June 12, 2008 | Comments 0

Pink Beaches, Blue Skies - Bermuda

bermudapinkbeachesThe pink shores of Bermuda are visible a mile away and the blue skies which meet with the deep blue on a thin pink line will surely fill you with an anticipation of things to come. The islands of Bermuda are literally alive in vibrant color, with bright pinks, yellows, and greens everywhere you look, from cottage roofs to the coasts, waters and attire, simple pleasures abound in a beaming environment. Don’t mistake the islands for being backward either, as it hosts sophisticated restaurants, museums, and shopping arcades comparable to the best in the world.

Bermuda is consisted of more than 120 islands on the Atlantic, and for visitors, a trip to Bermuda is generally limited to any of its eight biggest islands, including Bermuda itself. Being a British colony, you’ll inevitably come across very familiar architecture as you walk its mostly narrow streets. Renting a car for your own pleasure is impossible, as such a practice is illegal to tourists; you’ll have to commute or walk towards your destinations. To say that the Bermuda islands is ‘walk-friendly’ wouldn’t be off the mark either; the area has more golf courses for every square mile than anyplace else so whether you visit it as part of port stop or by your own, there’s plenty of golfing opportunities to sate your tee-off cravings.

The kids wouldn’t be bored to death as well, as there are newly-installed child-friendly facilities to occupy themselves with, such as the Bermuda Aquarium which boasts of a wide variety of tropical fish (and not to mention a 140,000 gallon tank teeming with fish cartoon look-alikes). The beaches are noticeably clean and family-friendly, and English is a familiar language so there are no problems with the language barrier. For inland destinations, Hamilton is the most popular. Here you can shop and sightsee, as the area is practically packed with daytime or nighttime activity opportunities; if you’re on a cruise, you’re just a few steps from the celebration, as most of the cruise ships make port on Front Street.

If you’re up for some historic delights, West End’s Royal Naval Dockyard lets you soak in on the islands naval history; the Bermuda Maritime Museum carries treasure artifacts from most of the shipwrecks on the island. You can hike up the 200-step staircase to the historic lighthouse, and cap the exertion off by stretching your feet out at the tea room.

Don’t forget to visit St. George, a recognized World Heritage Site due to its rich historical background and architecture. It is lined with numerous narrow alleys, making it the ideal place for walkthroughs. There is a prominent reproduction of the 1610 Deliverance, a cedar wood ship which was built in place of the shipwrecked Sea Venture, so the remaining survivors would be able to sail all the way to Jamestown. After a tour of the cramped decks, see how little the islands have changed over the years by walking over to King’s Square. Bermuda offers something for the entire family; this is an unfailing a sales pitch which makes the islands a must-see destination for cruisers and travelers alike.

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