Ber­muda

Frequent Flyer Destinations - - CONTENTS -

Ber­muda is the ul­ti­mate is­land es­cape. The pink sand beaches and crys­talline waters have to be seen to be be­lieved, and you’ll soon find your­self bask­ing in the lux­ury life­style and the end­less sun. But your hol­i­day snaps won’t just be of blue skies and cobalt seas, for Ber­muda is em­bed­ded with his­tor­i­cal in­trigue and se­cret spots, mag­i­cal hide­aways and un­der­ground worlds. We’ve taken the time to find the is­land’s most pho­to­genic spots of all - and we sug­gest you add all five to your itin­er­ary, with­out de­lay.

JUST OVER ONE HUN­DRED YEARS AGO TWO BOYS PLAY­ING CRICKET HAP­PENED UPON THESE 30 MIL­LION-YEAR-OLD CAVES, AND THE SENSE OF AMAZE­MENT THEY MUST HAVE FELT THAT DAY IS EX­PE­RI­ENCED TIME AND AGAIN BY VIS­I­TORS TO THIS NAT­U­RAL WON­DER.

THE CRYS­TAL CAVES

For an is­land famed for its sea and sun, it’s ironic that pos­si­bly Ber­muda’s most pho­to­genic lo­ca­tion is un­der­ground. Just over one hun­dred years ago two boys play­ing cricket hap­pened upon these 30 mil­lion-yearold caves, and the sense of amaze­ment they must have felt that day is ex­pe­ri­enced time and again by vis­i­tors to this nat­u­ral won­der. For­tu­nately, these days we know to come well-armed with cam­eras to cap­ture these breath-tak­ing sub­ter­ranean sights. Ex­pect crys­tal-clear blue lakes, chan­de­lier clus­ters, sta­lac­tites and soda straws, all lit by stun­ning soft-white light­ing.

GRAPE BAY

It’s the myr­iad shades of blue at Grape Bay that will re­ally have you mes­merised. From the calm­ing blue of the sky to the deep greeny-blue of the ocean, Grape Bay is truly a soul soother. It’s listed here as one of the is­land’s most pho­to­genic spots, but in re­al­ity we think you’ll have trouble cap­tur­ing the depth of those azure shades on cam­era. Still, it’s worth a try.

THE RAIL­WAY TRAIL

If you thought Ber­muda was all blue skies and golden shores, think again. A train used to run from one end of the is­land to the other, and in the place of the old rail­way is a beau­ti­ful tun­nel of trees and lush plant life. We rec­om­mend a lazy wan­der through the flow­ers and green arches: it’s a photo op­por­tu­nity a minute. And when you’re not snap­ping away, you can walk, run or cy­cle along this won­der­ful al­ter­na­tive route.

ST. GE­ORGE’S

If there were a prize for the most In­sta­grammable spot on the is­land, St. Ge­orge’s would win it hands down. If you’re look­ing for sym­met­ri­cal, pastel-coloured prints that def­i­nitely don’t need a fil­ter, look no fur­ther. In essence, St. Ge­orge’s, Ber­muda’s orig­i­nal cap­i­tal, is a UNESCO World Her­itage Site and a cultural mecca that can’t be missed. Make sure you cap­ture it.

ROSE­WOOD TUCKER’S POINT

If you’re look­ing for a place to stay where you can cap­ture stun­ning panora­mas with­out hav­ing to stray too far from the ho­tel, you’ve come to the right place. Rose­wood Tucker’s Point Beach Club is host to Ber­muda’s largest pri­vate beach, and if you need a break from salt­wa­ter, look no fur­ther than the two freshwater pools. Whilst here, you’ll be treated to bliss­ful views from dawn ‘til dusk, only tak­ing a break from sun­bathing and swim­ming to dine at the sea­sonal open-air restau­rant Sur Mer. This el­e­gant spot over­looks the pic­turesque South Shore and the At­lantic Ocean, its shaded per­gola perched above a pink sand beach. We think you can be for­given for a sneaky snap above the din­ing ta­ble.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.