A bright and breezy subtropical touch of the Caribbean in the North Atlantic, Bermuda is an island of pink-sand beaches and colonial heritage, shipwreck history and marine life. Squeeze into your Bermuda shorts, don’t forget your snorkel gear and get acquainted with this holiday island and its friendly population of locals and lucky expats.Day 1: Colonial Heritage
Get the low-down on Bermuda’s British heritage on a visit to the Royal Naval Dockyard on Ireland Island. Explore the old limestone docks, then visit the maritime museum housed in the former Keep. Then jump on a ferry to sail to the old Town of St. George, to wander cobbled laneways seemingly unchanged by time. Whitewashed Georgian buildings surround the harbor in this World Heritage-listed town, with its museums, period houses and churches.Day 2: Marine Creatures and Wildlife
Bermuda's population of fish and turtles are on display at the aquarium, where seal-feeding time is everyone's favorite hour of the day. There are also a number of reserves on the island—see sea turtles at Cooper's Island Nature Reserve and an array of birds at Spittal Pond or the Walsingham Nature Reserve. To see dolphins swimming free, get a bird's-eye view from Gibb's Hill Lighthouse—between February and May, you might spot a humpback whale swimming past with the frolicking dolphins.
Day 3: Bermuda Beaches
Take your pick from Bermuda's collection of lovely pink-sand, turquoise water beaches, or beach hop your way along the coast. Start with a snorkel among the corals at Tobacco Bay, near the town of St George’s and the cruise port. Choose Elbow Beach for bathing close to the city of Hamilton, or Astwood Cove for a secluded stretch of sand protected by cliffs. On the island's south coast, Horseshoe Bay stands out from them all with its gorgeous curve of pink sand and excellent beach facilities.