From its pastel-painted estates to its pink sand beaches and turquoise shores, Bermuda is a land bursting with colour. It’s also one of the world’s top diving and golf destinations. Set out beyond King’s Wharf and you’ll discover 1700s-era British colonial landmarks, pretty towns and secluded beach – you can explore them by hired scooter. Come with an appetite and enjoy superb delicacies like fish chowder made with sherry peppers and the favourite local dessert, Horton’s award-winning black rum cake.
Your adventure begins at the Royal Naval Dockyard, where you’ll find local artisans, waterfront restaurants, pubs and more nestled amongst stone structures dating back to the late 18th century.
The capital of Bermuda, Hamilton, was founded in 1790. Now, this colonial town is a buzzing hub of boutiques, speciality shops and galleries.
Purchase a pair of original Bermuda shorts at The English Sports Shop in St George’s. Or browse the extensive cigar collection at Chatham House in Hamilton. For Bermuda-made goods and handicrafts, head to the Clock Tower shopping centre at the Royal Naval Dockyard.
Cruise to Kings Wharf, Bermuda and tuck in to a traditional dish of cod with potatoes, served the English way with a hard-boiled egg, or Portuguese style in a tomato and onion sauce. And be sure to pair your meal with one of the island’s signature cocktails: the Dark ‘n’ Stormy and the Bermuda Rum Swizzle.
St George’s was the original capital of Bermuda, settled over four hundred years ago by the English. These days its historical forts and homes are a main attraction – plus St Peter’s Church, the oldest Anglican church in the Western hemisphere.