BERMUDA ON A BIKE
Everything to do and see in The Bermuda Triangle...
Blue waters and pink sands are synonymous with the drop dead gorgeous Bermuda island. Did I ever tell you I have never seen waters as blue as they are in Bermuda and sand as pink as it is Bermuda? The island itself is a step back in time with minimal traffic, vintage colorful houses, unparalleled natural beauty, European architectural feel, and unbelievable shades of blue, yellow and pink colors.
My husband, toddler, and I took a short 2 hour flight from Boston to Bermuda's LF Wade International Airport. We got a cozy Airbnb (photos underneath were taken at our Airbnb) in Smith's Parish that overlooked the sea and was owned by the most lovely old lady I have ever known. At her recommendation we called the local bike company and rented bikes, which was extremely convenient and light on pocket.
There is no car rental in Bermuda as it is a very small island with few roads, probably 2-3 main roads that actually run through the whole island. There are tiny two seater electric vehicles and scooter bikes for tourist rental. We were lucky enough to get our hands on a bike and enjoyed it thoroughly to say the least.
On the same day we landed, we rode to Spittal Pond and Gravelly Bay which were a short 10 minute ride away from our Airbnb and enjoyed the beach and kids play ground. We also took a leisurely ride through the St. George which had the most beautiful colorful houses and a quaint feel.
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On Day 2, we took our bike to gorgeous Crystal and Fantasy caves and enjoyed seeing them. These caves were a relatively easy hike down some stairs to a decent size cave full of crystal clear water and some gorgeous calcium rock formations. The story of two 10 year old boys looking for their lost ball and serendipitously discovering these caves was fascinating.
After seeing the caves we enjoyed some delicious homemade ice-cream from a local shop that was right next to the caves. There was also a great restaurant across from the caves serving sumptuous sea food.
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In the afternoon we drove to Hamilton. Hamilton is Bermuda's capital and has city like feel housing a majority of hotels and restaurants. Hamilton is also the place to be if you are looking for shopping, culture, and a more city life like options in Bermuda.
Below is a photo of one of the colorful cozy stair street in Hamilton with restaurants and shops on both sides.
There is no dearth of adventure in Bermuda, we booked a day trip on a glass bottom boat to see the world famous Bermuda Triangle, ship wrecks, colorful houses, and sea life. The tour was great as we saw some really beautiful sites. Canoeing and snorkeling at the shipwreck site was amazing.
For adventure seekers some companies were offering water jet ski tours around the island which looked perfect for an ideal day.
On our last day we went to the Horseshoe Bay cove and middle beach. They were super perfect for a swim and water activities and also for an easy short rock climbing adventure right next to the beach. We ended the day by riding to the furthest tip of Bermuda and enjoying the shipping dock- Royal Navy Dockyard. The Royal navy dockyard had huge cruise ships docked and some great shopping options in a local market within an old fort. The famous Bermuda Rum Cake Company also operated from there and you can taste and shop these delicious cakes (our favorite was the chocolate rum cake, yum!!)
The cruise ships are also a great way to go see Bermuda but it may not give you enough time to enjoy the unspoiled coves and pink sand beaches. In whatever way you choose to experience Bermuda - go do it, make your own adventure, and do it in style!
ABOUT THE WRITER
Sandhya Garg is a Project Runway designer. She studied and specialized in women's fashion at London College of Fashion, UK and has worked at Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Liberty London, Alice Temperley to name a few.
She has her own successful resort dresses, special occasion dresses, wedding guest looks, swim coverups label.
While on Project Runway Season 13, she won 2 challenges and was fortunate to show her collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. The brand has been featured in Marie Claire US, Ftv.com, Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Vogue online to name a few.
She designs limited edition high end printed spring dresses and swim coverups. Beautiful prints are inspired from around the world to be worn during travel, resort stay or cruise holidays.