Although Bermuda is just 600 miles off the coast of North Carolina, not many in the US know about these beautiful islands. They’re known for their pink sand beaches, charming old world architecture, and well-manicured golf lawns. If you are planning to visit Bermuda, here are five tourist attractions you shouldn’t miss:
- Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda:
The Horseshow Bay in Bermuda forms a horseshoe shape; hence the name. It was ranked one among the top 20 best beaches by Conde Nast Traveller last year. The water here is calm and ideal for families with small children. The sand here takes on a slightly pink hue and contrasts beautifully with the bluish, slightly translucent waters. As Dave Dunlop of The Maritime Explorer points, some of the rock formations caused by erosion add to the appeal.
- The British Traditions:
From cricket to the afternoon tea, British-influenced traditions run deep and are a part of the tourist attraction in Bermuda. Step back in time while taking a walk across the cobblestoned alleyways and lanes in the Town of St. George, or visit some of the other attractions in this UNESCO World Heritage listed site to see reminders of the island’s colonial past. Experience the afternoon tea tradition with some freshly brewed tea served with an array of finger sandwiches, scones, and Cornish pasties. And don’t forget to visit one of the many British style pubs- some of the classic pub grubs like bangers and mash, fish and chips, or Cornish pasties are to die for.
At the heart of the island’s cultural and commercial activities is Hamilton - Bermuda’s capital city. With pastel colored building dotting along the harbor side, Hamilton is the best place to shop and dine. It is also a busy port welcoming dozens of cruise ships and tour boats. Front Street is probably one of the busiest streets in Hamilton, but if you’re not a fan of shopping take a walk further down for a glimpse of some of the best colonial architecture.
- Wreck Diving:
Hundreds of unexplained disappearances and sunken ships later, Bermuda is now the shipwreck capital of the world. Some of these wrecks are hundreds of years old but remain remarkably intact, giving divers an opportunity to explore the site and the beautiful marine life around the area. They’re nothing short of an underwater museum well preserved in time.
The Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda is just one of the many attractions of this picturesque island. Here, the Author, a lover of all things Bermudian, lists out his favorites. . Visit http://themaritimeexplorer.ca/2014/12/13/bermuda-day-three-horseshoe-bay-beach-hamilton/