Bermuda is a wonderful place to visit if the main focus of your vacation is relaxation and its stunning beaches are the perfect setting to while away the hours. There is an excellent choice of beaches the most famous of which is Horseshoe Bay which is ranked in the top ten beaches in the world. Other pretty beaches include Elbow Beach, Warwick Long Bay, Cambridge Beaches, Chaplin Bay, and Achilles’ Bay.
Written by Garrett Parker
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