Bermuda - places to see
By Alex Briganza
Bermuda is a convenient vacation destination for travelers from the US and Canada. Apart from beautiful pink sand beaches, Bermuda has a lot of interesting tourist attractions.
Bermuda is an unusual island vacation destination. Bermuda is not considered a part of the Caribbean, since the islands of Bermuda are in the Atlantic Ocean, about 700 miles off North Carolina's coast. It location close to North America makes it an ideal getaway for those who seek an island holiday on the beach in summer. But there is a lot more to Bermuda than just beaches and sun.
St. George is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bermuda that draws a lot of visitors with its quaint cobblestone streets, historic buildings and the picturesque King's Square. Visitors to St. George on a Tuesday can visit St. Catherine fort and St. David's Lighthouse during the day. In the evening, in King's Square there is a Market Night where they can watch cultural shows including performances by Bermuda's Gombey dancers. Visitors can also buy local arts and crafts at various stalls in the square and taste the local fare from the food vendors.
Among Bermuda's beaches, Horseshoe Bay Beach is the most well known. Elbow Beach and Warwick Long Bay Beach are favorites among snorkelers. Shipwrecks in the reefs surrounding the islands attract scuba divers to see the huge variety of corals, fish and other marine fauna and flora. Hog Bay Beach and Somerset Long Bay are more secluded beaches for those who seek privacy.
Dolphin Quest in the Royal Naval Dockyard offers an unforgettable experience of swimming and playing with dolphins and feeding them, with programs ideal for adults and children. The Maritime Museum and the fortress are the other attractions in the Dockyard.
Rated among the top Bermuda attractions, Crystal and Fantasy Caves offer a peek into the underground treasures created by Nature in Bermuda. Impressive stalactites and stalagmites and sparkling mineral deposits on the walls are mirrored by the crystal clear waters of the underground lakes that fill the caves. Guided tours on floating bridges allow visitors to experience the beauty of the caves.
Varieties of cactii, orchids and palmettos in the Bermuda Botanical Gardens invite visitors to stroll along walking trails. Paget Marsh Nature Reserve showcases Bermuda's natural vegetation from the pre-colonial times.
These are but a small sample of the various attractions that Bermuda has to offer tourists and travelers..
Alex Briganza is a professional traveler who uses his travel experience to introduce people to the joys of traveling. Alex is especially adept at luxury travel, and his favorite destination is the Bermuda..
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