Bermuda is one of the British overseas islands located on the east side of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean.
It is fairly easy to travel to with short flight connection’s within the U.S and leisurely cruises.
At the time I was working with Royal Caribbean and we sailed from New York to Bermuda on a Bahamas Bermuda Triangle Cruise. You could feel the excitement in the air, whispers of conversations and the brief capture of the word triangle being mentioned! I was captivated at what I had seen and heard on the television of years gone by, the missing aircraft and shipping vessels. Then I started to ponder, would there be a monument or flag marking the spot like the North and South Pole. Strange and funny thoughts sometimes come to mind before rationality steps in..”of course not its a large body of deep water”.
The sailing was a little bumpy but as expected the Atlantic can sometimes have large swells. All in all it wasn’t too bad and the butterflies of anticipation and excitement had readily taken over. We were all watching out of the windows and waiting for an announcement to come over the intercom. But alas nothing. The next morning we had arrived safety in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Bahamas Bermuda Triangle Cruise
Like most of the Caribbean Islands the lush palm trees were all present and correct, lining the port façade, the tops swaying gently in the breeze. Here are some of the things to do in Bermuda on a Bahamas Bermuda Triangle Cruise.
Around the Port
I was excited to find out that there was a Marks and Spencer’s store only a few minutes walk from the port. I had been working away from home for a few months and in need of some supplies. You can take a girl out of the UK but when some homely comforts come calling especially shops well…the calling beckons. As soon as I could, I went of in search of Marks and Spencer’s. On the way taking in a few of the lovely boutique stores, cafes and admiring the grand architecture with the red and orange hibiscus flowers rolling down the garden walls, the sweet scent following me around the nocks and bends. While wondering if I would bump into any of Bermuda’s famous residents including Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas.
I was a bit disappointed! Not as big a shop as imagined and a limited selection of products. However I did manage to pick up a few things.
As well as Marks and Spencer’s, Bermuda has something for everyone. If you’re looking for things to do in Bermuda, there are Museums, Botanical Gardens, Fort Hamilton and not to mention the many leisurely pursuit’s on offer such as horse riding, golf and sailing.
Bermuda’s Beaches and Pink Sands
The South shore beaches are renowned the world over, for there pink sand. The colour comes from the Red Marine Organism that lives under the coral on the reef and when it dies the shell gets mixed in with the sand, to give it its pink colour. Some of the best beaches to visit are Horseshoe Bay, Stonehole Bay, Astwood Cove, & Church Bay.
Other things to do in Bermuda include watching events like this year’s The King Edward VII Gold Cup, which is the oldest match-racing trophy for competition, involving One Design yachts. Past participants include America’s Cup top skippers and world-class teams. Which is held annually in October.
Harbour nights takes place during the summer months with stalls selling local arts, crafts and produce with live music and entertainment.
St Georges Historical re-enactments brings Bermuda’s history to life and the present once more in Kings Square which takes place every Thursday and Saturday between April 1st 2015 and March 30th 2016.
Another item in our list of things to do in Bermuda is whale watching. The season starts in January through till June. Andrew Stevenson’s Humpback Whale Research Foundation researches the life of Humpback Whales as they migrate past Bermuda.
As the water can get quite chilly and during March through April can be rainy.
One of the highlights of my list was seeing and hearing about the Moongate. It is a stone bridge sculpture that is said to not only bring honeymooners and lovers good luck but to anyone passing under it. The Moongate originates from China and are generally used as garden sculptures. Having travelled all over the world as well as to China, I had never seen anything like them before. Looking like a stargate and the mysterious myths and mysteries surrounding Bermuda and the Triangle, I was intrigued to find out more. Arriving from China in the 19th Century where it was used to decorate doorways and entrances. In Bermuda they are stand alone sculptures that can be found all over the island in some of the most unusual of places. Why not check out one of the best beaches and get your photo taken under the Moongate at Grape Bay.
There are so many things to do in Bermuda why not do a cruise and stay. The island has some of the most beautiful landscaped resorts next to the crystal clear turquoise waters.
Do you have anything to add to our list of things to do in Bermuda on a Bahamas Bermuda Triangle Cruise? Please share below. Many thanks.