What is the must see? Bermuda is famous for its pink sand beaches and cerulean blue seas, so it is worth to make our way to Hamilton Beach, one of the most famous beaches for some down time.
However, if you prefer a more remote retreat, then seek out Astwood Cove or Shelly Bay. Like snorkeling, I think Warwick Long Bay is best. If so, try to contact one of Bermuda’s dive operators for a scuba class and for the experience of swimming amongst shipwrecks. You may be surprised to know that that some of them are dating back to the 15th century though!
If you are at the Bermuda Maritime Museum or the Royal Naval Dockyards, you may enroll for a swim-with-the-dolphins session while check out those exhibits on slavery and its maritime history.
As for food and board, I think Salt Kettle House in Paget Parish is ideal. And not to forget to grab a bite at Waterside Café, where the meals start at around US$8.00.
Some money saving traveling tips and something good to know about when visiting those places of interest or for traveling to Bermuda Islands:
- Although we can use American money anywhere, change is often given in Bermudian currency. Try to avoid accumulating large amounts of the local currency, as it is expensive to exchange back in the United States. Also, it is difficult to exchange U.S. dollars in Bermuda.
- Want to find some great local eateries or a taste of day to day life in Bermuda but for a less touristy area? Then the northern end of Court Street in the City of Hamilton should be your pick. However, this area is not advisable after dark.
- Don’t plan on renting a car. Simply because you can’t rent a car in Bermuda due to their strict laws governing over crowded roads. A popular alternative is to rent mopeds or scooters, though it is somewhat dangerous (at least seems to be so, I think). Nevertheless, you may somehow find that it is practical in view of the island’s narrow roads, i.e. known for its notoriously narrow, twisting roads that cause high accident rate.
- Want to avoid the painful (some are poisonous) Jellyfish sting? Then check Horseshoe Bay Beach’s notice board for the updates before you go for swimming.
- Thong bathing suits and topless sunbathing are not allowed for the beach as it is considered an offense in Bermuda to appear in public without a shirt, this too apply to joggers.
Till we talk next time to other places of interest and tourist attractions.