About Bermuda and Things to Do on Vacation
Shopping in Hamilton
Saint George, Bermuda
Often called St. George's, is the second town and former capital of Bermuda. St. George is described as the oldest, continually inhabited English settlement in the new world. Due to its status as a World Heritage Site, there are many old, colonial streets with fountains, gardens and squares, cobbled roads, plazas, and buildings to immerse yourself in, all with distinctive British Colonial architecture. Walking tours of the city can be the best way to get see the sights.
The Crystal & Fantasy Caves
Are Bermuda's top visitor attraction. With deep clear underground pools of azure blue water and Incredible formations of every size and shape imaginable. Cave ceilings adorned with rare chandelier clusters and delicate crystallized soda straws. Each cave is uniquely beautiful and is a new adventure to discover. Be sure to explore them both, as they are a family favorite activity in Bermuda. Called "Bermuda's True Hidden Treasures" by visitors and residents alike. They are an absolute must-do while visiting Bermuda!
Port Royal Golf Course
Created by one of the top golf course architects, Robert Trent Jones, this 18-hole course hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in 2009. Port Royal is one the most famous courses in Bermuda. Best known for its spectacular views of the serene ocean waters, classic pink Bermuda homes, palm trees, and gorgeous colorful flowers that surround this cliff side course. Don't forget your water bottle and make sure you grab a cart, the coarse stretches over 3.5 miles long. This challenging, extraordinary course is a "must play" for any true lover of the game of golf.
Clocktower Shopping Mall
A charming covered shopping arcade located within the King's Dwarf/dockyard complex. It has 100-ft high twin clock towers, hence the name. There are several lovely boutique and branch stores within the mall. You will also find local Bermuda handcrafts such as, cedar-work, candles, jewelry, pottery items, straw bags, banana dolls and much more. The currency is directly tied to US currency, so one US dollar always equals one Bermudan dollar; therefore US dollars are accepted everywhere in Bermuda at equal value. Go find your special piece of handmade Bermudan jewelry to take back home and WOW your friends with its beauty!
The Bermuda Aquarium
Museum & Zoo (BAMZ) is one of the world's oldest aquariums. The facility houses more than 200 species of fish, 300 displays of birds, reptiles, mammals, and delicate marine life from the shallow coastal waters. Multiple spectacular exhibits showcase live corals, sharks, a black grouper, marine turtles, and harbor seals. The museum contains interactive and audio-visual exhibits that provide an insight into the Bermudan island and life. Situated in picturesque Flatts Village, the seven-acre facility remains a top attraction for all ages.
Will give travelers the opportunity to discover the wide variety of sea life that dwells in Bermuda's crystal-clear waters. Commonly, the boats are motor boats fitted with glass floors for spectacular underwater views. The variety of cruises are endless; sunset sailing, dinner cruises, cocktail cruises and those that show you famous homes & hideaways along the shoreline. Pick your style of tour and relax as the captain takes you out to sea!
Jet Ski Safaris
Are available at the western end of the island. The water safari starts from Snorkel Park Beach at the Royal Naval Dockyard complex. You will need to rent your own water scooter, rental is available at the beach. A tour guide will lead you through the scenic blue waters. You will get an amazing view, enjoy sightseeing, and see some countless marine life on the way. If you are lucky, you might even spot a ray passing by or perhaps jump in front of you. This magnificent safari is meant for people of all ages!
Snorkeling in Bermuda
Can be done in two ways, beachside or offshore. There are many beach locations with shallow, calm, crystal clear waters that are great for snorkeling. Or jump on a boat and take your mask and snorkel off shore! Offshore snorkeling is a completely spectacular experience. The water is crisp and the visibility is high! Offshore or beachside you will see stunning coral reefs, numerous shipwrecks in shallow waters, submerged caves and breathtakingly beautiful marine life. Jump in!
Fishing in Bermuda can be of three types
Shore Fishing, Reef Fishing (along reef lines) and Deep Sea Fishing (beyond the reef line). Shore or line fishing is usually done from the rocky shores or sometimes even from the bridges. The other two require a fishing boat. There are multiple group or charters that you will find in Bermuda. Fish on, from blue marlins and mahi mahi to snapper and grouper, the angler will love the different varieties available for catch.