- Swimming at Horseshoe Bay beach (my favorite beach!)
- Snorkeling at Church Bay
- Renting mopeds and riding around the island (stay to the left!)
- Explore historic St. George
- Go underground at the Crystal Caves
- Explore the caves and natural whirlpools at Horseshoe Bay. When you’re facing the ocean at the beach, walk to your left, then climb over the rocks.
- The best viewpoint of the island and surround beaches is from the top of Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse
- Other Great Beaches:
- Shelly Bay on the North Shore (great for swimming)
- Elbow Beach (beautiful sunsets)
- Warwick Long Bay Beach and neighboring Jobson’s Cove
Bermuda is a such a beautiful place and it’s only a 2 hour flight away from Boston! Because the island is further north than the the rest of the Caribbean islands, it’s best to visit from Spring through Fall, as it gets much cooler during the winter. Most cruises to Bermuda only operate during this time anyway.
Most of the beaches have pink sand, yes, pink sand! The South shore beaches are best for exploring caves and coves, and for long walks along the soft sand. The North shore beaches are actually better for swimming and more family friendly because there are less waves.
There are lots of different regions of the island worth visiting, from the Royal Navy Dockyard all the way out to the UNESCO world heritage site of St. George. They don’t allow foreigners to rent cars, here, because the roads are so windy and narrow along the cliffs and because they drive on the left, which a lot of people are not used to. It’s very dangerous. We rented mopeds, but had to be very careful.
The food is not cheap! So definitely make sure you save your pennies for meals out. We stayed at a place with a kitchen, so we made some of our own meals, as well as eating at local dives not meant for tourists (decent prices, but mostly fried foods, burgers, salads, and such).
I would definitely go back to Bermuda in a heartbeat!