Formed by a volcano, Bermuda’s collection of 138 islands make the perfect getaway for everything from superhero-style activities to cave-inspired massages. Here are the top 5 things to do in Bermuda.
1. Hit up a Bermuda beach.
Bermuda has about 43 public beaches and coves, so scoring your own stretch of sand is as easy as slipping on a pair of Bermuda shorts. Admiralty House Park is a prime picnic spot; because of the topography, don’t be surprised if you spot locals doing triple backflips and double gainers off the limestone cliffs. After all, cliff jumping is a longtime tradition for Bermudians, and they love an audience.
2. Relax — in a cave.
Among the many things to do in Bermuda is getting away from it all by heading underground into a subterranean limestone cavern at Grotto Bay’s Natura Spa. Lucky limbs are lathered among the ancient stalagmites and stalactites of Serenity Cave, a 500,000-year-old relic hanging over a crystal-clear ocean-fed lake. Book the signature Natura massage, the perfect combo of Eastern and Western techniques. Then continue in sloth mode by taking a dip in the natural pool or downing a rum swizzle at Bayside Grill while you gaze at the Atlantic.
3. Try the best sandwich on Earth.
Many say the fish sandwich at Art Mels Spicy Dicy is the best fish sandwich on Earth. A fit of exaggeration? Perhaps. But that’s the kind of enthusiasm this meal provokes. Huge appetites will rejoice — fresh snapper flash-fried in soybean oil and served on raisin bread — because it’s stacked about 5 inches high. One sammy will set you back $11.50, but you won’t need to eat dinner. Even celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson is a fan. Top it with cheese and coleslaw, and wash it down with a local Barritts ginger beer.
4. Fuel your creative side.
Had your fill of vitamin D? Pop into the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, where pieces like Georgia O’Keeffe’s Banyan Tree Trunk and Winslow Homer’s Inland Water hang above 1900s Brazilian hardwood floors
5. Try the coolest new watersport.
You’ll feel like Iron Man when you strap a flyboard to your feet. This newfangled contraption looks a lot like a snowboard, but it’s meant for the water. It goes something like this: The flyboard propels you into the air by water pumped through a hose connected to a JetSki.You steady yourself, let out a few “wheeees” and then plop back into the water. First-time flier? No worries. Coconut Rockets will teach you how to launch yourself 35 feet upward and master turns like a pro.