Bermuda has been known throughout history for a while, since the 13th century, thanks to the myths surrounding the Bermuda Triangle. It all started when Christopher Columbus first started sailing to the New World, he reported seeing a fiery meteor drop down from the sky into the sea in the Bermuda Triangle region, he also reported odd compass readings. Some literature scholars believe that Shakespeare wrote and based The Tempest on an actual shipwreck in the Bermuda Triangle. Myths, aliens, and stories aside, the US Coast Guard and most maritime organizations deem the area to be safe to sail to and through. Bermuda is actually known to be one of the top traveled destinations and is very tourist-friendly. We’ll be walking you through 6 crazy ways that will help you get the most out of your Bermuda visit.
- Cliff Jumping
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This isn’t exactly the safest of activities, it’s mainly for those adrenaline junkies who crave adrenaline on a usual basis. There are many locations with cliffs that are safe enough to jump off of into the water; it’s highly recommended to be with a tour guide or a local diver to guide you to the best locations. Before you decide to jump you should check the water and see if the current and rock formations could cause any problems, always remember to jump feet first into the water if you decide to cliff-jump.
- Crystal and Fantasy Caves
Discovered by a boy looking for a lost ball through a tiny hole 100 years ago, the crystal and fantasy caves of Bermuda should be on the top of your list. Walking through underground and crystal-clear lakes with depths that reach 32 feet can really be a life-changing experience.
- Cruising Through Bermuda
If you feel like diving and checking shipwrecks in the middle of the sea, then a cruise will be perfect for you. If you’re not much of a hotel person then Celebrity cruises to Bermuda can provide you with an alternative; activities that you may not find on the shore, exploring King’s Wharf, visiting the Railway Trail, and getting on-board entertainment.
- Biking Through the Railway Trail
The railway tracks that used to be the path between St.George and Somerset is now a very well-known hiking and biking trail. This amazing path is one of the best ways to get to see most of Bermuda, and the fun thing is that you can do it while biking through amazing scenery sandwiched between cliffs and the sea.
- Glowworms Ceremonies
You may not think hiking a 45-minute dark route to a concrete bridge to watch glow worms mating in the sea is worth it, but this is where you are wrong. Glowworms’ color explosions in the dark sea look like fireworks thanks to their bioluminescence, a beautiful natural phenomenon.
- Try the Bermudian Cuisine
The Bermudian cuisine is very colorful thanks to the fusion of the English and Portuguese cuisines, you should try some of their fish chowder. Bermuda is known for its Dark ‘N Stormy cocktail; this drink is considered the national drink of Bermuda; made with black rum and ginger beer.
Whether you like mystery and adventure or looking to relax, Bermuda is a great destination to do both. Always research the risks associated with extreme activities like cliff diving or free diving and you should be on your way to a great adventure in Bermuda.