‘Sometimes, you simply don’t want to be found,’ reads the byline on the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s website. Yeah, we get it. And what a jewel of a place to get lost in. This week, we’ll explore the three main areas of Bermuda: the West End, the East End, and Central Bermuda, all three unique, picturesque, and historic. Here’s a quick glimpse:
HISTORIC DOCKYARD & South Shore Beaches
One of Bermuda’s most popular destinations, the historic Royal Naval Dockyard anchors the West End. The Dockyard is home to a major cruise ship port and serves as a hub for sightseeing, shopping, dining, entertainment and an array of island experiences. Nearby, you’ll find many of the renowned South Shore beaches, including Horseshoe Bay and Warwick Long Bay. Climb up Gibbs Hill Lighthouse for panoramic views of the South Shore, and explore the village of Somerset, home to calm bays, candy-coloured churches and the most photogenic little drawbridge you’ll ever see.
PARKS, GARDENS & a Cosmopolitan Capital
Central Bermuda is home to the capital City of Hamilton, a harbour town known for its blend of global sophistication, vibrant nightlife and local flavour. Enjoy dining, shopping, dance clubs and the island’s most cosmopolitan culture along Front Street downtown, and find great beaches, botanical gardens, lush parks and oceanfront golf nearby. There is cachet attached to living “close to town,” and adjoining Paget Parish is home to some of the classiest real estate in the world.
NATURAL WONDERS & Bermuda’s Beginnings
Step back in time as you stroll the centuries-old brick streets of the Town of St. George, Bermuda’s former capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The well-preserved historic town and nearby fortress make St. George’s and the East End a haven for British colonial architecture, history and culture. Nearby, discover many unique natural attractions, including the limestone formations of Tobacco Bay Beach, Tom Moore’s Jungle and the Crystal Caves of Bermuda. Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve and Ferry Reach National Park are both flush with flora and birdlife, including several rare species.