Bermuda, one of the world's favourite Caribbean islands, is actually a sprinkling of more than 130 islands arranged in a scenic archipelago, with the largest linked by bridges. Famed for soft pink sands and superb diving among reefs and wrecks, Bermuda’s natural attractions include the staggering Crystal Caves, where wispy stalactites hang above a turquoise lake, and the Botanical Gardens with hibiscus and frangipani.
Hamilton is the main port and pretty pastel-shaded capital of Bermuda, one of the world's favourite Caribbean destinations. From Hamilton, all the sightseeing boats, ferries and local buses depart and all the cruise liners arrive, and its busy Front Street is the main shopping area of the island. No-one who travels to Bermuda can avoid visiting Hamilton, the focal point of the island's historic sightseeing and commercial activity. Although it is officially a city, boasting a massive 19th-century neo-Gothic cathedral, Hamilton is just the size of a town. Throughout, British influences have blended comfortably with the casual island style. Visitors can explore elegant buildings like the Royal Yacht Club and Historical Museum, or take a ride in a quaint horse-drawn 'surrey with a fringe on the top.’
- The Georgian-style Sessions House, on Church Street. It dates back to 1815 and serves as Bermuda's House of Assembly and Supreme Court.
- Fort Hamilton, for the splendid views it offers of the city, harbour and Gibb's Hill Lighthouse.
- The state-of-the-art Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, one of Bermuda's more recent attractions. Just a 15-minute walk from Hamilton, this multi-million dollar institute showcases the natural wonders of the surrounding oceans, and offers a simulated dive in a capsule and interactive exhibits detailing local reef wrecks, plant and animal life.
King's Wharf has something for everyone. Sample typical island food and stroll through the shops and museums of the Royal Naval Dockyard, an impressive military fortress built in 1815. Sail the clear waters of Hamilton Sound. Find quaint gems at the Bermuda Arts Center and Craft Market. If that's not enough, a snorkel park and water sport facility offer hours of adventure.
- The multi-museum access to the eight museums of the Heritage Bermuda Group: the Bermuda Aquarium, the Bermuda National Gallery, the Bermuda National Trust Museum, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Fort St. Catherine, the Maritime Museum, Verdmont Historical Museum, and Tucker House. You can also browse the shops and museums of the Royal Naval Dockyard.
- A glass-bottom cruise to Bermuda's Sea Gardens, a rainbow-coloured undersea world of fish and coral formations.
- Kayaking on the beautiful Paradise Lakes, home to a wide array of sea life and species of bird, including the great blue heron.
- Bermuda after sunset, which has enough diversions to keep you partying all night. Party Bermuda-style on an Island Calypso Cruise. Or, join a carnival party complete with comedy, colorful costumes, driving island rhythms and outrageous dancing.