Not everyone’s mind goes to Bermuda when thinking about the perfect beach getaway. But we think this beautiful beach destination should be at the top of everyones must-visit list! Not only are the beaches beautiful, but the amount of non-beach activities is just as abundant! Get ready to check some of the best things to do off of your Bermuda bucket list!
Calico Jack’s (pirate ship bar on the water)
Arrr matey! Climb aboard Calico Jack’s bar and pirate ship, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Not only is this a floating bar, but it’s also one of the best spots to do more than just lay on the beach! Practically an adult playground, the once ferry boat, turned pirate ship and bar, is located just off of Heritage Wharf in the Dockyard. Be sure to stop by for an unforgettable experience.
This old world perfumery not only has a picturesque entrance and enchanting aroma, but it offers fragrance workshops where you can create your own scent on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5pm, by appointment only. They also offer afternoon high tea on Wednesdays and Saturdays, where you can sip and smell with some of your closest friends. Talk about the perfect activity for a girls getaway in Bermuda!
Drink a Rum Swizzle
The Rum Swizzle may sound like a 50’s dance move, but we promise it’s so much better. Often referred to as Bermuda’s national drink, it gets its jazzy name not from the ingredients, like most cocktails, but from how it’s made–with a little swizzle, of course! It’s made with a swizzle stick, which is a stick from a tree found in the Caribbean that has finger-like prongs sticking out of the end, perfect for stirring! The bark, often no longer used, gives off a slightly bitter flavor. Now, when the bark isn’t or cannot be used, bitters are added in for flavor. Grab a Rum Swizzle and check another thing off your Bermuda bucket list!
Wander through Crystal Caves
Crystal Caves is a true natural wonder in Bermuda. You can see 50 feet down, through crystal clear water, that seems as if it’s hardly 2 feet deep. Above you, you’ll see one of the most beautiful sites–thousands of crystallized stalactites. It’s a sight unlike any other. If you’re really looking for the ultimate cave experience, you have to check out Grotto Bay Beach Resort’s spa! It’s located IN a cave!
Front Street in Hamilton
Front Street is an adorably-quaint, and colorful, waterfront street in Hamilton. The pastel-colored buildings and hidden walkways provide for some of the best backdrops for photos and fabulous shopping.
Admiralty House Park
These once-hidden smugglers’ caves now offer some of the most adrenaline-pumping activities in all of Bermuda–cliff jumping! With heights ranging from 10 to 30 feet, there’s something for every stage of adrenaline junkie. For more on Admiralty House Park you can check out our Best of Bermuda post!
Relax on Pink Sand Beach
There are very few places in the world where the beaches are covered in pink sand, and Bermuda is one of them! Pink Sand Beach in Bermuda has the most beautiful shades of pink you’ve ever seen. The shade of pink varies due to the amount of coral that washes ashore. But, regardless of the shade, seeing this enchanting site should be on everyone’s Bermuda bucket list. Grab the cutest outfits you brought to Bermuda and head to the beach for some photos that’ll be out of this world!
If you’re ready to get your toes in the sand and check off some of these awesome Bermuda bucket list items, you can check out our great deals in Bermuda! And if you have already booked and are trying to decide what to pack for Bermuda, give our Bermuda packing guide a quick look!