The Islands of Bermuda are a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic, situated approximately 665 miles from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. World-famous for their astounding water, pink beaches, and eye-catching vistas, these islands are worth visiting for a week or more. Although many will find it difficult to ever leave, the islands can offer their guests a memorable single-day experience as well. Here are several local activities that will help you have a great time.
Visit St. George
St. George was the first British settlement in Bermuda. It was founded in 1612 and is currently the oldest continuously-inhabited English town in the New World. It is home to King’s Square, an open space with a rich historical heritage. Named after King George III, it is known for its Colonial-era buildings, including the Town Hall, which dates back to 1782 and the Bermuda National Trust Museum. While visiting the square, you will come across a town crier shouting out the latest news, customed actors portraying 18th-century citizens, and several replicas of devices used for public punishment. Visiting King’s Square will help you learn about the history of the islands.
Sunbathe at Horseshoe Bay Beach
There are countless mind-blowing beaches on the island but Horseshoe Bay Beach is in a category of its own. With its sublime rock formations, pink-toned sands, and crystal blue water, it’s no surprise that people from all over the world come here to swim and work on their tan. Apart from enjoying the sun and warm waters, take the time to stroll the shoreline and peek inside some of the caves. Also, the sunset is amazing so if possible, stay to witness it.
Stop by Lili Bermuda Perfumery
The islands are known for their sweet aroma. Fortunately, you can take some of it with you. Stop by the Lili Bermuda Perfumer and find your scent. The shop lies in St. George and has been bottling Bermuda’s aroma since 1928. During the tour, you will get to sample exclusive fragrances and learn more about the company’s history. To this day, every sold bottle is packaged by hand on-site!
While these three activities may seem simple, they will allow you to get submerged in the history and culture of Bermuda and create memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.