Quintessentially English, with a Bermudian twist. Many love the quiet, calm sophistication of Bermuda, which provides an enchanting contrast to the exuberant nature of the colourful Caribbean.
Bermuda is a 21-mile string of 138 coral islands, less than two miles wide. This collection of tiny, picturesque islands is compact and easy to get around - even by bicycle. At first glance, you’ll notice that Britain’s oldest colony has a distinctly English feel with traditional bobbies, sophisticated afternoon tea, iconic red telephone boxes and even areas named after Devonshire, Warwick and Southampton. But this captivating destination definitely has its own personality, with lots of wonderful things to offer. From the hidden treasures of St George, with its meandering lanes and pretty pastel houses to the vibrancy of Hamilton, the capital and thriving business epicentre. Absorb the natural beauty of Bermuda – lounge on the beautiful beaches, visit picturesque Spittal Pond Nature Reserve or embark on adventurous outdoor pursuits like kayaking and helmet diving.
St George is a historic, UNESCO World Heritage Site that symbolises where Bermuda began. The oldest surviving town in the ‘new world’, this well-preserved World Heritage Site still retains its 1800’s feel, with crooked cobbled streets and white roofed, pastel-coloured houses that will transport you to times past. Admire the visible history and interesting architecture of this colonial town and embrace the simple way of life. Shop in King's Square, at the centre of St George or explore the historic port.
Fun and vibrant, Hamilton is thought of as the thriving centre of Bermuda. Despite being the capital and a bustling financial hub, it still retains a slower pace and unique vibe – don’t be surprised to see businessmen sporting jackets and ties with a pair of shorts. Hamilton is packed with historic buildings, churches, shops, galleries, parks and gardens. Everything is easily accessible by ferries, local buses and even bicycle. Dine in high-end restaurants or sample the extensive nightlife.
The Royal Naval Dockyard was once the biggest naval facility outside of the United Kingdom. Steeped in history, all of Bermuda’s forts built in the 1800s were strategically placed to protect it. A great place for shopping and dining, this area is just a short ferry or taxi ride from anywhere on the island. It is also home to Dolphin Quest, an exhilarating, interactive experience where you can swim with dolphins within the walls of an old stone fortress.